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why does al qaeda hate america?



Asked by Anonymous at 8:54 PM on Dec. 1, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Here is an excerpt from Osama Bin Laden's letter to the American people

    (1) Because you attacked us and continue to attack us.

    a) You attacked us in Palestine:

    (b) You attacked us in Somalia; you supported the Russian atrocities against us in Chechnya, the Indian oppression against us in Kashmir, and the Jewish aggression against us in Lebanon.

    (c) Under your supervision, consent and orders, the governments of our countries which act as your agents, attack us on a daily basis;

    (d) You steal our wealth and oil at paltry prices because of you international influence and military threats. This theft is indeed the biggest theft ever witnessed by mankind in the history of the world.


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:09 PM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • Well their belief is Allah commands them to convert or kill the "unbelievers" through the Quran.

    47:4 "When you meet the unbelievers, strike off their heads; then when you have made wide slaughter among them, carefully tie up the remaining captives."

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 9:01 PM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • They have different beliefs then we do. Different religious beliefs too. The same reason why  some people do not like the Jewish people. So forth and so on.


    Answer by louise2 at 9:02 PM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • I don't know...maybe becasue we have been bombing the crap out of all the middle eastern and oil producing countries for a few decades/ OR, maybe you can ask Carpy or :Lorikeet or Tn....any of the experts on politics and government , oh and almost everything. Ha. @@

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:04 PM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • (e) 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.

    (f) You have starved the Muslims of Iraq, where children die every day. It is a wonder that more than 1.5 million Iraqi children have died as a result of your sanctions, and you did not show concern. Yet when 3000 of your people died, the entire world rises and has not yet sat down.

    (g) You have supported the Jews in their idea that Jerusalem is their eternal capital, and agreed to move your embassy there. With your help and under your protection, the Israelis are planning to destroy the Al-Aqsa mosque. Under the protection of your weapons, Sharon entered the Al-Aqsa mosque, to pollute it as a preparation to capture and destroy it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:10 PM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • (2) These tragedies and calamities are only a few examples of your oppression and aggression against us. 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. Is it in any way rational to expect that after America has attacked us for more than half a century, that we will then leave her to live in security and peace?!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:11 PM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • (3) You may then dispute that all the above does not justify aggression against civilians, for crimes they did not commit and offenses in which they did not partake:

    (a) This argument contradicts your continuous repetition that America is the land of freedom, and its leaders in this world. Therefore, the American people are the ones who choose their government by way of their own free will; a choice which stems from their agreement to its policies. Thus the American people have chosen, consented to, and affirmed their support for the Israeli oppression of the Palestinians, the occupation and usurpation of their land, and its continuous killing, torture, punishment and expulsion of the Palestinians. The American people have the ability and choice to refuse the policies of their Government and even to change it if they want.


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:11 PM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • (b) The American people are the ones who pay the taxes which fund the planes that bomb us in Afghanistan, the tanks that strike and destroy our homes in Palestine, the armies which occupy our lands in the Arabian Gulf, and the fleets which ensure the blockade of Iraq. These tax dollars are given to Israel for it to continue to attack us and penetrate our lands. So the American people are the ones who fund the attacks against us, and they are the ones who oversee the expenditure of these monies in the way they wish, through their elected candidates.

    (c) Also the American army is part of the American people. It is this very same people who are shamelessly helping the Jews fight against us.

    (d) The American people are the ones who employ both their men and their women in the American Forces which attack us.


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:12 PM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • There is a lot more, but you can read it yourself. You will find that we are actually quite guilty of many of the things that he accuses us of.

    So, though what he did was wrong and he should have been brought to justice for it, we are not innocent victims.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:14 PM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • They are opposed to the Western way of life and culture, not just Americans. Our ideologies are completely in- congruent.


    Answer by Sisteract at 9:17 PM on Dec. 1, 2009