Sunday, May 17, 2015

Assuming Al-Baghdadi's isn't just a voice from the grave . . .

Asia News

. . . then "For Al-Baghdadi, Islam is a religion of war" (Samir Khalil Samir, Asia News, May 15, 2015), says the headline, citing the Islamic State's Caliph, Al-Baghdadi:
Islam . . . was never a religion of peace. Islam is the religion of fighting. No one should believe that the war that we are waging is [merely] the war of the Islamic State. It is[, rather,] the war of all Muslims, but the Islamic State is spearheading it. It is the war of Muslims against infidels.
And there I was so sure of the mantra that "Islam is a religion of peace" and thus fully assured that all those terrorist attacks by Islamists were utter misunderstandings of an entirely peaceful Islam. Good to have that point cleared up! I reckon Jeffrey Tayler must be right, after all, that "This is not a battle we have chosen; the battle has chosen us."

The Caliph Al-Baghdadi, of all Muslims, ought to know what he's talking about, right?

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