As I’ve pointed out for years, there is no reliable way to distinguish between jihadists and peaceful Muslims. The implications of this are many. No one is considering them, in Iraq or elsewhere. “Iraq arrests ministry staff on charges of affiliation with Al-Qaeda,” from KUNA, July 8 :
BAGHDAD, July 8 (KUNA) — Iraqi Special Forces arrested three employees of the Iraqi Ministry of Science and Technology on charges of affiliation with Al-Qaeda’s network in the country, the US Army reported Tuesday.
An Army statement said the arrests came on Sunday upon orders of the Interior Ministry and that the three employees worked in the ministry’s Risafa headquarters.
The men are said to be involved in killings and attacks and in planning of several operations to drive residents out of their neighborhoods in Al-Karadah and Al-Rashid areas, it added….