A classic dhimmi editorial from the Daily Star, with thanks to Designnut:
When asked whether the simultaneous bombings across London yesterday were the work of Islamic terrorists, London’s metropolitan police commissioner responded that there was not enough information yet to point fingers, but that the culprits certainly were not Islamic terrorists, because Islam and terrorism simply don’t go together. He could not have been more accurate in his response. And such a fair and objective answer was especially welcome after Prime Minister Tony Blair said that the terrorists had acted “in the name of Islam,” (although Blair admitted – almost as an afterthought – that most Muslims around the world would “deplore this act of terrorism.”)
The truth is that no religion – including Islam – condones the killing of innocent people.
Sure, but the jihadists do not consider them innocent.
Already, Muslim clerics and leaders as well as countless Islamic groups around the world have condemned the London attacks on moral, humanitarian and religious grounds. All agree that there is nothing Islamic about killing ordinary civilians taking the subway or bus to work or school. And there is nothing in the Koran or the Hadiths that could possibly condone such a deplorable and calculated murder. In fact, Islamic texts clearly condemn the killing of innocents. Such acts of terrorism are both morally reprehensible and in direct violation of Islamic teachings.
Why distort or dissemble? Mawardi in al-Akham as-Sultaniyyah (4.2) allows for the killing of women and children who are perceived as aiding the war effort against the Muslims (cf. ‘Umdat al-Salik o9.10) — in other words, non-combatants.