Al Qaeda Leader Declares War on India
The VCD showed a lone masked man, who called himself Abu Abdul Rehman Al Ansari and claimed to be the chief of Al-Qaeda in India.
Al Qaeda leader Abu Abdul Rehman Ansari declared war on India in a video released on Friday in Kashmir. (IBN photo)
The Daily Times reported:
NEW DELHI: The media organisations in Srinagar on Friday received a CD statement, allegedly from Al Qaeda, stating that the militant organisation was declaring a war on India.
The fifteen-minute CD comprises the speech of Abu Abdul Rehman Ansari, who claims to be a top Al Qaeda leader. Ansari appearing in a mask speaks in Arabic and Urdu while announcing ‘Jihad’ (holy war) against India, and lashes the Hurriyat leaders and United Jihad Council’s (UJC) chief Syed Salahuddin for supporting Jammu and Kashmir’s ongoing peace process.
He even did not spare the hardliner, Syed Ali Geelani, and the UJC, accusing them of fixing on Kashmir rather working for a global Islamic jihad for establishing “Khilafat”.
The speaker railed against Kashmiri leaders, naming them as Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Prof Abdul Gani Bhat; former chief ministers Farooq Abdullah and Mufti Muhammad Sayeed and current chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad. The CD showed the leaders’ photographs as the speaker called out their names.
Airports in India were put on high alert on Thursday after a letter warning of Al-Qaeda attacks was found at the Tiruchirapalli airport in Tamil Nadu.