There’s a quote which always gives me a chuckle but I can’t find its origin: “if your religion requires you to kill, start with yourself.” I think we all wish the jihadists of the world would heed that advice.
Thanks to the incompetence of jihadists, they’re doing so unintentionally. As the Daily Caller reported, Ten militants recently blew themselves up as they were constructing a bomb inside a mosque in Afghanistan.
The jihadis were building an improvised explosive device (IED) in southeastern Afghanistan when the explosives detonated and killed all 10 of them, reports Afghan news agency Khaama Press. It’s unclear who the dead men were loyal to, but the anti-government Taliban is known in the region for using IEDs.
And the best part? This wasn’t the first time this happened.
Similarly, seven militants were killed while constructing a bomb in the same area of Afghanistan in 2014. Khaama Press released this photo in 2014 of that aftermath.
My favorite case however took place in Syria, where a group of terrorists part of the “Takfiri” group were holding a pre-party ahead of a suicide bombing. The bomb detonated a bit prematurely…
I can’t blame any of them – assembling a bomb isn’t easy work. Maybe they should just try to build a clock or something instead…
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]