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Thursday, July 27, 2006
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Since that darn Hezbollah is grabbing all the headlines, Ayman al-Zawahri broke out the ol’ video camera: (via the AP) Al-Zawahri calls for Muslims to rise up

Al-Qaida’s No. 2 leader issued a worldwide call Thursday for Muslims to rise up in a holy war against Israel and join the fighting in Lebanon and Gaza until Islam reigns from “Spain to Iraq.”

That could be while.

And we won’t get into the fact that he wants a particular brand of Islam to rule.

Heck, if they just want to proselytize, the Mormon model is a lot less offensive-no one gets blown up or anything.

I can see it now: two guys from al Qaeda riding bikes around the neighborhood in white short-sleeved shirts and ties, turbans and long beards handing out brochures.

That would certainly be better than waging a terror campaign.

Alas, that route isn’t in al Qaeda’s plans:

He also called for the “downtrodden” throughout the world, not just Muslims, to join the battle against “tyrannical Western civilization and its leader, America.”

“Stand with Muslims in confronting this unprecedented oppression and tyranny. Stand with us as we stand with you against this injustice that was forbidden by God in his book (the Quran),” al-Zawahri said.

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  1. Spain to Iraq?

    Have they scaled down their plans? I thought it was to stretch at least to Mindinao.

    Comment by Matthew Shugart — Thursday, July 27, 2006 @ 2:35 pm

  2. Al Qaeda Expands Its Job Description

    We knew this was coming, didn’t we?Al-Qaida’s No. 2 leader called Thursday for Muslims to unite in a holy war against Israel and to join the fighting…

    Trackback by The Moderate Voice — Thursday, July 27, 2006 @ 5:56 pm

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    Comment by Truther — Thursday, July 27, 2006 @ 9:44 pm

  4. Al Qaeda Should Emulate the Mormons

    Steven Taylor has an idea for making al Qaeda more effective at maintaining their relevance while simultaneously being less destructive: They should be more like the Mormons.
    Imagine it if you will: “two guys from al Qaeda riding bikes around th…

    Trackback by Outside The Beltway | OTB — Thursday, July 27, 2006 @ 10:50 pm

  5. Heck, and maybe they can teach the world to sing in perfect harmony while they are riding around on their bikes.

    Comment by lisa — Friday, July 28, 2006 @ 7:27 am

  6. And even buy the world a Coke!

    I’m telling you: there are better ways to operate than blowing stuff up.

    Comment by Dr. Steven Taylor — Friday, July 28, 2006 @ 8:49 am

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