Three insurgent factions in Iraq, the Political Council for the Iraqi Resistance (PCIR), al-Mustafa Army, and Sa’ad bin Abi Waqqas Army, each issued responses on jihadist forums in regard to US President Barack Obama’s speech in Egypt on US-Muslim relations.
Sa’ad Army Addresses Obama; Responds to Criticism
Sa’ad bin Abi Waqqas Army, an insurgent faction in Iraq, posted a message addressing US President-elect Barack Obama on its website and jihadist forums on November 8, 2008.
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Sa'ad Bin Abi Waqqas Army Defends Mujahideen Army from Criticism by ISI
In a message posted to jihadist forums on November 4, 2008, the Sa'ad Bin Abi Waqqas Army, an insurgent group operating in Iraq, defended the Mujahideen Army from criticism levied at the group by Abu Hamza Al-Muhajir, the Minister of War in the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI).
Iraqi insurgent activity on jihadist forums for the period of February 1, 2008 – February 15, 2008, has been influenced by events outside of Iraq, particularly as it relates to Palestinians, and inside, as well, especially in Al-Mosul.
Four insurgent groups in Iraq, Hamas of Iraq, the Islamic Iraqi Resistance Movement (JAMI), Sa’ad bin Abi Waqqas Brigades, and the Reformation and Jihad Front, itself composed of four groups, recently issued statements criticizing the Sunni Endowment administration for its closure of Umm Al-Qara mosque in Al-Ghazaliya in Baghdad, the headquarters of the Association of Muslim Scholars in Iraq.
A group calling itself the Sa’ad bin Abi Waqas Brigade in Iraq issued a 2:28 minute video yesterday, December 11, 2005, which according to the accompanying communiqué, depicts four Iranians who were traveling to north Baghdad, near Balad, on an “official mission” from al-Howza in Qom.