While ISIS followers seem to be springing up like daisies all across the nation, they may not be the sharpest tools in the shed (thank goodness).
Less than two weeks ago an ISIS-aligned terrorist planted bombs in New Jersey and New York City. The bombing in NJ had targeted a race for veterans – and detonated before the race had even begun. The explosion in NYC injured 29, but luckily no one was killed -and another bomb planted a few blocks away failed to detonate. Another bomb found planted in NJ was discovered by a homeless man. The bomber (Ahmad Khan Rahami) then had a shootout with police, wounding two officers, but killing no one (while taking at least seven shots himself).
Then there was the knife attack at a mall in Minnesota. Eight were injured – but the only fatality was the assailant. According to Iraqi News, those failures look good in comparison to their latest screwup.
Iraqi media outlets reported on Wednesday that a malfunction caused an explosive belt to explode and kill 16 members of the Islamic State (ISIS), including senior leaders, during their meeting in Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk.
Alsumaria stated, “Today, an explosion took place amid a meeting of ISIS members in al-Mahawes village in Hawija district (55 km southwest of Kirkuk),” adding that, “The explosion resulted in the killing of 16 members of the Islamic State group, including senior leaders, as well as wounding of 16 others.”
“A number of the ISIS members were wearing explosive belts during the meeting, and the explosion took place due to a defect in one of them,” Sumaria explained. “The meeting was held to prepare for an attack on the positions of the security forces in Hamrin Mountains, al-Zawiya area and Ajil area in Salahuddin Province,” Sumaria added.
Apparently this kind of instant karma is more common than you’d think. Back in 2014 members of a Syrian terror group were holding a party before carrying out a suicide mission. The only problem is that they didn’t ever get to leave the party…
Well, it’s nice to see terrorists taking care of the terrorist problem once in awhile, even if it’s unintentional.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]