The following is a transcript of the videotaped message purportedly from an Al Qaeda spokesman:

"We declare our responsibility for what happened in Madrid, just two and a half years after the attacks on New York and Washington. It's an answer to your collaboration with the criminals Bush and his allies. This is like an answer to the crimes that you have caused in the world and specifically in Iraq and Afghanistan and there will be more if God desires.

"You want life and we want death that which gives an example of what the Prophet Mohammed says. If you don't stop your injustices, the blood will flow more and more and these attacks are very little compared to what could happen with what you call terrorism.

"This is an advisory from the military spokesman of Al Qaeda in Europe - Abu Dujan Al Afgani."