TikTok influencers are experiencing an “existential crisis” after reading Osama bin Laden’s post-9/11 “Letter to America,” in which the radical terrorist attempted to justify al-Qaeda’s attacks against the United States.
“I need everyone to stop what they’re doing right now and go read- It’s literally two pages. Go read ‘A Letter to America,'” pro-Palestinian influencer Lynette Adkins urged her more than 175,000 TikTok followers. “And please come back here and just let me know what you think because I feel like I’m going through, like, an existential crisis right now and a lot of people are, so I just need someone else to be feeling this.”
The video promptly went viral, taking bin Laden’s infamous letter with it.
More than 800,000 have since viewed Adkin’s plea, with more than 80,000 TikTok’ers hitting the “like” button, Fox News Digital reports.
TikTok influencers now telling people to read Osama Bin Laden’s “Letter to America” which starts by saying the Jews enslave the US.
This video had 80,000 likes and nearly one million views pic.twitter.com/mSQcqEm2Ev
— Drew Pavlou 柏乐志 (@DrewPavlou) November 15, 2023
In his translated letter, bin Laden explained to the American people that al-Qaeda attacked the U.S. because “you attacked us.”
“You attacked us in Palestine,” he stated, according to Fox News Digital.
“Palestine, which has sunk under military occupation for more than 80 years,” bin Laden explained. “The British handed over Palestine, with your help and your support, to the Jews, who have occupied it for more than 50 years; years overflowing with oppression, tyranny, crimes, killing, expulsion, destruction and devastation.”
“The creation and continuation of Israel is one of the greatest crimes, and you are the leaders of its criminals,” he continued. “And of course there is no need to explain and prove the degree of American support for Israel. The creation of Israel is a crime which must be erased. Each and every person whose hands have become polluted in the contribution towards this crime must pay its price, and pay for it heavily.”
America’s repetition of “fabricated lies that the Jews have a historical right to Palestine,” the terrorist said, brought him to “both laughter and tears.”
“The blood pouring out of Palestine must be equally revenge,” he wrote. “You must know that the Palestinians do not cry alone; their women are not widowed alone; their sons are not orphaned alone.”
“These tragedies and calamities are only a few examples of your oppression and aggression against us,” he later warned. “It is commanded by our religion and intellect that the oppressed have a right to return the aggression. Do not await anything from us but Jihad, resistance and revenge.”
“Is it in any way rational to expect that after America has attacked us for more than half a century, that we will then leave her to live in security and peace?!!” he asked, adding later that the Jews “control your policies, media and economy.”
It’s just the sort of antisemitic rhetoric that America’s woke influencers — many of them too young to remember the savage attack on this nation’s soil — lap up like Pavlov’s hungry dogs.
“The TikToks are from people of all ages, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds. Many of them say that reading the letter has opened their eyes, and they’ll never see geopolitical matters the same way again,” reported journalist Yashar Ali on X. “Many of them — and I have watched a lot — say it has made them reevaluate their perspective on how what is often labeled as terrorism can be a legitimate form of resistance to a hostile power.”
Over the past 24 hours, thousands of TikToks (at least) have been posted where people share how they just read Bin Laden’s infamous “Letter to America,” in which he explained why he attacked the United States.
The TikToks are from people of all ages, races, ethnicities, and… pic.twitter.com/EwjiGtFEE3
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) November 16, 2023
“This is not limited to TikTok; similar videos have been posted on other social media platforms,” Ali wrote, adding, “The Guardian had a copy of ‘Letter to America’ posted, but once these TikToks went viral, the Guardian took it down, which has only led to more interest in the letter and conspiracies from TikTokers who say this is part of the media and the powers that control it trying to silence the truth.”
“The transcript published on our website 20 years ago has been widely shared on social media without the full context,” a Guardian spokesperson told Fox News Digital. “Therefore we have decided to take it down and direct readers to the news article that originally contextualized it instead.”
The move apparently backfired, however, as the frenzy over the letter reached a fevered, disturbing pitch.
“We’ve been lied to our entire lives,” TikTok user raeyreads wrote on Monday, according to Fox. “I remember watching people cheer when Osama was found and killed. I was a child, and it confused me. It still confuses me today. The world deserves better than what this country has done to them. Change must be made.”
Though raeyreads could boast only 1,300 followers, her post was viewed more than 640,000 times.
Plenty of reaction blasting the disturbing trend also rolled in, and firebrand Megyn Kelly didn’t hold back.
“To the parents of all of these losers suddenly persuaded by the deranged musings of the man who murdered 3k American innocents: you failed,” Kelly’s post began.
“You were likely boozing, marching for some L-wing cause and/or simply ignoring your kids. You failed to teach wrong from right, a proper moral code, a love of country and perspective on America’s role in the world. Bc you failed, my kids and others are going to have to grow up battling these assholes for the future of the United States. I have every confidence they can do it, but I resent and judge you for making it necessary as opposed to fostering a life in which they can focus solely on growth, joy, love, family, hard work and creation. No point getting bogged down in it however, trust me when I tell you that the majority of Americans – this generation and the next – will fight to defeat the pernicious lunacy you’ve unleashed. And we will win.”
To the parents of all of these losers suddenly persuaded by the deranged musings of the man who murdered 3k American innocents: you failed. You were likely boozing, marching for some L-wing cause and/or simply ignoring your kids. You failed to teach wrong from right, a proper…
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) November 16, 2023
Kelly was far from alone in her disgust and dismay:
“When I was Muslim I listened a few of Osama Bin Laden speechs because it was going around Muslim circles. I also heard Abdulrahman al-Awlaki speechs as well,” wrote self-described “Jewish convert” Andrea Karshan on X. “BUT never was I crazy enough to like agree with any of the nonsense they were saying.”
“And to think these random TikTokers are like thinking it’s trendy, cool and hip to look up to maniacs like that,” she continued. “It’s just nuts. People are just insane.”
When I was Muslim I listened a few of Osama Bin Laden speechs because it was going around Muslim circles. I also heard Abdulrahman al-Awlaki speechs as well. BUT never was I crazy enough to like agree with any of the nonsense they were saying. And to think these random TikTokers…
— Andrea Karshan | #JusticeforMalkiRoth (@karshanandrea) November 16, 2023
TikTok is an enemy psyop.
A very successful one.#BanTikTok
— Julian Black (@hyoozuz) November 16, 2023
Wow. We’re so screwed.
— Republicans against Trump (@RpsAgainstTrump) November 16, 2023
If that genuinely changed anyone’s perspective, it’s sign they’re historically illiterate, unfamiliar with the world and don’t have the knowledge level to evaluate much of anything that isn’t a meme, bumper sticker or Tiktok video.
— John Hawkins (@johnhawkinsrwn) November 16, 2023
Deeply concerning development.
— Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) November 16, 2023
They were born after 9/11 and will now believe the hijacker’s were the good guys.
— Bleu Cheque (@VERBAL_CHANCLA) November 16, 2023
Astonishing. Cultural warfare.
— Shaun Maguire (@shaunmmaguire) November 16, 2023
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