Here’s why OBL himself says they did it. Excerpts from bin Laden’s Letter to America.
i) You are the nation who, rather than ruling by the Shariah of Allah in its Constitution and Laws, choose to invent your own laws as you will and desire. You separate religion from your policies, contradicting the pure nature which affirms Absolute Authority to the Lord and your Creator. You flee from the embarrassing question posed to you: How is it possible for Allah the Almighty to create His creation, grant them power over all the creatures and land, grant them all the amenities of life, and then deny them that which they are most in need of: knowledge of the laws which govern their lives?
He wants us to follow the Shariah instead of our Constitution and laws we now have.
(ii) You are the nation that permits Usury, which has been forbidden by all the religions. Yet you build your economy and investments on Usury. As a result of this, in all its different forms and guises, the Jews have taken control of your economy, through which they have then taken control of your media, and now control all aspects of your life making you their servants and achieving their aims at your expense; precisely what Benjamin Franklin warned you against.
He wants us to abolish interest paying vehicles of any sort, like loans, etc.
(iii) You are a nation that permits the production, trading and usage of intoxicants. You also permit drugs, and only forbid the trade of them, even though your nation is the largest consumer of them.
No beer, ‘nuff said.
(v) You are a nation that permits gambling in its all forms. The companies practice this as well, resulting in the investments becoming active and the criminals becoming rich.
I think he’s talking about not just betting on the track but the stock market too, even though he’s invested in it and a lot of the money his daddy gave him came from there.
(vi) You are a nation that exploits women like consumer products or advertising tools calling upon customers to purchase them. You use women to serve passengers, visitors, and strangers to increase your profit margins. You then rant that you support the liberation of women.
No Hooters? You can see the guy is whacked, or gay. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
(viii) And because of all this, you have been described in history as a nation that spreads diseases that were unknown to man in the past. Go ahead and boast to the nations of man, that you brought them AIDS as a Satanic American Invention.
It’s been well proven that HIV/AIDS came from the jungles of Africa, down the Kinchasa Highway, eventually to Jamaica, and on to the US and elsewhere. It was a damn sneaky CIA plot to plant it in such a remote area, don’t you think?
I just know this will be full of ??? instead of the correct stuff. Sometimes you just have to work in Word to get the thing written right, sorry.