They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Friday, September 16, 2005

Iraq: Sunni body slams Zarqawi call for war on Shiites

middleeastonline: Iraq's main Sunni Arab religious authority, the Committee of Muslim Scholars, has condemned a call by Al-Qaeda's frontman in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, for "total war" against the majority Shiites.

"What Zarqawi said is very dangerous and plays into the hands of the occupier who wants to split up the country and spark a sectarian war," the committee said in a statement received by AFP on Friday.

The Sunni body, while renewing its calls for dialogue with the rebels, urged the Jordanian-born Zarqawi to retract his statement.

"From a religious point of view, you must renounce your threat because it abuses the image of Jihad (holy war)," the statement said. Read more