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Exclusive: Al Qaeda leader's brother offers peace plan
CNN ^ | 09/11/2012 | By Nic Robertson

Posted on 09/11/2012 8:54:52 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Cairo, Egypt (CNN) -- The brother of al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri is proposing to mediate a peace deal between the West and Islamists.

In an exclusive interview with CNN, Mohamed al Zawahiri unveiled his proposal for the first time, saying he is in a unique position to help end the violence and that both sides need to make concessions.

As the al Qaeda leader's brother, he says they are ideologically inseparable, and that if anyone can talk his brother out of violence it's him.

He is like so many former prisoners I've met -- calm, collected, focused and utterly convinced by long held views examined, tested and re-forged in incarceration. Mohamed al Zawahiri is not a physically imposing man. His long beard is shading from grey to white, his features and figure drawn. Ramadan is long over but he still fasts until the sun goes down.

Mohamed spent 14 years in Egyptian jail on charges including terrorism and involvement in the 1981 assassination of President Anwar Sadat 1981. He denies the charges.

For five years he was in solitary confinement in a cell 180 cm by 180cm (6 feet x 6 feett) where, locked in with his own thoughts, he had plenty of time to plan what to do when released.

That day came a few months ago in May. He wants peace, he says, between Muslims and non-Muslims and has written a proposal that outlines the terms.

He says he's offering to be an intermediary between Islamists and the United States and the West. "I don't represent a certain group. My role is a mediator between the West and them."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; olivebrance; zawahiri

1 posted on 09/11/2012 8:55:00 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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Zawahiri says his offer puts him at risk from radical Islamists, but says he is not acting from weakness or for personal gain.

His six-page proposal offers a 10-year truce if the following terms are met. In brief they are:

• U.S. and West to stop intervening in Muslim lands

• U.S. to stop interfering in Muslim education

• U.S. to end the war on Islam

• U.S. to release all Islamist prisoners.

The document also calls on Islamists to change their behavior too:

• Stop attacks on Western and U.S. interests

• Protect legitimate Western and U.S. interests in Muslim lands

• Stop provoking the U.S. and the West


2 posted on 09/11/2012 8:55:48 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

I prefer we track his coordinates and drop a MOAB on his head.


3 posted on 09/11/2012 8:56:34 AM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Seems a bit early for the October Surprise but it wouldn’t shock me if Obama goes to the table.

My guess is that both parties would not consider Israel a Western or US interest.


4 posted on 09/11/2012 8:57:42 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: samadams2000

Hey, I like that idea......:)


5 posted on 09/11/2012 8:58:05 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: samadams2000

Start with Mecca, Medina and Qom and work outwards.


6 posted on 09/11/2012 9:01:43 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SeekAndFind
satan offered JESUS a deal too... and JESUS set our path by HIS example.

LLS

7 posted on 09/11/2012 9:03:03 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: samadams2000

Agreed. “Piece” plan with terrorists....We find out where you are and you end up in pieces EXTRA CRISPY! (Sorry it’s lunch time here and I have The Colonel on the brain!) LOL


8 posted on 09/11/2012 9:03:03 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: SeekAndFind
proposal offers a 10-year truce

Standard Mooslime tactic. Mooslimes are only interested in "truces" when they are being beaten and need time to regroup and reequip.

9 posted on 09/11/2012 9:10:17 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I can haz CW 2 now?)
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To: jakerobins

The Prophet encouraged them to lie to us infidels


10 posted on 09/11/2012 9:11:28 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

As Biden or Obama would say: One word.....Yasser Arafat. Terrorists don’t negotiate, they just get concessions for decades and keep doing what they do best.


11 posted on 09/11/2012 9:20:21 AM PDT by No Socialist
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To: SeekAndFind

Too little

Too late.

They have shown themselves to be the terrorists they are.

NO DEAL!!!


12 posted on 09/11/2012 9:22:32 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: SeekAndFind

I like one part of it, slightly amended, that the US stops sending money to Muslim countries, starting with Egypt. As for our efforts to educate Muslims out of the ignorance of Islam, it isn’t working. So save the money. That isn’t a bad idea, and it could help rid the US of ungrateful Islamist students. Make more room for nice Jewish kids.


13 posted on 09/11/2012 9:31:23 AM PDT by pallis
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To: SeekAndFind

Ten year truce...

Release all held terrorists...

About all this means to me, is that during this time Islamists could infiltrate the West in ever increasing numbers. Then what?

Oh yeah, then they could take our infrastructure down in ten minutes. Sounds like a fantastic idea.

Where to we sign... /s


14 posted on 09/11/2012 9:31:56 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I would also like to ask that all Muslims leave western countries and all mosques in western countries be torn down.

Thank you


15 posted on 09/11/2012 9:37:18 AM PDT by dforest
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To: SeekAndFind

Let me guess...we’ll get both Peace and Safety???


16 posted on 09/11/2012 9:38:12 AM PDT by LivingNet
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To: Drill Thrawl
"Standard Mooslime tactic. Mooslimes are only interested in "truces" when they are being beaten and need time to regroup and reequip."

EXACTLY.....needs repeating....

17 posted on 09/11/2012 9:40:18 AM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: LivingNet

RE: Let me guess...we’ll get both Peace and Safety???

Actually, they’ll safely get their piece... :)


18 posted on 09/11/2012 9:45:02 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind
His six-page proposal offers a 10-year truce if the following terms are met.

Google "hudna". Under Islam, if the Muslims are weak, they are allowed to offer a cease-fire, of no more than ten years, to allow themselves to get into a better condition to attack. On the Muslim side, they are allowed to abrogate the treaty the moment they feel they are strong enough to attack.

19 posted on 09/11/2012 10:04:08 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: DoughtyOne

We have a truce with North Korea. What does that get us?


20 posted on 09/11/2012 10:07:19 AM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

I’d say peace, until their longest missile can reach Washington, D. C.


21 posted on 09/11/2012 1:01:58 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: dforest

If your proposal was included, then this would be my basis for negotiating. A complete separation of cultures far into the future. They stay in their lands and they can have all the sharia fun their hearts desire, but stay out of our lands. We trade goods, but thats it.


22 posted on 09/11/2012 1:47:47 PM PDT by gusty
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To: gusty

See, we could work together for a better world! LOL


23 posted on 09/11/2012 5:03:59 PM PDT by dforest
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