Bin Laden Exhorts Muslims to Fight 'Enemy' U.S.
An Islamist Web site broadcast an audio tape purported to be the voice of Osama bin Laden telling Muslims to fight against the “enemy” United States and saying holy war was the only way to win Muslim rights. If authenticated, the recording broadcast by the Jihad Forum site would be the latest proof that bin Laden had escaped the 2001 U.S.-led military campaign to flush him and his al Qaeda operatives from Afghanistan. The voice on the recording was very clear and sounded like previous audio and video recordings that other media organizations said were made by bin Laden.” “Regarding this Zionist Crusader war on the nation of Islam, it is the duty of Muslims to fight for the sake of God and to incite the faithful to fight the infidels,” the speaker said. Jihad Forum said the new message was made on the occasion of the three-day Muslim Eid al-Adha feast, which this year coincided with the threat of a looming U.S. war on Iraq and heightened anti-American sentiment in many Arab countries. Full Story