Skip to comments.Al Qaeda No. 2 Releases Tape Inviting Americans to Convert to Islam (Joined by an American)
Posted on 09/02/2006 10:32:58 AM PDT by HowlinEdited on 09/02/2006 12:33:29 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
CAIRO, Egypt Al Qaeda's deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahiri issued a new videotape Saturday along with a man identified as an American member of the terror network, inviting Americans to convert to Islam.
The 41-minute video, posted on an Islamic militant Web site nine days before the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, had footage of al-Zawahri and a man the video identified as Adam Yehiye Gadahn, an American who the FBI believes attended Al Qaeda training camps in Pakistan and served as an Al Qaeda translator.
Gadahn and al-Zawahiri did not appear together in the footage but were each featured on a split screen. Both wore white turbans and robes.
He is advising AQ now.
I think it is listed right before "stand beside innocent women and children, pull rip chord."
Per Richard Miniter on Fox it talks about Bush as a liar, a defeated president, a failure, an incompetent, who was foolish to turn down Osama's truce, talks about time table for Iraq pullout. (All Dem talking points.)
Al qaeda is far more pro-American than the DNC.
Um. Zawahiri calls Bush a fool not Miniter. Sorry for that misplaced comma there.
Karl Rove is a genius! ;-)
Eating spaghetti while properly dressed:
Kid's from CA.
WHY AM I NOT SURPRISED??
lol - c'mon now - it was too easy...;-)
Boy, you are so right about that. You would think that hearing their talking points from Zawahiri would make them think twice about what they are saying...
Can we question their patriotism, NOW???
Probably didn't get a Nintendo when all his friends did.
I think they did!
Here's the FBI alert on this guy:
And his parents hum new age mantras when they're not out protesting the war and George Booooosh.
That's it for me.
Where do we buy the rug, cool hat and the sward?
This from a 2005 tape featuring, ta-da! None other than Adam Gadahn.
Courtesy of Counterterrorism Blog
"...Al-Qaeda's latest tape, believed to be the work of Muslim convert Adam Gadahn, is a remarkable example of al-Qaeda continuing to pursue this rhetorical strategy. It is, in fact, al-Qaeda's most blatant attempt to appeal to Westerners. In the very first sentence of the tape, Gadahn states that "[f]our years after the blessed raids on New York and Washington," the people of the West are "continuing to speculate about the causes and objectives which lie behind those historic events and subsequent developments." Gadahn says that there is no excuse for Westerners' uncertainty about al-Qaeda's objectives, since "the mujahedeen have been unambiguous in stating, in stating their methodology, objectives and the reasons for their armed struggle against the crusaders and they have not hidden anything." The rest of the tape is designed to outline al-Qaeda's objectives, and explicitly frames their terrorist attacks as a response to Western aggression.
Speaking to Westerners, Gadahn states that if leaders like President Bush and Prime Minister Blair "really had your protection in mind, they would have heeded the mujahedeen's demands for justice and withdrawn from the Muslim world. If they really cared about protecting you, they would have responded positively to Sheik Osama's proposal for a truce with the European nations, instead of arrogantly dismissing his initiative with the false claim that quote, 'We don't negotiate with terrorists, and that in any case, al Qaeda has no demands to meet.'"
The most remarkable passage of Gadahn's videotape urges Westerners to overthrow their leaders in order to find peace with al-Qaeda:
It is clear from what we have just explained that you, the people of the West, now have two mutually exclusive paths from which to choose. Rid yourself of your current leaders and governments and their anti-Islam, anti-Muslim policies or suffer the consequences. Rise up against your leaders ? crusaders beholden to Zion who claim to be ruling according to popular will ? yet ignore opinion polls and two-million-strong marches. . . . Removing your world rulers is the logical choice for you, the people of the West. As for the alternative, it is the path which you are currently following, the path of [Slobodan] Milosevic and Bush and Blair and their unending campaign of terror, the path of death and suffering and ultimately defeat.
The fact that al-Qaeda has chosen to tailor its message to appeasement-minded Westerners cannot, at this point, be reasonably denied. The message that al-Qaeda can be appeased is, of course, false. For all of his self-righteous exhortations about how al-Qaeda's leaders have been "unambiguous" in stating the group's grievances and objectives, Gadahn neglects to mention al-Qaeda's ultimate goal of re-establishing the caliphate, re-taking all formerly Muslim lands, and, in the end, making ready for a perpetual conflict with the West.
Very few Westerners have been deceived thus far by al-Qaeda's various appeals. Nonetheless, caution dictates that we understand what the terrorist group is attempting, so that we won't be caught unaware.
Hey, did they just invite us Americans? Isn't that discriminatory? What about the rest of the West? Are the Brits jealous? How about the French...they've converted without being asked.
Reminds me of that movie Martin Mull was in about California yuppies where he said, "This is serious; she took the Cruisinart."