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New Islamic Caliphate Declares Jihad on Muslims
Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 7/17/2014 | Raymond Ibrahim

Posted on 07/17/2014 7:00:41 PM PDT by markomalley

The new “caliphate” of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi—the Islamic State, formerly “ISIS”—recently made clear that it means to follow in the footsteps of the original caliphate of Abu Bakr al-Sadiq (632-634), specifically by directing its jihad against fellow Muslims, in Islamic parlance, the “hypocrites” and “apostates,” or in Western terminology, “moderates.”

This came out in the context of the current conflict between Israel and Hamas, with some Muslims asking the newly formed “caliphate” when it would launch a jihad on the Jewish state.

The Islamic State’s response? “Allah in the noble Koran does not command us to fight Israel or the Jews until we fight the apostates and hypocrites.”

On one of the Islamic State’s question-and-answer websites, some asked why it was “not fighting Israel but instead shedding the blood of the sons of Iraq and Syria.”  The new caliphate responded:

The greater answer is in the noble Koran, when Allah Almighty speaks about the near enemy.  In the majority of verses in the noble Koran, these are the hypocrites, for they pose a greater danger than the original infidels [born non-Muslims, e.g., Jews and Christians].  And the answer is found in Abu Bakr al-Sadiq, when he preferred fighting apostates over the conquest of Jerusalem [fath al-Quds], which was conquered by his successor, Omar al-Khattab.

There’s much to be said about this response, rife as it is with historical allusions.

First, it is true.  After the prophet of Islam died, a great number of Arabian tribes that had submitted to his rule by becoming Muslims—the word muslim simply means “one who submits”—thought they could now renege, and so they apostatized in droves.  This sparked the first Ridda, or “apostasy wars,” waged by Abu Bakr al-Sadiq, who became the first caliph on Muhammad’s death in 632.  For nearly two years, till his own death in 634, his caliphate’s entire energy was focused on waging jihad on all the recalcitrant Arab tribes, forcing them by the edge of the sword to return to the fold of Islam.

Tens of thousands of Arabs were burned, beheaded, dismembered, or crucified in the process, according to Islamic history, especially by the “Sword of Allah.”  It was only afterwards, under the reign of the second caliph, Omar al-Khattab (634-644), that the great Islamic conquests against the “original infidels”—those non-Arab peoples who had never converted to Islam, Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians, etc.—took place.

Islam’s war on the apostate, so little known in the West, figures prominently in Islamic history.  Indeed, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, one of the most influential Islamic clerics today, while once discussing the importance of killing any Muslim who apostatizes from Islam on Al Jazeera, correctly stated that “If the [death] penalty for apostasy was ignored, there would not be an Islam today; Islam would have ended on the death of the prophet.”

In short, and as the Islamic State is now arguing, the first and greatest enemy of Islam—the “nearest” enemy—is the “apostate” and “hypocrite,” for they are the most capable of subverting Islam from within.

This phenomenon of “pious” Muslims fighting and killing “lukewarm” Muslims, or Shia and Sunnis fighting one another—while the original infidel stands by or gets away—has many precedents throughout history.  For example, in its response, the Islamic State further justifies not fighting Israel by saying:

The answer is found in Salah ad-Din al-Ayubi [Saladin] and Nur ad-Din Zanki when they fought the Shia in Egypt and Syria before [addressing] Jerusalem.  Salah ad-Din fought more than 50 battles before he reached Jerusalem.  And it was said to Salah ad-Din al-Ayubi: “You fight the Shia and the Fatimids in Egypt and allow the Latin Crusaders to occupy Jerusalem?”  And he responded: “I will not fight the Crusaders while my back is exposed to the Shia.”

All of this history quoted by the Islamic State is meant to exonerate the new caliphate’s main assertion: “Jerusalem will not be liberated until we are done with all these tyrants, families, and pawns of colonialism that control the fate of the Islamic world.”

Some observations:



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1 posted on 07/17/2014 7:00:41 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Welcome back to the first century then...


2 posted on 07/17/2014 7:03:41 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: markomalley

And while the media fixates on the Ukraine and Russia, Obama is the one who empowered this mess. And let’s not forget that Libya is currently in a state of civil war too.


3 posted on 07/17/2014 7:06:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
"Welcome back to the first century then..."

Seventh century, seventh century gov_bean_counter.

4 posted on 07/17/2014 7:10:54 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: markomalley

Kill the infidels! Until they are dead!/S

Alahuapahoalawakbar!


5 posted on 07/17/2014 7:12:29 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: StormEye

Correct. Sleep meds kicking in...


6 posted on 07/17/2014 7:18:15 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: markomalley
Jihad has always turned inwards and slaughtered millions of Muzzies after starting by attacking non-Muzzies.

For a while it'll be really, really, bad as groups try to keep the focus on non-Muslims by getting ever more gory headlines but it won't be long before Muzzies are killing one another in ernest in numbers that haven't been seen since Pol Pot.

They serve Satan and are paid the usual Satanic wages, death and destruction.

7 posted on 07/17/2014 7:22:44 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: markomalley

Typical of muzzies. “Kill! Kill! Kill!”

And when they run out of “infidels”, they start killing each other for not being “Muslim” enough.

Bloody savages............!


8 posted on 07/17/2014 7:27:49 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Islam, a false religion based on false book that does not make sense, written by an epileptic, thief, murderer, and child abuser.

A religion that denies Christ because “God cannot have a son.” Yet they conveniently forget about the daughters of allah: al’uzzah, allat and manat. I guess daughters are Ok but sons—no chance. That makes sense, the false “prophet” Muhammed loved those women especially the ones he stole from those he murdered, not to mention his child “bride” Aiesha, married at six and consummated at nine years old.

This “religion” is so messed up they cannot decide what is up or down.

Now a jihad against fellow muslims. This is nothing new; they have been doing this since the seventh century. Our only problem is making the west wake up to the Saracen horde. Of course the liberals always want freedom of religion—as long as that religion is not Christianity.


9 posted on 07/17/2014 7:28:55 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: markomalley

Quarantine. Then let allah sort it out. No, fighting apostates will not make the islamic world stronger. At “best” it will turn the islamic world into a violent band of Amish. at “worst”, the region will self depopulate.


10 posted on 07/17/2014 7:29:15 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: markomalley

Perhaps the author or some other expert can fill this in but I recall that their Koran has Allah ( in his royal We voice) affirming that he’s given the land of Israel to the Jews. And telling his followers that the Jews would rebuild their land again someday. And either there or in some other Muslim teaching that it is the duty of all Muslims to help the Jews do this, that allah’s will be fulfilled This all from memory so I would appreciate the source quotes and citations Thanks.


11 posted on 07/17/2014 7:30:25 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: markomalley

muslkims fighting muslims, is that a bad thing?


12 posted on 07/17/2014 7:30:54 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (false claims of racism--the first refuge of a scoundrel)
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To: markomalley

muslims fighting muslims, is that a bad thing?


13 posted on 07/17/2014 7:31:53 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (false claims of racism--the first refuge of a scoundrel)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

That would be the 5th century AD. Islam is the great lie, of all lies.


14 posted on 07/17/2014 7:35:22 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: markomalley

There are no new caliphates of Islam, only a rejoining. The in-fighting means nothing- only the advancement of the “idea” of Allah.


15 posted on 07/17/2014 7:40:27 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: Fungi
Islam is the religion of Satan so by definition it's self destructive.

Jihad against fellow Muzzies is nothing new but this time it'll be particularly bad due to the advanced weaponry available, their inability to exist without importing food, the coming oil glut draining the treasuries of the few who subsidize all the others, and most of all, the population density in the major Muzzie centers.

At some point the modern defenses against widespread disease outbreaks will be targeted right along with all the other "Western Infidel impositions" they go after. When that happens, there will be a significant reduction in the number of Muzzsies on the planet.

Satan works in pretty straight forward ways, really. Until a bit of resistance is obviously in the wings, he pushes forward. When he can see signs of resistance building, he'd much rather have the millions in his hand slaughter one another than risk having them learn the Truth while helping him go after still more.

When it was possible that Reagan signaled a turning point, Islamic Jihad was a good option to Satan. Now, Satan obviously doesn't need a false religion like Islam to conquer the West. We're murdering our future generations at an astonishing rate and wallowing in perversion anyway.

JMHO

16 posted on 07/17/2014 7:47:25 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
There were no Muslims in the first century.
17 posted on 07/17/2014 8:02:58 PM PDT by RichInOC ("In the name of Allah, The Inexorable, The Irresistible...")
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To: RedHeeler
That would be the 5th century AD. Islam is the great lie, of all lies.

The 600s were the 7th century AD. We're in the 2000s, but it's considered the 21st century.

18 posted on 07/17/2014 8:24:40 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Rashputin

Translation: The Muzzies are about to go hardcore with Islam


19 posted on 07/17/2014 8:29:39 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

http://www.raymondibrahim.com/islam/allahs-sword-of-terror/

Cannibal.

This guy is admired in Muzzie land.


20 posted on 07/17/2014 8:33:33 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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To: SuziQ

Islam was supposedly birthed, in 550-560 AD. Thanks for the information.


21 posted on 07/17/2014 8:36:08 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: markomalley

Great post!


22 posted on 07/17/2014 8:37:04 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: markomalley

That, plus the certain knowledge that if they fought Israel they’d be wiped the **** out.


23 posted on 07/17/2014 8:43:01 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("World History is not full of good governments, or of good voters either "--P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: markomalley

surprise surprise surprise


24 posted on 07/17/2014 9:09:50 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Fungi

Did the daughters of allah undergo clitorectomies? just askin’.


25 posted on 07/17/2014 9:22:06 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: beethovenfan

The sixth is my favorite. Five and nine in second and third place.


26 posted on 07/17/2014 9:59:57 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Candor7; PhilDragoo

toldja

islam carries within itself...what?


27 posted on 07/17/2014 10:47:00 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum...)
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To: Fred Nerks

islam carries within itself...what?>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

the weeds of its own instruction?

errr....

the seeds of its own refluxion...

drat!


28 posted on 07/18/2014 1:50:31 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Candor7

I can’t recall where it was I read that mohammad said the numerous sects of the ‘religion’ he created would ultimately destroy each other.


29 posted on 07/18/2014 4:10:30 AM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum...)
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To: Fred Nerks; Candor7
From Anas that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

"The Children of Israa’eel divided into seventy-one sects and the Christians divided into seventy-two sects. And my Ummah shall divide into seventy-three sects, all of them being in the Fire except one sect."

[Related by al-Haakim in al-Mustadrak with the Talkhees of adh-Dhahabee (1/128), it is related in Majmoo‘ul Fataawaa (3/340) and (16/491) of Ibn Taymiyyah and ash-Shaatibee in al-I‘tisaam (2/189-191) and by al-‘Iraaqee in Takhreejul Ihyaa (3/230) and Ibn Hajar in Takhreej Ahaadeethul Kashaaf (p. 63). It was authenticated by Shaykh al-Albaanee in as-Saheehah (no. 203-204, 1492) and in Saheeh Sunan Ibn Maajah (no. 3225-3227) and in Dhilaalul Jannah (no. 63-67).]

73 sects in Islam but only one will go to heaven?


30 posted on 07/18/2014 8:41:01 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: PhilDragoo

You’re a gentleman and scholar!

And then we go to the site you quoted from and they are already fighting about which is ‘shirk’ and any minute now the beheading, amputations and stoning should start.
Islamic State = Rubble and Ashes. May allah be pleased with them all. Paradise is going to fill fast.


31 posted on 07/18/2014 9:59:47 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum...)
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