DUBAI: Al Qaeda's leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has urged Muslims to target the United States and avenge the killing of his predecessor Osama bin Laden, the SITE Intelligence Group reported Monday.
SITE, quoting a video posted on jihadist online forums, said the new head of al Qaeda asking Muslims to "pursue" the United States over the killing of Bin Laden.
"America today is staggering... Follow it where you know it is, follow it to cut what remains of its corruption," said Zawahiri in the 12-minute video addressed to "Muslim brothers everywhere."
"Pursue America, which killed the 'Imam of the Mujahideen' and threw his body into the sea, and then captured his women and sons," he said about Bin Laden who was killed in a covert US raid in Pakistan on May 2.
Zawahiri, who took over as head of al Qaeda after the killing, also called on Muslims to wage an "intellectual" battle by using modern means of communications.
"The Muslim movement in general and the jihadi movement in particular should wage the battle of intellectual argument just as much as the battle of weapons," he said.
He also called for the implementation of Islamic Sharia law as a source of legislation in Tunisia and Egypt, where mass protests in both countries have toppled their autocratic rulers early this year.
Now Washington's most wanted man, Zawahiri was jailed for three years in Egypt for militancy and was implicated in the assassination of Egyptian president Anwar Sadat in 1981, and a 1997 massacre of tourists in Luxor.
Like Bin Laden, he has been in hiding since the United States declared its war on terror after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
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Ayman al-Zawahiri ; 72 Sea Urchins Are Waiting For You !
@Abu Dajana: I am not a Hindutva champion. So, I will not dignify your chest-thumping. Please, pheley aap ... persist in your folly.
@Arvind Mehraa: U can call it an oppressed Hindu majority`s dream to return under Muslim rule so that they can get rid of Brahman oppressor elite and its handful cronies. Time for you to embrace a new millennium of Muslim rule. Inherently racist societies dont deserve to be ruled by themselves. Oppressed majority of such a society is always looking for some foreign messiah and who is better than the one with 1000 yrs experience!!!!!!!!
Zawahiri is a CIA agent since 1981. Here is the full timeline of his activities http://bit.ly/nksNNi of his activities. I dont know why these group get so much coverage here.
Afghans have destroyed their whole country for their guest but do not handed them to christians....Allah akbAR
Dr SA KHAN,said rightly so,the divide is very clear,between good and Evil,The word of Allah will prevail inshAllah
"Majority of the muslims will oppose mujjahedins.They will be the target of dajjal(evil).This will be a hard time on true muslims.but mujjahedins will prevail by the grace of Allah." We have been informed about these events through ahadee(sayings of prophet Mohammad PBUH).
@ abu dajana: chinese are also planning ghazwa-e-pakistan.
@Arvind Mehraa After conquering Afghanistan and Pakistan, our brave mujahideen are gonna conquer India in Ghazwa-e-Hind and then ur friend Israel. And it will happen soon. Therefore, u should worry for urself.
hey pakis...... Follow you hero's directions. You'll be the top country in next few years....
[email protected] i think zawari should also give a message to idiot(sorry but no other appropriated word else) Pakistani who still not believe that OBL had been killed
Well at least the conspiracy theory people can now believe that Osama is actually dead.
PMA makes good video's. Recent visit by General katani to PMA on independence day & this video pops up
@Abu Dajana: Why don't you mail your address to the CIA and NSA, like RIGHT NOW? They will make you famous like you never know. Care to speak up louder now?
Frank, arent you gonna comment on your hero?
@Hassan Siddique: AFP is a lot more credible than IRNA and SINA. The French may not send their troops to distant lands anymore, they do have their antennae sharp and quivering ... they need it to keep the conversation flowing in those Parisian cafes... it is what keeps the tourists coming. ;)
I guess, time to send in the second stealth chopper. Duck, everyone ... here comes the posse seeking its prized quarry! We all know the drill ... having been through it once before.
So here is the real interesting thing, why such videos of Al-Qaida affiliates are always released by SITE. Its kind of strange that they seem to be the one getting these videos and their sources are always obscure, such as some extremist/jihadist forum on the internet. But again who am I kidding no one will ever ask these questions especially not the tribune, its editorial board is too busy sifting through all the I hate top10 of every thing crap. Al-Zawahiri I doubt that even your cook listens to you any more go change your diaper or some thing.
Way to go Ayman dude !! You would say that, wouldn't you? You have nothing to lose. You are a walking corpse. There is a drone out there with your name on it.
Sheikh Ayman Alzawahiri is the true hero of Muslim Ummah. May Allah (SWT) protect him from Dajjal(USA) and his allies(Pak army). Soon every infidel and hypocrite muslim will face the wrath of our Mujahideen. Allah o Akbar!
In this global economy, US is no more a separate entity, it's a part of the whole. Any damage to US will have effects on the whole world. Such messages just show that these terrorists are friends of no one.
Just rhetorics and strident statements are not going to work. Instead of waging war against America, Muslims should focus on getting modern education and spread message of peace and love across the world through their deeds.
The so-called clerics should urge the people to fight against terrorists and militants who are inflicting miseries to the common man at least daily.
If Ayman al-Zawahiri is so impatient to wage a war against America, why does not he himself come out of his sanctuary and declare to be a suicide bomber against America.
Why do Pakistani media waste space on idiots like these ? Get real and ask if the taxpayers want to hear them.
He tells us to target USA, but doesn't tell us where to hide after that. He shoud also give his address.
Ayman al-Zawahiri : YOU ARE NEXT
thanks dear for your useless advice... U people have just humilated us & Our Religion in all over the world. Please keep distance from Us.
For God's sake..is AFP a credible source?
Why do deranged fanatics from all over the world end up in Pakistan; he should go back home and get rid of pro US-Israel Egyptian establishment.
CIA should hunt for new ideas now.
Al-Qaeda and its leaders are enemies of Islam and Muslims in the world.
Due to Al-Qaeda’s mentally sick policies and terrorists attacks on the World Trade Centre and Pentagon on 9/11, Muslims in the world are facing hardships and many problems.
Prior to 9/11, there were no problems for Muslims in the US or any where in any European Country. Due to Al-Qaeda’s mentally sick policies, today Muslims in the US and European Countries are facing a number of problems.
After the death of OBL, US is not going to leave the remaining Al-Qaeda terrorist and will hunt them wherever they are.
Muslims should not follow the instructions of another mentally sick leader of Al-Qaeda namely, Ayman al-Zawahiri, who is wanted in the US and other European Countries for their alleged terrorists activities.
Muslims in the world do not want any more non-sense. So Ayman al-Zawahiri, you please shut-up and get ready to be arrested alive or get killed by US like OBL.
This is not only bad news for the US, but also for Pakistan. The US once threatened to do whatever is necessary against al-Qaeda or its affiliates once a terrorist attack on its soil is traced back to Pakistan, where Zawahiri is allegedly hiding.
The Arab/Islamic world doesn't care what this caveman has to say, only US media/thinktanks are very interested.