Jihad

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From the earliest days Islam has been spread by aggressive jihad as this dynamic timeline shows clearly:
http://www.shariawatch.org.uk/content/jihad-vs-crusades-dynamic-timeline

Consider the track record of Muhammad, the man all Muslims say is the example of a perfect Islamic life:

  • He ordered or supported over 40 instances of killing, including one slaughter of 800 Jews at Banu Qurayza.
  • He kept slaves
  • He fought or ordered over 60 battles
  • Looted trade caravans


http://wikiislam.net/wiki/List_of_Killings_Ordered_or_Supported_by_Muhammad
http://www.islam-watch.org/books/islamic-jihad-legacy-of-forced-conversion-imperialism-slavery.pdf

Then we have this from a 14th century respected Islamic scholar when Islam was at the height of its power:

"In the Muslim community, the holy war [jihad] is a religious duty, because of the universalism of the Muslim mission and the obligation to convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force" ...."But Islam is under obligation to gain power over other nations."


https://asadullahali.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/ibn_khaldun-al_muqaddimah.pdf
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibn_Khaldun
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muqaddimah

Through to the present day plans as they face non-Muslims with powerful armies and weapons. The aim hasn't changed, merely the strategy for achieving it!
http://nypost.com/2015/11/15/the-jihadis-master-plan-to-break-us/

From sharia law (Shafi'i school): "Jihad means to war against non-Muslims, and is etymologically derived from the word mujahada signifying warfare to establish the religion."

Type: Article

In our opinion, the critics have failed to make the case that the jihad currently practised by ISIS and other groups is not sanctioned by Islamic texts. The critics have broken the very rules they accuse ISIS of not following when they try to make their case by ignoring abrogation and parts of Islamic texts that are inconvenient to their argument.

They have also tried to substantially misrepresent the way Islam was spread after the initial conquest of the Arabian peninsular as been by defensive wars and peaceful invitations to people to become Muslims. The historical record shows a very different picture.

Similarly with slavery, their claim that Islamic states have abolished it (under pressure from Western countries it must be said) is technically accurate, however slavery is still legal under Islamic Sharia law and it is still widely practised in several Islamic states. There is no will or movement in Islam that we are aware of to change Sharia law to abolish slavery and that such a movement is most unlikely to occur as Muhammad kept slaves himself and the Qur'an itself says that captured women may be used as sex-slaves:

[Quran (33:50) - "O Prophet! We have made lawful to thee thy wives to whom thou hast paid their dowers; and those (slaves) whom thy right hand possesses out of the prisoners of war whom Allah has assigned to thee" Also Quran (23:5-6) , Quran (4:24) , Quran (8:69) ]

Fatwa: https://islamqa.info/en/20802

Blog: http://abdullahsameer.com/blog/does-islam-allow-sex-with-female-captives-of-war/

The critics have also implicitly endorsed the principle of Sharia hadd punishments (Stoning, flogging, amputation) provided correct [Islamic] procedure has been followed. That these senior figures of Islam, many in the West, who purport to be moderate implicitly endorse such punishments rather than flatly rejecting is troubling.

The most troubling aspect however is that a multitude of senior Islamic figures are unable to make clear and unambiguous case against Islamic jihad and an Islamic caliphate that all, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, can clearly understand. The truth is that this letter appears to be mostly a public relations exercise designed to quiet growing Western fears regarding Islam. To that end, this letter is just another example of 'jihad by the pen' and one our governments have been quietly complicit in since 9/11 as this white paper on Reversing the Ostrich Complex makes clear.

As the article from 2013 by Tom Holland says - “It is not enough to engage with the jihadis solely on the battlefield. They must be defeated as well in mosques, and libraries, and seminar rooms. This is a battle that, in the long run, can only be won by theologians.” On the basis of this very serious effort by these critics of ISIS, we appear to be a long way from that happening, if indeed that case can be made in any unambiguous way?

This letter was sent by a supporter of Sharia Watch to their MP after Theresa May effectively exonerated Islam following the Westminster attack:

Dear xxxxx

Given that sharia law mandates establishment of a caliphate and offensive jihad toward non-believers until Islamic hegemony is globally secured, I am puzzled why you asked in Parliament, "Will the Prime Minister agree with me that what happened was not Islamic..."

Misled and Misleading - Western Leaders' Response to the Charlie Hebdo Murders

Edward Spalton – A Personal View January 2015

Edward Spalton is Hon. Secretary of the Campaign for an Independent Britain

(Mr Spalton is now Chairman of CIB however this article represents his personal views)

 

Seen from the Left

I’ve been writing a book for a long time now. I have been to countless publishers. Those who gave me a response told me how good it was, but… Not one will print it. We know why. But I’ll explain further.

 

Would-be assassin of Lars Hedegaard may have been holy warrior in Syria - Ingrid Carlqvist

A 26-year-old Lebanese man accused of an attempt on the life of Danish journalist and Dispatch International editor Lars Hedegaard in February 2013 was arrested in Turkey recently. According to press reports, he is connected with extremist Islamic circles in Denmark and Sweden and has probably taken part in the fighting in Syria.

It was little noticed that last week in London, a conference took place which featured some of the world’s most notorious Islamists and jihadists. 

Stand for Peace (a counter-extremism group) reports as follows:

The latest story in the on-going revelations about Europeans heading off to far away lands to fight for jihad involves two British schoolgirls travelling to Syria to become ‘jihadi brides’.

Type: Opinion

Summary: 

As I have said quite a few times before, it is simply wrong to say that Islam and Christianity have much the same view of war and peace. Judging from its founding texts, Christianity is a pacifist religion, for its founder rejected violence. Islam’s founder was a warlord.

As I have also said quite a few times before, the real issue is not violence or terrorism but theocracy. Islamist violence stems from anger that Islam’s theocratic potential is being thwarted. Again, it is Christianity that is different: its founding texts reject theocracy.  For many centuries this was obscured, but then it was gradually understood and put into practice – which entailed the invention of modern politics, as I explain in my new book God Created Humanism.

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  • The report implies that deradicalization, either in specialized centers or in prisons, does not work because most Islamic radicals do not want to be deradicalized.

  • Although France is home to an estimated 8,250 hardcore Islamic radicals, only 17 submitted applications and just nine arrived. Not a single resident has completed the full ten-month curriculum.

  • By housing Islamists in separate prison wings, they actually had become more violent because they were emboldened by "the group effect," according to Justice Minister Jean-Jacques Urvoas.

  • "Deradicalizing someone does not happen in six months. These people, who have not been given an ideal and who have clung to Islamic State's ideology, are not going to get rid of it just like that. There is no 'Open Sesame.'" — Senator Esther Benbassa.

  • "The deradicalization program is a total fiasco. Everything must be rethought, everything must be redesigned from scratch." — Senator Philippe Bas, the head of the Senate committee that commissioned the report.

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Type: News

Country: 
Spain
News Date: 
11/05/2017
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  • Several months after the New York Times published its hagiography of Shashaa, he was arrested for physically assaulting his third wife, who was hospitalized with a broken nose and shoulder. "The attack was obviously very brutal," a hospital spokesperson said at the time. "What a man does with his wife does not concern the authorities," Shashaa said.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
02/05/2017
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“Scotland TERROR warning: Military cadets told not to wear uniform in public,” by Stephen Wilkie, Express, April 30, 2017:

SCOTS military cadets have been warned not to wear their uniforms in public amid terror attack fears.

Parents of youngsters in the army, air and sea cadet forces have been issued with letters outlining steps to avoid being targeted by extremists.

Country: 
United States of America (the)
News Date: 
01/02/2017
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While the lying media is perpetuating the lie refugees do not pose a terrorist threat, the facts show otherwise. Senator and soon-to-be Attorney General Jeff Sessions compiled this list of refugees-turned-jihadists in 2016 while Obama was pushing to dramatically increase the amount of so-called “refugees” allowed into the United States.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
10/04/2017
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More than 5,000 police officers from every force in the UK have turned out to pay their final respects to hero PC Keith Palmer, who was killed in the line of duty during the London terror attack in March. The largest-ever gathering of British police officers will line the route to Southwark Cathedral, where the officer's funeral service is taking place. Changing cubicles have been provided for officers who have been advised not to travel to the city wearing their uniforms for “personal safety reasons”. The advisory has been issued by the Metropolitan Police Federation.

Country: 
Egypt
News Date: 
09/04/2017
Summary: 

At least 21 people were killed Sunday when bomb blast went off in the vicinity of a church in the Egyptian city of Tanta north of Cairo, state media said. Some 40 people were also wounded in the blast, which struck as Egypt's Coptic Christian community marked Palm Sunday, the reports said.

Country: 
Tunisia
News Date: 
27/06/2015
Summary: 

Habib Essid, the prime minister, said on Saturday that the army would deploy reservists around resorts and archeological sites and would shut down mosques that were outside government control, accusing them of spreading venom.

See also:

http://www.dw.com/en/tunisia-to-close-80-mosques-following-terror-attack/a-18544478

Country: 
Italy
News Date: 
08/04/2017
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A Mestre mosque frequented by three Kosovars allegedly planning to bomb Venice’s Rialto Bridge has been given three days to close, sources said Friday. The order was handed to the Bangladeshi clerics who run the mosque, informing them that its activity did not comply with its official use.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
08/04/2017
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Why is this mosque still open? Because that great warrior against “extremism,” Theresa May, wouldn’t dare offend Muslims by taking action against a source of incitement in the ongoing jihad against her country. “Westminster killer’s link to Luton mosque,” by Andrew Gilligan and Robin Henry, The Sunday Times, April 9 2017:

Country: 
European Union
News Date: 
08/04/2017
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Following are some of the deadly attacks in Western Europe over the past two years:

 

April 7, 2017 - A truck drives into a crowd on a shopping street and crashes into a department store in central Stockholm, killing four people and wounding 15 in what police call a terror attack. (Full Story)

 

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
01/04/2017
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Britain’s most dangerous Islamists will be housed in a special unit to stop them converting their fellow inmates. The Times reports work is currently under way at HMP Frankland near Durham, which will have a “prison within a prison” to keep Islamic extremists away from other prisoners.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
17/03/2017
Summary: 
  • Tenth of Britain's Islamist terrorists come from five council wards in Birmingham 
  • Study found London and Birmingham individuals are dominant among offenders 
  • Between 1998-2015 beheadings and stabbings increased from 4% to 44%
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Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
28/03/2017
Summary: 

Security sources have told Sky News that more than four hundred British jihadists who travelled to the Middle East to fight for terror organisations like Islamic State and the al-Nusra Front have returned home, and most have evaded the authorities. Former Scotland Yard Specialist Firearms Officer and author Tony Long told the broadcaster these fighters could pose serious problems for the British authorities. “These are combat-hardened soldiers,” he said.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
24/03/2017
Summary: 

A former Labour Party foreign minister has implied the government of Tony Blair was wrong to ignore the religious roots of Islamist terror, urging authorities to ‘take on’ the ideology to defeat terror. Kim Howells, who oversaw the work of MI5 and MI6 during the Blair and Brown years, said Islamist violence is distinct from other forms of terror and Western values such as democracy must be defended. “I was part of a Government that said: ‘Well, we don’t do God.’ But you can’t afford not to do God on this one, I think,” he 

Country: 
United States of America (the)
News Date: 
21/03/2017
Summary: 

Al-Qaeda declared jihad against the United States in 1996. Iyman Faris is clearly an al-Qaeda combatant. Those who oppose the revocation of his naturalization on the grounds that it is “Islamophobic” should be asked to explain why they believe that a man who is at war with the United States should be allowed the rights and privileges of citizenship in the United States.

Admin: This is a very important principle that all Western countries need to address.

 

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
21/03/2017
Summary: 

The neighbourhood of Sparkbrook in Birmingham has become a hotbed of jihad in the UK, with local councillors turning a blind eye to extremism. A special report in the Daily Mail reveals one in every ten British nationals convicted on Islamic terrorism charges has come from the area, which is 70 per cent Muslim.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
12/03/2017
Summary: 

BOOKS encouraging Muslim parents to teach their children jihad and referring to Jewish people as “evilminded” are being sold openly in one of Britain’s terror hotspots.

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