The Yahoo group Daleel Al-Mojahid (Guide for the Jihadi) has gotten attention in the past few months for passing on threats against Americans. Those threats didn't turn out to be substantive, but the man posting there now offers an oblique excuse: "We promise you a big surprise coming soon which was delayed due to the stupid play of bush and his wizards in the black house."
The "stupid play" seems to have been the capture of Saddam. Daleel assures us that "Saddam is in Iraq and he is still in his right place, so keep on your jihad as we get ready to make a strong come back and diminish these crusaders in the right time at the right moment. From Chechnya to Afghanistan passing by Iraq we will defeat the United States of America with Gods hands and power, we will teach bush and his wizards and turn his magic upon them soon."
You see, the Americans just captured a "Saddam look-a-like." Then they were "taking him out of Iraq and making him go under 6 surgery's to his face which shows so clear in the pictures that were given out, in his eyes and in his cheeks and to his noose and the rest of the face!"
His "noose," eh?
With the terror threat is high this week, Daleel offers a glimpse into the jihadist mindset. Despite earlier wolf-crying episodes, he is full of new threats. One is addressed "to all the crusaders." It declares, "we have warned you alot of times to get out from our muslim lands and stop funding the jewish state but you dont listen and you will never listen."
Therefore, in the coming attack, "Sowrds [sic] of islam will strike the head of the big snake and cut it as we have cut its tale and slapt the rest of its body. and then the world will watch and say (how could a big and great empire like this fall on its knees with out a breath?) and we say what god says in his holy book the Quran (how many times has a small bunch of people been able to win a big and huge army with the word of god!!)." This one concludes: "alaah akbaar and to a new era of islam."
Another message adds: "We can tell you that the wire has been led up and it's in its final stages and nothing will stop it but God and the wisdom of the Arab rules and the non Arab rules, we can tell you that we are people from you and with in you, planning with you and have knowledge of all your planes."
Daleel is all heart. He even apologizes to the human race for what he says is to come: "we apologize from now to the human race from the hardship that will affect them as an aftermath to the attack, but it is a less hardship for us than to see continents slaved, we apologize in advance to the American people and to the European community's but you have stud [stood] hand in hand with your governments and left the Jews take control of the rest of the world."
He lists a number of demands that must be met in order to forestall the attack. These include "The complete and right away stop of your (masked) invasion of our Islamic lands in any part of the world east or west"; "The dismantle of the so called (United Nations and its council) in an international decision"; and "the pricing of oil is left to us and we promise you to make it available at a reasonable price for poor and for rich nations."
The conclusion: "We have given you the solution, so either you are with us or
against us, that's your way of thinking isn't it! But we know that you are not with us but you will be forced to be (and we have warned). It is not in our morals to attack you with such a big attack with out a warning, we wont do what you did to us times and times before under the rule of the devilish tree that was planted by (whom you know) feeding it and giving it water with your blessings as you enslaved your self's and your people under their rule.
"All you have to do now is to stand up for once a real stand for your own good and the good of your nation and people that will be attacked by total destruction (cave of darkness), and history will re-write that your punishment was a combined punishment of all the nations that came before you and walked your same path. And you will then cry like women in your underground caves.
The jihad will be televised: "And it will be fair enough for you to see that for us knowing that you will run away hiding in your underground caves, we will give you a prior few minutes notice before our blessed attack so that you will be able to watch your destruction with your own satellite as we would be by then have passed the sky's of the seventh sky to heaven and your nation to the fires of hell, and what and end for letting you govern them and move them to the direction of hell and what a direction!"
He ends up with the truly Satanic juxtaposition of "Praise to God almighty" with "Islamic Jihad Brigade (Black Death Squad)," of which he is apparently is claiming to be a member.
ADDENDUM: In light of a comment posted here, I thought I should clarify: I do not take the threats above seriously, although there seem to be other threats that have led to the heightened threat level. Aaron Weisburd at Internet Haganah has discovered that Daleel Al-Mojahid is posting from Dubai, and doesn't seem to have any real connection with Al-Qaeda. I present his ravings above not as the contents of a real threat, but (as I said above) as a glimpse into the jihadist mindset, which, alas, is shared by millions today. (One other thing: are real terrorists using the Internet? Sure.)