Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Zarqawi's Declaration of Indeputzness

From Associated Press:

An Internet audiotape posted Wednesday, purportedly by the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, denounced Iraq's Shiites as collaborators with the Americans and said the country's rulers were traitors to Islam.

The tape was the first said to be from the Jordanian-born militant since a new, Shiite-dominated government was put in place in early May. In the past weeks, al-Qaida in Iraq and other militant groups have stepped up their campaign of car bombings, suicide attacks, shootings and kidnappings.

The speaker, purported to be al-Zarqawi, also justified the deaths of fellow Muslims in attacks against U.S. troops and their Iraqi allies, saying jihad — or holy war — was too important to be hindered.

"God ordered us to attack the infidels by all means ... even if armed infidels and unintended victims — women and children — are killed together," he said. "The priority is for jihad so anything that slows down jihad should be overcome."

The authenticity of the tape, posted on an Internet Web forum where al-Qaida in Iraq statements are often posted, could not be independently verified. The voice resembled that on previous al-Zarqawi tapes. U.S. intelligence was conducting a technical analysis to verify its authenticity, said an American official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Shiites are "collaborating with the worshippers of the cross," who invaded Iraq, corrupted the country and violated holy sites, the speaker said. "This is all taking place under of a state of apostasy among the rulers of this nation."

Oh come on, Abu Musab, admit it. You just like to kill people.

You see, people, this is the best Zarqawi can muster. Basically, what he's saying is the Shiites won the election, so that makes them apostates. The Shiites have somthing like 60-70% of the population in Iraq, and they got 48% of the vote. That indicates that the Shiites did not vote en bloc. Instead they, along with many other Iraqi's voted for the best person for the job.

Zarqawi can't stand that his group, the Sunni's, who had a veritable apartheid system going on in Iraq under Hussein, do not have the controlling interest anymore.

Hey, that's Democracy, Musab. Of course, that's what you call collaboration.