CAIRO, Egypt - Osama bin Laden appeared for the first time in three years in a video Friday released ahead of the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, telling Americans they should convert to Islam if they want the war in Iraq to end.Is there anyone out there who still doubts that this is a war that the Islamic religion as declared on the rest of the world?
Guess who's railing against America, globalisation, capitalism, failure to sign the Kyoto agreement.
An APEC protestor?
No. It's Osama-baby thus proving that radical Islam and the left have more in common than anyone thought. Tim Blair describes it as Blair's Law writ large.
The question was posed: Is there anyone out there who still doubts that this is a war that the Islamic religion as declared on the rest of the world?
Count amongst the believers, Mohamed el-Sayed, of the Ahram Centre for Political and Strategic Studies in Cairo:
bin Laden's words are proof the West cannot appease al-Qaeda by withdrawing from Iraq. "The message is much more threatening this time," he said. "It uses iconic language that suggests: 'The only way to get peace is to convert to Islam.' He's in a state of constant, unending war until he Islamises the world."
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