Al Zawahiri Promises to Take Jerusalem After US Pulls Out of Iraq

For some strange reason this did not make any headlines…
Al-Qaeda’s second in command Ayman al-Zawahiri released an internet video where he said that after the US leaves Iraq (The Obama Plan) Al-Qaeda will proceed from there and take Jerusalem.

Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri in his “A Review of Events” speech promises that al-Qaeda will take Jerusalem just as soon as the US pulls out of Iraq. (SITE Institute)

Bloomberg reported:

Al-Qaeda’s deputy leader Ayman al- Zawahiri defended insurgent attacks in Iraq, Algeria and Morocco that killed Muslims and blamed the West for using them as human shields, according to a U.S.-based intelligence group.

Zawahiri was responding to questions posed to him over the Internet after announcing the online interview in December, according to IntelCenter, based in Alexandria, Virginia…

Zawahiri said he expected the jihad, or holy war, to move to Jerusalem when U.S. forces leave Iraq.

“There is no doubt that the American collapse has begun,” he said. “The raids on New York and Washington were identifying marks of this collapse, but I point out that the collapse of empires doesn’t come in a single moment.”

Laura Mansfield has the transcript of the Zawahiri speech.
Here is the segment about Iraq and Jerusalem (page 30):

First: I expect the Jihadi influence to spread after the Americans’ exit from Iraq, and to move towards Jerusalem (with Allah’s permission). As for the militias mentioned, they have failed to eliminate the Jihad with the help of what is called the strongest power in the history of mankind, so will they succeed by themselves or with the help of Iran?

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