The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda And The Road To 9/11 By Lawrence Wright, A Film Review

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa

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The Aspiration of Osama Bin Laden

Surat An-Nisa, “Women” Sura 4 Verse 78 (4:78), Al-Quran

To capture the fever at the epicenter of the struggle for the soul of Islam, Middle East and North Africa, Lawrence Wright, who won the Pulitzer Prize for his book The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 has made a film My Trip To Al Qaeda for HBO. The book was first featured in a Washington Post Saturday Magazine issue by CNN’s international correspondent Zain Verjee.

Wright names his book using the words from Chapter 4 Verse 78 in the Noble Koran – Surat An-Nisa, “Women” covered in cloth of the same color as the Al Qaeda flag, black – to capture, ex post, the now killed Osama Bin Laden and his Al Qaeda’s drive to demolish the lofty World Trade Center Towers 1 and 2 on 09/11/2001, a date in the year 1697 which began the end of the presence of the Turkish Caliphate – also known as the Ottoman Empire, which had replaced Mark Antony’s Byzantium in Central Europe – after its bitter loss to the Austrian Habsburgs in an ambush in the Battle of Zenta, whose reversal, Wright narrates in his movie, as the cause of Al Qaeda in the service of Islam and Allah.

Wright’s interpretation of the date is understandable. Bin Laden, shown in Wright’s film riding a horse, unlike Prophet Mohammad’s warriors on camels who would ambush traders in the desert, symbolizes the urge in him to reestablish the Caliphate in Aryan lands for the horseless Arabs and the Wahabbi Sunnis of Prophet Mohammad, the Shias of Iran, akin to the Turks, sharing Aryan heritage which the Prophet Mohammad of Yemen, whose kinship Bin Laden’s family can claim in Saudi Arabia, did not bear. Saladin, the Caliph who had extended Islam into Egypt, was a Kurdish, unambiguously of Aryan descent, Sunni Muslim and akin to Abraham. Bin Laden may have aspired to inherit Saladin’s legacy for the Arabs of the Holiest places of Islam, Mecca and Medinah.

The horse riders indeed span across Eurasia – including Persia, Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar being the more well known in the West – beginning on the Indian west coast dating back several tens of thousands of years by my contention to their more commonly accepted Central Asian and Ukrainian origins. The bull, the cow, the horse and the elephant together with the chariot and the wheel have together been the staple of Aryan societies since antiquity, the horse and the elephant known to have also been kept by the inhabitants of Plato’s Atlantis.

The date, however, in my view, as I have argued elsewhere in these pages, is more cryptic than that. September 11 is 11/09 when written in the European date convention. When the same date is read as an American date it is November 09, the date in the year 1620 when the Pilgrims had sighted Cape Cod from the Mayflower. Bin Laden’s aspiration for Saladin’s Caliphate had extended across the Atlantic, desiring to displace the English Puritans who had founded themselves a country in North America. 9/11, in his eyes, was his blessing to America from Allah. After all, he had also broken away from the Saudi royal family to practise a cleansed version of Islam just as the American puritans had, carrying with them the King James Anglican Christian Bible and a remote allegiance to the British Monarchy, the Mayflower Compact, and later the Charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

To Bin laden, because of his poor immigrant family roots from the land of Prophet Mohammad, Yemen, life itself was the Haj, a pilgrimage, every day, in a society of social equality and humility, but without humiliation, which he aspired to build for all of world’s Muslims.


The Corruption And Tragedy of Osama Bin Laden

Surat An-Nisa, “Women” Sura 4 Verse 29 (4:29) of Al-Quran, proscribes, by Sharia, suicide (and killing as a standard practice of the faith except in self-defense or Mujahideen), as Lawrence Wright also points out in the film.

In his corruption, by encouraging an army of Muslims willing to kill themselves as weapons of war, he had lost his legitimacy as an Islamic mass movement when, in fact, simplicity of living in the preservation of life, whatever the faith, is indeed the yearning of all of the world. In his corruption, he had also become a marionette of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) after turning away from it for his struggle, compromising his movement to enable a shadow faction in the United States government, Bohemian Club, to stay on the path of achieving its desired outcome of saving the House of Windsor (German and English) from the House of Saud (Arab) using Bin Laden’s renegade, stateless, asymmetric armies for Bohemian Club’s purpose: the war against Al Qaeda has become a social epidemic in the west against Islam. Al Qaeda’s torture and imprisonments to keep American people safe are a masquerade since the days of the Bush administration to cover up the continuing real CIA handling of radical Islam.

United States of America, since the end of Gulf War I – with its thirst for oil, a bizarre nostalgia for Constantine the Great’s Jerusalem, and for monarchy as a form of government, a treasonously un-American aspiration – is becoming a casualty in the squabble between these two shadows, proxies of two monarchies, one Anglican and the other Islamic, Bohemian Club and Al Qaeda, neither the British nor the Saudis needing oil because they have their own, respectively, in the North Sea off the coast of Scotland to end Winston Churchill’s and of those bearing his heritage – the Bush family’s in the United States – century-long longing for continued global domination using oil as energy since 1911, and in Arabia.

Osama Bin Laden, sadly, had corrupted his faith, his flag and the women of Islam. The West has something to learn from his tragedy.


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