Following are excerpts from an audio-tape by Al-Qaeda Leader Osama Bin Laden, which aired on Al-Jazeera TV on June 3, 2009.
Osama Bin Laden: “...by ordering Zardari and his army to prevent the people of Swat Valley from instating Islamic law, by means of killing, fighting, bombing, and destruction. This led about one million Muslims – women, children, and the elderly – to flee their villages and their homes, and they have become homeless refugees living in tents, after having led honorable lives in their homes.
This simply means that Obama and his administration have sown new seeds that will increase hatred and vengeance towards America. These seeds as are many as the number of refugees from Swat Valley and the tribal areas in north and south Waziristan, as well as the number of their sympathizers. By this, Obama is following in the footsteps of his predecessor, increasing the enmity of the Muslims, as well as the number of fighting enemies, and initiating prolonged wars. The American people should prepare to continue to reap what the leaders of the White House are sowing, in the years and decades to come.
Asif Zardari and Ashfaq Kayani have continued to divert the [Pakistani] army from its main missions – the defense of Islam, its followers, and its land. They have pushed the army to fight Islam and its followers. They have directed it to fight and kill the Pashtun and Baloch tribes. Most of the Pakistani people reject this oppressive war. Zardari did this in response to the people who pay him in the White House – not 10%, but many times more.
This is high treason against the [Islamic] nation. I’m not just saying that in this war of his, he has exposed the economy of Pakistan to the danger of collapse. There is something even more important and dangerous. In this war of his, he is jeopardizing the religion, security, and unity of the people of Pakistan, by implementing an American, Jewish, Indian conspiracy. Thus, it is easier for India to bring the disintegrating Pakistani provinces, one after the other, under its influence, just like in the case of the former East Pakistan, or even worse. This will alleviate the American concerns about the Pakistani nuclear weapons, and India will join it in its fight against the mujahideen.
I would like to address a few words to America. Some reasonable and just people in research centers there may deduce from this what leads people to fight America and take revenge upon it, while what I say is completely ignored by those agents of the large corporations in the White House. I say that the free men who carried out 9/11 had not tasted the bitterness of being driven from their homes and their lands, to be sheltered by tents and beg for food. But these 19 men heard that this oppression was the lot of their brothers in Palestine, at the hand of the Zionists, using American weapons. Therefore, they left their schools and their universities, at the first opportunity to support the oppressed over there, and to punish the oppressors in America. So how would they have acted if they had indeed suffered these catastrophes?