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12 September 2006

3 killed outside US embassy in Syria

medium_xin_17090312190524208281.jpgDAMASCUS, Syria - Islamic militants attempted to storm the US Embassy in a brazen attack Tuesday using automatic rifles, hand grenades and at least one van rigged with explosives, the government said

Three assailants and a member of Syria's anti-terror squad were killed in a shootout Tuesday during the attempt to storm the embassy, which came just a day after the fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the United States in 2001.

The assailants apparently did not breach the high walls surrounding the white embassy compound in a diplomatic neighborhood of Damascus. But a Chinese diplomat was slightly injured by a stray bullet during the attack, China's government news agency said. At the embassy in Damascus, as at most American embassies worldwide, a local guard force patrols outside the compound's walls while US Marine guards are mostly responsible for guarding classified documents and fighting off attackers inside the compound.

Witnesses also said the gunmen tried to throw hand grenades into the embassy compound, shouting "Allah Akbar!" or "God is great!" It was not clear if any of the grenades made it over the walls, which are about 8 feet high.

The attack came at a time of high tension between the United States and Syria over the recent Israeli-Hezbollah war in neighboring Lebanon, and a time of high anti-American sentiment in Damascus.

Syria has seen previous attacks by Islamic militants. In June, Syrian anti-terrorism police fought Islamic militants near the Defense Ministry in a gunbattle that killed five people and wounded four.

After Tuesday's attack, pools of blood lay splattered on the sidewalk outside the embassy, along with a burned car apparently used by the attackers. A sports utility vehicle with US diplomatic tags had a bullet hole through its front window, and the glass windows of nearby guard houses also were shattered.

There were conflicting reports of what happened.

Syrian TV said one car was rigged with explosives but never was detonated by the attackers. But one witness said a second car did explode, and TV footage from the scene showed a burned car.


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09:20 Posted in Middle East | Permalink | Comments (18) |  Facebook |


Islam is Not the Source of Terrorism, But its Solution...God does not love mischief makers". (Surat al-Qasas: 77)
The word"Islamic terror" is quite a erroneous concept which contradicts Islam's message. That is because, the religion of Islam can by no means concur with terror. On the contrary, Muslims are responsible for preventing terrorist acts and bringing peace and justice to the world.


Posted by: Rashid | 20 September 2006

Islam is not the source of terrorism but its solution?? Who exactly do you think you are talking to ? A bunch of infants? Have you noticed the bombings against innocents in New York Spain England and the prevented one in Canada? Did you not have eyes to see or ears to hear with? Shall I lead you blind one? Lets see hmm EVERY ONE OF THOSE BOMBINGS were done in the name of Islam BECAUSE of what they believed the religious dictates say. Your orwellian statements remind me of the doublespeak that Hitler used against Jews in WWII Germany "oh we just want to help them thats why we are moving them out of their homes and businesses for 're-education' " and then sent them to die in camps. You say Islam is not the source of terrorism yet every bomber cited Islam AS THE REASON for what they did! You say Islam is the solution of terrorism yet no widespread condemnation of it has occured. Im onto you "Rashid" and to all you "Muhammeds" and "Raheems, Amirs, Shamirs, omars, Osamas" etc out there.

When Muhammed promised a village they would be spared he came later and killed them anyway. Why was that? he went back on his word. He said that satan made him say it (satanic verses). And since then people have used that excuse. Arafat used it when he made a peace deal with Israel (teh headlines in newspapers read: 14 Dec 1988 : PLO renounces terrorism and accepts Israel's right to exist) and then scurried (like the rodent faced rat that he was) to a mosque and justified his deal to the other muslim attendees by saying to them: "Muhammed peace be upon him did the same thing do not worry my faithful friends we have not given into them!" This is allowed in jihad --lying to the kafir and you know it. So your statements are pure lying Nazi like propaganda to fool some of the more naive westerners if possible. But people of all strips Agnostics, atheists, jews, christians, buddists,hindus, and everybody else is not fooled so easily . People are tired of living in fear of Muslim terror.
And my muhammed burn in eternal torment and never have peace you evil and cowardly people.
George Astro

Posted by: GA | 20 September 2006

Too bad, George has no unbiased references to prove his outragous cliams. here is what the BBC says about Muhammad.....

From the BBC...
The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
Muhammad (pbuh) was born in Mecca in Saudi Arabia in 570.
He was a deeply spiritual man, and often spent time in meditation on Mount Hira
One night in 610 he was meditating in a cave on the mountain when he was visited by the angel Jibreel who ordered him to "recite".

Posted by: another_exchristian | 20 September 2006

Pope Laments 'Dying' Churches in West
Pope Benedict XVI lamented the seemingly "dying" church in Europe and the United States and raised questions about a world that has arrived at a time in which there's no more evidence of the need for God, much less Christ.

Posted by: Musa | 20 September 2006

Encyclopedia Britannica
Though popularly associated in the West with Middle Eastern terrorists, only a few Islamic fundamentalists are terrorists, and not all Arab terrorists are fundamentalists. http://www.britannica.com/ebc/article-9365067

Posted by: Ricky Pegram | 20 September 2006

Hey "another_exchristian" just because you are a disgruntled "ex-christian" doesnt mean you should write whatever lies you want in order to show your distate for Christianity (ie calling Muhammad a "deeply spiritual" man?) Muhammed married many women and a little girl of 8 years old. Doesnt sound deeply spiritual to me. I became a buddhist a few years ago and when I did i learned what meditation and spirituality is (and I was a Muslim before). What you are supporting is a way of life (Islam) that will eventually mean the destruction of you guys in the West. I was one of them.

Posted by: Khalid | 21 September 2006

Yes exchristian he did HEAR a voice say "recite" There are many voices and many spirits. Osama bin Laden heard the same voice........

Posted by: Jill Thompson | 21 September 2006

Musa there are no atheists in foxholes. Wait until you and I are drafted to fight these people and we will see if you dont believe in God. I bet you will be on your knees pray to sweet God in heaven that you dont get a muslim bullet up your ass mate.

Yes I am a soldier and proud of it.

Posted by: AussieSoldier | 21 September 2006

How old was Aisha when she was married?
The usual response has been that Aisha was post-pubescent at 9 and that such early marriages were an accepted practice in the Arabia of those days.
Marriage for young girls was widely practiced among Arabs back then,
and even today in many third-world non-Muslim and Muslim countries.

There is not one verse from the bible shows us what is the appropriate age for marriage. Simply there is nothing from the Old Testament nor the New Testament or any thing regarding this issue define the appropriate age for marriage.

People try to pervert the loving relationship that The Prophet Muhammad had with Ayesha, yet they ignore The present day filth of their own modern society. Why is this?

Posted by: No alter boy | 21 September 2006

Aren't Christians,and Jews total hypocrites for denying that little girls were sold off and married off during biblical times at very young age to much much older men (as I proved in Exodus 21:9 above), while making fierce charges against Islam on Aisha's
Prophet Muhammad was NOT a Child Molester! Proofs from the Bible that 9-
year old girls did marry men. ... Young girls in the Bible and Jewish Talmud. Let's look at two main points in the ... use of the Talmud is perfectly valid to prove pedophilia in the Bible ...Sanhedrin 55b. A Jew may marry a three year old girl (specifically, three years "and a day" old).
Fathers can sell their daughters as slave girls to other men in the Bible:
Exodus 21:7-11
7. "If a man sells his daughter as a female slave, she is not to go free as the male slaves do.
8. "If she is displeasing in the eyes of her master who designated her for himself, then he shall let her be redeemed. He does not have authority to sell her to a foreign people because of his unfairness to her.

Posted by: exchristian | 21 September 2006

I was not lting I just posted an outdated link. Here is a fresh one.....

Pope Laments State of Church in U.S., Europe


Posted by: Exchristian | 22 September 2006

"No altar boy" above posted that one of Muhammed's wives was 9 when he married her and had sex with her and that is was a beautiful relationship. WAWEEE Im with you my friend. I LOVE little girls they soooo damn sexy! I had NO IDEA that in Islam you could marry a 9 year old girl!! I AM NOT JOKING I WANT TO BECOME MUSLIM!! I want my 9 year old bride now dammit!! I used to be a southern baptist (and your wrong about the Christian book --you cant have sex with minors its in the bible) but I left that faith it was holding me back. I always felt ashamed that I loved little girls but now I see the light of Islam!! I can believe in God AND have my little girl!

I LOVE ISLAM!!!!! yesssssssssssssssss

Posted by: Pedo Pete | 23 September 2006

exchristian get a clue : TALMUD is a JEWISH book Christians dont believe in the dictates of the talmud. Exodus 21:9 is about a grown women you idiot. sheesh. let me guess what y ou want is to become a muslim huh and have sex with little girls eh "ex-christian"? you disgust me you pig.

Im not religious (Im agnostic) but even I can see what you are about is being a little whiny baby who "got hurt" when he was a "christian" gimmie a break buddy. shit happens get over it.

Posted by: jill | 23 September 2006

Child marriage did not originate with Muhammad pbuh. The Christians jews and pagans used to marry young children long before the Prophet Muhammad existed.However christians prefer little boys these days and jews can't get hard.

Pedophilic Biblical verses include Numbers 31:17-18 and Numbers 31:35-40. the Biblcal God also murder's children
Numbers 31:17-18 "Now kill all the boys [innocent kids]. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man."

More than 4,000,000 convicted child molesters live in the United States today and most are Christian.
More than 40% of convicted sex offenders in America who prey on children will become repeat offenders.

On average, each pedophile priest in America violates approximately 150 kids in his life.In the USA One out of every seven boys will be molested by the age of eighteen.

The difference between islam,and western culture is that western culture promotes
Adolesent sex minus the responsiblity of Marriage [how convieniet for western men.]

The United States has the highest rates of teen pregnancy and births in the western
industrialized world. Teen pregnancy costs the United States at least $7 billion annually.http://www.teenpregnancy.org/resources/data/genlfact.asp

Posted by: Exchristian | 23 September 2006

I dare any Christian to comment on this site ===>

CLERGY CHILD MOLESTERS -- OVERVIEW (Many headings have been amplified)


Posted by: Moe | 23 September 2006

Here is a list of past Christian offenders that have been set free by each state. THEY LIVE IN YOUR COMMUNITIES .
Do you think our prison system rehabilitated these predators? Doubt it! They get worse not better in Prison. http://www.saveyourkids.com/

Posted by: Moe | 23 September 2006

I searched that site and every child molester had a Christian surname. There was not one Muslim name on the list, thats amazing!

Posted by: Tyrone | 24 September 2006

How do Muslims view other religions?

The Qur'an describes Christians and Jews as members of the family of Abraham (one of the prophets) and Muslims respect these religions because they believe that they all worship the same God.
Muslims do not believe that Jesus was the Son of God, but that he was one of God's prophets, just like Muhammad.

Muslims believe in many of the stories about Jesus that the Christians believe in.

For example, they believe in the virgin birth and that Jesus will come again.

In fact, Jesus is regarded within Islam as a special prophet. His name is in the Qur'an 25 times - more times than Muhammad's.

Muslims believe that the Qur'an is God's most recent words and is his final message.

Posted by: Arkhee | 24 September 2006

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