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WHY MUSLIM TERRORISTS WANT TO KILL US AND YOUNG MUSLIM MEN WANT TO BECOME TERRORISTS

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In the aftermath of the Boston bombings, media coverage has been full of people telling us we have to better understand why Muslim terrorists want to kill us and some young Muslim men living in America want to become terrorists, suggesting something about America is at the root of the problem.  (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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  1. Why do Muslims want to kill us? Why dio they blow up their fellow Muslims in Iraq and Pakistan? Because they hate Jews so much that they have to kill. They certainly know that their victims in Iraq and Pakistan hate Jews every bit as much as they do, but if you’ve got to kill, you’ve got to kill.

  2. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    We don’t have to understand these killer, cowardly muslims. All we need to know if that they are at war with us and have Obama and holder’s help to destroy us. I don’t need any more information.

    By Michael Talley

  3. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    The root of the problem is Islamic theology entwined with the oilitical ideology of Islam. There is no separation of mosque and state in Islam. The Qur’an teaches they to fight the infidels and along with the sunnahs and hadiths of their religious history establishes the path to matyrdom via the deaths of infidels. Oh by the way, we are the infidels referenced in their book. Part of their political theology is something called Jihad/Jihaad. Muslim jurists explained there are four kinds of jihad fi sabilillah (struggle in the cause of God):

    • Jihad of the heart (jihad bil qalb/nafs) is concerned with combatting the devil and in the attempt to escape his persuasion to evil. This Type of Jihad was regarded as the greater jihad (al-jihad al-akbar).

    • Jihad by the tongue (jihad bil lisan) is concerned with speaking the truth and spreading the word of Islam with one’s tongue.

    • Jihad by the hand (jihad bil yad) refers to choosing to do what is right and to combat injustice and what is wrong with action.

    • Jihad by the sword (jihad bis saif) refers to qital fi sabilillah (armed fighting in the way of God, or holy war), the most common usage by Salafi Muslims and offshoots of the Muslim Brotherhood.

    Some contemporary Islamists have succeeded in replacing the greater jihad, the fight against desires, with the lesser jihad, the holy war to establish, defend and extend the Islamic state.
    Jihad has also been applied to offensive, aggressive warfare, as exemplified by Muhammad’s own policies and the entire subsequent history of the spread of Islam. From the first generation of Islam, jihad ideology inspired the conquest of non-Muslim populations, forcing them to submit to Muslim rule or accept outright conversion (although conversion was not generally demanded of “Peoples of the Book,” this too could be forcibly imposed on non-”Peoples of the Book”). Jihad ideologies also inspired internal civil conflict, see the cuurent events in Syria.
    So why do they want to kill us? It is part of their upbringing and is taught tp them at an early age. (Conts)

    By Roland St. Germain

  4. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    The theological motivation for Jihaad among Muslim youth is to establish God’s authority in the earth; to arrange human affairs according to the true guidance provided by God; to abolish all the Satanic forces and Satanic systems of life; and to end the lordship of one man over others since all men are creatures of God and no one has the authority to make them his servants or to make arbitrary laws for them.

    Then, from a translated 2005-2006 school-year edition of the 12th grade Saudi school textbook (already sanitized due to U.S. State Department pressure), one finds the requirements of jihad:

    1 Scholars have noted that jihad is obligatory for the individual in three cases:
    o If the infidels attack a specific country, it is obligatory for its people to fight them and repel them. Self-defense is a duty. Allah said, “Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for Allah loveth not transgressors.”

    2 When is battle jihad in the path of Allah?
    o To fulfill an order from God, sacrifice in His path, spread the creed of monotheism, defend the realms of Islam and Muslims, and raise up the Word of Allah. This is jihad in the path of God.

    3 Jihad continues until the Day of Resurrection
    o It is part of God’s wisdom that he made the clash between truth and falsehood continue until the Day of Resurrection. As long as this clash endures, jihad continues. It is not limited to a specific time. As long as there is falsehood, error, and unbelief, the jihad continues. (Emphasis added)

    The three items enumerated above lay the foundation for “extremist” claims. Because the last examples are Saudi, it is appropriate to corroborate those statements with an accepted mainstream text of Islamic law that is neither Saudi nor Wahhabi. Reliance of the Traveller: A Classic Text of Islamic Law, translated by Nu Hah Mim Keller, confirms the personal obligation to fight jihad when non-Muslim forces enter Muslim lands:
    Conclusion: Jihad or not to Jihad? It is the Muslim world community’s obligation to subjugate, through any and all means including war, the rest of the world’s inhabitants to the acceptance of their God, his form of religion and worship and his law. That is the concept of Jihad from the “kafirs” viewpoint and the Muslim viewpoint. Their God has chosen them to rule over the entire world and it is the Muslim mission in life to conquer, convert and subdue all mankind until they submit to Allah and acknowledge Muhammad as his Prophet. also, 72 virgins and rivers of wine in paradise awaits the matyr for Allah may also motivate the uneducated. To paraphrase George S. Scott in the movie Patton, “Muhammad you magnificent b……, I read your book!”

    By Roland St. Germain

  5. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    Muslims like any religion have zealots that think the only way to pay back for killing is killing in return. Most muslims condemn violence of any kind much like most Christians and Jews.

    By Jim Hyder

  6. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    Of course they do Hyder, that is why we see all the moderate muslims coming out against the terrorists – NOT. Again you show your ignorance

    By Michael Talley

  7. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    Spot on analysis. I would add that a useful way of helping Islamic nations rid themselves of this curse is to help them develop secular school systems and suppress madrases.

    By Steven Mondul

  8. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    Absolutely, but how to accomplish? When imams rule the roost, they stoke up their adherents to suppress ANYTHING that happens to stick in their craw, and in most relevant nations this sure would.

    By Paul Brown

  9. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    Naked bribery springs to mind–i.e. firmly tie any aid (including military) to due diligence in a program like this. Refusal to implement the program–or corruption/ineffectiveness in doing so results in aid cut off. Of course the usual PC suspects in this country would scream–but that’s a feature not a bug in my book.

    By Steven Mondul

  10. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    And “ANYTHING” includes things as varied as Micky Mouse and Harry Potter.

    An Iraqi friend once told me that the problem is that the average Muslim is so uneducated and ignorant, that they will believe anything they are told at the mosque. I can’t speak for how accurate that is, but experience and the world situation would seem to bear it out to a remarkable degree.

    The problem cannot be solved externally. It must be solved from within Islam. Any external attempts to reconcile Muslims with the rest of the world will be viewed with suspicion and even hostility by radical Muslims as an attack on their beliefs. Until moderate Muslims address the issues that lead to radical and terrorist behavior, the problem will only become worse and the reputation of Muslims everywhere will continue to decline.

    By Michael McMaken

  11. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    Michael
    Did you try to apply for job at Comedy Central ?
    I have reason to believe, they can not reject your application
    For sure, there ,you can make better money than posting on Linkedin

    By coco roco

  12. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    Little coco, you always back up your boyfriend, Hyder. At least you are good for a laugh

    By Michael Talley

  13. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    Here’s a likely reason I don’t see on the list:

    The USA promotes democracy, technology and individuality; three concepts utterly anathema to the backward teachings of jihadist Muslims.

    By Keith Langer

  14. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    What is there to understand? We are at war with a political ideology based on Islamic theology. The theoretical or some might claim, practical “nation of Islam” consist of over a billion people around the world banded together by a religious/political belief system. All who believe that their religion is superior to all others and are commanded and are obligated to force the “non believers” to accept Islam or die. Their struggle to make all of us accept Allah as the one true God and Mohammed as his prophet is called jihad. Just so we are all singing from the same sheet music:
    Jihad (Arabic: جهاد‎ IPA: [ʤɪhæːd]), an Islamic term, is a religious duty of Muslims. In Arabic, Jihad means “strive” or “struggle”. Jihad appears frequently in the Qur’an and common usage as the idiomatic expression “striving in the way of Allah (al-jihad fi sabil Allah)”.[1][2] A person engaged in jihad is called a mujahid, the plural is mujahideen.

    Muslim jurists explained there are four kinds of jihad fi sabilillah (struggle in the cause of God):

    • Jihad of the heart (jihad bil qalb/nafs) is concerned with combatting the devil and in the attempt to escape his persuasion to evil. This Type of Jihad was regarded as the greater jihad (al-jihad al-akbar).

    • Jihad by the tongue (jihad bil lisan) is concerned with speaking the truth and spreading the word of Islam with one’s tongue.

    • Jihad by the hand (jihad bil yad) refers to choosing to do what is right and to combat injustice and what is wrong with action.

    • Jihad by the sword (jihad bis saif) refers to qital fi sabilillah (armed fighting in the way of God, or holy war), the most common usage by Salafi Muslims and offshoots of the Muslim Brotherhood.

    Some contemporary Islamists have succeeded in replacing the greater jihad, the fight against desires, with the lesser jihad, the holy war to establish, defend and extend the Islamic state.
    In Islamic theory, the world was split into two divisions: the territory of Islam (the dar al-Islam), which may be called Pax Islamica, comprising Islamic and non-Islamic communities that had accepted Islamic sovereignty, and the rest of the world, called the dar al-harb, or the territory of war. The first included the

    The world surrounding the Islamic state, composed of all other nations and territories that had not been brought under its rule, was collectively known as the “territory of war.” The territory of war was the object, not the subject, of the Islamic legal system, and it was the duty of Muslim rulers to bring it under Islamic sovereignty whenever the strength was there’s to do so.
    And according to Douglas Streusand, “in hadith collections, jihad means armed action; for example, the 199 references to jihad in the most standard collection of hadith, Sahih al-Bukhari, all assume that jihad means warfare.”

    By Roland St. Germain

  15. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    (Continued)

    Majid Khadduri – War and Peace in the Law of Islam
    Thus the jihad may be regarded as Islam’s instrument for carrying out its ultimate objective by turning all people into believers, if not in the Prophethood of Muhammad (as in the case of the dhimmis), at least in the belief of Allah. The Prophet Muhammad is reported to have declared “some of my people will continue to fight victoriously for the sake of the truth until the last one of them will combat the anti-Christ.” Until that moment is reached the jihad, in one form or another will remain as a permanent obligation upon the entire Muslim community. It follows that the existence of a dar al-harb is ultimately outlawed under the Islamic jural order; that the dar al-Islam is
    permanently under jihad obligation until the dar al-harb is reduced to non-existence; and that any community accepting certain disabilities – must submit to Islamic rule and reside in the dar al-Islam or be bound as clients to the Muslim community. The universality of Islam, in its all embracing creed, is imposed on the believers as a continuous process of warfare, psychological and political if not strictly military.

    (Note: The ultimate objective of this instrument called Jihad is the conversion of all the people of the world into believers of Allah, or subdues them to dhimmi status. This continuous process of warfare is a permanent obligation of all Muslims and will continue till the end on days. In plain English, all Muslims must wage war against us until we are conquered, converted, killed or reduced to dhimmi status.)
    Does this become more understandable now as to why Muslim men want to kill us or at least subdue us?

    By Roland St. Germain

    • Reposted from LinkedIn says:

      Roland, applause all around for your excellent explanation. Now, could you please do me a favor and send a copy of this to the White House? As far as I can tell, not a single one of them have a clue about jihad.

      By Carolyn Ekstedt

      • Reposted from LinkedIn says:

        Thank You Carolyn. Here is a bit more as taught to their youth to add a bit more on the why they wnt to kill us. I
        slam and the role of jihad:

        The reasons for Jihaad are these; to establish God’s authority in the earth; to arrange human affairs according to the true guidance provided by God; to abolish all the Satanic forces and Satanic systems of life; and to end the lordship of one man over others since all men are creatures of God and no one has the authority to make them his servants or to make arbitrary laws for them.

        Then, from a translated 2005-2006 school-year edition of the 12th grade Saudi school textbook (already sanitized due to U.S. State Department pressure), one finds the requirements of jihad:

        1 Scholars have noted that jihad is obligatory for the individual in three cases:
        o If the infidels attack a specific country, it is obligatory for its people to fight them and repel them. Self-defense is a duty. Allah said, “Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for Allah loveth not transgressors.”

        2 When is battle jihad in the path of Allah?
        o To fulfill an order from God, sacrifice in His path, spread the creed of monotheism, defend the realms of Islam and Muslims, and raise up the Word of Allah. This is jihad in the path of God.

        3 Jihad continues until the Day of Resurrection
        o It is part of God’s wisdom that he made the clash between truth and falsehood continue until the Day of Resurrection. As long as this clash endures, jihad continues. It is not limited to a specific time. As long as there is falsehood, error, and unbelief, the jihad continues. (Emphasis added)

        The three items enumerated above lay the foundation for “extremist” claims. Because the last examples are Saudi, it is appropriate to corroborate those statements with an accepted mainstream text of Islamic law that is neither Saudi nor Wahhabi. Reliance of the Traveller: A Classic Text of Islamic Law, translated by Nu Hah Mim Keller, confirms the personal obligation to fight jihad when non-Muslim forces enter Muslim lands:
        Conclusion: Jihad or not to Jihad? It is the Muslim world community’s obligation to subjugate, through any and all means including war, the rest of the world’s inhabitants to the acceptance of their God, his form of religion and worship and his law. That is the concept of Jihad from the “kafirs” viewpoint and the Muslim viewpoint. Their God has chosen them to rule over the entire world and it is the Muslim mission in life to conquer, convert and subdue all mankind until they submit to Allah and acknowledge Muhammad as his Prophet. To paraphrase George S. Scott in the movie Patton, “Muhammad you magnificent b……, I read your book!” The facts are here, you be the judge.
        Source: Islam Through an Infidel’s Eyes, Publish America, By Roland (Ron) E. St. Germain, Capt USAF (Ret)

        By Roland St. Germain

  16. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    It is Oil…The real Question is why the American is feeling sensitive about it since the know the cause and the effect.

    By Nick Choukair

  17. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    Until the USA becomes energy independent, politicians on both sides will seek to appease OPEC.

    By Raymond Springfield

  18. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    Roland, thank you for your excellent explanation!! There is nothing wrong with America. Hopefully Obama and friends will read it and understand the danger of this religion. Thank you, thank you!!!!

    By Liliana Longo

  19. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    What I find interesting is that a return to this kind of Islam which Christendom encountered in the 8th century onward till the colonial era returned at the making of the Colonial power for greater wealth. Mohammad ibn abdul Wahab (father of Wahabism) believed in a strict purealistic form of Islam. At the time Saudi Arabia was known as Arabia… mostly desert land of nomads… The Brits around 1899 got wind that Arabia had large quantities of Oil- untapped resources… Abdul Wahab was able to convert the family of Saud – The West, particularly Great Britain supported and funded the Saud Family and their fighters as they with their ideological bent went across Arabia destroying Muslim schools and mosques and resurrecting their own schools and mosques with their idiology- they battled for years, killing Muslims themselves (since they weren’t as pure as they were) and installing their brand of Islam… the house of Saud won the war with the help of the Brits who funded it… and Arabia was all theirs…. They renamed it after their family – Saudi Arabia and the first trade deals were made with England… in fact – England wanted their own Caliphate from Saudi Arabia (they understood the power of religious manipulation) to do the UK’s own bidding for them… basically making jihadist wahabis pawns in their scheming game of chess. Years have passed and what the west created is now haunting them – they created a monster – the monster has now turned on them… while the West slept at the wheel of extreme liberalism – inviting every walk of life to the shores of their homeland and offering everything the welfare state has to offer… 80% of the mosques across the world are funded with Saudi Oil money and 80% of them are Wahabi Mosques… white indigenous people of the land are having an average of 1.2 European kids while Muslims in Europe are averaging around 6 per family… this is an entire continent under siege – and the foolishness of Europeans and westerns who are uneducated in Eastern religions and politics have no clue what they are going to experience in the years to come… The Bible says “my people perish because of lack of knowledge” consider that a warning – If you want an example, if you want to know what Europe will look like in 100 years, look at the Middle East today – the cradle of Christianity – a people haunted by Islam for 14 centuries now you can hardly find a church there and if you do its surrounded by 100 minarets… the open immigration act with the lack of family foundations in Europe will be the end of it as Islam engulfs the Continent.

    Side note : the U.S. continued the policy of supporting or using the Jihadists to fight their wars for them mainly with the soviets and expected them to be tamed wild animal they likewise created. We support the Islamists in Libya to topple Kadafi (a guy who ended his WMD’s program) and fight them in Afganistan – We aid them in Syria so that we have a new enemy next to Iran since Iran supports el Assad and we fight them in Yemen … we fight them and aid them and at the same time we invite their cousins to our shores to live among our citizens – that is extremely foolish.
    WE (the west) created a monster we hope to tame

    By Mark Alexander

  20. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    Thank You Liliana, I try.

    Michael, I was brought up Catholic and attended parochial school thru the 8th grade then attanded a Jesuit HS. In all that time I do not remeber the Sisters of St. Joseph or my Jesuit teachers ever telling me that I should fight all those who do not believe in my God. Yes, we were taught that Catholocism was the the “right” religion but we were enver incited to burn down the Protestant church down the street. Yes there are differences between the various sects of Islam just as there are differences in the various denominations of Christianity. Theologically there is a difference between Islam and Christianity. The latter preaches their “word” and attempts to convince folks that thier way to heaven is superior. The former instructs their faithful to subdue, slay and conquer untill the whole world accepts Islam, Allah as the one true God and Mohammed as his Prophet. Islam promotes subjugation to the will of Allah as intepreted by the “learned’ among the Muslims. Christianity promotes the free will of the worshiper to decide to accept Christianity or not? So, if you are a follower if Islam and accept Allah as yout one true God and Mohammed as his prophet, you beleive in certain theological principles regardless of sect. There is a book out there that outlines my views titled ‘Islam Through and Infidel’s Eyes” you might find interesting.

    By Roland St. Germain

  21. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    Mark good discourse. Question? Is Political Correctness a philosophy or part of a secular religion. I fear that it maybe our downfall in the near term. However, the american public is getting as bit fed up with the mincung of words and double speak and it will be not this generation but several generations down the road that will finally say that they have had enough. There are just too few of us today that have not swallowed all the cool aid as they say in certain circles. Hell, we won’t even call a terrorist a terrorist. George Carlin, you have left us too soon. There are now seven “dirty” words you can not use in official government discourse on terrorism, never mind on TV. The new seven words are:

    Jihad
    Jihadist/Jihadi
    Crusade
    Islamofascism/Islamofascist
    Islamic-terrorist
    Islamic-freedom fighter
    Mujahadin
    (Let us hear you say that real fast)

    If you can not define the threat due to PC rules of engagement we will lose. It will be a long bloody fight back if they ever win control.

    By Roland St. Germain

    • Brad Fletcher says:

      A critique on the Top Ten Lame Excuses.

      1. We’re a nuclear superpower – True
      Don’t be jealous, we’ll share. Standby for launch.

      2. We act like the world revolves around us – False
      Focus Achmed, you are thinking Madonna.

      3. We act unilaterally – True
      Sorry we didn’t consult you before bombing your ass out of existence!

      4. We support Israel – True
      They have better looking women that you – get used to it Abdul.

      5. We meddle too much in other countries affairs – Subjective
      How much is “too much”? Lets triple the CIA footprint & watch you go crazy!

      6. We don’t finish what we start – True
      The Global War on Terror is very unfinished. Now where did I put my nukes?

      7. We win too often – Stupid
      So now you are the mouthpiece for George Soros?

      8. We consume too much of the world’s resources – True
      Get off your ass and start consuming more to catch up!

      9. We export our decadent culture – False
      Hey Mohammad, you’re the one who spends his paycheck on pornography.

      10. It’s fashionable not to like America – True
      Fashionable people are soft in the head and mostly homosexual.

  22. Athos says:

    Great article Ed. Obama like Bush before him also is ‘in bed’ economically with KSA and their oil and so will not use the “w” word ( ‘Wahhabi” ) or ‘s’ word (Salafi) to describe the ideological common denominator of terrorism in the West.The Boston Bombers were inspired to kill and maim by the same extremist Wahhabi Salafi Takfiri Jihadi (WSTJ) doctrine/ideology as London 7/7 or the Bali Bombers or even Mohammed Merah in Toulouse France that the people they killed had to die for the sake of the cause. That Takfiri message cannot be allowed to be freely ‘preached’ /disseminated/funded in our Homelands if we are to stop this kind of madness from reoccurring in our Homelands. The fact that the bigger WSTJ’s have bigger plans can be better interdicted by LEO and specialist security personnel. However these small time mass murder plots can only be stopped at source. To do that WSTJ must be included on all Counter Terrorism lists as a prohibited organization including the UN. All ‘preachers’, leaders and advocates of the group must be prosecuted and their funds seized. In this way not only will the risk of mass murder diminish but also the Muslim communities will be kept safe from radicalization. Who wants over a billion Tsarnaev’s? Once the Bolsheviks took over the Russian state they enslaved not only their own people but also Eastern Europe for 70 years and caused millions upon millions to die. The WSTJ see themselves as the vanguard of an Islamic awakening not unlike the communist zealots of 1917. We cannot afford to let them take over significant parts of the Islamic world. They did so in Afghanistan with the Taliban but the consequences for the West were not that dire (bad enough they used it as a base for their Al Qaeda camps) . However the WSTJ already perilously close to getting atomic weapons in Pakistan as that country lurches ever closer to a Sunni style theocracy like Iran is a Shia one. If you follow the disintegration of Pakistan at the hands of the unholy alliance between ISI and Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) as well as research the source of the WSTJ here and in KSA as well as the training terrorists in the West receive in Pakistan by these groups or their associates before they launch their attacks in the West, you will recognize the danger of allowing WSTJ not to be named and outlawed universally. The term ‘terrorist’ and ‘Al Qaeda’ have become meaningless and of little utility in law enforcement and interdiction of terrorist acts through legal process. To say ‘jihadi’ or ‘Islamist’ are counter productive because both those terms in the Islamic world carry great legitimacy. However if you use terminology Muslims understand, half the battle is won with no downside to our relationship with the Muslim world. We should use terms such as Takfiri and kharijite or ‘that extremist sect from NAJAD’. Then we ally our fight against terrorism with Muslims worldwide. Read Islamic scripture Sahih al-Bukhari 1037 Book 15, Haddith 32 (English version Vol 2, Book 17, Hadith 147) wherein Mohammed the prophet of Islam (pbuh) prophesied to Muslims for all time that from KSA Najad area (the same area that the Wahhabi ideology as espoused by its founder Muhammad bin Abdul Wahab Najadi comes from): “from there will come out the side of the head of Satan’.” The extremism and terrorism spreaded out all over the world on the name of Islam. They declare other sects of Islam as kafir and Mushrik. …Because of Wahabi religion which is not even Sunni Islam, Islam became the other name of Terrorism,extremism,suicide bombing and killing others…(support of the Wahhabi’s from an Islamic point of view) ultimately gives benefit to anti-Islamic forces who want to damage the image of Islam and want to make Muslim Ummah weaker “(by association with terrorism that WSTJ’s preach, finance, train and commit) . http://shiasunni.info/shocking-facts-about-sahih-bukhari/miscellaneous-narrations-of-bukhari/294-najad-and-satan

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