J. David Goodman
June 8, 2011
Ayman al-Zawahri, long the second in command of Al Qaeda, delivered his first public comments Wednesday on the killing of his boss Osama bin Laden in an American raid last month, saying in a video eulogy that Bin Laden had “terrified America in his life” and “will continue to terrify it after his death.”
The 28-minute video, titled “The Noble Knight Dismounted,” shows Mr. Zawahri dressed in white and seated with a rifle, according to the Site Intelligence Group, which tracks jihadist communications and translated the video.
He also vowed to continue Bin Laden’s efforts to “expel the invaders from Muslim lands.”