Iraqi jihadists continue to labor to create a Sharia state. From AP:
Cairo, Aug. 10. (AP): An audio tape purportedly by the spiritual leader of an al-Qaeda-linked group warned that militants intended to kill Iraq’s prime minister and all members of the police and national army.
“We will not allow you to destroy our hopes in this blessed holy war, and we will not let you steal our bright tomorrow, which is now appearing on the horizon,” the speaker on the tape tells the Iraqi police and soldiers.
The roughly 40-minute tape appeared yesterday on an Islamic website known as a clearinghouse for statements by the Iraqi insurgency group, Tawhid and Jihad. The site identifies the speaker as Sheik Abu Anas al-Shami.
The voice could not be immediately verified as that of al-Shami, but the cleric did issue a similar pro-militant tape on the same Web site on July 28.