JAKARTA, Indonesia — A militant group calling itself Al-Qaeda’s Southeast Asian Division has threatened to attack regional governments, and lauds two notorious terrorist leaders as “tigers of Islam.”
In a website posting seen Tuesday, the previously unknown group warned Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines to expect attacks on government, military and economic targets, and urged Muslims to avoid those locations.
“All the things that we will do are savage acts against humans who do not want to believe in Allah,” said the rambling 41,000 word posting entitled a “declaration of war.” “The swords of the holy warriors are always thirsty for your blood.”
There was no way to know whether the group had the means to carry out the threats.
Al-Qaeda? I think I have heard of them somewhere before. But since Islam is the “religion of peace” they must have been provoked by George Bush. I think the thing to do would be to give in immediately and hope they don’t hurt anyone. If they do, we’ll just have to try harder.