The Jihad Media Brigade, which is part of the as-Sahab Media Foundation, has posted the full transcript of the Zarqawi video. This video is the only one that had been published with Zarqawi taking part as bin Laden or Zawahiri regularly do/have done. Of course, bin Laden is not missing, a still is being shown while his speech is to be heard (all in the english transcript as well). Zarqawi’s voice sounds strange – the whole video is a reenacting of his mentors bin Laden and Zawahiri. Sitting in front of the camera, trying to be as serious and profound, he is obviously reading his speech and seems quite insecure about the setting. He is not always clear to understand as his squeky and excited voice goes on informing the viewer about the greatness of the mujahidin. He does close his eyes remarkably often and seems quite insecure about being infront of the camera – but that’s exactly what the terrorists of these days must do, right?
Unfortunately I cannot provide you with a link to his video, which was aired 25.04.2006, but a link to the transcript provided by the Jihad Media Brigade is to be found below. The Jihad Media Brigade come now and then into action, one of their videos was called U.S.A. They are coming, which was released shortly after the Iraq war and showed clips from training and fighting mujahidin from around the world.
Osama bin Laden appears as a still which a speech – to make the abaya (oath) of Zarqawi clear, after some diputes aroused.
The former hustler he is supposed to have been seems quite nervous infront of the camera – trying to reenact OBL and Zawahiri.
Off to the shooting range – a missile is being fired (which have improved since last then).
This what makes the word shura: a council, or if you like, a meeting of choosen leaders, setting new attacks. A laptop is not missing, it is positioned left on the map – for the better planning – probably with google earth on it back then…
Please note: Translating Terror – Work in Progress; notes on the jihadi translation will be released soon, if I find the time, I will go through the transcript, as there are many errors and some wanted one’s: for our western eyes and ears.