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The Army of al-Sunnah Wal Jama’a Announces its Intention to Join the Mujahideen Shura Council, which is Accepted by the Council
By SITE Institute
January 30, 2006

During this past weekend of January 28-29, 2006, correspondence between the Army of al-Sunnah Wal Jama?a and the Mujahideen Shura Council in Iraq via the Internet entailed the former announcing its request to join the Council, already composed of six groups including al-Qaeda in Iraq and the Victorious Army Group, and the acceptance into the collaboration. Abd al-Nasir, Emir of the Army of al-Sunnah Wal Jama?a opened communications addressing the Council that he is ?at your service? stating: ?We place all we have at the disposal of the Shura. I say for myself that I want, indeed desire to be a guard guarding the door of the Council, and be one part of Islam. You by the power and strength of Allah came to me. You invited me to unity and coming together, I am just a memorizer of the Qur?an who will follow. I will not delay, blessed Council, with a media plan and Shari?a policy.?

The initial correspondence from the Army of al-Sunnah Wal Jama?a entreats other insurgency groups in Iraq, including the Islamic Army, Ansar al-Sunnah, Mujahideen Army, Twentieth Revolution Brigades, Ja?ami, and al-Rashideen Army, to join the council, ?under this tent whose pegs you are?. In addition, the emir pledges to ?sacrifice? for Usama bin Laden, pledging his love to the al-Qaeda leader, and urges the mujahideen for ?Zeal. Zeal. Sword. Sword. Slaughter. Slaughter to every hypocrite infidel who in insolent to Allah, His messenger and His religion.?

A reply from the Mujahideen Shura Council accepts the request, stating that they welcome ?the brothers in Tawhid and they hake hands with them and announce that the door is open to anyone who wants to join.?

The Mujahideen Council, according to their statement of establishment, is composed of six insurgency groups in Iraq: al-Qaeda in Iraq, Victorious Army Group, Ansar al-Tawhid Brigades, Islamic Jihad Brigades, the Strangers Brigades, and the Horrors Brigades, collaborating to meet the ?unbelievers gathering with different sides? and defend Islam.

A translation of both announcements is provided to our Intel Service members.

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