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09 August 2006

Iran: "Widow of Allah" And Her Jihad Army Of 56,000 Suicide Martyrs

A woman journalist in Iran has boasted that she has managed to recruit 56,000 Iranians, one third of these being women, to act as suicide bombers, states AKI.

Afrouz Rajai is a hardline Islamist, called by her enemies "Allah's Widow". She told AKI that the suicide volunteers she had recruited were ready to attack American, British and Israeli targets. She even states that 35 of her potential "martyrs" are actually Jewish.

In 1979, she had taken part in the hostage-taking of 52 US members of the US Embassy in Tehran. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the insane Islamist leader of Iran, had also been involved in the hostage taking. It would be 444 days before these people, working for the Carter administration would be freed.

"We are not a military organisation and we are not interested in vindicating our actions. We act in secret, and with discretion, because our only interest is to defend the word of Allah and punish his enemies," she said.

She claimed that some of her recruits had already trained abroad, and said that there were 100 or so people from Europe among their number. She also claimed that there are already two units based in Lebanon, but said that these will only act when Hizbollah requests it.

If this women is sane, then she may be referring to the Setad Pasdasht Shohadaye Nehzat Jahani Islam, the Committee for the Glorification of Martyrs of the Global Islamic Movement, whi we described in May, when it boasted 55,000 members. A spokesman then said that 30% of its numbers comprised women suicide volunteers.

This group, as the Guardian reported on April 19, had been attempting to recruit members in Britain, as these would be able to get passed through Israeli customs.

On July 26 we stated that teams of suicide bombers from the Committee for the Glorification of Martyrs of the Global Islamic Movement had started to make their way from Iran to Lebanon.

The group was set up in 2004 by Iran's Revolutionary Guards, and claims to be independent of the Iranian government, though this is highly doubtful. With Ahmadinejad's rantings about destroying Israel being proclaimed loudly since September last year, this group is almost certainly supported by the authorities.

Keywords: Committee for the Commemoration of Martyrs of the Global Islamic Campaign, Committee for the Glorification of Martyrs of the Global Islamic Movement, Headquarters to Commemorate the Martyrs of the Global Islamic Movement.

Posted by Giraldus Cambrensis at August 8, 2006 10:56 PM

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