Wednesday, October 12, 2005

How To Win The Victory For Islam

Atlas Shrugs notes that Zawahiri wrote a letter to Zarqawi the other day which laid out Al Qaeda's plan for how to win in Iraq, and eventually establish the worldwide Caliphate. Here are the important points:

  • al-Qaida's No. 2 leader said the United States "ran and left their agents" in Vietnam and the jihadists must have a plan ready to fill the void if the Americans suddenly leave Iraq.Ayman al-Zawahri wrote in a letter to his top deputy in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. "The aftermath of the collapse of American power in Vietnam — and how they ran and left their agents — is noteworthy. ... We must be ready starting now." ( more thank the left for)
  • "It has always been my belief that the victory of Islam will never take place until a Muslim state is established ... in the heart of the Islamic world,"
  • The letter laid out his long-term plan: expel the Americans from Iraq, establish an Islamic authority and take the war to Iraq's secular neighbors, including Lebanon, Jordan and Syria
  • The final stage, al-Zawahri wrote, will be the destruction of Israel which he said was established to challenge "any new Islamic entity."
  • "More than half of this battle is taking place in the battlefield of the media,"

Go to Atlas Shrugs to read the whole letter.