Full statement from al Qaeda on Osama bin Laden's death
May 6th, 2011
09:59 AM ET

Full statement from al Qaeda on Osama bin Laden's death

Al Qaeda released a statement on jihadist forums confirming the death of its leader, Osama bin Laden, according to SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors militant messages.

The statement was issued by the al Qaeda organization - General Command on Tuesday May 3, 2011. Read in Arabic here (PDF) or the translation below:

Al-Qaeda statement calls the day " a historic day of the days of the great Islamic umma (nation) and in a noble stand of one of its great men and heroes across its blessed age and on the path taken by the will of all the mighty predecessors and those who will follow them, the Sheikh, the Mujahid & the Commander, the pious migrant fighter, Abu Abdullah Osama bin Muhammad bin Laden, may God have mercy on him was killed in a place where truth shines and where sincerity for good deeds and the call for truthfulness exist. Bin Laden was killed so he can follow the mighty caravan of the umma (the nation) with the great leaders, the loyal soldiers, and the honest knights who refused to abandon their faith for the mundane lives and to hand over the command to those who will be humiliate them and be humiliated and that's why they confronted the weaponry with weaponry, force with force and accepted to challenge the arrogant masses that came out to fight with their killing machines, equipments, aircrafts and forces boastfully so they can be seen as men, and still this didn’t weaken their resolve and didn’t drain their strength, but instead he stood up for them face to face, a mighty mountain, a proud mountain and he was still in the midst of the battle that many got used to and his eyes were used to its sceneries but after that, he was yet to be excused and delivered his message and then he was shot bullets of betrayal and blasphemy delivering his soul to its maker while repeating: 'Who sacrifice the blessed soul for his Lord to fight off the falsehood CANNOT ever be blamed'."

"Congratulations to the Islamic Nation on the martyrdom of their devoted son Osama,

Even when the Americans managed to kill Osama, they managed to do ONLY that by disgrace and betrayal. Men and heroes only should be confronted in the battlefields but at the end, that’s God’s fate. Still we ask, will the Americans be able thru their media outlets, their agents, their instruments, soldiers, intelligence services and their might be able to kill what Sheikh Osama lived for and was killed for? How far! How impossible! Sheikh Osama didn’t build an organization that will vanish with his death or fades away with his departure.

In this context, we in al Qaeda Jihad organization promise God Almighty and we ask Him for help, support and steadfastness to continue on the path of jihad that our leaders, led by Sheikh Osama chose, and that we will not be reluctant, and will not deviate from that honorable path until God be the final judge between us and our enemy.

We also stress that the blood of the mujahid sheikh Osama bin Laden, may God have mercy on him is VERY dear to us and more precious to us and to every Muslim from being shed in vain and this blood (OBL’s blood) will be a curse that will chase the Americans and their agents, a curse that will pursue them inside and outside their country, and soon – with God's help – we pray that their happiness turns into sorrow and may their bloods mix with their tears and let Sheikh Osama’s resonate again that “America will neither enjoy nor live in security until our people in Palestine live it and enjoy it. The soldiers of Islam in groups and as individuals will continue to plan and plot without any fatigue, boredom, despair, surrender or indifference until you receive from them a cunning misfortune that will gray the hair of the child even before he gets old.

We call upon our Muslim people in Pakistan where our dear Sheikh Osama was killed on their soil to rise up and revolt so they can cleanse this disgrace that was brought upon them by a handful of traitors and thieves who have sold everything to the enemies of the Muslim nation, and disregarded the feelings of this great Muajhid (Pakistani) people and let them rise up and start a massive public uprising to cleanse their country (Pakistan) from the filth of the Americans who have wreaked havoc in the land”.

Al-Qaeda chimes in to OBL's body controversy and tells its supporters that OBL had one more message for them.

"The sheikh (OBL) didn’t leave this world before taking part in sharing the joy with his Muslim Umma (nation) regarding its revolutions when the nation has risen in the face of injustice and the tyrants and may God have mercy on him, the sheikh recorded an audio message one week before his killing that we will release soon, God willing and his audio message included a congratulation greeting, advices and a guidance. He ended his audio message with the following verses:

Saying the righteousness to the tyrants is the splendor & the gospel.

This is the path leading to the mundane life, this is the path leading to the hereafter.

You can die a slave if you wish or die a free man, this is your choice.

Moreover, we warn the Americans of any injustice to be made to the corpse of Sheikh Osama, God's mercy be upon him or that he will be mistreated in any despicable manner and this warning includes the mistreatment of any member of the sheikh's honorable family whether they are dead or alive and that the bodies must be handed over to the families because any inappropriate treatment will open the doors of double evil and you will only be blaming yourselves for your own deeds. We call upon all Muslims to do their duty in enforcing this right.”

soundoff (540 Responses)
  1. sjaza

    Whattt????? "Men and heroes only should be confronted in the battlefields???? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? When did they mark the Twin Towers, the white house, the metro system, the plains, the pentagon, etc a battlefield???? man i go to war every day then!
    Palestine will never be free BECAUSE of terrorists! And that's coming from someone who wants freedom for them.

    May 6, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. utopia11

    wasteful al-qada... send them all to hell.

    May 6, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Ipuke on Islam!

    I Enjoy seven islamic virgins every week, one for each night

    May 6, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Frank

    What I want to know is did Al Qaeda really post that statemnent about the death Of Usama or did the C.I.A. do it? Either way,I doubt the Al Qaeda can do much about it. In fact, 9/11 itself was most probably an inside job.

    May 6, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sunnysout

      Hello, my name is Frank and I am a conspirator....

      May 6, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mike

    "The soldiers of Islam in groups and as individuals will continue to plan and plot without any fatigue, boredom, despair, surrender or indifference until you receive from them a cunning misfortune that will gray the hair of the child even before he gets old."

    Sounds like they're threatening a nuclear blast. I doubt they have a capability tho.

    May 6, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Travis

    Oh America, Be warned! Al Qaeda shall rain down fire and brimstone upon us! They shall make our rivers and seas boil! They will cause us forty years of darkness! They will set off earthquakes, volcanoes... There will be dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!

    May 6, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Psit on Allah!!

      Funny cartoon! First must help you out of that wet paper bag used to pick up after the dogs, that you cant fight your way out of...

      May 6, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Teacher

    Hey Maude, our "soles" are fine. A lot of people have shoes that work perfectly well. But you are right that we probably need to clean them or maybe buy new ones now that we stomped all over Osama. Maybe we can rinse them in the ocean where he is now residing. My "soul" on the other hand will sleep much better knowing Osama is gone.

    May 6, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. kim

    What a bunnch of dummies bin laden leftthem with nothing there country in ruin torn by war they only cling to the beliefs of a madman that by all acconts grow up wealthy he could of cared less if those people lived or died he dam sure didnt have a problem living in luxury while they died by his comands its really sick how brain washed and foolish those people really are. He destryed more then he ever built and took more then he ever gave there was not ot kind word for his own kid so we all know how he felt about others. I cant understand it this tyrant fanatical would just percieve you as a evil person with little value and he would have you killed for the slightest reason and people think his death was wrong man what fools. There cursed by a true god a loving god a healing god and a god that knows thre true heart of men. Bin laden and anyone like this basturd may you rot in hell his time was up! His time was up!

    May 6, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sunnysout

      I think it is sad, too, that so many people think that he was a great man. It just illustrates that people who are uneducated and desperate will cling to any rhetoric that makes them feel a part of something bigger than themselves. They are severely brainwashed when you consider the poverty they and their families live in, while OBL lives in a compound with a roof, shelter and security. He did destroy more than he built. That is no sign of a great leader and I pray those of his following will wake up and see that millions of people can't be wrong. Forget Govt. They need to ask themselves why so many are against them and the evil they do. How can so many be wrong?

      May 6, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amy

      Try role reversal. They think they are right. The US thinks they are right. If someone invaded my country, I would fight them til my death. Wouldn't you? I do not care what they promised. Also, Osama didn't kill anyone. He rallied people to defend their own country and beliefs. Who wouldnt do that????

      May 6, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. daisy85

    So let me get this straight what Al Qaeda is saying is that it is ok to Kill THOUSANDS of people in a horrible death. BUT it is not ok to shoot the man behind it and for him to die a quick death? They are just mad that OBL was killed, they know in all actuality he deserved it.

    May 6, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • JP

      "Even when the Americans managed to kill Osama, they managed to do ONLY that by disgrace and betrayal. Men and heroes only should be confronted in the battlefields but at the end, that’s God’s fate."
      Hypocritical statement coming from those that like to murder innocent men, women and children in cowardly attacks. I suppose those 343 firefighters, 72 police officers, 1 K9 officer, 3,000 civilians (911) and untold others in countless other terrorist attacks were killed "on the battlefield"? There's 1 less criminal in this world now.

      May 6, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sunnysout

      that's what is sad- they don't realize he was a bad guy.

      May 6, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Spit on Allah!!

    Allah does the dirty deed with cows!

    May 6, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Wooden Head

      I am Allah and its true

      May 6, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Psit on Allah!!

    Poop Ali!

    May 6, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Allah Eats Chit!!

    Islam Islam Muk hado wanna wanna Got wanna eat Chit you Phukeng worm!

    May 6, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Mike

    I want to see Osama's head on a stick! Who are they to deny me that right!? My taxes bought the plane ride to Iraq and the bullet that split his skull! They show the photos of everyone else that was shot in the house. WHY NOT THE PRIZE PIG!?! This country is run by a bunch of overly sensitive "touchy-feely" conservatives that are so worried about offending someone. Try telling that to those who were "offended" when the twin towers collapsed! If that piece of crap can send his cronies over here and kill US citizens on US soil, he deserves nothing but the bullet that was delivered to him last Friday. Hey, what was the last thing to go through Osama's mind? A BULLET!

    May 6, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. agonyfIips

    عزيزي تنظيم القاعدة ،
    سوف أتباعك حرق جميع في الجحيم مثل أسامة بن لادن. أعضاء تنظيم القاعدة كلها تماما الدماغ غسلها من قبل على شكل الإسلام الذي لم يكن موجودا ، بل هو خلق الإنسان لفعل الشر.

    معظم المسلمين في العالم يعتقد تنظيم القاعدة هو الخطأ والإسلام هو دين سلام.
    الانتفاضات الحالي كما هو الحال في مصر تظهر ان تنظيم القاعدة لا صلة لها بالموضوع الآن. العودة إلى دياركم، لعائلاتكم، ولندع الله أن يغفر لكم ذنوبكم ضد البشرية. تفعل ذلك أو قضاء الخلود في النار مثل أسامة الآن.

    وكان أسامة دائما على خطأ. يسعى حسن النية في الآخرين، ويلقي بعيدا الانتقام والكراهية الخاص.
    حب العالم من كل قلبك، ومن ثم ستجد سلام وطمأنينة في الدنيا

    Translation.

    Dear Al Qaeda,
    All your followers will burn in hell like Osama bin Laden. Al-Qaida members are totally brain washed by the form of Islam, which does not exist, it is a creation of man to do evil.

    Most Muslims in the world believe al Qaeda is wrong and Islam is a religion of peace.
    The current uprisings as is the case in Egypt show that al Qaeda is irrelevant now. Return to your homes, to your families, and pray to God to forgive you your sins against humanity. Do it or spend eternity in Hell, such as Osama now.

    Osama was always wrong. Seeks good faith in others, and cast away your revenge and hatred.
    Love the world with all your heart, and then you will find peace and tranquility in this world and the Hereafter.

    May 6, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. B-rock

    Oh no!! Not "double evil"!!! Ahhh!

    May 6, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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