“As Osama becomes the new Left-‘liberal’ hero, time to revisit notions of Islamic land and authoritarian ethics”, Firstpost, November 20, 2023:
“Amid the raging war in Gaza, Osama bin Laden has suddenly become a hero of the pro-Palestine lobby in the US, with several young Americans posting videos sympathising with the orchestrator of 9/11. A letter that the Al Qaeda leader had written to the “American people” went viral on TikTok wherein he had criticised the US’ support to Israel and threatened that the “United States shall pay for its arrogance with the blood of Christians and their funds”.
The 2002 letter read thus, “Palestine has been under occupation for decades, and none of your presidents talked about it until after September 11 when Bush realised that your oppression and the tyranny against us were part of the reason for the attack. You have to implement a roadmap that returns the Palestine land [sic] to us, all of it, from the sea to the river; it is an Islamic land not subject to being traded or granted to any party.”
Two disquieting thoughts emerge from Osama’s letter: One, the war in the Middle East will end only when Israel ceases to exist, as the Jewish nation purportedly exists on the “Islamic land”. Two, the Al Qaeda terrorist has, in two decades since unleashing terror through the skies in New York, has become a hero for a section of people living in peace and material comforts of the West……”
Read the full article at Firstpost.com