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  • Pakistan's Army takes control of al-Qaeda cave network on Afghan border

    03/03/2010 12:21:21 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies · 482+ views
    The Times ^ | 3/2/2010 | Zahid Hussain, Damadola
    Pakistani forces have taken control of a warren of caves that served until recently as the nerve centre of the Taleban and al-Qaeda and sheltered Ayman al-Zawahiri, the second-in-command to Osama bin Laden. “It was the main hub of militancy where al-Qaeda operatives had moved freely,” Major-General Tariq Khan, the Pakistan regional commander, said as he gave journalists a tour of Damadola yesterday. The village, nestling among snow-capped peaks in the Bajaur region along the Afghan border, has been fought over for 16 months. It is the first time that the Pakistani Army has set foot in the village, which...
  • Pakistan Seizes Insurgent Stronghold on Afghan Border [Zawahiri hideout]

    03/02/2010 12:46:09 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 15 replies · 1,378+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 2, 2010 | Zahid Hussain
    DAMADOLA, Pakistan—Pakistani forces have seized a key al Qaeda and Taliban stronghold along the border with Afghanistan that once served as a hideout for Ayman al Zawahiri, second-in-command to Osama bin Laden. The capture of Damadola, a district in the Bajaur tribal region, is a major success in Pakistan's counterinsurgency campaign. The area had long been dominated by insurgents operating on both sides of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. Pakistani forces seized the scenic district late last month, after several days of fierce fighting that Pakistan said left more than 75 foreign and local militants dead. Pakistan's military took reporters to the...
  • The Pious Fraud - Tariq Ramadan, Islamist and equivocator

    03/02/2008 12:17:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies · 512+ views
    City Journal ^ | 29 February 2008 | Ibn Warraq
    Brother Tariq: The Doublespeak of Tariq Ramadan, by Caroline Fourest; foreword by Denis MacShane (Encounter Books, 262 pp., $23.95) In the 1990s, Western liberals, alarmed at the presence of Islamic fundamentalists in their midst, turned in desperation to Muslims whom they dubbed “reformers” or “modernizers.” They hoped that these figures would have a moderating influence on disaffected Muslim youths who refused to integrate into Western society. One such “reformer” is Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss-born academic. Ramadan has won the confidence of many in the West, including the British government, which asked him to serve on its task force for...
  • How this suicide bomber opened a new front in Al-Qaeda’s war

    01/09/2010 7:17:37 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies · 893+ views
    The Sunday Times (UK) ^ | January 10, 2010 | Christina Lamb and Miles Amoore
    New details have emerged of the failures that led to the deaths of seven CIA agents in Afghanistan. Christina Lamb and Miles Amoore reportIt was the week after Christmas and there was a line of paper Santas hanging in the small chow house at Forward Operating Base Chapman, sent to Afghanistan by loved ones back home. Among the CIA agents waiting in the morning chill, amid the exercise bicycles and weights, were a mother of three and a father of three who had had to tell their children they would not be home for Christmas. This was not the first...
  • Eager young recruit, a father to be and man in charge among CIA dead ( Afghanistan bombing )

    01/07/2010 8:08:44 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 39 replies · 1,343+ views
    Times Online (UK) ^ | January 8, 2010 | Giles Whittell in Washington and Jerome Starkey in Kabul
    Yet, of the Americans who died last week in the suicide bombing at the CIA’s most sensitive outpost in Afghanistan, it is the seventh whose presence has raised the most urgent questions as the US scrambles to repair — and avenge — the damage done to the hunt for Osama bin Laden. According to a security official in Kabul with close ties to the CIA, when Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi carried out his deadly mission at Forward Operating Base Chapman, he managed to kill the agency’s deputy head of station for the whole of Afghanistan. The senior agent was waiting...
  • CIA attacker ranked best Al-Qaeda informant in years: report

    01/06/2010 11:39:46 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 53 replies · 1,400+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 2 hrs 54 mins ago | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A Jordanian informant suspected of a suicide bombing that killed seven CIA officers in Afghanistan last week was ranked the agency's best lead on Al-Qaeda in years, the New York Times said on Wednesday. Citing US intelligence officials, the Times said the Jordanian man was thought to have information about top Al-Qaeda members, including the whereabouts of Ayman al-Zawahiri, the organisation's number two. In fact, the Central Intelligence Agency was so enthusiastic about the information Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi might offer that top officials at the CIA and White House were told he was being brought to...
  • Iran's al Qaeda connection in Yemen

    01/05/2010 8:46:15 PM PST · by Abakumov · 3 replies · 303+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 6, 2010 | Editorial
    The attempted Christmas Day underwear bombing of Northwest Flight 253 may have Iranian fingerprints, but those are dots the Obama administration doesn't want to connect. Iran and al Qaeda have made mutual war on America in Yemen before. In November 2008, Western security officials intercepted a letter signed by bin Laden deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri thanking Iran for its "vision" in helping al Qaeda establish a foothold in Yemen after being routed from Iraq and Saudi Arabia. The terror leader praised Tehran for its "monetary and infrastructure assistance" related to a September 2008 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Yemen's capital...
  • Al-Qaeda's second banana calls on Muslims to "disinfect" North Africa of Spanish and French

    01/01/2010 10:19:06 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 33 replies · 1,089+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | Jan. 1 . 2010 | Jihad Watch
    al Zahiri sounds a good bit like Hitler here. It plays well with his audience. "Al-Qaeda: Al-Zawahiri calls to 'disinfect the Maghreb of Spanish and French nationals"
  • Guantanamo North, and East (Al Qaeda detainees move to Illinois and Yemen.)

    12/19/2009 9:32:59 AM PST · by GOP_Lady · 10 replies · 791+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-19-09 | The Wall Street Journal Editorial Staff
    President Obama's scramble to close Guantanamo is picking up speed as his arbitrary one-year deadline approaches, with Yemen and Illinois as the latest detainee destinations. Neither decision will enhance U.S. security. The government of Yemen announced yesterday that it will take six detainees, and more could follow if this transfer goes smoothly. Yemenis account for 97 of the 210 men still left at Gitmo, and 34 have been cleared for release. The problem is that Yemen is emerging as one of the world's sanctuaries for al Qaeda, and its government has essentially run a nonaggression pact with the terrorists.
  • Zawahiri's Wife Releases Statement, Tells Women They Can Be Suicide Bombers (equal opportunity)

    12/18/2009 10:31:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies · 462+ views
    ABC News ^ | 12/18/2009 | Mark Schone
    Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden's second-in-command, has been a regular presence on Islamic web sites for years , releasing statements and videos via al-Qaeda's propaganda arm that blast the West and urge Muslims to wage holy war. Now his wife may have joined the family business. In what is thought to be her first public statement, Omaima Hassan published a statement on Islamic web sites Thursday that encouraged "Muslim sisters" to assist with jihad, but only in suitably feminine ways. She called supporting jihad "an obligation for all Muslims, men and women." ABC News could not independently confirm the authenticity...
  • Zawahiri eulogizes Baitullah Mehsud

    09/28/2009 2:11:52 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 410+ views
    LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - Threat Matrix - blog ^ | September 28, 2009 1:37 PM | Bill Roggio
    Ayman al Zawahiri, al Qaeda's second in command, has sung the praises of former Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud on a videotape produced by As Sahab and distributed on jihadi forums. Zawahiri used Baitullah's death to praise the Taliban's fight against NATO and the US in Afghanistan. But Zawahiri especially focused on Baitullah's role in the attempt to smash the Pakistani state. The following translation is a portion of Zawahiri's tape: Read more: http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2009/09/zawahiri_eulogizes_baitullah_m.php
  • Al Qaeda Releases New Video Predicting Obama's Fall

    09/22/2009 5:00:37 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 18 replies · 1,354+ views
    foxnews ^ | September 22, 2009
    Al Qaeda released a 106-minute Arabic language video Tuesday titled "The West... and The Dark Tunnel" featuring Al Qaeda's second in command Ayman al-Zawahiri predicting the downfall of Barack Obama. During the documentary-style video to mark the ninth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, Al Qaeda leaders comment on events in the past year such as the U.S. presidential elections, the global financial meltdown, and the latest on jihadist movements around the world. "America has come in a new, hypocritical face. Smiling at us, but stabbing us with the same dagger that Bush used," said Zawahri in the message....
  • FROM THE PEOPLE WHO BROUGHT YOU JARCHIVE.INFO...

    09/09/2009 3:38:07 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 518+ views
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | September 9, 2009 | n/a
    Note: Photos and video included. # 09 September 2009 FROM THE PEOPLE WHO BROUGHT YOU JARCHIVE.INFO... "...which they publish on the Internet..." ...a video on YouTube featuring Ayman al-Zawahiri, extolling the virtues of eJihad.
  • Qaeda's Zawahri Calls for Pakistani Jihad

    08/29/2009 12:55:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 403+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/28/09
    Al Qaeda's second-in-command on Friday accused the United States of leading a crusade to turn Pakistan into a divided nation and urged Pakistanis to join in a jihad to resist. The tape from Ayman al-Zawahri, the second this month, comes after Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud was killed in a U.S. missile strike on Aug. 5. It also comes after Pakistan's army went on the offensive in late April against an insurgency by al Qaeda allies, the Taliban, in Swat valley after the militants took over the district 120 km (80 miles) from Islamabad, raising fears for Pakistan's stability and...
  • Impending Al-Zawahiri Interview

    08/02/2009 7:02:58 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 777+ views
    JARRET BRACHMAN.net ^ | Sunday, August 2nd, 2009 at 5:51 pm | Jarret Brachman
    SNIPPET: "Looks like Ayman al-Zawhiri’s targets for this interview include: Vladimir Putin, Jack Straw, Muhammad Khatami and Barack Obama…. Should be out within a day or so… The jihadis are buzzing about it -"
  • New Audio from Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri: "A Message to My Muslim Brothers and Sisters in Pakistan"

    07/15/2009 12:08:53 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 690+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG ^ | July 14, 2009 | Evan Kohlmann
    New Audio from Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri: “A Message to My Muslim Brothers and Sisters in Pakistan” By Evan Kohlmann SNIPPET: "The NEFA Foundation has obtained a new audio recording produced by Al-Qaida's As-Sahab Media Foundation of Al-Qaida Deputy Commander Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri titled, "A Message to My Muslim Brothers and Sisters in Pakistan." During the recording, al-Zawahiri appealed to Muslims in Pakistan to support Al-Qaida and the Taliban..."
  • Test Your Jihadi Knowledge

    07/09/2009 3:42:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 563+ views
    JARRET BRACHMAN.net ^ | Thursday, July 9th, 2009 at 4:03 am | Jarret Brachman
    SNIPPET: "So, I’m finally sitting down with this 149 page-book, entitled, “The Ruling on the Muslim Spy.” Here’ s what I’ve noticed off-the-bat about Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri’s forward." SNIPPET: "But then I remembered that the big-daddy al-Zawahiri’s ‘best-of’ list can be extracted from his winding book, Exoneration. In this book, al-Zawahiri drafts his all-star list, which includes everyone above and a whole lot more. It’s a ‘who’s who’ of contemporary jihadi thought. Test yourself and see how many you can identify. There’s some little gems buried in this list… Shaykh Ahmad Shakir Shaykh Mahmud Shakir Shaykh Muhammad Ibn-Ibrahim Al al-Shaykh...
  • War & Responsibility (President Bush:“It is deeply irresponsible to rewrite the history...”

    11/11/2005 3:01:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies · 1,366+ views
    NRO ^ | November 11, 2005 | George W. Bush
    E-mail Author Author Archive Send to a Friend Version November 11, 2005, 2:18 p.m. War & Responsibility “It is deeply irresponsible to rewrite the history of how that war began.” EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the text of a Veterans Day speech President George W. Bush delivered at Tobyhanna Army Depot, in Pennsylvania, as released by the White House. Thank you all very much. Thank you all for coming, please be seated. Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm glad to be back in Pennsylvania and I'm proud to be the first sitting President to visit Monroe County. (Applause.) I'm especially...
  • Al Qaeda No. 2 hiding in Quetta: Pakistani intelligence source reports al-Zawahiri's location

    05/11/2009 5:33:06 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 67 replies · 5,380+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 12, 2009 | Jasmeen Manzoor
    Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda's No. 2 leader, the most wanted terrorist after Osama bin Laden, with a $25 million bounty on his head, is holed up near Quetta, Pakistan, according to a highly placed Pakistani intelligence source.
  • Alleged Al-Qaeda Operative Sufaat Denies Terror Charges

    04/14/2002 3:42:11 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 518+ views
    Islam Online ^ | April 14 2002 | Kazi Mahmood
    JAKARTA, April 14 (IslamOnline) - Alleged Al-Qaeda operative, Yazid Sufaat, denied terror charges, while he admitted that he met two Arab nationals at his condominium in Kuala Lumpur two years ago, a news report from Malaysiakini.com said on Sunday. However, Sufaat, high on the FBI list of suspects from South East Asia, who might be members or operatives of the Al-Qaeda, stressed the duo could not be involved in the Sept 11 attacks as they were amputees shopping for prosthetic legs in Malaysia. The 37-year-old pathologist and former army captain, who is also a businessmen in Malaysia, told this to...
  • Al Qaeda No. 2 Blasts Obama, Again

    04/20/2009 6:05:53 PM PDT · by Cindy · 26 replies · 1,079+ views
    CBS NEWS ^ | April 20, 2009 7:57 AM | Posted by Khaled Wassef
    (CBS) Al Qaeda's deputy commander, Ayman Zawahri, has issued another scathing attack on President Obama in a new audio tape released on jihadi Web sites. Zawahri argues that the U.S. president is following the same policies as his predecessor, George W. Bush.
  • Al-Qaeda says Obama 'did not change anything'

    04/19/2009 10:33:24 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 682+ views
    AFP ^ | April 19, 2009
    The second-ranking leader of the Al-Qaeda network, Ayman al-Zawahiri, said in a new video that US President Barack Obama "did not change anything" in the Muslims' perception of the United States, Al-Qaeda monitors said. "The new President Obama did not change anything of the image of America towards Muslims and the oppressed," according to excerpts of Zawahiri's statement released by the SITE Intelligence Group.
  • Zawahri urges Sudan’s Bashir to "repent" Al-Qaeda asks Sudanese to prepare for war

    03/25/2009 2:07:08 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 365+ views
    AL ARABIYA.net ^ | March 24, 2009 | n/a
    DUBAI (Agencies) Al-Qaeda’s number two in commend Ayman Zawahiri urged the people of Sudan to prepare for a long guerrilla war against the West and asked the country's embattered President Omar al-Bashir to "repent," in an Internet video message released on Tuesday.
  • WHY AHMED CAN'T KILL: PART 1 - HEAVEN IS HIGH AND ZAWAHIRI IS FAR AWAY

    02/23/2009 4:00:44 PM PST · by Cindy · 14 replies · 424+ views
    SOFIR.org ^ | 23 February 2009 | SOFIR.org
    If you study jihadis on the Internet for any length of time, you come to realize that there are many more people who self-identify with the global jihad than there are people participating in terrorist activity. In other words, if the jihadi web - the system of interlinked static sites, libraries of documents, forums, blogs, YouTube sites, virtual worlds, etc. - are a sort of factory, into one of which march aspiring terrorists, and out the other end come dead bodies, then clearly the production process is a highly inefficient one, at least outside of conflict zones such as Afghanistan...
  • NEFA Foundation: New Zawahiri Audio - "From Kabul to Mogadishu"

    02/22/2009 10:37:43 PM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies · 458+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org ^ | February 22, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "The NEFA Foundation has obtained a new audio recording from Al-Qaida Deputy Commander Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri released on February 22 and titled, "From Kabul to Mogadishu.""
  • To Combat Obama, Al-Qaeda Hurls Insults

    Soon after the November election, al-Qaeda's No. 2 leader took stock of America's new president-elect and dismissed him with an insulting epithet. "A house Negro," Ayman al-Zawahiri said. That was just a warm-up. In the weeks since, the terrorist group has unleashed a stream of verbal tirades against Barack Obama, each more venomous than the last. Obama has been called a "hypocrite," a "killer" of innocents, an "enemy of Muslims." He was even blamed for the Israeli military assault on Gaza, which began and ended before he took office.
  • Mexico denounces violence in Gaza

    01/14/2009 4:21:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 79 replies · 2,162+ views
    PRESS TV.ir ^ | Wed, 07 Jan 2009 11:12:21 GMT | n/a
    Note: Photo included. SNIPPET: "Mexico condemns the excessive use of force associated with the Israeli army operation in Gaza, " a statement from the Mexican Foreign Ministry said late Tuesday. It also condemned "the continued launching of mortars into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip". Latin American countries have largely condemned Israel over its launch of 'Operation Cast Lead' on Gaza on December 27. Immediately after Israeli warplanes attacked the strip, Cuba called the offensive an "act of genocide" and a "criminal military operation, the bloodiest one executed by Israel against the Palestinian people." Three day later, the Bolivian Foreign...
  • Captured Hamas Intelligence, 9 Jan 2009, 16:26 IST

    01/09/2009 2:03:02 PM PST · by Cindy · 38 replies · 1,830+ views
    IDF SPOKESPERSON.com ^ | JANUARY 9, 2009...17:54 | n/a
    Note: See map inlcuded on this report. Note: The following text is a quote: JANUARY 9, 2009...17:54 Captured Hamas Intelligence, 9 Jan 2009, 16:26 IST Jump to Comments Confiscated Intelligence Map from Hamas Hamas turn a Gaza neighborhood into a warzone. This map, confiscated Wednesday (Jan. 7) by IDF paratroopers operating in the north of Gaza, shows how Hamas uses an entire neighborhood, rigging it with explosive devices and putting the entire civilian population at great risk. The map shows the al-Tatraa neighborhood in Gaza City divided into three areas of operation (red, blue and green). The dots on the...
  • Al Qaeda Criticizes Obama; Liberals Finally Enraged?

    01/07/2009 12:37:00 AM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 6 replies · 604+ views
    The Evil Conservative Blog ^ | 07 January 2009 | Evil Conservative`
    Ayman Al-Zawahiri, Al Qaeda #2 and presumed Democrat, crossed the line today when he verbally lambasted Barack Obama over his silence on Israel. Being responsible for thousands of deaths, promoting the most noxious kind of hatred and racism, and trying mightily and perpetually to kickstart World War III is all something I would expect libs to tolerate well enough. I mean, look at the favorites of the left today. Castro and Ahmadinejad and Kim Jong Il. But criticizing Obama may put him on dangerous ground. I'm sensing a patchouli bomb on it's way to Al-Z's bunker soon.
  • Behind the Headlines: The tragedy at the school in Jebaliya

    01/06/2009 2:55:45 PM PST · by Cindy · 77 replies · 1,381+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/About+the+Ministry/Behind+the+Headlines/Ttragedy_school_Jebaliya_6-Jan-2009.htm Behind the Headlines: The tragedy at the school in Jebaliya 6 Jan 2009 An initial inquiry by forces on operating in the area of the incident indicates that a number of mortar shells were fired at IDF forces from within the Jebaliya school. In response to the incoming enemy fire, the forces returned mortar fire to the source. Preliminary Background Briefing Today, a reported 30 Palestinians were killed in a heartrending tragedy at a school in Jebaliya. Initial investigations indicate that Hamas terrorists fired mortar bombs from the area of the school...
  • Al Qaeda No. 2 Blames Obama, Egypt's President for Gaza

    01/07/2009 3:09:36 AM PST · by The_Victor · 20 replies · 1,194+ views
    Fox News (AP) ^ | 1/7/2009 | n/a
    CAIRO, Egypt  —  An intelligence monitoring center reports that Al Qaeda's No. 2 leader is blaming Barack Obama and Egypt's president for the Israeli offensive in Gaza. The SITE Monitoring Service says the audio statement by Ayman al-Zawahiri was posted on militant Web sites Tuesday. This is al-Zawahiri's first comment on the crisis since the war began eleven days ago. In a transcript of the statement released by SITE, he calls the Israeli offensive a "Crusade against Islam and Muslims" and "Obama's gift to Israel" before he takes office. Al-Zawahiri also calls Egypt's president, Hosni Mubarak, a "traitor" for keeping...
  • Al Qaeda Vows Revenge for Gaza [Zawahiri refers directly to President-elect Barack Obama....]

    01/06/2009 1:43:03 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies · 1,223+ views
    Al Qaeda Vows Revenge for Gaza Ayman al-Zawahiri Vows to Avenge Deaths of Palestinians By MADDY SAUER Jan. 6, 2009— Osama bin Laden's top deputy in al Qaeda has released a new tape in which he threatens the United States and vows revenge for the deaths of Palestinians in Gaza. "We will never stop until we avenge the death of all who are killed, injured, widowed and orphaned in Palestine and throughout the Islamic world," said Ayman al-Zawahiri in a new 10-minute audio recording released today on extreme Islamist Web forums. The message is entitled "The Massacre in Gaza and...
  • News of the Terrorism and Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    11/28/2008 4:24:51 PM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies · 340+ views
    "News of the Terrorism and Israeli-Palestinian Conflict November 18-25, 2008" SNIPPET: "Important Events The Gaza Strip Sporadic Rocket and Mortar Shell Fire into Israel Continues" SNIPPET: "The Lull Arrangement – Update Opening the Gaza Strip Crossings and Closing Them Following a Renewal of Attacks"
  • ZAWAHIRI OBAMA COMMENT FOCUSES ATTENTION ON ARAB SLAVERY - ARAB RACISM

    11/23/2008 2:51:06 PM PST · by Righting · 20 replies · 1,615+ views
    ZAWAHIRI OBAMA COMMENT FOCUSES ATTENTION ON ARAB SLAVERY By Judith A. Klinghoffer (bio) Tell a FriendPrinter FriendlyFont [+]Font [–]  Is is possible that Ayman Zawahiri calling Barack Obama a “house slave” or “house negro” has done what Dafur genocide failed to to and focus attention on the long ignored Arab slave trade and Arab racism? If Washington Post columnist Colby King angry outburst on Inside Washington is to be judged typical it just may be. Given Arab involvement in the West and East African slave trade, Colby inquired, how dare Zawahiri make any references to American slavery? He went on...
  • How About Direct Talks With al Zawahiri, Mr. President Elect?

    11/21/2008 1:21:49 AM PST · by Righting · 9 replies · 1,150+ views
    newsblaze ^ | Nov 19, 2008
    How About Direct Talks With al Zawahiri, Mr. President Elect? NewsBlaze, CA - Nov 19, 2008 This time, Islamofascists have just gone too far. It was bad enough when Al-Qaeda knocked down the Twin Towers and crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11. ...
  • A Terrorist Appeal to the Left

    04/08/2005 2:56:37 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 9 replies · 754+ views
    FPM ^ | April 8, 2005 | Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Erick Stakelbeck
    A recently released propaganda video by the Islamic extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir is quite revealing. Not only does the video demonstrate the group’s growing effort to package arguments in a manner designed to appeal to Westerners on the political left, but it also serves as a barometer of radical Muslim groups’ broader shift in rhetorical strategy. The video, “Iraq: Past and Present Colonialism,” appears for the first twenty-seven minutes to be a standard leftist critique of the Iraq war, indistinguishable from Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11. The slickly-produced video begins with the history of past colonialism in Iraq—including the Mongol conquest...
  • Al Qaeda: Jihad Won’t Stop with Obama in the White House

    11/21/2008 7:48:30 AM PST · by The_Tick_01 · 12 replies · 674+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | November 21, 2008 | Dr. Walid Phares
    While observers waited for the release of the “official” Al Qaeda position on the election of Barack Obama as the next President of the United States, seasoned experts on the Jihadist movement had little doubt about the substance of the main message. As I have outlined in my appearances on Arabic television channels since November 4, Usama bin Laden or his second in command, was expected to declare that their “Jihad” will continue despite the election of an African-American president and despite Obama’s intention to withdraw from Iraq. Ayman al-Zawahiri lived up to expectations on Wednesday in his latest message...
  • Why Al-Zawahri Would Fail as a Liberal Talk Host

    11/19/2008 4:10:47 PM PST · by AJKauf · 3 replies · 351+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 19, 2008 | Steve Gill
    The number two guy in al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahri, has just released a new video/audio attack on President-elect Barack Obama and America. The 11-minute, 23-second video features the audio message by al-Zawahri, who appears only in a still image, along with other images, including one of Obama wearing a Jewish skullcap. Ayman may be a heck of a terrorist, but in terms of vitriol, creativity, insult, and nuance he would be a lousy talk host. First of all, a demo tape that runs nearly 12 minutes would be too long for a busy program director looking for new talent. He needs...
  • Al-Qaida calls Obama 'House Negro'

    11/19/2008 1:48:44 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 74 replies · 2,553+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 11/19/2008 | Paul Miller
    When millions of Americans as well as billions of people world-wide woke up the morning after Barack Obama was elected President, they probably expected the dawn of a new age. Sorry to disappoint all you Obama-kool-aid drinkers, but America's enemies still hate us and do so regardless who occupies the White House. This morning our friends from Al-Qaida posted a message on militant websites aimed at persuading Arabs and Muslims to not believe that Obama's election will change U.S. policies. While I have sounded the alarm bell that an Obama Presidency will weaken America and be detrimental to the State...
  • Al-Qaeda vows to hurt Obama's US

    11/19/2008 2:23:43 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies · 1,210+ views
    BBC ^ | 16:59 GMT, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 | BBC Staff
    See BBC Website for video A clip from al-Qaeda's message The second-in-command of Islamic militant network al-Qaeda has called on Muslims to harm "criminal" America.In a message purportedly from Ayman al-Zawahiri, the al-Qaeda deputy accused US President-elect Barack Obama of betraying his Muslim roots. He likened him to a "house slave" - who had chosen to align himself with the "enemies" of Islam. Mr Obama has said stamping out al-Qaeda "once and for all" will be a top priority during his administration. On Sunday, he said capturing or killing Osama Bin Laden was "critical" to US security. He has also...
  • Al-Qaida Lambasts America and President – Elect Obama

    11/19/2008 2:38:04 PM PST · by tcg · 7 replies · 630+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 11/20/08 | Keith A. Fournier
    Not allowing any time for the new American President Elect to appoint his cabinet, take the oath of office and lead the National festivities accompanying his inauguration, the Propaganda Chief for the Al-Qaida terrorist movement, Dr. Ayman al-Zawahri, has issued the first in what may become regular diatribes and threats against President Elect Barack Obama. In this highly inflammatory message he singled out the President Elect for disdain by using an Arabic racial epithet intending derision. He also included the highly respected Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice in this racist rant, calling them all the equivalent of...
  • Al-Qaeda Deputy Leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri in Message on Islamist Websites

    11/19/2008 12:16:36 PM PST · by yoe · 9 replies · 585+ views
    MEMRI ^ | November 19, 2008 | Staff
    [snip] "Barack Obama has won the presidency of the United States of America, and on this occasion, I would like to send several messages. "First, a message of congratulations to the Muslim Ummah on the American people's admission of defeat in Iraq. Although the evidence of America's defeat in Iraq appeared years ago, Bush and his administration continued to be stubborn and deny the brilliant midday sun. If Bush has achieved anything, it is in his transfer of America's disaster and predicament to his successor. But the American people, by electing Obama, declared its anxiety and apprehension about the future...
  • Al Qaeda No. 2 in Video Insults Obama With Racial Epithet

    11/19/2008 12:51:02 PM PST · by nmh · 48 replies · 1,147+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11/19/08 | Associated Press
    CAIRO, Egypt — Al Qaeda's No. 2 leader used a racial epithet to insult Barack Obama in a message posted Wednesday, describing the president-elect in demeaning terms that imply he does the bidding of whites. The message appeared chiefly aimed at persuading Muslims and Arabs that Obama does not represent a change in U.S. policies. Ayman al-Zawahiri said in the message, which appeared on militant Web sites, that Obama is "the direct opposite of honorable black Americans" like Malcolm X, the 1960s African-American rights leader. In Al Qaeda's first response to Obama's victory, al-Zawahiri also called the president-elect — along...
  • Qaeda's Zawahri urges attacks on "criminal" America [Zawahri also criticized Obama.....]

    11/19/2008 6:18:06 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 10 replies · 643+ views
    Qaeda's Zawahri urges attacks on "criminal" America Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:11am EST DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's second-in-command urged Muslims to continue attacks on "criminal" America and slammed U.S. president-elect Barack Obama for vowing to back Israel during his campaign. Ayman al-Zawahri warned Obama that he would fail if he followed the policies of President George W. Bush, according to an audio tape published on Wednesday by the SITE Institute, a U.S. organization that monitors Islamic militant groups. "America, the criminal, trespassing crusader, continues to be the same as ever, so we must continue to harm it, in order...
  • Al-Qaida No. 2 insults Obama with racial epithet

    11/19/2008 7:09:17 AM PST · by Islander7 · 39 replies · 1,905+ views
    AP Via Yahoo ^ | Nov 19, 2008 | AP via Yahoo
    CAIRO, Egypt – Al-Qaida's No. 2 leader used a racial epithet to insult Barack Obama in a message posted Wednesday, describing the president-elect in demeaning terms that imply he does the bidding of whites. ---------snip In al-Qaida's first response to Obama's victory, al-Zawahri also called the president-elect — along with secretaries of state Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice — "house negroes."
  • Al-Qaeda leader talks about Obama's victory

    11/19/2008 8:18:03 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 5 replies · 548+ views
    Youtube ^ | NOVEMBER 19, 2008
    Released on November 19 2008 Al-Qaeda's second man, Ayman al-Zawahiri
  • Zawahiri gives Obama the Belafonte treatment

    11/19/2008 8:27:25 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 34 replies · 1,350+ views
    Hot Air ^ | NOVEMBER 19, 2008 | ED MORRISSEY
    If you can imagine Ayman al-Zawahiri singing The Banana Boat Song, perhaps you’ll get an idea of the irony — and the insult — of his message today to Barack Obama. Zawahiri called Obama a “house slave”, which other translators changed to “house Negro”, in condemning Obama’s election. If that sounds familiar, it should:
  • Zawahiri Considers Obama Election a Victory For Al Qaeda, Warns Obama

    11/19/2008 6:17:39 AM PST · by jveritas · 148 replies · 9,048+ views
    November 19 2008 | jveritas
    Ayman Al Zawahiri the second in command of Al Qaeda released an audio tape today stating that the election of Obama is a defeat for the United States and a victory for Al Qaeda. He said that the American people admitted defeat in Iraq and therefore they elected Obama because they rejected President Bush policies in Iraq. He also warned Obama not to send more troops in Afghanistan and told him to leave that country. Below is the full translation of terrorist Zawahiri speech as posted on one terrorist forum:
  • Senior al Qaeda leader captured in Afghanistan

    11/15/2008 1:18:00 PM PST · by gandalftb · 13 replies · 751+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 5:03 p.m. EST, November 13, 2006 | staff
    KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) -- A senior al Qaeda leader in Afghanistan who escaped last year from Bagram prison has been captured, U.S. military sources said Monday. Abu Nasir al-Qahtani was among six people arrested last Monday during a raid by coalition and Afghan forces in Khost province, the sources said. A coalition military press release issued at the time of al-Qahtani's arrest described him only as a "known al Qaeda terrorist" and said he was taken into custody along with Saudi and Pakistani nationals. Al-Qahtani was one of four al Qaeda detainees who escaped from the high-security detention facility at...
  • AL-QAEDA NO. 2 CALLS BUSH A FAILURE AND LIAR IN VIDEO STATEMENT

    10/16/2006 5:49:21 AM PDT · by Screamname · 52 replies · 1,262+ views
    nypost.com ^ | 10/16/2006 | By BASSEM MROUE, AP
    AL-QAEDA NO. 2 CALLS BUSH A FAILURE AND LIAR IN VIDEO STATEMENT Al-Qaeda No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri condemned President Bush in a video statement released Friday, calling him a failure and a liar in the war on terror. ''Can't you be honest at least once in your life, and admit that you are a deceitful liar who intentionally deceived your nation when you drove them to war in Iraq,'' al-Zawahri said in a portion of the video released by the Washington-based SITE Institute. Al-Zawahri also criticized Bush for continuing to imprison al-Qaeda leaders in prisons, including al-Qaeda No. 3 Khalid...