RAW DATA: Partial Transcript of Radical Cleric's Tape

Published March 18, 2010

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... To the American people I say, "Do you remember the good old days when Americans were enjoying the blessings of security and peace -- when the word terrorism was rarely invoked -- and when you were oblivious to any threats?" 

I remember a time when you could purchase an airline ticket from a class five section of your local or college newspaper and use it even though it was issued to a different name because no one would bother asking you for an I.D. before boarding a plane. 

No long lines, no elaborate searches, no body scans, no sniffing dogs, no taking off your shoes and emptying your pockets. You were a nation at ease. 

But America thought that it could threaten lives of others. Kill and invade, occupy and plunder, and conspire without bearing the consequences of its actions. 9/11 was the answer of the millions of people who suffered from American aggression. 

And since then America has not been safe and nine years after 9/11, nine years of spending, and nine years of beefing up security you are still unsafe even in the holiest and most sacred of days to you, Christmas Day. 

So do you expect to transgress against others and yet be spared retribution? Your decision-makers, the politicians, the lobbyists, and the major corporations are the ones gaining from your foreign policy and you are the ones paying the price for it. 

Following 9/11, the American people gave George W. Bush unanimous backing to fight against the mujahedeen and gave him the blank check to spend as much as needed to fulfill that objective. The result -- he failed. And he failed miserably. 

So if America failed to defeat the mujahedeen and gave its president unlimited support, how can it win with Obama who's on a short leash? If America failed to win when it was at its pinnacle of economic strength, how can it win today with a recession at hand? 

The simple answer is America cannot and will not win. 

... Our brother Umar Farouk has succeeded in breaking through the security systems that have cost the U.S. government alone over 40 billion dollars since 9/11. 

Obama has promised that his administration will be one of transparency but he has not fulfilled his promise. His administration tried to portray the operation of brother Nidal Hasan as an individual act of violence from an estranged individual. The administration practiced to control on the leak of information concerning the operation in order to cushion the reaction of the American public. 

Until this moment the administration is refusing to release the e-mails exchanged between myself and Nidal. And after the operation of our brother Umar Farouk the initial comments coming from the administration were looking the same -- another attempt at covering up the truth. But Al Qaeda cut off Obama from deceiving the world again by issuing their statement claiming responsibility for the operation. 

.. I for one was born in the U.S., I lived in the U.S. for 21 years. America was my home. I was a preacher of Islam involved in non-violent Islamic activism. However, with the American invasion of Iraq and continued U.S. aggression against Muslims I could not reconcile between living in the U.S. and being a Muslim. 

And I eventually came to the conclusion that Jihad against America is binding upon myself just as it is binding on every other able Muslim. Nidal Hasan was not recruited by Al-Qaeda. Nidal Hasan was recruited by American crimes and this is what America refuses to admit. America refuses to admit that its foreign policies are the reason behind the man like Nidal Hasan -- born and raised in the U.S. turning his guns against American soldiers. And the more crimes America commits the more mujahedeen will be recruited to fight against it. The operation of our brother Umar Farouk was in retaliation to American cruise missiles and cluster bombs that killed the women and children in Yemen

... But imperial hubris is leading America to its fate -- a war of attrition, a continuous hemorrhage that will end with the fall and splintering of the United States of America. If George W. Bush is remembered as being the president who got America stuck in Afghanistan and Iraq. It's looking like Obama wants to be remembered as the president who got America stuck in Yemen. Obama has already started his war on Yemen by the aerial bombings of Abyan and Shabwa. 

By doing that he has ways to publicity campaign for the mujahedeen in Yemen and within days accomplished for them the work of years. As the popularity of mujahedeen in Yemen skyrocketed the popularity of Obama in America is plummeting. The corrupt Yemeni government officials and some of the tribal chiefs who claimed to be your allies are having a ball these days. 

The word being passed around among them is that this is the time to start the gullible American, your politicians, military, and intelligence officers are being milked for millions. 

The Yemeni government officials are giving you big promises and handing you big bills. Welcome to the world of Yemeni politicians. I would like to close my message to you with an invitation to Islam. We were all created by God on this earth to worship Him and then after death it is either paradise or hell fire for eternity. So the matter is not one to take lightly it is your future. I invite you to read the book of the law of Koran. You do not have to take anyone's word for it-decide for yourself whether it is the truth or not.

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