“There is for you an excellent example (to follow) in Abraham and those with him, when they said to their people: ‘We are clear of you and of whatever ye worship besides God. we have rejected you, and there has arisen, between us and you, enmity and hatred for ever, unless ye believe in Allah and him alone.” — Qur’an 60:4
“Al-Qaeda Releases ‘Standards Of Friendship And Enmity In Islam’, Declares: ‘Enmity Towards Infidels Is A Must’; Pasted Directly On San Francisco Based Internet Archives,” from MEMRI, September 26 (thanks to Pamela Geller):
The following report is a complimentary offering from MEMRI’s Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM). For membership information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Membership” in the subject line.
Al-Qaeda’s broadcasting arm Al-Sahab has released an audio lecture that sets the standards of friendship and enmity with infidels as defined by Islam. The lecture is delivered by Abdul Samad, a militant Pakistani cleric who speaks in Urdu.
The lecture is titled “Standards of Friendship and Enmity in Islam.” It was released through various jihadi forums with a link posted on the U.S.-based website Archive.org. Citing Koranic verses, Abdul Samad says Muslims should never form friendships and relationships with infidels, which is necessary for the success of Muslims in forming unity.
Citing hadiths and Koranic verses, Abdul Samad argues the following points:
i) The most powerful and binding relation is Islam.
ii) The believers, who do not disassociate themselves from nonbelievers and do not distinguish their ranks from people who have interest in worldly things, can never serve Islam effectively.
iii) Our friendship and enmity should only be for Allah’s cause.
iv) Our friendship, relationship and love should only be with the people who believe in Islam and Allah as the ruler.
v) The people, who do not accept Allah as the ruler and do not believe in Islam are our enemy and we should disassociate ourselves from them even if they are our close relatives and from our tribe.
vi) The infidels, whether they are the Jews or Christians, atheists and polytheists, are the real infidels and are the enemies of Allah’s faith (Islam).
vii) The Koran has termed friendship with Kuffar (infidels) as a sign of disunity and unbelief, as it is associated with the foundations of belief.
viii) The people declared by Allah as our enemy can never be our friends.
ix) The non-believers are the enemies of our elderly people, women and children. They kill the Muslims with bombs either in Kashmir, Iraq, or Palestine. There is hardly a day when a Muslim escapes their cruelty.
x) They open several fronts (against Muslims) after entering a region. One of their fronts is education. They used it in the Egypt and Turkey; and they currently use it in Pakistan against the Muslims.
xi) Our enmity towards Hindus is not due to the Kashmir issue; our enmity towards America is not due to Iraq and Afghanistan; the enmity between us and the Jews is not due to the Palestine; the real cause is that they do not accept our system and Islam.
xii) Our enmity towards them (the non-believers) will continue even if they renounce all their crimes.
xiii) Enmity towards infidels is a must. It is part of our faith. Islam says the Muslims should stay away from the infidels and their countries.
xiv) The best way to get rid of them (infidels) is to continue jihad until the Allah’s faith (Islam) is completely enforced all over the world.