Praise be to Allah who created the creation for
his worship and commanded them to be just and permitted the wronged one to
retaliate against the oppressor in kind. To proceed:
Peace be upon he who follows the guidance: People
of America this talk of mine is for you and concerns the ideal way to prevent
another Manhattan, and deals with the war and its causes and results.
Before I begin, I say to you that security is an indispensable pillar of human
life and that free men do not forfeit their security, contrary to Bush's claim
that we hate freedom. If so, then let him explain to us why we don't strike for
example – Sweden? And we know that freedom-haters don't possess defiant
spirits like those of the 19 – may Allah have mercy on them.
No, we fight because we are free men who don't sleep under oppression. We want
to restore freedom to our nation, just as you lay waste to our nation. So shall
we lay waste to yours.
No-one except a dumb thief plays with the security of others and then makes
himself believe he will be secure. Whereas thinking people, when disaster
strikes, make it their priority to look for its causes, in order to prevent it
But I am amazed at you. Even though we are in the fourth year after the events
of September 11th, Bush is still engaged in distortion, deception and hiding
from you the real causes. And thus, the reasons are still there for a repeat of
So I shall talk to you about the story behind those events and shall tell you
truthfully about the moments in which the decision was taken, for you to
I say to you, Allah knows that it had never
occurred to us to strike the towers. But after it became unbearable and we
witnessed the oppression and tyranny of the American/Israeli coalition against
our people in Palestine and Lebanon, it came to my mind.
The events that affected my soul in a direct way started in 1982 when America
permitted the Israelis to invade Lebanon and the American Sixth Fleet helped
them in that. This bombardment began and many were killed and injured and others
were terrorized and displaced.
I couldn't forget those moving scenes, blood and severed limbs, women and
children sprawled everywhere. Houses destroyed along with their occupants and
high rises demolished over their residents, rockets raining down on our home
The situation was like a crocodile meeting a helpless child, powerless except
for his screams. Does the crocodile understand a conversation that doesn't
include a weapon? And the whole world saw and heard but it didn't respond.
In those difficult moments many hard-to-describe ideas bubbled in my soul, but
in the end they produced an intense feeling of rejection of tyranny, and gave
birth to a strong resolve to punish the oppressors.
And as I looked at those demolished towers in Lebanon, it entered my mind that
we should punish the oppressor in kind and that we should destroy towers in
America in order that they taste some of what we tasted and so that they be
deterred from killing our women and children.
And that day, it was confirmed to me that oppression and the intentional killing
of innocent women and children is a deliberate American policy. Destruction is
freedom and democracy, while resistance is terrorism and intolerance.
This means the oppressing and embargoing to death of millions as Bush Sr. did in
Iraq in the greatest mass slaughter of children mankind has ever known, and it
means the throwing of millions of pounds of bombs and explosives at millions of
children – also in Iraq – as Bush Jr. Did, in order to remove an old agent
and replace him with a new puppet to assist in the pilfering of Iraq's oil and
So with these images and their like as their background, the events of September
11th came as a reply to those great wrongs, should a man be blamed for defending
Is defending oneself and punishing the aggressor in kind, objectionable
terrorism? If it is such, then it is unavoidable for us.
This is the message which I sought to communicate to you in word and deed,
repeatedly, for years before September 11th.
And you can read this, if you wish, in my interview with Scott in Time
Magazine in 1996, or with Peter Arnett on CNN in 1997, or my meeting with John
Weiner in 1998.
You can observe it practically, if you wish, in Kenya and
Tanzania and in Aden. And you can read it in my interview with Abdul Bari Atwan,
as well as my interviews with Robert Fisk.
The latter is one of your compatriots and co-religionists and I consider him to
be neutral. So are the pretenders of freedom at The White House and the channels
controlled by them able to run an interview with him? So that he may relay
to the American people what he has understood from us to be the reasons for our
fight against you?
If you were to avoid these reasons, you will have taken
the correct path that will lead America to the security that it was in before
September 11th. This concerned the causes of the war.
As for it's results, they have been, by the grace of Allah, positive and
enormous, and have, by all standards, exceeded all expectations. This is due to
many factors, chief amongst them, that we have found it difficult to deal with
the Bush administration in light of the resemblance it bears to the regimes in
our countries, half of which are ruled by the military and the other half which
are ruled by the sons of kings and presidents.
Our experience with them is lengthy, and both types are
replete with those who are characterized by pride, arrogance, greed and
misappropriation of wealth. This resemblance began after the visits of Bush Sr.
to the region.
At a time when some of our compatriots were dazzled by America and hoping that
these visits would have an effect on our countries, all of a sudden he was
affected by those monarchies and military regimes, and became envious of their
remaining decades in their positions, to embezzle the public wealth of the
nation without supervision or accounting.
So he took dictatorship and suppression of freedoms to his
son and they named it the Patriot Act, under the pretense of fighting terrorism.
In addition, Bush sanctioned the installing of sons as state governors, and
didn't forget to import expertise in election fraud from the region's presidents
to Florida to be made use of in moments of difficulty.
All that we have mentioned has made it easy for us to
provoke and bait this administration. All that we have to do is to send two
Mujahideen to the furthest point East to raise a piece of cloth on which is
written al-Qaida, in order to make the generals race there to cause America to
suffer human, economic, and political losses without their achieving for it
anything of note other than some benefits for their private companies.
This is in addition to our having experience in using
guerrilla warfare and the war of attrition to fight tyrannical superpowers, as
we, alongside the Mujahideen, bled Russia for ten years, until it went bankrupt
and was forced to withdraw in defeat.
All Praise is due to Allah.
So we are continuing this policy in bleeding America to the point of bankruptcy.
Allah willing, and nothing is too great for Allah.
That being said, those who say that al-Qaida has won
against the administration in the White House or that the administration has
lost in this war have not been precise, because when one scrutinizes the
results, one cannot say that al-Qaida is the sole factor in achieving those
Rather, the policy of the White House that demands the
opening of war fronts to keep busy their various corporations – whether they
be working in the field of arms or oil or reconstruction – has helped al-Qaida
to achieve these enormous results.
And so it has appeared to some analysts and diplomats that the White House and
us are playing as one team towards the economic goals of the United States, even
if the intentions differ.
And it was to these sorts of notions and their like that the British diplomat
and others were referring in their lectures at the Royal Institute of
International Affairs. (When they pointed out that) for example, al-Qaida spent
$500 000 on the event, while America, in the incident and its aftermath, lost
– according to the lowest estimate – more than 500 billion dollars.
Meaning that every dollar of al-Qaida defeated a million dollars by the
permission of Allah, besides the loss of a huge number of jobs.
As for the size of the economic deficit, it has reached
record astronomical numbers estimated to total more than a trillion dollars.
And even more dangerous and bitter for America is that the Mujahideen recently
forced Bush to resort to emergency funds to continue the fight in Afghanistan
and Iraq, which is evidence of the success of the blee-until-bankruptcy plan –
with Allah's permission.
It is true that this shows that al-Qaida has gained, but
on the other hand, it shows that the Bush administration has also gained,
something of which anyone who looks at the size of the contracts acquired by the
shady Bush administration-linked mega-corporations, like Haliburton and its
kind, will be convinced. And it all shows that the real loser is...you.
It is the American people and their economy. And for the
record, we had agreed with the Commander-General Muhammad Ataa, Allah have mercy
on him, that all the operations should be carried out within twenty minutes,
before Bush and his administration notice.
It never occurred to us that the commander-in-chief of the American armed forces
would abandon 50 000 of his citizens in the twin towers to face those great
horrors alone, the time when they most needed him.
But because it seemed to him that occupying himself by talking to the little
girl about the goat and its butting was more important than occupying himself
with the planes and their butting of the skyscrapers. We were given three times
the period required to execute the operations – All Praise is Due to Allah.
And it's no secret to you that the thinkers and perceptive
ones from among the Americans warned Bush before the war and told him, "All
that you want for securing America and removing the weapons of mass destruction
– assuming they exist – is available to you, and the nations of the world
are with you in the inspections, and it is in the interest of America that it
not be thrust into an unjustified war with an unknown outcome."
But the darkness of the black gold blurred his vision and
insight, and he gave priority to private interests over the public interests of
So the war went ahead, the death toll rose, the American economy bled, and Bush
became embroiled in the swamps of Iraq that threaten his future. He fits the
saying, "Like the naughty she-goat who used her hoof to dig up a knife from
under the earth"
So I say to you, over 15 000 of our people have been
killed and tens of thousands injured, while more than a thousand of you have
been killed and more than 10 000 injured. And Bush's hands are stained with the
blood of all those killed from both sides, all for the sake of oil and keeping
their private companies in business.
Be aware that it is the nation who punishes the weak man when he causes the
killing of one of its citizens for money, while letting the powerful one get
off, when he causes the killing of more than 1000 of its sons, also for money.
And the same goes for your allies in Palestine. They
terrorize the women and children, and kill and capture the men as they lie
sleeping with their families on the mattresses, that you may recall that for
every action, there is a reaction.
Finally, it behooves you to reflect on the last wills and
testaments of the thousands who left you on the 11th as they gestured in
despair. They are important testaments, which should be studied and researched.
Among the most important of what I read in them was some prose in their gestures
before the collapse, where they say, "How mistaken we were to have allowed
the White House to implement its aggressive foreign policies against the weak
without supervision." It is as if they were telling you, the people of
America, "Hold to account those who have caused us to be killed, and happy
is he who learns from others' mistakes," And among that which I read in
their gestures is a verse of poetry, "Injustice chases its people, and how
unhealthy the bed of tyranny."
As has been said, "An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of
And know that, "It is better to return to the truth
than persist in error." And that the wise man doesn't squander his
security, wealth and children for the sake of the liar in the White House.
In conclusion, I tell you in truth, that your security is
not in the hands of Kerry, nor Bush, nor al-Qaida.
Your security is in your own hands. And every state that doesn't play with our
security has automatically guaranteed its own security.
And Allah is our Guardian and Helper, while you have no
Guardian or Helper. All Peace be Upon he who follows the Guidance.