(Arrahmah.com) – Ayman al-Zawahiri, a senior al-Qaeda leader, warned that al-Qaeda will continue Jihad, despite the death of Sheikh Osama bin Laden, report Western sources.
“Now you rejoice over the death of martyr bin Laden, but the time will come, and you will regret it, he said in a video posted on the Internet. – America is facing an Islamic rebellion in the world. It is not facing an individual or a group … but a rebelling nation which has awoken from its sleep in a Jihadic renaissance”.
Al-Zawahiri called bin Laden “a hero of the first battle line”.
“The hero who terrified American while alive and terrifies it in death”, said al-Zawahri.
He warned that Jihad will continue until “all the invaders will not be driven out from the Muslim countries”.
“The sheikh has departed, may God have mercy on him, to his God as a martyr and we must continue on his path of jihad to expel the invaders from the land of Muslims and to purify it from injustice. Today America is not facing an individual or a group … but a rebelling nation which has awoken from its sleep in a Islamic renaissance”, Reuters quoted al-Zawahri as saying.
Western analysts have speculated that al-Zawahiri will be a successor to bin Laden. However, according to US intelligence, the acting head of the operative headquarters of al-Qaeda has became an Egyptian Saif al-Adel.
We would like to point out in this regard that Western propaganda is often called different names of “successors” to Bin Laden, but the organization has not issued any official statement on this subject so far.
A doctor by profession, al-Zawahiri is the founder of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ).
The US believes that al-Zawahiri is one of the organizers of the bombings of US Embassies in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Nairobi (Kenya) in 1998.
source : KC