While the Islamic Society of North America condemns terrorism for an appreciative audience of one, Bush advisor Karen Hughes, some of ISNA’s fellow Muslims are doing just the opposite: declaring that terrorism is an essential element of Islam.
When I report on this kind of thing, non-Muslims and Muslims alike tend to act as if I made it up. For years now those who have opposed my work have pretended that I am simply searching around in the Qur’an for a few violent verses and thereby trying to defame Islam, when in fact all I have ever done is report on how jihad terrorists themselves use the Qur’an and other Islamic texts to justify their actions and make recruits.
This article, “Whoever Denies That Terrorism is A Part of Islam is Kafir” (that is, an unbeliever) from the pro-jihad British Muslim site, Al-Ghurabaa (thanks to The One Who Must Not Be Named) is just one more case in point. It is a carefully argued exposition of the Qur’an (“EMQ” below) and Islamic tradition to defend attacks against innocent non-Muslim civilians and other acts of violence.
If ISNA is sincere about condemning terrorism, it should refute this piece and others like it, in order to convince violent Muslims to lay down their arms. Otherwise its protestations of moderation and opposition to terrorism are just window dressing for gullible non-Muslims.
We do not speak about terrorism to provoke people, but only because there is Haq that must prevail and there is nobody else speaking about it. Ibn Qudama Al Maqdisi said that,
“If someone is in dar ul harb and builds a platform for Islam, and then he leaves it – he is sinful.”
When Allah (swt) sent the messenger Muhammad (saw), there was no one else on the earth who knew the Haq [truth], even those who embraced Islam, they were so few in number that you could count them on your hand. They were the only ones who knew the Haq, he (saw) said,
“Allah looked to the earth and he hated them, the Arab and the ajam except for the remaining true people of the book.” [Muslim]…
TERRORISM IS A PART OF ISLAM
Allah (swt) says,
“Prepare as much as you can from power (missile weaponry) and steeds of war, in order to terrify the enemy of Allah” [EMQ Anfal: 60]
Allah (swt) made it obligatory in this ayah [verse] to prepare (Al I’daad) and to terrify (Al Irhaab) the enemy of Allah. This is waajib [compulsory] and this ayah is qati” (clear cut) and whoever denies it’s meaning is kaafir regardless of his “˜interpretation” of terrorism. Allah (swt) says,
“Nobody rejects the ayat except the Kafirun.” [EMQ Ankabut: 47]
The ayah mentioned Al Ijhaad, which means:
“To reject and say by the tongue: “˜it is not true”.”
Furthermore, Allah (swt) says,
“Who is more oppressor than the one who lies about Allah or denies the truth when it comes to him? Is there not a place in hell for the Kafirun? As for those who strive hard in our cause, we will surely guide them to our paths. Verily, Allah is with the Muhsinun.” [EMQ Ankabut: 68-69]
Whoever says that Islam is free from terrorism or wants to differentiate between Islam and terrorism is committing Al Juhoud and that is Kufr Akbar — and will take them out of the fold of Islam.
The one who says “˜we should fight against terrorism”, he is fighting against Islam. We know very well that USA meant no one else by the term “˜terrorists” but Islam and Muslims and the one who wants to avoid terrorism, is avoiding Islam.
THE KUFFAR ARE THE ENEMY
It is known that the USA is the enemy of Islam and Muslims. The fact that it is Dar ul Kufr Asslie, by default it is the enemy of Islam and Muslims. The original rules for any state that is not dar ul Islam nor has a treaty with it is that it is the enemy. There should be no doubt in the minds of any Muslims that the jews and Christians are kafir and the enemy of Islam and Muslims. Allah (swt) says,
“Those who disbelieve of the people of the book and the mushrikeen are in the hellfire forever, they are the worst of creation.” [EMQ Bayyinah: 6]
and Allah (swt) says,
“Those who claim that Allah is Jesus ibn Maryam, they are kafir “¦” [EMQ Ma”idah: 17]
In this ayah, there is the manifestation of the anger of Allah (swt) when he said,
“Those who claim that Allah is “˜Isa ibn Maryam, they are kafir, who can have any protection if Allah decides to destroy Isa and his mother and all the people of the earth?” [EMQ Ma”idah: 17]
Allah (swt) says,
“Fight those who do not believe in Allah nor in the last day, nor do they forbid what Allah and his Messenger forbid, and they do not follow the deen of Haq among the people of the book (jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission and feel themselves subdued.” [EMQ 9: 29]
There is much more.