compiled by Cem Ertür
11 March, 2009
Update 19 March, 2009
excerpt from: Bin Laden: Israeli Gaza offensive is a ‘holocaust’
Haaretz, 14 March 2009
|Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has called Israel’s offensive on Gaza a holocaust and blamed Arab leaders for not doing enough to stop the fighting in his latest audio recording aired on Al-Jazeera on Saturday.Bin Laden accused some Arab countries of collaborating with Israel on the offensive earlier this year that killed some 1,300 Palestinians in Gaza. He did not name any specific Arab countries in the brief audio recording.”It is clear that some Arab leaders have plotted with the Zionist-crusader coalition against our (Muslim) people,” the speaker, whose voice sounded like earlier messages from bin-Laden, said in the recording.|
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Audio recording: Osama bin Laden tape – 14 Mar 09
Translation of audio tape obtained by Al Jazeera, attributed to Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader, in which he says Arab leaders “plotted with Israel” in war on Gaza.
The authenticity of the tape cannot be verified.
Bin Laden calls for infiltration of Jordan as way to ‘liberate al-Aksa’
by Maya Spitzer, Jerusalem Post, 17 March 2009
|Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden’s latest audio message has targeted Jordan for the first time, calling on his supporters to infiltrate the country in order to “liberate al-Aksa,” according to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).[…]
He declares it “a mandatory religious duty” for Muslims “to cut off [the] heads” of the leaders of nations bordering Israel, including Jordan, who have suppressed the mujahadeen.
Bin Laden added that a victory in Iraq would be the impetus for the Islamists to infiltrate Jordan, enter the West Bank, and from there “the rest of Palestine,” […]