Jihadist boilerplate, courtesy the New York Times :
“We declare our responsibility for what happened in Madrid exactly 2.5 years after the attacks on New York and Washington. It is a response to your collaboration with the criminals Bush and his allies.
“This is a response to the crimes that you have caused in the world, and specifically in Iraq and Afghanistan, and there will be more, if God wills it.
“You love life and we love death, which gives an example of what the Prophet Muhammad said. If you don’t stop your injustices, more and more blood will flow and these attacks will seem very small compared to what can occur in what you call terrorism.
“This is a statement by the military spokesman for al-Qaida in Europe, Abu Dujan al Afghani.”
By the way, the fact that it comes from Al-Afghani, and that other statements likely do as well, explains away Yigal Carmon’s linguistic problems with the texts, which led him to deem an earlier message as not actually coming from Al-Qaeda. Al-Afghani has not been previously known for writing Al-Qaeda communiques.