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Rushdie Rage Burns On: New al Qaeda Tape Threatens "Very Precise Response" to Britain Over Knighthood
SITE reports: Zawahiri views the knighting as an act motivated by sheer anger towards Islam, claiming that Queen Elizabeth II and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair implicitly delivered a message to Muslims that though their forces may be defeated in Iraq and Afghanistan, they can take revenge by cursing their prophet. In response, Zawahiri threatens that a “very precise response” is in the stages of preparation...
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It ain’t over:

Al Qaida’s No 2 has issued a new audiotape threatening to retaliate against Britain for having honoured novelist Salman Rushdie, a US-based intelligence monitoring group said.

Ayman al-Zawahri’s 20 minute speech was entitled Malicious Britain And Its Indian Slaves.

It was produced by as-Sahab, the multimedia wing of al Qaida, to be distributed to extremist websites, said the US-based SITE intelligence group, which monitors al Qaida messages.

The authenticity of the tape could not be independently confirmed.

Osama bin Laden’s deputy lashed out at Britain for having awarded a knighthood to Rushdie last month, saying it was defying the Islamic world by granting the honour to the author of The Satanic Verses, deemed to insult Islam.

A “very precise response” is in preparation to retaliate against this offence, al-Zawahri was quoted as saying by SITE.

SITE’s got details.

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• Category: Ideology • Tags: Apostasy, Jihadists