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Bin Laden To Continue Jihad Against Israel

From his diehard fans at the Associated Press:

Bin Laden: Palestinian cause fuels war

By MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press Writer Fri May 16

CAIRO, Egypt – Osama bin Laden said in a new audio recording released Friday that al-Qaida will continue its holy war against Israel and its allies until it liberates Palestine.

The terrorist leader’s third statement this year came as President Bush was wrapping up his visit to Israel to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Jewish state.

Bin Laden said the fight for the Palestinian cause was the most important factor driving al-Qaida’s war with the West and fueled 19 Muslims to carry out the suicide attacks against the U.S. on September 11.

To Western nations … this speech is to understand the core reason of the war between our civilization and your civilizations. I mean the Palestinian cause,” said bin Laden in the close to 10 minute audiotape.

The Palestinian cause is the major issue for my (Islamic) nation. It was an important element in fueling me from the beginning and the 19 others with a great motive to fight for those subjected to injustice and the oppressed,” added bin Laden…

The authenticity of the message could not be verified, but it was posted on a Web site commonly used by al-Qaida and the voice resembled the one in past bin Laden audiotapes. Though it was unknown exactly when the audio was recorded, but it referenced Israel’s 60th anniversary, which began May 8…

The al-Qaida leader said the Western media managed to brainwash people over the past 60 years by “portraying the Jewish invaders, the occupiers of our land, as the victims while it portrayed us as the terrorists.”

“Sixty years ago, the Israeli state didn’t exist. Instead, it was established on the land of Palestine raped by force,” said bin Laden. “Israelis are occupying invaders whom we should fight.” …

Bin Laden said Western leaders were insincere in their expressed desire for Israeli-Palestinian peace and failed to criticize Israel.

“Peace talks that started 60 years ago are just meant to deceive the idiots,” said bin Laden. “After all the destruction and the killings … your leaders talk about principles. This is unbearable.”

The terrorist leader mentioned former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, who he said ordered a Jewish militia to attack the Arab village of Deir Yassin in 1948. The attack during Israel’s push for statehood killed more than 100 Arabs and forced the rest of the village to flee.

“Instead of punishing him (Begin) over his crimes … he was awarded a Nobel prize,” said bin Laden…

“We will continue our struggle against the Israelis and their allies,” said bin Laden. “We are not going to give up an inch of the land of Palestine.”

Bin Laden’s message Friday followed an audiotape released in March in which he lashed out at Palestinian peace negotiations with Israel.

The March audiotape was the first time bin Laden spoke of the Palestinian question at length since the deteriorating situation in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, where the Israeli military has been fighting with militants who fire rockets into southern Israel. Israel has been battling Hamas in Gaza since the Islamic militant group took control of the strip last June from followers of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Aren’t we authoritatively told daily by our media masters that the sole cause of terrorism in the Middle East is the US presence on holy Muslim soil?

Of course even Mr. Bin Laden and his cohorts have given us various explanations — including, ironically, America’s actions in Bosnia.

But in the final analysis these are just excuses for their murdering ways.

“Peace talks that started 60 years ago are just meant to deceive the idiots,” said bin Laden.

He sounds like he primed for a friendly sit-down with Mr. Obama.

After all, it is ridiculous that we don’t negotiate with our enemies.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, May 16th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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