No. 3339 - November 2, 2010
A posting on the jihadi forum Shumukh Al-Islam, by a member calling himself "Al-Raya Al-Sawda" ("Black Flag"), suggests booby-trapping the bodies of American soldiers killed in "successful" jihad operations, and then detonating the charges by remote control when other troops come to collect the bodies or when they are on board a plane carrying them back to the U.S.
"Black Flag" wrote: "The crux of the idea is to plant small but deadly bombs within the bodies of the American soldiers after every blessed attack in which the mujahideen gain a victory... The idea may be difficult to realize, and I [personally] do not know how it can be implemented, but Allah knows that if it is done [even] once, it will shock [the Americans], especially if the explosion takes place when the bodies are being flown [to the U.S.]."
The message elicited positive responses from other forum members, who characterized the idea as "excellent" and "very clever." One response pointed out that "someone who doesn't think up [new ideas] never succeeds," and a member called "Abu Hamza" concurred, saying: "The important thing is to bring up ideas, so that they reach the mujahideen, who can develop them... Perhaps the mujahideen have equipment and bombs we don't know about, which can be used for this purpose, inshallah... The idea can also developed further: perhaps the bodies can be saturated with a deadly poison that will kill whoever inhales it..."