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Bin Laden Urges Americans to Convert
Breitbart ^ | 09/07/2007 | LEE KEATH

Posted on 09/07/2007 1:04:10 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Osama bin Laden appeared for the first time in three years in a new videotape Friday, telling Americans they should convert to Islam if they want the war in Iraq to end, according to a transcript obtained by ABC News. The videotape appeared to have been recently made, since bin Laden refers to the Democratic victory in COngress and to French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who was elected in May.

"I invite you to embrace Islam," bin Laden said, according to a transcript posted by ABC News on its Web site.

"It will also achieve your desire to stop the war as a consequence, because as soon as the warmongering owners of the major corporations realize that you have lost confidence in your democratic system and have begun to look for an alternative, and this alternative is Islam, they will run after you to please you and achieve what you want to steer you away from Islam," he said.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

CAIRO, Egypt (AP)—The first new images of Osama bin Laden in nearly three years will be released ahead of the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, al-Qaida's media arm announced, a move that would end the terror mastermind's longest period without a message.

The Department of Homeland Security said Thursday it had no credible information warning of an imminent threat to the United States, and analysts noted that al-Qaida tends to mark the Sept. 11 anniversary with a slew of messages.

Still, bin Laden's appearance would be significant. The al-Qaida leader has not appeared in new video footage since October 2004, and he has not put out a new audiotape in more than a year.

The announcement and photo appeared in a banner advertisement on an Islamic militant Web site where al-Qaida's media arm, Al-Sahab, frequently posts messages.

"Soon, God willing, a videotape from the lion sheik Osama bin Laden, God preserve him," the advertisement read, signed by Al-Sahab. Such announcements are usually put out one to three days before the video is posted on the Web.

One difference in his appearance was immediately obvious. The announcement had a still photo from the coming video, showing bin Laden addressing the camera, his beard fully black. In his past videos, bin Laden's beard was almost entirely gray with dark streaks.

Bin Laden's beard appears to have been dyed, a popular practice among Arab leaders, said Rita Katz, director of the SITE Institute, a Washington-based group that monitors terror messages.

"I think it works for their (al-Qaida's) benefit that he looks young, he looks healthy," Katz said.

IntelCenter, which monitors Islamic Web sites and analyzes terror threats, said the video was expected within the next 72 hours, before the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 suicide hijacker attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

The anniversary has always been a major media event for al-Qaida—a chance for it to drum up support among extremists, tout itself as the leading militant group and show off its continued survival.

"They've always gone out of their way to commemorate it," said Ben Venzke, chief executive officer of IntelCenter, which is based in Alexandria, Va. "Historically the anniversary of 9-11 has never been drawn to attacks. It's drawn to video releases."

But the fact that bin Laden is delivering the message is significant, he said. Whether the message will indicate a potential attack will depend on what bin Laden says.

The White House said that any new video message from bin Laden would only underscore the threat the United States and other nations face from extremists.

"Six years after 9/11, the arrests in Germany and Denmark this week and the battles we fight against al-Qaida in Iraq, Afghanistan, southeast Asia and around the world remind us of the continuing threat we face from extremists and why we must continue to take the fight to them wherever they are," said Gordon Johndroe, a spokesman for the National Security Council at the White House.

Homeland Security spokesman Russ Knocke said he could not confirm the existence of a tape, "and there is no credible information at this time warning of an imminent threat to the homeland." But he said increased activity overseas and recent arrests of militants in Germany reinforce the department's assessment that the country is currently in a period of increased risk.

If bin Laden does appear in new footage, it would be the first images of him since an Oct. 29, 2004 videotape, just before the U.S. presidential elections. In that appearance three years ago, he said America could avoid another 9-11 style attack if it stopped threatening Muslims.

The new video would also end the longest period bin Laden has gone without releasing a message. His last audiotape was on July 1, 2006, in which he welcomed new leader of al-Qaida in Iraq succeeding the slain Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

Bin Laden went silent for a similar long stretch before—from Dec. 28, 2004 to Jan. 19, 2006. That absence sparked widespread speculation he was ill, wounded or possibly dead.

There has been little such speculation since then. U.S. officials have repeatedly said over the past year they believe the al-Qaida leader is alive. He is thought to be hiding in the tribal regions of western Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan.

During bin Laden's silence, his deputy Egyptian-born Ayman al-Zawahri has been frequently issuing videos and audiotapes.

Al-Zawahri appeared in a 2006 video marking the 9-11 anniversary. An anniversary video in 2003 showed footage of bin Laden and al-Zawahri walking through mountain paths, with voice-over messages from both leaders.


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Just wow!
1 posted on 09/07/2007 1:04:11 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Over my dead body you camel **&^^& %&%&&^&^^&!


2 posted on 09/07/2007 1:05:08 PM PDT by SmoothTalker
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To: Responsibility2nd

I vote we convert OSAMA to a permanently horizontal position instead.


3 posted on 09/07/2007 1:05:19 PM PDT by FlashBack (WoundedWarriorProject.Org)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Gee...I guess all the Muslims in Iraq that Al Queda kills each day should have converted too....

Oh wait ....nevermind...


4 posted on 09/07/2007 1:06:38 PM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: Responsibility2nd
I will be so glad when October, 2008 arrives and Bush trots Usama out days before the election after keeping him safe at Guantanamo since October of 2001.
5 posted on 09/07/2007 1:07:08 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: SmoothTalker

What is the word you are missing?

Humper? Molester?

:)


6 posted on 09/07/2007 1:07:21 PM PDT by JRochelle ( Winkle Paw, is a Hillary donor.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Ron Paul will run out and convert right away so as not to “offend” them.


7 posted on 09/07/2007 1:07:42 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: SmoothTalker
Over my dead body you camel . . .

HHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHA!! My response as well! Altho, if you think about it, that is EXACTLY what they want to do. Convert or die.

Also, I was thinking of a being a bit more prosaic . . .how about this: Over my dead body you lice ridden goat turd!

8 posted on 09/07/2007 1:07:57 PM PDT by misharu (US Congress = children without adult supervision)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Bin Laden's beard appears to have been dyed, a popular practice among Arab leaders, said Rita Katz, director of the SITE Institute, a Washington-based group that monitors terror messages.

I'd like to see it killed.

9 posted on 09/07/2007 1:08:26 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Responsibility2nd

Sorry Skippy! My wife would kick my ass if I told her she had to wear a burka! Ain’t happenin’ Bubba! Guess the troops will have to stay in Iraq.


10 posted on 09/07/2007 1:08:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Is it hot in here or is it just me?" - Algore)
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To: Responsibility2nd
OMG!

Gotta Go.

Headin' out to the local mosque right now!

11 posted on 09/07/2007 1:08:46 PM PDT by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: Responsibility2nd

A call to convert is obligated by Islam before an attack.

This is very grim news.


12 posted on 09/07/2007 1:09:42 PM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast ([Thompson 2008!])
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To: Responsibility2nd
telling Americans they should convert to Islam if they want the war in Iraq to end

Let's have the antiwar Lefties and homosexuals convert first, and after they see how they're treated let's ask them if they still feel the same about "Bush's illegal war".

There's nothing quite like a good dose of reality, up close and personal.

13 posted on 09/07/2007 1:09:56 PM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Ya know these photos of him just look funny. It’s not just the dark beard but his eyes look different.
14 posted on 09/07/2007 1:10:02 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

This is not just bin laden. This is not just one cretin sitting there passing edicts propagating death on a massive scale. Read their book. It’s fairly self explanatory.


15 posted on 09/07/2007 1:10:12 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: Responsibility2nd
"I invite you to embrace Islam," bin Laden said

And I invite you to ESAD, you perverted muzzie goathumper.............

16 posted on 09/07/2007 1:10:36 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Responsibility2nd

So George Bush was castigated for using the term “crusade” during the opening days of the Afghanistan conflict [which probably WAS NOT politically a great idea].

Now, Bin Laden makes it clear that in the eyes of the terrorists this is truly a religious conflict.


17 posted on 09/07/2007 1:10:55 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Say What????


18 posted on 09/07/2007 1:11:15 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

The only thing I’ll convert, you son of a pig-borne prostitute, is the shape of your head with the help of a high-powered Smith & Wesson.


19 posted on 09/07/2007 1:11:22 PM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Just the typical Muslim SOP. Ask for conversion before they kill you, they have been doing it for centuries, nothing new...Maybe we should extend an offer to him, one he can't refuse.


20 posted on 09/07/2007 1:12:01 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Responsibility2nd

What a great idea. I would have never have thought about that. If I convert to Islam, I can train my kids to become suicide bombers? WOW......this guy really believes we would do this? He can take Islam and keep it in his caves in the mountains.


21 posted on 09/07/2007 1:12:27 PM PDT by RC2
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To: Responsibility2nd

Bin Laden needn’t bother. The Saudis and others have been bank-rolling this project for decades now.

Reverts to Islam - Muslims In Texas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNnM5cxR7NE

Disturbing Alert.


22 posted on 09/07/2007 1:12:34 PM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"I invite you to embrace Islam,"

piss on islam

23 posted on 09/07/2007 1:12:38 PM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (An American Patriot and an anti-Islam kind of fellow. (POI))
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To: Responsibility2nd
he looks young, he looks healthy

He's dead, Jim.

24 posted on 09/07/2007 1:12:56 PM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Did he say he was for the Fair Tax ?


25 posted on 09/07/2007 1:13:15 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know. F Troop)
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To: kinoxi
This is not just bin laden. This is not just one cretin sitting there passing edicts propagating death on a massive scale. Read their book. It’s fairly self explanatory.

Bingo. The slime trail goes all the way back to Tehran.
26 posted on 09/07/2007 1:13:23 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Responsibility2nd

You and your sheepshagging false prophet can go pound sand, caprophile.


27 posted on 09/07/2007 1:13:51 PM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that so many self-proclaimed "Constitutionalists" know so little about the Constitution?)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"Soon, God willing, a videotape from the lion sheik Osama bin Laden, God preserve him,"

Lying sheik? Preserve? Sounds like "Weekend at Bernie's".

29 posted on 09/07/2007 1:14:23 PM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: Responsibility2nd
I have to admit, if it is him then I am really surprised.

If I had to gamble on him being dead or alive I would have put my money on him being flash fried in a cave somewhere. I wonder why he broke his silence now, this sounds ominous to me that it is being released so close to 9-11.

30 posted on 09/07/2007 1:14:40 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Funny man. So does CAIR.


31 posted on 09/07/2007 1:14:49 PM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Well I invite Bin Laden and all the jerk-wads that follow him to kiss my big fat hairy @$$!


32 posted on 09/07/2007 1:15:06 PM PDT by rbosque ("To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." - Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: the_Watchman

I wonder what the feminists and secularists have to say about this?


33 posted on 09/07/2007 1:15:28 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Responsibility2nd

After you guys get over the camel and goat jokes you should remember, in Islam it is required you attempt to convert infidels before you kill them.

Be ever vigilant.


34 posted on 09/07/2007 1:15:34 PM PDT by live+let_live
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To: Responsibility2nd
"It will also achieve your desire to stop the war as a consequence, because as soon as the warmongering owners of the major corporations realize that you have lost confidence in your democratic system and have begun to look for an alternative, and this alternative is Islam, they will run after you to please you and achieve what you want to steer you away from Islam," he said.

Hand it to Osama. He, unlike our leaders, understands what this war is all about.

35 posted on 09/07/2007 1:16:02 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast

“This is very grim news.”

Eh, he always does that. It’s just usually filtered by liberal reporters who only let through stuff that sounds good to their hates and prejudices.


36 posted on 09/07/2007 1:16:04 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Responsibility2nd

Binnie, I’d like to meet you so I can invite you to embrace the business end of my Sig!


37 posted on 09/07/2007 1:16:11 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast

Rut Roh....I didn’t know that.


38 posted on 09/07/2007 1:16:53 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Ron Paul is nutcase, plain & simple.)
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast

“A call to convert is obligated by Islam before an attack.”

My thoughts as well. Heads up.


39 posted on 09/07/2007 1:17:21 PM PDT by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast
"A call to convert is obligated by Islam before an attack."

This is the case, but I do not see it as grim. We win.

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41 posted on 09/07/2007 1:17:54 PM PDT by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight")
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To: Responsibility2nd

Like Ahmadinejad, Obama’s “invitation” is a prologue to mischief.


42 posted on 09/07/2007 1:18:02 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( Vote for Duncan Hunter in the Primaries for America's sake!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The SOB sounds like American moonbats half the time.


43 posted on 09/07/2007 1:18:03 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Responsibility2nd; Eaker; Lurker; Travis McGee; Squantos; joanie-f; Dukie; Grampa Dave; ...

Molon Labe, bin, Molon Labe.


44 posted on 09/07/2007 1:18:32 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: ModelBreaker

Islam the political system, not islam the religious faith (that some tell us means “peace”).

The Islamic Supremacists don’t care which branch you submit to, so long as you never convert away from “it”.


45 posted on 09/07/2007 1:18:39 PM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

"Come to islam, Americans. Become a stupid, ugly, vicious mass murderer like me."

47 posted on 09/07/2007 1:19:24 PM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast

I agree, this is an ominous sign.


48 posted on 09/07/2007 1:19:31 PM PDT by Deo volente
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast

“A call to convert is obligated by Islam before an attack.

This is very grim news.”

Congrats on catching and understanding. You are correct! This is an ominous sign.

To add, the thing that sets this 9/11 anniversary apart from the past ones is that this years happens on a Tuesday, exactly as the initial 9/11.

These guys love to use dates with meaning for thier attacks.

Vigiliance folks!


49 posted on 09/07/2007 1:19:38 PM PDT by diverteach
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To: Responsibility2nd

Sorry Binny, you’ll have to worship Satan yourself. This American ain’t joining you. The rest of your brethren will find out when they try to destroy Israel just how wrong they are.

But then, it will be too late ...

Choose you this day ...


50 posted on 09/07/2007 1:19:58 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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