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Sunday, May 06, 2012

Fatah offered al-Qaeda affiliate Jaysh al-Islam an alliance

The 'Palestinian Authority' is led by the Fatah faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). 'Moderate' 'Palestinian' President Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen is also the leader of Fatah.

This past week, the United States released 17 letters that were among the personal correspondence of Osama Bin Laden. The letters were in Arabic and included English translations. One of the letters is described as follows:
This letter was originally an exchange between Jaysh al-Islam and `Atiyya that was forwarded first to a certain `Abd al-Hamid (and presumably to Bin Ladin later). The gist of Jaysh al-Islam’s letter makes it known that the group is in need of financial assistance‚ to support jihad,‛ and that the group is seeking `Atiyya’s legal advice on three matters:
1) the permissibility of accepting financial assistance from other militant Palestinian groups (e.g., Fatah and Palestinian Islamic Jihad);
2) the permissibility of investing funds in the stock market in support of jihad; and
3) the permissibility of striking or killing drug traffickers in order to use their money, and even drugs, to lure their enemies who could in turn be used by Jaysh al-Islam as double-agents.
`Atiyya’s response, written sometime between 24 October 2006 and 22 November 2006, is cordial but distant, responding to the questions but refraining from giving any strategic advice.
Jaysh al-Islam is al-Qaeda's affiliate in Gaza. 'Attiya' is Atiyya Abd al-Rahman, a senior al-Qaeda leader who was killed in a missile strike in Pakistan on August 22, 2011.

So we have a letter from al-Qaida's affiliate in Gaza to Osama Bin Laden asking... whether they can enter into a partnership they've been offered with Abu Mazen's Fatah! I'm uploading a copy of the letter to ScribD and embedding it below, but here's the key part I want you all to see (TN is the translator):
First question: Is it permitted for funds to be taken from other organizations as support for us in jihad, as in the following examples:

Al-Jihad al-Islami (TN: Islamic Jihad) movement: Receives vast sums from abroad (Iran, in particular), and some of their people have adopted Shi‟ite thought, God forbid. However, they have offered funding to us, in exchange for which we are to work with them and participate jointly in qualitative operations, as a sort of propaganda; the catch being that we would conduct the operation with funding through them, and afterwards it would be announced that we cooperated with them (TN: in the operation).

- The Fatah organization has also offered us funds purportedly to (TN: support) jihad, but there is another reason, namely their fear of becoming the target of our swords.

These funds would go directly towards the purchase and manufacture of weapons, and to support operations which we will conduct, God willing. When taking into consideration the suffocating siege against us, whether by the Jews, God‟s curses upon them, or by other organizations such as Hamas, who fear the growth of our influence and dominion…
The full English translation of the letter is embedded below. But here's the key: Presumably, the United States has known of this letter for months - it was captured during the raid on Bin Laden's Pakistan compound last May. And yet, despite knowing the fact that Abu Mazen's Fatah attempted to enter into a partnership in terror with al-Qaeda, the United States continues support Abu Mazen and Fatah, to send them funds, to regard them as 'moderate,' and to believe that they are a 'peace partner' for Israel.

What the.... By the way, where do you think Fatah would get the money to give to al-Qaeda? Maybe from all that 'international aid' money they're receiving, including from the United States and the Europeans?

Here's the full letter:

Jaysh al-Islam letter to Bin Laden asking to enter into partnership with Fatah

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