TV Plays New Tape Said to Be Bin Laden
Sun Oct 6,
5:10 PM ET
DUBAI (Reuters) -
Qatar's al-Jazeera television broadcast on Sunday
what it said was the voice of Osama bin Laden
threatening more attacks on the United States.
Jazeera said it was not clear when the audio
recording was taped and said it had aired it because
"it sounded like" bin Laden, the prime
suspect in the September 11 attacks last year on New
York and Washington.
It said the tape was dropped off at one of its
offices but did not say where or by whom.
"The Muslim youth promise you (America) what
will fill your heart with terror and will target the
core of your economy until you stop your injustice
and aggression or until one of us dies and God give
us strength," the voice said.
It warned that any attack against the Muslim world
would be repaid "twofold" and accused U.S.
administration officials of being a "Zionist
The recording did not refer to any particular events
to help establish when it was made. Bin Laden's fate
remains unknown since U.S. retaliatory strikes on
his strongholds in Afghanistan a year ago.
The former head of Saudi Arabia's intelligence
service, in an interview published on Sunday based
on his own information, said bin Laden was alive and
preparing for a surprise comeback.
The last video of the Saudi-born dissident emerged
in April, undated, with bin Laden warning the United
States it would not feel safe until Palestinians
enjoyed peace and vowed Muslims would fight on
despite their relative military weakness.
A videotape released by U.S. authorities in December
showed bin Laden appearing to admit to at least
prior knowledge of the September 11 hijacked
airliner attacks in which more than 3,000 people
Bin Laden regards the United States as the key enemy
of Muslims for what he calls bias toward Israel and
for having a military presence in Muslim countries,
mainly Saudi Arabia.
Jazeera has in the past aired exclusive footage of
bin Laden and several senior aides in his al Qaeda
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