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The following is the full text of an audio message purported to be by al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, broadcast on Arab television station al-Jazeera on 11 February.
In the name of God, the merciful, the compassionate.
God says: "O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors: they are but friends and protectors to each other."
Hey, it's Osama here, and I just wanted to let you know I'm still around, folks.
I expect all you Christians to remain firm friends with Israel.
The most qualified regions for liberation are Jordan, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, the land of the two holy mosques (Saudi Arabia), and Yemen.
So you leaders of those countries can be expected to stay friends with the Pentagon. Or else.
And, I've been told not to mention Palestine. Funny that.
That's all for now, folks. I'm off to Bar Lubitsch for a little vodka.
Our Lord! Give us good in this world and good in the Hereafter and save us from the torment of the Fire!