Flotilla Casualties Identified as Turkish Islamists

(Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center) Out of the nine people killed aboard the Mavi Marmara, four were identified as IHH operatives or activists. Four others were members of Turkish Islamic organizations or parties affiliated with the IHH, mainly the Felicity Party (Saadet Partisi), which espouses war on Zionism and confrontation with the West. One of those killed is a former Taekwondo champion; another worked at an Istanbul sports association; still another worked as a security guard at IHH conferences. Half of those killed had told their relatives of their wish to die as martyrs. No human rights activists were among the victims.

2010-06-21 10:05:23

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