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The Independent Jul 28, 2005

Reader comment on item: What Do Terrorists Want? [A Caliphate and Shari'a]

Submitted by Tom (Singapore), Aug 1, 2005 at 12:40

"A neighbour of Ibrahim, Sarah Scott, age 23, who lives two doors down from the Stanmore home Ibrahim used to live with his parents, described a conversation they had last November.

"We were standing outside our houses chatting. He asked me if I was religious and I said I did not believe in anything. He said I should. He told me he was going to get 80 virgins when he got to heaven if he praised Allah.
"He smiled and laughed as he said it, then he gave me this book about Islam and told me to read it. "

Interesting, he knew where he was headed, though he got the numbers wrong.

Let's face the facts. It's not about Iraq or Afganistan or whatever. It's about doing something Allah wants and getting a ticket to paradise. I'm sure there are plenty in the West for Islamic jihadists to clean up. In fact, second and third generation Muslim immigrants have great difficulty competing for jobs in the West. The majority are simply not used to the rat race. They find solace in mosques; only to be brainwashed by crooked imans. They are also filled with envy that Muslims are generally poorer and backward whether in the West or back home. They don't and can't blame Allah for it but themselves for apparently failing to comply with Allah's wishes. Hence, some may wish to end their lives "honourably" for Allah and then get a passport to the sexual paradise. The two suicide bombers surrendered themselves to the police. Why? Apparently they weren't sure if they would go to paradise if they were to be shot dead by the police since they had not yet blown up any infidels. The had not completed their heavenly mission. I was surprised when some wise cracker on the BBC said they surrendered because they weren't serious suicide bombers. We in the West should really have non-Muslim Islamic scholars to help people understand the warped psychic minds of jihadists and not to confuse the public about the cause of it being Iraq or Afganistan. 9/11 was before Iraq or Afganistan! In fact, Muslims in secular countries are working to overthrow the governments eg Xianziang in China, Kashmir in India, Chennya in Russia, in the Phillipines, in Thailand, in Europe, in Canada, the USA, etc. Once their numbers grow they won't want to be governed by kafirs. The jihadists will then start creating problems for the administration. Sadly, the so-called moderate Muslims will as usual remain quiet and asqueise to whatever for fear of offending Allah.
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