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An alleged “follower of the jihad in the Land of Ribat (Palestine)” addressed a message to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in a recent posting to a password-protected al-Qaeda affiliated forum, titled: “We Want al-Sadr’s Head, is There Someone Making an Effort?” The message lauds Zarqawi and wishes for “more jihad and sacrificing for the raising of the banner of monotheism and liberation of the lands of the Muslims,” besides praising Usama bin Laden and pledging loyalty to both leaders. Also, the author condemns Muqtada al-Sadr for his branding Zarqawi a “’criminal’ who should be brought to trial by Muslim judges.
Further, the author prays for Abu Musab al-Zarqawi to continue the jihad, inciting fear and executing striking the enemy, and states: “Jerusalem awaits you… If our love for you and for the fighters of jihad in the name of Allah is terrorism, then let the world and at its head the tyrants in the east and the west know that we are terrorists.”
Members replying to the message voice their sentiment akin to the author. One member states he is “at loss of words to describe your (Zarqawi’s) deeds,” another alleges to be from a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon and adds his voice, and a third states that the mujahideen in the Land of Ribat (Palestine) “shall not stop until the law of Allah will be implemented not only in the Land of Ribat, but all around the world.”