“Victoria bushfire inferno’s path of destruction,” fromÂ The Daily Telegraph, February 9 (thanks to Jihad Watch):
VICTORIA remains under a shroud of smoke and grief today with thousands homeless and at least 134 people dead after the worst bushfires in Australia’s history.
Unfortunately he rejects any claim of a forest fire jihad asÂ “grossly irresponsible and unfair – the nastiest rabble rousing.”-
TheÂ Drudge ReportÂ has linked the fires to threats last year by a few hotheads on the web to set off bushfires for jihad. Already emails repeating this link are whizzing around the web. That is grossly irresponsible and unfair – the nastiest rabble rousing. Not a shred of evidence has been produced to identify the motivation of any of the arsonists behind these fires, and I seriously doubt any are Muslim. This kind of finger-pointing has no place in these times. This is a time to draw together, not to divide ourselves with baseless allegations. No comments repeating these insinuations will be published here.
Wrong Mr Bolt: Â it is quite ‘fair’ to look where the threats came from. In fact it would be stoopid not to!
US intelligence channels earlier this year identified a website called the Al-Ikhlas Islamic Network, argues in Arabic that lighting fires is an effective form of terrorism justified in Islamic law under the “eye for an eye” doctrine.Â
Al-Ikhlas is the 112th Sura of the Qur’an.Â It is a short declaration of tawhid, God’s absolute unity, consisting of 4 ayat. Al-Ikhlas means “the purity” or “the refining”, meaning to remain pure and faithful orÂ a state of purging one’s soul of non-Islamic beliefs, such as paganism and polytheism.Â
Sura 112, as mentioned above is theÂ Al-Ikhlas surahÂ – Al-Ikhlas being the same name taken by the by a group called the Islamic Network calling for fire jihad. . .purity by purging (scorched earth purge anyone?) of non-islamic beliefs.Â
Suratul Ikhlas2 Feb 2009 by lolliesplaceÂ
Surah Al Ikhlas Recitation Â« The Quran and Me25 Jan 2009 by alhudaintlÂ
If the sura is in sequence for recent Friday khutbahs . . .the timing of these fires in Australia may not be coincidental at all.