Sep 14 2007

Sunnis: “al-Qaeda is the enemy of Allah”

Published by at 8:33 am under All General Discussions,Iraq

al-Qaeda has broken the faith with Muslims. al-Qaeda propaganda and the attacks on the US in the 90’s and culminating with 9-11 made it seem to be a force to take on America and Western values. It promised to return the Arab world to the pinnacle of world power. It was a rallying cry for Muslims in countries that had been losing the evolutionary battle with Western economies and being runover by Western cultural values (or lack of values).

But when provided the opportunity in Iraq to lead the fight against The Great Satan, something went seriously wrong. Like the Nazis nearly a decade ago (Nazis became popular from the ashes of WW I during the 1920’s and 1930’s), al-Qaeda was more about dominance and brutality than a bright future. Just like when Hitler and his beasts ran amok in Europe and performed every brutal act thinkable to reign in the populations under their jackboot and purge the world of the heathen, so too al-Qaeda rampages through all conceivable war crimes and crimes against humanity. They torture and behead children to enforce their rule. They are willing to use chemical bombs on civilian populations to enforce their rule. And they are willing to kill any and all who oppose them while stealing daughters for wives for their shock troops.

In Iraq this picture has been resolving with ever greater clarity, and it has caused nearly all the population of Iraq to rise up against al-Qaeda and ally with America. The one-time al-Qaeda stronghold of Anbar is now the shining example of Iraq’s future. And it is because of the acts of brave Sunni Iraqis who purged al-Qaeda from the province. al-Qaeda, in its now well-know mindless brutality made a huge mistake in Anbar and killed one of these key leaders – cementing their role as enemies of Iraqi Sunnis:

Sunni Arab tribesmen have vowed revenge for the killing of a leader who had become a focal point for opposition to al-Qaeda in Iraq.

More than 1,500 mourners attended the funeral of Abdul Sattar Abu Risha, who was killed in a bomb attack in the city of Ramadi, Anbar province, on Thursday.

Iraq’s national security adviser, interior minister and defence minister all attended the funeral in Ramadi, along with the second-in-command of US forces in Iraq, Lt-Gen Raymond Odierno.

Mourners chanted “We will take our revenge” and “There is no God but Allah and al-Qaeda is the enemy of Allah” as the procession continued to the family cemetery.

He told the Reuters news agency: “All the tribes agreed to fight al-Qaeda until the last child in Anbar.”

Six years ago the US saw the cheers of Palestinians at the destruction of 9-11. We saw the smiles of Saddam and his butchers and we heard the gloating of Bin Laden. Six years later Saddam is gone and Bin Laden is still running from justice. But now Iraqis are chanting “al-Qaeda is the enemy of Allah”. This is a stunning turn around, and it is all due to the wide gulf that separates American values from al-Qaeda’s bloodlust and hunger for absolute power over others.

When Muslim are chanting these things about al-Qaeda it is clear we have hit a turning point in the war on Terror. The Muslim street DOES see us as liberators and protectors in Iraq. And it sees we have a common enemy in al-Qaeda. And only foolish and blind liberals would run out on these people now, just as they have turned from al-Qaeda and embraced us as allies. The worst kind of fools actually – those who care as much about the Iraqis as al-Qaeda does.

al-Qaeda has gone too far in Iraq, it is now the enemy of Islam in the minds of Iraqi Muslims.

10 responses so far

10 Responses to “Sunnis: “al-Qaeda is the enemy of Allah””

  1. ivehadit says:

    “al-Qaeda was more about dominance and brutality than a bright future. ”

    Sounds like some others we know…..

  2. AJStrata says:


    Well, they definitely don’t have anything in the bright future category right now!

  3. We’re Losing!

    The sky is falling!

    I’m having cramps!

    Quick, I need to surrender to SOMEONE, ANYONE!

    Iraq is a Morass!

    It’s Vietnam all over again!


    Oh God PLEASE; somone accept my Surrender, PLEASE?

    I’m an Anti-American/Pro-Jihadi Leftist Nutbag Traitor!



  4. AJStrata says:


    You are obsessing on Sooth. Have any comments that don’t involve boots and tongues?


  5. AJ: you are correct; I just can’t tolerate Traitors I guess!

  6. MerlinOS2 says:

    Part of this is caused by the limited linkage and control OBL has or even wants to have with the outsourced jihad in some areas.

    OBL was always telling the Big Z before he got pasted that it was wrong to do the Muslim on Muslim thing and he turned a deaf ear to it.

    So now in a lot of cases you have ones who sort of believe but don’t buy the whole package running the local ops, including some of them being the jackboots who used to do the same thing on individual basis under Saddam with his repressive tactics.

    Only now they are doing it to groups rather than individuals and you have to wonder which approach really satisfies them the most.

    Still with bodies left in the street still showing signs of individual torture, they are falling back to their old habits as fill in between the big events.

    In the big picture, if all these branches of the tree can’t get on message, it will be a long term fight, but a matter of divide and conquer and isolation by breaking communication/logistic links.

  7. Terrye says:

    It is hard to believe that AlQaida could be this stupid.

  8. dude1394 says:

    You have to recall that Al Queda is a pretty loosely controlled entity, more of a guiding principle than a strictley controlled group. Zarquawi for example went way overboard what Al Queda expected.

    Al Queda has been killing and terrorizing all through 2006. I’m not sure they have another tactic in this situation.

    They can only terrorize more.

  9. Dc says:

    They use violence and terror because that’s the “only” way they have to get people to do what they want and to frame the decisions that people have to make.

    The people around them do what they are told..perhaps not because they even believe in it, or perhaps not becuase they want to..but because they fear what might happen to them if they do not. As a for instance, when AlQueda takes over some small village, they establish “their” version of law…which includes no smoking. When they caught people smoking..they chopped off all their fingers so they cannot smoke. Smoking pretty much stopped.

    It’s the arab law of negociation 101….what you give up, means less to you than the only alternative they have left you with, that they stand to gain from. The trick is to pin you into this situation. It means…you’ll gladly give up smoking…when the other choice is to loose your fingers. And to them, that is your choice…smoke, or loose fingers. They never acknowledge that they are the ones who framed these alternatives through intimidation or violence or hostage taking or etc. Those are simply methods to arrive at the decision “you” need to make. This is the law they live by, and it is pervasive in all parts of their culture…even the parts that have long become accepted as social norms.

    In many cases..people do what they want because they fear what would happen to them if they did not. Women, who may not believe in wearing burkha…wear it anyway in certain areas, for fear of what would happen to them should they not. This, of the religion of “tollerance”. (except for those things they do not tollerate).