08 Dec '17, 5pm

Al Qaeda seeks to incite violence after US recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital | FDD's Long War Journal

Shortly after President Trump announced on Dec. 6 that the US would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, al Qaeda and its regional branches released several statements decrying the move and inciting violence. Others, of course, are doing the same. But al Qaeda launched its own media campaign targeted at jihadists and possible sympathizers. The general leadership of al Qaeda, which is part of the organization’s senior management, posted a statement online that begins with a quote from Osama bin Laden. “I swear by Allah, America and those who live in America shall never even dream of peace until we experience it as a reality in Palestine,” bin Laden said. Al Qaeda uses its founder’s words, describing it as an “oath,” to emphasize America’s supposed role as “the head of international disbelief.” “It is the oath of the martyr [bin Laden] of the Ummah who paved the way...

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