Another sign al-Zawahiri is much too comfortable wherever he is hiding. “Qaeda invites people to quiz Zawahiri: website,” from Agence France-Presse:
DUBAI (AFP) – Al-Qaeda has launched an open offer to people to quiz terror network chief Osama bin Laden’s number two Ayman al-Zawahiri, according to a statement published on an Islamist website.
“Anyone who would like to ask him a question must be concise and precise,” according to the statement published on December 16 by Al-Qaeda’s media outlets As-Sahab and Al-Fajr.
People are invited to pose questions to Zawahiri in writing via the two websites before January 16 and both media organisations and individuals are welcome to take part, it said.
The statement, whose authenticity could not be verified, asks media groups to identify themselves and said queries will be sent without any changes to Zawahiri, who is known as Al-Qaeda’s ideological thinker.
In his last message issued earlier this month, Zawahiri criticised the US-sponsored Middle East peace conference aimed at kickstarting negotiations to find a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Egyptian-born eye specialist, who has appeared in a number of video and audio messages, has a 25-million-dollar US bounty on his head.