Deeply religious Muslims acting on their religious obligation. It’s very clear. It’s not just the Taliban, but every devout Muslim group and army. No matter how many different languages and different ways the jihadis tell us why they are waging holy war in the cause of Islam, the left, the elites, deny reality.
As I often quote Ayn Rand, “you can avoid reality but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.”
Robert Spencer explains here: “Qur’an’s exhortation to ‘kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush’ (9:5), and constitutes yet another reminder that Ramadan is quintessentially the month of jihad.
“A jihad group explained it back in 2012: ‘The month of Ramadan is a month of holy war and death for Allah. It is a month for fighting the enemies of Allah and God’s messenger, the Jews and their American facilitators.’ Referring to a jihad attack that happened at that time, the message continued: “One of our groups aided by Allah managed to bomb a bus full of Jewish tourists, plunderers of holy lands, after careful tracking. The holy war is not confined to a particular arena and we shall fight the Jews and the Americans until they leave the land of Islam.”
Taliban rejects UN call for halt in hostilities during Ramadan as “ignorance of religion”
By Robert Spencer, May 28, 2017:
“‘Our fight is Jihad and an obligatory worship. And every obligatory act of worship has 70 times more reward in Ramadan,’ a statement quoted spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid as claiming.”
Will a moderate Muslim spokesman in the West kindly explain how Zabihullah Mujahid is actually the one who is ignorant of Islam, and how Ramadan is actually all about peace and spiritual betterment? I didn’t think so.
“Nearly 100 Afghan Soldiers Killed in a Week,” by Ayaz Gul, VOA, May 28, 2017:
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — A Taliban infiltrator has gunned down six government forces in southern Afghanistan, raising the number of army and police personnel killed by insurgents in the past week to nearly 100.
Afghan and insurgent officials said Sunday the overnight “insider attack” incident took place at a security outpost in Zabul province where a police guard turned his gun on colleagues.
He shot dead six police, including the commander of the post. Afghan media quoted local officials as saying the shooter later rejoined the Taliban and handed the post over to insurgent control.
The Taliban in the last week has assaulted several Afghan military bases and installations, particularly in volatile southern provinces, killing and wounding scores of security forces.
On Saturday, the first day of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan, a Taliban suicide car bomber in the eastern city of Khost struck a convoy of an Afghan elite force providing security to American forces. The blast killed at least 18 personnel and wounded many others.
Afghan Defense Ministry officials say government forces have also inflicted heavy battlefield casualties on the Taliban in retaliation.
The Islamist insurgency on Saturday rejected as “ignorance of religion” U.N.-led calls for halting hostilities during Ramadan to respect the religious obligation.
Hours after staging the suicide car bombing in Khost, a Taliban spokesman insisted it is fighting “jihad” (holy war) and is a religious obligation.
“Our fight is Jihad and an obligatory worship. And every obligatory act of worship has 70 times more reward in Ramadan,” a statement quoted spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid as claiming….
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