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Is It Bin Laden Or Cindy Sheehan? – Quotes

From the DNC's Associated Press:

Bin Laden Accuses U.S. of 'Zionist' War

By SALAH NASRAWI, Associated Press Writer

CAIRO, Egypt – Osama bin Laden issued new threats in an audiotape broadcast on Arab television Sunday and accused the United States and Europe of supporting a "Zionist" war on Islam by cutting off funds to the Hamas-led Palestinian government.

He also urged followers to go to Sudan, his former base, to fight a proposed U.N. peacekeeping force.

His words, the first new message by the al-Qaida leader in three months, seemed designed to justify potential attacks on civilians — something al-Qaida has been criticized for even by its Arab supporters.

He also appeared to be trying to drum up support among Arabs by accusing the West of targeting Hamas, a militant group that fights against Israel and now heads the Palestinian government.

Citing the West's decision to cut off aid to the Hamas-led government because it refuses to renounce violence or recognize Israel, bin Laden said Washington and Europe were waging war on Islam.

"The blockade which the West is imposing on the government of Hamas proves that there is a Zionist, crusaders' war on Islam," bin Laden said

The al-Qaida chieftain, who last issued a message broadcast by Al-Jazeera on Jan. 19, also made a point of trying to justify attacks on civilians. He said citizens of Western countries were equally responsible with their governments for what he termed the "war on Islam."

"I say that this war is the joint responsibility of the people and the governments. While the war continues, the people renew their allegiance to their rulers and politicians and continue to send their sons to our countries to fight us," bin Laden said.

In his last message, bin Laden offered the United States a long-term truce but warned that al-Qaida soon would launch a fresh attack on American soil. But no new attacks on the United States have occurred.

In the Sunday broadcast, bin Laden called for a global Muslim boycott of American goods similar to the recent ban on Danish products after the publication of caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad that outraged the Muslim world.

The Al-Jazeera news reader said bin Laden, in a portion of the tape not aired by the Qatar-based broadcaster, also scoffed at Saudi King Abdullah for his calls for a "dialogue among civilizations" and blasted liberal Arab writers for participating in the Western cultural invasion of Muslim lands.

Here is just a brief sampling of some very similar-sounding comments from Cindy Sheehan. They are from her usenet emails and elsewhere on the internet:

They do not want peace. They do not want an independent Palestinian State. Condi and Bush think they are tough and forcing Syria out of Lebanon, and Iran to give up nuclear power and bombs, but Israel can keep them, and hardly a whisper.

Usenet Post

It’s OK for Israel to have nuclear weapons but we are waging nuclear war in Iraq, we have contaminated the entire country. It’s not OK for Syria to be in Lebanon. Hypocrites! But Israel can occupy Palestine? Stop the slaughter!

George Bush and his neo-conservatives killed my son.

9/11 was Pearl Harbor for the neo-conservatives’ agenda.


I will live in unbearable pain until I die. First of all, because my first born was killed violently, and second of all, because he was killed for a neo-con agenda that only benefits a very chosen few in this world. This agenda and their war machine will chew up and spit out as many of our children as they can unless we stop them now.

We should not let Israel/USA invade Syria or Iran. The consequences of this would be too shocking to even contemplate.

Usenet Post  

My first born was killed violently for a neo-con agenda that only benefits a very chosen few in this world.

Mothers Against The Draft

You get America out of Iraq and Israel out of Palestine and you’ll stop the terrorism.


And of course there's Mother Sheehan's oft-denied magnum opus of anti-Semitism — her bizarro email to Nightline:

March 15, 2005

To Whom it May Concern:

Am I emotional? Yes, my first born was murdered. Am I angry? Yes, he was killed for lies and for a PNAC Neo-Con agenda to benefit Israel. My son joined the Army to protect America, not Israel. Am I stupid? No, I know full-well that my son, my family, this nation, and this world were betrayed by a George Bush who was influenced by the neo-con PNAC agenda after 9/11…

Cindy Sheehan
Mother of Hero: Spc Casey Austin Sheehan KIA 04/04/04
Casey’s Peace Page
Co-Founder of Gold Star Families For Peace

Usenet Post

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, April 23rd, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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