October 25, 2006 Special Dispatch No. 1334

Islamist Websites Monitor No. 13

October 25, 2006
Special Dispatch No. 1334

Video Documenting Car Bomb Attack

This six-minute video, titled "The Abu Hajir Al-'Aziz Al-Muqrin Attack" ( ), features a minute-by-minute documentation of a car bomb attack carried out in Iraq, along with instructions for operating a car bomb.

The film opens with the caption: "Abu Mu'ad, several minutes before carrying out the operation." Abu Mu'ad - a Saudi whose real name is Sa'd bin Saleh Al-Janubi - then explains how the car bomb is operated. He shows how the wires and operation switch are connected, displays the explosive charge at the back of the vehicle, and declares, "May Allah grant [the Muslims] victory over the enemies of the faith..."

Next, the actual attack is shown: the vehicle drives off and, several seconds later, explodes.

The film ends with a eulogy for Abu Mu'ad. An announcer describes him as a courageous jihad fighter who wanted to fight the Americans in Afghanistan but did not succeed in doing so, which caused him great sorrow. When the events in Iraq broke out, continues the announcer, Abu Mu'ad went there and immediately sacrificed all he had.

The film is accompanied by two additional short videos, in which Abu Mu'ad reads out his final message. To view Abu Mu'ad's final message see both Video clip No. 1 and Video clip No. 2.

Hamed Al-'Ali's Holiday Address to Muslims

On October 24, 2006, an Islamist website posted an audio recording of a sermon (khutba) by prominent Kuwaiti Salafi leader Sheikh Hamed ibn 'Abdallah Al-'Ali, on the occasion of the Muslim holiday 'Eid Al-Fitr. In the sermon, Al-'Ali defines the goals of jihad and outlines the primary means of achieving them. Jihad, he states, is intended to "reestablish the Islamic Caliphate which will represent all Muslims around the world" and will adhere only to the rules of shari'a (Islamic law). He adds that jihad also aims to restore the rights of Muslims and Muslim nations around the world - rights stolen from them by the Imperialist powers.

According to Al-'Ali, there are two major ways to attain the goals of jihad. First, the Muslims must "purge the Islamic lands of the occupying armies by driving the tyrannical Western Zionist-Crusader Imperialism" out [of these lands]. Secondly, the Muslims must fight the Islamic regimes which have turned away from Islam (murtaddun) and force them to revoke their United Nations membership.

At the end of his sermon, Al-'Ali urges Muslims to hold themselves to high religious standards, and calls upon Allah to unleash His wrath upon the enemies of Islam.

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