March 14, 2006

Islamic Scholar: "Osama bin Laden Should Lead Islamic State"

I always dig it when people misunderstand Huntington's Clash of Civilizations hypothesis. People often believe that Huntington--and now the neocons--want a Clash of Civilizations. That this clash is their goal. In fact, Huntington and others are not arguing that a Clash of Civilizations should happen, but that it is happening.

An amazingly honest response from a leading Islamist in Norway continued below. Agora:

We have no fear of the Western mindset. It can never be victorious. In Iraq the two sides are facing each other. On the side of Islam are men who love death and are willing to become martyrs for their beliefs. On the other side are soldiers who fight for a 1000 dollars a day. The number of dead American soldiers are proof of defeats. In Afghanistan the same thing is happening. From 2001 to 2004 five suicide attacks occured. In 2005 it was 17. While the US and their allies are becoming smaller, Islam is expanding the front. And the reports from Guantanamo tell the same story. There they try to rip the faith our of the Moslems’ hearts. They fail. In Denmark they printed those cartoons, but the result is that the backing for Islam increases. I and all Moslems are proof of this. You haven’t managed to change us. We are the ones who will change you.” “How?”

“Look at the development of the populations in Europe where Moslems are breeding like Mosquitoes. Every western woman produces on average 1.4 children. Every Moslem woman in the same countries produce 3.5 children. In the year 2050, 30 percent of the population of Europe will be Moslems.” ...

What borders should the Caliphate have?”

“That does not matter. Things are born small and grow big. It’s the Islamic rule it’s about. That is why the West destroyed the Talibans in Afghanistan. They feared the Islamic state.”

“Who should lead the new Caliphate?”

“It needn’t be a scholar. A good man will do.”

“Is bin Laden a such a man?”

Osama bin Laden, Ayman Zawahiri (the number two of al-Qaeda) are among many good men. Weren’t Jewish leaders terrorists too before they got their own state?”

Wake. Up. People.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:34 AM | Comments |