All the glorying in murder in the name of God has become so commonplace that we hardly take notice of it anymore. Remember that “Tawhid” is not just “unity,” as it is translated here, but the Islamic concept of the absolute unity of Allah. That in itself should be enough to convince people that these are something more than just “militants” or the vanguard of a “resistance.” As I have illustrated here again and again, they want to impose a state based on Islamic law, and anyone who values human rights, and abhors the idea that the Creator desires blood and murder, should oppose them. But the general refusal to look squarely at the religious roots of this conflict makes it particularly easy for the American Left, in its opposition to the Iraq war, to see these people as plucky, if somewhat unattractive, freedom fighters. If the nature of the enemy had been acknowledged forthrightly from the beginning, it would be much harder for the Left to sustain that position.
DUBAI, Oct 9 (AFP) – The group headed by suspected Al-Qaeda operative Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi has claimed responsibility for a car bombing in western Iraq on Wednesday that authorities said killed 10 police recruits and that the group said left 40 dead.
A statement on an Islamist website late Saturday said “one of the lion’s cubs of the ‘Brigade of Candidates for Martyrdom,” belonging to the group Tawhid wal Jihad (Unity and Holy War) managed to infiltrate members of the infidels’ would-be civil defense … killing 40 of them.”