January 29, 2013
Egyptian Salafi Leader Muhammad Al-Zawahiri: Democracy Contravenes Islam; Shari'a Law Is The Answer To All Of Egypt's Problems
Al Qaeda #1's bro is on a conquest for the good of the Ummah.
........[Al-Sharq Al-Awsat:] "Do you think the current conditions in Egypt are suitable for regaining the political momentum that occurred two years ago?"Arab Spring!
[Al-Zawahiri:] "If by 'momentum' you mean the factors that led to the 25 January revolution, such as injustice, then this will never be like it was in the past."
The Salafi-Jihadis Are Not The Problem; "It Is The West And The U.S. That Create Problems To Serve Their Own Interests"
[Al-Sharq Al-Awsat:] "Have you found suitable employment in Egypt? Has your life reached a point of normalcy following your return to the country after years living abroad?"
[Al-Zawahiri:] "No... I have not found employment opportunities despite my high degree of qualification and although I pioneered two new architectural theories. This is due to tightening security regarding myself and my siblings on the part of Islamist ideologues. The majority of us spent more than 15 years without an income, and now, they are intimidating people against us to the point that we cannot do anything."
[Al-Sharq Al-Awsat:] "Some people are of the view that Salafi-jihadis and their activities always cause problems for ruling regimes and the international community, particularly the West and the U.S. Do you agree?"
[Al-Zawahiri:] "This view is inverted; it is the ruling regimes and the international community – particularly the West and the U.S. – that create problems to serve their own interests."