Ed Husain: British Muslims can blunt the jihadist threat
British Muslims are an asset for this country:
now is the time once again to demonstrate their loyalty to their society. Britain is not hostile to Islam and Muslims, but has welcomed millions of them into every facet of British life. …More on the ‘asset’ to the dying, apostate nation atÂ London Evening StandardÂ thanks to Mullah, pbuh
“Not fair”–(another steaming pile of taqiyya….)
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) –There’s an old Islam saying “Love for all, hatred for none.”
(Except for those who oppose Islam, like Geert Wilders, who must be destroyed….)
“Love for all, hatred for none — it speaks for itself,” said Ahmadeiyya Muslim Community spokesman Mubashir Mumtaz.Â “If you want to defend your religion, you write articles, you have a conversation.”
“There is a peaceful nature of Islam and there is a positive message of Islam rather than fear mongering which only puts us back,” said Mumtaz.
Local Islam leaders speak out against shooting
“We categorically reject and say that this act has nothing to do with Islam and it is without any justification we condemn this act. To say that it is Islamic terrorism is wrong. It’s not fair,” said Mumtaz. …More wrongness, unfairness, nothing to do with islam, and unwanted and untrue stereotypes atÂ ABC27 WHTM,Â By Steven Fisher
Kiwi Muslims are “deeply concerned” by a Government proposal to put travel bans on would-be jihadists, a leading figure in New Zealand’s Islamic community says.
Idiotic to prevent them from leaving. All they need to do is to stop them from coming back..
If this has nothing to do with Islam, then why the outreach, why the assurances?
Common sense,Â here,Â by Hugh Fitzgerald
Paris (AFP) – While they may not have officially been designated as jihadists, two suspected extremists who killed Canadian soldiers in shooting and driving rampages followed instructions issued by Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group to the letter.
The country was left reeling Wednesday after a gunman shot dead a soldier and stormed parliament in Ottawa, just two days after another suspected Islamist militant ran over two military personnel with his car in Quebec, killing one.
These deadly acts appear to follow what Al-Qaeda has been preaching for years through articles or videos posted online, calling on recruits and volunteers to go it alone without specific orders or training.
Members of the group founded by Osama bin Laden had always been scattered across parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan among other nations and were the regular target of US drone attacks, making it hard to group together all those who wanted to volunteer for jihad.
As a result, in late 2010, the English-language jihadist magazine Inspire, published from Yemen by American Muslim convert Adam Gadahn — known as “Azzam the American” — lauded individual jihad.
“Muslims in the West have to remember that they are perfectly placed to play an important and decisive part in the jihad against the Zionists and Crusaders… So what are you waiting for?” he asked in a video posted some time later.
Online jihadi magazines have published recipe upon recipe for homemade bomb-making — “how to make one in your mother’s kitchen” being one of them — as well as lists of prime targets.
Any method goes: shooting or knifing them, planting homemade bombs, giving poison, or using a car or a truck as a weapon.
In Inspire’s ninth edition in May 2012, Al-Qaeda ideologue Abu Musab al-Suri wrote an article about individual jihad’s targets — the first being “main political figures who lead the campaign against the Muslims such as the heads of states, ministers, military and security leaders”.
Next, “large strategic economic targets” and “military bases and barracks where the armies are concentrated, especially the American military bases in Europe”.
“The mujahid, the member of the Resistance, practices individual jihad on his land, where he lives and resides, without the jihad costing him the hardship of travelling, migrating, and moving to where direct jihad is possible,” he wrote.
In an eery echo, the Islamic State (IS) group also called on Muslims around the world last month to kill fellow citizens, particularly from countries that are part of an international coalition fighting the extremist organisation that controls swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq.
– Preventative detention, jail? –
Experts have long warned against the danger of so-called “lone wolves” who are often so discreet before taking action that it is difficult to spot them.
And since the emergence of IS, candidates for jihad have been able to flock to territory under the organisation’s control without too much difficulty, sending jitters in the West amid concerns they will come back and wage attacks on home soil.
In one such chilling example, Mehdi Nemmouche, a French national who spent more than a year fighting with Islamic extremists in Syria, is suspected of having killed four people at Brussels’ Jewish Museum in May.
And in Canada, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the gunman who stormed parliament Wednesday before being shot down, was on a terror watch list.
“It’s Inspire magazine that started by telling them: ‘Here’s what you have to do’,” said Louis Caprioli, who led the fight against terrorism at France’s domestic intelligence services from 1998 to 2004.
He pointed to another incident in London last year, when two Islamists ploughed their car into soldier Lee Rigby and knifed him to death.
“How to neutralise them? It’s very difficult. We need appropriate legislation, preventative measures,” he said.
“The two Canadians had been spotted, their passports were confiscated, but Canadian legislation did not allow for anything more.
“In these types of cases, the only solution is to detain and jail them preventively.”
France is in the process of adopting a law that will slap a travel ban on anyone suspected of planning to wage jihad and bring in punishment for “lone wolves”.
Other countries are also considering preventative measures, despite fears that citizen freedoms are being sacrificed in the name of national security.