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Jihadist Reactions to the Claim of Responsibility for the London Attacks by the “Secret Organization of Qaedat al-Jihad in Europe”
By SITE Institute
July 7, 2005

Responding to the claim for responsibility by the ?Secret Organization of Qaedat al-Jihad in Europe? for the attacks in London today, July 7, 2005, members of an al-Qaeda affiliated forum believe that the communiqué was falsified, but trust that al-Qaeda executed the attacks.

The main points of contention amongst the membership are the use of ?ummat al-arab? (the Nation of Islam) in the communiqué which according the jihadists is ?against the al-Qaeda beliefs,? and alleged poor Arabic that ?does not sound like an al-Qaeda statement."

Further, a discussion at another al-Qaeda affiliated forum mirrors the belief that the statement is false; however, some members assert that the operation was carried out by the Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades of al-Qaeda in Europe.

Despite the purported false claim, members still express that they are ?pleased with what happened today in the home of the Roman.?

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


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