Zarqawi: doing it all for Allah
From the SITE Institute, , a message purportedly from Al-Qaeda’s Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, posted on a jihadist website. It is noteworthy not only for the responsibility it claims for two suicide bombings in Iraq, but also for the heavy religious tone. Clearly Zarqawi not only understands his struggle as a religious one, but he assumes that this language will appeal to others of like mind, who will find no incongruity in thanking Allah for blowing people to bits.
“On Thursday dated 10 Rabih Al Awwal 1425 [April 29, 2004], the heroic Mujahid – May he be accepted by God – Abu Hussayn Al- Suri [the Syrian] took off in a car filled with explosives targeting a large convoy of troop transports, armored tanks and vehicles (Hummers), that were resting after having escaped from an attack on their camp in the region of Al Radwaniyyah, southwest of Baghdad. He plunged into them with his car – God rest his soul – and was awarded the killing of over seventy soldiers – thanks and gratitude to God.
“And thanks to the Almighty God, the blessed operations against the powers of blasphemy and atheism continue,
“For, on Friday dated 11 Rabih Al Awwal 1425 [April 30, 2004], the heroic Mujahid – May he be accepted by God – Abul Walid Al Tunisi [the Tunisian] took off in a car filled with explosives targeting five troop transports, each transporting around fifteen soldiers in the region of Al Yussufiyyah south of Baghdad. Thanks to God above, he was able to achieve a complete destruction of four of them. Pieces of fifty-one soldiers were blown up and scattered in the air from the intensity of the explosion. Thanks and gratitude to God.
The communiquÃ© added that “no matter how powerful America and its parties are, their strength is nothing compared to that of the Almighty”…
The Military Department
Attawhid and Jihad Group
13 Rabih Al Awwal 1425
May 2, 2004