June 2, 2011 Special Dispatch No. 3885

New Al-Qaeda Al-Sahab Video Reiterates: Carry Out One-Man Jihad Operations in the West

June 2, 2011
Special Dispatch No. 3885

On June 3, 2011, jihadi websites posted a two-part video - the first part 55 minutes long and the second 45 minutes long - produced by Al-Qaeda's Al-Sahab media company and titled "Do Not Rely on Others, Take [the Task] Upon Yourself." The first part is devoted to the topic of al-jihad al-fardi ("individual Jihad"), namely jihad operations performed by a single individual or by a small group. It features excerpts from old videos by Al-Qaeda leaders (including Osama bin Laden, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, Abu Yahya Al-Libi, Attiyat Allah Al-Libi, Anwar Al-Awlaki, and Adam Gadahn) who speak in praise of one-man operations and call upon Muslims in the West to carry them out. Interspersed with this is footage from Western media intended to illustrate the West's crimes against the Muslims. ...

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