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Message Calls for Mujahideen in Palestine to Act More Like al-Qaeda
By SITE Institute
March 24, 2005


A communication posted to a jihadist message board entitled ?To our Mujahideen in Palestine, Why Don?t You be More Like al-Qaeda? urges the former to act more like al-Qaeda in its struggle against Israel, as well as ?Mahmoud Abbas, who wants to kill your jihad and help the Jews plan their future results.?

The author, Shaki al-Saleh, says Muslims have certain obligations. ?Fighting the Jews,? he writes, ?is a must in your religion. Fighting the converters is a must in your religion.?

The communiqué praises the mujahideen in Palestine by saying ?we bless your jihad and sacrifice for your religious beliefs,? but asks why they do not ?announce jihad against the nonbelievers and converters? as the al-Qaeda Organization has.

Usama bin Laden is also praised in the post. "Hear Sheikh Usama,? it reads, ?may Allah keep him well and victorious… he vowed to support you and stand with you and we remind you of what he said (to our brothers in Palestine we say to you that your sons blood is our sons, your blood, ours)."

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

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