You’re invited to a wedding!

posted at 12:59 pm on June 26, 2006 by Allahpundit

I’d say “you’re with the groom,” but … you’re definitely not “with” the groom.

SITE has background, as does Time:

Back in his home town, Zarqa, in Jordan, a 12-foot banner was erected Thursday outside the home of Zarqawi’s brother, Sayel “Abu Omar” al-Khalayilaht. In blue letters on white, it proclaimed “the wedding of the hero martyr Abu Mousab al Zarqawi,” a reference to the belief among his supporters that his “martyrdom” in the jihad against America has set him on a wedding-like procession to paradise. Veiled women weeping near the house were admonished by al-Khalayilaht, who said “Don’t cry, but ululate, for he is a hero and a martyr.” That sentiment is unlikely to be widely echoed in Iraq, where Zarqawi is best remembered for terror attacks that killed thousands of Iraqi Muslims.

Thanks to the good folks at MEMRI for digging this up for me, by special request. There are no subtitles, unfortunately, but I’m posting it anyway because (a) it’s an historical artifact, (b) it’s sort of a blog exclusive, (c) there’s an off-chance that one of our readers who speaks Arabic will see it and e-mail in with a translation, (d) the sight of people crowded around to mourn a homicidal degenerate holds a freak-show fascination all its own.

Bonus! Preaching mass murder at a “wedding” is typical of the macabre normalcy with which Islamists contemplate atrocities. Here’s another example, also from MEMRI: a jihadi video that compares planting IEDs to scording goals in soccer.

Click the image to watch. Note how sophisticated the graphics are.


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Where’s an F-16 with two 500lb bombs when you need one?

Defector01 on June 26, 2006 at 1:03 PM

They’ll get what’s coming soon enough.
Pray to Allah and whatever else it is those Rabble-Rabblers do.
Judgement will be swift and definitely not merciful.

Kramer on June 26, 2006 at 1:29 PM

These people are the embodiment of Evil.
Of course John Murtha wouldn’t agree.

Fandango on June 26, 2006 at 1:56 PM

Wow….the fact that we’re dealing with educated people is what strkes me the most about the “Bonus” video. The fact that there are people who can program and edit a video like this using current (almost) computer technology is incredible. This goes against that liberal idea that we’re just dealing with some backwards people who don’t really have the means to get to us, and they’re just poor and angry because they’re poor, so what we really need to do is send aid.

StoutRepublican on June 26, 2006 at 2:17 PM

G-DAM that pisses me off!

shooter on June 26, 2006 at 2:53 PM

MAYBE if the news media in this Country weren’t all seditious traitors, and they actually showed the truth, like that, on the nightly news, MAYBE this Nation wouldn’t be so full of liberally minded seditious traitors. But then, that wouldn’t help bring power to brain drained liberal free thinkers, who only really want to do for America what they have already done for, say, Britain.

You do have to ask yourself, what their tiny little puckered up minds actually are thinking, if ANYTHING, when they contemplate an entire world, except for the United States of course, controlled or scared into compliance by Islam. Do they REALLY think that Islam will just bend over and play nice with their baby murdering, homosexual loving, womans liberationist, criminal pandering, socialist selves? Is Islam going to just stand by and not force them to fall down 5 times a day at the feet of Mohammed? Are these people living in reality? Are they playing with a full deck? Do they even have a clue? Every day it seems less and less likely. Oh wait, they will count on the United Nations new army to protect them from Islam when the time comes, because the U.N. is SO good at everything else they do.

NRA4Freedom on June 26, 2006 at 2:58 PM

That is sad. I can’t grasp that anyone would honestly believe this, but they do. And there are cynical politicos who exploit them.

Ellen on June 26, 2006 at 4:08 PM

Lets just hope we can encourage more such weddings. The sooner, the better.


GT on June 26, 2006 at 5:16 PM

BTW, when they buried Zarqawi did anyone get a discription of the wedding dress they put him in. We need to put a wedding announcement in the NYT and it would be nice if we could include a picture of the Bride in his dress.


GT on June 26, 2006 at 5:18 PM

Then who was the groom? THATS the scary question

Defector01 on June 26, 2006 at 5:18 PM

These people are truly sick and beyond redemption. Anyone mentally weak enough to allow themselves be brainwashed to such an extreme belongs in the middle east. They get no respect because they get the respect they deserve.

Shmo on June 26, 2006 at 5:20 PM

Was this video circulated on Iranian TV or Iraqi TV? Who’s watching this and where? What is the context of this video? No matter what those answers it remains a sickening display that the video was even created. Do we know historically which event in Iraq this was? We have a new profile of our enemy. Middle-eastern man, likely 30-45, carrying a videocamera. SICK.

Psycotte on June 26, 2006 at 5:41 PM

It was recorded on a cell phone cam and probably circulated via the Net.

Allahpundit on June 26, 2006 at 5:45 PM

what if …
everytime Haditha, or Gitmo were cited on television as evidence of America’s brutality they had to follow with the soccer video?

But why intrude upon fantasy with reality?

Our volunteer military is not shielded from this reality. The fact that they still re-enlist is a tribute to their mettle and a sign that this country still produces brave men and patriots.

I would like to rub the noses of the Murthas and Pelosis and the NYT weasels in this video. I imagine I would have to take them down with tranquilizer darts.

The closest that crowd got to reality was the day of 911 when they all sang a cumbaya ‘God Bless America’ on the Capitol steps when they thought they had just missed the Big One.

And they took really good care of themselves after the anthrax threat, while Postal workers took the greatest risks.

Now if a Congressman’s vehicle was ever targeted by Michael Moore’s ‘freedom fighters’ what would they do? Probably make some sap ride ahead of them in the convoy.

entagor on June 26, 2006 at 6:32 PM

Yeah well…here is Zarqawi’s and those other Mohammedon’s reward…in my opinion.

Joe on June 26, 2006 at 7:11 PM

Where do all these rag heads get picture phones? These people are dressed in table cloths and flip-flops, but they all have phones. I wonder what plan they are on?

Hening on June 26, 2006 at 7:45 PM

“These people are the embodiment of Evil.”

Fandango on June 26, 2006 at 1:56 PM

No doubt! Sick motherf*ckers.

speed647 on June 26, 2006 at 8:20 PM