Insight Online has obtained a shocking recruitment appeal seeking Iranians to commit suicide in deadly attacks on Israel, against American-led coalition forces in Iraq and on U.S. citizens around the world.
Obtained from an Iranian recruiting group, the deadly appeal is unmistakable and to the point. It seeks recruits for martyr assignments as well as to assassinate Salman Rushdie, the novelist Ayatollah Khomeini condemned to death in 1989 after publication of Rushdie’s book “The Satanic Verses.”
Reuters news agency reported June 5 that the group is known as the Committee for the Commemoration of Martyrs of the Global Islamic Campaign.
It quoted the group’s spokesman, Mohammad Ali Samadi, as saying “some 10,000 people have registered their names to carry out martyrdom operations on our defined targets.”
Ali Samadi, according to Reuters, says the alleged independent group’s targets include “mainly the occupying American and British forces in the holy Iraqi cities, all the Zionists in Palestine, and Salman Rushdie … the only nonmilitary target for us because we believe his attack against Islam was much worse than a military assault.”