Friday, October 26, 2007

Al-Qaida anger at Jazeera on Laden tape

- Yahoo! News reported Al-Qaida sympathizers have unleashed a torrent of anger against Al-Jazeera television, accusing it of misrepresenting Osama bin Laden's latest audiotape by airing excerpts in which he criticizes mistakes by insurgents in Iraq.

Users of a leading Islamic militant Web forum posted thousands of insults against the pan-Arab station for focusing on excerpts in which bin Laden criticizes insurgents, including his followers.
He is losing. Should he praise them for losing?
... But the Al-Fajr Media Center, which usually posts al-Qaida video and audio tapes on the Web, accused Al-Jazeera of "counterfeiting the facts" by making the speech appear as exclusively critical of insurgents. "Al-Jazeera directors have shamefully chosen to back the Crusaders' side,
It would be nice if that was the case, but I suspect it is not.
and the defenders of hypocrites and the thugs and traitors of Iraq," Al-Fajr said in a statement posted on several Islamic Web sites.... Bin Laden's message came at a time of deepening splits in the Sunni Arab insurgency in Iraq. Some insurgent groups have formed a coalition rivaling one set up by al-Qaida in Iraq. Other factions have broken away and joined U.S. troops in fighting al-Qaida. A group of Sunni Arab tribes in the western province of Anbar also have campaigned against al-Qaida.
They did not like having Al Qaeda kill their own people.
The splits are believed to have been caused by anger over al-Qaida attempts to dominate the insurgency as well as by its killings of Sunni tribal leaders and its attempts to impose Taliban-like rules.
Who would want outsiders imposing those rules on them.
Michelle Malkin blogged Live by the sword, die by the sword.

CQ blogged That sounds ominous for a news service that has usually treated terrorist groups with much more respect than they deserve. Maybe this will wake some AJ executives to the nature of the lunatics whose love they have just lost.

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