Ayman al-Zawahiri warns that Osama Bin laden will continue his reign of terror on the U.S. from the grave.
Posted on Jihadist websites, al-Zawahiri’s statement comes five weeks after Bin Laden’s death and is the first the world has heard from the man widely believed to be al-Qaeda’s second in command.
The video lasts for nearly 30 minutes, and Zawahiri promises a new era of attacks.
“The sheikh has departed, may God have mercy on him, to his God as a martyr and we must continue on his path of jihad to expel the invaders from the land of Muslims and to purify it from injustice.”
“Today, and thanks be to God, America is not facing an individual or a group, but a rebelling nation, which has awoken from its sleep in a jihadist renaissance.”
The cleric also condemned the U.S. for the disposal of Bin Laden’s body at sea.