Tuesday, July 03, 2007

I Was A Fanatic...I Know Their Thinking

I was a fanatic...I know their thinking, says former radical Islamist

by Hassan Butt - July 2nd, 2007 - Daily Mail (London)

How do Islamic radicals justify such terror in the name of their religion?

There isn't enough room to outline everything here, but the foundation of extremist reasoning rests upon a model of the world in which you are either a believer or an infidel.

Formal Islamic theology, unlike Christian theology, does not allow for the separation of state and religion: they are considered to be one and the same.

For centuries, the reasoning of Islamic jurists has set down rules of interaction between Dar ul-Islam (the Land of Islam) and Dar ul-Kufr (the Land of Unbelief) to cover almost every matter of trade, peace and war.

But what radicals and extremists do is to take this two steps further. Their first step has been to argue that, since there is no pure Islamic state, the whole world must be Dar ul-Kufr (The Land of Unbelief).

Step two: since Islam must declare war on unbelief, they have declared war upon the whole world.

One of the more interesting questions to ask the appeasers, those people who believe we should negotiate with the Islamofascists, "How do you negotiate with someone who simply wants you dead?"

Will he agree to give up the dream of your death if you cut off a leg? You must either become a believer and embrace sharia law thereby ending democracy, free enterprise, equality of women and freedom of religion at a minimum. Or you can DIE. They will not agree to just cut off your leg and let you practice the freedoms you are used to.

So how do you negotiate with these people? Please explain. Or get out of the way and let those of us who believe in freedom to fight.


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