Thursday, April 25, 2019

Daniel Greenfield, Jihad Watch: After Sri Lanka, Brief History of “Allahu Akbar” Attacks on Churches




https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/04/after-sri-lanka-brief-history-of-allahu-akbar-attacks-on-churches

After Sri Lanka, Brief History of “Allahu Akbar” Attacks on Churches


“Allahu Akbar! Islamic State claims responsibility for Sri Lanka attacks,” was how ISIS first announced it was claiming credit for the massacre of Christians.
video released of the Islamic terrorists also features the familiar Jihad slogan.
A one-minute video released by Isis showed the same men pledging allegiance to the “caliphate” and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, before shouting “Allahu akbar”.
As regular Jihad Watch readers know, “Allahu Akbar” doesn’t mean, “God is Great”, as the media mistranslates it, but is a declaration that Allah is superior to non-Islamic beliefs.
Here are some other Jihad Watch stories linking Allahu Akbar to violence against churches.
Ethiopia, Germany, Uganda, Egypt, Russia, and now Sri Lanka.
The theme remains the same.



Why Jihad Watch?


Why Jihad Watch? Because non-Muslims in the West, as well as in India, China, Russia, and the world over, are facing a concerted effort by Islamic jihadists, the motives and goals of whom are largely ignored by the Western media, to destroy their societies and impose Islamic law upon them — and to commit violence to that end even while their overall goal remains out of reach. That effort goes under the general rubric of jihad.
Jihad (Arabic for “struggle”) is a central duty of every Muslim. Muslim theologians have spoken of many things as jihads: the struggle within the soul, defending the faith from critics, supporting its growth and defense financially, even migrating to non-Muslim lands for the purpose of spreading Islam. But violent jihad is a constant of Islamic history and a central element of Islamic theology. Many passages of the Qur’an and sayings of the Islamic prophet Muhammad are used by jihad warriors today to justify their actions and gain new recruits. No major Muslim group has ever repudiated the doctrines of armed jihad. The theology of jihad, which denies unbelievers equality of human rights and dignity, is available today for anyone with the will and means to bring it to life.
In Islamic history and doctrine violent jihad is founded on numerous verses of the Qur’an — most notably, one known in Islamic theology as the “Verse of the Sword”: “Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. Lo! Allah is forgiving, merciful” (9:5). Establishing “regular worship” and paying the “poor-due” (zakat) means essentially that they will become Muslim, as these are two of the central responsibilities of every Muslim. Sahih Bukhari, which Muslims regard as the most trustworthy of all the many collections of traditions of Muhammad, records this statement of the Prophet: “Allah assigns for a person who participates in (holy battles) in Allah’s Cause and nothing causes him to do so except belief in Allah and in His Messengers, that he will be recompensed by Allah either with a reward, or booty (if he survives) or will be admitted to Paradise (if he is killed in the battle as a martyr).”
Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406), a pioneering historian and philosopher, was also a legal theorist. In his renowned Muqaddimah, the first work of historical theory, he notes that “in the Muslim community, the holy war is a religious duty, because of the universalism of the Muslim mission and (the obligation to) convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force.” In Islam, the person in charge of religious affairs is concerned with “power politics,” because Islam is “under obligation to gain power over other nations.”
Violent jihad is a constant of Islamic history. The passages quoted above and many others like them form a major element of the motivation of jihad warriors worldwide today. No major Muslim group has ever repudiated the doctrines of armed jihad. The theology of jihad, with all its assumptions about unbelievers‚ lack of human rights and dignity, is available today as a justification for anyone with the will and the means to bring it to life.
Jihad Watch is dedicated to bringing public attention to the role that jihad theology and ideology play in the modern world and to correcting popular misconceptions about the role of jihad and religion in modern-day conflicts. By shedding as much light as possible on these matters, we hope to alert people of good will to the true nature of the present global conflict.
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Tuesday, March 01, 2005


About Me



My name is Daniel Greenfield. I am a  Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. And my journalistic beat at Front Page Magazine, its blog, The Point, and my own blog, Sultan Knish, is everything from Islamic terrorism in Argentina to leftist politics in America. 

From the Most Corrupt Village in America to exposing the truth about the Libyan War, peeling back the corrupt history of the NFL, documenting the hard truths about diversity terror migration, in depth pieces on terrorist attacks in Europeacross Israel and right here in this country, I cover it all.

"You are one of many people who have given me feedback that my reading and interpretation of that piece by Daniel Greenfield was of profound enlightenment," Rush Limbaugh said.

My work has been cited by Mark Steyn, Mark Levin, Daniel Pipes, Glenn Reynolds, Dick Morris, Richard Fernandez, Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, Melanie Philips, Michelle Malkin, Victor Davis Hanson and many others. 

I was named a "hate group of one" by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The SPLC may not have been too happy that Icaught them faking statistics

I have appeared on FOX News (Tucker Carlson) and FOX Business to discuss my writing. And I'm a regular on radio shows from coast to coast.

My pamphlet, The Great Betrayal, documented the detailed history of betrayals and lies in Obama's wars, from Afghanistan to Iraq to Libya.

demonstrated conclusively, using historical documents that American soldiers in the Philippines did use pig corpses to deter Islamic terrorists. My work disproved multiple false media "fact checks" of President Trump.

That series, along with my piece on how Carter had banned Iranian students during the hostage crisis have upended conventional media narratives.

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