With regards to these nine accusations that you are putting us on trial for; to us, they are not accusations. To us they are badges of honor, which we carry with pride. Many thanks to God, for his kind gesture, and choosing us to perform the act of Jihad for his cause and to defend Islam and Muslims.I believe al-Marri. Let's hope the Administration does too.
Therefore, killing you and fighting you, destroying you and terrorizing you, responding back to your attacks, are all considered to be great legitimate duty in our religion. These actions are our offerings to God. In addition, it is the imposed reality on Muslims in Palestine, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Iraq, in the land of the two holy sites [Mecca and Medina, Saudi Arabia], and in the rest of the world, where Muslims are suffering from your brutality, terrorism, killing ofthe innocent, and occupying their lands and their holy sites. Nevertheless, it would have been the greatest religious duty to fight you over your infidelity. However, today, we fight you over defending Muslims, their land, their holy sites, and their religion as a whole.
The following is our Islamic response back to your nine untenable, just like a spider web, accusations:
First, "the conspiracy accusation": This is a very laughable accusation. Were you expecting us to inform you about our secret attack plans? Your intelligence apparatus, with all its abilities, human and logistical, had failed to discover our military attack plans before the blessed 11 September operation. They were unable to foil our attack. We ask, why then should you blame us, holding us accountable and putting us on trial? Blame yourselves and your failed intelligence apparatus and hold them accountable, not us.
With regards to us, we were exercising caution and secrecy in our war against you. This is a natural matter, where God has taught us in his book, verse 71 from An-Nisa: (0 you believers! Take your precautions, and either go forth (on on expedition) in parties, or go forth together.)
Also, as the prophet has stated: "War is to deceive."
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Can't We Take Them At Their Word?
Suspected terrorist Ali al-Marri wanted to be transferred from the military to the civil justice systems, and the Bush Administration obliged. On Tuesday, he appeared for the first time in a Charleston, South Carolina criminal court. And his statement was chilling: