And reveals himself to be a supporter of Pat Buchanan: “God willing, our raids on you will continue as long as your support for the Israelis continues.” Buchanan (and Barack Obama) assume that the global jihad is all the result of American actions, and that therefore changes to American foreign policies can end it. They ignore the Islamic imperative to wage jihad warfare against Infidels regardless of what those Infidels are doing or not doing. But this latest statement cannot be taken in isolation.
Bin Laden has also said (in accord with Qur’an 9:29): “There are only three choices in Islam: either willing submission; or payment of the jizya, thereby physical, though not spiritual, submission to the authority of Islam; or the sword — for it is not right to let him [an infidel] live. The matter is summed up for every person alive: either submit [i.e., become a “submitter,” a Muslim], or live under the suzerainty of Islam, or die.” (Raymond Ibrahim, The Al-Qaeda Reader, pp. 19-20)
Does that sound like a man who will be satisfied if the U.S. stops meddling in his part of the world?
“Bin Laden claims airline bomb attempt on Christmas,” by Paul Schemm for the Associated Press, January 24:
CAIRO — Osama bin Laden claimed responsibility for the attempt to bomb a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas in a new audio message released Sunday threatening more attacks on the United States.
The message suggests the al-Qaida leader wants to appear in direct command of the terrorist group’s many affiliates around the world at time when some analysts have suggested he is mostly a figurehead.
In the minute-long recording carried by Al-Jazeera Arabic news channel, bin Laden addressed President Barack Obama saying the Christmas attack was meant to send a message similar to that of the Sept. 11 attacks.
“The message delivered to you through the plane of the heroic warrior Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was a confirmation of the previous messages sent by the heroes of the Sept. 11,” he said. “America will never dream of security unless we will have it in reality in Palestine,” he added.
“God willing, our raids on you will continue as long as your support for the Israelis continues.”….