Bin Laden/Pakistan Muslims : Statement On Qatar TV : LUSENET : Grassroots Information Coordination Center (GICC) : One Thread

09/24 10:57A (DJ) +DJ Bin Laden Urges Pakistan Muslims To Act Vs US "Crusade"

(MORE) DOW JONES NEWS 09 -24 -01 10:57 AM

DJ Bin Laden/Pakistan Muslims -2: Statement On Qatar TV

DUBAI (AP)--Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden, the prime U.S. suspect in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, called on Pakistan's Muslims to fight "the American crusade forces." "I announce to you, our beloved brothers, that we are steadfast on the path of jihad (holy war) with the heroic, faithful Afghan people, under the leadership of Mullah Mohammed Omar," said a statement provided to Qatar's Al-Jazeera satellite channel Monday. The statement was signed by bin Laden and dated Sunday. Bin Laden, believed in hiding in Afghanistan, often communicates with the outside world through Al-Jazeera, known among Arabs for its wide reach and its independent and aggressive editorial policies. (MORE) DOW JONES NEWS 09 -24 -01 11:04 AM

DJ Bin Laden/Pakistan Muslims-3:Urges Fight Vs US "Invasion"

In the statement, bin Laden said he was informed that some "of our Muslim brothers in Karachi (Pakistan) were killed while expressing their opposition to the aggression of the American crusade forces and their allies on Muslim lands in Pakistan and Afghanistan." He said that he was praying to God that they would be accepted as martyrs and "their children are my children and I will be their caretaker." "We hope that they are the first martyrs in Islam's battle in this era against the new crusade and Jewish campaign led by the big crusader Bush under the flag of the cross." Demonstrations have been held in the Pakistani cities of Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta by Pakistanis who view bin Laden as an Islamic hero. Bin Laden said that he was calling on all Muslims in Pakistan to use all they possess and all their effort to stop American troops from invading Pakistan and Afghanistan. Since the terror attacks on New York and Washington, bin Laden has twice denied involvement. The U.S. has said it will produce evidence implicating him in the Sept. 11 attacks, which toppled New York's World Trade Center towers and part of Defense Department headquarters in Washington and left more than 6,000 people dead or missing. Washington has warned Afghanistan's Taliban government and their leader Mullah Mohammed Omar to hand over bin Laden or suffer the consequences and has been building up its military presence in the region. (END) DOW JONES NEWS 09 -24 -01 11:19 AM

-- PHO (, September 24, 2001


Indeed, bin Laden is taking Bush's language, the word "Crusade" in its original literal meaning. This terminology can only strengthen the resolve of the Enemy.

-- Robert Riggs (, September 24, 2001.

Moderation questions? read the FAQ