Following are excerpts from an address delivered by Sheikh Kamel Zarouq, a member of Ansar Al-Sharia in Tunisia, which was posted on the Internet on April 30, 2013.
Sheikh Kamel Zarouq: "I would like to declare loud and clear that the Al-Nusra Front, Ansar Al-Sharia, Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State of Iraq, and the mujahideen in Somalia, in Mali, and in Algeria – we all stand united against the enemies."
"Our goal is to support the Islamic nation, to support our religion, to elevate the shari'a, and to spread the law of Muhammad. Our goal is to pull the nations out of darkness and into light. Our goal is to instate the shari'a, and regain Andalusia and Jerusalem."
"The Prophet Muhammad said: "Rome shall be conquered." Rome will be conquered in our days.
"This is the age of the Muslims. Gone are the days of secularists and of democracy. We are looking down upon them. We are looking down upon them from above. They are beneath us."