Zarqawi says Katrina ‘beginning of the end’ for US
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DUBAI (AFP) – The group headed by Iraq’s most wanted man Abu Musab al-Zarqawi hailed the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina as beginning of the end for the United States.
"It is the start of its collapse," said an Internet statement from the Al-Qaeda Organisation in the Land of Two Rivers, whose authenticity could not be verified.
"Congratulations to the Islamic nation, to our sheikh Osama abu Abdullah (Osama bin Laden), to our emir Mullah Mohammad Omar, to sheikh Ayman Zawahiri (bin Laden’s deputy)… for the destruction of America, which is at the forefront of evil."
The whereabouts of Al-Qaeda chief bin Laden and Mullah Omar, the leader of the ousted Taliban regime in Afghanistan, remain unknown.
"Just yesterday, America attacked, killed and starved whomever it liked. Today, it is begging for oil and food. America has been hit by a divine strike. The curses of the oppressed have been fulfilled," the Zarqawi statement said Sunday.
Thousands are feared dead after the hurricane that has laid waste to the southern US city of New Orleans.
Followers of the Jordanian-born Sunni Muslim extremist have claimed scores of deadly attacks in Iraq and he himself has a 25 million dollar US price on his head.
"There are signs of victory on the horizon. The anger of the Almighty has descended on the tyrants. Their deaths can be measured in the thousands, their material damage in the billions (of dollars)," the statement said.
"If Muslims are powerless to defend their religion, God is on the lookout (to punish) the oppressors."
Our church adopted a Viet Nam boat family after the Viet Nam war and helped them successfully assimilate. Wouldn’t it be nice to do the same for Americans?How many churches, synagogues, and mosques are there in the US? If each one adopted a hurricane homeless family, how many would that be? It doesn’t sound like too painful an act of charity. Every Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, VFW, and American Legion Post, could do the same for their own. Check out the White House Faith Based Initiative Agency for help. Look up Adopt a Family on the Web.copied this entry from second opinion, one of the spaces i read. i really think he has a good point. i think we could do alot more than we think to help people in a tie like this.