Skip to comments.August 22 Does Iran have something in store?
Posted on 08/08/2006 11:44:49 AM PDT by BunnySlippers
By BERNARD LEWIS
The phrase "Allah will know his own" is usually used to explain such apparently callous unconcern; it means that while infidel, i.e., non-Muslim, victims will go to a well-deserved punishment in hell, Muslims will be sent straight to heaven. According to this view, the bombers are in fact doing their Muslim victims a favor by giving them a quick pass to heaven and its delights -- the rewards without the struggles of martyrdom. School textbooks tell young Iranians to be ready for a final global struggle against an evil enemy, named as the U.S., and to prepare themselves for the privileges of martyrdom.
A passage from the Ayatollah Khomeini, quoted in an 11th-grade Iranian schoolbook, is revealing. "I am decisively announcing to the whole world that if the world-devourers [i.e., the infidel powers] wish to stand against our religion, we will stand against their whole world and will not cease until the annihilation of all them. Either we all become free, or we will go to the greater freedom which is martyrdom. Either we shake one another's hands in joy at the victory of Islam in the world, or all of us will turn to eternal life and martyrdom. In both cases, victory and success are ours."
(Excerpt) Read more at opinionjournal.com ...
Unfortunately the WSJ is subscription only.
This is just further proof that Islam's "leadership" is a ship of deluded ignorami.
Improvements in technology are putting the lie to much of the propaganda the terrorists have used against Israel and the West. Although this propaganda is most effective on self-loathing leftists and conspiracy kooks, the trouble is they run the MSM and vote.
Thank you but that is not the full text. The article is 4 or 5 times longer.
I really wish they had put it on Opinion Journal and not just on the paying website.
I have the paper in front of me now.
What's the August 22nd theory?
Prolly be on line tomorrow in Opinion Journal. Or the day after
Basically Armedgeddon ... an appropriate time for Ahmadinejad to escalate tensions into a full scale "end of the world" scenario.
Bernard Lewis talks about talks about how Muslims do not care about "MAD" mutually assured destruction" and feel that if both sides die that they have won.
Drudge has the actual backup here:
Interesting that the paper copy included a picture of a drawing of Mohammed -- apparently drawn by a Muslim. WHere's the outrage?
Yes, reposted on the free site a day or two later. That's the pattern.
"Kill! Kill Them All! God Will Know His Own!" ... the Archbishop of Beziers who oversaw the annihilation of the Cathars. ...
Well, we can go back to that.
"ship of deluded ignorami" LOLOL
Muhammad's Night Flight on Buraq!
Well, if this truly is their aim we are powerless. We still haven't taken the gloves off and I doubt we ever will.
So the theory is that Israel will get nuked on 8/22?
Or that there will be multiple nukings, including here in the US?
That doesn't look like the full text
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