Zarqawi: Islam permits the killing of "infidel" civilians. CAIR: Islam forbids the killing of "innocent" civilians. See the difference? CAIR and other self-professed moderate Muslim organizations in the West have simply not addressed Zarqawi's argument, or formulated any argument that will deter Muslims from committing violence in the name of their religion.
From AFP, with thanks to all who sent this in:
DUBAI - Al Qaeda frontman in Iraq Abu Musab Al Zarqawi has said Islam permits the killing of “infidel” civilians, according to an audiotape broadcast on the Internet early Saturday.
“In Islam, making the difference is not based on civilians and military, but on the basis of Muslims and infidels,” said the voice attributed to the fugitive leader who has a 25-million-dollar price on his head.
“The Muslim’s blood cannot be spilled whatever his work or place, while spilling the blood of the infidel, whatever his work or place, is authorized if he is not trustworthy,” said the tape, whose veracity could not be determined.