Al Qaeda Leader Ayman al-Zawahri Issues Speech on "bleeding the U.S. Economy;" Thriller Author Dan Perkins Agrees

Oct 01, 2013, 07:57 ET from Dan Perkins

SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a September 12 speech*, Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri called on Muslims to continue attacking Americans on their own soil in order to "bleed" the U.S. economy.

"To keep up the hemorrhage in America's security and military spending, we need to keep the United States on a constant state of alert about where and when the next strike will blow," Zawahri said. "Keeping America on its guards only requires from us scattered strikes here and there."

While Zawahri's message focused primarily on promoting so-called "lone wolf" attacks, he also urged more strikes on the level of Sept. 11, which he called a punishment for "the U.S. continuous war on Islam and Muslims."

Author Daniel Perkins spent countless hours researching terrorist groups during the preparation of his thriller The Brotherhood of the Red Nile, A Terrorist Perspective, and says that Zawahri's speech further reiterates key messages throughout the fiction novel.

"When Americans read it, I want them to understand how vulnerable we still are to additional terrorist attacks; some may be lone wolf attacks but others may have greater impact than even 9/11," said Perkins.  "Though my book is fiction, it's realistic fiction, and many readers have commented on the difficulty they have keeping that in perspective while reading it." 

Perkins indicates in the forward of his book, "If this isn't one of the best thrillers you have read in the last five years I'll be surprised."

The Brotherhood of the Red Nile, A Terrorist Perspective is available from your local bookseller and on, Barnes&, and for all e-reader formats you can go to Amazon ratings on Dan's book are 4.7 out of 5 stars.

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