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How to Kill a Westerner, and/or Jew

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Submitted by Jascha Kessler (United States), Aug 28, 2006 at 19:01

Pipes' readers ought to go to MEMRI to read a long statement put up last week. Here is the mere opening:

"Islamist Al-Hesbah Website Plan of Action for the Jihad Fighter: How to Kill a Westerner in the Arabian Peninsula

On August 4, 2006, the Al-Hesbah website published instructions on "How to Kill a Crusader in the Arabian Peninsula." The document was signed by Amer Al-Najdi, and dated June 15, 2006.

Al-Najdi instructs his readers in some possible ways to kill a Westerner, from choosing the victim through following him through the stage of the actual killing.

In short,it is open season not only in Israel. Since I doubt if their editors will publish it this week, I shall paste in a letter I wrote to the LA TIMES yesterday on this subject; viz.,

August 28, 2006
Letters to the Editor
Los Angeles

Dear Letters Editor:

It may be dismaying, even shocking to read that UCLA's professor of Islamic law, Khaled Abou el Fadl, has been threatened for months with dire consequences for expressing his views on the Muslim legal system and its history [LAT, 27 August], but it's scarcely surprising. While people like billionaire George Soros and outfits like MoveOn.org mock President Bush for his use of the metaphor, "the war on terror," concocted long before he ever ran for office, the Wahhabist Saudis have in point of fact moved on. On August 4, 2006, the Al-Hesbah website published instructions on "How to Kill a Crusader in the Arabian Peninsula." The document was signed by Amer Al-Najdi, and dated June 15, 2006. It is readily available online. No clearer exposition for the professional wet-worker, or your run-of-the-mill, would-be assassin might be hoped for: a step-by-step primer on how to disguise oneself, track the target, kill with gun or knife, and make a getaway. Ostensibly a writ for any Saudi in Arabia to execute, it obviously aims at "infidels" anywhere and everywhere, and covers whoever is declared a heretic by whatever fatwa from whichever pulpit. , El Fadl, our UCLA critic of murderous Sharia-based fundamentalism, is one of that number; it is to be feared no local police or FBI watchdogs can hope to keep him safe and sound on campus or at home.

If that is not terror in its essence, what is? The professor vows he won't be silenced, because he will not let "them" win. And if he shuts his trap? His past statements around the Muslim world have perhaps already sentenced him, as the bullet fired through his open door that narrowly missed him declares.

Jascha Kessler


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