“Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah and your enemies…” (Qur’an 8:60)
I’d like to know what words AFP is translating below as “Islamist terrorism,” as I doubt Al-Qaeda would use the phrase, and wonder what the tape really says.
“Qaeda urges Islamic terror in West in third 9/11 video,” from AFP :
DUBAI (AFP) – Al-Qaeda called on Islamists to sow terror in the West to create a climate of fear, in a third video marking the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States which was posted on the Internet on Monday.
Called “reasons and motives for the attacks on New York and Washington,” the video features a montage of images of the burning World Trade Centre towers and scenes from Islamist training camps.
“We must take Islamist terrorism to Western countries so that it becomes a normal part of life like natural disasters,” a voiceover says.
“In that way, we will have acts of mass extermination in which people will feel that their affluence also brings death… and we will have created a balance of deterrence between us and them,” the unidentified voice adds.
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