New OBL tape: Secular Arab leaders "agents of the Crusaders"
Posted by Robert on May 19, 2008 12:09 AM
Probably he had people like Mubarak and Musharraf in mind, although in my book both could be much more effective agents of the Crusaders than they have been up to now.
"Bin Laden lashes out at Arab leaders," by Omar Sinan for  AP :
CAIRO, Egypt - Osama bin Laden released a new message on Sunday denouncing Arab leaders for sacrificing the Palestinians and saying the head of the Shiite militant group Hezbollah did not really have the strength to take on Israel.
In his second audio message in three days focusing on the Palestinians, the al-Qaida leader said the only way to liberate Palestine is to fight the Arab regimes that are protecting Israel. And he called on Muslim militants in Egypt to help break the blockade of Gaza.
Bin Laden said Muslims should ignore the Islamic prohibition against raising arms against fellow Muslims, claiming it was legitimate to rise up against leaders who are not governing according to Islamic law. Those leaders, he said, came to power "either by a military coup or with backing from foreign forces."
This is the phenomenon of takfir, which Salafi ("pure") Muslims practice much more frequently than do other Muslims. It is the practice of declaring fellow Muslims to be unbelievers -- in this case, Osama is saying that secular Muslim rulers are not Muslims because they do not implement Sharia.
"Those (Arab) kings and leaders sacrificed Palestine and Al-Aqsa to keep their crowns," bin Laden said, referring to Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, one of Islam's holiest sites. "But we will not be relieved of this responsibility."
He calls Arab leaders "agents of the crusaders" and "wolves" and portrays Arab citizens as herds of sheep who have been handed over to the wolves to look after them.
"Every day, the herd wishes the wolves would stop preying on it," he said.
He said Israel was weak but the Arabs have not fought "even a single serious war to get Palestine back."...
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