August 9, 2007 Special Dispatch No. 1673

Islamist Websites Monitor No. 126

August 9, 2007
Special Dispatch No. 1673

Yahya Al-Libi In Video Message On Red Mosque Conflict: "Among the Most Prominent Martyrs"

On July 31, 2007, Al-Sahab posted a 21-minute video message by Yahya Al-Libi titled "Among the Most Prominent Martyrs." Al-Libi dedicates his message to the recent Red Mosque conflict between mujahideen and the Pakistani security forces.

In the video, Al-Libi praises the mujahideen and their leader, Sheikh Abdul Rashid Ghazi, for not yielding to the government's pressure. He describes the mujahideen deaths as a just martyrdom, saying that by sacrificing themselves they had defended Islam, revealed the tyrannical nature of the Pakistani regime, and prevented it from "corrupting Islam" and subjecting Pakistan to the influence of "the worshippers of the cross."

Al-Libi ends his message by urging Pakistanis to follow this example: "The Truth will not be established by begging; rights will not be regained by self-abnegation; oppression will not be lifted by petitions, but rather by earnest resolve, unwavering zeal, serious action, and sustained sacrifice..."

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