Says MEMRI: “A third communique attributed to the ‘Islamic Bayan Movement’ threatening attacks in the U.S. was published on an Islamist Web site. The communique, titled ‘Very Urgent – From the Nation of Islam to the American People,’ was published at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/global-islamic-news/message/77 .
“The new (third) communique, which was published today and is dated December 21, reads: ‘We are serious in this warning. The next few days will prove to you this warning was genuine… This lying government knows well that we are capable, right now, of destroying an American city in its entirety. We repeat, in its entirety…
“‘The Islamic Bayan Movement
“‘Ansar Ibn Al-Qamar
“’27 of Shawwal, 1424 [December 21, 2003]
“The two previous communiques had called on Muslims to leave New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. in order for their lives to be spared. The second opened: ‘All that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth glorifies Allah. He is the Mighty, the Wise. It is He who turned out the disbelievers from among the People of the Book from their homes at the time of the first banishment. You did not think that they would go forth and they thought that their fortresses would protect them against Allah. But Allah came upon them whence they did not expect and cast terror into their hearts, so that they destroyed their homes with their own hands and the hands of the believers. So take warning, O ye who possess understanding. . . .
“‘Our Muslim brothers in America, we ask you to immediately leave the following cities: Washington, DC, New York, and Los Angeles. We are serious in our warning. The next few days will prove to you the truth of this warning. To the oppressive rulers of America we say: expect our terms following the first strike of Allah’s believing soldiers.’ The communiquÃ© ends with another Koranic verse: ‘Fight them: Allah will punish them at your hands, and will humiliate them, and will help you to overcome them, and will relieve the minds of the believers.'” [Koran, Chapter 9, Verse 14].