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Thursday, May 06, 2004

BIN LADEN AND CONSERVATIVES AGREE

...on things other than strict conservative interpretations of religious documents!

In this case? The gold standard!
A statement attributed to Osama bin Laden offered rewards in gold Thursday for the killing of top U.S. and U.N. officials in Iraq.

The transcript of an audio recording dated Thursday appeared on a Web site known for militant Islamic messages.

The Web site gave links to hear the statement, but none were working.

"You know that America promised big rewards for those who kill mujahedeen (holy warriors)," the transcript read. "We in al-Qaida organization will guarantee, God willing, 10,000 grams of gold to whoever kills the occupier Bremer, or the American chief commander or his deputy in Iraq."

He was referring to L. Paul Bremer, the chief U.S. administrator in Iraq, and top military officials.

The authenticity of the statement could not immediately be verified.
Look, that was silly of me. But if that's the way Karen "pro-choice people = terrorists!" Hughes wants to play, then TFM says, game on!

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