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Mohammed Siddeque Khan martyrdom video airs

Part of 7-7 London transit bombings

Event Details
Primary Organization7-7 London transit bombers
Other OrganizationAl-Qaeda1
Means of CommunicationVideotape
Subject7-7 bombings
Transmitted Sept. 1, 20051
ConnectedMohammed Siddeque Khan (Speaker) 1
Narrative and Notes
ReliableSiddeque Khan said:

"I and thousands like me are forsaking everything for what we believe. Our driving motivation doesn't come from tangible commodities that this world has to offer.

Our religion is Islam - obedience to the one true God, Allah, and following the footsteps of the final prophet and messenger Muhammad ... Your democratically elected governments continuously perpetuate atrocities against my people all over the world. And your support of them makes you directly responsible, just as I am directly responsible for protecting and avenging my Muslim brothers and sisters. Until we feel security, you will be our targets. And until you stop the bombing, gassing, imprisonment and torture of my people we will not stop this fight. We are at war and I am a soldier."

He also praised Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri.1
1'Report into the London Terrorist Attacks on 7 July 2005.' Parliament Intelligence and Security Committee, March 30, 2006.
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