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Aug 06, 2011
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Egyptian Islamist Lawyer Muntassir Al-Zayyat: I Love Osama Bin Laden

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Source: Mehwar TV (Egypt)

Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian Islamist lawyer Muntassir Al-Zayyat, which aired on Al-Mehwar TV on August 6, 2011:

Interviewer: Did you cry over Bin Laden?

Muntassir Al-Zayyat: I shed tears. By Allah, I shed tears. I love Osama Bin Laden. I love him.

Interviewer: Tell me why.

Muntassir Al-Zayyat: And I refer to him as Sheik Osama Bin Laden. First of all, I love him because he is true to himself and to his God.

Interviewer: In what way is he true to God?

Muntassir Al-Zayyat: No, no. Osama Bin Laden's general strategy was to fight the US, which is considered to be the Great Satan. This was his general philosophy. In addition, he had a regional goal: To drive the polytheists out of the Arabian Peninsula.

Interviewer: Who are these polytheists?

Muntassir Al-Zayyat: The foreign armies in the Gulf.

Interviewer: What do you think about the throwing of his body into the sea?

Muntassir Al-Zayyat: This was audacity, ignominy, and disrespect.

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