The 2007 Osama bin Laden video
originally appeared in a banner ad
on an Islamic militant website regularly used by Al-Qaeda
on September 6, 2007. The ad carried a picture of Osama bin Laden
and the logo of Al-Qaeda's media production company, As-Sahab
. An accompanying translated message read "Soon, with the permission of God, a new visual tape, the Sheikh, the Lion, Osama bin Laden. May God protect him."
The timing of the video's release coincided with the sixth anniversary of the September 11 attacks
on the United States. Bin Laden's previous appearance
in a video was in 2004.
By September 7, 2007, United States authorities had obtained a copy of the video, even though it had not been officially released. Soon after, the Reuters news agency
released a one-minute excerpt of the tape which it had obtained from BNO News
Note: The following description was compiled after consideration of the video and transcript as hosted by
In the video Bin Laden is seated at a table wearing a white robe, turban, and beige cloak. His beard is shorter than in his 2004 video, and is black, leading some to speculate it had been dyed, and others to suggest the Bin Laden in the video is an impersonator. The video's title, The Solution
, appears in the top left corner of the video frame. The video running time is approximately 26 minutes.
Bin Laden addresses the "People of America" directly in the video, but makes no... Read More