“Al-Qaeda leader on tape,” from the Herald Sun, with thanks to JE:
OSAMA bin Laden has called for more suicide bombings in his first video appearance in more than a year.
The video, yet to be proved authentic, was dropped off on Tuesday at a news agency in the Afghan city of Kandahar….
Pajhwok says the 30-minute video shows bin Laden with Taliban commander Mullah Dadollah.
The pair warn that al-Qaeda has secured “new defence weapons”, which analysts believe may be anti-aircraft missiles to fire at commercial airlines.
Bin Laden allegedly says: “We have unwavering faith in God. Now that we have acquired new weapons, we will defeat the enemy the way we defeated the Russians.
“Only Muslims have the courage to carry out suicide attacks.”
And the religious justification for doing so (cf. Qur’an 9:111).