Here’s some good news: the pro-jihad site Jihad Unspun is upset that Muslim youth seem indifferent to fighting violent jihad. And how do they propose to re-energize them? With citations of Islam’s martial history and Qur’an quotations that show them that waging violent jihad is central to their responsibilities as Muslims. The implications of their form of argumentation continue to be ignored by key policymakers and both the “liberal” and “conservative” media in the U.S. “Mujahid: Our Youth Are Allergic To The Word Jihad,” by a Kashmiri jihadist calling himself Abu Usama Al Mujahids, from Jihad Unspun, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist (the verse numbers cited below are, of course, all from the Qur’an):
Fight them, and Allah will punish them by your hands, cover them with shame, help you (to victory) over them, heal the breasts of Believers(9:14)
A thousand years ago, a ship carrying widows and children of Arab traders was heading for Arabia from a country now known as Indonesia. The ship was looted by sea pirates who were sponsored by the ruler of India Raja Dahir; the women and children were imprisoned and tortured. A girl named Fatima who was among the prisoners wrote a letter with her own blood and sent it somehow to Hujjaj Bin Yousuf the Caliph at that time. The letter was read out infront Caliph, “would you not come to help your daughter in hand of idol worshippers? Would you rather sleep in your comfortable bed while your sister is raped? Would you dare to enjoy freedom while one of you is inside a cage? O brotheren [sic] of Islam come rescue me!!!!!”
Upon reading this letter, the Caliph ordered the Muslim army to attack the fort holding the prisoners, the Islamic army was sent in command of 17 year old Muhammad bin Qasim who later killed the Hindu King and destroyed the fort which was thought to be invincible thus starting the spread of islam in the subcontinent.
Today in 21st century, long gone are the pirates of the sea, long vanished is the invincible fort of Hindu king but there are other threats against Muslims, the enemy is more clever and well equipped now; our foe avoids direct conflict that we accept happily and don’t even notice. Fatima is still in prison though, she in a cage near Gaza in Paestine serving a life imprisonment by Israeli forces, Fatima is in Abu Gharib prison in Baghdad, Iraq being abused by the cross worshippers, she is in a dark stinky torture cell in Srinagar Kashmir being raped by Indian soldiers.
But today one thing is different”¦.there is no Muhammad bin Qasim to release her from her irony; there’s no one she can count on to come and help her. Yhis [sic] time her Islamic brother will not come in rescue after just a letter, he will not come although he can see the atrocities, he will not bother although he knows well whats going on.
And why should ye not fight in the cause of Allah and of those who, being weak, are ill-treated (and oppressed)?- Men, women, and children, whose cry is: “Our Lord! Rescue us from this town, whose people are oppressors; and raise for us from thee one who will protect; and raise for us from thee one who will help!” (4:75)
What has happened to the muslim youth ?? I ask this question a million times to myself; why don’t we at least give it a little though? But no, we have important things to do as we ignore what Allah has said to us that Allah has bought a believer’s life. How can we tolerate abuse of our mothers and sisters and daughters at the hand of non believers? How can we see our brethren naked in front of smiling cross worshippers in Abu Ghraib? How can we have courage to watch a crying Kashmiri 17 year old who was raped by Indian soldiers? How can we even see the tears of an old lady raped by 10 indian soldiers all night? I feel ashamed of myself!!! These are our mothers and sisters, theres no need for me on this earth if I can’t protect my fellow muslim from such atrocity. I ask myself where is our imaan gone? Have we forgot what our prophet taught us?
When I see a Palestinian mother crying over a her child’s dead body, I feel guilty as if I have slaughtered him, when I see an Iraqi mother mourning his dead son, I feel guilt because I sat in my cozy chair and did nothing, I slept in my bed while my sister was being raped. I kept on enjoying my comfortable life as my brethren’s life was made a living hell. Yet the insult over injury is that our youth are allergic to the word jihad, our hearts starts sinking with fear of a thought of jihad.
O ye who believe! What is the matter with you, that, when ye are asked to go forth in the cause of Allah, ye cling heavily to the earth? Do ye prefer the life of this world to the Hereafter? But little is the comfort of this life, as compared with the Hereafter.(9:38)
It is the time to wake up, it is time to stand to standup and deliver. It is time to payback what they have done to us. It is the time to tell them what the ummah of Muhammad is made of. It is the to stare them in the eyes and tell them that we are the sons of Ali, Saad bin Abi Waqaas. Khalid bin Walid and Salahuddin Ayubi. It’s the time to tell them that we are not anymore a sleeping nation, we are a force to reckon with and we will have our dignity and respect back or we will die defending it.
And fight them on until there is no more Tumult or oppression, and there prevails justice and faith in Allah”(2:193)