ISIS Ramadan Rampage Could Have Been Stopped
July 6, 2016 (EIRNS)—ISIS and its associates have carried out a series of monstrous mass killings during the last seven days of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan this year. The worst-affected was Iraq, where a truck bomb on July 2 in Baghdad targeted the streets filled with young people and families out after sunset in Karrada, a predominantly Shi’a neighborhood, mowing down at least 250 people.
Could this and other horrors have been stopped? Former U.S. Senator Bob Graham has said a resounding yes: the first step is to identify the international network of support for such terror, beginning with the network which supported the 9/11 terror attack on New York City. And the first step toward uncovering that network is to have the President, or the Congress, declassify the 28 pages of the 2003 Congressional Inquiry on 9/11 which deal with the funding of that attack. That declassification, Senator Graham has argued, would point toward none other than Saudi Arabia as a key player in supporting these terrorists.
Without the declassification of the 28 pages, Sen. Graham asserts, the Saudi funders of Wahhabism and ISIS-style terrorists are able to continue their dirty work unimpeded. The toll just this last month includes the following:
On June 27, three suspected Islamic State militants launched a brazen assault on Turkey’s main airport in Istanbul, exploding their suicide vests after gunning down numerous passengers and airport staff. At least 45 people were reportedly killed.
On July 2, ISIS-affiliated terrorists stormed a restaurant in Dhaka, Bangladesh, seizing hostages for more than eight hours and killing 22 people before Bangladesh’s Rapid Action Battalion personnel moved in to set the other 13 hostages free.
On July 4, ISIS attacked three cities, Jeddah, Medina, and Taif, in Saudi Arabia, killing at least four people. In Medina, they carried out an attack which killed four security personnel, outside the holy site of Prophet Mohammed’s mosque.
On June 28, Malaysia’s Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar told CNN that ISIS had launched a grenade attack at a nightspot near Kuala Lumpur, the country’s capital. Although the attack did not cause any deaths, it left eight injured; Abu Bakar told CNN that the attack was carried out on the orders of a Malaysian Islamic State fighter in Syria, Muhammad Wanndy Mohamed Jedi.
On July 5, Pakistan’s The Dawn newspaper reported that a biker forced his way into a police station in Solo and blew himself up, injuring a police officer.
Also on July 5, India’s Home Ministry official told Sputnik that the Indian security service has foiled an alleged ISIS planned attack on mosques and other important government offices in Hyderabad.
EIRNS had reported earlier (June 25) on an ISIS-released video calling on followers in Malaysia and elsewhere to go to the Philippines and join hands with the jihadi terrorist outfit, Abu Sayyaf, a terrorist network of Wahhabi ideologues, developed by the Saudis in Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion in the 1980s.
On July 6, there will be a press conference in Washington, D.C., by Rep. Walter Jones, the sponsor of legislation to declassify the 28-page chapter of the Congressional report on 9/11 which exposes the Saudi role in international terrorism; he will be joined by family members of those killed on 9/11. This 28-page chapter, when exposed—as it eventually will be—will start the process of ending the British/Saudi-controlled international terrorist scourge.