What Today's Muslims are Saying about Islam and Jihad

In his new book, Onward Muslim Soldiers: How Jihad Still Threatens America and the West (Regnery Publishing, a sister company of HUMAN EVENTS), author Robert Spencer destroys the myth that Islam is a “religion of peace.” He shows how so-called moderate Muslims are disguising and distorting the true elements of their faith, enabling sects of terror to continue infiltrating America, and he documents what today’s Muslims are saying about Islam and jihad.

Here are some excerpts from Onward Muslim Soldiers:

Bin Laden Is a Likable Guy
“Martyrdom is the highest form of jihad (holy war). If you do things for the cause of God, losing your life for it is the highest form of pure belief. This is in the Koran. America thinks that it comes first, but Muslims believe that a believer comes first???. bin Laden is a good guy. Everyone likes him in the Muslim world, there is nothing wrong with the man and his beliefs.”

-Abu Hamza al-Masri,
former imam of the notorious Finsbury Park mosque
London, 2002 (p. 58)

Bin Laden Is a Savior
“There are dozens, even millions, who lift up their eyes to Osama bin Laden as a savior.”

–Sheikh Muhammad Al-Khasif
interview with Al-Jazeera, 2002 (p. 11)

The Most Popular Textbook on Islam in North America
“Many [Jews and Christians] lead such decadent and immoral lives that lying, alcohol, nudity, pornography, racism, foul language, premarital sex, homosexuality and everything else are accepted in their society, churches and synagogues.”

-from What Islam is All About
International Books & Tapes Supply, p. 188 (p. 17)

We Are Not Americans, We Are Muslims
“We must not recognize any government authority, or any authority at all besides Allah???. We are not Americans, we are Muslims. [The U.S.] is going to deport and attack us! It is us versus them! Truth against falsehood! The colonizers and masters against the oppressed, and we will burn down the master’s house!… The only relationship you should have with America is to topple it!”

-Muhammad Faheed,
a 23-year-old Muslim born in Pakistan who has lived in America from age 3,
in an address to a Muslim Student Association chapter in New York City (p. 20)

Adoration for the September 11 Terrorists
“Even Muslims who say they are against terrorism secretly admire and applaud [the September 11 terrorists].”

-Warith Deen Umar,
New York prison chaplain and convert to Islam, 2003 (p. 26)

Doubling Their Reward
“In [Muslim] Tradition, there is a clear indication of the obligation to fight the People of the Book [that is, Jews and Christians], and of the fact that God doubles the reward of those who fight them. Jihad is not against polytheists alone, but against all who do not embrace Islam.”

-Hasan al-Banna (1906-1949),
Founder, Muslim Brotherhood (p. 67)

A Doctrine of Killing
“Listen my brother, there is a whole Sura called Al-Anfal [“Spoils of War,” Sura 8]; there is no Sura of Peace. Jihad and killing is the head of Islam. If you take it out, you cut off the head of Islam.”

-Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman,
mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing (p. 144)

Kill Them One by One
“O Lord, deal with your enemies, the enemies of religion, including infidels, atheists, Americans, British, and others. Shake the land under their feet, kill them one by one and leave no one alive.”

-Yemeni Sheikh Ahmad Abd-al-Razzaq al-Ruqayhi
at a sermon in the Grand Mosque in Sanaa
shortly after the end of the Iraq war (p. 289)

Victory to Islam
“Jihad is our path. Victory to Islam! Death to Israel! Revolution, revolution until victory!… Let us damn America, let us damn Israel, let us damn them and their allies until death.”

–Sami Al-Arian,
former professor at the University of South Florida,
now under indictment on federal charges of aiding the terrorist activities of Islamic Jihad (p. 22)

The West Has No Protection
“America and its supporters must know that if it extends its hand to attack the land of the two holy places [Saudi Arabia], it will have no protection from the cruelty of God and the vengeance of the soldiers of Allah, the mujahiddeen. It will have no protection, even if it digs a hole in the earth or seeks refuge in space.”

-Saudi Sheikh Safar Al-Hawali
on Al-Jazeera TV, July 10, 2002 (p. 109)

The American GI Traitor
“You guys are coming into our countries, and you’re going to rape our women and kill our children.”

-Sergeant Hasan Akbar,
American GI who killed his fellow soldiers in Northern Kuwait
on March 22, 2003 (p. 3)