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“Fatimah’s Fiancé” – A Video of a Suicide Car Bombing on a Combined Checkpoint of American Soldiers and Iraqi National Guards by the Mujahideen Shura Council
By SITE Institute
February 13, 2006

The Mujahideen Shura Council issued a nine-minute video on Saturday, February 11, 2006, of a suicide car bombing operation in revenge for acts perpetrated upon Muslim woman at Abu Ghraib prison. ?Fatimah?s Fiancé,? Abu Mouwayia al-Shimali, is identified as the bomber, who was purportedly incensed by a letter from Fatimah at Abu Ghraib prison and who did not find ?anything more precious than his soul to offer for the sake of Allah and for the sake of his sisters? honor, asking Allah to accept him as a martyr and marry him to this girl.?

The message from Fatimah is scrolled vertically down the video, breaking as a rose-petaled image of Abu Mouwayia al-Shimali is shown with text reading: ?Fatimah?s Fiancé?. Abu Mouwayia is seen sitting against a wall, a Qur?an propped atop a gun to his right, as he offers supplications to Allah and asks for marriage to Fatimah upon becoming a ?martyr?. Footage of his preparing to leave for the suicide operation precedes his prayers and goodbyes, and the viewer is able to observe the explosive material in the rear and front seat of the car. He rides towards a combined checkpoint of American soldiers and Iraqi National Guards at an unidentified location, and the massive explosion generated by the car bombing allegedly resulted in the death of twenty Americans.

The Mujahideen Shura Council is composed of seven insurgency groups in Iraq: al-Qaeda in Iraq, Victorious Army Group, the Army of al-Sunnah Wal Jama?a, 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.

The video, summary, and translation of on-screen text and audio are provided to our Intel Service members.

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