They really meant to hit the ministry of defence, not the hospital at all, you see. And now they will pay blood money, in accord with Sharia provisions, for they are “preachers of Sharia and not frauds.”
Will Sharia advocates in the U.S. such as the Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and Reza Aslan now explain how these “preachers of Sharia” are actually Misunderstanders of Sharia who are getting it all wrong? They would be doing a great service by doing so, but don’t hold your breath. It isn’t going to happen. They both know that the credulous Infidels will believe it anyway, without being shown.
“Al Qaeda apologises for deadly Yemen hospital attack,” from AFP, December 22 (thanks to all who sent this in):
SANAA: A deadly Al Qaeda attack this month on a Yemeni defence ministry hospital was a mistake and the militant network is ready to pay blood money, a top commander has said.The brazen daylight attack on the defence ministry complex on December 5 left 56 people dead, including patients and foreign medics from the Philippines, Germany, Vietnam and India.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has already claimed responsibility for the attack and late Saturday its military chief said in an online video the assault on the hospital had not been authorised.
“The attack was on the ministry of defence, it was not on the hospital,”said AQAP military commander Qassem al-Rimi.