7,520. 1/24/2010

On January 24, 2010, “An audio message purportedly from al-Qaida’s leader [Osama bin Laden] claimed responsibility for the Christmas Day bombing attempt on a Detroit-bound plane and vowed further attacks. In the recording, carried by al-Jazeera, Bin Laden addressed the US president, Barack Obama. ‘The message delivered to you through the plane of the heroic warrior Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was a confirmation of the previous messages sent by the heroes of the September 11,’ he said. ‘America will never dream of security unless we will have it in reality in Palestine,’ he added. ‘God willing, our raids on you will continue as long as your support to the Israelis will continue.’ ”

 – Rowenna Davis, “Bin Laden: The War in His Words,” The Guardian, May 2, 2011

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