Bin Laden to Muslim World: You Failed Pakistan

Second tape in 24 hours blasts response to floods
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2010 8:03 AM CDT
This image from video provided by the SITE Intelligence Group shows the still picture of Osama bin Laden shown on the video released on jihadist forums on Oct. 1, 2010.   ((AP Photo/SITE Intelligence Group) MANDATORY CREDIT: SITE INTELLIGENCE GROUP; ON-SCREEN LOGO MUST NOT BE OBSCURED; NO SALES)

(Newser) – Osama bin Laden's getting downright chatty these days, releasing his second video in 24 hours to blast Muslim nations' response to the devastating floods in Pakistan (click here for the lowdown on the first). "The (UN's) secretary-general came to witness the catastrophe for himself, and yet no Arab leaders came to witness the disaster despite the short distances and claims of brotherhood," he said in the message titled "Help your Pakistani Brothers."

The al-Qaeda leader avoided his normal calls for government overthrow and violence in what the AP calls a move to broaden his group's appeal. But officials worry bin Laden's call could incite Pakistani rage over the pace of aid, and help al-Qaeda drum up support in the nation.

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