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Bin Laden Tells France to Surrender

Posted on | January 21, 2011 | 3 Comments

As if they needed to be told:

Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden called on France to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan in exchange for releasing French hostages being held by affiliates of the extremist group, according to a new audio message broadcast on an Arabic news channel Friday.
“The exit of your hostages out of the hands of our brothers depends on the exit of your troops from Afghanistan,” bin Laden said in the message broadcast by al-Jazeera.
Bin Laden reminded the French people of President Nicolas Sarkozy’s refusal in November to withdraw the French troops from Afghanistan and to negotiate with al-Qaeda over the hostages.
“Your president’s rejection is a result of being a hireling to America and a green light to kill the hostages … his stand will cost you a high price on different aspects inside or outside France,” he said.

France has “troops”? I’m shocked.


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