'Al-Qaida in Iraq calls for holy war against Egypt's gov't'

Al-Qaida in Iraq called on Egyptians to free all those imprisoned by Mubarak's regime and called for holy war against Egyptian government, in a statement released to an Islamist website Tuesday, Reuters reported.
Calling for a strictly Islamic government in Egypt, the group said that "If the people of Islam die trying to reach this goal, it is better for them than having a tyrant who rules them with laws other than God's Sharia law," according to the report.