Are you opposed to the Iraq war? Do you think Vietnam was a mistake? Perhaps you read Noam Chomsky, and are upset at the Democrats for not ending the war. You think that the war on terror is all about making money and Bush/Cheney are the real terrorists. You're worried about global warming while multi-nation corporations destroy the world with their greedy capitalism. The rich are getting the richer. The poor getting poorer.
These are all ideas put forth in Osama's recent speech. (full transcript)
Clearly attempting to bond with the left and divide us against each other. OBL wouldn't bother with these far left talking points if he didn't think it was helping him win the propaganda aspect of the war. He also makes the case that the rejection of Islam is the root cause of all the aforementioned problems and of course....blames the Jews.
"I invite you to embrace Islam," says Osama, and yes, that is a prerequisite for an observant Muslim before he can commit an act of violence against an unbeliever.
Muhammad directs Muslims to issue this invitation first, and if they refuse, to invite non-Muslims to enter the Islamic social order as second-class dhimmis, and if they refuse both, to go to war with them:
Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war, do not embezzle the spoils; do not break your pledge; and do not mutilate (the dead) bodies; do not kill the children. When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these, you also accept it and withold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them....If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah's help and fight them. (Sahih Muslim 4294)
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