Courtesy of MEMRI: Special Dispatch - Jihad & Terrorism Studies Project
September 6, 2006
Al-Qaeda Operative Adam Gadahn, aka 'Azzam the American': "The Truth of Islam is Sweeping Across America and Constitutes a Fearsome Challenge to the Security, Identity, and Survival of the Crusader State [America]"; Time is Running Out to Convert to Islam Before You Meet the Dismal Fate of Thousands Before You
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The following are excerpts from an address delivered by Adam Gadahn, aka 'Azzam the American', which aired on tajed.net(1)on September 2, 2006.(2)
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We Disbelieve in and Reject the United Nations
Adam Gadahan: "The civilization, in which anti-Semitism is an unforgivable sin, and grounds for dismissal from public and private office... The civilization which considers flag-burning to be, at the very least, an issue for congress and the courts, and perhaps even a crime against the state... The civilization which permits the filing of lawsuits against those who slander and libel celebrities, politicians, and other public figures of ill repute... A civilization such as this cannot then hide behind the excuse of freedom of expression after it desecrates copies of the Koran, or defames, with unquestionably malicious intent, the chief and master of Adam's children, and the embodiment of high morals and good character, our Prophet and Messenger Muhammad, may Allah's peace and prayers be upon him."
"We disbelieve in and reject every false god, whether it be a rock, or a human being, or a government with its polytheistic constitution, courts, and laws, or an international organization like the United Nations, with its international laws, tribunals, and treaties of unbelief, and its Security Council, whose resolutions never fail to side with the Zionist Crusaders fascists."
Democracy is Not Synonymous With Freedom; Christianity is a Hallow Shell of a Religion
"Those who think democracy is synonymous with freedom are either people who haven't experienced life in America, or Americans who haven't lived abroad. To America and the rest of Christendom, we say: Either repent of your misguided ways and enter into the light of truth, or keep your poison to yourself, and suffer the consequences in this world and the next. But whatever you do, don't attempt to spread your misery and misguidance to our lands. Muslims don't need democracy to rid themselves of their home-grown despots and tyrants. What they do need is their Islamic faith, the spirit of Jihad, and the lifting of foreign troops and interference from their necks. And if Muslims don't need democracy, then they certainly have no need for hat is known as Christianity - that hollow shell of a religion, whose followers cling to an empty faith, and a false conviction of their inevitable salvation, regardless of what they do or believe, as long as they accept the core tenets and doctrines of Paulian Christianity, which also happen to be its most unbelievable, untenable, and illogical. Like the belief that the Bible that we have today, with all its contradictions, errors, deletions, and outright fabrications, is the infallible, revealed word of God... Like the doctrine of the Original Sin, which states that Man is born in sin, because of the lapse and subsequent fall of his parents, even though we know from the Koran that God forgave our father Adam and mother Eve when they repented... Like the incomprehensible, illogical, non-biblical doctrine of Trinity... Like the belief that God sent His only begotten son, who is also God in human form, to die on a cross for the sins of mankind, which, is implied, He could otherwise not have forgiven..."
"Isn't it time for the unbelievers to discard these incoherent, illogical beliefs, theories, and conjecture? Isn't it time for every Christian, Jew, pagan, and atheist to cast off the cloak of spiritual darkness which enshrouds them, and emerge into the light of Islam, to live a life illuminated by faith and die the death of a believer, return to his Lord, pleased and pleasing to Him, God willing, rather than living out his days in blindness, to die as an unbeliever and be resurrected as an unbeliever, whose eternal abode is a fire from which the fire of this world screams in fright?"
"If the Zionist Crusader missionaries of hate and counter-Islam consultants, like Daniel Pipes, Robert Spencer, Michael Scheuer, Steven Emerson, and yes, even the Crusader-in-chief George W. Bush, were to abandon their unbelief and repent, and enter into the light of Islam and turn their swords against the enemies of God, it would be accepted of them and they would be our brothers in Islam - for them what is for us, and upon them what is upon us. And if even the repentance of high-ranking enemies of Islam is valid and acceptable, then it needn't be said that the same goes for the foot soldiers of the Crusade and those who have no active part to play in the war against Islam, other than paying the taxes that fund the Crusader war machine, and like pre-programmed machines or laboratory animals, living the lifestyle laid out for them, and believing the myths imparted to them by their school teachers, pastors, and politicians. They are the real victims, tranquilized inhabitants of the human farms, which these con men and women control, as our brother Mathew Stuart, may God protect him, aptly described them.
"It's no surprise, then, that over the past few years, we have seen some high-ranking Crusaders, among them the FBI chief Mueller, expressing their anxiety at the tsunami of conversions to the truth of Islam that is sweeping across America, which constitutes a fearsome challenge to the security, identity, and survival of the Crusader state, and to the authority of these con men and women. I believe that it is this phenomenon, more than anyone or anything else, which poses the real sleeping threat that keeps the Crusaders from sleeping at night - and I don't think a freedom struggle could wish for a better endorsement, to have its cause picked up by a courageous group from within the oppressor nation itself. Well, you shouldn't be surprised, because, after all, it is the duty of every Muslim to fight evil and oppression, wherever he finds it and no matter who the evil-doers might be."
"We invite all Americans and other unbelievers to Islam, wherever they are and whatever their role and status in Bush and Blair's world order. And we send a special invitation to all of you fighting Bush's Crusader pipe dream in Afghanistan, Iraq, and wherever else 'Dubya' has sent you to die."
"So instead of killing yourself for Bush, or killing yourself, out of despair and depression or guilt or remorse, why not surrender to the truth, escape from the unbelieving army, and join the winning side? Time is running out, so make the right choice before it is too late and you meet the dismal fate of thousands before you. And in this regard, I can't tell you how delighted I was to receive news of the embracing of Islam by a number of U.S. soldiers at the hands of the Muslim mujahideen imprisoned at some of the American concentration camps, which blacken the globe. And I ask God to benefit Islam and Muslims with them, and that He make them a role model for their comrades."
"As for those who have expressed their respect and admiration for Islam, and acknowledged that it is the truth, and demonstrated their support and sympathy for the Muslims and their causes, like George Galloway, Robert Fisk, and countless others, I say to them: Isn't it time you stopped sitting on the fence, and came over to the side of truth?"
"Finally, some will ask how we expect to attract converts to Islam after having spilled so much non-Muslim blood, albeit in defense of our religion, liberty, and lives. We might ask the same question of those who kill Muslims by the millions for the crime of being Muslim, and then foolishly hope to win their hearts and minds. But we will suffice by pointing to the sharp spike conversions to Islam after September eleventh, which, as we've mentioned, is giving the enemy many a sleepless night."
The American Dream is a Life of Debt, Debauchery and Doubt
"Meanwhile, it would be alleged by others that this message represents an unusual and suspect change in tone. It will be said: They used to say they want to slit the throats of the infidels, now they say they want to invite them to Islam?! Our reply is that our message has not changed, and that the mujahideen have always been the first to call to Islam, and that even though the defense of Islam and Muslims from the merciless, relentless, Crusader onslaught is our first priority, anyone who pays any attention to the messages of the leaders of the Jihad, like Sheikh Osama bin Laden and Sheikh Ayman Al-Zawahiri, may God protect them, will know that they have been consistent in inviting the Americans and other unbelievers to Islam, and impressing upon them that they want the best for them, and making it clear to all that we have no choice but to fight those who fight us, and that were the matters in our hands, we would prefer that all Americans and all the other unbelievers and their aggression abandon unbelief and accept the truth. Islam encourages us to invite even the most obstinate enemies, and give them a chance to repent, and save themselves from humiliation in this life, and painful punishment in the next.
"But what really is surprising is that some among us want to suffice with invitation alone, without resorting to self-defense, when the enemy insists upon aggression and wanton destruction.
"I have tasted both the darkness and ignorance of unbelief, and disobedience to my Creator, as well as the light and perception afforded by true faith in God and obedience to Him, and I assure you that there is no comparison, and that despite - or rather, because of - the atmosphere of battle in which we live, and the continuing conflict with the forces of the Crusaders and their hired hands, I thank God everyday for guiding me to Islam, and guiding me to join its victorious army, inshallah, for if not for His grace, I could very easily have been one of those unfortunate souls fighting the loosing battle for the other side, or blindly living the life of debt, debauchery, and doubt they call the American dream."
"I have discovered that true happiness is to be found in obedience to God's orders and prohibitions, and in the following of His Prophet, peace be upon him, and not in Western-style hedonism and immorality or amorality, nor in Eastern-style monasticism or cultist-like withdrawal from the world. And I can state with a confidence born out of experience and observation that as long as a person persists in unbelief and atheism, his or her pursuit of happiness will be exactly that - a pursuit, a never-ending search, which is guaranteed to bring him misery, if not in this life then in the next. By that, I mean to say that even if he does happen upon some degree of happiness today, it is guaranteed to be short-lived, ending at his death, and you don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that eternal happiness is better than the fleeting delights of this world."
(1)Please note, http://www.tajed.net.tc/ is no longer active.
(2) For more on Adam Gadahn, see MEMRI Special Dispatch 1201, " American Al-Qaeda Operative Adam Gadahn, Al-Qaeda Deputy Al-Zawahiri, and London Bomber Shehzad Tanweer in New Al-Sahab/Al-Qaeda Film Marking the First Anniversary of the 7/7 London Bombings," July 11, 2006, http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP120106 .
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