Friday, September 14, 2012

Hailing ‘blessed’ 9/11 attacks, Al-Zawahiri tells Muslims to exploit US ‘weakness’ to purify their countries

Obama has succeeded in making America weak and our enemies are now taking advantage of our weakness. - Reggie

Al-Qaeda leader urges followers to ‘liberate’ every inch of Muslim land, including Palestine

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri on Thursday released an audio recording hailing the “blessed” September 11 terror attacks as “the greatest blow” America had ever suffered. He also asserted an Islamic duty to “liberate” every inch of Muslim lands, and called upon Muslims to “purify” their countries of corrupt leaders during what he termed a period of “American weakness.”

Muslims should “topple the western proxies” left in their countries “and especially the Saud clan and the gulf sheiks in the Arabian peninsula,” he declared.

Al-Zawahiri also urged Muslims to capture citizens of countries that fight Muslims in order to hold them as hostages and force the release of Muslim prisoners.

In comments translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), al-Zawahiri commemorated the “blessed raids” in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. He also noted “defeats” suffered by the United States in recent years in Afghanistan, Iraq and through the demise of “four of its collaborators in the Arab world” – references to the fall of leaders during the Arab Spring.

Al-Zawahiri said the 9/11 attacks were launched due to the “Zionist-crusader occupation of Muslim lands, and especially of Palestine.” The attacks were carried out “to confront the modern crusader campaign, which aims to make us disintegrate, so it could more easily devour us, one piece after another.”

“One cannot rely on the governments in the liberation of Palestine and the defense of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, because these governments are incapable of doing so, and in so many cases, they assist Israel in its aggression,” he said.

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