Hitherto unreported parts of a message said to come from Osama bin Laden urge Islamic clerics and leaders to form a council to rally and arm Muslims for holy war against the West, an Islamic Web site reported on Saturday. Al Jazeera television had in January aired parts of an audio tape that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency said was “likely” from bin Laden, leader of al Qaeda network. The Dirasat Web site carried the full text. The message said the proposed council should help Muslim fighters obtain light arms, rocket propelled grenades and anti-tank mines. “Scholars, influential leaders and merchants should meet in a safe place, far from the shadow of the tyrannical (Arab) regimes, and form a council to fill the void created by the toppling of these regimes or by their mental incapacity,” the message said. Full Story
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