Al Qaeda’s Ayman Zawahri blasts Iran, ridicules Hizballah
Al Qaeda’s No. 2, Ayman Zawahri, accused Iran of cooperating with the Americans in occupying Iraq and Afghanistan and the Shiites for failing to wage a jihad against the Crusader occupier. The Arab news channel Al-Jazeera aired excerpts of the hour-and-a-half video Monday, Sept. 8, marking the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States.
Zawahri mocked Hizballah and its leaders for claiming victory in the war against Israel in 2006, saying that the outcome had benefited Israel.
“The most bizarre and astounding thing is that Hassan Nasrallah celebrates a victory every year. What victory?” he said. “Retreating 30 miles backwards? Allowing 15,000 Crusades to become a buffer between them and the Zionists?”
The video called for more jihad to liberate Palestine and denounced the positons adopted by the Muslim and Arab states against the siege imposed on the Palestinians.
Al Jazeera described the Zawahir video as a compilation of old and new material.