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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Osama bin Laden’s son: "Jihad in Syria key to liberate Palestine"

Islamist Cockroaches

---- No matter how many you step on they keep popping up in dark, evil places.

(Long War Journal)  -  Al Qaeda’s propaganda arm, As Sahab, has released a new message from Osama bin Laden’s son, Hamzah. It is the second time Hamzah has spoken on behalf of al Qaeda since last August. Hamzah’s message has been paired with a speech by Ayman al Zawahiri on both occasions.
Hamzah’s latest discussion, titled “Jerusalem Is But a Bride, Its Dowry Is Our Blood,” was released online earlier today.
Hamzah speaks at length about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying that Muslims everywhere must “participate in our Palestinian brothers’ intifada” by “killing Jews and striking their interests worldwide.” Muslims must “purge” their “beloved Palestine” of the Jews and their Western “supporters,” according to Hamzah.
In addition to “personally” supporting the Palestinians’ cause, Hamzah points to the jihad in Syria as being key to the effort to “liberate Jerusalem.” Osama’s heir calls on the ummah (worldwide community of Muslims) to raise a “large army,” drawing in “experts” who can wage war on Israel.
The “best preparation field” for raising this great army is in “the blessed Levant,” he says. The “path to liberate Palestine is far closer today,” Hamzah claims, because of the “Syrian revolution.” Therefore, the “Islamic ummah” must focus its efforts on the “jihad in the Levant, guiding and directing it,” spreading awareness of sharia, and “uniting the mujahideen’s ranks there.”

Hamzah adds that there are “no more excuses” for those who sow “division” in the mujahideen’s ranks, because the entire world has supposedly united “against Muslims.” His words are a thinly-veiled critique of the Islamic State, which al Qaeda blames for sowing discord between jihadist factions in Syria and elsewhere.
This is not the first time al Qaeda has sought to link the war in Syria to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In a message released last November, for example, Zawahiri argued that the jihadists must establish a “state” in Egypt and in the Levant in order to “mobilize the ummah to liberate Palestine.” The al Qaeda chieftain said this project “requires unity” and “the mujahideen” should avoid “hostilities” among themselves. Hamzah explores this same basic theme in his latest address.
As was the case in August 2015, when al Qaeda released its first message from Hamzah, the younger bin Laden does not show his face. Instead, the audio of his speech is embedded in a video production.
Hamzah’s talk is bracketed by archival material of his father. The video opens with a clip of Osama saying that the blood of the Palestinians’ sons is the same as the “blood of our sons.” Osama’s words fit neatly with Hamzah’s narrative, which is likely why this clip was included. The video ends with more footage of Osama.
The video also includes footage of Ibrahim al Rubaish, a former Guantanamo detainee who became one of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s most senior ideologues. Rubaish was killed in a US drone strike last year.

Syrian Rebels Capturing Several ISIS Fighters

Syrian rebels released POV GoPro "helmet cam" footage of them capturing several ISIS fighters in a firefight during a raid on a small ISIS held village.

The exact location is unknown but judging on the ladscape and rebel logo it most likely happend in southern Syrias Daraa or Quneitra region.

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