“Voice of the Caliphate”: what clearer indication could there be of the jihadists’ overall goal to reestablish the caliphate and by means of it to establish the hegemony of Islamic law over the world? While it is unlikely at this point that they will ever succeed in America, it is not unlikely that they will try to do violence here to achieve their purposes.
Also, even if they plan to pursue this goal by peaceful means, they are still set against core principles of the U.S. Constitution. This indicates that simply to hunt for “terrorists” is out of focus: what about all those who may be trying to advance the same agenda as that of the terrorists by peaceful means? Why is there no examination in the government or the mainstream media of the overall goals of the terrorists? Why is no serious effort being made to determine how many Muslims in America believe that the U.S. Constitution should ultimately be replaced by Sharia?
“New Al-Qaeda Weekly Internet News Broadcast Celebrates U.S. Hurricanes and Gaza Pullout, Reports on Al-Zarqawi’s Anti-Shiite Campaign and Chemical Mortar Shells in Iraq,” from MEMRI, with thanks to all who sent this in:
The following are excerpts from Sout Al-Khilafa, Al-Qaeda’s new on-line weekly news broadcast. TO VIEW THIS CLIP VISIT: http://memritv.org/search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=862.
In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate.
The Global Media Front presents to you Sout Al-Khilafa [The Voice of the Caliphate].
Speaker: “In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate. The headlines of this news summary: Gaza has been liberated — a great victory, yet a weighty responsibility. In Iraq, Abu Mus’ab Al-Zarqawi declares a war of Sunni vengeance, and Hurricane Katrina is the beginning of the divine, just punishment.”
Caption: “Sout Al-Khilafa”
Speaker: “Welcome to the ‘The Nation’s Weekly News Summary’ program. First, the Sout Al-Khilafa team sends its best wishes to the Islamic nation for the defeat of the Zionist occupation in a portion of occupied Palestine. We also congratulate ourselves on the destruction caused in America, by one of Allah’s soldiers. The Muslim multitudes in Palestine were seen thronging to the liberated lands, waving the banner of victory. Meanwhile, the mouthpieces of the so-called Palestinian Authority spoke about disarming the mujahideen under the pretext of what they called ‘the weapons anarchy.’ But the response of the mujahideen groups on the front lines was clear. They announced their refusal to disarm as long as the occupier remains in the land of the Muslims.”
Caption: “Sout Al-Khilafa”
Speaker: “We now move on to the occupied land, to the land of the Caliphate, the glorious land of Iraq. The American wolves, and behind them the Rafidite Shiite dogs, have desecrated our [women’s] honor in Tel’afar and other Sunni cities, while the Muslims and the scholars of the Sultans keep silent….
“The Islamic Army in Iraq announced that it has launched 10 chemical mortar shells and 45 Katyusha missiles on a base of the American forces and the ‘Pagan’ [National] Guard in Al-Madain. Many soldiers fled the base and anarchy took over, which is an indication of the number of casualties the enemy suffered.
“The entire Islamic world overflowed with joy when Hurricane Katrina struck in America, which seemed to reel from the strength of the hurricane and went asking for aid from all the countries of the world. Broken and completely humiliated, George Bush, a fool who is being obeyed, announced his obvious incapability to deal with the wrath of Allah that visited the city of homosexuals.
“While Louisiana is trying to recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, another hurricane fiercely struck the state of North Carolina, on the Atlantic coast, but so far there have been no casualties or significant damage, as was expected. We hope that Allah will humiliate America with this hurricane to make it a lesson for whoever wants to listen.