Iraq: Islamic cleric joins “Front of Jihad and Change Brigades”
But why does this Muslim cleric seem to misunderstand Islam so comprehensively? He apparently thinks that jihad has something to do with armed struggle.
“Radical Sunni Takes Up Post In Iraqi Rebel Coalition,” fromÂ AFP, June 1 (thanks to JW):
BAGHDAD (AFP)–Sheikh Hareth al-Dhari, a leading radical cleric of the Sunni Arab opposition to the U.S. occupation of Iraq, will be the spokesman of a united front of Iraqi insurgents, the coalition said on Monday.”We, the Front of Jihad and Change Brigades, Jihadists of Iraq and the Army of Imam Ahmed Ben Hambel, put our faith in Hareth al-Dhari,” the Front of Jihad and Change, an Al-Qaeda ally, said in a statement on its Web site.
“We will allow Dahri to speak on our behalf on political issues and to represent us…to defend the blood of our martyrs.”
The Front of Jihad and Change unifies a dozen Iraqi, nationalist and Islamists rebel groups, including the Al-Rashedeen Army and the 1920s Revolution Brigades, made up of former Iraqi Baathist party members….
‘Omar Al-Baghdadi: Reports of My Arrest Are ‘A Stupid Joke’; ‘The War of the Crusader Camp is Currently Being Led By [Obama,] A Black Slave [And] An Apostate from Islam’
* Not to worry: the Obamessiah will talk him out of it:
In a new audio recording, Islamic State of Iraq commander ‘Omar Al-Baghdadi continues to deny reports of his arrest, and addresses a number of other topics, including the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the Middle East and Israel’s alleged plot “to destroy the Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock” in Jerusalem, and denies claims regarding ties between Al-Qaeda and the Iraqi B’ath party and Islamic Party. He also calls on the soldiers of the Pakistani army not to fight their Muslim brothers in the Swat province and in Waziristan.
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