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May 26, 2015 6:29 pm

Newly Revealed Bin Laden Documents Reveal Extent of Antisemitism as Motivating Factor for Attacks

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Newly declassified documents and correspondences found in Osama bin Laden’s Pakistani compound have underlined the extent to which Al Qaeda used antisemitism “as a valuable motivating factor for terrorism,” the Anti-Defamation League blog reported on Tuesday.

“References to Jews were far more frequent in propaganda pieces and in items discussing plans for propaganda than in strategic memos or other letters,” said the ADL.

According to the report, the word “Jew” appears 36 times among 103 documents, Israel 16 and Zionist 6, but this does not include Al Qaeda portmanteaus such as “Ziocrusade” or Qur’anic quotes on other topics, according to ADL.

The group commonly adopted antisemitic ideology that singles Jews out for controlling finances and enslaving the Western world for its devices.

One article lambastes the “filth of [the Americans and Europeans] Zionist capitalist masters producing the money and manpower which their masters utilize to seek to destroy Israel’s enemies and to rob the people of the globe of their minds, honor, land, resources, chastity, minerals, oil and lives.”

Often, the group used violence against Jews as a litmus test for the commitment of potential affiliates to jihadi causes.

“If you want to resist, as you claim, we challenge you and your party to shoot one bullet against the Jews! So show us the Jews as your targets!” one article reads.

Many references to Jews highlight the former Al Qaeda leader’s use of antisemitism to frame antagonism towards other Muslims. For example, one letter suggests that Lebanese Hezbollah is controlled by Jews seeking to slaughter Sunni Muslims. Another ridicules Saudi Arabia’s royal family for “blind obedience to the [Saudi king], who supports Jews and Christians.”

Other documents use support for Jews as a rationale for attacking or attempting to depose Arab governments, according to ADL.

The U.S. declassified the documents last week, about four years after special forces raided the arch terrorist’s Pakistani compound and killed the Al Qaeda leader who was behind the 9/11 terror attacks.

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    BEING A SEMITE HIMSELF [Arabs constitute some 85% of the world’s Semitic population, most of the rest being found in Ethiopia], BEN LADIN MUST HAVE BEEN A SELF-HATER.
    Returned Peace Corps Volunteer
    Ethiopia III

    • Jack Tucker

      Anti-Semitism from the mid- 19th century has always inferred hatred for Jews rather than hatred for all Semites. The Nazis killed Jews, they helped and allied with Arabs.

    • Kurt Vangsness

      The term “Anti-Semitism” was coined by Wilhelm Marr, a radical Socialist, in 1879, because Secular Socialists of Europe could no longer use the excuse that “the Jews” killed Jesus in order to hate Jews. Jews were seen as Capitalists.

      Georg Ritter von Schonerer, an anti-Capitalist, was the leader of the left-wing, anti-Semitic movement in Austria in the 1880’s. Adolph Hitler was an avid admirer of von Schonerer.

      Besides, even though Arabic is a Semitic language, Arabs are primarily Hamitic (descendants of Ham) as opposed to Semitic (descendants of Shem). Ishmael’s mother Hagar was a Hamite and Ishmael married a Hamite. This is assuming one believes in the biblical account of mankind.

      Further, the Qur’an, Hadith and Sira (Islamic source texts) are more Anti-Jew than “Mein Kampf”. Muhammad grew to hate the Jews due to the rejection of Muhammad and his “religion” by the 3 Jewish Tribes of Yathrib (Medina). Muhammad eventually made Medina “Judenrein” due to this rejection. Muhammad also changed the Qibla (direction of prayer) from Jerusalem to Mecca after this occurred.

  • This is actually very important. Several people try to diminish the moralistic and religious views of terrorists as their motivation, and simply blame things on American and Israeli foreign policy. Even as someone who is highly critical of American militarism, I find the worldview that does not understand these terrorists to be incredibly dangerous.

  • HuSSein Obama wants Iran, to get nukes !!!!!!!!!

    • Julian Clovelley

      The alternative policy to attempting to reach agreement with the Iranian Government and Governing Authorities would be war.

      Increasingly war seems to be the expressed policy of the American Republican and Tea Party Right

      There are two major difficulties with such a policy of belligerence – three if you consider the very present possibility of the war expanding throughout the region and being lost.

      One is the humanitarian situation of the civilian Iranian population the vast majority of whom are kind, generous, and hospitable people and often themselves opposed to the Iranian Authorities as demonstrated a couple of years ago.

      The other is the likely unpreparedness of the American population and of the populations of allied nations for yet another bloody and likely pointless conflict that leaves in its wake a source of hatred for more conflicts in the generations to come

      • Kurt Vangsness

        The stated goal of the Shia “Twelvers”, who run Iran, is the destruction of the Jewish state and the Jews of Israel. It is part of their eschatology due to the infamous hadith that Hamas also quotes in Article 7 of it’s Covenant. They believe that the Mahdi will not return until such happens.

        Sahih Muslim, Book 41, Number 6985 (Sunni version)

        “Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews.”

        There is also the Islamic Concepts of Hudna, i.e., no lasting peace agreements can be made with the Kuffar (non-Muslim) based on Muhammad’s Treaty of Hudaybiyyah with the Banu Quraish of Mecca, only temporary truces.

        Then there is Taqiyya, i.e., Islamic Deceit for the purposes of spreading and promoting Islam throughout the world. Muhammad is quoted in a hadith as saying, “War is Deceit” and Islam is eternally at war with Dar al-Harb, Kuffar lands which are not under the rule of Islam. This is the eternal belief in Jihad of the Sword.

        Muhammad also said the 2nd Best Deed a Muslim could engage in was Jihad (Religious Fighting), 2nd only to the Shahada (the Islamic Profession of Faith in Allah and his Prophet) and better than the Hajj (the Pilgrimage), making Jihad the de facto 6th Pillar of Islam.

        Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 2, Number 26 (Sunni version)

        Narrated Abu Huraira:

        Allah’s Apostle was asked, “What is the best deed?” He replied, “To believe in Allah and His Apostle (Muhammad). The questioner then asked, “What is the next (in goodness)? He replied, “To participate in Jihad (religious fighting) in Allah’s Cause.” The questioner again asked, “What is the next (in goodness)?” He replied, “To perform Hajj (Pilgrim age to Mecca) ‘Mubrur, (which is accepted by Allah and is performed with the intention of seeking Allah’s pleasure only and not to show off and without committing a sin and in accordance with the traditions of the Prophet).”

        Continual projection of our values on Iran is not ignorant, but dangerous. It’s ignoring the inevitable. In a recent Pew Poll of Iranians, 83% favored the application of Islamic Law (Sharia). Islamic Law codifies Jihad against the Kuffar as well as Taqiyya (Islamic Deceit) among other very intolerant elements.






    • shloime

      don’t skip your meds.

  • joe stein

    Is it really surprising the Al Qaeda would embrace anti-Semitism as a key tenant of its operational doctrine? Despite reams of evidence to the contrary, a perpetual view of world leaders seems to be that Al Qaeda’s propaganda follows a fringe interpretation of Islam. However, is this really the case? If one takes a scholarly and objective approach to analyzing the 3 textual sources on which Islam is based, it becomes clear that UBL was embracing inscribed theocratic values which mandate hatred of non-believers and especially the Jews.
    Islam is based on the Quran, the Sira (biography of the Prophet), and the Hadith (his sayings). These books provide clearly detailed ideological templates for believer behaviour. Unfortunately, the earlier peaceful verses of the Meccan Quran are abrogated (trumped) by the later overwhelmingly violent and compulsory Jew-hating verses of the Medina Quran. The strategy of those who practice the Jihadic lies of Al Taqiyah (sacred deceit), is to quote earlier verse to fool the ‘Infidel’ that Islam is a religion of peace, while claiming the latter verses which command physical violence, are ‘taken out of context.’ Decide for yourself. Here are some res ipsi loquitur quotes from the verses of the Medina Quran:

    “Believers, take neither the Jews nor the Christians for your friends. They are friends with one another…” Quran 5:51

    “I shall cast terror into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads, strike off the very tips of their fingers.” Quran 8:12

    “Let not the unbelievers think they will ever get away. They have not the power so to do. Muster against them all the men and cavalry at your command, so that you may strike terror into the enemy of Allah and your enemy…” Quran 8:59-60

    “When the sacred months are over slay the idolaters wherever you find them. Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them.” Quran 9:5

    “Prophet, make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal rigorously with them. Hell shall be their home: an evil fate.” Quran 9:73

    “Believers, make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Deal firmly with them. Know that God is with the righteous.” Quran 9:123

    “He that chooses a religion over Islam, it will not be accepted from him and in the world to come he will be one of the lost.” Quran 3:85

    “Garments of fire have been prepared for the unbelievers. Scalding water shall be poured upon their heads, melting their skins and that which is in their bellies. They shall be lashed with rods of iron.

    “Whenever, in their anguish, they try to escape from Hell, back they shall be dragged, and will be told: ‘Taste the torment of the Conflagration!'” Quran 22:19-20

    “Muhammad is God’s apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another.” Quran 48:29
    “Those that deny Our revelations We will burn in fire. No sooner will their skins be consumed than We shall give them other skins, so that they may truly taste the scourge. God is mighty and wise.” Quran 4:56

    “Believers, know that the idolaters [non-Muslims] are unclean. Let them not approach the Sacred Mosque after this year is ended.” Quran 9:28

  • The Watchman

    And you can be sure that no e of this will be in the UK or European media and that it will never be spoken of by our useless dhimmi politicians, for fear of being g called “racist” or “Islamophobic”. Let’s not forget that as long as we rely on Mo’s Nazis and the likes of Russia for our oil and gas while we kowtow to the Greens and mentalenvironists and not use our own, this will continue. Mind you, Jew hate has never needed much to kick it off as the idiot marxist pope proves every time he opens his trap or gets into bed with ” angels of peace” such as paliNazi Abbas.

  • arne normann me this small ref. of the bin Laden leftowers reveils simularty to Nazi doctrines. We only miss the ideass of “jewish plutocraty”…

  • shloime

    isn’t it just terribly convenient that the “american government” declassified this material, right in the middle of president obama’s “charm offensive”, in which he is shown wearing a kippah, and expressing his love and concern for israel? a cynic might question why bin laden would have english-language books in his library (if his command of english was less than minimal), and the adl has helpfully counted his use of words like “jew” and “zionist”, as if we didn’t already know that his rhetoric included anti-semitic and anti-israeli canards. it certainly didn’t take 4 years to clear this batch, nor did they wait 50 years, as would be normal for “sensitive” material.

    but the truth of the matter may be much, much simpler; it serves as a reminder that bin laden was despatched on obama’s watch, which “polishes” obama’s credentials, without the need for any chest-thumping. all we need now is a falsely-modest “aw, shucks”.

  • It seems so sad and something passed Good Heart Sense, when We read how these Terrorists use Anti Semitism to get Arab and Palestinians worked up into hating them( THE JEWS) and trying to kill them, a lot like a Trophy!!!!these are Cause. then after they want to Dominate all they invaded…Just Sad Human Beings that use Hate and torture to Salve their own wounds…..

  • Lee Tanner

    K….. Whatever you losers at ADL say. It’s all BS. How come ISIS never attacks Israel?

    • shloime

      i would guess you flunked geography, somewhere on your way to “conspiracy theories 101”. how come isis never attacked thailand, huh?

  • Guy Mullins

    A new book, Osama’s Angel reveals to immense motivating force the anti-Jewish movement is among the Arab nations. The utter humiliation of the Six Day War lives with them constantly. Osama’s Angel
    tells of bin Ladens capture at Abbottabad and his interrogation while a mock burial at sea is staged. Before interrogation, using an ancient faith-based technique, he is sentenced to death by a court martial. His last statement from the dock reveals his motivation and his hopes for the future.

    • shloime

      a wonderful piece of fictional writing. what does that have to do with actual reality?

  • Isaac Semaya

    While Bin Laden rots in Hell we rejoice here on earth.

  • Marv Hershenson

    It is apparent that the Kingdom of Saud with its Wahabbist theological foundation has done an excellent job of teaching hatred and xenophobia. There is nothing new about Bin Laden. I am glad he is dead and he is at the bottom of the ocean but the anti-semitic thoughts an feelings are quite entrenched in the muslim world.

  • Just a typical Muslim. A Muslim who is not antisemitic is an apostate.

  • Leo Toystory

    Whatever he thought when he was alive he’s one dead arab rotting to pieces in the ocean now (or wherever else it is Seymour Hersh thinks they disposed of him.

  • dante

    the muslim world suffers from a Judeophobic pathology, largely induced by soviet (and, then, plo) propaganda that emphasized and embellished certain “usable” muslim sources, to which were added the innovations of 19th & 20th century european Judeophobic hysteria.

    one of the more remarkable ironies, if one can call it that, is that this pathology is fatal to its carriers. all the hatred and fanaticism reveal more about the carriers than they do about the Jews. so, all the desert sheikdoms, now called “kingdoms” or “emirates,” seem to think that it is useful to cultivate this hatred which, they believe, is harmless to them. WRONG! it is used by them and it, certainly, is directed against the Jews, but they will ultimately be its victims. there is nothing mystical about this: Jew hatred is used to deal with the problems of the societies and individuals that exploit it but it never solves those problems.

  • Kerry M. Berger

    It would be good to actually see translations of these documents as opposed to a summary. It would be far more persuasive.

  • Julian Clovelley

    Storms of racism and terrorism are rather like viruses, they have phases of activity – incidence, build up, peak and decline. They eventually pass, leaving memories of horror, mourning, hatred and physical and mental destruction in their wake.

    But as every storm passes so another is building in their wake. It is this that we should always be addressing, the formative period of a new horror. One technique is for the target to change the nature of itself, removing its attractive symbolism as potential victims and focuses of irrational neurotic, psychotic , and incited, hatred

    Jewish people could do this by doing what Christianity has been doing at an accelerating rate, but largely outside religion obsessed America. It can re-examine the entire structure of its identity, taking not just the moral high ground but the intellectual high ground, and revolutionary spiritual advancement too.

    What would have to be done is to recognise the mythological nature of the Torah and of the Biblical documents in general, removing that mythology from being the core of Jewish life, but retaining many of the abstract principles in reasoned form

    To this would be needed the dismantling of a Genealogical myth of “pure descent” – which is not so difficult when one recognises that what one is supposed to be descended from is mythological already. Jewish people could – and I only say could – recognise that the concept of a Jewish people is simply inaccurate in physical terms. Rather it is a religion that has simply got out of hand in centering in recent centuries on a bogus land claim of inheritance rights acquired through some very shonky Genealogy

    The isolation of Judaism has come about largely through persecution. The authoritarianism built into Johannine-Pauline Christianity was paranoid in its invention of heresies. Judaism was treated as the grandest heresy of all in its rejection of a predominantly fictitious Christian Messiah, but its retention of the religion into which that Messiah was supposedly born

    But the isolation has been accentuated by the dependence of both Zionism and Antisemitism on the core myth of a “people”. Had the nineteenth century taken a different path the isolation of Jews might have been gently relegated to history as what it is – pure nonsense barely “dignifiable” with the term “racism”

    The gathering Storm, not the present one which must play itself out – one hopes quickly and without too much more heartrending violence – that new Storm is the one that should be addressed. That requires recognising that the starting point of all reconciliation is present circumstance and not past history and past mythology. The structures that, in creating a people also created a target, could be dismantled, an honest and scientifically dominated understanding of the Bible could replace the present Credo

    It’s a big job – but countless Jews have succeeded in making the transition as individuals over the centuries – they are in everyones’ family trees – including my own family’s. We are a part of each other, and that is a reality that must be restored.

    Netanyahu and the Conservative Right see the Foundation of the State of Israel in the UN Partition Resolution – and indeed in the 1917 Balfour Declaration – as the beginning of an era of modern “Jewishness”. It wasn’t – in fact by granting Zionism its territorial aim as a means of resolving local Palestinian Mandate internal conflict, an era was drawn to a close. Judaism and Israelism(sic) have been incorrectly focused in validating a past which is un-validateable, instead of modernising their entire conceptual and existential base, and looking forward in the act of new creation.

    Meanwhile the world has moved on. The sympathy Israel and Jewish people seek, and which is still there, has moved on in its understanding of “Jewishness” – The potential target of hatred has not, thereby placing it outside the new – non religious -sympathetic base for mutual defence

    We need you to, as a community, take the courageous steps secular Jews have been taking to wind back the entire artificial concepts of “peoples” and races. The progressive world in its yearning for peace no longer has any use for them, for in the past and to the present day they have been killing us…

    • shloime

      very lengthy, but unfortunately ignorant of what judaism is about, and has been about, for some 3,000 years. you reveal mostly your own prejudices and ignorance.

    • Lynne T

      What a complete load of drivel from an idiot.

  • Michael

    In the end, the great hater…… hero and martyr to the mentally ill Islamists, winds up dumped into the ocean with an American bullet in his head to become little more than fish food.

    Indeed, Allahu Akbar.

  • Jack

    The worse stuff concerning al Qaeda is yet to come.
    Without doubt some self loathing Jew hating Jew is in the woodwork still.
    Like the Allied powers after WWII hiding the truths of many Nazi’s and their sympathizers the truth is forbidden to the masses in the regular press.
    sin Laden and Zawahiri have and are purposefully planning to test every function of Western Judeo-Christian ethos and civility.
    No surprise that challenged and dispossessed youth from all the world’s cultures are sucked in to that dark morass.