(of the 9 voters, one vote to “concentrate on more important operations, like capturing bush”)
I am posting the whole “story”, so enjoy the read…
Here is the story related to the poll (copy-and-paste-propaganda of GIMF/CL):
This interview was conducted by the Global Islamic Media Front in the Crusader’s Lands.
Global Islamic Media Front in the Crusader’s Lands (GIMF/CL): It’s quite unusual to be together with a Muslim brother and Crusader’s soldier in one room. Can you tell us how you know each other?
Crusader’s Soldier (CS): I am homeless and have met the brother on a street corner. I have requested this interview.
Muslim Brother (MB): I have been doing Itikaf. After the conclusion of ten days, I was walking home from the Masjid. It was very late at night. I saw two homeless beggars on the street corner; one was old and the other young. As I reached to my pocket, looking for some change, the younger one appeared very frightened saying, “I promise to tell you the truth, I hadn’t kill anyone in Iraq.” I was very surprised and puzzled by this response, as I only intended to give them some money for food.
GIMF/CL: Why did you fear the Muslim brother?
CS: I thought he was from a Mujahedin Assassination Squad hunting down American soldiers who have been in Iraq. I believed the Iraqi Mujahedin told him about me. I wanted to tell him everything. I hoped Muslims can forgive my mistakes. I thought that I should try to correct as much as possible before I was going to die.
GIMF/CL: Are you a member of any Mujahedin Assassination Squad in the Crusader’s Lands? How did you react?
MB: No, I am not a member of any assassination squad. I listened to the young man’s story and it contained details that appeared sincere and truthful. Later, I contacted the Mujahedin in Iraq and they confirmed many of his claims. Hamdulillah, some of the intell collected was useful to the Iraqi Mujahedin.
GIMF/CL: You mentioned to me that you were a guest of the Muslim brothers in the Crusader’s Lands. How were you treated during your stay? Did they threatened or mistreated you in any way?
CS: I want to emphasize that I stayed with them on my own free will. They never threatened me. Actually, they treated me very well. They took me to a safe house under an armed guard and searched me but told me that I was their guest and, if I wanted to leave, all I needed to do is to tell them. They provided me with medical care, gave me new clothing, plenty of good food, and books to read. The place was small but cozy and clean. The brothers treated me respectfully. They allowed me to use their gym and to exercise with them. We did callisthenic every day. I was not used to their schedule, like getting up at 4 am, for example. I was not getting up this early even in the military! I listened to their prayers five times a day and to their Quran recitations. They even found a Quran for me in English, taught me some Arabic and introduced me to Islam.
GIMF/CL: You said that you haven’t killed anyone in Iraq. Yet, you mentioned committing some mistakes. Can you explain that?
CS: After my college graduation, I became a junior business associate in a bank. I did a lot of partying and [alcohol] drinking. My life had no direction. Then, the US Army contacted me with a possible job offer as a police officer, gave me a huge bonus and many guarantees. However, about six months later, I was headed to Iraq–against my will. First, the military shipped me to Kuwait. I was not allowed to leave my unit, go anywhere. They told me I have to kill everyone … men, women, children, young and old.
GIMF/CL: How did you feel about it? How did others in your company react?
CS: I felt betrayed. I became ill and begged them to let me go back. The CO began shouting and calling me a fag and homo. He warned me and said I will be put to prison and raped, if I keep refusing orders. I was so frightened about loosing my humanity, I cried for three days. Others got drunk, some were using drugs, and few attempted suicide, some successfully.
GIMF/CL: Are you a homosexual?
CS: No. It’s a kind of insult. It’s quite common in the American military. If they don’t like you, they make fun of you, call you a fag, and beat you. Officially, no officer would admit that this is happening in their unit but everyone knows about it.
GIMF/CL: How was it like in Iraq? What did you do there?
CS: It was very hot and I was loosing my mind. The company commander told us that the Mujahedin are going to torture us, rape us and cut off our heads. They made me guard a check-point. Once, a bus full of school children was approaching and I was ordered to shot the driver. I aimed my rifle and saw his white beard and wrinkled face through the scope. He smiled and attempted to wave. I froze and was unable to pull the trigger. I just could not kill him. As a punishment, I had to collect dead bodies around Baghdad. At times, this was a very dangerous job, especially at night. Their plan was to have me killed and get rid of me this way.
GIMF/CL: To your knowledge, did the Mujahedin ever torture anyone, did they commit atrocities?
CS: I have never seen or heard of anyone being tortured or raped by the Mujahedin. On the other hand, the American soldiers did commit many atrocities against the Iraqis.
GIMF/CL: What kind of atrocities did the Americans commit?
CS: Some members of my company humiliated and tortured Iraqi prisoners. The point was to take away their human dignity, to break them down. Usually, they got very drunk and went to their cells during the night shift. Also, they raped both the male and female prisoners; some of them were just very young children! I was not allowed inside the prison because they were afraid I may complain or say something.
GIMF/CL: Why did the Americans imprisoned women and children? What had they done?
CS: They had done nothing. They were usually kidnapped, along with their children, from their homes at night. The military believed that the female prisoners may be mothers, wives and daughters of the Mujahedin. The CO hoped that the Mujahedin will claim their women back and get captured when they show up to negotiate their release from prisons.
GIMF/CL: Did you witness any war crimes while driving around?
CS: I usually stayed outside in the streets. Others broke into the homes of ordinary Iraqis. If they were in a bad mood or did not like someone, they shot them. It did not matter, if the person was an elderly, father, mother or newborn. If the babies began crying, they took them by their ankles and smashed their heads till their scull cracked and brains splashed out. If there was a young girl, they tore off her clothes and gang-raped her front of her siblings and parents. Then they shot them all. They took whatever they liked from the homes. If they needed to cover up their atrocities, they threw grenades into the rooms, claiming an attack by the insurgents. They enjoyed the humiliation, rapes and killings, and were really proud of themselves. It was a kind of “SOP” [Standard Operating Procedure]. No questions asked. Ever.
GIMF/CL: Did you ever see any dead Americans?
CS: Yes, every day. We had to collect bodies and other body parts around Baghdad. Some soldiers committed suicides, others were killed by IEDs or RPGs, yet others were captured by the Mujahedin when planting bombs in markets or mosques trying to incite fights between the Iraqis. The strategy was to have the Iraqis keep fighting each other, so we can have their oil. It’s a big money for the American military-industrial complex. [this belief has become quite common among muslims – onlinejihad.wordpress.com]
Also, the Mujahedin offered to exchange our soldiers for the girls and women kept in the prison but the military would not agree to that. So, the Mujahedin killed them. We collected the remains and sent them back to their families in America telling their parents that they are heroes. Their families never learned what their sons really did in Iraq.
GIMF/CL: You come from a relatively well-to-do family in America. You completed a college education. You had a successful business career before entering the US Army. Why are you homeless right now?
CS: I am afraid the military would find me, if I have a home address. They may send me back to Iraq.
GIMF/CL: What would you do, if they find you anyway and send you back to Iraq?
CS: America has been loosing the war for some time now. The military is very desperate for people. If they find me, I will go [to Iraq]. When I get there, if the Iraqi Mujahedin forgive me, I will assist them in their struggle against the Americans. I want to repair my wrongdoings and do what’s right, if I get another chance.
GIMF/CL: May you be guided by Allah on the true path.
Usaamah ibn Taalib.