Jeremy Scahill at The Intercept reports that a source within al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula "has provided The Intercept with a full statement claiming responsibility for the attack against the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris."
Some ask the relationship between Al-Qaeda Organization and the (brothers) who carried out the #CharlieHebdo operation. Was it direct? Was the operation supervised by the Al-Qaeda wing in the Arabian Peninsula?
The leadership of #AQAP directed the operation, and they have chosen their target carefully as a revenge for the honor of Prophet (pbuh)
The target was in France in particular because of its obvious role in the war on Islam and oppressed nations.
The operation was the result of the threat of Sheikh Usama (RA). He warned the West about the consequences of the persistence in the blasphemy against Muslims' sanctities.
Sheikh Usama (RA) said in his message to the West: If there is no check on the freedom of your words, then let your hearts be open to the freedom of our actions.