October 29th, 2012
08:44 AM ET

Sunni extremists: We set off bombs in Iraq, more to come

A Sunni extremist group with links to al Qaeda is claiming responsibility for bombs that exploded in Iraq over the weekend.

A wave of attacks shook Iraqis as they were celebrating the Muslim holiday of Eid.

The Islamic State of Iraq said online that they were fighting against the detention of Sunni women allegedly held by Iraqi security forces.

In the statement, the ISI claims that the Shiite Rafidi government have conducted a series of arrests that targeted Sunni women in order to pressure their relatives to surrender to authorities or to blackmail their relatives. Attacking during Eid was intended to deliver a message: You are not safe, even during a holiday built around peace.

“What will come after will be much worse so be prepared,” the statement warns.

The ISI has a media department, and they made the statement which CNN cannot authenticate. But it appeared on various radical Islamist sites known for posting similar al Qaeda messages and recruitment videos. The Islamic State of Iraq is an umbrella group of a number of Sunni extremist groups that includes al Qaeda in Iraq.

The ISI was created to replace the al Qaeda in Iraq brand in order to appeal to more Iraqis.

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  1. kudson

    thank you to the white mullahs for democracy in Iraq

    October 29, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joebob

    ISLAM -THE RELIGION OF PIECE – "KABOOM" A PIECE OF YOU HERE – A PIECE OF YOU THERE.

    October 29, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Hasan

    Ever during the eid holiday AlSaud is busy sending us suicide bombers seriously does that guy ever sleep

    October 29, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. mary999

    The sunni extremists are backed by the saudi government, America's pampered child.......

    October 29, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cyrus

      Well said.

      October 29, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. BOMBO ©

    Yup. Build a nice big wall around the Islamic world. No one gets in or out. See you in a few centuries. Maybe you'll have evolved by then.

    October 29, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bill the realist

    Islam the religion of peace. Ha ha ha yuk yuk yuk ha haha Muslims killing Muslims
    Ha haha yuk yuk yuk go Islam ha ha ha yuk yuk yuk

    October 29, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Matthew Hutchinson

    So i suppose this is Americas fault too. LOL these people just like to kill each other and that is that. Good thing we are out

    October 29, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Phartum

    Muslims killing Muslims! It means less people in an already overcrowded world and those killed go straight to paradise to be greeted by 72 virgins especially chosen by Allah. Sounds like a win/win situation.

    October 29, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mohammed Alah

    Please america send us more weapons in bombs. We do not desereve life on this beautiful planet that's why we wan't to eradicate muslim faith.

    October 29, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ytuque

    A follower of the so-called religion of peace said "You are not safe, even during a holiday built around peace."

    October 30, 2012 at 3:09 am | Report abuse |
  11. Rahul

    I wish Death for every single muslim on this earth, it may be good muslim or bad muslim. ISlam itself is rotten shiitty religion, and so are all muslims. Strip muslims off Human rights, they dont deserve human rights and should nuked without mercy so that peace will come to this beautiful planet at once.

    October 30, 2012 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
    • cxvcvc

      abay animals ki pooja karnay walay .. bhool gaya soomnath ki jang

      October 30, 2012 at 3:36 am | Report abuse |
  12. ZULFIKAR ZIARAT

    The media always refers to wahabis/salafists as sunni extremists there is nothing sunni about the wahabis. they disrespect everything a sunni respects.

    October 30, 2012 at 3:29 am | Report abuse |
  13. gliese42

    The Sunnis like the Kurds have the right to have their own nation when Iraq is now under the direct rule of the Iranians

    October 30, 2012 at 5:27 am | Report abuse |
  14. ronvan

    WE need to stop kidding ourselves and get the heck out of this entire area! These people LIVE to KILL!! Their religion is just an excuse! You know something is wrong when their religion teaches that it is OK to kill all the infidels! Here is MY interpretation of Infidels. Non Muslims, people who say anything bad about muslims, and of course muslims. They cannot even figure out WHO to kill so they just kill everyone! BOMBO's comment to build a wall and put all muslims behind it sounds crazy, BUT, 1.5 Billion muslims in the world! YET we constantly hear that all these attacks are being done by a FEW extremeists? IF true then WHY are the MANY letting the FEW represent & define muslims & their religion? Could it be, just maybe, that the FEW

    October 30, 2012 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
  15. ronvan

    WE need to stop kidding ourselves and get the heck out of this entire area! These people LIVE to KILL!! Their religion is just an excuse! You know something is wrong when their religion teaches that it is OK to kill all the infidels! Here is MY interpretation of Infidels. Non Muslims, people who say anything bad about muslims, and of course muslims. They cannot even figure out WHO to kill so they just kill everyone! BOMBO's comment to build a wall and put all muslims behind it sounds crazy, BUT, 1.5 Billion muslims in the world! YET we constantly hear that all these attacks are being done by a FEW extremeists? IF true then WHY are the MANY letting the FEW represent & define muslims & their religion? Could it be, just maybe, that the FEW are the GOOD muslims and their actions are actually supported by the MANY because of their silence? Even their religious leaders remain silent, in support of the few? Really makes me think!

    October 30, 2012 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
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