Sunday, May 20, 2012

Yemen's al-Zindani son calls for jihad

By Fatik al-Rodaini
SANA'A, May 20, 2012- Mohammed Abdel-Mageed al-Zindany called in his page on Tweeter for jihad supporting Ansar al-Sharia in the Yemeni city of Abyan.
The son of Yemen’s Sheikh Abdel-Mageed al-Zindani, a prominent cleric and powerful tribal leader, announced jihad against American, who interfered deeply in the country.
Mohammed al-Zindany showed in his page lectures for Islamic clerics call for jihad against American and West.
Two month ago he called on his fellow Yemenis to raise the flag of Islam and wage war on the American infidels, starting with US ambassador to Yemen, Gerard Feierstein.
In a fiery verbal attack against the ambassador, al-Zindani slammed American’s interference in Yemen, accusing the Pentagon of “meddling” with the country’s internal affairs to better pursue its own agenda in the region.
Al-Zindani seems to be now stepping in his father’s footsteps as he rises against what he calls American imperialism. Sheikh Zindani, who famously figures on America’s most wanted terror list, was indicted last year by President Ali Abdullah Saleh and an arrest warrant was issued against his person.
The government has thus far failed to enact the order, with officials from al-Islah, the country’s Islamic political faction warning that they would oppose any move against one of its leaders. Heading the Islahis, Sheikh Zindani is a force to be reckoned with, and an estimated thousands hardened fighters under his direct command.

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