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Friday, September 14, 2007

Al-Qaeda Takes Credit for Abu Risha Assassination

Al-Qaeda's Islamic State of Iraq just put a press release on Al-Hesbah taking credit for the assassination of Sheikh Abdel-Sattar Albu Risha yesterday. The statement alleges that this operation had taken a whole month to prepare.


Blogger bg said...


HT : Louise @ ITM

Iraqis vow to avenge America's murdered ally


["We blame al-Qaeda and we are going to continue our fight and avenge his death," said Sheikh Ahmed al-Rishawi, another of the sheikh's brothers who was elected to lead the tribal coalition.

Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi prime minister, was represented at the funeral by his national security adviser, Muwaffaq al-Rubaie, who condemned the assassination. "It is a national Iraqi disaster. What Ab Risha did for Iraq, no single man has done in the country's history," Mr Rubaie told the mourners gathered at the sheikh's house. "We will support Anbar much more than before. Abu Risha is a national hero."]

["Abu Risha was a man who proved that terrorism can be fought and security can be restored even in the most volatile area in Iraq," said Sheikh Saleh al-Obeidi, al-Sadr's spokesman in the holy city of Najaf.]

Sheikh Sattar, God rest his soul, is a true Iraqi Hero..
may he & all of Iraq's hero's not only be honored &
remembered, but an inspiration others emulate..


2:51 PM, September 14, 2007

Blogger bg said...


ps re: bg @ 2:51 PM

AQ et als final miscalculation..

if they thought assassinating Sheikh Sattar would put an
end to his successful attempts at unifying Iraq, they were
so wrong.. what they have done is not only "solidify" the
unification, but accelerated the pace..

Sattar was a threat to AQ et al in
life, now even moreso in death..

God Bless Sheikh Sattar (may he rest
in peace).. he will be sorely missed..


2:52 PM, September 14, 2007

Blogger Robert said...

Anybody else having a problem loading that al-hesbah thread?

Main page works for me, but none of the subdomains will load.

4:05 PM, September 14, 2007

Blogger bg said...


Robert @ 4:05 PM

Main page works for me, but none
of the subdomains will load.

yep, samo samo, dead end links..


5:34 PM, September 14, 2007

Blogger bg said...


btw Robert @ 4:05 PM

love your blog!! (thumbsup)

thank you.. got most of my
Sheikh Sattar info from it..


5:37 PM, September 14, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found some interesting links which state that Abu Risha's eldest son's name is Saddam and he was involved in founding al Awda, a post-2003 insurgent group who's goal was to resurrect the Baath party.

Some people were complaining on other blogs that the links were broken, however, when I put them in my web browser they came right up.

Nonetheless, if anyone should have any trouble pulling up the links, copying and pasting the quoted sections into google may well pull up the appropriate sources, or I would be more than willing to find a way to present them. In any case, they should work.

Without further ado, here are the sources/links:

Little is known of Abu Risha's past before he launched his anti-Qaida campaign. Many of Anbar's clans benefited from money from ousted leader Saddam Hussein.
The oldest of Abu Risha's three children is a 12-year-old boy called Saddam — though that is not necessarily evidence of his politics. Thousands of parents named their newborns after Saddam during the former dictator's 23 years in power, either out of admiration for him or to deflect the unwanted attention of regime informants prowling for signs of dissent.



This provoked a sharp response from Sheikh Abdel Sattar Abu Risha, a leading member of the Al-Awda grouping.


10:11 PM, September 14, 2007

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