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Posted: 6/4/2008 6:23:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/4/2008 6:25:13 PM EST by raven]
Presumably so they could appear morally superior to America and Israel who get continually denounced for fighting against terrorists. Makes sense to me.

NEFA Foundation: Iraqi Insurgents Quarrel Over Recognizing International Law
By Evan Kohlmann

The NEFA Foundation has obtained and translated two new statements from an emerging Sunni insurgent faction calling itself “the Iraqi Martyrs Brigades.” In its initial statement of purpose, the IMB indicated that its fighters were being guided both by Muslim Shariah law and “contemporary laws… Our clerics have previously agreed that fighting the enemies who are attacking Muslim countries—by any means necessary—is a duty in and of itself. International contemporary laws maintain the same view as well. Defending yourself against an oppressor is merely common sense for the popular masses.” The IMB also acknowledged that its formation had largely come about because “some of the [jihad] factions deviated from our general guiding principles.” This prompted a flood of users on the extremist Al-Hesbah Internet discussion forum to dismiss the IMB as merely a generic “resistance” organization with no interest in “raising the banner of monotheism and the righteous path—may Allah correct their path.” Other users simply referred to the IMB’s citation of “contemporary laws” as “inappropriate.”

In response, the IMB issued a second communiqué addressed “to the beloved brothers who have posted messages on the Al-Hesbah Internet forum” in order to “clarify matters which you are ignorant of regarding the IMB.” The group insisted, “regarding the issue of contemporary laws… it is obvious that we are all part of a shared human civilization which has many universal values. So, we have cited these laws in order to cater to various levels of understand and intelligence present among various different people… These same principles championed by [the West] also are opposed to the concept of occupation.” The IMB also repeated its earlier warning that the Iraqi jihad has “lost its true essence."

Translations of the two statements from the IMB can be downloaded from the NEFA Foundation website.

counterterrorismblog.org/2008/06/nefa_foundation_iraqi_insurgen.php
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 6:37:53 PM EST
interesting...
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 6:49:44 PM EST
What , now they have a moral compass ?
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