From: Reuters
Published April 2, 2008 05:37 PM

Zawahri says U.N. is enemy, vows attacks on Jews

DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahri described the United Nations as an enemy to Muslims and vowed attacks on Jews both inside and outside Israel in a statement posted on the Internet on Wednesday.

"The United Nations is an enemy of Islam and Muslims," he said in remarks made in response to questions posted on the Internet.

He defended attacks on U.N. offices in an apparent reference to twin bomb attacks on U.N. buildings in Algiers which killed 41 people in December and the bombing of a U.N. building in Baghdad in 2003 which killed 22.

Zawahri also called for attacks on Jews. "We promise our Muslim brothers that we will do our utmost to strike Jews in Israel and abroad with help and guidance from God."

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(Reporting by Inal Ersan; editing by Philippa Fletcher)

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