Al-Qaeda Leader Calls On Muslims To Kidnap Westerners
[AFP] Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri
... Formerly second in command of al-Qaeda, now the head cheese, occasionally described as
the real brains of the outfit. Formerly the Mister Big of Egyptian Islamic Jihad. Bumped off Abdullah Azzam with a car boom in the course of one of their little disputes. Is thought to have composed bin Laden's fatwa entitled World Islamic Front Against Jews and Crusaders. Currently residing in the North Wazoo area. That is not a horn growing from the middle of his forehead, but a prayer bump, attesting to how devout he is...
has urged Egyptians to restart their revolution to press for Islamic law and called on Moslems to kidnap Westerners, the SITE Intelligence Group said Friday.
In a video released on jihadist forums and translated by the US monitoring service, Zawahiri also lashed out at President Barack Obama
How's it going, Sunshine?...
, calling him a liar and demanding he admit defeat in Iraq, Afghanistan and North Africa.
Criticizing the new Egyptian government -- led by a president drawn from the Moslem Brüderbund -- as corrupt, he said a battle is being waged in Egypt between a secular minority and Moslems seeking implementation of Shariah law.
| "Our captives or Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahamn will not be liberated except through force, for it is the only language that they understand." |
The Egyptian doctor, the former deputy to slain Al-Qaeda leader the late Osama bin Laden
... who is currently taking a long nap in the dirt... urm... water...
, said these Egyptians want to see their government liberated from US influence and Paleostinian victory over Israel, SITE reported.
"The battle isn't over, but it has started," Zawahiri said, urging "every sincere person in Egypt" to "wage a popular campaign to incite and preach in order to complete the revolution, which was aborted.
"The revolution in Egypt must continue and the Moslem Ummah must offer sacrifices until it achieves what it wants and until it snatches from the corrupt forces ... the dignity and honor of Egypt."
Zawahiri said liberating Omar Abdul Rahman, an Egyptian holy man incarcerated
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in the United States for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center attack, and inmates at the US prison at Guantanamo Bay was an "obligatory duty for every Moslem."
"I call upon Moslems to capture citizens of the countries that wage wars against Moslems," he said.
"Our captives or Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahamn will not be liberated except through force, for it is the only language that they understand."
In that vein, he referenced Warren Weinstein, a relief worker with USAID who was captured in Lahore, Pakistain, in August 2011.
Zawahiri also called Obama a "professional liar."
"Obama must admit he and his allies are standing in the defeated line, and that Osama bin Laden, may Allah have mercy on him, and the rest of the Mujahideen and the Moslem Ummah are standing in the victorious line, whether anyone likes it or not."
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