Americans gathered at Ground Zero, the Pentagon, and Shanksville over the weekend to remember the Islamic jihad terrorist attacks on 9/11 21 years ago. ‘Why do they hate us?,’ George W. Bush wondered shortly after the attacks. The bad news is they hate us because their religion commands them to hate us.
When you start with a holy book, the Quran, that says 164 times in various ways ‘slay the infidel’, you’re bound to have a problem. The 9/11 attacks would not have occurred but for the standard Islamic doctrines of sharia supremacy and jihad, as shown by Arabic-language sources of Al Qaeda messages at the time. Moreover, in 2009, five masterminds of the 9/11 attacks including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed – calling themselves the “9/11 Shura Council” – wrote that the 9/11 attacks were an “act of Jihad”, jihad being “a great duty in our religion.” They quoted numerous verses from the Quran including the infamous ‘Verse of the Sword’ – “fight and slay the pagans wherever you find them.”
This isn’t just old news from the dustbin of history. Standard Islamic doctrine is unchanged today, and there are plenty fresh reminders it means business. There are also too many doctrinally-inspired Islamic jihad attacks taking place on a daily basis to dismiss the threat out of hand. Let’s see what sharia supremacists say in their own words, shall we?
An imam formerly based in Houston said non-Muslims are the worst of Allah’s creations, that they are worse than animals. He referred to a verse in the Quran which commands wives not to talk to their husbands if their husbands do not wage jihad.
A New York Times journalist said he favored killing and burning Jews “like Hitler did.” The Islamic Education Center in Houston is teaching children to pledge allegiance to Iran’s leaders and to become soldiers to kill Jews.
A prominent imam in France said, ‘I make no distinction between Islamism and Islam. Islamism is Islam in action.’ This echoes the words of Turkish President Erdogan who said in 2017, “There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it.” The implication of these statements is that jihad attacks are the result of standard Islamic doctrine, not an extremist interpretation of Islamic doctrine.
A Swedish imam spoke of the “great battle” when all non-Muslims will be forced to submit to Islam, and he prayed to Allah to defeat or destroy Christians and Jews. “Sweden is ours,” he said. “It’s ours, whether they want this or not. In ten to fifteen years, it will be ours.”
Police in India discovered the battle plan of an Islamic group that wants to take over India by 2047. They will accomplish their goal by infiltrating the government, killing their opponents, and recruiting enough jihadis to eventually engage in a show-down with the government.
But we don’t have to wait until 2047 to see doctrinally-inspired Islamic attacks. Massacres are taking place daily as the Islamization of Africa continues. In our own country, a Muslim passenger screaming ‘Allah’ tried to storm the cockpit of a JetBlue flight out of Boston last year. This year, the FBI reversed itself and finally acknowledged the Islamic attack on the synagogue in Colleyville, Texas was an act of terrorism. The Colleyville attacker told officials that he wished he had died in the 9/11 terror attacks. Also this year, a man brutally murdered a woman in Seattle with a hatchet and bolt cutters after reading the Quran, which gave him the idea that he should kill her.
No wonder CAIR – the Council on American-Islamic Relations – wants to turn 9/11 into a national day of service and redefine 9/11 around efforts to counteract anti-Muslim bullying in school. No wonder CAIR wants to skip right over the Islamic terror attacks that killed 3,000 people in America 21 years ago. CAIR can deflect all it wants, but Islam’s victims are still dead and the holy Quran still commands Muslims to wage violent jihad until sharia covers the earth.
It’s time to have a serious discussion. If standard Islamic doctrine doesn’t really mean what it says, let’s hear that from CAIR and other Islamic leaders. If the doctrine does mean what it says and they really do hate us and want to kill us for religious reasons, let’s hear that, too.
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