Obama's State department has offered a $10 million dollar award leading to the kill or capture of these "enemies of Islam." It's to laugh, it's to cry. The denial is two fold. First in calling these devout, pious Muslims "enemies of Islam." These is authentic Islam. They cite quran chapter and verse.
As for the million dollar bounty, this points to the USG's further ignorance of the enemy and their adherence to the ideology. Money does not sway the devout. It does not work and has never enticed soldiers of allah to betray Islam. Consider the $25 million dollar bounty on Osama Bin Laden's head. No one took the bait. It would be betraying their very reason for living.
Twelve years after 911 and the United States government is more clueless than ever.
BAGHDAD — Three blasts including a suicide bomb in a cafe killed 26 people in central and western Iraq on Monday evening, officials said. They were the latest attacks in a months-long surge of violence. In the deadliest of the blasts, a suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt inside a cafe in Balad, 80 kilometers (60 miles) north of Baghdad, killing 15 people and wounding another 30, police said. Militants frequently attack Shiite civilian targets to undermine the government.
"Attacks including cafe bomb kill 26 in central and western Iraq" Washington Post, August 12, 2013
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About two hours later, six people were killed and 17 others wounded in a bomb explosion near a restaurant in the city of Baqouba, 60 kilometers (35 miles) northeast of Baghdad.
Late at night, a suicide car bomber drove his vehicle into an army checkpoint near the city of Fallujah, killing five soldiers, said police officials. Fallujah, a former al-Qaida stronghold, is 65 kilometers (40 miles) west of Baghdad.
Medical officials in a nearby hospital confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to talk to journalists.
The latest surge in violence has raised fears that Iraq could be returning to widespread sectarian killings similar to those that brought the country to the edge of civil war in 2006 and 2007.
Meanwhile, Al-Qaida’s branch in Iraq claimed responsibility for attacks that killed 69 people during the Muslim holiday following the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Last Saturday’s attacks targeted mostly cafes and busy marketplaces. They were part of a wave of bloodshed that has swept Iraq since April, killing more than 3,000 people and worsening already strained ties between Iraq’s Sunni minority and the Shiite-led government.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant — as Iraq’s al-Qaida affiliate is known — said in a statement on the Internet that the bombings were in retaliation for the arrests of hundreds of Muslims by Iraqi security forces.
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