From a list of questions, believed to have been asked by recruits at Al Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan, found by U.S. forces in 2002 in a “safe house” in Kandahar. The questions, which date from 2000 and 2001, were released in February by the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point.
I came here to become prepared for jihad, but I did not tell my parents. Am I at fault for not telling them?
In the past, Muslims feared American military power. Nowadays military operations prove that it is possible to hit the enemy, but we are facing another problem—the cultural and intellectual invasion. People have come to love Western civilization and Westerners themselves. How should we deal with this problem?
I live in Europe, not because I migrated but because I was born there. What is the ruling on stealing their possessions and killing them in their homes?
Dear Sheikh, don’t you see that purchasing locally produced goods, even if they are highly priced, will solve the globalization problem?
How can one gain political analysis and knowledge of events? Is it by listening to the news or reading books? What books would you advise reading to gain political knowledge?
You mentioned that scholars, scientists, teachers, and students accompanied the Prophet to battle. There was no excuse for anyone when it came to jihad. What should we say to our famous scholars who did not participate in jihad against Russia in Afghanistan and against Serbia in Bosnia?
Is there a plan to attack the U.S. naval bases, and how could I work in this field?
One of the Prophet’s teachings states: “Hell is awaiting him who lies in order to amuse the people.” On this subject I have the following question. At times, one of the guys speaks jokingly—we ask him if there is tea and he answers no. A short while later he gives you tea. Do you consider this type of joke a lie, or not?
I owe some money to Muslims back home and I came to the land of jihad after a friend promised to pay this debt. I don’t know whether he did or not. Should I go to the front line or not?
Is it legal to get rid of the Al-Qaramitah group by placing poison in their water tank because they cursed and defamed the companions of the Prophet?
I know some men who gave everything they own to travel to this camp, and now they spend lots of time playing and laughing. I heard them talking about places like Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonald’s and remembering the old times. What is your advice in this matter?
Some discouraging people came and asked, “Why all of this effort and preparation? All you need to know is how to fire a Kalashnikov.” What is your answer to them?
What is the delay in executing the martyrdom operations against the Americans?
Does the freedom fighter face his Creator if he goes out for jihad and dies as the result of a snakebite or mule kick?