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Terrorists Murder 74 Watching World Cup

From those defenders of the faith at the Associated Press:

Blasts hit World Cup watchers in Uganda, kill 64

By Max Delany And Jason Straziuso, Associated Press Writers

July 12, 2010

KAMPALA, Uganda – Explosions tore through crowds watching the World Cup final at a rugby club and an Ethiopian restaurant, killing at least 64 people. Police feared an al-Qaida-linked Somali militant group was behind the attacks, as Uganda’s president declared Monday "we shall get them wherever they are."

The blasts came two days after a commander with the Somali group, al-Shabab, called for militants to attack sites in Uganda and Burundi, two nations that contribute troops to the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia…

That’s probably just a coincidence. We have been told for years that Al Qaeda is no threat around the world. Besides, should any ‘man caused disasters’ actually occur, we have been told that they are simply a matter for the local police.

Ugandan government spokesman Fred Opolot said Monday there were indications that two suicide bombers took part in the late Sunday attacks, which left nearly 60 others wounded.

Blood and pieces of flesh littered the floor among overturned chairs at the scenes of the blasts, which went off as people watched the game between Spain and the Netherlands. The attack on the rugby club, where crowds sat outside watching a large-screen TV, left 49 dead, police said. Fifteen others were killed in the restaurant explosion

Kampala’s police chief, Kale Kaihura, said he believed Somalia’s most feared militant group, al-Shabab, could be responsible for the attack. Al-Shabab is known to have links with al-Qaida, and it counts militant veterans from the Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan conflicts among its ranks. Simultaneous attacks are also one of al-Qaida’s hallmarks…

If those suspicions prove true, it would be the first time that al-Shabab has carried out attacks outside of Somalia

In Mogadishu, Somalia, Sheik Yusuf Sheik Issa, an al-Shabab commander, told The Associated Press early Monday that he was happy with the attacks in Uganda. Issa refused to confirm or deny that al-Shabab was responsible for the bombings.

"Uganda is one of our enemies. Whatever makes them cry, makes us happy. May Allah’s anger be upon those who are against us," Sheik said

White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said the U.S. was prepared to provide any necessary assistance to the Ugandan government.

President Barack Obama was "deeply saddened by the loss of life resulting from these deplorable and cowardly attacks," Vietor said.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joined Obama in offering condolences and added, "The United States stands with Uganda. We have a long-standing, close friendship with the people and government of Uganda and will work with them to bring the perpetrators of this crime to justice."

As soon as they find and kill Osama Bin Laden.

  Update!

We hope you’re sitting down for this unexpected update from a cod walloped Associated Press:

Al-Qaida-linked Somali group claims Uganda blasts

By MAX DELANY and JASON STRAZIUSO
July 12, 2010

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — An al-Qaida-linked Somali militant group claimed responsibility Monday for twin bombings in Uganda that killed 74 people watching the World Cup final on TV, saying the militants would carry out attacks "against our enemy" wherever they are.

The blasts came two days after a commander with the Somali group, al-Shabab, called for militants to attack sites in Uganda and Burundi, two nations that contribute troops to the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia…

"We will carry out attacks against our enemy wherever they are," said Sheik Ali Mohamud Rage, a militant spokesman in Mogadishu. "No one will deter us from performing our Islamic duty."

Who saw this coming?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, July 12th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Terrorists Murder 74 Watching World Cup”

  1. canary says:

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton….added, “… We have a long-standing, close friendship with the people and government of Uganda..”

    I don’t consider Clinton doing nothing and the Jihad violence at an all time peak, made it a very wise place to hold the World Cup. Just an excuse to for the untrustworthy to give money. Let Bill Gates do the donating so the money gets in the right hands.

  2. NoNeoCommies says:

    It is so convenient when people you decide to kill gather together at places and times that are easy to predict.
    Say, for instance, your enemy insists on performing certain actions 5 times every day and often at a known location.


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