paper was presented at the Symposium on Terrorism held at
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
Few days ago, I was in a restaurant in
. 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
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
. Last month a Taliban terrorist beheaded several infidel engineers
. Muslim terrorists in
murdered 45 Kashmiri Hindus. Bombs planted by Jihadi terrorists exploded
in the temple town of
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
, and all over the world. Last week, forty-five people were killed in a
bomb exploded by Jihadi terrorists in
. Several hundred people were killed or maimed by Muslim terrorists in
. Few weeks ago Islamic Thinkers Society of America
demonstrated in front of the Israeli Consulate in
. Shouting death to
they were carrying placards with the following slogans:
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
won't last long. Indeed, Allah will repeat the Holocaust right on the soil
wonder they call you sons of apes and pigs because that's what you are
the FBI burn in Hell!
CIA burn in Hell!
burn in Hell
Security burn in Hell
will dominate the world
The following item was posted inside a major
"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
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
is the enemy of unbelievers and Dhimis are the enemies of Allah
Allah's eyes, unbelievers are the worst of beasts, and the enemies of
Allah can be expected to grant equal rights to his enemies,
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.