“We believe that God will walk on the path of Sheikh Osama, may God preserve him, and the path of the martyr Abu Musab al-Zarqawi…”
“Palestinians swear allegiance to Bin Laden,” by Yaakov Lappin in YnetNews:
A group of Palestinians have sworn allegiance to Osama Bin Laden and al-Qaeda, according to statement posted on a major internet jihad forum last month.
The message appeared on the al-Firdaws forum — a meeting point of jihadis from around the world — and declared: “We believe that God
will walk on the path of Sheikh Osama, may God preserve him, and the path of the martyr Abu Musab al-Zarqawi”¦. We in the jihad in the land of Rabat (Islamic term for Israel — Y.L.) do not belong to any faction, and we declare loyalty to Sheikh Osama, may God preserve him. We pledge to go down the path of the martyrs and fighters in Mesopotamia (Iraq), Chechnya, Afghanistan, and all parts of the world.”
Earlier this week, al-Qaeda number two leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, accused Hamas of falling into “the swamp of surrender,” following the formation of the Hamas- Fatah unity government….
Zawahiri’s message was echoed in the internet statement. “We, a group of Muslim youth, created this group, praise God”¦ we do not see any of the organizations that exist in Palestine as being affiliated to Islam. They are only affiliated to special interests,” the message added.