Via once-thought-to-be martyred, Mustafa Abu al-Yazid
Mushriks be warned. “Al-Qaeda warns India against any attack on Pakistan,” by DPA for M&C, February 10:
New Delhi – A top al-Qaeda commander in Afghanistan warned India in a videotape broadcast Tuesday of ‘Mumbai-style strikes’ if it tries to attack Pakistan.
Mustafa Abu al-Yazid said in the video shown on Indian news channels that Indians suffered ‘humiliation’ in the November assault and more was in store if India decided to retaliate against Pakistan.
‘India should know that it will have to pay a heavy price if it attacks Pakistan,’ al-Yazid said in the 20-minute video in Arabic that was received by the BBC in Islamabad. ‘The mujahedin will sunder your armies into the ground like they did to the Russians in Afghanistan.’
‘We will bring mujahedin and suicide attackers from all over the Muslim world to confront you,’ he said. ‘We will target your economic centres and raze them to the ground.’
Al-Yazid had been reported killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan last year. He is in charge of al-Qaeda’s operations in Afghanistan and is ranked behind number 2 leader Ayman al-Zawahiri and top leader Osama bin Laden…