Noam Chomsky and Michael Scheuer must be so proud.
Scheuer, by the way, now has the odd distinction of being included with Daniel Pipes, Steve Emerson, and me as “Zionist Crusaders, missionaries of hate, counter-Islam consultants” by Al-Qaeda’s Adam Gadahn, and then having his worked praised by The Sheikh himself.
Officials said bin Laden criticized Democrats in Congress in the video for being unable to stop the war in Iraq. The al-Qaida leader also urged young Muslims to carry out suicide bombings against the West “” a piece of advice he offers in most tapes.
Bin Laden also recommended reading books by American authors Noam Chomsky and Michael Scheuer, a former CIA analyst, officials said. Chomsky’s book cites various examples of American imperialism, while Scheuer’s book argues that the U.S. does not understand the Islamic predicament.
Bin Laden also suggests the Jews could have avoided the Holocaust if they had put themselves under the protection of Muslims and indicates that the mujahadeen are now determining U.S. policy.
Protection = dhimmitude.
And here is a partial transcript:
He also speaks to recent issues grabbing headlines in the United States, referring to “the reeling of many of you under the burden of interest-related debts, insane taxes and real estate mortgages; global warming and its woes…”
“To conclude,” bin Laden says, “I invite you to embrace Islam.” He goes on to say: “There are no taxes in Islam, but rather there is a limited Zakaat [alms] totaling 2.5 percent.”
Accept Islam! Lower your tax rates!
UPDATE: Here is a pdf of the full transcript.