The White House on Thursday sharply criticized TikToker users who shared al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s “Letter to America,” which the terrorist used to justify the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
In the letter, which was first published in 2002, bin Laden states that one of the reasons for 9/11 was US support for Israel – he expressed anti-American, anti-Semitic and homophobic viewpoints.
It was a TikToker named Lynette Adkins who appears to have started the trend among Gen Z, posting a video on November 14 in which she tells followers, “I want everyone to stop what they’re doing and go read – it’s literally two pages – go and read.” “Letter to America”.
On Thursday, TikTok said it would remove videos promoting the bin Laden letter that had received more than 14 million views before the social media site said the content “violates our policies against supporting all forms of terrorism.”
“There can never be any justification for spreading the disgusting, evil and anti-Semitic lies that the leader of al-Qaeda uttered in the immediate aftermath of the worst terrorist attack in American history, highlighting them as the direct motivation for the murder of 2,977 innocent Americans,” White House deputy press secretary Andrew Bates said in a statement. statement to DailyMail.com. “And no one should ever insult the 2,977 American families who continue to mourn their loved ones by identifying with the vile words of Osama bin Laden.”
President Joe Biden’s spokesman (pictured) condemned TikToker users who share Osama bin Laden’s anti-Semitic, homophobic and conspiracy theory titled “Letter to America,” pointing out that it is an insult to the families of 9/11 victims
The trend appears to have started with TikToker Lynette Adkins (left), who posted a video on November 14 in which she asked her followers to read the manifesto, after which several Gen Z TikTokers made videos about the manifesto
‘Especially now, during and just after the period of increasing anti-Semitic violence in the world Hamas terrorists carried out the worst slaughter of the Jewish people since the Holocaust in the name of these same conspiracy theories,” Bates continued.
“As President Biden said this year as he remembered the Americans who lost their lives because of Osama bin Laden, ‘it is now more important than ever that we unite’ against the ‘rising tide of hatred and extremism,'” a White House spokesman said.
About 1,400 people died when Hamas terrorists entered Israel on October 7 and brutalized surrounding communities, including murdering people attending a large-scale music festival.
Hundreds of Israelis were kidnapped and dragged into Gaza.
Since then, Israel has been at war with Hamas, and mass civilian casualties among Palestinians living in Gaza have sparked widespread protests on the American left.
In the letter, bin Laden stated that there should be “revenge” for the treatment of the Palestinian people and that Americans have become “servants” of Jews who control the country’s media and economy, an anti-Semitic stereotype.
“It is Americans who pay the taxes that finance the planes that bomb us in Afghanistan, the tanks that hit and destroy our homes in Palestine, the armies that occupy our lands in the Persian Gulf, and the navies that ensure the blockade of Iraq,” bin Laden also wrote.
“These tax dollars are given to Israel so that it can continue to attack us and penetrate our lands. Therefore, it is the American people who finance the attacks against us and it is they who oversee the spending of this money as they see fit, through candidates of their choice,” the letter reads.
In his “Letter to America”, Osama bin Laden accused the United States of complicity in the “oppression” of Palestinians and spreading AIDS around the world
Hundreds of Gen Zers have posted videos in which they appear to have mistaken hate speech for intellectual reflection
On bin Laden’s orders, nearly 3,000 American civilians died on September 11, 2001, in New York, Washington, D.C., and on Flight 93, which crashed in Pennsylvania
In his letter, the terrorist leader also called for the “rejection” of homosexuality and stated that AIDS is an “American Satanic invention.”
Bin Laden justified the killing of civilians in the name of Jihad.
Pro-Palestinian Gen Z TikTokers downplayed the rampant anti-Semitism, homophobia, conspiracy theories and vile rhetoric, treating bin Laden’s words as an intellectual food for thought.
Adkins, who has 177,000 followers, commented: “I feel like I’m having an existential crisis right now” after encouraging people to read the letter, which went viral after being posted on The Guardian’s website.
“Just read it… it opened my eyes,” one person replied. “I think this made many people realize that even ‘villains’ can tell the truth,” wrote another.
Another user posted a video and commented: “I was trying to get back to normal life after reading Osama bin Laden’s ‘Letter to America’ and realizing that everything we had learned about the Middle East, 9/11 and ‘terrorism’ was a lie.”
Another user said he was “lied to.”
“I remember people cheering when Osama was found and killed. I was a child and it confused me. It still confuses me to this day. The world deserves better than what this country has done to it,” the user said.
bin Laden was killed by members of Seal Team Six in May 2011 on the orders of President Barack Obama.