Al Qaeda thanks The Guardian for opening its eyes to Western spying techniques
In an open letter published this morning, al Qaeda offered its appreciation to the editor of British newspaper The Guardian for alerting them to the efforts of Western intelligence to track their communication.
“Honestly, attempting to read into our emails? Listening to our calls? It’s utterly shameful behavior by the NSA and GCHQ,” said the terror group’s leader Ayman Al Zawahiri. “We’d like to thank Mr Rusbridger and his team for bringing this shocking, deplorable activity to our attention.”
Later in the article, the jihadi chief claimed that he was planning to retaliate to these privacy violations with a direct attack on the US government.
“We aim to bring Obama’s government to its knees, to see it completely shutdown, at the very least for non-essential services such as national parks and monuments. Just you wait.”