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Sunday, February 20, 2005

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Pot? Kettle?

Al Qaeda second-in-command, Egyptian physician Ayman al-Zawahri, has published a statement "denouncing U.S. calls for reform in the region and urging the West to respect the Islamic world."

This fine example of the healers' art goes on to say

Al-Zawahri, who appeared sitting on the ground and in front of a brown background, said the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, "explains the truth about reforms and democracy that America alleges it wants to impose in our countries."

"Reform is based on American detention camps like Bagram, Kandahar, Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib, it will be based on cluster bombs and imposition of people like Karzai and Allawi," he said, referring to Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Interim Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi.

"Real security is based on mutual cooperation with the Islamic nation on the basis of mutual respect and the stopping of aggression."
I guess, in the warped world of Al Qaeda, flying into buildings and killing thousands of people equates to — well — "imposing" on people to "force" them to express their own will at the ballot box rather than subjecting themselves to beatings, rape and murder at the hands of fine people like Al-Zawahri, he who upholds his oath every day — "first, do no harm".

I'm all for these guys getting all the publicity Al Jazeera can give them. The more they oppose freedom for Muslims, the more they marginalize their movement.