May 19, 2005 General 0

MSN News and Weather Reuters ? weather forecasts, latest world news, UK & sports news: “Al Qaeda’s leader in Iraq defended the killing of ‘innocent Muslims’ in suicide bombings against U.S. forces, saying it was legitimate under Islam for the sake of jihad (holy war), according to an audio tape attributed to him on Wednesday.

‘The killing of infidels by any method including martyrdom (suicide) operations has been sanctified by many scholars even if it means killing innocent Muslims. This legality has been agreed upon … so as not to disrupt jihad,’ Abu Musab al-Zarqawi said on the tape posted on an Islamist Web site.

The Jordanian militant, Washington’s biggest foe in Iraq, quoted Muslim scholars to justify the loss of Muslim lives in suicide attacks in Iraq. His message appeared aimed at winning Sunni Muslim support for the insurgency.

‘Protecting religion is more important than protecting (Muslim) lives, honour or wealth,’ said the man who sounded like Zarqawi. ‘The shedding of Muslim blood … is allowed in order to avoid the greater evil of disrupting jihad.'”

How’s that for tolerance? We can kill the enemy even if it means killing our own. Our fellow muslims mean nothing if they are killed in johad.