09 Feb '11, 3am

I don't think [Al Qaeda is] being totally silent on Egypt

I don't think [Al Qaeda is] being totally silent on Egypt

WASHINGTON: Al-Qaeda-front group The Islamic State of Iraq has called on Egyptian protesters to wage jihad and push for the establishment of a government based on Islamic law, the US-based SITE monitoring service said Tuesday. The statement, which appears to be the first reaction of any group affiliated with Al-Qaeda to the ongoing protests in Egypt, was issued on jihadist forums on February 8, according to the US group. The message, addressed to the protesters, says that the "market of jihad" has opened in Egypt and "the doors of martyrdom have opened," and every able-bodied man must participate. In Cairo, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators flooded Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square and towns across Egypt on Tuesday, in the biggest show of defiance to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak since the revolt began. This comes as Vice President Omar Suleiman, warns that hasty reform...

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