Addressing the recent violence in Pakistan, Al-Yazid stated, “We totally reject these bombings which occur in Muslim marketplaces and amongst residents.
This is something that we as well as others from our brother Mujahidoon have clarified on various occasions. We have nothing to do with them.
The reasons the Mujahidoon are fighting is to make Islam supreme, to establish Islamic law, and to aid and defend our oppressed Muslim people – not to fight them, and refuge is sought in Allah from this.”
Instead, he blamed the U.S. security company, Blackwater: “Everyone today knows how Blackwater and other criminal organizations who freely operate in Pakistan support this corrupt regime of criminals and its security apparatus.
They carry out these heinous acts, and then they use their mouthpieces in the media to accuse the Mujahidoon and spoil their image.”
In May 2007, Al-Qaida’s official As-Sahab Media Wing identified al-Yazid as “the overall head of al-Qaida Organization in Afghanistan.” According to As-Sahab, al-Yazid “took part in founding al-Qaida in 1989, and is a member of the Shura council of Qaida al-Jihad.”