Cairo - Al Qaeda Urges for Attacks in West against Jewish Targets
Cairo - In a new video, an American-born spokesman for Al Qaeda urged Muslims in the West to initiate attacks against Western and Jewish targets.
The English-language appeal from Adam Gadahn, the Qaeda spokesman, came in a 100-minute video that included clips of a half-dozen other Qaeda leaders and was posted Thursday on militant Web forums, according to the Site Intelligence Group, which tracks jihadist communications.
“Muslims in the West have to remember that they are perfectly placed to play an important and decisive part in the jihad against the Zionists and Crusaders and to do major damage to the enemies of Islam,” Mr. Gadahn said in the video. “America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms.”
The video echoed a message from the terrorist network after the killing of Osama bin Laden on May 2, which similarly urged individual jihadists not to wait for instructions but to attack whenever and wherever they can.
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