Al-Qaeda Tells Followers to Undermine U.S. Economy

Al-Qaeda Tells Followers to Undermine U.S. Economy

By Dialogo
September 16, 2013

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zwahri, has called on his followers to perpetrate “an economic disruption to the United States” and conduct small-scale attacks on U.S. soil.

Attacks performed “here and there” by “one or several brothers” will help to undermine “the weak side of the United States,” the economy, which has started a phase of stagnation “due to military and security spending,” Zwahri said in an audio statement.

He added that Muslims should take advantage of every opportunity to execute “a bigger blow” to the United States, even if it takes years to prepare.

As an example, Al-Zwahri mentioned the attack in Boston, saying, “it reminds Americans that they are not being confronted by individuals, organizations or groups, but by a Ummah (Muslim community) that is revealed in Jihad or the holy war against U.S. interests.”

In addition, he said that Muslims should leave the U.S. dollar as a currency and adopt the currency of countries that have not attacked Muslims.

Declarations coincided with a Taliban attack on September 13, against the U.S. consulate in Herat city, Afghanistan, leaving at least two Afghans dead. No victims were found among U.S. personnel at the consulate.