CNN is reporting that al-Zarqawi has released an audio tape that justifies the killing of Muslim civilians based on the teachings of so-called Islamic scholars.
Here is the intro from CNN:
“A chilling, rambling audio file thought to be from the most-wanted man in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, says religious doctrine justifies the killing of innocent Muslims by insurgents. On the audio, the speaker says in Arabic: ‘The shedding of Muslim blood … is allowed in order to avoid the greater evil of disrupting jihad.’ The speaker defends suicide attacks, saying, ‘killing of infidels by any method including martyrdom operations has been sanctified by many scholars even if it meant killing innocent Muslims.’ [Read full story]
I am glad that he cleared that up. I was beginning to feel sorry for the Iraqi families who have lost loved ones in the non-stop suicide bombings. Now I understand that they died for the jihad. How noble of Zarqawi to include them.