Al-Zawahiri in Two Recent Messages: '
On December 16, 2007, the Islamist website http://www.ek-ls.org, which is hosted by NOC4HOSTS Inc., in
On December 14, 2007, the Islamist website Al-Hesbah, which is also hosted by NOC4Hosts Inc. in
Also in the recording, Al-Zawahiri criticized imprisoned jihadist sheikhs  who had renounced jihad against the West and against Arab regimes, and denounced them for their condemnation of mujahideen such as Osama bin Laden. Finally, he urged Muslims in general and the Egyptians in particular to prevent
December 17, 2007 Video: "
Stabbed a Knife into the Back of the Islamic Nation" Iran
Al-Zawahiri dismissed the possibility of Iran-Al-Qaeda cooperation against their common enemy, the
He added that likewise, the Shi'ite militias that were trained, funded, and armed by Iran throughout the years had been integrated into the Iraqi security apparatuses, and had become, and still remained, the talons of the Crusader occupier in his war against the Muslims in Iraq.
Al-Zawahiri said that although
Al-Zawahiri also accused Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah of not representing the obligation to personal jihad for liberating the Muslim lands, but rather for representing a narrow, fanatical nationalist perception that is unknown to Islam.
He also dismissed the possibility that Al-Qaeda would aid
The Jihad Fighters' Strength is on the Rise, While the Americans are Weakening - Their Exit from
Al-Zawahiri called "the rise of the avant-garde of the mujahideen of the Islamic nation," the most important development in the Islamic world, saying that it had "become a fact in the world as a result of the growing Islamic awakening" across the Muslim world. He said that
Al-Zawahiri called on the jihad fighters to fight the Iraqi government and security apparatuses, which he termed murtadoun (i.e. those who renounce their religion). With regard to the Iraqi tribes' collaboration with the Americans, he stated that these tribes were mere riffraff that the Americans had bought and paid for in order to sow civil war among the Muslims, and stressed that the honorable tribes supported jihad and that many of their sons were fighting in its ranks. He called on the tribes to purge themselves of this riffraff, and threatened that their day would come; the Americans would soon leave and would not be able to protect them forever.
Al-Zawahiri noted that there was now nothing called Al-Qaeda in Iraq, since the Al-Qaeda organization in Iraq would be merging with the other jihad groups in the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), which has become a shari'a Imara (a shari'a-based Imara, i.e. under an Amir) and had received a vow of allegiance from most of the jihad fighters and tribes in Iraq. He rejected accusations that the ISI was killing innocent people, and claimed that in any case, when Muslims fought with the enemy against jihad fighters it was a very grave crime.
Al-Zawahiri accused the global media of manipulating Osama bin Laden's most recent recording, by omitting its most important parts and by misinterpreting bin Laden's statements. Al-Zawahiri said that bin Laden's criticism was not directed against the ISI alone, but against all jihad fighters in Iraq, and that the jihad had shattered the monopoly held by the government and media that pretended to be independent, such as the BBC, and that the jihad was today directing "the most important media battle against the Crusader-Zionist enemy" and exposing the world to facts to which it had not previously been exposed. He added that the jihad had triumphed in this ideological battle just as it had triumphed in the battle over the Internet websites.
December 14, 2007 Audio: "The Goal of the
"The goal of the
"I am amazed... at the [Hamas] politicians who surrendered four-fifths of Palestine and authorized Mahmoud 'Abbas to negotiate on the Palestinians' behalf in the palaces of Mecca, but who then [began to] complain... and to denounce the [Annapolis] conference, after they saw with their own eyes the catastrophe into which 'brother' Mahmoud 'Abbas had led them."
"Declare... That You Strive to Establish the Caliphate"
"[Surprisingly,] having condemned the [
Renounce Any International Agreement to Sell
"I call upon you to renounce the Mecca Accord, and any [other] international agreement which [is designed] to sell
"As for those [imprisoned jihadi sheikhs] who have renounced [their jihadi views]... recognized [Egyptian President] Hosni Mubarak as a [legitimate] guardian of Muslim affairs... denounced the [9/11] attacks against the
"How Did You Allow
"I say to the Islamic ummah in
"I ask [those sheikhs]: 'Where should we unite behind Mubarak - in
 The most prominent of these is Sayyed Imam Al-Sharif, currently imprisoned in
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