I’ve finished reading American Jihad by Steven Emerson except for the appendices which I am part way through. The author appears to be a moderate in comparison to some people but still the facts he presents are compelling and very scary. I’ve been reading Jihad Watch and Dhimmi Watch and doing research on my own as well. We, non-Muslims and many Muslim moderates, are in a battle to the death against the extremists. There are numerous Islamic scholars who advocate the complete extermination of all infidels:
Al-Qaeda has adopted a broader interpretation of the religious command concerning the killing of infidels. It is considered an absolute command that does not depend on political circumstances, the need or will to take revenge, or a wish to liberate Muslim lands from infidel rule. Saif al-Din al-Ansari, in an article in al-Qaeda’s official periodical, presented the new, comprehensive concept of total extermination of Islam’s enemies based on the Quranic verse: “And that He may purge those who believe and deprive the unbelievers of blessings” (Al-Imran, 142). According to al-Ansari, this is the way Allah deals with infidels, who are doomed throughout history to total extermination through various types of death, as was the fate of the people of Noah, Hod, Saleh, Lot, Midian, and Pharaoh. Al-Ansari asserted that the extermination of infidels is a permanent Islamic law and unchangeable fate for infidels that is as relevant today as it was in past generations. According to al-Ansari, “Just as the law of extermination was applied to the infidel forces among the nations in previous days and no one could escape it, so it will be applied to the infidel forces in our day and no one will escape it. Namely, similar to the fate of the Thamoud and ‘Ad peoples [two pagan Arab peoples which, according to Islamic tradition, were exterminated due to their rejection of the words of the Prophet], so the American state, the Jewish state, and all other infidel countries will certainly be destroyed.
They don’t just justify the killing of military and police but even pregnant women because the child could grow up to be a solider and attack a Muslim. And it’s beyond “justification”, it is a duty to do “good works”. The killing of infidels is how many Muslims show their faith.
One might think that here in the middle of the U.S. this doesn’t really affect us that much. Sure, we got hit on 9/11, but that was a long time ago and it’s really all about the mid-east and Israel. But according to American Jihad because the U.S. has such a tolerance for speech, religion, and economics they operate with far greater freedom in our country than any other. Their home countries have far less tolerance for them than we do. The U.S. is now the worldwide leader in Islamic Jihad fundraising and “education“. They raise millions of dollars in funds that go to Hamas, al- Qa’ida, Hizballah, and others that use the funds for weapons and operating expenses for their warriors. They sometimes claim the money goes to widows and orphans and that is sometimes true. The widows and orphans of the warriors that died in battle or were suicide bombers. By taking care of the families of the warriors they enable more warriors to take up their cause. Emerson reports that at least 80% of the Islamic “educational” and “charity” organizations in the U.S. have direct ties to extremist Islamic organizations. They may have started out benign but they have been taken over by the extremists.
I have concluded we are now in the middle of World War III. It’s not just the middle east. It’s not just about Isreal. It’s not because we are in Iraq. This fight won’t go away even if we were to give up Israel completely. Even if we were to withdraw from foriegn soil completely they would still attack us. Our culture is a corrupting influnence to their young and we must convert to Islam or die. Other nations are also becoming aware of it. Read about the Swedes, the Dutch, and the Germans. And surely you know about Austrailia, Spain, Thailand, the Philippines, Russia, Sudan, and of course Israel. Here is a map showing all the countries with recently confirmed Jihad activity
Red indicates Jihad activity
If they have made a mistake in their Jihad it is that they have attacked too many places at once. There are roughly a billion Muslims world wide. If only one percent want Jihad then that is still 10 million willing to kill and die for their beliefs. It is is 10% then it is 100 million. And whatever the number they are in our midst and they will strike on our soil again.