Of course, they’re identified as a “militant” group, but the name “Tawhid and Jihad” suggests otherwise. Tawhid is the Islamic notion of absolute monotheism. From Reuters:
DUBAI (Reuters) – A militant group calling itself Tawhid and Jihad has killed three Turks it was holding hostage in Iraq, Al Jazeera television reported Thursday.
The Arabic television channel said it had received a video from the group showing the hostages being killed.
But it only aired a brief segment showing the men clutching their passports and sitting on the floor in front of three masked gunmen, one of whom was reading a statement.
The gunmen were standing in front of a black banner which looked similar but not identical to the flag of Jama’at al-Tawhid and Jihad, which is headed by al Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.