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Al Qaeda issued a statement Friday, finally confirming that their leader Osama bin Laden was in fact killed. The letter was signed by the “general leadership” and said:

“We stress that the blood of the holy warrior sheik, Osama bin Laden, God bless him, is precious to us and to all Muslims” the statement said according to the A.P., adding that his death would not “go in vain.” The statement also said, “We will remain, God willing, a curse chasing the Americans and their agents, following them outside and inside their countries.”

According to SITE which ran three pages Al Qaeda will not die with it’s founder and that its members would “continue on the path of jihad.” Bin Laden’s blood, they added, would not be “wasted in vain.”

“It will remain, with permission from God the Almighty, a curse that chases the Americans and their agents, and goes after them inside and outside their countries,” the letter said.   “Soon — with help from God — their happiness will turn into sorrow, and their blood will be mixed with their tears.”

My Take:  These people are pissed off. Does anyone really think for one second that just because bin Laden is dead that they will just go sit in a corner and cry like school girls who we’re dumped at the prom? Osama bin Laden was nothing more than a figurehead at this point. There’s plenty left to do. We must not stop until all remnants of Al Qaeda are destroyed.

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A few minutes ago on May 5, 2011, Arab TV announced that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khameini requested Iran’s President Ahmadinejad to step down from his post. This has not been confirmed nor verified by Western media as yet, however, it has been reported that several of his close aides are already under arrest.

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One can only hope this is going to actually happen. It hasn’t yet. Might not even. But we can hope and pray. And maybe somewhere in the near future possibly start to have some normalized relations with Iran.

No matter what id take this with a grain of salt.


The Muslim Brotherhood (known in Arabic as al-Ikhwan al-Muslimeen) is Egypt’s oldest and largest Islamist organization. Founded in 1928 by Hasan al-Banna, it is widely considered the world’s most influential Islamist organization, with numerous branches and affiliates.

It is “the mother of all Islamist movements,” says Shadi Hamid, a Middle East expert at the Brookings Institution’s Doha Center.