A statement titled: ?The Sword and Slaughter to He Who Joins the Police and the Army,? was issued today, April 20, 2006, by the Shari?a Commission of the Mujahideen Shura Council in Iraq. As this title states, the group threatens all Muslims who join the ranks of the Iraqi security forces to serve the ?devils,? considering them as ?converters? who support the government. The Council reiterates its position concerning the soon-to-be-formed Iraqi government, claiming that its officials have deified themselves.
The statement also reads that the Iraqi people are divided into three groups: the mujahideen, a group that ?worships the devils? and deploy in their support, and a third group who ?holds the stick from the middle and is waiting to see who is going to win and they will follow them?.
The Mujahideen Shura Council is composed of eight insurgency groups in Iraq: al-Qaeda in Iraq, Victorious Army Group, the Army of al-Sunnah Wal Jama?a, Jama?a al-Murabiteen, 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.
A translation of the statement is provided to our Intel Service members.