Al-Qaeda's famed DEAD leader,
Osama bin Laden has supposedly made a new audio message,
warning that al-Qaeda could retaliate against Europe for its alliance with
the United States in the war in Afghanistan.
A translation of the voice double follows:
All praise is due to Allah, who forbade injustice for himself and made it
forbidden among humans. As for what comes after:
To the European peoples: peace be upon he who follows the guidance. You are
aware that oppression topples those who commit it and injustice has unhealthy
consequences for the unjust, and that one of the greatest forms of injustice is
to kill people without right, yet this is exactly what your governments and
soldiers are committing under the umbrella of the NATO alliance in Afghanistan.
They are killing women, children and elderly men whose only crime was that Bush
became angry with them, although you know that they didn't perpetrate any
aggression against Europe and had no connection to the events in America.
So on what basis are you violating what you talk about holding in high esteem,
like justice and human rights? Would that you reflect in the matter and ask wise
and reasonable people, because it won't be long until the dust of war clears in
Afghanistan, at which point you won't fin a trace of any American, because they
will have gone away far beyond the Atlantic, Allah permitting, and just us and
you will remain, for the oppressed to retaliate from his oppressor.
There is a lesson for you in the situation of your sister Georgia. Its people
were bombed and humiliated, so they asked for help from America to restore
sovereignty over what had been seized from them, but the latter provided them
with nothing but empty words; and after they insisted, American ships finally
came, not to restore Ossetia and Abkhazia, but rather, to provide what they had
no need for: a few tents and a little food and laundry detergent. So reflect on
An intelligent man doesn't waste his money and sons for a gang of criminals in
Washington, ans it is a shameful thing for a person to be in a coalition whose
supreme commander has no regard for human life and intentionally bombs villagers
from the air; and I am a witness to that. Than the Humvees come along, and when
it becomes clear to them that those killed were children, American generosity
gushes forth in all its abundance and they give the victims' relatives $100 for
every child killed.
This is the painful fact; and is there to be found in Europe a ram for 100
dollars? This is the value of the life of our innocent children in the eyes of
Washington and it allies, so what do you expect our reaction to be? Were you to
see what your American ally and his helpers did in northern Afghanistan, and how
they packed thousands of Taliban into freight container like sardines and locked
them inside until they died or were thrown into the river, you would understand
the causes of the bloody events in Madrid and London.
Everything I mentioned has been documented, but when the United Nations began
investigating the crimes committed in the north, the Bush administration applied
pressure on it and the investigation was stopped. This is American justice.
To sum up, then: we are neither asking for trivial or invalid nor for something
overstepping the bounds. On the contrary, justice demands that you lift your
oppression and withdraw your troops, and reason demands that you don't hurt your
neighbors. If today Europe is suffering the travails of the economic crisis, and
the heart of Europe is no longer number one in world exports, and America is
reeling from the hemorrhage caused by the economic war, the how do you think you
fare after America pulls out - Allah permitting - for us to retaliate from the
oppressor on behalf of the oppressed?
So the happy one is he who learns from others' mistakes, and an ounce of
prevention is better than a pound of cure, and returning to the truth is better
than persisting in error.
And peace be upon he who follows the guidance.
In the name of God the Merciful
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(Letter to the peoples of the European from Sheikh Osama bin Laden, may God
Botschaft von Scheich Osama bin Laden an die Völker Europas
A Message from Shaykh Osama bin Laden to the People of Europe
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