The Observer today publishes the full text of Osama Bin Laden’s “Letter to the American people”. The letter first appeared on the internet in Arabic and has since been translated and circulated by Bin Laden’s allies in Britain. What is most interesting about the letter is that whatever Bin Laden’s location he has clearly got people keeping an eye on the media for him and despite all the Quranic references the letter is clearly written with a western audience and agenda in mind. He seems to be quite keen to reinforce the view of those who argue that Islamic terrorism is a response to the unjust actions of the west but he has a few lines for conservatives as well as liberals. But of course he is not quite clever enough to keep the anti-semitism and homophobia out of sight and makes no attempt to deny that his aim is to convert us infidels under one giant Islamofascist new world order. It is a fascinating read though – especially if you want to know your enemy.