But tell me who's more loving:
(1) People who protect Islam from criticism, while young Muslim teens throw away their lives for the sake of jihad.Until someone convinces me that it's okay to sit back and watch young Muslims destroy themselves and others, I'm going to try to show them the truth. And I'm going to do it because I love them.
(2) People who try to convince these young Muslim teens that they shouldn't throw away their lives for a false prophet.
To understand why so many young Muslims conclude that Islam commands them to wage jihad, watch this:
CHICAGO (Washington Post) — Mohammed Hamzah Khan, 19, rose before dawn on Oct. 4 to pray with his father and 16-year-old brother at their neighborhood mosque in a Chicago suburb.
Mohammed Hamzah Khan
When they returned home just before 6 a.m., the father went back to bed and the Khan teens secretly launched a plan they had been hatching for months: to abandon their family and country and travel to Syria to join the Islamic State.
While his parents slept, Khan gathered three newly issued U.S. passports and $2,600 worth of airline tickets to Turkey that he had gotten for himself, his brother and their 17-year-old sister. The three teens slipped out of the house, called a taxi and rode to O’Hare International Airport.
Khan was due at work at 6:30 a.m. at a local home-supply store, so he knew his parents wouldn’t miss him when they woke up. The two younger siblings bunched up comforters under their sheets to make it look like they were asleep in their beds.
Their plan was to fly to Istanbul, then drive into Syria to live in the Islamic homeland, or caliphate, established by the Islamic State, the militant group that has massacred civilians in Iraq and Syria and beheaded Western journalists and aid workers.
The Khan teens, U.S.-born children of Indian immigrants, each left letters for their parents explaining their motives.
“An Islamic State has been established and it is thus obligatory upon every able-bodied male and female to migrate there,” Khan wrote. “Muslims have been crushed under foot for too long. . . . This nation is openly against Islam and Muslims. . . . I do not want my progeny to be raised in a filthy environment like this.”
His sister wrote: “Death is inevitable, and all of the times we enjoyed will not matter as we lay on our death beds. Death is an appointment, and we cannot delay or postpone, and what we did to prepare for our death is what will matter.”
In their letters, all three teens, who had grown up playing basketball and watching “Dragon Tales” and “Batman,” told their parents how much they loved them and asked them to join them in Syria, but made it clear they would probably never see them again, except in the afterlife. They begged them not to call the police.
In the afternoon, FBI agents knocked on the Khans’ front door, armed with a search warrant.
“For what?” asked the teens’ shocked father, Shafi Khan.
“Your kids have been detained at the airport, trying to go to Turkey,” an agent said.
“We were stunned,” said Zarine Khan, their mother. “More like frozen. We were just frozen.” (Continue Reading.)