Osama bin Laden's new release, coming soon!

Publicity shy cave-dwelling killer Osama bin Laden, without a release for nearly three years, is scheduled to hit the charts again with a new video in which he plans to show off a new beard style to go along with what many are calling a new "funky-fresh" call for Jihad. The video is scheduled to be released on Sept. 11, which al-Qaeda representatives are calling, "just a coincidence."

"Groups: Bin Laden plans video on 9/11"

CAIRO, Egypt - Osama bin Laden plans a new video to be released in the coming days ahead of the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in what would be the first new images of the terror mastermind in nearly three years, al-Qaida's media arm announced Thursday.

The al-Qaida leader has not appeared in new video footage since Oct. 29, 2004, and he has not put out a new audiotape in more than a year.

One difference in his appearance was immediately obvious. The announcement had a still photo from the upcoming video, showing bin Laden addressing the camera, his beard fully black. In his past videos, bin Laden's beard was almost entirely gray with dark streaks.

Rita Katz, director of the SITE Institute, a Washington-based group that monitors terror messages, said bin Laden's beard appeared to have been dyed, a popular practice among Arab leaders.

While many have said bin Laden has spent much of the last three years holed up in caves in Pakistan, there have been numerous sightings of the terrorist mastermind around the globe, including in Brazil, where apparently he brings "terrorism to the insects."


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