Happy Birthday Israel!
A Message from Osama bin Laden
Cross posted from Memri.org
On May 16, 2008, the Islamist website Al-Ikhlas posted an audio message by Osama Bin Laden titled: "The Reasons for the Conflict: Commemorating 60 years for the Emergence of the Occupying Israeli State." In the message, Bin Laden accuses the West of consistently taking Israel's side in the conflict. He also blames the West, and more particularly the United States, for what he describes as its double standards which manifests itself, according to him, in the fact that it commits crimes against Muslims around the world but at the same time speaks about moral values.
Bin Laden further states that the celebration of Israel 60th birthday indicates that "Israel did not exist 60 years ago and only came into being on the stolen Palestinian land by military force... This is a clear proof of the truth of our claim that Palestine is our land and that Israelis... must be fought against."
Bin Laden accuses Western media for "distorting the truth" by "presenting Israelis always as the victims... while depicting the Palestinians as terrorists..." and, more generally, for creating a distorted image of Muslims which allows Western countries to wage war against Muslims. He adds that Western leaders' participation in the celebration of Israel 60th birthday is a strong proof that "the West assists the Jewish...occupation of our land, and that it put itself in the Israeli [military] trench against us..."
Bin Laden concludes his message by promising that as long as there is one living Muslim in the world "they will not relinquish even one inch of the Palestinian land."
A message from Radarsite: So the old Merchant of Death is still alive --
But then, so is Israel. Alive and well and prospering. Despite all his evil machinations and deadly warnings, brave Israel thrives. How galling it must be to have to wake up in that cave and face this glaring truth every morning. You're on the wrong side of civilization OBL, and you're on the wrong side of history. Retreat into the darkness of your cave and seek solace with the scorpians. -- rg
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Happy Birthday Israel! A Message from Osama bin Laden Cross posted from Memri.org http://www.memriiwmp.org/ On May 16, 2008, the Islamist website Al-Ikhlas posted an audio message by Osama Bin Laden titled: "The Reasons for the Conflict: Commemorating 60 years for the Emergence of the Occupying Israeli State." In the message,...