Not, in this view, “to coexist peacefully as equals with non-Muslims on an indefinite basis.”
More efforts to impede the anti-jihad resistance by playing on Western phobias about “bigotry”: “West funds elite unit to destroy Islam: hardliners,” by Mark Forbes for the Brisbane Herald (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist):
INDONESIAN Muslim hardliners have called for the Australian-backed anti-terrorism squad Detachment 88 to be abolished because they say it is financed and trained by foreign countries to destroy Islam.
Islamic leaders including the cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, the alleged former leader of the terrorist network Jemaah Islamiah, and lawyers for terrorist suspects recently arrested by the squad, made the demand at a press conference yesterday.
Throwing down the gauntlet to authorities after the capture of two JI leaders, Kholil Ridwan, of the Islamic Community Forum, said Detachment 88 was a US tool to “stigmatise Islam”.
“We call on the Indonesian Government to stop co-operation with the United States and its allies in the global war on terror,” Mr Ridwan said. “The United States’ war on terror, with the help of its sheriff, Australia, and deputy sheriff, Singapore, is a war against Islam.”
It most certainly is nothing of the kind. But this just shows that all the blather about the Religion of Peace, and all the efforts to emphasize that this is not a war against Islam, have accomplished nothing. We would have been much better off had Western leaders spoken forthrightly about this effort as a defense against the global jihad, and called upon peaceful Muslims to reject the ideology of the jihadists, instead of ignoring it and denying it exists.
Bashir denied terrorists existed in Indonesia, saying: “Those who did bombings, they are just doing counter-terrorism. They are holy warriors to defend Muslims terrorised in other countries.” The real terrorist was America, he said, though it was a mistake for bombers to target peaceful areas….
Dujana told CNN the group would continue its fight for Islamic rule but he wanted it to limit civilian casualties….
A team of 13 lawyers will today file a lawsuit demanding Detachment 88 be disbanded on behalf of Muslim activists who say they have been wrongfully arrested. “We don’t want any more arrests taking place,” said one lawyer, Munarman.
He said the unit was torturing holy warriors who were trying to defend Islam.
Bashir warned all Muslims against helping the squad. “We know that Detachment 88 is a tool of Americans and Jews and any Muslim who helps infidels is an apostate,” he said….
All Muslims should fight to create an Islamic state, he urged. “There are only two options for Muslims; to win or to die.”