The irony is how the media treats these sorts of threats as 1) "original" and 2) a direct product of Israeli actions. In fact, jihadists have been urging the community of Muslims to attack Jews and Israel from day one. Nor was it some no-name al-Qaeda "leader" who first issued a "message" to incite Muslims against the Jews, but rather Osama bin Laden himself, back in 1998, who had a fatwa issued to kill Jews and Americans. And centuries before bin Laden, of course, other prominent Muslims and muftis have been demanding that Jews (all non-Muslims, in fact), be placed in perpetual dhimmitude.
"Muslims around the world protest Gaza assault," by Rebecca Santana for the Associated Press, January 2 :
- Fri Jan 2, Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, the leader of al-Qaida in Islamic North Africa, an offshoot of Osama bin Laden's terrorist network, has issued a message urging Muslims to attack Jews everywhere, according to the SITE Intelligence, a group which monitors extremist Web sites.
The message was issued on jihadist forums on Thursday, SITE said.