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Al-Qaeda tape claims bomb attempt on Christmas Day

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Al-Qaeda tape claims bomb attempt on Christmas Day


The images on Christmas Day of a Delta airlines plane on the runway at Detroit were flashed around the world. That was after a botched attempt to bomb the plane. The jet had flown from Amsterdam. Now al Qaeda has claimed responsibility on a recorded taped message, with a chilling warning to the United States.

“This is a message from Osama Bin Laden to Obama. America will not have security as long as Palestine doesn’t. It is unfair you enjoy a safe life while our brothers in Gaza suffer greatly. Our attacks will continue as long as you support Israel. America will never dream of security unless we will have it in reality in Palestine,” the voice said.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab has been charged with attempting to blow up the plane. The bomb hidden in his underwear failed to explode. He said he was trained by al-Qaeda in Yemen.

Security at airports has now been stepped up. The authenticity of this latest tape has not been verified. America has yet to respond while an Israeli government official dismissed it, saying terrorists always look for absurd excuses for their despicable deeds.

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