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"Why We Fight America" Al-Qa'ida Spokesman Explains September 11 and Declares Intentions to Kill 4 Million Americans with Weapons of Mass Destruction

Al-Qa'ida spokesman Suleiman Abu Gheith, originally from Kuwait, recently posted a three-part article titled "In the Shadow of the Lances" on the website of the Center for Islamic Research and Studies, Following numerous hacking attempts after the international media reported that the site was linked to Al-Qa'ida, its address was changed to

Recently, the site published an article by Layman Al-Zawahiri, bin Laden "s deputy and leader of the Egyptian Jihad organization. However, the Saudi London-based Arabic-daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat reported that the article had already appeared in the Al-Mujahiddeen publication. The following are excerpts from Abu Gheith "s article:

Part I: Why We Fight the U.S. Perhaps the [Islamic] nation is waiting for one Al-Qa'ida to come out and clear up the many questions that accompany any communiqu�, message, or picture [concerning September 11], to know the truth, the motives, and the goals behind the conflict with the Hubal [one of the pre-Islamic Ka"ba idols referring to the U.S.] of our generation..."

"What happened to America is something natural, an expected event for a country that uses terror, arrogant policy, and suppression against the nations and the peoples, and imposes a single method, thought, and way of life, as if the people of the entire world are clerks in its government offices and employed by its commercial companies and institutions."

"Anyone who was surprised, and did not expect [the events of September 11] did not [understand] the nature of man, and the effects of oppression and tyranny on man"s emotions and feelings. They thought that oppression begets surrender, that repression begets silence, that tyranny only leaves humiliation. Perhaps they also thought that this [oppressive] atmosphere is sufficient to kill man"s virility, shatter his will, and uproot his honor. These people erred twice: once when they ignored [the consequences of] treating man with contempt, and again when they were unaware of man"s ability to triumph."

"This goes for every man let alone when the man in question is of those who believe in Allah, in Islam as a religion, and in Muhammad as Prophet and Messenger, and anyone who knows that his religion is unwilling to allow him to be inferior refuses to allow him to be humiliated." The writer declared in this article that the entire earth must be subjected to Islam and he goes on to say: "America is the head of heresy in our modern world, and it leads an infidel democratic regime that is based upon separation of religion and state and on ruling the people by the people via legislating laws that contradict the way of Allah and permit what Allah has prohibited. This compels the other countries to act in accordance with the same laws in the same ways... and punishes any country [that rebels against these laws] by besieging it, and then by boycotting it. By so doing, [America] seeks to impose on the world a religion that is not Allah"s..."

"America, with the collaboration of the Jews, is the leader of corruption and the breakdown [of values], whether moral, ideological, political, or economic corruption. It disseminates abomination and licentiousness among the people via the cheap media and the vile curricula." "America is the reason for all oppression, injustice, licentiousness or suppression that is the Muslims" lot. It stands behind all the disasters that were caused and are still being caused to the Muslims; it is immersed in the mood of Muslims and cannot hid this." "For 50 years in Palestine, the Jews - with the blessing and support of the Americans - carried out abominations of murder, suppression, abuse, and exile... The Jews exiled nearly 5 million Palestinians and killed nearly 260,000. They wounded nearly 180,000, and crippled nearly 160,000."

"Due to the American bombings and siege of Iraq, more than 1,200,000 Muslims were killed in the past decade. Due to the siege, over a million children are killed [annually] that is 83,333 children on average per month, 2,777 children on average per day. 5,000 Iraqis were killed in one day in the Al-"Amiriya shelter alone. Are these statistics of military installations???!!!" "In its war against the Taliban and Al-Qa'ida in Afghanistan, America has killed 12,000 Afghan civilians and 350 Arab Jihad fighters, among them women and children." The writer argued that the Islamic religion justifies the Al-Qa'ida"s Jihad against the U.S.: "Allah said, "He who attacked you, attack him as he attacked you," and also, "The reward of evil is a similar evil," and also, "When you are punished, punish as you have been punished."

"The words of the sages on these verses are clear: Ibn Taimiyya [in his book] Al Ikhtiyarat Wa-Al-Fatawi: Ibn Al-Qayim in I"lam Al-Muqi"in and in Al-Hashiya; Al-Qurtubi in his Tafsir, Al-Nawawi in Al-Muhazab; Al-Shukani in Nayl Al-Awtar; and others, may Allah"s mercy be upon them." Anyone who peruses these sources reaches a single conclusion: The sages have agreed that the reciprocal punishment to which the verses referred is not limited to a specific instance. It is a valid rule for punishments for infidels, for the licentious Muslims, and for the oppressors."

The writer also argued that America still did not feel the real punishment which it deserves for its crimes and massacres of Muslims. September 11 was, according to him, only a small response to the ones who were killed by America in Iraq or Palestine and he concluded: "We have the right to kill 4 million Americans."

"We have not reached parity with them. We have the right to kill 4 million Americans 2 million of them children and to exile twice as many and wound and cripple hundreds of thousands. Furthermore, it is our right to fight them with chemical and biological weapons, so as to afflict them with the fatal maladies that have affected the Muslims because of the [Americans] chemical and biological weapons."

"America knows only the language of force. This is the only way to stop it and make it take its hands off the Muslims and their affairs. America does not know the language of dialogue!! Or the language of peaceful coexistence!! America is kept at bay by blood alone..."

Source: MEMRI

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