Zarqawi’s relatives pray for a multiplication of the Tiny Minority of Extremistsâ„¢. From Reuters:
ZARQA, Jordan (Reuters) – In the bleak Jordanian city where Abu Musab al-Zarqawi grew up, shocked relatives mourned the al Qaeda leader’s death as a loss to Islam and prayed for 1,000 “Zarqawis” to fight the Americans in his place.
“This is a tragedy. We are all sad here,” said Zarqawi’s uncle, Yazm Khalayleh, 64.
“We have to be sad because he was fighting the infidels. Anyone who says he is not sad is lying; people believe he is a martyr. We do not want to believe that he is dead.”…
Relatives and neighbors hailed Zarqawi as a hero of Islam and hoped his death would not impede the insurgency in Iraq.
“God willing there will be 1,000 Zarqawis to fight the Americans,” another relative, Ahmed Khalayleh, told Reuters.