Jihadis using women, children, hospital patients as human shields

posted at 3:32 pm on June 19, 2006 by Allahpundit

I’ve got an old photoshop stashed somewhere of a mujahid with a baby strapped to his chest that symbolizes this phenomenon. Nice to see nothing’s changed in two years.

Portrait of Michael Moore’s minutemen, Afghan edition:

A while later, 12 of the militants — who were believed to number between 50 and 100 in total — returned.

The fighting started again and the rebels took shelter in the compound. A while later they pushed out 10 to 15 women and children, some of them as young as four.

The troops stopped firing straight away, said Corporal Quintin Poll, 29, who was in charge of the platoon involved in the exchange.

“I immediately thought, ‘Ceasefire’, as I could not get a clear shot at the target. I had to control my troops and pull back slightly,” he told AFP.

Then six grenades were thrown out from the compound.

“The troops actually made a conscious decision not to throw grenades back because they did not know if there were more women and children inside the compound,” Tootal told a briefing of British journalists at Camp Bastion.

Same M.O. in Iraq. This was buried in the Times’s Haditha article from Saturday; I missed it last year when it was originally reported.

Haditha, deep in Sunni-dominated Anbar Province, had taken a heavy toll in marines that spring and summer. In August, six scout-snipers from an Ohio reserve battalion were ambushed and killed on patrol.

Two days later, 14 more were killed when their amphibious track ran over antitank mines stacked three high. Four others were killed early in a fierce firefight inside a hospital, where insurgents hid behind patients.

Global Security has/had details. Final tally: multiple jihadis killed or wounded by the Marines, zero civilian casualties. They also note that an 11-year-old boy was detained at the time for spying on behalf of terrorists — which isn’t the first we’ve heard of that, either.

Whatever happened to volunteer human shields, anyway? Remember back before the invasion the left was going to show us chickenhawks how a man with a pair acts when he feels strongly about war? Where’s the line of doves itching to go stand in the doorways of Haditha and make sure the Marines don’t try any funny business?

Speaking of the nutroots, Robert Spencer finds their jihadi equivalent celebrating the rumor that one of the Mohammed cartoonists was incinerated in his bed.

Update: Found it.


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Volunteer human sheilds only show up when they think they might have a chance of living through the encounter. Even people who’s brains are that ossified must surely realize by now that if they did try to be human sheilds now they would be protecting our troops, not the terrorists, because the terrorists would be more busy executing them.


RobertHuntingdon on June 19, 2006 at 3:45 PM

While I have no doubt that these cowardly, sorry excuses for “men” will burn in hell, I would really like for us to help them start their sentences NOW.

malaking_baboy on June 19, 2006 at 3:46 PM

Whatever happens and however it happens, we cannot ask our troops to do what lunatic Muslims do quite well: commit suicide.

Today, the military announced that it charged three members of the 101st Airborne Division in the deaths of three detainees in Iraq. Unless military brass (or Rumsfeld or Bush or whomever) quickly alter the “rules of engagement,” allowing US to gain the upper hand, there really is no point continuing to wage a war with our troops’ proverbial hands tied behind their backs.

They are shot at, blown up by IEDs, kidnapped, killed, too often told that they cannot shoot back, charged with absurd “crimes” for doing what we pay them to do, prevented from “mistreating Gitmo detainees” by looking at them the wrong way,” and made to live by an idiotic set of rules that are IMPOSSIBLE to live by. And when they can’t or don’t, they’re shackled and thrown into the brig. Are we insane?

We cannot win a war fighting using the John Kerry or John Murtha handbook! ENOUGH! It’s time that those running this war began fighting it like it IS a war! You cannot win a war, if your concern for the enemy or “innocent civilians” is greater than concern for America and its troops.

ForYourEdification on June 19, 2006 at 4:08 PM

There really are no words for swine like this….

NTWR on June 19, 2006 at 4:09 PM

FYE, I agree. We need more Patton and less Patent leather, as Savage says.
Let’s use some hardware instead of our men and women! It’s a joke to put them in front of the enemy and then tell them to act like kindergarten teachers all the time. If they are going to keep freaking out and throwing our guys in the brig for every death we should just take the soldiers off the ground and air-raid the place.

I WANT our soldiers to be feared. They are, after all, our protectors and I want them fierce like guard dogs. It’s time to flood the brass with our discontent for making our own soldiers POWs at home.

I even read somewhere that the illegals are waiting for the soldiers to leave the border to cross because “the US military doesn’t have a good reputation for being nice.”
Exactly. that’s how it’s supposed to be. Maybe Gitmo wasn’t such a bad thing for us after all.

NTWR on June 19, 2006 at 4:18 PM

FYE and NTWR took the words right out of my mouth. I could not agree more.

Cary on June 19, 2006 at 4:48 PM

Allah: That photo makes my blood boil. The first thing that hit me when I looked at the photo is that the baby looks like a white european boy. This is the enemy we face, and the MSM and the libs are on their side not my side. The Dimmocrap party must, and let me repeat must be DESTROYED. Allah this photo should not be “stashed” away. The photo should be on every right-wing blogs first page. One picture IS worth a 1000 words.

birdman on June 19, 2006 at 5:00 PM

You understand it’s a photoshop, though. Not a real photo. Right?

Allahpundit on June 19, 2006 at 5:04 PM

Allah: I’m sorry I missunderstood. The top of my head blew off when I saw the photo. Thank you.

birdman on June 19, 2006 at 5:07 PM

Cindy Sheehan would be a perfect shield for the idiots in chadors. Take several with her, like Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer and the rest of the Democratic junta. Teddy Kennedy would be PERFECT, since with his fat ass blocking the sun, he could shield an entire regiment of terrorists.

clyde on June 19, 2006 at 5:17 PM

This story bolsters my claim that Liberal anti-war weenies and terrorists are cowards. The volunteer “human shields” beat a hasty retreat once they found out there was going to be some serious fighting and they might actually become “former” human shields. The terrorists will not come out and fight like real men. They won’t wear uniforms that identify them as the enemy. They won’t go toe-to-toe with real soldiers. Then they use helpless, innocent civilians as shields to cover their butts when confronted with real danger. Their use of car bombs and suicide bombers also shows their utter lack of courage. There is nothing brave about them whatsoever.

Liberty Call US on June 19, 2006 at 5:46 PM

This ISN”T news
Ask the Israelis, this crap happens on a daily basis. Why do you think that the Palestinians used women for suicide bombings and for transfering of weapons? Israeli men (and women sometimes) face major problems trying to search women clad in a burka
This has happened at least a dozen times in Iraq and of course its ALWAYS OUR FAULT!

Defector01 on June 19, 2006 at 5:49 PM

I can’t wait to hear the week’s worth of intense reporting in the media about this unbelievably barbaric behavior. Even better will be all of the feminists who condemn this incredibly unacceptable treatment of women.

Oh, wait, that’s right. The left and the media won’t even refer to these people as terrorists. It was a nice thought though.

4thelittleguy on June 19, 2006 at 5:51 PM

And they want protection under the Geneva convention? Yeah, right.

dman on June 19, 2006 at 6:03 PM

Reminds us of a recent song, performed in good humor by a Marine, and received with great outrage by CAIR…

Guess it ain’t funny to sing about jihadi practices.

California Conservative on June 19, 2006 at 6:04 PM

The big bad brave warriors of islam.

Tony737 on June 19, 2006 at 6:16 PM

“The big bad brave warriors of islam.”


As far as human shields go, why don’t we send over Sean Penn, Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, Barbara Streisand, Martin Sheen, Tim Robbins, Richard Dreyfus, George Clooney, et al. (oh and the Dippy Slits!) They’d make bigger and better targets than kids anyway, and we wouldn’t have to put up with their whining anymore.

speed647 on June 19, 2006 at 6:26 PM

Hey wait a minute ya’ll…Islam is a PEACEFUL religion. remember??
sarcasm off/

Cali Conservative, i’m right with ya on your comment: I guess it’s ok with CAIR if the islamic jihadist terrorists blow up little kids, but we sure can’t SING about it – then we are racist.

ForYourEdification asked: Are we insane?

Yep. certified. when our country became politically correct and started worrying about what other countries thought about us, we lost our balls.
Too much kissy kissy touchy feely bullsh*t has made us spineless. it is truly unfortunate.

pullingmyhairout on June 19, 2006 at 7:10 PM

oh yea, can’t you just wait to hear what Better off Blue has to say about all this? he he he he he he. i’d love to hear him spin his way out of this one.

pullingmyhairout on June 19, 2006 at 7:12 PM

I wonder if this cowardly tactic has ever been captured on film. We need the military equivalent of a COPS in-car camera to capture these yellow bastards hiding behind women and children and then get it on Hot Air… and then the major networks, if they can somehow be persuaded to air it (I have my doubts).

insomni on June 19, 2006 at 7:26 PM

Iranian Airlines don’t have the proper seats and first class service

Defector01 on June 19, 2006 at 7:26 PM


NEMETI IN SYRACUSE on June 19, 2006 at 8:36 PM

Muhammad -hell be upon him- the fabricator of Islam said the following:

“Women lack brains and faith.”

For a more detailed description of the role of women in Islam, read the following:


CatholicConservative on June 19, 2006 at 10:17 PM

I think I’m going to have to agree with speed647. Excellent plan.

violet on June 20, 2006 at 4:56 AM

I think our troops should be allowed to do whatever they have do to defeat these animals.

Just like James Bond – they should get the “double-0 status” and have a “License to Kill”.

We should allow our Troops to use their best judgement, and kill the assassins as they see fit. Collateral damage will occur, but I insist on letting our guys crank it up and do what they need to do to exterminate the cockroaches.

I trust our military, and I’m confident the rest of the RIGHT does too, correct?

Richard Davis on June 20, 2006 at 8:16 AM

The ACLU and Amnesty International had better be careful what they ask for. A “take no prisoners” order would be easy to give. Just kill ’em on the spot.

dman on June 20, 2006 at 9:22 AM

(sorry – forgot to hit “Close Tags”)

dman on June 20, 2006 at 9:24 AM

(found a bug: if hit an emphasis button and then manually try to erase it, it stays in the html code.)

dman on June 20, 2006 at 9:27 AM

(close tags should be automatically inserted at the end of each post)

dman on June 20, 2006 at 9:29 AM

sorry for the foul-up

dman on June 20, 2006 at 9:55 AM

Grabbing women and children to use as shields is an old Palestinian tactic. This means that Palestinian terror groups are now teaching AQ and Taliban in Afghanistan, or it means that there are Palestinian volunteers among the AQ and Taliban.

If the cowards are lifting the women and children off of the ground, then the soldiers should shoot the bastards’ legs, just as the Israelis often do.


chsw on June 20, 2006 at 11:34 AM