Osama bin Laden's youngest wife hadn't left the compound in 5 years

He met her when she was 15 years old and was so smitten with her he dumped one of his other four wives in order to marry her.

The Blaze - Amal Ahmed Abdul-Fattah, the youngest, most favored wife of Osama bin Laden, told interrogators that she has not left the compound where her husband was killed in five years. Abdul-Fattah, who was reportedly in the room when bin Laden was shot dead by Navy Seals, was injured in the leg during the raid. She is said to be in her late twenties.

The wife, who was wounded in the raid, said she lived in the compound in Abbottabad with eight of bin Laden’s children and five others from another family, Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas told CNN. All of them have been in Pakistani custody since the pre-dawn U.S. commando raid that killed bin Laden and will be returned to their country of origin, Abbas said.

But now that bin Laden’s wives have lost their sole means of support, BRAVO has offered them their own Reality TV show.

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FRANCE: Tunisian Muslim savages attack police

You allow these illegal alien parasites into your country, and what do you expect? Don’t the French police carry loaded weapons?

Sink the damn boats before they get to Europe and they’ll stop coming.

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I wonder if Barack Obama also thinks the Hezbollah terrrorists who cross the Rio Grande to sneak into America aren't criminals either?

Obama already said he doesn’t care how you get into this country. We know Hezbollah has been working the border of Mexico for several years now – the signature of which are all the beheaded people turning up down there. And now Hezbollah is considered more advanced than al-Qaeda according to national security experts.

10 NEWS - “Hezbollah is recognized by many experts as the ‘A’ team of Muslim terrorist organizations,” a former U.S. intelligence agent told 10News. The former agent added, “They certainly have had successes in big-ticket bombings.” Some of the group’s bombings include the U.S. embassy in Beirut and Israeli embassy in Argentina.

 However, the group is now active much closer to San Diego.”We are looking at 15 or 20 years that Hezbollah has been setting up shop in Mexico,” the agent told 10News.

Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, U.S. policy has focused on al-Qaida and its offshoots.”They are more shooters than thinkers … it’s a lot of muscles, courage, desire but not a lot of training,” the agent said, referring to al-Qaida. Hezbollah, he said, is far more advanced.

 “Their operators are far more skilled … they are the equals of Russians, Chinese or Cubans,” he said. “I consider Hezbollah much more dangerous in that sense because of strategic thinking; they think more long-term.”

Hezbolah has operated in South America for decades and then Central America, along with their sometime rival, sometime ally Hamas. Now, the group is blending into Shi’a Muslim communities in Mexico, including Tijuana. Other pockets along the U.S.-Mexico border region remain largely unidentified as U.S. intelligence agencies are focused on the drug trade.

“They have had clandestine training in how to live in foreign hostile territories,” the agent said. The agent, who has spent years deep undercover in Mexico, said Hezbollah is partnering with drug organizations, but which ones is not clear at this time.

He told 10News the group receives cartel cash and protection in exchange for Hezbollah expertise. “From money laundering to firearms training and explosives training,” the agent said. For example, he tracked, along with Mexican intelligence, two Hezbollah operatives in safe houses in Tijuana and Durango

“I confirmed the participation of cartel members as well as other Hezbollah individuals living and operating out of there,” he said. Tunnels the cartels have built that cross from Mexico into the U.S. have grown increasingly sophisticated. It is a learned skill, the agent said points to Hezbollah’s involvement.

“Where are the knowledgeable tunnel builders? Certainly in the Middle East,” he said. Why have Americans not heard more about Hezbollah’s activities happening so close to the border? “If they really wanted to start blowing stuff up, they could do it,” the agent said.

 According to the agent, the organization sees the U.S. as their “cash cow,” with illegal drug and immigration operations. Many senior Hezbollah leaders are wealthy businessmen, the agent said. “The money they are sending back to Lebanon is too important right now to jeopardize those operations,” he said.

The agent said the real concern is the group’s long-term goal of radicalizing Muslim communities. “They’re focusing on developing … infiltrating communities within North America,” the agent told 10News.

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SON OF HAMAS: Double agent who double-duped America and Israel

This son of a Hamas leader and former Israeli spy who claims to be a Christian now, tells a whole different story when he speaks in Arabic. Now we know why this former Hamas ‘turncoat’s’ life was never really in danger.

By Walid Shoebat, a real former Palestinian terrorist who is now a real Christian and champion of America and Israel for many years.

Pajamas Media - While a prisoner of Israel in 1996, Mosab Hassan Yousef — the son of Sheik Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas — was approached by Shin Bet agents who looked to recruit him to spy within Hamas. He agreed. Mosab’s information soon had Shin Bet calling him “the most reliable source in the Hamas leadership,” and Israeli lives were undoubtedly saved as a result of Mosab’s collaboration. Despite this success, Yousef has since revealed himself to be more double agent than turncoat.

During the initial contact within Israel’s Maskubia (Jerusalem’s central prison), Mosab agreed to collaborate in exchange for Israel not targeting his father. After years of providing valuable intelligence, in 2007 Mosab declared his conversion to Christianity, moved to California, and went public with his story. His tale was a sensation, drawing attention and praise from U.S. pro-Israel organizations. But his tale has since been revealed to be a “long con,” the evidence coming from when he speaks publicly in Arabic.

Mosab did not convert to what the West would recognize as Christianity, but to a fiery, Palestinian brand of the faith that is vehemently anti-Israel. According to Mosab, his main goal in coming to the U.S. is to infiltrate the main source of international support for Israel: the American church. From an interview with Al-Arabiya:

During my tours in universities and even churches, [I found] the real support for Israel stems from the church in the West. … We need to understand the difference between “revenge” and “resistance” and once the Palestinians do, we will have our victory against Israel.

Activists like Mosab know very well that Western media rarely translate their doublespeak. He continues:

Israel is the problem and as an occupation it needs to end. … There are many ways to do this besides the coward explosive operations.

 Mosab’s formula? Infiltrate the West with his book:

This will be the first time in history that a Palestinian book will find success so that the Western reader can see for himself the reality of what goes on over there. People in the West do not know what happens over there.

On the Arabic-language show  Daring Question, Mosab wore the symbol of pro-Palestine advocates, the kaffiyeh:

With a balanced approach I discuss the life of the Palestinian child under the Israeli occupation, of course my life suffered under all the problems of murder and the criminal operations that were carried out by the Israeli occupation against my people, my family, myself, and against humanity.

To Mosab, the Palestinian struggle was lacking: while he praises Hamas leaders as “heroes and glorious defenders,” he instructs them to enlist more educated political defenders like himself:

With regret, our great leaders and mighty heroes and glorious defenders over there did not realize that instead of spending their wealth and monies on silly issues, they needed to enlist in their ranks writers and educated individuals in order to reverse the image of the Palestinian struggle.

Mosab stated that he is only against Hamas methodology, but not their agenda:

It appeared at first that my desire was to seek revenge against Hamas. … How could I do such a thing … revenge [against] my own father? He is one of the leaders of Hamas.

Perhaps the most shocking revelation: Mosab asks Arabs not to report terrorist activity. The host of Daring Questionasked a caller: If you were in Mosab’s position and have two choices: either someone from Hamas will be killed, or school children in a bus will be killed, will you report it?

The Arab Christian caller vacillated, then Mosab spoke:

If I was in your shoes, you should not report it to Israel.  I do not encourage anyone to give information to Israel or collaborate with Israel. If anyone hears me right now and they are in relation to Israeli security I advise them to work for the interest of their own people — number one — and do not work with the [Israeli] enemy against the interest of our people. They should collaborate with the Palestinian Authority only.

Most in the West do not understand the Arab “Christian” position when it comes to Israel. Witness the Daring Question host Rasheed, a Christian convert from Islam himself, pardoning Mosab from any wrongdoing: the pardon is not for Mosab’s connection to Hamas, but for his collaboration with Israel. To Rasheed, Mosab’s collaboration was during his Muslim life, while he was still unforgiven:

 He [Mosab] did not become Christian then collaborate with Israel. He used to collaborate with Israel, then became Christian.

Mosab’s book Son of Hamas — published in English — does not express Mosab’s views as openly as his Arabic statements do, and the book is additionally littered with factual errors and exaggerations.

For example: Mosab portrays the Jerusalem prison as a center for torture and persecution of Palestinians. The reality is much kinder; each inmate has his own bed and an in-the-cell shower as well. I know this — I was a prisoner there myself.

We ate three full meals a day, and drank tea or sweet punch. And Mosab fails to mention that the Maskubia had Jewish inmates as well, who received the same treatment as the Palestinians and ate out of the same menu. Yes, you were beaten by security when lives were at stake: I witnessed first-hand Israeli soldiers in the corridor beating an inmate who attempted to kill his cellmate (I was selected to clean the mess afterward). What was so shocking to me at the time? The attempted murderer was a Jew.

I have never heard of Israelis killing Palestinians in prison. Yet Palestinian prisoners do kill each other, as Mosab himself describes. Palestinian inmates killed my landlord Muneer Abu-Sayb’a from Bethlehem, yet his death was blamed on Israel. My friend Basem Hanuneh was brutally murdered — his privates removed and stuffed in his mouth — which was also blamed on Israel.

Mosab is now touring churches to end Israel’s lifeline. Many Jews and Christians in the West are unable to determine friend from foe in the Mideast; they are not able to read what is said in Arabic. They must seek translations, and must be aware of double agents like Mosab.

Here’s a sample of the BS story he used to peddle his book in America


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[UPDATED] "Hello, my name is Mohamed and I'll be your server tonight."

“That’s what YOU think!” A Muslim banquet waiter is suing the legendary Waldorf-Astoria hotel because he was forced to wear different name tags at work to prevent the guests from being scared to death over being served by someone named Mohamed. (And rightly so!)

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NY POST - Mohamed Kotbi said the first time he was asked to do so was on Sept. 13, 2001 — two days after the attacks on the Twin Towers. Kotbi, who has worked for the hotel since December 1984, said he was given a name tag that said, “John.”

“I put it on. I was in shock,” the Muslim man said. When he later went to complain to hotel management, he said he was told, “We don’t want to scare our guests.” He filed discrimination complaints with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2005 and 2009, and was eventually given a name tag with his last name, Kotbi.

This past November, however, he was given a name tag that said, “Edgar.” Kotbi said he complained and was told by a manager, “It’s better to be Edgar than Mohamed today.”

Now he is suing the Waldorf for religious and racial discrimination, charging that hotel management has created a “hostile work environment” with the nametag shenanigans and its failure to stop a group of co-workers from tormenting him.

The suit says co-workers have repeatedly called him “terrorist,” “al Qaeda boy,” and other names. “It’s like I’m guilty, like I did the attacks on September 11,” the Moroccan-born man said. (No, it’s just that you look like everyone who did)

“They won’t do anything to stop this,” said Kotbi’s lawyer, Jonathan Bell of Bell & Kilada. He said the taunts weigh on Kotbi heavily, but he is “a family man” and “can’t afford to just up and leave.” (There are thousands of other restaurants in New York City, some that even serve Middle Eastern food. Go there)

Of course, now that Terrorist Front Group CAIR is involved you can bet there will be a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the hotel for hurting Mohamed’s wittle fweewings.



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Todd 'Let's Roll' Beamer's father, David, condemns Obama's self-aggrandisement over the Osama bin Laden assassination

“Nothing Obama does now can ever wipe the slate clean of all the other anti-American, pro-Islamic policies he has put forth.”

If you’ve never seen this heart wrenching speech by David Beamer, I highly recommend it: 

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VIRGINIA court throws out case of Somali Muslim teenager who claimed to have 'unfairly' been put on a NO-FLY list.

Gulet Mohamed of Alexandria, VA was detained in Kuwait in December at the behest of the United States, according to his Terrorist Front Group CAIR lawyers. They allege that Mohamed was beaten and tortured by Kuwaiti officials and questioned about his suspicious travels in Somalia and Yemen.

Washington Post – Mohamed, a U.S. citizen born in Somalia, said he went overseas to study Islam and Arabic and stayed with relatives while there. (Nobody goes to Somalia and Yemen to study anything except terror training. Are there even any universities there?)

Mohamed’s lawyer Gadeir Abbas, who works for the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), said FBI agents also tried to question his client while he was detained in Kuwait even though the teenager told them he wanted his American lawyers present for any interrogation.

Mohamed in Kuwait Detention cell

After Mohamed was detained and held, his lawyers sued Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III, and Terrorist Screening Center Director Timothy Healy and their respective agencies in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria. In January, Mohamed returned from Kuwait and Friday made his first court appearance.

The U.S. sought to have the case dismissed, arguing that it was moot given that Mohamed had returned to the U.S. In a five-page written order, U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Trenga said Mohamed’s complaint “fails to state a claim,” noting that it was “less than clear concerning the scope of the challenges that [Mohamed] is making, particularly now that he has re-entered the U.S.”

Trenga also said it was“unclear under what cause of action [Mohamed] is contending that the alleged act of placing him initially on the no-fly list deprived him of a specific constitutional or statutory right.” From the bench, Trenga advised Mohamed’s lawyers to re-file their complaint with more details, including what legal rights Mohamed’s lawyers believe were violated.

Mohamed looks like a terrorist, doesn't he?

In his original lawsuit, Mohamed said he was detained and beaten by Kuwait authorities. (Not OUR problem)  On Friday, after the hearing he described his torture, saying he was made to lay flat on a floor “on his belly” while he was “whipped” on the bottoms of his feet. He said he was beaten on the palms of his hands, hung for hours tied up by his hands and fed white rice and water. (So why aren’t they suing the government of Kuwait?) The State Department had previously said the U.S. government had no role in Mohamed’s initial detention.

“When I asked for a lawyer they smacked me,” he said, with his family members standing nearby outside the federal courthouse in Alexandria. Since then, he said, he’s had flashbacks of the incident. (Awwwww, maybe that will teach him not to take “study” trips to terrorist countries)

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Awwwwww, NYC MUSLIMS upset that Osama bin Laden didn't get a proper Islamic burial.

New York City Muslims and community leaders are still shocked that the United States dumped the Muslim terrorist’s body into the ocean. No matter how evil – and even though bin Laden didn’t afford his victims a decent burial – many Muslims said sending his remains to a watery grave was wrong.

NY DAILY NEWS - “All Muslims as good believers are against terrorists (No they aren’t, their holy books instruct them to terrorize disbelievers)  but the way they got rid of his body … is not the way,” said  Hamed Nabawy, owner of The Fertile Crescent grocery in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn’s Arab hub along Atlantic Ave. “We do not burn it. We do not throw it in the water. We bury it in the ground,” said Nabawy, 52. (Nobody cares)

Mohamed Zohny, 69, owner of Islamic Fashion on Atlantic Ave., agreed. “[Bin Laden] was a very bad man. I do not like the things he did. I do not believe in the things he said. It is better that he is gone,” he said, but he added, “The body belongs to God. We have to bury it.”

Ibrahim Hooper, director of the Terrorist Front Group (CAIR) Council on American Islamic Relations, said the debate “centers on the nature of the individual himself than on the actual burial procedures.” “There’s a part of human nature that says even a person who has done bad and evil things deserves a decent burial,” he said. (Bin Laden wasn’t human) Still, all things considered, he said he thought the administration “went out of its way” to respect the Muslim burial traditions. (Therein lies the insult to America)

Just hours after Bin Laden was killed in Pakistan on Sunday, his corpse was washed and wrapped in a white cloth, in accordance with Muslim traditions, and then pushed into the Arabian Sea, administration officials said. Officials said they feared that if he were buried, his grave would become a shrine to jihadists.

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SHAME ON DENMARK! High court overrules prior acquittal, then fines Lars Hedegaard for inciting 'racial' hatred against Muslims (Race, WHAT race?)

‘Girls in Muslim families are raped by their uncles, their cousins, or their fathers,’ and ‘When a Muslim man rapes a woman, it is in his right to do so,’ were among the comments Hedegaard  made during an interview with the author of snaphanen.dk.

Vlad Tepes - High court overrules district court in case about comments about Muslim men The Eastern High Court today fined Lars Hedegaard, the president of the Free Press Society, 5,000 kroner for making racially offensive comments in December 2009.

The Eastern High Court today fined Lars Hedegaard, the president of the Free Press Society, 5,000 kroner for making racially offensive comments in December 2009. Today’s decision overturns a decision in January by the Frederiksberg District Court, which stated that while it found Hedegaard’s comments to be insulting, Hedegaard did not know that his controversial comments would be made public.

Last week Hedegaard published a book titled “Muhammeds Piger” (Mohammed’s Girls), in which he writes about issues such as discrimination in Islam and that the belief in predestination. “Everyone is subject to Allah’s will, but he treats them differently – without stating any other criteria for the discrimination other than his own will,” the book reads.

Big Peace - Hedegaard says, “my counsel has instructed me that in cases brought under Article 266b, the only thing that determines whether one is convicted or not is a matter of the perceived insult whereas one is barred from proving the truth of the statement.” The article deals with public statements whereby a group of people are “threatened, insulted or degraded”. But as my lawyer has already noted, I have made no public statement.

 When it comes to Article 266b, there is no equality before the law. I am daily insulted and degraded by something I read or hear and I am sure that most people have the same experience.

For example, I am not only insulted and degraded and threatened, but shaken to the core of my being when I hear a well known Danish imam state that, of course, sharia law – Muslim law – will be instituted as Denmark’s official legal regime when there are a sufficient number of Muslims. I strongly urge our country’s jurists to get acquainted with the implications of the sharia, not only for Muslims but equally for non-Muslims, who – if they are lucky – will be reduced to a life as subhuman outlaws. And if one cannot be bothered with tedious dissertations, one may take a look at the legal order pertaining in areas where the sharia holds sway either de jure or de facto. One will then encounter a legal order the like of which we have not known since the passing of the Law of Jutland in 1241 and probably not before.

But the imam wants this disorder introduced in the country where I was born. And I must admit that I am troubled. I am also troubled when said imam defends the killing of Muslims who have left Islam and when he confirms that women and men guilty of fornication must be pelt with stones until they are dead. He thinks that is God’s commandment, which he cannot ignore.



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FRANCE: Outraged Muslims and lefties rally against a controversial proposal that bans Muslim bagheads from taking part in their children's extracurricular activities at school.

I tell you, here of late, France is rising high in my approval ratings. Good for them!

Press TV - Protesters chanted slogans against French Education Minister Luc Chatel, who has asked Muslim mothers that want to accompany their children on field trips to leave home their veils, whether they are the version that also covers the face or the simple headscarves. 

With chants of “Mothers excluded, children humiliated,” the female demonstrators criticized the French government for what they described as controlling their lives and their children’s education, a Press TV correspondent reported Monday. (Awwww, my heart bleeds for them. NOT)

In 2004, France banned students from wearing Islamic shawls but the official anti-discrimination body now says the ban applies only to students and not their parents.  There is concern that a vaguely-worded decree would ultimately prevent women that wear the Islamic headdress from even entering the school or lead to humiliations that render them second-class citizens. (They ARE, especially in Islam)

The protesters argue that the proposal fuels Islamophobia and flies in the face of women’s rights. (Don’t like it? LEAVE!) “It’s always women they point their finger at. In 2004, it was a young girl who was expelled from school and today it’s their mothers,” said N’della Paye with Feminists for Equality Collective. 


The recent development follows efforts by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to pass anti-Muslim laws, including the recent burqa ban, to seek re-election by gaining the support of the National Front, some observers believe. 

Most teachers welcome the participation of parents in school activities with open arms. However, many mothers wonder whether the message being conveyed is that Muslims are a bad influence on children. (THEY ARE!)

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HOUSTON: Teacher is disciplined for making a "racially insensitive" comment about Osama bin Laden to Muslim student

Why don’t these idiots understand that Muslims do NOT constitute a race?

ABC NEWS - The death of Osama bin Laden is related to an investigation of a teacher at Clear Brook High School. The teacher is accused of making a racially insensitive comment to a student in front of the entire class. A Friendswood mom says she was offended by what her daughter says happened Monday in ninth grade algebra.

 She said, “The teacher told the student that ‘I bet you’re grieving.’ And she basically looked at him and said what are you talking about? And he said I heard about your uncle’s death and she said wow, because she understood that he was referring about Osama bin Laden being killed and was racially profiling her.”

The remark was made to a classmate, an American-born girl of Muslim faith. It happened at Clear Brook High School in the Clear Creek Independent School District. The mom wanted to speak out about the incident but wanted us to protect her identity, saying she doesn’t want any retaliation against her daughter or the girl who experienced the inappropriate comment.

The mother said, “The student ended up crying over what was said to her by the teacher and the teacher asked her why she was crying and another student said it was because of what you said earlier. And his response was, oh, OK, and just kind of smirked and giggled and walked away.”


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TEMECULA, CA group hands out fliers to students accusing teachers of lying about Islam

“ISLAM = HATE.” “SAY NO TO ISLAM.” Seventh grade students in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District learn about the history of Islam as part of Social Studies. The letter accuses teachers of teaching lies and propaganda about Islam.

Parents in Temecular, CA take the problem of Islamic indoctrination of their children in school into their own hands, apparently because school officials are blind, deaf, and dumb to the brainwashing being perpetrated under their noses.

Temecula Patch - About a dozen members of Concerned Citizens for the First Amendment perched themselves on the sidewalk outside Murrieta Valley High SchoolTuesday, handing out fliers to students walking by to reject Islam.

SEE FLIERS HERE:  temecula-anti-islam-group-descends-on-high-school#pdf-5907340

A person unaffiliated with the group stood across the street from the high school, holding yellow signs that read, “Islam = Hate,” and, “Say No 2 Islam.” The letter handed out was the same one the group gave to students outside Chaparral High School in January. To read about that, click here.

“Did you know you were subjected to some really serious brainwashing when you were in the seventh grade, and that it is continuing even today?” the flier stated. “That means you have been fed a bunch of lies. Lies can mess up your life forever. Do you like being lied to?”

The group also informed school district officials the day before that they planned to hand out the fliers, said Karen Parris, spokeswoman for the Murrieta Valley Unified School District.

The district sent a phone message home to parents, telling them about the outreach.

“Under the first amendment, the group has the right to express their views on Islam and the building of mosques in the United States. Our students have the right to refuse the fliers or to accept the fliers, to engage in conversation, or to continue walking,” the message stated. “School staff and Murrieta police will be on hand to ensure that this is a peaceable exercise, as promised by the Concerned Citizens for the First Amendment.”

School officials also advised the students and gave them the choice of taking an alternative route to leave the school, the message stated.

 

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Bin Laden Assassination reaction from the Arab world – Anger to Apathy but not a sign of any dancing in the streets

Most of the mainstream media has been focusing on a minority of Muslims who claim they are happy bin Laden is dead. But only because they are hoping that the stigma of terrorism associated with Islam will fade away. However, there are far more in the Muslim world who are furious and vowing revenge.

  • Taliban threatens revenge attacks against Pakistan and U.S.
  • Shadowy jihadist warns ‘We will avenge killing of the Sheik of Islam’
  • Muslim Brotherhood warns of violent reaction from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Morocco and Algeria 
  • Hamas condemns ‘assassination of an Arab holy warrior’
  • U.S. State Department warns of ‘enhanced potential for anti-American violence

UK DAILY MAIL The Taliban has threatened revenge attacks against the United States and the government of Pakistan after the killing of Osama Bin Laden. And within hours of the announcement, the Pakistan branch of the Taliban – Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) – has threatened reprisals, proclaiming Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari their first target, ahead of the U.S.

Speaking by telephone from an undisclosed location, a spokesman for the TTP said: ‘Now Pakistani rulers, President Zardari and the army will be our first targets, America will be our second target.’

A notorious Al Qaeda ideologue has also condemned the killing, which represents the first jihadist admission of Bin Laden’s death.  Many jihadists have refused to believe Western media coverage of the death and are waiting to receive confirmation from their own trusted sources.

But the prominent commentator, who goes by the online moniker ‘Assad al-Jihad2′, posted on extremist websites a long eulogy for Bin Laden and said the Islamic holy war against the West was far from over.

‘Woe to his enemies. By God, we will avenge the killing of the Sheik of Islam,’ he wrote. ‘Those who wish that jihad has ended or weakened, I tell them: Let us wait a little bit.’

Militant websites with links to Al Qaeda regularly post long interviews with al-Jihad2 on the protocols of waging holy war. He is also often used to resolve questions of doctrine. ‘The battle between us and international tyranny is long and will not be stopped by the martyrdom of our beloved one, the lion of Islam,’ wrote said al-Jihad2, whose online name means lion of jihad.

How many martyrdom seekers have been born today? ‘The weight of Sheik Osama is equal to that of the whole United States. ‘Which country managed to attack the Pentagon? Which countries managed to send the most powerful country in the world into decline? The one who did that is a nation called Osama Bin Laden.’

Ismail Haniyeh, head of the Hamas administration in the Gaza Strip, also called Bin Laden a martyr. ‘We condemn the assassination and the killing of an Arab holy warrior,’ said Haniyeh.  ‘We regard this as a continuation of the American policy based on oppression and the shedding of Muslim and Arab blood.’

Sheik Mohamed Osman Arus said: ‘The Americans have previously killed other Islamist leaders. ‘Their students will continue the jihad and we shall retaliate against the Americans, Israel, Europe and Christians in Somalia with destructive explosions.’

REUTERS - “Oh God, please make this news not true ... God curse you, Obama,” said a message on a Jihadist forum in some of the first Islamist reaction to the al Qaeda leader’s death. Oh Americans … it is still legal for us to cut your necks.”

For some in the Middle East, bin Laden has been seen as the only Muslim leader to take the fight against Western dominance to the heart of the enemy — in the form of the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington in 2001. On the streets of Saudi Arabia, bin Laden’s native land which stripped him of his citizenship after September 11, there was a mood of disbelief and sorrow among many.

“I feel that it is a lie,” said one Saudi in Riyadh. He did not want to be named. “I don’t trust the U.S. government or the media. They just want to be done with his story. It would be a sad thing if he really did die. I love him and in my eyes he is a hero and a jihadist.” Officials in the country of his birth maintained near silence at the news of bin Laden’s death. The state news agency merely noted that Washington and Pakistan had announced it. Other Gulf Arab states also eschewed comment.

While some hoped his death may terminate al Qaeda, many others believe that al Qaeda franchises across the world would continue campaigns against the United States.

“I am not happy at the news. Osama was seeking justice. He was taking revenge on the Americans and what they did to Arabs, his death to me is martyrdom, I see him a martyr,” added Egyptian Sameh Bakry, a Suez Canal employee.

Omar Bakri, a Lebanese Sunni cleric, mourned bin Laden as a martyr: “His martyrdom will give momentum to a large generation of believers and jihadists. “Al Qaeda is not a political party, it is a jihadist movement. Al Qaeda does not end with the death of a leader. Bin Laden was first the generation of the Qaeda and now there is a second, third, fourth and fifth generation.”

In Iraq, ravaged by nearly a decade of violence in the battle between bin Laden and the West, some were cautious about the circumstances in which Washington announced his death. “This is the end of this play. The play about the character of bin Laden that was fabricated by Americans to deform the image of Islam and Muslims,” said Ali Hussain.

In Kandahar, the Taliban heartland of southern Afghanistan, one man who asked not to be named, said of Bin Laden: ‘Now he is the number one martyr for Al Qaeda because he is stronger dead than alive.

‘He always predicted that he would be killed by Americans. Now he will become a fire that Muslims will follow for generations.’  Bin Laden’s death has been greeted with deafening silence from governments in the Gulf Arab states. The foreign ministers of Bahrain, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, attending a meeting of Gulf foreign ministers in Abu Dhabi, all declined to comment.

In non-Arab Iran, a sworn enemy of the United States, some ordinary people were also skeptical of Washington’s account: “Are we sure that he has been killed?” said Tehran shopkeeper Ali Asghar Sedaghat. “Or is it another game of the Americans?”

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