“We are in the era of jihad.” ~Egyptian Sheikh Abu-Ishaq al-Huwayni, May 2011
If you’ve been wondering what’s with all the Jihad, all of a sudden … according to an Egyptian cleric, we’re in the era of Jihad.
And for those who have heard about Jihad being a “struggle within oneself”, this is no inner struggle that we are now experiencing in the West…unless you’re referring to the kind that goes postal. This is a determined campaign fueled by their “holy” texts and focused first on those they consider to be the enemies of Allah (Quran 5:51).
What we are in the midst of is the barbaric crusade like unto the ones Muhammed lead…according to the Quran, the Hadiths, the Islamic historians, the biographies and the books of law on early Islam.
The ultimate goal of Jihad is simple: For Islam to prevail over every religion, culture and people on the earth. (Quran 9:33; Suras 61:9; 48:28)
Because the definitive goal is so lofty, there are many criminal acts permitted during Jihad (while Muhammed ruled and today) that make the campaign profitable to the Islamic Jihadi:
In the Quran:
— Conquered/captive women and children may be enslaved (Quran 33:25).
— Married or single captive women may be forced to marry (be raped) by their Muslim captors (Sura 4:24).
— A captured “enemy” may be killed, enslaved or ransomed (Sura 33:26; 47:4).
— The captive is forced to convert and receive Islam (which is “better”) in exchange for his material goods (a creative way to pillage)…(Sura 8:70).
— Fight and kill “people of the Book” (Jews & Christians) and especially punish Rabbis and Monks (Sura 9:29, 33, 35).
— Permission to steal and pillage the enemies of Allah (Sura 8:7; 33:27).
— Captive’s homes may be destroyed (Sura 59:2).
— Jews & Christians are offered 3 options: 1) Fight & die; 2) Convert; 3) Pay the jizya (Dhimmi tax for 2nd class citizens)…(Sura 9:29).
In the Hadiths
— Enslaved women now become sex slaves to their new masters. The incredible thing here is, these Muslim men were practicing coitus interruptus on the slave women in a self-deception that they were committing no immoral act. They asked Muhammed if this was acceptable, and he told them they should cease coitus interruptus and instead go all the way, because fate controls who will be born (Bukhari, War Expeditions, no. 4350).
— Women & children slaves may not be killed according to one tradition, because they can be sold or used for more sexual license (Bukhari, Jihad, nos. 3014-3105; Muslim nos. 4319-4320; Abu Dawud, no. 2662). BUT, in another tradition, they could be killed in nighttime raids when visibility was low (Abu Dawud no. 2666; Bukhari, Jihad, no. 3012; Muslim nos. 4321-4323).
— The enemy of Allah may be enslaved, ransomed, beaten or killed (Abu Dawud no.2680; no. 2671-2674; no. 2675; no. 2682-2683; nos. 2684-2688).
— Men are “allowed” (forced) to convert (Bukhari, Jihad, no. 2946; cf. nos. 25 and 1399; Jihad, nos. 2937, 2940, 3010, 3058).
— Property may be stolen (Bukhari, Jihad, no. 2946; cf. nos. 25 and 1399).
— Conquered are given 3 options: 1) Fight & die; 2) Convert; 3) Pay the jizya (Dhimmi tax for 2nd class citizens)…(Abu Dawud no. 2606).
For roughly the first four centuries after Muhammed’s death, Islam spread at the tip of the sword. Muhammad set the DNA for Islam, and participated in or directed 74 unprovoked bloody raids or full-scale wars in his lifetime. Military armies stormed out of Arabia conquering and slaughtering millions in a barbaric crusade that was only stopped by a Christian response.
Weak leadership and appeasement allowed the Islamic hordes to steal, kill and destroy innocents in those first 400 years. And it took intrepid leaders like Charles “the Hammer” Martel to halt the Muslim aggressors from accomplishing Muhammed’s goal.
As in the old Radio/TV series when Walter Cronkite would state: “All things are as they were then, and you were there.” We’re in the era of Jihad, as it was at the beginning of Islam. Is there another like Charles Martel courageous enough to say “NO” to these Islamic hordes? The threat of slaughter inches ever closer…it’s time to gird our loins for battle.
Shalom through strength…