Muslims worldwide wage jihad in the cause of Islam. They cite quran, chapter and verse, to justify it. Muslims all over the world continue the 1,400-year-old war to impose Islam across the world -- all citing the same Islamic texts and teachings.
There is a problem in Islam.
So what is the response of the Muslim community? Is it to call for the expunging of the quran of the violent texts that call for jihad? No. Instead, they claim to be victims of "Islamophobia" and blame the kuffar for everything. Why isn't the Muslim community trying to reform Islam? Why aren't Muslim groups shutting down mosques that teach and preach jihad?
Instead, jihad groups like al-Shabab are actively recruiting new jihadis from among the Muslim community. And they have the theological cred -- they want to "slay the polytheists wherever you find them" (quran 9:5).In New Video, Al-Shabab Justifies Woolwich Attack, Urges Muslims In West To 'Make Their Choice Today,' And Follow Footsteps Of Nidal Hasan, Mohammad Merah, And Farouq Abdulmuttalab, And 'Brothers In ... Texas And Boston,' And To Read Inspire Magazine MEMRI October 17, 2013
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On October 17, 2013, the Somali Al-Qaeda-affiliated group Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen released an hour long video titled "Woolwich Attack: It's an Eye for an Eye." The video is about the May 22, 2013, Woolwich (London) attack in which British soldier Lee Rigby was murdered in daylight by two men. In the video, Al-Shabab portrays the attack as a logical response to the U.K.'s crimes against Muslims around the world. Al-Shabab urges Muslims living in the West to follow the footsteps of the Woolwich attack perpetrators, as well as the perpetrators of other attacks in the West, such as Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood shooter; Faisal Shahzad, the Times Square bomber; and Umar Farouk Abdulmuttalab, the "Underwear Bomber." The video also features several British Muslims from different ethnic backgrounds who traveled to Somalia and trained and fought alongside Al-Shabab.
In the first part of the video, Al-Shabab shows the reaction of the British public to the Woolwich attack, while condemning those prominent British Muslim figures who condemned it.
Moving on to Muslims from the West who joined the group, Al-Shabab says that "many courageous young Muslims from Britain have left their mark on all the battlefields of jihad." Those British men came from a diverse array of backgrounds, it says, including men from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Jamaica, Ethiopia, Eretria, and Somalia. Al-Shabab then names some of the British Muslims who joined its ranks.
Abd Al-Hakim is another Al-Shabab fighter. He was a Somali from north London, who arrived in Somalia in September 2008. Abd Al-Hakim was a commander of a group of foreign fighters in one of the fronts in Lower Juba. He died in 2010 in one of the battles against Somali government forces in Mogadishu.
Other Western fighters appearing in the video were Abu Hafsa and Abu 'Uhud, native Lebanese brothers who came from London and were killed in two separate U.S. strikes in 2012.
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