How did Sheikh Abu Al-Hassan Al-Azdi come to misunderstand the Religion of Peaceâ„¢ so spectacularly? Would any of the vaunted moderates of the Islamic establishment in the West care to explain? Honest Ibe Hooper? Boy Reza Aslan? Brave Ahmed Rehab? “Man of Peace” Imam Rauf? Anyone? Anyone?
“Jihadi Book Justifies Killing of Non-Muslim Women and Children in Retaliation for Killing of Muslim Women and Children,” from MEMRI, September 22 (thanks to Wimpy):
On July 30, 2011, the jihadi forum Ansar Al-Mujahideen published a new e-book by Sheikh Abu Al-Hassan Al-Azdi titled The Just Scale — On the Permissibility of Killing the Infidels’ Children and Women as Reprisal. As its title suggests, the book seeks to provide religious justification for killing women and children in attacks that come in response to aggression against Muslims. The author presents alleged proofs for his position from the Islamic sources, as well as commentary on each proof by Islamic scholars. In certain cases he also rebuts theoretical arguments that might be brought against the proof’s validity.
In the introduction, Al-Azdi rebukes mainstream Muslim scholars for denouncing the mujahideen’s attacks on women and children while ignoring attacks by non-Muslims that cause deaths among women and children. Each of the subsequent eight chapters expound on one or more Koranic verses or hadiths, which Al-Azdi presents as supporting his thesis….