Wednesday, July 07, 2004

The tables may be turning

I can't say this surprises me. I am surprised it took as long as it did.

BAGHDAD -- A group of armed masked men yesterday threatened to kill Jordanian militant Abu Musab Zarqawi, saying that he was murdering innocent Iraqis and defiling Islam.
Zarqawi is the prime suspect behind a wave of suicide bomb attacks, beheadings and other brutal acts, including a car bomb yesterday that killed 14 persons who were attending a wake for the victims of a previous attack.
In a videotape sent to Al Arabiya television, the previously unknown group, which called itself the Salvation Movement, ordered Zarqawi to leave the country immediately and questioned how he could justify the killing of innocent civilians and his threats to assassinate Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi. The threat was initially reported by the Associated Press.