Sep 132007

Just as it’s possible (as I wrote earlier today) for the Nazis to have had good family values, it’s also possible for a terrorist to speak the truth. Yesterday I wrote about the 9/11 indoctrination my daughter tried to resist at her school on Tuesday. But schools aren’t the only place that we receive such government indoctrination. The major media is the source for most people. Z was offered extra credit by her social studies teacher if she looked up Osama Bin Laden’s latest video on the web. Her mother wouldn’t allow her to do so because- “You don’t need to see some madman threatening America”. Well, I’d seen the video and didn’t recall it being full of threats, despite the major media’s assertion that it was. So, today I went hunting for a transcript.

The bulk of the video is a rant against major corporations (and ‘Capitalists’, though Bin Laden, like most people, uses this term incorrectly) and a pleading for all peoples to turn to Islam. But a good portion of it directly contradicts the words the U.S. Government (and media) puts in Bin Laden’s mouth. They claim that he and al-Qaeda are in a “Holy War” against our “Christian” values. But Bin Laden makes it very clear this is not the case-

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.

If anyone can point out the lie (or the threat) in that statement I’ll give you a dollar. Yes, Osama Bin Laden would prefer that all people follow Islam, but neither he nor his followers are slaughtering those that won’t convert. al-Qaeda continually attacks the United States because the United States government is continually attacking, and occupying the land(s) of his followers.

There are many truths in this latest of videos (as well as in others he’s released). Before you start to speak about what this man says or stands for, please take the time to read his words yourself instead of simply accepting the government and media spin. The transcript of the September 7, 2007 tape can be read at the Counterterrorism Blog (PDF link).

  2 Responses to “The Truth Spoken by Osama Bin Laden”

  1. Spot on!!

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