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Wow, the mainstream press is waking up to what Christians in Muslim countries around the world already know, that fundamentalist Islam (the great majority of Islam) is intolerant of others, deadly, dangerous, and oppressive.


Get serious about jihad

By Cal Thomas
For the full article, go to SacBee
1/18/06

Beginning with the Revolutionary War, when British agents and sympathizers attempted to derail independence, people have tried to infiltrate the United States for the purpose of undermining and destroying it. In modern times, communism and fascism have sent agents among us, but we discovered their plans and defeated them here and abroad.

Now comes what may be the greatest threat: radical Islam, whose “agents” may have established a base more solid and more dangerous than anything we’ve encountered before. The good news is they speak openly of their intentions. The bad news is that many of us are not taking them seriously.

Last week at the beginning of the London trial of radical imam Abu Hamza al-Masri, evidence was presented detailing how he encouraged his followers at the Finsbury Park mosque to kill non-Muslims.

Abu Hamza told his followers they must fight for Allah and such fighting involves a religious mandate to murder Jews, kuffars (nonbelievers in Islam) and “apostates,” such as leaders of Arab nations like Egypt .

Abu Hamza repeatedly defines “jihad” as an avenue for establishing a caliphate, or Islamic state, which would be governed by the most radical interpretation of Sharian religious law.

On one tape, Abu Hamza discusses the killing of tourists in Egypt in November 1997, describing them as satanic. He says the tourist industry should be “Islamicised” and added that while children should not be deliberately killed, their killing is permitted if they are in the target area.

The West does not know how many share this twisted religiosity. Instead, political leaders repeat the bromide that Islam is a “peaceful religion” and radicals are trying to hijack it. Are we being infiltrated by people who, on the outside, pretend to be peaceful and tolerant, but inside wish to overthrow our government?