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New Al Qaeda Tape Expected

This from The Blotter:

With European law enforcement officials warning of an imminent holiday terror attack, Web sites associated with al Qaeda announced today that the group's second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, is about to issue a new statement entitled "the truths about the clash between Islam and atheism."


According to the Associated Press, John Reid, Britain's top law enforcement official, said Sunday that it was "highly likely" that terrorists would attempt to mount an attack over the holiday period, when the number of travelers swells. He gave no other details.

The head of Britain's domestic spy agency MI5, Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller, has said her agents are tracking almost 30 terrorist plots involving 1,600 suspects, and that at least five major terror plots had been thwarted since the July 2005 transit bomb attacks in London.

Zawahiri's statement is being advertised by al Sahab, the production wing for al Qaeda. Typically, the statements are released a few days after being advertised by al Sahab, which would put this message out right before the Christmas holiday weekend begins.


Comments (10)

I think I'll wait for the p... (Below threshold)
epador:

I think I'll wait for the pod-, I mean, bomb-cast.

I thought it wqas on MSNBC ... (Below threshold)
eddie bear:

I thought it wqas on MSNBC last night at 8PM Eastern, aka Olbermann's show.

Please hurry with the new t... (Below threshold)
jeff:

Please hurry with the new tape....I need to know if I can leave my house over the holidays.

BE AFRAID the terrorists are coming for YOU! Get your plastic sheeting and duct tape and HIDE!

"Be AFRAID the terrorist... (Below threshold)
cmd:

"Be AFRAID the terrorists are coming for YOU!"

Yeah, Jeff, let's have a laugh - there aren't any terrorists, are there? Just friendly ol' Muslims we haven't met yet.

DU and Kos are over that way, asshat.

I think Jeff was being sarc... (Below threshold)
914:

I think Jeff was being sarcastic? Anyway's Zarwahiri is the one who is be hiding from a sudden drone attack..

Merry Christmas towelhead!

Its all Bush's fault!!! Thi... (Below threshold)
nikkolai:

Its all Bush's fault!!! This, and everything else in the world is Bush's fault!!!

Sincerely,

Lee, and all the rest of the left wing geniuses

Maybe they're just excited ... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

Maybe they're just excited about the new camcorder they got for Ramadan, etc.

Waiting on that communique ... (Below threshold)
LJD:

Waiting on that communique from the DNC so the know what to say.

Yeah, LJD.Just lik... (Below threshold)
Robert:

Yeah, LJD.

Just like when OBL wanted to negotiate with the U.S.
Negotiating with terrorists? How Ronald Reagan.

Robert, Cold War amnesia ma... (Below threshold)
jpm100:

Robert, Cold War amnesia may go over with the undereducated under 25 crowd. But to me its just sad.




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