A statement issued today, December 12, 2005, by a collaboration of ?Jihad Salafist? groups in Iraq, including al-Qaeda in Iraq and the Victorious Army Group, condemns the political projects in Iraq as seeking to crush Islam and the mujahideen, and delineates three points that they stake as a position away from the ?Crusaders? projects.? In association, also, with Abu Bakr al-Salafiya Brigade, Islamic Jihad Brigades, and the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice Brigades, the groups vow to continue jihad, separate themselves from any group or person who enters into negotiations with the Iraqi government and its supporters, and states that involvement in the ?political operation? is prohibited by Islamic law.
A translation of the statement is provided to our Intel Service members.