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Qaeda threatens to blow up White House

india Updated: Nov 11, 2006 13:00 IST
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Al-Qaeda's Iraq branch has threatened to "blow up the White House" in the course of establishing an Islamic caliphate which has started with the proclamation of an Islamic state in Iraq, in an audio message by its chief posted on Friday on the Internet.

"We announce today the end of a phase of the jihad (holy war) and the start of a new one ... To usher in the project of an Islamic caliphate and restore Islam's glory," Abu Hamza Al-Muhajer said in the message.

"We swear we will not rest from our jihad ... Before blowing up the filthiest house, dubbed the White House," he said.

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