Islam at war on the West: ISLAM IN ACTION: JAKARTA ATTACKED, 8 Dead - RItz Hotel and Marriott Bombed
The suicide bombers who attacked two luxury hotels in Indonesia this month were aiming to kill members of the Manchester United football team, according to an internet message allegedly written by the fugitive leader of an al-Qaeda faction.
The message, posted on a blog in the name of Noordin Mohammed Top, self-styled leader of al-Qaeda Organisation Indonesia, has not been authenticated by police investigating the bombings two weeks ago. If it is genuine, then it represents an alarming threat to the security of sports teams across the world.
Mr Noordin was immediately named as the chief suspect in the bombings, and is wanted in connection with four earlier attacks going back six years which have killed 240 people. The statement in his name celebrates the double suicide bombings which killed six foreigners and one Indonesian at the Ritz Carlton and JW Marriott hotels in Jakarta.
“The [Manchester United] club consists of players who are Crusaders [Christians] and therefore they did not deserve to play in a Muslim country,” the message reads. If true, the bombers struck hopelessly early — the team was not due to check in to the Ritz Carlton until the week after the bombing for a friendly fixture against a local Indonesian team. The trip was immediately cancelled.
Four of those who died were attending a breakfast business meeting in the Marriott, and the author of the message states that foreign businessmen, especially the American Chamber of Commerce and Industry were a specific target, as “intelligence agents” of the United States.
“We know the hotels were used as a meeting point for Western businessmen to create more wicked strategies that in the end would only create misery for our Muslim brothers and sisters,” it said. “We want to destroy their strength in this country, those who steal the valuables belonging to Muslims in this country.”
“It is retribution for all the acts by the United States and its lackeys against Muslims and Muslim holy warriors
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