Bin Laden's Sermon for the Feast of the Sacrifice

Several Islamist websites[1]have published a sermon delivered by Al-Qa'ida's leader Osama bin Laden on the first day of 'Id al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice, the most important holiday in the Muslim year.[2]The sermon was also broadcast on Al-Jazeera TV[3]and excerpts from the sermon appeared on the front page of the London-based Saudi Arabic-language daily Al-Hayat.[4] However, Al-Hayat systematically omitted bin Laden's criticisms of Arab regimes in general, and of the Saudi regime in particular.[5]


"Praise be to Allah who revealed the verse of the Sword to his servant and messenger [the Prophet Muhammad], in order to establish truth and abolish falsehood. Praise be to Allah who said 'When the sacred months are over, kill the idolaters wherever you find them, take them captive, lay siege to them and lie in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they repent and perform the prayers and give alms, let them go. For God is most forgiving and merciful.'[6]And praise be to Allah who said: 'Fight them, may God punish them by your hands and put them to shame and give you victory over them and heal the hearts of the believers.'[7]

Note: Osama Bin Laden is a child of Satan.

John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.


Prayers and blessings of peace upon our Prophet Muhammad, who said:'I was sent with a sword in preparation for the Day of Judgment when God alone will be worshipped with none beside him. He assigned me a livelihood under the shadow of my spear and he assigned humiliation and lowliness to those who disobey my command. He who makes himself resemble a community of people, is one of them.'[8]He also said: 'Expel the idolaters from the Arabian peninsula.'[9]

Note: Individuals such as Osama will die in their sins.

Matthew 26:52 But Jesus said to him, "Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword."


Bush and Blair -- the Successors of Sykes-Picot

Muslim blood is being spilt unheeded in Palestine, Chechnya, the Philippines, Kashmir and Sudan; our children are dying in Iraq because of the American siege; we still suffer from the injuries inflicted by the Crusaders' wars on the Islamic world in the last century and by the Sykes-Picot agreement between Britain and France which divided the Muslim world into fragments and truncated limbs where Crusaders' agents still rule.[10]And now we find ourselves confronted once more with the spirit of the Sykes-Picot agreement [under another name]: the Bush-Blair agreement, which is conducted under the same banner and for the same purpose -- the banner is that of the cross, the purpose is the destruction and plunder of the Nation of Allah's beloved [Muhammad], Allah's prayers and peace upon him.

Note: Muslims do not understand the western separation of church and state as Islam combines them both.

Matthew 22:20 And He said to them, "Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s."


The Bush-Blair agreement pretends that it wants to put an end to terrorism. However, it is no longer a secret even from the masses that it wants [in fact] to put an end to Islam. Nonetheless, the rulers of the region [i.e., the Middle East] emphasize in their notes and speeches their support for Bush in his war against terrorism, which is [in fact] a war on Islam and Muslims, in flagrant betrayal of both faith and Nation; their validation comes from the 'ulama who serve them and from the palace lackeys.

Note: Bush wants to turn Islam into a peaceful religion but he will fail as Muslims will continue their murderous ways.

Revelation 9:21 And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.


Nor is it a secret that the preparations underway at present for an attack upon Iraq are but one link in a chain of attacks – [currently] in preparation -- on the countries of the region, including Syria, Iran, Egypt and Sudan. However, the preparations for the division of the Land of the Two Holy Places [i.e., Saudi Arabia] constitutes the main part of their plan. This, we know, is a long-standing strategic aim [which has existed] ever since [Saudi Arabia] transferred its dependence from Great Britain to the United States six decades ago.

Note: Mecca and Medina are not considered holy only Jerusalem.

Matthew 27:52-53 Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, 52and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.


Three decades ago America tried to achieve this goal in the wake of the War of the Tenth of Ramadan [i.e., the Arab-Israeli war of 1973], when President Nixon threatened to invade the Land of the Two Holy Places. He was not successful at the time, thank God. However, with the start of the second Gulf War the Americans established important and dangerous military bases which have spread throughout the Land of the Two Holy Places, particularly in the area of the capital, and nothing remains [now] except for them to divide it up. Now it appears that they feel the time for it has come. We put our trust in Allah.

Note: President Nixon was successful in keeping the Soviet Union from helping the Arabs through armed intervention.


In conclusion: the American targeting of the area in general and specifically the division of the Land of the Two Holy Places is not just a passing summer cloud; it is a strategic aim which deceitful American policy has never lost sight of. What preparations have the governments of the regions made to oppose this aggressive strategic objective? Nothing worthy of mention, except for increased loyalty to the Crusaders. To this we should add the meeting of the Arab ministers for internal affairs [in Tunis, on January 13th, 2003] which was convened for the purpose of combating the Mujahideen [i.e., those who engage in Jihad] and further beleaguering the honest 'ulama [religious scholars] and preachers who are trying to warn the Nation and rouse it to defend itself.

Note: The United States is simply trying to maintain peace over a population of murderous Muslims.


Greater Israel and the Jews

One of the most important objectives of the new Crusader attack is to pave the way and prepare the region, after its fragmentation, for the establishment of what is known as 'the Greater State of Israel,' whose borders will include extensive areas of Iraq and Egypt, through Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, all of Palestine and large parts of the Land of the Two Holy Places.

Note: The Unites States wants the Palestinians to have their own state but they are a population of murderous Muslims.


Come let me tell you what is meant by 'Greater Israel' and what disasters will beset the region. What is happening to our people in Palestinian is merely a model which the Zio-American alliance wishes to impose upon the rest of the region: the killing of men, women and children, prisons, terrorism, the demolition of homes, the razing of farms, the destruction of factories. People live in perpetual fear and paralyzing terror, awaiting death at any moment from a missile or shell which will destroy their homes, kill their sisters and bury their babies alive. What response shall we make to Allah tomorrow [on the Day of Judgment]? What is happening there is unbearable [even] for able-bodied men - is it not even harder for the enfeebled mothers who see their children killed before their very eyes? We come from Allah, and unto Him we shall return.[11] We put our trust in Allah. Oh God, I beg you [to save us] from the actions of the Jews, the Christians the treacherous rulers and their ilk, and I apologize to you for the actions of those who fail to take part in the struggle for Islam.

Note: Murderous Muslims will never understand the concept of divine retribution for their suicide bombers.

Hebrews 10:30-31 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,”£ £says the Lord. And again, “The LORD will judge His people.” It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.


The founding of 'Greater Israel' means the surrender of the countries of the region to the Jews. Come let me tell you who the Jews are. The Jews have lied about the Creator, and even more so about His creations. The Jews are the murderers of the prophets, the violators of agreements, of whom Allah said: 'Every time they make a promise under oath, some of them violated it; most of them are unbelievers.'[12] These are the Jews: usurers and whoremongers. They will leave you nothing, neither this world nor religion. Allah said of them: 'Have they a share in [God's] dominion? If they have, they will not give up so much [of it] as would equal a spot on the stone of a date.'[13]Such are the Jews who, in accordance with their religion, believe that human beings are their slaves and that those who refuse [to recognize this] should be put to death. Allah said of them: 'They said: 'We need not fulfill any undertaking to these unlettered people [i.e., non-Jews]. They deliberately attributed falsehood to Allah.'[14]

Note: There will never be peace in the Middle East due to Muslim intolerance.

2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.


These are some of the Jews' qualities, of which you must beware, and these are some of the features of the Crusader plot, which you must resist. Now, what can be done to block the evil of the infidels and save the Muslim lands? In response I say -- [though] success comes only from Allah, as His prophet Shu`ayb said: 'I wish only to set things right insofar as it is in my power, and my way will prosper only with the help of Allah, on whom I rely and to whom I appeal'[15]-- Jihad for the sake of Allah is the way to stop the infidels, as Allah said: 'Fight for the sake of Allah, you are accountable only for yourself, and urge the believers [to join the Jihad]. Perhaps Allah will curb the might of the infidels; Allah is most mighty and most capable of inflicting punishment.'[16]

Note: There will never be peace in the Middle East due to Muslim intolerance.

James 3:18 Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.


First of all, I am happy to tell you that the [Islamic] Nation today possesses tremendous forces sufficient to save Palestine and the rest of the Muslim lands. However, these forces are shackled, and action must be taken to liberate them. The [Islamic] Nation has been promised victory, but if victory is delayed, it will be because of our sins and because we failed to help the cause of Allah. Allah said: 'If you help [the cause of] Allah, he will give you victory and strengthen your position.'[17]

Note: Muslims do not realize that murder is sin.

Romans 13:9-10 For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,” “You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.


The [Islamic] Nation has also been promised victory over the Jews, as the Prophet Mohammad has told us: 'The Day of Judgment will not arrive until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them, until the Jew hides behind the stones and the trees; and each stone or tree will say: Oh Muslim, Oh servant of God, there is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him; apart from the gharqad,[18]which is the tree of the Jews.'[19]This hadith also teaches [us] that the conflict with the enemy will be settled by killing and warfare, and not by disabling the potential of the Nation for decades by a variety of means such as the deception of democracy.

Note: Muslims will continue to murder Jews due to a false prophecy however murderers will all be eternally destroyed.

2 Peter 2:4-11 For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly; and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly; and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds)—then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment, and especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. They are presumptuous, self-willed. They are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries, whereas angels, who are greater in power and might, do not bring a reviling accusation against them before the Lord.


The Secret of Waging War on the Great Powers

After these tidings, I want to tell you about a number of things which help us in our Jihad for the sake of Allah, and among them I will mention some of the campaigns and wars in which the Muslims have been victorious in the past two decades, in order to strengthen the self-confidence of the Nation's sons - an important element in mobilizing the Nation to defend itself against the Crusader-Zionist alliance. The truth is that the Muslim Nation can be the greatest human force if [the Nation] genuinely observes the precepts of Islam. This has been historically proved in previous centuries. [The Muslim Nation] is capable of fighting and resisting the so-called 'great powers.'

Note: Islam will never be a great nation due to Muslim unrighteousness.

Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.


First of all, however, I should like to mention an event which is related to combating the great powers. The Prophet's biographers related that al-Muthanna al-Shaybani[20]came to Medina to ask the Caliph for reinforcements in his battle against the Persians. Caliph Omar tried for three days to summon people, but no-one went forth [to battle]. Omar understood that the people suffered from a complex with regard to waging war on great powers and he ordered al-Muthanna to tell the people of the victory which Allah had given him over the Persians, in order to dispel fear from their hearts. Al-Muthanna stood up, spoke and spurred on the warriors, saying, amongst other things: 'Oh people, do not be afraid, we have already mocked the Persians, we have overcome them and have captured the better of the two sides [i.e., the western side] of the agricultural region of Iraq, we have crossed [their camp] and done them harm; others before us have dared to stand against them, and, if Allah so wills, others will do so after us.' The people's enthusiasm was kindled, and Abu `Ubayd al-Thaqafi[21]stood up, the Caliph gave him the standard and the people followed him.

Note: MO-HAM-MAD was a liar to the Muslims and is now in hell.

Revelation 21:8 But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”


Like these exalted heroes I say: Oh people, do not fear America and its army. By Allah, we have struck them time and time again, and they have been defeated time after time. In combat they are the most cowardly of people. Our defense and our war against the American enemy have shown that [America's] warfare is mainly psychological in nature, because of the vast propaganda apparatus at its disposal. It is also based upon intensive bombing from the air, which is designed to conceal its most obvious weakness: cowardice and the American soldier's lack of fighting spirit. Were it not for the need for brevity, I would tell you almost unbelievable stories of this from our fighting against them in Tora Bora and Shahi-Khot in Afghanistan. May Allah make it possible to go into this in detail [in the future].

Note: Osama Bin Laden is a coward who is afraid of being seen in public.


First of all I should like to remind you of the defeats suffered by a number of the great powers at the hands of the Mujahideen. I want to remind you of the defeat of the former Soviet Union, of which nothing remained after ten years of hard fighting by the Afghans and those Muslims who came to their aid, by the grace of Allah. Similarly, the Russian defeat in Chechnya, where the Mujahideen displayed the finest examples of self-sacrifice. The Chechen Mujahideen, together with their Muslim brethren, deflated the Russians' pride and caused them loss after loss. Beaten, they withdrew after the first war. Later the Russians returned with American support, and Russia is still suffering heavy losses because of a small group of believers, whom, we pray, Allah will support and make victorious.

Note: The United States supplied the thankless Mujahideen with weapons that allowed them to win the war in Afghanistan.


I should also like to remind you of the defeat of the American forces in the year 1402 of the Muslim calendar [1982], when the Israelis invaded Lebanon. The Lebanese resistance sent a truck full of explosives to the American Marines' center in Beirut and killed over 240 of them, may they go to hell and to a bitter end.

Note: The United States did not understand the depth of Muslim hate and murder in 1982.


Later, after the second Gulf War, the Americans sent their forces into Somalia, where they killed thirteen thousand Somalis. There is no power and no strength save in Allah. Then the lions of Islam awoke among the Afghan Arabs and they came to the aid [of the Somalis] and, together with their brothers in that country, they dragged America's pride through the mud. They killed them, they destroyed their tanks and brought down their planes. America and her allies fled under cover of night, each avoiding looking at the others. Praise and thanks be to Allah!

Note: Somalia is still controlled by Muslims where lawlessness and murder reign.


At the same time young Mujahideen prepared explosive charges [for use] against the Americans in Aden. When they went off, the cowards had no choice but to flee within 24 hours. Later, in the year 1415 of the Muslim calendar [1994], there was an explosion in Riyadh in which four Americans were killed. This sent a clear message that the local people were opposed to the American policy of support for the Jews and the occupation of the Land of the Two Holy Places.

Note: Islamic countries should be avoided due to lawlessness and murder by Muslims.


The following year there was another explosion in al-Khobar [Saudi Arabia], in which nineteen people were killed and over four hundred wounded. As a result, the Americans were forced to move their large bases from the towns to the desert. In the year 1418 of the Muslim calendar [1997] the Mujahideen publicly threatened America, [hoping this] would cause it to stop supporting the Jews and to depart the Land of the Two Holy Places. The enemy rejected the warning and the Mujahideen managed, through the grace of Allah, to deliver two tremendous blows in east Africa. Later America was warned again, but paid no heed, and Allah sent success to the Mujahideen who, in a tremendous act of self-sacrifice, annihilated the American destroyer Cole in Aden. This was a resounding slap in the face for the American military establishment. This operation also revealed the fact that the Yemeni government, like that of the other countries in the region, had collaborated [with the U.S.].

Note: The United States was slow to recognize the Muslim threat under the Clinton administration.


September 11th

Later the Mujahideen saw that the gang of black-hearted criminals in the White House was misrepresenting the event, and that their leader, who is a fool whom all obey, was claiming that we were jealous of their way of life, while the truth - which the Pharaoh of our generation conceals - is that we strike at them because of the way they oppress us in the Muslim world, especially in Palestine and Iraq, and because of their occupation of the Land of the Two Holy Places. When the Mujahideen saw this they decided to act in secret and to move the battle right into his [the U.S. president's] country and his own territory.

Note: The United States now has reorganized its' intelligence services to effectively combat murder by Muslims.


On that blessed Tuesday, the 23rd of jumada al-thani, 1422, which corresponds to September 11th, 2001, while the Zio-American alliance was still using American tanks and planes and Jewish hands to reap [the lives] of our sons and our people in the land of al-Aqsa; while our sons in Iraq were dying as a result of the oppression of the unjust siege [inflicted on them] by America and her agents; and while the Muslim world was still very far from genuinely supporting Islam; while things were in this state of frustration, desperation and procrastination -- on the part of the Muslims, with the exception of those on whom Allah had had mercy, -- and a state of injustice, arrogance and aggression -- on the part of the Zio-American alliance; and while the land of Uncle Sam, heedless in its transgressions, bellowing its tyranny, 'puffed up its cheeks in contempt of the people and strutted merrily on the face of the earth,'[22]without paying heed to anyone, believing that nothing could harm it -- then disaster struck them.

Note: Muslim terrorism has not struck in the United States since September 11th, 2001.


Come let me tell you what that terrible disaster means: the 'unkempt of hair and dusty of foot'[23]pounced -- they who are everywhere hunted down, young men who believed in their Lord, whom Allah had guided to the right path, whose hearts He had strengthened and filled with faith. [These young men, when it comes to acting] for Allah's cause, do not fear 'the reprimands of those who seek to find fault'[24]because they desire only Allah's recompense; their hearts do not allow them to close to injustice; they sacrifice their lives, but never their honor.

Note: Murderous Muslims are now being interrogated for our protection.


They carried out the raid by means of enemy planes in a courageous and splendid operation the like of which mankind had never before witnessed. They smashed the American idols and damaged its very heart, the Pentagon. They struck the very heart of the American economy, rubbed America's nose in the dirt and dragged its pride through the mud. The towers of New York collapsed, and their collapse precipitated an even greater debacle: the collapse of the myth of America the great power and the collapse of the myth of democracy; people began to understand that American values could sink no lower. The myth of the land of freedom was destroyed, the myth of American National security was smashed and the myth of the CIA collapsed, all praise and thanks to Allah.

Note: Murderous Muslims are being eliminated every day of the year.


One of the most important positive results of the raids on New York and Washington was the revelation of the truth regarding the conflict between the Crusaders and the Muslims. [The raids] revealed the strength of the hatred which the Crusaders feel towards us, as the two raids peeled the lamb's skin off the back of the American wolf and revealed the hideous truth. The whole world awoke from its slumber, and the Muslims were alerted to the importance of the [Muslim] principle which states that positions of alliance or hostility may be taken [only] for the sake of Allah. The spirit of religious brotherhood among Muslims was likewise strengthened, which constitutes a great step forward along the road towards uniting Muslims under the banner of monotheism in order to establish the rightly-guided Caliphate, God willing. People discovered that it was possible to strike at America, that oppressive power, and that it was possible to humiliate it, to bring it into contempt and to defeat it. For the first time, the majority of the American people [now] understand the truth of the Palestinian issue and that what hit them in Manhattan is a result of the oppressive policy of their government.

Note: The whole world has awoken to the threat of Islam with murderous Muslims discovering western justice.


To sum up: America is a great power possessed of tremendous military might and a wide-ranging economy, but all this is built upon an unstable foundation which can be targeted, with special attention to its obvious weak spots. If it [America] is hit in one hundredth of those spots, God willing, it will stumble, wither away and relinquish world leadership and its oppression.

Note: To sum up the situation, Islam will eventually be recognized by everyone as an intolerant religion of hate.


A small group of young Islamic [fighters] managed, despite the international alliance drawn up against them, to provide people with [concrete] proof of the fact that it is possible to wage war upon and fight against a so-called 'great power.' They managed to protect their religion and effectively to serve the objectives of their Nation better than the governments and peoples of the fifty-odd countries of the Muslim world, because they used Jihad as a means to defend their faith. As Abu Hilala[25]said: 'Victory has its reasons, as does defeat, and any means which brings victory is worthwhile; the paths which lead to exalted ends are different, and the shortest of them is that which sheds blood and which has noble people [standing] at both its sides.'

Note: Islamic fighters will die for their murderous actions.

Matthew 5:21 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’"


The Rulers of the Arab States have Betrayed Allah, the Prophet and the Nation

Thanks to Allah, many people in the Nation resemble those young heroes, but they are held in check, and we must all work together to release them from their bonds, so that they can burst forth as Mujahideen for the sake of Allah, because Jihad is the way to might and security for the [Muslim] Nation. The limitations and the obstacles standing in the way of the Nation's young men [and preventing them] from erupting into Jihad are many, and we shall discuss [only] the most important.

Note: Murder by Jihad is a central tenant of Islam.

Matthew 19:18-19 Jesus said, “‘You shall not murder,’ ‘You shall not commit adultery,’ ‘You shall not steal,’ ‘You shall not bear false witness,’ ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’”


Before anything else, I want to quote a hadith from the two authoritative collections of traditions. Those who followed it took [the straight path], and those who deviated from it were lost. The Prophet said: 'What brought about the destruction of your predecessors was, that when a respected man from among them stole, they took no action; but when a weak man from among them stole, they punished him in accordance with the law.' Take note, oh wise ones: this is one of the reasons for our destruction.

Note: Theft is a major problem in Islamic societies.


I should also like to mention the story of Khaled [ibn al-Walid]'s conversion to Islam, in order to free [your] thought from blind obedience. He was asked, after his belated conversion: 'Where was your wisdom, Oh Khaled, that you did not perceive the light of prophecy which had been among you for twenty years?' Khaled replied: 'We were led by men whose intellect appeared to us like mountains.'[26]

Note: Khaled converted to Islam due to his ignorance.


The Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal[27]said: 'A lack of understanding is when a man imitates [others] in his religious belief.'

Note: Those who follow Osama Bin Laden are demonstrating their ignorance.


Our generation is shackled and barred [from action], firstly by those rulers and false witnesses among the impious 'ulama, the palace lackeys, the hired pens and their ilk. As far as the rulers are concerned, it is generally agreed that they are powerless and treacherous. To those who demand that people be loyal to these rulers despite all this, we ask: have the peoples ever withdrawn their allegiance to these rulers, so that they can be advised restore their allegiance to them? This has [never] happened, and the result is as you see: we are dominated by unbelievers, and it has already been said that 'He who is unable to foresee consequences in tranquil times will never plan well when the situation gets out of control.'[28]

Note: Intolerant dictatorships is a common trait of Islamic societies.


Our quarrel with the rulers is not a minor disagreement which can be solved, as we are speaking of the main principle of Islam: of the shahada [i.e., the Muslim profession of faith] [which states that] 'there is no God but Allah and Muhammad is Allah's emissary.' These rulers have violated the very basis of [this principle] by allying themselves with unbelievers, by passing man-made laws and by approving and applying the infidel laws of the UN. As far as religious law is concerned, their rule has long been null and void, and it is impossible to remain under their dominion. This is not the time or the place to go into details, but we have mentioned the words of the 'ulama, may Allah have mercy upon them, in manifesto number 17 of the Authority for Counsel and Reform.[29]

Note: Muslims will generally murder each other over disagreements.

Mark 10:19 "You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not bear false witness,’ ‘Do not defraud,’ ‘Honor your father and your mother.’”


After this, we ask: is it conceivable that a Muslim should tell [other] Muslims: be loyal to [President] Karzai [of Afghanistan] and cooperate with him so as to establish Islam, remove oppression and prevent America from carrying out her evil schemes? It is inconceivable, because Karzai is a collaborator who was brought in by the Americans, and so to support him against the Muslims is one of the ten acts which violate Islam and exclude the perpetrator from the Muslim community. We ask: what is the difference between Karzai of the 'ajam [i.e., the non-Arab peoples] and Karzai of the Arabs? Who appointed the rulers of the Gulf States? The Crusaders. Those who appointed Karzai of Kabul and shaped Karzai of Pakistan appointed Karzai of Kuwait, Karzai of Bahrain, Karzai of Qatar and the other states. Those who appointed Karzai of Riyadh one hundred years ago and brought him in after he had been a refugee in Kuwait to fight alongside them against the Ottoman state and its [provincial] governor Ibn al-Rashid - were the Crusaders. They still protect this family [i.e., the Saudi royal family]. There is no difference between Karzai of Riyadh and Karzai of Kabul. Take note, oh wise ones: 'Are your unbelievers better than these? Or [do you believe that] they have been given acquittal in the holy books?'[30]

Note: Muslims do not have the ability to elect non-dictatorial rulers.


The rulers who want to solve our problems, one of the most important of which is the Palestinian issue, by means of the UN or the dictates of the USA, as was the case with the initiative of Prince Abdallah ibn 'Abd al-'Aziz in Beirut, on which all the Arabs agreed - an initiative by means of which he sold out the blood of the shahids and the territory of Palestine in order to please the Jews and America and in order to support them against the Muslims - these rulers have betrayed Allah and his Prophet, and they have expelled themselves from the Muslim community and betrayed the [Muslim] Nation.

Note: Muslims do not have the ability to elect non-dictatorial rulers.


I also say: Those who want to solve our problems by means of these impotent and treacherous rulers are deluding themselves and misleading their Nation. They rely on those [rulers] who acted tyrannically, erring [themselves] and leading others into flagrant error. The best that can be said of them is that they are impotent and depraved. Muslims should admonish them, and if they do not heed the admonition, then they [the Muslims] should beware of them and warn others about them.

Note: Muslims do not have the ability to elect non-dictatorial rulers.


It is also incumbent on all Muslims to disavow these tyrannical rulers. It is well known that to disavow these tyrants[31]is not merely a supererogatory meritorious act; rather, it is one of the two pillars of monotheism without which Islam cannot stand firmly. Allah said: 'He who renounces taghut and believes in Allah – he surely grasps a firm support. Allah hears all and knows all.'[32]

Note: Muslims do not have the ability to elect non-dictatorial rulers.


The 'Ulama Who Serve Arab Rulers

As for the corrupt 'ulama, the palace lackeys, the pens for hire and their ilk – as the saying goes: every generation has its [own] regime and its own men. These [are] men [in the service] of the regime who distort the truth and bear false witness even in the holy city [Mecca], even in the holy house [of the Ka'ba], even in the holy month. There is no power and no strength save in Allah.[33]They claim that these treacherous rulers are our custodians. There is no power and no strength save in Allah. They say this in order to bolster up the regime. These 'ulama have surely strayed from the right path. [A Muslim] should distance himself from them and warn others about them.

Note: Muslims do not have the ability to elect non-dictatorial rulers.


The regime bases itself upon its 'ulama and puts them on religious programs dealing with fatwa only because, every now and again, it needs them for just a few minutes to provide legitimacy for its actions, as was the case when the [Saudi] king opened up the Land of the Two Holy Places to the Americans: he gave instructions to his 'ulama, and [on his orders] they issued that disastrous fatwa which violated the [laws of] Islam, mocked the intelligence of the Muslims, and supported his treacherous action in [causing] this grave disaster. It is because of that destructive decision [by the Saudi king] and that hypocritical fatwa that the Nation now suffers all the catastrophes, fear and threats that it is [now] suffering. Those who read the biographies of sincere religious teachers in times of trial, such as the biography of Ahmad ibn Hanbal[34]and others, Allah's mercy upon them, recognize the difference between 'ulama who practice what they teach and those 'ulama who flatter [those in power] -- as one can read in siyar a'lam al-nubala'[35]and other books.

Note: Muslims do not have the ability to elect non-dictatorial rulers.


The poet said: 'We patch our world by tearing our religion to pieces; neither our religion survives nor that which we are patching.'

Note: Muslims do not have the ability to elect non-dictatorial rulers.


The second barrier [to Jihad] are the 'ulama and preachers who love Truth and loathe falsehood, but refrain from participating in Jihad; they have devised interpretations and have turned the young people against taking part in Jihad. There is no power and no strength save in Allah. These men watched the falsehood spread and grow, and summoned each other to fulfill their obligation to support Truth, to command [the doing of] good and forbid [the doing of] evil. Many have been instructed by them in the right path and in religious knowledge. They did well, and may Allah reward them for it. But falsehood cannot tolerate Truth or its people, and [the false rulers] began to obstruct them and frighten them; [they] prevented them from teaching and delivering sermons, they dismissed them from their posts and finally imprisoned those who persisted in continuing to obey the command to [do] good and forbid evil.

Note: Muslim clerics that do not teach murder by Jihad are considered false preachers.


These severe pressures gradually caused [people] to stray from the right path, except for those upon whom Allah had mercy. This is only natural, as a man cannot make the right decision when conditions are not right, especially where [his own] safety [is concerned]. As the Prophet said: 'A judge shall not pronounce judgment between two people at a time when he is angry.' If this may be said of a person who is angry, is it not much more applicable to a person who is afraid?

Note: Muslim clerics that do not teach murder by Jihad are considered false preachers.


The [tactics of] terrorization which the Arab states use against their people have destroyed all [aspects of] life, including matters of Islam, because Islam means giving counsel, and one cannot give counsel when one is not safe. Fear has split the people [i.e., the religious scholars] into groups, some of which I shall [now] describe:

One group has lapsed; it has joined the regime and supported it. There is no power and no strength save in Allah.

Note: Muslim clerics that do not teach murder by Jihad are considered false preachers.


Another group thought that they would not possibly be able to continue to preach and teach, to secure their institutes or associations, or to secure their [own] lives, standing and money, unless they praised taghut; so they devised corrupt interpretations, and thus they fell into glaring error, and caused many [other] people to err.

Note: Muslim clerics that do not teach murder by Jihad are considered false preachers.


Another group has been protected by Allah from placating and flattering the treacherous rulers; they persisted in remaining under the banner of 'commanding [the doing of] good and forbidding [the doing of] evil.' They made commendable efforts in preaching the cause of Allah. However, the pressures we mentioned above were very heavy and [this group] have not prepared themselves to bear the burdens [of the cause], whose two most important duties are hijra[36]and Jihad. In the past two decades they have had the opportunity [to perform hijra and Jihad], but they did not avail themselves of it. Thus they lost the ability to make the right decision in these difficult days, except for those upon whom Allah has had mercy. Therefore, we see that some of them, to this day, have not decided in favor of Jihad and resistance. According to the Koran and the biography of the Prophet, Allah's prayers and peace upon him, and the biographies of his noble Companions -- may Allah be pleased with them – supporting the Religion [of Islam] involves grave obligations and distinct qualities. He who does not have these qualities cannot act in support of Religion. Allah the Exalted mentions these qualities in the Koran, saying, among other things: 'Oh you who have embraced Islam, whosoever among you lapses from his faith, Allah shall bring other people who love Him and whom He loves, who will be humble toward the Believers and stern toward the unbelievers; they will engage in Jihad for the sake of Allah without fearing any reproach from anyone. Such is the grace of Allah; He bestows it upon whomever He will. Allah is munificent and omniscient.'[37]

Note: Muslim clerics that do not teach murder by Jihad are considered false preachers.


In the conversation between Waraqa ibn Nawfal[38]and the Prophet, Waraqa said: 'I wish I were a young man at it [that is, at the beginning of your mission], so that I would still be alive when your people expel you.' The Prophet then asked: 'Are they really going to expel me?' Waraqa said: 'Yes. There has never been a man who brought a revelation like yours, who was not treated with enmity. If the day of your expulsion comes while I am still alive, I shall give you my full support.'

Note: MO-HAM-MAD was a false prophet and a political warlord.


[We see then that] the [natural] condition of those who truly want to take upon themselves the [obligations of] Islam is enmity from the people of Falsehood [al-batil], not coexistence with them. There is no power and no strength save in Allah.[39]He who wishes to uphold Islam should strive on its behalf, and be prepared to sacrifice life and possessions for its sake, as Waraqa said: 'If your day comes when I am still alive, I shall fully support you.' This was also the situation at the time of the oath of al-'Aqaba.[40]To struggle for Islam does not mean just giving lectures; Islam cannot be sustained by crumbs of our time and money. Indeed, Allah's reward is precious, and there is a great difference between sitting and giving lectures and sacrificing one's life for the sake of Allah. This is why al-'Abbas ibn 'Abd al-Muttalib, who [at the time] still professed the [polytheistic] religion of his people, wanted to be assured that his nephew Muhammad, Allah's prayers and peace be upon him, was safe with the ansar.[41]He [therefore] said to the ansar: 'If you are people of strength and perseverance, versed in war and [prepared] to withstand alone the hostility of all the Arabs, for they will shoot you with one bow.'[42]

Note: Murder by Jihad is a central tenant of Islam.

Luke 18:20 "You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not bear false witness,’ ‘Honor your father and your mother."


I [bin Laden] say [therefore]: The [early] Believers needed these qualities in order to defend Allah's messenger, Allah's prayers and peace be upon him, and today, too, they are necessary in order to defend the religion of Allah's messenger. When al-'Abbas concluded his speech, al-Barra' ibn Ma'rur of the ansar said: 'We heard what you said. By God, had there been in our hearts something other than what we have said, we would have said it. What we want is to keep our word, to be truthful and to sacrifice our lives to defend the messenger of Allah.' I [bin Laden] say [therefore]: Islam is sustained by loyalty, truthfulness and self-sacrifice for the sake of the Way [i.e., Islam]. And when they [the ansar] stood up to swear allegiance, As'ad ibn Zurara said[43]: 'Act not in haste, Oh people of Yathrib.[44]We spurred our mounts towards him only after we had recognized that he was the messenger of Allah. To take him out [of Mecca] now means [risking] conflict with all the Arabs, the death of your best men and being bitten by swords. So, if you can endure all this – then take him and your reward is with Allah; but if you are afraid for yourselves, leave him, and Allah will excuse you.' They answered: 'O As'ad, give your hand on our behalf [to swear allegiance]; by God, we shall not abandon or forsake this undertaking.'

Note: To die for Islam is a Muslim virtue.


Such were the qualities of those who wanted to defend and keep up the religion of Islam, may Allah be pleased with them; and the same is true today. The Mujahideen say to the 'ulama and preachers who love the truth and do not flatter Falsehood: you have raised the banner of Islam and you know that it is truly the religion of Allah's messenger and that bearing it truly means conflict with all Arab governments and all non-Arab governments throughout the world, the killing of your best men and the bite of the sword. Now, if you can endure all this, uphold the banner and your reward is with Allah; but, if you are afraid for yourselves, abandon the banner of defense and fighting, but do not stand in the way of the youth of the Nation to keep them from [waging] Jihad for the sake of Allah. Allah will then excuse you.

Note: Islam teaches that a Muslim will be rewarded by their god Allah for murder.

Romans 1:28-32 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.


The Jihad

Now, let me talk about what is incumbent upon Muslims in the face of this Crusader-Zionist war against the Nation of Islam. Allah has said: 'Fight for the sake of Allah, you are accountable only for yourself, and urge the believers [to join the Jihad], perhaps Allah will ward off the might of the infidels; Allah is most mighty and most capable of inflicting punishment.[45]

Note: God will eventually destroy all Islamic nations and unrepentant Muslims.

Psalm 59:5 You therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to punish all the nations; Do not be merciful to any wicked transgressors.


The most important religious duty – after belief itself – is to ward off and fight the enemy aggressor. Sheikh al-Islam [Ibn Taymiyya],[46]may Allah have mercy upon him, said: 'To drive off the enemy aggressor who destroys both religion and the world – there is no religious duty more important than this, apart from belief itself.' This is an unconditional rule.

Note: Murder by Jihad is a central tenant of Islam.

Romans 13:9-10 For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,” “You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.


Jihad is obligatory now for the Islamic Nation, which is in a state of sin unless it gives of its sons, its possessions and its powers whatever is required to maintain Jihad, which will preserve all Muslims in Palestine and elsewhere from the military might of the infidels. It is incumbent on the Muslims to engage in Jihad so as to establish the truth and abrogate falsehood – each according to his capability. Allah's messenger said in Muslim's reliable book:[47]'Whosoever fights them [the enemies of Islam] with his arm is a believer, whosoever fights them with his tongue is a believer and whosoever fights them in his heart is a believer, but there is not even the slightest measure of belief without this [that is, without at least one of the three].'[48]

Note: Murder by Jihad is a central tenant of Islam.

James 2:11 For He who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder.” Now if you do not commit adultery, but you do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law.


This sublime Prophetic tradition [hadith] embraces all Believers. Since we are Believers, we are [necessarily] Mujahideen for the sake of Allah on behalf of Islam. Hence, a Muslim who is unable to engage in Jihad with his hand or tongue must engage in Jihad in his heart. This means that he should incessantly hate Allah's enemies and curse them, [just] as he should constantly be loyal to the Believers and the Mujahideen; he should pray for them and feel the brotherhood of belief that binds him to all Muslims everywhere in the world, in both east and west. He should feel that the Believers are in one tent and that the infidels are in another, until Allah bestows on the [Islamic] Nation one government which will unite all Muslims under its banner, God willing. He [who engages in Jihad in his heart] should [at least] urge himself to engage in JihadJihad of the mind] is the weakest kind of Islamic faith. He should boycott products [manufactured by] the Americans and their allies. The Believer should be particularly careful not to support falsehood[49]because assisting infidels against other Muslims [even] if only verbally is flagrant unbelief, as has been determined by the scholars. He should beware of those of whom Allah said: 'Allah knows those of you who hold the others back; who say to their brethren: Come, join us! and seldom take part in the fighting.'[50] He should not add the grave sin of discouraging [others] to the grave sin of avoiding Jihad. with his hand and his tongue. This [

Note: Murder by Jihad is a central tenant of Islam.

James 4:2-3 You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.


Today personal participation in Jihad, though it is incumbent on the [Islamic] Nation as a whole, is especially emphasized where young men are concerned, rather than with regard to the middle-aged and elderly. Likewise, the obligation to participate financially in Jihad is emphasized primarily with regard to the wealthy. Allah, in His grace, has opened the heart of many of our young people to engage in Jihad for His sake and to defend His religion and His servants [the Muslims]. It is incumbent upon the Nation to help them, encourage them and facilitate things for them, so that they can defend it and protect it from injustice, shame and sin. It must also maintain the current Jihad and support it with all its might, which is very difficult, as we can see in Palestine, Chechnya, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Indonesia, the Philippines and other Muslim lands. The banner of Jihad would not remain aloft there in the face of the enemies' cruel attack, were it not – besides Allah's grace – for the immense sacrifice of suffering, blood and torn bodies, may Allah accept them as martyrs.

Note: Murder by Jihad is a central tenant of Islam.

1 John 3:10-12 In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother. For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another, not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother’s righteous.


The Fighting in Afghanistan

I am happy to tell you that the Jihad in Afghanistan is going well, thank God, and that things are improving in favor of the Mujahideen, thanks to Allah. We are now in the second year of fighting, and America has not managed to accomplish its objectives; on the contrary, it has become embroiled in the Afghan swamp. What America regarded in the first months [of the war] as a victory, after it took control of the cities evacuated by the Mujahideen [has turned out to be something quite different]. Military experts in general, and those familiar with Afghanistan in particular, know that this was a tactical withdrawal, which suited the nature of the Taliban state and the nature of the Afghans who have a long history of guerrilla warfare. The Taliban state had no regular army to defend the cities. Therefore, the Afghans relied – after placing their trust in Allah – on their [greatest] strength, namely, their ability to conduct guerrilla warfare from the depths of their impassable mountains, using the same tactics with which, thanks to Allah, they had previously defeated the Soviet army. This became an established fact after the guerrilla operations began, and their number has now reached an average of two operations per day. The Americans are now in real trouble: they are unable to defend their own forces, nor can they establish a state capable of protecting its own president - let alone anyone else.

Note: Osama Bin Laden will probably be buried by rocks.

Revelation 6:15-17 And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”


By the grace of Allah, coordination among all the Mujahideen has been achieved in the past year, and all engage enthusiastically in Jihad and consider it a duty. If their means were not so limited, they could increase the number of daily operations to that of their earlier Jihad against the Russians, and which the Americans would not be able to endure. Hence it is incumbent on the [Islamic] Nation today to support Jihad in general, and [specifically] in Palestine and Afghanistan. These pivotal [areas] are highly important, and we should focus on them, so as to exhaust the Jews, who are the Americans' allies, and so as to exhaust the Americans, who are allied with the Jews. America's defeat in Afghanistan will be, God willing, the beginning of its end.

Note: The Mujahideen succeeded against the Soviets because the United States helped them.


You shall suffer no harm from us nor from our brethren the Afghan Mujahideen, God willing. We hope that we shall suffer no harm from you. The [Islamic] Nation is now facing a battle for Allah, in which there should be no display of either weakness or evil-doing. The forces of the Muslims will gather against the forces of the infidels. Now is the time to repent of sins and transgressions. It is likewise incumbent upon the Nation, now that it's facing this crucial issue – which is very serious and no joking matter – to give up a life of fun and enjoyment, extravagance and luxury. It [the Islamic Nation] should toughen itself and prepare itself for real life, a life of killing and war, of shooting and hand-to-hand combat. Here is what Sheikh al-Islam said with regard to a situation of internal conflict similar to the one in which we find ourselves. He said: 'You should know, may Allah render you successful, that, according to an authentic tradition transmitted from the Prophet by many chains [of transmitters], [the Prophet] said: 'There will always be within my Nation a group which knows the truth, who are not affected by whosoever abandons them or opposes them until the Day of Judgment.'

Note: Muslims do not realize that murder is sin.

Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, £murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.


In this fitna [internal strife] people have split into three groups: [1] those who will triumph with Allah's help, i. e., those who are waging Jihad against the [aforementioned] corrupt people. [2] The disobedient, i. e., those [corrupt] people [whom we have just mentioned] and those who joined them from among the feeble-minded so-called Muslims. [3] The laggards, i. e., those who refrain from joining the Jihad, even though they are true Muslims. Let every one [of you] examine whether he belongs to the 'triumphant group,' the 'laggards' or the 'disobedient group,' for there is no fourth one.

Note: Devout Muslims will be filled with strife and anger.

Proverbs 29:22 An angry man stirs up strife, and a furious man abounds in transgression.


He, may Allah have mercy on him, also said: By Allah, if the early Muslims from among the Muhajirun and the ansar,[51]such as Abu Bakr, 'Umar, 'Uthman, 'Ali and others, were alive today, they would regard fighting against those criminals as one of the most virtuous acts. Only he who miscalculates[52]will allow himself to miss such a battle; [by refraining] he makes a fool of himself and is deprived of immense reward in this life and in the hereafter.

Note: Devout Muslims will never receive mercy.

Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.


I instruct the young people to exert every effort in Jihad, for it is they upon whom this duty primarily devolves, as was indicated by al-Shatibi in his al-Muwafaqat.[53]

Note: Murder by Jihad is a central tenant of Islam.

Exodus 20:13 "You shall not murder."


You should know that seeking to kill Americans and Jews everywhere in the world is one of the greatest duties [for Muslims], and the good deed most preferred by Allah, the Exalted.

Note: Murder by Jihad is a central tenant of Islam.

Deuteronomy 5:17 "You shall not murder."


I also bid them [the young people] to rally round the honest 'ulama [religious scholars] and the sincere preachers, that is, those who practice what they teach; I also counsel them to manage their affairs in secrecy, especially the military affairs of Jihad.

Note: Murder by Jihad is a central tenant of Islam.

Ephesians 5:12-14 For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. Therefore He says: “Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light.”


I am happy to inform all of you – and our brothers in Palestine in particular – that your brethren who are engaged in Jihad continue to pursue the way of Jihad, targeting the Jews and the Americans. The Mombasa operation is just the first drop which heralds the approaching rain, God willing, may He be praised and exalted. We shall never abandon you. Go on, continue the fighting with Allah's blessing, and we too, with you, will continue to fight, God willing.

Note: God will destroy devout Muslims who practice murder by Jihad.

Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.


Before concluding, I urge myself, as I urge my Muslim brethren, to set their faces towards Jihad, for the sake of Allah, with the words of the poet[54]: I am leading my horse and casting him and myself this year into one of the battles.

Note: God will destroy devout Muslims who practice murder by Jihad.

Romans 13:2 Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.


O Lord, when death arrives, let it not be upon a bier covered with green shrouds. Rather, let my grave be in the belly of a vulture, tranquil in the sky, among hovering vultures[55].

Note: God will destroy devout Muslims who practice murder by Jihad.

Romans 13:3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same.


I shall be martyr resting among a group of young men whom death will overtake in a terrible ravine. Horsemen of [the tribe of] Shayban, whom piety united, brave warriors alighting from their mounts [to fight face to face] when the two armies advance to meet each other

Note: God will destroy devout Muslims who practice murder by Jihad.

Romans 13:4 For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.


When they leave this world they will leave behind suffering and attain that which is promised in the Koran. Finally, I instruct myself and my Muslim brethren to fear God both privately and publicly, and to implore Allah and beseech him to accept our repentance and relieve us of our distress.

Note: God will destroy devout Muslims who practice murder by Jihad.

Romans 13:5 Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake.


O Lord, give us your blessing in this world and in the next, and protect us from the fires of Hell. We beseech Allah to free our captives from the hands of the Americans and their accomplices – foremost among them Sheikh 'Umar ibn 'Abd al-Rahman and Sheikh Sa'id ibn Zu'eyr and our brethren in Guantanamo – and to strengthen the Mujahideen in Palestine and other Muslim lands. May they be victorious, and may He help us triumph over our enemy.

Note: God will destroy devout Muslims who practice murder by Jihad.

2 Peter 3:7 But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.


I also bid you, as I bid myself, to keep the name of Allah on your lips, to read the Koran often, and to ponder it, for it contains counsel from your Lord and healing for the heart, and guidance and mercy for the Muslims. Allah is all-powerful, but most people do not understand.

Note: God will never show devout Muslims mercy.

2 Corinthians 4:1 Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart. 2But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.


Our final word is: praise be to Allah, Lord of the universe."

Note: The Lord Jesus Christ will destroy unrepentant devout Muslims.

Revelation 19:11-16 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies in heaven, clothed in £fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.


[1] For example, (al-Nida website);

[2] This year, the holiday started on February 11. The sermon was published in February 16th, 2003.


[4] Al-Hayat (London), February 16, 2003.

[5] The sub-headings have been added by MEMRI.

[6] Koran, 9 (al-Tawba): 5.

[7] Koran, 9 (al-Tawba): 14.

[8] Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Musnad, no. 4868.

[9] Bukhari, Sahih, no. 2932.

[10] The Sykes-Picot agreement: a secret exchange of notes (1916) between Britain, France and Russia relating to the partition of the Ottoman Empire after its defeat. Named after the chief British and French negotiators, Sir Mark Sykes and Charles François Georges-Picot.

[11] Koran, 2 (al-Baqara): 156. Recited in prayers for the dead.

[12] Koran, 2 (al-Baqara): 100.

[13] Koran, 4 (al-Nisa'): 52.

[14] Koran, 3 (al-`Imran): 75

[15] Koran, 11 (Hud): 88.

[16] Koran, 4 (al-Nisa'): 84

[17] Koran, 47 (Muhammad): 7

[18] A type of thorny bush.

[19] This hadith occurs in many sources, e.g., Muslim's Sahih, no. 5203 and Ahmad ibn Hanbal's Musnad, no. 9029.

[20] A Muslim commander in the wars against the Persians (d. 635 A.D.)

[21] A Muslim military commander.

[22] This is a variation on the Koranic verse 31 (Luqman): 18, where Allah pronounces His displeasure with the arrogant.

[23] A Classical Arabic expression used to describe vagabond heroes; here it is applied to the Mujahideen.

[24] Koran, 5 (al-Ma'ida): 54.

[25] The poet Sheikh Dr. Yusuf Abu Hilala, Dean of the Faculty of Education at Al-Hussein University in Ma'an, Jordan, who published a poem in praise of bin Laden and Al-Qa`ida in the wake of the September 11th attack and the war in Afghanistan. In his immediate reaction to the September 11th attack, bin Laden quoted another poem by the same poet.

[26] Khaled ibn al-Walid was the most important Muslim military leader in the period of the early Muslim conquests. Before converting to Islam he commanded the Meccan army which defeated the Muslim army at the battle of Uhud. He refers here to his admiration for the leaders of the tribe of Quraysh, prior to his conversion.

[27] A famous traditionalist (d. 855 A.D.) collector of the well-known Musnad.

[27] Bin Laden quoted this verse of poetry in his letter to King Fahd of Saudi Arabia (3.8.1995).

[29] This body was established by bin Laden after the Saudi authorities revoked his citizenship.

[30] Koran, 54 (al-Qamar): 43.

[31] Bin Laden uses the term tawaghit (plural of taghut) to describe the rulers. Taghut is a Koranic term which according to traditional Islamic exegetes signifies idolatry, Satan, or the demonic forces of evil.

[32] Koran, 2 (al-Baqara): 256

[33] A phrase used to express resignation to Allah's will in the face of disaster or hardship or indignation at some outrageous evil.

[34] Ibn Hanbal refused to acknowledge the Mu'tazilite doctrine that was made official dogma by the caliph of the time; consequently he was detained and flogged by the authorities. He did not give in, and was released under the pressure of public protest.

[35] A biographical dictionary by the 14th century scholar Shams al-Din Muhammad al-Dhahabi.

[36] Hijra (emigration) signifies in Islamist terminology: leaving an area ruled by an impious government, in emulation of the Prophet Muhammad who emigrated from his native town of Mecca to Medina.

[37] Koran, 5 (al-ma'ida): 54

[38] Waraqa, who was a Christian, was the paternal uncle of Khadija, the Prophet Muhammad's wife.

[39] A phrase used to express resignation to Allah's will in the face of disaster or hardship.

[40] A place near Mecca where a delegation of the ansar from Medina met the Prophet Muhammad to swear to protect him if he should come to Medina. The event referred to here is known in Islamic history as bay'at al-'aqaba al-thanyia, i.e. the second swearing of allegiance at al-'Aqaba.

[41] Al-'Abbas ibn 'Abd al-Muttalib, the eponymous father of the Abbassid dynasty, was the Prophet Muhammad's paternal uncle.

[42] The second half of the sentence is implicit: i.e., "if you have all these qualities, then I rely on you to protect my nephew, Muhammad."

[43] He was the first of the ansar to embrace Islam.

[44] Yathrib was the old name of Medina

[45] Koran, 4 (Women): 84

[46] An important religious scholar of the Hanbali school who lived in Damascus (1263-1328). The Islamists see him as a great religious authority.

[47] Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj (821-875 A. D.) is one of the most famous of hadith (i.e. Prophetic traditions). His collection stands next to that of al-Bukhari as the most prestigious and reliable source of hadith.

[48] Muslim, Sahih, no. 71.

[49] "Falsehood" (al-batil) is a standard term used to refer to illegitimate Muslim rulers who collaborate with Christian powers.

[50] Koran, 33 (Al-Ahzab): 18

[51] muhajirun: those who emigrated with Muhammad from Mecca to Medina. Ansar: Muhammad's early supporters in Medina

[52] Arabic: khasirat tijaratuhu - literally: he made a bad deal. This metaphor derives from a Koranic image in which doing good or evil is described in terms of a good or a bad bargain (tijara). See especially, 61 (al-Saff); 10-11.

[53] Abu Ishaq al-Shatibi (d. 1378 or, according to some, 1388) was a legal scholar. The full name of the book is al-Muwafaqat fi usul al-fiqh.

[54] The poet is al-Tirrimah ibn al-Hakim al-Ta'i (660-743 A.D.)

[55] The poet is expressing here the wish to be killed in battle; vultures will, then, eat his corpse.