Return To Afghanistan: The Road To 9/11 - Al-Qaeda No 2 Dr. Aymen Al-Zawahiri

07 February 2011

By Al-Ikhwah Al-Mujahidun

After getting out from prison in Dagestan we had two choices: the first was continuing our journey to Chechnya, and the second was going back to our brothers, especially in Afghanistan. We consulted about the matter, one of us choose to continue his way to Chechnya, and went to is purpose easily, and joined the mujahedeen, until Allah granted him martyrdom, May Allah make us follow him on good, but the rest of us we decided to return to the brothers, especially after receiving news about Afghanistan and the Taliban, so we decided to go on a exploration trip to Afghanistan.

During this period we had a general idea about the Taliban, but what made me trust them, that all the world was fighting them, so I used say to myself: the Kufr powers cannot gather against them only if they we good, but I used wonder: even if we assume that they were good, will they bear the international pressure when they demand to expel their Arab guest? Will they repeat the bad Sudan experience? Will they stand fast? Or will they collapse? And repeat the experience of who claimed Islam, then they bend over and surrender to the international Kaffir powers, and engage in the herd of the global system and seek to get closer to the idol of the international legitimacy?

But I used to say to myself: At least no power would be able to reach us in Afghanistan without fighting, since our weapons will be in our hands, and who wants may come to fight us. And not to be dragged to the torture slaughterhouses like goats, which the butcher pulls it from its ear, while its sisters in the barn is wondering: When will our turn come?

I was eager in reporting of this matter to my brothers, and emphasized – and I still emphasize on them - that the mujahid is only protected from his enemy that is fighting Islam with putting his trust on Allah then his weapon, while the agreements, policies, residence permits and the right of political asylum, which is a trick to the boy away from the laban, and it's the drug that turns the mujahid to a useless braggart, and the mujahid might be forced in the state of necessity as the lesser of two evils, but he has to escape from it immediately after he has a chance for that.

Because the life of the mujahid, the life of the Muslims, and all the good of this world is in jihad, didn't the Truth Tabarak wa Talaa: (Then, is it to be expected of you, if ye were put in authority, that ye will do mischief in the land, and break your ties of kith and kin) 22 Surah Muhammad didn't the Truth Tabarak wa Talaa: (And did not God check one set of people by means of another, the earth would indeed be full of mischief: But God is full of bounty to all the Worlds) 251 Surah Al Baqarah How does the mujahid – who carries the glory of Islam in his heart (But honour belongs to God and His Apostle, and to the Believers) 8 Surah Al Munafiqun accept to be a beggar on his enemies, who have attacked, killed, and fought his brothers in Islam for centuries? Who spend on him, feed him, shelter him and defend him, then what? They teach him civilization, freedom and human rights.

And in the end they impose him, his family and children their laws, system and corruption, and in the end it's no problem – if they want – to arrest him, or deport him to his enemies.

I remember that when I was in the test of the prison in Dagestan I remembered the Hadith of the three men who the rock fell and blocked the opening of the cave, so they entreated to Allah with their good deeds, so Allah relieved them1, so I searched for a work that was pure for Allah's sake so that I would do dua with it, so I asked Him that I didn't seek shelter with the Kuffar, although I had a chance to do so, I ask Allah to grant us glory of this world and success of the hereafter.

After a long journey we reached Afghanistan, and meet with Sheikh Osama bin Laden – May Allah preserve him – and the Sheikh Abu Hafs the Commander and the rest of the loved ones, which we separated from them from a long time, and after a short period of consultation, we realized that Afghanistan – was and is still – the castle of Islam.

We saw with our own eyes the Islamic Emirate which was established by the Taliban movement, and what it achieved of serious and remarkable achievements in a short period, which no one realizes its true realization only the one who knows the nature of Afghanistan. Who would have imagined that in Afghanistan an Emirate that gather most the Afghans under one leadership, spread the security across most of Afghanistan, establish the Sharia courts the establish Al-Hodoud, retrieve the looted rights, prevents walking with only with a permission, spread the call for virtue and forbid the vices, prevents  forcing the woman to marry as a ransom to end rivalries, or as an exchange in the marriage to circumvent the high dowry, or as a trick to sell small girls, who would imagine that there is a government in Afghanistan that could forbid the growing drugs, and forbid taking it, then it manages the remains of a state under siege, so it extends electricity, pave roads and the even more important than that its active in spread education and reopens universities.

I remember the I and the martyr – as we expect him to be – Abu Abdurrahman Al-Canadi rahimahilaah visited Kabul University, since he was preparing through his relief organization a project to support the university, we saw wonders, we saw remains called the faculty of medicine and faculty of dentistry, we saw laboratories which its sinks and desks was taken out, and the glass was taken out from the windows by the gangs of robbery and looting which fought against each other after the departure of the Russians, and which committed the worst eternal killing in the name of the jihad Abu Abdurrahman Al-Canadi and mujahedeen, and opposed the government of the Taliban and allied with Russia, India, EU and America – as I will mention later –against the Islamic Emirate, and I remember that I entered a chemistry laboratory, and found the professor lonely, he only had in the wide educational laboratory one standpipe, which survived from the robbery and looting. And I remember that I entered the microbiology laboratory, I found in it a teacher, who didn't finish his high studies, he gathered his materials with one microscope in a room in the corner of the laboratory, he fixed glasses to its windows, he told me that he borrows from a private laboratory some materials to show it to his students, and in the diseases section I found a lonely professor, and in the dissection section I found a lonely teacher, and met two professors one of them for chemistry and the other for physics who complained to us their conditions, and asked us for aid because of the miserable weak salaries, while the big Aliabad Educational hospital has become ruins.

Despite all of this the faculty was working, and lecturers were held in it, and in it there is a section for regular female students. That was also in the faculty of medicine and the rest of the faculties.

We visited the Sharia faculty, and found it working on a regular base, and we visited the teachers' institution and found it being renovating it, also that was the situation in the universities of Jalal-a-bad, Kandahar, Mazar-e-sherif and Herat, and we visited the middle medical institute for graduating health professionals that belongs to health ministry, which we found it working in its full capacity, despite of its very weak capabilities.

Regarding education I would like to mention here that there is an unknown side for the activity of Al-Qaeda and the Jihadi Arab gathering in Afghanistan, which is the spreading education, Al-Qaeda established in Kandahar the Arabic language institute, which was a very successful experience in connection the Arabs and the Afghans, it also established a school for males in Kandahar, and agreed with the ministry of education to establish a Sharia faculty in Kandahar, and it has began with this project, and it also began in establishing an institute for Arabic language in Kabul, also the Arab mujahid gathering in Kabul established several educational projects, among it was the Salahudin center for Dawah and education that was under the supervision of the Daeya Murabit mujahid sheikh Essa May Allah preserve him, and a school for male and other for females, and most of the students of the two schools were Arabs, but there were several Afghans.

All this was while the frontline was only 15 km away from Kabul then, and all the government was working, the trade was active and roads were safe, and I remember that I traveled several times from the east to the west of the country, from Kabul to Kandahar, from Kabul to Herat, from Kabul to Khost and Jalala- bad during night and day, and didn't find any armed man except the police of the Emirate, or who was carrying a permission like us.

All this was in Afghanistan which I was mired in panic and fear in the time of the government of the Mujahedeen, where you couldn't walk on the road for several kilometers, without intercepting you a rope or a string outstretched on the road and around it several armed men with guns and cannons, who would impose anything on you.

Then add to all that, that this state is being under siege internationally from the West and the United Nations, and it's bottlenecked economically by Pakistan and Iran, it receives the chased Muhajireen (immigrants) from all the world Muslims, it defies all the world from America to Pakistan to Saudi Arabia, and refuses to handover any Muslim who is a fugitive in it. Even it alone recognizes the Chechen Rebuplic of Ichkeria challenging the whole world.

When we reached Kandahar Sheikh Osama bin Laden had made his decision with fighting on the side of the Islamic Emirate, because he was convinced with the sincerity of the Islamic Emirate, and its honesty in defending Islam and Muslims, and was convinced with the relation of its opponents with the West and the global Crusade.

And it's not a secret for those who lived that period that Sheikh Osama bin Laden had been requested from Amir-ul-Mu Menem to move from Jalal-a-bad to Kandahar, because of a plan which its secrecy was leaked before the Taliban take Kabul, that Ahmed Shah Massoud decided to do a military operation to capture Osama bin Laden, since Massoud was continuing to plan to kill or capture Osama bin Laden with the Americans until his death, and witnessed on this formally the 9/11 commission report2, where in one of the many sections, that it mentions the cooperation between the Americans and Massoud:

best option. In late October3, a group of officers from the Counterterrorist Center flew into the Panjshir Valley to meet up with Massoud, a hazardous journey in rickety helicopters that would be repeated several times in the future. Massoud appeared committed to helping the United States collect intelligence on Bin Ladin's activities and whereabouts and agreed to try to capture him if the opportunity arose"4.

And this relation was emphasized by George Tenet the ex-Director of Central Intelligence in his testimony before the special congress to investigate the 9/11 attacks commission, where he stated that the American intelligence had cooperated with Ahmed Shah Massoud – before 9/11 attacks – to follow Osama bin Laden leader of Al-Qaeda organization, but the killing of Ahmed Shah Massoud – before 9/11 attacks – foiled those planes5.

The contact of Ahmed Shah Massoud with the Crusade West and allaying with it not secretly, since he has announced to the public, when he went to Brussels, and was received in the headquarters of the European Parliament like heads of states, although this was a violation to international norms, since the President of the elected Parliament (Nicole Fontaine) received him on the doors of the Parliament like any head of state6.

Where he gave a speech in the European Parliament, and its members stood up clapping for him for several minutes, and he said in his speech: that he was on the first defense line against Islamic fundamentalism.

And held a press conference in the headquarters of the European Parliament, where he asked for the help of the European Union to overthrow the Taliban regime, and against the foreign powers, like Osama bin Laden, where he said:

"I'm sure that without the interference of the Pakistan and it regular forces and the foreign powers – like Osama bin Laden and the Pakistani Talibs – our forces wouldn't have been need, I'm certain Ahmed Shah Massoud press conferencefthat the Afghan nation by itself and vvin the headquarters of the European Parliament the people of Kandahar by themselves, and the Phustun element by itself, are able to over throw the Taliban regime".

He also asked for an American interference in Afghanistan to maintain the security of America and its allies, and he was the one who built all his propaganda on the bases that he is fighting to expel the foreign Pakistani influence from Afghanistan, which was represented by the Taliban movement as he claimed, but he wasn't ashamed – for competing for the Dunya and love for power – to ask for an American interference in the matters of Afghanistan, and emphasize that by threatening America with what could happen to it from dangers on the hands of his and its enemies, the Islamic Emirate and Al-Qaeda.

Which means he made himself, his movement, Europe and America on one side, and fundamentalism with the Islamic Emirate and Al-Qaeda on the other side?

He even demolished all his previous history in resisting the Russians and the Communists, so why did he consider fighting against the Russians and the Communists jihad for the sake of Allah to expel their influence from Afghanistan? While he considers calling the American influence to interfere in the matters of Afghanistan is reaching to peace as he claims, since he said in the conference:

"My message to Mr. Bush that if he didn't go the issue of securing peace in Afghanistan, and if he didn't help the Afghan people in reaching the way of peace, then certainly the problem will not affect Afghanistan only, but even America and the countries allied with it"7.

The Prophet (Peace and blessing be upon him) was right: "What have reached the people from the words of the beginning of the prophecy if you are not ashamed then do what you wish"8.

This is how Massoud declared his fall in the swamp of treachery for the crusaders after long reticence, after he insisted to declare that in Europe, over the platform of the European Parliament, so that he would leave no place for doubt in his alliance to them. And he declared quite clearly his joining to the American Crusade against Islam, or what America calls as terror and fundamentalism, thus he didn't leave to himself any excuse, and signed by himself on the rule his killing, and about this his brother Wali Massoud said:

"That journey to Europe, that warning to the rest of the world was really dangerous, Massoud had gambled with his life, and paid for it with his life, to warn others, (look you will be safe only if you do something for him). He has sacrificed with his life, not just for the Afghans, but for the international community. He was very upset from the Western governments, regarding its programs to combat terror, he discovered that the program of combating terror at that time was only a slogan, it wasn't a real or practical program"9.

Massoud was begging for the international aid to save him from the defeat on the hands of the Taliban and their supporters, by presenting himself as a guardian for the interests of the powers hostile to Islam and jihad in Afghanistan, and Michael Scheuer says about this10:

"By 1 September 2001, the Taleban, with important but not indispensable help from al Qaeda, had defeated the multiethnic Northern Alliance. The Alliance, led by Ahmed Shah Masood, held only 10-15 percent of Afghanistan—some estimates are as low as 5 percent—and was a military force, as historian Frederick W. Kagan has written, "that had exhausted its ability to continue fighting [the Taleban].

The Alliance's viability also was, as always, overwhelmingly dependent on its leader's unquestioned brilliance as an insurgent commander, his mediawinning charisma, and the weapons, funds, and economic aid coming from Russia, Iran, India, and Uzbekistan. The first three were trying to seal Afghanistan to isolate the Taleban contagion, while India sought an anti-Pakistani regime in Kabul that kept military forces active near Pakistan's western border.

France, too, flitted about in this picture, providing lavish rhetorical support for Masood and some clandestine military aid and funding to his fighters.  France had no strategic interest in Afghanistan, understood little about it, and was involved mainly due to its self-deluding love affair with Masood's image as a moderately Islamic, long-suffering artist-turned-warrior; an image Masood cynically crafted and that European journalists and politicians eagerly consumed for over twenty years.


External support might have enabled Masood's Alliance to survive for several more years and perhaps even add small bits of territory to its enclave in what had been a back-and-forth war with the Taleban, but for all intents and purposes the Taleban stood victorious on 1 September 2001 and had installed a harsh but stable law-and-order regime over most of the country. More important, Mullah Omar's regime was increasingly accepted by Afghans as they started to see the end of pervasive banditry and warlordism and the gradual return of safety for themselves, their children, and their meager amounts of property"11.

And Steve Coll says:

"Hours later, after Massoud had been evacuated to Tajikistan, his intelligence aide Amrullah Saleh called the CIA's Counterterrorist Center. He spoke to Rich, the bin Laden unit chief. Saleh was sobbing and heaving between sentences as he explained what had happened. "Where's Massoud?" the CIA officer asked. "He's in the refrigerator," said Saleh, searching for the English word for morgue.

Massoud was dead, but members of his inner circle had barely absorbed the news. They were all in shock. They were also trying to strategize in a hurry.

They had already put out a false story claiming that Massoud had only been wounded. Meanwhile, Saleh told the Counterterrorist Center, the suddenly leaderless Northern Alliance needed the CIA's help as it prepared to confront al Qaeda and the Taliban.

On the morning of Sept. 10, the CIA's daily classified briefings to Bush, his Cabinet and other policymakers reported on Massoud's death and analyzed the consequences for the United States' covert war against al Qaeda. Officers in the Counterterrorist Center, still hopeful that they could maintain a foothold in northern Afghanistan to attack bin Laden, called frantically around Washington to find a way to aid the rump Northern Alliance before it was eliminated"12.

Returning to our talk about Kandahar, Sheikh Osama bin Laden – May Allah preserve him - had made his decision with fighting under the banner of the Taliban, and before that he took the decision to incite the Ummah to fight the Americans, so he published his famous communiqué (Declaration of War against the Americans Occupying the Land of the Two Holy Places) in August 1996. He said about that:

"We, myself and my group, have suffered some of this injustice ourselves; we have been prevented from addressing the Muslims. We have been pursued in Pakistan, Sudan and Afghanistan, hence this long absence on my part. But by the Grace of Allah, a safe base is now available in the high Hindukush mountains in Khurasan, where - by the Grace of Allah - the largest infidel military force of the world was destroyed. And the myth of the super power was withered in front of the Mujahideen cries of Allahu Akbar (God is greatest).

Today we work from the same mountains to lift the iniquity that has been imposed on the Ummah by the Zionist/Crusader alliance, particularly after they have occupied the blessed land around Jerusalem, route of the night-journey of the Prophet (ALLAH'S BLESSING AND SALUTATIONS ON HIM) and the land of the two Holy Places. We ask Allah to bestow us with victory, He is our Patron and He is the Most Capable"13.

Sheikh Osama bin Laden – May Allah preserve him – with what he had been given of clear view was able to convince us to stay in Afghanistan, and thus our journey to Afghanistan turned from a exploration to a settle down stance after a long travel.

He - May Allah preserve him – prepared for us houses with him in the village of the Arabs near the Kandahar Airport.

In this blessed good village my family was reunited after a separation for a year and half, six months from them, they didn't have any news about me because I was in the prison of Dagestan, and the burden of the matters of a persecuted hidden migrated family, which lost its breadwinner, who left it for a year and a half for the unknown, I say that the burden of the matters of the family in these harsh psychological and security conditions mostly fell on my wife Um Mohammed – rahimahaallah -, and was supported with my honorable brothers, and Um Mohammed – rahimahaallah – is a type of upscale person which is difficult to find, who has gathered in her unique personality between piety and glorifying the rules of the Sharia and calling for it, with fine manners, sensitivity, highbrowed pride, pliable humbleness, compassion, eagerness, sympathy with all who knew her, supporting the oppressed and deprived, helping and defending them, and continuous giving, spending and sacrificing for the sake of Allah with everything that she had. With a culture, knowledge, sense, good manners, free opinion, and self-pride. I remember that I after calling her – rahimahaallah – after reaching Kandahar, she said to me: Don't leave us, even if you were living in a hole in the ground we are going to live with you.

And in this blessed good village we lived in a house the consisted of three rooms, two for us and one for the guests, with no water only from a well in the courtyard, and no electricity, I testify to Allah that I didn't live in my life in a house better than that house, and there was no neighborhood better than this neighborhood, it was a village from the righteous Mujahid Muhajireen (migrants), which was originally an abounded housing for an old agriculture project, after that is was occupied by the border guards brigade, then it was left abounded and some Bedouins lived in it, but when Amir-ul-Mu Menem Mullah Mohammed Omar brought Sheikh Osama and his supporters from Jalal-a-bad made them live in that village, it consisted of about 100 house, twenty in the east side, and eighty in the west side, Sheikh Osama fenced the western eighty houses and some warehouses with a high fence, and gave it to the families, while the rest twenty were allocated for offices and guests.

In this blessed place Sheikh Osama bin Laden – May Allah preserve him – did his best in his campaign for calling to liberate the two Holy Mosques and expelling the Jews and Crusaders from the land of the Muslims. Delegations and visitors streamed to him to meet him and listen to his Dawah and instructions, and the Sheikh – May Allah preserve him – doesn't spare any time, or statement, or effort, or money to explain the cause of jihad of the Ummah against its enemies Crusaders and Jews, to clarify their danger, trivializing their power and they are in fact cowards who don't have an ideology or manners and they only have money and equipment, which will quickly run away in any real confrontation with the soldiers of Islam.

Thousands flocked to the Sheikh and his brothers from Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Gulf, central Asia, Caucasus, Europe and East Asia. The acceptence to his call was surprising and impressive, the people admiration of the Sheikh was overwhelmingly and that take the hearts and mind, that man who left all the Dunya behind him, and lived this humble simple life, who dealt with the people with this plainness, manners, openhandedness, generosity and vineyard, then he is also challenging the strongest power tyrant in the world, calling the people firmly, clearly and unambiguously to fight and compete it, to resist it and its traitorous agents, with no lubricity, cover up and plainly, he also proved his sincerity in his call, since he never call them for something without he doing it before them, he called them to Disdain the Dunya, migration and jihad, after he has divorced the world, and migrated and did jihad, and called to support the Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan, after he has fought in its ranks and under its banner, he called them to give Bayaa (pledge) to Amir-ul-Mu Menem after he had given his Bayaa, he called them to fight the grand Kufr after he fought it, and declared war on it.

The Dawah of the Sheikh converged with the longings and hopes of the Muslims to be liberated from the tyranny of the big criminals and their henchmen who rule their countries. And I used to be surprised from this acceptance which Allah has threw in the hearts of the people for the Sheikh and his Dawah, and I used to remind him with the grace of Allah on him, and remind him to continue the thanking and praising (Allah) for this grace. The summary of the Dawah of the Sheikh was that the focus should be on the Americans and the Jews, and that if America departs defeated from the land of Islam with the aid and power of Allah, then the battles with the its agents would be easy and simpler with the aid and power of Allah, and the advice of the Sheikh to the people of Pakistan was in one matter, support the Taliban, enter in the Bayaa of Amir-ul-Mu Menem, since if the corners of this state had been established then Islam would spread from it to all the region with the aid of Allah.

But I witness from what I know, that lowliness of morals is not of his defects, nor the miserliness of the Dunya on jihad and Islam, and nor the fear from the big criminals.

He his is an igniter of war, a fellow in battles, and a brother in fighting, if war skirmishes him he stands in front of it, and heads towards it with all himself, and answers it enthusiasm and determination, its heat makes him harder, and its strength makes him more steadfast.

His problem that he was present in a lag phase between the renaissance of the Ummah and its raise to defend its pride, and the time of weakness, submissiveness and Respite, that's why he was attacked by the preachers of inanity and clinging to the earth, because he exposed their inability and inanity.

He stabbed the Hubal (a idol that used to be worshiped in Mecca) of this time in its land, and in the temple of its idols and from between its custodians, and called its Ummah to repeat what he did, and in the Ummah there is who wonders: Can really come out of our ranks – we the weak ones, the oppressed, the defeated – 19 knights that made the Hubal of this time taste what it haven't tasted throughout it history?

And when the Crusader American forces attacked Afghanistan its planes bombed the houses of this empty village several times, until it leveled it to the ground, there weren't in the families complex except houses, a children school, a mosque and a warehouse, so was all that bombing? Was is taking revenge from the stones? Or search for the women and children to kill them?

World Islamic Front for Jihad against Jews and Crusaders

From the fruits of the Arab Jihadi gathering in Kandahar was establishing the (World Islamic Front for Jihad against Jews and Crusaders), which its first communiqué was published ina form of a fatwa14.

As usual it was criticized by some, they said:

- How do you kill the Christians and Jews all over the world?

- How do you kill civilians?

- How do you legitimize killing of women and children?

- Why did you mention the name of Rifaee Taha?

Regarding how do we kill the Christians and Jews all over the world? The title of the front calls to fight the Crusaders and Jews, the Crusaders is a phrase to who waged and is still waging the Crusades against the Muslims, regarding the Jews they are a sect that participated in establishing Israel, and differentiating between a Jew and Zionist has no meaning, because most of the Jews support Israel, and the rare doesn't have a rule.

Regarding how do we kill civilians? The Sharia d oesn't divide the people to civilian and military, but it divides the people to fighter and non-fighter, the fighter is everyone who fights with his hand, or supported it with his property and opinion. The fatwa pubished in Al-quds Al-Arabi The Western governments and its nations in this meaning is fighting, because all the Western governments with all its parties support, aid and protect the existence of Israel, and the nations of these governments elect their parties freely according to its programs that declare its support to Israel, and pay the taxes to finance these governments, and serve in its armies and its security services. These democratically elected governments kill, and support the killing of our women, children and civilians in Palestine and elsewhere in the land of Islam.

Regarding how we legitimize killing of women and children? The communiqué didn't legitimize killing of women and children, but the communiqué called to kill and fight the Americans and their allies, as the Quran in the verses – that are quoted in the communiqué – to fight the pagans all together, then the Sunnah forbade targeting women and children, but if they were killed – indirectly for being with the targeted – during the obligated or necessary jihad to drive away the continuous aggression on us, then that's not a matter prohibited by the Sharia"15.

Regarding why did we mention the name of Rifaee Taha May Allah release him from captivity? Although the Islamic Group on it s website had published a communiqué with his name, denying signing on the communiqué of the front.

The truth that no one in the Islamic Group dared to mention is as follows:

The brother Abu Hafs the Commander rahimahullah was assigned to gather the signatures on the mentioned communiqué, and Rifaee Taha was the head of the Shura (consultation) council of the Islamic Group at that time, so Abu Hafs discussed with the official responsible for the brothers in the Islamic Group in Kandahar at that time, to call Rifaee Taha, and present the communiqué to him, and ask him to sign it, but this official, emphasized for the idea, and said to Abu Hafs: keep the signature of Rifaee, and I'll guarantee for you his approval, I'll call him later, don't jam the communiqué because of this, and he was very insistence on Abu Hafs and ensured the matter Sheikh Rifaee Taha repeatedly, which made Abu Hafs – rahimahullah – enroll of Rifaee Taha.

Then after that signs of confusion began to appear on that official, and he insisted to leave Afghanistan to Yemen, the brothers managed for him a passport, and he traveled to Yemen, in Yemen he handed himself over to the Egyptian embassy, and was deported to Egypt, where he joined the renunciations of the Islamic Group, and nether him or the Islamic Group had the guts to mention the truth.

We visited in Kandahar one of the leaders of the Islamic Group, and discussed with him for a long time about our conditions and the conditions of the Islamic Group, he asked me about the reason for enrollment of the name of Rifaee Taha, so I answered him that that question should be directed to the Islamic Group and not me, and told him the story.

Regarding Rifaee - May Allah release him from captivity – and several of the leaders of the Islamic Group including their Amir Sheikh Omar Abdurrahman May Allah release him from captivity, they have declared their position from killing and fighting the Americans and the initiative of renunciation, which was declared by some of the leaders of the Islamic Group. Sheikh Rifaee says in the introduction of his book (Imatat Allitham):

"The Americans and Jews today are aggressing Kaffirs on our land and honor, they must be killed in any land and by any way possible, and that's an obligation on every Muslim who is capable to do that, and he doesn't need the permission of any one, since that its Farz Ayn (personal obligation) that doesn't fall on the one who is capable of it, this is a ruling that the scholars have agreed on in the past and present"16.

After the declaration of the front sheikh Osama bin Laden arranged for a propaganda campaign for the front, to incite the Ummah to fight the Americans and the Jews, so he held a press conference in Khost which was attended by several Pakistani journalists and a Chinese journalist, the conference wasThe press conference in Khost successful with the grace of Allah, and I remember after the conference one of the famous Pakistani journalists said to me: "All Pakistan is with you".

A few days after that conference sheikh Osama met with the American journalist John Miller from the American ABC channel.

It was strange that the channel insisted to bring an Iraqi person, who claimed that he had a media office in Spain, and that he mediated in arranging the interview, and he had some media projects that he wishes to present them to Osama bin Laden.

The sheikh agreed on his presence, but he apologized of having discussions with him, but he insisted until he spoke with the sheikh for several minutes about the alleged dJohn Miller intherview with sheikh osama projects, he was clear that he came to translate the Arabic speeches that he heard, and from the jokes that happened that when the interview began and the lights were directed on sheikh Osama and John Miller flies and insects gathered in the darkness outside, and settled on the picture of the map, which was behind the sheikh, so one of the brothers asked them to go out of the from the room for some minutes, so that he could spray an insecticide, so that the insects don't appear on the map, so all were asked to go out for some several minutes, and one of the brothers sprayed an insecticide in the room, while Miller and the Iraqi stood outside not understanding anything from what is happening, and I was exactly behind them, but they weren't paying attention for me, Miller asked the Iraqi: What are they doing?, so the Iraqi said: I don't know they are spraying something!! I laughed from my heart on this translator, who they brought him to auscltate the Arabic language, wasn't aware that the place was full of those who were auscltating the English language!!

There has been an agreement with Miller that he would present written questions, and he would ask the ones agreed on only. He presented many questions, sheikh Osama felt in some of them a smell of an intelligence investigation, so he refused it, one of them was about Ramzi Yousef, he asked: Does Ramzi Yousef have a relation with you? Especially that he was arrested in one of your guesthouses. The sheikh refused the question, since he felt the smell of the intelligence, beside Ramzi Yousef wasn't arrested in a guesthouse belonging to sheikh Osama. But the journalist in the middle of the Ramzi Yousef shooting suddenly said: Oh, there is a question that I wanted to ask you, I don't know how I forgot it? Does Ramzi Yousef have a relation with you? Especially that he was arrested in one of your guesthouses, and the sheikh answered negatively.

When Miller left the camp, and crossed the Pakistani borders, he stopped in the first border town and called America, and told the other side: I have made the interview, he has denied is relation with Ramzi Yousef! They have sent him to gather investigation, and he wasn't aware that he was being watched.

John Miller left the ACB channel, after that he worked in the counter terrorism Bureau in the Los Angeles, and he is now an Assistant Director of the FBI for Public Affairs. He is THEIR MAN.

After the declaration of the front the mujahedeen attacked the American embassies in Tanzania and Dar es Salaam. The executor of the Dar es Salaam operation was the brother Ahmed Abdullah – rahimahullah -, Ahmed Abdullah – rahimahullah – was from the Islamic Group, he was a trainer who is a specialist in explosives, he asked to participate in an operation against the American, the official of the Islamic Group in The Dar es Salaam and Nairobi operations Kandahar allowed him to participate in preparation and technical advice only, because the Islamic Group stopped its Jihadi actions inside and outside Egypt, but Ahmed Abdullah told Abu Hafs that he is determined to do a Martyrdom operation, and to left the responsibility from himself Abu Hafs – rahimahullah – before the Islamic Group, he asked Ahmed Abdullah – rahimahullah – to record a last will on video about the reasons that made him do that, and that he is one of the soldiers of the Liberation Army for Holy Sites, which is the name that the front adopted the operation of the two embassies, thus the Islamic Group participated through what was declared by its noble leaders and the blood of its sons in fighting the Americans, despite all the attempts of renunciations. (And God hath full power and control over His affairs; but most among mankind know it not) 21 Surah Yusuf

After the two blessed operations of Nairobi and Dar es Salaam America increased its efforts to attempt killing Osama bin Laden17, but as usual the Americans lacked the courage and firmness, so their strike to the camps in Khost became a failed strike. The Americans claim that George Tenet18 informed high American officials that Osama bin Laden was on his way to hold a conference in a camp near Khost with his high associates and leaders to plan for coming attacks, and that this meeting will be attended by hundreds. And that he escaped miraculously from the attack several hours before the incident, and that some Pakistani officers may have leaked the news to him, and so on of the American myths and intimidations. And this is a clear lie.

The truth which I lived day by day, that sheikh Osama was in his full guard and cars in Kabul, he was in a guesthouse at the time of the attack, from this guesthouse I have called from a satellite phone to the veteran Pakistani journalist Rahimullah Yusufzai one day before the attack, because the Taliban asked sheikh Osama to deny his connection to the bombings of the embassies.

So I phoned Yusufzai, ans asked him to publish for sheikh Osama – which it's summary – that he doesn't have any connection with the incident, but he blesses it and blesses the ones who did it, then one day after the incident I called him from the same phone, and asked him to publish that the war had only started, and that the message of the Americans had reached us, and they should wait for our response. So where what the Americans publish that they count the breaths, and follow everything, yes we have to be careful from them, but we shouldn't believe their quackery. 

In brief sheikh Osama at the time of the incident was about 250 km to the North West of the targeted camp.

Another myth that the Americans fool themselves that they monitored in February 1999 a hunting camp in the desert South of Kandahar for one of the Emirati princes, and that sheikh Osama had a small camp near the camp of the Emiratis, and that he used to visit the Emiratis, accordingly the Americans decided to strike the camp of the Emiratis the Morning of 11 February, and after preparing everything they abandoned the idea for fear on the Emirati prince.

This story is from the illusions of the American intelligence and the proof of its inability, the truth, is that the mentioned Emiratis did really established this camp in the desert of Kandahar that is close to the village of the Arabs near the Kandahar Airport, one of the patrols of the Mujahedeen lead by the brother Sayf al Adl stopped once several cars near the village, and discovered in them some Arabs from the Gulf, when they asked them about the reason of them driving in this place, they answered that they had a hunting camp in the desert, and that they had a connection with the Taliban, the supervisor of their presence in the desert is the Mullah Sayf al Adl Mansur minister of civil aviation and the one in charge of Kandahar Airport, so the brothers detained them until they call with Mullah Mansur, who confirmed what they said, so the brothers let them go, and they invited from hospitality to have food with them, but they refused and insisted to go, their faces were speaking with fear, because their understood that they were in the hands of the Mujahedeen who follow Osama bin Laden, this is the truth without any of that intimidation, and if the Americans had bombed that camp they would have killed their allies from the Emirati princes and their entourage, and they wouldn't have caused any harm to Osama bin Laden19.

Uniting with Al-Qaeda

(And hold fast, all together, by the rope which God (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves) 103 Surah Ali 'Imra

From the great blessings of Allah on us that He made us unit with Al-Qaeda, in what became known as Qaedat Al-Jihad, it's a blessing that I ask Allah to help me to thank Him for that, and I must mention here the grace for its people, since one of the most important who seek for that blessed action the martyr – as we expect him to be – Abu Hafs the Commander rahimahullah, and others from the honorable preachers and mujahedeen who I can't mention them now, but Allah knows them, I ask Allah to reward them with the best reward.

I over the years understood the serious necessity for unity in Islamic work, and that the mujahedeen who gathered under the pure Aqeeda have to unit, they a have to waiver and be lowly with the believers, and they have to keep the more important before the less important, and they have to get free from the psychological tendencies and chains of personal desires.

Our experience with the Islamic Group was bitter, because all the attempts of unity shattered because of the group's holding of leadership of the prisoners, and their excess reverence to the brothers of the first rank, or the ones who call them (the Big Brothers), and the second class swallowed this reverence, the group was established on that, they even gave those Big Brothers in the list of having the right of taking of crucial decisions about the group, and what was left for those abroad was only to fulfill the general lines that the Big Brothers send to them.

This was the problem between us and the brothers in the Islamic Group that all the attempts for unity smashed on, since we had to present everything that we are going to agree on to the Big Brothers, so they decide from it what they want, and we had to accept their real leadership, and since this perception was contrary to the mind many of the attempts for unity smashed on its rock. That unity if it was destined to happen, no one knows how would the events be?

May Allah forgive the Big Brothers.

Although many of the leaders abroad were convinced with our logic, but they used to declare to us that the group was established on this matter, and it cannot be demolished, because the group was established on that base, we don't want to shake our entity, we have to deal with it as a de facto, and find practical solutions to adapt to it, we responded that this wasn't illegal and impossible. I used to warn them very much from that, and they used to acknowledge that I was correct, and what I have warned them from has happened.

The result of the excess reverence to the leadership in prison, which forced itself on the leadership abroad that it pushed them early to confrontation, so that they ease from the government on them in the prisons, then was the disaster when they killed the group by their surrender in the prisons for their release, even of that lead them to acknowledge Hosni Mubarak as president and Sadat a martyr, so they strangled the group and crushed it soul.

The important thing is that the powers of evil and intelligence manipulated with the Big Brothers, they started to issue their initiatives, and those abroad got confused and missed, but they were eager – despite of all what was has been issued from the brothers in prison – on the unity of the group, and couldn't understand that this unity will drag them with the Big Brothers to the chasm of the intelligence.

And when we demanded them to address these renunciations they used to give weak arguments, like we don't know the reality of what is happening, we don't want to escalate the confrontation with them, so that they don't go more in the renunciations, we have sent them through mediators, and are waiting for the response, we are trying to reach with them to finding a middle ground … and so on of these excuses, unfortunately the mediators were part of the conspiracy of the intelligence, and the intelligence plan continued to grunt in the bones of the Islamic Group taking the advantage of the eagerness of those inside to get out of prison and the confusion those who are abroad, and their continue to living in the illusion of the (Big Brothers), who know more than we do, and who couldn't waive. In an attempt to contain the situation those who were aboard issued a communiqué agreeing on the invitation by considering it as a truce with the government, that was a step on the road of tearing the group and strangling it. While those abroad agreed on stopping the military action and incitement for it, the Big Brothers continued to waive until they reached to the acknowledging the legitimacy of Hosni Mubarak and even praise his eagerness for the cause of Palestine .. (observe) considering Sadat a martyr, that the Taliban are fools because they didn't accept the American offer to handover Bin Laden, that we provoked America, that didn't seek to be hostile to the Muslims, and that they will volunteer to inform about any person that they suspect is working against the government.

Here some of the abroad leaders screamed20, that we didn't agree on that and don't recognize that, but it was too late, and the group has been eradicated.

And when the September events happened the Big Brothers went against Al-Qaeda, to reap the real gains!!

All this happened because the our brothers in the group handed over their leading to their Big Brothers who the intelligence control them to this day, and even after their release are still under their tight surveillance, they are not allowed to do a interview with the media or attend public meetings only with the approval of the pashas and bays in the state security, they even are punished for them leaving obedience or rebelling against them, and what happened to Salah Hashem from torture and detention for about a year – despite he is one of the fathers of the renunciations – is a clear evidence on that.

What is important for us in this context, is to be careful from being lead by captives, and that what comes from them must be weighed in the balance of the sharia, the balance of reality and benefit of jihad, and that their opinions and directions is tainted, and sliding blindly behind it leads to severe disasters.

How we wished that the Islamic Group be in that unity, and enjoy with what Allah has blessed us to inflect harm against the crusaders and the honor of jihad against them and resisting them.

Returning to my talking about Qaedat Al-Jihad, I say that with our migration to Afghanistan and our friction with the public confrontation with the powers of the Kufr, our Jihadi action moved to an advanced step, we became feeling with the global Crusader enmity against Islam and the Muslims, and sensed it in reality, and felt the coming campaign in the horizon. May these conditions together was from the factors – after the success and grace of Allah – that pushed us to this blessed action.

The unity had spectacle blessings that are sensed only by the one who Allah has graced him with it; suffice this happiness, pleasure and great moral victory which we entered in the hearts of the Muslims, and that gloom which we filled with it the hearts of the enemies of Allah's religion. I remember that one of the pioneer mujahedeen began to cry when he heard the news.

The day of the declaration of the unity was a remarkable day with Allah's grace; I remember that from my speech from the day of unity – in meaning not text – which I said addressing sheikh Osama bin Laden May Allah preserve him:

"We came to give you the Bayaa and extend our hands to you, and with us have extended hands of the dead, who their graves aren't known, prisoners who we don't know where their prisons are, bereaved who don't know where are their sons, windows who don't know where their husbands are, orphans who don't know where their fathers are, they have come with us to give the Bayaa, they don't ask you any benefit or gain, but they ask you to take revenge from those who oppressed them, we came to you carrying only our worries and sorrows, we don't ask you any status or booty only to fight for the sake of Allah, until we triumph or get martyred".

Then I addressed the present gathering, and said to them:

"O' youth of Islam be as Sayidna Abdullah ibn Rawaha may Allah be pleased with him: but I ask ar-Rahman for forgiveness, and a large wound that bleeds profusely Or a spear from a warrior armed with one that goes through my intestines and my liver

So that it will be said when people pass by my grave, 'Allah gave him guidance as a warrior, and he behaved well

Or as Sayidna Hassan ibn Thabit may Allah be pleased with him said:

Who has been pleased with life is still among the good Ansar

Who give their souls to their prophet on the day of battle

Who make the people change their religion with the swords and spears

They purify as a religious duty from the blood that hanged on them from the Kuffar …………"

Then I said:

"In this celebration I remember noble brothers, who would have been happy to be between us today, to witness this big event, and I expect that from them is our big brother the martyr – who we don't recommend before Allah - Abu Ubaida Albanshiri rahimahulah, so sleep sweetly Abu Ubaida the unity that you hoped for has happened".

And sheikh Osama bin Laden May Allah preserve him, gave a speech, and he said in it:

"We won't forget the Muslim captives in the tyrants Muslims"

And he said: "I bear witness that our brothers in the Jihad Group were easier than us in preparing for the creation of this unity".

May Allah reward him the best reward.

And Sheikh Suleiman Abu Ghaith May Allah preserve him, gave a speech from what he said:

"That's a profit selling doctor. That's a profit selling doctor".

His words came on my chest with coolness and peace.

The next day we made a visit to our brothers the trainers in the Al-Farouq camp in Maiwand, and several speeches were given, from it was a beautiful word from our martyr brother – as we expect him to be and we don't recommend him before Allah – Abu Hafs the Commander rahimahullah, he said in it:

"We live under the shadow of the Islamic Sharia, and gather from all the countries of the world, we train here, we prepare ourselves here, the Islamic groups unit here, why? Because Allah Subhanah wa Talaa want from here something, he wants from here something. So servants of Allah be optimistic, and be steadfast.

The liberation of Palestine is from there, the liberation of the Arabian Peninsula is from here, and returning the land of Islam to the umbrella of Islam and to the ruling of the Sharia is from here.

So servants of Allah be steadfast, be optimistic and unit your efforts, and join this blessed caravan, and join us. So that you mujahid brother be a solider for the sake of Allah, and once again spreads Islam all over the world.

We have to return once again to lead humanity. This is our role. Yes this is our role, to return to leading humanity with the way of Allah. We praise Allah Subhanah wa Talaa on this blessed step, it is a grace from Allah Subhanah wa Talaa".

After this meeting we saw many of the brothers the trainees, come to sheikh Osama and give him Bayaa for a martyrdom action.

The media all over the world was shocked for the event, and I reckon that the news fell on our 19 brothers with coolness and peace, and increased their determination to inflect harm in the tyrant of the times.

Sheikh Abu Hafs the Commander rahimaullah has told me, that the martyr brother – as we expect him – Abu Islam Al-Masry rahimaullah called him from Chechnya, and complained to him about the disunion of the mujahedeen, and that affected on their morals, and warned him from the consequence of division, so Abu Hafs preached him that we in Afghanistan Allah have graced us with unity with our

brothers from the Jihad Group.

At that time many mujahedeen flocked to sheikh Osama bin Laden to give him Bayaa for jihad for the sake of Allah, like it was the precursors of the big coming battle.

The mujahedeen mobilizing and inciting

(Then fight in God's cause - Thou art held responsible only for thyself - and rouse the believers. It may be that God will restrain the fury of the Unbelievers; for God is the strongest in might and in punishment) 84 Surah Al- Nisa

I have mentioned the efforts of sheikh Osama in Dawah and inciting against the Americans and what was he doing from continues inciting against the Americans and Crusaders. I wish to focus here on the direct aspect in preparation, which is the training, equipping and planning aspect for the mujahedeen in Afghanistan, and what I mention here I mention it for two reasons, first that these matters weren't a secret, even if the Americans claim that they got bits about it in their intelligence reports, to amplify their capabilities. Then that what was from it a secret is no longer a secret. Secondly, to attribute the favor to its people, so that the Ummah knows the amount of efforts that was spent by its Muhajir Mujahid sons in Afghanistan, and realizes the favor of the Islamic Emirate that sheltered the mujahedeen and gave them an opportunity to prepare, train and equip against the enemies of Islam and Muslims, and so the Ummah realizes the difference between the tireless efforts – which is still continuing with the grace of Allah – and those buried, while they are still alive in the grave of inability, debate, endoscopy and contempt of the mujahedeen, these graves that I don't think that they will get out from it for centuries, unless Allah grants them guidance that changes their conditions.

Afghanistan from the fall of Communist government in Kabul was never empty from the training action of what was left from the muhajireen and most of them were from the Arabs, there was the Khaldan camp near Khost, which was a center for a quiet hard work that was done by a group from the best of the Arab muhajireen and their brothers from other countries, who spent and gave in sincerity, bestowal and quietly, and which Ibn Al-Sheikh Al-Lybi and Abu Zubaida didn't stop from its establishment in the time of the Communist control of Afghanistan until the of unity with the camps of Al-Qaeda before the two blessed raids. That center that was never tired or bore from graduating hundreds who attended different military courses, also the Sharia courses in the center which was established by sheikh Abu Abdullah Al-Muhajir inside the the Khaldan camp. And I f I couldn't mention all who participated in this huge honest work, I must mention the two brothers Ibn Al-Sheikh Al-Lybi – Rahimahullah – and Abu Zubaida Al-Philistini may Allah release from captivity. Who worked hardly and honestly – may Allah reward them – and quietly in preparing the Muslim youth for jihad for the sake of Allah, since Abu Zubaida - may Allah release from captivity - ensured the financial, administrative and the deporting aspects, and Ibn Al-Sheikh ensured the military, training and equipping work.

There were also training camps for Al-Qaeda in Jawar near Khost, which continued after the departure of most of the Arabs in giving Jihadi training and experience for the Tajik, Uzbeks and mujahids of the Caucasus, then it became active after the return of sheikh Osama and his companions to Afghanistan, and it was supervised at that time by martyr murabit mujahid sheikh – as we expect him to be – Abu Ataa AL-Tunisi.

After the return of sheikh Osama and shoals of Arab muhajireen and mujahedeen flocking to the Islamic Emirate the Jihadi equipping and training movement became active.  AlQaeda had the Tcharsyab camp in Logar, and near it was a camp for our brothers from Eastern Turkestan that is occupied by China, then the Al-Qaeda camp moved to Aynak mine in Logar, then Al-Faroq camp was established in Jarmah Wak in Maywand in Helmand, the Taliban mentioned to the brothers from Al-Qaeda that they are optimistic for granting Al-Qaeda a camp in Maywand, because from Maywand began the jihad against the English. 

The one who deals with the Afghans becomes admired with this great pride with their history against the English then the Russians then the Americans.

The Afghans are like a gold mine who you can't discover their good characters only by cohabitation, their simple modest appearance hides behind it a great glorification for Islam and cultural, congenital and behavioral system that strongly holds the value of pride, generosity, munificence, protecting the one who asks for help and avenging from the aggressor, a patience – that their stern mountains vanishes and it doesn't – in confronting the aggressor and fighting him, and above all that an indescribable love for the Arabs for being the nation of the Prophet – Peace and blessing be upon him – and the sons of the Sahaba may Allah be pleased with them. And that doesn't mean that the Afghans are a nation without defects, they have defects, disadvantages and Jahiliyat, but we have to acknowledge their virtues and features which is unique to them than many others.

I remember that I rented a house in Kandahar months before the two raids of New York and Washington, and I discovered that the owner of the house speaks English, so I asked him where did he learn it? He said: I learned it in America; I had an injured brother in fighting the Communists, and managed to get a granting for treatment in America, and I traveled with him as an escort.

And told me: The Communists have bombed our house and my father and many of my relatives died in it. Then he looked at me and said: My grandfather was martyred fighting the English, and we will fight with you the Americans.

Returning to my talk about preparation I say, Al-Faroq camp in Jarmah Wak in Maywand was the biggest camp base of Al-Qaeda, in fact it was several camps, which teaches many courses. Then Al-Qaeda established another camp – that works simultaneously with the camp of Maywand – in the outer part of the village of the Arabs in Kandahar, after its inhabitants left it due to security considerations.

In addition to the camps of Al- Qaeda there were many camps, we have mentioned the Khaldan camp, which joined wholly to the camps of Al-Qaeda, there was the camp of the Turkistani brothers near Kabul then it moved to Tora Bora near Jalal-a-bad and there was a camp of the Uzbeks near Kabul, also sheikh Abu Musab Al-Suri established a camp for a period of time near Kabul, also sheikh Abu Abu Khabab and Abu Musab Al-Suri Khabab had a camp for poisons and chemical preparation near Jalal-a-bad, then he moved it near Kabul, there was also an annexe to the Khaldan camp near the camp of sheikh Abu Khabab that was administrated by Abu Suleiman Asadullah Al-Jazairi rahimahullah which was specialized in training explosives, and a camp for the battalion of the Arabs that was with Hekmatyar and migrated from Afghanistan from fear of the Islamic Emirate, but its members returned to Afghanistan after getting guarantees from the Islamic Emirate that they won't be harmed if they come back, also the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group had a camp in the fighting front North of Kabul, also the Turkish brothers had a camp, then there was another camp for the Al-Jihad Group in the same region, the Moroccan brothers had a camp near Jalal-a-bad, and Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi - rahimahullah – had a camp near Herat.

In addition to these camps there were Pakistani groups establishing their camps in Kabul and near Khost and Kandahar.

All these camps were in continuous activity and hard work, which nearly never stops. Racing against time in preparing the mujahedeen for fighting for the sake of Allah, beside these camps there were several other courses in security, intelligence, electronics and forgery and so on from the Jihadi arts, in addition to the several Sharia and political courses.

Afghanistan was and still present an incubator for the soul of the Muslim Ummah that's raising to victory and refuses the defeat and submission, and that's determined on revenging from the enemies of Allah who oppressed us for centuries.

And this active living soul that's transcendent with its believe, that is Dignified Islam for its Islam, has increased its in growth and rising after the blessed raids with Allah's grace, and the Crusade campaign on Afghanistan has only increased its activity and glow.

Sheikh Osama bin Laden didn't let an opportunity pass without inciting the youth and mujahedeen to join the land of preparation and Ribat, to go forward to jihad and martyrdom.

He used to give lectures in the camps, and held meetings and feasts in the days of Jumma, wedding celebrations, Eids and every occasion that he could to preach in it the message of jihad and Islam.

Sheikh Osama established a media committee that started to produce media materials, and the most important of them the inciting video (Destroying U.S.S Cole), which rocked the world when it was published, it was a clear audacious challenge for the American tyranny, and a call for the Muslims to a Jihadi renaissance against the Jewish Crusader dominance, then above all that a practical mean to achieve that through enrolling in the centers and camps of Al-Qaeda that video showed an impressive image from its action.

And the 9/11 Commission Report was forced to acknowledge the power of this video, the breadth of distribution, and the strength of its impact on the Muslims21.

All this and they are ruthless hearts who don't understand Arabic, so what will come from them if they had hearts with which to understand, knew Arabic, and heard Osama bin Laden reciting the beautiful poem of Abu Hafs Al-Muritani may Allah Preserve them:

In Nejd the youth have roused mujahedeen and in Aden they have roused, revolted and destroyed

A destroyer: even the brave fear its might. It inspires horror in the harbor and in the open sea.

She goes into the waves flanked by arrogance, haughtiness and fake might. To her doom she progresses slowly, clothed in a huge illusion.

Awaiting her is a dinghy, bobbing in the waves, disappearing and reappearing in view So the two gatherings met, from the gathering of Mohammed, two martyrs said bismillah they rouse and did Takbeer

And a gathering of Kuffar, an army lead by a crusade hatred that its source is from Caesar

And the war began which was only seconds of horror but even shorter

And there was an appointment with victory which was not early or late

And the heads of the Kuffar flow in every direction and its remains around it scattering22 


1 . Sahih Al-Bokhari – Book of sells: section: if he bought something to someone else without his permission and he agreed on that – hadit number: 2063.

2 . Review for the details of the secret relations between the American intelligence and Ahmed Shah Massoud, and them using him to kill Osama bin Laden or capture him the formal American testimony, which was mentioned in the 9/11 commission report:

9/11 COMMISSION REPORT, p: 124, 125, 133, 139, 142 & 143.

3 . 1999

4 . 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT, p: 142.

5 . Islammemmo, Wednesday 3 Safar 1425 A. H. – 24 March 2004. And Al-Jazeera Channel has broadcasted this testimony in the same day.

6 . Who assassinated Ahmed Shah Massoud? – part 2 minute: 5:30 – 7:3.

7 . Who assassinated Ahmed Shah Massoud? – part 2 minute: 7:00 – 7:48.

8 . Sahih Al-Bokhari – Book of hadithes of the Prophets: section: hadith of the cave – hadit number: 3224, part 11, page 302.

9 . Who assassinated Ahmed Shah Massoud? – part 2 minute: 8:14 – 9:72.

10 . The ex-head of the Bin Laden Unit in the CIA.


12 . Flawed ally III. Steve Coll, The Frontier Post, p: 7, Wednesday March 10- 2004.

13 . Declaration of War against the Americans Occupying the Land of the Two Holy Places.

14 . in 25 Shawal 1418 A. H. corresponding 22 February 1998. Which its text was:

"Legal Fatwa

Praise be to God, who revealed the Book, controls the clouds, defeats factionalism, and says in His Book: "But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the pagans wherever ye find them, seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war)";

and peace be upon our Prophet, Muhammad Bin-'Abdallah, who said: I have been sent with the sword between my hands to ensure that no one but God is worshipped, God who put my livelihood under the shadow of my spear and who inflicts humiliation and scorn on those who disobey my orders.

The Arabian Peninsula has never — since God made it flat, created its desert, and encircled it with seas — been stormed by any forces like the crusader armies spreading in it like locusts, eating its riches and wiping out its plantations. All this is happening at a time in which nations are attacking Muslims like people fighting over a plate of food. In the light of the grave situation and the lack of support, we and you are obliged to discuss current events, and we should all agree on how to settle the matter.

No one argues today about three facts that are known to everyone; we will list them, in order to remind everyone:

First, for over seven years the United States has been occupying the lands of Islam in the holiest of places, the Arabian Peninsula, plundering its riches, dictating to its rulers, humiliating its people, terrorizing its neighbors, and turning its bases in the Peninsula into a spearhead through which to fight the neighboring Muslim peoples.

If some people have in the past argued about the fact of the occupation, all the people of the Peninsula have now acknowledged it. The best

proof of this is the Americans' continuing aggression against the Iraqi people using the Peninsula as a staging post, even though all its rulers are against their territories being used to that end, but they are helpless.

Second, despite the great devastation inflicted on the Iraqi people by the crusader-Zionist alliance, and despite the huge number of those killed, which has exceeded 1 million. . . despite all this, the Americans are once against trying to repeat the horrific massacres, as though they are not content with the protracted blockade imposed after the ferocious war or the fragmentation and devastation.

So here they come to annihilate what is left of this people and to humiliate their Muslim neighbors.

Third, if the Americans' aims behind these wars are religious and economic, the aim is also to serve the Jews' petty state and divert attention from its occupation of Jerusalem and murder of Muslims there. The best proof of this is their eagerness to destroy Iraq, the strongest neighboring Arab state, and their endeavor to fragment all the states of the region such as Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Sudan into paper statelets and through their disunion and weakness to guarantee Israel's survival and the continuation of the brutal crusade occupation of the Peninsula.

All these crimes and sins committed by the Americans are a clear declaration of war on God, his messenger, and Muslims. And ulema have throughout Islamic history unanimously agreed th at the jihad is an individual duty if the enemy destroys the Muslim countries. This was revealed by Imam Bin-Qadamah in "Al- Mughni," Imam al-Kisa'i in "Al-Bada'i," al-Qurtubi in his interpretation, and the shaykh of al-Islam in his books, where he said: "As for the fighting to repulse [an enemy], it is aimed at defending sanctity and religion, and it is a duty as agreed [by the ulema]. Nothing is more sacred than belief except repulsing an enemy who is attacking religion and life."

On that basis, and in compliance with God's order, we issue the following fatwa to all Muslims:

The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies — civilians and military — is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it, in order to liberate the al-Aqsa Mosque and the holy mosque [Mecca] from their grip, and in order for their armies to move out of all the lands of Islam, defeated and unable to threaten any Muslim. This is in accordance with the words of Almighty God, "and fight the pagans all together as they fight you all together," and "fight them until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in God."

This is in addition to the words of Almighty God: "And why should ye not fight in the cause of God and of those who, being weak, are ill-treated (and oppressed)? — women and children, whose cry is: 'Our Lord, rescue us from this town, whose people are oppressors; and raise for us from thee one who will help!'"

We — with God's help — call on every Muslim who believes in God and wishes to be rewarded to comply with God's order to kill the Americans and plunder their money wherever and whenever they find it. We also call on Muslim ulema, leaders, youths, and soldiers to launch the raid on Satan's U.S. troops and the devil's supporters allying with them, and to displace those who are behind them so that they may learn a lesson.

Almighty God said: "O ye who believe, give your response to God and His Apostle, when He calleth you to that which will give you life. And know that God cometh between a man and his heart, and that it is He to whom ye shall all be gathered."

Almighty God also says: "O ye who believe, what is the matter with you, that when ye are asked to go forth in the cause of God, ye cling so heavily to the earth! Do ye prefer the life of this world to the hereafter? But little is the comfort of this life, as compared with the hereafter.

Unless ye go forth, He will punish you with a grievous penalty, and put others in your place; but Him ye would not harm in the least. For God hath power over all things."

Almighty God also says: "So lose no heart, nor fall into despair. For ye must gain mastery if ye are true in faith."

our last prayers is praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds.

1- Sheikh Osama bin Mohammed bin Laden

2- Dr. Ayem Al-Zawahiri (Amir of the Jihad Group in Egypt)

3- Sheikh "Abu Yasser" Rifa'i Taha (representing the Islamic Group in Egypt)

4- Maulana Mir Hamza Secretary of the Ulema of Pakistan Association

5- Sheikh Fazlur Rahman Khalil AL-Ansar Movement in Pakistan

6- Sheikh Abdul Salam Mohammed Amir of the Jihad Movement in Bangladesh".

Correction: its mentioned in the communiqué that the signer number 4 is Maulana Mir Hamza Secretary of the Ulema of Pakistan Association, and the correction is: (Ulema of Islam Association)

15 . for more details about this issue: review the fatwa of sheikh Homud Al-Aqlla – rahimahullah – tilted: (A statement from sheikh Homud bin Aqlla Al-Shoaibi about the events that happned in America), and Healing the Hearts of the Believers – the second section: the ruling of throwing the Kuffar if the Muslims were mixed with them or those who are prohibited to be killed.

16 . Imatat Allitham An Bath Ahkam Zarwat Zinam Alislam (Revealing the Cloak on some of the rulings of the grand hump of Islam) page 4.

17 . The 9/11 Commission Report claims that from the Autumn of 1997 to June 1998 the CIA prepared two plans to kidnap bin Laden through agent elements in the Pashtun tribes, the first was an ambush that was monitoring his movement from Kandahar to his residential complex outside it, and the agent tribes men claimed they tried and failed! And the second was through a night attack done by agents from the tribes on the residence of Bin laden.

9/11 COMMISSION REPORT, p: 110 to 115.

18 . Director of the Central Intelligence Agency then.

19 . 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT, p: 137 & 138.

This is the same story that Michael Scheuer mentions with sigh, the former head of the Bin Laden Unit in the CIA – that was mentioned in the congress report with the cod name (Mike), in his interview in the English BBC program (Interview).

20 . From that the communiqué that was published by sheikh Mohammed Al-Islamboli, it said: "I follow with amazing and surprise what has been published through the press from the statements of the leaders of the Islamic Group in the prisons. The last of these statements is what was published by the Egyptian magazine Al-Mosawar over the three weeks.

- If what was published true – I find myself obliged, so that my silence doesn't be considered acceptance of what was being told, thus I clarify my position to be an excuse for me before Allah and say the truth which we are accustomed to say in the Islamic Group as Allah have ordered us.

(Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining what is right, and forbidding what is wrong) 104 Surah Ali

'Imran, and to be a warning from being from those that Allah has said about them: (Nor did they (usually) forbid one another the iniquities which they committed: evil indeed were the deeds which they did) 79 Surah Al Ma'idah. So I say and may Allah give me success:

1- The brothers in prison don't have the right – with my appreciation to their status – to take important decisions in the history of the Islamic Group like those – intellectual renunciations, what have been published from statements that are contrary to what have been agreed on from the thoughts of the group – without consulting their brothers aboard and without the approval of Dr. Omar Abdurrahman the Amir of the Islamic Group.

2- Accordingly I say and I'm reassured that the statements made by the leaders in prison reflect their own opinion, and doesn't reflect that of the Islamic Group, nor its full leadership, because they resemble part of the leadership.

3- We have agreed before on the peace initiative to give primacy to the interests, to drive away the evils and prepare the atmosphere which was supposed to contribute in lifting the unjust and terror which was practiced on the oppressed in the prisons and detentions and all the sons of the Egyptian people, but the attempt of the regime to relocate that position by continuous pressure, blackmail and humiliation on the sons of the group is an unaccepted matter.

4- There hasn't been an agreement on choosing an alternative for Sheikh Omar Abdurrahman, and what has been published regarding this doesn't reflect a formal opinion of the group.

5- That what is happening from the leaders in prison from distortion for the sons of the Islamic Group and portraying them as criminals and killers, that what has been done by those youth is contrary to the Sharia and illegal, and a dangerous matter that they must repent from it, that is a distortion of facts and a help to this criminal regime to hide its crimes, polishing its ugly image and overt treachery.

6- I'm honored that I'm from the sons of the Islamic Group that gave the martyrs after martyrs in Egypt, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Bosnia and Herzegovina .. sacrificing for the religion of Allah, defending the sanctities and honors, and doing jihad against the tyrants of the times, and I'm honored to be the brother of Kahild Al-Islamboli the killer of the tyrant of Egypt. And sayong that killing of Sadat was wrong is a betrayal to Allah, the Messenger and the Ummah.

7- I say frankly to our brothers who we loved and still do … (If ye turn back (from the Path), He will substitute in your stead another people; then they would not be like you) 38 Surah Muhammad Our brothers everywhere be patient, the more the tests become harder, then the relief becomes closer. Patience patience since victory is only the patience of an hour, and may we meet in paradise.

(God hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise)) 111 Surah Al Tawbah

O' Allah accept our martyrs and make us follow them not changed and fascinated.

Wa Al-Salam Alaykum wa Rahmat Allah wa Barakatuh

22 . I quoted it from the video (Destroying U.S.S Cole).


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