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Al-Qaida Vows To Remain ‘A Curse’

Al-Qaida has confirmed the death of Osama bin Laden in a fiery, four-page screed that vows revenge.

The message, dated May 3 and signed by “the general leadership” of al-Qaida, was just released on Islamic and other websites and warned Americans that their “happiness will turn into sadness.” It is the first word from the group since bin Laden’s death Monday in Pakistan, and analysts say it clears the way for succession.

“We stress that the blood of the holy warrior sheik, Osama bin Laden, God bless him, is precious to us and to all Muslims and will not go in vain,” read the statement, which was translated and posted overnight on the SITE Intelligence Group’s website.