The Islamic Army in Iraq, in a statement issued yesterday, June 26, 2005, denies allegations that members of its group have been negotiating with American military officials, and outlines several points concerning these ?lies… to break the unity of the mujahideen and confuse them.?
Among their points, the group maintains that collaboration between American officials and the Iraqi government that ?want to sell jihad and the mujahideen and their blood and large sacrifices in exchange for little benefits which Americans grant them,? is a ?trick? to destabilize the insurgency groups. Any unauthorized ?official work? or impersonation of the Islamic Army?s leadership, according to the statement, ?will be duly punished.?
Further, the statement indicates that another purported American goal is to distinguish between Iraqi and foreign mujahideen; however, the group avers that: ?all Jews and Christians in the whole world are not worth one drop of blood of a Muslim, Iraqi or not Iraqi.?
A full translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.