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“A Message from an Immigrant Mujahid to the Scholars of the Nation” - A Video Message by al-Qaeda in Iraq
By SITE Institute
January 17, 2006

A six-minute video titled: ?A Message from an Immigrant Mujahid to the Scholars of the Nation,? was recently released by al-Qaeda in Iraq, questioning these Muslim scholars for their lack of support to the mujahideen. A masked mujahid sits in front of an image of the Gulf region where Iraq is highlighted in red and yellow, and asks that if the jihad in Iraq is according to Islamic Shari?a, or law, then why have the scholars branded the mujahideen ?dissenters? and allowed the people in al-Fallujah to eat tree leaves and urinate blood as many Muslims died from thirst.

As he castigates the scholars, the mujahid, also referred to as a military leader, reminds of the destruction wrought upon the people of al-Qaim, Tal Afar, Samarra, and Rawah, and alleged crimes against Muslim women and children by Americans and Shi?ites. Further, he states: ?We are ignorant but we will not have mercy in the day of resurrection. We will hang to your necks and demand our Shari?a rights imposed on you by Allah.?

The video clip and translation of selected excerpts of the message are provided to our Intel Service members.


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