13 May '18, 12pm

Analysis: Shabaab advertises its al Qaeda allegiance | FDD's Long War Journal

“You must be satisfied with the path of your righteous forefathers and worthy leaders, such as the Commander of the Faithful Mullah Muhammad Omar, may Allah have mercy on him,” the Shabaab emir says. He compares Omar to a steadfast “mountain,” noting that because of his embrace of jihad a new generation of leadership rose out of the Khorasan (meaning Afghanistan and Pakistan), specifically the “reviving sheikh” Osama bin Laden, Zawahiri, Abu Hafs al-Masri, Nasir al-Wuhayshi, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman and Abu Yahya al-Libi. (From this list, only Zawahiri is still alive, as all the others were killed by the US-led war against al Qaeda after the 9/11 hijackings.) Allah enabled these men to craft “great plans” and “wise policies to govern” the jihadist project, guide the ummah [worldwide community of Muslims] out of “darkness,” and “liberate” Muslims lands in order to resurrect a “...

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