Zawahri urges 'holy war' against movie trailer
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri believes a billion Muslims should go to war over a movie trailer.
"Innocence of Muslims" is not a movie. It is a trailer for a movie that will now almost certainly not get made. But don't tell that to the terrorists. They're on a roll.
The leader of Al Qaeda has urged Muslims to wage holy war against the United States and Israel over a film that insulted Islam's Prophet Mohammad.
Ayman al-Zawahri praised as "honest and zealous" demonstrators who breached the US Embassy in Cairo and attackers who stormed the US "embassy" in Benghazi in violence linked to the film. The American ambassador and three others died in the Sept. 11 attack on the US Consulate in the Libyan city.
The amateur film "Innocence of Muslims" was made by an Egyptian-born American citizen.
In an audio message released by al Qaeda's media arm As-Sahab and posted on militant websites early Saturday, al-Zawahri claimed Washington allowed the film's production under the pretext of freedom of expression, "but this freedom did not prevent them from torturing Muslim prisoners."
Obama should be proud. His administration's lies about the movie trailer sparking demonstrations in Benghazi that led to the attack on our consulate have made quite an impression on the al-Qaeda leader.Obviously, Zawahri didn't get the amended administration talking points.
And as far as "torturing Muslims," as soon as Zawahri's followers stop cutting off the heads of infidels, he can talk about our torture. Until then, he doesn't have a moral leg to stand on.
Strange that Zawahri sounds like our State Department when he excuses the violence against America.Or maybe it isn't.