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Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 202 - Iraqi Elections (III): The Islamist and Terrorist Threats - 01/18/05

Introduction The approaching elections in Iraq have pitched against each other the most senior Shi'ite cleric in Iraq, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, and Osama bin Laden. Al-Sistani has called on his followers to vote en masse and decreed that those who boycott the elections are "infidels." His picture appears on election placards in most Iraqi provinces indicating his support for the elections. In a video aired on Al-Jazeera TV, in what appears to be a response to al-Sistani, Osama bin Laden ...

Dr. Nimrod Raphaeli

Special Dispatch No. 848 - Al-Hayat Inquiry: The City of Al-Zarqaa in Jordan – Breeding Ground of Jordan's Salafi Jihad Movement - 01/17/05

The London daily Al-Hayat published a three-part inquiry by correspondent Hazem Al-Amin on the Salafi Jihad movement in Jordan, particularly in the city of Al-Zarqaa – the birthplace of Abu Mus'ab Al-Zarqawi, the Al-Qa'ida leader in Iraq. In Part One of the inquiry, published December 14, 2004, Al-Amin reviewed his impressions of his meeting with Jihad fighters from that city who had fought alongside Al-Zarqawi. Part Two, published December 15, dealt with the social and political infrastructure ...

Special Dispatch No. 837 - Osama Bin Laden to the Iraqi People:It Is Forbidden to Participate in Iraqi & PA Elections; Jihad in Palestine and Iraq is Incumbent upon Residents of All Muslim Countries, Not Just Iraqis and Palestinians; Zarqawi is the Commander of Al-Qa'ida in Iraq - 12/31/04

On December 27, the Al-Sahab Institute for Media Productions, known to be the institute that distributes Al-Qa'ida's videocassettes, published Osama bin Laden's letter "To the Muslims in Iraq in Particular and The Islamic Nation in General." Approximately two minutes of the tape aired on Al-Jazeera – the full tape is over one hour long. The following are excerpts from the main points: 1 Islam's War on the West The conflict with the West is "a fateful war between unbelief and Islam, between the ...

Special Dispatch No. 838 - Osama Bin Laden: 'Today There is a Conflict between World Heresy Under the Leadership of America on the One Hand and the Islamic Nation with the Mujahideen in its Vanguard on the Other' - 12/31/04

In an audio-cassette tape released on December 16, 2004, Osama bin Laden directs his criticism against Arab rulers in general and against the Saudi royal family in particular, saying that they are no longer to be considered Muslims and calling on them to step down. Portions of the approximately hour and fifteen minutes-long tape were aired on Al-Jazeera. The following are excerpts from the speech : 1 The Responsibility for the Conflict Falls on the Saudi Regime, which Has Neglected its Duties " ...

Special Dispatch No. 834 - Saudi Government Daily Accuses U.S. Army of Harvesting Organs of Iraqis - 12/24/04

In the Saudi government daily Al-Watan, a n article from Brussels written by Fakriya Ahmad charges that, based on alleged secret European military reports, the U.S. military in Iraq is harvesting and selling human organs. The following day, the story was also published in the Iranian daily Jomhouri-ye Islami, 1 as well as the Syrian daily Teshreen. 2 The following are excerpts from the article : 3 "Secret European military intelligence reports indicate the transformation of the American ...

Special Dispatch No. 832 - Syrian MP Dr. Muhammad Habash Denounces the American Culture of 'Violence' and 'Cruelty' - 12/22/04

In May 2004, MEMRI's TV Project reported on an interview that Syrian Member of Parliament Dr. Muhammad Habash conducted with Iran's Al-Alam TV, in which he criticized the U.S. for imposing a culture of violence and hatred on the world. On December 19, 2004, Dr. Habash sent a statement to the Damascus office of Al-Arabiyya TV, and subsequently called in to an Al-Arabiyya news show, to express his indignation at being denied entry to the U.S. just a few days earlier. Dr. Habash criticized the ...

Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 198 - Arab Reactions to the U.S.'s Global Antisemitism Review Act of 2004 - 12/08/04

Introduction In October 2004, U.S. President George W. Bush signed into law the Global Antisemitism Review Act of 2004. Under this act, the U.S. will "continue to strongly support efforts to combat antisemitism worldwide through bilateral relationships and interaction with international organizations such as the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the European Union, and the United Nations." In addition, the State Department is directed to appoint a special envoy to ...

Aluma Dankowitz

Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 196 - The Iraqi Press on the Re-Election of President Bush - 11/16/04

The recent campaign in the United States resulting in the election of President Bush was followed closely and intensely in the Iraqi press. The introduction of freedom of the press after Saddam's removal has allowed a diversity of views to be heard, and the views regarding the re-election of President Bush are no exception. Notwithstanding criticism of the Bush administration, editorials expressed undeniable admiration for a system that produced a winner and a loser without one shot being fired ...

Dr. Nimrod Raphaeli

Special Reports No. 35 - Islamist Websites and their Hosts Part II: Clerics - 11/11/04

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Marie-Hélène Boccara

Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 189 - Iran's Nuclear Policy Crisis - 09/21/04

Introduction Iran's nuclear policy enjoys a national political consensus: Both the conservatives and the reform-seekers agree that Iran is entitled to develop nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, and that the Iranian nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only. 1 Moreover, Iran maintains that it has fully complied with its international obligations regarding nuclear activities. Yet reports by the International Atomic Energy Agency ( IAEA ) have stated that Iran has failed to cooperate ...

A. Savyon

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