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Call to Exchange Captive Infidel for Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman
February 2, 2005

A statement posted to a popular Jihadist message board on February 1, 2005, implores ?the Brigades of the Mujahideen and everyone involved in the detention of this [unnamed and unspecified] Infidel … to request the release of this detained Imam Sheikh [Omar Abdul Rahman, the Blind Sheikh]… Bearing in mind that one finger of the Sheikh is more valuable and more precious than the entire Infidel American people….?

(This message does not identify the captive infidel. However, a statement posted to several Jihadist message boards, purportedly by the Brigades of the Mujahideen -Iraq, claims that the group has captured ?an American soldier after they had killed a number of his comrades and captured the rest,? and issues a 72-hour ultimatum demanding the release of Mujahideen and female prisoners under threat of the captive US soldier?s slaughter.)

A translation of the statement is provided to our Intel Service members.


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