A common complaint against Islam is that the "good" Muslims don't condemn the Muslims who are terrorists.
Lately, an old declaration by a fiqh council has been popping up. [A fiqh council is made of Islamic jurists who are experts in Sharia law and it applications.] Dozens of imams and Islamic groups condemn terrorism by signing a fatwa [judgment]. It sounds great, but how does it look under closer examination? Take this sentence:
"Islam strictly condemns religious extremism and the use of violence against innocent lives."
What could be possibly wrong with this strict condemnation? The possible splinter in the banister is what specific words mean. Take "extremism" for example. The average Kafir (non-believer) thinks of terror. Terror is extreme, by definition, but what we are actually talking about is religious extremism, in particular, Islam. What is extreme Islam? Surely Islamic terrorism is extreme Islam.
Before we can examine "extreme Islam", we must define Islam. Islam is the political/religious doctrine found the Koran and the Sunna (Mohammed's perfect life-example.) The Sunna is found in the Sira (Mohammed's biography) and the Hadith (the Traditions, small Mohammed stories). The Koran, the Sira and the Hadith compose the Trilogy. The Trilogy defines Islam. If it is in the Trilogy, it is Islam. If it is in the Trilogy it is normal Islam.
What is the content of the Trilogy? Murder, plots against the enemies of Islam, assassinations, mass executions, sneak attacks, torture, Jew-hatred, theft, kidnappings, open warfare, and more. Since they are in the Trilogy, these actions are normal, not extreme. September 11 attack on the World Trade Center was not extremism.
So far as terror goes, terror is as Islamic as a call-to-prayer.
Koran 8:12 Then your Lord spoke to His angels and said, "I will be with you. Give strength to the believers. I will send terror into the Kafirs' hearts, cut off their heads and even the tips of their fingers!"
Bukhari 1,7,331 Mohammed:
I have been given five things, which were not given to any one else before me:
1. Allah made me victorious by awe, by His frightening my enemies for a distance of one month's journey.
The fiqh council's fatwa includes a quote from the Koran:
Koran 5:32 whoever killed a human being, unjustly, shall be regarded as having killed all mankind.
The problem is that this quote from the Islamic scholars is taqiyya (sacred deception). Look at what they left out:
Koran 5:32 That was why We laid it down for the Jews that whoever killed a human being, unjustly, shall be regarded as having killed all mankind
That advice was for the Jews--the Jews, not the Muslims. Let's examine the next two verses that advise the Muslims:
Koran 5:33 Those that make war against Allah and His apostle and spread disorder in the land shall be slain or crucified or have their hands and feet cut off on alternate sides, or be banished from the land. They shall be held up to shame in this world and sternly punished in the hereafter: except those that repent before you reduce them. For you must know that Allah is forgiving and merciful.
Koran 5:35 Believers, have fear of Allah and seek the right path to Him. Fight valiantly for His cause, so that you may triumph.
When Muslims kill a Kafir, it is regarded as a sacred act, jihad.
Now look at the word, "innocent". Mohammed sent out his jihadists on seven raids before they were successful on their eighth attempt to destroy the Kafirs' caravan. It is significant that they used deception to accomplish this task. The jihadists disguised themselves as "religious" pilgrims to approach the caravan drivers. They murdered one, captured those who did not escape and stole their merchandise.
What was the guilt of the caravan drivers? They were Meccan Kafirs. That was their only guilt. We might say that they were innocent, but they were part of a group that denied the fact that Mohammed was the prophet of the only god, Allah. That is guilt enough to be murdered. No one who denies that Mohammed is the prophet of Allah is innocent.
If you know the doctrine of Islam, the entire fatwa condemning terrorism is pure deception. Why be surprised? Mohammed repeatedly advised Muslims to deceive if it would advance the Islamic cause, and the fiqh council follows the Sunna of Mohammed to the letter.
The reason that this deception works is the average Kafir politician, reporter, pastor, priest or rabbi is deliberately and willfully ignorant. It is not that Islam is so skillful; but that Kafir leaders are such ignorant, politically correct cowards who refuse to educate themselves to the detriment of their own religious faith and their own country.