Ayman al-Zawahiri, Leader, September 11, 2005

Ayman al-Zawahiri
Al-Qaeda

“The latest raid on the Crusaders’ homes was the blessed raid on London [the London bombings], which was a slap in the face to British Crusader arrogance, after the mujaheed lion of Islam, Sheikh Osama bin Laden, may Allah protect him, had offered the peoples of the West a truce, if they leave the countries of Islam, but their arrogance drove them to crime, and their conceited foreign secretary, Jack Straw, said that these proposals should be treated with contempt. So let them pay the price of their government’s filth and arrogance.”David Aaron, In Their Own Words: Voices of Jihad (Santa Monica: RAND Corporation, 2008), 196-197.

Ayman al-Zawahiri
Sep. 11, 2005