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Al-Qaeda Leader Gives Chilling 9/11 Speech

In an audio tape recording released on Friday, Ayman al-Zawahiri the leader of Al-Qaeda, gave a chilling speech to fellow muslims.

“We should bleed America economically by provoking it to continue in its massive expenditure on its security, for the weak point of America is its economy, which has already begun to stagger due to the military and security expenditure,” he said, “America is not a mythic power and the Americans, after all, are humans who can be defeated, felled and punished.”

He also advocated for a US boycott. “abandon the dollar and replace it with a currency of other countries that are not taking part in the aggression against us”

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In an audio message released on Friday, two days after the anniversary of September 11th, Ayman al-Zawahiri said America was not a “mythic power” and that it could be defeated even through small-scale strikes by “one brother or a few of the brothers”.

“We should bleed America economically by provoking it to continue in its massive expenditure on its security, for the weak point of America is its economy, which has already begun to stagger due to the military and security expenditure,” he said, according to SITE, a jihadist monitoring group. “America is not a mythic power and the Americans, after all, are humans who can be defeated, felled and punished.”

Zawahiri urged the Islamic world to “abandon the dollar and replace it with a currency of other countries that are not taking part in the aggression against us”. He also said that Muslims should refuse to buy goods from America and its allies, as such spending only helped to fund US military action in Muslim lands.

As well as mounting small, “disparate” assaults, Zawahiri urged fellow members of his extremist group to “watch and wait” and seize any opportunity to conduct a large strike against the US, similar to the 9/11 attack that killed almost 3000 people.

His speech picked up on the belief held by former Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden that targeting economic institutions can destroy the United States.

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