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Bin Laden's speech

After Al-Jazeera broadcasted a tape from Bin Laden, the BBC now provides a full - and sketchy - translation of the speech. I have added it to the Bin Laden Speech Archive.

I have just bought a collection of Bin Laden's speeches in new translations and it is quite a boon to have so much of his text in one volume to compare. The introduction by Bruce Lawrence is also useful and points out the bizarre fact that the words of this most wanted person are almost never seen in their entirety in the Western media.

Lawrence, Bruce (Ed.), Messages to the World. The Statements of Osama Bin Laden, (London: Verso, 2005)


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