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Al-Qaeda releases new audio message recorded by Bin Laden

By Ernest Dempsey     May 20, 2011 in World
Nearly three weeks after Osama Bin Laden’s death in the Operation Neptune Spear (2nd May, 2011), Al-Qaeda has released a new audio message of their deceased leader wherein he has shown support for the rebellions in Egypt and Tunisia.
BBC News reports that the 12-minute audio message got attention after it appeared on Islamist websites. The US then translated the message and it was reported by major news sources. According to, the message was recorded some time in the 10 weeks before Bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan, by US Navy seals. Bin Laden has spoken more rhetorically, than violently, in this last available message. quoted Bin Laden speaking in the message about “winds of change” that will blow over the Muslim world by the will of God. He said that those fighting with their hearts and tongues are true believers; that the “sun of revolution” has gone up from the west; and that the revolution in Tunisia was like a light bringing happiness to the nation.
BBC News also tells that Bin Laden’s message also invited the Muslims to free themselves from servitude and dominance of the west. “Save yourselves and your children, because the opportunity is here,” said the deceased leader. However, Bin Laden hasn’t mentioned the uprisings in other Muslim countries like Libya, Yemen, and Syria.
Daily Bhaskar, meanwhile, reports that CNN has not, so far, confirmed the authenticity of the video as indeed Bin Laden’s final message to the Muslim world.
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