The jihadi media company Fursan Al-Balagh has published the third issue of its Al-Balagh magazine (dated April-May 2013). The issue focuses mainly on anti-France incitement, in response to that country's involvement in North Mali.
Head Of AQIM Political Committee: The War With France Will Continue Until The Day Of Judgment
The magazine includes an article by Ahmad Abu 'Abdallah, head of the political committee of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and of its media company, Al-Andalus. The article, titled "What Is Behind the French Occupation of North Mali," calls on Muslims to unite forces and thwart the French "Crusader attack" on Muslims in North Mali. It accuses France of looting the treasures of Muslim Africa and warns that replacing the French troops with UN forces is only a means of lending international legitimacy to the ongoing "Crusader occupation" of the land. Finally, it promises that "the Muslims will restore their glory, sovereignty, and property, after hanging the last occupier by the intestines of the last collaborator ruler" and that the war against the French will continue until the Day of Judgment. Following are excerpts from the article:
Abu 'Abdallah starts by urging Muslims to unite forces in the war on "Western hegemony and the Crusader attack" against the Islamic ummah, and to start this war with a campaign to defend Mali. This is in order to put "international pressure on the exploitative, aggressive France and its beastlike partners, so that they are faced with only two options: to [fight] a losing war in which they will bleed to death, or to retreat in defeat, [after which] they will never even consider occupying [another] Muslim country."