I have seen nothing yet that convinces me that he isn’t dead. Videotapes and audiotapes have depicted him referring only to past events. But a new one may be different: “Al-Jazeera television is broadcasting what is said to be a new audio tape of Osama bin Laden.” So says SkyNews.
“On the tape, the al Qaeda leader appears to refer to the capture of ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.
“The speaker mentioned the capture of Hussein in December, indicating that the tape was made within the past three weeks.
“The tape criticised Gulf Arab governments for supporting the invasion of Iraq, urging that the fight against US forces should be with arms not through dialogue.
“The speaker on the tape also called on Muslims to fight against what he called conspiracies against Islam.” For more on conspiracies, see my article here.