A man. A Canadian man. A Canadian citizen around the age of 30. Of Paki origin.
It was all a joke, you see… Â no, he was framed! Or maybe he heard voices, like his profit Muhammad. In any case: nothing to do with Islam, go back to sleep, infidel! Not to worry, Islam is a religion of peace……
Those four things are all that we’re told about this suspect in this story, and yet none of them, not even that he is of Pakistani origin (although that one points us in the direction of the real answer), gives us any inkling as to why he might have wanted to set off a bomb on a plane. Unless there is some terror threat among Canadian men around the age of thirty that has been underreported for fear of inciting Canuckphobia.
UPDATE: More recent reports indicate the bomb threat may have been a hoax, and an unfortunate waste of the time and resources of law enforcement. The points about the nature of the reporting, however, still hold:
Here on WoJ we have always advocated enemas for those who take their (Islamic) Â religion seriously…...
“Terror accused ‘was provoked’,”
A MAN accused of conspiring to launch a terror attack against an Australian army base in Sydney believed that Somalia was the place for ”true jihad”, the Supreme Court heard yesterday.
Wissam Fattal told an undercover police officer in February last year that many Muslims from Australia ”were going to fight jihad in Somalia”. The court heard that Fattal was also interested in travelling to Yemen or Afghanistan, and that he believed the life of a mujahideen was the best life.
fromÂ The Age (always aiding and abetting the enemy)
Is Jihad a Mental Illness?
Not necessarily. But in a western courtroom, it makes a good defense.
War is Deceit, said Muhammad — and we have seen this kind of thing from his followers before, notablyÂ Aafia Siddiqui andÂ Nuradin Abdi. “NY judge says terror defendant is faking illness,” by Larry Neumeister forÂ Associated Press, September 14 (thanks to JW)
From eye of the world:
“You will not be allowed to disrupt the proceedings,” U.S. District Judge ColleenÂ McMahon warned.
But the judge concluded Payen was faking illnesses after a prison psychologist called his claim of hallucinations “very unlikely.” The psychologist said Payen had reported hearing voices and seeing lights, the Virgin Mary, ghosts, dead people, bugs crawling on him and people demanding to play chess. (AJC)
- Jihad sect in Nigeria: Western education is sin, riding around on motorcycles and killing people is just fine
- Pakistan increasing military budget by $110 billion What for? “Govt projects Rs 110bn increase in defence budget,” by Sajid Chaudhry for theÂ Daily Times, September 23 (thanks to JW)
- “Soldiers of Islam” abduct employees of French firm in Niger (Remember: hostage taking is un-Islamic!)
- Toronto 18 jihad ringleader: Hey, I don’t believe in jihad violence anymore, so reduce my sentence (JW)
Recently I posted two pieces — anÂ explanation of jihad andÂ a critique of the separation of religion and state — written by Muslims, and invited moderate Muslims who rejected them on Islamic theological grounds to explain why, so as to help distinguish themselves from the “extremists” and demonstrate the reality of the moderate Islam that everyone longs to see and believes in so fervently.
So let’s make it a series. Every so often I will post explanations of various aspects of Islam, especially jihad, written by Muslims who use the Qur’an and Sunnah to argue for warfare against unbelievers, the subjugation of women, etc., and yet again invite those Muslims who say they don’t believe in all that to explain why the posted material is wrong. And we’ll kick it off with a most interesting piece: a lengthy explanation from the Muslim Brotherhood’s English website, IkhwanWeb, of the jihad theology of the internationally renowned and influential Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who hasÂ endorsed suicide attacks,Â prayed for the genocide of the Jews,Â affirmed Islam’s death penalty for apostates, and beenÂ hailed by John Esposito as a “reformist.”
This paper explains, as its title has it, “what is new about Qaradawi’s jihad.” In the course of so doing, it sets out in illuminating detail what theÂ old, i.e., the established and mainstream, theology of Islamic jihad consists of. Surprise of surprises, it involves warfare against and the subjugation of unbelievers, contrary to the self-righteous charges of “ignorance,” “racism,” and “Islamophobia” that Muslims in the West regularly direct at those non-Muslims who have the temerity to point out this fact. Qaradawi’s jihad is a bit less lethal for unbelievers, but its difference from the traditional view is actually more tactical than principled. After all,Â Qaradawi has predicted that Islam will soon conquer Europe, but that this conquest will come not “by the sword but by preaching and ideology.”
“What is New about Al-Qaradawi’s Jihad?,” fromÂ IkhwanWeb, September 25, 2009 (thanks to JW):