Who is he trying to kid? “War is deceit” update:
“Jihad was a way of life for the Pious Predecessors (Salaf-us-Salih), and the Prophet (SAWS) was a master of the Mujahideen and a model for fortunate inexperienced people. The total number of military excursions which he (SAWS) accompanied was 27. He himself fought in nine of these; namely Badr; Uhud, Al-Muraysi, The Trench, Qurayzah, Khaybar, The Conquest of Makkah, Hunayn and Taif . . . This means that the Messenger of Allah (SAWS) used to go out on military expeditions or send out an army at least every two months.” — Abdullah Azzam, co-founder of al-Qaeda, Join the Caravan, p. 30
“If we follow the rules of interpretation developed from the classical “science of Koranic interpretation, it is not possible to condemn terrorism in religious terms. It remains completely true to the classical rules in its evolution of sanctity for its own justification. This is where the secret of its theological strength lies.” — Egyptian scholar Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd
“Many thanks to God, for his kind gesture, and choosing us to perform the act of Jihad for his cause and to defend Islam and Muslims. Therefore, killing you and fighting you, destroying you and terrorizing you, responding back to your attacks, are all considered to be great legitimate duty in our religion.” — Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his fellow 9/11 defendants
“Allah on 480 occasions in the Holy Koran extols Muslims to wage jihad. We only fulfil God’s orders. Only jihad can bring peace to the world.” — Taliban terrorist Baitullah Mehsud
“Jihad, holy fighting in Allah’s course, with full force of numbers and weaponry, is given the utmost importance in Islam….By jihad, Islam is established….By abandoning jihad, may Allah protect us from that, Islam is destroyed, and Muslims go into inferior position, their honor is lost, their lands are stolen, their rule and authority vanish. Jihad is an obligation and duty in Islam on every Muslim.” — Times Square car bomb terrorist Faisal Shahzad
“So step by step I became a religiously devout Muslim, Mujahid — meaning one who participates in jihad.” — Little Rock, Arkansas terrorist murder Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad
“And now, after mastering the English language, learning how to build explosives, and continuous planning to target the infidel Americans, it is time for Jihad.” — Texas terrorist bomber Khalid Aldawsari
“Jihad not linked terrorism, Turkish FM DavutoÄŸlu says,” from HÃ¼rriyet Daily News, February 18 (thanks to all who sent this in):
There is no connection between jihad and terrorism, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet DavutoÄŸlu said yesterday, adding that suggestions to the contrary come from American neo-cons and Israelis.
“Jihad is the name of fighting for our honor if required but firstly it means fighting against our own self’s limits, according to us,” DavutoÄŸlu said yesterday in Istanbul at the headquarters of the Independent Industrialists” and Businessmen’s Association (MÃœSÄ°AD), where he attended the conference “Turkey in the light of international developments, 2013.”
“For us, jihad is a sacred notion; let us not taint this notion by using it like neo-cons and pro-Israelis in America,” DavutoÄŸlu said while condemning an opposition party deputy who asked the Turkish government on its policy regarding the jihadist movement in Syria at a Turkey-EU Joint Parliamentary Commission meeting on Feb. 15.
DavutoÄŸlu also criticized the particular deputy for asking question in English instead of Turkish since the session was held in the Turkish Assembly, albeit with EU officials.
“A mentality has appeared now that is tainting these notions [of jihad]; they have introduced [this usage] into our culture, and they even use it in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, which was founded with help that came from a jihad fatwa [during Turkey”s Liberation War],” DavutoÄŸlu said.
DavutoÄŸlu also told an anecdote about a Turkish diplomat named Cihad Erginay — who is Turkey”s envoy to the Czech Republic — in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington.
“His name is also jihad; the ones who greeted him in the airport were walking behind and yelled at him “˜Cihat,” then everybody hits the deck,” DavutoÄŸlu said, adding that this was part of the outcome of the misunderstanding of the word jihad.
It’s a funny story, but everyone hit the deck not because they misunderstand jihad, but because they understand it all too well. The people present knew that Muslims have frequently committed violence in the name of jihad. But that fact, of course, is just what DavutoÄŸlu is trying to obscure.
Question over al-Nusra Front
Meanwhile, Aykan Erdemir, a main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy told the Daily News on the phone yesterday that he was the one to ask DavutoÄŸlu if Turkey considered the al-Nusra Front in Syria, which identifies itself a jihadist movement, as a terrorist organization like the U.S. and NATO do.
“It was a yes or no question; in not answering it, he called me an Orientalist, which is total defamation. Does he also blame al-Nusra for Orientalism? Do you count this organization as a terrorist organization or not, that was the question. The Turkish public must be informed about Turkey”s position,” Erdemir said.
Welcome to Islamic supremacist argumentation, Erdemir.