Osama's 'Letter to America'

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Madison, Nov 25, 2002.

  1. I did not see this mentioned in the 'major media'. Given the severity of the situation and the future threat, it's strange that the (purported) words and motivations of the bastard(s) causing them are not given more attention.
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    Sunday November 24, 2002

    In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful,
    "Permission to fight (against disbelievers) is given to those (believers) who are fought against, because they have been wronged and surely, Allah is Able to give them (believers) victory" [Quran 22:39]

    "Those who believe, fight in the Cause of Allah, and those who disbelieve, fight in the cause of Taghut (anything worshipped other than Allah e.g. Satan). So fight you against the friends of Satan; ever feeble is indeed the plot of Satan."[Quran 4:76]

    Some American writers have published articles under the title 'On what basis are we fighting?' These articles have generated a number of responses, some of which adhered to the truth and were based on Islamic Law, and others which have not. Here we wanted to outline the truth - as an explanation and warning - hoping for Allah's reward, seeking success and support from Him.

    While seeking Allah's help, we form our reply based on two questions directed at the Americans:

    (Q1) Why are we fighting and opposing you?

    (Q2)What are we calling you to, and what do we want from you?

    As for the first question: Why are we fighting and opposing you? The answer is very simple:

    (1) Because you attacked us and continue to attack us.

    a) You attacked us in Palestine:

    (i) Palestine, which has sunk under military occupation for more than 80 years. The British handed over Palestine, with your help and your support, to the Jews, who have occupied it for more than 50 years; years overflowing with oppression, tyranny, crimes, killing, expulsion, destruction and devastation. The creation and continuation of Israel is one of the greatest crimes, and you are the leaders of its criminals. And of course there is no need to explain and prove the degree of American support for Israel. The creation of Israel is a crime which must be erased. Each and every person whose hands have become polluted in the contribution towards this crime must pay its*price, and pay for it heavily.

    (ii) It brings us both laughter and tears to see that you have not yet tired of repeating your fabricated lies that the Jews have a historical right to Palestine, as it was promised to them in the Torah. Anyone who disputes with them on this alleged fact is accused of anti-semitism. This is one of the most fallacious, widely-circulated fabrications in history. The people of Palestine are pure Arabs and original Semites. It is the Muslims who are the inheritors of Moses (peace be upon him) and the inheritors of the real Torah that has not been changed. Muslims believe in all of the Prophets, including Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon them all. If the followers of Moses have been promised a right to Palestine in the Torah, then the Muslims are the most worthy nation of this.

    When the Muslims conquered Palestine and drove out the Romans, Palestine and Jerusalem returned to Islaam, the religion of all the Prophets peace be upon them. Therefore, the call to a historical right to Palestine cannot be raised against the Islamic Ummah that believes in all the Prophets of Allah (peace and blessings be upon them) - and we make no distinction between them.

    (iii) The blood pouring out of Palestine must be equally revenged. You must know that the Palestinians do not cry alone; their women are not widowed alone; their sons are not orphaned alone.

    (b) You attacked us in Somalia; you supported the Russian atrocities against us in Chechnya, the Indian oppression against us in Kashmir, and the Jewish aggression against us in Lebanon.

    (c) Under your supervision, consent and orders, the governments of our countries which act as your agents, attack us on a daily basis;

    (i) These governments prevent our people from establishing the Islamic Shariah, using violence and lies to do so.

    (ii) These governments give us a taste of humiliation, and places us in a large prison of fear and subdual.

    (iii) These governments steal our Ummah's wealth and sell them to you at a paltry price.

    (iv) These governments have surrendered to the Jews, and handed them most of Palestine, acknowledging the existence of their state over the dismembered limbs of their own people.

    (v) The removal of these governments is an obligation upon us, and a necessary step to free the Ummah, to make the Shariah the supreme law and to regain Palestine. And our fight against these governments is not separate from out fight against you.

    (d) You steal our wealth and oil at paltry prices because of you international influence and military threats. This theft is indeed the biggest theft ever witnessed by mankind in the history of the world.

    (e) Your forces occupy our countries; you spread your military bases throughout them; you corrupt our lands, and you besiege our sanctities, to protect the security of the Jews and to ensure the continuity of your pillage of our treasures.

    (f) You have starved the Muslims of Iraq, where children die every day. It is a wonder that more than 1.5 million Iraqi children have died as a result of your sanctions, and you did not show concern. Yet when 3000 of your people died, the entire world rises and has not yet sat down.

    (g) You have supported the Jews in their idea that Jerusalem is their eternal capital, and agreed to move your embassy there. With your help and under your protection, the Israelis are planning to destroy the Al-Aqsa mosque. Under the protection of your weapons, Sharon entered the Al-Aqsa mosque, to pollute it as a preparation to capture and destroy it.

    (2) These tragedies and calamities are only a few examples of your oppression and aggression against us. It is commanded by our religion and intellect that the oppressed have a right to return the aggression. Do not await anything from us but Jihad, resistance and revenge. Is it in any way rational to expect that after America has attacked us for more than half a century, that we will then leave her to live in security and peace?!!

    -cont-
    http://www.observer.co.uk/worldview/story/0,11581,845725,00.html
     
  2. blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah...

    i really hope that osama learns in the not-too-distant future that we DON'T GIVE A SHIT about his problems...and stops sending us tapes and letters and all that shit...

    funny how much they whine when we all know that might makes right. that's the way it's always been and that's the way it will always be...
     
  3. aren't they afraid that there are embedded messages to his followers and that's why they don't widely publish this stuff?
     
  4. MrDinky

    MrDinky

    Did you catch this part of the letter?

    (a) We call you to be a people of manners, principles, honour, and purity; to reject the immoral acts of fornication, homosexuality, intoxicants, gambling's, and trading with interest.

    There you go - undeniable proof Osama hates daytraders.

    :cool:
     
  5. Babak

    Babak

    Actually, he is referring to the act of charging and paying interest (on loans). Something which is forbidden in Islam.

    Interestingly enough, Islamic banks charge interest and pay it.

    go figure :p
     
  6. Apparently 3000 innocent Americans were blown to bits, burned, or crushed to death because of this guy's problems.

    American citizens are living in fear, spending billions, and welcoming the abrogation of Constitutional rights and the vast expansion of Federal government because of this guy's problems.

    Maybe you should give a shit about them.
     
  7. bobcathy1

    bobcathy1 Guest

    I have a message to give to Osma that does not need any translation:mad:
     
  8. Maybe so, maybe not. I think you missed my point. I give a shit about our problems (osama being one of them), but not about his...
     
  9. If it were up to me, he would be giving his ridiculous speeches in hell - and his holy-land nonsense in no way mitigates his actions.

    But it seems that little attention is being given to stopping this movement at the source. Anti-US terrorism is a symptom - and just bombing them and overthrowing their government is not going to cure the disease, by itself.
     
  10. Yeah, my point was that his whole thing has little to do with religion or fighting US imperialism.

    It's all about power.

    But I do agree with you 100% that US imperialism is a big problem, but again, history has shown that might makes right, and if it wasn't the US, it would be someone else.
     
    #10     Nov 26, 2002