A professor from Kuwait, the country liberated from Saddam Hussein’s attack squads by the United States in the first Gulf War, has called Islamic terrorists “the most honorable people in the world” and has outlined on Arab television a potential terror attack that would involve smuggling anthrax from Mexico into the U.S. and killing 330,000 people in 60 minutes.
The plan was described by Abdallah Al-Nafisi in a speech that aired on Al-Jazeera television Feb. 2, according to MEMRI, the Middle East Media Research Institute, an independent nonprofit that provides translations and analysis of media reports.
Al-Nafisi, whose school affiliation was not identified, says: “Four pounds of anthrax – in a suitcase this big – carried by a fighter through tunnels from Mexico into the U.S., are guaranteed to kill 330,000 Americans within a single hour, if it is properly spread in population centers there.”
He calls the plan “horrifying,” but says, “9/11 will be small change in comparison. Am I right?”
The plan is simple to carry out, he emphasized.
“There is no need for airplanes, conspiracies, timings and so on. One person, with the courage to carry four pounds of anthrax, will go to the White House lawn, and will spread this ‘confetti’ all over them, and then will do these cries of joy. It will turn into a real ‘celebration,'” Al-Nafisi said.
He said Americans already are afraid that WMDs will “fall into the hands of ‘terrorist’ organizations like al-Qaida and others.”
The video has been posted online and is available on the MEMRI organization website.
“There is good reason for the Americans’ fears, because al-Qaida used to have in the Herat region. … It had laboratories in north Afghanistan. They have scientists, chemists, and nuclear physicists. They are nothing like they are portrayed by these mercenary journalists – backward Bedouins living in caves. No, no. By no means. This kind of talk can fool only naïve people. People who follow such things know that al-Qaida has laboratories, just like Hezbollah,” he said.
He cited Hezbollah “laboratories” in Lebanon where the terrorist group makes weapons to use and sell.
After viewing the Al-Nafisi video, Jamie Glazov, author of the new book “United in Hate” explained that “militant Islam needs to kill in order to survive. It can breathe only if it kills.”
He noted with President Bush now gone from office, potential threats from the likes of Al-Nafisi are closer to becoming reality.
“In the face of this morbid threat we have the liberal-Left trivializing the danger that confronts us and, worse still, going out of its way to frustrate our society’s ability to defend itself,” Glazov said. “We have Obama now, who has closed all of our CIA interrogation centers abroad, plans on closing Guantanamo, has appointed people who are intent on frustrating every ability we have to gather information on impending strikes, and the list goes terrifyingly on.”
MEMRI said Al-Nafisi also ventured into other areas of comment.
He called terrorists “the most honorable people in the world, the best people in the world,” the report said.
He spoke of 300,000 “white militia members” in the U.S. who are “calling to attack the federal government in Washington, and to banish the Arabs, the Jews and the negroes (sic) from the U.S.”
Explained Al-Nafisi, “These are racist people. They are called ‘rednecks.’ The Ku Klux Klan. They are racists.”
He suggested that element in the U.S. is considering bombing “nuclear plants.”
“May Allah grant them success. … They have plans to bomb the nuclear plant at Lake Michigan. This plant is very important. It supplies electricity to all of North Africa (sic),” Al-Nafisi said.
He also dismissed any idea of discussions between Jews and Arabs.
“Allah states in the Quran that the hostility between us and [the Jews] is eternal. So whoever talks about dialogue – cut off his tongue! What dialogue are they talking about?! There is no room for dialogue. Allah said that our hostility towards the Jews is eternal, and then along comes someone and talks about brotherhood and so on … This contradicts the Quran. Anyone who contradicts the Quran is an infidel,” he said.
As part of his effort to further Arab interests, he also advocated threats against journalists.
“There are voices expressing doubts about the leaders of the resistance. We must confront these [journalists], and prevent them from continuing this, even if it means calling them over the phone, and saying to them: ‘Do not repeat these despicable things in your columns or your articles, or else we will take the following measures against you.’ We must resort to pressure with these people,” he said.