The recently released tape from al-Qaeda’s spokesmodel Ayman al Zawahiri featured the American Jihadist Adam Gadahn, aka Azzam the American. The vast majority contained the normal “death to America” diatribes that have become a parody of themselves.
However the most interesting section contained an “Invitation to Islam.” What follows is a short excerpt. (The tape of the entire speech can be downloaded here)
And as we know, it was Wahshi who was later personally called to slay the enemy and false prophet of God Wasadena. It has come to us, in an authenticated saying of the Prophet, peace be upon him, that God laughs with pleasure at two men. One of them kills the other but both of them enter the garden. One of them fights in the path of God and is martyred. Then God pardons the killer and he embraces Islam, fights in the path of God, and he is himself martyred.
In other words, if the Zionist Crusader missionaries of hate and counter-Islam consultants like Daniel Pipes, Robert Spencer, Michael Schuur [ed. Michael Scheuer], Steven Emerson, and yes, even the Crusader-in-Chief, George W. Bush, were to abandon their unbelief, and repent, and enter into the light of Islam, and turn their swords against the enemies of God, it would be accepted of them and they would be our brothers in Islam.
Interesting no? As a side note Robert Spencer mentioned by “Azzam” spoke to the news that he was called out by a Jihadist: “I am honored to be in this company, of course, and pleased to see that Al-Qaeda has noticed my work and is unhappy with it.”
All this time some have thought they hated us because of American foreign policy, or Playboy channel or an excessive amount of McDonalds that dot not only our land but most of the rest of the planet.
But truth be known Azzam is speaking… (what’s the latest Progressive catch phrase?) Oh yea… Azzam is speaking truth to power. You see America’s foreign policy doesn’t dictate the spreading of Islam much less radical Islam. If we were to except his “invitation” and convert to Islam, in addition to formulating a foreign and social policy that promoted al-Qaeda’s radical interpratation of Islam all would be good.
Game, set, match. War on Terror would end… maybe.
If given the chance I would like to ask Azzam what foreign policy was in effect that led to the sacking of Medina, Persia or Byzantium? But somehow I doubt I’d get a coherent response even if he was smart enough to know their place in history.
As a public service here’s an outline of a potential U.S. foreign and social policy al-Qaeda might find acceptable, thus spareing our heads from a potential meeting with a jihadist’s chopping block.
1. The denial of equality to women under the disguise of religious sanctions provided by Holy Quran to perpetuate male domination.
2. Adoption of barbaric and age-old practices of Triple Talaq, multiple marriages for men, unequal rights for women in parental property, refusal to family planning, no alimony, no education. (see one in 10 young British Asians believes so-called honor killings can be justified)
3. Conversion to Islam by coercion/persuasion (see Azzam and al Zawahiri above) of non-Muslims before marriage, supporting illegal infiltration of Muslims, active conversion of uneducated and financially constrained majority citizens to Islam.
4. To keep the Muslim herd under control by discouraging education, stringently implementing Islamic religious and social practices and by constantly scaring Muslims of majority community by false propaganda (Islam khatre mein hai).
5. When questioned, deny, evade or claim persecution of Muslims to justify Islamic way of thinking for preservation of Islamic community.
7. To create civil, military, ethnic or religious strife under the disguise of ‘Muslim Persecution’ for achieving Islamic nationhood. (See the Danish “Muhammad cartoon controversy” that was aided and abetted by Danish imams also see this angry reaction for a call to condemn terrorism “unequivocally”)
8. Substitute man made civil law with Islamic Shari’ah law as per Osama’s fatwa issued in August of 1996.
9. Follow the dictates of the Muslim Brotherhood whose goal is to reoccupy the “trusted” land (Andulusia), which is comprised of Spain, Portugal, southern France, the Kingdom of Granada and the Middle East. (hmmm..sounds strangely like a World War, lets be fair and call it a “half a world War)
Take all of the above with the thought that in all cases it refers to the Islamic extremists that live and breath amoung us and NOT Muslims and those of the Islamic faith as a whole.
I’ll close with these sage words spoken by the King of Jordan, we are in a “struggle between the perverse view of Islam against the rest of us moderate Muslims”.