During the course of his new speech, bin Laden references the 62nd anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which occurred on August
6, 1945, as occurring only a few days prior to his speech.
It’s another example supporting the significance of the mailing dates of the anthrax.
The letters were mailed on the anniversary of the Sadat assassination and Camp David Accord in conveying a message — “we have this anthrax.”
For all those who scratch their heads about why supporters of the militants would target the media, Bin Laden touches on the same point in his tape to air on the sixth anniversary of 9/11. A jihadist fighter “Barbaros” speaks pretty directly to the issue in a 1994 interview in the arab language Assirat. GMU microbiology grad Al-Timimi was on the advisory board of a publication Assirat. In 1994, Al-Timimi spoke alongside Comm. Abu Abdel Aziz ‘Barbaros’ (Bosnia) at the annual IANA conference. The best evidence available of Dr. Al-Timimi’s own views on the subject are his online speeches, “The Negative Portrayal Of Islam In the Media” and “Crusade Complex: Western Perceptions of Islam.”
With Comm. Abu Abdel Aziz ‘Barbaros’ (Bosnia)
THE MEDIA CAMPAIGN (AGAINST JIHAD)
Q. Within the context of the International media campaign against Jihad, how do you evaluate the Muslims’ approach to Jihad, especially after the intended distortion of the Afghan experiment?
A. The main purpose of the International media campaign against Jihad is to paint it with the trait of terrorism and things of that sort. (This is done) to push people away from it. They know that Muslims, if they hold tight to Jihad, will achieve the intended thrust which will make them reach whatever Allah wills. They know quite well that the Muslim zeal to Jihad stems from the belief that Allah is the sole source of victory, He will send His help from the sky and that if the Mujahid dies, his abode shall be the highest Firdaws (Peak of Paradise), among the prophets (Nabiyyin), the truthful (Siddiqin) and martyrs (Shuhada’), and those near to Allah, as Allah, praised be He, said, “They are with their Lord receiving their bounty (Rizq).” The media campaign wants to convince people and prove to them that the Jihad in Afghanistan failed, that the Afghan experiment is utter shame. This thesis is widespread whether you consider Western sources or the secular (Arab ones). The truth of the matter is that there is a confusion of facts. ...