Al-Qaeda number two Ayman al-Zawahiri attacked the former Egyptian regime of Hosni Mubarak in a message released Friday, which was recorded before the veteran leader was toppled.
“It’s a secular and tyrannical regime which is kept in place by oppression and election rigging,” Zawahiri said in an audio tape, played over a video of Arabic writing and his picture.
He accused Mubarak’s regime of being totally in the pocket of the United States, saying “the true leader is in the American embassy.”
And Zawahiri — an Egyptian by birth — denounced Mubarak “as the leader of all the Arab Zionists.”
But the 34-minute speech entitled, “A Message of Hope and Glad Tidings to the People of Egypt,” did not address the people’s revolt in Egypt which toppled Mubarak from power.
Friday’s video appeared to have been recorded before the demonstrations erupted on January 25, and was a kind of retrospective examining the role of occupying forces in putting in place a secular constitution in Egypt, instead of one based on Sharia law.
SO IT TOOK ABOUT A WEEK TO GET THIS VIDEO TO MARKET...
HMMM... I THINK THAT MEANS HE'S IN A CITY IN PAKISTAN AND NOT IN SOME REMOTE MOUNTAINOUS AREA.
ZAWAHIRI AND QARDAWI ARE IN TOTAL AGREEMENT ON THE GOAL OF THE "REBELLION" IN EGYPT: SHARIA. (THEY JUST QUIBBLE ABOUT TACTICS.)
WITH A PRESIDENT LIKE OBAMA, THERE'S VERY LITTLE CHANCE SHARIA WON'T HAPPEN.
THAT DOESN'T BOTHER ME IN THE LEAST.
IT'S WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THAT WHICH IS SCARY!