The Roots of Islamic Terrorism

Tarek Fatah BY TAREK FATAH, TORONTO SUN

FIRST POSTED: TUESDAY, JUNE 06, 2017 06:43 PM EDT | UPDATED: TUESDAY, JUNE 06, 2017 06:48 PM EDT
http://www.torontosun.com/2017/06/06/the-roots-of-islamist-terrorism?token=84398d5a8a7fd2910789a3584308b96b&utm_

The 21st century began with a bloodbath of the innocent when Islamist terrorists declared a world war on non-Muslims in the name of jihad, Allah and Islam.

From New York to New Delhi, Philadelphia to the Philippines, these terrorists have killed the “kufaar” with no mercy; justifying beheadings, slaughter and the rape of sexual slaves by referring to the Islamic holy book, the Qur’an, as their equivalent of The Art of War.

On Saturday night, two more atrocities occurred.

In the first, a suicide bomber killed 18 in the Afghan capital of Kabul.

Hours later, Pakistan-born Khuram Butt led another atrocity on London Bridge, not just with a rented truck mowing down pedestrians, but with the added horror of three, sword-waving jihadis attacking weekend revellers while chanting “this is for Allah”.

The reaction to the horror was the same as we saw and heard from then president George W. Bush, who after the 9/11 attack, mainly by Saudi terrorists, remarked, “Islam is a religion of peace.”

Sixteen years later, the rhetoric has not changed.

No Western leaders, not our own photogenic, canoe-paddling Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, nor his handsome counterpart in France, President Emmanuelle Macron, dares to utter one word of critique about Islam and its role in triggering so much mayhem, for so long.

Trudeau believes “Islamophobia” is the real threat to Canada, not Islamofascism.

The reaction from British Prime Minister Theresa May, though more truthful, ended with the same apologetic approach to the elephant in the room – Islam.

Although she referred to “Islamist extremism” as an “evil ideology,” she qualified her remark by saying, “it [Islamist extremism] is a perversion of Islam and a perversion of the truth.”

London’s Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, (not an Islamist by any stretch) nonetheless tippy toed around the question of how Islam was inspiring young men to kill non-Muslims, or Muslims of other sects within Islam, or Muslims like me who publicly raise these contentious issues.

As Khan put it: “This sickening act has nothing to do with the Islam I know. To murder innocent people, especially during Ramadan, is a rejection of the true values of my religion.”

Here is my message to May and Khan:

The London Bridge attack, the Kabul suicide bombing, the slaughter of Christians in Egypt and the attack by ISIS in the Philippines last week, as well as the Melbourne and Paris attacks on Tuesday, are all based on sharia Islamic law. All were carried out by Muslims inspired by the Qur’an.

Here is one of the many verses in the Qur’an invoked by jihadi terrorists.

It is from chapter eight entitled, The Spoils of War:

Quran 8:12 – “I am with you, so strengthen those who have believed [Muslims]. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieved [non-Muslims], so strike [them] upon the necks and strike from them every fingertip.”

When confronted by critics to explain this call for beheading non-Muslims, Islamists and their apologists say this verse was revealed for a specific battle at a specific time during the life of Prophet Muhammad and is no longer applicable.

However, the same Islamist clerics then return to their mosques to preach the same verse as part of Muslim prayers.

In the words of Prime Minister May, “enough is enough”.

Be truthful, O Muslims, before it is too late.

Categories: The Muslim Times

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