March 25, 2005

Islamic group claims responsibility for BP Texas blast

An Islamic group has claimed responsibility for yesterday's explosion at a BP refinery near Houston.

“It was a new kind of operation as we promised before,” said the ”Jund al-Sham Organisation” (Organisation of Soldiers of the Levant) in the statement posted on an Islamist website and dated March 24.

“Jund Al-Sham is able to attack with an iron fist all the enemies of Allah wherever they are,” added the statement, whose authenticity could not be verified.

“This operation was a big surprise, which we spoke of in other statements, and we will continue our suicide operations inside and outside America, and we will attack the economy of America as America did the economies of the Muslims,” it added.

The group also threatened to carry out attacks in Britain and Italy, and said these would continue “until the last soldier of the Crusaders or Jews is no longer in an Islamic country.”

The FBI says that they have no evidence that the blast was caused by any terrorist group.

BP is still investigating the cause, but has ruled out terrorism as of this point.

Posted by mhking at March 25, 2005 03:15 PM

This attack was probably carried out by a GI Joe doll.

Posted by: Odd Brian at March 25, 2005 05:33 PM

Heh! Al-Sham, indeed. What an appropriate name.

Posted by: skh at March 26, 2005 04:17 PM
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