Mukhlas reveals himself as another of the legions of misunderstanders of the (alleged) religion of peace. Those who profess to understand its peacefulness full well, meanwhile, have not yet mounted any effective comeback to Mukhlas’ religious appeal. “Murder ‘infidels’, Mukhlas urges,” from The Australian, with thanks to Thom:
BALI bombings commander Mukhlas has written a fanatical call-to-arms from his death-row prison cell, exhorting Muslims to kill Westerners.
Published on a website on the orders of notorious terror chief Noordin Mohammed Top, the polemic demonstrates the undiminished fervour of Mukhlas, who has been sentenced to death for commanding the Bali bomb blasts in 2002 that killed 202 people, including 88 Australians.
“You who still have a shred of faith in your hearts, have you forgotten that to kill infidels and the enemies of Islam is a deed that has a reward above no other,” says the 60-page polemic written in Indonesian by “Sheikh Mukhlas”, posted on the anshar.net website, which has since been shut down by Indonesian police.
“Aren’t you aware that the model for us all, the Prophet Mohammed and the four rightful caliphs, undertook to murder infidels as one of their primary activities, and that the Prophet waged jihad operations 77 times in the first 10 years as head of the Muslim community in Medina?”