Al-Qaeda in Iraq issued a message dated Saturday, November 26, 2005, from the ?brothers and sons? of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, addressing the al-Khalayla tribe, Zarqawi?s family, and its reported disowning of the group?s Emir. The message explains that al-Qaeda in Iraq was ?hurt? by the tribe?s reaction announcement and questions if it was from obedient acquiescence to ?Allah?s enemy?, or compelled by threats and pressures. Further, the group questions the al-Khalayla tribe that if disavowing Zarqawi summarily disavows those who ?made enemies? of Jews, Christians, and ?converters? and those who defend the Muslim people.
Media reports indicate that last week, family members of Zarqawi from the al-Khalayla tribe disowned the Emir of al-Qaeda in Iraq for his having masterminded the suicide bombings that struck three Jordanian hotels on November 9.
A translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.