Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) issued a statement to the Muslim world on the 15th of September in response to recent attacks on US embassies throughout the Middle East and the Maghreb which also left Ambassador Chris Stevens killed. The statement is long and filled with mass propaganda like always however one key point needs to be addressed–history.
Al Qaeda, the network, should have a PhD in Islamic jihadi history by now. It seems as though they know virtually every Muslim living throughout the Middle East and the Maghreb along with those people’s entire family trees and their history of fighting in the name of Islam. Part of AQAP’s statement reads: “Whoever, from among our Muslim brothers, captures US ambassadors or envoys, he may follow in the footsteps of the grandsons of Umar al-Mukhtar in Libya who set the best example by killing the US ambassador, may God reward them for their adherence to Islam.”