The acting director of a Baghdad psychiatric hospital has been arrested on suspicion of supplying Al Qaeda in Iraq with the mentally impaired women it used to blow up two crowded animal markets in the city on Feb. 1, killing about 100 people..
Iraqi security forces and U.S. soldiers arrested the man at al-Rashad hospital in east Baghdad on Sunday. They then spent three hours searching his office and removing records. Sources told The Times that the two female bombers had been treated at the hospital in the past.
"They [the security forces] arrested the acting director, accusing him of working with Al Qaeda and recruiting mentally ill women and using them in suicide bombing operations," a hospital official said.
Ibrahim Muhammad Agel, director of the hospital, was killed in the Mansour district of Baghdad on Dec. 11 by gunmen on motorbikes. Colleagues suspect he was shot for refusing to cooperate with Al Qaeda
Mr. Agel died to protect his charges. His replacement sent them to their deaths. Sometimes I wonder what God thinks about these loving and gentle people He has sent down amongst us. Surely, this is a test of who we are as a people, how we treat the most innocent and childlike people in the world. I imagine He is hoping we will learn by their example, have you ever seen someone with DS arrested? Me either. Obviously, the human race has much to learn about kindness and protecting the most vulnerable among us. The US cant scream too awful loud about the rights of these ladies, not with their blood on our OWN hands.