AL QAEDA'S EMIR CALLS ON EGYPTIAN SALAFI LEADER TO CONTINUE REVOLUTION
By Thomas Joscelyn, Senior Fellow, the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy.
Reviewed by Norvell DeAtkine
Despite the creeping Islamization of Egypt being imple-mented by president Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood supporters, a call for a more accelerated pace by the Al Qaeda Emir Ayman al Zawahiri appeared on Egyptian websites recently. In his call for continued revolution, Zawahiri implores hard-line Egyptian Islamist leader, Hazem Salah Abu Ismael, to continue the revolution to achieve the imposition of Sharia law.
Differing from his calls for violent rebellion in Iraq and Afghanistan, Zawaziri, possibly in deference to the Muslim Brotherhood supporters, limited his revolutionary appeal to the conduct of peaceful demonstrations. He did, nevertheless, indirectly criticize the present regime in Egypt, by calling it an obstacle to the imposition of Sharia.
In his appeal for continued revolution, Zawahiri ridiculed the notion of Sharia law...