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'Bin Laden' messages: Full text

BBC News
The Arab TV station al-Jazeera has broadcast an audiotape of two messages which it attributed to al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.
In the first message the voice calls on young Muslims to join a holy war against the Americans.
"Praise be to God, Praise be to God, who says: "O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the Hypocrites, and be firm against them. Their abode is Hell - an evil refuge indeed."

May God's blessings be upon our prophet Mohammed, who says: He who is killed in defence of his property is a martyr; he who is killed in self-defence is a martyr; he who is killed in defence of his religion is a martyr; and he who is killed in defence of his family is a martyr.

This is the second message to our Muslim brothers in Iraq. O grandchildren of Sad, al-Muthanna, Khalid, al-Muanna, and Saladin. May God's peace, mercy, and blessings be upon you.


I greet you, your effort, and blessed Jihad. For you have massacred the enemy and brought joy to the hearts of Muslims, particularly the people of Palestine. May God reward you for that. You are to be thanked for your jihad. May God strengthen your positions and guide you to achieve your targets.

You should be pleased, for America has fallen into the quagmires of the Tigris and Euphrates. Bush thought that Iraq and its oil are easy spoils. Now, he is in a critical situation, praise be God. Today, America has started to cry out and crumble before the entire world.

Praise be to God, who foiled its plots and made it ask for help from the lowliest people and beg for the mercenary soldiers from the east and the west. No wonder you did these deeds to America and made it suffer in this way, for you are the sons of those great knights, who carried Islam eastward until they reached China.


Duty

Let it be known to you that this war is a new crusader campaign against the Muslim world, and it is a war that is crucial to the entire nation. Only God knows the extent of its serious repercussions and negative effects on Islam and Muslims.

O young people of Islam everywhere, especially in the neighbouring countries and in Yemen, you should pursue jihad and roll your sleeves up.

Follow the right path and be careful not to support the men who follow their whims, those who sat idle, or those who relied on oppressors. For those would seek to shake you and inhibit you from pursuing this blessed jihad.

There have been voices in Iraq, as there were in Palestine, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen, and other countries before, calling for a peaceful, democratic solution in dealing with the apostate governments or the Jewish and crusader invaders instead of fighting for the cause of God.

It was thus imperative to draw attention in brief to the seriousness of this wrong, misleading approach, which is against God's law and which inhibits fighting for His sake.

Innocent

For how can you obey, when jihad becomes a duty, those who never fought for the sake of God? Will you not learn a lesson? It was those who obstructed the efforts of the honest men of the nation.

They relied on the whims of people and on democracy - the religion of the pre-Islam era - to join legislative councils. They have gone far astray and misled many people.

Why do they join the council of polytheism - the legislative council of representatives, which Islam destroyed - thus destroying the pillars of religion? What was left for them?

They claim that they are on the right path, but they are doing a great wrong. God knows that Islam is innocent of their deeds, for Islam is the religion of God. The legislative councils of representatives are the religion of the pre-Islam era.

He who obeys the leaders or scholars in permitting what God banned, such as joining the legislative councils, or banning what He permitted, such as jihad for His sake, would be associating other gods with Him. God is our sole source of strength.


The recording also included a message to the American people and US soldiers fighting in Iraq.

Praise be to God. There is to be no transgression except on the ones that do injustice to others.

From Osama Bin Mohammed Bin Laden to the American people regarding your aggression on Iraq.

I greet those that follow the guidance of God. O American people, some people pictured you as a great people. It turned out that most of you are riff-raff who do not have any share in great ethics. You elect the evildoers from among you who tell many lies and are impolite.


You are being enslaved by those who have the most money, the most influential ones, and those who have the strongest news media, particularly the Jews, who are dragging you behind them under the trick of democracy in order to support the Israelis and their schemes and hostility to our religion and at the expense of our blood and land, as well as at the expense of your blood and economy.

Events have proven this. The fact that you were driven to the Iraqi war, in which you have no interest whatsoever, is evidence of this. Bush came with his hard-booted, hard-hearted gang.

This gang is a huge evil on all humanity, its blood, money, environment, and morality. They came to deal strong and consecutive blows to honesty that is the basis of morality, each from the position he holds, until they professionally rendered it dead before the world.

With this behaviour of theirs, they encouraged hypocrisy, corrupted people, and spread political bribery at the level of heads of state with no shame.

Morality

This gang and their leader do not find anything wrong with lying, war, theft, and robbery if it would serve their personal greed. Their fangs drip blood from the corpses of the children of Vietnam and Somalia and the children of Afghanistan and Iraq.

They did not care about you, went behind your backs, invaded Iraq once again, and lied to you and the whole world. It has been said: a nation's strength is in its morality; if the morality of the people of any nation was to deteriorate they would cease to exist.

Bush has pushed your children into the mouth of the lion so that they will slaughter others and get slaughtered, claiming that this is in defence of international peace and America. In so doing, he hides the true motive.

On the one hand, he implements the demands of the Zionist lobby, which helped him enter the White House, to destroy the military power of Iraq, which neighbours the Jews in occupied Palestine. In so doing, he shows absolute indifference to the repercussions on your blood and economy.

On the other hand, he conceals his own greed and the ambitions of this lobby in Iraq and its oil. He is still thinking in the mentality of his ancestors who used to kill the red Indians to seize their lands and loot their wealth.

He thought that the matter would be easy spoils and a short trip that would not end in failure. However, God had those lions waiting for him in Baghdad, the home of the Islamic caliphate, the lions of the desert who believe that the taste of death in their mouths is better than honey.

Shattered pride

They, praise be God, turned his gains into losses and his joy into sorrow. Bush is now like the one who would be pleased to relinquish the spoils if he comes back safe. Praise be to God who uncovered his lies and exposed his motives and brought more calamities to you under his rule.

I tell Bush that appealing for help from the world around you and begging for mercenary soldiers from everywhere, even from the small countries, has shattered your pride, insulted your prestige, and exposed your powerlessness after you used to defend the world in its entirety. You are now like the one who used to defend people with his own sword, but now he looks for others to defend him.

Let the unjust ones know that we maintain our right to reply, at the appropriate time and place, to all the states that are taking part in this unjust war, particularly Britain, Spain, Australia, Poland, Japan, and Italy. The Islamic world's states that are taking part in this war, particularly the Gulf states, mainly Kuwait, the land base for the Crusader forces, will not be excluded from this.

I also tell the US soldiers in Iraq: After the daylight emerged and the biggest liar and his true nature were exposed, your continued presence in Iraq is compound injustice and a great folly. You are selling your life for the sake of others.

So, your blood is being shed in order to increase the assets of the White House's gang and their partners of the arms dealers and owners of the conniving big companies. The most stupid person is the one who sells his life for the sake of others.

Injustice

Concluding, I tell the American people: God willing, we will continue to fight you. We will continue the martyrdom operations inside and outside the United States until you end your injustice, abandon your stupidity, and curb your insolent fellows.

You should know that we count our killed ones, may God have mercy on their souls, particularly those killed in Palestine at the hands of your allies, the Jews. So, we will punish you for them, God willing, just like what happened on the New York day. Just remember what I told you at the time about our security and your security.

As for Baghdad, the Caliphate house, God willing, you will never take it. We will fight you as long as we have weapons in our hands, and if these weapons fall, our sons will pick them up. Let our mothers be bereaved if we leave any trace of you on our land.

How can a person sleep when his main concern is to remove injustice? You will never be able to take Baghdad as long as there is a sword in our hand.

We fight those who fight us and chop off their heads with our swords. There will be no peace until infidelity is defeated. God suffices us, and He is our supporter, and you do not have any supporter".
Yeah, Whatever 29.Oct.2004 14:03

back from the dead

lol

Thanks Portland IndyMedia 29.Oct.2004 14:23

newsie

I just took a quick look around the major news Web sites and coould not find a single one with the complete text of bin Laden's speech.

But PDX indyMedia had it.

Thanks!

the words ring true 29.Oct.2004 14:34

no end in sight

" . . . for America has fallen into the quagmires of the Tigris and Euphrates. Bush thought that Iraq and its oil are easy spoils. Now, he is in a critical situation, praise be God. Today, America has started to cry out and crumble before the entire world."

Blah, blah, blah 29.Oct.2004 15:37

Mr. Pop

Look a bit closer, newsie. The top of this posting says they are transcripts of audio recordings (and about six months old, from the content)---today's offering on al-Jazeera was video. The translations of today's tape are starting to pop up on the Beeb's Web site, and a few others.

Strongest Proof Yet?!? 29.Oct.2004 15:48

Proofreader

The news channels are busy spinning this as the 'strongest proof' yet that Bin Laden was responsible for 9/11.

Does it not follow, then, that the proof until this video was not as strong?


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You should know that we count our killed ones, may God have mercy on their souls, particularly those killed in Palestine at the hands of your allies, the Jews. So, we will punish you for them, God willing, just like what happened on the New York day. Just remember what I told you at the time about our security and your security.
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And if that is the strongest proof that Bin Laden orchestrated 9/11, then that's not proof at all.

Osama? 29.Oct.2004 15:58

Brent

I wonder
the fake bin laden video tape was released by the White House in December of 2001, wherein 'Osama' (an overweight comedian playing bin laden) exulted in how the twin towers fell down, claiming the damage exceeded his wildest expectations...my local newpaper featured almost a full page picture of that fat actor, and instantly I knew that 'this wasn't bin laden' but that didn't stop the 'editors' or my globalized bought off 'local paper' (it is owned now by the same outfit that runs the right wing Jerusalem Post - formerly in the possession of Conrad Black and Hollinger) and also runs frequent pro-Israel and anti-Muslim screeds

as for this latest video, the transcript has an authentic ring, but you just never can tell (if it is faked, an 'October surprise', at least it is a step up from the release of that obvious comedy video in 2001)

by the way is it not true that bin laden has bad kidney's and requires constant dialysis? And why does he mention 'Spain'....Spain promised to pull out of Iraq...just how recent would such a tape be, assuming it was authentic?

 http://www.awitness.org/news/december_2001/osama_nose_job.html

"I have viewed exceprts from the "Smoking Gun" bin Laden video and I can't see how anyone could mistake the actor on the video for Usama bin Laden. It seems that UbL has been gulping down more than his fair share of the "food aid" that is being dropped because he is obviously carrying a few more pounds, mostly in the face, since the videos screened on Al Jazeera not long ago, reportedly recorded only a few days earlier. I seem to associate the actor on the video more with Will Smith than with UbL.

It must further be mentioned that the parts of the audio that can be heard do not sound anything at all like the audio of bin Laden on the Al Jazeera broadcasts. In fact it does not even sound like the arabic spoken by an arab. I wonder just how many people are falling for this deception after the "planted spy" American Taliban debacle did not have the desired effect.

Sorry America, you guys are just being absolutely stupid in believing that shrub (bush jnr). You people should take note of the words of your Ben Franklin when he stated "Those who would give up freedom for security deserve, and will get, neither.""-Haroon Sulaiman

"The man that was purportedly Osama bin Laden was not. His profile did not match that of Osama. His nose was flatter than that of Osama. Take a look at past photographs and see for your self. This was a look-a-like."-Pat Taylor
Osama's nose job
Osama's nose job

Hey Now! 29.Oct.2004 15:59

Lit

The above message was from, Saturday, 18 October, 2003, 20:41 GMT 21:41 UK
Below is some excerpts from todays video.


"O American people, my talk to you is about the best way to avoid another Manhattan, about the war, its causes and results...

"Security is an important pillar of human life. Free people do not relinquish their security. This is contrary to Bush's claim that we hate freedom...

"Let him tell us why we did not strike Sweden, for example. It is known that those who hate freedom do not have proud souls, like the souls of the 19 people [killed while perpetrating the 11 September 2001 attacks], may God have mercy on them...

"We fought you because we are free and do not accept injustice. We want to restore freedom to our nation. Just as you waste our security, we will waste your security...

"Despite entering the fourth year after 11 September, Bush is still deceiving you and hiding the truth from you and therefore the reasons are still there to repeat what happened."

Bin Laden added that the idea of striking the towers in New York occurred to him when "we saw the injustice of the US-Israeli alliance against our people in Palestine and Lebanon", when, in 1982 "the United States gave permission to the Israelis to invade Lebanon" with, he alleged, the help of the US Sixth Fleet.

He said that these events had generated a "strong determination to punish the unjust ones".

"We did not find it difficult to deal with Bush and his administration, because it is similar to regimes in our countries, half of which are governed by the military and the other half of which are governed by the sons of kings and presidents; and we have a long experience with them. In both categories, you find many who are characterised by hubris, arrogance, greed, and unlawful acquisition of money...

"Your security does not lie in the hands of Kerry, Bush, or al-Qaeda. Your security is in your own hands. Each and every state that does not tamper with our security will have automatically assured its own security."

CNN 29.Oct.2004 16:00

brent

refers to the phony december tape as follows

 http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/10/29/binladen.tape/index.html
"The statement aired Friday is the first videotaped message from the al Qaeda leader since December 2001.

Since he was last seen speaking on tape, at least seven audiotapes have surfaced on which a voice believed to be bin Laden issued messages. The most recent came in April, when he made references to the train bombings in Madrid the month before

bbc 29.Oct.2004 16:29

brent

 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3966817.stm

"Bush Senior deemed it appropriate to assign his sons to states. He also did not forget to convey the [election] rigging experience from the leaders of the [Arab] region to Florida to benefit from it at critical times...

"We had agreed with the chief amir [leader - of the 11 September hijackers] Mohammed Atta that he should accomplish all the operations within 20 minutes before Bush and his administration could take notice.

"It never occurred to us that the supreme commander of the US armed forces would leave 50,000 of his citizens in the two towers to face those great horrors alone, at a time when they needed him badly.

"This is because it seemed to him that being preoccupied with the little child's talk about her goat and its butting was more important than being preoccupied with the planes and their ramming into the skyscrapers.

"This gave with three times the period required for carrying out the operations, praise be to God.

bin laden timeline 29.Oct.2004 16:50

brent

from Afghanistan to New York
 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/3618762.stm

1988 AlQaeda founded in Afghanistan by Osama Bin Laden
As Soviet troops withdraw from Afghanistan Osama Bin Laden and other Arab fighters in the country form alQaeda.

1991 Bin Laden moves to Sudan where he sets up training camps

26 February, 1993 Bomb explodes at the World Trade Center in New York

May, 1996 Bin Laden leaves Sudan and returns to Afghanistan

22 February, 1998 Bin Laden issues fatwa calling for attacks on US citizens

7 August, 1998 US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania bombed...Clinton Admistration responds by bombing pharmaceutical plant in Sudan and by bombing Afghanistan (Bush is reported to have sarcastically refered to Clinton's 'cruise missile diplomacy' by stating 'I am not going to fire a million dollar cruise missile at a camel.' Rather, the Republican strategy is to send a million dollar Abrams tank after that camel with air support from multimillion dollar aircraft as well as billions for ground troops, in the form of infantry and artillary support.

12 October, 2000 Attack on US warship in Yemen kills 17 sailors

11 September, 2001

14 December, 2001 US releases Bin Laden 911 video Tape is called smoking gun, while the overweight actor is derided all over the Muslim world.

28 November, 2002 Israeli targets come under attack in Kenya

12 May, 2003 Dozens killed in Saudi bombings

11 March, 2004 Madrid rocked by deadly train bombings

15 April, 2004 Bin Laden offers Europe truce

bullshit 29.Oct.2004 19:00

infomania

This dude is on the payroll or is a legend.

I agree with lots of what he says, minus the anti-semitism 29.Oct.2004 20:48

lucky777

BinLaden had three demands prior to 9-11 and they were reasonable: end the Iraq sanctions, get soldiers out of holy sites in Mecca, and resolve the Israel-Palestine issue. That seems pretty fair.

As a Jew, I don't like the Jew-baiting elements of his speech, but I basically find myself agreeing when he characterizes this war as based on Bush's greed, and that it makes the USA look terrible.

For a murderer, he makes some good points.

FULL TEXT is a fake. 29.Oct.2004 21:31

don't believe it.

If this is the full text, where is the part where OBL mentions Bush and Kerry?

If you go to the Al Jazeera website and watch the video you will hear OBL mention "Israel" He prounounces it "EE-SA-RYE-EL" He doesn't use the word "Jew" which in Arabic is prounounced "YA-HOO-DEE".

It reads more like DNC/Micheal Moore talking points than a transcript.

So does anybody know where a REAL full text of OBL's video is?

Your security is in your own hands 30.Oct.2004 01:24

Bin Laden

(CNN) -- Osama bin Laden delivered a new videotaped message which aired on the Arab language network Al-Jazeera Friday. This is a transcript of his remarks as translated by CNN senior editor for Arab affairs Octavia Nasr.

You, the American people, I talk to you today about the best way to avoid another catastrophe and about war, its reasons and its consequences.

And in that regard, I say to you that security is an important pillar of human life, and that free people do not compromise their security.

Contrary to what [President George W.] Bush says and claims -- that we hate freedom --let him tell us then, "Why did we not attack Sweden?" It is known that those who hate freedom don't have souls with integrity, like the souls of those 19. May the mercy of God be upon them.

We fought with you because we are free, and we don't put up with transgressions. We want to reclaim our nation. As you spoil our security, we will do so to you.

I wonder about you. Although we are ushering the fourth year after 9/11, Bush is still exercising confusion and misleading you and not telling you the true reason. Therefore, the motivations are still there for what happened to be repeated.

And I will talk to you about the reason for those events, and I will be honest with you about the moments the decision was made so that you can ponder. And I tell you, God only knows, that we never had the intentions to destroy the towers.

But after the injustice was so much and we saw transgressions and the coalition between Americans and the Israelis against our people in Palestine and Lebanon, it occurred to my mind that we deal with the towers. And these special events that directly and personally affected me go back to 1982 and what happened when America gave permission for Israel to invade Lebanon. And assistance was given by the American sixth fleet.

During those crucial moments, my mind was thinking about many things that are hard to describe. But they produced a feeling to refuse and reject injustice, and I had determination to punish the transgressors.

And as I was looking at those towers that were destroyed in Lebanon, it occurred to me that we have to punish the transgressor with the same -- and that we had to destroy the towers in America so that they taste what we tasted, and they stop killing our women and children.

We found no difficulties in dealing with the Bush administration, because of the similarities of that administration and the regimes in our countries, half of which are run by the military and half of which are run by monarchs. And our experience is vast with them.

And those two kinds are full of arrogance and taking money illegally.

The resemblance started when [former President George H.W.] Bush, the father, visited the area, when some of our own were impressed by America and were hoping that the visits would affect and influence our countries.

Then, what happened was that he was impressed by the monarchies and the military regimes, and he was jealous of them staying in power for tens of years, embezzling the public money without any accountability. And he moved the tyranny and suppression of freedom to his own country, and they called it the Patriot Act, under the disguise of fighting terrorism. And Bush, the father, found it good to install his children as governors and leaders.

We agreed with the leader of the group, Mohammed Atta, to perform all attacks within 20 minutes before [President George W.] Bush and his administration were aware of what was going on. And we never knew that the commander-in-chief of the American armed forces would leave 50,000 of his people in the two towers to face those events by themselves when they were in the most urgent need of their leader.

He was more interested in listening to the child's story about the goat rather than worry about what was happening to the towers. So, we had three times the time necessary to accomplish the events.

Your security is not in the hands of [Democratic presidential nominee John] Kerry or Bush or al Qaeda. Your security is in your own hands. Any nation that does not attack us will not be attacked.

 http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/10/29/bin.laden.transcript/

Is that translation correct? 30.Oct.2004 10:58

poetpiet

"We agreed with the leader of the group, Mohammed Atta, to perform all attacks within 20 minutes BEFORE [President George W.] Bush and his administration were aware of what was going on. And we never knew that the commander-in-chief of the American armed forces would leave 50,000 of his people in the two towers to face those events by themselves when they were in the most urgent need of their leader."


the passage cited ought to be changed/ corrected to make any sense.

the word 'before' (put in caps above) ought to read after of course and can then be taken to mean the countering crew (yes they fucking well were hitting back at democrisy and good for all of us, the US not excluded for once) expected to be chased after 20:3 minutes!!!!!!

But Bush did a Hitleresque thing and let this equivalent of van der Lubbe (Reichstag set alighter) do as he planned and pleased.

Looks like Bin Laden is not adding any fuel to Bushfire this time though does it?

in other words 30.Oct.2004 14:27

vadercats

Bin Laden: We had agreed with the chief amir [leader - of the 11 September hijackers] Mohammed Atta that he should accomplish all the operations within 20 minutes before Bush and his administration could take notice.

It never occurred to us that the supreme commander of the US armed forces would leave 50,000 of his citizens in the two towers to face those great horrors alone, at a time when they needed him badly.
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that first line doesn't jive the second unless you change it to: . .. . .after bush was given notice . . . .. especially in combination with the mention of having 3 times as much time as expected; hence he expected some americans to have 20 minus some minutes to scram and others 20:3 to try and shoot the plane out of the air or throw a lasso around it's nose or something. ---- Storal of the mory: Not all cowboys and camel riders were created equal ..


812993 100.000 Iraqis died (The lancet - that's probably not even counting sanction misery) ::: see juancole.com comment; found at lbo-talk 1025/024542.html -- He says the US killed about a one third as many Iraqis in 18 months as it took Saddam to kill in 24 YEARS!!!!!

Subliminal propaganda ? 30.Oct.2004 17:37

John Harris

If you look carefully (and with a little bit of imagination), you can even see the word "BUSH" behind Bin Laden :)
Bin Laden on tour for Bush
Bin Laden on tour for Bush

is this the entire transcript 31.Oct.2004 19:00

anonymous

I heard the first translation on either CNN or MSNBC Friday following the 4pm EST release. In it Bin Laden admitted that Saddam was a collaborator. Why has this information not been repeated? If this tape was 18 minutes long why was I able to read this in just a few minutes? Have you deliberately withheld the most important admission by Bin Laden, that he and Saddam were by admission collaborators?

Doesnt this override all of our intelligence, which has been the main subject of inquiry all along? Because isn't it oxymoronic to blame the intelligence community for not making a connection between Saddam and Bin Laden and then take their information as conclusive proof that the two were not in contact?

Isn't Bin Laden's admission good enough proof for justifying the invasion of Iraq? Didn't Bin Laden screw up? Didnt you perpetuate fraud by claiming this to be Full Text when in fact it is not? How do you expect to keep the trust?
Where is the protection of our freedom? I'm keeping a copy of this to make sure you don't edit it too.

home grown mushrooms 01.Nov.2004 18:36

Conscientious Objector

......not surprising that news web sites treat us like mushrooms ...keep us in the dark and feed us ........well... you know. This to keep the war mongers in power and to mask the real reasons for this war. That is to pipe water from from lake Baikal (the deepest fresh water lake in the world) in southern Siberia to the middle east. After all you can not have peace in the middle east until 10,000,000 displaced Palestinians are allowed to return to the home land. This will not happen with out water or carving up surrounding nations,including Iraq,to make room for Palestine and Isreal to expand.