Al Qaeda released a posthumous audio recording from bin Laden. In it he praised revolutions sweeping through several Arab countries and called for Muslim tyrants to be brought down. Al Qaeda said bin Laden recorded a message a week before his death. “The sun of the revolution has risen from the Maghreb. The light of the revolution came from Tunisia. It has given the nation tranquility and made the faces of the people happy. To the Muslim nation,we are watching with you this great historic event and share with you the joy and happiness. Congratulations for your victories and may God grant your martyrs mercy, your injured recovery and your prisoners freedom,” bin Laden, said.
He called on the young Arabs to consult those of experience to “follow up events and works in parallel–to save the people that are struggling to bring down their tyrants.”
Osama praised the revolution in Egypt and said, “I believe that the winds of change will envelope the entire Muslim world. This revolution was not for food and clothing. Rather, it was a revolution of glory and pride, a revolution of sacrifice and giving. It has lit the Nile’s cities and its villages from its lower reaches to the top. To those free rebels in all the countries, retain the initiative and be careful of dialogue. No meeting mid-way between the people of truth and those of deviation.” Osama did not specify Libya, Syria, Bahrain or Yemen. He said Israel was worried by the unrest.