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According to the BBC, Osama bin Laden [number one on all of the charts with a bomb] found time for another recording date and just released his latest cut: Bin Laden urges Pakistan holy war

Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has called on Pakistanis to overthrow President Pervez Musharraf.

In a new audio tape, Bin Laden promised what he called retaliation for the storming of the radical Red Mosque in the capital, Islamabad, in July.

It is not the first time the al-Qaeda leader has called for the overthrow of President Musharraf.

But the BBC defence and security correspondent Rob Watson says Osama Bin Laden may well consider this a timely intervention given the current political turmoil in Pakistan and growing unpopularity of President Musharraf.

Indeed, our correspondent says, a poll released earlier this month suggested the Pakistani president was less popular in his own country than the al-Qaeda leader himself.

For more background on the Red Mosque you should read Manan Ahmed’s piece, The Mosque and the Ballot, and the Wikipedia entry on General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, the man most responsible for building it.

To figure out why General Zia would do such a thing, consult Dr. Cole’s Fisking the “War on Terror”.