April 23, 2006 - Posted at 12:53 p.m. CST
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) _ A new audiotape said to be from Osama bin
Laden calls for a global Muslim boycott of American goods.
The call is similar to a recent action aimed at Danish products
following the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet
Muhammad. Referring to this controversy in the new tape, bin Laden
demands that the artists who drew those caricatures be handed over
to him for trial and punishment.
The message also says that the U-S and Europe have declared a
Christian war against Muslims. And it calls on bin Laden's
followers to go to Sudan to fight a proposed U-N force.
The tape was broadcast today on Al-Jazeera television. The
network has apparently had the tape for awhile. Substantial
transition and background comments have been added in between bin
The authenticity of the tape hasn't been verified.