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Thursday, June 06, 2013

Inevitable: Al-Qaeda calls for jihad against Israel

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has issued a video calling for the overthrow of the Assad regime in Syria to be followed by jihad against Israel.
In a 22-minute recording, posted on Islamist websites on Thursday to mark 65 years since Israel's founding, Zawahri also said the only way to solve the Palestinian problem was through Jihad (Islamic holy war).
"Lions of the Levant, unite around this honorable goal and rise above sectarian affiliations," Zawahri said.
"America, its agents and allies want you to shed your blood and the blood of your children and women to bring down the criminal Baathist regime, and then set up a government loyal to them and to safeguard Israel's security," he added.
The recording came one day after Syrian government forces, backed by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, captured the border town of Qusair from rebels. It appeared on the Mujahideen al-Ansar website, which carries statements from al-Qaida leaders.


Zawahri warned Syrians not to play into the hands of the United States which, he said, wanted to turn their Jihad into a "Western tool against Iran."
He said that fighters seeking to topple Assad in Syria had rekindled hope that one day that might happen.
"There is no solution for Palestine except Jihad," Zawahri said.
"Every free Muslim in Palestine should unite with his Muslim brothers to implement Sharia (Islamic law) and rule by it, and make it a reference above all references, and to liberate Palestine in order to set up an Islamic state, even if the West hates that and calls it terrorism and extremism," he added.
And you believed Obama's claim that al-Qaeda is no more, didn't you? Or do you just believe that what al-Zawahri has in mind is a 'jihad for peace'?

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