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Tuesday, September 09, 2003

MUST READ: Special Dispatch from MEMRI

Al Qaida Website Back Online, Publishes Book about its War on America
The newly reactivated website of Al Qaida includes a book called, "The Raid of the 11th of Rabi' Al-Awwai - The Eastern Riyadh Operation and Our War on America and Its Agents."

Excerpts -- Chapter I: The Reality of the Islamic World:
"…The Muslim countries are today subject to overt or covert colonialism. The last century was the century of direct colonialism in the Muslim countries… By the end of the colonialist era, the colonialist states were no longer capable of withstanding the painful blows they were taking from the hands of the Mujahiddeen… At this point, Zionism intervened, [suggesting] that they would protect the colonialists' interests and rescue them from the complicated situation in which they found themselves. It concealed colonialism in the most naive way… It did not change the schemes of colonialism, rather the figures leading it: Why should we not comply with the desire of the resistance and replace those with blue eyes and blond hair with our own people, who speak our language, and wear sheepskins over a wolf's heart? Why should we not replace the name John or Napoleon with the name Muhammad, Anwar, or Abd Al-Aziz?…

"The breasts of the Jews – Allah's curses upon them – are filled with an arrogance that is not present in others, and therefore they have not settled for the kind of covert colonialism that satisfies the Crusader countries. Likewise, their occupation of Muslim Palestine stems from the belief that they cannot give it up, or else they would be apostates from their Judaism, exactly like the Arab rulers were apostates from Islam to which they belonged…

"The issue of Palestine is [actually] the issue of the Islamic world… but the Zionist media and the collaborating media neutralized the non-Arab Muslims by calling it 'the Arab issue.' Repeating [this term] has a powerful effect on the distortion of consciousness and eradication of the facts, and thus every non-Arab Muslim has been excluded of those interested in the Palestine issue…
from "Chapter II, What is the Solution?":
"…We have presented some of the American crimes against the Muslims. Even if the religion [of Islam] were not stirring the Muslims to fight America, their [i.e. the Americans'] crimes would be enough to arouse in them [i.e. Muslims] the courage and gallantry to retaliate… [For] the Muslim countries in this situation – Jihad is what they need more than anything else, except food and water. Jihad is... a commandment that applies personally to every Muslim.

"Even if people disagree today regarding which of these two groups – the apostate traitor agents [i.e. the Arab governments] or the colonialist enemies [i.e. the Americans] – is more worthy to wage Jihad against, there need be no disagreement that Jihad is the solution for dealing with both of them…

"Although the Al-Qa'ida organization fights to defend the [Islamic] nation, it does not fight on the nation's behalf; therefore, anyone who cannot join Al-Qa'ida is not exempt from the obligation of Jihad [until] he has done everything possible to search for Jihad and did not succeed in joining any of its fronts, and after he has invested his best efforts, as he would in search for a medical specialist for a dread disease for someone dear to him…"