29 Jul '16, 12pm

Transcript of Abu Muhammad al Julani's speech

Abu Muhammad al Julani, the leader of Al Nusrah Front in Syria, announced yesterday that his organization will now be known as Jabhat Fath Al Sham. Julani’s announcement has caused a lot of confusion in press reporting. You can read our analysis of Julani’s speech here . The way Julani and his comrades choreographed the roll out of his announcement demonstrates that al Qaeda is fairly good at public relations. Julani’s carefully crafted statement was rebroadcasted by Orient News, Al Jazeera and other outlets. You can watch Julani read his prepared remarks here . Many press outlets have reported that Julani said he and Al Nusrah “broke” or “split” from al Qaeda. But the transcript provided by Orient News does not support that conclusion. Some accounts even misquoted Julani, putting words into his mouth he didn’t even say. As we noted , Julani’s statement was nuanced, didn’t...

Full article: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2016/07/transcript...

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