NOTE the language of the Koranic verse used in this denial. An example of Islam the "religion of peace"?
On 10 March, a jihadist website posted a statement issued by the Information Ministry of the Islamic State of Iraq, denying reports on that Abu-Umar al-Baghdadi, the amir of the Islamic State of Iraq, has been captured.
The website notes that the original statement is taken from Al-Fajr Media Center.
Following is the translation of the full statement:
"In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate. "Praise be to God, the Lord of all creation, and prayers and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his family and companions.
"We still hear a new lie every day within the series of lies circulated every now and then by the Safavi government these days. They claimed once arresting deputy commander of the faithful. However, few hours later they claimed that the person captured is the amir of the state's northern region.
Then, they claimed that they arrested the brothers of the commander of the faithful, may God grant him victory. They also announce on daily basis the arrest of scores of commanders and soldiers of the state and killing dozens others.
The latest-- but not last-- lie is their claim that they arrested the commander of the faithful and then denying the claim on the following day. "The fact that the so-called Al-Maliki government is going through a state of confusion and that it resorts to circulating lies indicates the serious impasse this government is facing, in addition to its helplessness and incapability on the ground and in the battlefield.
"This government and its masters had to resort to circulating lies and tarnishing the image of the mujahidin as the last option, exactly as they did when they claimed that the soldiers of the Islamic State are targeting the Muslims mosques and children and that they do hesitate to shed the blood of innocent people.
God Almighty knows that the mujahidin are not guilty of carrying out these acts. Such misinformation and lies and this fierce propaganda warfare waged by several parties to destroy the image of the mujahidin come within the context of conspiracies and plots being hatched here and there to render the Islamic State's jihadist plan unsuccessful in order to achieve the goals and schemes of the Crusaders and Safavis in the region.
"We affirm to the promoters of these propaganda campaigns that their numerous lies and fabrications will make them lose their credibility. We also assert to them the blessed jihadist operations you see in Baghdad and other areas are another proof of enemy's lies.
"And Allah hath full power and control over His affairs; but most among mankind know it not." [koranic verse] "O God, destroy them and shake the earth under their feet. "O God, you are our supporter and defender.
O God, with your help we attack and fight.
O God, the heavens are yours, the earth is yours, and the sea is yours
O God, if they have forces in heavens, defeat them. If they have forces on earth, destroy them and hand them over as booty to Muslims. If they have forces in sea, drown them.
O Omnipotent God, defeat them because you are capable of doing so.
O God, we beseech you to inflict on them what you have inflicted on Pharaoh and his people.
O God, send floods to their country, shrink their wealth, decrease the number of their people, and reduce their crops.
O God, your soldiers cannot be defeated, your groups cannot be overcome.
O God, defeat them and shake earth underneath them because you are Omnipotent, Exalted in power, full of Majesty, Bounty, and Honor. You are the Living, the Self-Subsisting, and Eternal.
God is Great.
But honour belongs to Allah and His Messenger, and to the Believers; but the Hypocrites know not." [Koranic verse]
"The Islamic State of Iraq/ Information Ministry."