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. Rick

    You muslim extremests are all a buch of cowards and idiots and all of yolu should have your privates cut off and shoved in your mouth.I follow what Jesus taught me,I may not be perfect but I do know Jesus finished it on the cross and all of you muslims have been fooled by Satan becausew Islam is of Satan and anybody who worships Allah are actually worshipping Satan.What are all you muslims going to do when you die and find youreself standing in front of Jesus,tell e what will ylou do then......................................

    May 7, 2011 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. f

    ooh....the big scary Muslim's are gonna get us!

    May 7, 2011 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. Akbar

    Osama was slowly roasted and served on a bun with lettuce to US sailors as part of a victory feast. This revolting truth will never be released to the public but is known to be true. Praise Allah! Stop the eating of our people by American cannibals! Jihad on you!

    May 7, 2011 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  4. Woodekc

    Can you say run-on sentence in their statement?

    Use a period every once in a while dorks!

    May 7, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  5. SFRoblars

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

    Do they mean like the World Trade Center, London's buses, and tourist hotels? I can not believe the Al Qaeda statement actually said that. What a bunch of hypocritical morons.

    May 7, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
    • IgotBupkis

      Indeed. My own thoughts exactly, sir!

      May 7, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Islmaic Hater

    Woohoo ! He is DEAD ! I really think they used Bin Laden as chum bait... LOL !

    May 7, 2011 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Thomas

      So we are really supposed to believe just because they (CNN) got this (Or allegedly) got this from a "forum" that it was the boogy men (Al' CIA-eta) who actually wrote it. They (CNN) alway say "don't believe everything you read on the internet" except when it suits their agenda. That goes for Fox too. They all follow the same script so that they can get us into more wars and bankrupt what is left of our economy.

      May 7, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
    • berry

      Thank God he is dead. Osama salami was a bad, evil man and ALLah who is by the way Jehovah, same God of ismael and Isaac will punish him and all who kills as he did

      May 26, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Isaak Bariban

    Confronted on the battlefields? Which ones: Madrid, London, Moscow train stations, Berlin disco, Israel buses, Moscow theatre, Beslan School in Russia, Mumbai hotel. There is no end of bestiality of coward Allah warriors who always are hiding behind civilians. Their only regret they can't kill and destroy all they dream. Maybe Allah's sons one day will wake up and unite to weed out the militant cancer of the world. There is a better promise than killing of innocents.

    May 7, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  8. green123

    "Men and heroes only should be confronted in the battlefields " ....but all civilians may be blown up at any point?
    F*** YOU -Manhattan, Bali, Istanbul, Iraq, Algiers, London, Madrid, and Khobar.

    May 7, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  9. MichaelOne

    Battlefiield my a**. He died a coward's death, hiding in a bedroom defended by women, He was then fed to the fish like the murdering dog he was.

    May 7, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
    • tortuca

      only the assasins know how he died at this point, and it sounds like he was unarmed and his wives were loyal, other than that it doesn't take much for a trained militry force to kill anyone. who would step in ufront of a bullet for you?

      May 7, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • whatsupdok

      Our enemy is their hero. That is the way life works.

      May 20, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • whatsupdok

      Navy seals kill unarmed and outnumbered people. Heros ? What am I missing ?

      May 20, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Thomas


    May 7, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  11. MichaelOne

    "Moreover, we warn the Americans..." WARN? LOL

    These threats make me laugh. 9/11 already demonstrated that they are willing to do their worst WITHOUTprovocation. Are we now supposed to believe that maybe they'll leave us alone if we make nice to them?

    May 7, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  12. Thomas


    May 7, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • K

      I, too used to believe all the crap that Alex Jones spews. Dude, get a life. Everything is not a conspiracy.

      May 7, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  13. Thomas


    May 7, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  14. NunYaBiz

    " 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"....Funny how these people preach that Muslims are about peace and blah blah blah, and yet they call this man a great man and hero??? F*k them and their b.s. ways... We should have captured him and hung him in the middle of times square!

    May 7, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Willow

      Times Square....would've been perfect, but as long he's gone for good that's all that matters. The care and dignity the U.S. allotted to UBL after his death was something he never gave our citizens on 9/11. How much courage does it take to send idiots to murder innocent human beings? None! He was a coward in life and remained one until he was gunned down and taken out like the coward slug he was...,the U.S. should declare a year-long celebration, just like all the "peace-loving" muslims in the middle-east who celebrated on 9/11.

      May 9, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  15. Bob W from THE USA

    Well I find it funny that while his boy's are out doing battle the big crusader is hanging back in a million dollar home enjoying the good life. Watching himself on TV and having his "kids" do the dirty work. What a bunch of fools ALL his followers are.
    Do they really think they can win this in the long run. The USA took it's time and spent about two years watching and listening to this man in his own home. Think of how much info they have based on that fact alone.
    I'm sure their are some pretty scared little terrorist in the big bad world right now. And to be a target of the US Seals team, OH BOY! Well have fun while you can boys because you are going down just like your boss.
    By the way, what's up with using a female as a shield? I always knew that the terrorist were weak, but to throw a woman in front of a bullet is pretty low. What a weak man he was to do such a un manly thing.
    Well good luck boys, we are coming for you

    May 8, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
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