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the changing face of jihad

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:59 am
by manfred
Jihad has been with us for over 1400 years, and most of it bloody and murderous.

It had many faces over the the years, and the most recent one is the "vehicular" jihad. I am surprised that it took Muslims so long to work this out, but it has a distinct advantage over many other forms:

No need for long training or to learn about making bombs, and no risk of being caught before the attack.

Just rent a truck or heavy car, anyone with a driving licence can do it, find a crowded place, and you are all set. Little chance of being stopped before the attack, as long as you obey the traffic laws right up to the the last second.


I wonder of this is the attack of choice for jihadis, for some time to come? How can it be stopped?

Re: the changing face of jihad

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:30 am
by frankie
David Wood explains why "vehicular jihad" is the jihadists favourite weapon,(at the moment)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oFzQSMSVgI

Re: the changing face of jihad

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:54 pm
by pr126
frankie wrote:David Wood explains why "vehicular jihad" is the jihadists favourite weapon,(at the moment)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oFzQSMSVgI

What politician would stand up - here, or any European country - and explain jihad as D Wood did in the video?
How long would he / she last in office ( and beyond)?

Lets face it. It needs courage above and beyond their pay grade. No one will do it. None.

Fear is the key.

Re: the changing face of jihad

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:17 pm
by manfred
Well according to our mayor in London attacks by jihadis are rather like weather. They happen kind of randomly and the best thing to do is to get used to them. We have a well rehearsed ritual for all this... first it "has nothing to do with Islam" which is a "religion of peace", then the candles, the vigils, and the "importance" to carry on as of nothing had happened so "they don't win". They are winning, because a great many things in our lives are being influenced by them, and more each day.

But surely in among all those "leaders" there are at least SOME who have enough common sense to at least try to prevent attacks in the future? Even if they cannot bring themselves to examine the reasons for them?

The new tack of "vehicular" jihad is particularly difficult to prevent, because it takes virtually no advance planning by the perpetrator. Perhaps we need to look at our urban spaces and separate pedestrians and drivers more forcefully, using barriers in places where there are many pedestrians?

Oxford Street is a disaster waiting to happen, specially at Christmas time. Maybe it should be pedestrianised.

Maybe we also need to have a law that takes away driving licences from known "radicals", but I am not sure that would work.

Re: the changing face of jihad

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:34 pm
by pr126


No jihad terror attacks in Tokyo.

Why? I think it is the numbers. Threre are no millions of them in Japan.
Plus they are under constanr survelliance.

Re: the changing face of jihad

PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:01 pm
by Ariel
Police are investigating an activist once nominated for a Muslim of the year award after she was filmed telling a rally that “jihad is the only solution”.

I have never heard before about this prestigieuze award! Send her to SA. There she can enjoy her beloved jihad .

Muslim of the Year nominee is probed by police after she was filmed telling a rally 'jihad is the only solution'

A prominent activist once nominated for a ‘British Muslim of the Year’ award is being investigated by police after she was filmed saying ‘jihad is the only solution’.

Sumaira Farrukh, 38, who has rubbed shoulders with Chancellor Sajid Javid and been pictured with Prince Charles, was filmed using the inflammatory word at a rally in Birmingham.

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A host of Labour MPs including deputy leader Tom Watson, Jack Dromey and Liam Byrne had given speeches on the issue 24 hours earlier.

The businesswoman and journalist said the inflammatory word at a demonstration attended by hundreds demanding action over India’s plans to strip Kashmir of self-rule. Footage shows her on the steps of Birmingham’s Council House last month

Mrs Farrukh denied inciting violence by using the word jihad, saying it simply referred to a struggle, and she was being singled out because she was ‘an outspoken woman in a headscarf’.

In the video, she is seen on the steps of Birmingham’s Council House last month, telling supporters: ‘There is only one slogan for today. It is remove curfew from Kashmir.

'Let them live their own lives – nothing more than that. And one thing to truth-tell to the Muslim community. There’s only one solution, which is jihad. No protest, nothing. Just jihad.’

Police have examined the footage and visited Mrs Farrukh at her home in Birmingham.

Tensions are running high in Kashmir and there have been a number of protests in the UK including one in London at which windows at the Indian High Commission were smashed.

Jihad in Islam can mean any type of struggle but the word has violent connotations after being hijacked by terrorist groups such as Islamic State.

Miss Farrukh, who is chief executive of Noor TV, a Muslim channel, was a losing finalist in the ‘businesswoman of the year’ category at the British Muslim of the Year awards in 2017.

She is a strong campaigner for Muslim rights and regularly posts on social media. In April last year she hailed Mr Javid, now Chancellor, on his appointment as the UK’s first Muslim home secretary, writing on Facebook: ‘May Allah bless you with more courage to work for the community.’

Asked about her comments yesterday, she said: ‘The meaning of jihad is not a particular one meaning. ‘If you have a problem with the Government of the UK and you want to raise your voice, the struggle is called jihad in the meaning of Islam'

Mrs Farrukh was also a member of a faith group set up by West Midlands Mayor Andy Street to organise a summit aimed at tackling community divisions in 2017.

Asked about her comments yesterday, she said: ‘The meaning of jihad is not a particular one meaning.

‘If you have a problem with the Government of the UK and you want to raise your voice, the struggle is called jihad in the meaning of Islam. Muslims know the meaning of the word in that context.

‘Do you think I’m the kind of person who would use that word to encourage people to go and fight? I work with communities and the British military encouraging the Asian community to join the Army – how can I encourage violence?’

Asked if it was wise to use the word in the current climate, she said: ‘The people who are criticising me are the ones who don’t want a woman to speak out.

‘There are men saying we are going to get freedom with guns. People are chanting bad words, saying come out and fight, but they don’t get investigated. People always attack me because I’m an outspoken woman.’

She said she did not regret her choice of words, adding: ‘I’m very clear with my words. As a human, it is our responsibility to raise our voices for the people of Kashmir.

‘That is my meaning – stand up for the people who are suffering. Jihad is meaning struggle – the same meaning as if we are protesting outside 10 Downing Street.’

The footage of Mrs Farrukh at the rally on August 31 was passed to West Midlands Police at the force’s request.

A spokesman said: ‘We are assessing the content to see whether any criminal offences have been committed.’