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Document #: AFGP-2002-600321 Full Translation Date: June 5, 2002
Document Summary: A (2) page typed letter from Osama Bin Laden to
Mullah Mohammed ‘Omar discussing the situation in Afghanistan,
continuation of Jihad in the Islamic Republics, and the situation in the
‘Arabian Peninsula.
*Page 1 of 2
In the Name of Allah the Merciful the Compassionate Praising Allah who
Says:” (They are) those who, if we establish them in the land, establish
Regular prayer and give Zakat, enjoin the right and forbid wrong: With
Allah rests the end (and decision) of (all) affairs.”- Al-Hajj, Verse 41.
To: Emir Al-Momineen (Leader of Believers)/Sheikh Mohammed ‘Omar
may Allah Protect him Peace, mercy and blessings of Allah upon you. We
pray to Allah that you and all the brothers are in the best of health; closer
and more devoted to Allah. We praise Allah the Almighty on what He
bestows upon Muslims in this country of uniting them and application of
the Sheri ‘a (Islamic law). We ask Him to remain observant of the truth;
and unite us supporting and upholding his religion; after all, He is the
guardian of His religion and capable of protecting it.
This is in regard the matters we would like to consult with you about:
First: The subject of continuing Jihad in the Islamic Republics:
Allah honored the Afghani people by fighting for his sake against the
Communists at a time when the Islamic world and Muslims were in a
disgraceful humiliating situation. Then, Jihad came to Afghanistan and gave
them back some of their pride and hope, and the communists were forced
out in defeat by the grace of the Almighty Allah.
Following the Russians departure; the country was subjected to great
calamity due to conflicts, differences, division, and competition over life
materialistic things. This painful situation was reflected on the people of this
country as well as in every place in the Islamic world especially the Islamic
Republics who were looking towards supporting their Muslim brothers in
Afghanistan. Then Allah conferred upon the Muslims under your leadership;
united most of the country and Islamic law began to rule. We ask Allah to
keep us observant of the truth to support his religion and our brothers in
Burkhart, Samarqand, Tormoz and other Muslim countries.
During the previous period; with the grace of Allah, we were successful in
cooperating with our brothers in Tajikistan in various fields including
training. We were able train a good number of them, arm them and deliver
them to Tajikistan. Moreover, Allah facilitated to us delivering weapons and
ammunition to them; we pray that Allah grants us all victory.
We need to cooperate all together to continue this matter, especially Jihad
continuation in the Islamic Republics will keep the enemies busy and divert
them away from the Afghani issue and ease the pressure off. The enemies of
Islam problem will become how to stop the spreading of Islam into the
Islamic Republics and not the Afghani issue. Consequently, the efforts of the
Russians and their American allies will be scattered.
It is a fact that the Islamic Republics region is rich with significant scientific
experiences in conventional and non-conventional military industries, which
will have a great role in future Jihad against the enemies of Islam.
Second: The matter of the Arabian Peninsula:
The Arabian Peninsula has a great significance for many reasons. The most
important of which are the following: *Page 2 of 2
-The existence of the Ka’abah and the Prophet’s mosque -The existence of
75% of the world’s oil in the gulf region; and whoever controls the oil
controls the world’s economy. -This explains the wide international interest
in this matter. It also explains clearly the tenacity of the American forces and
others to staying over the land of the two Holy Mosques, and their bragging
that they will not leave and abandon their interests in these areas. -Many
international media agencies corresponded with us requesting an interview
with us. We believe this is a good opportunity to make Muslims aware of
what is taking place over the land of the two Holy Mosques as well as of
what is happening here in Afghanistan of establishing and strengthen the
religion, and applying Sheri ‘a (Islamic laws). -It is obvious that the media
war in this century is one of the strongest methods; in fact, its ratio may
reach 90% of the total preparation for the battles. These matters and others
of Moslems interests which we wish with Allah’s assistance to get together
and consult about; hoping for His guidance to accomplish our goals. Peace,
mercy and blessings of Allah upon you.
Your Brother, Osama Bin
End of Document / Translation


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