Today, May 26, 2005, Ansar al-Sunnah, a group reportedly linked to al-Qaeda front group Ansar al-Islam in Iraq, posted a message on its official website praying for Zarqawi?s recovery and hopes that ?he may continue the jihad?s way.?
The statement asserts that ?it is not strange that the Sheikh al Mujahid Abu Musab gets hurt,? since ?even the most beloved ones of our Prophet Mohammad were inflicted by the worst kinds of afflictions….? Ansar al-Sunnah, continuing their prayers for Zarqawi?s recovery, further hope that he will maintain ?his blessed operation which have made the enemy taste woes and woes, and to make in this injury a forgiveness, and sublimity for the ranks.?
It is interesting to point out that this official message from Ansar al-Sunnah was posted a day after members of the jihadi Internet community voiced their concerns that Ansar al-Sunnah and Islamic Army of Iraq, had not issued statements concerning al-Qaeda in Iraq leader, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi?s injury.
A full translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.