In first videotape: Zarqawi slams US for waging ”crusader” war
An Islamic Web site on Tuesday posted a rare video showing al-Qaeda leader in Iraq Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who accused the West and the United States of waging a "crusader" war. In the video, the first of the Jordan-born militant, he said that Islamic Jihad warriors were standing firm in the war. "Your mujahideen sons were able to confront the most ferocious of crusader campaigns on an Islamic state. They have stood in the face of this onslaught for three years," Zarqawi said on the video.
"When the crusader enemy entered Iraq, he intended to control the Islamic nation and supported the Zionist state," said Zarqawi.
In the past, al-Zarqawi has made statements only through audiotapes posted on the Web.