The victims of Islamic terrorists are disproportionately muslims – and we have seen that nothing is sacred to these barbarians, not women and children, not muslims praying in mosques, not the holy month of Ramadan – now, not even the Hajj itself:
Alerted by Saudi and other intelligence agencies
that al-Qaida planned to launch a bloody assault on Muslim pilgrims
taking part in the annual pilgrimage – the Hajj – the Saudi government
last week launched a huge counterterrorism operation, one of the
largest in recent memory, according to U.S. intelligence officials.
The Saudi operation began three months ago
with preemptive raids by Saudi security forces on suspected al-Qaida
cells, according to a former senior CIA official. Several hundred
suspects were taken into custody, he said.
would not comment on the nature of the intelligence of a probable
terrorist incident, but in November 2007, Saudi security forces
arrested 208 al-Qaida suspects accused of planning an attack during the
Hajj. Another 28 suspects were arrested the following month.
Who, exactly, is waging a war against Islam? Given that their targets are the innocent, the pious, and the weak, Al-Qaeda’s claims of doing jihad are exposed. This is not jihad but hirabah, and they are not mujahidin but muharib.
Related: At Talk Islam, a discussion about reviving the practice of takfir. After all, the muharib use it (in Orwellian fashion) against the mainstream muslim who dares object to their slaughter of muslims engaged in prayer, so turnabout is fair play. Takfir is a political weapon, and thus far mainstream Islam has been disarmed. Time to fight fire with fire, perhaps.