Thursday, May 19, 2011

The last Bin Laden tape: 12 minute recording made by terror chief shortly before his death released online - 19th May 2011

Osama bin Laden recorded a message praising the Middle East protest movements shortly before his death, predicting the revolutions would spread across the region.

The 12-minute message was released as a video but only contains an audio track and a picture of the Al Qaeda leader who was killed earlier this month.

It is likely to have been filmed at the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where bin Laden was living with members of his family.

He was traced there by the US after they discovered the name of one of his courier's and most trusted aides from Guantanamo Bay detainees.

Navy SEALS launched a daring raid on the compound on May 2, flying there in helicopters without even seeking Pakistan's permission.

Bin Laden was shot in the head and chest and killed. Within 24 hours his body had been buried at sea to avoid his grave becoming a shrine for terrorists.

In the tape, he said: 'I think that the winds of change will blow over the entire Muslim world, with permission from Allah.

'Let the truth ring out. Remember those that go out with a sword are true believers, those that go fight with their tongue are true believers, and those that fight in their hearts are true believers.'

He claimed 'the sun of the revolution has risen from the Maghreb'. 'The light of the revolution came from Tunisia. It has given the nation tranquility and made the faces of the people happy.' Read More