Jama?at Jund al-Sahaba, The Army Squad of The Companions of the Prophet Mohammad, issued a statement yesterday, June 19, 2005, claiming responsibility for the attempted assassination of Jawad Kazem, an al-Arabiya television correspondent in Iraq.
The message states that al-Arabiya and ?the sneaky Shiite,? Jawad Kasem, ?had gone too far in hurting the Sunnis in Iraq? and alleges the channel to be a ?speaker? of the American and Iraqi Shiite government. Further, the group warns that this is the ?punishment for every media venue that stands besides the infidels….?
A full translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.