Al-Qaeda Claims Credit For Charlie Hebdo Attacks

Al-Qaeda Charlie HebdoA leader of Al-Qaeda took to Twitter on Wednesday, claiming responsibility for the tragic terrorist attack that killed 12 people in Paris last week at the offices of Charlie Hebdo.

In the video, which was taken down shortly after being posted, Al-Quada commander Nasr al-Ansi confirmed that the attack was in direct retaliation for the satirical magazine insulting the prophet Mohammed. 

Al-Ansi refers to the gunmen, Said and Cherif Kouachi as heroes.

He said, “Congratulations to you, the Nation of Islam, for this revenge that has soothed our pain. Congratulations to you for these brave men who blew off the dust of disgrace and lit the torch of glory in the darkness of defeat and agony.”

Although a statement was released to the Associated Press during the week of the killings, which addressed the revenge attacks, al-Ansi’s statement is confirmation at Al-Qaeda is directly behind the terrorist attack. 

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