July 15, 2009 Special Dispatch No. 2447

Ayman Al-Zawahiri Appeals to Pakistanis to Wage Jihad: American Crusader Interference Endangers Pakistan; If Infidel Enemy Enters a Muslim Country, All Inhabitants Must Mobilize For Jihad – Which Can Motivate Umma to Establish Caliphate

July 15, 2009
Pakistan | Special Dispatch No. 2447

The following is the transcript of an audio message by Al-Qaeda deputy leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri. In it, Al-Zawahiri states that Pakistan is greatly endangered by the U.S., that Muslims are being targeted by a new Crusade, "from Algeria to East Turkistan and from Somalia to Chechnya - and Pakistan... is at the heart of that," and that "the only hope of saving Pakistan from this disastrous fate is Jihad." He adds that the Islamic Jihad, which "the West labels as Islamic terrorism," is capable of "motivating and mobilizing the Muslim umma to liberate its occupied territories, reclaim its stolen resources, get rid of its corrupt, secular, and tyrannical regimes, and establish its caliphate." The message was posted on the Internet on July 15, 2009....

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