NEWS

Jihadi Doctors Will Attack U.S.?

The United Kingdom's Daily Telegraph features a disturbing piece on terrorist discussion of doctors striking the United States, as in last week's botched attacks in London and Glasgow .

"A group of 45 Muslim doctors threatened to use car bombs and rocket grenades in terrorist attacks in the United States during discussions on an extremist internet chat site," the paper reported.

One message on the Web site read:

"We are 45 doctors and we are determined to undertake jihad and take the battle inside America. "The first target which will be penetrated by nine brothers is the naval base which gives shelter to the ship Kennedy." This is thought to have been a reference to the USS John F. Kennedy, and its home port of Mayport Naval Base in Jacksonville, Florida.

The message discussed targets at the base, adding: "These are clubs for naked women which are opposite the First and Third units."

The discussions come to light as a U.K. court convicted three Islamic men - one British national and two granted permission to live in the U.K. - for running a Web site devoted to al Qaeda propaganda spurring Muslims in the West to attack their surrogate homelands. The paper reports they face "lengthy" jail sentences for inciting terrorism over the internet. The men were sentenced yesterday, with the smallest term being six-and-a-half years and the largest being 10 years.

In related news, the U.K.'s Daily Mail features three profiles of the eight suspected terrorists involved in the London and Glasgow failed attacks: Dr. Mohammed Haneef, Dr. Mohammed Asha, and Dr. Bilal Abdulla.

The developments lend credence to Wednesday's article from the Associated Press that an Iraqi al Qaeda operative living in Syria told an Anglican priest working there that: "Those who cure you will kill you."

The Anglican cleric, Canon Andrew White, reportedly supplied the U.K.'s Foreign Office with the general threat warning. After the attacks, White wrote in an email: "Those terrible words 'those who cure you will kill you' suddenly made sense."

To read the text of White's email courtesy of SkyNews, click here.

Comments

View Recent News (by day)

 




Beyond Print

SM Online

See all the latest links and resources that supplement the current issue of Security Management magazine.