Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Australian Fires Set By Jihadists?

As Australia undergoes devastating wildfires, suspicion for some of the fires believed to have been started by arsonists has turned to Islamic terrorism.

In September of 2008, The Age (Australian newspaper) reported the following:

Australia has been singled out as a target for "forest jihad" by a group of Islamic extremists urging Muslims to deliberately light bushfires as a weapon of terror.

US intelligence channels earlier this year identified a website calling on Muslims in Australia, the US, Europe and Russia to "start forest fires", claiming "scholars have justified chopping down and burning the infidels' forests when they do the same to our lands".

Again, this has not been confirmed by any official from any country, but it is an interesting scenario.

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