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Zawahiri audio recording on many topics

Public Address

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Means of CommunicationAudio recording
Issued Sept. 28, 2003
Disseminated byAl-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya
ParticipantsAyman al-Zawahiri (Speaker)
Narrative and Notes

"The crusade camp that is led by America ... is targeting Islam and Muslims, even if it claims that it is fighting terrorism. ... This campaign is seeking to abolish Islam as a doctrine and a law."

"I thus call for jihad (holy war) against this campaign that seeks to end Islam as a doctrine and law and turn us into a herd that follows the lords of Washington, Tel Aviv and London."

"The part of the U.S. Congress report about the incidents of Sept. 11, which the U.S. government banned from publishing, contained a recommendation calling for the Saudi government to be barred from printing and distributing the holy Quran. Why? Because it contains verses that incite hatred of Jews and Christians."

He also criticized Israelis as arrogant, particularly "the Jewish criminal Sharon, who killed thousands of Muslims, and desecrator of the sanctity of al-Aqsa mosque."

"His visit to India and the deals that he made with India ... such idiocy."

He warned against "an American, Jewish, and Indian alliance against Muslims."

"Musharraf is the one who enabled America to end the Islamic emirate in Afghanistan. Without him America would not have been able to do that."

Muslims in Pakistan are "to unite and cooperate to uproot this traitor and to install a faithful leadership in Pakistan that would defend Islam and Muslims."
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