Press Release

For Immediate Release
October 30, 2004

Washington D.C.
FBI National Press Office
(202) 324-3691


News organizations have aired parts of a videotape of an individual who claims to be an al-Qa'ida supporter in which the speaker makes implied threats against the United States.   The speaker claims the United States as his country of origin and he speaks English.

The FBI is seeking assistance from the public through its web site, www.fbi.gov, in an effort to seek any information the public may have to help identify the individual on the videotape -- by recognizing anything in the voice, body language or other style of either the subject of the video or the person asking questions off camera.

The Intelligence Community continues to analyze the tape.   Questions about its origin, the speaker, and the speaker's linkage to al-Qa'ida remain unresolved.  There is no information linking this video to a specific threat.

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