Thursday, July 27, 2006
Al-Qaida calls for holy war against Israel
It was only a matter of time before we heard from Al Qaeda on this....
But wait...wasn't Al Qaeda already in a holy war against Israel? Or was that just America?
It all gets so confusing at times.
Al-Qaida calls for holy war against Israel - Yahoo! News:
CAIRO, Egypt - Al-Qaida's No. 2 leader issued a worldwide call in a new videotape released 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 the message broadcast by Al-Jazeera television, Ayman al-Zawahri, second in command to Osama bin Laden, said that al-Qaida now views 'all the world as a battlefield open in front of us.'
The Egyptian-born physician said that the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah and Palestinian militants would not be ended with 'cease-fires or agreements.'
'It is a Jihad for the sake of God and will last until (our) religion prevails ... from Spain to Iraq,' al-Zawahri said. 'We will attack everywhere.' Spain was controlled by Arab Muslims until they were driven from power at the turn of the 16th century.
He also said that Arab regimes were complicit in Israeli fighting against Hezbollah and the Palestinians. 'My fellow Muslims, it is obvious that Arab and Islamic governments are not only impotent but also complicit ... and you are alone on the battlefield. Rely on God and fight your enemies ... make yourselves martyrs.'