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Monday, 2 May 2011
Mass Murderer And Motivational Speaker Osama Bin Laden Dead, But The Jihad Goes On Forever
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One good thing about the death of Osama Bin Laden is that it will soon become clear how little, in the end, that death means, because Al Qaeda is simply the best known of dozens of terrorist groups, many of them much larger and better financed and better armed than Al Qaeda, though none of them having, as yet, managed to take credit for an act as spectacular as that on the World Trade Center.

There are many groups and groupuscules, including Hamas and Hezbollah, and Islamic Jihad, and Jaish-e-Muhammad, and Lashkar-e-Taiba, and Ansar al-Islam, whose members share the identical understanding of the ideology of Islam, and an eagerness to participate directly in the use of terror as an instrument of Jihad.

And there are individuals, too, now all over the Western world, who may never attend a mosque, who don't need to attend a mosque to re-connect to or resurrect, in foreign lands,  their Muslim identity by attacking Infidels, and thus winning immediate entry into the Muhammedan heaven.

But even more important, the death of Bin Laden may end the crazed fixation on Al Qaeda, which in turn may create the conditions that will allow for a wider ecognition that the goals of Obama Bin Laden -- to weaken the Infidels (he was always talking about the usefulness of economically weakening the West, and the three trillion spent by the American government so far in Iraq and Afghanistan can be considered a great victory for Osama Bin laden)and to further the power and might of Islam, and Muslims, in the world -- are shared by all those who take the ideology of Islam to heart.

 

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Posted on 05/02/2011 10:58 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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