Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Yahya Snow Defends Al Qaeda Terrorist Attacks
But reality doesn't always line up with the fantasies of politicians and the media. For instance, a 2003 poll showed that 59% of Indonesian Muslims and 56% of Jordanian Muslims supported Osama bin Laden. (Note: those are majorities, not tiny minorities). Fortunately, support for bin Laden fell considerably after 2003, but his popularity could never be deemed insignificant by any standard.
Even more disturbing, support for terrorist attacks is surprisingly high even in Western nations. In a 2006 poll, for example, nearly a quarter of British Muslims said that the 7/7 subway attacks were justified because of Britain's involvement in the "War on Terror." (Note: the 7/7 attacks targeted civilians.)
Some Muslim apologists also suggest that terrorist attacks against Western targets are justified in Islam. Yahya Snow went so far as to defend Al Qaeda's promise to "eliminate the cross" by destroying America, "the bearer of the cross." Yahya justifies the attacks by saying exactly what Al Qaeda says, namely, that terrorist attacks against America are America's fault for interfering in Muslim countries.
Here's Yahya's response:
Of course, as far as Islamic doctrine is concerned, Yahya is entirely correct. Qur'an 5:33 commands Muslims to kill or crucify those who "make mischief" in Muslim lands (with lesser penalties for lesser crimes). According to Muhammad (see Sunan Ibn Majah 2759 and Sahih al-Bukhari 2843), anyone who financially supports a soldier (e.g., by paying taxes) is to receive the same reward as the soldier. Hence, if the penalty for American soldiers who interfere in Muslim lands is death, then American taxpayers (even civilians) are to receive the same penalty.
Since Yahya is now partners with Ijaz Ahmad, can we assume that Ijaz also agrees with Al Qaeda?