UPDATE 1/25/12 11:32 AM: Here is an English translation of the below Arabic statement:
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful!
Praise be to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon Prophet Muhammad, his family, his companions and those who follow him. And then …
Allah Almighty says:
“Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties [in exchange] for that they will have Paradise. They fight in the cause of Allah, so they kill and are killed. [It is] a true promise [binding] upon Him in the Torah and the Gospel and the Qur’an. And who is truer to his covenant than Allah? So rejoice in your transaction which you have contracted. And it is that which is the great attainment”.
(The Holy Quran, Surah 9. “Repentance”, verse 111)
The message is to our beloved Emir and honorable Sheikh Muhammad Abu Ayman al-Zawahiri, may Allah preserve him and help him, from your soldiers in the beloved Sinai in the Land of the Quiver.
We give you allegiance to listen and obey you in what (our souls) like and that does not like, in difficulty and ease, and now you have power over us, so throw us wherever you wish, and you will see and you will hear from us only what will please your eyes, and what will be pleased with your soul, We will never quit or surrender until the last drop of our blood is spilled in the Cause of Allah, until then, until they are judged on the earth under the Laws of Allah, with the permission of Allah Almighty.
And let Allah lead our beloved Sheikh Mujahid Ayman al-Zawahiri to what is good for Islam and Muslims, and we ask Allah to protects you as He also protects, and preserve the leaders of the Jihad wherever they are. Indeed, He is a Patron and He has the Power to preserve and protect. Your army of Jamaat Ansar al-Jihad fi Jazirat Sinai.
الحمد الله ، و الصّلاة و السّلام على رسول الله و على آله و صحبه و من والاه .
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