Sunday, November 11, 2007

Covenant Of Security

The left suggests the war on 'terrorism' is overblown and questions the ability of Islamic terrorists to attack America again. The right credits Homeland Security for disrupting terrorist networks and protecting America from new attacks. Radical Islamists residing in the United States certainly have the ability to commit small-scaled attacks, perhaps even a major act of terrorism. So, what's stopping them?

This statement by Al-Muhajiroun may explain:

"The Muslims in the west are living under a covenant of security, it is not allowed for them to fight with anyone with whom they have a covenant of security, abiding by the covenant of security is an important obligation upon all Muslims. However, for those Muslims living abroad, they are not under any covenant with the Kuffar in the west, so it is acceptable for them to attack non-Muslims in the west whether in retaliation for constant bombing and murder taking place all over the Muslim world at the hands of non-Muslims, or if it an offensive attack in order to release the Muslims from the captivity of the Kuffar. For them, attacks such as the September 11th Hijackings is a viable option in Jihad, even though for the Muslims living in America who are under covenant, it is not allowed to do operations similar to those done by the magnificent 19 on the 9/11."

Daniel Pipes - British "Covenant of Security" with Islamists Ends

UPDATE: Blogger Esther over at Islam In Europe has more on this supposedly defunct terrorist group:

Al-Muhajiroun, an extreme radical Islamic movement that openly supports al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden will open an office in Copenhagen in the next few weeks.

"We have already been in Denmark for long, but in the coming three weeks we'll make that official," says Sheik Omar Bakri Muhammed, the movement's founder, who was also involved in starting Hizb-ut-Tahrir.

Al-Muhajiroun aims to overthrow Danish democracy and replace it with an Islamic state with Islamic laws.

(Hat Tip: Claraine)

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