Saturday, May 28, 2005

Al Jazeera Confirms It
American War Plans Are Working

Al Qaeda's Chief in Iraq, Abu Mus'ab Al-Zarqawi is reportedly dying from a gunshot wound suffered in Operation Matador. But, that didn't stop Al Jazeera from running footage of an old interview with him recently. From Front Page Magazine:

Yesterday, as part of a special background profile, Al-Jazeera aired the first known video footage of Al-Qaeda's leader in Iraq, Abu Mus'ab Al-Zarqawi. The following are excerpts from the profile. To view the clip, visit here.

Reporter: "Perhaps no man has experienced the paradox of living in the dark while all the world's spotlights are focused on him as much as the mysterious Jordanian, Abu Mus'ab Al-Zarqawi.

"This makes him somewhat similar to Osama Bin Laden and the rest of the Al-Qaeda leaders. He differs from them in that he has refrained from sending televised messages, especially in the past two years, in which his star shone as the most brutal leader of the armed militants fighting the Americans in Iraq.

"Before that, only a few people had heard the name Al-Zarqawi or knew what he looked like. But when he began to be pursued as America's most wanted man in Iraq, this myth gave rise to attempts to describe him as a symbol of the struggle by some, and a horrifying nightmare by others, while questions regarding his personality and goals still arouse much controversy."

Voice of Al-Zarqawi: "With Allah's help, we raid them as they raid us, and attack them as they attack us."

Reporter: "Al-Zarqawi, whose real name is Ahmad Fadil Nazzal Al-Khalayla, was born in 1966 in the Jordanian city of Zarqa, to a family from the Bani Hasan tribe. He spent his childhood in a poor and crowded environment, and in his teens, he became what they call a neighborhood bully. He soon turned to religion and began to frequent mosques, where he made friends with members in Islamic groups calling for Jihad.

"In the late 1980's, Al-Zarqawi joined the so-called 'Jihad against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.' There he met a man named Abu Muhammad Al-Maqdissi, and after returning to Jordan, the two formed what came to be known as the 'Al-Tawhid' group. Its members were arrested by Jordanian security forces in 1994, and were tried in the State Security court.

"Al-Zarqawi's five years in jail shaped his personality more and more. The court later sentenced to death in absentia after convicting him of planning the assassination of the American diplomat Thomas Foley [sic. The diplomat's real name was Laurence Foley] in Amman. His personality led him to Iraq, where he engaged in bloody incursions with both the Americans and the Iraqi security forces.

"This enabled him to reach an agreement with Osama Bin Laden. The two united, and Bin Laden appointed Al-Zarqawi 'Emir' of the so-called 'Qaedat Al-Jihad in the Land of the Two Rivers (Iraq).'"

In case you missed it, that's Al Jazeera confirming that the Americans war plans are working. Take the fight to Arab turf, and the terrorists will come from all corners of Dar al-Islam (Land of Islam) to meet us in battle. Official confirmation: Al Qaeda is in Iraq, with Bin Laden's blessing.

For those of you keeping score at home, that means we're fighting them there in Iraq, rather than them fighting against us here in the U.S.