Hamas-linked CAIR has disingenuously hailed the killing of Osama bin Laden, but note the Islamic terms in which Son Hadi and Abu Bakar Bashir speak about the killing. These people and others like them are appealing to Muslims and claiming Islamic authenticity. If Hamas-linked CAIR really opposes them, then it should explain how they’re getting Islam all wrong.
“Indonesian Radical Group Hails Bin Laden ‘Martyr,'” from the Jakarta Globe, May 2:
Radical Indonesian Islamist group Jemaah Ansharut Tauhid (JAT) on Monday hailed assassinated Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden as a “martyr” who championed Islam against America.
“If it’s true Osama bin Laden is dead, then he died a martyr. He fought for Islam and he fought for the lands colonized by America,” JAT spokesman Son Hadi told AFP.
“Al Qaeda didn’t die with him. Jihad will not be dampened just because he’s dead because jihad is a command of the religion, not of individuals,” he added.
JAT was founded in 2008 by firebrand cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, who is standing trial for leading and financing a militant group that was discovered training recruits in Aceh province last year.
The hardline Muslim cleric on Monday said the killing of Osama bin Laden would create disaster as many would retaliate, because Osama was a great cleric and mujahidin
“Obama said that America was not hostile against Islam, but this a big lie,” Bashir said, as quoted by his personal aide, Hasyim Abdullah….