Skip to comments.Bin Laden To Air Message Ending Truce Offered To Europe: Islamic Website
Posted on 08/12/2004 7:37:43 AM PDT by HAL9000
DUBAI, Aug 12 (AFP) - An Islamic website said Thursday an audio message is due to be released by al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden or his number two to declare the end of a truce offered to Europe if it pulls out troops from Iraq.
"Expect an audio message from Sheikh Osama bin Laden or Sheikh Ayman al-Zawahiri," said a statement on the Minbar Ahl al-Sunna wal Jamaa website, which has repeatedly posted terror-related news and videos by various shadowy groups.
"To all Muslims: expect an audio message from Sheikh Osama bin Laden on one of the satellite channels during which he will announce the end of the truce that he has given to the Europeans for a pullout from Iraq," it said.
The authenticity of the statement could not be verified.
In a taped message broadcast by the Dubai-based Al-Arabiya television on April 15 the Al-Qaeda chief offered peace to European states that refrained from aggression towards Muslims and pulled their troops out of the Muslim world within three months.
European leaders promptly dismissed the offer, saying the idea of negotiating with Bin Laden was absurd.
On Tuesday, the Al-Qaeda-linked group Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades, which claimed deadly terror attacks in Turkey and Spain, warned of more such strikes in Europe.
It was the latest in a series of warnings attributed to the Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades since the expiry on July 15 of Bin Laden's truce offer.
When was the last time we say him on a video message?
There was a reprot yesterday expecting a new message, remember..callign for a political assassination?
I think there's been some chatter that Bin Laden was going to personally trigger some attacks.
I hope to God this isn't the trigger.
This could be the signal
Just in time for the Olympics.
wasn't there just a warning that the next terrorist strike was waiting on a msg from this a-hole? I hope they were wrong.
I don't think he's made ANY statements since late 2001 (I think he's buried in Tora Bora myself)
look to the source . . .
I beeive this was around mid april.
European states that refrained from aggression towards Muslims
This is code for, "Withdraw all support for Israel and let us wipe it off the face of the Earth."
How many arab teams are there?
The publicity for the tape is getting the radicals lined up.
I'm confused. I thought the United States was acting unilaterally and that there were no European allies in Iraq.
I also thought that Saddam and Osama hated each other, because Saddam is so gosh-darned secular.
It must be true. I heard it from the mainstream media.
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