Turkish Foreign Minister says there’s no connection between jihad and terrorism — only neo-cons and Israelis claim otherwise



Uh, tell it to Muhammad.

1,400 years of daily slaughter across the world in the cause of jihad and still, to this day, is there ever any introspection or analysis? Ha! Of course not; that would be blasphemy. But they are always at the ready with their default argument, "blame it on the Jews." It's only a matter of time before they choke on their own hate.

Relax: Turkish FM says there's no connection between jihad and terrorism — only neo-cons and Israelis claim otherwise Jihadwatch
Who is he trying to kid? "War is deceit" update:

“Jihad was a way of life for the Pious Predecessors (Salaf-us-Salih),
and the Prophet (SAWS) was a master of the Mujahideen and a model for
fortunate inexperienced people. The total number of military excursions
which he (SAWS) accompanied was 27. He himself fought in nine of these;
namely Badr; Uhud, Al-Muraysi, The Trench, Qurayzah, Khaybar, The
Conquest of Makkah, Hunayn and Taif . . . This means that the Messenger
of Allah (SAWS) used to go out on military expeditions or send out an
army at least every two months.” — Abdullah Azzam, co-founder of
al-Qaeda, Join the Caravan, p. 30

"If we follow the rules of interpretation developed from the
classical “science of Koranic interpretation, it is not possible to
condemn terrorism in religious terms. It remains completely true to the
classical rules in its evolution of sanctity for its own justification.
This is where the secret of its theological strength lies." — Egyptian
scholar Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd

"Many thanks to God, for his kind gesture, and choosing us to perform
the act of Jihad for his cause and to defend Islam and Muslims.
Therefore, killing you and fighting you, destroying you and terrorizing
you, responding back to your attacks, are all considered to be great
legitimate duty in our religion." — Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his fellow 9/11 defendants

"Allah on 480 occasions in the Holy Koran extols Muslims to wage
jihad. We only fulfil God's orders. Only jihad can bring peace to the
world." — Taliban terrorist Baitullah Mehsud

"Jihad, holy fighting in Allah's course, with full force of numbers
and weaponry, is given the utmost importance in Islam….By jihad, Islam
is established….By abandoning jihad, may Allah protect us from that,
Islam is destroyed, and Muslims go into inferior position, their honor
is lost, their lands are stolen, their rule and authority vanish. Jihad
is an obligation and duty in Islam on every Muslim." — Times Square car bomb terrorist Faisal Shahzad

"So step by step I became a religiously devout Muslim, Mujahid — meaning one who participates in jihad." — Little Rock, Arkansas terrorist murder Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad

"And now, after mastering the English language, learning how to build
explosives, and continuous planning to target the infidel Americans, it
is time for Jihad." — Texas terrorist bomber Khalid Aldawsari

"Jihad not linked terrorism, Turkish FM Davutoğlu says," from Hürriyet Daily News, February 18 (thanks to all who sent this in):

There is no connection between jihad and terrorism, Turkish
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said yesterday, adding that suggestions
to the contrary come from American neo-cons and Israelis.

“Jihad is the name of fighting for our honor if required but firstly
it means fighting against our own self’s limits, according to us,”
Davutoğlu said yesterday in Istanbul at the headquarters of the
Independent Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (MÜSİAD),
where he attended the conference “Turkey in the light of international
developments, 2013.”

“For us, jihad is a sacred notion; let us not taint this notion by
using it like neo-cons and pro-Israelis in America,” Davutoğlu said
while condemning an opposition party deputy who asked the Turkish
government on its policy regarding the jihadist movement in Syria at a
Turkey-EU Joint Parliamentary Commission meeting on Feb. 15.

Davutoğlu also criticized the particular deputy for asking question
in English instead of Turkish since the session was held in the Turkish
Assembly, albeit with EU officials.

“A mentality has appeared now that is tainting these notions [of
jihad]; they have introduced [this usage] into our culture, and they
even use it in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, which was founded
with help that came from a jihad fatwa [during Turkey’s Liberation
War],” Davutoğlu said.

Davutoğlu also told an anecdote about a Turkish diplomat named Cihad
Erginay – who is Turkey’s envoy to the Czech Republic – in the wake of
the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington.

“His name is also jihad; the ones who greeted him in the airport were
walking behind and yelled at him ‘Cihat,’ then everybody hits the
deck,” Davutoğlu said, adding that this was part of the outcome of the
misunderstanding of the word jihad.

It's a funny story, but everyone hit the deck not because they
misunderstand jihad, but because they understand it all too well. The
people present knew that Muslims have frequently committed violence in
the name of jihad. But that fact, of course, is just what Davutoğlu is
trying to obscure.

Question over al-Nusra Front

Meanwhile, Aykan Erdemir, a main opposition Republican People’s Party
(CHP) deputy told the Daily News on the phone yesterday that he was the
one to ask Davutoğlu if Turkey considered the al-Nusra Front in Syria,
which identifies itself a jihadist movement, as a terrorist organization
like the U.S. and NATO do.

It was a yes or no question; in not answering it, he called me an Orientalist,
which is total defamation. Does he also blame al-Nusra for Orientalism?
Do you count this organization as a terrorist organization or not, that
was the question. The Turkish public must be informed about Turkey’s
position,” Erdemir said.

Welcome to Islamic supremacist argumentation, Erdemir.

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