Bin Laden Denounces Musharraf
A new audio recording attributed to Osama bin Laden has been released, in which the al-Qaida leader urges Pakistanis to revolt against President Pervez Musharraf (pictured) for ordering the raid on Islamabad’s radical Red Mosque in July.
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In the tape, Bin Laden says it is now the duty of Muslims to rebel against what he calls the “apostate leader”.
The storming of the Red Mosque “demonstrated Musharraf’s insistence on continuing his loyalty, submissiveness and aid to America against the Muslims … and makes armed rebellion against him and removing him obligatory”, Bin Laden said.
The transcript of the tape was released by Laura Mansfield, an American terror expert who monitors militant traffic on the internet.
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