Khalid Son Of Usama Bin Ladin Regarding the Imprisonment
of Some Members of the Family in Iran
23 March 2010
By Al-Ikhwah Al-Mujahidun
In the Name
of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
All praise is due to Allah, and may peace and
blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, and upon all
his family and companions.
From: Khalid b. Usama b. Ladin to Ali Khamenei, the
Supreme Leader of Iran.
Subject: A demand for the release of my family
imprisoned in Iran.
Date: Friday, Muharram 16, 1431 (1/1/2010)
You have heard the words of my two brothers,
Abdur-Rahman and Umar about the imprisonment of some
of my family members in Iran as well as their demand
to release them. Now I, as well, third their demand
and reconfirm their presence in Iran. After the
Crusader attack on Afghanistan which centered around
targeting specifically the Arab families amongst
others, especially at its onset, they were forced to
enter Iran through unofficial means, and most of those
who did were women and children.
One year after their arrival in Iran, the Iranian
intelligence rounded them up. When we heard of this,
we wrote to the Iranian government a number of times
and even used scholars and other influential people to
mediate their release, promising that they would never
return to Iran, but all these efforts were of no use.
sister Iman was able to flee from detention and sought
refuge in the Riyadh Embassy in Tehran a few weeks
ago. After my two brothers were able to confirm her
presence in the embassy, I was surprised that the
foreign minister had not known her identity, stating
that he had no idea how she entered Iran and how she
arrived at the embassy. He had also previously stated
that there were no members of my family present in
Iran, despite the fact that they have been in custody
there for several years.
This is a
difficult matter to understand. If the minister had
referred to the case of my two brothers with the
intelligence, he would have known the details of this
sad story, and he would have come to know that my
brother Sa’d had also escaped, alone, and informed us
of the true story: that they requested a number of
times to leave Iran, only to be beaten and silenced.
If only the intelligent and just had looked into the
what he told us of the tragedy and hardships
experienced by our families in the prisons and
detention centers, which in turn has led to the spread
of emotional and psychological disorders amongst the
women and children, they would without doubt initiate
efforts to release them as soon as possible to relieve
this great suffering.
only sin that they emigrated in Allah’s Cause seeking
His Pleasure? Wasn’t their weakness, the pursuit of
international forces of disbelief after them, and
their being foreigners in a strange land away from
their homes and families enough? To Allah we complain,
and He is Sufficient for us and the best Disposer of
In conclusion, we are waiting for the release of our
weak and oppressed families in your custody and to the
destination of their choice. We hope we will this in
the next few hours, and we ask Allah to make them a
way out and near relief.
May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad,
and upon all his family and companions. And our final
prayer is that none is worthy of worthy except Allah,
the Lord of all that exists.