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This paper was presented at the Symposium on Terrorism held at Washington , DC on April 27-28, 2006. Dr. Robert Spencer, Jeff Kaufman, David Horowitz, Dr. Andrew Bostom, Dr. Kushner, former CIA Director Wolsely have also presented papers at the conference.

 


Combating Jihadi Terrorism: Problems, Processes and Prospects

 Dr. Babu Suseelan
2006/05/08 

Few days ago, I was in a restaurant in New York .  The newspaper I had been reading reported the death of nine Jewish people by a Jihadi suicide bomber. An Arab Muslim sitting nearby screamed right into my face "for Jewish people we need more bombs". On the same day, four American marines were killed in Iraq by an explosive device planted by an Islamic terrorist. The next day 50 people including children and women were killed in a bomb explosion in Karachi . Last month a Taliban terrorist beheaded several infidel engineers working in Kabul . Muslim terrorists in Kashmir murdered 45 Kashmiri Hindus. Bombs planted by Jihadi terrorists exploded in the temple town of Varanasi , India killing twenty-five people. Attacking religious centers of infidels, schools, crowded shopping centers, torching people alive in passenger trains, bombing of hotels and rioting and disrupting public life by Jihadi terrorists is a daily occurrence in Israel , India , and all over the world. Last week, forty-five people were killed in a bomb exploded by Jihadi terrorists in Egypt . Several hundred people were killed or maimed by Muslim terrorists in Algeria .   Few weeks ago Islamic Thinkers Society of America demonstrated in front of the Israeli Consulate in New York .  Shouting death to America they were carrying placards with the following slogans:  

               Israeli Zionists what do you say? The real Holocaust is on its way

               The mushroom cloud is on its way! The real Holocaust is on its way

                Israel won't last long. Indeed, Allah will repeat the Holocaust right on the soil of Israel

               No wonder they call you sons of apes and pigs because that's what you are

                May the FBI burn in Hell!

                CIA burn in Hell!

                Mossad burn in Hell

                Homeland Security burn in Hell

                Islam will dominate the world

 

The following item was posted inside a major Mosque in London

              "If a kafir (non-Muslim) is going into a Muslim country and he is walking by, he is like a cow. Anyone can take him. That is the Islamic rule. If Muslims cannot take them, you know, and sell them in the market, then kill them. It is ok".

("Extremism Shows Its Tenacity" The Wall Street Journal, August 15, 2005) 

These episodes and continuous Jihadi terrorist attacks in India , Israel , Great Britain , Spain , Italy , Sudan , and Indonesia have proven Islamic proclivity for terrorism. Jihadi terrorism around the world is unabated and continues to claim thousands of innocent lives each year. The media is replete with reports of terrorism, bombing, riots, arson, honor killing and beheading by jihadi terrorists. We are likely to encounter the 'conversation about Jihadi terrorism' wherever we turn.  

One wonders what kind of culture promotes killing of innocent people.  In all Islamic countries, war, violence, riot, terrorism and hostility against non-believers serve Muslims to establish a culturally coherent community.   Jihadi culture is based on war against non-believers. Jihadi culture supports shouting "foreign pigs", harassing tourists with a Jewish name in Islamic countries, characterize non-Muslims as Kafirs, shouting Allahu Akbur while beheading infidels. For Jihadis, culture means ritualized violence. Muslims internalize this intolerance of no-believers; and the violent Islamic culture provides internal cohesiveness and unity and stability, and a sense of security and action guidelines for violence. Many hostile social practices against non-Muslims are organized around it, and it provides a rationale and support for ritualized violence.  

Muslims have a commonality of understanding Islamic rituals and built in cultural hostility towards non-Muslims. In Islam, there is no such thing as listening to your conscience, or questioning of conscience. The history of Islam shows this trend clearly. Islamic clergy justifies killing of infidels according to the laws of Allah, in which a kafir, labeled as Dhimi cannot be regarded as equal to a Muslim, and cannot have any human rights. The Koran, Hadith and Sura clearly state:  

               Allah is the enemy of unbelievers and Dhimis are the enemies of Allah

               In Allah's eyes, unbelievers are the worst of beasts, and the enemies of Allah

               Neither Allah can be expected to grant equal rights to his    enemies,

               Nor do these enemies deserve rights equal to those of Muslims  

For centuries, Jihadis have resorted to mass murder, oppression, intimidation, kidnapping, terrorism, and assassination in the name of Islam. And today, only the threat, the methods, and goals differ. Now, Jihadi terrorism is one of the greatest single threats to the existing world order. Modern day jihadi terrorist groups such as Hamas, Hezbollah, Lasker-Tobia, Al Bader, Taliban, Al Queda, Tehreek E-Jihadi, and Hizbul Mujahadeen virtually ensure that Jihadi terrorism will be with us for many years to come.  

 

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