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Qaeda steps up jihad call with messages from top leaders

Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden and two of his deputies have stepped up their calls for jihad, or holy war, with an unprecedented series of messages over the past week. “It all indicates there is an urgent call to jihad: Bin Laden exhorts his partisans to target those who insult Islam, Zarqawi warns the Sunnis against taking part in the political process in Iraq, Zawahiri is inciting the Pakistanis to overthrow Musharraf,” said Yasser al-Serri, director of the London-based Islamic Observatory. In a video posted on a jihadist website on Saturday, Al-Qaeda’s number two Ayman al-Zawahiri called on the people and army of Pakistan to fight the regime of President Pervez Musharraf. Full Story

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