Oh, wait, no, sorry; that would be Mohammad who incites violence amongst his devout.
Osama bin Laden’s communiqués have also quoted the Koran copiously. In his 1996 “Declaration of War against the Americans Occupying the Land of the Two Holy Places,” he quotes seven Koran verses: 3:145; 47:4-6; 2:154; 9:14; 47:19; 8:72; and the notorious “Verse of the Sword,” 9:5. Bin Laden began his October 6, 2002, letter to the American people with two Koran quotations, both of a martial bent: “Permission to fight (against disbelievers) is given to those (believers) who are fought against, because they have been wronged and surely, Allah is Able to give them (believers) victory” (22:39) and “Those who believe, fight in the Cause of Allah, and those who disbelieve, fight in the cause of Taghut (anything worshipped other than Allah e.g. Satan). So fight you against the friends of Satan; ever feeble is indeed the plot of Satan” (4:76).”
One pro-Osama website put it this way: “The truth is that a Muslim who reads the Koran with devotion is determined to reach the battlefield in order to attain the reality of Jihad. It is solely for this reason that the Kufaar [unbelievers] conspire to keep the Muslims far away from understanding the Koran, knowing that Muslims who understand the Koran will not distance themselves from Jihad.”
And yet, Spencer points out, it is not the kufaars, the non-believers, who need to be worried about harassment and, uh, getting killed and stuff. No, no.
Silly me. I thought that after an Islamic jihadist murdered twelve innocent non-Muslims, it would be the non-Muslims who would need reassuring and protecting. But of course that non-existent backlash takes priority over 12 dead unbelievers.
“Some Muslims fear backlash after rampage: In the wake of Fort Hood tragedy, Houston authorities try to assure the faithful steps are being taken to keep followers safe,” by Moises Mendoza and Lindsay Wise for the Houston Chronicle, November 7:
In Houston, government officials have been working to reassure Muslims that they’re safe, pointing out that there have been few cases of retaliation locally after previous attacks involving Muslims.
There have been few cases anywhere. So few that CAIR has had to invent them.
As always, I have to say (just because, so far, anyway, I can, and because it really upsets some people): There is no god, not even Allah, and Mohammad, may piss be upon him, was no prophet, but a child molesting mass-murderer.
Tom Maguire, over at JustOneMinute, points out “Some dots just can’t be connected.” He points to this piece from the New York Post:
What interpretation of Islam influ enced Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan? As often before, the trail leads to the official sect of Saudi Arabia — known as Wahhabism to most of us of who denounce it.
We’ve also learned that, before his transfer to Ft. Hood last year, Hasan served as a psychiatrist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, and regularly attended Friday prayer at the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring, Md.
The Silver Spring clerics have issued formal statements condemning the carnage at Ft. Hood. But Imam Faizul Khan, long the main prayer leader at the mosque and a friend of Hasan, said he never believed Hasan capable of such an act.
Yet what docrines did Hasan absorb at the mosque? While he was a communicant, it hosted at least four talks by Enver Masud, the founder of The Wisdom Fund, the main Muslim “truther” group in America [link, link].
And Khan is a leading board member of the Islamic Society of North America — the main Wahhabi-lobby group in the United States, established by Saudi Arabia to impose extremism on American Muslims. ISNA has a long and disgraceful record of promoting radical Islam.
Read the whole thing for the links.
Here’s the problem: it’s cover-ups, misdirection, and denial like the Chronicle engages that will eventually result in exactly the kind of “backlash” they claim to be trying to head off.
The NYPost gets it more right:
Confronting the role of radical Islam here is not Islamophobic, but common sense — and the first response moderate Muslims themselves will have.
“More right”, because the only way to ensure that moderate Muslims confront radical Islam, and pull it out by the roots, is to make America a very uncomfortable place for Muslims generally as part of the aftermath of incidents like Ft. Hood.
Let me point out that I believe the overwhelming majority of American Muslims to be “moderate”, i.e., non-observant or minimally observant, about on par with most American Christians.
However, we absolutely must hold the moderates responsible for the actions of the jihadists sheltering among them.
They should be every bit as afraid as the rest of us should be. Coddling them, and their viper brethren, is close to suicide.