“A London-based Saudi newspaper, Al-Majallah, said it has received a statement from Al-Qaeda warning of an attack in Tokyo and claiming responsibility for last week’s anti-Italian bombing in Iraq.” This from AFP.
Why Tokyo? Because they may send troops to Iraq. “Abu Mohammed al-Ablaj, purported to be an Al-Qaeda leader, warned the Japanese against sending troops to join the US-led coalition in Iraq, in an e-mail received by the Saudi weekly. ‘If they want to destroy their economic power and be trampled under the feet of the combatants of Allah, let them come to Iraq. Our strikes will reach the heart of Tokyo.'”
He also said: “Let America and Israel mourn their dead from now, as well as the destruction which they will suffer. The Jews and Americans will never be safe so long as we are alive.”