Bin Laden’s Curse — ‘Death to America!’
“September 11? That was just the beginning! Prepare for more of the same!”
— Osama bin Laden, Bin Laden’s Curse — ‘Death to America!’
… by Lasha Darkmoon
[Editors Note: Dear readers, This is Lasha's main debut article for VT, something that she has put a lot of work into and we have done a special magazine layout for it. You will be getting a full dose of the usual review of 911 unfinished business over the next week, but we wanted to add something new into the discussion, and we certainly have.
The focus on the art was symbolic in that while we must certainly deal with a lot of ugliness in the world, we must never forget about all the beauty that has been created, and motivation behind it. While fighting the bad, we must protect the good...Jim W. Dean]
A puzzling new poem, reportedly written by Osama Bin Laden in the wake of 9-11, is here presented to the reader in the run-up to the 12th anniversary of 9-11.
The reader is asked to decide whether the poem, prophesying Armageddon and the coming destruction of America, is an authentic bin Laden poem or an imitation.
On May 16, 2007, on my twenty-ninth birthday, a beautifully written manuscript in calligraphic script fell into my hands in India. This was simply a series of sentences separated by diagonal strokes (/) which purported to be a literal, word-for-word paraphrase in English of an extended poem written in Arabic by Osama bin Laden in the immediate aftermath of 9-11.
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