January 16, 2016

"Gunmen from Al Qaeda stormed a luxury hotel frequented by foreigners in Burkina Faso’s capital on Friday night..."

"... seizing hostages and killing others while fighting with dozens of security forces who began a counterattack hours later. It was Al Qaeda’s first major attack in this landlocked sub-Saharan country, a former French colony...."
The attack, claimed by the Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb affiliate along with an allied militant group, was at least the fifth time in recent days that armed militants had ambushed unprotected civilians in cities around the world, hitting sites in Turkey, Egypt, Indonesia and Iraq with deadly assaults that underscored the vulnerabilities of soft targets that are difficult to defend.

23 comments:

Diogenes of Sinope said...

Obviously these terrorists were pissed off about GITMO.

Curious George said...

Nice going Trump!

hawkeyedjb said...

Luckily, it had Nothing to do With Islam.

Hagar said...

Burkhina Faso borders to Ghana where Obama sent the last two "low-risk" Gitmo bad boys.

The Drill SGT said...

Clearly AQ is on the run...


On the other hand, since this is former Frog land, their French Socialist President Hollande is going to pursue these a$$holes with vigor, unlike our Socialist President who will give another speech blaming the GOP.

Big Mike said...

And TSA doesn't want me to travel with a gun?

Fritz said...

Has Burkina Faso released its prisoners from Gitmo yet?

Paul said...

Why they need GUN CONTROL! Yes citizens and subjects in those countries don't need guns.

What? You say they already are banned there? Then I guess it never happened, right? There were laws!

Jack Wayne said...

Nothing to see here. Move along. When will the Americans begin to see Obama as the worst President ever?

rhhardin said...

Gunpersons, not gunmen.

Oso Negro said...

The right to carry should be a universal human right

Anthony said...

Nah, they're Hindus or something. Maybe Buddhists. Nothing to do with Islam.

Gahrie said...

Distancing yourself and blaming Islam is plainly unChristian, so your smugness is unusually disgusting.

buwaya puti said...

The new normal, everywhere now.
And it doesn't matter that much about ISIS, if its not under that name it will be some other. It was "All Quaeda" not so long ago.

coupe said...

I think they should make people register to own guns there, and increase prison sentences for crimes used with guns, grenades, and car bombs.

It's strictly a gun problem.

Drago said...

"Gunmen from Al Qaeda stormed a luxury hotel frequented by foreigners in Burkina Faso’s capital on Friday night..."

garage will be very upset if you don't include the word "courageous" when describing Islamic attacks against others.

Paddy O said...

"Distancing yourself and blaming Islam is plainly unChristian, so your smugness is unusually disgusting."

Indeed.

Which isn't to say there's no right or wrong. It's more to say that the wrongness isn't limited to Islam and we shouldn't distance ourselves or feel smug.

We should, however, seek to do and be better.

And many of us are. But we tend to devolve under the influence of those who want to abuse and control.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Blogger rhhardin said...
Gunpersons, not gunmen.

1/16/16, 10:12 AM

Indeed.

cubanbob said...

Just goes to show that even Muslim countries need to stop Muslim immigration until they can figure out a way to vett the immigrants.

Michael K said...

Coming to a luxury hotel or shopping mall near you, and soon.

Big Mike said...

@Gahrie, first of all, I'm not a Christian so I don't give a rat's patootie what is and isn't Christian. Second, the problem isn't all of Islam; it's closely tied to a particular offshoot -- Salafism -- which is extreme in its teachings and violent in its application of those teachings. Blaming all of Islam would be like blaming all of Christianity for something that a particular synod of the Lutheran Church might be engaged in.

The basic problem right now, as I see it, is that the Roman Catholics and Lutherans and Anglicans and Calvinists and Methodists and even the Congregationalists would act to stop violence perpetrated by an extreme sect of an otherwise mainstream Protestant denomination. So far, the Shiites and non-Salafist Sunnis don't appear to be lifting a finger to stop the Salafis and Wahhabis. How to get them involved is way more than anyone in this Obama administration seems to care to figure out.

Moneyrunner said...

Remind me again what Al Qaida and ISIS have in common. And how are they different? This effort to make a distinction is becoming absurd. It's as if we need to have an argument about whether the Japanese navy, army or air force launched specific attacks in WW2. It's interesting to pendants but not really the issue, is it?

Doug said...

You, myself, and every other non-muslim are the enemies of ALL muslims. muslims will stop the slaughter when you, myself and every other non-muslim is either dead, converted, or mute with fear.

Your attempts to give the "Religion of Peace" adherents an excuse is worthless. muslims who say nothing in the face of muslim slaughter, given the choice to defend us or to protect muslim killers, don't have to think about that choice for a second. Their reflex is toward mohammad and the quran. Kid yourself that "most muslims are peace-loving" and maybe they will slaughter you last.