MI 210 Lesson 18 audio Islamic Terrorism.1-2

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History and current practice of Islamic terrorism

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Islamic Terrorism:

Islamic Terrorism Dr. Robert Patton The Crown College of the Bible

The problem:

The problem Terrorism has become a major force and practice in many Islamic groups They cite the Qur’an as their justification, along with the example of their prophet Muhammad

Historical background of terrorism – All dates are A.D.:

Historical background of terrorism – All dates are A.D. 632-661 – The 4 “rightly guided caliphs” 661 – Ali killed, strife divided into Sunni and Shi’a 661-750 – Umayyad Caliphate 750-1258 Abbisid Caliphate 1261-1517 Mamluk sultans 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 3

Historical background of terrorism – All dates are A.D.:

Historical background of terrorism – All dates are A.D. 1517-1924 Ottoman Caliphate – stopped by Ataturk – secular Turkey 1744 – Abd al-Wahhab, reformer of Sunni, makes pact with Muhammad ibn Saud 1924 – Ataturk abolished the caliphate and established secular Turkey, though Muslim 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 4

Historical background of terrorism – All dates are A.D.:

Historical background of terrorism – All dates are A.D. 1928 Hassan al-Banna, school teacher forms Muslim Brotherhood to restore Spain, Sicily, Balkans & Italian coast to Muslims 1938 Saud family will spend 100 billion to finance Wahhabi propaganda 1966 Precursor to ISIS founded in Jordan by al-Zarqawi 8/1/2016 ISIS Terrorism 5

Historical background of terrorism – All dates are A.D.:

Historical background of terrorism – All dates are A.D. 1979 – Iranian revolution 1989 – First fatwa with blasphemy law calling for death of Salman Rushdie 1989-1999 Zarqawi threatens havoc, arrested, released from gen. amnesty 2001 – Al-Queda strikes NYC & Pentagon 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 6

Historical background of terrorism – All dates are A.D.:

Historical background of terrorism – All dates are A.D. 1979 – Iranian revolution 1989 – First fatwa with blasphemy law calling for death of Salman Rushdie 1989-1999 Zarqawi threatens havoc, arrested, released from gen. amnesty 2001 – Al-Queda strikes NYC & Pentagon 2006 Zarqawi killed in US airstrike 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 7

Historical background of terrorism – All dates are A.D.:

Historical background of terrorism – All dates are A.D. 2010 Arab spring 2011 America leaves Iraq 2013 – ISIS takes control of territory, frees jihadis from Abu Gharib prison July 2014 – ISIS declares caliphate, calls itself Islamic State with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as caliph 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 8

Major terrorist groups:

Major terrorist groups ISIS or ISIL (L = Levant, which is larger area than Syria) Al Queda – officially separated from ISIS Boco Haram (Nigeria) Al Shabaab – Somalia area Abu Sayyaf - Philippines 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 9

Ideologically driven:

Ideologically driven ISIS and al Qaeda are driven by ideology, not by charismatic leaders Destroy a leader, new arise Zarqawi was killed in 2006, and Osama bin Ladin later, but al Qaeda goes on 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 10

ISIS continues to advance:

ISIS continues to advance Bulldozed Syria-Iraq border which had been determined by a western agreement in 1916 Idea – one caliphate with all Muslims subject to it Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – PhD in islamic law, model prisoner in Abu Ghraib so he recruited many in many camps 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 11

ISIS plan:

ISIS plan Expell the USA from Iraq Establish an Islamic authority over as much territory as possible Jihad wave to neighboring secular states Destroy Israel 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 12

Previous terrorist groups:

Previous terrorist groups Shiite sect called the Assassins – you kill, you win. You die, you go to heaven Khawarij – may reject secular Muslim rulers and even kill them 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 13

Wahhabi movement:

Wahhabi movement 1744 – agreement with Arab chieftains All Muslims who disagree are unbelievers and could be killed as apostates or heretics Gradual espansion – control of Mecca & Medina 1792 1932 – Wahhabi sheik ibn Saud captured Riyadh and set up Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 14

ISIS Bloody tactics:

ISIS Bloody tactics Everything by the Qur’an – paradise for those killers and those killed in battle OK to have innocents die in battle if unavoidable for Islam to have victory Jihadi were encouraged by the cruel tactics 8/1/2016 Les 1 Santa Jejej 15

ISIS targets in the USA:

ISIS targets in the USA Soldiers Police officers Large crowds of unarmed people P. 39 in Infidel’s Guide to ISIS outlines nine threats to USA Also media We love death more than you love life 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 16

ISIS and slavery:

ISIS and slavery Very legitimate Sell women and children Have sex with captured slaves Legal to spill any unbeliever’s blood unless under protected covenant 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 17

Taqiyya – lying for Islam:

Taqiyya – lying for Islam Qur’an 3:28 Lying is permissible to deceive unbelievers Pretend friendship to avoid suspicion 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 18

Educated & media savvy:

Educated & media savvy >20,000 jihadi from >90 countries joined ISIS 100,000 posts of propaganda on internet PER DAY Usual jihadi is MORE educated than general population Programming in 23 languages 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 19

Media savvy & technology:

Media savvy & technology They are smart They make slick attractive recruitment videos They have succeeded in some cyber warfare penetrating personal and governmental computers 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 20

What is the major appeal:

What is the major appeal Not caused by poverty or lack of education They want to restore the glory of the caliphate and achieve heaven Jihad is obligatory for all Muslims Higher reward – fight with possessions, wealth, lives 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 21

What helped ISIS succeed:

What helped ISIS succeed Saddam Hussein removed, replaced by weak Shi’a government, a client of Shiite Iran Sunni Iraqi resentment of Shi’a government Arab Spring with pro-Sharia revolts putting Islamic governments using democracy as a temporary means 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 22

ISIS weaponry & money:

ISIS weaponry & money Weak Iraqi Army got US weapons, then abandoned them equipping ISIS ISIS gets $1,000,000/day from oil, sold on black market $30/barrel $20,000,000 for hostages Estimate total intake $6 million/day from all sources Use of death, slavery, ransoms 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 23

Turkey:

Turkey Nominally US ally, but realigning with Islam Allowing black market oil What does this do to the solidarity of NATO? Is Turkey looking to be the center of a caliphate in the future – perhaps after Armageddon? 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 24

Destroying civilizations:

Destroying civilizations Removing temptation for idolatry Destruction proves the superiority of Islam and Allah’s punishment of older civilizations, which are worthless Judeo-Christian civilization loves life and creativity. Islam loves death and destruction We love death more than you love life … 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 25

Opponents to ISIS:

Opponents to ISIS Kurds Christians Iranians Shi’a Iraqi Saudi Arabia Sunnis around Ramadi 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 26

Rules inside ISIS:

Rules inside ISIS Women cover entire body except hands and face. No makeup & cannot sit in a chair Accompanied by male relative Men – no cutting hair, gel, modern style Only women sell women’s clothing Amputation of hand for theft 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 27

Rules inside ISIS:

Rules inside ISIS Men – no low-hanging jeans Drugs, alcohol & cigarettes forbidden No other political parties or armed groups other than ISIS Shari’a law Graves & shrines forbidden Apostates killed 80 lashes for wearing soccer jersey 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 28

ISIS reign of terror:

ISIS reign of terror Public beheadings, even children Crucifixions Stoning women for adultery Pervasive secret service Set up as a state with various state positions 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 29

ISIS totalitarian state:

ISIS totalitarian state No dissention – otherwise trials No leaving Woman enforcers there to make certain women obey the rules Sex slaves are common, as in Islamic history 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 30

Caliphate:

Caliphate Symbol of Muslim unity Caliph commands obedience of all Muslims He alone can authorize offensive war Ideal caliph – male Muslim, possibly from Quraysh tribe – should be able to make legal judgments. Upright, or the least corrupt available 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 31

Caliphate:

Caliphate Goal – total submission to Allah in all areas of life Terrorism is justified because the Muslims have been vilified and humiliated, Allah & Muhammad insulted Call for Muslims hijira to come to ISIS, especially professionals The land is for all Muslims. 8/1/2016 Les 1 Santa Jejej 32

Support for ISIS:

Support for ISIS 30 Muslim groups from Afghanistan Pakistan Algeria Egypt Iraq Lebanon Libya 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 33

Support for ISIS:

Support for ISIS 30 Muslim groups from Nigeria Palestinian territories Philippines Saudi Arabia Yemen Syria 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 34

ISIS spells out their plans:

ISIS spells out their plans Defeat Saudi Arabia & Iran Europe – weak and oppressed. Presents Muslims as oppressed Multiculturalism helps the movement Earlier Muslims were happy to be in Europe, kept a low profile, and their children made lots of money Third generation will attack 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 35

ISIS plans:

ISIS plans ISIS fighters may return to Europe trained and battle-hardened They expect the political left to join up with Muslims Their ebooks are instructions as to make bombs and Molotov cocktails 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 36

ISIS schedule:

ISIS schedule Attack Arabia first – victory Attack Iran next Then attack Rome, who will land in al-A’maq or Dabiq Finally al-Dajjal will come and Allah will give them victory too. 1/3 will run away, 1/3 will die as martyrs, 1/3 will be conquerors 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 37

ISIS contentions:

ISIS contentions Muslim Brotherhood was good, but undermined by General Nassir Israel gets intelligence from the USA but also from black magic They expect Israel falling in 2022 The showdown will be at Ben Gurion International Airport. Then Isa will come from heaven against al-Dajjal 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 38

Warfare in USA:

Warfare in USA Live a double life, and use subterfuge Do not live openly like a devout Muslim Use western nicknames Steal (often legally) from non-Muslim Maybe use toy guns initially for target practice 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 39

An ideological battle:

An ideological battle Permanent military victory may be difficult It is an ideological battle of death versus life Many Muslims in Iran are turning away from Islam as they see ISIS and realize that this is actually what Islam teaches 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 40

Cruelty is used as a recruiting tool:

Cruelty is used as a recruiting tool Cruelty models Muhammad’s treatment of apostates and those opposing his rule – beheadings, burning out eyes, putting fire on chest, chopping of hands and opposite feet, leaving to die of thirst, assassinations are all documented in the Qur’an or Hadith 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 41

Cruelty is used as a recruiting tool:

Cruelty is used as a recruiting tool Cruelty is designed to prove that ISIS is true Islam – carrying out punishments of Shari’a Cruelty turns off some, but recruits others Cruelty mades the “ kuffers ” or “ kafirs ” (unbelievers) fear 8/1/2016 Islamic Terrorism 42

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