I like this; the Washington Times reports:
A group of armed, masked Iraqi men threatened Tuesday to kill Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi if he did not immediately leave the country, accusing him of murdering innocent Iraqis and defiling the Muslim religion.
In a videotape sent to the al-Arabiya television station, a group calling itself the “Salvation Movement,” questioned how al-Zarqawi could use Islam to justify the killing of innocent civilians, the targeting of government officials and the kidnapping and beheading of foreigners.
“He must leave Iraq immediately, he and his followers and everyone who gives shelter to him and his criminal actions,” said a man on the video.
If there really are moderate Muslims out there, they will have to fight for their religion. Who knows, maybe this is a start.
Meanwhile, interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi showed solidarity with the latest U.S. attack on a Zarqawi safe house in Falluja–notwithstanding the usual claims of slaughtered infants–by announcing that his government had provided the intelligence that led to the attack.
These developments are good. Ultimately, it will be up to the Iraqis to drive foreign terrorists from their midst. Maybe this is a beginning.