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    Default Jihad in Islam — Muslim leaders define Jihad to suit…

    “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.” Sayyid Abul A’La Maududi, author of “Jihad in Islam” and “Towards Understanding Islam”.

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    I have met two outspoken and profound Canadian Muslims, Tarek Fatah and Salim Mansur, who are denigrated by clerics and believers of Islam. They are likely considered apostates, non-believers or converts, for speaking and writing about reform and modernity. Often, I read their articles and comments in the Toronto Sun or other periodicals and online sites.

    There are many egregious incidents that have been perpetrated by Muslims and their jihad, which Muslim leaders and clerics define as more peaceful rather than holy war. War happens when they are attacked or feel oppressed.

    First Casualty of War: Truth – Tarek Fatah, Toronto Sun (to be linked)

    The following I read in Tarek Fatah's piece in the Saturday Sun:

    Syed Qutb, another Egyptian stalwart of the Islamist movement and the Muslim Brotherhood, in his book Milestones writes the following.

    "Any place where Islamic shariah is not enforced and where Islam is not dominant becomes the Home of Hostility (Dar-ul-harb)... A Muslim will remain prepared to fight against it., whether it be his birthplace or a place where his property or any other material interests are located."

    A prime example of spinning the truth is the horrible murders by jihadist Mohamed Merah of Toulouse, France. Jihadists are influenced at early ages, regardless where they come from or are born, because it is “written” and taught, continuously. It doesn’t matter if they are predators for a jihad – perhaps, it’s even better, that the young jihadists are lone wolves, since the Islamists, and Islamic organizations condemn them as insane or against Islam and the Koran. However, they are reluctant to condemn tribes and nations, such as Iran, that promote holy war, or nations that harbor jihadists, such as Pakistan.

    Pakistan must be held accountable – Salim Mansur

    "It should be obvious that travelling to Pakistan from Europe, or anywhere else, by a non-Pakistani requires arranging for a Pakistani visa.

    It is also obvious that young men like Merah required visas to head out for Pakistan, and for them to readily acquire visas means there is in place arrangements within some of the Pakistani consular offices abroad to assist foreign jihadis in their mission." Salim Mansur

    There are times I feel sad for progressive and educated Muslims, who have emigrated to democracies or were born in democratic nations, and truly desire peace and a better life. But, the medieval doctrine, the ideology of submission and jihad, is promulgated and proselytized. Converts, sometimes, can be worse.
    Last edited by Onward James; Mar 31 2012 at 08:26 AM.

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    Military not in step with 'no war against Islam'...

    Why was the US military teaching 'total war' on Islam?
    10 May 2012 - Martin Dempsey has ordered an investigation into how the class was approved for teaching
    America's top military officer has condemned a course taught about Islam at one of America's top military schools as "totally objectionable". It is not surprising. The story, first broken by Wired, is fairly astonishing, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, must be furious.

    The course taught officers there was no such thing as moderate Islam and that they should consider the religion their enemy. It advocated "total war" against all the world's Muslims, including possible nuclear attacks on the holy cities of Mecca and Medina and the wiping out civilian populations. The Pentagon has confirmed the course material found on their website is authentic.

    'Something weird'

    As far as I can see this is not intended in any sense as a rather sick academic exercise in stretching the bounds of what could be thought. It is actually what the officer teaching it believes. In other words: completely nutty stuff that would disgrace the wilder fringes of the blogosphere. So, not surprisingly, Gen Dempsey has ordered a full investigation into what other US military schools might be teaching about the religion. The voluntary course aimed at senior officers was taught at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia, for a year. It was stopped last month after one student complained.

    Gen Dempsey described the course as "counter to our values of appreciation for religious freedom and cultural awareness" and "just objectionable, academically irresponsible". It came to light when one of the officers on the course complained. There is now an investigation into how the course was approved and why it was part of the curriculum. A lieutenant colonel has been suspended from teaching, but for the moment keeps his job. The Pentagon hopes a full report will be out by the end of the month. What does seem rather surprising is that all those commanders, captains and colonels must have sat through the course and not felt the need to tell someone that something rather weird was going on.

    See also:

    Al Qaeda in Yemen has "whole outfit" devoted to attacking U.S.
    May 10th, 2012 - The Yemeni branch of al Qaeda now has "a whole outfit designated to target the U.S. homeland," according to a source closely working with U.S. intelligence agencies and the military.
    In addition, the U.S. now believes Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is working on "several types of bombs" that could get past airport x-ray screening machines. The bomb technology is aimed at targeting the U.S., according to the source. Although the group has not yet succeeded in any of their bomb plots against the U.S., there are several bomb makers and a group of would-be suicide bombers inside the group, which operates out of rudimentary training camps in southern Yemen.

    "What I think is concerning to myself and other people is that it seems the talent of the organization is getting better, that is, they are much more capable of carrying out attacks. So when something fails like the Christmas Day plot in 2009 or again the cartridge plot in 2010, the organization is able to adapt, and the next time they come back, they present a better and more lethal threat. I think that's what has a lot of people in U.S. and Saudi intelligence quite concerned," says analyst Gregory Johnsen, a Near East Studies scholar.

    CNN has previously reported that AQAP master bomb maker Ibrahim al-Asiri has been involved in training both bombmakers and suicide bombers. The source added that al-Asiri is now not making all the components himself. This gives the group the extra security and advantage of having multiple manufacturing capability if al Asiri were to be killed. The source also confirmed that the latest device - turned over to the U.S. by a mole - had no metallic parts and an advanced detonation system to improve the chance the detonator would result in the entire bomb exploding. AQAP bomb designs are aimed at hiding explosives in clothing, camera lenses and animals according to the source.

    But it is also the fundamental growth in AQAP's ability to control territory that is making them increasingly thought to target since the 2009 incident. "AQAP at that time was about two to three hundred members and it controlled no territory in Yemen. Now, two and a half years later, the terror group has more than tripled in strength to over a thousand members and it controls a great amount of territory in southern Yemen," Johnsen said in an interview with CNN. He said the group controls towns, is running its own police department, and in certain places has established court systems. "It’s providing services – electricity and water to some of the citizens, and really it sees itself in parts of southern Yemen as a government," Johnsen said.

    Last edited by waltky; May 11 2012 at 12:33 AM.
    So here is my suggestion: Forget bombs -- we should drop Obama administration policy makers on Iraq and Syria. That would ensure the ruin of the Islamic State in no time!

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