The following story is just a reminder of the brutality that apparently is part and parcel of Islam. The “Attackers,” obviously are not identified, presumably because they are not known. (Yah! Right!) In any event I am going to go way out on a limb and state that I don’t believe they were Christians.

I believe the attackers were probably followers of Islam due to the idea I have that there probably are not more than 4 or 5 Christians in all of Yemen and those keep hidden so as not to attract their own demise.

But then hey: What do I know?

Thirty Hurt in Fuel Attack on Yemen Mosque Reuters

Apr 07, 2007

SANAA—Attackers poured fuel over worshippers at a mosque in northern Yemen, locked the doors and set fire to it, wounding 30 people, the official Saba news agency reported.

The attack took place on Friday in the northern province of Amran, south of Saada, where troops are battling Shi’ite Muslim rebels who the government says want to install clerical rule in the Sunni-dominated country. It was not immediately clear if the mosque was used by Sunni or Shi’ite worshippers.

“Security authorities are investigating to identify the assailants and the motives of this criminal act,” Saba quoted Amran Governor Taha Hajar as saying.

Eight victims in critical condition were taken to the capital Sanaa, while 22 were admitted to local hospitals for treatment for burns, the agency said late on Friday. Several people suffered from smoke inhalation.

Saba said the attack was the third in Amran. In 2001 a man opened fire at worshippers, killing three, and in 2003 a bomb exploded in a mosque killing one man and wounding 50, it said.

Government officials say at least 250 rebels and about 120 soldiers have been killed since January in a campaign against followers of Shi’ite Muslim rebel leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi.

Yemen, the ancestral homeland of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, joined the U.S.-led war on terrorism after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States.

Houthi’s supporters are not linked to al Qaeda. 

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