A North Texas imam is calling on Muslims to take up arms in defense of Palestinians in Gaza. Sheikh Mohamed El-Moctar El-Shinqiti, director of the Islamic Center of South Plains in Lubbock, Texas, participated in an online chat, "Fatwas on Gaza,"at the web siteIslamOnline.net.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
American Imam Calls For Jihad In Israel
That's right. A Texas Imam is calling for jihad in Israel.
From this source:
El-Shinqiti encouraged readers to fight – or if they can't, to send money to those who are fighting – in response to six out of the eight questions posed to him in the online chat. When asked what can be done to help the people in Gaza, El-Shinqiti emphasized war over sending food or medicine or other supplies that might directly help people:
"For Muslims who have access to the battlefield, their duty is to join the resistance to defend the oppressed. For those who don't have access to the battlefield, their duty is to use all possible ways of lending support for the oppressed such as donation, the media, communication and first and foremost du'a'."
Taking El-Shinqiti's advice would mean joining forces with Hamas, a designated terrorist organization. Israel's incursion into Gaza is in its third week, prompted by a new wave of rockets sent by Hamas into Israeli cities. The fighting has left more than 900 Palestinians dead – most of them Hamas fighters – yet Hamas continues to fire rockets at Israeli towns.
U.S. law prohibits providing material support to Hamas, a designated terrorist organization. Last November, five men who worked with a Dallas-area charity were convicted on 108 counts of illegally supporting Hamas.
Read the rest of the article; it is dumbfounding!
I say that if one person who read El-Shithead's advice gives so much as a cent to Hamas, the Imam should be hauled away as an accessory!
I know, the cartoon is a bit off topic, but I like it...