Al-Qaeda Chief Urges Kidnappings of Americans

(Reuters-Guardian-UK) Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has called on Muslims to kidnap Westerners, particularly Americans, who could then be exchanged for jailed jihadists including Egyptian cleric Omar Abdel-Rahman, serving a life term for a 1993 attack on New York's World Trade Center. "I ask Allah the Glorious to help us set free Dr. Omar Abdel-Rahman and the rest of the captive Muslims, and I ask Allah to help us capture from among the Americans and the Westerners to enable us to exchange them for our captives," said Zawahiri. The al-Qaeda leader also expressed solidarity with the Muslim Brotherhood.

2014-04-28 00:00:00

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