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Osama bin Laden's solution
The al-Qaeda leader has called for the creation of a relief body to deal with disasters in Muslim countries.
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2010 12:52 GMT

Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda's leader, has released a second audio recording in just 24 hours. But this time it is different.
 
He is urging Muslims to tackle famine, flood relief and clean water - stark problems plaguing parts of the Islamic world.
 
He is also accusing Muslim nations, and Arab leaders in particular, of not doing enough to support relief efforts in Pakistan.
 
He says the UN secretary general seems to have done more and has called for the creation of a relief body to deal with disasters in Muslim nations.

Is it a genuine call or an attempt to gain support among frustrated Pakistanis?

Joining the programme are Hamid Mir, a political commentator and security expert, Phil Rees, an expert on Islamic movements and the author of Dining with Terrorists, and Abdul Bari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper.

This episode of Inside Story aired from Sunday, October 3, 2010.

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Al Jazeera
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