Al-Qaida OKs Attacks on Egypt Forces 04/19 09:42
CAIRO (AP) -- Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri has given his blessing to
attacks of Egyptian jihadis on the police and army, but said they should avoid
In an audio interview with al-Qaida media arm as-Sahab posted early Saturday
on a militant website, al-Zawahri advised jihadis that any armed confrontation
should be popularly supported and that victory cannot be achieved without this
Al-Zawahri said the jihadis should choose their targets very carefully and
explain the aims of each operation to the people.
He also harshly criticized Egypt's ultraconservative Islamist al-Nour Party,
accusing it of deceit and deception by supporting the military backed interim
government and secular constitution, which he considers void.