Said al-Shihri, Former Deputy AQAP Leader, August 2010

Said al-Shihri

“Know…that the upcoming war is a war against Islam and the Sunni Muslims in the Arabian Peninsula and the Sham [Levant]. Treaties and alliances have been formed for that. The Jews want to build the Temple of Solomon and the state of Israel…The Jews and apostates from the rulers of the Peninsula are in an alliance that was set up by America. Iran and their Arab Shi'i supporters in the region are another alliance… It is expected that the Jews will begin the war against Iran, in which the battlefield will be the Peninsula and its citizens. The Jews are in the Sham and Iran in the Peninsula… [Saudi soldiers] Disavow your support for the tyrant, the agent of the Crusader campaign in the region, which places you in the realm of non-belief…”Murad Batal Al-Shishani, “Al-Qaeda’s Sa’id Al-Shihri Seeks to Revolutionize the Saudi Military,” Jamestown Foundation, Terrorism Monitor 8, no. 34 (2010): 3-4.

Said al-Shihri