September 23, 2004

Terrorists threaten Denmark, beg for Kenneth Bigley's murder even if demands are met

The terrorists who claimed responsibility for the beheading deaths of Simona Pari and Simona Torretta also threatened Denmark with similar incidents. In a message which called aid workers Simona Pari and Simona Torretta "criminal Italian agents of the Italian intelligence services" (see this updated post) the Ansar al-Zawahiri terrorist organization made threats against Danish interests in Iraq and abroad. The same message begs Abu Musab al Zarqawi's al-Tawhid Wal Jihad terrorist organization to execute British hostage Kenneth Bigley "even if all the crusader nations around the world submit to their demands."

While some media outlets continue to call terrorists operating in Iraq a "resistance movement" that is simply "opposed to the US occupation", the terrorists themselves explicitly lay out their world-wide goals and raging anti-Semitism in the message. The message also illustrates the extent to which the media fuels the flames of jihadi terrorism by sensationalizing stories such as the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. References to the global jihad they are engaged in are highlighted in the following translation via Evan F. Kohlman:

“In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful…”“In response to the savage and bloody massacres that Italian forces have carried out against the Iraqi nation in the city of Al-Nasiriya; In response to the Zionist crusader forces in Iraq who have raped Muslims, mocked them, and danced around them in Iraqi prisons; In response to the support of the Italian government for the Zionist forces who kill the Muslims in Palestine; In response to the support of the Italian and Zionist governments for the Russian forces who hold Muslims hostage in Chechen prisons; In response to the insult from the Italians who made Islam sound cold and provocative when they suggested that Western civilization developed from that of Islam; In response to the politics of provocation, arrogance, conceit, and the way that the Italians have mocked the mujahideen threats to them on the Internet; In response to the refusal of the Italian government to accede to our demands: releasing the Muslim prisoners in Iraq, specifying a timetable to withdraw from Iraq, assisting in the release of Muslim prisoners in Chechen prisons, and assisting in the release of all Arab detainees held in the prisons of the Zionist allies, at the behest of the Zionists in their war on Islam:”

“Two criminal Italian agents of the Italian intelligence services—Simona Pari and Simona Toretta—have been beheaded without pity or mercy. Allah willing, we will soon publish a videotape of the beheading of the Italian hostages…”

“…Also, the Ansar al-Zawahiri Organization pledges a direct military response to the assassination of the courageous Jordanian mujahid Abu Anas al-Shami in less than 24 hours. We swear by the mighty Allah, we swear by the mighty Allah, we swear by the mighty Allah, that the assassination of Abu Anas al-Shami will not fade without a requisite punishment. And the military response will target the Zionist crusader forces in less than 24 hours.”

“Additionally, we threaten the government of Denmark with the commencement of military strikes with utmost fatal ferocity if it does not declare a timetable for its withdrawal from Iraq. The government of Denmark should benefit from the Italian lesson, and the Russian lesson, and the British lesson, and the American lesson, because we will not show mercy to any Danish citizen who falls into our hands unless the Danish nation submit to our demands.”

“And we appeal to the Tawheed wal-Jihad Movement not to spare the British hostage, and not to show him any mercy or pity, even if all the crusader nations around the world submit to their demands.”

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:12 PM | Comments |