In response to the reported killing today of aid worker Margaret Hassan, abducted in Iraq on October 19, 2004, members of the Al-Ansar message board expressed conflicting emotions, running the gamut from violent jubilation (?Allah Akbar! And thanks to God. Slaughter! Slaughter to every Christian, every apostate, every infidel, and traitor! ?) to solid approval (?If the news turns out to be true, then, God willing, they did well…?) to remonstration (?The womanwas only doing charity work in Iraq. Brave people should kill British soldiers not a weak woman who is only living in Iraq to help the poor people.?) and finally to outrage (?May God Curse those who killed her!?).
Following is a translation of various reactions, shown in the order in which they were posted.
Subject: Execution of the Brit Margaret Hassan
Member: Mudad Uluj
The news is from Al-Jazeera. Al-Jazeera reported having received a video of an individual shooting a woman in the head. The woman is believed to be the Brit Margaret Hassan.
Member: Abu Maarek Al-Sunni
We thank you [for the information]. May the Lord, praise to Him, glorify you!
God! Destroy Americaand its yellow skinned allies and apostates.
God! Support the Mujahideen everywhere
Allah Akbar! Allah Akbar! Allah Akbar! [God is Greatest - 3 times]
God, Lord of the worlds, support the Mujahideen everywhere, and defeat your enemies, enemies of the Religion.
O Glorified! O Almighty! Do not deceive us or let us lose!
Your promise is true, your word is true, and you are the truth.
O Glorified! O Almighty!
O Glorified! O Almighty!
Member: Ibn Al-Urqum
If the news turns out to be true, then, God willing, they did well…
Yes, if the news turns out to be true, then, they did well…
Let the Chirstianizer, Margaret, daughter of the slave of the Cross, and wife of Hassan…
Be an example to her succeeding [female] Christianizers, worshippers of the Cross and Paganism…
To the worshippers of the Cross who were pained by her death, I say the following:
It was not our brothers in Iraqwho killed her, for they have given warning, and ultimatums. He who gives warning, is relieved from responsibility…
No… It was not our brothers in Iraqwho killed her. It was that manslayer, the evil and liar Tony Blair who killed her…
No… It was not our brothers in Iraqwho killed her. It was that frivolous and rancorous brother of hers, slave of the Cross and vampire, Tony Blair who killed her, as he killed others before her.