Any genuine Islamic reform initiative depends on the success of efforts to deemphasize various Qur’anic passages, as well as some elements of the Sunnah — and a complete reevaluation of Islamic jurisprudence. Some commentators point to the fact that for centuries — notably, although not universally, in central Asia, Eastern Europe, and West Africa — jihad supremacism largely lay dormant and even dropped out of the Muslim consciousness. But simply to point out that that happened is not enough anymore, precisely because jihadists are using chapter and verse of Qur’an and Sunnah to teach their vision of Islam to cultural Muslims. And they are doing so largely through the Internet. Here is one news story about just how that is being done.
From AKI, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
Berlin, 10 Oct. (AKI) – German police on Tuesday arrested near the western city of Osnabreuck an Iraqi national suspected of belonging to the al-Qaeda terror network. The 36-year-old man, identified as Ibrahim R. is accused of having over the past two years “spread worldwide over the Internet audio and video messages by the leaders of … al-Qaida and al-Qaida in Iraq – namely Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi “” and in doing so of having supported these groups in their terrorist activities and aims,” prosecutors said in a statement….