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Cairo (AP) Osama bin Laden’s deputy sought to co-opt the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia in a new message, urging the countries’ peoples to create Islamic states and warning that the United States is trying to manipulate the events to ensure American and Israeli interests are preserved.

The message by Ayman al-Zawahri appeared to have been recorded between the Jan. 14 fall of Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and before the Feb. 11 ouster of Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak. Al-Zawahri urged Egyptians and Tunisians to keep up their protests to push out interim governments that continue in place in both nations.

“Greetings to every free, honorable individual who was exposed to the bullets of the security herds to keep Islam as the master in his own country, preserve the headscarf of the Muslim sisters, stop normalization with Israel . . . and protect his society from immorality, corruption and spoilage,” al-Zawahri said in the 15-minute audiotape posted on an Islamic militant website late Sunday.

The audiotape was the third in a three-part message al-Zawahri has released about the uprisings in the two countries. Al-Qaida has long called for the ouster of Mubarak, and Zawahri, an Egyptian, was part of an Islamic militant insurgency that Mubarak’s regime crushed in the 1990s.

He said Washington was trying to avoid the establishment of an Islamic rule that would consider Israel as an enemy and reject aiding America in its war against Muslims under the name of the war on terrorism.

Al-Zawahri urged Tunisians to continue their “sacrifices and efforts until Tunisia returns as a fortress of Islam and jihad … and to work to liberate Muslims lands off the armies of the contemporary Crusader campaign in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, the Arab peninsula, Somalia and the Islamic Maghreb.”

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