Bin Laden Tape Urges Americans To Convert

In his first videotape in three years, Osama bin Laden urges Americans to embrace Islam.

According to a transcript posted by ABC News on its Web site, bin Laden tells Americans they should convert to Islam if they want
the war in Iraq to end.

According to the transcript, bin Laden also suggests another way to ending the war. He says "One is from our side, and it is to escalate the fighting and killing against you."

A government official says bin Laden makes no overt threats against the U.S. in the nearly 30-minute tape.

The video comes just days before the sixth anniversary of the September 11th attacks.