Al-Qaeda No. 2 Puts Out English Recording

Zawahiri calls for jihad in Pakistan in first foreign language tape
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 11, 2008 12:42 PM CDT
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(Newser) – The deputy leader of al-Qaeda issued his first English-language message yesterday, in which he called on Pakistanis to support jihad, reports ABC News. The statement by Ayman al-Zawahiri, which berates the Pakistani and American governments, was broadcast on a Pakistani television station. Zawahiri has been wanted by the US since 1998 in connection with the bombings of American embassies in east Africa.