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September 15, 2008 Special Dispatch No. 2052

A Jihadist Forum Publishes Propaganda Fabrication About a Purported Al-Qaeda Attack on the U.S. and Europe

September 15, 2008
Special Dispatch No. 2052

On September 11, 2008, the Islamist website Al-Hesbah posted a purported "exclusive interview with an Al-Qaeda mujahid." In the interview, conducted by the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Yaqin Media Center, the unnamed mujahid states that an attack on Europe and America is imminent, and that Al-Qaeda has operatives in Europe and the U.S. waiting only for bin Laden's signal to act. It should be noted that although Al-Hesbah often posts authentic statements by Al-Qaeda operatives, MEMRI asserts that this entire interview seems to be fabrications intended for propaganda purposes on the anniversary of September 11.

The following are excerpts from the interview:[1]

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