The late Osama bin Laden was urged by a fellow leading al-Qa’ida member to send a message to the Irish people to urge them to convert to Islam.
New files removed from Bin Laden’s compound reveal how Ireland was occupying the mind of top al-Qa’ida leaders.
Adam Gadahn, al-Qa’ida’s American-born spin doctor, proposed an ambitious new front in the global jihad in January of last year.
He called for the group to “prepare a message for the Irish” who he said tended to be sympathetic to the cause of the Palestinians.
He also noted “the increasing anger in Ireland towards the Catholic Church” after “sex scandals and others” and urged the group to persuade the disenchanted to turn to Islam rather than secularism.
Being “historically the prominent enemies of the Jews”, Mr Gadahn said, Catholics offered “fertile ground”.
They also believed that President Obama should be assassinated so that Vice President Biden could take over. They believed Mr. Biden was a buffoon and would send the U.S. into a nose dive if he were to take the presidential reigns.