CAIRO — The self-described leader of an al-Qaida front
group has called for continued jihad against Iraq's American
"occupiers" in the wake of the March 7 election that he claimed was
boycotted by most Sunni Arabs, according to an audio tape posted
Tuesday on militant Web sites.
In the 24-minute tape, Abu Omar
al-Baghdadi said the parliamentary election and its results meant
nothing for the mujahideen, or holy fighters, and that the next
government would be no different from the previous one.
announce that the elections outcome means nothing to us ... we will
continue chasing the (American) occupier and his agents until we purify
the land from their filth," he said in the tape.