The Rediscovery of Osama Bin Laden

Once you accept that terrorism is a justifiable weapon for the oppressed, this isn’t really that much of a stretch.

Over the past 24 hours, thousands of TikToks (at least) have been posted where people share how they just read Bin Laden’s infamous “Letter to America,” in which he explained why he attacked the United States.

The TikToks are from people of all ages, races, ethnicities, and…

— Yashar Ali (@yashar) November 16, 2023

It’s not as if bin Laden’s letter to America was a big secret. It was always out there for anybody to read if they wanted to. Few wanted to. That’s all changed as it’s gone viral. While reddit removed the letter, it’s still available should anyone want to read it. For a quick taste, here’s how it starts.

I say from the onset:

Your former president warned you previously about the devastating Jewish control of capital and about a day that would come when it would enslave you; it has happened. Your current
president warns you now about the enormity of capital control and it has a cycle whereby it devours humanity when it is devoid of the precepts of God’s law (Shari’a). The tyranny of the
control of capital by large companies has harmed your economy, as it did ours, and that was my motivation for this talk. Tens of millions of you are below the poverty line, millions have
lost their homes, and millions have lost their jobs to mark the highest average unemployment in 60 years. Your financial system in its totality was about to collapse within 48 hours had not
the administration reverted to using taxpayer’s money to rescue the vultures by using the assets of the victims. As for us, our Iraq was invaded in response to pressure from capitalists with greed for black gold, and you continue to support the oppressive Israelis in their occupation of our Palestine in response to pressures on your administration by a Jewish lobby backed by enormous financial capabilities.

Forget about what you think of the letter, of the attacks on 9/11, and consider its rediscovery in the paradigm of people who have accepted, if not embraced, the belief that the rape, kidnapping and murder of women, children and the elderly (and yes, men too, not that anybody gives a damn about men these days) is an understandable response to simplistic claims of oppression.

If they can excuse October 7th, they can understand September 11th as well. And why not? The cynic will explain that the only reason the United States reacted with outrage over the 9/11 attacks was because it happened to us, it happened on our soil. Why would we be special? Why are the grievances of Palestinians no less a reflection of our policies and actions supporting their oppressor, Israel, and our own greedy capitalists who care only for black gold?

It’s unclear whether they would have applauded the planes flying into the Twin Towers, but would they have been sufficiently understanding and accepting of the need to kill thousands to fight oppression “by any means necessary”? If they can understand Hamas, why wouldn’t they be able to understand Bin Laden?

And if the rape, kidnapping and murder isn’t so heinous as to be rejected and reviled under any circumstances, then why would it present a problem for Israel, and its “genocidal” conspirator, America, to accept the premise that October 7th, like September 11th, was justified and capitulate to the terrorists? And that is, indeed, the final solution.


Absolute mayhem outside the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington DC.

Ceasefire advocates who were protesting and blocking the doors of the DNC building are being pulled off, thrown down, and arrested by law enforcement.

— Yashar Ali (@yashar) November 16, 2023

This isn’t to say that all progressives have fallen down the rabbit hole of embracing terrorism as a justifiable weapon for the cause, just because they chant “from the river to the sea” and “intifada.” But if only one percent of the American population accepts this premise, that’s 3.3 million people. And if only a tenth of a percent is prepared to act upon their ideology, that’s 330,000 people. It no longer seems far-fetched to think that terrorism can happen here again, and this time by our own people, our own children, who have lost their way.


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