Cliff May
Now the duty is entrusted to me. Now I am the amir of al-Qaeda’t al-Jihad, better known – indeed, known everywhere on Earth – as al-Qaeda. This comes at the right time. This month, I complete my 60th year -- still young enough to think clearly and strategically, but old enough to fully comprehend that I will not live forever and that it is truly blessed to die a martyr’s death as did my friend and leader, Sheikh Osama bin Laden, may he rest in peace.

I have waged jihad against the disbelievers for a very long time. I joined the Muslim Brotherhood when I was just 14. A child of wealth and privilege, I could have led an easy life. My skills as a surgeon could have been put to use healing the elite of Cairo. I chose, instead, to be a Knight under the Prophet’s banner. I have never regretted that decision, al-Hamdu Lillah.

In 1981, when I was half the age I am now, I brought justice to Anwar al-Sadat. He had betrayed the nation of Islam by making peace with the accursed Jews. Death to any swine who even considers following his example!

Exactly twenty years after that, surrounded by the good people of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Sheikh bin Laden and I brought justice to thousands of Crusaders and Zionists, arrogant Americans who thought they were safe in their steel towers – safe to plot and steal from the Muslims. Those in the Pentagon -- that vipers’ den! -- thought they were safe, too. But they learned: All the guards and guns and metal detectors in the world cannot protect them from our Mujahideen!

The Americans are accustomed to soft beds and decadent pleasures. But their economy is crumbling -- as is their will to fight. With the passing of bin Laden they will be eager to declare their mission in Afghanistan accomplished and fly away.

The woodworm has begun to eat the idol, though Americans do not yet yearn for the sweet relief of surrender as the Europeans do. The Europeans, in a time of war, are disarming. When in history has that happened before? They can’t even defeat that mad jackal, Kaddafi! In this we can see the hand of Allah, may peace be upon him.

Still, there is a long road to walk before the distant enemies are defeated. But that will happen, insha'Allah. They will submit and accept the sharia, Allah’s law, as they must, insha'Allah.

I now have great decisions to make. It is for me to avenge the death of Sheikh bin Laden and demonstrate that I deserve the honor that has been bestowed upon me. Under my leadership, al-Qaeda must again strike the snake a mighty blow. Bringing down the Twin Towers in 2001, and collapsing the walls of the American embassies in Nairobi and Dar el Salam in 1998 – in these battles we hurt America as no one else has, ever in history. Allah hu akbar!

Cliff May

Clifford D. May is the President of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.