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Al-Qaeda in Iraq Releases New Publication, "Thurwat al-Sanam" (The Highest Intuition)
By SITE Institute
March 2, 2005

Today, March 2, 2005, Abu Maysara al-Iraqi, the official spokesman of al-Qaeda in Iraq(Qaedat al-jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn), electronically distributed a new publication titled The Highest Intuition (Thurwat al-Sanam).

The 43-page magazine, volume one in what seems to be an upcoming series, seeks to inspire active mujahideen in Iraq. Written by younger Muslims, the preface to the publication begins with a mission statement from its editorial board. ?This is a loud cry,? it explains, ?written by young writers to keep Allah?s words, which we share with our sword-carrying brothers, about what Allah gave us about wisdom and guidance in the Qur?an, the Sunnah, and understanding the Sahaba and their followers [so we may] pledge to people [entrance] to the Garden of Eden.?

Repeating the importance of the sword in the religion of Islam, the authors go on to state that ?our call is to make the word of Allah the highest, and the Sharia will rule the East and West of the Earth, to wipe out unbelievers wherever they are and in any form.?

Other subjects in the magazine include a message written by Usama bin Laden to the mujahideen in Iraqaccepting the allegiance of Zarqawi to al-Qaeda, as originally aired by al-Jazeera on Decemeber 27, 2004, as well as a communication from Zarqawi to bin Laden, the purpose of the US-led war in Iraq, and remarks regarding the recent Iraqi elections.

Selected translated portions of this magazine are provided to our Intel Service members.

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