Bin Laden Urges Americans To Embrace Islam In New Video


Friday, September 7th 2007, 2:37 pm
By: News On 6


CAIRO, Egypt (AP) _ Osama bin Laden appeared for the first time in three years in a new videotape Friday, telling Americans they should convert to Islam if they want the war in Iraq to end, according to a transcript obtained by ABC News.

The videotape appeared to have been recently made, since bin Laden refers to the Democratic victory in COngress and to French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who was elected in May.

``I invite you to embrace Islam,'' bin Laden said, according to a transcript posted by ABC News on its Web site.

``It will also achieve your desire to stop the war as a consequence, because as soon as the warmongering owners of the major corporations realize that you have lost confidence in your democratic system and have begun to look for an alternative, and this alternative is Islam, they will run after you to please you and achieve what you want to steer you away from Islam,'' he said.