December 4, 2023

Useful Idiots Resurrect Bin Laden’s Anti-US Propaganda on TikTok

When we are saying “never forget” in reference to 9/11, we must always imply it.

This week, a number of dozen movies that includes individuals who say they learn the now-deceased 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden’s “Letter to America” went viral on TikTookay, the Chinese-owned social media platform.

Bin Laden defined within the 2002 letter, which was just lately republished by the Guardian (and has since been taken offline), why he thought he was justified in attacking the United States and killing practically 3,000 individuals. 

He additionally advocated for destroying Israel, which is especially related now, given the present warfare between Israel and Hamas.

In the TikTookay movies, the younger individuals responding to the letter act as if it offers them some sort of exceptional “eye-opening” perception. Hey, possibly the U.S. had it coming, and essentially the most infamous terrorist of the twenty first century had some extent, they are saying.

“Reading this letter, it becomes apparent to me that the actions of 9/11 and those acts committed against the USA and its people were all just the buildup of our government failing other nations,” one in all the TikTok users said.

TikTookay eventually removed “#lettertoamerica” from its platform after receiving blowback.

Some individuals on TikTookay have responded to the letter as if it’s insightful or that by some means bin Laden’s 20-plus-year-old message is new data. The letter reads just like the impotent ramblings of a pissed off Islamist conqueror, not a wonderful freedom fighter.

Bin Laden, in fact, performs on the anti-colonization heartstrings of the fashionable liberal West. But what actually angered the Islamist terrorist and his ilk is that the dream of a world caliphate had been stymied for hundreds of years.

After all of the evil bin Laden brought about, it’s price noting {that a} man who dreamed of re-creating the conquests of Muhammad died in his pajamas, hiding behind a girl after cowering for months in a small, hidden bunker in the midst of nowhere in Pakistan.

It was a pathetic finish for an evil man.

What’s necessary right here isn’t just that there are a number of fools shopping for into terrorist propaganda on social media. It’s that there’s a social media platform with a direct connection to communist China pumping out that rubbish to younger Westerners.

It looks as if TikTookay understood that the bin Laden apologia went too far and buried it, however it’s price asking: How did this pattern even begin? Is TikTookay manipulating its platform to make sure that essentially the most poisonous content material reaches the most important attainable viewers?

This is a platform that has made different questionable and suspicious choices. For occasion, eradicating the video of a pro-democracy activist in Chinese-controlled Hong Kong. They stated it was eliminated “in error.”

Yeah, positive it was.

The platform can also be presently extremely skewed towards supporting the Palestinians and Hamas.

“The spread of popular hashtags on the Chinese-owned platform is overwhelmingly slanted toward pro-Palestinian content in opposition to long-standing U.S. support for Israel,” wrote Tristan Justice at The Federalist. “The hashtag “#standwithisrael” has acquired 464 million total views, based on the corporate’s personal public analytics. On the opposite hand, the hashtag “#standwithpalestine” has acquired greater than 4 billion.”

Recent polls show that young Americans are much more more likely to facet with the Palestinians than with Israel within the present battle in Gaza, in contrast with older generations. Is that why we see these numbers, or will we see these numbers as a result of social media like TikTookay are deliberately reinforcing that narrative?

Even past the propaganda, the platform actually offers in the trade of “digital fentanyl” as Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., put it.

Now, that will merely be a requirement that TikTookay fulfills, however it’s troublesome to not query the motives of a social media platform run by an authoritarian geopolitical rival of the United States. They’d like nothing greater than to sow chaos and destruction in America with out having to fireside a shot.

In the top, what we must always take away from the viral bin Laden letter pattern are two issues.

First, we must always think twice about how a lot entry we’ve given TikTookay to this nation over time, despite its history of nefarious practices and connection to the Chinese Communist Party.

Second, we actually do want to show and move on what occurred on 9/11. There is now a era of younger Americans reaching maturity who bear in mind it as merely a historic occasion and extra coming alongside who barely comprehend it whilst that.

We can’t depart training for younger Americans to woke academics and social media platforms. That particularly goes for social media platforms managed by overseas nations that wish to see the United States be paralyzed by social disintegration.

Our culture-making establishments have largely been poisoned by anti-American ideology. Our society now has fewer antibodies to counteract messages just like the bin Laden letter. Western elites wrestle to justify our civilization’s existence at this level, so it’s not shocking to see Western youths being suckered by bin Laden’s message.

It’s as much as those that bear in mind the reality, and what’s proper and good, to make sure that future generations actually always remember. We can’t let the Islamists or the huckster propagandists of TikTookay fill the void.

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