Here is another one for the Islamic apologists who claim that Sufism is a peaceful, pluralistic, and tolerant form of Islam. From the jihadist site Jihad Unspun, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
While Sufism is often discounted as “Islam-lite” and their practices described as mystical, it appears that the Qadiri order that has long had a presence in Iraq of some importance can no longer ignore the occupation while contemplating the beauty of the universe as the oppressors spill the Muslim blood. On Saturday, The Sufi Jihadi Squadrons of Shaykh “˜Abd al-Qadir al-Gilani announced their formation and the beginning of their military operations against the US occupation forces in Iraq….
The statement by the Sufi Squadrons reads in part:
“With the blessings of God the Exalted it has been announced in the capital of Harun ar-Rashid [Baghdad] today that the Jihadi Sufi Squadrons of Shaykh “˜Abd al-Qadir al-Gilani have been formed to join the rest of their brothers on the fields of combat against the tyrant America, drawing inspiration from the life of the Messenger of God [Muhammad] — may blessings and peace be upon him — and his lessons and teachings, and marching along one line together with the rest of the Jihadi Resistance organizations until such time as your Lord decrees the expulsion of the occupier from the occupied territory of Iraq.”
Your brothers in the Squadron of “˜Abd al-Qadir al-Gilani have seized the day today to announce themselves as a combat force against the American occupation in Iraq, having previously limited ourselves to prayer and seeking guidance. It is God who is the source of success, before and after. He guides whom He wills to the path of the Mighty, Merciful God.”