Sahih Muslim 33—It has been narrated on the authority of Abdullah b. Umar that the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, and they establish prayer, and pay Zakat and if they do it, their blood and property are guaranteed protection on my behalf except when justified by law, and their affairs rest with Allah.
Now it all makes sense.
A former British Airways computer expert has been found guilty of conspiring with a wanted terrorist to blow up a plane.
Rajib Karim, 31, used his position at the airline to plot an attack with Anwar al Awlaki, a notorious radical preacher associated with al Qaeda.
The privately-educated Bangladeshi national, who moved with his wife and son to Newcastle in 2006, led a double life, jurors heard.
He was "committed to an extreme jihadist and religious cause" and was "determined to seek martyrdom" but hid his hatred for Western ways from colleagues.
His techniques for siphoning information from BA were described as like a "John le Carre-style" plot.
He used his access to the airline's offices in Newcastle and at Heathrow to encrypt confidential information in spreadsheets and also held a secret meeting with fellow Islamic extremists at Heathrow.
But Karim, described as "mild-mannered, well-educated and respectful" by his colleagues, never aired his extreme views.
When he was arrested while sitting at his desk in BA's IT department in Newcastle in February last year, his colleagues were left shocked.
While in Bangladesh, Karim was lured into becoming an avid supporter of the extremist organisation Jammat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) by his younger brother.
But their plan to live in an Islamic state was put on hold when Karim moved to England in December 2006, fearing his son was dying of cancer. (Read more.)