A senior Al-Qaeda leader has called on Muslims ‘everywhere’ to rise up and murder Jews and Americans in response to US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Muslim terrorist Khalid Batarfi said President Trump’s move was ‘a declaration of a new Jewish-Crusader war’.
Batarfi made the threats in an 18-minute video entitled ‘Our Duty Towards Our Jerusalem’, released by the terror group on Monday.
The Saudi Arabian terrorist also said every Muslim had a duty to ‘liberate’ Jerusalem, which is a holy city in Islam as well as Judaism and Christianity.
He said; ‘No Muslim has the right to cede Jerusalem no matter what happens. Only a traitor would give it up or hand it over.
‘Let them (Muslims) rise and attack the Jews and the Americans everywhere.’
In the video, Batarfi dismissed US allies’ protests as not genuine and ‘nothing but dust thrown in the eyes’.
‘The greatest responsibility lies upon the Muslims in America and the Western countries in the world,’ he said.
‘The Muslims inside Israel must kill every Jew, by running him over, or stabbing him, or by using against him any weapon, or by burning their homes.’
The State Department announced today that Khalid Batarfi has been added to the US government’s list of specially designated global terrorists. “This designation seeks to deny Batarfi the resources he needs to plan and carry out further terrorist attacks,” State said in a press release.
The terror group has abducted foreigners and claimed responsibility for the deadly 2015 attack in Paris on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, targeted for its cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.
The United States has intensified its air attacks on AQAP since Trump took office in January.