Saturday, 8 September 2007

OSAMA BIN LADEN's VIDEO STATEMENT


As translated from Information Clearing House, also features video statement with English subtitles

"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 Bush’s
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 wasn’t 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."

2 comments:

USpace said...

He's such a fool...

absurd thought -
God of the Universe thinks
Bin Laden is SO cool

and he loves his videos
educating infidels
.

Eugene said...

New Osama video seems yet another forgery. Everyone needs Osama alive:
terrorists as symbolic leader and the US Administration - to avoid
scaling down the war on terror.
Obadiah Shoher rightly notes (
http://www.samsonblinded.org/news/osama-commemorates-911-1114 ) that
new Osama talks like a leftist university professor. I like Shoher's
analysis. No way a terrorist leader like Osama would use a speechwriter. Osama is famous
for his rhetoric.
Also, in the tape Osama both threatens America with attack (by
"proving" Americans polytheists) and offers (yet another time)
long-term coaching in Islam.
But his dyed beard makes me cautious. Islam's mujahedeen dye their
beards before battle.