WASHINGTON – An American television evangelist has turned the tables on al-Qaida terrorist leader Osama bin Laden – sending him a video message warning him to repent of his sins and convert to Christianity.
“Osama, since you seem to be a fan of video messages, I thought this would be the best way to communicate with you,” says Bill Keller, host of the Florida-based “Live Prayer” TV program as well as LivePrayer.com in a message being posted to YouTube and 20 other major video sites in the U.S. as well as some 50 in the Middle East.
Keller said his goal was to reach out to bin Laden with a message of salvation.
“Look at you, look at your life,” Keller says. “You live like a hunted goat in caves, totally dependent on a small group of people for your survival. At any moment, one of those you trust could betray you like Judas betrayed Jesus and your life would be over. The false prophet you follow, Mohammad, was poisoned to death by one of his wives.”
Keller continues: “It is against the most basic standard of good and evil that your life, Osama, will be judged by historians and future generations to be one of pure, unbridled evil.”
Keller has harsh words not only for bin Laden, but for Islam, as well.
“You followed the same path as the false prophet you have put your faith in – Mohammad – who, like you, was once a businessman, but who history has recorded was nothing more than a murdering pedophile who led men’s souls to eternal damnation with the false religion he created,” Keller says. “Islam is a 1,400-year-old lie that was born out of the voice of Satan – literally. Mohammad was correct when he stated it was Satan who initially spoke to him. He dreamed up his own god, Allah, a poor imitation of the God of the Bible, and inspired his own holy book, the Quran, a cheap imitation of the inspired, inerrant Word of God found in the Bible.”
Keller calls bin Laden a “coward” and a “tool of Satan.”
“There are no virgins waiting for you in Paradise when you die, only Satan and the everlasting punishment of hell,” said Keller. “The good news I have come to deliver to you is that you, yes, even you Osama, can escape God’s wrath. He loves you so much, that He sent Jesus to die for your sins, all of them, every last one! Yes Osama, even you can be saved and enter into the Glory of Heaven. Not some fictitious place called “paradise” with women waiting to have sex with you, but the home of God where you can find eternal peace and rest when your life on this earth is over.”
He also directed some harsh words to Adam Gadahn, the former California heavy-metal music aficionado who converted to Islamism and joined al-Qaida.
“First off, you are out of your mind!” Keller says. “I read your life story. Your hero Osama was born into this lie of Islam, you were born here in the United States, exposed to the Truth of God’s Word, yet you rejected that Truth and embraced the lie of Islam? You listened to too much heavy metal music dude! It rotted your brain. Look at you. You are now living like a hunted dog in the middle of hell on earth. You are using your life to further the hatred and murder and evil of this street gang you have joined. Haven’t you figured out their only goal is death and destruction?”
Last month, a CBS television station in Tampa, Fla., announced it was taking “Live Prayer with Bill Keller” off the air after the local chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations complained of the religious views Keller expressed.
CAIR-Tampa issued a statement that “WTOG-TV (CS44) dropped ‘Live Prayer’ after the station and its parent company CBS received a letter from and had discussions with the Islamic civil rights and advocacy group.”
“If you vote for Mitt Romney, you are voting for Satan!” he wrote in his daily devotional sent out to 2.4 million e-mail subscribers.
Keller was a businessman convicted of insider trading in 1989, a crime for which he served more than two years in federal prison. After getting out, he received a degree in biblical studies from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and has been in full-time ministry ever since.