A 22:24 minute audio speech attributed to the Emir of al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, and titled: ?There is No Judgment, but that of Allah,? was issued by the Ministry of Information of the Islamic State of Iraq today, Friday, November 10, 2006. Within his message, Muhajir speaks in the regard of recent events, including the establishment of the Islamic State, American elections in which the Democratic Party gained power within Congress, and the resignation of Donald Rumsfeld as the U.S. Secretary of Defense. These events, he believes, are portents of the victory of the Mujahideen, but on this he does not dwell. Rather, he speaks at greater length to the Mujahideen, specifically calling for the first time to those in Ansar al-Sunnah, the Islamic Army in Iraq, and the Mujahideen Army for their unity with the Islamic State, and continuity of jihad until they grab hold of the White House.
Muhajir observes the American people putting their foot ?on the right path,? and executing wise judgment in the elections on Tuesday, November 7, realizing the ?treachery? of U.S. President George W. Bush and his supporters of Israel. However, he questions if the politicians will fulfill their campaign promises to their constituents and ?relieve the hearts of the mothers by bringing back their children from the teeth of the lions of the Land of Two Rivers?. He then taunts the U.S., calling the state a ?crippled duck,? and asking them not to be as hasty in their retreat as Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, for the Mujahideen are not yet satisfied with the blood of the American soldier in Iraq; an Iraq where even an illiterate farmer, imbued with the doctrine of ?No God, but Allah,? is capable of detonating an explosive device on a symbol of America. To President Bush directly, Muhajir claims that he was deceived by the Shi?ites of Iran to use American soldiers as a conduit to extend the Persian Empire, without firing one bullet or sacrificing one soldier of their own.
The subject of unity pervades the remainder of Abu Hamza al-Muhajir?s speech, as he himself makes a bid to foster agreement amongst the Mujahideen by pledging loyalty to the Emir of the Believers, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi. All that had been established thus far by al-Qaeda in Iraq and its 12,000 Mujahideen are assigned to the direct orders of al-Baghdadi, including an additional 10,000 Mujahideen who await financial support before engaging in jihad. He also calls upon Muslims in enemy security forces to repent, indicating those under the regime of King Abdullah II of Jordan, and makes overtures to other Iraqi insurgency groups to join under one banner. To them he states: ?We are no better than you. You are the pioneers of Jihad and the most obedient soldiers. We consider you the most loyal to Allah. You know that this makes the enemy angry and pleases the friend?.
The Arabic audio clip and transcript are provided to our Intel Service members.