Did you feel sad after Sheikh Saud al-Otaibi became a martyr? Read what Abu Hajer al-Muqrin wrote about liquidation of the symbols of mujahideen.
In response to the recent alleged death of al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia leader Saud al-Otaibi, a message entitled ?Did you feel sad after Sheikh Saud al-Otaibi became a martyr? Read what Abu Hajer al-Muqrin wrote about liquidation of the symbols of Mujahideen? was circulated on various jihadist message boards. The message contains an excerpt written by Abu Hajer Abdul Aziz al-Muqrin, originally published in al-Qaeda?s al-Battar publication, issue # 10, reminding believers to remain strong in their dedication to jihad.
The message opens by explaining, ?It is imperative that the brothers understand that our war is a city war and it is not a war of fronts, [which is] more difficult.? The message further entreats followers not to become demoralized, not even after the death of members of Saudi Arabian al-Qaeda leadership.
As an inspiration for further jihad, al-Muqrin?s message states: ?We are very careful [to not spill] Muslims? blood, that is why we wait and sometimes delay some of the operations,? and he goes on to add, ?Our war is about to look like our brother?s in Palestine against the Israeli enemy.?
Al-Muqrin, regarded as the leader of al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia was killed on June 18th, 2004. He was replaced in his leadership role by Saleh al-Oufi.
A full translation of the message posting is provided to our Intel Service members.