Yet another story that assumes that Islamic radicalism is a distortion of Islam. But where, o where, is this deep knowledge of Islam that will refute the radicals? Virtually every analysis I’ve seen from self-proclaimed moderates is superficial and doesn’t confront radical exegesis of the Qur’an and Sunnah at all. Unless and until that changes, there will be many more of these “distorted” books. From The Star Online, with thanks to Nicolei:
Written in Jawi, the book accuses the Thai government of oppressing the southern region and that Muslims should take up armed struggle to fight for separation.
“Our properties have been confiscated and our assets stolen from us. Our rights and freedoms have been curbed and our religion and culture have been sullied. Where is your commitment to peace among our people?” the book asked.
It said Muslims must rise against injustices inflicted upon them by the “enemies of God”.
“Let us go and spark this fire and look for them everywhere, night and day, and kill those infidels to show non-believers that Muslims are strong while living in this world,” according to the translation published by The Nation newspaper.
Those who died fighting for justice were martyrs, it added. …
Islamic Committee of Yala deputy chairman Nimu Makajae said the teachings were disseminated to benefit certain groups only.
Its author had no deep knowledge of Islam, he added.