Scottish Government does what the Australian Government wouldn't over the death of the Saudi King
Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK AFC

David Hicks in his own words.

I have met Osama bin Laden about 20 times he is a lovely brother the only reason the West call him the most wanted terrorist is because he got the money to take action. 


David Hicks's letters home have been published many times in various forums over the past few years - here's some of them from The Australian newspaper, December 2007.


Dear family I spent around three months in a muslim military training camp in the mountains.I learnt about weapons such as ballistic missiles, surface to surface and shoulder fired missiles, anti aircraft and anti-tank rockets, rapid fire heavy and light machine guns, pistols, AK47s, mines and explosives. After three months everybody leaves capable and war-ready being able to use all of these weapons capably and responsibly. 

That night we crossed the LOC (thought to be Line of Control in Kashmir) four people each with rocket propelled grenades 200m from a bunker holding two soldiers. I hope one (soldier) was the same one who killed the two civilians. (from an incident earlier witnessed in which Indian soldiers killed civilians) 

There is a very heavy war in the north (of Afghanistan) I have arranged to go to the front. Slowly I am becoming a well trained and practical soldier. As a muslim we believe in destiny that when it is my time then so be it. If it is my time that is called martyrdom I will always fight for Islam. 

The Christians and Jews are fighting the Muslims. As a practicing Muslim with military experience I can go to help in any of those conflicts contacts are not a problem. 

In letters to his mother Sue King in October and November 2000:

There is one thing I wish to explain about jihad the non-believers, Jews and Americans in the western world are determined to prevent it to come back again. Jihad is still valid today and will be for all time. The West is full of poison. The western society is controlled by the Jews with music, TV, houses, cars, free sex takes Muslims away from the true Islam keeps Islam week and in the third world. 

Real jihad is possible just like before in the Prophets day where martyrs die with a smile on their faces and their bodies stay smelling of beautiful perfume for weeks after death. 

The West lives in the dark in a narrow sort of living. Allah will use his servants to punish non-believers in this world. 

As a Muslim young and fit my responsibility is to protect my brothers from aggressive non-believers and not let them destroy it. Islam will rule again but for now we must have patience we are asked to sacrifice our lives for Allahs cause why not? There are many privileges in heaven. It is not just war it is jihad. 

We must do this because we are forced simply because the West knows how strong Islam is when practiced. 

One reward I get in being martyred I get to take ten members of my family to heaven who were destined for hell 

But first I also must be martyred. We are all going to die one day so why not be martyred? 

As a post script: If I do get martyred that is what I want. If Dad rings and says that, you know that your son is dead, say congratulations. Allah will help just let him know that you are happy about it. 

The only true Muslims are those fighting. 

I am now very well trained for jihad in weapons some serious like anti-aircraft missiles. 

The Jews have complete financial and media control many of them are in the Australian government. 

On the Middle East (in letters in late 2000):

The Western World has mastered the art of propaganda global ignorance stresses me at times. 

The Muslim world is ready for war but not the governments. (talking about Muslims going to Iraq before the war though) It is exciting and promising but it is not the answer. The other governments are worried about losing their luxurious lifestyles and wont take serious action. 

In a letter in May 2001:

I have told you about the non-Muslims they send a lot of spies here especially to Osama Bin Ladens Arab organisation which is where I am. 

One way to get around (the spies) is to direct a letter to Abu Muslim Australia I have met Osama bin Laden about 20 times he is a lovely brother the only reason the West call him the most wanted terrorist is because he got the money to take action. 

Im going back again (to afghan) and this time with the Arabs direct to the Arab camps. So I will get to meet him (Osama) again. There is a group of us going. 

There are a lot of Muslims who want to meet Osama Bin Laden but after being a Muslim for 16 months I get to meet him.