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. Student

    Clearly they don't have the capability to write beyond the run-on sentence.

    May 6, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • righteous

      Or perhaps some don't have the ability to understand it's a translation, not an original.

      May 6, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Scott

    Iam just glad he is gone now lets get the next one in line

    May 6, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • WHATEVER

      al-zhawari watch your back!!!

      May 6, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. shryeas

    all Mohhameds are crazy and evil ..

    May 6, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. MPK

    we will "Open the doors of DOUBLE evil"...ohhhh scary-scary...

    May 6, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Simon C

    They say that he is in heaven. We say that he is in hell. Both statements can't be correct, but both can be wrong. I say: Osama is a fish food now (that is however offensive to fish).

    May 6, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • moinulali@gail.com

      Whoever kills innocent Human's in the name of religion has to answer to god . so heaven is not an option but hell is...

      May 6, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Knowledge70

      Of course both could wrong! Neither exists.

      May 6, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tony

      I love seeing al qaeda trying to make treats because they always sound like little children(drug addicts) who need to grow up(because they can't function with the rest of the world).
      So the question remains the same. Why have they not been successful on attacking the USA on our land?
      I will let you answer that for your self.
      The only comment I will add is this. "If you joke'n screw with the people of the US with plans to kill us, we will find you and kill you! PERIOD!!! Now go run little rats so we can see more of you"

      May 6, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • evil lurking

      tony, 10 years later, Al Qaeda still remains, albeit weakened, but still here. With trillions in debt trying to dismantle the organization, and a decline coming sooner than later with China having the spoils, the u.s. has likewise weakened, and have not succeeded in their stated objective of destroying their organization. Of course, cowards like you avoid the whole picture in a show of "toughness" like bush did. Where did that get bush? He said, "bring it on", and so they did.

      May 6, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tony

      Wooot!

      Now we have your IP address too.

      May 6, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tony

      Oh and when the "COW-ARDS" beat you senseless with the whole picture you will kneel like the dog you are.
      Keep posting! We love it.
      Even if choose not to decide you still have made a choice rat.

      May 6, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • evil lurking

      Great, tony. Would you like to shove it up yours or your mothers? Parasitic coward.

      May 6, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • evil lurking

      How cute, tony. We have a little termite in the depths of his hole making threats now. You likely have a mass of pig dung in your demented head and as such, are limited in your capacity to reason, the less make rational comments here.

      May 6, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tony

      Could you repeat!!!! I didn't hear you right
      I am sorry I had my foot in your mouth.
      What is it that you are so convinced about again?
      Some thing about cowards and drug users and everybody but you is soooo! stupid.
      I don't even have to say anything.
      ......boy...........

      May 6, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • evil lurking

      You sure like using the word "boy".. You got something to say ya pos? You feel tough coming out of your hole don't you? Let me tell you as it is. You're a worthless piece of trash getting mentally pounded as you appear and disappear from your hole, like a hunted gopher.

      May 6, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Firstview

    If the oppurtunity was there, they should have captured him alive. That would strike a bigger blow to alqaeda: He knew this day would come. He had said numerous times that he will be killed & he will NEVER be captured alive. And to them once you get killled by the enemy, you are a martyr. He always showed his AK 47 in his videos next to him. If he was captured alive, the misguided al qaeda youth would see their leader lied to them & was more concerned about his own life, while he asks them to do suicide missions. Once they saw the double standard, then they would loose faith in him & his cause.

    May 6, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Simon C

      That is true, but what if he was wearing a suicide vest? I wouldn't take the risk and our Seals didn't take it either.

      May 6, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tony

      I disagree.
      One, there is no way OBL and his protection was just going to set down their weapons and say "ok take our most praised figure head back to the land of evil and torment him."
      Two, it works out better for the whole world because we sent an "instant MSG" with no red tape attached.
      Three, the upheaval this has created for al qaeda will be great...they have always tried to play the game by making their own rules and they will be exposed in some way as the devils workers yet again.
      Four, all members of al Qaeda will never sleep well again.
      Five, there would have been riots in the streets of were ever he was brought.
      Six, he would become a celebrity out of myth and legend that would be even worse for all people.

      May 6, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Michael Rodriguez from Northern Virginia

    so al qaeda thinks they can kill over 3,000 of our citizens, crash our planes into buildings and we cant kill Osama Bin Ladin?!?!? thats absurd and hypocritical! Seems as if al qaeda thinks everything they do is justified but when one of their members gets killed they get upset. al qaeda fights back like wusses rather than fighting back like real men.

    I would like to applaud and congratulate all our military forces, especially our Special Ops! USA! USA! USA!

    May 6, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • evil lurking

      Judging from your name, you're likely hispanic. Do you also "applaud" your "military" for massacring your ancestors and stealing their lands, the southwest, in an operation the military called "operation wetback"?

      May 6, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tony

      This guy is so stupid that he actually makes time lash out at some one because of their last name.
      Keep posting boy.

      May 6, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • evil lurking

      tony, you must be on the same type of meth as your cinco de mayo butt buddy, rodriguez. Must be refreshing to celebrate the loss of over half your territories. Go shave those lawns kid. You got money to make and rats to feed.

      May 6, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. guitarharry

    Like all religious fanatics, these people are complete hypocrites. Bin Laden killed over 3000 innocent people on Sept. 11. He did not meet them in battle. He declared war on the U.S. and we sent in our best soldiers who promptly put a bullet in his head. This was not assassination, it was a battle in a war that both sides agreed is active. Bin Laden died exactly the way he should. By not letting him live, we have shut him up, and that is a very good thing indeed.

    May 6, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. I am Oh Sam Mah Been Layin

    why Meh?

    May 6, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Walloftruth

    "...he was shot bullets of betrayal ..."
    Did an imbecile write this rambling, incoherent trash? Even allowing for the rough translation, come on. I'm pretty sure being at WAR (Holy or otherwise) means you AREN'T friends, and thus by definition, incapable of betrayal. Ah well. If there were no delusional moron goons in al Qaeda, there wouldn't be an al Qaeda, I suppose.

    May 6, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • evil lurking

      Common sense would dictate that the meaning implies "betrayal by traitors".. Are you retarded? The mass of stupidity here is intoxicating.

      May 6, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tony

      I smell at rat.
      Keep posting boy

      May 6, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • evil lurking

      tony, What you "smell" is a stench that's far more intoxicating. The filth you call your brain must be a feast for maggots. The implication is seen here, in your irrational comments.

      May 6, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Walloftruth

      Clearly, "evil lurking" the retarded one is you. "betrayal by traitors"? that would require that the people who give OBL his long overdue dose of Vitamin Lead to the Head to have been pretending to be loyal to him. Not the case. WE did that, and I'm pretty sure even somebody with an IQ lower than shoe size (such as yourself, for example) can understand that WE were NEVER pretending to be OBL's buddy.

      We've been in a straigh-up fight for 10 years now. I think you're just cheesed because ST6 went in there and delivered a grand old Atomic B**** Slap on your boy easy as pie. You go toddle off now, sonny, and let the grownups finish their conversation without having to dumb it down for you.

      May 6, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • evil lurking

      wallofstupid, the censor nazi's are hard at work so you won't see what needs to be said in reply to your trash.. I made it clear that the article implied "betrayal of traitors", not my own theory.. You're beyond retarded, as you've proven. Kid, your "st6" of 3 dozen, armed to the teeth, murdered a man in his 50's, and a few housekeepers, all unarmed. After 10 years and this?? You call this bravery? Want a cookie? A team of girl scouts in pink dresses could have achieved this and even left the place tidy clean. Run along now, back to your herd.

      May 7, 2011 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Walloftruth

      The only thing you've made clear is how horribly in-breeding affects intelligence. Next time you try to out-argue somebody, you might want to pick one stance and stick to it rather than redefining what you're saying every time you get butthurt in the exchange. But as you're apparently a wannabe alQueda moron goon I guess the lack of conviction on your own part shouldn't be surprising, and just goes to show how much weaksauce you types are made of...

      Although, I think you may be right when you said a team of girl scouts in pink dresses could have popped your boy's melon too, so at least we agree on that. Maybe there's a glimmer of reasoned thought bouncing around in that spitoon you call a brain pan after all. Try and capitalize on that. We'll all be better off for it.

      May 7, 2011 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Peter Parker

    Well, Al Qaeda, whatever! The message is clear: if you're are a terrorist, the US may shoot you in the FACE! So think about that before blowing up stuff! hehehe

    May 6, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • DC Native

      very well said. clear and straight to the point.

      May 6, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • DesertKat

      LOL.... well said!

      May 6, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Susan

    And we take off our shoes and throw them at you. You gave us a "sucker punch" the last time. We're no longer suckers............

    May 6, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • evil lurking

      Oh, like the constant "sucker punches" the u.s. gives the world, via "drones" and "air support" and missles launched from ship miles away.. Delusional hypocrites.

      May 6, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  13. rrbb333

    "Men and heroes only should be confronted in the battlefields .....'

    Seriously?? Do you mean the battlefield you used when you "confronted" the children on the airplanes or the people working innocently in their office??? Hypocrites.

    May 6, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. JEM

    That is the very definition of Barking Mad.

    May 6, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. E

    TL;DR

    May 6, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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