No matter how much we do for them, they just don't like us!

* From the “why do they hate us” department:

  Inside Guantanamo’s walls

“We will fight any government that governs America. We are the only ones on Earth who stand against you.”

They “will fight any government that governs America”? You mean, even if America pursues a policy of flat-out appeasement of the Islamic world, or spends billions on hearts-and-minds initiatives that build roads and schools in Muslim countries and help Afghani farmers grow crops other than opium for the kaffirs, and in short give good things to all people in need, and even if America cleans up its pop culture so that Britney’s midriff no longer assaults Osama’s sensibilities — even if all that happens, the jihad against America will continue? Oh Bahlul, you Islamophobe!

More on this story. “Bin Laden aide convicted of terrorism-related charges,” from The Associated Press, November 3 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm):

Image: Gitmo trial

American-born Imam: “Democracy in an un-Islamic system and we as Muslims should have nothing to do with it”

In the U.S. it is a clear sign of “Islamophobia” and “bigotry” to question whether Islam and democracy are compatible. This Islamophobic, bigoted New Mexico-born imam now lives in Yemen. He has previously called upon Muslims to leave the United States. Now he says that if they stay here, they should not vote.

“Voting for the American President,” by Anwar Al-Awlaki, October 31 (thanks to JW):

The Muslim community in the US is busy with the vote and are debating who the Muslims should pick as their president. The argument presented is we are choosing between the lesser of the two evils. In reality it is more about being American and part of the system than it is about benefiting the ummah because the fact of the matter is there is no benefit in either candidate whatsoever.Democracy in an un-Islamic system and we as Muslims should have nothing to do with it. Whether one looks at the root and history of democracy or at the reality of democracy today one can realize that it is a system that is not only different than the Islamic system but is opposed to it. Can’t you see that the West in its war against Islam is offering the democratic system as an alternative to Sharia? So if the West, which is the founder of democracy, sees democracy as an opposing system to Islam why are some Muslims still insisting on participating in it and adopting it as their political religion?

Democracy is a Western system that was founded and developed in the West and today the West, not the Muslims, have full authority and right to tell the world what democracy is and how it should be practiced and implemented. We have our own system of government and likewise it is the Muslims who are going to define it and will not allow non Muslims to meddle with our religion and teach us what is right from wrong.

Muslims should seek to avoid any forms of participation in Western democracy.
The promoters of participation in American elections argue that we are choosing the least of the two evils. This principle is correct but what they are missing is that in the process of choosing the lesser of the two evils they are committing an even greater evil . The breaking down of the psychological barrier that should exist between Muslims and non-Muslims, the erosion of the aqeedah of wala and bara (loyalty to Allah and disavowal of the enemies of Allah,) and the risk of loosing one’s religion are evils that outweigh any benefit that may come out of such participation….


“We will fight any government that governs America. We are the only ones on Earth who stand against you.”


GUANTÁNAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba: An aide to Osama bin Laden who refused to defend himself at his Guantánamo war crimes trial was convicted of three terrorism-related charges Monday that could bring life in prison.

“We will fight any government that governs America,” Bahlul told the military jurors at his sentencing hearing. “We are the only ones on Earth who stand against you.” He also said the United States had only itself to blame for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks….

The jury of military officers at the second Guantánamo war crimes trial voted to convict the aide, Ali Hamza Ahmed Sulayman al-Bahlul, 39, a citizen of Yemen, of 35 counts of conspiracy, solicitation to commit murder and providing material support to terrorism.