The Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC) in Algeria recently issued a statement referring to the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad as a ?cowardly weapon? by the West against Islam, and provides an impetus for Muslims to support the mujahideen and repel this alleged aggression. To meet the enemy, the group declares that the mujahideen represent the ?true supporters of the Messenger? in the current era, and they are the means of reviving Islam and raising the flag of oneness in Allah. Further, they reiterate that jihad is the sole option, incumbent upon Muslims to participate. They state: ?So there is no other way by to push back the aggressors and keep the religion sacred, honor and land but with jihad. We have no other choice, so jihad is a must. If not today, it will be tomorrow. And if the nation does not choose it by itself, it will be imposed on it by others?.
A translation of the statement is provided to our Intel Service members.