Warning Somalis of America’s “campaign of conspiracies”
As if the Islamic world itself isn’t the greatest source of conspiracy theories. After all, if Muslim “scholars” claim 9/11 was orchestrated by Americans, what sorts of conspiracy theories might the average Muslim harbor? “Qaeda figure calls for attacks on new Somali govt,” from Reuters, February 13:
DUBAI (Reuters) – An al Qaeda leader, in a video released on Islamist websites on Friday, urged Somali militants to step up attacks against Somalia’s new moderate government, which he dismissed as U.S.-backed.
“Aim your arrows towards them…, direct your battles against them and intensify your campaign against them,” Abu Yahya al-Libi said on the video. He called for a jihad, or holy war, against the new government of Sheikh Sharif Ahmed, a moderate Islamist who was elected late last month as president.
“Prepare to fight against the campaign of conspiracies illustrated by the recent farcical presidential election …, which America — the world leader of infidels — was the first to welcome,” Libi said.”