“I am proud of him. My husband has carried out a great operation in such a war. May God accept his martyrdom.”
A Jordanian doctor-turned-suicide bomber who killed seven CIA employees at a base in Afghanistan is regarded by his family as a martyr in Islam’s holy war against the United States, his wife said Thursday.
Covered in a black Islamic chador, Defne Bayrak, the Turkish wife of bomber Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, lauded her husband’s Dec. 30 attack to Turkish journalists in Istanbul. “My husband did this against the U.S. invasion.”
Radical Islamists from around the world praised al-Balawi on Jihad forums and religious Web sites.