An AP story carried by AOL News tells us a little about the new threat of holiday terrorism and our government's reaction. I was seeking President Obama's remarks, but could not find them. The following quote stands out.
Shock, fear & outrage can be expected. Terrorism is intended to create the maximum possible emotional impact in order to break our will and ability to mount effective resistance. Inducing paranoia would go a long way toward that tactical objective.
Its Christmas, for Chrissake! Mass casualty attacks synchronized with religious celebrations are designed to accomplish another significant strategic objective: breaking our faith.The implied message: 'your faith is unfounded, you have no helper; your god won't protect you from us'. The message is clearly stated in Allah's damnable book. [Emphasis added, links to Noble Qur'an for context.]
- 3:110. You [true believers in Islâmic Monotheism, and real followers of Prophet Muhammad and his Sunnah (legal ways, etc.)] are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind; you enjoin Al-Ma'rûf (i.e. Islâmic Monotheism and all that Islâm has ordained) and forbid Al-Munkar (polytheism, disbelief and all that Islâm has forbidden), and you believe in Allâh. And had the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) believed, it would have been better for them; among them are some who have faith, but most of them are Al-Fâsiqûn (disobedient to Allâh - and rebellious against Allâh's Command).
- ..."the best of peoples for the people, as you bring them with chains on their necks till they embrace Islam"... [Sahih Bukhari 6.60.80]
- 3:111. They will do you no harm, barring a trifling annoyance; and if they fight against you, they will show you their backs, and they will not be helped
..."This is what occurred, for at the battle of Khaybar, Allah brought humiliation and disgrace to the Jews. Before that, the Jews in Al-Madinah, the tribes of Qaynuqa`, Nadir and Qurayzah, were also humiliated by Allah. Such was the case with the Christians in the area of Ash-Sham later on, when the Companions defeated them in many battles and took over the leadership of Ash-Sham forever. There shall always be a group of Muslims in Ash-Sham area until `Isa, son of Maryam, descends while they are like this ﴿on the truth, apparent and victorious﴾. `Isa will at that time rule according to the Law of Muhammad , break the cross, kill the swine, banish the Jizyah and only accept Islam from the people."...[Tafsir Ibn Kathir]
Brig. S.K. Malik wrote The Qur'anic Concept of War as a training manual for the army of Pakistan. His analysis will help you to comprehend their strategy. Terror is both a means and an end. This paragraph comes from the bottom of page 59. [Emphasis added.]
a means, it is the end in itself. Once a condition of terror into
the opponent's heart is obtained, hardly anything is left to be
achieved. It is the point where the means and the end meet
and merge. Terror is not a means of imposing decision upon
the enemy; it is me decision we wish to impose upon him.
There is one necessary prerequisite for instilling terror: the destruction of our faith. Islam's strong faith shields Muslims from being terrorized. This paragraph comes from page 60. [Emphasis added.]
cutting its lines of communication or depriving it of its routes
of withdrawal. It is basically related to the strength or weakness
of the human soul. It can be instilled only if the opponent's
Faith is destroyed. Psychological dislocation is temporary;
spiritual dislocation is permanent. Psychological dislocation can be
produced by a physical act but this does not hold good of the
spiritual dislocation. To instill terror into the hearts of the enemy,
it is essential. in the ultimate analysis, to dislocate his Faith. An
invincible Faith is immune to terror. A weak Faith offers inroads
to terror. The Faith conferred upon us by the Holy Qur'an has
the inherent strength to ward off terror from us and to enable
us to strike terror into the enemy. Whatever the form or type of
strategy directed against the enemy, it must, in order to be effective,
be capable of striking terror into the hearts of the enemy. A strategy
that fails to attain this condition suffers from inherent drawbacks
and weaknesses; and should be reviewed and modified. This rule
is fully applicable to nuclear as well as conventional wars. It is
equally true of the strategy of nuclear deterrence in fashion
today. To be credible and effective, the strategy of deterrence
must be capable of striking terror into the hearts of the enemy.
The scriptural & traditional basis for terrorism is presented in detail in this blog post. The scriptural basis which motivates Muslims to perform acts of terrorism is detailed in this blog post. The most important of those ayat is 9:120. On Judgment Day, Allah will weigh each Muslims sins against his good deeds. If the balance swings to the left, the Muslim will be cast into the fire. If it swings right, he will enter Paradise. He gets credit for anything he does to anger or injure us.
- 9:120. It was not becoming of the people of Al-Madinah and the bedouins of the neighbourhood to remain behind Allâh's Messenger (Muhammad when fighting in Allâh's Cause) and (it was not becoming of them) to prefer their own lives to his life. That is because they suffer neither thirst nor fatigue, nor hunger in the Cause of Allâh, nor they take any step to raise the anger of disbelievers nor inflict any injury upon an enemy but is written to their credit as a deed of righteousness. Surely, Allâh wastes not the reward of the Muhsinûn
- ..."(but is written to their credit) as compensation for these steps that are not under their control, but a consequence of performing good deeds that earn them tremendous rewards,"... [Tafsir Ibn Kathir]
President Obama, Secretary of Defense Gates & Secretary of State Clinton pretend that jihad can be countered by killing or imprisoning a few al-Qaeda & Taliban leaders. How many Hamas leaders has Israel killed and imprisoned? Has that stopped the attacks on Israel?You could nuke Afghanistan, Pakistan & Mecca but the jihad would continue. It can not be stopped short of breaking their faith. Muslims must cease to be Muslims, abandoning their belief in Allah & emulation of Moe. So long as they continue to believe what Moe said and emulate what he did, they will present an existential threat. Its the ideology, stupid!
- "There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger."
- "Only Allah has the right to be worshiped."
- "Only Allah has the right to rule."
- "Allah's word must be made superior."
If you do not disabuse Muslims of those ideas, your cause is lost unless you kill all of them. Nobody is willing to kill them all, so the only course of action is obvious.Compare & contrast Jehovah & Allah, Jesus & Moe. Show the Muslims exactly what kind of man Moe was. Show them how he issued situational scripture to bless his sins. Show them how he permitted and engaged in the rape of captive women. Show them how he suborned murders of his critics. Show them how "merciful and compassionate" Allah is, how he created a group of people predestined for the fire. Show them how the existence of Israel proves Allah to be an impotent idol whose promises are void. Use comic books, videos and cartoons to illustrate and explain the Qur'an, Sunnah & Sira to show Muslims what Moe said and did. If you will not throw more energy and resources into fighting the war of ideas, you will be compelled to use nukes in the military war.