24: THE DOUBLE MINDED RESPONSE OF ISLAM
TO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER WHICH IS
DECLARATION OF ISLAMIC JIHAD
article was posted long ago and long before Osama bin Laden was allegedly killed
by the US Military. I am leaving it up for historic perspective. The average American
took the media reports on Osama bin Laden at face value. Jihad is also not understood
by most Americans.
By Steve Van Nattan
have told you that Islam will speak sweet words to the Kaffir (non-Muslim) when
it suits them, and they will lie to gain the advantage. Part One below is a Fatwa
and the lie of an Islamic Mullah who is trying to put a compassionate construction
on the declaration of war against the United States by world Islam on September
Two is a previous Fatwa by Mufti: Dr. Yusuf Abdullah Al-Qarad�wi, and it shows
his true passion of hate for the United States of America. I am delighted to catch
this viper in his words, and I hope none of you "tolerant" and "loving"
idiots will ever again swallow the sweet words of the Muslim disinformation machine.
Three is the Fatwa of the dog Osama bin Laden setting the stage in Islamic fashion
for the death of the innocents in the World Trade Center. Let us all pray for
the soon death of this animal and his helpers.
Mullahs and Sheiks in the USA, Canada, and the UK speak softly to the Kaffir in
order to make them believe Islam is compassionate. LIE! These creeps are far from
Mecca and the Al Aksa Mosque, for if you were in the Middle East, you would have
seen Muslims dancing in the streets in joy at the death of the Americans in the
World Trade Center.
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The Fatwa of Mufti:
Dr. Yusuf Abdullah Al-Qarad�wi on the
attack on the World Trade Center
As-Salamu Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.
commentary on the latest attacks on America, the well-known Muslim scholar, Sheikh
Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, states the following:
Truly, our hearts bleed for the attacks that have targeted the World Trade Center
(WTC) as well as other institutions in the United States despite our strong opposition
to the American-biased policy towards Israel on the military, political and economic
Islam, the religion of tolerance, holds the human soul in high esteem, and considers
an attack against innocent human beings a grave sin. This is backed by the Qur'anic
verse which reads: "Whosoever kills a human being for other than manslaughter
or corruption in the earth, it shall be as if be had killed all mankind, and whosoever
saves the life of one, it shall be as if he had: saved the life of all mankind."
The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, is reported to have said, "A believer
remains within the scope of his religion as long as he doesn't kill another person
Haphazard killing where the rough is taken with the smooth and where innocents
are killed along with the wrongdoers is totally forbidden in Islam. No one, as
far as Islam is concerned, is held responsible for the actions of others. Upon
seeing a woman killed in the battlefield, the Prophet, peace and blessings be
upon him, renounced the act and said: "That woman shouldn't have been killed anyway!"
at times of war Muslims are not allowed to kill anybody save the one who is indulged
in face-to-face confrontation with them. They are not allowed to kill women, elderly,
children, or even a monk in his religious seclusion.
That is why killing hundreds of helpless civilians who have nothing to do with
the decision-making process and are striving hard to earn their daily bread, such
as the victims of the latest explosions (in the U.S.) is a heinous crime in Islam.
The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, is reported to have stated that
a woman was qualified to enter Hell because of the cat she locked up and starved
If this is the ruling applied in protecting animals, no doubt, aggression against
human beings, deserves greater protection, for human beings are honored by Allah
Almighty and are His vicegerents on earth?
We Arab Muslims are the most affected by the grave consequences of hostile attack
on man and life. We share the suffering experienced by innocent Palestinians at
the hands of the tyrannical Israeli entity who raze the Palestinian homes to the
ground, set fire to their land, kill them in cold, and leave innocent orphans
With this in mind, the daily life in Palestine has become a permanent memorial
gathering. When Palestinians face such unjust aggression, they tend to stem bloodletting
and destruction and not claim the lives of innocent civilians.
I categorically go against any committed Muslim embarking on such attacks. Islam
never allows a Muslim to kill the innocent and the helpless.
If such attacks were carried out by a Muslim - as some biased groups claim - then
we, in the name of our religion, renounce the act and incriminate the perpetrator.
We do confirm that the aggressor deserves the deterrent punishment irrespective
of his religion, race or gender.
What we warn against - even if it becomes a reality - is to hold a whole nation
accountable for a crime that was carried out by a small group of people, or to
characterize a certain religion as one that supports violence and terrorism.
When the well-known Oklahoma incident was carried out by a Christian American
who was driven by personal interests, neither Christianity, America or even the
Christian world were accused of the attack because a Christian masterminded it.
been asked several questions on television and on public lectures about the martyr
operations outside the Palestinian territories, and I always answer: "I do agree
with those who do not allow such martyr operations to be carried outside the Palestinian
territories. Instead we should concentrate on facing the occupying enemy directly.
It is not permissible, as far as Islam is concerned, to shift confrontation outside
the Palestinian territories. This is backed by the Qur'anic verse that reads:
"Fight in the way of Allah against those who fight against you, but begin not
hostilities. Lo! Allah loves not, aggressors."
May Allah guide you to the straight path and direct you to that which pleases
Allah Almighty knows best.
of Fatwa 23/ March/ 2001
Title of Fatwa: Boycotting Israeli and American Goods
Dr. Yusuf Abdullah Al-Qarad�wi
of Fatwa: Are we allowed to buy items from Israeli sources, even though this money
may be used to help the Jewish �war machine�?
Dr. Yusuf Abdullah Al-Qarad�wi Content of
Reply: Fatwa on Boycotting Israeli
and American Goods Based on the proofs of the Book and Sunnah and Consensus of
is Jihad to liberate the Islamic lands
from those who attack or conquer them.
Steve Van Nattan: In the context of what follows, the Mufti is clearly claiming
that Israel is an Islamic land and the Jews are impostors. The policy of Islam
still remains that the Jews must be driven into the sea and killed. Yassir Arafat
has made that very clear, and he has never retracted it. We believe he is serious.
All sweet blabber to the Kaffir to the contrary is disinformation for temporary
are enemies of Islam.
Jihad is an absolute obligation and a sacred duty; firstly on the people of that
land. If the Muslims of that land can�t offer sufficient resistance, then Muslims
of neighbouring countries are obliged to assist. If this is still not sufficient
then all the Muslims of the world must assist. Palestine is the land of the first
Qibla of the Muslims, the land of Isra and Miraj, the land of Al-Aqsa and the
conquerors are those with the greatest enmity to the believers, and they are supported
by the strongest state on earth - the USA, and by the world Jewish community.
is obligatory against those who take land and expel the inhabitants, spill the
blood, violate the honour, destroy the houses, burn the fields, and corrupt the
is the first obligation of all obligations, and the first duty of the Ummah. Muslims
are commanded to do this, first those from the land in question, after that their
neighbours, and finally all Muslims.
must all be united against the others. We are united in Islam, including unity
of belief in the Shari�ah, unity of belief in the Qibla, and also united in
pain and hope.
God (Allah) says: �Verily this Ummah of yours is one Ummah� (Qur�an, 21:92).
God (Allah) also says: �Surely the believers are a single brotherhood� (Qur�an,
49:10). There is a Hadith of the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him,
: �The Muslim is the brother to the Muslim, he can�t oppress him, he can�t
give him up, he can�t let him down.�[transmitted by Musalm]. Now we see our
brothers and children in Al-Aqsa and the blessed land of Palestine generously
sacrificing their blood, giving their souls willingly in the way of God. All Muslims
must help them with whatever power they have. (See the Noble Qur�an, 8:72).
ask in the name of religion we must help them. �Help each other with good things
and taqwa�. The vehicle of this support is a complete boycott of the enemies�
goods. Each riyal, dirham �etc. used to buy their goods eventually becomes bullets
to be fired at the hearts of brothers and children in Palestine. For this reason
it is an obligation not to help them (the enemies of Islam) by buying their goods.
To buy their goods is to support tyranny, oppression and aggression. Buying goods
from them will strengthen them;
duty is to make them as weak as we can. Our obligation is to strengthen our resisting
brothers in the Holy Land as much as we can. If we cannot strengthen the brothers,
we have a duty to make the enemy weak.
their weakness cannot be achieved except by boycott, we must boycott them. American
goods, exactly like �Israeli� goods, are forbidden. It is also forbidden to
advertise these goods.
today is a second Israel. It totally supports the Zionist entity. The usurper
could not do this without the support of America. �Israel�s� unjustified
destruction and vandalism of everything has been using American money, American
weapons, and the American veto.
has done this for decades without suffering the consequences of any punishment
or protests about their oppressive and prejudiced position from the Islamic world.
has come for the Islamic Ummah to say �No� to America, �No� to its companies,
and �No� to its goods, which swamp our markets. We are eating, drinking, wearing
and riding whatever America produces. Ali [may God (Allah) be pleased with him]
said: �You have three enemies; your enemy, the friend of your enemy, and the
enemy of your friend�.
USA today is more than friends to our enemy; they would destroy themselves for
Israel. The world wide Muslim Ummah numbering 1.3 billion, could cause pain to
the USA and its companies by boycotting them.
is an obligation of our religion, and the way of God (Allah).
Muslim that buys �Israeli� or American goods, when there is an alternative
from other countries is committing a haram act. They are clearly committing a
major sin, which is a crime against God�s (Allah's) law, which invokes punishment
from God (Allah), and the contempt of the people. Our brothers in �Israel�
and America are forced to deal with them and buy their products. God does not
ask you to do what you can�t do; only what you can. God (Allah) says: �Fear
God (Allah) as much as you are able.� [Qur�an, 64:16.]. The Holy Prophet,
peace and blessings be upon him,: �If I order you to do something, do however
much you can�.
in America must work with companies who are least hostile to Muslims, least allied
to the Zionists. Boycott Zionist companies as much as you can. Arabs and Muslims
must boycott all companies that are biased towards Zionism and support Israel,
whatever the national origin of that company [e.g. Marks and Spencer], and anyone
like this who supports the Zionists and helps the �Israeli� state.
boycott is a very sharp weapon, used in the past and recently. It was used by
the pagans in Mecca against the Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be
upon him, and his companions. It caused great harm to them; they even had to eat
leaves. It was also used by companions of the Prophet, peace and blessings be
upon him, to fight against the pagans in Medina. In recent times we nations use
boycotts in their struggle for the liberation from colonialism. A famous example
is Gandhi who asked the vast Indian nation to boycott English goods, which was
very effective. A boycott is in the hands of the nation and masses alone.
can�t force people to buy goods from a particular country. Let us use this weapon
to resist our national and religious enemy, and make them know we are still alive,
and that this Ummah will not die, God (Allah) willing. The boycott has many different
effects; it renews the education of the Ummah in how to liberate themselves from
enslavement to other people�s taste. They encourage us to be addicted to these
things of no benefit, indeed they cause us harm. The boycott is a demonstration
of Muslim brotherhood and unity of the Ummah. It is our duty to say we are not
going to betray our brothers, who make sacrifices every day. We will not participate
in making profits for our enemy.
boycott is a lesser resistance, which will help the greater resistance carried
out by our brothers in the land of Messengers, and the fortified frontier of Jihad.
Jew in the world thinks himself a soldier, supporting Israel as much as he can,
surely every Muslim using his very soul and wealth is a soldier to liberate Al-Aqsa.
The least [the Muslim] can do is boycott his [the enemies�] goods. God (Allah)
says: �Oh you who believe, you are protectors of each other. If you don�t
do this there will be great division and corruption.� If the consumer buying
Jewish or American goods is committing a major sin, surely the merchant buying
these goods and acting as an agent is the greatest sinner. Even if the company
works under a different name, they know they are deceiving people.
Muslim Ummah all over the world is being asked to demonstrate its existence, and
show its desire to protect what is sacrosanct.
Islamic Ummah must know who are its allies, and who are its enemies. The Ummah
is forbidden to give in to weakness, and depression, and accept the tyrannical
peace, which the Zionists want to impose. God (Allah) says: �Don�t be humiliated
and ask for peace, while you are on the Uppermost and God is with you.�[Qur�an,
Our sisters and daughters, who control the houses, have a role to play in this
matter, which may be more important than the role of the man, because women supervise
the needs of the house, and buy what must go inside the house. She is on hand
to guide the boys and girls.
plants the Jihadic spirit in the children, and educates them in what they must
do for their Ummah and its causes, and what they must do to the Ummah�s enemies,
especially in the area of boycott. When the children understand this they will
carry on the boycott enthusiastically, and later will lead the parents.
ask all the believers in God, Christians and others, and all the free and noble
people in the world to stand beside us, and support the right and ------h against
falsehood, and justice against injustice. Help to victory the weak, who are being
killed every day in the way of Allah, protecting the Noble Sanctuary.
I request the workers of the Arab and Muslim countries around the world to support
the Palestinians in the their just cause, and show their anger by demonstrating
against the powerful tyrants, by
disturbing their businesses as much as they can.
[as in the world trade center, dear Mufti???]
I ask the wise, reasonable and experienced in every country to organise cells
to build a boycott, to create alternatives and avoid the negative things, and
carry on educating the masses, until the word of ------h is raised up and falsehood
is destroyed. Surely it will perish. �Say work, surely God will see your work
and his Messenger and the believers, you will return to the unseen world and witness,
and you will know what you were doing.�
Is an Individual Duty"
following is excerpted from the fatwa, or edict
Osama bin Laden
U.S. investigators have focused on Bin Laden as the most likely suspect behind
the coordinated bombings of the U.S. Embassy buildings in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar
es Salaam, Tanzania in August of 1998. At least 250 people --including 12 Americans
-- and injured more than 5,000 in Nairobi. Ten people died in an almost simultaneous
explosion at the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam. The Palestinians who danced in
the streets in Israel as over 30,000 Americans fried BELIEVE the following as
the law of Allah.
more than seven years, the United States has been occupying the lands of Islam
in the holiest of places, the Arabian Peninsula, plundering its riches, dictating
to its rulers, humiliating its people, terrorizing its neighbors and turning its
bases in the peninsula into a spearhead through which to fight the neighboring
best proof of this is the Americans' continuing aggression against the Iraqi people,
using the peninsula as a staging post, even though all its rulers are against
their territories being used to that end, but they are helpless.
crimes and sins committed by the Americans are a clear declaration of war on God,
his messenger and Muslims. And ulema [Muslim scholars] have throughout Islamic
history unanimously agreed that the jihad [Holy War] is an individual duty if
the enemy destroys the Muslim countries.
that basis, and in compliance with God's order, we issue the following fatwa to
all Muslims: The ruling is to kill the Americans and their allies is an individual
duty for every Muslim who can do it, in order to liberate the Al Aqsa mosque [Jerusalem]
and the Holy Mosque [Mecca]...
is in accordance with the words of Almighty God... We call on every Muslim who
believes in God and wished to be rewarded to comply with God's order to kill the
Americans and plunder their money wherever and whenever they find it.
OSAMA BIN LADEN
did he get started? At the age of 19 he went to Afghanistan and joined the Mujahedeen
in their war against the Russians. He fought heroically and his engineering skills
proved particularly valuable. Russian intelligence had already spotted his leadership
potential, although plans to kidnap him were thwarted. Ironically, the United
States poured $3 billion into the Afghan resistance via the CIA.
is an apocryphal story of a Russian general who was one of the last soldiers to
leave Afghanistan. "The Americans are crazy," he is reported to have said. "They
should be paying us to stay here." The CIA believed they were using the Mujahedeen
for their own needs; that the situation might in truth have been the reverse seems
not to have occurred to them. In Bin Laden's training camps the CIA's own manuals,
supplied with a view to discomfiting the Russians, are considered essential reading.
More recently, former Mujahedeen commanders close to the Taliban say that, in
Afghanistan, Bin Laden bankrolled the Taliban's capture of Kabul under the leadership
of the reclusive, one-eyed Mohammed Omar.
does he pay for all this? He is undoubtedly extremely rich. Estimates of his personal
fortune vary wildly. Figures up to $300 million have been bandied about in the
press, but the truth is that nobody knows. His money came originally from the
family construction business, but was augmented by fees from building projects
in Sudan. Whatever the size of his fortune, it is hidden in a complex web of international
accounts and controlled through a nebulous network he calls the Foundation for
Islamic Salvation. His role as a financier of terrorism is pivotal because he
has revolutionized the financing of extremist movements by forming and funding
his own private terror network. But not everyone believes the stories of his vast
wealth. One Saudi source was quoted as saying in The Independent: "The Americans
dream up these extraordinary figures, claim them to be the truth, get them printed
in the press and - just like that - they have created the millionaire terrorist
that they want."
is he regarded in the Muslim world? In the past, America has had some success
in persuading friendly Arab states not to accept him, In 1994, he was stripped
of his Saudi citizenship and forced to move to Sudan. He was expelled in 1996
by the Sudanese (on pain of US sanctions). But his recent clash with the US, and
president Clinton's firm response, have sent his stock soaring. In Libya, for
example, Colonel Gadaffi personally led street protests in Tripoli following the
US attack on Bin Laden's base. In Lebanon the Al-Kifah Al-Arabi newspaper scornfully
accused the US of having "closed the zipper of its president and opened the buttocks
of its warships to rocket Afghanistan and Sudan".
next? The US missile attack against Bin Laden's Afghan base did little damage.
Bin Laden was not in the camp at the time, but even had he been there it is doubtful
that he would have been hurt. According to a senior Pakistani general, Bin Laden
is "a gifted qualified engineer who is an expert in building tunnels". He proved
this against the Russians, constructing ammunition dumps and hiding places deep
within the mountains, their entrances protected by huge slabs of rock. These tunnels
could apparently withstand even a direct hit from a cruise missile. Nor is there
any possibility of the Taliban agreeing to deport him. "We will never hand Osama
over to anyone," the Taliban's leader, Mullar Omar, has declared. "We will protect
him with our lives." Asked by Time whether he was trying to acquire chemical and
nuclear weapons, Bin Laden said: "Acquiring weapons for the defence of Muslims
is a religious duty. If I have indeed acquired these weapons, then I thank God
for enabling me to do so."
which Mullah do you believe?
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