The Supporters of the Sunni People issued a message dated yesterday, October 23, 2005, addressing the ?Shi?ite grave worshippers,? who allegedly capitalized on the opportunity to launch a hatred campaign upon the Sunni people following the confrontations between the mujahideen and the coalition and Iraqi forces? armies. According to the group, the Shi?ites who ?wear the National Guard and Interior police uniforms? victimize the Sunni people on a daily basis, an act of aggression which the Supporters of the Sunni People announce they are united to stop.
The message indicates that the group does not view themselves as an ?army, an organization, or a party? but are ?ordinary? Muslims who represent the Sunni people in Iraq. The group announces that any act perpetrated upon the Sunnis by the Shi?ites will be reciprocated in kind, stating: ?We will have no mercy on any of you and we will allow killing you as you kill us.?
In the past, the Supporters of the Sunni People issued a communiqué claiming responsibility for assassinating the president of the Iraqi Karate Union on July 18, 2005 , and murdering fifteen Shi?ites at a fabricated checkpoint in Baghdad, on August 2, 2005 .
A full translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.