November 12, 2003

Unislamic Islamists

One of the most horrific and bizarre parts of the soviet occupation of Afghanistan was hearing reports of Soviet efforts to booby trap korans and leave them laying on the ground. Apparently, there is an islamic requirement that a koran can not be left on the ground. These fake korans made of explosives would kill or maim any who picked them up. According to this article Islamists were preparing this and other types of hidden explosives for actions directly aimed at muslims, most likely on their obligatory pilgrammege to Mecca.

When the fatwas start coming out declaring these people as outside the bounds of Islam, it will be this sort of behavior that prompts it.

Posted by TMLutas at November 12, 2003 12:50 PM