What's this? Muslims celebrating the murder of Australian civilians? We can find some way to make this moral though, right? We can find some excuse for it? We can find a way to blame Australians for it, yes? But whatever it is, the perfect religion of Islam has nothing to do with it. True?
Eleni Hale, "Jihadists celebrating Victoria fires; taking joy in the scenes," Sunday Herald Sun. February 15, 2009Ain't it passing strange? I have some idea what the jihadis are talking about. It comes from the Qur'an and ahadith. Funny that none of it has to do with George W. Bush or Yanqui imperialism. See below for the jihadi understanding of it all.
Regional Islamic Council vice-president Dr Ameer Ali says jihadis "have no idea what they are talking about."
JIHADISTS are celebrating the worst tragedy in Victoria's history.The good doctor claims jihadis have no idea what they're on about? I suspect I don't know Islam as well as the good doctor. So who to believe, him or your own lying eyes?
Terror watchdogs said fundamentalists had blogged on websites across the globe, applauding the lives lost and destruction in the Victoria fires.
Senior analyst at SITE Intelligence Group Adam Raisman said they were posting pictures of burnt homes and devastated victims and "taking joy in the scenes", the Sunday Herald Sun reports.
One jihadist wrote: "It would be an act of revenge for Australian's participation in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq."
Bushfires victims said they were stunned.
"We're minding our own business and trying to cope with all this and they are celebrating our suffering," said Denise McCann who lost her home in the Kinglake blaze.
Regional Islamic Council vice-president Dr Ameer Ali said the comments did not represent the wider Muslim community.
"They have no idea what they are talking about," he said.
Hadith Sahih Muslim:Chapter 10: JUSTIFICATION FOR CUTTING DOWN THE TREES AND BURNING THEM
It is narrated on the authority of 'Abdullah that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) ordered the date-palms of Banu Nadir to be burnt and cut. These palms were at Buwaira. Qutaibah and Ibn Rumh in their versions of the tradition have added: So Allah, the Glorious and Exalted, revealed the verse:" Whatever trees you have cut down or left standing on their trunks, it was with the permission of Allah so that He may disgrace the evil-doers" (lix. 5).
This is from the famous story of the Jewish tribe of al-Nadir, that Mohammed found out the Jews were going to kill him by dropping a rock on his head as he passed by a wall. Mohammad banished the Bani Al-Nadir, a Jewish tribe living in Medina, after trying to extort money from them. He waged a war on them, burnt their trees and exiled them. Circa 626.
"The palm trees which you cut down or left standing upon their roots." [Surah 59] ... It was by God's permission."The Life of Muhammad: A translation of Ibn Ishaq's Sirat Rasul Allah, trans. Alfred Guillaume. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2007; p. 438.
Surah 59. Al Hashr (Exile, Banishment)
2: It is He Who got out the Unbelievers among the People of the Book from their homes at the first gathering (of the forces). Little did ye think that they would get out: And they thought that their fortresses would defend them from Allah! But the (Wrath of) Allah came to them from quarters from which they little expected (it), and cast terror into their hearts, so that they destroyed their dwellings by their own hands and the hands of the Believers, take warning, then, O ye with eyes (to see)!Burning trees, as one might imagine, was tabu in the Arabian peninsula, against the rules of war. But after Mohammed decided to smash the power of the Jews, coming up with a stupid conspiracy theory to justify his attack on them at Medina, he also destroyed their olive trees. This is all out of context, right? It happened centuries ago and has nothing to do with today, right? Yes, dear reader, that is exactly right except that it's totally wrong. To believe as a legitimate Muslim, one must accept not only the Qur'an as the eternal word of Allah, one must also accept that Mohammed was his messenger. I could be making that up, but if so, it's still in agreement with every Muslim one talks to, no matter how unorthodox they might be. Mohammed was, in plain English, "The Perfect Man." In Islam, not a matter of my opinion, Mohammed did it, it's what all men must do. It's a matter of imitating Mohammed. He set fires, you can set fires. It' not a matter of opinion. That's the context.
3: And had it not been that Allah had decreed banishment for them, He would certainly have punished them in this world: And in the Hereafter they shall (certainly) have the Punishment of the Fire.
4: That is because they resisted Allah and His Apostle: and if any one resists Allah, verily Allah is severe in Punishment.
5: Whether ye cut down (O ye Muslim!) The tender palm-trees, or ye left them standing on their roots, it was by leave of Allah, and in order that He might cover with shame the rebellious transgresses.