ISIS, as our staff reported earlier, may be a fine-tuned fighting machine, but the group is still subject to the same occupational hazards as less skilled terrorist outfits when it comes to working with the tools of the trade. The Telegraph reports:
An Isis commander at a terrorist training camp north of Baghdad accidentally detonated a belt packed with explosives during a demonstration in front of a group militants on Monday, killing himself and 21 nearby trainees.
The accident was a source of dark humour for locals, with suicide attacks in public spaces having become an almost daily occurrence in Iraq.
“This is so funny,” said [Raad Hashim, who works at a liquor store near the site of a bombing last week]. “It shows how stupid they are, those dogs and sons of dogs.”
“This is God showing justice. This is God sending a message to the bad people and the criminals in the world, to tell them to stop the injustice and to bring peace. Evil will not win in the end. It’s always life that wins over death.”
PJ Tatler’s Bridget Johnson, who calls the story a “shot of good news,” notes that National Review’s Charles C. W. Coooke quipped:
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) August 11, 2014