The English Translation and Arabic Original of the

Declaration of Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi at the Execution of Nicholas Berg

(with a statement of Muslim scholars condemning the execution)

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1) English Translation taken from:

http://tides.carebridge.org/Translations/Berg.htm 

 

2) Arabic Original taken from al-Muntada:

http://www.montada.com/showthread.php?t=277528

 

3) Muslim Authorities Condemn Berg Killing (by Juan Cole, University of Michigan)

http://www.juancole.com/2004_05_01_juancole_archive.html#108442400579177434

 

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1) [Statement read by masked man (presumably al-Zarqawi )]:

 

Praise to Allah who honored Islam with His support, humiliated the infidels with His power, controlled everything with His Command, and tricked the infidels. Prayers and peace be upon the one that raised the banner of Islam with his sword.

 

Nation Of Islam,

 

Great news! The signs of dawn have begun and the winds of victory are blowing. Allah has granted us a great victory, in one of his battles in Fallujah. Thanks to Allah alone.

 

Nation of Islam,

 

Is there any excuse left to sit idly by? How can a free Muslim sleep soundly while Islam is being slaughtered, its honor bleeding and the images of shame in the news of the satanic abuse of the Muslim men and women in the prison of Abu-Ghraib. Where is your zeal and where is the anger for the religion of Allah? And where is the jealousy over the honor of the Muslims and where is the revenge for the honor of the Muslim men and women in the prisons of the Crusaders?

 

As for you, scholars of Islam, it is to Allah that we complain about you. Donít you see that Allah has established the evidence against you by the youth of Islam, who have humiliated the greatest power in history and broken its nose and destroyed its arrogance?

 

Hasnít the time come for you to learn from them the meaning of reliance on God and to learn from their actions the lessons of sacrifice and forebearance? How long will you remain like the women, knowing no better than to wail, scream and cry?

 

One scholar appeals to the free people of this world, another begs Kofi Annan, a third seeks help from 'Amr Musa and a fourth calls for peaceful demonstrations as if they did not hear the words of Allah "O Messenger, rally the believers to fight!"

 

Arenít you fed up with the jihad of conferences and the battles of sermons? Has the time not come for you to lift the sword, which the master of the Messengers was sent with?

 

And we hope that you will not intervene as usual by denouncing what we do to please the Americans. The Prophet, the master of the merciful has ordered to cut off the heads of some of the prisoners of Badr in patience. He is our example and a good role model.

 

As for you, Bush dog of the Christians, we promise you things that will displease you. With Allahís assistance, hard days are coming to you. You and your soldiers are going to regret the day that you stepped foot in Iraq and dared to violate the Muslims.

 

Another message for the collaborator and traitor Pervez Musharraf; we say to you, we can not wait to welcome your soldiers. By Allah, we will target them before the Americans and will avenge the blood of our brothers in Wana and others.

 

As for you, mothers and wives of the American soldiers, we say to you that we offered the American Administration the chance to exchange this prisoner for some of the prisoners in Abu-Ghraib, but they refused. We say to you, the dignity of the Muslim men and women in the prison of Abu Ghraib and others will be redeemed by blood and souls. You will see nothing from us except corpse after corpse and casket after casket of those slaughtered in this fashion.

 

"So kill the infidels wherever you see them, take them, sanction them, and await them in every place"

 

End of the English translation of the statement

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(Continued: See the next page for the Arabic original)

 

 

 


2) Arabic Original taken from al-Muntada website:

 

 

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الحمد لله

الشيخ أبو مصعب الزرقاوي يذبح علج أمريكي بيديه ويتوعد بوش بالمزيد ( فيديو صوت وصورة )

بيان للأمة

الحمد لله معزالإسلام بنصره وُمذل الشرك بقهره ومصرف الأمور بأمره ومستدرج الكافرين بمكره

الذي قدَّر الأيام دولاً بعدله والصلاة والسلام على من أعلى منار الإسلام بسيفه أما بعد:

أمة الإسلام

أبشري فقد بدأت تباشير الفجر وهبت رياح النصر فلقد أكرمنا الله في الفلوجة بنصر مؤزر

في يوم من أيام الله و كان الفضل لله وحده

أمة الإسلام

هل بقي عذر للقاعد ؟ وكيف ينام المسلم الحر ملأ جفنيه

وهو يرى الإسلام يذبح ويرى نزيف الكرامة

وصور العار وأخبار الامتهان الشيطاني لأهل الإسلام رجالاً ونساءً في سجن أبي غريب فأين الغيرة وأين الحمية وأين الغضب لدين الله وأين الغيرة على حرمات المسلمين وأين الثأر لأعراض المسلمين والمسلمات في سجون الصليبين .

أما أنتم علماء الإسلام فإلى الله نشكوكم أوما ترون أن الله قد أقام الحجة عليكم بشباب الإسلام الذين أذلُّوا أعتى قوة في التاريخ فكسروا أنفها وحطموا كبريائها

أوما آن لكم أن تتعلموا منهم معاني التوكل وتستلهموا من فعالهم دروس التضحية والفداء إلى متى تظلون كالنساء لا تحسنون إلا لغة اللطم ولا تعرفون إلا طريق العويل والبكاء

فهذا يناشد أحرار العالم وذاك يتوسل إلى كوفي عنان وثالث يستجدي عمرو موسى ورابع يطالب بمظاهرات سلمية وكأنهم لم يسمعوا إلى قوله تعالى (( يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ حَرِّضِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ عَلَى الْقِتَالِ ))

أوما شبعتم من جهاد المؤتمرات و المعارك الخطابية أوما آن لكم أن تسلكوا طريق الجهاد وتحملوا السيف الذي بُعث به سيد الأنبياء

ونرجوا منكم أن لا تتورطوا كعادتكم في إنكار ما سنفعله إرضاءً للأمريكان

فقد أمر النبي - صلى الله عليه وسلم - وهو سيد الرحماء بضرب أعناق بعض أسرى بدر وقتلهم صبرا

ولنا فيه أسوةٌ و قدوة حسنة

أما أنت كلب الروم بوش أبشر بما يسؤك وانتظر بعون الله أياماً عصيبة وستندم أنت وجنودك على اليوم الذي وطئت فيه أرض العراق
واجترأت فيه على حمى المسلمين


ورسالة أخرى الى العميل الخائن برويز مشرف فنقول له نحن في أشد الشوق انتظاراََ لإستقبال جنودك

فوالله لنطلبهم قبل الأمريكان وسنثأر لدماء أخواننا في وانا وغيرها

وأما أنتن أمهات وزوجات جنود الأمريكان فنقول لكنَّ أ نَّ عرضنا على الإدارة الأمريكيه مفاداة هذا الأسير ببعض الأسرى في سجن أبي غريب فامتنعت

فنقول لكنَّ إن كرامة المسلمين والمسلمات في سجن أبي غريب وغيرها دونها الدماء والنفوس

ولن يصلكم منا الا النعوش إثر النعوش والتوابيت تلوا التوابيت ذبحاً على هذه الطريقة.........


(( فَاقْتُلُواْ الْمُشْرِكِينَ حَيْثُ وَجَدتُّمُوهُمْ وَخُذُوهُمْ وَاحْصُرُوهُمْ وَاقْعُدُواْ لَهُمْ كُلَّ مَرْصَدٍ ))
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أو اضغط هنا للمشاهدة

http://www.homelandsecurityus.com/iraq2vedio.wmv (link fixed 20 August, 2005)

والله اكبر والعزة لله ولرسوله وللمجاهدين
وآخر دعوانا أن الحمد لله رب العالمين


أبو مصعب الزرقاوي

أمير جماعة التوحيد والجهاد

العراق

22 ربيع الأول 1425

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11/5/2004

وبعد ما رأيتم طريقة ذبحه علق اخوانكم المجاهدون جثة هذا العلج الكافر على احد جسور بغداد ليكون عبرة لغيره من العلوج وشاهدا على عزة المسلمين


روابط الحفظ


نسق ويندوز ميديا

http://internet-haganah.info/harchives/001976.html (link fixed 20 August, 2005)

نسق ريل بلير متوسط الجودة

http://drive.hostnow.biz/iraq/iraq2vedio.zip

ريل بلير جودة أفضل

http://drive.hostnow.biz/iraq/iraq2vediom.zip

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3) Statement of Muslim Authorities Condemning the Execution of Nicholas Berg

Muslim Authorities Condemn Berg Killing

Muslim authorities at al-Azhar Seminary, the preeminent center of learning for Sunni Islam, vehemently condemned the brutal murder of Nick Berg by terrorists in Iraq, according to Sobhy Mujahid.

' "Islam respects the human being, dead or alive, and cutting off the American's head was an act of mutilation forbidden by Islam," [said] Ibrahim Al-Fayoumi, a member of Al-Azhar's Islamic Research Academy . . . '

Sobhi adds,
' Mahmoud Emara, another member of the Academy [said] "The mutilation even of enemies is rejected by Islam. A mistake could not justify another . . . " The scholar cited the respect Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had paid to bodies in the battle of Badr when he ordered the burial of the dead irrespective of their religion. The Prophet urged his Companions on the day of Badr to be kind to their captives and treat them with clemency. '

These scholars are major voices of the Muslim mainstream. They should be listened to on such matters.

Even the much more radical Lebanese Shiite Hizbullah (Hezbollah), according to the Sydney Morning Herald,
' harshly criticised the beheading and questioned the timing of a "horrible" act which drove the torture of Iraqi prisoners by US-led forces from the headlines. "Hezbollah denounces this horrible act which does an immense wrong to Islam and Muslims by a group which falsely pretends to follow the precepts of the religion of pardon and essential human values," the party said in a statement. ' (Hizbullah, as Shiites, has nothing but contempt for the Sunni radical Zarqawi).

It adds,
'Ezzedine Salim, this month's chief of the Iraq Governing Council, insisted that "decapitations and mutilations are unacceptable and have nothing to do with Islam". '

Even the conservative and fundamentalist religious leaders in Iraq expressed the same sentiments.

Samir Haddad quotes Muthanna al-Dhari, secretary general of the Board of Muslim Clergy (a hardline Sunni organization that in the past has had members who stockpiled arms in mosques; it was a major mediating force at Fallujah). Al-Dhari '
strongly denounced the killing, saying it runs counter to the teachings of Islam and "does disservice to our religion and our cause." The Sunni scholar stressed this is a condemned operation whether carried out by Iraqis or non-Iraqis and whether the slain was a civilian or a military personnel. "Even if he was a military personnel he should be treated as a prisoner who, according to Shari'ah, must not be killed," he told IslamOnline.net. Deputy Head of the Islamic Party Iyaad Samarrai said the abhorrent treatment of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. soldiers should never give an excuse for treating U.S. prisoners the same way. "This is absolutely wrong," he told IOL, asserting that "Islam does prohibit the killing or the maltreatment of prisoners." Samarrai said such acts harm the interest of the Iraqi people and their cause to end the U.S.-led occupation.

We'll be hearing for years from the talking heads on US cable news about how the Muslim world failed to condemn what was done to Berg. It would be as though a set of high-ranking cardinals in the Vatican condemned something unreservedly and then people kept saying the Church remained silent.