Al Qaeda Leader: Jihad is an Obligation not a Choice

Mar 6, 2008 1:58pm

Al Qaeda’s leader in Afghanistan, Mustafa al-Yazid, tried to rally new recruits in a message posted to the Internet Thursday. In his audio address, al Yazid told Muslims fighting against the "occupiers" is an obligation, not a choice.
Al Yazid spent much of his more than 45-minute audio message pouring over the historical importance of jihad. He called Muslims not participating in the battle against disbelievers "deprived losers." In his message, al Yazid asks Muslims, "How can jihad not be a compulsory obligation when our situation is like this?" Al Yazid calls Muslims from across the world to arms saying, "The disbelievers have traveled from afar to kill you." As Sahab, al Qaeda’s media arm, produced the audio message with a picture of al Yazid superimposed over a graphic of an arrow. The Egyptian appeared in a video last year proclaiming himself the leader of al Qaeda in Afghanistan.
In his first video message, al Yazid promised more attacks against American forces in Afghanistan.     The last time al-Yazid appeared in a video was in February when he issued a message commemorating the death of Abu Laith al-Libi. This post has been updated. Click Here for Full Blotter Coverage.

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