Al-Qaeda Blames Their Hate of West on Israel’s Capital of Jerusalem
Al-Qaeda’s current leader wants to blame their hate and terrorism against the United States on… wait for it… the United States’ recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s unified eternal capital! It appears that someone forgot to mention that Al-Qaeda’s hate for the West in general, and the United States in particular, pre-dates the U.S. move of their embassy to Jerusalem by well over a quarter of a century! Al-Qaeda-trained Muslim terrorists bombed the World Trade Center in 1993 (25 years ago!!) and Al-Qaeda again attacked the World Trade Center and Pentagon in 2001 — over 17 years BEFORE U.S. President Trump moved the embassy to Jerusalem. And, their hate for the U.S. and freedoms of the West pre-dated those Islamic terrorist attacks by many years, likely many decades. However, now the head of Al-Qaeda wants to blame their hate on something that took place more than a quarter of a century later?! This is the type of made-up historical timeline that the terrorists have been using for a long time — filled with lies and deceit — in an attempt to claim rights to Jerusalem and the rest of Israel. They clearly state their intentions to take over not just Jerusalem but all of Israel when they put out a video called “Tel Aviv is Also a Land of Muslims.” You just can’t make this garbage up!
Photo for illustrative purposes only. Photo Credit: Mark Yokoyama [License]
Al-Qaeda leader: Moving embassy to Jerusalem is proof the US is enemy of Islam
Article Courtesy: Times of Israel
CAIRO — Marking the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the leader of al-Qaeda on Tuesday called on Muslims to wage war against the United States throughout the world.
In a 30-minute speech released Tuesday, Ayman al-Zawahiri went to great lengths to portray the United States as a religious enemy of Muslims, using Washington’s transfer of its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as evidence of that enmity.
The Washington-based SITE group, which monitors media material by militants across the world, released an English transcript of the speech.
“America [is] the number one enemy of Muslims … despite of its professed secularism,” al-Zawahiri said in the video. He listed 14 directives to fight the United States, including an appeal for Muslim unity and jihadists close ranks.
Al-Zawahiri succeeded Osama bin Laden, a founder of al-Qaida who masterminded the September 11, 2001 attacks that killed more than 3,000 Americans. He was killed by US special forces in Pakistan in 2011.
On Tuesday US, President Donald Trump paid tribute to the “heroes” who fought back against hijackers on September 11, 2001, vowing America would never flinch in the face of evil and that he would do whatever it takes to keep the country safe.
Under a grey sky in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Trump praised the courage of the 40 men and women aboard Flight 93 who rushed the four hijackers who had diverted the plane and were targeting Washington.
“This memorial is now a message to the world. America will never, ever submit to tyranny,” Trump said, noting that nearly 5.5 million Americans have joined the US military since 9/11.
“As commander-in-chief, I will always do everything in my power to prevent terrorists from striking American soil,” the president added, while also paying tribute to the nearly 7,000 US service members who have been killed “facing down the menace of radical Islamic terrorism.”
It’s not the first time al-Zawahiri has linked the US embassy move to Jerusalem to the call for war against the US.
In a speech in May al-Zawahiri said America’s decision to shift its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem was evidence that negotiations and “appeasement” have failed Palestinians as he urged Muslims carry out jihad against the United States.
In a five-minute video entitled “Tel Aviv is Also a Land of Muslims,” the Egyptian doctor referred to the Palestinian Authority as the “sellers of Palestine” while urging followers to take up arms.
Trump “was clear and explicit, and he revealed the true face of the modern Crusade, where standing down and appeasement does not work with them, but only resistance through the call and jihad,” Zawahiri said, according to a transcript provided by the SITE monitoring agency.
He argued that Islamic countries had failed to act in Muslims’ interests by entering into the United Nations, which recognizes Israel, and submitting to Security Council and General Assembly resolutions instead of sharia (Islamic law).
Trump announced on December 6, 2017, that he was recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and would move the embassy to the city from Tel Aviv.
Read the Full Article