A 21-year-old “message to America” from terrorist leader Osama bin Laden has gone viral on TikTok. Now The Guardian is removing the message.
The letter in which Osama bin Laden explains how he justified the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, was originally published in the British newspaper The Guardian.
On Tuesday, TikTok users began spreading the message again and the hashtag lettertoamerica has been viewed more than 10 million times on TikTok.
In the letter, which is clearly anti-Semitic, it is revealed that one of the main reasons for Bin Laden and the terrorist group’s attack on the United States with passenger planes that killed more than 3,000 people was the country’s support for Israel. It also refers to the Western presence in Islamic countries and the United States’ position on the Palestinian issue.
– They sent hundreds of thousands of soldiers against us and allied themselves with the Israelis to suppress us and occupy our lands. This was the reason behind our response on September 11, according to the letter, according to Agence France-Presse.
The message has now been removed from the Guardian website where it was published Instead there is a message That the message was shared “without full context.”
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This page previously displayed a document containing the full translated text of Osama bin Laden’s message to the American people. (…).
– The presentation posted on our website was shared by many on social media without full context. Therefore, we decided to remove it and instead direct readers to a news article that puts the message in context.
TikTok says it is actively working to remove any videos that flag the message as a “clear violation of our guidelines that support any form of terrorism.”
The company also says reports of the message spreading are exaggerated.
The White House also came forward and commented on the message shared by several young users.
There is no way to justify the spread of the disgusting, vile, anti-Semitic lies told by the leader of Al Qaeda shortly after carrying out the worst terrorist attack in American history.
Osama bin Laden was killed by US forces in Pakistan in 2011, after a more than decade-long hunt for the terrorist leader.
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