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Itís the doctrine of jihad, stupid
Toronto Sun ^ | April 23, 2013 | Tarek Fatah

Posted on 04/24/2013 10:13:17 AM PDT by Squawk 8888

Twelve years after 9/11 and the beat goes on. If the news of jihadi terrorist bombings in Boston and Bangalore was not enough to wake us from our collective slumber, the arrests of Chiheb Esseghaier of Montreal and Raed Jaser from Toronto this week certainly should. Though I doubt it.

According to RCMP Assistant Commissioner James Malizia, the two Muslim men were allegedly getting “direction and guidance” from al-Qaida elements in Iran. He added: “Had this plot been carried out, it would have resulted in innocent people being killed or seriously injured.”

While ordinary Canadians and non-Muslims around the world are bewildered by these never-ending news reports of terrorism and alleged plots, the response by the leaders of the Islamic community is the tired old cliche — Islam is a religion of peace, and jihad is simply an “inner struggle.”

The fact is these terrorists are motivated by one powerful belief — the doctrine of armed jihad against the “kuffar” (non-Muslims).

It is worth noting that not a single Muslim cleric since 9/11 has mustered the courage to say the doctrine of armed jihad is defunct and inapplicable in the 21st century. They rightfully denounce terrorism, but dare not denounce jihad.

The armed jihad launched against the infidels, is clearly promoted by the 20th-century writings of such Islamists as Syed Qutb and Hassan al-Banna of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and the late Syed Maudoodi of Jamaat-e-Islami of Indo-Pakistan.

Young Muslims across Canada and the U.S. are given booklets titled Towards Understanding Islam, written by Maudoodi. In the booklet, Maudoodi exhorts ordinary Muslims to launch jihad, as in armed struggle, against non-Muslims.

“Jihad is part of this overall defence of Islam,” he writes.

In case the reader is left with any doubt about the meaning of the word “jihad,” Maudoodi clarifies:

“In the language of the Divine Law, this word (jihad) is used specifically for the war that is waged solely in the name of God against those who perpetrate oppression as enemies of Islam. This supreme sacrifice is the responsibility of all Muslims.”

Maudoodi goes on to label Muslims who refuse the call to armed jihad as apostates:

“Jihad is as much a primary duty as are daily prayers or fasting. One who avoids it is a sinner. His every claim to being a Muslim is doubtful. He is plainly a hypocrite who fails in the test of sincerity and all his acts of worship are a sham, a worthless, hollow show of deception.”

If Maudoodi’s exhortations are not enough to motivate Muslims to conduct acts of terror, we have the words of the late Hassan al-Banna being distributed in our schools and universities. Al-Banna makes it quite clear that the word “jihad” means armed conflict. He mocks those who claim jihad is merely an internal struggle.

Al-Banna says this redefinition of the term “jihad” is a conspiracy so that “Muslims should become negligent.”

And here is what Syed Qutb, another Egyptian stalwart of the Islamist movement and the Muslim Brotherhood, writes in his seminal work on Islam and its relationship with the West, Milestones:

“A Muslim will remain prepared to fight against it (non-Muslim country), whether it be his birthplace or a place where his relatives reside or where his property or any other material interests are located.”

Unless the leaders of Canadian and American mosques as well as the Islamic organizations denounce the doctrine of jihad as pronounced by the Muslim Brotherhood and Jamaat-e-Islami, and distance themselves from the ideology of Qutb, al-Banna and Maudoodi, they stand complicit in the havoc that these jihadis are raining down on the rest of us.

For those who search for the root cause of Islamist terrorism, it’s the doctrine of jihad, stupid.


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Editorial; War on Terror
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1 posted on 04/24/2013 10:13:17 AM PDT by Squawk 8888
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To: Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; Cannoneer No. 4; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

2 posted on 04/24/2013 10:13:46 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Squawk 8888

The combination of the Boston bombings and these two bearded jihadis in Canada is clarifying the notion of jihad in Canadian minds, it would appear. The Establishment media have no reasonable counter-narrative to explain motivation, thus jihadism grabs the limelight.

This is hopeful.


3 posted on 04/24/2013 10:28:53 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Squawk 8888

If you go onto our “how to” page, on the main site, you’ll finnd a bunch of recipes for explosives and bombs. They’re not complete, just cutouts from instruction videos. Those instruction videos formed the backbone of what Hamas, Hezbollah, AQ and others were doing over a period of years.

And they’re made in Iran.


4 posted on 04/24/2013 10:31:57 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Squawk 8888
...jihad is simply an “inner struggle.”

Jihad is the Muslim term for "psychotic break" and it is encouraged.

5 posted on 04/24/2013 10:32:00 AM PDT by newheart (The worst thing the Left ever did was to convince the world it was not a religion.)
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To: Squawk 8888

While ordinary Canadians and non-Muslims around the world are bewildered by these never-ending news reports of terrorism and alleged plots, the response by the leaders of the Islamic community is the tired old cliche — Islam is a religion of peace, and jihad is simply an “inner struggle.”

Watch this - it’s an eye-opener....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64V09tTIjR4


6 posted on 04/24/2013 10:34:01 AM PDT by GOPJ (The screed of so-called journalists: 'If it doesn't fit, you must omit.' - - freeper Vigilanteman)
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To: Squawk 8888

Jihad must die. Those partaking can leave peacefully or otherwise.


7 posted on 04/24/2013 10:46:52 AM PDT by veracious
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Islam -- the non-reglious CULT of DEATH, Hatred and DEATH!!

The 72 virgins they get are a cross betweens the world's ugliest female and a camel!! :)

8 posted on 04/24/2013 10:53:39 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Deport all Muslims...yes, All Muslims!! No more Muslim Terrorists...Deport them all...)
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9 posted on 04/24/2013 11:06:45 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Squawk 8888
Unless the leaders of Canadian and American mosques as well as the Islamic organizations denounce the doctrine of jihad as pronounced by the Muslim Brotherhood and Jamaat-e-Islami, and distance themselves from the ideology of Qutb, al-Banna and Maudoodi, they stand complicit in the havoc that these jihadis are raining down on the rest of us.

And if they do denounce the doctrine of jihad they are labeling themselves apostates and stand to be sentenced to death by any imam that takes it in his mind to do so.

With all the hot blooded idealistic young Muslims out there you have a good chance of getting your throat cut for speaking out against jihad.

10 posted on 04/24/2013 11:48:02 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Squawk 8888
Islamic theology comes from three sources: the Quran, the Hadith (collection of quotes of Mohammed from multiple sources), and the Sirat (biography of Mohammed). The Quran is most important, the Hadith is of lesser importance and is used to clarify ambiguities in the Quran.

Regarding the saying that the "greater jihad" is an inner spiritual struggle, it is from a hadith whose authenticity is disputed:

"There is a Hadith related by a group of people which states that the Prophet [peace be upon him] said after the battle of Tabuk: 'We have returned from Jihad Asghar [lesser jihad] to Jihad Akbar [greater jihad].' This hadith has no source, nobody whomsoever in the field of Islamic Knowledge has narrated it. Jihad against the disbelievers is the most noble of actions, and moreover it is the most important action for the sake of mankind."
Bottom line: the definitive mentions of what jihad is, all have it as being a struggle against enemies, generally a violent struggle:
A man asked [the Prophet]: "...and what is Jihad?" He [peace be upon him] replied: "You fight against the disbelievers when you meet them (on the battlefield)." He asked again: "What kind of Jihad is the highest?" He [peace be upon him] replied: "The person who is killed whilst spilling the last of his blood."
Any statements to the contrary is just taqiyya to befuddle the infidels.
11 posted on 04/24/2013 11:53:59 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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And if they do denounce the doctrine of jihad they are labeling themselves apostates and stand to be sentenced to death by any imam that takes it in his mind to do so.

With regards to lying about the doctrines of Islam: it is OK for non-cleric Muslims to lie about doctrine ("Jihad is just an inner spiritual struggle") to infidels. It is not permissible for CLERICS to state false doctrine, because their false statements might be accepted as authoritative by Muslims.

12 posted on 04/24/2013 11:57:49 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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