Jihad Coming to Jerusalem After US Leaves Iraq, Al Qaeda Says
"I expect the Jihadi influence to spread after the Americans' exit from Iraq and to move towards Jerusalem," al-Zawahri said in a 90-minute audio recording. "We promise our Muslim brothers that we will do our utmost to strike Jews in Israel and abroad with help and guidance from Allah," he said in response to questions asking when the group would attack Israel.
"We haven't killed the innocents, not in Baghdad, nor in Morocco, nor in Algeria, nor anywhere else," he said. "If there is any innocent who was killed in the mujahedeen's operations, then it was either an unintentional error or out of necessity," he said, accusing the group's enemies of intentionally taking up "positions in the midst of the Muslims for them to be human shields for him."
1) Jihad Coming to Jerusalem After US Leaves Iraq, Al Qaeda Says