The overall commander of Al-Shabaab, Mukhtaar Abdirahman Abu Zubeyr sent a voice message to the people of Kenya.
The message is about the recent attack carried out at the Westgate.
Abu Zubeyr thanked the attackers and termed them as the 'Westgate Mujahidin' while he also termed the attack as the 'Badar Attack'.
"On Saturday 21 Sept 2013, 10 days after the 12th Anniversary of 9/11, one of the attacks in history that Muslims carried out started in Nairobi, during which some of the selfless Mujahidin have written its history using their blood and revenged on behalf of the Muslims who are being weakened, whereas those Mujahidin have reacted to the attack that was carried out in the Muslim land and the massacring of their weak people" Abu Zubeyr said.
Abu Zubeyr claimed that the attack was revenge against the Westerners for their support for the Kenya's incursion into Somalia. "It was surprising to the leaders of Kenya who attacked the Islamic Regions without thinking twice. It was revenge against the Westerners who supported the Kenya's invasion and who are shedding the blood of the Muslims for the interests of their Petroleum Firms".
The commander of Al-Shabaab called the people of Kenya to choose between two options. "Decide today and withdraw your army from the Somali regions, or else be ready for a lot of bloodshed in your land, economic devastation and displacement". The commander added.
He accused them of the responsibility of the incursion by their government into Somalia. He said that people of Kenya have opted for war in which they can't win. "We are telling the people of Kenya that you have involved in a war which you are not suppose to involve, a war that is against your interests. You lost your security and your economy. You lost your sons. You are part of the perpetrators of the genocide which your army has done in Kismayo and in the other areas because you are the people who elected the politicians. The army of Uhuru that massacres the Muslims is armed using the tax that you pay and you have supported the decision for the war". He stressed that.
He told the people of Kenya that their country has no ability to cope with a prolonged war and that they will not be able to withstand for more bloody attacks in Kenya. He advised them to pull out their forces from Somalia.