Al Qaeda’s Zawahiri Audio Message: Attack Israel & U.S.

“Let us strike their interests everywhere, just as they gathered against us from everywhere, and let them know that every dollar they spend on the killing of Muslims, there will be shed blood instead in return.”

23 March 2008: Muslim terrorist and al Qaeda’s second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri issued an audio statement early today that was uploaded to web sites used by Islamic terrorists and sympathizers. Zawahiri instructed Muslims everywhere to attack Israel and the U.S., including all related interests, “in defense of the Palestinians in Gaza.”

The statement from al Zawahiri follows the recent messages from al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who called on Muslims fight for the “liberation” of the Palestinians. A CIA analysis of the audio verified the authenticity of the message.