Anis Al-Naqqash, author of the phrase “Islam Is One of the Greatest Advocates of Violence, When Violence Is Warranted,” is at it again. “Lebanese Terrorist-Turned-Researcher Anis Al-Naqqash on Hizbullah’s Al-Manar TV: In Support of Terror Attacks in London, the U.S., and Arab Countries” from MEMRITV, with thanks to Faustaw:
Anis Al-Naqqash, a Lebanese researcher and former terrorist, was involved in the December 21, 1975 attack on an OPEC oil ministers’ conference in Vienna in which three were killed and 70 were taken hostage, flown to Algeria, and released for ransom.  He was also involved in the failed assassination attempt in France against former Iranian prime minister under the Shah Shapour Bakhtiar, July 18, 1980, in which two were killed. Al-Naqqash was sentenced in France to life in prison; however, he was released a decade later.
Al-Naqqash appeared August 3, 2005 in an interview on Hizbullah’s Al-Manar TV calling the U.S. “the enemy of Arabs, of Muslims, and of humanity.” (To view this clip, visit http://memritv.org/search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=798)
Earlier, Al-Naqqash on Al-Jazeera TV, June 6, 2004, in a debate on the use of violence in the Middle East, in which he was introduced as “a writer and political analyst who is an expert in this field,” made statements supporting violent attacks against the U.S. and strikes on oil facilities and companies. (To view this clip, visit http://memritv.org/search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=101)…
“Who said that violence is futile? What happened in Spain? A lying and deceiving prime minister… Like [Hasanein] Heikal said… Just because it served his party’s interest. The only reason Spain entered the war in Iraq was that the prime minister’s right-wing party was financed by several Gulf states, at America’s request. As a show of gratitude, he entered the war. He brought his people to war. He had to be hit over the head with a large hammer in order to wake up. This led to a result. Jack Straw, the great genius, the foreign secretary, admits today: ‘It seems that the London bombings are related to our presence in Iraq.’ What a revelation!
“They have the right to turn Iraq into rivers of blood, but they don’t deserve to pay the price in Iraq… I mean, in London?
“This is the prerogative of the commander of the Jihad, and not of those who sit in air-conditioned rooms and issue fatwas about what Islam permits or prohibits.
“Today, we volunteer to say, ‘We reject this blind violence.’ What alternative violence do you propose? Oh, religious scholars of the nation, what violence do you propose as a response to the American invasion of Iraq?
“Today, we are in a state of open war, and so we must calmly say three things. First and foremost, the nation must determine who the enemy is. If we cannot agree that the enemy is America and Israel…”
“So You Must Be Prepared for the Killing of Your Civilians”
Host: “The American government…”
Al-Naqqash: “…The American government, Israel, and its allies in its wars against Muslims — in this case, we will be mistaken.
“People exclaim, ‘What’s happening in London?!’ — as if London were innocent. London is waging a war, along with the US, on the land of Muslims. It occupies the Muslims’ lands and kills Muslims.
“You must say to the enemy: ‘You set the norm that civilians can be killed, so you must be prepared for the killing of your civilians, who grant you your authorities by elections.'”
Host: “But Mr. Al-Naqqash, there is no justification for this. Excuse me, one minute… I mean, there are innocent people. Let’s admit it. The innocent blood that is spilled is far more… Whether the innocent are Arabs, from Iraq, Egypt, or Saudi Arabia… There is no way to justify… I mean, spilling the blood of innocent people in Iraq, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, London, or Madrid, just because some lunatic rules the U.S. and kills throughout the world.”
Al-Naqqash: “Break matters down and you will find your way. First, striking back at the enemy in his own land — is it legitimate or not? It’s legitimate. This enemy came to your country…”
Host: “Only the aggressor. There is a religious rule about this. You cannot abandon the aggressor and kill the innocent.”
Host: “Palestine is Dar Harb. A Zionist who plundered a piece of land in Palestine, and later brought his wife and children — he brought them into the line of fire in order to turn them into a target, or I don’t know what. Palestine is Dar Harb. But London is not Dar Harb, nor are Madrid, Saudi Arabia, or Egypt. Who said London is not Dar Harb? London is the center of the war. It is where the war is waged from. The entire United States is a center from which the war is waged. Three-quarters of the Arab countries, those with American bases, are centers from which the war is waged. What are you talking about, Amr? There is a shortage of information. From the American bases in our Arab and Islamic lands are the planes take off from. These bases are where the logistics and the American army come from to kill Muslims and Arabs. Is this Dar Salam? Is this a children’s theater?”
This means that in his view, any civilian in Israel or the US can legitimately be killed.
“Any Cleric with Knowledge of Islam”¦ Must Declare Jihad Against the U.S., England, and Their Allies”¦”
Host: “No one said it was Dar Salam, but those who kill and perpetrate this violence are not…”
Al-Naqqash: “I say, before you even ask, that the Arab countries… Any cleric with knowledge of Islam must guide the Jihad of Islam in the right direction. He must say: We declare Jihad against the U.S., England, and their allies occupying Islamic lands, and in this proper method. When the nation’s clerics are silent, sitting on their backsides, and talking only about how Islam is a religion of love, they give the youth of the nation the liberty to act freely and respond in their own methods.
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