OSAMA bin Laden’s al-Qaeda terror network is planning a “death blow” against Americans during the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, a Saudi magazine reports in its issue due out today.
“Al-Qaeda is going to carry out a death blow against Americans during the month of Ramadan,” Al-Majallah said, quoting an e-mail sent by Abu Mohammed al-Ablaj, identified as a senior member of al-Qaeda.
Ablaj, who regularly communicates with the London-based weekly via e-mail, did not specify if the threatened strike will be carried out in the United States or against American interests abroad.
“Muslims have the right to draw the blood of Americans, civilian or military, everywhere in the world,” Ablaj said.
He did not dismiss the possibility of a “painful” strike in Iraq, which is currently under a US-led occupation following the overthrow of dictator Saddam Hussein.