White House slams TikTokers sharing Bin Laden letter: West Wing calls trend an ‘insult to the victims of 9/11’ and says there is no justification for sharing ‘repugnant views’

The White House on Thursday criticized TikTokers who shared Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s “Letter to America,” which the terrorist used to justify the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.

In the letter, first published in 2002, bin Laden says one of the reasons September 11 was carried out was US support for Israel, expressing anti-American, anti-Semitic and homophobic views.

A TikToker named Lynette Adkins appears to be the one who started the Gen-Z trend, posting a video on November 14 in which he tells his followers, “I want everyone to stop what they’re doing right now and start reading – it’s literally two pages – go read ‘A Letter to America.’

On Thursday, TikTok said it would remove videos promoting bin Laden’s letter, which had more than 14 million views, before the social media site said the content “violates our rules about supporting any form of terrorism.”

“There is never any justification for spreading the abhorrent, evil and anti-Semitic lies that the leader of Al Qaeda issued shortly after committing the worst terrorist attack in American history – and highlighted them as his direct motivation for killing 2,977 innocent Americans,” a White House spokesperson said. press secretary Andrew Bates said in a statement to DailyMail.com. “And no one should ever insult the 2,977 American families who continue to mourn their loved ones by associating themselves with the vile words of Osama bin Laden.”

A spokesperson for President Joe Biden (pictured) condemned TikTokers who shared Osama bin Laden’s anti-Semitic, homophobic and conspiracy theory in the ‘Letter to America,’ saying it was an insult to the families of September 11 victims.

The trend appears to have started with TikToker Lynette Adkins (left), who posted a video on November 14 telling her followers to read the manifesto, followed by a number of Gen Z TikTokers filming videos about the manifesto.

Especially now, at a time of increasing anti-Semitic violence in the world, and immediately afterwards Hamas Terrorists, in the name of these same conspiracy theories, have carried out the worst massacre of the Jewish people since the Holocaust,” Bates continued.

“As President Biden said this year in memory of the Americans who lost their lives because of Osama bin Laden, ‘it is now more important than ever that we come together’ against a ‘rising tide of hate and extremism,’” the White House spokesperson said House. added.

About 1,400 people were killed when Hamas terrorists entered Israel on October 7 and brutalized surrounding communities, including killing those attending a large-scale music festival.

Hundreds of Israelis were kidnapped and dragged to Gaza.

Since then, Israel has been at war with Hamas and the massive civilian casualties among Palestinians living in Gaza have sparked widespread protests from the American left.

In the letter, bin Laden said the treatment of the Palestinian people must be “revengeed” and that the Americans had become “servants” of the Jews, who controlled the country’s media and economy, an anti-Semitic stereotype.

“The American people are the ones who pay the taxes that finance the planes that bomb us in Afghanistan, the tanks that attack and destroy our homes in Palestine, the armies that occupy our countries in the Arabian Gulf, and the fleets that maintain the blockade . of Iraq,” bin Laden also wrote.

“These tax dollars are given to Israel so that it can continue to attack us and invade our country. “So the American people are the ones who fund the attacks on us, and they are the ones who oversee the spending of this money the way they want, through their chosen candidates,” the letter said.

In the ‘Letter to America’, Osama bin Laden accused the US of being complicit in the ‘oppression’ of the Palestinians and of spreading AIDS around the world

Hundreds of members of Generation Z posted videos seemingly mistaking the hateful rant for an intellectual think piece

At Bin Laden’s direction, nearly 3,000 American citizens were killed on September 11, 2001 in New York City, Washington, DC and during Flight 93’s crash in Pennsylvania.

In the letter, the terrorist leader also called for the “rejection of homosexuality” and claimed that AIDS was a “satanic American invention.”

Bin Laden justified killing civilians in the name of Jihad.

Pro-Palestine Gen-Z TikTokers downplayed rampant anti-Semitism, homophobia, conspiracy theories and vile rhetoric, treating bin Laden’s words as an intellectual think piece.

Adkins, who has 177,000 followers, commented: “I feel like I’m having an existential crisis at the moment,” after encouraging people to read the letter, which gained popularity after it was posted on The Guardian’s website.

“Just read it… my eyes have been opened,” someone responded. “I think this has made a lot of people realize that even ‘villains’ can tell the truth,” wrote another.

Another user posted a video and commented: ‘Trying to live normally again after reading Osama bin Laden’s ‘Letter to America’ and realizing everything we learned about the Middle East, September 11th and ‘terrorism’ was a lie .’

Another user said they had been lied to.

‘I remember seeing people cheering 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,” the user said.

Bin Laden was killed by members of Seal Team Six on the orders of President Barack Obama in May 2011.