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What Terrorists Want – Their Own Words (I)

Leave it to our Italian brothers at Adnkronos International to tell us what our one party media won’t.

For those noble “freedom fighters” Al-Qaeda and its champion, Zarqawi, it’s all about the religion of peace:

IRAQ: WE ARE FIGHTING FOR AN ISLAMIC STATE, SAYS AL-QAEDA IN IRAQ

Baghdad, 18 Oct. (AKI) – Al-Qaeda in Iraq, the terror group led by Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, has released a new statement in which it explains the reasons for its terror campaign and states that they are not fighting the US occupation of Iraq, but to create "an Islamic state which is part of the caliphate and the Muslim territory."

The message from the terror group appeared on the Internet on Tuesday, just a few days ahead of a visit to Baghdad by the secretary general of the Arab League, Amr Moussa. "The secretary of the Arab League has been tasked with going to Iraq to convince the Sunnis to enter the political game so as to stop the Jihad [holy war] in the Sunni areas. With the excuse of national interest, they are trying to save the Americans," the statement says.

The terror group then goes on to reveal its real objectives, saying: "We are not fighting to chase out the occupier or to save national unity and keep the borders outlined by the infidels intact," the statement continues. "We are fighting because it is a religious duty to do it, just as it is a duty to take the Sharia [Islamic law] to the government and create an Islamic state."

In the last few weeks the Islamic forums on the Internet have regularly broadcast images relating to the possible creation of al-Qaeda’s hypothetical Islamic state, which could take shape within Iraq’s rebel al-Anbar province.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, October 18th, 2005. Comments are currently closed.

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