The Sixth As-Sahab Interview with Dr.Ayman al-Zawahiri [ The thuth about jihad ]
03 August, 2009
As-Sahab, al-Qaida’s multimedia production arm, issued 03 August, 2009, a one hour thirteen minute video interview conducted by the group, with Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri. The video, titled: “The thuth about jihad” concerns events and issues of salience to the Muslim Nation and Western peoples, and features al-Qaida’s number two dressed in white and seated in front of bookshelves of books. The topics covered during the course of the interview range from jihad in Iraq and Afghanistan,
Al-Qaeda second-in-command, Aymaan al Zawahiri, has accused US President Barack Obama of continuing to spill the blood of Muslims, and said Israel is a “crime” that must be wiped out.
He also dismissed Obama’s Middle East peace push as a deception, and accused the US President of seeking to create a “Palestinian state that works as a branch of the Israeli intelligence,” according to a transcript published by the SITE Intelligence Group.
“Israel is a crime that must be eliminated,” al-Zawahiri said in a newly released video interview.
Zawahiri also rejected Obama’s overtures to the Muslim world as an illusion, pointing to raids in Pakistan’s tribal regions and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and speaking of “bloody massacres.” Zawahiri extended a truce offer from the terrorist group to President Obama if the U.S. withdraws from Afghanistan.