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Date: 14 Oct 96 12:30:46 EDT
Email: CDLR <100043.1420@CompuServe.COM>
By: Usamah bin Muhammad bin Laden
Friday, 9/4/1417 A.H (23/8/1996 AD)
Hindukush Mountains, Khurasan, Afghanistan.



	Our youths believe in paradise after death. They believe that
taking part in fighting will not bring their day nearer; and staying
behind will not postpone their day either.  Exalted be to Allah who said:
{And a soul will not die but with the permission of Allah, the term is
fixed} (Aal Imraan; 3:145). Our youths believe in the saying of the
messenger of Allah (Allah's Blessings and Salutations may be on him): "O
boy, I teach a few words; guard (guard the cause of, keep the commandments
of) Allah, then He guards you, guard (the cause of ) Allah, then He will
be with you; if you ask (for your need) ask Allah, if you seek assistance,
seek Allah's; and know definitely that if the Whole World gathered to
(bestow) profit on you they will not profit you except with what was
determined for you by Allah, and if they gathered to harm you they will
not harm you except with what has been determined for you by Allah; Pen
lifted, papers dried, it is fixed nothing in these truths can be changed"
Saheeh Al-Jame' As-Sagheer.  Our youths took note of the meaning of the
poetic verse: 

 "if death is a predetermined must, then it is a shame to die cowardly" 

and the other poet saying:

" who do not die by the sword will die by other reason; many causes are
there but one death". 

	These youths believe in what has been told by Allah and His
messenger (Allah's Blessings and Salutations may be on him) about the
greatness of the reward for the Mujahideen and Martyrs; Allah, the most
exalted said: {and -so far- those who are slain in the way of Allah, He
will by no means allow their deeds to perish. He will guide them and
improve their condition. and cause them to enter the garden -paradise-
which He has made known to them}. (Muhammad; 47:4-6). Allah the Exalted
also said: {and do not speak of those who are slain in Allah's way as
dead; nay -they are- alive, but you do not perceive} (Bagarah; 2:154). His
messenger (Allah's Blessings and Salutations may be on him) said: "for
those who strive in His cause Allah prepared hundred degrees (levels) in
paradise; in-between two degrees as the in-between heaven and earth".
Saheeh Al-Jame' As-Sagheer.  He (Allah's Blessings and Salutations may be
on him) also said: "the best of the martyrs are those who do NOT turn
their faces away from the battle till they are killed. They are in the
high level of Jannah (paradise). Their Lord laughs to them ( in pleasure)
and when your Lord laughs to a slave of His, He will not hold him to an
account". narrated by Ahmad with correct and trustworthy reference. And :
"a martyr will not feel the pain of death except like how you feel when
you are pinched". Saheeh Al-Jame' As-Sagheer.  He also said : "a martyr
privileges are guaranteed by Allah; forgiveness with the first gush of his
blood, he will be shown his seat in paradise, he will be decorated with
the jewels of belief (Imaan), married off to the beautiful ones, protected
from the test in the grave, assured security in the day of judgement,
crowned with the crown of dignity, a ruby of which is better than this
whole world (Duniah) and its' entire content, wedded to seventy two of the
pure Houries (beautiful ones of Paradise) and his intercession on the
behalf of seventy of his relatives will be accepted". narrated by Ahmad
and At-Tirmithi (with the correct and trustworthy reference). 

	Those youths know that their rewards in fighting you, the USA, is
double than their rewards in fighting some one else not from the people of
the book. They have no intention except to enter paradise by killing you.
An infidel, and enemy of God like you, cannot be in the same hell with his
righteous executioner. 

	Our youths chanting and reciting the word of Allah, the most
exalted: {fight them; Allah will punish them by your hands and bring them
to disgrace, and assist you against them and heal the heart of a believing
people} (At-Taubah; 9:14) and the words of the prophet (ALLAH'S BLESSING
AND SALUTATIONS ON HIM): "I swear by Him, who has my soul in His hand,
that no man get killed fighting them today, patiently attacking and not
retreating ,surely Allah will let him into paradise". And his (Allah's
Blessings and Salutations may be on him) saying to them: "get up to a
paradise as wide as heaven and earth". 

	The youths also reciting the All Mighty words of: {so when you
meet in battle those who disbelieve, then smite the necks........}
(Muhammad; 47:19). 

Those youths will not ask you (William Perry) for explanations, they will
tell you singing

	there is nothing between us need to be explained, there is only
killing and neck smiting. 

	And they will say to you what their grand father, Haroon
Ar-Rasheed, Ameer-ul-Mu'meneen, replied to your grandfather, Nagfoor, the
Byzantine emperor, when he threatened the Muslims: "from Haroon
Ar-Rasheed, Ameer-ul-Mu'meneen, to Nagfoor, the dog of the Romans; the
answer is what you will see not what you hear". Haroon El-Rasheed led the
armies of Islam to the battle and handed Nagfoor a devastating defeat. 

	The youths you called cowards are competing among themselves for
fighting and killing you. reciting what one of them said: 

	The crusader army became dust when we detonated al-Khobar

	With courageous youth of Islam fearing no danger

	If (they are) threatened: The tyrants will kill you, they reply my
        death is a victory

	I did not betrayed that king, he did betray our Qiblah

	And he permitted in the holy country the most filthy sort of

	I have made an oath by Allah, the Great, to fight who ever
        rejected the faith

	For more than a decade, they carried arms on their shoulders in
Afghanistan and they have made vows to Allah that as long as they are
alive, they will continue to carry arms against you until you are -Allah
willing- expelled, defeated and humiliated, they will carry on as long as
they live saying: 

	O William, tomorrow you will know which young man is confronting
        your misguided brethren!

	A youth fighting in smile, returning with the spear coloured red.

	May Allah keep me close to knights, humans in peace, demons in

	Lions in Jungle but their teeth are spears and Indian swords.

	The horses witness that I push them hard forwarded in the fire of

	The dust of the battle bears witnesses for me, so also the
        fighting itself, the pens and the books!

	So to abuse the grandsons of the companions, may Allah be pleased
with them, by calling them cowards and challenging them by refusing to
leave the land of the two Holy Places shows the insanity and the imbalance
you are suffering from. Its appropriate 'remedy ,however, is in the hands
of the youths of Islam, as the poet said: 

	I am willing to sacrifice self and wealth for knights who never
	disappointed me

	Knights who are never fed up or deterred by death, even if the
	mill of war turns

	In the heat of battle they do not care, and cure the insanity of
	the enemy by their 'insane' courage. 

	Terrorising you, while you are carrying arms on our land, is a
legitimate and morally demanded duty. It is a legitimate right well known
to all humans and other creatures. Your example and our example is like a
snake which entered into a house of a man and got killed by him. The
coward is the one who lets you walk, while carrying arms, freely on his
land and provides you with peace and security. 

	Those youths are different from your soldiers. Your problem will
be how to convince your troops to fight, while our problem will be how to
restrain our youths to wait for their turn in fighting and in operations. 
These youths are commendation and praiseworthy.
	They stood up tall to defend the religion; at the time when the
government misled the prominent scholars and tricked them into issuing
Fatwas (that have no basis neither in the book of Allah, nor in the Sunnah
of His prophet (Allah's Blessings and Salutations may be on him)) of
opening the land of the two Holy Places for the Christians armies and
handing the Al-Aqsa Mosque to the Zionists.  Twisting the meanings of the
holy text will not change this fact at all. They deserve the praise of the

	I rejected all the critics, who chose the wrong way

	I rejected those who enjoy fireplaces in clubs discussing

	I rejected those, who inspite being lost, think they are at the

	I respect those who carried on not asking or bothering about the

	Never letting up from their goals, inspite all hardships of the

	Whose blood is the oil for the flame guiding in the darkness of

	I feel still the pain of (the loss) Al-Quds in my internal

	That loss is like a burning fire in my intestines

	I did not betray my covenant with God, when even states did
	betray it!

As their grand father Assim Bin Thabit said rejecting a surrender offer of
the pagans: 

	What for an excuse I had to surrender, while I am still able,
	having arrows and my bow having a tough string?!

	Death is truth and ultimate destiny, and life will end any way.
	If I do not fight you, then my mother must be insane!

	The youths hold you responsible for all of the killings and
evictions of the Muslims and the violation of the sanctities, carried out
by your Zionist brothers in Lebanon; you openly supplied them with arms
and finance.  More than 600,000 Iraqi children have died due to lack of
food and medicine and as a result of the unjustifiable aggression
(sanction) imposed on Iraq and its nation.  The children of Iraq are our
children. You, the USA, together with the Saudi regime are responsible for
the shedding of the blood of these innocent children. Due to all of that,
what ever treaty you have with our country is now null and void.
	The treaty of Hudaybiyyah was cancelled by the messenger of Allah
(Allah's Blessings and Salutations may be on him) once Quraysh had
assisted Bani Bakr against Khusa'ah , the allies of the prophet (Allah's
Blessings and Salutations may be on him). The prophet (Allah's Blessings
and Salutations may be on him) fought Quraysh and concurred Makka.  He
(Allah's Blessings and Salutations may be on him) considered the treaty
with Bani Qainuqa' void because one of their Jews publicly hurt one Muslim
woman, one single woman, at the market.  Let alone then, the killing you
caused to hundred of thousands Muslims and occupying their sanctities. It
is now clear that those who claim that the blood of the American solders
(the enemy occupying the land of the Muslims) should be protected are
merely repeating what is imposed on them by the regime; fearing the
aggression and interested in saving themselves. It is a duty now on every
tribe in the Arab Peninsula to fight, Jihad, in the cause of Allah and to
cleanse the land from those occupiers.  Allah knows that there blood is
permitted (to be spilled) and their wealth is a booty; their wealth is a
booty to those who kill them. The most Exalted said in the verse of
As-Sayef, The Sword: {so when the sacred months have passed away, then
slay the idolaters where ever you find them, and take them captives and
besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush} (At-Tauba; 9:5).
Our youths knew that the humiliation suffered by the Muslims as a result
of the occupation of their sanctities can not be kicked and removed except
by explosions and Jihad. As the poet said: 

	The walls of oppression and humiliation cannot be demolished
	except in a rain of bullets

	The freeman does not surrender leadership to infidels and sinners

	Without shedding blood no degradation and branding  can be
	removed from the forehead

	I remind the youths of the Islamic world, who fought in
Afghanistan and Bosnia-Herzegovina with their wealth, pens, tongues and
themselves that the battle had not finished yet. I remind them about the
talk between Jibreel (Gabriel) and the messenger of Allah (Allah's
Blessings and Salutations may be on both of them) after the battle of
Ahzab when the messenger of Allah (Allah's Blessings and Salutations may
be on him) returned to Medina and before putting his sword aside; when
Jibreel (Allah's Blessings and Salutations may be on him) descend saying:
"are you putting your sword aside? by Allah the angels haven't dropped
their arms yet; march with your companions to Bani Quraydah, I am (going)
ahead of you to throw fears in their hearts and to shake their fortresses
on them". Jibreel marched with the angels (Allah's Blessings and
Salutations may be on them all), followed by the messenger of Allah
(Allah's Blessings and Salutations may be on him) marching with the
immigrants, Muhajeroon, and supporters, Ansar. (narrated by Al-Bukhary). 

	These youths know that: if one is not to be killed one will die
(any way) and the most honourable death is to be killed in the way of
Allah. They are even more determined after the martyrdom of the four
heroes who bombed the Americans in Riyadh. Those youths who raised high
the head of the Ummah and humiliated the Americans-the occupier- by their
operation in Riyadh. They remember the poetry of Ja'far, the second
commander in the battle of Mu'tah, in which three thousand Muslims faced
over a hundred thousand Romans: 

	How good is the Paradise and its nearness, good with cool drink

	But the Romans are promised punishment (in Hell), if I meet them
	I will fight them.

And the poetry of Abdullah Bin Rawaha, the third commander in the battle
of Mu'tah, after the martyrdom of Ja'far, when he felt some hesitation: 

	O my soul if you do not get killed, you are going to die, anyway.
	This is death pool in front of you!

	You are getting what you have wished for (martyrdom) before, and
	you follow the example of the two previous commanders
	you are rightly guided!

	As for our daughters, wives, sisters and mothers they should take
prime example from the prophet (Allah's Blessings and Salutations may be
on him) pious female companions, may Allah be pleased with them; they
should adopt the life style (Seerah) of the female companions of courage,
sacrifice and generosity in the cause of the supremacy of Allah's
religion. They should remember the courage and the personality of Fatima,
daughter of Khatab, when she accepted Islam and stood up in front of her
brother, Omar Ibn Al-Khatab and challenged him (before he became a Muslim)
saying: "O Omar , what will you do if the truth is not in your religion?!" 
And to remember the stand of Asma', daughter of Abu Bakr, on the day of
Hijra, when she attended the Messenger and his companion in the cave and
split her belt in two pieces for them. And to remember the stand of
Naseeba Bent Ka'b striving to defend the messenger of Allah (Allah's
Blessings and Salutations may be on him) on the day of Uhud, in which she
suffered twelve injuries, one of which was so deep leaving a deep lifelong
scar! They should remember the generosity of the early woman of Islam who
raised finance for the Muslims army by selling their jewellery.  Our women
had set a tremendous example of generosity in the cause of Allah; they
motivated and encouraged their sons, brothers and husbands to fight- in
the cause of Allah- in Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chechenia and in
other countries.  We ask Allah to accept from them these deeds, and may He
help their fathers, brothers, husbands and sons. May Allah strengthen the
belief - Imaan - of our women in the way of generosity and sacrifice for
the supremacy of the word of Allah. Our women weep not, except over men
who fight in the cause of Allah; our women instigate their brothers to
fight in the cause of Allah. 

Our women bemoan only fighters in the cause of Allah, as said:

Do not moan on any one except a lion in the woods, courageous in
the burning wars

Let me die dignified in wars, honourable death is better than my
current life

Our women encourage to Jihad saying:

Prepare yourself like a struggler, the matter is bigger than words!

Are you going to leave us else for the wolves of Kufr eating our wings?!

The wolves of Kufr are mobilising all evil persons from every where!

Where are the freemen defending free women by the arms?!

Death is better than life in humiliation! Some scandals and
shames will never be otherwise eradicated.

	My Muslim Brothers of The World:

	Your brothers in Palestine and in the land of the two Holy Places
are calling upon your help and asking you to take part in fighting against
the enemy -your enemy and their enemy- the Americans and the Israelis. 
they are asking you to do whatever you can, with one own means and
ability, to expel the enemy, humiliated and defeated, out of the
sanctities of Islam. Exalted be to Allah said in His book: { and if they
ask your support, because they are oppressed in their faith, then support
them!} (Anfaal; 8:72)

	O you horses (soldiers) of Allah ride and march on. This is the
time of hardship so be tough.  And know that your gathering and
co-operation in order to liberate the sanctities of Islam is the right
step toward unifying the word of the Ummah under the banner of "No God but
Allah" ). 

	From our place we raise our palms humbly to Allah asking Him to
bestow on us His guide in every aspects of this issue. 
	Our Lord, we ask you to secure the release of the truthful
scholars, Ulama, of Islam and pious youths of the Ummah from their
imprisonment.  O Allah, strengthen them and help their families. 

	Our Lord, the people of the cross had come with their horses
(soldiers) and occupied the land of the two Holy places. And the Zionist
Jews fiddling as they wish with the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the route of the
ascendance of the messenger of Allah (ALLAH'S BLESSING AND SALUTATIONS ON
HIM).  Our Lord, shatter their gathering, divide them among themselves,
shaken the earth under their feet and give us control over them;  Our
Lord, we take refuge in you from their deeds and take you as a shield
between us and them
	Our Lord, show us  a black day in them!
	Our Lord,  show us the wonderment of your ability in them!
	Our Lord, You are the Revealer of the book, Director of the
clouds, You defeated the allies (Ahzab); defeat them and make us
victorious over them. 
	Our Lord, You are the one who help us and You are the one who
assist us, with Your Power we move and by Your Power we fight. On You we
rely and You are our cause. 
	Our Lord, those youths got together to make Your religion
victorious and raise Your banner. Our Lord, send them Your help and
strengthen their hearts. 
	Our Lord, make the youths of Islam steadfast and descend patience
on them and guide their shots!
	Our Lord, unify the Muslims and bestow love among their hearts!
	Our Lord, pour down upon us patience, and make our steps firm and
assist us against the unbelieving people!
	 Our Lord, do not lay on us a burden as Thou didst lay on those
before us; Our Lord, do not impose upon us that which we have no strength
to bear; and pardon us and grant us protection and have mercy on us, Thou
art our patron, so help us against the unbelieving people. 
	Our Lord, guide this Ummah, and make the right conditions (by
which) the people of your obedience will be in dignity and the people of
disobedience in humiliation, and by which the good deeds are enjoined and
the bad deeds are forebode. 
	Our Lord, bless Muhammad, Your slave and messenger, his family and
descendants, and companions and salute him with a (becoming) salutation. 
	And our last supplication is: All praise  is due to Allah .

			Usamah bin Muhammad bin Laden
			Friday, 9/4/1417 A.H (23/8/1996 AD)
			Hindukush Mountains, Khurasan, Afghanistan.

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