Al-Zawahiri’s latest home video
Posted by Exile on June 22, 2006
Every now and then, when I need a good giggle, I go over to Al-jazeera to see what is upsetting the Umma now. They are so sensitive over there, that the least little thing can do it. However, today there isn’t much going on except the article released concerning Al-Zawahiri’s latest outpouring of islamic rhetoric and hate. Same old same old, you might think, but for once I have something in common with old Al-Z. I finally understand him. He says that Afghans should rise up and throw all the foreigners out of Afghanistgan. I agree. At the same time, I believe that all us westerners should rise up and expell all the muslims from our lands. I am sure, that we are better off without them, than they are without us. But that’s just me and my humble country-boy attitude.
On to the main event: Al-Z’s home movie:
The three-minute internet video, which was posted on Thursday on a website often used by pro-al-Qaeda groups, showed Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man speaking directly to the camera with an automatic rifle propped up behind him. This is a trademark thing done by all the idiot mouthpieces. There was no indication when the video was made, but its posting coincides with some of the deadliest fighting in Afghanistan since US-led forces toppled the Taliban government in 2001, with about 1,000 violent deaths this year, including 47 American troops and 18 other foreign soldiers. Which, if my scorecard is correct means, Islamists 65, us 935. Hardly a reason to celebrate unless the idea was to create martyrs. In which case, bravo, and may you continue to do so well.
“Muslim brothers in Afghanistan, and especially in Kabul, stand as one with the mujahidin (Muslim fighters) so that the invading forces might be expelled. Do not trust these infidel invaders or their agents who want to transform you into oppressed, enslaved people.”
Which is, of course, not the same as being governed by an oppressive, religion crazed bunch of murdering assholes with medieval mindsets.
In the video, al-Zawahiri cited unspecified US “aggressions” in Afghan cities as examples of foreign “crimes against Islam” and mentioned what he called the “ridiculing of our holy prophet by the Italian, Danish and French, … [yada, yada, yada .. nothing new].”, referring to the caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad which caused an uproar earlier this year.
As to the timing of this video? Well I reckon he’s a bit miffed because Iran was knocked out of the world cup by the infidels, and now he needs to get back into the headlines.
Not really your best performance Al, I thought OBL’s last effort with the handycam was better.
Hamid Karzai saw the video and told Al Jazeera what he thought of it all:
Afghanistan’s president called al-Zawahiri “the enemy of the Afghan people” and blamed him for his country’s massive suffering.
“He is first the enemy of the Afghan people, and then the enemy of the rest of the world,” said Hamid Karzai on Thursday.
“He killed Afghans for years, thousands, and then he went to America and destroyed the twin towers,” Karzai said. “We in Afghanistan want him arrested and put before justice.”
Karzai said the Egyptian-born al-Zawahiri “is the one who destroyed our mosques and schools, vineyards and orchards.”
Condemnation indeed Mr. Karzai.
Oh well. Back to the football.