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Forget Rathergate. Forget Easongate. Al-Jazeera is now embroiled in Mosquegate:

A statement in the name of the al-Qaida in Iraq terror group posted Saturday on the Internet accused Arab satellite network Al-Jazeera of trying to win U.S. favor by reporting false information about an attack the group had claimed responsibility for.

The statement, which could not be immediately verified, related to a Friday bombing outside a Shiite mosque in Balad Ruz, 45 miles northeast of Baghdad, that killed 12 people as worshippers left prayer services.

News reports suggested the mosque was targeted. But the group led by Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi claimed the target was actually a nearby Iraqi National Guard convoy.

“After we posted a statement (claiming responsibility) … we found that Al-Jazeera tried to alter the facts and attributed to us (something) we didn’t say,” said the statement that appeared on an Internet site used as a clearing house for extremist Islamic material.

“We didn’t say in our statement that we targeted the mosque, but that we targeted the infidel guards, and we hit them directly.”

They weren’t attacking a building, you lamestream media stooges! They were attacking people! Get it right!

Posted by Tim B. on 02/13/2005 at 05:20 AM
    1. Typical! Al-Jazeera trying to suck up to the Americans.
      Hey! Do they think the Yanks are winning, or what?

      Posted by blogstrop on 02/13 at 05:31 AM • #


    1. “We are extremely accurate, because we practice every day. Well, at least most days; I’d say that in the past week we must have practiced at least four days.”
      “Look, if you dont believe me I’ll show you. See that Iraqi convoy over there? No, not the convent, the CONVOY. The one just passing by that Mosque … oops!”

      Thanks Monty Python

      Posted by blogstrop on 02/13 at 05:38 AM • #


    1. When will the terrorists get with it and start blogging?

      Knowing them, they’ll use LiveJournal. “LOL! ROTFLMAO! Zarqawi and I were ducking under a culvert together to escape the infidel helicopter patrols today, and he looks at me, and, OMFAllah, he says the funniest thing…”

      Posted by Aaron – Freewill on 02/13 at 05:48 AM • #


    1. Thanks Monty Python

      “Name ONE good thing the infidels have brought to Iraq!”“Democracy.”

      “Alright, name TWO good things the infidels have brought to Iraq.”

      “Er, more electricity?”

      “*sigh* ALRIGHT, name THREE good things…”

      Posted by Aaron – Freewill on 02/13 at 05:54 AM • #


    1. Okay, so if I follow this, they’re saying Al Jazeera wrongfully accused them of intentionally bombing a mosque instead of specific individuals in order to curry US favor?

      Yes, well, damn that liberal media bias!

      Posted by Dean Esmay on 02/13 at 06:01 AM • #


    1. Al Jazeera hasn’t been too fussy in the past about running items that are sympathetic to “insurgents”.

      Looks like they may learn the hard way that when you sup with the Devil, use a long spoon.

      ‘Cos these “insurgents” are certainly capable of targeting non-combatant Iraqis – as the worshippers at Balad Ruz already know.

      Posted by The Mongrel on 02/13 at 06:02 AM • #


    1. I find the quote “but that we targeted the infidel guards, and we hit them directly” somewhat strange.

      Statistically, a fair number of the Iraqui National Guards are also adherents of the Religion of Peace; how is it that they suddenly become “infidels”?

      Is there some sort of short excommunication ceremony performed that renders one’s fellow coreligionists to the status of infidel immediately prior to being blasted into oblivion?

      It’s enough to make the Baby Mahommed cry.

      Posted by Kaboom on 02/13 at 06:17 AM • #


    1. Finally the murderers clear up the confusion.  I had been wondering why they, to paraphrase Steve Martin, “hate these cars!”

      Posted by Dave in Chicago on 02/13 at 09:49 AM • #


    1. Big round building, little moving trucks… hell, it’s a natural mistake…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 02/13 at 03:12 PM • #


  1. Oh, come on, people, the truth is, Halliburton is paying the “insurgents” to commit atrocities and alienate the fundamentalist movement from the Iraqi populace! Everybody knows that…

    Posted by richard mcenroe on 02/13 at 04:22 PM • #