Bali Terrorist Blasts Kill 19
A series of bombs went off around the Indonesian island of Bali today, killing at least 19. Groups related to al Qaeda are the prime suspects.
A string of blasts on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday killed at least 19 people and wounded about 50 others, hospital officials said. Foreign Ministry spokesman Marty Natalegawa told CNN it appeared the blasts were “the work of terrorists.”
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono recently issued a warning that terrorist cells inside the country were still active, despite hundreds of arrests. The blasts also come after recent warnings from several other governments, including the United States, of a high terrorist threat to foreigners in Indonesia as the holy Muslim month of Ramadan arrives early next week.
A report issued in early September warned that bin laden and his top lieutenant Ayman al-Zawahiri may be planning a series of attacks in October, dubbed “The Great Ramadan Offensive.”
Well, that can’t be. We all know Muslims would be offended by any fighting during Ramadan, a season when the Religion of Peace is especially peaceful.