The White House, the Capitol Building, the Pentagon, the British Parliament, George W. Bush, Tony Blair”¦all of these buildings and figures targeted for attack by Al-Qaeda seem to make some sort of strategic sense. But Her Majesty? From the AP:
Al-Qaida has named Queen Elizabeth II “one of the severest enemies of Islam,” the Sunday Times newspaper reported, citing a video message allegedly obtained by Britain’s security service.
Government officials were not immediately available Saturday night to confirm the report. A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman refused comment, saying it was a matter for the police.
In the video, Ayman al-Zawahiri, a leading lieutenant of Osama bin Laden, says the queen is responsible for what he terms Britain’s “crusader laws” and calls her an enemy of Muslims, the paper said.
No doubt Prince Charles is currently en route to Pakistan in order to plead his mother’s case before the court of Bin Laden.