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'Bin Laden Call' To Iraq Fighters
BBC ^ | 10-21-2007

Posted on 10/22/2007 2:23:44 PM PDT by blam

'Bin Laden call' to Iraq fighters

Osama Bin Laden's last message was an attack on Pakistan's leader

A new audio recording purportedly by al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has urged insurgent groups in Iraq to unify their ranks. "The interest of the Islamic nation surpasses that of a group - it is more important than that of a state," says the message broadcast on al-Jazeera TV.

The call comes amid moves by some Sunni groups in Iraq to side with the Iraqi government against al-Qaeda.

The identity of the voice on the tape could not be independently confirmed.

'Mistakes'

And it is not clear when or where the message was recorded.

In it, the speaker says the strength of faith is in bonds between Muslims, not in a tribe, nationalism or an organisation.

"Some of you have been lax in one duty, which is to unite your ranks... Beware of division... Muslims are waiting for you to gather under a single banner to champion righteousness," he says.

The voice on the tape also admits that "mistakes have been made during holy wars".

It adds: "Everybody can make a mistake, but the best of them are those who admit their mistakes."

Osama Bin Laden's last message was on 20 September when he called for a holy war against Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf.

The al-Qaeda leader also released a message to coincide with the sixth anniversary of the 11 September attacks on the US.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bin; binladen; fighters; globaljihad; internet; iraq; jihad; jihadmedia; jihadpropaganda; laden; ubl

1 posted on 10/22/2007 2:23:46 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

I wish the media would ignore these tapes.....


2 posted on 10/22/2007 2:25:41 PM PDT by Kimmers
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To: blam
Osama bin Laden urges Iraq fighters to unite

The Telegraph (UK)
By Graeme Baker
Last Updated: 9:00pm BST 22/10/2007

Osama bin Laden has called on insurgent groups in Iraq to avoid "extremism" against each other and unite around common interests, days after US generals declared that al-Qa’eda in Iraq was fatally wounded.

In the message addressed to "my brother fighters in Iraq", bin Laden called on the insurgent groups to fulfil their "duty" to unite "so that they become one, as God wants".

The tape appeared to be a response to moves by some Sunni tribes in Iraq to join US troops in fighting al-Qa’eda.

Other Sunni insurgent groups, while still attacking Americans, have formed coalitions opposed to al-Qa’eda.

The message came days after the Washington Post reported that American generals were considering declaring "mission accomplished" over al-Qa’eda in Iraq, after a significant downturn in terrorist activity since the "surge" of troops policy began earlier this year.

Nearly a year of intensified US military activity has seen a decline in suicide bombings, and the killing and capture of al-Qa’eda leaders as well as more than 1,000 footsoldiers.

Bin Laden said in the audio tape that the "interest of the Islamic nation surpasses that of a group ... the interest of the [Islamic] nation is more important than that of a state. The strength of faith is in the strength of the bond between Muslims and not that of a tribe, nationalism or an organisation.

"Some of you have been lax in one duty, which is to unite your ranks," bin Laden said in the audiotape.

"Beware of division ... Muslims are waiting for you to gather under a single banner to champion righteousness. Be keen to oblige with this duty.

"I advise myself, Muslims in general and brothers in al-Qaeda everywhere to avoid extremism among men and groups."

He said leaders should not build themselves up as the sole authority, and that instead mujahideen should follow "what God and his prophet have said".

"Everybody can make a mistake, but the best of them are those who admit their mistakes," he said.

"Mistakes have been made during holy wars but mujahideen have to correct their mistakes."

It was not clear from the part of the tape aired when the message was recorded.

US authorities were studying the content and authenticity of the tape. However, officials often note that no one has faked a bin Laden recording in the past.

3 posted on 10/22/2007 2:26:46 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: Kimmers
No Kimmer....this one tells the world AQI has been defeated.

And it comes right from the mans own mouth.

4 posted on 10/22/2007 2:28:32 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Kimmers
This is from someone who thinks he is losing..

"Mistakes have been made during holy wars but mujahideen have to correct their mistakes."

5 posted on 10/22/2007 2:30:21 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Dog

Next up for the Dems and mainstream media: downplay the significance of winning the war in Iraq.


6 posted on 10/22/2007 2:31:23 PM PDT by Califelephant
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To: blam
In the message addressed to "my brother fighters in Iraq..."

Gosh, Binnie. Do you think any of them are still alive?

7 posted on 10/22/2007 2:32:33 PM PDT by Allegra (Greetings from a kinder, gentler Iraq. God bless US and Coalition Forces.)
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IMO the average Iraqi on the street probably hates these videos as much as we do. Look at what they have been through, just because they wanted us to remove Hussein for them, and live in peace.

Osama Bin Laden will have a lot to pay for when judgment day comes, and my guess is that the nations of the west will have to stand in a long line while Muslims list their grievances against him.

These new messages sound desperate. Here he admits mistakes and then tries to minimize their significance. That's not exactly something a guy who is Mohamed's right hand man should admit. If Mohamed picked a flawed leader, then he would have to be suspect as well. Nice job Osama. Your doing doing the Lord's work. (Oooo, that's gotta hurt!)

8 posted on 10/22/2007 2:33:13 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Old Chinese Proverb (well sorta) say dance with the one who brung ya. Yes we very much like Crinton.)
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To: blam
And it is not clear when or where the message was recorded.

... or who's voice it was.

9 posted on 10/22/2007 2:33:15 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Allegra
weekend at binnie's

10 posted on 10/22/2007 3:16:40 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I am for traditional moral values, a strong national defense, and free markets.)
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To: blam
He’s getting desperate.
11 posted on 10/22/2007 3:24:10 PM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: Califelephant; Dog; blam; Allegra
Next up for the Dems and mainstream media: downplay the significance of winning the war in Iraq.

Actually, I'm thinking Reid, Pelosi, Clinton, et al, will mirror Osama and say:

Osama admits his mistakes, WHY CAN'T BUSH?

12 posted on 10/22/2007 3:26:24 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: blam
TRANSLATION: What OBL Really SAID!

Jihad is Losing! Quick Come Die ....err help us.


13 posted on 10/22/2007 4:20:13 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: blam
In the message addressed to "my brother fighters in Iraq..."

There's the rich Saudi kid... spoofing da muslim yutes again...

14 posted on 10/22/2007 4:22:45 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: blam
It adds: "Everybody can make a mistake, but the best of them are those who admit their mistakes."

Mistake #1 was attacking the Eagle when you were winning in your area and elsewhere due to demographics and by the disinterest of the West.

15 posted on 10/22/2007 6:50:33 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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"Mistakes have been made during holy wars but mujahideen have to correct their mistakes."

Binny, you fornicator of pigs, their mistake has been following you. They are correcting their errors.

16 posted on 10/22/2007 6:54:40 PM PDT by stboz
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To: blam

mistakes were made... Where have I heard all that?

I see pelosi is back to talking about “financial” costs....

Sounds like things are going well


17 posted on 10/22/2007 6:59:20 PM PDT by Professional
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"my brother fighters in Iraq..."

This kinda has a Harry Reid ring to it....(snicker)

18 posted on 10/22/2007 7:00:47 PM PDT by stboz
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To: blam

If he ain’t holding up yesterday’s NY Times in a video, he’s still dead. Period.

It only serves the terrorist’s purposes to report these “tapes”. They are frauds.

We need the graphic of the “Aw-Jeez—Not this Sh@t Again!” guy.


19 posted on 10/22/2007 7:17:59 PM PDT by exit82 (I believe Juanita--Hillary enabled Juanita's rapist.)
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To: blam
"Some of you have bEEN lax in one Duty, which is to unIte your RaNKs... Beware Of diVision... Muslims are waiting fOR you to gathEr under A singLe banner to champion righTeousness." -OBL

This is clearly a carefully crafted cryptograph to sleeper cells in the field telling them where and when to strike. The sleeper cells having all recieved their secret decoder rings in advance will have to work quickly to discover the secret directive. -Narrator

"Ahkem, what is the Alah's great plan for us!?"

Almost got it...

D_I_K __RE _VAL_EEN

20 posted on 10/22/2007 7:36:21 PM PDT by Eddie01
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Maybe he’ll give up on terrorism and become a motivational speaker.


21 posted on 10/22/2007 8:34:14 PM PDT by dr_who_2
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