Iraqis Respond To Osama Bin Laden
“Your actions are deplorable.”
Iraqis told Osama Bin Laden to apologize for the horrific crimes committed by his members today.
Voices of Iraq reported:
Salah al-Din, Dec 30, (VOI)-The Sunni Salah al-Din Awakening council on Sunday called al-Qaeda leader Osma Bin Laden to order his followers to stop targeting and killing Iraqis instead of warning against joining the tribal organizations.
“Osama Bin Laden should order al-Qaeda members to stop targeting and killing Iraqi and apologize to the Iraqis for all the horrific crimes committed by the organization members,” Salah al-Din awakening council said in a statement issued on Sunday and received by the independent news agency Voices of Iraq (VOI).
The announcement came in a reply to audiotape released Saturday purported to be by Osama bin Laden, in which the leader of al-Qaeda warned Iraqi Sunni Muslims against joining awakening council.
The statement pointed out “the crimes committed against Iraqis by those calling him Sheikh Osama was the main motive to establish the awakening councils and was not seeking for money, power or treason for others’ interests.”
The government-backed- Awakening councils were established in Anbar province along with Diala, Ninewa and Salah al-Din provinces in attempt to fight armed groups and al-Qaeda organization. The council is led by a tribal chief or a dignitary.
Branding actions committed by Al-Qaeda operatives as “deplorable” and breaching Islam, The announcement pointed out the actions “got non-Muslims to look Islam as a religion seeking bloodshed and not promoting right, justice and dialogue”.