Sep 20 2007

As Islam Turns Its Back On al-Qaeda And Bin Laden

Published by at 8:28 am under All General Discussions,Iraq

Atrocities. The one factor too many forgot to add to the equation for determining the trajectory of events in the War on Terror while it raged in the heart of Mesopotamia. Atrocities were supposed to have been at the hands of America’s robot-like, killing-machine, military. That was the mindset of the left from day one. And when it did not occur the left created fictional characters from within the military’s ranks to create the image they thought would rise out of the war in Iraq. They created PVT “Scott Thomas Allen” Beauchamp. Reality was working the way they wanted, so they made up myths and sold it in the ‘news media’ as fact. And never once apologized to America for feeding out lies as fact. A power mad liberal Congressman even slandered his former corpse by declaring their guilt in a situation which has now been proven to be not their fault – Haditha and Mad Jack Murtha are another example of the Liberal dream not coming true.

But while the atrocities never showed up on the American side of the ledger as a ubiquitous and unavoidable characteristic of America and American forces, they proliferating with searing force on al-Qaeda’s side. Actually, as this State Department report notes this is not a new feature of Islamists, it is an old one that the news media failed to convey to the public:

“Among the accounts of mutilations, beatings and arbitrary executions there was evidence of a new abomination: the torture of children. An unknown number of infants were savagely beaten during the Islamic militia’s 14-month occupation of Taloqan, the former headquarters of the Alliance, usually for the supposed crimes of their parents.” (Source: The Times [U.K.], 11/13/01)


“The barbarity of the Taliban plumbed new depths when troops shot dead eight boys for daring to laugh, sickened refugees revealed yesterday. The teenage lads had been chuckling at the soldiers who suddenly raised their Kalashnikov rifles and gunned them down. It was one of a string of atrocities in the besieged Afghanistan city of Kunduz, which was last night poised to fall to the Northern Alliance. At least 300 frightened Taliban were killed by men from their own side because they wanted to surrender.” (Source: The Sun [U.K.], 11/19/01)

These animals enjoy killing babies and children. It excites them and makes them feel powerful. These are the people who fit the fantasy images of the left usually ascribed to Americans. It is not easy to find the stories of al-Qaeda atrocities, the media has been obsessed in trying to create the image of American atrocities. I was going to list some of the few stories on the beheading of children, etc. But I realized there is no need to prove these atrocities occurred when al-Qaeda itself worried about these acts and their impact on the Muslim Street. Not to mention there were open criticisms of al-Qaeda by Muslims for their atrocities last year when they starting their campaign of murder, torture and rape (aka forced marriages).

“This was followed by acts of persecution against Sunni Muslims, harming their livelihood. They planted explosives in front of homes, schools and hospitals, [or] under electric transformers, without taking any account of the consequences for society, without whose support and help we will become easy prey for the Crusader occupation and its helpers, the vicious Shiites.

“They stretched the [principle of] using human shields to the utmost, and they did not consult their upright ‘ulama, as you yourself [bin Laden] advised them to do in one of your sermons. Their campaign to cut off all contacts among Muslims is a heinous act, because it [has sometimes led to] sick children dying in their mothers’ arms, and to homes burning down with people inside them. I do not believe that Allah gave them the right to defend themselves against [foreign] agents at the expense of the sick and the needy…

“In Ramadi, armed men attacked leaders of the [Al-Qaeda] Organization [in Iraq] after prayer in the mosque, denounced them, and killed them in front of the people. Incidents of this sort have recurred in a number of places: in Al-Jurma, Khalidiyya, Al-Fallujah, and elsewhere…. After these incidents, they slid even further into error, and fearing for their own lives, they began to frighten and terrorize people in order to deter them from entering the schools and universities.

This was a request from al-Qaeda’s one time allies to stop the atrocities on Muslims. It fell on death ears. Again, we see the true purveyors of human suffering that in the minds of the left had to be Americans. It was al-Qaeda’s Islamo Fascists. The repercussions of these acts, and the fact al-Qaeda central sanctioned them, is still building. The latest was the denunciation of Bin Laden and al-Qaeda by a prominent Islamist cleric in Saudi Arabia:

In an open letter, one of his prominent Saudi mentors, preacher and scholar Salman al-Oadah, publicly reproaches bin Laden for causing widespread mayhem and killing.

The significance of that can be appreciated only in the context of the position al Oadah holds in Islamic orthodoxy. He’s a heavyweight Salafi preacher with a large following in Saudi Arabia and abroad. In the 1990s the Saudi regime imprisoned al-Oadah, along with four leading clerics, for criticizing the kingdom’s close relationship with the US, particularly the stationing of American troops there after the 1991 Gulf war. That decision – posting forces in Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam – was the catalyst that drove bin Laden to attack the US. Throughout the 1990s bin Laden cited al-Oadah as a dissident voice and critic of the Saudi royal family and fellow Salafi traveler who shared his strict religious principles and worldview.

It is not just his allies in Iraq who are turning on Bin Laden. It is a lot of people who fell for the BS from al-Qaeda about raising Islam up, when all they did was tear it down in sea of Muslim blood and pain. Bin Laden is the Adolph Hitler of the Middle East, except this time his atrocities are now mostly against the very same Muslims he wants to lead. And Islam is tiring of the Bloody Bin Laden:

He [al-Oadah] holds bin Laden personally accountable for the occupation of Muslim lands in Afghanistan and Iraq, displacement of millions of Iraqis, killings of thousands of Afghans, internment and torture of promising and deluded young Muslims, and a tarnished image of Islam all over the world.

Islam, he reminds his former disciple, prohibits the killing of any bird or animal, let alone “innocent people, regardless of what justification is given.”

The targeted attack on bin Laden and his militant group by a respected religious authority is lethal, coming at a critical juncture for Al Qaeda and like-minded factions worldwide.

Sunni resistance to Al Qaeda in Iraq gathers steam, limiting the group’s movement and options. Another militant group – Fatah al-Islam, which subscribes to Al Qaeda’s ideology and was active in the Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr el Bared in North Lebanon – was dealt a mortal blow by authorities and universal rejection by Muslim Palestinian and Lebanese opinion. Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Saudi Arabia has suffered major setbacks and is on the run.

Rejection is sweeping the Muslim world. Rejection of al-Qeada. Somewhat because they keep losing to The Great Satan, but mostly because of all the death and destruction they have wrought in the Muslim community. It was not the US who used Chlorine filled tanker-trucks as bombs on open markets in Iraqi villages. It was al-Qaeda. And as they are defeated and rejected their anger grows, what little self-control they had disappears, and their rampaging increases. Creating even more rejection and blowback. It is a death spiral. It is al-Qaeda’s death spiral. And it all started in Anbar Province Iraq thanks to the determination of our brave Military and the resolve of our Commander-in-Chief.

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6 Responses to “As Islam Turns Its Back On al-Qaeda And Bin Laden”

  1. stevevvs says:

    Robert Spencer had some good comments on this topic:

    Salman Al Awdah decries the innocents killed by Al-Qaeda, but does not of course clarify the burning question of just who qualifies as innocent in Islamic law, and whether non-Muslims can ever be legitimately regarded as innocent.

    He is upset about Al-Qaeda activity in Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia — unmentioned, you’ll notice, is the United States, or Britain. And his support of Islamic “charity” work — that is, financial contributions to the global jihad — and of the jihad in Falluja indicate that his quarrel with Osama is just over the killing of fellow Muslims, and perhaps of some tactics, but not over larger questions of his motives and goals.

    And before we get all excitted about Iraq, keep the central problem with their constitution in mind. Sharia Law. What’s that?

    Sharia Law

    Unlike many religions, Islam includes a mandatory and highly specific legal and political plan for society called Sharia (pronounced “sha-r�e-uh”), which translates approximately as “way” or “path.” The precepts of Sharia are derived from the commandments of the Quran and the Sunnah (the teachings and precedents of Muhammad as found in the reliable hadiths and the Sira). Together, the Quran and the Sunnah establish the dictates of Sharia, which is the blueprint for the good Islamic society. Because Sharia originates with the Quran and the Sunnah, it is not optional. Sharia is the legal code ordained by Allah for all mankind. To violate Sharia or not to accept its authority is to commit rebellion against Allah, which Allah’s faithful are required to combat.

    There is no separation between the religious and the political in Islam; rather Islam and Sharia constitute a comprehensive means of ordering society at every level. While it is in theory possible for an Islamic society to have different outward forms — an elective system of government, a hereditary monarchy, etc. — whatever the outward structure of the government, Sharia is the prescribed content. It is this fact that puts Sharia into conflict with forms of government based on anything other than the Quran and the Sunnah.

    The precepts of Sharia may be divided into two parts:

    1. Acts of worship (al-ibadat), which includes:
    Ritual Purification (Wudu)
    Prayers (Salah)
    Fasts (Sawm and Ramadan)
    Charity (Zakat)
    Pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj)

    2. Human interaction (al-muamalat), which includes:

    Financial transactions
    Laws of inheritance
    Marriage, divorce, and child care
    Food and drink (including ritual slaughtering and hunting)
    Penal punishments
    War and peace
    Judicial matters (including witnesses and forms of evidence)

    As one may see, there are few aspects of life that Sharia does not specifically govern. Everything from washing one’s hands to child-rearing to taxation to military policy fall under its dictates. Because Sharia is derivate of the Quran and the Sunnah, it affords some room for interpretation. But upon examination of the Islamic sources (see above), it is apparent that any meaningful application of Sharia is going to look very different from anything resembling a free or open society in the Western sense. The stoning of adulterers, execution of apostates and blasphemers, repression of other religions, and a mandatory hostility toward non-Islamic nations punctuated by regular warfare will be the norm. It seems fair then to classify Islam and its Sharia code as a form of totalitarianism.

    So, what happens if or when we leave Afganistan and Iraq? Who knows. It’s great to be optomistic about Iraqs future. Let’s hope it’s a good one. But the utter lack of Islamic Knowledge in the West is a problem, I think. Al Queda may be down, but don’t ever count them out.
    Despite what I read at many blogs, the supply of new Jihadists is as healthy as ever. It is taught in all the Schools there, it’s on their TV’s, radio, etc. Martyrdom is the highest honor one can achieve, male or female.

    Until we change what is taught in the Schools, etc. the supply of Martyrs will continue unabated, sadly.

  2. stevevvs says:

    I submitted more, but poof, it disapeared. Look up the term HUDNA, it’s important to understand it’s meaning.

  3. Hey Bootlicker: your Allies and Idols as work in Iraq; but then again, in your Traitorous, Nutbat, Anti-American/Pro-Jihadi Leftist Lala-land; it’s “our fault”, and we’re the bad guys, and your allies, the Jihadis are the poor, oppressed “victims” of the EVIL Busmchimphitlerhalliburtonco…….

    What freaking traitorous, pathetic Nutbags, you and your fellow Democrats, Liberals, “Progressives” and Leftists are!

  4. Right Truth says:

    Iran, here we come!…

    Senior American intelligence and defense officials believe that President George W Bush and his inner circle are taking steps to place America on the path to war with Iran: Pentagon and CIA officers say they believe that the White House…

  5. CK MacLeod says:

    Very minor point – I’d have e-mailed it if I could find a contact address – but the name of the Baghdad Fabulist is “Scott Thomas Beauchamp” (fka “Scott Thomas”), not “Scott Allen Beauchamp.”

    Keep up the good work – and please feel free to delete this comment if and when you make the correction.

  6. AJStrata says:

    CK Macleod,

    That is twice now I have done the same name switch! Thanks for catching it.