Sources

Below are citations for all of the articles, websites, pictures, videos and books/pdfs I mention in my posts. These being polemics, in the spirit of Saint Augustine and al Ghazali, I feel entitled to handle sources loosely and encourage you to do your own reading and research. Some of the texts and videos below only relate tangentially to this text, as evidence that my ideas are not out of the blue. If you do not agree with my assertions, please start a dialogue in the comments. I will add pretty much anything you write in response to this document

I contend that Al Qaeda’s theological tract, 39 Ways to Serve and Participate in Jihad, is sacrilegious. It undermines Islam and faith of all kinds with delusional warmongering rhetoric. Here is a PDF of 39 Ways that I used to structure and inspire the text on this website:

as-Salim, Muhammad Bin Ahmad. “39 Ways to Serve and Participate in Jihad.” Google Docs. At-Tibyan Publications, n.d. Web. 20 Aug. 2015. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4E6kC5S9f68amFYVTl4WlhPd1U

Sources Relevant to the Entire Site:

“Bible Gateway.” A Searchable Online Bible in over 100 Versions and 50 Languages. Bible Gateway, n.d. Web. 03 Aug. 2015. biblegateway.com.

“The Noble Qur’an – القرآن الكريم.” The Noble Qur’an – القرآن الكريم. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Aug. 2015. quran.com

The banner image of the protesters above the About page comes from wbur.org/wordpress/9/files/2011/11/1101_mehanna-free-speech-624×473.jpg

The image of Tarek Mehanna is from a site that recently posted one of his poems, doamuslims.org/?p=3501.

The image of the book on the About page came from islamfuture.wordpress.com/tag/jihad.

The image below my statement of purpose, “Polemics on Warfare,” is the command coin that I got for being good during a bad port call for our air wing.


Introduction:

Cover Image: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/03/full-story-isil-takeover-mosul-museum-150309053022129.html

AVERROES, Ibn Rushd, and George F. HOURANI. “ON THE HARMONY OF RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY.” AVERROES. MESSRS. LUZAC & CO., 24 Oct. 2002. Web. 03 Aug. 2015.

Frazier, Ian. “Invaders – Destroying Baghdad.” The New Yorker, 25 Apr. 2005. Web. 03 Aug. 2015.

“Islam: Empire of Faith.” PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 03 Aug. 2015.

KABBANI, SHAYKH MUHAMMAD HISHAM, and SHAYKH SERAJ HENDRICKS. “ISCA.” Jihad: A Misunderstood Concept from Islam. The Islamic Supreme Council of America, n.d. Web. 03 Aug. 2015. islamicsupremecouncil.org/understanding-islam/legal-rulings/5-jihad-a-misunderstood-concept-from-islam.html?start=9

Luther, Martin, Dr. “THE JEWS AND THEIR LIES.” (n.d.): n. pag. Web. 03 Aug. 2015. http://www.resist.com/Instauration/OtherPubs-20120723/TheJewsAndTheirLies-Luther.pdf

TARICO, VALERIE. “Baptists Bank on Fire and Brimstone.” Salon Media Group. Salon, 11 July 2012. Web. 03 Aug. 2015. salon.com/2012/07/11/conservative_christianitys_marketing_gimmick_to_keep_its_old_time_heaven_and_hell_religion_afloat_salpart

Wade, Nicholas. “Chimps, Too, Wage War and Annex Rival Territory.” The New York Times. The New York Times, 21 June 2010. Web. 15 Aug. 2015. nytimes.com/2010/06/22/science/22chimp.html?_r=0

Young, Angelo. “And The Winner For The Most Iraq War Contracts Is . . . KBR, With $39.5 Billion In A Decade.” International Business Times. N.p., 19 Mar. 2013. Web. 03 Aug. 2015. ibtimes.com/winner-most-iraq-war-contracts-kbr-395-billion-decade-1135905

1 – Make Your Intention to Jihad

Cover Image: Fuck, I can’t find this image again. I found it through a creative commons search on Google. I’ll keep an eye out. It’s not my picture.

Ackerman, Spencer, Alan Yuhas, Jason Burke, and Jon Boone. “US Releases More than 100 Documents Recovered from Osama Bin Laden Raid.” The Guardian. N.p., 20 May 2015. Web. 15 Aug. 2015. theguardian.com%2Fworld%2F2015%2Fmay%2F20%2Fus-releases-documents-from-osama-bin-laden-raid

Al-Gharbi, Musa. “Mexican Drug Cartels Are Worse than ISIL.” Al Jazeera America. N.p., 20 Oct. 2014. Web. 15 Aug. 2015. america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/10/isil-vs-mexican-drugcartelsunitedstatesislamophobia.html

“The Battle | Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts | Medal of Honor Recipient | The United States Army.” Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts, Medal of Honor Recipient. The United States Army, n.d. Web. 15 Aug. 2015. army.mil/medalofhonor/pitts/battle

Bertrand, Natasha. “We’re Getting to Know Just How Different ISIS Is from Al Qaeda.” Business Insider. Business Insider, Inc, 21 May 2015. Web. 15 Aug. 2015. businessinsider.com/difference-between-isis-and-al-qaeda-2015-5

Burnett, John. “Two Decades Later, Some Branch Davidians Still Believe.” NPR. NPR, 20 Apr. 2013. Web. 15 Aug. 2015. npr.org/2013/04/20/178063471/two-decades-later-some-branch-davidians-still-believe

Chivers, C. J. “The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons.” The New York Times. The New York Times, 13 Oct. 2014. Web. 15 Aug. 2015. <http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/10/14/world/middleeast/us-casualties-of-iraq-chemical-weapons.html?_r=0&gt;.

Chomsky, Noam. Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance. New York: Metropolitan, 2003. Print.

De Canonville, Christine Louis. “The Narcissists Addiction to Adrenaline.” The Roadshow for Therapists. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Aug. 2015. <http://narcissisticbehavior.net/the-narcissists-addiction-to-adrenaline/&gt;.

Denny, Frederick Mathewson. “The Meaning of “Ummah” in the Quran.” History of Religions HIST RELIGIONS 15.1 (1975): 34. Web.

Geltzer, Joshua Alexander. US Counter-Terrorism Strategy and Al-Qaeda: Signalling and the Terrorist World-View. Abingdon: Routledge, 2010. Print.

Greenwald, Glenn. “A Quiz for the West’s Great Free Speech Advocates and Supporters of Anjem Choudary’s Arrest.” The Intercept. N.p., 6 Aug. 2015. Web. 15 Aug. 2015. firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/08/06/quiz-wests-great-free-speech-advocates

IBN RUSHD, AVERROES. “The Incoherence of Incoherence.” (n.d.): n. pag. New Banner. Web. 15 Aug. 2015. newbanner.com/Philosophy/IbnRushd/Tahafut_al-Tahafut_en.pdf

“Interesting Quotes By Stephen Hawking.” Astronomy Trek. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Aug. 2015. astronomytrek.com/interesting-quotes-by-stephen-hawking

“Islamic Dictionary.” Ummah (Arabic: أمة‎) Is An Arabic word Meaning… N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Aug. 2015. islamic-dictionary.tumblr.com/post/4353858659/ummah-arabic-%D8%A3%D9%85%D8%A9-is-an-arabic-word-meaning

“The Islamic State’s (ISIS, ISIL) Magazine.” ClarionProject.org. N.p., 10 Sept. 2014. Web. 15 Aug. 2015. clarionproject.org/news/islamic-state-isis-isil-propaganda-magazine-dabiq

Kagan, Kimberly. “Iran’s Proxy War against the United States and the Iraqi Government.” Iraq Report (n.d.): n. pag. Weekly Standard. The Institute for the Study of War, 20 Aug. 2007. Web. 15 Aug. 2015. understandingwar.org/sites/default/files/reports/IraqReport06.pdf

Kull, Steven. Feeling Betrayed: The Roots of Muslim Anger at America. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution, 2011. Print.

Landau MJ, Solomon S, Greenberg J, Cohen F, Pyszczynski T, Cook A., Ogilvie DM, Arndt J, and Miller CH. “Deliver Us from Evil: The Effects of Mortality Salience and Reminders of 9/11 on Support for President George W. Bush.” Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 30 (2004): n. pag. National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine. Web. 15 Aug. 2015. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15359017

Library, CNN. “USS Cole Bombing Fast Facts.” CNN. Cable News Network, 8 Oct. 2014. Web. 15 Aug. 2015. cnn.com/2013/09/18/world/meast/uss-cole-bombing-fast-facts

Losing Iraq. Frontline. N.p., 29 July 2014. Web. 15 Aug. 2015. pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/losing-iraq

MacAskill, Ewan. “George Bush: ‘God Told Me to End the Tyranny in Iraq'” The Guardian. N.p., 7 Oct. 2004. Web. 15 Aug. 2015. theguardian.com%2Fworld%2F2005%2Foct%2F07%2Firaq.usa

Makiya, Kanan. “The Arab Spring Started in Iraq.” The New York Times. The New York Times, 06 Apr. 2013. Web. 15 Aug. 2015. nytimes.com/2013/04/07/opinion/sunday/the-arab-spring-started-in-iraq.html?_r=0

MAY, MICHAEL. “Tarek Mehanna: From Suburban Teenager to Convicted Terrorist.” Latitude News. N.p., 20 Dec. 2011. Web. 15 Aug. 2015. latitudenews.com/story/tarek-mehanna-suburban-teenager-accused-terrorist

“McCain Defends ‘100 Years in Iraq’ Statement.” CNN. Cable News Network, 15 Feb. 2008. Web. 15 Aug. 2015. cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/02/14/mccain.king

Michaelson, Jay. “The Evangelical Apocalypse Is All Your Fault.” The Daily Beast. Newsweek, 4 Jan. 2015. Web. 15 Aug. 2015. thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/01/04/the-evangelical-apocalypse-is-all-your-fault.html

“Muslim & Islamic Forums.” Ummah. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Aug. 2015. ummah.com

Nawaz, Maajid. “As a Former Extremist Who Knew Anjem Choudary, I Fear for the Mentality of British Muslims.” The Independent. Independent Digital News and Media, 7 Aug. 2015. Web. 15 Aug. 2015. independent.co.uk/voices/as-a-former-extremist-who-knew-anjem-choudary-i-fear-for-the-mentality-of-british-muslims-10445976.html

Paraszczuk, Jonna. “Here’s What ISIS Recruits Ask Before Joining Up for Jihad.” Defense One. The Atlantic, 13 Nov. 2014. Web. 15 Aug. 2015. defenseone.com/threats/2014/11/heres-what-isis-recruits-ask-joining-jihad/98963

“President: Today We Mourned, Tomorrow We Work.” The White House Archives. N.p., 16 Sept. 2001. Web. 15 Aug. 2015. georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010916-2.html

Rumsfeld, Donald. “Oil and Democracy.” 2003-05-21 to Feith Re Oil and Democracy (n.d.): n. pag. Rumsfeld Library. 21 May 2003. Web. 15 Aug. 2015. library.rumsfeld.com/doclib/sp/325/2003-05-21%20to%20Feith%20re%20Oil%20and%20Democracy.pdf

Stille, Alexander. “Scholars Are Quietly Offering New Theories of the Koran.” The New York Times. The New York Times, 01 Mar. 2002. Web. 15 Aug. 2015. nytimes.com/2002/03/02/arts/scholars-are-quietly-offering-new-theories-of-the-koran.html?pagewanted=2

“U.S. Using Cluster Munitions In Iraq.” Human Rights Watch. N.p., 01 Apr. 2003. Web. 15 Aug. 2015. hrw.org/news/2003/04/01/us-using-cluster-munitions-iraq

“Will the Revenue from Iraqi Oil Production Pay for Reconstruction?” ProCon.org Headlines. N.p., 23 Jan. 2009. Web. 15 Aug. 2015. usiraq.procon.org/view.answers.php?questionID=000946

“World Report 2015: Saudi Arabia.” Human Rights Watch. N.p., 29 Jan. 2015. Web. 15 Aug. 2015. hrw.org/world-report/2015/country-chapters/saudi-arabia

2 – Truthfully Ask for Martyrdom

Al-Munajjid, Shaykh Muhammad Saalih. “Ruling on Dissecting Frogs for Scientific Purposes – Islamqa.info.” Islam Question and Answer. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <http://islamqa.info/en/71181&gt;.

“Answering Christianity: Islam Answers Trinitarian Beliefs.” Answering Christianity. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <http://www.answering-christianity.com/ac.htm&gt;.

Arkowitz, Hal, and Scott O. Lilienfeld. “Why Science Tells Us Not to Rely on Eyewitness Accounts.” Scientific American Global. N.p., 8 Jan. 2009. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-the-eyes-have-it/&gt;.

“At Guantanamo, ‘Sketching’ Defendants, Witnesses And KSM’s Nose.” NPR. NPR, 22 Oct. 2013. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <http://www.npr.org/2013/10/22/239079247/at-guantanamo-sketching-defendants-witnesses-and-ksms-nose&gt;.

Baianonie, Mohamed, Imam. “Definition of the Word Deen & the Word Islam.” Definition of the Word Deen & the Word Islam. N.p., 27 Dec. 1996. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <http://islam1.org/khutub/Defn__of_Deen_&_Islam.htm&gt;.

Don, Ace. “#BabyBella (Live On).” Sound Cloud. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <https://soundcloud.com/acedon617/babybella-live-on-by-ace-don&gt;.

“Ethics vs. Morals.” Grammarist. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <http://grammarist.com/usage/ethics-morals/&gt;.

“Exclusive: Islamic State Member Warns of NYC Attack In VICE News Interview.” YouTube. Vice News, 25 Sept. 2014. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8TLu514EgU&gt;.

“Former US Soldier Guilty of Rape Found Hanged.” Al Jazeera English. N.p., 19 Feb. 2014. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2014/02/former-us-soldier-guilty-rape-found-hanged-201421943623992645.html&gt;.

“Frogs, like All Animals, Glorify Allaah and Praise Him.” Islam Web. N.p., 12 Apr. 2010. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <http://www.islamweb.net/emainpage/index.php?page=showfatwa&Option=FatwaId&Id=134248&gt;.

Gabriel, Richard A. Muhammad: Islam’s First Great General. Norman, OK: U of Oklahoma, 2007. Print.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. “Was Jackie Robinson Court-Martialed?” PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <http://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/was-jackie-robinson-court-martialed/&gt;.

Hudhayfah, Abu. “A Drone Over The Skies Of Madinah – Poem by Tarek Mehanna.” DOAM Documenting Oppression Against Muslims. N.p., 22 Aug. 2015. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <http://www.doamuslims.org/?p=4537&gt;.

Ibrahim, Meriam, and Maeve Shearlaw. “Meriam Ibrahim on Her Escape from Death Row – ‘the World Gave Me Hope’.” The Guardian. N.p., 2 Feb. 2015. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/02/meriam-ibrahim-pregnant-death-row-sudan-your-questions&gt;.

“Inspire Magazine.” JIHADOLOGY. N.p., 9 Sept. 2015. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <http://jihadology.net/category/inspire-magazine/&gt;.

KRULWICH, ROBERT. “What Happened On Easter Island – A New (Even Scarier) Scenario.” NPR. NPR, 10 Dec. 2013. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <http://www.npr.org/sections/krulwich/2013/12/09/249728994/what-happened-on-easter-island-a-new-even-scarier-scenario&gt;.

“Maajid Nawaz Explains the Difference between Islam and Islamism to Bill Maher and Richard Dawkins.” YouTube. Overtime with Bill Maher, 27 Oct. 2013. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EqSuNewrQs&gt;.

Mantyla, Kyle. “Sandy Rios: ‘You Must Prepare of Martyrdom’ If Gay Marriage Becomes Legal.” Right Wing Watch. N.p., 19 Mar. 2015. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/sandy-rios-you-must-prepare-martyrdom-if-gay-marriage-becomes-legal&gt;.

Margolin, Josh. “War-drobe: Guantanamo Judge Rules 9/11 Beast KSM Can Don Camouflage at Trial.” New York Post. N.p., 17 Oct. 2012. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <http://nypost.com/2012/10/17/war-drobe-guantanamo-judge-rules-911-beast-ksm-can-don-camouflage-at-trial/&gt;.

Mark, Joshua J. “Love, Sex, and Marriage in Ancient Mesopotamia.” Ancient History Encyclopedia. N.p., 16 May 2014. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <http://www.ancient.eu/article/688/&gt;.

MAY, MICHAEL. “Tarek Mehanna: From Suburban Teenager to Convicted Terrorist.” Latitude News. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <http://www.latitudenews.com/story/tarek-mehanna-suburban-teenager-accused-terrorist/&gt;.

McCurry, Justin. “The Last Kamikaze: Two Japanese Pilots Tell How They Cheated Death.” The Guardian. N.p., 11 Aug. 2015. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/11/the-last-kamikaze-two-japanese-pilots-tell-how-they-cheated-death&gt;.

Mehanna, Tarek. “A Drone Over The Skies Of Madinah.” Kalamullah. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <http://kalamullah.com/skies-of-madinah.html&gt;.

Nawaz, Maajid, and Anjem Choudary. “Is Islam an Intolerant Religion?” YouTube. YouTube, 22 Feb. 2009. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XtUsRyWAcg&gt;.

Nomani, Asra Q. “This Is Danny Pearl’s Final Story.” Washingtonian. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <http://www.washingtonian.com/projects/KSM/&gt;.

O’Keefe, Tim. “Epicurus (341—271 B.C.E.).” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <http://www.iep.utm.edu/epicur/&gt;.

Press, The Associated. “Pensacola Abortion Clinic Fire Investigation Leads to Arrest.” New Orleans, LA, Local News. N.p., 5 Jan. 2012. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2012/01/pensacola_abortion_clinic_fire.html&gt;.

“Quote Investigator.” Quote Investigator. N.p., 15 Oct. 2011. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <http://quoteinvestigator.com/2011/10/15/liberty-fist-nose/&gt;.

Reuters. “White House Confirms Key Isis Leader Killed in US Air Strike.” The Guardian, 21 Aug. 2015. Web. <http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/21/white-house-confirms-key-isis-leader-killed-us-air-strike&gt;.

Rich, Tracey R. “A List of the 613 Mitzvot (Commandments).” Judaism 101. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <http://www.jewfaq.org/613.htm&gt;.

Seidensticker, Bob. “Who Would Die for a Lie.” Weblog post. Patheos. N.p., 8 Aug. 2012. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <http://www.patheos.com/blogs/crossexamined/2012/08/who-would-die-for-a-lie/&gt;.

Sillito, David. “Scans ‘show Mindfulness Meditation Brain Boost’ – BBC News.” BBC News. N.p., 4 Jan. 2012. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <http://www.bbc.com/news/health-16406814&gt;.

“Sufi Stories: The Frogs.” Katinka Hesselink. Religious and Spiritual Wisdom, n.d. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <http://www.katinkahesselink.net/sufi/stories2.html&gt;.

TWENEY, DYLAN. “High School Student Builds Fusion Reactor.” Wired.com. Conde Nast Digital, 3 July 2007. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <http://www.wired.com/2007/03/high_school_stu/&gt;.

“US Says ISIL’s Second-in-command Killed.” Al Jazeera English. Al Jazeera English, 22 Aug. 2015. Web. <http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/08/isil-command-hajji-mutazz-killed-iraq-air-strike-150821191213398.html&gt;.

“The Voice of the Martyrs.” The Voice of the Martyrs. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <http://www.persecution.com/&gt;.

White, Josh. “9/11 Architect Tells Court He Hopes for Martyrdom.” Washington Post. The Washington Post, 06 June 2008. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/05/AR2008060500305.html&gt;.

Wood, Graeme. “What ISIS’s Leader Really Wants.” New Republic. N.p., 1 Sept. 2014. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <http://www.newrepublic.com/article/119259/isis-history-islamic-states-new-caliphate-syria-and-iraq&gt;.

3 – Go for Jihad Yourself

coming soon

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