'Bin Laden warned US not to support Israel in last tape'

Islamist website posts purported final audio recording made by al-Qaida leader: Attacks will continue until Palestine knows security.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 8, 2011 21:59
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Slain al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden

Bin Laden 311 (R). (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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Osama bin Laden warned the US in the final audio tape he recorded before being killed that "our attacks will continue against you as long as your support for Israel continues," AFP reported on Sunday, citing an Islamist website.

Bin Laden addressed US President Barack Obama, saying "America will not be able to dream of security until we live in security in Palestine. It is unfair that you live in peace while our brothers in Gaza live in insecurity."

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The al-Qaida leader said that he has tried to send a message to the US through Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, known as the "underwear bomber," who tried to detonate a bomb on a Detroit-bound US airliner in December 2009.

"If it were possible to send you messages by way of words, we would not have had to use planes to send them to you," he said.

"So the message we wanted to convey through the plane of our hero, the fighter Umar Farouk, may God be with him, confirms a previous message which had been sent to you by our heroes of September 11," he said.

The recording, released on Shamikh1.net, a conduit for al-Qaida communications, was just over a minute long.

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