Immigration Intertwined with Jihad
Last week in the German town of Wurzburg a 24-year-old Somali man immigrant knifed three people to death and wounded six more in a street rampage as he yelled “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is the greatest). While the local German authorities, as reported by the politically correct mainstream media, were “searching for a possible motive” for the atrocities, they should not have denied that the Somali Muslim’s acts were in compliance with Islamic sharia doctrine.
It has become routine for churchmen, politicians, and leftwing reporters to go to great lengths to distract our attention from the Islamic nature of a jihad, let alone that jihad has nothing to do with immigration.
One of the Prophet’s companions recalls an episode in which he was ordered to contrive a surprise ambush on a settlement: “I leapt upon him and cut off his head and ran in the direction of the camp shouting ‘Allahu akbar’ and my two companions did likewise.” —Ibn Ishaq, Sira Rasul Allah,671
Second, in common with immigration, jihad is an Islamic sharia rule or religious obligation that compels Muslims to be carried out when certain circumstances emerge and certain conditions are met.
Immigration (hijra) and jihad, as can be gathered, are two cornerstones on which Islam is built upon. Based on the Muhammad’s migration to Medina in 622 — recognized as the birth Islam — the Islamic prophet established political and military dominance after he conquered the Jewish tribes. Hence, the reason why migration is intertwined with the jihadist doctrine:
“But those who have believed and emigrated and fought in the cause of Allah and those who gave shelter and aided — it is they who are the believers, truly. For them is forgiveness and noble provision.” —Sura 8, 74
Immigration in Islam, therefore, is to leave homeland for a new place of abode, with concept of keeping one’s faith from being compromised by any means necessary. Muslims are thus compelled to bring the sharia to Kafir (infidel) culture, immersing themselves in local politics, such as using Islamic money is to build departments in universities that will support Sharia and never criticize Islam.
William Kilpatrick says:
“[T]he pattern of Muslim immigrant jihad violence is much clearer to see in Europe. Although Americans rarely hear about it, knife, gun, and vehicular attacks by Muslims are now an almost daily occurrence in European cities and towns. But how did all those knife-wielding and gun-toting jihadists end up in Europe? Why are there now so many Muslims in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, the UK and France? The answer is immigration. And, in recent years, the immigration has been on a mass scale.”
This is because, as I explain in my book Islam: Religion of Peace? – The Violation of Natural Rights and Western Cover-Up, the genesis of Islam was inextricably tied with the formation of a sovereign society that was inherently universal and imperialist. Temporal and religious powers, which were both one and the same, were combined in the person of Muhammad as Prophet, who claimed that Allah invested him with this authority. Hence, the reason he assumed altogether the role of head of state and head of the religion, which permitted him to cloak his political ambitions with a religious aura. Consequently, he channeled Islam’s energies into its instrument of aggressive expansion, there being no internal organism of equal force to counterbalance it.
It should therefore be of no surprise why the Somali immigrant did what he did. Of course, there are many peaceful and law abiding Muslims who could care less about the sharia’s dacronian rules. It would, however, help our situation if they were to educate the ignorant West on how immigration and jihad can be intertwined, unless they concur with that such jihadists are doing.
Mario Alexis Portella is a priest of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Florence, Italy. He has a doctorate in canon law and civil law from the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome; he also holds a M. A. in Medieval History from Fordham University, as well as a B.A. in Government & Politics from St. John’s University. He is also author of Islam: Religion of Peace? – The Violation of Natural Rights and Western Cover-Up.