Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait…good thing those countries are our friends and allies. Imagine what they might be doing if they weren’t. Why, they might even be sponsoring the spread of the jihad ideology. What’s that? They’re doing that now? What are you, some kind of Islamophobe?
“Iraqi Cleric Ahmad Al-Kubeisi Promotes Jihad on A New Saudi Channel Broadcasting from Kuwait,” from MEMRITV, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
Following are excerpts from am interview with Iraqi cleric Sheik Ahmad Al-Kubeisi. The interview was aired on Al-Risala TV on March 15, 2006. Al-Rislala TV is a Saudi channel broadcasting from Kuwait. Its chairman of the board is Saudi prince Walid bin Talal.
Host: How do you view the Jihad in Palestine?
Al-Kubeisi: I cannot talk about the Jihad, when the world considers a plundering occupier to be a man of peace, and the owner of the occupied land to be a terrorist. The world demands today from anyone whose land has been occupied – but only from among the Muslims – that they shut up. If any of them complains, or picks up a gun to kill those who killed his family, and destroyed his land with missiles – he is considered a terrorist. On the other hand, those who plundered, colonized, occupied, killed, executed, and dropped nuclear bombs and depleted uranium (shells) are considered men of peace, who spread democracy.
How can you talk to me about Jihad under these conditions? Sir, Jihad in this case is an individual duty. Someone whose land was lost, whose honor was violated, and whose country was occupied, yet he does not raise his hand violently against the occupier, is not a human being, or even an animal. Even animals wash their hands of him. That’s why the pig is reprehensible -because it’s the only one who accepts it when someone occupies its land.
In Islam, Jihad is conducted in order to spread its principles, justice, and views. This is exactly what America is doing today, when it spreads democracy. The means used by America – to which the world submits – in order to spread democracy – all the international organizations, all those peoples and nations, are the same means used by Islam when it spread monotheism, at the time when idols and people were worshipped. It is one and the same. What was said there is being said here. If that was correct, then this is correct. If that was a mistake, then this is a mistake.
Hence, we have reached the following conclusion: The term “violence” or “Jihad” – or you could call it “aggression” or “colonialism” – means that you take control of the resources of others, out of economic or political greed. On the other hand, Islam does this to bring people to worship Allah, and to instate justice among all people.
In other words, to impose Sharia.