Remember: He is really an okay sort of guy, you know â€“ Â “He only kills if he thinks there is a need.”- Â Â Bin Laden’s son: “My father has a religious goal. He is controlled by the rules of jihad.”
Osama Bin Laden: “In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate. From Osama to Obama â€“ peace upon those who follow the divine guidance.
Osama Bin Laden: In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate. From Osama to Obama â€“ peace upon those who follow the divine guidance.
If our messages to you were conveyed by words, we would not be sending them to you by airplanes. The message that was meant to be conveyed to you by the airplane of the hero andÂ mujahid, Umar Al-Farouq [Abdulmutallab], may Allah release him, reiterates a previous message, conveyed to you by the heroes of 9/11 â€“ a message that has been repeated before and after that:
America will not even dream of security, until security becomes a reality in Palestine. It is not fair that you enjoy your lives, while our brothers in Gaza live in hardship. Therefore, our raids against you will continue, Allah willing, as long as your support of the Israelis continues.
Peace upon those who follow the divine guidance.
Update from Jihad Watch:
And reveals himself to be a supporter ofÂ Pat Buchanan: “God willing, our raids on you will continue as long as your support for the Israelis continues.” Buchanan (and Barack Obama) assume that the global jihad is all the result of American actions, and that therefore changes to American foreign policies can end it. They ignore the Islamic imperative to wage jihad warfare against Infidels regardless of what those Infidels are doing or not doing. But this latest statement cannot be taken in isolation.
Bin Laden has also said (in accord with Qur’an 9:29): “There are only three choices in Islam: either willing submission; or payment of theÂ jizya, thereby physical, though not spiritual, submission to the authority of Islam; or the sword — for it is not right to let him [an infidel] live. The matter is summed up for every person alive: either submit [i.e., become a “submitter,” a Muslim], or live under the suzerainty of Islam, or die.” (Raymond Ibrahim,Â The Al-Qaeda Reader, pp. 19-20)
Does that sound like a man who will be satisfied if the U.S. stops meddling in his part of the world?
“Bin Laden claims airline bomb attempt on Christmas,” by Paul Schemm for theÂ Associated Press