“These are the voices of Muslim clerics who teach that Islam prohibits terrorism, for the Koran says whoever kills an innocent, it is as if he has killed all mankind.” — Barack Obama at the Islamic Society of Baltimore yesterday
“What I did were terror acts. It was my duty. There are infidels and there is instruction in Koran to stop this and fight all infidels.” — jihad murderer Jasim Mohammed Atti’ya
Who is right — Obama or Jasim?
Jasim is a devout and practicing Muslim. Obama says he is a Christian. How much time has Obama spent in Qur’an study over the last few years? Which one do you think has studied the Qur’an more — Obama or Jasim?
Obama was referring to Qur’an 5:32, which reads in its entirety: “Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them, after that, throughout the land, were transgressors.” So the passage that Obama represented as being a blanket prohibition of killing actually is a warning to the Jews that they shouldn’t kill and a statement that even after they got the warning, they kept on disobeying Allah. It’s not a message of peace, it’s just another one of the Qur’an’s many passages castigating Jews.
“EXCLUSIVE: Jailed ISIS bomb maker says he would quit before donning one of his deadly vests,” by Hollie McKay, Fox News, February 3, 2016:
ERBIL, Iraq – The attack was brazen and struck deep inside Kurdish territory in northern Iraq, with an ISIS suicide bomber detonating at a checkpoint outside a small town near Kirkuk and allowing three fellow fighters to sneak through and temporarily commandeer a local government office.
The men evaded justice at the hands of the Kurds when they blew themselves up in the Nov. 3, 2015, attack, but the ISIS bomb expert whose handiwork sent them to their maker did not. Jasim Mohammed Atti’ya is now held in a high-security prison operated by the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), which recently allowed FoxNews.com to interview him. Over the course of 90 minutes, Jasim, who was led into the room blindfolded, boasted of his service to ISIS, vowed to return to serving the caliphate and said his suicide bombs are for others, not him.
“What I did were terror acts,” Jasim, 22, said matter-of-factly as he sat handcuffed in a small office in the Erbil headquarters of the KRG’s security forces, the Asayish. “It was my duty. There are infidels and there is instruction in Koran to stop this and fight all infidels.”
KRG forces nabbed Jasim weeks after the attack in the small town 30 miles outside of Erbil, in which 14 Kurds were killed and scores wounded. The three fighters who used the checkpoint bombing as a diversion to enter the city, briefly holed up in the mayor’s office before blowing themselves up as Kurdish forces moved in.
While that attack, in the Kirkuk Province town of Dibis, served notice ISIS was able to strike behind enemy lines, the one thwarted by Jasim’s capture would have been devastating by comparison. His Kurdish captors say Jasim was preparing to rig a powerful truck bomb bound for the Kurdish stronghold of Erbil when he was arrested by Kurdish intelligence agents. According to one security source, Jasim “cried like a big baby” when he was arrested, sobbing that “Allah would be mad at him.”
This idea is based on the Qur’an, which promises victory and success in this world to this pious. Defeat is a sign of impiety. “Their plan has been made attractive to those who disbelieve, and they have been averted from the way. And whomever Allah leaves astray – there will be for him no guide. For them will be punishment in the life of this world, and the punishment of the Hereafter is more severe. And they will not have from Allah any protector.” (Qur’an 13:33-34) “As for he who gives and fears Allah and believes in the best, We will ease him toward ease.” (Qur’an 92:5-7) So if Jasim lost and had difficulty, he is being punished by Allah.
Now held along with scores of other ISIS prisoners, he is awaiting trial on charges of terrorism and plotting suicide bomb attacks and facing the gallows if convicted. Kurdish officials say the prisoners are held in conditions compliant with international law and receive visits from the Red Cross. Jasim, who was handcuffed and wore casual clothes and orange flip-flops during the interview, has contact with other prisoners and appeared to be in good health. Kurdish officials asked that his face be blurred in photos to protect his own innocent family members.
It’s been a steep and rapid fall for a youthful killer who joined ISIS at 20 and quickly rose through the ranks based on his loyalty and ingenuity. After first training to build explosives, Jasim said he was promoted to the mid-level leadership post of Amir. He imparted his newfound knowledge of IEDs to recruits and helped plot and execute suicide attacks, he said….
The exact number of deaths Jasim directly or indirectly caused remains unclear, but he repeatedly gloated about conducting operations that killed and harmed scores of people – including the fighters he outfitted with suicide vests or put behind the wheels of vehicles rigged to explode. He told FoxNews.com he is proud of his monstrous work, but not ready to be a martyr himself.
“I never thought of killing myself, I am not convinced to kill myself,” he said. “Actually I would leave or escape if they gave me this order. I wouldn’t explode myself. That is another level of faith.”…
He refers to it as a “level of faith” because the whole idea of doing it comes from the Qur’an, which guarantees Paradise to those who “kill and are killed” for Allah (9:111).
Jasim said he was contacted online and sent him the equivalent of $30,500 to buy a car and outfit it with explosives for an attack on Erbil. He didn’t question his orders, even though the plot was foiled.
“It is our leaders who make decisions,” he said. “Our scientists say that there are infidel people in Kirkuk. It is not up to my decision, we are students and we listen to our teachers. If somebody pledges allegiance to ISIS, they must take orders and whatever orders they get they have to do that.”
At the top of the ISIS hierarchy is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who Jasim described as a “good leader” who lives “as a simple soldier” and “is just like everyone else.” He has never met the elusive self-professed ISIS caliph.
“It’s dangerous to meet him. Nobody can see him,” Jasim said. “It is prohibited for anybody to see him.”
Alternating between bravado and circumspection brought on either by remorse or the presence of a watchful jailor [sic], Jasim said he would “have to be convinced” not to go back to ISIS if he were released.
That’s one thing no one is trying to do. “Think Again Turn Away” is a joke. At Guantanamo, the guards put on gloves to handle the Qur’an, because Islamic law forbids Infidels to touch the book. Thus the U.S. is reinforcing, rather than challenging, the belief system that got those men into Gitmo in the first place.
“Before I went to prison, I had no problems killing people,” he said. “Now I have a bit of regret that maybe some people don’t deserve to be killed.”
But in the next breath, Jasim, who expressed frustration that his American interviewer did not wear a hijab, called for a worldwide return to the times and ways of Mohammad. When reminded life in the 7th century did not include car bombs and suicide belts, Jasim said today’s weapons are more effective at accomplishing the prophet’s goals.
“During the Prophet’s time it is true there was a sword, but now there are AK-47s and that is more effective than a sword. But they are all weapons.”
Despite facing a likely death sentence, Jasim called on others to follow his path.
“It is better if they join,” he said. “We want to go to America. We want to spread our ideology all over the world.”
I can already hear Obama and Kerry saying, “No, you don’t.”