“Iraq’s Qaeda warns Sunnis against constitution,” from Reuters, with thanks to Skeetstreet:
DUBAI (Reuters) – Iraq’s al Qaeda blasted calls by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for Sunni Muslims in Iraq to participate in drafting a new constitution, saying those who did would be infidels, according to an Internet statement.
“The crusaders’ hag (Rice) came to sully the land of the caliphate…and wants the participation of apostates and secularists claiming to be Sunnis,” the group led by Jordanian Abu Musab al-Zarqawi said in the statement posted on a Web site used by Islamists on Tuesday.
“Would anyone draft the constitution other than those who do not believe in God’s book…,” said the statement dated May 16. “Our Sunni faith stipulates that the sword and bullets be the only dialogue between us and worshippers of the cross.”
“Our Sunni faith stipulates that the sword and bullets be the only dialogue between us and worshippers of the cross”? What happened to tolerant, pluralistic Islam? How will those who call themselves moderate Muslims convince these people that their Sunni faith does not call for use of the sword and bullets against Christians? Ibrahim Hooper? Jamal Badawi? Khaleel Mohammed? Anyone? Anyone?