4,926. 4/8/2003

On April 8, 2003, “A cassette tape purportedly from Bin Laden called on Muslims to rise up against Arab governments that were supporting the US-led attack on Iraq. ‘I ask the Muslim women to join jihad by providing food to mujahideen [holy warriors]. Elders should pray for us. I am proud of those martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the sake of Islam… Do not be afraid of their tanks and armoured personnel carriers. These are artificial things.’ ”

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

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