Bin Laden claims Christmas day attack in new tape(Read article summary)
A new taped message purported to be from Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden vows more attacks and says that it's 'unfair' that the US lives in peace while Palestinians suffer.
The tape, which has not been independently confirmed to be from Mr. bin Laden, suggests that the leader of Al Qaeda will use such attacks to raise his own profile even if he was not involved in the planning or execution.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian, has been indicted on six counts by a US grand jury stemming from his alleged attempt to blow up a jetliner as it neared Detroit on Dec. 25. Al Qaeda’s Yemen affiliate, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, previously claimed responsibility for the attack, and Mr. Abdulmutallab told officials after his arrest that he obtained his explosive device and training in Yemen.