Al-Qaeda: 'Condolences' to Our Innocent Victims

Group usually doesn't acknowledge those mistakenly killed
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2009 2:30 PM CST
Al-Qaeda: 'Condolences' to Our Innocent Victims
This frame grab image taken from the video shows Adam Gadahn, also known as Azzam the American.   (AP Photo/IntelCenter)

Al-Qaeda shows its kinder, gentler side in a new video offering condolences to innocent victims of its own attacks. In the 17-minute video, the man known as Azzam the American makes the unusual move of offering the group's "condolences" to "the unintended Muslim victims of the mujahedeen's operations against the crusaders and their allies and puppets," reports CNN.

Azzam also bestows martyrdom on the "Muslim men, women, and children killed" by the "criminal acts" of the US and other "secular political forces." The speaker, real name Adam Gadahn, is a California native who converted to Islam. He has become the terror group's go-to guy when addressing the English-speaking world.
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