A message authored by Hussein bin Mahmoud, a Muslim scholar who supports the mujahideen and whose publications are posted to al-Qaeda-affiliated websites, and addresses to the leaders of the mujahideen, was posted yesterday a password-protected al-Qaeda-affiliated forum. The message is steeped in Qur?anic verses advancing Mahmoud?s urging for these Muslims to be patient and maintain their strength and belief in Allah, and know that it is not by their own ability alone that they have found success, but it was Allah?s Doing. He states: ?You know that armies are defeated with wrongdoing, and not by a human or a weapon, so keep up the good spirit and smiling faces of the good people.?
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