Here is yet another example of how the Muslims who are supposed to have twisted and hijacked the peaceful teachings of Islam self-consciously use Islamic terms and language to explain and justify their actions — and only such terms and language. In other words, the ones who are supposed to have gotten Islam all wrong are simultaneously those who are most explicitly devout. The learned analysts have never bothered to offer any explanation for this, or even to acknowledge the fact. More on this story. “Authorities: NY suspect left radical Web roadmap,” from the Associated Press, October 29 (thanks to all who sent this in):
[…] In Shehadeh’s case, the NYPD investigators discovered that he had created a radical roadmap with websites that posted speeches by al-Qaida leaders including Abu Yahya Al-Libi and Ayman al-Zawahiri, authorities said.
A criminal complaint says he also put up a photo of himself wearing a keffiyeh headdress, another snapshot of a man holding a sign reading “Jihad is Our Way,” videos of Osama bin Laden and a recording titled “Benefits of Jihad in Our Times.” One of his sites had “a montage of still images of jihadist fighters under the heading, ‘What is the least we can do?'” the complaint said.
In one militant missive, investigators say he wrote: “My brothers of the revolution of Islam, I am with you as long as you keep struggling. Trust me, there are many brothers and sisters in America that are ready to speak up. They just need a push.”
The investigators followed Shehadeh’s Internet footprints to business records showing his site emanated from two Staten Island addresses. In June 2008, members of the joint FBI-NYPD terror task force went to one of addresses to interview him. The complaint said Shehadeh told them he had tried to travel to Pakistan to “study Islamic law.”
Four months later, Shehadeh showed up at a Times Square military recruiting station and tried to sign up, authorities said. An unidentified friend he had worshipped with later told investigators Shehadeh had hoped the Army would deploy him to Iraq, where he could desert and join insurgent forces….