Is The Goal of Islam World Conquest?
The following is a statement by the late Ayatollah Khomeini about the goals of Islam.
Islam makes it incumbent on all adult males, provided they are not disabled and incapacitated, to prepare themselves for the conquest of other [countries] so that the writ of Islam is obeyed in every country in the world. But those who study Islamic Holy War will understand why Islam wants to conquer the whole world...Those who know nothing of Islam pretend that Islam counsels against war. Those [who say this] are witless. Islam says: Kill all the unbelievers just as they would kill you all! Does this mean that Muslims should sit back until they are devoured [by the unbelievers]?
Islam says: Kill them [the non-Muslims], put them to the sword and scatter [their armies]. Does this mean sitting back until [non-Muslims] overcome us? Islam says: Kill in the service of Allah those who may want to kill you! Does this mean that we should surrender to the enemy? Islam says: Whatever good there is exists thanks to the sword and in the shadow of the sword! People cannot be made obedient except with the sword! The sword is the key to Paradise, which can be opened only for Holy Warriors! There are hundreds of other [Koranic] psalms and Hadiths [sayings of the Prophet] urging Muslims to value war and to fight. Does all that mean that Islam is a religion that prevents men from waging war? I spit upon those foolish souls who make such a claim.
The Ayatollah Khomeini responding to apologists for Islam. (Taheri, Amir, Holy Terror, London 1987, pp. 226-7)
Ayatollah Khomeini also said:
We shall export our revolution, to the whole world. Until the cry 'Allahu Akbar' resounds over the whole world.
Mark Riebling in his article Why America Slept (April 24, 02) wrote that in 1992, Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, chairman of the Iranian Islamic Information Organization, and spokesman for the deceased Khomeni's successor, gave a sermon for Friday Prayers at Tehran University. In that sermon he said that Islam was mobilizing for a "third world war against the West". Riebling wrote:
On that same January 1, a group of Islamic leaders, both secular and fundamentalist -- including Muammar Qaddafi, Saddam Hussein, and clerics from Iran, Egypt, Algeria, the Sudan, and Afghanistan -- jointly announced a new holy crusade against Christian nations. Their stated ultimate aim was to achieve the united Islamic front which Jannati, and before him Khomeini, had sought. Their more immediate aim was to destroy pro-Western regimes in the Middle-East, to seize the gulf and its weak oil-rich sheikdoms, and to eradicate that singular affront to Islam: Israel and its backer, the United States. Coincident with the January 1 declaration, the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hamas issued a communiqué of solidarity:
"These Christians and Jews, these descendants of monkeys, now rule in all the nations of the world, but their day, too, will come. Allah! Kill them all, do not leave even one! It is the fate of the Jews and Christians to be slaughtered by our hands. We have taken upon ourselves to fulfill our obligation to society and to torture them because torture is the fate of the Jews and the Christians. No Jew and no Christian is innocent. All Jews and all Christians must be killed. Throughout history they have only brought bad luck to the world."
During January 1993 this rhetoric turned into violent reality. In Latin America, dozens of American?owned oil pipelines in Latin America were demolished by bombers believed to have been backed by Iran. In Egypt, scores of Coptic Christians were brutally murdered, busloads of Western tourists were shot up, and archaeological museums were bombed. In Turkey, a prominent leftist critic of fundamentalism was blown to oblivion when four Iranians booby?trapped his car. In Italy, a gunman on a motor scooter killed the top Iranian opposition figure in exile. In Yemen, the Pentagon withdrew American military personnel after bombings outside the U.S. Embassy and at several hotels. In Algeria, the Armed Islamic Group beheaded Christian writers, intellectuals, unveiled women, French Trappist monks and a a Catholic bishop. In the United States, a Pakistani Muslim shot several CIA employees to death outside the agency's headquarters.
And on January 2, a man named Saeed Alghamdi obtained a driver's license in Delray Beach, Florida, and began building an identity as a "student. He was the first of the eventual World Trade Center hijackers to arrive in the U.S. -- and the trail he left, which we can trace in retrospect, begins just one day after the joint Islamic Declaration of War against the West.
The 14th century Imam and Islamic scholar Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya explained
Jihad is obligatory until the word of Allah reigns supreme, and until all are of the religion of Allah, until the religion of Allah triumphs over all religions and until they pay the poll tax while in a state of inferiority.
Ibn Khaldun (d. 1406), perhaps the preeminent Islamic scholar in history, summarized five centuries of prior Muslim jurisprudence with regard to the uniquely Islamic institution of jihad:
In the Muslim community, the holy war is a religious duty, because of the universalism of the [Muslim] mission and [the obligation to] convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force...
Professor Daniel Pipes, in his article in the JEWISH PRESS of November 9th The Danger Within: Militant Islam in America" quotes the first Islamic missionaries who arrived in America in the 1920s. They declared then:
Our plan is that we are going to conquer America.
The late Ismail Al-Faruqi, a Palestinian immigrant who founded the International Institute of Islamic Thought and taught for many years at Temple University in Philadelphia wrote that:
Nothing could be greater than this youthful, vigorous, and rich continent [of North America] turning away from its past evil and marching forward under the banner of Allahu Akbar [God is great].
Daniel Pipes in his article "The Danger Within: Militant Islam In America" (Commentary November 2001) wrote:
Siraj Wahaj, a black convert to Islam and the recipient of some of the American Muslim community's highest honors, had the privilege of becoming the first Muslim to deliver the daily prayer in the U.S. House of Representatives. On that occasion he recited from the Qur'an and appealed to the Almighty to guide American leaders "and grant them righteousness and wisdom."
A little over a year later, addressing an audience of New Jersey Muslims, the same Wahaj articulated a rather different message from his mild and moderate invocation in the House. If only Muslims were more clever politically, he told his New Jersey listeners, they could take over the United States and replace its constitutional government with a caliphate. "If we were united and strong, we'd elect our own emir [leader] and give allegiance to him...Take my word, if 6-8 million Muslims unite in America, the country will come to us."
Daniel Pipes in his article "CAIR: Moderate Friends of Terror" (New York Post 4/22/02) wrote that:
As reported by the San Ramon Valley Herald, CAIR Chairman Omar M. Ahmad told a crowd of California Muslims in July 1998, "Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran . . . should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth."
The Nation of Islam is very anti-American (New York Post 10/25/02). Malcolm X dismissed his American passport as signifying "the exact opposite of what Islam stands for." Louis Farrakhan announced that "God will destroy America at the hands of Muslims."
Sheik Omar Bakri Muhammed, the judge of the Shari'ah court for the UK as of 12/4/01 explains on his web site that Islam is in contradiction of article 4 of the U.N. charter. Article 4 states that: 'All members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against territorial integrity or political independence of any state or in any other manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations'. Sheik Omar Bakri Muhammed explains that:
Islamic foreign policy directly collides with this article. Islamic foreign policy is based on carrying the Islamic Da'wah to the whole world.
Dr. Zaki Badwari, former Director of the Islamic Cultural Centre of London wrote,
A proselytizing religion [like Islam] cannot stand still. Islam endeavors to expand in Britain. It aims at bringing its message to all corners of the earth. It hopes that one day the whole of humanity will be one Muslim community, the Umma.
A Tunisian convicted of setting off bombs in France in 1985-86, killing thirteen, declared to the French judge handling his case (from Daniel Pipe's book review of Islamic Threat, Myth or Reality, Wall Street Journal Oct 20, 1992):
I do not renounce my fight against the West which assassinated the Prophet Muhammad. . . . We Muslims should kill every last one of you [Westerners].
In 710 A.D. the Islamic armies crossed the Straits of Gibraltar and quickly conquered three-fourths of Spain and Portugal. They then invaded France and took one-third of the nation. They were 125 miles from Paris when they were defeated at the Battle of Poitiers in 732 A.D. by a French army led by Charles Martel.
Jan Hoeven in his essay (Threat Of Islam To Both Jews And Christians 5/6/01) wrote that even though Islam receded into a dormant state at the hands of Charles Martel, the religion never gave up its fiercely held dream of one day conquering all the earth for Allah and Islam.
A second powerful attempt to subjugate all of Europe was made 900 years later in the 17th Century when the Turks began to expand their Ottoman Empire. They took Greece, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, and parts of Romania and Hungary. By 1683 they had reached the gates of Vienna where once again the Western forces won against overwhelming odds.
After the American liberation of Iraq in 2003, Syrian Arab Republic radio carried a live Friday sermon from the al-Zahra Mosque in Damascus, delivered by a member of the Syrian People's Assembly, Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Habash in which he expressed the Islamic desire for world domination. Habash said:(Israel National News April 21, 2003)
Our hearts are bleeding and our eyes are full of tears as we see what is happening to beloved Iraq ...The dark hours we are witnessing are due to our divisions and separation from God. This is the hour of truth..... We have to release our cultural energies and resurrect our past glories so that we can again become masters of the world,
According to an article called Al Qaeda Empire in Pakistan & Spurt in Terrorism in Kashmir (11/26/02) , by B. Raman published by the South Asia Analysis Group,
Pakistan-based pan-Islamic terrorist organisations, which are allied with Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda in his International Islamic Front(IIF), have been consistent in the pursuit of their long-term strategy directed against India. They look upon Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) as the gateway to India and repeatedly underline that the "liberation" of J&K would be only the first stage of their jihad against India. According to them, the second stage would be the "liberation" of Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh and Junagadh in Gujarat, which they look upon as rightly belonging to Pakistan and the third and final stage would be the "liberation" of the Muslims in the rest of India as a prelude to the formation of an Islamic Caliphate in South Asia.
Similarly Arafat and the Palestinian Authority have a plan to eliminate Israel in stages. The Plan of Stages" was approved by the Palestinian National Council (PNC) in Cairo in 1974.
Speaking in Ramallah, one of the main ideologues of Yasser Arafat's Fatah organization, Sakher Habash, declared:
[A]t this stage it is imperative that we realize our temporary political goal continued in the establishment of an independent Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem within the 4 June borders, and this will lead to a democratic solution of building democratic Palestine on all the national land [emphasis added]. I believe that the time is not appropriate to speak about the revolution to liberate all of the land....The Palestinian state whatever it will be will constitute of beginning of the dismantling of the Zionist enterprise" (al-Hayat al-Jadida, Nov. 17, 2000).
Ziad al-Rajub, a member of Fatah's Higher Committee in the West Bank, said:
The political platform of Fatah, today, is the Stages Plan, that was forced on the PLO leadership after the defeats that the Arabs suffered, one after the other....The sons of Palestine, and Fatah among them, are not permitted to accept Israel as a permanent state on the soil of Palestine." (Akhbar al-Halil, 24.1.01)
This topic is discussed further at http://www.jcpa.org/art/brief1-2.htm.