Osama Message To Europeans Surfaces

A purported message from Osama bin Laden, addressed to people in Europe, has surfaced on the the Internet. The authenticity of the message could not immediately be established.

This frame grab taken from a video message carrying the logo of al-Qaida's production house as-Sahab and provided by IntelCenter, a U.S. government contractor monitoring al-Qaida messaging, shows a graphic used on the May 16, 2008, al-Qaeda's as-Sahab Media release of a new video featuring an audio statement from Osama bin Laden to the people of the West about Israel's 60th anniversary. It is the third statement from bin Laden to be released in 2008. There are no English subtitles. Friday's message comes as President Bush wraps up his visit to Israel to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Jewish state. (AP Photo/IntelCenter) ** The authenticity of the close to 10 minute message could not be verified, but it was posted on a Web site commonly used by al-Qaida **

(CNN) -- A purported message from Osama bin Laden, addressed to people in Europe, has surfaced on the the Internet.

The authenticity of the message could not immediately be established.

Al Qaeda has recently threatened attacks in Germany, where voters are scheduled to go to the polls on Sunday.

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