Somali jihad leader defends attacks on African Union troops: “The Islamic religion permits such kinds of attacks if they are against known enemies and in the defense of the religion”
Now wait for the Â advocates Â of the tiny minority of extremists Â who will tell us that we can’t blame the religion of peace for these few bad apples, there are radicals in all religions and these acts are totally un-Islamic, right Solker?
But remember, to believe this conflict has anything to do with Islamic teachings on jihadist warfare or the ideology that drives it would just be downright Islamophobic. “Radical Somali leader defends peacekeepers’ killings,” fromÂ CNN, September 20:
(CNN) — A radical Islamist leader in Somalia said Sunday that a suicide attack that killed 21 African Union peacekeepers was the right thing to do.
Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys said Thursday’s attack was meant to defend Islam.
“The Islamic religion permits such kinds of attacks if they are against known enemies and in the defense of the religion, but there are people who distort that explanation,” Aweys said, addressing hundreds of people during a religious sermon at Elashabiyaha, a suburb of Mogadishu.
He beat the apologists to the punch on that one.
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