Lead Cairo Protestor Brother of Al Qaeda Mastermind

Osama bin Laden was the spiritual and financial leader of Al Qaeda. Ayman al Zawahiri is the tactical and operational leader of Al Qaeda. He is the Egyptian doctor who was behind the assassination of Anwar Sadat among numerous other crimes. His brother, Mohammed al Zawahiri, was featured in a YouTube video released on September 10 with his famous Al Qaeda brother. Now he is leading the violence in Cairo.

Mohamed Morsi, elected President of Egypt from the Muslim Brotherhood, remains silent on the violence while the Muslim Brotherhood has gone public encouraging a return to the protests on Friday.

UPDATE: Muslim Brotherhood now calling for worldwide “peaceful” protests.  Like the “peaceful” protests in Libya and Egypt?

Here is the report from The Weekly Standard:

During the assault on the U.S. embassy in Egypt, demonstrators reportedly chanted “Obama! Obama! We are all Osama!” They yelled this obvious reference to Osama bin Laden as an al Qaeda-style flag was hoisted and the American flag brought down. At least one of the protesters at the anti-American rally knows a thing or two about al Qaeda: Mohammed al Zawahiri, who is the younger brother of al Qaeda’s emir, Ayman al Zawahiri.

Mohammed al Zawahiri has even claimed credit for sparking the anti-American protest. “We called for the peaceful protest joined by different Islamic factions including the Islamic Jihad (and the) Hazem Abu Ismael movement,” he said, according to CNN. Islamic Jihad is most likely the Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ), a core part of al Qaeda’s international jihadist coalition.

The younger Zawahiri has been on a media tour since he was released from an Egyptian prison this past March. And some press outlets have portrayed him as a reformed moderate. In its coverage of the embassy storming, The Wall Street Journal said that Mohammed al Zawahiri “has renounced violence and has stylized himself as an intermediary between Islamists and the West.”

Renouncing violence?  Not so much.

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