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September 08, 2007


PJ Smith

Bear in mind Tom that an invitation to accept Islam is the necessary prelude to taking your life in the belief system of the jihadists. Perhaps that's the real point of AQ releasing this tape. The security types say the "chatter" lately has been sounding like something big's cooking.

Tom Bowler

Interesting point, PJ. According to Captain's Quarters the al Qaeda cell uncovered by the Germans had been given a September 15th deadline for the attacks they were supposed to launch.


New Osama video seems yet another forgery. Everyone needs Osama alive:
terrorists as symbolic leader and the US Administration - to avoid
scaling down the war on terror.
Obadiah Shoher rightly notes ( ) that
new Osama talks like a leftist university professor. I like Shoher's
analysis. No way a terrorist leader like Osama would use a speechwriter. Osama is famous
for his rhetoric.
Also, in the tape Osama both threatens America with attack (by
"proving" Americans polytheists) and offers (yet another time)
long-term coaching in Islam.
But his dyed beard makes me cautious. Islam's mujahedeen dye their
beards before battle.

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