Al Qaeda call against Saudi rulers

Riyadh, July 31: Al Qaeda’s military leader in Yemen called for Saudi rulers to be killed as “apostates,” in an audio tape released on Friday, SITE Intelligence Group reported.

“To the scholars … of the family of Saud … I say to you, your King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz and his crown prince, his interior minister and his son Mohammed, are considered by us to be apostates and must be killed,” said Qassim Al Rimi. In the seven-minute tape, the Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander said Saudi authorities had arrested a group of women who had protested outside the interior ministry on February 5 to call for the release of relatives.

“In the north of the country and its south there are wounded women who are requesting the release of their sons and daughters from the prisons of oppression,” said Rimi.