In a sound recording, while blaming the Muslim Brotherhood for their carelessness after the 2011 revolution, the al-Qaida leader called for the overthrow of the current Egyptian head of state by carrying out an armed struggle.
Ayman al-Zawahiri has called his supporters for an armed action against the Egyptian president, reported Mashreq news.
Al-Qaeda posted yesterday, Friday, February 16, on Telegram an audio recording of Ayman al-Zawahiri, whose date is undetermined.
“Everything the Egyptians did during the 2011 revolution was rendered useless,” said al-Zawahiri, criticizing the Muslim Brotherhood’s record, NBC Lebanon reported.
Al-Zawahiri held responsible for the defeat of the Egyptian revolution of January 25 “small leaders” who, instead of opting for armed action, had decided peaceful measures.
The al-Qaeda leader claimed that the Muslim Brotherhood did not deceive the people, but that “they did not understand that it was the agreement with the Arab States that led to the defeat of the revolution, “he lamented.
Al-Zawahiri considered the government of Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, the Egyptian president, apostate and corrupt, a regime whose eradication requires “armed action”.
Simultaneously with al-Qaida threats, the Daesh terrorist group broadcast a video in which it warns Egyptians against their participation in the presidential elections by warning that the group would attack polling stations on election day.
The Egyptian presidential elections will be held from March 26 to 28. The measures taken by al-Sisi to prevent the participation of his rivals provoked sharp criticism.