Overview : Overview Jihadism
War and Peace
Radical Islam Islam : Islam Religion of Peace : Religion of Peace The Islamic Society of North America states, “Islam means peace, purity, acceptance, and commitment. As a religion, Islam calls for the complete acceptance of the teachings and guidance of God…” S-l-m : S-l-m Meanings Safe
Surrender Salam salam ‘alaikum
“Peace be upon you” Some History : Some History Little pre-Islamic history known outside of the Koran and other Muslim writings. Some History : Some History Islamic Expansion from the Umayyad Dynasty till around 1500 C.E. Some History : Some History Islam and Christendom Slide 8: War and Peace : War and Peace War and Peace : War and Peace War and Peace : War and Peace War and Peace : War and Peace War and Peace : War and Peace “There is no compulsion in religion.” (2:256) War and Peace : War and Peace War and Peace : War and Peace Christians and Jews could live in Muslim lands under Muslim rule under the status of “Dhimmi,” and were aloud to continue there own religious practices in exchange for a poll tax. War and Peace : War and Peace Muslims may wage war against 4 types of
Bandits War and Peace : War and Peace Muslims may wage war against 4 types of
Bandits -Jihad War and Peace : War and Peace Jihad- Striving or effort
“Striving in the path of God…”
2 different meaning:
Armed Struggle War and Peace : War and Peace Offense Obligation of the Muslim community as a whole, and may therefore be discharged by volunteers and professionals. Defense Obligation of every free, able bodied, adult male War and Peace : War and Peace House of Islam
(Dar al-Islam) Muslims rule and Muslim law is enforced House of War
(Dar al-Harb) Infidels Rule War and Peace : War and Peace Jihadist are commanded not to kill women, children or the aged, unless they attack first.
Not to torture or otherwise ill treat prisoners
Give fair warning of the opening of hostilities or the resumption after a truce.
Elaborately regulated by Sharia Law
The is NO evidence of terrorism in Islamic History till the 20th century Radical Islam : Radical Islam Many Movements in Islamic history and all Over the Arabic World
Some Violent Radical Islam : Radical Islam Wahabism
Reaction against Westernizers
See Westernization as a betrayal of Islam
The only remedy is a return to the authentic pristine Islam Radical Islam : Radical Islam Salafiyya
Derived from “salaf,” which means, “those who have gone before.”
Used to designate the pious ancestors representing the pure and original faith of Islam. Radical Islam : Radical Islam Al Qaeda Flag Osama Bin Laden Radical Islam : Radical Islam Radical Islamist embrace these movements as representing true and authentic Islam trying to reassert itself.
The majority of Muslims and the majority of the world do not embrace these movements and find them difficult to define. Radical Islam : Radical Islam Fundamentalism is not an Arabic word, but an American Protestant word. Radical Islam : Radical Islam Some people refer to these movements as Islamism but that term is misleading because it gives the impression that these thoughts are the main stream thinking of the Islamic people.
The term “Fundamentalist” is being used more often in the Arabic language. Radical Islam : Radical Islam 2 Important factor to remember:
Most Muslims are not Fundamentalist
Most Fundamentalist are not terrorist
Fundamentalist have an obvious interest in denying or obscuring the first statement.
Terrorist have an obvious interest in obscuring the second statement. Conclusion : Conclusion Muslims themselves are our fellow victims Slide 35: THE END