Salaam ou alaikoem wa rahmatoellah wa barakatouh
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Aug 25, 2002
All praise is to Allah, Possessor of the kingdom, the Compeller of all heavens and the earth, the Almighty and peace and blessings be upon the leader of the Mujahideen, our Prophet Muhammad and all his family and companions and those who follow them in a good manner till the Day of Judgment.
This is a letter I - your brother in faith and religion, Osama bin Muhammad bin ‘Aud bin Laden, send you, so Assalamualeikum wa rahmatu Allahi wa barakatuhu!
I address this letter to the proud steadfast Jihad performing Afghan people that holds the sword in one hand and the Quraan in the other one. O Lions of Sharia and Protectors of the religion know that Allah – Most Great – said in His book: “Allah has promised those among you who believe, and do righteous good deeds, that He will certainly grant them succession to (the present rulers) in the earth, as He granted it to those before them…”(24:55).
O People of Afghanistan, it is not hidden for you the great position of Jihad in the religion (Islam) and that it is the highest peak of Islam and it is (only) through Jihad that honor and might can be gained in this world and the hereafter. Also (it is through Jihad) that countries can be defended and the sanctities are protected and justice is established and security and prosperity is spread and the fear is settled in the hearts of the enemies and states are founded and the banner of truth rises over all other banners.
O People of Afghanistan, Allah has honoured you with the Jihad in the cause of Allah and with your sacrifice of everything that is dear to you to realize this great expression: “There is no God but Allah” on your ground. So the worldwide Kuffr (Disbelief) didn’t accept your intention. Thus America has now followed Britain and Russia in waging a war (against Afghanistan) and it is challenging the feelings of every Muslim throughout the world. I can tell you from my position here that all the venerations drawn around this super power do not equal a mosquito wing doesn’t make even the wing of a fly or rather doesn’t make anything in comparison to the power of the Almighty King and His support to the believing sincere Mujahideen.
Who has any doubts in this aspect should go and ask the Russians how the Jihad destroyed their myth (of the “great Soviet Union&rdquo
and even before them, neither the Tartars nor the Brits managed to stay (in Afghanistan) because the peaks of this blessed country refuse any defiant atheist, and with the permission of Allah – Most Great – we will soon witness the fall of the Kuffr countries (of Disbelief) and on top of them the tyrant and oppressive America that violated all human values and transgressed all limits and knows only the logic of force and Jihad.
The Glory is for Islam and the Victory for the Muslims.
Allahoema Ansoor Al-Mujahideen Fie xxxxxx Makaan. Ameen