5,377. 9/29/2003

"An audiotape purportedly from Osama bin Laden's top lieutenant, Ayman al Zawahiri, has aired on several Arabic language television networks. Among other things, the voice on the tape urges Pakistanis to overthrow Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, for what it calls 'betraying Islam.' …The speaker blames Musharraf for enabling the U.S. to topple Afghanistan's Taliban government. 'Without his help, America would have not managed that,' he says. 'They would not have managed to kill thousands of innocent people in Afghanistan…. Those innocent people were killed by the hands of Musharraf.' "

 – “Arab Networks Air ‘al Qaeda Tape,'” CNN, September 29, 2003,

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