New Threats by Al-Qaeda No. 2 Single Out Britain

[Washington Post] Craig Whitlock - The threat of a terrorist attack on European soil by Islamic radicals has increased substantially in recent months, according to European counterterrorism officials. In a new videotape released Wednesday, al-Qaeda's deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahiri singled out Britain as a historical enemy of Muslims, blaming it for the creation of Israel and the downfall of the Ottoman Empire. He also said al-Qaeda would continue to plan attacks on the U.S. and its "Crusader" allies in Europe.

2006-12-21 01:00:00

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