Brennan's Lessons on Jihad
The Deputy National Security Advisor says it’s all about an inner spiritual journey, but what do Jihadists and Islamic teachings say?
Just recently, John Brennan, Deputy National Security Advisor, announced that we may no longer describe our enemy as ‘Jihadists’ or ‘Islamists’ because Jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam.
I have news for Mr. Brennan: it is not Americans who invented the word “Jihad”; it is Muslims who have used that word for 1400 years. Brennan is right in that Jihad is a major tenet of Islam, but he is wrong in calling it legitimate because it is a declaration of war and violence against non-Muslim individuals, governments and nations.
The Obama administration refuses to understand that the doctrine of Jihad challenges the sovereignty of any non-Muslim country and denies it exercising its right to remain non-Muslim. But after standing against the Arizona law, the current administration seems to care little about protecting the sovereignty of the United States.
If John Brennan is interested, this is the definition of Jihad given in mainstream Shafii law: “to war against non-Muslims, derived from the word mujahada, signifying warfare, to establish the religion” (Shafii law # o9.0 p. 599).
To ensure that all Muslims perform or at least support Jihad, there is also a law that states that not performing Jihad or fleeing from combat with “unbelievers” is considered an enormous crime (Shafii law 377 p. 987). Not only is Jihad the duty of every Muslim, but of every Muslim head of state. Sharia says: “The caliph fights all other peoples until they become Muslim” (o9.9 p. 603).
This Muslim notion of Jihad is being taught today across the Muslim world and producing thousands of young men and women who are committed to killing us. Jihadi commandments to kill and engage in aggressive wars against non-Muslims are all over Muslim scriptures and preached from mosques across the Middle East and even in the West. Such violent Jihadi commandments have never been amended, annulled or denied by any Muslim group with authority in the Middle East.
Here is another Sharia law: “The Caliph makes war upon Jews, Christians and Zoroastrians until they become Muslim or else pay the non-Muslim poll tax while being belittled.” (Law o9.8 p. 602).
The following might also be of interest to Mr. Brennan: “When the caliph (Muslim Head of State) appoints a ruler on a region, (his duty includes) if the area has a border adjacent to enemy lands, (he will) undertake Jihad against enemies, dividing the spoils of battle among combatants and deserving recipients.” (Law o25.8 and 9 (8) p. 647).
When it comes to the interpretation of Islam, many Muslim groups in the US say they abide by the interpretations of Al Azhar University in Cairo. Well, Al Azhar University in Cairo approved and signed the above Sharia laws and also teaches that Jihad is a permanent war institution against Jews Christians and pagans.
John Brennan’s statements are, of course, part of the Left’s relentless campaign to dumb down Americans. There is daily massive, merciless pressure on the ordinary American citizen to conform to an unbearable state of giving up his culture, dignity and pride. Those in charge in New York have approved the building of a huge mosque at Ground Zero, which will be financed by the same people who financed the terror attack on 9⁄11. It will be considered by the Muslim world as yet another holy site for the triumph of Islam. Like the holy mosque built on top of the Jewish second temple, in a few decades Islam will claim this area of New York as Muslim holy grounds. American victims of 9⁄11 are buried next to a holy mosque of triumph and Muslims will come to visit from all over the world. Who knows, perhaps our great-grand children will have an eternal war with Muslims over ground zero as a disputed area between Americans and Muslims.
To teach Americans another one of its lessons, the Obama administration recently even brought a foreign leader, the President of Mexico, to come to our Congress and teach the American people a lesson about what is right and wrong.
The administration teaches us that we must never feel insulted when it rubs our noses in the ground. You see, a good American must be sensitive to Muslim wishes, but asking Muslims to reciprocate would be insensitive and racist.
Thanks to how the Left has molded our culture, a good American now can no longer be patriotic, but he must respect the patriotism of others. He must be tolerant, but must tolerate the intolerance of others. He must blame himself first, second and third, but never dare blame those who wish to oppress him. A good American must welcome Islamic penetration and the agenda of Jihad and never suspect any ill will from those who call themselves Jihadists and blow themselves up alongside fellow US citizens. He must never demand equal access in Muslim countries. He must resist feelings of pride in his culture, but celebrate the cultures of everyone else, even those who cut the clitorises off of young girls and forcibly cover their entire bodies and faces. He must celebrate the diversity and division of America into little tribes even if some of those tribes are hell-bent on imposing their religion, language and culture by any means necessary. A good American must abandon any reference in public to God, Christ, or Christmas. But he must celebrate other religions, especially Islam, while denying that Islam had anything to do with 9⁄11.
The present administration and its supporters are following a policy of divide and conquer. They are gambling with our future. They are playing word games, telling Muslims that they are not at war with America, when even the children in the Arab streets know that Islamic Jihad is at war with America.
Mr. Brennan and those who agree with him have ignored 1400 years of Islamic Jihad history. Only those cultures that fought the Jihadists, survived and preserved their language and religion, know what Jihad really is and what its roots are. Wars at the gates of Vienna stopped the Jihadists in their tracks, but with appeasement, political correctness and Muslim immigration, America might wake up one day asking “how did we lose Europe?”
The present administration is selling America cheap, very cheap, for votes, for approval from Saudi Arabia and from radical Islamists. I wish to tell them: You are rewarding the enemies of America who will never love you. Our politicians are at least engaged in gross negligence and at worst playing with fire.
Is this a great country for Islam to conquer or what?
Nonie Darwish is the author of “Cruel and Usual Punishment; The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law.”