“New Al Qaeda Chief: I Slit Their Throats,” from the Mirror, :
THE new head of al-Qaeda in Iraq personally slit the throats of two US soldiers whose bodies were found near Baghdad, it was claimed last night.
A statement on the internet gloated that Abu Hamza al-Muhajir had “implemented” sentence on the “two captive crusader parasites”….
But the uncle of one of the slain soldiers misplaced his ire:
Last night Kristian Menchaca’s uncle Ken MacKenzie lashed out at the US government saying it had not done enough to bring them to safety.
He told NBC TV: “Because the government did not have a plan in place, my nephew has paid for it with his life.” Another US soldier, David Babineau, 25, was also killed in the attack….
And the jihadists gloated and invoked religion:
The killers’ statement, supposedly from the al-Qaeda-led Mujahideen Shura Council – an umbrella body of Sunni militant groups – could not be authenticated.
Posted on a web forum used by Islamists, it said: “We bring good tidings to the nation of Islam from the battlefields. O my nation: rejoice that the ruling of God… against the two captive crusader parasites has been carried out by having their throats slit.
“God Almighty has graced the leader Abu Hamza al-Muhajir… with implementation of the sentence.” Ex-boss of al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, was killed in a US air strike on 7 June.