Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Jihad has been a feature of Islam from its beginnings

. . . there is indeed a problem with Islam itself, that even if only a minority of Muslims will ever take up jihad, most Muslims know that that is mandated by their religion and they do support it in belief and sometimes financially. . . . This view sees that jihad has been a feature of Islam from its beginnings and that martyrdom is honored and rewarded in Islam. This view also finds that Islam may well be in conflict with liberal democracy. Muslims are told that they are meant to Islamicize the countries they live in, through "peaceful" means if they can, and violent means when necessary, and we already see signs of this in Europe and America.

--Robert Spencer
Director of Jihad Watch
Shock horror! Presidential candidates "linking Islam with terrorism"!
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/019712.php#

Also see

Spencer: Jihad Watch Offers Questions for Candidates
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/019720.php#

The candidates on the jihad: Mitt Romney
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/019562.php#

West: "This high-level effort to, in effect, deny the connection between Islamic law and what the military calls the 'enemy threat doctrine' should ring bells, not just in the military, but in Congress"
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/019521.php#

Fitzgerald: Experts and authorities
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/019523.php#

Some Pentagon officials rallying to support ousted Islamic law expert
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/019531.php#

The Implications of the Dismissal of Stephen Coughlin, Joint Staff, Pentagon
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/019534.php#

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