Zawahiri a Republican?

According to Al-Jazeera, Ayman-shouldn’t he have been caught by now?-al-Zawahiri has a new tape out, and he sounds just like the conservatives on my local talk-radio station:

1. Shariah Is The Only Source Of Law

“This Ummah will not accept any forms of laws or governments other than the Shariah which was sent down from the Lord of the Worlds. This Ummah has suffered a great deal from man-made laws that were forced on them by the crusaders and their allies from our own.”

2. Liberation of Islamic Lands

“Our land is occupied by the enemies of Allah, from East to West. Our land is being used as a base from which enemy forces take off to kill thousands upon thousands of Muslims across the globe.”

3. Total Freedom Of Islamic Ummah To Run Its Own Affairs

• The judicial system (based on Islamic Shariah) must have autonomy and must be respected and not tampered with. The verdicts of the Islamic judges verdicts must be final and must be enforced with full vigor.

• Islamic Ummah must have the freedom to practice enjoining the right and forbidding the wrong.

Ever considered running for the Senate?

Author: Scott Horton

Scott Horton is editorial director of, director of the Libertarian Institute, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from He’s the author of the 2017 book, Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan and editor of The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019. He’s conducted more than 5,000 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, investigative reporter Larisa Alexandrovna Horton. He is a fan of, but no relation to the lawyer from Harper’s. Scott’s Twitter, YouTube, Patreon.