A child?s recitation in a 4:50 minute video eulogy for Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the deceased Emir of al-Qaeda in Iraq, was distributed Saturday, July 22, 2006, to a password-protected jihadist forum by a group calling itself the ?Supporters of Jihad?. Following an excerpt of a Zarqawi speech, Qur?anic verses and prayers to Allah, a young child wearing a black mask and outfit, holding a gun, and seated in front of a map of Eurasia, asks Allah to accept Zarqawi, the ?Emir of the Slaughters,? as a martyr, and to protect Usama bin Laden. The child, indicated by the group to be ?Abu al-Zarqawi al-Bahraini,? then addresses those considered the ?enemies of Allah,? infidels and polytheists, stating: ?if killing Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has benefited you, then we are following his path, with Allah?s permission, and we will never change, even if we are hewn into pieces or hung by our heels?.
The video and a transcript are provided to our Intel Service members.