The Sword(s) of Islam-Violent Jihad (continued)

Islam Session Thirty-Eight

Item #8:  The Sword(s) of Islam-Violent Jihad

Bullet #9:  Boko Haram (“Western Education is Forbidden”)

Boko Haram

Boko Haram is a Muslim terrorist organization operating primarily in Nigeria, also in Chad, Niger and Cameroon.  Some knowledge of Nigeria is helpful in understanding this brutal agent of Islam.

Nigeria, about twice the size of California, is located on the West Coast of Africa, 5 to 12 degrees north of the equator, bounded by Benin on the west, Niger on the North, Chad on the northeast, Cameroon on the East and the Atlantic Ocean on the south.  It is home to approximately 180,000,000 people almost evenly divided between Christians and Muslims.  The Hausa-Fulani tribes in the North are 99% Muslim.  The Nigerian midlands and south are predominately Christian, with the Igbo tribe being the largest Christian tribe.

Oil accounts for about 40% of Nigeria’s GDP, 80% of the government’s revenue, is produced  almost exclusively in the south of Nigeria and makes Nigeria the world’s twelfth largest producer.

From 1861-1960 Nigeria was a British colony.  After obtaining its independence in 1960, it formed a government modeled after that of the United States.  In 2002 Boko Haram was established.  In its “Statement of Principles”, published in 2011, it proclaimed:

“We are warriors who are carrying out Jihad (religious war) and our struggle is based on the traditions of the holy prophet. We will never accept any system of government apart from the one stipulated by Islam because that is the only way that the Muslims can be liberated. We do not believe in any system of government, be it traditional or orthodox, except the Islamic system which is why we will keep on fighting against democracy, capitalism, socialism and whatever.

We will not allow the Nigerian Constitution to replace the laws that have been enshrined in the Holy Qur’an, we will not allow adulterated conventional education (Boko) to replace Islamic teachings. We will not respect the Nigerian government because it is illegal. We will continue to fight its military and the police because they are not protecting Islam. We do not believe in the Nigerian judicial system and we will fight anyone who assists the government in perpetrating illegalities.”

Boko Haram has put into action the words of the above “Statement of Principles” with a Jihad infamously known for its barbarity, cruelty and ferocity.  Since 2009, Boko Haram terrorists have massacred over 20,000 persons in hundreds of attacks which have displaced 2.3 million persons in Nigeria.  In 2014 Boko Haram declared a “Caliphate” and  pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS).  According to the Ghana “Web” newspaper there were more than 11,000 deaths in 2015 because of Boko Haram terrorist attacks. (The Ghana “Web”, May 7, 2016)  These atrocities committed by Boko Haram terrorists have not been limited to adult men.  Women and children have been butchered along with men.  Some examples of the atrocious acts of Boko Haram:

  • February 25, 2014: 59 students at a boarding school in Yobe state (northeast Nigeria) were killed, some burned alive in their dormitories, by Boko Haram terrorists.  (foxnews.com/world/2014/04/14)
  • January 9, 2015: Described by Amnesty International as the “deadliest massacre” in the history of Boko Haram, as many as 2,000 people were slaughtered in the town of Baga.  Baga is located in northeast Nigeria near the border with Chad.
  • July 1-2, 2015: In a series of attacks on three villages in northeast Nigeria approximately 150 persons were killed by Boko Haram terrorists.  (BBC News, 2 July, 2015)
  • January 30, 2016: Three female Muslim suicide bombers firebombed the village of Dalori in northeast Nigeria killing 86 persons including children who were burned alive. (Foxnews.com/ Associated Press; February 1, 2016)

That Boko Haram is simply an extreme terrorist group in no way associated with Islam is directly refuted by its leaders and spokesmen.  Some profound and very clear declarations which tie Boko Haram’s methods and goals to those of Islam, its Prophet and the Koran are noted below: 

  • “For peace to reign in the land, all Christians must convert to Islam. Allah has tasked all Muslims in Quran chapter 9 verse 29 to continue to attack Jews and Christians who refused to believe in him and his messenger, Prophet Mohammed.” 
    Abu Qaqa, explaining why his band massacred nearly one hundred worshippers, including children, in a series of attacks on churches in a single Sunday morning.  (thereligionofpeace.com/attacks/in-the-name-of-allah.aspx)
  • “As for killing, we will kill because Allah says we should decapitate, we should amputate limbs, we should mutilate which led to the deaths of many Christians.”
     Abubakar Shekau the leader of Boko Haram.  (thereligionofpeace.com/attacks/in-the-name-of-allah.aspx)
  • “Whomever we kill, we kill because Allah says we should kill and we kill for a reason.”
     Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Boko Haram, calling for a holy war against Christians.  (thereligionofpeace.com/attacks/in-the-name-of-allah.aspx)

Although under attack by Nigerian government forces and those of Chad and Cameroon, Boko Haram continues to mount terrorist attacks in pursuit of its goal of turning Nigeria into an Islamic controlled country.

Fatwa’s

A fatwa is the term for a legal opinion rendered by a Muslim trained in Islamic law.  In its strictest sense such an opinion is based on the Koran, the Sunnah, scholarly precedence or the reasoning of the Muslim giving the fatwa.  However, in the 20th century it was given an additional meaning.  Fatwa’s have been, and are being, used to order the murder of individuals, determined by the issuer of the fatwa, to have uttered or written blasphemous statements against Islam, Allah or Muhammad.  Such fatwa’s give any Muslim on earth the power to carry-out the order.

The most famous of these lethal fatwa’s was issued by the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1989 against Salman Rushdie, a British author.  It was alleged that some of the statements in his novel, “The Satanic Verses”, were blasphemous against Islam.  A bounty of $170,000 was offered to any Iranian who killed Rushdie, and $3,000,000 to any foreigner who did so.

Others persons, among many, who have had fatwa’s issued against them are:  Geert Wilder (Dutch politician), Kurt Westergaard (Danish cartoonist), David Letterman and Jerry Falwell.

It is a mystery why the “world” is not up-in-arms against this arrogant and outrageous assumption of the power to murder anyone judged to have offended Islam.  The delegation of the authority to execute the fatwa to any and all Muslims of the world makes it even more offensive.  Although limited in scope, this assumed vigilante power is still a sharp sword in Islam’s violent jihad arsenal.

“Moderate Muslims

There are approximately 1.6 billion Muslims in the world.  The typical “man on the street”, if asked what percent of the world’s Muslims are a threat to the world, would probably answer; “less than 1%, 1%,” or some other very low percentage. In fact, every Muslim “true believer” is a potential weapon to be used by Islam in its pursuit of world domination.  How can such an assertion be made?  Easily; the Koran, the Hadith and countless Muslim leaders declare that Muslims are superior to all Infidels, can kill Infidels with no fear of punishment, owe allegiance only to Islam, can lie about their motives, and are destined to take-over the world.  Some examples of these attributes:

  • Surah 8:59: “And fight them (the infidels) until there is no more disbelief, and the religion will all be for Allah alone.”  A true believer believes only Muslims should inhabit the earth.
  • Surah 9:29: “Fight against those who believe not in Allah, or in the Last Day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islam) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay their Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”  Fight all Infidels.  They are inferior to Muslims and must acknowledge it.
  • Surah 5:51: “O you who believe!  Take not the Jews and the Christians as your friends, they are but friends to one another.  And if any amongst you takes them as friends, then surely he is one of them.  Verily, Allah guides not those people who are wrongdoers.”  Jews and Christians are not worthy to be friends with Muslims.
  • Surah 9:37: “If you do not fight, He will punish you sternly, and replace you by other men.”
  • “I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.’ And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally and their reckoning will be with Allah.”  (Bukhari 1,8,387)
  • “The noble Quran appoint the Muslims as guardians over humanity and grant them the right of dominion over the world in order to carry out this sublime commission. It is their duty to establish sovereignty over the world.”  (#21, P. 14)  Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna.
  • “Islam wishes to do away with all states and governments anywhere which are opposed to this ideology and program of Islam. Islam requires the  earth – not just a portion, but the entire planet.”  (#21, P. 14)  Abu Ala Maududi, late Pakistani disciple of al-Banna.
  • “No political system or material power should put hindrances in the way of preaching Islam. If someone does this, then it is the duty of Islam to fight him until either he is killed or until he declares his submission. . . .Islam has the right to take the initiative.  It has the right to destroy all obstacles in the form of institutions and traditions.  It is the duty of Islam to annihilate all such systems. . . . Wherever an Islamic community exists which is a concrete example of the Divinely ordained system of life it has a God-given right to step forward and take control of the political authority so that it may establish the Divine system on earth.”  (#21, P. 14)  Sayyid Qutb, the late Muslim Brotherhood leader and bin Laden’s spiritual father.
  • “To whatever political entity a Muslim believer may belong – to the Arab world of North Africa and the Middle East, . . .or to the liberal democracies of the West – he is first and foremost a citizen of Islam, and belongs morally, spiritually, and intellectually, and in principle totally, to the world of belief of which Muhammad is the Prophet, and Mecca is the capital.” Well-spoken by Serge Trifkovic in his book, “The Sword of the Prophet”.  (#18, P.7)
  • Surah’s 2:225; 3:28; 3:54; 66:2; and 9:3 give Muslims the right to lie when telling the truth would not advance the goals of Islam or would be damaging to Islam.
  • The Hadith has this comment about lying: “He who makes peace between the people by inventing good information or saying good things, is not a liar.”  (Bukhari 49,857)  This excerpt from the Hadith (the words and deeds of Muhammad) permits lying when the end justifies the means, which amounts to virtual universal permission because one can almost always justify the means in a given situation.
  • The Armenian massacres of the late 19th century and early 20th century are prime, and bloody, examples of “moderate” and/or “peaceful” Muslims becoming raging murderers. As noted in session 17, Turkish Muslims (of the Ottoman Empire) murdered approximately 1.7 million Armenians because they were not Muslims.  That the Armenians were Christians only intensified the hatred and slaughter.  In session #17 it was noted how  a portion of the slaughter was perpetrated by“peaceful” Muslim neighbors who attacked Armenian Christians when the signal (trumpet or bugle) sounded the “call to arms.”  According to eye-witness Dr. M. Simbad, head of a U.S.-based Armenian organization:  “When the bugle blows in the morning, Turks rush fiercely to the work of killing the Christians and plundering them of their wealth.  When it stops in the evening, or in two or three days, the shooting and stabbing stop just as suddenly then as it began.  The people obey their orders like soldiers.”  (#29, P. 7)

Saudi Arabia

No list of the “Swords of Islam” would be complete without Saudi Arabia (SA).  SA does not send its military into conflicts to support Islam terrorists, but it does fund many terrorist organizations.

  • “Saudi Arabia is the source of most Al-Qaeda fighters funding, and instigator of Islamic agitation all over the world, but it is also a major source of oil, and its royal cleptocracy owns large chunks of major American corporations – and that is the”big stuff.” (#18, PP. 243-244)
  • “What is not contested, on the other hand, is that Saudi elites in the business community and even segments of the royal family support extremist groups like al-Qaida. U.S. government cables leaked by Wikileaks admit ‘donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide.’”  (salon website:  salon.com/2016/01/06/saudi_arabia)
  • “Whatever its role, what is clear is that Saudi Arabia’s support for violent extremist groups is well documented. . . .  In Syria, the Saudi monarchy has backed al-Nusra, al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate.  The U.S. government has bombed al-Nusra, but its ally Saudi Arabia is funding it.”  (salon website:  com/2016/01/06/saudi_arabia)
  • Fifteen of the nineteen Muslim terrorists who attacked America 9/11/2001 were citizens of Saudi Arabia.
  • “In 2010, The Guardian, citing leaked document, revealed that then – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had signed a memo pointing to Saudi-based donors as ‘the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups  ’”

“There have been reports that members of Indian Mujahideen. known as IM, have traveled to Saudi Arabia, mostly on Pakistani passports.  There, they have found recruits and raised funds.”

“Saudi Arabia is also a major source of funds for jihadists worldwide.”  (Above three comments have been excerpted from ‘The Diplomat’ website.)  (thediplomat.com/2016/05/india-saudi-arabia . . .)

Clearly, Islam has a host of weapons in its arsenal it uses in its efforts to achieve its goal of world dominance.  If the rest of the world fails to recognize this and take action, the third Islamic Caliphate could become a reality.

Next session will begin with “Islamic Terrorist Attacks”.