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Transcript of Osama Bin Laden Tape September 2007

09/08/2007

Following is a transcript of the Osama bin Laden tape posted at the SITE Institute.

And here is a link to the video itself, with subtitles..

I think the part about the low taxes in Islam is a nice touch. Senator James Abourezk still doesn't believe Muslims were really responsible for 9-11. He thinks the Zionists did it. Usama is a regular donor to the Hadassah, I bet. I give the floor to him.

Ami Isseroff

"All praise is due to Allah, who built the heavens and earth in justice, and created man as a favor and grace from Him. And from His ways is that the days rotate between the people, and from His Law is retaliation in kind: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth and the killer is killed. And all praise is due to Allah, who awakened His slaves' desire for the Garden, and all of them will enter it except those who refuse. And whoever obeys Him alone in all of his affairs will enter the Garden, and whoever disobeys Him will have refused."


"As for what comes after: Peace be upon he who follows the Guidance. People of America: I shall be speaking to you on important topics which concern you, so lend me your ears. I begin by discussing the war which is between us and some of its repercussions for us and you."

"To preface, I say: despite America being the greatest economic power and possessing the most powerful and up-to-date military arsenal as well; and despite it spending on this war and is army more than the entire world spends on its armies; and despite it being the being the major state influencing the policies of the world, as if it has a monopoly on the unjust right of veto; despite all of this, 19 young men were able - by the grace of Allah, the Most High- to change the direction of its compass. And in fact, the subject of the Mujahideen has become an inseparable part of the speech of your leader, and the effects and signs of that are not hidden."

"Since the 11th, many of America's policies have come under the influence of the Mujahideen, and that is by the grace of Allah, the Most High. And as a result, the people discovered the truth about it, its reputation worsened, its prestige was broken globally and it was bled dry economically, even if our interests overlap with the interests of the major corporations and also with those of the neoconservatives, despite the differing intentions."

"And for your information media, during the first years of the war, lost its credibility and manifested itself as a tool of the colonialist empires, and its condition has often been worse than the condition of the media of the dictatorial regimes which march in the caravan of the single leader."

"Then Bush talks about his working with al-Maliki and his government to spread freedom in Iraq but he in fact is working with the leaders of one sect against another sect, in the belief that this will quickly decide the war in his favor."

"And thus, what is called the civil war came into being and matters worsened at his hands before getting out of his control and him becoming like the one who plows and sows the sea: he harvests nothing but failure."

"So these are some of the results of the freedom about whose spreading he is talking to you. And then the backtracking of Bush on his insistence on not giving the United Nations expanded jurisdiction in Iraq is an implicit admission of his loss and defeat there. "

"And among the most important items contained in Bushís speeches since the events of the 11th is that the Americans have no option but to continue the war. This tone is in fact an echoing of the words of neoconservatives like Cheney, Rumsfeld and Richard Pearle, the latter having said previously that the Americans have no choice in front of them other than to continue the war or face a holocaust."

"I say, refuting this unjust statement, that the morality and culture of the holocaust is your culture, not our culture. In fact, burning living beings is forbidden in our religion, even if they be small like the ant, so what of man?! The holocaust of the Jews was carried out by your brethren in the middle of Europe, but had it been closer to our countries, most of the Jews would have been saved by taking refuge with us. And my proof for that is in what your brothers, the Spanish, did when they set up the horrible courts of the Inquisition to try Muslims and Jews, when the Jews only found safe shelter by taking refuge in our countries. And that is why the Jewish community in Morocco today is one of the largest communities in the world. They are alive with us and we have not incinerated them, but we are a people who don't sleep under oppression and reject humiliation and disgrace, and we take revenge on the people of tyranny and aggression, and the blood of the Muslims will not be spilled with impunity, and the morrow is nigh for he who awaits."

"Also, your Christian brothers have been living among us for 14 centuries: in Egypt alone, there are millions of Christians whom we have not incinerated and shall not incinerate. But the fact is, there is a continuing and biased campaign being waged against us for a long time now by your politicians and many of your writers by way of your media, especially Hollywood, for the purpose of misrepresenting Islam and its adherents to drive you away from the true religion. The genocide of peoples and their holocausts took place at your hands: only a few specimens of Red Indians were spared, and just a few days ago, the Japanese observed the 62nd anniversary of the annihilation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by your nuclear weapons."

"And among the things which catch the eye of the one who considers the repercussions of your unjust war against Iraq is the failure of your democratic system, despite it raising of the slogans of justice, liberty, equality and humanitarianism. It has not only failed to achieve these things, it has actually destroyed these and other concepts with its weapons - especially in Iraq and Afghanistan- in a brazen fashion, to replace them with fear, destruction, killing, hunger, illness, displacement and more than a million orphans in Baghdad alone, not to mention hundreds of thousands of widows. Americans statistics speak of the killing of more than 650,000 of the people of Iraq as a result of the war and its repercussions."

"People of America: the world is following your news in regards to your invasion of Iraq, for people have recently come to know that, after several years of the tragedies of this war, the vast majority of you want it stopped. Thus, you elected the Democratic Party for this purpose, but the Democrats haven't made a move worth mentioning. On the contrary, they continue to agree to the spending of tens of billions to continue the killing and war there, which has led to the vast majority of you being afflicted with disappointment."

"And here is the gist of the matter, so one should pause, think and reflect: why have the Democrats failed to stop this war, despite them being the majority?"

"I will come back to reply to this question after raising another question, which is:"

"Why are the leaders of the White House keen to start wars and wage them around the world, and make use of every possible opportunity through which they can reach this purpose, occasionally even creating justifications based on deception and blatant lies, as you saw Iraq?"

"In the Vietnam War, the leaders of the White House claimed at the time that it was a necessary and crucial war, and during it, Rumsfeld and his aides murdered two million villagers. And when Kennedy took over the presidency and deviated from the general line of policy drawn up for the White House and wanted to stop this unjust war, that angered the owners of the major corporations who were benefiting from its continuation."

"And so Kennedy was killed, and al-Qaida wasnít present at that time, but rather, those corporations were the primary beneficiary from his killing. And the war continued after that for approximately one decade. But after it became clear to you that it was an unjust and unnecessary war, you made one of your greatest mistakes, in that you neither brought to account nor punished those who waged this war, not even the most violent of its murderers, Rumsfeld. And even more incredible than that is that Bush picked him as secretary of defense in his first term after picking Cheney as his vice president, Powell as secretary of state and Armitage as Powell's deputy, despite their horrific and blood history of murdering humans. So that was clear signal that his administration - the administration of the generals- didn't have as its main concern the serving of humanity, but rather, was interested in bringing about new massacres. Yet in spite of that, you permitted Bush to complete his first term, and stranger still, chose him for a second term, which gave him a clear mandate from you - with your full knowledge and consent- to continue to murder our people in Iraq and Afghanistan."

"Then you claim to be innocent! This innocence of yours is like my innocence of the blood of your sons on the 11th - were I to claim such a thing. But it is impossible for me to humor any of you in the arrogance and indifference you show for the lives of humans outside America, or for me to humor your leaders in their lying, as the entire world knows they have the lion's share of that. These morals aren't our morals. What I want to emphasize here is that not taking past war criminals to account led to them repeating that crime of killing humanity without right and waging this unjust war in Mesopotamia, and as a result, here are the oppressed ones today continuing to take their right from you."

"This war was entirely unnecessary, as testified to by your own reports. And among the most capable of those from your own side who speak to you on this topic and on the manufacturing of public opinion is Noam Chomsky, who spoke sober words of advice prior to the war, but the leader of Texas doesn't like those who give advice. The entire world came out in unprecedented demonstrations to warn against waging the war and describe its true nature in eloquent terms like "no to spilling red blood for black oil," yet he paid them no heed. It is time for humankind to know that talk of the rights of man and freedom are lies produced by the White House and its allies in Europe to deceive humans, take control of their destinies and subjugate them. "

"So in answer to the question about the causes of the Democrats' failure to stop the war, I say: they are the same reasons which led to the failure of former president Kennedy to stop the Vietnam war. Those with real power and influence are those with the most capital. And since the democratic system permits major corporations to back candidates, be they presidential or congressional, there shouldn't be any cause for astonishment - and there isn't any- in the Democrats' failure to stop the war. And you're the ones who have the saying which goes, "Money talks." And I tell you: after the failure of your representatives in the Democratic Party to implement your desire to stop the war, you can still carry anti-war placards and spread out in the streets of major cities, then go back to your homes, but that will be of no use and will lead to the prolonging of the war."

"However, there are two solutions for stopping it. The first is from our side, and it is to continue to escalate the killing and fighting against you. This is our duty, and our brothers are carrying it out, and I ask Allah to grant them resolve and victory. And the second solution is from your side. It has now become clear to you and the entire world the impotence of the democratic system and how it plays with the interests of the peoples and their blood by sacrificing soldiers and populations to achieve the interests of the major corporations."

"And with that, it has become clear to all that they are the real tyrannical terrorists. In fact, the life of all of mankind is in danger because of the global warming resulting to a large degree from the emissions of the factories of the major corporations, yet despite that, the representative of these corporations in the White House insists on not observing the Kyoto accord, with the knowledge that the statistic speaks of the death and displacement of the millions of human beings because of that, especially in Africa. This greatest of plagues and most dangerous of threats to the lives of humans is taking place in an accelerating fashion as the world is being dominated by the democratic system, which confirms its massive failure to protect humans and their interests from the greed and avarice of the major corporations and their representatives."

"And despite this brazen attack on the people, the leaders of the West - especially Bush, Blair, Sarkozy and Brown- still talk about freedom and human rights with a flagrant disregard for the intellects of human beings. So is there a form of terrorism stronger, clearer and more dangerous than this? This is why I tell you: as you liberated yourselves before from the slavery of monks, kings, and feudalism, you should liberate yourselves from the deception, shackles and attrition of the capitalist system."

"If you were to ponder it well, you would find that in the end, it is a system harsher and fiercer than your systems in the Middle Ages. The capitalist system seeks to turn the entire world into a fiefdom of the major corporations under the label of "globalization" in order to protect democracy."

"And Iraq and Afghanistan and their tragedies; and the reeling of many of you under the burden of interest-related debts, insane taxes and real estate mortgages; global warming and its woes; and the abject poverty and tragic hunger in Africa: all of this is but one side of the grim face of this global system."

"So it is imperative that you free yourselves from all of that and search for an alternative, upright methodology in which it is not the business of any class of humanity to lay down its own laws to its own advantage at the expense of the other classes as is the case with you, since the essence of man-made positive laws is that they serve the interests of those with the capital and thus make the rich richer and the poor poorer."

"The infallible methodology is the methodology of Allah, the Most High, who created the heavens and earth and created the Creation and is the Most Kind and All-Informed and the Knower of the souls of His slaves and the methodology that best suits them."

"You believe with absolute certainty that you believe in Allah, and you are full of conviction of this belief, so much so that you have written this belief of yours on your dollar."

"But the truth is that you are mistake in this belief of yours. The impartial judge knows that belief in Allah requires straightness in the following of His methodology, and accordingly, total obedience must be to the orders and prohibitions of Allah Alone in all aspects of life."

"So how about you when you associate others with Him in your beliefs and separate state from religion, then claim that you are believers?!"

"What you have done is clear loss and manifest polytheism, And I will give you a parable of polytheism, as parables summarize and clarify speech."

"I tell you: its parable is the parable of a man who owns a shop and hires a worker and tells him, "Sell and give me the money," but he makes sales and give the money to someone other than the owner. So who of you would approve of that?"

"You believe that Allah is your Lord and your Creator and the Creator of this earth and that it is His property, then you work on His earth and property without His orders and without obeying Him, and you legislate in contradiction to His Law and methodology."

"This work of yours is the greatest form of polytheism and is rebellion against obedience to Allah with which the believer becomes an unbeliever, even if he obeys Allah in some of His other orders. Allah, the Most High, sent down His orders in His Sacred Books like the Torah and Evangel and sent with them the Messengers (Allah's prayers and peace be upon them) as bearers of good news to the people."

"And everyone who believes in them and complies with them is a believer from the people of the Garden. Then when the men of knowledge altered the words of Allah, the Most High, and sold them for a paltry price, as the rabbis did with the Torah and the monks with the Evangel, Allah sent down His final Book, the magnificent Quran, and safeguarded it from being added to or subtracted from by the hands of men, and in it is a complete methodology for the lives of all people."

"And our holding firm to this magnificent Book is the secret of our strength and winning of the war against you despite the fewness of our numbers and materiel. And if you would like to get to know some of the reasons for your losing of your war against us, then read the book of Michael Scheuer in this regard."

"Don't be turned away from Islam by the terrible situation of the Muslims today, for our rulers in general abandoned Islam many decades ago, but our forefathers were the leaders and pioneers of the world for many centuries, when they held firmly to Islam."

"And before concluding, I tell you: there has been an increase in the thinkers who study events and happenings, and on the basis of their study, they have declared the approach of the collapse of the American Empire."

"Among them is the European thinker who anticipated the fall of the Soviet Union, which indeed fell. And it would benefit you to read what he wrote about what comes after the empire in regard to the United States of America. I also want to bring your attention that among the greatest reasons for the collapse of the Soviet Union was their being afflicted with their leader Brezhnev, who was overtaken by pride and arrogance and refused to look at the facts on the ground. From the first year of the Afghanistan invasion, reports indicated that the Russians were losing the war, but he refused to acknowledge this, lest it go down in his personal history as a defeat, even though refusal to acknowledge defeat not only doesn't do anything to change the facts for thinking people, but also exacerbates the problem and increases the losses. And how similar is your position today to their position approximately two decades ago. The mistakes of Brezhnev are being repeated by Bush, who - when asked about the date of his withdrawing of forces from Iraq - said in effect that the withdrawal will not be during his reign, but rather, during the reign of the one who succeeds him. And the significance of these words is not hidden."

"And here I say: it would benefit you to listen to the poignant messages of your soldiers in Iraq, who are paying - with their blood, nerves and scattered limbs - the price for these sorts of irresponsible statements. Among them is the eloquent message of Joshua which he sent by way of the media, in which he wipes the tears from his eyes and describes American politicians in harsh terms and invites them to join him there for a few days. Perhaps his message will find in you an attentive ear so you can rescue him and more than 150,000 of your sons there who are tasting the two bitterest things: "

"If they leave their barracks, the mines devour them, and if they refuse to leave, rulings are passed against them. Thus, the only options left in front of them are to commit suicide or cry, both of which are from the severest of afflictions. So is there anything more men can do after crying and killing themselves to make you respond to them? They are doing that out of the severity of the humiliation, fear and terror which they are suffering. It is severer than what the slaves used to suffer at your hands centuries ago, and it is as if some of them have gone from one slavery to another slavery more severe and harmful, even if it be in the fancy dress of the Defense Department's financial enticements."

"So do you feel the greatness of their sufferings?"

"To conclude, I invite you to embrace Islam, for the greatest mistake one can make in this world and one which is uncorrectable is to die while not surrendering to Allah, the Most High, in all aspects of one's life - ie., to die outside of Islam. And Islam means gain for you in this first life and the next, final life. The true religion is a mercy for people in their lives, filling their hearts with serenity and calm."

T"here is a message for you in the Mujahideen: the entire world is in pursuit of them, yet their hearts, by the grace of Allah, are satisfied and tranquil. The true religion also puts peoples' lives in order with its laws; protects their needs and interests; refines their morals; protects them from evils; and guarantees for them entrance into Paradise in the hereafter through their obedience to Allah and sincere worship of Him Alone."

"And it will also achieve your desire to stop the war as a consequence, because as soon as the warmongering owners of the major corporations realize that you have lost confidence in your democratic system and begun to search for an alternative, and that this alternative is Islam, they will run after you to please you and achieve what you want to steer you away from Islam. So your true compliance with Islam will deprive them of the opportunity to defraud the peoples and take their money under numerous pretexts, like arms deals and so on. "

"There are no taxes in Islam, but rather there is a limited Zakaat [alms] totaling only 2.5%. So beware of the deception of those with the capital. And with your earnest reading about Islam from its pristine sources, you will arrive at an important truth, which is that the religion of all of the Prophets (peace and blessings of Allah be upon them) is one, and that its essence is submission to the orders of Allah Alone in all aspects of life, even if their Shari'ahs [Laws] differ."

"And did you know that the name of the Prophet of Allah Jesus and his mother (peace and blessings of Allah be on them both) are mentioned in the Noble Quran dozens of times, and that in the Quran there is a chapter whose name is "Maryam," i.e. Mary, daughter of 'Imran and mother of Jesus (peace and blessings of Allah be upon them both)? It tells the story of her becoming pregnant with the Prophet of Allah Jesus (peace and blessings of Allah be upon them both), and in its confirmation of her chastity and purity, in contrast to the fabrications of the Jews against her. Whoever wishes to find that out for himself must listen to the verse of this magnificent chapter: one of the just kings of the Christians - the Negus - listened to some of its verses and his eyes welled up with tears and he said something which should be reflected on for a long time by those sincere in their search for the truth."

"He said, "verily, this and what Jesus brought come from one lantern": i.e., that the magnificent Quran and the Evangel are both from Allah, the Most High; and every just and intelligent one of you who reflects on the Quran will definitely arrive at this truth. It also must be noted that Allah has preserved the Quran from the alterations of men. And reading in order to become acquainted with Islam only requires a little effort, and those of you who are guided will profit greatly. And peace be upon he who follows the Guidance."
September 7, 2007 06:30 PM

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Replies: 15 comments

To the people of Islam...your leader OBL speaks of the Quran as the final authority of the truth. The west was well on it's way to world domination long before the Quran was written. The Bible (both old test & new) were written at a time long before mankinds ability to politize the past, present & future. Come to terms with Jesus as he is your way, truth & light. He was prophasized from the beginning and IS God. If Allah is your God the Jesus is Allah. If he is not...then your God is not our God. Jesus comes from the line of Abraham, Issac & Jacob...not Abraham & Ishmal. Our obligation is to serve our master with all our heart and ability because our treasure is in heaven...we will receive reward in life just as the Jews have over their 7000 year history...Their book is full of failure and slavery yet they always receive reward because of faith...

Posted by Bob Murray @ 09/11/2007 06:32 AM CST

There are truths in your statements Osama Bin Laden, but the truths are consumed by the death of the innocents caused by you and Mr. Bush. Both of you seem to claim that you either talk to God or follow his precepts. Both of you are tainted by the blood of children, mothers and innocents who include soldiers used with as little concern for their deaths as those of a chess master for the pawns sacrifice d for an objective.
Truth: corporations are not citizens, not human, but are allowed to make huge contributions to legislators and those running for office. Their money gains them greater access and influence with too many of "our" representatives than those of us whose income or wealth is not in the top percentile, As a result priorities of the government are too often skewed from the interest of the human citizens to those of inhuman entitites. It is agreed that our democracy is being corrupted by the money of those who gain from "war" expendiures. While the founders of the country rejected greater voting power for the wealthy, the wealthy have bypassed that and established influence as being of greater importance than the power to vote.
Fallacy: that a good God will permit only the followers of a designated book, or of any book, to enjoy the next life in a "heaven" designed for those who are good.
TRUTH: it is the most wicked of men who attempt to justify the killing of innocents by cliaming that it is the Will of the Creator. Bush has claimed that he listens to a Father who is greater than his father, an allusion to the Creator. You claim that killings you have instigated are blessed by the Creator. Those who started and maintained the Inquisition claimed the same divine blessing on their bloody work. The different sects of Muslims who kill those who believe in the word of different interpretors of the word of your prophet Muhammed justify the slauther of innocents and the destruction of mosques dedicated to Allah by claiming that the Creator is with them!

TRUTH: It istime to end the killing of the innocents, including those who are the impotent pawns of the powers manipulating them, whether military or "religious" leader. It is time to provide for the security and welfare of the poor and to end the extraordinary access and control of government by any entity which is not human and to assure truly proportional access and influence by the poor and the wealthy.

It is time, not for the philosopy of an eye for an eye but for that philosophy that says what you do for the least of mankind, you do for the Creator. it is time for a tear of empathy for a tear; for a hand clasped in peace and friendship in turn for the same; time for honoring goodness in deed and belief instead of honor for those who spread the blood of innocents while proclaiming that they are the instruments of the Creator and that those sacrificed are not human blood and flesh but Satan in disguise. it is time for peace.

Posted by Henry Cunningham @ 09/11/2007 09:14 PM CST

OBL is lost. The Quaran is toilet paper. Peace is not found in the pages of the Quaran only hatred, intolerance and fear. It is a plagarised book of amalgamated religions from all over the world. Muslims have not contributed anything to the world worth two shits. "I will make you a great nation" and that is all they have if that is what you want to call it. No covenant, no love just brutality and hatred. Arabs are the sons of Ismael. The illegitimate son of Abraham and Haggar. Hell if i had to live in dump like Palestine or the caves of some mountain range in Afghanistan or Pakistan I wouldnt have a problem blowing myself up either while fantasizing about 72 virgins. BTW Henry Cunningham you are a douche bag!!! Suck ass!!!

Posted by Ayman @ 09/11/2007 11:37 PM CST

I don't really know what to make about all this.

Posted by Lewis Craggs @ 09/12/2007 12:44 AM CST

Henry, best critique I've heard of the situation in a long time.

Ayman, c'mon man . . . you just sound like another narrow-minded, cranked-up redneck. Can't you guys ever come up with something intelligent to say? Douche bag? Really man? I think you're going to have to come a little stronger than that to gain any followers after the logical and rational analysis by Henry. Keep working on it though! I'd start by looking into something like an education . . .no, no not at the local community college where your brother went, but maybe someplace like a real university where they have professors! Or maybe you don't need that at all! Just try using that thing that sits on top of your neck instead of regurgitating the b.s. that you watch on fox.

Posted by Brandon North @ 09/12/2007 05:47 AM CST

First off, let's be realistic in the fact that there is no REAL division of Church and State. Bush's first announcement in regards to sending troops to Iraq, called the oncomming war a "crusade." Woops. Now whether he meant to use that particular word is not as important as what he meant by his statement. For those who know your history, nothing else need be said. I don't care what the government's true goal is (be it oil or the war on terror) when it comes to the future of Iraq. I only care about the sons and daughters, mothers and fathers that are giving their lives for a country that shows no interested in what is in their safety. The military was designed to protect our rights and our people if ever they are threatened. September 11, 2001 was a tragedy and a blow, but we have no one to blame but the ones in power that could have prevented it from happening. We elect these people to speak for us, but instead of doing what they were appointed to do, they bend over for large corporations that have no problem with getting their hands bloody to get what they want...they do this, all the while, voting to get paid more from us to do so. I love my country, but every once and a while, I feel guilty for allowing myself to be sold out and spoken for by someone whom I've never met and doesn't care if he sends my loved ones to a war he, himself, is safe from. I personally think that in order to lead, you must at first follow. These politicians aren't dodging bullets or sacraficing it all for a hollow institution that has forgotten where it has come from. Bring our troops home and honor them for their service. We have "Liberated Iraq" from its dictator, now can we just leave them to the laws of nature (survival of the fittest)? If they are truly worthy, then they will flourish. All of monotheistic religions describe the one God as "a loving but vengeful God." We have no need to carry out work for a deity with that kind of resume. He will do with man as he will. Dan Brown said it best when he said,"Since there has been a one true God, there has been killing in his name." You never heard of the Greeks, Romans (Pre conversion to Christianity), or anyother polytheistic tribe in history claiming their reason for a war campaign was that their Gods told them they had to! I don't put any stock into religion any more because I have seen what it has done! People are either good, or they are evil. They all make decisions to do right or wrong things. What they do makes them the kind of person they are in the eys of others...what kind of person are you?

Posted by Manda @ 09/13/2007 03:24 AM CST

Ayman,
The Quaran is about what OBL says it is about. The problem with OBL and al Qaeda are that they twist the peaceful religion of Islam and the Quaran and use it against so called "infidels" (US/Bush, etc, etc) They see us as the enemey because we live a very different life than what they live and they use the Quaran as a basis for attacking us and killing innocents because in there eyes, anyone who lives in a democratic state and live for the almighty dollar the way most Americans do, are not innocent.....I am not saying OBL and al Qaeda are right.....theyre pretty F'ed up and they used a f'ed up interpretation of a peaceful religion to wage war on those unlike themselves.....but dont criticize the religion and the religions Bible (the Quaran) when you apparently know little about either.......OBL and al Qaeda are not "true Muslims". True Muslims dont kill others.

Posted by Eswee @ 09/14/2007 04:49 AM CST

Imagine a world where belief in god did not exist. What a beautiful place it would become.

Posted by Doug @ 09/14/2007 05:13 AM CST

Mr Ayman,
You are the result of wasted sperm

Posted by ronnie @ 09/14/2007 11:48 PM CST

Imagine if the Christians could humble themselves enough to forgive, as Jesus forgave, and to move forward. Their Bible says to love their enemies, and even to feed them and give them drink, but I imagine that is not a passage that President Bush has highlighted in his Bible.

Bin Laden has changed a lot in the course of 3 years. He has moved past his old Jihadist rhetoric and now sounds very much like a John Stuart Mills-style Utilitarian. When referring to 9/11, instead of gloating on the bloodshed of US civilians (though he does not express remorse, which is classic Utilitarianism--they believe the end always justifies the means), he talks about the greater good he hopes will come about due to the attacks and the ensuing fall of the American Empire. His Marxist attitude towards capitalism and corruption will likely gain the respect of many intellectual Americans, and this may open new doors for reconciliation after the rule of Bush is over. This reconciliation will do what the "War on Terror" never could.

Bin Laden has some wisdom to offer here. He is giving us advice on how to stop the bloodshed in Iraq. If only Bush would swallow his pride and listen.

Posted by Zach @ 09/15/2007 12:58 PM CST

Hello all. Just a question.Why did everyone gang up on ayman. This is set up to reply to what OBL said, not other posters. It's hypocritical to tell Ayman how dumb you think he is, yet at the same time call other Americans to follow the bible. All of you calling out Ayman are sinning by speaking maliciously about him. Jesus Christ never told another man that he was "a waste of sperm". Lets get it together America. These people posting are of the world. The bible states that Satan is the prince of this world. Osama does not speak of the same God as 90% of America believes in. He speaks of Allah who is not God. God had a son named Jesus who was not a prophet, but the messiah. He was crucified for the sins of all of us, so that we can be forgiven. My God is a loving God, who calls us to love Him with all our heart, mind, and soul. He also calls us as the second greatest commandment to love our neighbors as ourselves(Matthew 22:36-39). Obviously OBL praising the murderers of Americans is not loving others as himself. He would not praise the murder of himself now would he? My God does not call me as his son to force others to convert as Islam does. My God calls me to plant seeds in the hearts of men, in order for him to be able to show them the way. The Quran calls Muslims to start a jihad against all those that refuse Allah. We as Americans refuse Allah and therefore Muslims must kill us for our "mistake". Let me make this clear. I am not angry at OBL or Muslims. They have made a mistake in attacking us and killing Americans in the name of Allah, but I forgive them for destroying the lives of thousands of my countrymen. Just as I forgive them, God forgives me for my sins and in doing so gives me eternal life. I hope you other posters here see the wonder of God through his love and grace. The state of my country and the world is in my prayers.

Posted by Charlie @ 09/16/2007 04:36 AM CST

I just don't see Hindus and Buddhists strapping on explosives and blowing up old folks, dads, moms and kids and calling this a military victory. And there are millions of poor Buddhists. And they really live their peace and serenity.
I just don't see ANYBODY but OBL and the Taliban and the like, willing to ACTUALLY BEHEAD (very slowly and painfully) ordinary people on international television... So much for OBL's hatred for Western technology. Where, Osama, is your shame and outrage about that? Or is THAT o.k. because you're the one holding the knife? But I forgot: You and your kind are the one's who run the whole Islamic world into insane riots for weeks on end, and kill lots of people, over one asinine Danish cartoon!
Let OBL rant on about better business practices, or about canning the whole of western civilization in favor of Islam... He is the Master of Hypocracy.
OBL and Taliban: You are daily murdering Muslim women and children. How very brave of you all. How Allah must praise you all for spilling oceans of baby's blood in the heartless sand. Oh, how you do so OBEY your own Law, to the pride and glory of all Muslims everywhere? Oh, how the children love to see your bloody hands! The guts of your own poor innocents fill your places in the "Garden" instead of the hoped-for flowers; stinking corpses instead of the lusted-after 72 Virgins. May you reap your rewards "In Kind." The GREAT LAW OF KARMA will settle your suicidal/homicidal murdering, forever. BELIEVE AND FOLLOW YOUR OWN FAITH, INSTEAD OF VIOLATING IT, if you are to have any hope at all.

Posted by Richard @ 09/18/2007 07:33 AM CST

I just don't see Hindus and Buddhists strapping on explosives and blowing up old folks, dads, moms and kids and calling this a military victory. And there are millions of poor Buddhists.
I just don't see ANYBODY but OBL and the Taliban and the like, willing to ACTUALLY BEHEAD (very slowly and painfully) ordinary people on international television... Where, Osama, is your shame and outrage about that? But I forgot: You and your kind are the one's who run the whole Islamic world into insane and deadly riots for weeks on end, over one asinine Danish cartoon!
Let OBL rant on about better business practices, or about canning the whole of western civilization in favor of Islam... He is the Master of Hypocrisy.
OBL and Taliban: You are daily murdering Muslim women and children. How very brave of you all. How Allah must praise you all for spilling oceans of baby's blood in the heartless sand. Oh, how you do so OBEY your own Law, to the pride and glory of all Muslims everywhere? Oh, how the children love to see your bloody hands! The guts of your own poor innocents fill your places in the "Garden" instead of the hoped-for flowers; stinking corpses instead of the lusted-after 72 Virgins. May you reap your rewards "In Kind." The GREAT LAW OF KARMA will settle your suicidal/homicidal murdering, forever. BELIEVE AND FOLLOW YOUR OWN FAITH, INSTEAD OF VIOLATING IT, if you are to have any hope at all.

Posted by Richard @ 09/18/2007 07:40 AM CST

(Religion) With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion. I condemn false prophets, I condemn the effort to take away the power of rational decision, to drain people of their free will - and a hell of a lot of money in the bargain. Religions vary in their degree of idiocy, but I reject them all. For most people, religion is nothing more than a substitute for a malfunctioning brain. Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable. A man full of faith is simply one who has lost (or never had) the capacity for clear and realistic thought. He is not a mere ass: he is actually ill. Yes, what a wonderful place this world would be, were it not for the perpetuation of myth and superstition by the various religious factions throughout history. Religion has made a graveyard of the globe trying it's honest best to smooth our path to happiness and heaven.

Posted by Frank Hill @ 09/20/2007 09:01 PM CST

(Religion) With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion. I condemn false prophets, I condemn the effort to take away the power of rational decision, to drain people of their free will - and a hell of a lot of money in the bargain. Religions vary in their degree of idiocy, but I reject them all. For most people, religion is nothing more than a substitute for a malfunctioning brain. Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable. Yes, what a wonderful place this world would be, were it not for the perpetuation of myth and superstition by the various religious factions throughout history. Religion has made a graveyard of the globe trying it's honest best to smooth our path to happiness and heaven.

Posted by Frank Hill @ 09/20/2007 09:04 PM CST


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