Doesn’t Zawahiri realize that neither Tsarnaev nor al-Qaeda have anything to do with Islam? John Kerry should invite him to talks, so as to explain the true, peaceful Islam to him.
“Al-Qaida leader: ‘grave consequences’ for US if Boston bomber executed,” by Alan Yuhas, Guardian, July 1, 2016:
Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has warned the US of the “gravest consequences” if Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev or any other Muslim prisoner is executed.
Tsarnaev, named in Zawahiri’s online video message, was sentenced to death by lethal injection last year for the 2013 bomb attack that killed three people and injured more than 260 others. Tsarnaev committed the bombing with his older brother, Tamerlan, who was killed in a shootout with police in the manhunt that followed it.
“If the US administration kills our brother the hero Dzhokhar Tsarnaev or any Muslim,” Zawahri said in an online video, “[it] will bring America’s nationals the gravest consequences.”
The younger sibling spoke publicly only once since his capture, telling the Boston court that sentenced him: “I am sorry for the lives I have taken, for the suffering that I have caused you for the damage I have done – irreparable damage.”
Zawahri urged Muslims to take captive as many westerners as possible, especially those whose countries had joined the “Crusaders’ Campaign led by the United States”.
The Egyptian-born militant, sitting in front of green drapes, urged sympathizers to hold “crusaders” hostage in order to bargain for Muslim prisoners’ release. He said that western nations “only understand the language of force”….