A message posted to a password-protected al-Qaeda affiliated forum today, September 28, 2005, addressed the ?Arabic media agents? and contains comments from an alleged Afghani mujahid in Iraq about the capture and murder of American soldiers. The mujahid claims that he came to Iraq to jihad and commented: ?how many we kill of Americans, and how many prisoners we take, but they (the media) do not say anything about them.? He continues, indicating that any prisoner who is captured and subsequently released has his hand and tongue cut, so that this discovery of bodily mutilation will ?horrify the Americans,? and ultimately terrify the families of the American soldiers.
A full translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.