Gaddafi’s declaration of war just proves that appeasement is a disaster.
“Let us wage jihad against Switzerland, Zionism and foreign aggression,” he said.
“Any Muslim in any part of the world who works with Switzerland is an apostate, is against Muhammad, God and the Koran.”
Libyan leader MoamerÂ Kadhafi called on Thursday for jihad (holy war) against Switzerland over the ban adopted last year on the construction of minarets in the country.
“It is against unbelieving and apostate Switzerland that jihad ought to be proclaimed by all means,” Kadhafi said during a speech in the Mediterranean coastal city of Bengazi to mark the birthday of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed.
“Jihad against Switzerland, against Zionism, against foreign aggression is not terrorism,” Kadhafi said.
He’s correct on one thing, jihad is not terrorism – if you’re a Muslim that is.
Jihad is the (usually unmentioned) 6th pillar of islamic belief and a religious obligation for Moslems.
It is encumbent on Muslims to wage jihad on the infidel till all submit to the Muslim god Allah.
That last sentence carries his jihad into the whole world. That is consistent with the teaching of Islam’s holy books. Anyone who opposes the advance of Islam, for any reason, is considered an aggressor, holding back the will of Allah for a universal Islamic state. Â Gaddafi’s statements clearly call for offensive warfare, but Muslims will tell you that he is merely “defending” Islam.
It is interesting that he refers to “apostate Switzerland”, which in his queer and twisted psyche implies that Switzerland was once Islamic and has been “led astray” by unbelief….