Al-Qaeda issues a helpful statement of its intentions for those who do not read Jihad Watch. Of course, Sharia is already part of the Iraqi Constitution, so why do they oppose it? From AKI, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
Baghdad, 18 Oct. (AKI) – Al-Qaeda in Iraq, the terror group led by Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, has released a new statement in which it explains the reasons for its terror campaign and states that they are not fighting the US occupation of Iraq, but to create “an Islamic state which is part of the caliphate and the Muslim territory.”
The message from the terror group appeared on the Internet on Tuesday, just a few days ahead of a visit to Baghdad by the secretary general of the Arab League, Amr Moussa. “The secretary of the Arab League has been tasked with going to Iraq to convince the Sunnis to enter the political game so as to stop the Jihad [holy war] in the Sunni areas. With the excuse of national interest, they are trying to save the Americans,” the statement says.
The terror group then goes on to reveal its real objectives, saying: “We are not fighting to chase out the occupier or to save national unity and keep the borders outlined by the infidels intact,” the statement continues. “We are fighting because it is a religious duty to do it, just as it is a duty to take the Sharia [Islamic law] to the government and create an Islamic state.”