Worse than slaughter
Not to say that his claims about the bombings are true. I’m just pointing out his priorities.
DUBAI (Reuters) – Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden threatened the European Union with grave punishment on Wednesday for publication of cartoons mocking Islam’s Prophet Mohammad.
In an audio recording posted on the Internet coinciding with the birthday of Islam’s founder, bin Laden said the drawings, considered offensive by Muslims, were part of a “new crusade” in which Pope Benedict was involved.
“Your publications of these drawings — part of a new crusade in which the Pope of the Vatican had a significant role — is a confirmation from you that the war continues,” said the Saudi-born militant leader, addressing “those who are wise at the European Union”.
You are “testing Muslims … the answer will be what you shall see and not what you hear.”
Bin Laden said the publication of the cartoons was a graver offence than the “bombing of modest villages that collapsed over our women children”, in reference to U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan with European participation. “This is the bigger catastrophe … for which the punishment is graver.”…