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A Video by the Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC): “Where is He Who Wants Martyrdom?,” and a Message about the State of Jihad in Algeria
By SITE Institute
June 5, 2006

The Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC) in Algeria recently issued an 11:25 minute video titled: ?Where is He Who Wants Martyrdom?,? featuring the group?s movements, preparations, and meetings. A speech included within the film contains motivational rhetoric towards jihad, asking the mujahideen to remain fighting together against the enemy and stating: ?You pledged not to run away. You pledged to die.? In addition, a lengthy document was included that introduced the video, presenting the state of jihad in Algeria following thirteen years since its inception. The message stresses the importance of the information role in the group?s fight, having already experienced a tarnishing of the mujahideen?s image by media channels, and notes that much support is needed by members of the jihadist Internet community, publishing statements and drawing analysis and comments, ?which evaluate the situation in Algeria and watch it closely?.

Domestically, the group addresses their jihad against the ?converted? Algerian regime so as to apply Islamic law, stating that they have slowed the government?s projects. Also, internationally, the statement notes the presence of large oil reserves in Algeria, constituting one of the state?s largest exports: ?This situation attracted to it Western thieves and this appeared in the unlimited support to the converted regime in fighting Mujahideen and putting pressure on them?. Due to the concern over oil, the group suggests attacking oil fields, harkening to Usama bin Laden?s call, and within this economic effect, there will be an international fear of success by the GSPC, ?near and far as the Tunisian Minister of the Interior said two years ago what means the victory of Algerian fighters means the end of Tunisia?.

The video and translation of the message are provided to our Intel Service members.

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