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Ayman al-Zawahiri tok æren for den første selvmordsaksjonen i Europa i en ny video på Al Jazeera igår. Vel så interessant er at han kritiserer de siste anti-terrortiltakene i Storbritannia, og signaliserer ønske om å påvirke opinionen i Vesten.

Videoen hadde engelske undertekster.

«The London attack is one of the attacks that al Qaeda … had the honor of carrying out against … British arrogance, the aggression of the crusader British against the Muslim nation for over a hundred years,» Zawahri said.

He denounced Britain for «the historical crime of setting up Israel and the continuing crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq. «These and other attacks have revealed the true hypocritical face of Western civilization that talks about human rights and freedom only as long as it is in its interest,» he said, citing the planned toughening of British security laws after the London blasts.

Zawahri denounced elections in Afghanistan, saying they were not free and were carried out under U.S. occupation.

«These elections are a farce more than anything else,» he said.

He insisted the Taliban were still powerful and said U.S. forces had to «hide» in their bases. (reuters)

Zawahri says al Qaeda behind London blasts

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