The Shura Council of the Mujahideen of Jerusalem — that is, the consultative council of the jihad warriors of Jerusalem. A Shura Council generally manages affairs in a mosque — how is it that they misunderstand Islam so spectacularly?
A group calling itself the “Shura Council of the Mujahideen of Jerusalem” claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a deadly ambush that killed an Israeli construction worker on the Egyptian border.
In a video posted on the internet, a group of masked and armed men claimed Monday”s attack and announced the formation of the “Shura Council of the Mujahideen of Jerusalem.”
“We announce the formation of the Shura Council of the Mujahideen of Jerusalem as the foundation of a blessed Jihadi operation, with a clear path and features to be a brick in the global project of bringing back the [Islamic] caliphate,” one masked gunman said in the video.
“To the foes of God – the Jews – we say, you infidels must know that what is coming is different than what has preceded and we shall make you drink from the same poisonous glass you gave to the people of Islam in Jerusalem,” the gunman added.
The final part of the video contains recorded statements made by two individuals in armed uniform, one claiming to be an Egyptian and the other insinuating to be a Saudi.
“I am the living martyr by God’s will Abu Huthaifa al-Hathly from the Peninsula of Muhammad (PBUH). We shall leave shortly to undergo a double martyr operation on the border of Egypt with Occupied Palestine today Monday 28 Rajab 1433 coinciding 18-06-2012,” said one of the two armed men who — contrary to the same video – were recording unmasked….