“Stop your drawings,” he says in his recorded message. It is an unstable and, in all possible senses, impoverished society for which the absurdity of that grievance as casus belli is lost, for a stable, prosperous society does not last where such outbursts of destructive anger are seen as justified. But “persecution,” or “oppression,” as al-Abdaly terms the Muhammad cartoons among other things in his screed, is “worse than slaughter” (Qur’an 2:191).
And so another “defensive jihad” erupts, seeking slaughter. Jihadists who have attacked in the West consistently maintain they and their religion have been wronged in any number of ways first; in practice, defensive jihad amounts to a jihad looking for an excuse. And never mind the grievance du jour; the mere presence of unbelief not subjugated under Sharia is an affront. It always has been.
More of al-Abdaly’s statement follows: “Sweden suicide bombings: warning audio message,” from the Telegraph, December 13:
“In the name of God the merciful. Prayers and peace to the Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon him.
And darn near nobody else.
“Thanks to Lars Vilks and his paintings of the Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon him, and your soldiers in Afghanistan and your silence on all this so shall your children, daughters, brothers and sisters die in the same way as our brothers and sisters and children die.
Except the bomb went off prematurely.
“Now the Islamic states have fulfilled what they promised you. We are here in Europe and in Sweden, we are a reality, not an invention, I will not say more about this.
“Our actions will speak for themselves, as long as you do not end your war against Islam and humiliation of the prophet and your stupid support for the pig Vilks.
“To all Muslims in Sweden I say: stop fawning and humiliating yourselves for a life of humiliation is far from Islam. Help your brothers and sisters and do not fear anything or anyone, only the God you worship.
No, humiliation is for unbelievers (Qur’an 9:29).
“To my family, try to forgive me. I could not sit and watch while all the injustice happens against Islam and the Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon him, when the pig Vilks did what he did.
“Forgive me for my lies. I never went to the Middle East to work or earn money, I went there for jihad. I hope that you can understand me some time. I could never have told you all this or to anyone.”