Al-Zawahiri also denied a conspiracy theory
Al-Zawahiri also denied a conspiracy theory that Israel carried out the September 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S., and he blamed Iran and Shiite Hezbollah for spreading the idea to discredit the Sunni al Qaeda's achievement.
Al-Zawahiri accused Hezbollah's al-Manar television of starting the rumor.
"The purpose of this lie is clear -- (to suggest) that there are no heroes among the Sunnis who can hurt America as no else did in history. Iranian media snapped up this lie and repeated it," he said.
"Iran's aim here is also clear -- to cover up its involvement with America in invading the homes of Muslims in Afghanistan and Iraq," he added.
Iran cooperated with the United States in the 2001 U.S. assault on Afghanistan that toppled the Taliban, an al Qaeda ally.
The comments reflected al-Zawahiri's increasing criticism of Iran, which al-Zawahiri has accused in recent messages of seeking to extend its power in the Middle East, particularly in Iraq and through its Hezbollah allies in Lebanon. Until recent months, he had not often mentioned the Islamic republic.Al Qaeda has previously claimed responsibility for the 9/11 attacks
Over the past year, Zawahiri and other senior al-Qa'ida figures have been
waging a vigorous propaganda campaign against the Palestinian organization
HAMAS. Although Jihadists unanimously denounce Israel they continue to
disagree over whether HAMAS should be considered a legitimate Islamic
movement. For Zawahiri, HAMAS' embrace of nationalism, democracy, and its
legacy in the Muslim Brotherhood--arguably the three things al-Qa'ida hates
most--delegitimizes the group.
Even al Qaeda sees the Enemy.
al Qaeda is impotent in dealing with this superior force in Iran, Qods spanks al Qaeda again and again. Qods continue to trick and deceive al Qaeda with Black operations .