40,000 Human Bombs Ready
On July 2, Al Arabiya tv went to air with a story detailing the movement and recruitment of Iranian suicide bombers. The terrifying report was barely covered by Western media.
Since early last year, the Iranian movement called the World Islamic Organization’s Headquarters for Remembering the Shahids (martyrs) has been recruiting and training suicide bombers for assaults throughout the West. According to the Al Arabiya broadcast, the volunteers of the movement “said they wanted to carry out martyrdom operations to liberate Islamic lands and stated that so far 40,000 ‘time bombs’ have been recruited” (Iran Press Service, July 15). With 40,000 suicide bombers signed up and more on the way, this isn’t a small, irrelevant movement. This is a newsworthy story.
In the Al Arabiya story, a spokesman for the group said that “since the movement’s beginning a year and a half ago, he has been busy signing up recruits, organizing conventions and training members for martyrdom operations.”
The Iranian government claims it is playing no role in the development of terrorist groups. But consider the facts for a moment.
“The organization’s supporters and those participating in its activities include public figures such as Mehdi Kouchak-Zadeh, from the prominent conservative party Coalition of Iran’s Developers, which backed Iranian [President] Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Revolutionary Guards officers such as General Salami, head of The Revolutionary Guards Headquarters for Strategic Operations” (Iran Press Service, op. cit.). Don’t believe the lie that the Iranian government is uninvolved with terrorist movements within its borders.
“[T]here is no doubt that they have the full support from powerful hardline senior clerics, as they are allowed to recruit in the open and use facilities from the Revolutionary Guards for the training of the militants, giving them theoretical and tactical and operations instructions, including [for] suicide operations, like those carried [out] in Madrid and London” (ibid.).
There is no mistaking that Tehran fully supports the terrorist element within the nation. In a public speech on July 25, President Ahmadinejad praised martyrdom operations and stated that Islam would conquer the world.
In a separate announcement, the president’s spiritual adviser, Ayatollah Mohammad Misbah Yazdi, called on Iranians to carry out further terrorist attacks and register in terrorist movements. “Acts of martyrdom are the great pinnacle of the [Iranian] people and the height of its courage,” his announcement read. “The commander [Iranian leader Ayatollah] Khamenei has announced registration for the forces of martyrdom in all of Iran’s provinces, in order to defend Islam and to fight the enemies of Islam. Our sacred organization, [the organization of martyrs belonging] to the Islamic Republic, is intended for those interested in carrying out shahada [martyrdom]” (Middle East Media Research Institute, July 29).
The Iranian government has barely attempted to hide the fact that it condones and facilitates terrorism, yet America and the West appease and compromise with Tehran. And the media generally refuses to report such critical news.
As long as Iran is allowed to remain the beating heart of terrorism, the Western world’s efforts to destroy terrorism will be futile. Iran and this world’s terrorist movements will grow bolder, inflicting greater pain on the West as they do.
Ironically, it is the very boldness that is driving the success of Iran—and terrorism—today that will ultimately lead to its destruction. The terrorists’ growing impudence toward the Roman Catholic Church and Europe will soon set off a clash of two empires. Watch events build to this terrifying climax.