Can the movie be far behind? “The world of bin Laden: no drinks, no gambling, no pictures of women,” from the Telegraph with thanks to Interested.
Osama bin Laden wants the United States to convert to Islam, ditch its constitution, abolish banks, jail homosexuals and sign the Kyoto climate change treaty.
…in that order?
The first complete collection of the Saudi’s statements published today portrays a world in which Islam’s enemies will take the first steps towards salvation by embracing the “religion of all the Prophets”.
Messages to the World: The Statements of Osama bin Laden is billed as the first accurate compendium of the terrorist leader’s words, threats and ruminations from 1994 to 2004.
Its editors have rooted out many statements which they identified as forgeries and retranslated to correct “horrendous” errors.
His terms for America’s surrender appeared after the September 2001 suicide attacks and include demands that amount to the abandonment of much of western life.
Alcohol and gambling would be barred and there would be an end to women’s photos in newspapers or advertising.
Any woman serving “passengers, visitors and strangers”, presumably anyone from air stewardesses to waitresses, would also be out of a job.
The West must “stop your oppression, lies, immorality and debauchery that has spread among you” and has become the “worst civilisation witnessed in the history of mankind”.
The publisher Verso said it expected criticism for releasing the thoughts of a terrorist but denied that the volume would be the jihadis’ equivalent of Mein Kampf…