U.S., U.K. close embassies in Yemen as al-Qaeda threatens “all-out war against every crusader on Muhammad’s peninsula on land, air and sea”
It must be some kind of new-fangled idea that this sort of thing could be acceptable, right? Wrong: “I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslim” – Muhammad, Sahih Muslim 19.4366.
“US, Britain shut Sanaa embassies over terrorist threat,” from France24, January 3:
AFP – The American embassy in Yemen closed on Sunday in response to ongoing Al-Qaeda threats to attack US interests, an embassy statement said.
“The US Embassy in Sanaa is closed today, January 3, 2010, in response to ongoing threats by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) to attack American interests in Yemen,” said the statement posted on the embassy’s website.
On Thursday the US mission sent a warden message to American citizens in the country reminding them of the “continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against Amercian citizens and interests throughout the world.”
AQAP had called on Monday for further attacks on Westerners in the Arabian Peninsula as it claimed the failed Christmas Day attack on a US airliner.
“We call upon every Muslim who cares about his religion and doctrine to assist in expelling the apostasies from the Arabian Peninsula, by killing every crusader who works at their embassies or other places, declare it an all-out war against every crusader on Mohammad’s peninsula on land, air and sea,” said an AQAP statement.
The United States and Britain have agreed to fund special counter-extremism police in Yemen after US President Barack Obama on Saturday for the first time blamed the Al-Qaeda franchise in Yemen for the thwarted attack….