Ayman Al-Zawahiri is perfectly capable of killing people to save himself. Al-Zawahiri is known for killing untrustworthy or competing members of Egyptian Islamic Jihad and the rival Gamat Al-Islamiyyah. Zwahiri is one of the possible killers of Abdullah Yusuf Azzam. Azzam’s two errors were bringing Bin Laden in as the moneyman for Maktab al-Khadamat. After the withdrawal of the Soviets, Azzam wanted to focus on “liberating” Muslims under non-Muslim rule. Ayman al-Zawahir, ever teh follower of Sayyid Qutb, wanted to take on the corrupt Muslim regimes first.