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A Statement from the Emir of the Global Islamic Media Front Regarding the Martyrdom of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
By SITE Institute
June 12, 2006

The Emir of the Global Islamic Media Front, Salah al-Din II, issued in a recent statement a eulogy for the Emir of al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, drawing similarities between the occasion of the death of Zarqawi and a leader from Islamic history, Hamza bin Abdul Mutalib, the uncle of the Prophet Muhammad. He finds that Zarqawi?s tone in his visual speech from April 25, 2006, was one of calm and completeness, and that he had laid the groundwork for the establishment of the Islamic Caliphate in Iraq that was to be built by the provoked Muslim Nation in jihad and ?fighting for the Sake of Allah?. The mujahideen, in the emir?s view, walk the same path that the Prophet Muhammad had built, and Usama bin Laden and Zarqawi had lengthened.

Further, the statement addresses the Muslims in general and ?jihad supporters in particular, asking for patience in jihad and encouraging activity within the Global Islamic Media Front: ?Do not be desperate and do not expect any fruits but only with work, preparing and relying Allah. … Do not forget the media jihad for it is the best support for people who are on the front lines. Do not abandon and sit. .. Let Allah?s enemies fear your pens and tongues?.

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


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