Tiny Minority of Extremists Update from Indonesia. “Bashir greeted by sea of support,” from AAP, with thanks to Walt:
FIREBRAND cleric Abu Bakar Bashir has been greeted by a sea of supporters punching fists in the air and screaming “Allah hu Akbar”, or God is Great, as he arrived home to his Java boarding school.
After a brief stop to bathe his feet and pray, Bashir immediately launched into a brief sermon, telling thousands of students and onlookers seated in a dusty courtyard before him that Australian Prime Minister John Howard should “convert to Islam”.
And that, my friends, is da’wa, the precursor to jihad. Muhammad instructed Muslims to invite their foes to convert and only wage war against them if they refused (see Sahih Muslim 4294).