A letter composed by ?Abu Hamam the Palestinian,? who was allegedly held in a Jordanian prison cell with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and addressing the Emir of al-Qaeda in Iraq, was posted yesterday, April 20, 2006, to a password-protected al-Qaeda-affiliated forum. The message contains several laudatory greetings to Zarqawi, praising him as the ?master of Tawhid? and ?mountain of Tawhid,? and reminiscing about their period in prison and circumstances since that time. He states: ?I still remember when the cowards bombed us from planes and shelled us from tanks You did not weaken, Abu Musab. Allah has granted you success, oh, lion of Tawhid.?
A translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.