Here we go again. Despite the fact that the Muslim killer invoked the Qur'an and made specific reference to the Islamic doctrine that one must fight against those who fight against Islam, the media and government elites in Britain are working in overdrive to exonerate Islam and prevent any serious discussion of the elements of Islamic teaching that incite to violence and encourage Islamic supremacism.
Nothing in Islam that justifies this, eh? Well, let's see. The jihadist killed a British soldier on a London street. What exactly about that is un-Islamic?
The Qur'an says, "Fight in the way of Allah those who fight you but do not transgress. Indeed. Allah does not like transgressors" (2:190). That "do not transgress" has often been interpreted by Islamic scholars as meaning, do not begin hostilities. I.e., this verse is a foundation for defensive jihad. But in this case, as the killer himself made clear, he believed that the soldier was fighting Muslims in Islamic lands -- Iraq and Afghanistan. So the soldier was already fighting Muslims, and the killer would have thought that he was not "transgressing" by therefore fighting "in the way of Allah those who fight you" -- i.e., the Muslims.
And how is one to fight them? "And kill them wherever you overtake them and expel them from wherever they have expelled you, and fitnah is worse than killing. And do not fight them at al-Masjid al- Haram until they fight you there. But if they fight you, then kill them. Such is the recompense of the disbelievers" (2:191). "Kill them wherever you overtake them" -- even on, say, a street in Woolwich.
Until British (and American) authorities come to grips with the fact that there is ample Islamic justification for such murders, and stop playing games with their Let's Play Pretend version of Islam, there will be many more such killings.
"Murder of soldier in Woolwich was a 'betrayal of Islam' says Cameron as he insists Britain will stand resolute against terror," by Nigel Morris in The Independent, May 23 (thanks to all who sent this in):
David Cameron today condemned the Woolwich murder as a “betrayal of Islam” as he insisted Britain would stand resolute against terror attacks.
He was speaking after chairing a meeting of Whitehall’s Cobra emergency committee of ministers, police chiefs and senior figures in the security services.
Standing outside Downing Street, the Prime Minister said: “This was not just an attack on Britain – and on our British way of life. It was also a betrayal of Islam and of the Muslim communities who give so much to our country.
“There is nothing in Islam that justifies this truly dreadful act. We will defeat violent extremism by standing together by backing our police and security services and above all by challenging the poisonous narrative of extremism on which this violence feeds.”
Warning that the aim of terrorists was to divide, he praised Britons’ natural resilience and pointed to the example of the cub scout pack leader Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, who confronted one of the men at the murder site.
Mr Cameron said: “When told by the attacker that he wanted to start a war in London, she replied: ‘You’re going to lose. It’s only you versus many.’ She spoke for us all.”...
Today’s hour-long Cobra meeting focused on the importance of community cohesion in the wake of the killing. A source said: “The strength and unity of response from Muslim community leaders was recognised and commended by Ministers and others around the table.”...