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> Al Qaeda's brutality alienates Iraqis
> Reuters | Monday, 11 August 2008
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> HARD LINE: Al Qadea's influence in Iraq is on the wane due to a
backlash against brutality and strict edicts.
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> From the slaughter of children to edicts against suggestively shaped
vegetables, al Qaeda's brutality and its imposition of severe Islamic
laws have been crucial to its decline in Iraq.
> Its enforcement of a severe form of Sunni Islam in areas it
controlled made everyday life miserable, sapping support among the
people for its campaign against US and Iraqi forces.
> "I saw them slaughter a nine-year old boy like a sheep because his
family didn't pledge allegiance to them," said Sheikh Hameed
al-Hayyes, an influential Sunni tribal leader from the former al Qaeda
stronghold of Anbar province in Iraq's west.
> Such violent acts, considered extreme by other Islamist groups,
prompted many who initially fought alongside al Qaeda to turn against
it. The group has claimed responsibility for indiscriminate bomb
attacks in Iraq that have killed thousands.
> The group has also posted on the Internet grisly video tapes of its
attacks and beheadings of foreigners and Iraqi soldiers.
> Singing, shaving and the medical treatment of women by male doctors
were all among activities considered by al Qaeda to be haram, or
forbidden by Islam, Iraqis around the country who lived under their
rule said.
> "Al Qaeda prohibited the shaving of beards and banned sideburns and
long hair ... Barbers were killed because they did not obey," said
Kais Amer, a barber from Mosul in Iraq's north.
> The tales may sound fantastic, and are difficult to verify, but
people elsewhere in Iraq tell similar stories of al Qaeda's rules.
Punishment for disobedience was brutal.
> Disgusted by such acts, Sunni Arab tribal leaders - whose men once
formed the backbone of the insurgency against US and Iraqi forces - in
late 2006 turned on al Qaeda, and with US backing helped drive the
group from its former strongholds.
> Besides its indiscriminate killings and harsh interpretation of
Islam, al Qaeda had also become a serious challenge to tribal
authority, seeking control over economic activities and smuggling
routes to neighbouring countries.
> Attacks across Iraq have fallen some 85 percent from a year ago to
lows not seen since 2004, and major security crackdowns are underway
in Iraq's north, where US and Iraqi forces say a depleted al Qaeda has
> "Al Qaeda's very heavy-handed killing of civilians backfired on
them. The Sunnis just wouldn't stand for it any more," said
Lieutenant-Colonel Tim Albers, intelligence officer for the US
division responsible for Baghdad.
> "The self-described protectors of the Sunni community now kill more
Iraqi Sunnis than anyone else."
> Anbar province in western Iraq was once an al Qaeda bastion, but
later became the birthplace of the Sunni tribal leaders' backlash
against the group. Tribal leaders range from the very religious to
whisky-drinking secularists.
> Hayyes is among sheikhs who organised their men into local patrol
groups to fight al Qaeda and other militants. Life under al Qaeda was
not only violent, but also farcical, he said.
> "They even killed female goats because their private parts were not
covered and their tales were pointed upward, which they said was
haram," Hayyes said.
> "They regarded the cucumber as male and tomato as female. Women were
not allowed to buy cucumbers, only men," he said.
> Men would have fingers cut off for smoking, hair salons and shops
selling cosmetics were bombed, ice vendors were killed because ice was
not available during the time of Islam's Prophet Mohammad - all common
tales of al Qaeda justice.
> "Al Qaeda wanted to kill me and blow up my shop because I sold music
CDs," said Ahmed Yasin in Samarra, north of Baghdad.
> Leaflets threatened women with kidnap or death for not wearing an
all-enveloping robe. The forced marriage of Iraqi women and girls to
al Qaeda members by tribes intimidated by the group was not uncommon.
> Adding to al Qaeda's growing isolation was its proclaimed aim of
fighting for a Sunni Islamic state and its heavy reliance on foreign
fighters. Many Iraqis fought the U.S. military in Iraq for
nationalistic, not sectarian reasons.
> Many of al Qaeda's early leaders and fighters in Iraq came from
Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Yemen, Pakistan, Syria and other countries. They
smuggled in fighters to act as suicide bombers.
> Until the overthrow of former President Saddam Hussein in 2003 Iraq
was largely secular in outlook. Iraqis of different sects and
ethnicities intermarried, women would dress in jeans and T-shirts and
Baghdad was packed with bars and discos.
> Most Iraqis are Shi'ites, a Muslim denomination that al Qaeda's
Sunnis consider heretical. The country is also home to Christians and
members of other faiths, and al Qaeda has targeted Kurds even though
many are Sunni Muslims.
> "Sometimes they came to our offices and told us not to deal with
Kurds," said Raad Faris, a Mosul real estate agent.
> "They displaced many Shi'ites, Christians and families of the
security forces, and on the walls of their house wrote 'House not for
letting or sale by order of the Islamic state'".
> Al Qaeda took the homes of those it believed were enemies, and also
used the pretext of fighting for Islam to extort and steal, often
killing businessmen in areas it controlled.
> "My son imported spare parts for cars. They killed him on
accusations of being a foreign agent, then stole his money and goods,"
Jalal Abdul-Karim, a trader from Ramadi in Anbar said.
> "Al Qaeda committed ugly crimes in the name of religion. Their
actions are far from Islam."
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