Sunday, July 13, 2008

Al-Zawahiri Addresses the Iraqi Shi'a

Al-Qa'ida's chief ideologue and deputy leader, Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, addresses the Iraqi Shi'a, asking them if they are following "al-Husayn" by supporting the American project in Iraq. He is referring to Imam Husayn bin 'Ali, one of Twelver Shi'ism revered historical religious leaders who was martyred on the plain of Karbala in 680 C.E. Al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian medical doctor, has been much more important to the development of al-Qa'ida's ideology than bin Laden, despite American fascination with the AQ leader. Al-Zawahiri went to Afghanistan in the 1980s to serve as a medical physician for the Afghan resistance factions which were battling the Soviet Union and their Afghan Communist proxies.



Al-Zawahiri denies allegations that the Sunni Iraqi resistance is an enemy of the Shi'a (those who support Imam Husayn.)

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