Al Qaeda founder launches frontal attack on Osama, Zawahiri

February 21st, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb 21 (ANI): Sayyid Imam al-Sharif, one of al Qaedas founders in 1998 and a leading jihadist ideologue who functions under the pen-name Dr Fadl, has launched a fierce attack on the ideology and personal failings of Osama bin Laden, and particularly his Egyptian deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Sayyid Imam al-Sharif, who also led an Islamist insurgency in Egypt in the 1990s, has attacked the terror outfit in his book written from inside a Egyptian prison.

Dr Fadl became al-Qaedas intellectual figurehead 20 years ago with a crucial book setting out the rationale for global jihad against the West, The Telegraph reported.

Today, however, he believes the murder of innocent people is both contrary to Islam and a strategic error.

Every drop of blood that was shed or is being shed in Afghanistan and Iraq is the responsibility of bin Laden and Zawahiri and their followers, writes Dr Fadl.

The terrorist attacks on September 11 were both immoral and counterproductive, he writes.

Dr Fadl focuses his attack in particular on Zawahiri whom he has known for 40 years. Zawahiri is a liar who was paid by Sudans intelligence service to organise terrorist attacks in Egypt in the 1990s, he writes.

Fouad Allam, who spent 26 years in the State Security Directorate, Egypts equivalent of MI5, said that Dr Fadls assault on al-Qaedas core leaders had been very effective, both in prison and outside.

Dr Fadl was a central figure from the very outset of Osamas campaign and was part of the tight circle, which founded al-Qaeda in 1988 in the closing stages of the war against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. (ANI)

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