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Lebanese Islamists Favor 'Offensive Jihad' to Conquer the World, Impose Islam
MEMRI/Al Jazeerra ^ | 8-13-09

Posted on 08/13/2009 5:29:27 AM PDT by SJackson

On Al-Jazeera TV: Lebanese Islamists Favor 'Offensive Jihad' to Conquer the World, Impose Islam

Following are excerpts from a public address delivered by members of the Islamist group Hizb Al-Tahrir in Lebanon. The address aired on Al-Jazeera TV on July 21, 2009.

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"The Jihad of a Nation Over 1.5 Billion Strong Has Been Reduced to the Killing of an American in Iraq, a Briton in Afghanistan, a Jew in Palestine, or a Russian in Chechnya"

Salah Al-Din 'Adhadhda, member of the press bureau of Hizb Al-Tahrir in Lebanon: "We have come here to talk about the pinnacle of Islam – Jihad for the sake of Allah. Since Jihad – like other precepts of the shari'a – has been subjected to distortion and perversion, due to the ideological and cultural invasion from which our nation continues to suffer, and since the nation has lost the true meaning of Jihad, and in the mind of many of us, Jihad has become tantamount to resistance, conducted by a group of young Muslim men with some capabilities – the Jihad of a nation over 1.5 billion strong has been reduced to the killing of an American in Iraq, a Briton in Afghanistan, a Jew in Palestine, or a Russian in Chechnya.

"Thus, the nation takes to the streets of its cities to celebrate the killing of a dozen here or a hundred there."

"The Nation... Should Not Really Celebrate [Liberation]... Because These Occupations Resulted From the Nation's Negligence and Silence"

"The nation has lost sight of the fact that it should not really celebrate, even if Palestine, Iraq, and Afghanistan are liberated, because these occupations resulted from the nation's negligence and silence, in the face of these corrupt regimes.

"Although the crimes of these collaborating rulers are obvious – as is their assistance in the occupation of our countries by the infidel countries – our nation has forgotten that true celebration should only occur with the conquest of the capitals of the world by the message of Islam, in order to save and liberate humanity, by pulling the people out of the darkness and tyranny of capitalism into the light and justice of Islam."[...]

"The West Has Distorted Jihad"

Muhammad Ibrahim, member of the advisory council of Hizb Al-Tahrir in Lebanon: "Jihad in Islam is twofold. The first type is the offensive Jihad, in which the Muslims engage the infidels in fighting in order to bring the message of Islam to them, and to pull them from darkness and into the light. This type of Jihad has suffered the most violent ideological and cultural campaign by the West, because of what the infidels viewed as the shattering of their earthly interests – interests that exploit human beings, sucking their blood. Jihad is the path to save mankind from the deprivation and hardship of their lives.

"The West has directed its arrows intensively against the Jihad, because it realized how dangerous Jihad is to Western civilization and culture. The West has distorted Jihad, presenting it as a blatant attack against people, by shedding their blood, subjugating them, oppressing them, plundering their resources, and so on. It has distorted the true meaning of Jihad.

"It is sad that some Muslims have clung to the West and been influenced by its culture. Such people went as far as to repeat the claims of many Orientalists – that Jihad is a defensive war only, and that there is no truth in what is being spread about offensive Jihad or offensive war. Thus, they aligned themselves with Western culture. Worse are those who bleat like the enemies of Islam, and consider Jihad to be aggression and terrorism." [...]

"Jihad is an Offensive Jihad, Which Was Instated in Order to Spread Islam Throughout the World"

"Some people tried to interpret Jihad to mean nothing more than self-defense. Thus, the Muslims abandoned the pinnacle of their glory, and relinquished their responsibility toward the world, as a result of their ideological weakness and their lack of understanding of the laws of the Shari'a of the Prophet Muhammad. In principle, Jihad is an offensive Jihad, which was instated in order to spread Islam throughout the world."

TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: hizbaltahrir; ht; hta; jihad; jihadists; lebanon; terrorism

1 posted on 08/13/2009 5:29:27 AM PDT by SJackson
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The President has been immersed in Muslim culture on three continents, so he already knows this.

2 posted on 08/13/2009 5:33:55 AM PDT by SJackson (the number-one job facing the middle class...a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S. Jobs)
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To: SJackson

I think you mean “acting” President. This Muslim thug wants to be king of the BC required, just an Army of liars cheats and criminals....kinda what he has now for a cabinet.

3 posted on 08/13/2009 5:49:56 AM PDT by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messia. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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To: SJackson

What they’re telling us is very clear. Their ideology teaches and promotes violent action to kill anyone who is not a part of it, and to spread it throughout the world.
Immediate deportation of all who accept their ideology.

4 posted on 08/13/2009 5:56:25 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Death Cult: world domination movement cleverly disguised as a religion.)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

Whats new? They have been at it for FOURTEEN HUNDRED YEARS...

Show me any benefit Islam has given mankind other than death , destruction , and oppression...

Show me ONE good thing.

Show me an invention...any contribution to modern man (and you can’t), excepting their new suicide bombers vest. And they cant get that right neither as it only takes out one muslim at a time.

5 posted on 08/13/2009 6:06:53 AM PDT by himno hero
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