7A. ENDING ISLAMIC JIHAD

 

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 “al Qaeda’s belief system cannot be separated neatly from Islamic teachings, because it has–selectively and perniciously–built on fundamental Islamic ideas and principles.” – cited from The Age of Sacred Terror by Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon (New York, Random House, 2002), two counterterrorism experts formerly on the National Security Council staff, in a Review by Ellen Laipson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Henry L Stimson Center and former Vice Chair of the National Intelligence Council, appearing in the Jan/Feb 2003 issue of Foreign Affairs.

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“‘The ideology, in my opinion, is the most dangerous thing,’ said Rashad M. al-Alimi, an erudite sociology professor who is now Yemen’s interior minister.” -New York Times, 9 Jan 03, p A14.
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” … the link between Iraq and computer hacking … poses a growing threat to United States Security … the FBI … blamed ‘ideologically motivated pro-Iraq’ hackers.” – – New York Times, 17 Jan 03, p A10.
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Now, in this century, the ideology of power and domination has appeared again, and seeks to gain the ultimate weapons of terror.” – The President’s State of the Union address, 28 Jan 03 ..

IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT IDEOLOGIES OF MASS DEATH AND DESTRUCTION BE DEALT WITH — DECISIVELY, AT THEIR FOUNDATIONS — THE FOUNDATIONS OF TERRORISM.
When President Clinton asked the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia for a quotation for him to use at the White House Garden ceremony at which Israeli Prime Mininster Rabin would be pressured into shaking hands with Palestinian Chairman Arafat, the Embassy provided, and he used: “But if the enemy incline towards peace, do thou also incline towards peace.”  Using just that sentence grossly misrepresents the  reality, the truth, the Koran.  For, the full text is:   .. also when thy Lord spake unto the angels, saying … I will cast dread into the hearts of the unbelievers. Therefore, strike off their heads, and strike off all the ends of their fingers … And think not that the unbelievers have escaped God’s vengeance, for they shall not weaken the power of God. Therefore, prepare against them what force ye are able, and troops of horse, whereby ye may strike terror into the enemy of God, and your enemy, and into other infidels besides them. And if they incline unto peace . . do thou also incline thereto … But if they seek to deceive thee [i.e., at the end of your persuasions they still re(use to become believers], verily God will be thy support … 0 prophet, stir up the faithfulto war … lt hath not been granted unto any prophet, that he should possess captives, until he had made a great slaughter of the infidels ofthe earth. [underlining supplied]                    

 

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In his article ‘Islam and the Opposition to Terrorism,’The New York Times, 30 Sept 2001, Roy Mattaheed, chairman of the committee on Islamic studies at Harvard University, states: “Islamic law forbids harm to noncombatants. Verse 190 of the second chapter of the Koran reads: ‘Fight in the path of God those who fight you, but do not transgress limits. God does not love transgressors.”’ The full text is:
And fight for the religion of God against those who fight against you, but transgress not by attacking them first, for God loveth not the transgressors. And kill them wherever ye find them … for temptation to idolatry is more grievous than slaughter.
A rash of pamphlets, fliers, websites, etc., are appearing that attempt to demonstrate similarly with similar deceptions. They deny history, use sanitized translations, omit key passages, and distort the original intent of what they do print.For instance, another favorite sophism of pacifistic Islam is the passage Let there be no compulsion in religion -Koran, Surah II. But two sentences down we find:
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God is the patron of those who believe; he shall lead them out of darkness into light; but as to those who believe not, their patrons are Targut [an idol or whatever is worshipped besides God -especially the two idols of the Meccans, Allat and AI Uzza; also the devil or any seducer]; they shall lead them from light into darkness; they shall be the companion ofhell fire, they shall remain there forever. Consider some further samples:
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But the recompense of those who fight against God and his apostles, and study to act corruptly in the earth, shaff be … slain, or crucified, or have their hands and feet cut off on the opposite sides, or shall be banished from the land. -Koran, Surah V. We will reward those who turn aside from our signs with a grievous punishment, because they have turned aside. -Koran, Surah VI. 0 prophet, stir up the faithful to war … until he had made a great slaughter to the infidels of the earth. -Koran, Surah VIII. … kill the idolators wheresoever ye shall find them, and take them prisoners, and besiege them, and lay wait for them in every convenient place. -Koran, Surah IX. When ye encounter the unbelievers, strike off their heads, until ye have made a great slaughter among them … Hath not a Surah been revealed commanding war against the infidels.-Koran, Surah XLVII. All Koran translations are from the classic THE KORAN by George Sale, which first appeared in 1734.

There are many more, but these should suffice to demonstrate the essence of Jihadic Islam, the Koranic foundations of today’s many Islamic Jihads. The Jihad declared against us now is but the latest chapter in the original Koranic Jihad declared by Mohammed 1400 years ago. Many even more virulent forms have been concocted since then upon those foundations, especially the extreme, hatefilled, stridently anti-Western form of Islamic orthodoxy called Salafism, taught by Sheik Muqbel bin Hadi ai-Wad ie’s six isolated, armed and guarded ‘religious schools’ deep in Yemen’s desert hills, housing 3000 students from all over the Islamic world. Muqbel taught Salafism to Osama bin Laden, whose mentor he has been. Both Arab and Western scholars agree that Salafism is bin Laden’s core ideology.

This is a matter of religion and creed; it is not what Bush and Blair maintain, that it is a war against terrorism. There is no way to forget the hostility between us and the infidels. It is ideoloqical. 

 — From a tape of Osama bin Laden’s speech released 3 Nov 2001 as broadcast by AI Jazeera Arab satellite channel based in Qatar, and quoted in The New York Times, 4 Nov, P 82.

Where there is Islamic moderation, or Reformation of Islamic bigotry and violence is underway, the “true believers,” the fundamentalists, the orthodoxists, the Islamists of the Mideast Islamic epicenter condemn them as false Islam. And the epicenter will still radiate its shock waves, amplified by modern telecommunications, transportation and weapons.

For, there is no official, authoritative, say, World Council of Islam. Islam is highly fragmented. The increasing ferocity of Jihadist organizations, gangs and pesantras (schools) in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, and in Algeria, Pakistan and Yemen, and the other international jihadic network groups with whom they are allied, care not a wit that the Egyptian middle class is seeking a new way, away from stifling traditionalism, superstition, insular ignorance, blind zealotry and violence, or that the extremists of Egypt’s Gamaa Islamiya have abandoned violence as impractical and wrong. The international jihad of the new world alliance and local militias rage on with the 1400-year-old bloody jihad created by Muhammad. The fashions come, and the factions go, but Jihad is forever – or until all the infidels of Dar al-Harb, the World of War, have been forced into Dar al-Islam, the World of Islam, or simply slaughtered: When ye encounter the unbelievers, strike off their heads, until ye have made a great slaughter among them.

No longer by the Muhammadan Sword, the Sword that once swiftly carved a huge Islamic Empire, the Sword that swept up through Europe until stopped by Charles ‘The Hammer’ Martel at Poitiers in 1732 and driven back to Grenada, the Sword that perpetrated the first Holocaust of the 20th Century, the Holocaust against Christian infidels in the Ottoman Empire, the Armenian Holocaust, a Holocaust that not only slaughtered the Armenian people and burned their priests alive in village squares, but also smashed, burned, melted down, appropriated and altogether destroyed their rich and ancient culture, the Sword that destroyed the World Trade Center and nearly 3,000 lives. No, no longer by the fundamentalist, traditional Muhammadan Sword, but by Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Therefore, all things considered, doctrinal and historical, no matter what else is done:

The Flaming Sword of Islam must not only be quenched — It must be broken.

In so doing, we draw upon Ideologic Defense Systems, and apply its most powerful weapon: Reductive Nullification. It is also the most Jeffersonian weapon. For it exemplifies the declaration by Jefferson that is carved inside the rotunda of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC:

I SWEAR UPON THE ALTAR OF GOD ETERNAL HOSTILITY AGAINST EVERY FORM OF TYRANNY OVER THE MIND OF MAN

The very name ‘Islam’ means submission, the antithesis of freedom — is a form of tyranny.  By Nullifying it we will free millions of minds, end World War IV against Global Islamic Jihadi, and  end the 1400-year Jihadic Plague.

According to Ulil Abshar Abdalla, head of the Islamic Liberals Network, “all the politicians in the country (Indonesia] think that Islam is a monster — but if you go against it you risk your career. – The Economist [London], 22 June 2002, p 37. 

We who know how must go against — by the process of Nullification — that is, Nullifying Islamic Jihad itself — by Nullifying, in effect de-sanctifying, its ideological foundation, Islam

That is accomplished in the next Page, Nullifying Islamic Jihad. 

 

 

 

 

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