Al Qaeda Video Asks Detroit-Area Muslims to Act
An Al Qaeda call-to-arms video released in Detroit by a U.S. intelligence agency hints that terror attacks may be coming to the U.S. and parts of Europe, MyFoxDetroit reports.
Adam Gadahn, Al Qaeda’s American-born spokesman, posted a 40-minute video on terrorist Web sites on Sunday, looking to attract local Muslims in sparking terrorism attacks.
Gadahn urged Muslims living “in the miserable suburbs of Paris, London and Detroit” to stage religiously motivated attacks on targets in Europe and the United States.
"It is the duty of everyone who is sincere in his desire to defend Islam and Muslims today, to take the initiative to perform the individual obligation of jihad," Gadahn said in Arabic in the video.
Detroit is the only U.S. city mentioned by Gadahn, who, in the video, also gives praise to the suspect involved in the attempted airplane bombing at Detroit Metro Airport.
The video, which asks Al Qaeda followers to individually stage attacks, has been condemned by Muslim leaders in the Detroit area, including Imad Hamad, the Regional Director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.
“It makes us stronger, it makes us more united,” Hamad said in the video, adding that “we all have a responsibility to be vigilant and not take anything for granted when it comes to our safety and security.”
“It’s a war between the evil and the good. I think we are on the good side, so far I think we are winning our fight against terrorism.”
Gadahn is one of the Al Qaeda terrorist leaders on the FBI’s “most wanted” list.
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