A new resistance organization calling itself The Army of Prophet Mohammed has surfaced in Iraq. The Wednesday issue of Al-Zaman newspaper printed its first announcement, in which the Army urged the servicemen of the former Iraqi army, national guards and members of the BAATH Party to organize resistance and start attacking the US troops. "It is time to show the world that you are real men," the announcement read.
It also called on Iraqis to stop cooperating with the occupiers and help those, who attack US soldiers, to hide from persecution. In the Army's opinion, cooperation with occupational troops only "puts off their exit from Iraq." Further on, the new organization warned all those, who belong to the Iraqi opposition or "arrived in Iraq together with the occupational troops." "Traitors will be executed," the announcement said.
The authors of the message demanded that Iraqi imams urged believers to excite jihad.