A message allegedly composed by Mullah Krekar, the leader of Ansar al-Islam, a radical Islamic group composed of Kurds and Arabs and believed to be affiliated with al-Qaeda, was recently distributed to a jihadist forum. The lengthy, detailed document titled: ?An Uneventful Pursuance of the War on the Danish Offense,? contains several points of Mullah Krekar?s belief that the West seeks to marginalize religion by undermining the authority of any religious figure, text, or language. He also discusses the West?s philosophical view of existence and its embrace and reformation of eastern Christianity, as he seeks to make the reader understand the issue concerning the caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad and the summary judgment of leaders that it merely represents freedom of expression.
The document further develops Mullah Krekar?s understanding of the West vis-ŕ-vis Islam, stating that it wants to ?remove from our religion the sacredness of our book and our Messenger? and construct what he calls ?Protestant Islam? or remove it from the collective altogether. He posits that Western Muslims are lost and confused as they are separate from the Caliphate and observe only ?false witnesses between Muslims?. Of those Muslims who reside in Denmark, they are only afforded protection by the constitution that did not allow Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen to ?determine their faith?.
Further, Mullah Krekar argues of the weakened state of Western Muslims, stating: ?In this state of destruction, we should not believe that we will take the struggle to the West on its land and we should not charge the oppressed Muslims in the West with a responsibility that we know beforehand that they cannot bear.?
A translation of the document is provided to our Intel Service members.