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Muslim cleric advocates stealing

January 19, 2011

As long as you’re stealing from a non-Muslim country instead of a fellow Muslim brother, you’re operating within the strictures of Islam.  This according to Al Qaeda in Yemen leader and cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.  Al-Awlaki has been a longtime proponent of the money jihad.  From Fox News on Jan. 17 (with kudos to MEMRI & h/t to Jihad Watch):

Jihadists Promote Theft to Fund War on West

By Catherine Herridge

Followers of one of the fastest-growing radical Muslim terror groups are being told to steal, embezzle and seize property – especially from Americans – in order to finance their jihad.

While Muslim teaching generally forbids theft, the new edition of Inspire magazine — launched by the group behind the air cargo printer bombs in October, the underwear bomb plot in December 2009 and the most recent pre-Christmas alert — is now telling followers that such crimes are justifiable, especially if the U.S. government and U.S. citizens are targets.

In the fourth edition of the magazine, launched by Al Qaeda in Yemen in July, American-born radical cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki encourages his disciples to fund more attacks through crime. The Middle East Media Research Institute provided Fox News with its copy of the magazine.

“In an attempt to deal with the cash-shortage jihadist groups are facing, Al-Awlaki gives religious justification to any actions used by jihadists to obtain money. In the article, titled ‘The Ruling on Dispossessing the Disbelievers’ Wealth in Dar Al-Harb,’ he deals with the issue by ruling that Western countries are considered Dar Al-Harb, i.e. the territory of war, countries on which the rules of war apply,” says an analysis from media research group.

“Since this is the case, Al-Awlaki says Muslims living in the West are not bound by any laws or contracts that prohibit them to harm their countries of residence.”

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2 comments

  1. More on this from Creeping Sharia


  2. […] al-Awlaki has urged Muslims living in the West to participate in the money jihad by stealing, scamming, and taking […]



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