Friday, December 04, 2009

A Surprising Denial

I don't think I've ever heard of Islamist groups denying responsibility for a suicide bombing:
Somalia's hardline Islamist insurgents denied Friday that they carried out a suicide bomb attack in Mogadishu that killed at least 23 people, including three government ministers.
It is the sort of thing they claim responsibiity for even if they had nothing to do with it.

It could be that blowing up a graduation ceremony for doctors is unpopular even among Islamists.


Matthew said...

Do you remember on september 11th 2001 some Palestinian group claimed responsibility for the attacks on the WTC and Pentagon, and then backed off quickly when they realised it wasn't a good one to pretend to have done?

Ross said...

I had forgotten about that. Looking it up I see it was the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which sounds like a very "Life of Brian" type outfit.