Just remember, “Bin Laden is dead (true, thank you) and al Qaeda is on the path to defeat (mule fritters)”
(Reuters) Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri said a film made in the United States mocking the Prophet Mohammad showed Washington was waging a “crusader Zionist war” against Muslims and he called for more protests outside American embassies.
Like in other messages released by al Qaeda’s Yemeni and North African branches last month, Zawahiri praised last month’s assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that killed four diplomats but stopped short of claiming responsibility.
In the recording, posted on Islamist websites on Friday, he called on “free and distinguished zealots for Islam” who attacked the consulate and protested outside other American embassies to “continue their opposition to American crusader Zionist aggression against Islam and Muslims”.
The recording appeared on the Mujahedin al-Ansar website which carries statements from al Qaeda leaders.
If only it was true that al Qaeda was on the path to defeat. We could then cut the massive intrusive security at our airports (and, no, I’m not blaming that solely on Obama. Bush and Republicans share blame with Obama and Democrats). We could stop the incessant march of “security measures” like street corner cameras, feeling up children at airports, and monitoring of domestic email, among others.
But it is not true. Al Qaeda was designed as a group that would spread amongst the radical Islamists. And that is what has happened. During the “demonstrations” there were large amounts of Salafist flags, similar to the al Qaeda and Taliban ones, as well as Salafist headbands. These didn’t just show up in the Middle East, but at protests in Asia and Europe. The radicalized version of Islam that people like Bin Laden and Zawahiri push is slowly spreading, especially in mosques and Muslim schools. And there will always be those few who decide to engage in violence.
This is not to blame Muslims in full, but it is beyond time for those who call themselves moderate to call for stopping this spread of radicalized Islam and Sharia law, which pushes notions like honor killings, women as 2nd class citizens/property, marrying off girls as young as 11 to men four times their age, hanging gays, stoning women who commit adultery, committing violence in the name of Jihad, killing those who reject Islam, beating wives who are disrespectful being legal, slavery being legal under Sharia Law, divorce is only legal if the man initiates it, drinkers and gamblers must be whipped, and anyone caught having sex who are unmarried would be whipped. Those are just a few of the greatest hits of radical Islam and Sharia Law. And what Liberals and Muslims refuse to stand up against.