It takes a nation to protect the nation
Throughout history Muslims (acting as Muslims) have justified and rationalised every single act of Islamic murder and violence as 'defensive'. Indeed Muslims, not long after the death of Muhammad, conquered almost one third of the world 'defensively'. Think here of Hamas blowing up infant schools in Israel 'defensively' because ‘all Israeli children end up in the IDF’ or of the 'defence' that was 9/11. In addition, people must also remember that Hitler invaded both Czechoslovakia and Poland supposedly for defensive reasons. Indeed virtually all acts of aggression in history have been done with the words ‘defence’ coming out of the mouths of the aggressor.
|There have been well over 30,00 fatal jihadist attacks since 2001 - almost every single one of them will have been classed as 'defensive' by the Muslims who carried them out an also by their many defenders and apologists here in the West. This, again, falls into the pattern in hich Noam Chomsky called 9/11 ‘defensive’ and indeed he does the same about all terrorist outrages both here in the West and even in Muslim countries. In each case, because Muslims are simply children to these racist Leftists, they have no free will or conscience thus each and every time they do something terrible, it’s always a case of the Devil made them do it. That Devil is usually 'capitalism', 'racism', 'Islamophobia', past 'colonialism', present 'imperialism'... anything which takes responsibility away from Muslim children and places it in the laps of white, Western adults.|
Even Islamic rape is often deemed to be defensive to many Muslims. Burning down churches is defensive. Confiscating and burning Bibles is defensive. Every act of violence and killing of non-Muslims by Muslims is by Islamic definition defensive to Muslims.
So treat the Islamic word 'defence' semantically (as being without the same meaning in the West - not that Westerners agree on all meanings), just as you should do with Islamic 'peace', 'truth', justice', etc. In all cases, Islamic concepts are often the exact inversion of their Western equivalents. Racist Leftists and Left-Liberals should see this and therefore realise that Muslims-as-Muslims often truly are examples of ‘the Other’ they otherwise wax so lyrically about. They should stop thinking that all Muslims are just like their dinner-party chums in Islington or wherever (who just happen to also have brown skin); that’s when they aren’t treating foreign Muslims as exotics or children.
The idea of this essay is also illustrated in the The Al Qaeda Reader by Raymond Ibrahim
This book has many essays by Al-Qaeda. The second part of the book speak of the war with the West in terms of ‘justice’ and foreign policy ‘errors’ by the West; And in terms of ‘defence.’ These essays and press releases are for Western readers in order to frame the argument in terms that they/we would most readily understand and agree with. These essays portray the attacks by Al-Qaeda as defensive.
The gem of the book is its first half. These are essays which lay out the existential threat that Al-Qaeda poses to the West and the irreconcilable conflict with the West because of the theology of and teachings of Islam. These essays are directed to Muslims and are a justification for Al-Qaeda’s activities in terms of Islamic teaching. They are attempts to recruit Muslims to the war against ALL that is not Islamic and justifies offensive, not just defensive, warfare.
They are attempts to recruit Muslims to the war against ALL that is not Islamic and justifies offensive, not just defensive, warfare.
I think so much depends on who they are speaking to. And what advantage they think they can glean by the words they use. But in the Internet age it is hard to stay hidden! I thought Anjam Choudary was a total honest guy but at the time of the 9-11 attacks he said the terrorists were not acting according to Islamic teachings but latter he called them 'the magnificent 19.'
oh, who can we believe then?...sigh
See also, how Al Qaeda think, as shown by their own magazine: