BANGLADESH IN AL-QAEDA’S CROSS-HAIRS?
Tribune Online Report
Claims that Bangladesh is the victim of the conspiracy of India and Pakistan army
Al-Qaeda has called Bangladeshi Muslims to join jihad against the western countries, claims an unconfirmed audio message published by the Jihadology.net.
The audio message was released on January 14. In the message, Ayman Mohammed Rabie al-Zawahiri, leader of the Al-Qaeda, says:”My Muslim brothers in Bangladesh, I invite you to confront this Crusade onslaught against Islam, which is being orchestrated by the leading criminals in the subcontinent and the West against Islam, the prophet of Islam, and the Islamic creed, so that they may turn you into slaves of a despotic and disbelieving system.”
Dhaka Tribune has knocked a number of sources to check the authenticity of the clip, but could not confirm any specific or reliable source.
Egyptian physician Zawahiri, born in 1951, is the leader of the terrorist organisation, Al-Qaeda. In 1993, al-Zawahiri traveled to the United States, where he addressed several California mosques under his Abdul Mu’iz pseudonym.
Claiming that a massacre of Muslims is being carried out these days, and the Muslim world is totally oblivious to it the message says:”The western media is colluding with the killers to belittle its significance and hide the facts. This is the bloodbath taking place in Bangladesh, without the Muslims paying the least attention to it.”
Bangladesh is the victim of the conspiracy in which the agents of India, the corrupt leadership of Pakistan Army, and treacherous power-hungry politicians of Bangladesh and Pakistan, who are always prepared to sacrifice everything for the sake of fulfilling their ambitions and desires, were all equal participants.”
But, the real victim was the Muslim Ummah in the subcontinent generally, claims the audio.
Zawahiri says:”The crimes that are being committed in Bangladesh today against the core beliefs of Islam, the prophet of Islam (peace be upon him), and the Muslim Ummah are the only fruits of the rotten seeds sown by these criminals.”
“Their purpose was not achieving independence from Pakistan, stopping the aggression against the people of Bangladesh, or getting rid of military rule in Pakistan. None of this was the real objective, even if these criminals took cover behind these slogans, parroted these lines and propagated this out of their malevolence or stupidity, or due to both.”
Claiming that independence of Bangladesh was a conspiracy of India and Pakistan army, Zawahiri says:”The real purpose was weakening the Muslim Ummah in the subcontinent. It was to rip the Ummah into pieces, and bleed it to death by getting it entangled in mutual strife, regional conflicts and wars.”
“What is taking place today in Pakistan, Bangladesh, India and Afghanistan is only a prelude to the execution of this evil plan, and the aforementioned criminals are the tools of the enemies of Islam in this vile conspiracy. Those who massacred the Muslims in Bangladesh only yesterday are the same people who are massacring the Muslims in Pakistan today.”
“Bangladesh which they claimed to have won from Pakistan so that it may get its freedom is being turned into a subjugated surrogate of India,” says Zawahiri.
Zawahiri worked in the medical field as a surgeon. In 1985, al-Zawahiri went to Saudi Arabia on Hajj and stayed to practice medicine in Jeddah for a year. He is said to meet As a Osama bin-Laden in Jeddah in 1986.
In 1981, Ayman al-Zawahiri also traveled to Peshawar, Pakistan, where he worked in a Red Crescent hospital treating wounded refugees.
Ayman Al-Zawahiri has been married at least four times. His wives include Azza Ahmed Nowari and Umaima Hassan.
Azza and two of his six children, Mohammad and Aisha, were killed in an air strike on Afghanistan by US forces in late 2001, following the September 11 attacks on the USA.
FEBRUARY 15, 2014