Bin Laden Pops Up With Warning to France
Posted on Oct 28, 2010
Looks like Osama bin Laden is still around after all. The French Foreign Ministry said Thursday that video footage showing a man appearing to be bin Laden and threatening repercussions against France for recent actions he finds objectionable was, in fact, the man that no one seems capable of tracking down, even if his general whereabouts (ahem, Pakistan) are apparent by now. —KA
Bin Laden warned France to get its troops out of Afghanistan and not to oppress Muslims at home in a tape broadcast by the Al-Jazeera network Wednesday.
“If you want to tyrannize and think that it is your right to ban the free women from wearing the burqa, isn’t it our right to expel your occupying forces, your men from our lands by striking them by the neck?” the speaker demands, in reference to recently passed French legislation barring women from covering their faces in public.