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Al-Qaeda warns of US Muslim 'holocaust'

2012-09-12 10:00

Hong Kong - Al-Qaeda released an 11 September anniversary video declaring the United States is at war with Islam and that American Muslims should brace for a "holocaust", US monitors said on Wednesday.

The video, which features al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri as well as its American spokesperson Adam Gadahn, is entitled "Truth has Come and Falsehood has Perished" and was posted on jihadist forums, according to Site and IntelCentre.

According to a Site transcript, Gadahn rejects President Barack Obama's assertion that the United States is not at war with Islam because "America is crystal-clear about its opposition to Islam as a political system".

Referring to US drone strikes, he says: "Today, American Muslims are being killed in Yemen, tomorrow they're going to be killed [by the US government] in New York and Los Angeles. Get ready for the holocaust."

The video, which also features al-Qaeda officials Ustadh Ahmad Farooq and Maulvi Asim Umar, also argues that the United States is facing defeat on various battlefronts, according to the monitors.

It totals more than 90 minutes in Arabic, English and Urdu, and comes a day after Zawahiri issued a video eulogising Abu Yahya al-Libi, his late deputy and propaganda chief who was killed in a drone strike in June.

Gadahn, also known as Azzam the American, was born in 1978. He is a native of southern California and has appeared in several videotapes for al-Qaeda since 2004.

Egyptian Zawahiri, a former eye surgeon, took charge of the extremist group following the death of Osama bin Laden, who was killed by US special forces in May 2011.

Comments
  • khabir.hoosen - 2012-09-12 10:09

    When will this stop? Too many innocent people have lost lives at the hands of both!!!!

      marcus.vermaak - 2012-09-12 10:46

      They have been fighting for years, can't be long now...

      allcoveredinNinjas - 2012-09-12 11:14

      Well , its not Americans bombing 'fellow muslims in markets and mosques in Iraq , Yemen , Somalia , Mali , Indonesia , Pakistan ,India, Afganistan ect ... ect. This is the direct hand of our death cult leader .

  • bless.boswell - 2012-09-12 10:10

    Hong Kong - Al-Qaeda released an 11 September anniversary video declaring the United States is at war with Islam and that American Muslims should brace for a "holocaust", US monitors said on Wednesday. 3000 dead in a terrorist attack and American Muslims are surprised?

  • coenraad.vanderwesthuizen.3 - 2012-09-12 10:33

    and not enough of the guilty...

  • bradley.kecskes - 2012-09-12 10:56

    The US is above that please...holocaust hahaha im pretty sure most of Al-Qaeda is in-breed.

      Morgoth - 2012-09-12 12:53

      Google Japanese Americans World War 2 Although this was not a holocuast in any sense of the term, those americans, of japanese descent, had their rights taken away from them, just when they needed it the most. And rights are not rights when they can just be taken away from you... Trying also to make water-boarding, not a violation of human-rights, or not considering it torture, I would not put the US above such things, no country in fact is above such things. But this guy...from a non-diclosed location nogal, is a hate-filled, bigot of the worst kind, the religious, hate-filled bigot.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-09-13 15:50

      Morgoth, that was sixty years ago. Get with it man. The world changes. The freer world that is.

  • nyaganyaga.ndawonda - 2012-09-12 11:11

    why dont we all convert to islam. i am sure the killings will stop....eh.

      allcoveredinNinjas - 2012-09-12 11:16

      Shia or Sunni , because they never kill each other either.

      bradley.kecskes - 2012-09-12 11:59

      Hey no woman drivers!! and there goes cleveage day!

      diana.gill.18 - 2012-09-12 12:49

      To hell with cleavage day , i dont wear it:) But damn... no jeans... No, its not good.

  • phillip.lottering - 2012-09-12 11:44

    Its all about the Money!!!It will never stop

  • stephen.scott.376043 - 2012-09-12 12:20

    It will stop, when people stop believing in the preposterous, and start facing up to the likely hood that when you die that's it, It will stop, when people stop brain washing themselves into a fairy story, to cope with the fact they’re going to die someday. It will stop, when men stop behaving like cowards.

  • LynneOeschger - 2012-09-12 13:31

    And what about the Islamic war on Christians in the countries where islam is the dominant religion? Kids being killed because of their clothes and fashion sense? Even in Africa Muslims are killing christians. And non-believers. Like me.

  • rick.kabose - 2012-09-12 14:07

    Come on Al-Qaeda,we should be so lucky. Never happen,Americans are to nice

  • Viviane Tavershima - 2012-09-12 14:57

    what kind of religion promote violence instead of love and peace?....no matter what the Christians will face the are and would always remain the true first born of Gods offspring;these are only signs of the end time

      paulus.deboer.3 - 2012-09-12 17:57

      Don't confuse religion with Al-Qaeda,, they are extremists, and are using religion for their own purpose. That said, if moderate Muslims will stand up and tell these guys to bugger off things might change, but their silence in general is an indictment. Maybe they silently support them?

  • raymon.mcnelly - 2012-09-12 19:44

    That's just a joke.... Islam is at war with every non Muslim. Fact is, Islam mandates killing... It is written black on white in their so-called holy book... More Muslims are killed by fellow Muslims than by any other group/religion. It is the 'moderate' Muslim that practices a corrupted version of Islam. If their so-called 'profit' (mhbih) would be here today, Muslim heads would roll first... Muslims are up in arms about cartoons about their 'profet' but are silent about honor killings and bombings.. You hypocrites make me sick.

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