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D.C. mosque tied to 9-11 extols martyrdom virtues
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Thursday, September 11, 2003 | Paul Sperry

Posted on 09/10/2003 11:35:17 PM PDT by JohnHuang2

An associate imam at a large mosque here attended by two of the 9-11 hijackers says Muslims who die while fighting unbelievers in the cause of Allah are no different from U.S. Marines fighting and dying for America in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Johari Malik of the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Va., made the comparison in defending a sermon given earlier this year by the mosque's former head cleric, Anwar Aulaqi, who is under FBI investigation for his ties to the suicidal hijackers and other terrorists.

Aulaqi in January exhorted the faithful at the Masjid at-Tawhid mosque in London to become ''shaheeds,'' or martyrs, and ''die in the sake of Allah,'' arguing it's the one sure way to get into Paradise, according to a transcript of a tape recording of the sermon provided to WorldNetDaily by terrorism expert Steve Emerson. Emerson believes Aulaqi, as a close spiritual adviser to the hijackers, may have helped them prepare for martyrdom before they crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon two years ago.

Malik – who remains close to Aulaqi, now living in Yemen, his place of birth – says there's nothing wrong with such sermons.

''That's the same thing as telling Marines in this country semper fidelis,'' Malik told WorldNetDaily. ''Telling people to give their all for their faith is not an unusual idea.''

Dar al-Hijrah, the largest mosque in the Washington area, if not the country, counts among its flock a large number of Palestinian refugees who support Hamas, a hatchery for anti-Israeli suicide bombers.

Aulaqi's London sermon was part of a two-day seminar organized by an Islamic charity in Britain called JIMAS. It ran from Dec. 31 to Jan. 1.

''Don't think that the ones that die in the sake of Allah are dead. They are alive and Allah is providing for them,'' Aulaqi said, referring to Muslim martyrs. ''So the shaheed does not die.''

When it comes to salvation, ''you could say that they are head and shoulders above everyone else,'' he said, noting the carnal and material rewards bestowed upon marytrs in Paradise.

He also claimed marytrs ''will not suffer the pain of death, and will not have to go through the horror and terror of the day of judgment.''

''So this should make everyone of you the more eager to be a shaheed,'' Aulaqi concluded, ''when you see the great edge that is given to the shaheeds.''


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Virginia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911hijackers; clerics; daralhijrah; fallschurch; imams; islamiccenter; jihadinamerica; jihdinamerica; joharimalik; malik; mosque; mosques; paulsperry
Thursday, September 11, 2003

Quote of the Day by ALASKA

1 posted on 09/10/2003 11:35:18 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Some one should string this guy up first and then flambe him. This kind of incitement talk should have NO place in America after 9-11.
2 posted on 09/10/2003 11:37:26 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: JohnHuang2
Here's a suggestion .. if he hates america so dang much .. then get the hell off our land
3 posted on 09/10/2003 11:43:39 PM PDT by Mo1 (http://www.favewavs.com/wavs/cartoons/spdemocrats.wav)
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To: Mo1
September 11th didn't bring us to our senses and I despair that nothing will. Like Bob Grant says, "It's sick out there, and getting sicker." That we tolerate vipers and inciters like that in our midst is maddening.
4 posted on 09/10/2003 11:54:26 PM PDT by Salvey
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To: Salvey
." That we tolerate vipers and inciters like that in our midst is maddening.

We don't ... but the likes of the ACLU will jump to their defense and scream civil rights abuse

Sad as it may be .. until we can catch them doing something criminal .. he can say anything he wants

With that said ... I have no doubt he is being watched

5 posted on 09/10/2003 11:57:48 PM PDT by Mo1 (http://www.favewavs.com/wavs/cartoons/spdemocrats.wav)
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To: JohnHuang2
"...says Muslims who die while fighting unbelievers in the cause of Allah are no different from U.S. Marines fighting and dying for America in Iraq and Afghanistan.

What additional proof does one need, to see the Islamist effort as a war against all that is not Islam?

This Islamist claims that religious terrorists - targeting "infidel" women and children is on parallel moral plain with American Marines attacking the armed forces of these assholes, and freeing their non-lunatic populations to live as humans and not cockroaches..

It's bastards like this that make "ethnic cleansing" appear as a rational and attractive option.....

How can the civilized world expect to live in peace with people such as these?

Semper Fi

6 posted on 09/11/2003 12:10:04 AM PDT by river rat (War works......It brings Peace... Give war a chance to destroy Jihadists...)
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To: All
SEPTEMBER 11, 2001: "ATTACK ON AMERICA!" (Updated)
http://www.truthusa.com/911.html
7 posted on 09/11/2003 12:18:11 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Salvey
That we tolerate vipers and inciters like that in our midst is maddening.

Vigilantism is not always a bad thing.

8 posted on 09/11/2003 12:23:50 AM PDT by Buckwheats (PC Kills)
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To: JohnHuang2
I don't understand why they aren't yet in Guantanamo...
Unless they are just under surveilance... I say shut them all down.
9 posted on 09/11/2003 12:27:47 AM PDT by Terridan (God help us send these Islamic Extremist savages back into Hell where they belong...)
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To: JohnHuang2
I don't understand why they aren't yet in Guantanamo...
Unless they are just under surveilance... I say shut them all down. Kind of like the "mecha" or "Aztlan" groups here in California. All terrorists.
10 posted on 09/11/2003 12:28:43 AM PDT by Terridan (God help us send these Islamic Extremist savages back into Hell where they belong...)
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To: JohnHuang2
Freeper march to DC???
11 posted on 09/11/2003 12:36:24 AM PDT by Cronos ('slam and sanity don't mix, ask your Imam.....)
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To: JohnHuang2; pdjplano; TBP; just5; Poohbah
It would be quite difficult to align this with the view that slam is a rel of pss.
12 posted on 09/11/2003 12:37:45 AM PDT by Cronos ('slam and sanity don't mix, ask your Imam.....)
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To: JohnHuang2
What a friggin suprise. This area is just chock full of patriots.
13 posted on 09/11/2003 12:40:14 AM PDT by Movemout
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To: Mo1
Why isn't he living in some Islamic paradise?
14 posted on 09/11/2003 12:53:36 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty
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To: JohnHuang2
The best way to end war and ensure peace is to kill the enemy.

The best way to end terrorism is to kill terrorists.

Self-identifying targets make the job easier.

15 posted on 09/11/2003 3:29:45 AM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Buy 'Allah' brand urinal cakes - If you can't kill the enemy at least you can piss on their god)
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To: JohnHuang2
The media must start reporting this.
16 posted on 09/11/2003 3:44:45 AM PDT by tkathy
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To: JohnHuang2
Let me have him for a couple of days and I'll make him a martyr....slowly.
17 posted on 09/11/2003 3:48:47 AM PDT by mtbrandon49
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To: JohnHuang2
Muslims who die while fighting unbelievers in the cause of Allah are no different from U.S. Marines fighting and dying for America in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Yeah right...some real moral equivalency argument..

At least Israel is smart enough to bring in the D-9 Cats to take care of this kind of crap Some people cant handle freedom that the US has to offer...and should be removed from it imo

18 posted on 09/11/2003 3:51:34 AM PDT by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: JohnHuang2
Wanna bet Johnnie Ashcroft will sooner put chains on you than on him?
19 posted on 09/11/2003 4:01:40 AM PDT by Spirited
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To: JohnHuang2
I'm all for the Constitutional protection of freedom to practice one's religion in this country.

However..........

When can it rightfully be said that a particular group ceases to be adherants to a 'religion' and cross over into the category of traitors, terrorists, and seditionists? I firmly believe that Islam has crossed that line and could justifiably be treated as a terrorist organization rather than a religion.

20 posted on 09/11/2003 4:06:52 AM PDT by RightOnline
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To: Buckwheats
Seems as though "they" have a cornucopia of volunteers who will happily blow themselves up for their cause and, of course, for immediate martyrdom. Wonder why those bozos who march around in our northwestern mountains on weekends, resplendent in their camoflage suits and fearsome weapons, aren't similarly inspired?
21 posted on 09/11/2003 4:53:32 AM PDT by Salvey
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To: JohnHuang2
BTTT
22 posted on 09/11/2003 10:34:47 AM PDT by GrandMoM ("What is impossible with men is possible with GOD -Luke 18:27)
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