Terrorists Endorse Kerry
The Army of Ansar al-Sunnah, of hostage beheading fame, has issued a press release endorsing John Kerry for president:
Praise be to Allah, it increased the joy in our hearts that John Kerry, the presidential candidate criticized the Bush governmentfor taking so long in making this declaration. The one who may be president of America [John Kerry] is already struck with terror by our brothers from the Tawheed wal-Jihad Movement [Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s group]. The repeated atacks that have targetted the evil Bush are now echoing on Kerry, even though he is not yet a president. This is what Allah means when he commands us to ‘terrorize your enemy and the enemy of Allah.”
I agree with Rusty Shackleford that it doesn’t therefore follow that a vote for Kerry is a vote for terrorism. And, indeed, it’s possible that a terrorist group will endorse Bush, if they haven’t done so. Michael Scheuer, author of Imperial Hubris, contends that al Qaeda is ecstactic that Bush is in office and fighting the terror war so aggressively. Still, this is rather amusing.