A Defending Crusader…

The best defense is to be good and offensive…or something like that.

Taqqiya revisited

Posted by Godefroi on September 20, 2007

As I mentioned here, the term hiraba is coming to favor over the term jihad to describe the actions committed by Muslim terrorists, and that fact is not only unfortunate, it’s harmful.

From my previous post:

When researched, it turns out that this theory was produced by clerics of the Wahabi regime in Saudi Arabia and the Muslim Brotherhood, as a plan to prevent jihad and Jihadism from being depicted by the West and the international community as an illegal and therefore sanctioned activity. It was then forwarded to American- and Western-based interest groups to be spread within the Untied States, particularly within the defense and security apparatus. Such a deception further confuses U.S. national security perception of the enemy

From a post at Jihad Watch today, I see that this assertion has further support from LTC Joseph C. Myers, Senior Army Advisor at Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama. A quote from a memo from Col. Myers below:

This assessment makes the point that the Muslim Brotherhood should be considered a threat organization and the affiliated US domestic Muslim NGOs and associations identified in the strategy document should likewise be considered part of the Muslim Brotherhood network, that these are “front” functional organizations operating as links and nodes of the overall network.

Exceptionally important in the analysis is the role of the “Truespeak” organization and Jim Guirard who has been arguing in DoD circles and academic institutions that the term jihad should be suspended from the GWOT lexicon to be replaced by hiraba. This analysis demonstrates that “Truespeak” contributors are part of the Muslim Brotherhood threat network, with the implication that this entire communication and lexicon effort is part of a strategic disinformation and denial and deception campaign.

Hiraba was generally used to describe “highway robbery” or piracy (some kind of taking by force), obviously offenses in Islam. The Quranic use of it is in the usually-overlooked verse 5:33…”The only reward of those who make war [hiraba – GdB] upon Allah and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land [fasad fil ardh] will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. Such will be their degradation in the world, and in the Hereafter theirs will be an awful doom”. It’s a real stretch to compare robbery with the intentional property destruction and murder that accompanies the common terrorist attack…especially when the perpetrators themselves (even the Arabic-speaking ones) call their actions Jihad for Allah.

It’s interesting to note here that the punishment prescribed is for those who wage war against Muslims…not the other way around.

So what’s the point?  Simply this…call a spade a spade, call a pirate a pirate, call a jihadist (one struggling for Allah, violently or otherwise) a jihadist.  If you can’t name your enemy, you can’t know your enemy…and if you don’t know your enemy, you’re lost.


One Response to “Taqqiya revisited”

  1. […] of civilizations’ to reach a cathartic and violent conclusion (one critic has a blog called A Defending Crusader). But many of Guirard’s critics are prepared to take on the substance of his ideas as […]

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