America’s New Allegiance to Terrorism

“Permission to fight (against disbelievers) is given to those (believers) who are fought against, because they have been wronged and surely Allah is able to give them (believers) victory.” [Qur’an 22:39]”

This quote from the Muslim ‘bible’ aka, The Qur’an” begins the latest viral sensation, Osama Bin Laden’s impassioned “Letter to America.”

In this 21-year-old correspondence from the architect of the 9/11 attacks, he attempts to explain his justification behind the deadliest act of terrorism in history, claiming nearly 3,000 lives on September 11th, 2001.

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MSN recently shared details of Bin Laden’s words:

“In the letter, the 9/11 mastermind pinpoints the U.S. for the oppression of the Palestinian people by Israel, writing: “The creation and continuation of Israel is one of the greatest crimes, and you are the leaders of its criminals. Each and every person whose hands have become polluted in the contribution towards this crime must pay its price, and pay for it heavily.”

Bin Laden wrote that Palestinians had to be “revenged,” same as the people of Afghanistan, and that this justified the killing of American civilians.

“The American people are the ones who pay the taxes which fund the planes that bomb us in Afghanistan, the tanks that strike and destroy our homes in Palestine, the armies which occupy our lands in the Arabian Gulf, and the fleets which ensure the blockade of Iraq,” bin Laden wrote. “This is why the American people cannot be innocent of all the crimes committed by the Americans and Jews against us.”

Last week, this “letter” miraculously popped up on the social media giant Tik Tok, instantly spreading like wildfire across the internet, adding fodder to a millennial narrative already brimming with hatred
for America. Incidentally (or perhaps, coincidentally), this miraculously appeared just in time to fill the waning push for widespread antisemitism and support for Hamas.

To wit, one of the key differences between the Gaza war vs the ‘War on Terror’ and other conflicts is (save a radical few) that the allegiant and ideological lines drawn in the sand were generally clear: us against them. However, to a generation inundated and barraged with fresh hatred for America in everything from its tenets to its constitutional inceptions, such is no longer the case.

A recent article attempts to fan the flames sparked by Bin Laden’s letter.

According to Time magazine:

“This week, that same letter went viral on TikTok among a new generation, many of whom are debating the Israel-Hamas war and the role played by the U.S. For some, a big part of bin Laden’s justification—American support for Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories in what the U.N. deems a violation of international law—resonates with what’s going on now in the Middle East, leading them to renew calls for a Gaza ceasefire.

In one video (which was still live on the app as of Thursday afternoon) with more than 900,000 views, a TikToker made the claim that “everything we learned about the Middle East, 9/11, and ‘terrorism’ was a lie.” Others on social media have criticized the videos as sympathizing with terrorists and legitimizing violence.

In a statement posted on X Thursday, TikTok said, “Content promoting this letter clearly violates our rules on supporting any form of terrorism. We are proactively and aggressively removing this content and investigating how it got onto our platform.”

Suspicious Timing

Despite Tik Tok’s claim of innocence concerning Bin Laden’s writing, the timing of such an integral component of the current anti-America narrative remains suspect and curiously complicit. Within 20 years of the most horrific event occurring on American soil, an individual once considered by the majority of the western world, the “epitome of evil” is now recognized by descendants of those murdered- a martyr.’

Why is this dangerous?

A couple of reasons, actually; but one paramount above all others is the division from within.

Schism in the body (the biblical term), or dissension in the ranks is the most dangerous enemy of unification. In other words, “united we stand- divided we fall.” While most entities are designed to fend off attacks from without and to propel enemies approaching with ill intent to the body, division on the inside is much more lethal and

Operating within an entities’ vulnerability begins by breaking down its pillars and standards to expose its weaknesses. By stupidly perpetuating and fueling American youths’ animus, we have left open a dangerous door.

Power Hungry

Since the beginning of time, young people have naturally strived for positions of authority. They ignorantly and
surreptitiously seek to usurp authority, despite having no clue of the consequences. As a result, they find themselves having sewn seeds that they are unprepared to reap.

The letter from the admitted murderer of thousands decided long ago that his allegiances to the Qur’an (a book whose principles and doctrines contradict the beliefs and values of the core audience in the west now supporting it) and his anger with all who opposed it, were all he needed to substantiate his resolve, regardless of it being little more than an imagined slight.

No Excuses

However, let us be crystal clear. The justification of bin Laden’s crimes against humanity offered here is hardly
worth the paper it is written on. Yet, it is tragic that America’s youth have decided to embrace it nonetheless- en masse. They are not only now showing support and admiration for the Al-Qaeda leader killed by Special Forces in 2011, but they are also condoning his actions and “principles”, offering that they now understand why he orchestrated the deaths of 3,000 innocent Americans. This is no doubt nearly a great a tragedy as the attacks themselves.

Despite his rationale and reasoning, nothing justifies bin Laden’s actions. His assertion that he somehow earned the right to murder thousands of innocents based on the teachings of his “bible” is far-fetched and reprehensible. The fact that so many of our youth have for the justification of a monster should concern us all. Not merely because most of them are the generation that will control our government, businesses and municipalities, but rather because this demographic still lives under our roofs and in our care, and we have perpetuated and subsidized the brain washing. Fortunately, we are still in a position to make a difference- today. But make no mistake, tomorrow may be too late.

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