(Via The Command Post):
Iraqi blogger Sarmad has posted the text of a message, issued via a press release, from Muqtada Al-Sadr to the American people. Excerpt:
"IN THE NAME OF GOD THE MOST GRACIOUS THE MOST MERCIFUL BUREAU OF THE MARTYR SAYED MOHAMMAD AL-SADUR (SACRED SOUL)A CALL OF ISLAMA CALL OF PEACE
What happened to you - the sopprters and the followers of the christ (peace be upon him). What happened to you - the followers who love peace, what happened to you -the followers of who recommended of the prophet Ahmed after him? What happened to you who are motives for like peace? Why do not you support peace, you, whose sacred book is gospel tou and we assemble to Humanity, you and we together believe in one GOD. You and we together believe in having prophets, Great god said,” there is no difference among prophets.” We believe in all the prophets not in some of them as others you are against the Honest the forgiving law (sharea) that calls peace and Best behavior and good treatment and sincere love and brotherhood to all that lead to the spread of peace in all the world. You and we are looking forwerd to peace and we need it and nothing else, the Muslim is peaceful otherwise he is not Muslim. And like you who require the peace. We are desired for peace but you are in our country occupants. Our land is taken and our houses entered and our independence is incomplete and our beliefs are insulted. Is this state satisfactory in your state? I say we do not accept this for us and for you and for all who wish for peace and Brother hood."
Man of peace, indeed. He wonders what happened to us? My question is, when are they gonna get rid of this guy? Wasn't he going to fight until his last drop of blood? If he is holy, then I am St. Theresa.