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How Did Syed Farook Get Radicalised?

FriendOrFoeThis week I am dealing with what we are hearing in the media concerning Islamic terrorism. This week we saw a supposedly peace loving Muslim turn out to be a jihadi. He and his wife killed 14 people and wounded another 21. Apparently they were planning bigger terrorist attacks. They were apparently part of a cell with over $30.000 of weapons, pipe bombs, etc.

As usual, President Obama wants more gun control even though California already has the very same laws the he wants to impose on the rest of the nation. These gun laws did not stop these terrorists, and they will not stop criminals or terrorists in the future They will only take guns away from law abiding citizens and remove their ability to protect themselves. I doubt that we would have had as many fatalities had California not kept its citizens from having guns to protect themselves.

Another of proposition from the President is to ban those who are on the no fly list from purchasing guns. This sounds reasonable but there are some things we need to understand. It wouldn’t have stopped these 2 terrorists. Secondly, if they are on the no fly list and are criminals, let’s prosecute them. The Constitution guarantees due process for those accused of something. It is not a constitutional right to get on an airplane, so no constitutional right is being denied. If you keep guns from them you are forbidding a constitutional right. One other thing is that there are those who were placed on the no fly list by mistake. Once you are on it, it is almost impossible to get your name removed.

How did Syed Farook get “radicalised?” How are peace loving Muslims changed into someone who wants to kill?

CAIR wants to make us believe that it is America’s fault for being at war with terrorism. They say that it is because we are in Islamic countries fighting the war on terrorism. Others have suggested that it is because they are in poverty. The say they are the “have nots” and they are mad at the “haves.” This doesn’t fit this terrorist attack because Tashfeen Malik came from a wealthy family in Pakistan.

I am reluctant to use the word “radicalised” because that suggests that they are becoming something that Islam is not designed for them to be. Radical means something outside of the norm. This kind of behaviour has been normal for Islam for 1,400 years. I am only using it because it is the word that the media is using.

If we are going to stand at the corner of Truth and Courage we must have the courage to speak the truth. We must be willing to say the hard things. In today’s PC climate it is a hard thing to say they are not radical Muslims, they are obedient Muslims. An obedient Muslim will be a militant Muslim because that is exactly what the Qur’an teaches and it is exactly what their Prophet commanded. It is what their god, Allah, requires of good Muslims.

We must face the fact that Islam has declared war on us. Fourteen hundred years ago Islam declared war on anything that is outside of Islam. Islam is to conquer the world and bring everyone into submission to Allah.

Terrorism is a technique of war. It is a strategy of war, but it is not a people. Our President is having a hard time defining who our enemy is. You can never win a war until you define who your enemy is. Terrorism is not our enemy, it is a technique used by our enemy. To say you are at war with terrorism is like saying we are at war with airplanes and aerial warfare.

How is a person made into a militant terrorist? It is really quite simple. You introduce him to the true teachings of Islam. You go back to the fundamental teachings of Islam. Let me prove this to you. I will do so by going to Islamic law, called the Shariah. This is what I teach in my new book “Refuting Islam.” Most of what I am going to say is from chapter 9 of this book, “Islam, An Ideology of Violent Conquests.” I could quote the Qur’an and the Sunna, but they will say I am lifting it out of context. When I quote from the Shariah, the Shariah will quote from the Sunna and the Qur’an. There is no question they are quoting the passages in context because it is from Islam’s highest scholars.

Section o9.0 deals with the subject of Jihad. This is Islamic law and it demands obedience. Here is how it defines jihad:

Jihad means to war against non-Muslims, and is etymologically derived from the word mujahada signifying warfare to establish the religion.

Do you need me to connect the dots here? It is very clear that the “religion” of Islam has a section on holy warfare. The purpose of this warfare is to “establish the religion.” To back up this position it quotes from the Qur’an:

(1) “Fighting is prescribed for you” (Koran 2:216);

(2) “Slay them wherever you find them” (Koran 4:89);

(3) “Fight the idolators utterly” (Koran 9:36);

It then quotes from Muhammad in the Hadith.

“I have been commanded to fight people until they testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and perform the prayer, and pay zakat. If they say it, they have saved their blood and possessions from me, except for the rights of Islam over them. And their final reckoning is with Allah”

How much more clear can it be?

It also tells us who is obliged to fight in jihad:

o9.4 Those called upon to perform jihad when it is a communal obligation are every able bodied man who has reached puberty and is sane.

Again, this is pretty clear.

What are the objectives of jihad?

o9.8 The caliph (o25) makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians (N: provided he has first invited them to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya, def: o11.4)-which is the significance of their paying it, not the money itself-while remaining in their ancestral religions) (O: and the war continues) until they become Muslim or else pay the non-Muslim poll tax.

The caliph is the successor to Muhammad, the emperor of the Islamic empire.

Non-Muslims must first be invited to join Islam, and if they will not they must be invited to submit to Islam and pay a poll tax. They become second class citizens and are in a kind of slavery. If they don’t submit, Muslims, under the caliph, are to fight them and slay them.

How do you “radicalise” a Muslim? It is very simple, you expose them to the true teachings of Islam.

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