A group calling itself al-Qaeda Organization in the Emirates and Oman issued a statement to an al-Qaeda affiliated mouthpiece site, dated July 30, 2005, warning the rulers of the United Arab Emirates to remove the Jews and Christians from the country and dismantle all ?crusader? military installations within ten days, or they will ?bear the fires of mujahideen which will be opened in your faces and homes, even your bedrooms.? According to the message, the U.A.E. was very successful in supporting America and its troops after the Iraqi war, and claim that the ?converted Iraqi police? were trained by U.A.E. on their land. Further, reconnaissance missions have allegedly found U.S. aircraft carriers, the U.S.S. Harry S Truman and U.S.S. John F. Kennedy, to be docked in Dubai waters, which were used to ?bomb the Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan.?
The group claims to have amassed brigades ?all along the Emirates,? and references a previous statement, issued March 18, 2005 , also warning the rulers of the U.A.E. to cease their support to Americans. Further, the statement includes a warning for Muslims to stay away from the port of Jabal Ali, Dubai International Airport, Abu Dhabi International Airport, and Dubai Investment Collective Center.
A full translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.