Al-Qaeda No. 2 Calls for Terror Attacks to Back Palestinians

Gaza demonstrations not enough, he warns
By Lucas Laursen,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 24, 2008 7:11 AM CDT
A photo provided by IntelCenter, an American private terrorist threat analysis company, purports to show Ayman al-Zawahiri in a still image from a Web posting Monday, June 25, 2007.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – An audio statement purportedly by al-Qaeda’s second-in-command demands that Muslims attack the West to support Palestinians, reports CNN. "Let them know that every dollar they spend on the killing of Muslims, there will be shed blood in return," said Ayman al-Zawahiri, adding that protests were not enough.

"If you let the people of Gaza be killed today, while you shout and demonstrate, tomorrow the events will turn around and the Crusaders and the Jews will kill you instead,” he warned in the tape posted on radical Islam sites last night. Osama bin Laden released a similar statement last week.