The stated purpose of Ayman al-Zawahiri’s speech is to “warn the Islamic nation about the threat that; the United Nations poses.”
Al-Zawahiri attacked the international organisation as he stated that; “the United Nations was created by the victorious powers in the Second World War with the aim of imposing a political system and doctrine on the entire world, and with a view to establishing their hegemony over the rest of mankind.”
As of now, it is not clear when and where the video was recorded.
Global #alQaeda leader releases marathon rant against the #UN. Among Zawahiri’s long list of UN sins:
-serving superpower interests
-undermining Sharia (esp annoyed at gender equality)
A gruelling 38 soundbite-free minutes pic.twitter.com/qHei65dXeZ
— Elisabeth Kendall (@Dr_E_Kendall) November 23, 2021
He further states that the UN’s decisions should be rejected because they have been formulated by “an organisation created to control the world and to impose on it an irreligious and immoral ideology that contradicts the Islamic Shariah.”
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In the video, he can be seen criticising the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council; which are, China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. He says that they “enjoy a sacrosanct status above all, for they pull the strings in the UN.” He referred to them as “the biggest criminals on the face of the earth.”
Nearly one year ago, people on various social media platforms shared the news of the death of Al-Zawahiri.
It was said that Al Qaeda’s close circles were reporting his death because of natural causes.
The doubt was caused as Al-Zawahiri did not mention the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan in the video message.
In the video, he was shown praising the Al Qaeda terrorists who were killed last year.
It referred to the Taliban just once, saying America is “broken and shattered.“