I have long maintained that jihadists recruit Muslims by presenting their case from the Qur’an and Sunnah, showing that theirs is the “pure Islam.” No one wants to face the implications of this. Here is more evidence of it. “Raided men defend their part in jihad,” from the Sydney Morning Herald, with thanks to Nicolei:
Four Middle Eastern men whose homes were raided by ASIO say they support a Taliban-style interpretation of Islam and have defended their right to train with jihadists and support violent uprisings overseas.
But the men denied they filmed prominent landmarks in Australia or were planning terrorist acts here, saying the claims were concocted to frighten the public.
Speaking for the first time, on condition of anonymity, their leader said he hoped to see sharia, or fundamentalist Islamic law, established in his country of origin.
“Why is it an American or an Australian can go and fight in the Israeli army and will not be called a terrorist when he comes back, but a Muslim who goes and fights is called a terrorist?” one of his colleagues said….
The four men said they were targeted because they wished to practise a “pure form” of Islam. “They don’t tell you in front of you, ‘We hate your religion’, but we believe this is the case,” the group’s leader said. “We would like to practise our religion, not according to the Western understanding or according to their legislation, but according to the Koran and the prophet Muhammad.
“According to the Australian Government, if you are Muslim you can practise your religion but “¦ when you try to do it properly, then the problem comes,” he said.
One man said the security officers had seen their wives without headscarves, dug up gardens and sifted through bins looking for incriminating information.