> Noman Benotman takes OBL to task
Noman Benotman takes OBL to task
A fascinating letter to OBL from Noman Benotman. He takes OBL to task for his actions on 9/11 and the harm AQ is bringing to Muslims all around the world.
It will be very interesting to see if AQ responds publicly to this and how it does so. Very very interesting. How do we say between a rock and a hard place? The usual retort about torture goes out the window in this case.
AQ may just ignore it (publicly at least) since they’re not going to want to say they attacked without Omar’s permission.
Unless of course it gets such widespread attention that they *have* to respond….
In which case Ayman and Yahya are going to have their knickers in a knot as to how to deal with this. One or both would be the likely candidates to respond. I’d be very surprised if OBL did, because by wheeling out the subordinates he has an element of deniability.
Maybe they’ll wheel out Adam. Because we all need another lesson in awful oratory.
Anyway, it will be interesting.
Then we also have this rather fascinating snippet of information…
I also remind you (and disclose here for the first time publicly) that in this meeting Abu Muhammad al-Zayyat, the head of your own organisation’s security committee (later appointed head of the military committee in 2000), vehemently objected to your “final” planned operation, the 11th September suicide bombings. Abu Muhammad al-Zayyat believed these missions were illegitimate without Mullah Omar’s permission. The question asked by many, even among the closed group, was: by what right did al-Qaeda by-pass and ignore Mullah Omar? And, of course, even if Mullah Omar had given his permission this would not change the fact that such attacks are completely unjustifiable.
He also notes that OBL asked for access to the LIFG network offshore and was denied.
Link is here http://www.quilliamfoundation.org/images/stories/pdfs/letter-to-bin-laden.pdf