October 20, 2014

Al-Qaeda leader urge Muslims to avenge Quran burning

By Sadaf Shinwari - Thu May 10 2012, 9:20 am

Ayman al-Zawahiri chief of the Al-Qaeda Network on Wednesday rged Muslims to take revenge for the February burning of Quran Muslim holy books at a U.S. air base in Afghanistan.

Al-Zawahiri following an audion message rejected the U.S. apology over the burning of Quran copies at a base in Afghanistan, adding that the Americans “pretend to be sorry.”

He said, “The Crusaders once again repeated their crime by insulting the holy Quran, and once again mocked the messenger of Allah.”

“After each of their crimes, they pretend to be sorry, and they claim they will investigate what happened, which is a silly farce that Obama and his secretary repeated this time also.” Al-Zawahiri said.

This comes as nation wide protests were held across the country after reports regarding the burning of Holy Quran was broadcasted during the month of February.

The demonstrations continued for several days across the country where around 40 people including Afghan security forces and civilians were reported killed.

In Wednesday’s video which the U.S.-based SITE said was posted on extremist forums, Zawahiri criticized Obama’s apology. “The American Crusaders and their allies showed over and over again their hatred and envy of Islam, the book of Islam, the prophet (of) Islam,” Zawahiri said.

He urged Muslim across the world to “fight the enemies of Allah and the enemies of His Messenger.”

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