A 3:23 minute video message, subtitled in Urdu, from Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, in which he addresses the Muslim Pakistani people following the earthquake, and dated October 9, 2005, was issued today by the al-Qaeda production company, al-Sahab. Zawahiri corroborates the exact date of the videotaping, indicating that the earthquake had struck ?yesterday,? and in his speech, calls upon Muslims and Islamic charitable organizations to assist those Muslims afflicted by the calamity in Pakistan, despite the alleged American ?war? on Islamic charitable work and Pakistani President Musharraf being a ?branch of the American intelligence.? Further, Zawahiri states that he and his companions wish to be with their Muslim brothers in these days; however, they are prevented by the ?agents of America?.
Zawahiri sends his prayers to the Muslims people in Pakistan and prays that their dead be accepted as martyrs and their injured to be healed.
The video clip and translation of the speech are provided to our Intel Service members.