"200 pledge willingness to carry out suicide attacks against Americans, Israelis
06:38 AM EST Dec 03
An Iranian man, prepares his daughter by covering her face in the same style of Palestinian and Lebanese militants, during a ceremony for the first
suicide commandos unit at a cemetery just outside Tehran, Iran, Thursday. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
TEHRAN, Iran, (AP) - Some 200 masked young men and women gathered at a Tehran cemetery Thursday to pledge their willingness to carry out suicide bomb
attacks against Americans in Iraq and Israelis.
The ceremony was organized by the Headquarters for Commemorating Martyrs of the Global Islamic Movement, a shadowy group that has since June been
seeking volunteers for attacks in Iraq and Israel.
A spokesman, Ali Mohammadi, described Thursday's group as the "first suicide commando unit," though another official has claimed members already
have carried out attacks in Israel.
"Sooner or later we will bury all blasphemous occupiers of Islamic lands," Mohammadi said.
Sunday, Iran's deputy interior minister for security affairs told reporters the movement had no official sanction and said such groups could operate
only "as long as their ideas are limited to theory." The group, though, has the backing of some prominent hard-line Iranian politicians.
The deputy minister, Ali Asghar Ahmadi, did not say if the government had tried to crack down on the military style training the group claims to offer
or whether officials believed any of its volunteers had crossed into Iraq or into Israel."
For a nation and a "religion" that only wants "peace" why is such a recruitment needed. Islam is now sending "women" to die for "Allah".
Equality finally reaches Islam................