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Al-Qaeda 2.0A Critical Reader$
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Donald Holbrook

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190856441

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190856441.001.0001

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Let us unite to Liberate Al-Quds [Jerusalem]

Let us unite to Liberate Al-Quds [Jerusalem]

November 2015

By Ayman al-Zawahiri

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(p.247) Let us unite to Liberate Al-Quds [Jerusalem]
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Al-Qaeda 2.0
Author(s):
Donald Holbrook

Cerwyn Moore

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190856441.003.0018

In times of crisis and turmoil, Zawahiri revisits a traditional rallying call to make the case for Al-Qaeda’s continued relevance: the ‘liberation’ of Jerusalem. This process, he argues, will have two components; the first would be to target the West, especially in the United States and their interests across the world as it is this support that is key to Israel’s survival. The second component is the establishment of an Islamic state, centered in Egypt and the Levant to create powerful staging posts to conquer Palestine. The purpose, of course, is to remind audiences that the major jihadi objectives remain unfulfilled and have become side-tracked due to the infighting in Syria.

Keywords:   Ayman al-Zawahiri, Al-Qaeda, Jerusalem, Israel, Palestine

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