Terrorist ‘chosen by God’ to carry out Jerusalem attack

Terrorist ‘chosen by God’ to carry out Jerusalem attack

The sister of the Palestinian Fadi al-Qunbar, who killed four people and injured at least ten in Jerusalem at the weekend, said her brother was “religious” but did not belong to any terrorist organisations.

According to this report, Qunbar’s sister, said the attacker was married and a father to two girls and two boys.

When asked by a reporter for the Quds News Network what she thought of the attack, she responded;

God chose him for this martyrdom. Thank God. We are patient and we thank God for this… it is the most beautiful martyrdom.

However, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in this report that the driver who plowed a truck into a group of soldiers may have been an ISIS sympathiser.

Two soldiers and a tour guide who is a colonel in the reserves shot and killed the attack suspect. Police have also arrested nine other suspects, including five of al-Qunbar’s family members.

Speaking from the scene of the attack, on a promenade overlooking the walled Old City of Jerusalem, Netanyahu said authorities have identified the terrorist and:

All signs show he is a supporter of the Islamic State. We know there is a sequence of terror attacks and it’s quite possible that there is a connection between them, from France, Berlin and now Jerusalem.

Israel will now consider using administrative detention against suspected ISIS sympathisers and supporters.

While no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, Hamas, the militant fundamentalist Islamic organisation, praised the attacker.

Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said:

Hamas blesses the heroic and courageous Jerusalem operation, which is a natural response to the crimes of the Israeli occupation and its violations at the expense of our people, land and holy sites. This operation is an affirmation that the resistance and the Jerusalem intifada are ongoing and that all attempts to kill, criminalise and terrorise at the expense of our people and resistance in Jerusalem will not break the will of the resistance.

Hamas’ goal is the creation of an Islamic fundamentalist Palestinian state and they insist that Israel is an occupying power and must be destroyed.

15 responses to “Terrorist ‘chosen by God’ to carry out Jerusalem attack”

  1. barriejohn says:

    “Administrative detention”? These people haven’t got a clue!

  2. Feddie says:

    Does any rational civilised person really think that islam is a religion of peace?
    I don’t. And we should stop allowing people to assert that it is.I think it is a primitive barbaric hate ridden retarding destructive disease of the mind.
    And the ‘normal ordinary muslims’, the ones who live in a street near you, who never publically protest or condemn the atrocities committed by their “brothers”quietly approve.

    The sister who uttered this … “God chose him for this martyrdom. Thank God. We are patient and we thank God for this… it is the most beautiful martyrdom”illustrates the point perfectly. Islam is a deadly force for evil, as a quick scan of the news headlines on any day confirms.

  3. barriejohn says:

    And the ‘normal ordinary muslims’, the ones who live in a street near you, who never publically protest or condemn the atrocities committed by their “brothers”quietly approve.

    That’s an outrageous statement.

  4. Broga says:

    What never gets mentioned is the cowardly nature of the killings. They are stabs in the back, the victims are civilians and often children, and they are often carried out by terrorists who have been taken in and allowed to live with a freedom not available in their own countries.

    They do not even need the courage of self sacrifice as they are so brainwashed and ignorant that they think they are going straight to paradise.

  5. Trevor Blake says:

    A thought experiment: imagine all the nations around Israel lay down their arms for seven days. Next, imagine Israel lays down its arms for seven days. Are the results the same in your thought experiment? If not, can you identify a possible reason?

    I am no friend to any religion. But I know the difference between them, and Islam is most worthy of criticism and mockery. But not violence – they corner the marker in violence.

  6. Matthew Carr says:

    I am saddened by how many of these suicide attackers leave widows and orphans behind them. Why does this happen so often? Perhaps they are detached from their own families at the time of their attack. They no longer protect what they value most in favor of a religious abstraction. I don’t think we should blame the religion for this. I think the social order is far more responsible.

  7. Peter Sykes says:

    Matthew Carr:
    “Perhaps they are detached from their own families at the time of their attack.”
    No they are detached from reality.
    “I think the social order is far more responsible.”
    You seriously think they separate social order from Islam?

  8. AgentCormac says:

    Do religions attract psychotic murderers and abhorrent abusers, or does it turn them into such things? Either way the connection is there for all to see, and in a sane world would make people turn away from these organisations in droves. Sadly, the fact that it doesn’t speaks volumes about the state of the societies we have allowed them to have a hand in creating. Their maleficent influence is at work everywhere.

  9. Feddie says:

    Bj … The comment is true. Resoundingly so. And its outrageous that you don’t agree. Do you hear muslims howling disapproval of islamic terrorism? I don’t.

  10. Paul says:

    How unbelievably dumb is the comment gawd chose him to drive a lorry into other people just because of their differing fairy story beliefs. Considering all three major religions are fundamentally the same, it strikes me as rather idiotic that the one true gawd (of them all) chose him to kill Jews as their gawd is the same gawd.
    If Islam isn’t Judaism why are there so many references to Jewish prophets and not much at all maybe one reference to mo the paedophile.

  11. Brian Jordan says:

    @Matthew Carr
    I think the hypothesis is that the relatives will benefit in the (very) long run.

  12. Seff says:

    Every three minutes one person is killed somewhere on Earth only because he or she is a Christian. It mostly happens in militant islamic countries.

  13. 1859 says:

    And how many humans are killed each day because of some fairy tale religion?

  14. John says:

    Some of you really do not understand this situation.
    Administrative detention means people being dragged out of their homes in the middle of the night and taken to prisons without charges or evidence.
    The period of detention – which applies to children as well as adults – lasts usually for a minimum of 6 months and can be extended indefinitely.
    If I lived under such a regime I too might want to lash out at those who enforce it at the point of a gun.
    Has everyone forgotten that the fascist-zionist state murdered more than 2,000 people in Gaza in 2014, including around 500 children?
    Do you not think that would create conditions under which resentment could be easily promoted to the point where people become temporarily insane and go on mass killing sprees?
    I wouldn’t do it; none of you would do it, either.
    But none of us are living under harsh military occupation.
    Until such time as a negotiated settlement to the situation in Palestine is arrived at no one there will know peace. It also spills out over the entire region.

  15. barriejohn says:

    Feddie: You can’t hold every single Muslim responsible for every single “Muslim outrage” throughout the world. They all belong to different branches of Islam, and most of the victims of “Muslim violence”, if you look at the facts, are Muslim themselves, so THEY would obviously condemn the atrocities. Your statement is divorced from the reality of the situation.

    John: Well said. Just because someone commits an act of terrorism in the name of his god does not mean that it is religiously motivated – though much Islamic terrorism is. During two world wars the British, French, Russians and Germans fought one another in the name of their god, but we know that those conflicts were not religious in nature. It’s no good us burying our heads in the sand and pretending that as long as injustices (like illegal settlements) and human rights abuses (like illegal detention) continue in Palestine there is any chance of an end to conflict in that arena. Don’t forget – it was Menachem Begin and co who invented modern terrorism in the 1940s, and they got what they wanted!