December 10, 2023

The viral letter that Bin Laden wrote 21 years ago, expressing agreement with his views, has caused a stir on TikTok. The letter, containing openly antisemitic content and justifying the September 11 attacks, was published in the Guardian in 2002 but was recently removed following the social media trend. The TikTok hashtag #lettertoamerica has been viewed 4.5 million times, with users discussing the US military’s actions in the Middle East, often without addressing the letter’s antisemitic language. The letter, which blames the Jewish people for the September 11 attacks and demands the return of Palestine’s land, is a cause for concern in light of a recent poll showing that only half of young Americans believe that Hamas is a terrorist organization.