The bloodlust continues. “Iraq Al-Qaeda shows execution despite ‘Zawahiri letter,'” from AFP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
DUBAI (AFP) – Al-Qaeda in Iraq released a video purporting to show the execution of an Iraqi who worked for US forces, days after Washington said the group had been told such killings cost the movement support.
The video was released by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s group after US authorities said they had seized a letter from Al-Qaeda’s overall number two, Ayman al-Zawahiri, telling him his campaign of executions and attacks on Muslims was damaging popular, mainly Sunni Arab, support for the insurgency.
The letter was swiftly denounced as untrue by Al-Qaeda in Iraq, with an Internet statement calling on “Muslims to ignore such cheap propaganda”, adding that the killing of “infidel” Muslims was allowed.
Monday’s video on an Islamist website showed a man with his hands tied behind his back being shot twice in the head and dumped in a wasteland.
The undated film, whose authenticity could not be verified, was titled “Application of Divine Judgement on a Contractor Working for the Crusaders,” in reference to US-led forces in Iraq.