En formodentlig god nyhed:

Topleder i al-Qaeda i Afghanistan dræbt


En af de øverste medlemmer af al-Qaeda i Afghanistan er blevet aflivet.
Abu Laith al Libi
early 40’s
An al-Qaeda field commander and spokesman, Abu Laith is an outspoken leader of al Qaeda, appearing in videos and on the internet. It was he in July 2002 who revealed that Bin Laden was still alive, the first comments about the al Qaeda leader’s health after the end of the Afghan conflict. Then in June 2004, he is shown leading an attack on what appears to be an Afghan military outpost and calling for jihad. He is known to operate on the Afghan side of the border, working with the remnants of the Taliban.
In some US intelligence circles, he is seen as al Qaeda’s No. 3.
»På nuværende tidspunkt er der ingen grund til at tvivle på, at han er død. Der er tegn på, at han rent faktisk er død«, siger kilden til Reuters (He’s dead or alive, our experts say???).

Reuters nævner, at der samtidig har været formodninger om et nyligt amerikansk angreb i Pakistans nordlige, bjergrige region Waziristan, der grænser op til Afghanistan. Angrebet var rettet mod nogle højtstående al-Qaeda-ledere, der dog ikke hører til den absolutte top, har beboere i området oplyst. Ifølge en efterretningsofficer var en af de døde stedfortræder for Abu Laith al-Libi.
Det var blandt andet al-Libi, der i juli 2002 kom med de første udtalelser om Osama bin Ladens helbred siden afslutningen af invasionen i Afghanistan.

Al-Qaeda: The Next Goal Is to Liberate Spain from the Infidels

Lt. Col. (res.) Jonathan Dahoah-Halevi via JCP – læs det hele her

* Large parts of the Iberian Peninsula were under Islamic rule from 711 until 1492, with the final eviction of the Moors from what they called al-Andalus, and the memory of Islamic rule in Spain has become increasingly part of the discourse in radical Islam.

* Osama bin Laden has written: “We request of Allah…that the [Islamic] nation should regain its honor and prestige, should raise again the unique flag of Allah on all stolen Islamic land, from Palestine to Andalus.” Bin Laden’s mentor, Abdullah Azzam, established that the Islamic obligation to wage jihad in order to recover lost Islamic territories applies to Andalusia.

* Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, the spiritual head of the Muslim Brotherhood, has written that while Islam was twice evicted from Europe – from al-Andalus and from Greece – it is now in the process of returning.

* A children’s magazine published by Hamas, the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, called on Palestinian children to restore the city of Seville to Islamic rule as well as the rest of what was once Islamic Spain.

* Israel, therefore, is a small link in the greater confrontation between radical Islam and the West. Accepting the Arabs’ terms for a Middle East settlement, or even going so far as “liberating” Palestine from Israeli rule, will not be the last stop in the radical Islamic journey being led by the Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaeda, which share the vision of spreading Islam all over the world.

* Indeed, for the West, Israel constitutes a dike against the great wave of radical Islam. The very same principle invoked for waging war against Israel – recovery of what was once Islamic territory – is being applied to Spain, the Balkans, Southern Russia, and India. European pressure on Israel to make political concessions that endanger its security will only bring closer the next stage of Islam’s offensive, this time aimed at the heart of Europe.