Apparently some greasy Islamophobe wrote this “Encyclopedia of Jihad.” Islamic luminaries such as Sheikh Mostafa Elazabawy, the imam of Masjid Manhattan, and Ahmed Rehab of Hamas-linked CAIR would have filled an Encyclopedia of Jihad with instructions on getting the kids to school on time, the proper height for a badminton net, etc., since, as everyone knows, jihad is an interior struggle to better oneself, and is entirely benign and even positive concept. But instead, this particular “Encyclopedia of Jihad” contained “instructions on bombing railroads, recruiting teens for holy war and taking hostages.” What racist, bigoted Islamophobe is responsible for planting this vicious Manual for Misunderstanding Islam among poor, uneducated, unsuspecting Muslims?
“Investigators found ‘The Encyclopedia of Jihad’ in hook-handed preacher’s home: witness,” by Daniel Beekman, the New York Daily News, April 24, 2014:
Investigators found “The Encyclopedia of Jihad” when they searched the London home of hook-handed preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri, a former British cop testified Wednesday in his Manhattan terrorism trial.
The violent textbook seized in 2004 included instructions on bombing railroads, recruiting teens for holy war and taking hostages, jurors were shown.
Abu Hamza, 56, is charged with supporting Al Qaeda and the Taliban.
Prosecutors claim he aided a deadly kidnapping of tourists in Yemen in 1998 and plotted to set up a terrorist training camp on a ranch in rural Oregon in 1999.
Jurors also heard Abu Hamza on tape calling Osama Bin Laden “a victim of international bad policies” and “a very great man.”