Tuesday, October 12, 2004
The Joys of Trying to Start A Civil War
CAIRO, Egypt - A videotape surfaced on the Internet Tuesday showing what was said to be the confession and beheading of an Arab Shiite Muslim, presumably Iraqi, whom the insurgents accused of working with the U.S. military
The video's authenticity could not be verified, but it was posted in the name of the Ansar al-Sunnah Army, on a Web site where such militant content is often released. It showed a man, who identified himself as Al-Sayed Alaa al-Malki, kneeling in front of two masked gunmen.
Two identification cards were hanging from the man's gray shirt. One of them bore the name al-Malki and said "local sheik." It also had a photograph that showed him wearing a black robe and a white turban similar to those worn by Shiite clerics.
....A 17-page letter allegedly written by Tawhid and Jihad leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi appealed to al-Qaida leaders to help spark a civil war between the two sects in Iraq....