When the leader of the Islamic State (ISIS), al Baghdadi, said “Islam is not the religion of peace, Islam is the religion of war,” he meant it.
Here are 6 reasons indicating al Baghdadi may be correct:
1. Islamic World is United in Teaching Jihad Must Be Waged Until Islam Rules the World
At Al Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt – the pre-eminent school of Islamic jurisprudence in the world and the oldest – they teach the purpose of Islam is to destroy the Dar al Harb (House of War) until the entire world is the Dar al Islam (House of Islam) and Sharia (Islamic Law) is the law of the land. The vehicle to do this is called “Jihad” which is only defined in Sharia as “warfare against non-Muslims.”
In Islamic schools across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Central/South America, Mexico, Asia, and North America, first graders are taught that Islam must rule the world, and Christians and Jews are to be hated by Muslims.
All published Sharia mandates jihad until a Caliphate is created and Sharia is the “Law of the Land” across the globe. All published Sharia only defines “jihad” as “warfare against non-Muslims.”
Note: It is a capital crime in Islam for a Muslim to teach another Muslim something that is incorrect about Islam.
2. Senior Islamic Scholars Call for Jihad Against Non-Muslims
The most prominent and well-educated Islamic scholars call for jihad and the implementation of Sharia, and many are even labeled as “terrorists” by the West.
Omar Abdel Rahman is arguably one of the most respected Islamic scholars alive on the planet today. As some of you may know, he is also known as the “Blind Sheikh,” and is in federal prison in the United States for his involvement with the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and other plots in New York and beyond. Yet today, Rahman is hailed as a great scholar and many are calling for his release from prison. He is an Al Azhar trained/educated Islamic scholar.
Abdullah Azzam graduated with a degree in Sharia from Damascus University before being invited to attend Al Azhar University. After he finished his studies, he was asked to teach at Al Azhar, putting him in a very small and elite group of Islamic scholars. This is the man who, with Osama bin Laden, developed Al Qaeda and its beginnings.
Sheikh Yusuf al Qaradawi is one of the most widely respected and sought after Islamic scholars in the world today, and hosts the most popular show on Al Jazeera (“Sharia and Life”). He is currently the President of the International Association of Muslim Scholars (IAMS) and leads the European Council for Fatwa and Research. He has twice been offered the position of “Supreme Guide” of the International Muslim Brotherhood, and is the man who led the first Jummah prayers in Tahrir Square in Egypt after the Muslim Brotherhood overthrew the Mubarak regime. That was his first time back in Egypt in 30 years because he was banned from Egypt for his involvement in the Muslim Brotherhood’s assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. Qaradawi is also the Islamic scholar who called for the killing of American civilians in Iraq.
3. All “Terrorists” Get Their “Version” of Islam Wrong in the Exact Same Way
ISIS, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Abu Sayyef, Al Shabab, Hamas, Hizbollah, Egyptian Islamic Jihad, and all Islamic “terrorist” groups on the planet state they are doing what they are doing in order to establish the Caliphate (Global Islamic State) under Sharia law.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s By-Laws say they exist to impose “Allah’s law (sharia) in the land” and establish an “Islamic State.”
The Al Qaeda operatives who bombed the World Trade Center in 1993/USS Cole/US Embassies in Africa (1998)/etc, the 9/11 Hijackers, Major Nidal Hasan (Ft Hood), the “Underwear Bomber,” the Time Square Bomber, the “terrorists” who killed the British soldier in Woolwich (England), the Somalis from Al Shabab who killed citizens in the mall and university attacks (among others) in Kenya, the Muslim who sawed his colleague’s head off in Oklahoma, Terry Lee Lowen who attempted to bomb a plane in Kansas, the jihadis who were killed in Texas in April 2015 (Garland), and all of the other jihadis we and our allies have faced over the last 30 years have all done what they did because they were following the Sharia – and they all say so.
Isn’t it interesting they all say it is a command from Allah to wage jihad until the infidels submit to Allah’s law and an Islamic state is created? Isn’t it interesting they use the same source materials to quote these commands – all of which have unquestioned authority in Islam?
They all get it wrong in exactly the same way.
4. Former Muslims Confirm Islam Obliges Jihad and Strict Adherence to Sharia
Scores of men and women who have left Islam – under penalty of death – confirm Islam teaches exactly what Al Qaeda says it does – Jihad is an obligation until Islam rules the world.
Former Muslims United, interestingly, never gets much traction from American media, but their stories are powerful, and they openly discuss the truth about Islam.
Nonie Darwish, whose father was a Shaheed, says “Islam wants to rule the world.” Former Muslim and Al Azhar scholar Mark Gabriel (alias) makes clear Al Azhar teaches Jihad is a permanent obligation until Islam rules the world under Sharia. The Quran commands it, and the Prophet Mohammad taught and did it.
5. The History of Islam is Consistent with Their Doctrine (Sharia)
Over the last 1400 years, when Islam had the material ability and strength to do so (per Sharia), it has waged Jihad on the non-Muslim world. From the 7th century to today, this has been true. Western Civilization has defended itself against the Islamic armies since the time Mohammad became a political and military leader in Medina in approximately 623 AD.
In the early 1920’s, the Ottoman Empire (Caliphate) was dissolved by Mustapha Kamal and the nation state of Turkey created. While most people in the West forgot or never knew this, the Muslim world has not forgotten. Since the Islamic community began growing their wealth from oil money in the 1960’s and ’70’s, the world has watched the growth of the Islamic Jihad – because the Sharia demands it.
Our “ally” – Saudi Arabia – continues to fund the global jihad today.
6. Where is the Other “Version” of Islam Taught?
The obvious question must be asked: What is this other mystical and peaceful version of Islam and where is it taught? Can anyone name one authoritative text of Islamic jurisprudence from any country or century that teaches something other than the fact Islam exists to wage Jihad until the world is under the rule of Sharia?
The answer is – “NO.”
There is no authoritative Islamic text that teaches something different because there is no other “version” of Islam. While you may find books that discuss other definitions of “jihad” and other “versions” of Islam at your local book store, those books are written for YOU, not the Muslim community. If you want to read what Muslims are taught, you must go to Islamic/Mosque bookstores and read their stuff.