posted on Nov, 16 2004 @ 11:48 AM
We do believe this could be the statement that Al-Jazeera was told to NOT air, and agreed to the embargo. We knew that the tape made references to
Pakistan in addition to the United States. It is quite possible that since the video was embargoed, they have released a statement instead.
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - A web statement purportedly from al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden called on Pakistani Muslims to fight, saying their country and
neighbouring Afghanistan faced an American invasion.
The authenticity of the statement, which appeared Tuesday on a website linked to Muslim radicals, could not be verified. "We urge our Muslim brothers
in Pakistan to use all their capabilities and whatever they possess to prevent the American crusader's troops from invading Pakistan and
Afghanistan," said the statement, signed: "your brother in Islam, Osama bin Laden."