Al Qaeda Calls for Holy War Against Israel
Posted on Jul 27, 2006
The terrorist group’s No. 2 leader, Ayman al Zawahri, called for Muslims to rise up against Jews in Lebanon and Gaza until Islam reigns from “Spain to Iraq.”
Already, over 250 Iranians have heeded the call, and are headed to Lebanon via Turkey.
Al-Qaida’s No. 2 leader issued a worldwide call Thursday for Muslims to rise up in a holy war against Israel and join the fighting in Lebanon and Gaza until Islam reigns from “Spain to Iraq.”
In the message broadcast by Al-Jazeera television, Ayman al-Zawahri, second in command to Osama bin Laden, said that al-Qaida now views “all the world as a battlefield open in front of us.”
The Egyptian-born physician said that the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah and Palestinian militants would not be ended with “cease-fires or agreements.”
“It is a jihad (holy war) for the sake of God and will last until (our) religion prevails ... from Spain to Iraq,” al-Zawahri said. “We will attack everywhere.” Spain was controlled by Arab Muslims for more than seven centuries until they were driven from power in 1492.