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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Iran - The Nuclear Storm Continues to Gather IV

It appears that the Tyrant of Tehran may be setting the stage for action of some kind. His letter to President Bush is not merely an incoherent rambling or an olive branch to diffuse international tensions. His letter seems to be a da’wa, which is a call to accept Islam. Mohammed requires Muslims to issue this call before fighting their enemies. It seems that the tyrant wants to appear righteous before he starts something. After all, did he not issue the call to the President to accept Islam?
Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war…When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these, you also accept it and withhold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them….If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya [the tax on non-Muslims specified in Qur’an 9:29]. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah’s help and fight them. (Sahih Muslim 4294)
Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch has more on this including a link to the full text of the tyrant's letter to President Bush.

Can anyone really doubt where all this is heading?

UPDATE: Check out what The Gathering Storm has to say about it, too. Just discovered this fine blog today. I'll be visiting often.

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