August 25, 2004

"Here we go again" Dept.: Website shows "CIA Agent" beheading by AQ

This is getting real old, real fast.

An Islamic militant group posted pictures on its Web site on Wednesday of what it said was the beheading of a man it called a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency spy in Iraq. Army of Ansar al-Sunna's site showed five sequential photographs of the apparent beheading and threatened the same fate for other people who it caught spying. It was not immediately possible to verify the authenticity of the pictures.

The group said in an accompanying statement that Jamal Tewefic Salman, who became an U.S. citizen in 1980, confessed to be masquerading as a journalist in Iraq to spy on Islamic fighters for the CIA. "A group of mujahideen were able to kidnap a spy called Jamal Tewefic Salman, who got U.S. citizenship in 1980. He changed his name to Khaled Abdul Messih," it said. "We have implemented God's judgment on him and the accompanying pictures show his beheading. We call on those living off the blood of the mujahideen to repent to God and stop what they are doing ... or else the mujahideen's and God's hands will reach their necks one by one," it added.

A rabid dog needs to be put down...

Posted by mhking at August 25, 2004 03:39 PM

I would like to think our leaders and the troops are doing all they can.

Posted by: dex at August 25, 2004 08:00 PM

Individual atrocities are difficult to prevent.

That said, this execution isn't going to change anything.

Posted by: Eric Blair at August 25, 2004 08:39 PM
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