Friday, May 20, 2005

Recruiting the Mentally Challenged for Jihad

That is what Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is doing in Iraq. According to Strategy Page:

In response to faltering Iraqi support, al Zarqawi has been bringing in more foreigners. This has been produced a mixed lot of volunteers. When you call for all suicidal religious zealots to join you, some strange people will show up. Autopsies of suicide bombers has revealed that three of them had Downs Syndrome (a genetic disorder that results in mental retardation). Islamic countries tend to keep the mentally ill at home, living in extended families. Those who are able to get about, can come and go as they please, and some have apparently come to Iraq to die for Islam. This apparently explains the suicide car bombs that have been set off by remote control, even though a suicide bomber was at the wheel.

At any rate, as you'll read, we're putting the clamp down on Zarqawi's gang.

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