As-Saḥāb Media presents a new audio message from Ayman aẓ-Ẓawāhirī: “First Installment of a Message of Hope and Glad Tidings to Our People in Egypt”

UPDATE 2/19 10:23 AM: Here is an English translation of the entire audio message below. There is no indication that Ẓawāhirī even mentioned anything about the protests, let alone that Mubarak resigned. Interestingly, too, Ẓawāhirī mentions something along the lines of: I also discussed this more in the second copy of Knights Under the Prophets Banner. The second edition was released on November 27, 2010.

Ayman aẓ-Ẓawāhirī — “First Installment of a Message of Hope and Glad Tidings to Our People in Egypt” (En)


UPDATE 2/18 4:08 PM: Here is an English translation of Ẓawāhirī’s outline in the new audio/video. It should be noted that he only covered the ideological corruption thus far and has not discussed corruptions 2-4 or the second question that he raises. When Ẓawāhirī releases the other episodes I will make sure to update the outline:

Outline from Ayman aẓ-Ẓawāhirī’s Audio message- “First Installment of a Message of Hope and Glad Tidings to Our People in Egypt”

NOTE: This is the first official message from al-Qā’idah Central’s senior leadership regarding any of the uprisings in the Arab world.