New Jihadi Book Permits Murdering Civilians
by IPT News • Oct 3, 2011 at 6:05 pm
Jihadi forum Ansar al-Mujahideen recently published a new e-book, The Just Scale – On the Permissibility of Killing the Infidels' Children and Women, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). Each of its eight chapters presents alleged proof from the Quran and Islam's legal tradition, in an attempt to refute mainstream arguments against killing certain types of civilians.
"When the infidels, the enemies of the faith, [began] to harm the Muslims and rushed to [perpetrate] evil and tyranny, violate taboos, and kill women and children, to the extent that things could not get any worse... a band of believers stood up to end this hostility and pay [the infidels] back for it many times over, with justice and fairness..." claims Sheikh Abu Al-Hassan Al-Azdi in the introduction. Muslim warriors today still are commanded to act in this fashion, the author goes on to say.
Although al-Qaida has already murdered tens of thousands of Iraqis and other Muslim civilians, the book is meant to strengthen the weak theological argument for such attacks. Al-Qaida currently justifies its attacks as the necessary elimination of apostates and heretics, or denies collateral damage to civilians.
Murdering women and children has also been a prevalent part of terror campaigns by nationalist terrorist groups, particularly Palestinian groups. Hamas and clerics supporting Palestinian suicide bombing argue that Israelis are not really civilians, because the vast majority serve in Israel's army.
Reader comments on this item
Submitted by Ed, Oct 5, 2011 19:24
I wish I did, Rob. We can't seem to get our local Sunday newspapers to run an article on this, or Muslim persecution of Christians, or any other horrific event that we're familiar with. Perhaps if we flooded them with hard copy of articles, but even then, I doubt very much that they'd run the story or bother to investigate further. This needs to be a solid plank in the conservative campaign platform for 2012 because it surely won't show up in the Dem's platform. As long as our politicians are complicit by their silence, and the media is complicit in their lack of coverage, options are few.
What do we do now
Submitted by RobH, Oct 4, 2011 11:25
If this is being put forth as legitimate koranic interpretation, then what can we do about it? We read these blogs like IPT, Jihad Watch, Atlasshrugs, and we complain and curse and then do nothing. Out politicians don't want to point out who the enemy really is, and we are drowning in our political correctness and it will kill us. What are we going to do? We can't kill them all and let God sort them out--but we need to do something to protect our society and its people. Anyone have any idea that goes beyond complaining?