Al-Zawahiri sounds a good bit like Hitler here. It plays well with his audience. “Al-Qaeda: Al-Zawahiri calls to ‘disinfect the Maghreb of Spanish and French nationals,'” a translation of a Spanish news story by Claudia at Tea and Politics, January 1:
Al-Qaeda retakes its offensive against the West threatening. This time the message comes from Al-Zawahiri, AQ’s No.2. In a video, he addresses the members of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, those who have kidnapped three Spanish volunteers (and another French national). Al-Zawahiri assures that they will never be able to reconquest Al-Andalus without cleaning, “disinfecting” he says literally, the Maghreb of the “Infidels”, those who for Bin Laden’s No.2 are represented by Spanish and French nationals in the area.The video message is subtitled in English and Al-Zawahiri asks Muslims to be with his sons, the mujahidienes. He shows the territory they must reconquer, a map of the Iberian Peninsula, which in this occassion goes beyond the Pyrenees.
In the video there are images of Cordoba’s mosque or Granada’s Alhambra in which Bin Laden and Co. appear with the black flag of Islam….
That is the flag of jihad.