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Posted on 02/01/2003 1:40:17 AM PST by ex-Texan
The Islamic Mindset
By Hal Lindsey
The Islamic Ruling Committee in Al Azhar, based in Cairo, ruled that Islamic states must acquire nuclear weapons for their defense, this according to the World Tribune.com.
One of the members of Islams highest ruling Committee, Sheik Ala A-Shanawi, went on to say, The founder of Islam, Mohammad, would have acquired a nuclear bomb to fight his enemies. This statement sounds more offensive than defensive, wouldnt you say?
Sheik A-Shanawi is no minor cleric in the Sunni Muslims highest authority for application of Islamic law. When he gives a ruling, he represents the official position of the Sunni Ruling Committee, which is headed by Sheik Al Hassan.
According to Sheik Al Hassan, Getting to know the enemy and realizing the different was to deal with it is a religious obligation. If a neighboring county is known to posses a nuclear weapon, then we must do all in our power to do the same.
Again, speaking for the Islamic Ruling Committee, A-Shanawi announced, All Islamic nations are required to seize nuclear weaponry, giving the nation the utmost respect. We see how far behind our nation is as a result of not being prepared as well as it should be, while the enemy has equipped itself with the best weaponry there is, which it will use to harm and destroy Muslims.
Who Is the Enemy?
It is very important to clarify just whom Islam views as the enemy. As far as the Koran, which is the absolute final word for Islam, is concerned, all infidels or unbelievers are the enemy. This is especially applied to those identified by Islam as Christian or Jewish. Although most Americans today do not think of the United States as a Christian nation, the Muslims do. And they see us as the chief helper of their ultimate enemy, Israel. We are regarded as The Great Satan, which is a name reserved for the supreme enemy of Islam.
So when a ruling cleric declares, they must acquire nuclear bombs to fight the enemy, it is imperative we translate that to particularly mean the United States and Israel.
Saddam, Hero of Muslim Masses
While the United States gears up to launch a war to insure that Saddam Hussein does not acquire nuclear weapons, The view of official Islam is that he has not only the right, but a religious obligation to obtain them.
The United States and the West must learn how official Muslim clerics think, or we will perish under nuclear rubble.
The Muslim street, which is the title usually applied to the Muslim masses, pay infinitely more attention to what the ruling clerics say than they do to the political rulers of their countries.
For instance, the Imams and Clerics in Egypt set the thinking of Egyptians much more than President Hosni Mubarak. The same think can be said of the Jordanians, Saudis, the Turks, etc. This is why these so-called Moderate Muslim rulers cannot openly back the United States on our proposed war with Saddam Hussein. They cannot even let us use their bases.
Nuclear Suicide Bombers
When you factor into this equation what many ruling clerics teach that those who give their lives as suicide bombers are the eternal heroes of Islam destined to spend eternity in Paradise with 72 virgins and the most lavish mansions from Allah, you begin to get the idea of what a formidable danger we face.
A nuclear-armed Muslim suicide bomber who kills a few million infidels would be considered among the highest in the pantheon of Muslim martyrs. This is what most Muslims think not just those who are officially part of Al Qaeda.
Every general in a war knows that there is no chance of winning and surviving unless you fully recognize at least three things:
First, who is your real enemy? Second, what is the source of his thinking and motivation? Third, from where and how will he attack?
Not all Muslims, thank God, are our enemies. But virtually all of our enemies are Muslim especially Muslim men between the ages of 18 to 45 years old.
They are hidden among the 'moderate' Muslims in this country. Therefore, it is insane not to use our limited resources to the fullest on profiling and carefully watching all Muslims and Mosques. If this is done prudently, it will verify who are our Muslim friends and who are our enemies.
Time is not on our side. And unfortunately, even our good leaders are very resistant to recognize the truth about Islam. They should listen to what one of Islams own great scholars wrote.
Zarin Koub, former head of the department of history and religion at University of Tehran, wrote, From the beginning, its [Islams] spread was accomplished through physical violence, bloodshed and war. Violence not only against non-Muslim infidels, but also against fellow Muslims. Much of Islams spread in the world was the result of traders and Sufi missionaries, this is true. Yet he weaponryscimatars and sabersall through the art and symbolism of Islam, makes violence and war a central theme of Islam Mohammad both taught and practiced violence from the beginning.
A true Muslim follows Mohammad and the Koran. So lets forget this non-sense that Islam is basically religion of peace before we are destroyed by its peaceful followers.
***BUSH COUNTRY.org - Opinion Corner by Jeremy Reynalds: "TERRORIST GROUP'S TV STATION APPEALS FOR FUNDS FOR 'OPPRESSED PALESTINIAN PEOPLE.'" (COMMENTARY SNIPPET: "The radical terrorist group Hizballah, on the U.S. State Department's list of terrorist organizations, is raising funds for its activities on an associated web site apparently hosted by an American internet service provider. The web site is www.manartv.com, a Lebanese television station broadcasting by satellite, that is commonly considered to be a propaganda arm of the Hizballah.") (January 14, 2003)
MEMRI.org - MIDDLE EAST MEDIA RESEARCH INSTITUTE Inquiry and Analysis Series No. 120: "EGYPT RETHINKS ITS NUCLEAR PROGRAM - Part III: THE NUCLEAR LOBBY (Continued) by Yotam Feldner" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Leading elements in Egypt's religious establishment have expressed clear support for developing Arab/Islamic nuclear weapons, based on Koranic verses that they claim permit, and even require, them doing so. The first to support Arab nuclear weapons was Sheikh of Al-Azhar Muhammad Sayyid Tantawi in the opening speech at a conference on the future of nuclear strategy held at the University of Asyut in October 1999, with the participation of nuclear scientists from various Arab countries. Sheikh Tantawi explained, "Islam calls for strength, but for logical and just strength that stands by the oppressed until he completely vanquishes the oppressor, because this strength is one of the traits of Allah and one of the traits of divine inspiration."") (012103)
***ALBAWABA.com: "GROUP CONFIRMS ABU ABBAS VISITED CAIRO, EGYPT DENIES" (ARTICLE SNIPPETS: "Abu Abbas, also known as Mohammed Abbas, is the leader of the Palestine Liberation Front, which hijacked the cruise ship Achille Lauro in the eastern Mediterranean in 1985. A disabled elderly American, Leon Klinghoffer, was killed during the operation. The Israeli newspaper, The Jerusalem Post, said on Thursday that Abu Abbas arrived in Cairo on Monday night to participate in Palestinian talks on an end to attacks on civilians in Israel."..."An official of his Abu Abbas group said Friday he came to Egypt this week for talks with the government. "He did visit Cairo, but I can't say where he is now for his own safety," said Nazim el-Youssef of the Palestine Liberation Front in Lebanon. The group issued a statement earlier in the week saying a delegation led by Abu Abbas had arrived in Cairo at the invitation of Egyptian authorities for talks to "unite the Palestinian groups to enable them to face Israeli aggression."" (Albawaba.com)) (January 11, 2003)
***TERRORISM FILES.org: "TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS: PALESTINE LIBERATION FRONT (PLF)" (TERRORISM FILE SNIPPET: "Location/Area of Operation: PLO faction based in Tunisia until Achille Lauro attack. Now based in Iraq. External Aid: Receives support mainly from Iraq. Has received support from Libya in the past.")
FREEREPUBLIC.com - Discussion Thread - Topic: IDF.il - Spokesperson's Unit Article: "AL QAEDA IS A DANGER TO THE FREE WORLD" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "An Israeli security source stressed that "Al-Qaeda"persists in attempting to re-establish its terror infrastructure and is also striving to acquire unconventional weapons. Recently, they have set up covert cells in areas under Palestinian Authority control for the purpose of carrying out terror attacks. The increasing threat against the free world inherent in Al-Qaeda may be seen in the extreme anti-western line taken by that organization, in which all citizens of democratic counties are defined as "combatants" thus conferring religious legitimacy to the indiscriminate killing of civilians. An article published recently on one of the Internet sites identified with Al-Qaeda, endorsing annihilation of the United States and its allies through use of nuclear and biological weapons, conveys, according to the security source, the urgent need for cooperation in the fight against international terror. The following is a translation of the article that endorses "annihilation of the United States" with nuclear and biological weapons: Nuclear Warfare is the Solution for Destroying America...") (January 20, 2003)
***ALBAWABA.com: "RAFT EXPLODES OFF GAZA COAST AS ISRAEL ARREST 9 PALESTINIANS" (ARTICLE NOTE: The raft is described as an "unmanned, booby-trapped raft".) (011703)
***ALBAWABA.com: "HAMAS GETS RPG LAUNCHERS, DEVELOPS ADVANCED VERSION OF QASSAM ROCKETS" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The Palestinian resistance group Hamas said Tuesday it has received a large number of rocket-propelled grenade launchers and has produced a new batch of an advanced version of its Qassam rockets.") (January 14, 2003)
***An Interesting Discussion on FREEREPUBLIC.com regarding a DebkaFile article: "ARAFAT'S NEW TERROR WEAPON: EXPLODING TOY PLANES" (January 14, 2003)
MEMRI.org - MIDDLE EAST MEDIA RESEARCH INSTITUTE Special Dispatch Series No.462: "FAROUQ AL-QADDOUMI: IN SUPPORT OF "RESISTANCE ATTACKS" INSIDE ISRAEL AND PRESSURING EUROPE WITH OIL HIKES; WE [FATAH] WERE NEVER DIFFERENT FROM HAMAS" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Question: "If war with Iraq comes, what do you expect to happen?" Al-Qaddoumi: "I think that the region will be ignited [as a result of operations] against American interests and that many Arab regimes will fall..."")(January 28, 2003)
stepping back in time...MEMRI.org - MIDDLE EAST MEDIA RESEARCH INSTITUTE Special Dispatch Series No.415: "PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY AND IRAQI MEDIA ON IRAQI SUPPORT OF THE INTIFADA" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "'Abbas Zaki, member of the Fatah Central Committee and of the Palestinian Legislative Council, gave a detailed analysis of "Saddam's inspiring qualities of leadership" that should be imitated. Zaki also analyzed martyr Marwan Zalum's qualities of leadership and warfare, and stated that Zalum's "eyes were always lifted aloft to martyrdom, and not towards [obtaining] a job." On behalf of the martyrs' families, Dr. Yunes Zalum thanked Saddam Hussein for his Pan-Arab stand and called for uniting around the Iraqi leadership and the Iraqi people.  Saddam on His Determination to Support the Intifad In a meeting in Baghdad (March 2002) with PLO Political Bureau Chief Farouq Al-Qaddoumi, Fatah Central Committee member 'Abbas Zaki, and the head of the Arab Department of the PLO Political Bureau Omar Al-Shak'a, Saddam Hussein elaborated on his determination to support the Intifada:") (August 28, 2002)
***stepping back in time...WorldNetDaily.com: "PLO LEADERS TARGET U.S." (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Just days before the suicide bombing that killed 20 young Israelis, Farouq Al-Qaddoumi, head of the political department of the Palestine Liberation Organization, called for action against U.S. and European interests in the region.") (June 6, 2001)
I thought this would be a good line to remember.
Moderate Muslims do want peace but they believe there can only be peace after the entire world is following the Koran. What they mean by peace isn't what we mean.
On this topic, Lindsey's assertions are essentially correct, but his style is little more than a high school senior's, who has skimmed through a number of books to research an important English paper. The article is typical of Lindsey: his basic claims are posited, rather than investigated.
He demonstrates no deep historical knowledge about that in which he claims expertise, rather, he substitutes enthusiasm and pithy sound bites for analysis. As such, he does not deserve the praise he enjoys as a fountainhead of knowledge. He is little more than a popularizer and propagandist of American Evangelical Christian Zionism.
Here Lindsey demonstrates his real historical ignorance, particularly of Turkey. Imams and Clerics in Turkey are under constant government surveillance, and oft times find themselves in prison for attempting to gain political influence.
Unfortunately, Lindsey's mindset, and the ignorance it represents, is very influential for Americans who are concerned with Islamist terrorists and the Mid East in general.
Lots more than your leftist history prof!
You seem to have this "thing" for Muslims for example I have seen your fascination with Muslim Turkish ideology all over this website.
BOTTOM LINE: Hal Lindsay is heads and shoulders more aware and cognizant of Muslim ideology and what it has done to Christians since it reared its ugly head than all your history profs put together!
All you have to do is read the first hand accounts of Christian victims at the bloddy hands of Muslims...
Islam is a psychopathic state of mind masquerading as a religion. Turkey ridded her government of their influence in the Twenties, making religion a purely private affair, and has been fighting these Islamist nutballs ever since.
Most Turks are Muslims in the same way most French are Catholic, which is the way things should be.
Your other posts, eleni121, may be be described as incessant howls for Turkish blood. This elemental bloodlust of yours transcends history, politics, ideology, and religion. If the Turks didn't exist, you'd have to invent them to relieve yourself of some warped need you have to blight and destroy. Sort of like Sultan Murad IV, come to think of it.
Shhhhhhhh, not to loud, don't want to disturb the pacifists. :):)
WRONG again and again. TURKEY RIDDED ITSELF OF MILLIONS OF CHRISTIANS IN THE TWENTIES TO ADD THEIR SOULS TO THE MILLIONS BUTCHERED BY TURKS SINCE THEIR APPEARANCE IN ASIA MINOR. Before that there were several million Christians still alive in turkey. After the 20's there were a few thousand. Turks are not secular! Only their mafia state is and that is only superficial. To believe in the myth of Turkish secularism is to believe in the tooth fairy.
I will not reply to your personal insults...suffice it to say that it seems apparent by now that anti Christians are the first to throw stones. In your vehement support of 99.999% islamic Turkey you insult the memories of millions of innocent men women and children of the Christian faith who were butchered by Islamic Turks.
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