Second verse, same as the first…

Zawahri tells Muslims to join Mideast conflict
Al-Qaida No. 2 says ‘the world is a battlefield’ in taped message

unclez.jpgUncle Z:
A Happy Camper No More

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Al-Qaida’s No. 2 leader issued a worldwide call Thursday for Muslims to rise up in a holy war against Israel and join the fighting in Lebanon and Gaza until Islam reigns from “Spain to Iraq.”

In a taped message broadcast by Al-Jazeera television, Ayman al-Zawahri said the terrorist organization would not stand idly by while “these (Israeli) shells burn our brothers.

Ooh. He’s mad.

And now the Al Qaeda Bird & Garden Club has suddenly become angry with those who support Israel. I mean, it’s not like this is a “no more mister nice guy” message, or anything. The folks who intentionally target civilians, behead prisoners, and subjugate their own followers are taking off the kid gloves?

Give me a break. I have no doubt that they intend to strike. I’m just unconvinced that there’s any relevance to this announcement. Like most of these AQ press releases, it seems targeted more to their own crowd than to anyone else.

Comments

  1. Just an interesting note: he only said from ‘Spain to Iraq.’ He left out Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and any of the other central Asian -stans, and Indonesia. That’s a big chunk of the Islamic world it sounds like he’s given up on. Normally, leaving out Iran would make sense to me, since Iran is Shia and AQAM is primarily Sunni. But Hezbo is Shia and backed by Iran. So I’m kind of confused. Has AQAM really reduced the size of their fairyland Caliphate dream that much? And did they really say Spain or did they say Andalusia?

  2. I was nearly in tears when I saw that it wasn’t the beloved leader himself. LOL I personally count good old Osama as good as dead. As far as the message goes, yup… it’s the same all the time, which kind of imitates what the media, at least here in the UK say all the time: ‘this event will make people dislike the US even more’ Especially after everyone is so annoyed that the US is supplying bombs to Israel… Are they seriously suggesting Israel to use DUMB BOMBS when they run out of smart ones?

  3. Be sure to notice in the new al Qaeda video the inclusion in the background of a picture of a burning World Trade Center building. Now couple that with these finding in a Pew survey .. In one of the survey‘s most striking findings, majorities in Indonesia, Turkey, Egypt, and Jordan say that they do not believe groups of Arabs carried out the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The percentage of Turks expressing disbelief that Arabs carried out the 9/11 attacks has increased from 43% in a 2002 Gallup survey to 59% currently. And this attitude is not limited to Muslims in predominantly Muslim countries – 56% of British Muslims say they do not believe Arabs carried out the terror attacks against the U.S., compared with just 17% who do. So does this mean that a majority of Muslims in many different nations don’t believe that Usama bin Laden orchestrated the destruction of the World Trade Center buildings ? Usama is being ‘dissed’ by Mulsims world wide. He can’t get no respect. No wonder they are pumping out these videos so often.

  4. Zawahri tells Muslims to join Mideast conflict That’s easy for him to say, from his cosy hideout in Pakistan. I think it’s a good thing that many Muslims think just like Zawahiri. That is to say, they support the cause, but think somebody else should risk his life fighting Uncle Sam.