As-Sahab Media Foundation, affiliated to al-Qaeda Militant Organization, released a new video for Ayman al-Zawahiri, current leader of al-Qaeda, commemorating the 17th anniversary of the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. The video is entitled "How to Confront America?"
Al-Zawahiri's speech lasted for 30 minutes. It started with a Nasheed dedicated to Leaders 19 who carried out the operation called "Our Victorious Ummah, We Sacrifice our Souls for it".
He mentioned in his speech that animosity between Muslims and America comprises the whole Islamic world because Americans interfere in Muslim-related matters; this pushed Muslim youth to carry out the operations of the 11th of September, 2001.
He added "Death for America and its allies from Saudi Arabia and The United Arab Emirates since they cooperate with America and Israel." He also mentioned that the Egyptian government is an apostate and a puppet one since it cooperates with America. Thus, we must confront it exactly as we confront America because doors of evil are one and America is its gate.
In this regard, he called for forming a strong alliance consisting of Jihadist groups to fight America due to the fact that America always confronts small groups to divide them and incites to destroy them like what happened in Iraq and Syria.
He ended his 30-minute speech inciting youth of al-Qaeda and of other allied organizations to confront America and to drain its economy through individual operations to compel it to get out of Muslims lands like what happened in Vietnam, Somalia and Aden.
This speech shows that Organization lost its false brightness to influence youths and supporters worldwide after its consecutive defeats at the hands of various armies. It then started resorting to trapping other Muslim youth through the idea of confronting America, hoping to regain its lost strength.
In his speech, he placed total responsibility for the Islamic world's falling behind and occupation on America, while forgetting that he and other frivolous figures are the ones who paved the way for America to destroy Islamic countries, threaten their security and even occupy them. The whole world is aware of who paved the way for America to enter Afghanistan to undermine its security and turn it into fear and destruction.
Moreover, commemorating the anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001 reflects the Organization's obscure viewpoint. Hadn't these attacks been the beginning of destruction in the Islamic world when it gave the West a strong reason for imposing its custody on Islamic countries? Perpetrators of these attacks violated the sanctity of blood and scared innocent people, resulting in distorting the image of Islam and the prevalence of atheism.
In his speech, he accused governments of Islamic countries of being puppets in the hands of America and Israel. He added insult to injury when he accused the Egyptian governments and leaders with this bitter accusation. He totally disregarded that throughout history the Egyptian people and army have fought the Zionist scheme bravely and sacrificed their souls in defense of religion, homeland and honor.
It is a pity that he calls upon all terrorist organizations to form one strong alliance to fight America. This reflects the stage of weakness and defeat terrorist organizations are going through.
We hope that in a coming speech he might tell us about who provide terrorist organizations with arms and equipment for people to know that he is an agent in the shape of a Muslim, a traitor in the shape of a jihadist and a coward in the shape of a leader. May Allah protect Muslim youths from these strives.