Convert to Islam, Al-Qaeda tells Bush
"If you obey, God will pardon the past," al-Zawahiri has said in a videotape.india Updated: Jan 31, 2006 15:28 IST
Al-Qaeda's number two Ayman al-Zawahiri has called on US President George W Bush to convert to Islam.
"Ayman Zawahiri called on President George W Bush to convert to Islam in the video recording received by Al-Jazeera," said the channel's presenter.
"If you obey, you will be a brother in religion and God will pardon the past," she cited Zawahiri as saying in the tape broadcast on Monday.
Al-Jazeera did not broadcast excerpts of this passage from the tape, but said the full recording would be made available on its website.
In the excerpts broadcast by Al-Jazeera, Zawahiri said he survived a controversial US raid targeting him in Pakistan.