Sunday, April 23, 2006

We've made Osama mad

From Stop The ACLU:

Al-Jazeera, which is based in Qatar, said the new tape is from bin Laden. CNN could not immediately confirm the tape's authenticity, but analysts said the voice sounds like bin Laden's.

A U.S. intelligence official said technical analysis of the tape is under way.

The speaker on the tape says "the opposition to the Hamas government is proof of the crusade against Muslims."

The speaker repeats his description of a "crusade" against Muslims, pointing to activities in other areas such as Chechnya, Somalia and Sudan, where bin Laden lived in the mid-'90s before being expelled by the Sudanese government.

Bin Laden and other al Qaeda figures use the term "crusaders" to refer to Christians.

The remarks about the halting of funds suggest the tape is relatively recent. The United States and some other Western nations have officially stopped contributions to the Palestinian government since Hamas assumed power March 30. Humanitarian aid is donated through nongovernmental organizations.

Michelle Malkin also takes note of this and recommends that we read Robert Spencer's Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades).

As far as I'm concerned the only thing of any significance to this is the fact that it (if it is really bin Laden) proves that he is still alive. What else does it teach us? That the Islamofascists hate us? That radical Muslims have a massive sense of entitlement? Didn't we already know that?