] The Arabic newspaper Al-Quds al-Arabi said Thursday it
] had received a claim of responsibility for the Madrid
] train bombings issued in the name of al Qaeda.
] The five-page e-mail claim, signed by the shadowy Brigade
] of Abu Hafs al-Masri, was received at the paper's London
] offices. It said the brigade's "death squad" had
] penetrated "one of the pillars of the crusade alliance,
] "This is part of settling old accounts with Spain, the
] crusader, and America's ally in its war against Islam,"
] the claim said.