January 31, 2006 Special Dispatch No. 1082

Al-Qaeda Deputy Ayman Al-Zawahiri's Latest Video on Al-Jazeera TV

January 31, 2006
Special Dispatch No. 1082
The following are excerpts from a videotape of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri, aired by Al-Jazeera TV on January 30, 2006.



Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri: "With the collaboration of Musharraf the traitor and his security agencies, the servants of the Crusaders and the Jews, American airplanes attacked the village of Damdula, in Bajuar, shortly after the Feast of the Sacrifice. The planes killed 18 Muslims - men, women, and children - in their fight against the jihad, which they call terrorism, claiming that they were trying to kill yours truly and four other brothers. The whole world witnessed the extent of the American lies and frustration, as well as the extent of its barbarism, in its war against Islam and the Muslims.

"In response to this incident, I would like to convey several messages. The first message I convey to the butcher of Washington, Bush, to whom I say: Bush, not only are you a defeated liar, but, Allah be praised, you are also a complete failure. You bring misfortune upon your nation. You have brought and will bring catastrophes and tragedies upon it. Know, oh Bush, you failing Crusader, that your conflict is with the nation of monotheism, with us, who believe in Allah, the One, the Unique, 'who begets not, nor is He begotten, and none is like him,' and who has sent His Prophet to us with a well-preserved book, which has not been altered or forged like the books that preceded it. No human being is capable of producing a similar miraculous book. Allah told us, in His eternal and miraculous book, that 'every soul shall taste death,' and that the day of death is predetermined and predestined, and I will meet my predestined death, according to the will of Allah. However, if my time to die has not yet come, neither you nor all the forces of the world - and even all creations - could hasten my death even by a second.

"Bush, do you know where I am? I am among the Muslim masses, and I am enjoying the grace Allah has bestowed upon me - I am enjoying their support, generosity, protection, and their participation in the Jihad against you, until we defeat you, Allah willing."


"My second message is to the American people, which is immersed in illusions: Bush and his gang are shedding your blood, and wasting your money in failed adventures. They are involving you in a conflict with the Muslims, which you cannot win, in order to increase their wealth. They are drawing up a future for you which is painted with the color of blood, the smoke of bombings, and the darkness of fear. The mujahid lion of Islam, Sheik Osama bin Laden, has offered you an honorable way out of the crisis you are in. But your leaders - because of their desire to accumulate wealth - insist upon casting you into perdition and causing your deaths, in Iraq and Afghanistan, and even, Allah willing, within your own home. Your leaders have responded to Sheik Osama's initiative by saying they do not negotiate with terrorists and that they are winning the war against terrorism. I say to them: You greedy liars, you war merchants - who is withdrawing from Iraq and Afghanistan, we or you? Whose soldiers are committing suicide out of despair, ours or yours?

"Oh American mothers, if the Department of Defense phones to inform you that your son will be returning to you in a coffin - think about George Bush. Oh British wives, if the Ministry of Defense phones to inform you that your husband will return paralyzed, chopped into pieces, and burned - think about Tony Blair."

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