Archive for the ‘Jihadi terrorism’ Category

Wherever one looks along the perimeter of Islam, Muslims have problems living peaceably with their neighbors

May 10, 2013

…the relations between Muslims and peoples of other civilizations – Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Hindu, Chinese, Buddhist, Jewish – have been generally antagonistic; most of these relations have been violent at some point in the past; many have been violent in the 1990s. Wherever one looks along the perimeter of Islam, Muslims have problems living peaceably with their neighbors. …Muslims make up about one-fifth of the world’s population but in the 1990s they have been far more involved in intergroup violence than the people of any other civilizations.

The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order. Samuel P. Huntington. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1996, p.256

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The underlying problem for the West is not Islamic fundamentalism. It is Islam

May 10, 2013

The underlying problem for the West is not Islamic fundamentalism. It is Islam, a different civilization whose people are convinced of the superiority of their culture and are obsessed with the inferiority of their power.

The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order. Samuel P. Huntington. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1996, p.217

Jihad defined

November 8, 2011

In law, according to general doctrine and in historical tradition, the jihād consists of military action with the object of the expansion of Islam and, if need be, of its defence.

“Jihad” in the Encyclopaedia of Islam

Don’t be fooled when told that Jihad is only or primarily one’s internal struggle with sin.

Antisemitism driven by Islamic theology

March 23, 2011

Mahmoud Al-Zahar, founder of Hamas said in 2007: “There is no place for you Jews among us, and you have no future among the nations of the world. You are headed to annihilation.”

In that same year, Ahmad Bahar, Acting Chairman of Gaza Parliament said:

“Be certain that America is on its way to disappear,… Allah, take hold of the Jews and their allies, Allah, take hold of the Americans and their allies… Allah, count them and kill them to the last one and don’t leave even one.”

quoted by David Horowitz

We’d perhaps like to think these are aberrant misunderstandings of a fundamentally peaceful religion. However, the truth isn’t always as cozy as we’d like it to be.

According to the Qur’an itself Muslims are not to be friends with Jews and Christians (5.51). The Jews (and the Christians?) have been cursed and some were turned into apes and pigs (5.60)

For thousands of years nations, ethnic groups, races and religions have suffered. They have been enslaved, they have been occupied, they have been oppressed. But never in the history of mankind until now has their been a people like the Palestinians who strap bombs on their own children and tell them to blow themselves up and kill other children, and that if they do so they will go to heaven and become saints. No other religion besides Islam makes murderers into saints. In the entire history of mankind no people has sunk to such moral depths as the Palestinians in their war against the Jews.

ibid David Horowitz

no man will be slain this day fighting against them with steadfast courage advancing not retreating but God will cause him to enter Paradise

December 24, 2009

Muhammad strode among his troops and issued a momentous promise —one that has given heart to Muslim warriors throughout the ages: “By God in whose hand is the soul of Muhammad, no man will be slain this day fighting against them with steadfast courage advancing not retreating but God will cause him to enter Paradise.” One of the assembled Muslim warriors, ‘Umayr bin al-Humam, exclaimed: “Fine, Fine! Is there nothing between me and my entering Paradise save to be killed by these men?” He flung away some dates that he had been eating, rushed into the thick of the battle, and fought until he was killed. In a similar vein, another Muslim warrior, ‘Auf bin Harith, asked Muhammad, “O apostle of God, what makes the Lord laugh with joy at His servant?” Muhammad answered: “When he plunges into the midst of the enemy without mail.” ‘Auf threw off his coat of mail and plunged into the thick of the battle, fighting tenaciously until he was killed.

Ibn Ishaq, 300, in Robert Spencer, The Truth about Muhammad, (Regnery 2006) p.105

Ideas have consequences. Islam does have its version of assurance of salvation: to wage ‘Holy’ War (Jihad) in fighting unbelievers.

What is Taqqiyah?

November 3, 2009

Hamid Ali, spiritual leader of a mosque in Beeston, W.Yorks, called Al-Madinah Masjid, publicly condemned the London bombings of 7th July 2005. But in a secretly taped conversation with a Bangladeshi-origin undercover reporter from the Sunday Times he said the 7/7 bombings were a ‘good’ act and praised the bombers as ‘children’ of firebrand cleric Abdullah al-Faisal who has made statements such as: ‘The only way forward is for you, the Muslims, to kill the Kufrs (non-Muslims)’

Sunday Times, 12/2/6 in Islam: The Challenge to the Church, Patrick Sookhdeo, Isaac Publishers, 2006

Suicide Bombings Acceptable According to Major Islamic ‘Sheikh’

November 2, 2009

(suicide bombing in Israel) is not suicide, it is martyrdom in the name of God.
women are not like women in our society because Israeli women are militarized.

Secondly I consider this type of martyrdom operation as an indication of the justice of Allah Almighty. Allah is just – through his infinite wisdom he has given the weak what the strong do not possess and that is the ability to turn their bodies into bombs like the Palestinians do.

Yousef Al-Qaradawi, Egyptian cleric from Qatar University to whom (in 2004) London’s former mayor, Ken Livingstone said: “You are truly welcome to London.”.

Maybe he’s just a fringe figure in Islam?

SYED TOHEL AHMED
(Islamic Forum Europe)
He is a mainstream scholar, that is respected throughout the world and he is not an extreme and doesn’t express any extreme views or interpret text in an extreme way.