In a message released on al Jazeera Osama bin Ladin has urged Muslims to support the establishment of a Palestinian state. In the recording he said "Every Muslim has a duty to work towards a viable independent Palestinian state and the best way to achieve that is to blow yourself up in a marketplace in Karbala. Trust me on this."
He went on to claim that "the Zionist entity will only recognise the rights and aspirations of the Palestinian people when enough shia pilgrims have been blown to smithereens in Iraq. The ummah sheds a tear when so many ablebodied Muslims capable of strapping on the old bomb belt and obliterating themselves and scores of Iraqi civilians just can't be bothered."
In a move that could upset traditionalists he also urged the use of both fire and iron, a modernising move which could catapult al Qaeda into the 12th century BC.
In an tape released the previous day he urged Muslims to take vengeance for the Danish cartoons by "nailbombing cafes in Paraguay" adding that "it's the only language the Danes understand".