It’s not that I approach this story with wry amusement…well, okay, maybe I do. But I do so with shame that my wry amusement is inappropriate for the occasion.
A car bomb Thursday rocked a southern suburb of Lebanon’s capital — an area known as a stronghold of the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah, the Lebanese Army said.
Eighteen people were killed and 291 were wounded, the Lebanese national news agency NNA reported.
After the blast, a YouTube video surfaced in which three masked men holding weapons claimed they are part of a group responsible for the attack. They stood before a large Arabic sign containing the Islamic creed, “There is no God but Allah, and Mohammed is the messenger of Allah.”
The group, which calls itself “The brigade of Aisha, Mother of Believers,” accused Hezbollah of being aggressors. Aisha is the last wife of the Prophet Muhammad and is especially revered by Sunni Muslims.
In its YouTube post, the group called Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah a “pig” and said he works on behalf of Iran and Israel.
See, I knew I liked these guys!
“The brigade of Aisha, Mother of Believers”. Honestly, you have to laugh. How can these guys say this crap with a straight face? How can they be serious?
So deadly serious.