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As-Sahab: Ayaman al Zawahiri "O Lions of Somalia Fight the descendants of Abi Raghal"
By Middle East Observatory
May 11, 2012 - 10:59:06 AM

As-Sahab Media Productions, al-Qaeda's media arm, released on May 11, 2012 a 14 minutes and 04 seconds audio message of Ayman al-Zawahiri to the people of Mujahedeen in Somalia. Al-Zawahiri gives an historical background of the "parties" defeated during the Prophet days and how it repeats itself today through the defeat of the crusades in Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia. He goes back to the meeting in London that devided the region (Middle East). Al-Zawahiri labelled those who accepted these divisions as the descendants of "Abi Raghal". He also referred to the meeting that was held in London recently in order to solve the Somali issue. Al-Zawahiri asks the Mujahedeen in Somalia to take care of these descendants: Sheikh Sharif Ahmed, Meles Zenawi ... and to fight the crusades in Somalia. It is to note that "Abi Raghal" is considered the first Arab leader who committed treason against the Prophet.

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