Poem by Osama bin Laden, in response to his son, Hamza, in June 2003:
What can I say if we are living in a world of laziness and discontent?
What can I say to a world that is blind in both sight and perception?
Nations are sold and bought like hooves.
Pardon me, my son, but I can only see a very steep path ahead.
A decade has gone by in vagrancy and travel.
What are you asking me about?
About people who are sedated?
Here we are in our tragedy.
Security has gone but danger remains.
It is a world of crimes in which children are slaughtered like cows.
Zion is killing our brothers, and the Arabs are holding a conference.