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Friday, May 28, 2010

Obama counterterror chief John 'al-Quds' Brennan: Jihad is a legitimate tenet of Islam

In a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, President Obama's chief counter-terror adviser John 'al-Quds' Brennan referred to jihad as a 'legitimate tenet' of Islam and argued against using the term 'jihadists' to describe America's enemies.
During a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, John Brennan described violent extremists as victims of "political, economic and social forces," but said that those plotting attacks on the United States should not be described in "religious terms."

He repeated the administration argument that the enemy is not "terrorism," because terrorism is a "tactic," and not terror, because terror is a "state of mind" -- though Brennan's title, deputy national security adviser for counterterrorism and homeland security, includes the word "terrorism" in it. But then Brennan said that the word "jihad" should not be applied either.

"Nor do we describe our enemy as 'jihadists' or 'Islamists' because jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam, meaning to purify oneself or one's community, and there is nothing holy or legitimate or Islamic about murdering innocent men, women and children," Brennan said.
That reminds me of the way Yasser Arafat once described jihad as non-violent. And while Muslims would definitely regard jihad as a legitimate tenet, it's definitely not non-violent says Islam expert Robert Spencer.
Brennan should study the Qur'an and Sunnah in order to discover just how Muslims understand what it means to purify "one's community," and what the Islamic understanding is of the term "innocent." He would find, of course, that a community that is fully purified is one in which non-Muslims live as subjugated dhimmis, and that non-Muslims are never understood in the Qur'an and Sunnah as being "innocent." But he will not undertake such a study, and will never find these things out.


[Jihad] doesn't just "connote" warfare. It juridically means warfare, according to Islamic texts and teachings. There is not a single traditional school of Islamic jurisprudence that does not teach, as part of the obligation of the Muslim community, warfare against and the subjugation of unbelievers.
Read the whole thing.


At 9:56 PM, Blogger Jaime Levine said...

Another friggin Obozo Islamo-Marxist moron! Where does B. Hussein find these people? You've got to be kidding me. This guy should be the poster boy for birth control. An absolute disgrace. Use him for more junkshot in the Gulf oil leak!

At 10:35 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

He is an incredibly stupid man. Then again, almost a decade after 9/11, Americans have chosen to ignore the barbarism of Islam.

What could go wrong indeed

At 10:52 PM, Blogger Juniper in the Desert said...

LOL Jaime Levine!

I have a feeling that Haj al Amin al-Brennan knows all about the koran.

At 12:42 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Carl.
Somehow calling a bomb a cake doesn't stop it from killing you.

At 8:07 PM, Blogger tuleesh said...

Yup, there's the proof: Leftism [sic?] castrates men not only of their power, but their brains as well. This pansy needs to ally himself with thugs so he can save his manhood.
Regardless, if he were simply a private citizen sputtering this clap trap, then he'd be simply giving his opinion. But, since he's a public figure that affects US policy, he's downright dangerous!
G-d help us, all!


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