Sunday November 24, 2002
In the Name of Allah, the Most
Gracious, the Most Merciful,
"Permission to fight (against disbelievers) is given to those
(believers) who are fought against, because they have been
wronged and surely, Allah is Able to give them (believers)
victory" [Quran 22:39]
"Those who believe, fight in the Cause of Allah, and those who
disbelieve, fight in the cause of Taghut (anything worshipped
other than Allah e.g. Satan). So fight you against the friends
of Satan; ever feeble is indeed the plot of Satan." [Quran 4:76]
Some American writers have published articles under the title
'On what basis are we fighting?' These articles have generated a
number of responses, some of which adhered to the truth and were
based on Islamic Law, and others which have not. Here we wanted
to outline the truth - as an explanation and warning - hoping
for Allah's reward, seeking success and support from Him.
While seeking Allah's help, we form our reply based on two
questions directed at the Americans:
(Q1) Why are we fighting and opposing you?
(Q2) What are we calling you to, and what do we want from you?
As for the first question: Why are we fighting and opposing you?
The answer is very simple:
(1) Because you attacked us and continue to attack us.
a) You attacked us in
(i) Palestine, which
has sunk under military occupation for more than 80
years. The British handed over Palestine, with your help
and your support, to the Jews, who have occupied it for
more than 50 years; years overflowing with oppression,
tyranny, crimes, killing, expulsion, destruction and
The creation and continuation of Israel is
one of the greatest crimes, and you are the leaders of
its criminals. And of course there is no need to explain
and prove the degree of American support for Israel. The
creation of Israel is a crime which must be erased. Each
and every person whose hands have become polluted in the
contribution towards this crime must pay its*price, and
pay for it heavily.
(ii) It brings us both laughter and tears to see
that you have not yet tired of repeating your fabricated
lies that the Jews have a historical right to Palestine,
as it was promised to them in the Torah. Anyone who
disputes with them on this alleged fact is accused of
This is one of the most fallacious,
widely-circulated fabrications in history. The people of
Palestine are pure Arabs and original Semites. It is the
Muslims who are the inheritors of Moses (peace be upon
him) and the inheritors of the real Torah that has not
Muslims believe in all of the Prophets,
including Abraham, Moses, Jesus and
Muhammad, peace and
blessings of Allah be upon them all. If the followers of
Moses have been promised a right to Palestine in the
Torah, then the Muslims are the most worthy nation of
When the Muslims conquered Palestine and drove out the
Romans, Palestine and Jerusalem returned to Islaam, the
religion of all the Prophets peace be upon them.
Therefore, the call to a historical right to Palestine
cannot be raised against the Islamic Ummah that believes
in all the Prophets of Allah (peace and blessings be
upon them) - and we make no distinction between them.
(iii) The blood pouring out of Palestine must be
equally revenged. You must know that the Palestinians do
not cry alone; their women are not widowed alone; their
sons are not orphaned alone.
(b) You attacked us in
Somalia; you supported the Russian atrocities against us in
Chechnya, the Indian oppression against us in Kashmir, and
the Jewish aggression against us in Lebanon.
(c) Under your supervision, consent and orders, the
governments of our countries which act as your agents,
attack us on a daily basis;
(i) These governments
prevent our people from establishing the Islamic Shariah,
using violence and lies to do so.
(ii) These governments give us a taste of
humiliation, and places us in a large prison of fear and
(iii) These governments steal our Ummah's wealth and
sell them to you at a paltry price.
(iv) These governments have surrendered to the Jews,
and handed them most of Palestine, acknowledging the
existence of their state over the dismembered limbs of
their own people.
(v) The removal of these governments is an
obligation upon us, and a necessary step to free the
Ummah, to make the Shariah the supreme law and to regain
Palestine. And our fight against these governments is
not separate from out fight against you.
(d) You steal our wealth
and oil at paltry prices because of your international
influence and military threats. This theft is indeed the
biggest theft ever witnessed by mankind in the history of
(e) Your forces occupy our countries; you spread your
military bases throughout them; you corrupt our lands, and
you besiege our sanctities, to protect the security of the
Jews and to ensure the continuity of your pillage of our
(f) You have starved the Muslims of Iraq, where children
die every day. It is a wonder that more than 1.5 million
Iraqi children have died as a result of your sanctions, and
you did not show concern. Yet when 3000 of your people died,
the entire world rises and has not yet sat down.
(g) You have supported the Jews in their idea that
Jerusalem is their eternal capital, and agreed to move your
embassy there. With your help and under your protection, the
Israelis are planning to destroy the Al-Aqsa mosque. Under
the protection of your weapons, Sharon entered the Al-Aqsa
mosque, to pollute it as a preparation to capture and
(2) These tragedies and
calamities are only a few examples of your oppression and
aggression against us. It is commanded by our religion and
intellect that the oppressed have a right to return the
aggression. Do not await anything from us but Jihad, resistance
and revenge. Is it in any way rational to expect that after
America has attacked us for more than half a century, that we
will then leave her to live in security and peace?!!
(3) You may then dispute that
all the above does not justify aggression against civilians, for
crimes they did not commit and offenses in which they did not
(a) This argument
contradicts your continuous repetition that America is the
land of freedom, and its leaders in this world. Therefore,
the American people are the ones who choose their government
by way of their own free will; a choice which stems from
their agreement to its policies.
Thus the American people
have chosen, consented to, and affirmed their support for
the Israeli oppression of the Palestinians, the occupation
and usurpation of their land, and its continuous killing,
torture, punishment and expulsion of the Palestinians. The
American people have the ability and choice to refuse the
policies of their Government and even to change it if they
(b) The American people are the ones who pay the taxes
which fund the planes that bomb us in Afghanistan, the tanks
that strike and destroy our homes in Palestine, the armies
which occupy our lands in the Arabian Gulf, and the fleets
which ensure the blockade of Iraq. These tax dollars are
given to Israel for it to continue to attack us and
penetrate our lands.
So the American people are the ones who
fund the attacks against us, and they are the ones who
oversee the expenditure of these monies in the way they
wish, through their elected candidates.
(c) Also the American army is part of the American
people. It is this very same people who are shamelessly
helping the Jews fight against us.
(d) The American people are the ones who employ both
their men and their women in the American Forces which
(e) This is why the American people cannot be not
innocent of all the crimes committed by the Americans and
Jews against us.
(f) Allah, the Almighty, legislated the permission and
the option to take revenge. Thus, if we are attacked, then
we have the right to attack back. Whoever has destroyed our
villages and towns, then we have the right to destroy their
villages and towns. Whoever has stolen our wealth, then we
have the right to destroy their economy. And whoever has
killed our civilians, then we have the right to kill theirs.
The American Government and press
still refuses to answer the question:
Why did they attack us in New York and Washington?
If Sharon is a man of peace in the eyes of
Bush, then we are
also men of peace!!! America does not understand the language of
manners and principles, so we are addressing it using the
language it understands.
(Q2) As for the second question that we want to answer: What are
we calling you to, and what do we want from you?
(1) The first thing that we
are calling you to is Islam.
(a) The religion of the
Unification of God; of freedom from associating partners
with Him, and rejection of this; of complete love of Him,
the Exalted; of complete submission to His Laws; and of the
discarding of all the opinions, orders, theories and
religions which contradict with the religion He sent down to
His Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Islam is the
religion of all the prophets, and makes no distinction
between them - peace be upon them all.
It is to this religion that we call you; the seal of all the
previous religions. It is the religion of Unification of
God, sincerity, the best of manners, righteousness, mercy,
honor, purity, and piety. It is the religion of showing
kindness to others, establishing justice between them,
granting them their rights, and defending the oppressed and
It is the religion of enjoining the good and
forbidding the evil with the hand, tongue and heart. It is
the religion of Jihad in the way of Allah so that Allah's
Word and religion reign Supreme. And it is the religion of
unity and agreement on the obedience to Allah, and total
equality between all people, without regarding their colour,
sex, or language.
(b) It is the religion whose book - the Quran - will
remained preserved and unchanged, after the other Divine
books and messages have been changed. The Quran is the
miracle until the Day of Judgment. Allah has challenged
anyone to bring a book like the Quran or even ten verses
(2) The second thing we call
you to, is to stop your oppression, lies, immorality and
debauchery that has spread among you.
(a) We call you to be a
people of manners, principles, honour, and purity; to reject
the immoral acts of fornication, homosexuality, intoxicants,
gambling's, and trading with interest.
We call you to all of this that you may be freed from that
which you have become caught up in; that you may be freed
from the deceptive lies that you are a great nation, that
your leaders spread amongst you to conceal from you the
despicable state to which you have reached.
(b) It is saddening to tell you that you are the
worst civilization witnessed by the history of mankind:
(i) You are the
nation who, rather than ruling by the Shariah of Allah
in its Constitution and Laws, choose to invent your own
laws as you will and desire. You separate religion from
your policies, contradicting the pure nature which
affirms Absolute Authority to the Lord and your Creator.
You flee from the embarrassing question posed to you:
How is it possible for Allah the Almighty to create His
creation, grant them power over all the creatures and
land, grant them all the amenities of life, and then
deny them that which they are most in need of: knowledge
of the laws which govern their lives?
(ii) You are the nation that permits Usury, which
has been forbidden by all the religions. Yet you build
your economy and investments on Usury. As a result of
this, in all its different forms and guises, the Jews
have taken control of your economy, through which they
have then taken control of your media, and now control
all aspects of your life making you their servants and
achieving their aims at your expense; precisely what
Benjamin Franklin warned you against.
(iii) You are a nation that permits the production,
trading and usage of intoxicants. You also permit drugs,
and only forbid the trade of them, even though your
nation is the largest consumer of them.
(iv) You are a nation that permits acts of
immorality, and you consider them to be pillars of
personal freedom. You have continued to sink down this
abyss from level to level until incest has spread
amongst you, in the face of which neither your sense of
honor nor your laws object.
Who can forget your President Clinton's immoral acts
committed in the official Oval office? After that you
did not even bring him to account, other than that he
'made a mistake', after which everything passed with no
punishment. Is there a worse kind of event for which
your name will go down in history and remembered by
(v) You are a nation that permits gambling in its
all forms. The companies practice this as well,
resulting in the investments becoming active and the
criminals becoming rich.
(vi) You are a nation that exploits women like
consumer products or advertising tools calling upon
customers to purchase them. You use women to serve
passengers, visitors, and strangers to increase your
profit margins. You then rant that you support the
liberation of women.
(vii) You are a nation that practices the trade of
sex in all its forms, directly and indirectly. Giant
corporations and establishments are established on this,
under the name of art, entertainment, tourism and
freedom, and other deceptive names you attribute to it.
(viii) And because of all this, you have been
described in history as a nation that spreads diseases
that were unknown to man in the past. Go ahead and boast
to the nations of man, that you brought them AIDS as a
Satanic American Invention.
(xi) You have destroyed nature with your industrial
waste and gases more than any other nation in history.
Despite this, you refuse to sign the Kyoto agreement so
that you can secure the profit of your greedy companies
(x) Your law is the law of the rich and wealthy
people, who hold sway in their political parties, and
fund their election campaigns with their gifts. Behind
them stand the Jews, who control your policies, media
(xi) That which you are singled out for in the
history of mankind, is that you have used your force to
destroy mankind more than any other nation in history;
not to defend principles and values, but to hasten to
secure your interests and profits. You who dropped a
nuclear bomb on Japan, even though Japan was ready to
negotiate an end to the war. How many acts of
oppression, tyranny and injustice have you carried out,
O callers to freedom?
(xii) Let us not forget one of your major
characteristics: your duality in both manners and
values; your hypocrisy in manners and principles.
All*manners, principles and values have two scales: one
for you and one for the others.
(c) The freedom and
democracy that you call to is for yourselves and for white
race only; as for the rest of the world, you impose upon
them your monstrous, destructive policies and Governments,
which you call the 'American friends'.
Yet you prevent them
from establishing democracies. When the Islamic party in
Algeria wanted to practice democracy and they won the
election, you unleashed your agents in the Algerian army
onto them, and to attack them with tanks and guns, to
imprison them and torture them - a new lesson from the
'American book of democracy'!!!
(d) Your policy on prohibiting and forcibly removing
weapons of mass destruction to ensure world peace: it only
applies to those countries which you do not permit to
possess such weapons. As for the countries you consent to,
such as Israel, then they are allowed to keep and use such
weapons to defend their security. Anyone else who you
suspect might be manufacturing or keeping these kinds of
weapons, you call them criminals and you take military
action against them.
(e) You are the last ones to respect the resolutions
and policies of International Law, yet you claim to want to
selectively punish anyone else who does the same. Israel has
for more than 50 years been pushing UN resolutions and rules
against the wall with the full support of America.
(f) As for the war criminals which you censure and
form criminal courts for - you shamelessly ask that your own
are granted immunity!! However, history will not forget the
war crimes that you committed against the Muslims and the
rest of the world; those you have killed in Japan,
Afghanistan, Somalia, Lebanon and Iraq will remain a shame
that you will never be able to escape.
It will suffice to
remind you of your latest war crimes in Afghanistan, in
which densely populated innocent civilian villages were
destroyed, bombs were dropped on mosques causing the roof of
the mosque to come crashing down on the heads of the Muslims
You are the ones who broke the
agreement with the Mujahideen when they left Qunduz, bombing
them in Jangi fort, and killing more than 1,000 of your
prisoners through suffocation and thirst. Allah alone knows
how many people have died by torture at the hands of you and
your agents. Your planes remain in the Afghan skies, looking
for anyone remotely suspicious.
(g) You have claimed to be the vanguards of Human
Rights, and your Ministry of Foreign affairs issues annual
reports containing statistics of those countries that
violate any Human Rights. However, all these things vanished
when the Mujahideen hit you, and you then implemented the
methods of the same documented governments that you used to
In America, you captured thousands the Muslims and
Arabs, took them into custody with neither reason, court
trial, nor even disclosing their names. You issued newer,
What happens in Guatanamo is a historical embarrassment to
America and its values, and it screams into your faces - you
hypocrites, "What is the value of your signature on any
agreement or treaty?"
(3) What we call you to
thirdly is to take an honest stance with yourselves - and I
doubt you will do so - to discover that you are a nation without
principles or manners, and that the values and principles to you
are something which you merely demand from others, not that
which you yourself must adhere to.
(4) We also advise you to stop supporting Israel, and to
end your support of the Indians in Kashmir, the Russians against
the Chechens and to also cease supporting the Manila Government
against the Muslims in Southern Philippines.
(5) We also advise you to pack your luggage and get out
of our lands. We desire for your goodness, guidance, and
righteousness, so do not force us to send you back as cargo in
(6) Sixthly, we call upon you to end your support of the
corrupt leaders in our countries. Do not interfere in our
politics and method of education. Leave us alone, or else expect
us in New York and Washington.
(7) We also call you to deal with us and interact with us on
the basis of mutual interests and benefits, rather than the
policies of sub dual, theft and occupation, and not to continue
your policy of supporting the Jews because this will result in
more disasters for you.
If you fail to respond to all these
conditions, then prepare for fight with the Islamic Nation. The
Nation of Monotheism, that puts complete trust on Allah and
fears none other than Him. The Nation which is addressed by its
Quran with the words:
"Do you fear them? Allah has
more right that you should fear Him if you are believers.
Fight against them so that Allah will punish them by your
hands and disgrace them and give you victory over them and
heal the breasts of believing people. And remove the anger
of their (believers') hearts. Allah accepts the repentance
of whom He wills. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise."
The Nation of honor and respect:
"But honor, power and glory
belong to Allah, and to His Messenger (Muhammad
- peace be
upon him) and to the believers." [Quran 63:8]
"So do not become weak (against your enemy), nor be sad, and
you will be superior ( in victory )if you are indeed (true)
believers" [Quran 3:139]
The Nation of Martyrdom; the Nation
that desires death more than you desire life:
"Think not of those who are
killed in the way of Allah as dead. Nay, they are alive with
their Lord, and they are being provided for. They rejoice in
what Allah has bestowed upon them from His bounty and
rejoice for the sake of those who have not yet joined them,
but are left behind (not yet martyred) that on them no fear
shall come, nor shall they grieve. They rejoice in a grace
and a bounty from Allah, and that Allah will not waste the
reward of the believers." [Quran 3:169-171]
The Nation of victory and success
that Allah has promised:
"It is He Who has sent His
Messenger (Muhammad peace be upon him) with guidance and the
religion of truth (Islam), to make it victorious over all
other religions even though the Polytheists hate it." [Quran
"Allah has decreed that 'Verily it is I and My Messengers
who shall be victorious.' Verily Allah is All-Powerful,
All-Mighty." [Quran 58:21]
The Islamic Nation that was able to
dismiss and destroy the previous evil Empires like yourself; the
Nation that rejects your attacks, wishes to remove your evils,
and is prepared to fight you. You are well aware that the
Islamic Nation, from the very core of its soul, despises your
haughtiness and arrogance.
If the Americans refuse to listen to our advice and the
goodness, guidance and righteousness that we call them to, then
be aware that you will lose this Crusade Bush began, just like
the other previous Crusades in which you were humiliated by the
hands of the Mujahideen, fleeing to your home in great silence
If the Americans do not respond, then their fate
will be that of the Soviets who fled from Afghanistan to deal
with their military defeat, political breakup, ideological
downfall, and economic bankruptcy.
This is our message to the Americans, as an answer to theirs. Do
they now know why we fight them and over which form of
ignorance, by the permission of Allah, we shall be victorious?