Al-Qaida's Zawahri praises executed Bali bombers
Dec. 1, 2008
Associated Press , THE JERUSALEM POST
Al-Qaida's No. 2 leader praised the three Bali bombers recently executed in
Indonesia and criticized Saudi and other Arab leaders for participating in a UN
interfaith conference in a recording posted on the Web Monday.
Ayman al-Zawahri said in the audio recording on an Islamic Web site that
Indonesia and other governments in the Islamic world are protecting the
interests of the "Crusaders" and the Jews and preventing Muslims from joining
the jihad, or holy war, against them.
The 22-minute recording is al-Zawahri's third in less than two weeks.
The recording contained short statements by two of the men executed in
Indonesian in which they call on Muslims to continue the jihad against the
United Sates and the West.