2009 - fire jihad - Australia
Bushfire Jihad by Daniel Pipes Mar 26, 2009 updated Jul
As fires swept through a hot and dry Victoria State,
Australia in February 2009, some observers (including
myself) wondered if this might not be an Islamist attack
on the country. But one stayed quiet, not having proof.
Now, Mervyn F. Bendle, a senior lecturer in History and
Communications at James Cook University, Queensland, has
come out and made the argument in a 6,000-word article,
"Australia's nightmare: bushfire jihad and
pyroterrorism," in the National Observer. Bendle marshals
an impressive body of evidence. But first, a review of
2012 - fire jihad - Europe
Al-Qaeda blamed for Europe-wide forest fires - ...
www.telegraph.co.uk ... Al-Qaeda Oct 3, 2012 - Al-
Qaeda has been blamed for a recent series of forest fires
across ... were set by arsonists as part of the group's
low-cost attack strategy
2013 - fire jihad - US
Fire Wars – Forest Jihad in America - Algemeiner
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By Rachel Ehrenfeld
Smoke rises from fire in Israel in early July, 2012.
American focus on the NSA "leaks" diverts attention from
real existential threats and economic devastation that
for now affects mostly the West.
The fire raging in Colorado Springs forced William (Bill)
Scott and his wife Linda to evacuate their home. Last we
spoke, Bill didn't know if they'll have a home to return
As of Saturday afternoon, June 15, the apparent arson
that set Colorado's Black Forest on fire last Tuesday
killed at least two people and destroyed and damaged more
than 388 homes. The fire that burned 15,500 acres led to
the evacuation of 38,000 people. The six-hour delay of
federal air tankers to help extinguish the fast spreading
fire didn't help. All the while, local law enforcement
and firefighters have been collecting whatever evidence
they can find to identify the arsonist(s).
Bill Scott, a senior fellow at ACD, warned about such a
scenario last July, speaking at the ACD/EWI Economic
Threats briefing on Capital Hill. An expert on aerial
firefighting, he presented a sobering analysis of the
devastating Waldo Canyon Fire, pointing out that the
striking rise Western U.S. wildfires may be caused by
elements other than nature.
He noted that in spring 2012, al-Qaeda's English-language
online magazine, Inspire, published an article called "It
Is of Your Freedom to Ignite a Firebomb," which featured
instructions on how to build an incendiary bomb to light
forests on fire.
A few months later, Russia's security (FSB) chief,
Aleksandr Bortnikov warned, "al-Qaeda was complicit in
recent forest fires in Europe" as part of the terrorists'
"strategy of a thousand cuts."
Bortnikov spoke of "extremist sites [that] contained
detailed instructions of waging the 'forest jihad' and
stressed that such a method had proved itself effective
as it inflicted both physical and moral damage, needed
little training or investment and it was extremely hard
for police to find and apprehend the arsonists."
Since then, more fatwas advocating that "Fire is cheap,
easy and effective tool for economic warfare" have been
issued. They've included detailed instructions for
constructing remote-controlled "ember bombs, and how to
set fires without leaving a trace."
Fire wars are not limited to Europe and the U.S.
Palestinan jihadists have been setting fire to Israel's
modest forests for many years. However, political
correctness seems to override Israeli and Russian
warnings of that jihadist modus operandi. How many
Tzarnaevs are hiding in Colorado's woods?
While many of the fires that have scorched millions of
acres and destroyed thousands of homes in Arizona,
California, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and other states
have been identified as arson, none have been publicly
attributed to criminal or terrorist groups, despite the
presence of Mexican gangs and large number of other
illegals in our Western states
Bill Scott's "Fire Wars" presentation on YouTube led
several Colorado legislators to propose a bill to allow
the formation of Colorado's Firefighting Air Corps. "In
military terms, Colorado is a target-rich environment –
an arsonist's dream-come-true, and the U.S. Forest
Service's worst nightmare," Scott said while giving a
riveting testimony before the state Senate a few months
ago. He went on to say that "Colorado wildfires took six
lives, destroyed 647 homes and consumed $48 million in
fire suppression costs. And we are one match or lightning
strike away from a disaster that will make 2012 look like
a GOOD year.
"Consider this scenario: A hot day with humidity levels
below 10 percent. High winds, blowing into a dead-end
valley, toward a picture-perfect town on the shore of a
large mountain lake. Also watching the weather, an
Islamic jihadist decides, 'Today's the day.' He takes off
in a rented Cessna 172 and flies across the mouth of that
valley, pitching lighted road flares from the airplane.
In a matter of minutes, a wall of fire with flames
topping 200 feet roars up that valley, trapping hundreds
of tourists and citizens.
"The local U.S. Forest Service district ranger issues a
top-priority emergency call for fire-fighting air
tankers, noting that lives and property are in imminent
danger. A harried federal dispatcher responds with this
chilling truth: 'We're out of air resources. We're
fighting fires all over the nation, and all federal
assets are committed. You folks are on your own.'
"Within hours, the small Colorado town burns to the
ground and hundreds of trapped people die horrific
deaths. After-action reviews conclude that the deadly
fire was ignited by an al Qaeda terrorist – who was never
caught – and all fatalities were attributable to
'insufficient firefighting resources.' If large air
tankers had been deployed in a timely manner, a
protective corridor through the conflagration could have
been created, providing an escape route.
2015 - fire jihad - US
"Man, 56, arrested in connection with downtown Da Vinci
arson, officials say,"LA Times, May 28, 2015 Dawud
Abdulwali was detained Tuesday morning by the Los Angeles
Police Department's anti-terrorism division ..
2016 - fire jihad - Israel
'Arson is Terror,' Netanyahu Says; Several Arabs Arrested
for ... - United with Israel Nov-24-2016 - "Every fire
that was the result of arson or incitement to arson is
terror in every way and we'll treat it as such. Anyone
who tries to burn parts ...
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