Afghanistan: Man claims to be new Al-Qaida leader

By
May 24, 2007 18:44

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

A man claiming to be the new al-Qaida leader in Afghanistan appeared in a videotape on al-Jazeera television Thursday saying the number of Islamic extremists in Afghanistan was on the rise. The individual, who identified himself as Mustafa Abu al-Yazeed and appeared wearing a white Afghan robe and white turban, said he was appointed by al-Qaida, but his claim could not be verified. Abu al-Yazeed said the number of Islamic militants in Afghanistan had increased after the Afghan people witnessed a rise in poverty and drugs under the current democratic administration. "This is the blessing of democracy of Mr. Bush," he said before correcting himself, "Sorry, of Bush the liar."

Related Content

Angela Merkel gestures during a cabinet meeting in Berlin
July 21, 2018
Exclusive: German intelligence contradicts Merkel on Iran's nuclear drive

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL