The fact that Muslims do not like Jews and Israel, I know, because many of my correspondents, Islamic leaders, Emirs, the heads of armed groups and ordinary Mujahideen talked about this at every meeting and every interview with me.
The fact that Islam is a nation and that Muslims have no other nationality is what I also heard from religious leaders supporting the Jihad.
The fact that Muslims can adapt and play by the political process more than once I saw myself.
They know how to do represent themselves as the victims of inhumane aggression through the media. And the same information is transmitted to the Islamic world in a different manner — as a victory for Jihad and death for the sake of Allah.
That they want to create a unified Islamic state, the Caliphate, is also no secret. They spoke about it openly in their sermons, and it is in their scriptures.
But as Muslims manage to sell the idea of “‹”‹a Caliphate (a single Islamic State) and the Sharia (Islamic law), they do not have the support of the leaders of Muslim countries. To enlist the support of some political movements and leaders, they are capable of anything.
That’s what I learned from a man who was engaged in the foreign policy of the Chechen leadership, and was very close to the Khoja Ahmed Nukhayev. I wrote about Nukhayev earlier at Jihad Watch.
Nukhayev first worked in the Soviet Union to make money and establish contacts in Europe. He bought in foreign embassies expensive and beautiful scarves that Chechen women wear like a headband after their marriage. He did this to establish good relations with foreign diplomats who worked in the USSR.
This man and many others have argued that Islamic Sharia law is beneficial for Europe. The growing Muslim population in Europe is an issue for these countries, and Nukhayev, as one of the leaders with access to the Western elite, voiced the idea of “‹”‹creating a single Islamic political movement for all Muslims, and creating a single Islamic state.
The idea was that unchecked Islamic force must return to its roots. Leaders of the Jihad pressed for certain concessions, promising that the Jinn would return to the lamp. Otherwise, Islam and the Mujahideen would be an uncontrollable force.
Well-known journalists in the Chechen Republic’s press department, which was headed by M. Udugov, applauded the creation of the only Islamic party in the Caucasus, “Islamic Order.” This organization is the same in structure and purpose as the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Once I met with their delegation (their political and military experts); they spoke French and English. I talked through an interpreter. They knew my negative attitude towards Wahhabism, and argued that Muslims in the Caucasus must be united under Sharia law, because otherwise it would not be possible to control them.
Perhaps these experts would advise the West to negotiate with Al Qaeda, send modern radars to Turkey, and recognize Palestine within the 1967 borders. For regarding the Muslims in the Caucasus, they are just as sadly mistaken. For the only reason to negotiate with jihadists is to buy time; their ultimate goal is not simply the taming of disobedient Muslims. It is to establish the objectives of Islam. Otherwise they would lose the meaning of jihad.
Negotiation with anyone in the Islamic movement, involving talks and recognition of their power in order to maintain a balance, can never bring the desired result. The Muslims have a goal upon which they can unite: the spread of Sharia law, as well as the liberation of Jerusalem from the Jews. For this purpose are all one: the Shiites and Sunnis, and all others who read the Koran and believe in Allah and his prophet.