Sunday, November 13, 2005

The Jordanian Bomber's Wife

The wife of one of the suicide bombers in the Amman hotel bombings has been captured. Apparently, she was trying to be a suicide bomber herself, but her bomb failed to detonate.
Police say the Iraqi woman is the wife of one of three Iraqi male suicide bombers who attacked three hotels on Wednesday, killing 57 people.

Deputy Prime Minister Marwan Muasher said she was also the sister of a dead key aide to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

Zarqawi's al-Qaeda in Iraq group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

The three Iraqi bombers, who died in the attacks, were identified as Ali Hussein Ali al-Shamari, from Anbar province, Rawad Jassem Mohammed Abed, 23, and Safaa Mohammed Ali, 23.
So, the suicide bombers are staying in the family as it were? This is an interesting and important detail. The jihadists with al Qaeda must be having trouble with recruiting fresh suicide bombers if they're having to go about and stay within their family for recruits. Now, this could also mean that the jihadis leading this terror campaign throughout the world are really really dedicated to the cause, but thus far, the leadership (bin Laden, Zarqawi, Zawahiri, and others) has been several stages removed from the suicide bombers. The bombers have been underlings.

And with that as a backdrop, the Jordanians are increasingly turning against the jihadists.

And what chivalary (HT - LGF); the suicide bomber saw that his wife was fumbling with her own bomb, and pushed her out of the room before blowing himself up:
The woman failed to blow herself up during a wedding reception at the Radisson SAS hotel on Wednesday night after apparently struggling with the cord on her explosives belt, Deputy Prime Minister Marwan Muasher said. Her husband saw her fumbling and “pushed her out of the ballroom,” he said. “Once she was out, he blew himself up.”

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