In their zeal to condemn their own country, liberal TikTok users cheering Osama bin Laden’s 2002 “Letter to America” are actually denouncing many of the leftist values they hold most dear, the contents of the 9/11 terrorist mastermind’s letter reveals.
Indeed, bin Laden justifies the deadly 2001 Islamic jihadist attack by al-Qaeda on New York’s World Trade Center by employing one of liberals’ most prized tactics: claiming victimhood.
“Your forces occupy our countries; you spread your military bases throughout them; you corrupt our lands, and you besiege our sanctities, to protect the security of the Jews and to ensure the continuity of your pillage of our treasures.”
“It is commanded by our religion and intellect that the oppressed have a right to return the aggression. Do not await anything from us but Jihad, resistance and revenge.”
After that, however, bin Laden’s demands are anathema to many of the things America liberals love and fight to protect and promote - atheism and immorality:
“The first thing that we are calling you to is Islam.”
“The second thing we call you to, is to stop your oppression, lies, immorality and debauchery that has spread among you.”
Things get even worse for liberal ideology, if the anti-America liberals celebrating the letter embrace its specific condemnations of extramarital sex, intoxicants, and the LGBT movement:
“We call you to be a people of manners, principles, honor, and purity; to reject the immoral acts of fornication, homosexuality, intoxicants, gambling's, and trading with interest.”
“You are a nation that permits the production, trading and usage of intoxicants. You also permit drugs, and only forbid the trade of them, even though your nation is the largest consumer of them.”
“You are a nation that permits acts of immorality, and you consider them to be pillars of personal freedom.”
Finally, bin Laden’s letter says America’s so-called “liberation of women” is actually a form of sex trade that is being dishonestly and deceptively marketed by the entertainment industry and others:
“You are a nation that exploits women like consumer products or advertising tools calling upon customers to purchase them. You use women to serve passengers, visitors, and strangers to increase your profit margins. You then rant that you support the liberation of women.
“You are a nation that practices the trade of sex in all its forms, directly and indirectly. Giant corporations and establishments are established on this, under the name of art, entertainment, tourism and freedom, and other deceptive names you attribute to it.”
The 2002 letter had originally been posted on The Guardian, which was removed this week after the letter sparked the latest criticism and controversy. Its text has been since been posted elsewhere, including in an article published Friday in Newsweek.