Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden threatens in a new audio tape to slay French citizens to retaliate their country's support for the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan and a new law that will ban face-covering Muslim veils.
In the tape, acquired by satellite television station Al-Jazeera and then posted on its website on Wednesday, Bin Laden said France was aiding the Americans in the killing of Muslim women and children in an obvious reference to the war in Afghanistan.
He said the kidnapping of five French citizens in the African nation of Niger last month was a reaction to what he called France's domination of Muslims.
Osama Bin Laden said, by addressing the French. 'How can it be precise that you contribute in the profession of our lands, hold up the Americans in the killing of our women and children and yet want to live in peace and security?'
'It is a easy and obvious Formula: As you murder, you will be murdered. As you confine, you will be confined. And as you terrorize our security, your security will be terrorized.
They are not able to verify the authenticity of the tape but the voice is resembled with the terror group leader as previous tapes determined to be original.
France has about 4,000 troops deployed in and near Afghanistan.
Osama bin Laden said you must know that what happened to America as a result of that undue war addressing to the French.
France has banned the wearing of face-covering burqa-style Muslim veils in public starting in April. Many mulims have threatens by this law.
'If you deemed it your right to ban (Muslim) women from wearing the hijab, then should not it be our right to force out your invading men by striking their necks?' Bin laden Said,