Iraq’s female serial rapist wanted to create suicide bombers

posted at 3:00 pm on February 4, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Iraq has lately seen an increase in female suicide bombers even as acts of terrorism have declined in the past two years.  The development had some analysts puzzled as to how the terrorist networks got women to agree to martyr themselves, as most of their recruitment efforts had focused on radical young men.  Samira Jassam, self-described as “the mother of all believers”, masterminded an effort to rape women as a means of shaming them into suicide for Islamist terrorists:

A WOMAN suspected of recruiting more than 80 female suicide bombers has confessed to organising their rapes so she could later convince them that martyrdom was the only way to escape the shame.

Samira Jassam, 51, was arrested by Iraqi police and confessed to recruiting the women and orchestrating dozens of attacks.

In a video confession, she explained how she had mentally prepared the women for martyrdom operations, passed them on to terrorists who provided explosives, and then took the bombers to their targets.

It’s a particularly despicable scam.  Jassam didn’t just step in as some sort of Islamist rape counselor to advise suicide as an answer to shame.  She arranged the rapes of dozens of women, and then presented herself as an advisor to the victims to recruit them for suicide missions.  It’s one of the most ghoulish plots I’ve ever known, and a stunning betrayal of her own gender.

Hopefully, the Iraqis will make sure that Jassam doesn’t live long enough to set up another such ring in prison.

Update (AP): Via Weasel Zippers, the Sun claims that it’s not just women who are being raped into jihad. Too bad to check? Danger Room thinks so but I’m agnostic. If it’s propaganda, it’s a crafty way of using Muslims’ homophobia against AQ. Is it propaganda, though? I’m not so sure.


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I’m expecting the crack suicide sheep and goat battalions to appear in Gaza any minute now…

Mr. Bingley on February 4, 2009 at 3:38 PM

A completely f@cked up culture…for over a thousand years now. Unreal.

aquaviva on February 4, 2009 at 3:40 PM

Will you be my friend?… the left asks.

Scotsman on February 4, 2009 at 3:41 PM

So they weren’t freedom fighters.

Tell code pink.

the_nile on February 4, 2009 at 3:41 PM

Will you be my friend?… the left asks.

Scotsman on February 4, 2009 at 3:41 PM

Forgive us , the left cries to the rapists.

the_nile on February 4, 2009 at 3:42 PM

They sure like that kinky stuff over there, eh?

No homosexuals…indeed.

BobMbx on February 4, 2009 at 3:42 PM

I agree – the 5th century for the 15th time in a row!

No wonder they say the Middle East is ageless….

kybowexar on February 4, 2009 at 3:43 PM

This is so evil.

Actually the 5th century was probably more enlightened. Mohamed was born in the late 500′s and lived into the 600′s.

INC on February 4, 2009 at 3:46 PM

“”My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy,” Obama said, although “we sometimes make mistakes” and “have not been perfect,” and even though “too often the United States starts by dictating” and fails to use “the language of respect.”"

the_nile on February 4, 2009 at 3:46 PM

To quote James Woolsey:

“theocratic totalitarian homicidal maniacs”.

aquaviva on February 4, 2009 at 3:46 PM

Mr. Bingley on February 4, 2009 at 3:38 PM

hahah Good one!

becki51758 on February 4, 2009 at 3:47 PM

What I can’t figure out is how the guys who did the raping(girls or boys) could still be considered good muslims.
i.e why are they not being publicy stoned to death or whatever is in fashion these days over there?

Watching how the left will rationalize this will be funny rio

kangjie on February 4, 2009 at 3:48 PM

A completely f@cked up culture…for over a thousand years now. Unreal.

aquaviva on February 4, 2009 at 3:40 PM

I second that.

Islam is permeated with depravity.

Badger40 on February 4, 2009 at 3:50 PM

I agreee..how will the left explain this? It sure isnt normal or religious.

becki51758 on February 4, 2009 at 3:50 PM

Watching how the left will rationalize this will be funny rio

kangjie on February 4, 2009 at 3:48 PM

I’m sure it’s coming or at the very least will remain underreported.

It’s their ‘culture’, after all! Who are we to judge another ‘culture’?!

Badger40 on February 4, 2009 at 3:51 PM

This is one, sick, woman….

DL13 on February 4, 2009 at 3:52 PM

According to our liberal posters like mediahash, or whatever his name is, we are just a bad as them…so whatever they do, we do worser…
This is only interesting to conservatives to support their views, and of no interest to liberals because it undermines their beliefs…

right2bright on February 4, 2009 at 3:53 PM

It’s one of the most ghoulish plots I’ve ever known, and a stunning betrayal of her own gender.

I’d say this was a stunning betrayal of humanity, not just her gender but I get what you’re saying. Just when I think these bastards can’t get any sicker we find out about something like this.

Remember, these are the people Obama and the Democrats wanted us to abandon the entire country to.

Kronos on February 4, 2009 at 3:53 PM

Is it propaganda, though? I’m not so sure.

What about the video where the AQ/ Taliban Super Soldier prancing around with a pistol? That one was pretty gay.

BadgerHawk on February 4, 2009 at 3:54 PM

Burn every copy of the Koran. Illegalize the religion. Round up the radical adherents and liquidate their ranks.

Oh, yeah. That won’t happen until after the first nuke strike. Talk to you then.

revolution on February 4, 2009 at 3:54 PM

Remember the ‘Nazi women’ headline thread? As ashamed of my gender it makes me, I know damn well that there are some sick, twisted women out there. This doesn’t surprise me, but it saddens me. What really ticks me off is that out of the several ‘women’s rights’ groups out there, I know that none of them will decry this outrage.

Anna on February 4, 2009 at 3:55 PM

“”My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy,” Obama said, although “we sometimes make mistakes” and “have not been perfect,” and even though “too often the United States starts by dictating” and fails to use “the language of respect.””

the_nile on February 4, 2009 at 3:46 PM

That ought to stop them.

Johan Klaus on February 4, 2009 at 3:56 PM

Where is NOW now.

Johan Klaus on February 4, 2009 at 3:57 PM

A completely f@cked up culture…for over a thousand years now. Unreal.

aquaviva on February 4, 2009 at 3:40 PM

That’s all that needs to be said.

Cicero43 on February 4, 2009 at 3:57 PM

Burn every copy of the Koran. Illegalize the religion political ideology. Round up the radical adherents and liquidate their ranks.

Oh, yeah. That won’t happen until after the first nuke strike. Talk to you then.

revolution on February 4, 2009 at 3:54 PM

There you go. Proper perspective.

Badger40 on February 4, 2009 at 3:58 PM

It’s such a peaceful and beautiful cult er religion.

misterspork on February 4, 2009 at 4:01 PM

Why we fight.

BohicaTwentyTwo on February 4, 2009 at 4:04 PM

What must the feminists in Code Pink think of this? Oh, who am I kidding, they don’t care.

CP on February 4, 2009 at 4:16 PM

What really ticks me off is that out of the several ‘women’s rights’ groups out there, I know that none of them will decry this outrage.

Anna on February 4, 2009 at 3:55 PM

My thoughts exactly.

KelliD on February 4, 2009 at 4:21 PM

I guess I should not be surprised at anything connected to these savages.
How absolutely depraved.

MITX on February 4, 2009 at 4:24 PM

Amazing what theocratic propaganda can do to ignorant people. Gee, look what happened here last November!

dogsoldier on February 4, 2009 at 4:25 PM

This is strikingly depraved but no doubt sanctioned entirely by the various Islamic ‘scholars’ – not publicly, but you know – behind closed doors where filthy kuffars cannot hear.

Ares on February 4, 2009 at 4:31 PM

As I posted on the other thread about men being raped, these people are below contempt. Can’t recruit people to their cause based on the merits they believe in, so they resort to this. Says a lot, doesn’t it.

cjs1943 on February 4, 2009 at 4:32 PM

Hopefully, the Iraqis will make sure that Jassam doesn’t live long enough to set up another such ring in prison.

Does this mean that Ed’s ideas on the death penalty are evolving?

thuja on February 4, 2009 at 4:35 PM

Recruits, both male or female, are raped, shamed, and convinced that the only redemption is a suicide bombing. Those who deny the existence of evil need to re-evaluate.

Mark30339 on February 4, 2009 at 4:36 PM

This witch would look going feet first into a wood chipper with a mouth full of bacon.

G-man on February 4, 2009 at 4:38 PM

“look good” (me stoopid)

G-man on February 4, 2009 at 4:39 PM

This shows just how devoted these people are to their cause.

/Ayers

hillbillyjim on February 4, 2009 at 4:41 PM

An interesting video I ran across this past week from MsUnderestimated.com that ties in with this topic is a speech given by Dr Wafa Sultan, currently a US citizen who left Syria and Islam for a better life. The theme is Why I Left Islam.

She tells us we must listen and learn from people like her and Ayan Hirsi Ali, because if we don’t, then we are doomed to experience what they grew up with. She so brilliantly says there is no political Islam; there is no religious Islam; there is no radical Islam; there is no moderate Islam…there is only ISLAM!

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=925_1233525090

afone2 on February 4, 2009 at 4:45 PM

These misfits would make Himmler and Heydrich blush.

OhEssYouCowboys on February 4, 2009 at 4:46 PM

Which begs the question. Do these savages have the Nazi equivalent of the Lebensborn?

OhEssYouCowboys on February 4, 2009 at 4:47 PM

This is the kind of thing that makes me happy I actually believe in Hell. There is nothing human beings can do to this woman to make up for this evil.

thuja on February 4, 2009 at 4:35 PM

The Catholic Church does not condemn the death penalty as always evil. It only views the death penalty as unnecessary and therefore wrong in developed countries where the criminal can be prevented from ever causing further harm. In the case of Iraq with the real possibility that this monster would be able to continue her evil, I don’t think the Church or any rational (non-liberal wacko) Catholic would find any wrong in removing her head. This one would lose not one second of sleep over it.

pannw on February 4, 2009 at 4:48 PM

Actually the 5th century was probably more enlightened. Mohamed was born in the late 500’s and lived into the 600’s.

INC on February 4, 2009 at 3:46 PM

And, of course, the 5th century ran from AD 400-499. (Good times, those, when Greek & Syriac were the principle languages of the eastern Mediterranean and “Arabia Felix” more or less kept to itself.)

Tzetzes on February 4, 2009 at 4:49 PM

Beneath that burka is the barbed cock of Satan.

chunderroad on February 4, 2009 at 4:51 PM

Truely disgusting.

But hey, we should focus our attention on the really evil people like the ones running Guantanamo Bay who give their prisoners 3 meals a day and flush their Koran down the toilet. That is the real problem.

Scrappy on February 4, 2009 at 4:53 PM

Haven’t heard any feminists up in arms over this. Guess they figure a woman with several pounds of explosives on her is somehow “empowered”.

GarandFan on February 4, 2009 at 4:55 PM

This is the glorious society that awaits us when the Caliphate is restored. If Allah would reward this in any way, then I know all I need to know about Allah.

Western feminists, rejoice at the explosive shattering of the glass ceiling (heh – and a few collateral autos, buses, shoppers, mothers, infants, market stalls…)!

Submission… to pure evil.

shaken on February 4, 2009 at 4:58 PM

A fitting punishment might include ants and honey or horses and ropes. Anything less would trivialize the crime.

davo on February 4, 2009 at 4:59 PM

These are the people that ZerObama keeps apologizing to and insisting we can convince them through TALK?

HondaV65 on February 4, 2009 at 5:09 PM

It’s one of the most ghoulish plots I’ve ever known, and a stunning betrayal of her own gender other human beings.

Roast her alive in the public square.

Jaibones on February 4, 2009 at 5:16 PM

CRAP..

this is sick..
I am sorry but Islam is a DEATH CULT..

and i will bet you that EVERY liberal newspaper
worldwide
Claimed that the US was responsible for these crimes
which were
organized and committed
by a muslim iraqi woman??

jcila on February 4, 2009 at 5:22 PM

From the left’s perspective, the upside is that if the woman becomes pregnant from the rape, the suicide mission also serves as an abortion.

NNtrancer on February 4, 2009 at 5:27 PM

Now where is Olbermann with his Worst Person award when it comes to a real scumbag like this old witch? WTF happened to the hags at NOW? No comment ladies? Talk about fu**ed priorities. This old Muslim douche had needs a permanent yeast infection.

Last question. Why is it I have to go to HotAir.com to read about such evil? Where is the Lame Stream Media? Oh, I forgot, the LSM is busy concentrating on Miley Cyrus and her ridiculously stupid chinese eyes goof, Jessica Simpson’s weight problem, Brad and Angelina, and other world shakers like that. We are fu**ing doomed.

greasywrench on February 4, 2009 at 5:36 PM

I found the thread on the democraticunderground on this article. The comments are pretty astounding. At least one person blames it on Bush (naturally). Here’s the link:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102×3722008

Sooperburd on February 4, 2009 at 6:02 PM

Mr. Bingley on February 4, 2009 at 3:38 PM

Oh, that was good. Good thing I was betw sips of coffee or it would have been curtains for the old keyboard.

Feminist outrage starting in 5. . . 4 . . . 3 . . . 2. . . .1 . . . hmmmmm

So being a wack-job Muslim trumps being gay, and now being a woman ?????

smellthecoffee on February 4, 2009 at 7:46 PM

They sure like that kinky stuff over there, eh?

No homosexuals…indeed.

BobMbx on February 4, 2009 at 3:42 PM

What their religion says and what they do are often directly at odds. I lived in the Middle East, Saudi, for a year. Saudi men often visited Morocco, Baharain especially and it wasn’t to meet with women. They also do not recognize AIDS in the Kingdom. They call it the “wasting disease” though I worked at the Security Forces Hospital in Riyadh and I can guarantee you it was AIDS. Alcohol is also forbidden, but get a jet load of them to Athens and they start drinking as soon as the plane takes off. Things are definitely not always as they seem or as they are presented.

Glynn on February 4, 2009 at 8:36 PM

So Saddam’s legacy lingers on.

Alex Martinez on February 4, 2009 at 8:46 PM

A WOMAN suspected of recruiting more than 80 female suicide bombers has confessed to organising their rapes so she could later convince them that martyrdom was the only way to escape the shame.

It’s not just the woman, hideous though she is. It’s the cursed religion and resulting culture that allowed this woman and men to do this to innocent women of their own religion and culture. Truly a sick religion.

4shoes on February 4, 2009 at 9:00 PM

So being a wack-job Muslim trumps being gay, and now being a woman ?????

smellthecoffee on February 4, 2009 at 7:46 PM

Being “The Other” always trumps being anything of us.
Self-flagellation didn’t die in the Middle Ages.

The cultural Left thinks of itself as championing gays and women in opposition to the dominant order, or that element in our order (society) which is dominant. It comes to hate that order, to hate itself and the rest of us; so who could be more laudable than those who are not only “The Other” but who also hate us?

Tzetzes on February 4, 2009 at 9:03 PM

Note to liberals: Evil did not die with Adolph Hitler. Evil is alive and well and ready to kill you.

PattyJ on February 4, 2009 at 9:46 PM

I want to break her fingers and toes with a hammer. One at a time. And work my way inwards and upwards

Sekhmet on February 4, 2009 at 10:56 PM

Via Weasel Zippers, the Sun claims that it’s not just women who are being raped into jihad. Too bad to check? Danger Room thinks so but I’m agnostic. If it’s propaganda, it’s a crafty way of using Muslims’ homophobia against AQ. Is it propaganda, though? I’m not so sure.

It’s not propaganda at all. I’m a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, and as most vets can tell you, homosexuality is far more common in both cultures than anywhere in the West, including San Francisco. Of the two places, it’s more common in Afghanistan, so it would appear that the more fundamentalist they are, the more homosexual they are. The Taliban even had to issue a directive to their fighters back in 2007 to stop raping little boys because it was hurting their reputation. The wording in the letter instructed Talibs to stop taking boys too young to grow facial hair into their private chambers. It doesn’t, however, ban the taking of boys – or men – old enough to grow facial hair into their private chambers.

Iraqis have a saying, “Women are for making babies, men are for pleasure”. Afghans are typically more into little boys. Have you watched or read “The Kite Runner”? The pederasty described in the book is not at all embelished.

The prevalence of homosexual pederasty in both cultures may be one reason for the abundance of angry young men willing to murder. It’s only natural that a boy who’s been raped would grow up angry at the world and wanting to take his anger out on anyone and everyone. They would also feel as though their masculinity has been stolen from them, and so might feel the need to take it back by force. They may see the violence of the jihadist as a kind of hyper-masculinity. Furthermore, we know that in our culture many people who are sexually abused as children grow up to be sexual abusers themselves, so it would stand to reason that Middle Eastern boys who are raped would grow up to rape other boys.

I’m expecting the crack suicide sheep and goat battalions to appear in Gaza any minute now…

Mr. Bingley on February 4, 2009 at 3:38 PM

You jest, but you probably have no idea how accurate your joke is. Bestiality is also disturbingly common in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sneaking around at night in Iraq or Afghanistan while wearing night vision devices virtually guarantees you’ll see things I wish I’d never seen.

OscarSchneegans on February 5, 2009 at 4:41 AM

Dear Ed,

You were too harsh. After all, our terrorist friends did not waterboard the women.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on February 5, 2009 at 5:28 AM

Tzetzes is right, but you must recognize a ‘media that largely ignores news which doesn’t support the cause of the week as an essential ingredient. So this sort of thing ‘never happens’.

IlikedAUH2O on February 5, 2009 at 8:31 AM

Islam is permeated with depravity.

Badger40 on February 4, 2009 at 3:50 PM

Are we any better?

What then? Are we Jews any better off? No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin, as it is written:

“None is righteous, no, not one;
no one understands;
no one seeks for God.
All have turned aside; together they have become worthless;
no one does good,
not even one.”
“Their throat is an open grave;
they use their tongues to deceive.”
“The venom of asps is under their lips.”
“Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness.”
“Their feet are swift to shed blood;
in their paths are ruin and misery,
and the way of peace they have not known.”
“There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. – Romans 3:9-20

shick on February 5, 2009 at 8:48 AM

Great post OscarSchneegans. The ugliness of the rape culture you witnessed has to be exposed and publicized, and never swept under the rug. Which makes me instantly curious if any embedded reporters for major newspapers or magazines witnessed these events or darn well knew they were happening, but intentionally failed to report on them.

I’m a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, and as most vets can tell you, homosexuality is far more common in both cultures than anywhere in the West, including San Francisco. Of the two places, it’s more common in Afghanistan, so it would appear that the more fundamentalist they are, the more homosexual they are.

The prevalence of homosexual pederasty in both cultures may be one reason for the abundance of angry young men willing to murder. It’s only natural that a boy who’s been raped would grow up angry at the world and wanting to take his anger out on anyone and everyone.

Bestiality is also disturbingly common in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sneaking around at night in Iraq or Afghanistan while wearing night vision devices virtually guarantees you’ll see things I wish I’d never seen.

OscarSchneegans on February 5, 2009 at 4:41 AM

One thing: Before I can equate any of this criminal behavior with what goes on in San Francisco (or Atlanta, …), I gotta ask: how prevalent is consensual homosexual activity over there?

Do we know if anyone has seen or heard of such a thing over there, such as men who act outwardly gay to their confidants? (If so, are they the ostracized minority or are they part of the mainstream culture?) Or is all of it (or thereabouts) of the evil sort you witnessed? Thanks.

RD on February 5, 2009 at 9:26 AM

We American’s need to “listen” and “understand” the Arab culture according to our feckless leader. Sigh… This woman is pure evil!

sabbott on February 5, 2009 at 10:14 AM

Back in the day I believe the Mau Mau in Kenya used sexual humiliation to “recruit” new members. Break ‘em down, and rebuild accordingly.
Randy

williars on February 5, 2009 at 10:14 AM

Are we any better?
shick on February 5, 2009 at 8:48 AM

Yes. Yes we are better. Western Society is better than the political-religious ideology of Islam.

There are also some religions that are better than others.
Human rights & the basic human right to be free in your opinion is not fully recognized or respected in every religion.
So when I say Islam is full of depravity, it IS, compared to the Western way of life.
I will stick to this to the very bitter end.
We can bring up the past depravity of Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Bhuddism, etc…all we want.
But as the religions stand today (& more enlightened than in the past), all of them are better than Islam.

Badger40 on February 5, 2009 at 11:34 AM

OscarSchneegans

Thank you loads for your perspective.
The world needs to know how sick Arab culture is in general.
And I know it’s not all Islam, but Islam has a curious way of equivocating certain actions when you compare them to Judeo-Christian values.

These people need to evolve out of the hell hole they’ve made for themselves.

Badger40 on February 5, 2009 at 11:38 AM

shick on February 5, 2009 at 8:48 AM

And BTW-I am not advocating forcing these people into another lifestyle or religion.
I say let them stagnate in their festering hell holes by themselves.
The world should be containing them. Do not deal with them in any way shape or form.
If they want to be part of the modern world, then we should make them live up to certain standards.
This is why the UN Human Rights Council is such a freaking joke.
It’s all about $$ & power.
Disgusting.

Badger40 on February 5, 2009 at 11:40 AM

Oh, yeah. That won’t happen until after the first nuke strike. Talk to you then.

revolution on February 4, 2009 at 3:54 PM

I agree with you on what needs to be done…*sigh*…unfortunately as you stated nothing will be done until we’re nuked…God help us all…

Liberty or Death on February 5, 2009 at 12:02 PM