Photo: ABC News
An unexploded rocket-propelled grenade lies on the deck of the ship, which was able to escape the pirates.One of the rocket-launched grenades hit the ship, and passengers described ducking automatic weapons fire.
When I previously reported on this, I specifically pointed out the lack of spine in the media to tie the "pirates" to Radical Islamists. This is a World Wide assault on the West.
Murder Attempt, Hijack Points to Al-Qaeda Presence - Leonard Doyle
A failed assassination attack on the prime minister of Somalia and an attempt to hijack a luxury American cruise ship off the coast has reinforced fears that the country is spiraling out of control as a center of al-Qaeda terrorism. The unsuccessful attack by pirates at the weekend was the first on a luxury cruise liner in the area. Political collapse in this failed state has created a power vacuum that is posing a danger to Somalis and the outside world. Since 2003, Somalia has witnessed the rise of a new, ruthless, independent jihadi network with links to al-Qaeda.
and always remember;
The Iran/Al-Qaeda Axis - Peter Brookes
When Someone Tells You He Wants to Kill You - Take Him
Clifford D. May, Scripps Howard News Service
Call it Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Mein Kampf moment. Eighty years ago, Adolf Hitler published an autobiography-cum-manifesto. Its title translates as "My Struggle." In it, Hitler talked of his desire for revenge against France, the German nation's need to control more land, and the means by which his National Socialist Party could gain power. It also included, of course, a clear indication of his genocidal intentions against the Jews. Last week, Iran's president echoed those themes. [Read More]
UPDATE: From Expat Swede:
More news about the Scandinavian Islamist terror cell that had planned to strike against the US and British Embassies in Sarajevo, Bosnia (www.jp.dk):
"The case also is also related to three people who have been arrested and jailed in Britain, suspected of havng planned a terror attack against the White House. A senior diplomatic source in Sarajevo confirmed Tuesday to Ritzau [the news agency] that British police had visited the Bosnian capital to question the Swedish [of Bosnian origin] terror suspect, Mirsad Bektasevic. The Swede is identical to 'Maximus', who has been in e-mail contact from Sarajevo with the three who are suspected of planning a terror attack in the U.S.."
Both these cells - the Scandianvian and the British - consist of islamist extremists. Just for the record...
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