On the occasion of the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Emir of al-Qaeda in Iraq, today, June 8, 2006, Lewis Attiya Allah, an al-Qaeda ideologist, issued a eulogy to a password-protected al-Qaeda-affiliated forum, asking Allah accept him as a ?martyr? and to ?compensate? the Muslims for the loss. He states: ?Abu Musab carried out his duties, but Allah chose him and He chose the best for him, Allah willing.? Attiya Allah continues by describing several of Zarqawi?s virtues and his faith and love in Allah and Islam, and argues that the martyrdom of Zarqawi is a ?victory? for the doctrine of Tawhid (oneness in Allah). The eulogy casts woe upon the enemies of Allah, including the ?malicious Crusaders… cursed Jews…and straying Shi?ites,? and addressing them: ?you are losers and failures and Allah left you with what will hurt you, you enemies of Allah.?
Lewis Attiya Allah concludes with a message: ?We are all al-Zarqawi?.
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