Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Leader Qasim Al-Rimi Eulogizes Blind Sheikh In Audio Statement, Urges Muslims To Avenge His Death

On March 6, 2017, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released an audio statement featuring the group’s leader Qasim Al-Rimi eulogizing the “Blind Sheikh,” Omar ‘Abd Al-Rahman, who died February 18, 2017 in a U.S. prison. In the statement, which was posted on AQAP’s official Telegram channel, Al-Rimi accused the “Jews and Christians” of being behind the death of the sheikh and called on the mujahideen to avenge his death.

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