Schlagwort-Archive: To Our People in Libya

„Tribute To Our People in Libya“ – New Message by Al-Qaida Sheikh Atiyyatullah

by Florian Flade


In less then one week, Al-Qaida´s As-Sahab Media has released a second tape of their Libyan ideologue Sheikh Atiyyatullah, who is suspected of living in Pakistan´s remote North-Waziristan region. This time he produced a 10-minute audio message titled „Tribute To Our People in Libya“.

Most interesting about the latest message to Libya is the fact, that Al-Qaida presents what seems like the actual real name of Atiyyatullah, which is given as „Sheikh Jamal Ibrahim Isthawi al-Misrati“. The name indicates the Libyan al-Qaida figure is originally from Misrata, Libya´s third biggest city at the country´s North-Western coast – an information that was not publicly known or mentioned in any Jihadi Internet forum.

„To Our People in Libya“ – Abu Yahya al-Libi Delivers Message

by Florian Flade

Libyan Jihadi – Abu Yahya al-Libi

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…