Friday, December 03, 2004

Maybe the BBC buys it...

After all, the BBC endorsed the Iraqi election of October 2002, where Saddam got 100% of the vote and 100% of voters turned up at the polls.

If they do, hopefully they'll be the only ones who bite on Iran's official position concerning an organization called the Headquarters for Commemorating Martyrs of the Global Islamic Movement:

Sunday, Iran's deputy interior minister for security affairs told reporters the movement had no official sanction and said such groups could operate only "as long as their ideas are limited to theory." The group, though, has the backing of some prominent hard-line Iranian politicians.

The deputy minister, Ali Asghar Ahmadi, did not say if the government had tried to crack down on the military style training the group claims to offer or whether officials believed any of its volunteers had crossed into Iraq or into Israel.

A spokesman for the group, Ali Mohammadi, was a bit more straight forward about their intentions; "Sooner or later we will bury all blasphemous occupiers of Islamic lands."

It doesn't sound like that's an idea limited to theory.

The bit that disturbed me the most, however, is this photo of a father whose daughter is joining the suicide brigade. The poison infecting the mind of a father to allow and even bless his daughter in such a despicable act approaches the limits of my comprehension.

(hat tip to Drudge)