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. Amanda

    What is this claim about only men and heros on the battlefield? Is hiding among women and chilren count as hiding behind heros?

    May 6, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Willie

    He misunderstood the translation....as opposed to 72 virgins in Heaven, OBL is getting 72 vegans.

    May 6, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Geez Lui

    I think we should bomb the whole Islamic Nation/Faith and blow their living existence from this Earth. No point to wait til they attack the US again which we know they will.

    May 6, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. blitzwurfel

    Are we supposed to be afraid? I laugh in the face of Al Qaeda. They are puny and ill-equipped to handle God's Favorite Country – America! They will be stepped on like roaches and slain like the dogs they are. We are not to be taken lightly. The jihadists have big mouths and their evil existence will be dealt with swiftly and wihout consequence to us. We shall sleep soundly every night knowing that this small cadre of sandeaters shall die and go to the fires of Hell with their leaders and eat supper for Eternity with Satan and Muhammed himself.

    May 6, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • righteous

      Another macho coward. You parasites need to prepare yourselves for your rulers in the decades to come– China. Hopefully your behavior won't be as reckless as it stands today in a Chinese dominated world for your own sake.

      May 6, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. 2/8

    .....that's what happens when you don't pause your game of Grand Theft Auto, and check to see what those helicopters are doing landing in your compound. Someone should have told "Sheikh" about the auto-save feature.

    May 6, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mandos

    Al queda – you are following the will of Shaitan, the evil one, not the One true God. You have been deceived by the evil spirits that you have invited into your souls. It is not too late! Turn from evil and follow the spirits of Good.

    May 6, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Silly Humans

    Perhaps the members of Al Qaeda should open their eyes and realize that Allah is no longer willing.

    May 6, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cameron

    ya'll are crazy on a whole other level for real,this is just the beginning.Al Qauda isnt just gonna let this go,just because that douchbags dead doesnt mean anything.Mark my words,were gonna have hell to pay and theirs not a damn thing we can do about it!!!

    May 6, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Really?

    "Men and heroes only should be confronted in the battlefields but at the end, that’s God’s fate."

    Or in airplanes that hit buildings right? Hypocrisy at it's finest....

    May 6, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Paul Whelan

    "Men and heroes only should be confronted in the battlefields but at the end, that’s God’s fate." Really? That's your line? You have no honor whatsoever, none of you have ever stepped on an actual battlefield.

    May 6, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Silly Humans

    Let us taunt them, they may become so cross they'll will make a mistake.

    May 6, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Sara

    Cesar, I hope you are not in the US.

    May 6, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Tony

    The guy who posts under the name of Evil Lurking likes to get into posting areas such as this and only say things that will antagonize you and put you down so that he feels better. He never says anything that connects with reality and will do his best to find a weak spot and attack. Maybe some how he thinks he is doing right.
    Go back to page 17 and read what he posted before and after I jumped in.
    Sound like a gamer of middle age.

    May 6, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tony

      Oh and he will just change his name but hope fully CNN and the CIA are not being stupid these days.

      May 6, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Tony

    The guy who posts under the name of Evil Lurking likes to get into posting areas such as this and only say things that will antagonize you and put you down so that he feels better. He never says anything that connects with reality and will do his best to find a weak spot and attack. Maybe some how he thinks he is doing right.
    Go back to page 17 and read what he posted before and after I jumped in.
    Sound like a gamer of middle age.

    May 6, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. dave's response:

    Al qaeda, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this forum is now dumber for having read it. I award you no points, and may Allah have mercy on your soul

    May 6, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
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