From Reuters, with thanks to RB:
DUBAI (Reuters) – Al Qaeda Organization in Iraq has slammed as a gathering of infidels an international conference to mark the first anniversary of the Madrid train bombings, and said Islam will prevail.
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan told the three-day conference in the Spanish capital Thursday the world must quickly take concerted action against terrorism and deny extremists the chance to carry out a nuclear attack.
“How many times do the infidels meet in solidarity against Islam and jihad (holy struggle) … and stand in the same trench with one thing on their minds; to fight Muslims and abuse them,” the group said in a statement posted on a Web site used by Islamists Saturday….
Annan called on U.N. members to put aside wrangling over the definition of terrorism that has for years obstructed agreement on an anti-terrorism treaty.
Of course, an anti-terrorism treaty! That will solve this whole thing.
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales told the conference that the fight against terrorism was being won “by nations that cherish freedom and democracy coming together to defend and project these values.”
Al Qaeda’s branch in Iraq said the group was obliged to “terrorize the enemies of God” in a relentless struggle and that it was certain of victory.
“No matter what you prepare, o you infidels, you will be defeated and will never be victorious because God has promised us victory,” it said in the statement….
We’ll see about that.