Ishmael’s seeds bare Ishmael’s Characteristics
Jihad striving causes unrest and Disturbance
Islamic Jihad fights against Islamic Nations
Islamic Jihad fights against Islamic Rulers
Islamic Jihad Fights against Democracies
Islamic Jihad fights against Jacob’s Sons
Islamic Jihad Fights Against The Infidels!
Islamic Jihad fights against Islamic Jihad!
Jihad makes the Unrest and Disturbance,
Fighting among and without Themselves!
January 25, 2011
The word Jihad is from the Arabic root word JHD which basically means striving or struggle. The question is striving for what or a struggle for what? The struggle is of two types, one is inner and one is outer.
Both have the same purpose which is to change the status quo – a status which is not in line with God’s will or not in line with nature as such, a status WHICH CAUSES UNREST AND DISTURBANCE, Thus, if there is an evil temptation for wrong doing and we struggle very hard to overcome that temptation, it is striving in the cause of God and is considered one of the best forms of Jihad. Thus if there is a tyrant ruler who
is oppressing people and one stands up to that tyrant and says a word of truth against his rule it is also
one form of Jihad.
Genesis 16:11,12 – And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the Lord hath heard thy affliction.  And HE WILL BE A WILD MAN: his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
‘He will be a wild man’–literally, “a wild ass man,” expressing how the wildness of Ishmael and his descendants resembles that of the wild ass.
‘His hand will be against every man’–descriptive of the rude, turbulent, and plundering character of the Arabs.
‘Dwell in the presence of all his brethren’–dwell, that is, pitch tents; and the meaning is that they maintain their independence in spite of all attempts to extirpate or subdue them.
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Middle East Media Review Institute
Jihadists See Turmoil in Tunisia as a Chance for Establishing Islamic State
By: R. Green
January 25, 2011
Jihadists and radical Islamists have been closely following the dramatic events in Tunisia which have shaken up the regime. These same circles see these events as an opportunity to promote their cause, and are taking advantage of the events to spur other Arab peoples toward waging a popular battle against their rulers, and attempting to turn Tunisia itself into a front for jihad. Prominent jihadist leaders and clerics issued statements encouraging Tunisians to persevere in their battle against the regime and calling for Arab peoples elsewhere to emulate their actions. In the jihadists’ view, the situation in Tunisia is now ripe for the establishment of an Islamic state. They stress that the coming regime must be an Islamic one, and that Tunisians must not accept a mere reshuffling of leaders.
The Toppling of Ben Ali Poses a Propaganda Problem for Salafi-Jihadists Jihadist scholars and writers on jihadi forums are riding the Tunisians’ coattails, presenting the uprising in Tunisia as jihad and calling for it to escalate and spread to other Arab and Muslim countries by all means possible. However, the background behind the events in Tunisia is economic, and unrelated to any Islamic issues, and president Ben Ali was ousted due to popular disfavor.
This poses a propaganda difficulty for Salafi-jihadists, since for the past few decades
they have stressed the illegitimacy of the Arab regimes from an Islamic viewpoint as the primary reason for opposing them. Salafi-jihadists have vigorously promoted the notion that the Arab rulers are tyrants [taghut or pl. tawaghit] against whom Muslims must wage jihad, which in their view is not only a duty incumbent upon all Muslims, but is also
the ideal way of setting the Muslim peoples free.
Furthermore, Salafi-jihadists reject democracy and any participation in institutional political activity, and have reservations regarding popular movements.
The jihadist writers who discussed the events tackled this problem from several directions.
Some, including Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) leader ‘Abd Al-Wadoud, simply ignored the secular, economic background of the uprising. O thers warned
the Muslims in Tunisia to conduct their rebellion for the sake of Allah, rather than for worldly benefits, say
ing that they should espouse nobler goals than merely improving their economic situation.
Prominent cleric Abu Basir Al-Tartusi found another way to circumvent the problem, by maintaining that the events in Tunisia were indeed a “popular Islamic intifada.” Others have urged the supporters of the Salafi-jihadist movement to steer clear of politics and especially of secular parties, and concentrate on da’wa. Islamic website Izharudeen which is affiliated with Salafi Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad published a press release on its website calling to hold a demonstration outside the Tunisian Embassy in London “for the implementation of shari’ah in Tunisia.”
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