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Best Explanation Ever of Radical Islam by Fomer Terrorist

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Interesting article written by self proclaimed former terrorist. There is a lot of truth to what he writes.


    "There isn't enough room to outline everything here, but the foundation of extremist reasoning rests upon a model of the world in which you are either a believer or an infidel.

    Formal Islamic theology, unlike Christian theology, does not allow for the separation of state and religion: they are considered to be one and the same.

    For centuries, the reasoning of Islamic jurists has set down rules of interaction between Dar ul-Islam (the Land of Islam) and Dar ul-Kufr (the Land of Unbelief) to cover almost every matter of trade, peace and war.

    But what radicals and extremists do is to take this two steps further. Their first step has been to argue that, since there is no pure Islamic state, the whole world must be Dar ul-Kufr (The Land of Unbelief).

    Step two: since Islam must declare war on unbelief, they have declared war upon the whole world.

    Along with many of my former peers, I was taught by Pakistani and British radical preachers that this reclassification of the globe as a Land of War (Dar ul-Harb) allows any Muslim to destroy the sanctity of the five rights that every human is granted under Islam: life, wealth, land, mind and belief.

    In Dar ul-Harb, anything goes, including the treachery and cowardice of attacking civilians.

    The notion of a global battlefield has been a source of friction for Muslims living in Britain.

    For decades, radicals have been exploiting the tensions between Islamic theology and the modern secular state - typically by starting debate with the question: "Are you British or Muslim?"

    But the main reason why radicals have managed to increase their following is because most Muslim institutions in Britain just don't want to talk about theology. "
  2. Gee, that piece is...conspicuously well-timed.
  3. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Fomer terrorists?

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  4. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Guess what: Radical Muslims don't get to decide for me whether I'm a believer or non-believer. No one does. And If decide to go a certain way: Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Creek Indian or Shinto -- there isn't a God of any religion, including his, that sanctions his right to harm me or anyone else who doesn't want to worship as he does.

    They can outline any manifesto they want, but none of it gives them the kind of license they're taking.
  5. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    We have a winner.
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