“Any youth can become Zarqawi.” Yes. As Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar showed us, this can happen even in North Carolina. From AFP, with thanks to JE:
Taliban chief Mullah Mohammad Omar says the death of the Al Qaeda leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, will not weaken the Iraqi resistance.
The leader has also expressed sadness over the death of Zarqawi in an air strike yesterday in a statement read to journalists in a satellite telephone call by a purported Taliban spokesman.
“I and all Muslims of Afghanistan’s resistance are very sad by the martyrdom of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi,” the statement read out by Mohammad Hanif said.
But he says there will be no decrease in war “against the crusade invasion”.
“Zarqawi’s martyrdom will not weaken the Iraqi resistance as this is a national resistance, any youth can become Zarqawi,” it said.
“Zarqawi achieved his will and goals.
“He wanted to forge a massive resistance against Americans and he did that.
“Today if Zarqawi is not there, he has left behind thousands of youths who will even accelerate this resistance.”