The notorious American Al Qaeda activist, Adam Gadahn, called for attacks on American diplomats serving in the Arab world and praised the killers of slain U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, in a new video posted on jihadi websites, Reuters reported Sunday morning, quoting a U.S. research institute.
The SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks the threats that Islamist militants issue on the internet, writes that Gadahn “defended the murder of former U.S. Ambassador to Libya John Christopher Stevens and called on jihadis in Libya to kill his successor, and jihadis in the Arab world in general to kill all U.S. and ‘Crusader’ ambassadors.”
Gadahn issued an appeal to wealthy Muslims to bankroll rewards for potential attackers willing to kill ambassadors serving in the Middle East.
“These prizes have a great effect in instilling fear in the hearts of our cowardly enemies,” Gadahn said in the 39-minute Arabic video which was posted on Islamist websites, according to SITE.
“They also encourage hesitant individuals to carry out important and great deeds in the path of Allah,” he said, according to SITE’s translation cited by Reuters.