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Knowing the Enemy

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Submitted by Precious One (United States), Mar 2, 2006 at 18:43

There is a must read for all of us infidels that cannot understand Muslims and Islam. This is a new book by Mary Habeck called Knowing the Enemy, Jihadist Ideology and the War on Terror.
It can be purchased at amazon.com.

An excerpt from the book reads, After September 11, Americans agonized over why nineteen men hated the United States enough to kill three thousand civilians in an unprovoked assault. Analysts have offered a wide variety of explanations for the attack, but the one voice missing is that of the terrorists themselves. This penetrating book is the first to present the inner logic of al-Quida and like-minded extremist groups by which they justify September 11 and other terrorist attacks.

Mary Habeck explains that these extremist groups belong to a new movement - known as jihadism - with a specific ideology based on the thought of Muhammad ibn 'Abd al-Wahhab, Hasan al-Banna, and Sayyid Qutb. Jihadist ideology contains new definitions of the unity of God and of jihad, which allow members to call for the destruction of democracy and the United States and to murder innocent men, women, and children. Habeck also suggests how the United States might defeat the jihadis, using their own ideology against them.

Their aim? They say that they are committed to the destruction of the entire secular world because they believe this is a necessary first step to create an Islamic utopia on earth.

So, what have these folks been doing around the world to meet this objective? Just look around, surf this site, so some research. They are hard at work, and each little gain across the globe is one step closer to their objective. All infidels must understand the enemy!
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