In all honesty, who cares what these jihadis think anyways?
Al-Qaida leader condemns Egypt coup, but also blames Morsi for trying to ‘satisfy’ America
CAIRO – Al-Qaida’s leader is condemning the overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi, but also blaming the ousted Egyptian leader for trying to “satisfy America” by abandoning jihad.
Ayman al-Zawahri spoke in a 15-minute Internet audio message posted late Friday, his second this week.
He says Morsi, toppled in a July 3 coup after millions took to the streets demanding his overthrow, was targeted by a conspiracy of secularists, Coptic Christians, and Egypt’s “Americanized” army for being Islamist.
But he also condemned Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood for having “tried its best to satisfy America and the secularists” by relinquishing “jihad,” usually invoked by al-Qaida to mean armed struggle. Morsi was Egypt’s first freely elected president.