Bin Laden urges jihad against Israel

Al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden has issued a new audiotape urging Muslims to launch a jihad, or holy war, to stop the Israeli offensive in Gaza.

The announcement comes in the wake of massive anti-Israeli protests in the world.

Related:
 Day 19: “End Hamas” Being Discussed in Isreal; But So Is Cease-Fire

Today is day 19 of Israel’s incursion into Gaza.  Despite calls for a cease-fire from the U.N., neither side can agree to terms.

In Israel, Likud Party chief Likud Party, Binyamin Netanyahu has called for and end to Hams.

Iran and other anti-Israel factions have called for an end of Israel.

“We must define the end, not only the means to attaining it, but rather the end,” Netanyahu said in an interview with Israel Radio. “We are in an impossible situation. No country has a million of its citizens under rocket fire.”

The al-Qaeda tape was posted Wednesday on Islamic militant Web sites where al-Qaida usually issues its messages. The authenticity of the tape cannot be independently confirmed. But the voice resembles that of bin Laden in previous messages.

Related:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090114/ap_on_
re_mi_ea/ml_al_qaida_israel

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/
meast/01/14/binladen.message/index.html

CBS News:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/
01/14/terror/main4720357.shtml

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From The Times (UK):
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The authenticity of the recording could not be verified immediately, but it appeared to be a typically provocative message from the al-Qaeda leader, taunting the United States as it prepares to hand the presidential baton from George W Bush to Barack Obama.

“God has bestowed us with the patience to continue the path of jihad for another seven years, and seven and seven years,” bin Laden said on the tape dated in the current Islamic month. “The question is, can America continue its war with us for several more decades to come? Reports and evidence would suggest otherwise.”

The tape, entitled A Call for Jihad to Stop the Aggression against Gaza, came as the reported death toll from the 19-day Israeli offensive against Hamas rose to 971. Thirteen Israelis have been killed so far.

Read the rest:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/worl
d/middle_east/article5516055.ece

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For Israel, the fight in the Middle East has always been seen as existential.  In Israel’s view, Hamas, Hezbollah, regional enemies and Iran are foes intent upon destroying the Jewish state.

In Iran, President Ahmadinejad will not even say the word “Israel,” saying only “The Zionist regime.”

He has said this nation and these people should be “wiped from the map” and is developing a nuclear program.

For Hamas too this is an existential fight.  Hamas sees that its defeat can mean that it will no longer exist….

Read more:
 Gaza: Existential Battle for Hamas, Iran’s Regional Influence?
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 Israel Sees Existential Fight: Enemies, Uncertainty All Around

This is an undated file  photo of al Qaida leader  Osama bin ... 
This is an undated file photo of al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, in Afghanistan. Bin Laden has issued a new audiotape urging Muslims to launch a jihad, or holy war, to stop the Israeli offensive in Gaza. The authenticity of the tape cannot be independently confirmed.(AP Photo)

3 Responses to “Bin Laden urges jihad against Israel”

  1. Blue Proctor Says:

    Yada yada yada. Filthy infidel picks his nose: jihad…he saw that woman’s hair: jihad kill kill kill…ha ha ha…death to Israel….

    We have heard this nonsense before. Why is any one interested?
    Or why do we care? He is so yesterday.

  2. Lynnette Perry Says:

    PAL-EESE!
    Is there anyone by now that believes Bin Laden is not a total nut case? Why must news sources insist on giving him one more SECOND of air-time? All he wants is attention and he should be muzzled!
    -Time for our military to finish the missin they really went to the mid-east to accomplish. Time to go across the Pakistani border and find and kill him. All I want to hear form him is the sound of him yelling like a little girl when he’s killed. What a coward!
    Give us a body, already!

  3. Todd Smith Says:

    What a sap, boredom reigns as he lounges in his cave of the week so he releases yet another “timely” call to arms to the Islamic trash and criminals that purport to be his holy army. Ironic that this man who holds himself out as a prophet, so filled with self importantance and worshipped primarily by a majority who can’t count above 5….stows away like a child playing hide and seek because he is smart enough to know that if Special Ops ever gets ahold of him he will indeed scream like the innocent children his cronies blow up on a daily basis. Instead of blowing up more innocent civilians, woman and school children…why don’t you elect 100 of your finest warriors and go head to head against a team of Army Rangers, Navy Seals or Delta Commandos? Easier to kid school kids…Cowards!!

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