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Posted on 10/17/2001 7:21:50 PM PDT by kattracks
Followers in London told to acquire weapons of mass destruction to counter American action in Iraq and Saudi Arabia
Letters allegedly written by Osama bin Laden to his supporters in London called on members of his al-Qaida network to acquire weapons of mass destruction and urged them to "kill, fight, create traps and destroy" Americans.
In the correspondence, Bin Laden refers to the US sanctions on Iraq as the "worst international terrorism" and said it was the "sacred duty of Muslims" to drive out American forces from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf.
If the letters, published yesterday by the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, are genuine, they give an insight into the way Bin Laden guides and incites his followers, and underline that his fundamental objective is to purge western powers from the oil rich resources of his Saudi homeland.
The letters were supposedly seized by Scotland Yard during an investigation to find Bin Laden followers in Britain who may have had knowledge of, or involvement in, the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya.
The inquiry led to the arrest in September 1998 of three men - Khalid al-Fawwaz, Adel Abdul Bary and Ibrahim Hussein Eidarous - who are currently appealing against extradition to the US where they would face charges relating to the attacks. Their case will be heard in the House of Lords on Monday.
Last night, Akhtar Raja, a lawyer acting for Fawwaz, said he was "very, very sceptical" about the authenticity of the letters, saying that they were inconsistent with other documents known to have come from Bin Laden.
The letters were published yesterday following the start of a court hearing in Turin which involves a suspected Bin Laden terrorist, Ibrahim Mahmdouh Ellaban.
He was arrested as a result of the Scotland Yard investigation Operation Challenge. During the inquiry, detectives found references to Ellaban in an address book owned by a suspected terrorist in London.
Scotland Yard also recovered about 1,350 documents, including the four letters, from offices in north-west London that were used by Fawwaz, Abdul Bary and Eidarous, La Repubblica claimed.
The newspaper said that the three men were involved in an organisation called the Association for the Defence of the Egyptian People and stated that the documents - some of which were on floppy disks - were handed to the Italian police by Scotland Yard.
The letters and other papers were presented as evidence during an appeal case for Ellaban, who was arrested two years ago for possession of weapons, including an Uzi machine gun with a silencer, and was subsequently sentenced to five years' imprisonment.
In the earliest letter, dated August 23 1996, Bin Laden describes how he has evaded international authorities by fleeing to mountains in Afghanistan.
"They have hunted me in Sudan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, but thanks to Allah a secure base has been founded on the peaks of the Hindu Kush."
He says the "greatest disaster that the Muslims have suffered since the death of the Prophet is the occupation of the land of the two sacred mosques... by the Christian armies of the Americans and their allies".
In another letter, dated April 16 1998, Bin Laden says: "America carries out the worst international terrorism. Is it not terrible terrorism that America is carrying out in Iraq on children, women and the old, having condemned them to hunger?"
The call to his followers to acquire weapons of mass destruction is justified in a letter dated May 1998.
"Without these arms, Muslims would be without protection in the face of the 200 nuclear warheads of Israel and the arms of total destruction amassed in the Christian countries commanded by America and Great Britain."
Mr Raja insisted yesterday that the documents published in Italy had to be "treated with extreme caution". He said the language used was not consistent with other documents known to have come from Bin Laden.
Though the letters are supposed to have been handed over to the Italian police by Scotland Yard, they are not part of the evidence that is being relied on in the extradition hearings involving Fawwaz, said Mr Raja.
"These letters would have been at the forefront [of the case], yet I have not seen them before. They do not feature in the extradition proceedings brought by the US against [Fawwaz] and, as I understand it, the other two men.
"I have not seen documents of this nature before... I am very, very sceptical about these letters."
Extracts from the letters allegedly written by Osama bin Laden
August 23 1996
"The greatest disaster that the Muslims have suffered since the death of the Prophet is the occupation of the land of the two sacred mosques, the land of the Ka'ba and the Qibla, by the Christian armies of the Americans and their allies.
They have hunted me in Sudan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, but thanks to Allah a secure base has been founded on the peaks of the Hindu Kush, which witnessed the destruction of the greatest atheist army on Earth to the cry "Allah is great".
The Americans have imposed their policies on the production of oil on the basis of their economic interests. The people of the two mosques have been deprived of its sustenance.
It is necessary to concentrate our efforts to kill, fight, create traps, to destroy the intruders until their defeat... Muslims should avoid internal wars... to avoid the destruction of the oil. We appeal to our brothers to exclude from the war the wealth of the Islamic nation which is about to arise.
Our terrorism against you who occupy our land in arms is our duty. You are like a serpent that enters a man's house and then the man kills it. He who allows you to move around his land with your arms while you enjoy peace and security is a coward... You have the problem of how to convince soldiers to fight, we have to convince our young men to wait for their moment to fight."
April 16 1998
"The United States have announced their decision to add the Islamic government of Afghanistan to the list of countries that support terrorism, opening the way for the punishments considered necessary by American laws and policies around the world.
This decision is for us a certificate of good conduct for the government of the Taliban and it acquits them of the accusation of being followers or agents of America. The fact that the... Taliban offered aid to Osama bin Laden has saved them from the accusation of being agents of America.
The American decision also has an amusing political aspect, since it implies the recognition on the part of the US government of the existence of the Taliban government, cited in the list as a country and not as a terrorist organisation.
The American accusations against states, groups or individuals of being terrorists have neither value nor credibility. It's well known that they affect any nation, group or individual who opposes their imperialistic policy or their desire to expand.
America carries out the worst international terrorism. Is it not terrible terrorism that America is carrying out in Iraq on children, women and the old, having condemned them to hunger?
Is it not clear the aid that America gives to Zionist terrorists in Palestine, Lebanon and elsewhere, terrorists who even open the bellies of pregnant women, break the bones of children and decapitate old men?
Accusations of terrorism made by America against any group lose their value outside the US. Compliments to the Taliban government."
May 7 1998
"May Allah be praised, the revealer of the truth and all who spread it, the destroyers of falsehood and the false. May the peace and blessing of Allah be on our Prophet Mohammed who said: "Drive out the polytheists from the Arabic peninsula."
The response of the Muslim nation to the American invasion of the holy places is active, increases and deepens, expands and spreads.
The latest example is the fatwa pronounced by the Afghan intellectuals which establishes the duty to expel American forces from the Arabic peninsula and the land of the holy places.
They agree that the responsibility for this expulsion rests on the entire Muslim nation and not just on the people of the Arabic peninsula. Furthermore, they declare jihad against the Americans.
God Almighty has opposed the conspiracy carried out by the Saudi regime and by those who support it... God has revealed the truth of this situation many times through those who were thrown into prison.
The interest of the Muslim nation in this question is growing... both within and without the Arabic peninsula. Muslims do not approve the American military presence nor that of any other force belonging to an infidel country."
May 29 1998
"A great happiness filled the hearts of Muslims when Pakistan exploded five nuclear devices in response to the Indians. We congratulate the entire Islamic nation and Pakistan in particular because for the first time Muslims possess a nuclear weapon. ...The countries of the unbelievers are no longer able to limit the influence of the Islamic nation upon it. We thank God because the Pakistani people did not give in to American deceit.
It is well known that the US government exerted great pressure to prevent Pakistan from possessing nuclear arms. Although India is the only recognised enemy in the region, in reality the true enemies are the Christian and Jewish allies led by the US who occupy Saudi Arabia, and Israel which violates our holy places.
All Muslims will be beside the Pakistanis with all their forces, their men and money. We invite Muslim brothers to imitate Pakistan... [to possess] nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.
And any agreement on the end of the spread of nuclear weapons must not halt them, since the enemy does not, and without these arms Muslims would be without protection in the face of the 200 nuclear warheads of Israel and the arms of total destruction amassed in the Christian countries commanded by America and Great Britain. It is the duty of Muslims to strengthen themselves to strike fear into the enemy of God."
At every point around the globe, save Palestine alone, American foreign policy was pro-Muslim: Bosnia, Kosovo, Cyprus, Chechenya, the Indian subcontinent, in each we backed the Muslims. In the Sudan and East Timor (until recently) we turned a blind eye to horrors perpetrated by Muslims on their neighbors. Even in Palestine, it is usually at our behest that the Israelis exercise restraint.
We saved his "land of the 'two Holy Mosques'" from being overrun by the secularist Baathist regime of Saddam Hussein. We provided the firepower for the victory over atheistic communism in Afghanistan he boasts of.
Instead of attacking us, he should have been praising his Allah for our generosity and our help. Scum! There are no words in English or Arabic bad enough to apply to him.
I know you're a mass murderer, and I'm not impressed with the excuse that you're doing it for the poor women and children of Iraq. When was the last time you raised money to feed the children of Iraq? Well? You raise money to kill, to make orphans, to torture the innocent. Your men kill the unarmed -- how sick is that?
Americans have heroes that are kind. Lincoln, who freed the slaves is an American hero, Sherman, who killed many is not. You have perverted Islam and made it a religion that worships death, destruction and evil. You are an unclean coward and it's time for you to go to hell, Bin, and take your band filthy losers with you.
I regret this because a long time ago you were a good person, you have lost your way.
Bin, it was easy. Good people build. Bad people destroy. Good people love, bad people hate. Good people protect, bad people run planes into buildings and spread diseases. With great sadness,
“Terror suspects lose extradition case in Britain”
(AFP) 5 days ago
SNIPPET: “LONDON Two alleged leading conspirators of Osama bin Laden on Friday lost their latest battle to escape extradition from Britain over the 1998 US embassy bombings in east Africa.
Khalid al Fawwaz, a 46-year-old Saudi businessman, and Adel Abdel Bary, an Egyptian, are wanted by the United States over their alleged role in the attacks in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people.”
SNIPPET: “Al Fawwaz was living with his wife and three children in London before his arrest on a New York court indictment in Britain in 1999. At the time of his arrest he was alleged to be the head of the British cell of Al-Qaeda.
The latest legal proceedings arose after Al Fawwaz and Abdel Bary were informed in March last year that Britain had issued warrants authorising their return to the United States.”
“Bin Laden letters order US massacre
Followers in London told to acquire weapons of mass destruction to counter American action in Iraq and Saudi Arabia”
Philip Willan in Rome and Nick Hopkins
The Guardian, Thursday 18 October 2001 01.56 BST
SNIPPET: “Letters allegedly written by Osama bin Laden to his supporters in London called on members of his al-Qaida network to acquire weapons of mass destruction and urged them to “kill, fight, create traps and destroy” Americans.”
SNIPPET: “The letters were supposedly seized by Scotland Yard during an investigation to find Bin Laden followers in Britain who may have had knowledge of, or involvement in, the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya.
The inquiry led to the arrest in September 1998 of three men - Khalid al-Fawwaz, Adel Abdul Bary and Ibrahim Hussein Eidarous - who are currently appealing against extradition to the US where they would face charges relating to the attacks. Their case will be heard in the House of Lords on Monday.”
I think you could have gotten by with starting a new thread for this tidbit.
Resurrecting an 8 year old thread with a title that doesn’t match the subject is a little confusing.
Thank you for your feedback Toast.
You probably aren’t aware that I update archived threads for historical archival purposes.
Carry on. ;)
This Adel Abdul Bary is this old article, one of three douchebags who apparently received the letters from Osama bin Laden and who was involved in the 1998 US embassy bombings is the father of the UK ISIS terrorist who just beheaded the two American reporters.
bary / 1998 US emabassies plot / 2014 decapitations bump to an old article
This Bary is the father of the UK terrorist in the ISIS video who cut the heads off two American reporters this year.
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