4. What raises history and elevates it to the status
of belief is the fact that the sacred blood shed in
the most crucial situations for our nation to assert
its traits, and its mission to augment its everlasting
contribution to humanity, has been the blood of the
Mujahedeen who loved Allah and would therefore not hesitate
to carry out their missions as designed by Allah the
Almighty, along with the honour they had in carrying
the Call of the Message of heaven to mankind as a whole,
after spreading it to their own great nation.
——from an English version of a speech by Saddam Hussein
delivered on Iraqi television and published in The Guardian
on January 6th, 2003.