UPDATE 11/27/12 2:31 PM: Here is an English translation of the below Arabic statement:
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
الحمد لله معز المؤمنين ومذل الشرك والمشركين والصلاة والسلام على سيد المرسلين محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم.
O’ slaves of Allah, Allah have created us and made the purpose of creating us is to worship him, the Almighty says: (And I have not created the jinn and the men except that they should serve Me) 56 Surah Adh-Dhariyat, and that worship won’t be achieved except by responding to the orders of Allah and implementing his Sharia, that’s why the mujahidin answered the order of Allah Almighty (And unto thee have We revealed the Scripture with the truth, confirming whatever Scripture was before it, and a watcher over it. So judge between them by that which Allah hath revealed, and follow not their desires away from the truth which hath come unto thee) 48 Surah Al-Maeda, and they began calling for the implementation of the Sharia between the people so they were fought by the governments of the apostate regimes which rule people with democracy and manmade laws and they jailed and tortured them, so they rose up and took up arms and began to fight the Tawagit, to be able to implement the Sharia between the Muslims for which we were created, and Alhamdulillah the mujahidin in northern Mali were able to crush the Tawagit who were oppressing people and imposing on them excises and taxes, and permit for them alcohol, immorality and adultery, and they were able also the Hudud of Allah and implement his Sharia between the Muslims in this land as is well known.
The mujahidin aren’t from a particular group of people but rather the brigades of the mujahidin consist of Ansar and Muhajirin.
The Ansar are people from the land (Fulas, Tamashiq, Zu Ishaq, Ansar Al-Sunnah, Sudanese, Tuaregs, Arabs, non-Arabs …. and others)
And the Muhajirin are people from outside the country (Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Algeria, Mauritania, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and France ….. and other)
This is something known and isn’t a secret to anyone (the Ansar and Muhajirin) that they have gathered and united to establish and implement the Sharia of Allah and Islam, and they are fighting for that.
The mujahidin took an oath on themselves to fight everyone who is an obstacle before implementing the Islamic Sharia and oppresses the Muslims.
And we in our war with the MNLA (National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad) this secular movement that doesn’t want the implementation of the Islamic Sharia, the mujahidin fought it because they became like the Tawagit we call them to resort to the Sharia of Allah but they refuse and they added to that their oppression to the Muslims by taking their money unjustly and killing them and their dividing of the Muslims, the black has no right and the white has right, when the messenger of Allah peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said: “O’ people, your Lord is one, and your father (Adam) is one, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety”. Narrated by Ahmed in his Musnad with an authentic chain of narrators.
For that and other reasons the mujahidin decided to fight this movement and crush it to repel its harm on the Muslims and the implement the Sharia of Allah between the people.
And to Allah belongs the might and to His Messenger and to the believers, but the hypocrites do not know.
Majlis Shura Al-Mujahidin in Gao
10 Muharam 1434 A.H.
مجلس شورى المجاهدين في غاوو
10 من المحرم 1434هـ
To inquire about a translation for this statement for a fee email: firstname.lastname@example.org