A 30:48 minute audio message purportedly orated by Abu Abdul Rahman al-Iraqi, the Deputy Emir of al-Qaeda in Iraq [Tanzeem Qaedat al-Jihad Fi Bilad al-Rafidayn], titled: ?We Are Not Quitters,? was issued today, October 20, 2005. The speech urges the Islamic Nation to have patience and the mujahideen to hold steadfast in their jihad against the ?crusader/Shi?ite war.? Abu Abdul Rahman mentions Abu Azzam, a member of the group slain in Baghdad, who was a ?pioneer in jihad [and] finished his life as a good scholar and defender of the religion fighting the crusaders and the Shi?ites,? as well as Um Imara al-Ansariyah, the female suicide bomber in Tal Afar, as examples of ?victory in the jihad.?
In addition, the speech describes the month of Ramadan as the ?month of victories,? to not only fast, but to wage jihad, believing that it is ?our duty to remove all the devils in the whole world wherever they are found.? He stresses cohesion with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Emir of al-Qaeda in Iraq, and to continue jihad to construct an Islamic Nation within Iraq, and ?free the captures men and women from the hands of the cross worshippers and the Shi?ites; even if our home are destroyed or our members cut we will never stop our fight.?
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