by Florian Flade
For the first time since the bloody revolt in Muammar al-Gaddafi´s Libya began, al-Qaida has released a video statement urging Libyans to fight for Shariah and freedom from the regime, act in the footsteps of Libyan historical figure Umar Mukhtar (whom al-Libi calls „Shaykh of the Martyrs“).
Abu Yahya al-Libi, al-Qaida´s Libyan battlefield-cleric, a former „Libyan Islamic Fighting Group“ member, who hails from the conflict region Benghazi, is featured in the newest As-Sahab Media production „To Our People in Libya“.
„The only solution for our country is Jihad for Islam“, al-Libi says about the Libyan uprising. He praises the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia who toppled the „Pharao Hosni Mubarak“ and the „Tyrant Ben Ali“. „These revolutions have shown us that the Western governments only care about their own interests. They only speak out when they see them endangered. By now: the wind of revolution is blowing, and they evacuate their own citizens.“
Analysis of the 30 Minute video will follow soon…