In a new 9/11 “anniversary” video by al-Qaeda, African-American Muslim minister Malcolm X is used to encourage the American black community to join extremist Islam. The video is titled “Defiance of the Injustice: On the Occasion of Passing of Fifteen Years of the Raids of September 11th” and was released on terrorist channels on September 9.
In the video, Ayman al-Zawahiri, the man who replaced Osama bin Laden as the head of al-Qaeda, delivers a message about the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil.
On September 11, 2001, four coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States forever changed the course of history. Four passenger airliners were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists with the intention of flying them into landmark buildings. American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 were flown into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. American Airlines Flight 77 was crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia. United Airlines Flight 93 was headed toward Washington, D.C., but was crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania after passengers overtook the hijackers. It is believed the intended target of Flight 93 was either the White House or the Capitol Building. The attacks claimed the lives of 2,996 people, including the 19 terrorists.
After al-Zawahiri delivers his speech in Arabic, the footage cuts to that of Malcolm X giving a speech in English. The Malcolm X speech centers on the topic of “not suffering peacefully” and references Quranic verse 5:45, which reads:
And We ordained for them therein a life for a life, an eye for an eye, a nose for a nose, an ear for an ear, a tooth for a tooth, and for wounds is legal retribution.
Islamist groups have encourage racial unrest and uprisings in the United States before.
In July, ISIS carried out a media blitz directed at African-Americans after the the Dallas police sniping by Micah Xavier Johnson. Read the entire statement by ISIS about the Dallas sniper shooting here.
al-Qaeda is not ISIS. ISIS grew up out of al-Qaeda. According to Yahoo! News:
[ISIS] split from al Qaeda during the early phases of the Syrian civil war that erupted in 2011, after refusing to confine its operations to Syria. [ISIS] has since seized large swaths of Syria and Iraq, eclipsing al Qaeda as the world’s chief jihadist threat, with [ISIS] chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declaring himself Caliph or leader of all Muslims in 2014.