In a new tape allegedly featuring the voice of Osama Bin Laden, Pakistan relief efforts by Muslim nations are criticized heavily by the al-Qaida leader. Described by most as an act of desperation, the terrorist leader may be attempting to win over wider support for his group by taking up the mantle of those in need. Get the full story, pictures and video below.

AFGHANISTAN - UNDATED FILE PHOTO:  Saudi dissident and suspected terrorist leader Osama bin Laden is seen in this undated file photo taken somewhere in Afghanistan.  U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell told the Senate Budget Committee February 11, 2003 that he had read a transcript from bin Laden or someone believed to be him, speaking about his partnership with Iraq from an Al Jazeera tape. The Arab satellite station aired a statement allegedly from Osama bin Laden.  (Photo by Getty Images)






Apparently speaking over a video featuring photos of himself standing amidst scenes of the natural disaster, the al-Qaida leader called for rallied public aid from neighboring Muslim nations. He decried the use of a majority of public taxes for military funding as opposed to humanitarian aid.

“The catastrophe (in Pakistan) is very big and it is difficult to describe it,” says the voice on the video. What we are facing… calls for generous souls and brave men to take serious and prompt action to provide relief for their Muslim brothers in Pakistan. Millions of children are out in the open air, lacking basic elements of living, including drinking water, resulting in their bodies shedding liquids and subsequently their death.”

According to the unconfirmed tape by Osama Bin Laden, Pakistan’s flooding is the result of global warming, and Muslim nations need to update their budgets in order to compensate for the growing number of tragedies that will be hitting the region.

“The huge climate change is affecting our (Islamic) nation and is causing great catastrophes throughout the Islamic world,” he says in the tape. “It is not sufficient anymore to maintain the same relief efforts as previously, as it has become crucial to deliver tents, food and medicine.”

The recent tape is the second of two videos released by the terrorist leader recently. The first took a much harsher tone, threatening American lives if any harm comes to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks currently in U.S. custody. The al-Qaida leader is still at large, thought to be hiding out in the lawless border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

What do you think of the recent tape, allegedly by Osama Bin Laden? Pakistan’s flooding has left thousands dead or without shelter, but intercepted internal al-Qaida memos have instructed the group’s members to ignore relief efforts in the pro-al-Qaida country. Therefore it’s tough believe the organization leader’s sincerity in his latest video. Check out the photos and video on the latest tape below, and let me know what you think in the comment section!

KARACHI, PAKISTAN - MARCH 2:  Pakistani protesters hold posters of Osama bin Laden during one of the biggest protest rallies against a possible U.S.-led war with Iraq March 2, 2003 in Karachi, Pakistan. At least 100,000 Islamic party activists attended the march. The six Islamic parties alliance Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), which had vowed to bring one million people on the streets, claimed half a million had already gathered. People carrying MMA flags and portraits of Osama bin Laden and chanted 'Jihad (holy war)' and 'No blood for oil.' Bin Laden has been denounced by the U.S. as terror mastermind and hailed by Islamists as a hero.  (Photo by Syed Zargham/Getty Images)   395630 01: (UNDATED FILE PHOTO) Osama bin Laden, prime suspect of the September 11th attacks in the United States, is shown in this photo released by the FBI October 10, 2001 in Washington, D.C. Osama Bin Laden is also wanted in connection with the August 7, 1998 bombings of the U.S. Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya. These attacks killed over 200 people. (Photo Courtesy of FBI/Getty Images)394735 03: (FILE PHOTO) Suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden is seen in this undated photo taken from a television image. (Photo by Getty Images)394735 02: (FILE PHOTO) Suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden is seen in this undated photo taken from a television image. (Photo by Getty Images)394268 01: (FRANCE OUT) Arab militant Osama Bin Laden poses for this undated photo. A US official and experts have identified Bin Laden as the possible mastermind in the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon in the United States. (Photo by Getty Images)