Osama Bin Laden Goes Green: Tells Muslims Climate Change Is "Worse Than War"
Al-Qaida has released a new audio tape of Osama bin Laden in which the leader of the terror network calls for the creation of a relief body to aid Muslims harmed in natural disasters and wars.
In a copy of the message provided by the U.S.-based SITE Intelligence Group, bin Laden also criticizes governments in Muslim countries for spending more money on armies than on their citizens.
The message was approximately 11 minutes long and was included in a video showing still images of bin Laden and images of natural disasters, the SITE institute said.
“The number of victims caused by climate change is very big … bigger than the victims of wars,” the voice on the audio tape said according to the AFP news agency.
The tape comes after similar messages from al-Qaida figures that accused the Pakistani government of failing to provide for its people after massive floods in the country killed hundreds and left some 8 million people homeless.