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The Danish flag was burnt during widespread protests in February.

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(CNN) -- A fugitive al Qaeda member has called on Muslims in an Internet video to attack Denmark, Norway and France for publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

Although newly posted on Thursday, the video is dated February 2006 -- the same month widespread protests erupted over the cartoons.

"We ask today, who will avenge our prophet and join the fight against the small country of Denmark and its partner Norway and the third of all of these little countries, France," said Mohamed Hassan in the tape.

"The enemy of the veil and honor, we want them struck hard and destroyed because they are harming God and his prophet."

Hassan, also known as Abu Yehia Libi, was one of four terror suspects who escaped from a high-security prison run by the United States military at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan last year.

The caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed first appeared in a Danish newspaper in late 2005 and were later reprinted in a number of newspapers around the world, including some in Norway and France.

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