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Jihadist Forum Member Questions Why Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri Omitted Qatar from his Threats, and Another Member Issues Warning of the Opening Door of Jihad
By SITE Institute
August 10, 2005

A recent discussion amongst members of a password-protected al-Qaeda affiliated message board concerns Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri?s video message from August 4, 2005, and his alleged aversion to mentioning Qatar in his threats, and that country?s ?suspicious agreements.? The author questioning Zawahiri also asks if perhaps this omission was due to ?mutual benefits? between the sheikh and al-Jazeera Channel, or mere ?stupidity and ignorance.? Members who replied are condemnatory of such allegations and though the message was ultimately closed, another member took the opportunity to include a warning to several groups of people that the ?jihad door will be opened for everybody.

The member issuing the warning states that those who have money in banks should withdraw it during the warning period, people who work in ?singing and theaters? and manufacture tobacco or alcohol products should quit their jobs, and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak should remove himself from power. Further, this author believes that oil money and proceeds from the Suez Canal should be distributed across the Muslim people, from an ?infant to a grown-up man,? and prays that Allah will replace Mubarak with someone possessing the same qualities as a caliphate. He alleges that this warning period is to last from the night of August 17th through August 20th.

A full translation of both messages is provided to our Intel Service members.

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