In accord with Qur’an 48:29, “Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves.” From AP, “Al-Qaida video shows execution-style killing of 5 Iraqi policemen,” :
BAGHDAD (AP) – Al-Qaida’s arm in Iraq released a video Saturday showing its guerrillas lining up five captured Iraqi security officers and executing them in the street, one of a string of recent attacks claimed by the group led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
A statement posted on an Islamist website along with the video denounced the five men as “American dogs,” and the group warned other Iraqis they would meet the same fate if they join the security forces loyal to the government of Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, seen as collaborators with the U.S. military.
In the video, one of the prisoners identified himself as Lieut. Bashar Latif Jassim and said his mission was to “prevent terrorists from entering Iraq.”
When asked by one his captors – who did not appear on camera – who the terrorists are, Jassim said: “Those who sabotage the country.”
The five prisoners – apparently captured in the insurgent hotbed of Ramadi, west of Baghdad – were shown sitting on the ground with five masked gunmen behind them, one reading a statement. A banner carrying the name of al-Zarqawi’s group, al-Qaida in Iraq, hung in the background.
“Here is another bunch of apostates in the land of Iraq, another group of the doomed soldiers who came to the blessed jihad land of Ramadi to support the apostate Allawi government and help the unjust American enemy,” said the man reading the statement.
“As usual, jihadists have no mercy when it comes to such infidel souls,” he said.
The video then showed the five men lined up, their hands bound behind their back, and shot in a street in broad daylight. The guerrillas repeatedly shot the men even after they fell to the ground.