Messages To The World

Messages To The World

Messages to the World: The Statements of Osama bin Laden is a 225-page, year 2005 book, published by Verso on November 28 which documents 24 newly translated public statements by Osama bin Laden from December 29, 1994 through December 16, 2004.

In the only publication of its kind, the book gives another side to the story on the 'War on Terrorism'.

The book was edited and introduced by professor and scholar Bruce Bennett Lawrence, with the newly translated statements translated by James Howarth.

On the dust jacket Michael Scheuer, a former senior CIA analyst and chief of the Bin Laden Issue Station (aka "Alec Station"), the Osama bin Laden tracking unit at the Counterterrorist Center from 1996 to 1999, stated that:

  • "Western media have made no consistent effort to publish Bin Laden's statements, thereby failing to give their audience the words that put his thoughts and actions in cultural and historical context ... Bin Laden has been precise in telling America the reasons he is waging war on us. None of the reasons has anything to do with our freedom, liberty and democracy but everything to do with US policies and actions in the Muslim world."

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Messages To The World - Book Description
... In bringing together the various statements issued under bin Laden's name since 1994, this volume forms part of a growing discourse that seeks to demythologize the terrorist network ... Newly translated from the Arabic, annotated with a critical introduction by Islamic scholar Bruce Lawrence, this collection places the statements in their religious, historical and political context ...

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