Tuesday, June 15, 2010

ENGLISH: Leader of Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula, Abu Basir Nasir al-Wuhayshi, Vows to Protect Radical American Muslim Preacher Anwar al-'Awlaqi

An English translation of an audio message from the leader of Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (Qaeda, Qaida; AQAP), Abu Basir Nasir al-Wuhayshi (also transliterated as "Wahayshi" & "Wihishi"), pledging support to the wanted American Muslim radical preacher Anwar al-'Awlaqi (Awlaki, Aulaqi) was released yesterday by the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF), a shadowy transnational jihadi-takfiri media outlet that produces many translations of releases and publications from groups such as AQAP. The audio message, which is presented with a static background with a photograph of al-Wuhayshi from another AQAP media release, is embedded below. The original Arabic audio message was released in mid-May. Al-Wuhayshi vows to protect al-'Awlaqi from the United States government, which wants to capture or assassinate him, and praises the preacher for his stand for "truth."

The original audio message was released by AQAP's media outlet, the Al-Malahim (Malahem; Epics/Epic Encounters) Media Foundation. The outlet also released a video interview with al-'Awlaqi in late May. AQAP is based in Yemen.

A transcript is available via my Scribd account HERE.

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