Al Qaeda deputy demands Arab armies’ intervention in Libya to oust GaddafiApril 15th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Al Qaeda number two Ayman al-Zawahiri has praised the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and urged Arab armies also to overthrow Libya’s Colonel Muammar Gaddafi before “Western aid… turns into invasions.”
In his first video appearance in recent months, al-Zawahiri also said that Egypt’s future depends on the destruction of Israel and the establishment of Islamic law.
Western officials believe that al-Qaeda is trying to turn the Arab world protests in their favour.
“Al Qaeda must be pretty damn frustrated these days. Calls for democracy in the Middle East and North Africa don’t exactly square with their extremist views. They’ve been on the wrong side of history — and humanity — for years.” ABC News quoted a U.S. official, as saying.
Al-Zawahiri has praised the revolts in Egypt and Tunisia in the latest issue of al Qaeda’s English-language magazine “Inspire”.
In February, in the midst of the Egyptian uprising, al-Zawahiri released a 34-minute audio message condemning the corrupt government under Mubarak.
Al-Zawahiri, the founder of the violent Egyptian Islamic Jihad, was jailed in Egypt in the 1980s for his connection to the assassination of then-President Anwar Sadat. He was also charged in the U.S. for his alleged role in the 1998 bombing of two U.S. embassies in Africa, and had placed a bounty of 25 million dollars for any information about him. (ANI)
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