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ISIS Has Exposed the True Reason Why They Hate the West. by The Elephant's Child

ISIS publishes a glossy magazine to spread their propaganda called Dabiq. Issue 15 is entitled BREAK THE CROSS.

The debate about the fault lines in American and Western politics has concerned whether jihadist groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS are motivated by their religion or by politics, more specifically, by grievances against Western Foreign policy. Some insist that Islamic doctrine is the basis of their violence, others insist that such groups are not truly Islamic, but are instead using the guise of religion to lash out against Western influence and intervention. A recent issue of Dabiq settles the question.

American scholar Raymond Ibrahim has “sought to translate and publish al-Qaeda’s internal communiqués to fellow Muslims side by side with al-Qaeda’s communiqués to the West to show the stark differences in tone and purpose. The volume is The Al Qaeda Reader, in which he proves that radical Islam’s war with the West is not finite and limited to political grievances, but is existential, transcending time and space and deeply rooted in faith.”

In a recent article from Dabiq titled “Why We Hate You & Why We Fight You” the Islamic State offers six reasons, but Reason number one says it all:

We hate you, first and foremost, because you are disbelievers; you reject the oneness of Allah – whether you realize it or not – by making partners for Him in worship, you blaspheme against Him, claiming that He has a son [Christ], you fabricate lies against His prophets and messengers, and you indulge in all manner of devilish practices. It is for this reason that we were commanded to openly declare our hatred for you and our enmity towards you. “There has already been for you an excellent example in Abraham and those with him, when they said to their people, ‘Indeed, we are disassociated from you and from whatever you worship other than Allah. We have rejected you, and there has arisen, between us and you, enmity and hatred forever until you believe in Allah alone'” (Al-Mumtahanah 4 [i.e., Quran 60:4]). Furthermore, just as your disbelief is the primary reason we hate you, your disbelief is the primary reason we fight you, as we have been commanded to fight the disbelievers until they submit to the authority of Islam, either by becoming Muslims, or by paying jizyah – for those afforded this option [“People of the Book”] – and living in humiliation under the rule of the Muslims [per Quran 9:29].

This is completely plain, and grounded in Islam’s traditional worldview. Unrelenting hatred fuels their jihad — not grievances. Islam commands Muslims to hate non-Muslims. Hard for Westerners to comprehend.” In Osama bin Laden’s communiqués to the West he stressed the idea that al-Qaeda’s war was entirely based on Western foreign policies detrimental to Islam; cease those and terrorism would cease.” A great many Western leaders accepted al-Qaeda’s lies and “it became the default answer to the tired question “why do they hate us?”

So, plain and simple — there it is.

Last November, Hillary Clinton tweeted that Muslims “have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.”


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Re Reason #1: why then do they hate the Jews so much?


Comment by oldriderfan

I’m guessing, of course, but any land that once belonged to Islam is forever Islamic land. The Jews believe in the wrong God, they invaded Muslim land and took it over, land which belongs to the Muslim Palestinians. They built a very modern nation, fought a war over it with Muslims which they won and humiliated the Muslim forces. Arabs live in Israel and fully participate in their society, Israelis do major operations on Palestinian children to save their lives, they have found oil and natural gas, they have solved the water problem in the Middle East, they developed a missile system to protect themselves, and develop new medicines and medical treatments, and they keep repelling the forces from Lebanon and Palestine who try to attack. How is this all possible? And now they are getting along with the Saudis, the Egyptians and the Jordanians. Constant humiliation from the Zionists, who refuse to submit to the real God. How can they not seethe with hatred? The Koran tells them to destroy the Israelis and drive them into the sea, and they keep trying.

Obama came to office expecting to force a two-state solution on Israel and Palestine, which would make him one of the truly great presidents, and it hasn’t worked because the stubborn Israelis won’t cooperate. Obama believes that all the problems of the Middle East are due to Bush’s interference, and if we just get completely out and turn the management of the Middle East over to the more enlightened Persians, we won’t have to be involved at all, and we can stop interfering in the rest of the world, and become just a nice socialist country like the enlightened Europeans —or something like that.


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