Saturday, January 3, 2009

What Bombs Fail to Kill

In a recent bombing raid, Israelis killed Nizar Rayyan, one of the senior leaders of Hamas. Jeffrey Goldberg has written a profile of Rayyan based, in part, on interviews he has done with him:

What are our crimes? I asked Rayyan. "You are murderers of the prophets and you have closed your ears to the Messenger of Allah," he said. "Jews tried to kill the Prophet, peace be unto him. All throughout history, you have stood in opposition to the word of God."
Accusations of killing prophets and attempted killing of prophets is just so much sketchy history wheeled out to facilitate a grudge, but insofar as closing one's ears to Allah's revelation is a casus belli, it is a declaration of war on every non-Muslim in the world.

Good riddance to Rayyan, but the twisted theology lives on.

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