William H.A. Willbond MSM, CD


Al-Qaeda groups o’er in Iraq
Are shooting Moslems in the back
Moroccan, Egyptian, Pakistani, Algerian
plus envoys coining from Bahrain

Foreign fighters come from Syria
Across the Iraqi border
They’re causing strife and taking life
And creating great disorder

There should be a price upon each head
The search must go on until all are dead
Canada’s Embassy property in Baghdad
Will have to remain vacant, and that’s too bad!


Al-Qaeda Group says it will kill Moroccans

Times Colonist, Saturday November 5, 2005
By Robert H. Reid: The Associated Press

BAGHDAD. Iraq — The country’s most feared terrorist group warned foreign diplomats Friday to flee Iraq after announcing it will put to death two kidnapped napped Moroccan Embassy employees Insurgents killed 11 Iraqi security troops and an American soldier in separate attacks.

The warning came in a statement posted on an Islamist website in the name of the terrorist group “al-Qaeda in Iraq”; which also claimed responsibility for the July kidnap-slaying of two envoys from Algeria and one from Egypt as well as the abduction and beheading of many foreign hostages.

On Thursday, another Internet statement attributed to al-Qaeda said the two Moroccans had been condemned to death. There was no indication Friday that they had been killed.

“We are renewing our threat to those so-called diplomatic missions who have insisted on staying in Baghdad and have not yet realized the repercussions of such a challenge to the will of the mujahedeen,” Friday’s statement said.

“Let them know that there is no difference in our judgment between the head of a diplomatic mission and the lowest-level employee.”

Canada recently leased property in Baghdad for a new embassy.

The al-Qaeda threat appeared aimed at undermining support for the U.S. backed Iraqi government within the Arab and Islamic worlds. In addition to the Egyptian and Algerian diplomats, senior envoys from Pakistan and Bahrain escaped kidnap; attempts in July.

The Moroccans, driver Abderrahim Boualam and embassy staff member Abdelkrim el-Mouhafidi, disappeared Oct. 20 while driving to Baghdad from Jordan, where they had gone to pick up their paycheques.

Also Friday, the U.S. military announced it killed five senior al-Qaeda figures during an air strike Oct. 29 against three buildings in Husaybah, a town near the Syrian border that is a major infiltration route for foreign fighters and would-be suicide bombers entering the country.
The five included at least one North African and were holding a strategy meeting when the air strike occurred, the U.S. statement added.

Iraq was relatively quiet Friday as the majority Shiite Muslim community began celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan.