Islamic leader says Romania could be target of terrorist attacks
Romania and its neighbor Bulgaria are targets for terrorists, sheikh Omar Bakri (in picture), a Syrian Islamic leader, told a Bulgarian newspaper. Bakri led the Al-Muhajirun movement, close to al-Qaeda, until 2004, which was involved in the bomb attacks in London in 2005.
His statement about Romania and potential terrorism comes after the Burgas attack, when Israeli tourists were attacked at the airport by a suicide bomber who was connected to people in Bakri’s group.
Bakri, who is now an expert on Muslim groups and sects, explained that Islamic terrorists see Romania and Bulgaria as Islamic lands, and blame them for their military footprint in Iraq and Afghanistan. (continue reading...)