CIAO Responds to the Terrorist Attacks against the United States
A Recruiting Tape of Osama bin Laden: Excerpts and Analyses

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ProloguePrologue Excerpt

Bin Laden recites poem about attack on USS Cole.


Reel 1: The Situation of the Muslim Community
Excerpt 1: Land of the Two Holy Places


Bin Laden on the sacredness of Muslim holy places — Mecca, Medina, and Jerusalem (al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock) — and their profanation by American forces in Arabia.

Reel 1: Excerpt 1

Reel 1: Excerpt 2Reel 1: The Situation of the Muslim Community
Excerpt 2: Land of the Two Holy Places

Bin Laden reiterates sacredness of Arabia and details evils of American presence and failure of Saudi government to protect Islam.


Reel 1: Excerpt 3Reel 1: The Situation of the Muslim Community
Excerpt 3: Palestine


Transition from Arabia to West Bank focuses on al-Aqsa Mosque, Ariel Sharon's provocative visit there, and resulting intifada.


Reel 1: Excerpt 4Reel 1: The Situation of the Muslim Community
Excerpt 4: Palestine


Appeals to the honor of Arab men to protect Muslim women and children from killing and degradation and to defend Islam.

Reel 1: Excerpt 5Reel 1: The Situation of the Muslim Community
Excerpt 5: Palestine

Extensive focus on killing of Palestine boy Muhammad Durra and his father.

Reel 1: Excerpt 6

Reel 1: The Situation of the Muslim Community
Excerpt 6: Iraq

Portrayal of infant deaths and malnutrition attributed to United States. Denunciation of Saddam Husain placing him visually in same category as rulers of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

Reel 1: Excerpt 7Reel 1: The Situation of the Muslim Community
Excerpt 7: Finale

Speech by Shaykh Abu Hafs following portrayal of conflict in Kashmir.

Reel 2: Excerpt 1Reel 2: The Causes
Excerpt 1: Love of This World, Hatred of Death
Bin Laden calls on Muslims to give up their absorption in worldly things.


Reel 2: Excerpt 2Reel 2: The Causes
Excerpt 2: Love of This World, Hatred of Death


Bin Laden calls on Muslims to give up their fear of death.


Reel 2: Excerpt 3Reel 2: The Causes
Excerpt 3: (Section title missing in original video)

Dr. Zawahiri, Abu Yasir, and bin Laden explain the centrality of America to all of the violence Muslims around the world face.


Reel 3: Excerpt 1Reel 3: The Solution
Excerpt 1: Migration


Bin Laden calls on Muslims to follow the Quran and engage in migration (hijra) and holy war (jihad).

Reel 3: Excerpt 2Reel 3: The Solution
Excerpt 2: Migration


Bin Laden speaks of the historical example of hijra in the time of Muhammad and praises the Taliban for establishing an Islamic state in Afghanistan.


Reel 3: Excerpt 3Reel 3: The Solution
Excerpt 3: Migration


Taliban destruction of the statues of Buddha in Afghanistan.


Reel 3: Excerpt 4Reel 3: The Solution
Excerpt 4: Preparation


Association of Quran with soldiers training in bin Laden’s camp.

Reel 3: Excerpt 5Reel 3: The Solution
Excerpt 5: Preparation


Military leader speaking to formation of troops.


Reel 3: Excerpt 6Reel 3: The Solution
Excerpt 6: Preparation


Target practice against projected images, including heads of state, followed by visual and audio intimation that bin Laden is a hero on horseback.

Reel 3: Excerpt 7Reel 3: The Solution
Excerpt 7: Preparation


Boys in "School for Those Who Make the Hijra" expressing support for bin Laden’s message.

Reel 3: Excerpt 8Reel 3: The Solution
Excerpt 8: Preparation
Bin Laden's young son reading denunication of Muslim governments.

Reel 3: Excerpt 9Reel 3: The Solution
Excerpt 9: Holy War


Bin Laden discusses jihad as an obligation for Muslims
.

Reel 3: Excerpt 10Reel 3: The Solution
Excerpt 10: Holy War
Bin Laden speaking of weakness of America and American armed forces.

Reel 3: Excerpt 11Reel 3: The Solution
Excerpt 11: Holy War


In praise of martyrs and attacks on American targets in Arabia and East Africa

Reel 3: Excerpt 12Reel 3: The Solution
Excerpt 12: Holy War


Scenes from current intifada emphasizing youths with stones putting Israeli soldiers on the run.