Al-Qaeda seeks Iraq uprising support

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Al-Qaeda in Iraq's new leader has called on Muslims to support the Iraqi uprising, according to an audio tape received by Aljazeera.


The speaker on the tape was identified as Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, also believed to use the name Abu Ayyub al-Masri.

He became the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq after the killing of his predecessor Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in a US air strike in June.

"Place your hands in our hands ... our enemy has unified his ranks, now is the time to unite," said the speaker on the tape.

The speaker urged Islamists to "kill at least one American within a period not exceeding 15 days".

Al-Muhajir was announced as al-Qaeda in Iraq's new leader on June 12 and received Osama bin Laden's endorsement in an audiotape from the al-Qaeda chief
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/388F6BEF-FFAE-4060-98EA-0ABB487EE1ED.htm
 
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Firstly, heres hoping that the nut-bag is very dissapointed.
secondly, how do we get across to the followers of these people that their leaders' desire is for power and not for the good of the followers of islam?

SC
 
#3
Most of them get it. Unfortunately the ones that get it don't have the guns.

Besides, I have doubts that the shia will embrace al Queda after they destroyed so many mosques and shrines.
 
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'The Royal Institute of International Affairs issued a report yesterday arguing that although al-Qaida remained a powerful group its support was waning. The US-led response to the 2001 attacks had enhanced its reputation among radical Muslims but "seriously undermined" its ability to recruit, organise or raise funds, the report, titled Al-Qaida, Five Years On, said. It also argued that the group's attacks in Saudi Arabia and Jordan had killed Muslims and had therefore alienated many in the Islamic world.

The report said al-Qaida was being eclipsed in some parts of the Arab world by non-violent Islamic groups. It had also been outshone in the eyes of Arab militants by the recent military exploits of the Lebanese Shia group Hizbullah.'

http://www.guardian.co.uk/alqaida/story/0,,1867602,00.html
 
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armchair_jihad said:
The report said al-Qaida was being eclipsed in some parts of the Arab world by non-violent Islamic groups.
Let's hope this becomes a pattern. I will remain cynical, but guardedly hopeful.
 
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armchair_jihad said:
'The Royal Institute of International Affairs issued a report yesterday arguing that although al-Qaida remained a powerful group its support was waning. The US-led response to the 2001 attacks had enhanced its reputation among radical Muslims but "seriously undermined" its ability to recruit, organise or raise funds, the report, titled Al-Qaida, Five Years On, said. It also argued that the group's attacks in Saudi Arabia and Jordan had killed Muslims and had therefore alienated many in the Islamic world.

The report said al-Qaida was being eclipsed in some parts of the Arab world by non-violent Islamic groups. It had also been outshone in the eyes of Arab militants by the recent military exploits of the Lebanese Shia group Hizbullah.'

http://www.guardian.co.uk/alqaida/story/0,,1867602,00.html
Knowing a lot of the people at Chatham House, that precis sounded a bit fishy to me- so I went looking. I suggest you read the whole report, A_J. It's not as cut and dried as the daily journal of Neue Arbeit would have you believe.

http://www.chathamhouse.org.uk/pdf/research/mep/AlQaeda0806.pdf
 
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