Mattis says al-Qaeda terrorists “defame Islam”

March 26, 2017 6:03 pm

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The death of Qari Yasin is evidence that terrorists who defame Islam and deliberately target innocent people will not escape justice.”

It seems as if all those with any power or influence anywhere in the Western world, all across the political spectrum, have agreed to back a fiction and pretend that Islam is other than what it is in its canonical text, prophet, schools of jurisprudence, and history all say it is. Does Mattis think that al-Qaeda defames Islam because it deliberately targets innocent people?

Is Mattis actually unaware that al-Qaeda doesn’t consider its targets innocent, and in 1998 published a fatwa claiming that the United States had been “occupying the lands of Islam in the holiest of places” and declaring that “the ruling to kill the Americans and their allies — civilians and military — is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it”? Mattis may think this a twisting or hijacking or defaming of the Religion of Peace, but actually it is strictly based on Islamic law. All the schools of Islamic jurisprudence agree that when a non-Muslim force enters a Muslim land, defensive jihad becomes the individual obligation of every Muslim (fard ayn) rather than a collective obligation of the entire umma, and need not be declared by anyone. Bulghah al-Salik li-Aqrab al-Masalik fi madhhab al-Imam Malik (“The Sufficiency of the Traveller on the Best Path in the School of Imam Malik,”) says this: “Jihad in the Path of Allah, to raise the word of Allah, is fard kifayah [obligatory on the community] once a year, so that if some perform it, the obligation falls from the rest. It becomes fard `ayn [obligatory on every Muslim individually], like salah and fasting, if the legitimate Muslim Imam declares it so, or if there is an attack by the enemy on an area of people.”

So in calling for the killings of Americans and saying that such killings are a duty, al-Qaeda was working from the Islamic doctrine of defensive jihad. Mattis, and Trump, and all those in power in Washington in both parties should know this: one cannot defeat an enemy one does not understand. What Mattis says here only fosters the ignorance and complacency that has enveloped us as a thick fog for the last sixteen years.

“U.S. strike kills an al-Qaida ‘leader’ in Afghanistan: Pentagon,” Reuters, March 25, 2017 (thanks to Freethinker):

A U.S. counterterrorism airstrike earlier this month in Afghanistan killed an al-Qaida leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team, the Pentagon said Saturday.

In confirming the death of Qari Yasin, U.S. officials said Yasin was a senior terrorist figure from Balochistan, Pakistan, had ties to the group Tehrik-e Taliban and had plotted multiple al-Qaida terror attacks. The airstrike that led to his death was conducted March 19 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan.

Yasin plotted the Sept. 20, 2008, bombing on the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad that killed dozens, officials said. The victims included two American service members, Air Force Maj. Rodolfo I. Rodriguez of El Paso, Texas, and Navy Cryptologic Technician 3rd Class Petty Officer Matthew J. O’Bryant of Theodore, Alabama, U.S. officials said.

The bus attack in the Pakistani city of Lahore killed six Pakistani policemen and two civilians and wounded six members of the cricket team.

Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said in the statement: “The death of Qari Yasin is evidence that terrorists who defame Islam and deliberately target innocent people will not escape justice.”…

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6 Comments on “Mattis says al-Qaeda terrorists “defame Islam””

  1. joopklepzeiker Says:

    Is the Secretary of Defense, General ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis, just plain mad (as in insane?)
    A shocking statement from the Secretary of Defense re: the killing of an al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan by U.S. troops that is more in line with what the Islam apologists in the Obama regime would say:

    http://www.barenakedislam.com/2017/03/26/is-the-secretary-of-defense-general-mad-dog-mattis-just-plain-mad-as-in-insane/


  2. Mattis is nuts! and Trump needs to know this.
    Islam is islam. There are no moderates. There are no extremists. There are only follower of it.
    There is no mitigating islam. There is no reforming it. It is what it is!
    It is a cult, a culture, of hate for anyone other than mozlems, the followers of islam.
    Free thought and the God-given right to free speech is forbidden in islam.
    Anyone thinking they can modify it is deluded by an elusive theory of the “COXESiT” Utopian grandeur. FOOLS!
    Be not fooled by this!
    Either we fight it to the end or bend our knees to it. It’s your choice.
    I won’t!

  3. Donna Brown Says:

    Preposterous, I had no idea Gen. Mattis was so delusional! In my isolated opinion, Islam is a religion of death and destruction! Everywhere they go the earth and its citizens die, as they climb their way to heaven on a ladder made out of dead bones


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