Bin Laden calls on Pakistanis to rebel against Musharraf

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aura writes; For those of you that might’ve missed this report, read all about how bin laden conveniently hit the studio for another al CIA-duh close up. Hope somebody was there to remind him to say cheese!

Thursday, September 20th 2007, 10:49 AM

Osama Bin Laden called on Pakistanis to rise up against President Perez Musharraf in a video released Thursday. In the video, the terror kingpin said Musharraf was an infidel because in July his military stormed an Islamabad mosque where militants were holed up. The attack on 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 in the message, which was posted on militant Islamic Web sites. “So when the capability is there, it is obligatory to rebel against the apostate ruler, as is the case now,” he said, according to a translation released by U.S. terrorism experts. Musharraf, a close U.S. ally on the war on terror, will seek new five-year term in the Oct. 6 presidential elections despite a steep drop in his popularity. The head of the powerful military, he originally seized power in a 1999 coup.

In the video, Bin Laden’s voice is heard with video from previously released footage of the Al Qaeda leader. New images of Bin Laden were last seen in a tape released just before the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
In that video, Bin Laden’s graying beared had been dyed jet black, suggesting he still has plenty of time for personal grooming, despite being the world’s most wanted man.

Bin Laden and his deputy, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, who released his own video condeming the Pakistani president Thursday, are both believed to be living in Pakistan, in the rugged tribal region near the Afghan border. LINK


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