Gulf Al-Qaida chief: Shi’ites, like Iran, more dangerous than Jews

Gulf Al-Qaida chief: Shi’ites, like Iran, more dangerous than Jews

The leader of Al-Qaida in the Arabian Penninsula warned Tuesday that Shi’ite Muslims, particularly Iran, posed more danger to the world than either Jews or Christians.

“They [Shiites] are being driven by a greed to take over Muslim countries and they are full of a wish to annihilate Sunnis,” Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman al-Rashid said in an audio recording carried by the U.S. monitoring group SITE Intelligence.

“Their threat to Islam and its people is much bigger than that from Jews and Christians,” he added. The majority of the world’s Muslims are Sunni, but Iran and the Lebanon-based group Hezbollah are both Shi’ite. [continued…]

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1 thought on “Gulf Al-Qaida chief: Shi’ites, like Iran, more dangerous than Jews

  1. Lysander

    I’m amazed at how often “Al Qaida” comes out with a statement almost designed to assist the U.S. campaign against Iran. And how it manages to do so in such a timely manor.

    I’ve just returned from a trip to Egypt. Speaking with relatives, all of whom are devout Muslims, I can tell you they greatly admire Iran and absolutely adore Hizbullah and Hassan Nasrallah. Pretty much without exception. This is despite a rather large campaign by the state media to discredit both.

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