Why Do Muslim Terrorists Want to Kill Americans.

SAILOR 2010/06/23 16:00:53
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American discussions about what causes Terrorists to do what they do are typically conducted by ignoring the Terrorist's explanation for why he does what he does. Yesterday, Faisal Shahzad pleaded guilty in a New York federal court to attempting to detonate a car bomb in Times Square, and this Pakistani-American Muslim explained why he transformed from a financial analyst living a law-abiding, middle-class American life into a Terrorist:

If the United States does not get out of Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries controlled by Muslims, he said, "we will be attacking U.S.," adding that Americans "only care about their people, but they don't care about the people elsewhere in the world when they die" . . . .

As soon as he was taken into custody May 3 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, onboard a flight to Dubai, the Pakistani-born Shahzad told agents that he was motivated by opposition to U.S. policy in the Muslim world, officials said.

"One of the first things he said was, 'How would you feel if people attacked the United States? You are attacking a sovereign Pakistan'," said one law enforcement official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the interrogation reports are not public. "In the first two hours, he was talking about his desire to strike a blow against the United States for the cause."

When the federal Judge presiding over his case asked him why he would be willing to kill civilians who have nothing to do with those actions, he replied: "Well, the people select the government. We consider them all the same" (the same rationale used to justify the punishment of the people of Gaza for electing Hamas). When the Judge interrupted him to ask whether that includes children who might have been killed by the bomb he planted and whether he first looked around to see if there were children nearby, Shahzad replied:

Well, the drone hits in Afghanistan and Iraq, they don't see children, they don't see anybody. They kill women, children, they kill everybody. It's a war, and in war, they kill people. They're killing all Muslims. . . .

I am part of the answer to the U.S. terrorizing the Muslim nations and the Muslim people. And, on behalf of that, I'm avenging the attack. Living in the United States, Americans only care about their own people, but they don't care about the people elsewhere in the world when they die.

Those statements are consistent with a decade's worth of emails and other private communications from Shahzad, as he railed with increasing fury against the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, drone attacks, Israeli violence against Palestinians and Muslims generally, Guantanamo and torture, and asked: "Can you tell me a way to save the oppressed? And a way to fight back when rockets are fired at us and Muslim blood flows?"

This proves only what it proves. The issue here is causation, not justification. The great contradiction of American foreign policy is that the very actions endlessly rationalized as necessary for combating Terrorism -- invading, occupying and bombing other countries, limitless interference in the Muslim world, unconditional support for Israeli aggression, vast civil liberties abridgments such as torture, renditions, due-process-free imprisonments -- are the very actions that fuel the anti-American hatred which, as the U.S. Government itself has long recognized, is what causes, fuels and exacerbates the Terrorism we're ostensibly attempting to address.

It's really quite simple: if we continue to bring violence to that part of the world, then that part of the world -- and those who sympathize with it -- will continue to want to bring violence to the U.S
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  • spacehawk 2010/06/23 16:08:03
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    The solution is simple. Stop meddling in other peoples countries.
    Promote electric vehicles and then you do not have to worry about oil and the middle east as they will not have as much money to spend on terrorism.

    And yea I am grossly generalizing but it is a short summary. :)

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  • Jimmy Jake 2011/07/18 00:05:13
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    Because their god Allah orders them to kill Christians and Jews. Muslims are killing Christians all over the world. Allah the muslim god is possibly satan himself.
  • God bless American freedom 2010/07/12 01:21:17 (edited)
    God bless American freedom
    If one studies qur'an and hadith of Muhammed. one would see that islam is supposed to murder any non muslims( kaffur ) or tax them into oblivion to islam ... to force them into subjugation/enslavement to islam.

    Islam justifies this evil it does to all humans ... claiming its allah ( its god ) told them to do it. Islam is just another politicians wet dream used to mislead ignorant hopeful idiots who don't even understand themselves much less others or world history of humankind.

    Americans need to STOP purchasing all oil from any arab nation or islamic or OPEC influenced nations or any nations or governments which support slavery of anykind whatsoever and purchase only American owned oil products.
  • ZahratBaghdad 2010/06/29 21:54:31 (edited)
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    Didn't read all just quick look and as answer to your question plz no muslim wants to kill Americans and the reason that Al-Qaeda and who support their idea want to kill Americans because of Afghanistan ,Iraq and Palestine is not true cause they had attacked US trade tower before Americans go to Afghanistan ,Iraq beside they are not welcome in Iraq or in Palestine or in any other muslim country .
    They would attack the west whether America went or didn't go to Afghanistan&Iraq; these excuses of their extreme stoned minds so they go to US to and attack to show as heroes and say they do what they do cause they want revenge from America to get aid and support from muslims but who believe them only some few losers like them . they talk in the name of Islam and Allah to show themselves as they are carrying the flag of islam while they are who caused the problems to msulims they are who caused muslims to show as terrorists they are the cause of hate to muslms they are who the bad picture about islam and muslims they are who gave haters the golden opportunity to spread hate towards islam .
  • SAILOR ZahratB... 2010/06/29 22:00:44
    Bin Laden said in 1997 that he was at war with the US because of it's support for abusive regimes like Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Syria that leave their populations in poverty while living high off oil money.
  • ZahratB... SAILOR 2010/06/30 08:19:23
    That's true USA support those abusive regimes
  • Theodon 2010/06/26 16:13:54
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    These efforts by Jihadis to target Americans are the current results of a ten decade effort by Muslims to regain their dominance first in the lands they had previously conquered (and lost) and secondly in Christian and Pagan lands they desire.

    From the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt to the Wahhabis in Saudi Arabia to the Shiites in Persia comes a long term awakening of the promises of Allah to Muslims. Muslims, of course, are favored by Allah and deserve to dominate the world. As Allah is on their side, all actions are permissible including killing other Muslims especially as these Muslims go directly to Paradise. Slaughtered Christians, Jews and Pagans go to Hell of course.

    America has been predominant in the world. If Islam is to gain in this world, they must challenge that dominance. If America falters, then Europe will be easier pickings. The Muslim conquest once included most of present day Spain and the Balkan states and even parts of Italy and France. Any retreat from the world by America will be seen as a victory by Jihadis who will redouble their efforts.

    Surrender and retreat or fight: there is no other choice.
  • Hanane 2010/06/23 16:10:54
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    pffffffff no one want to kill just you ,want to be look like victim
    and inside you talk about muslim you have to talk about the israeli who control you country
  • SAILOR Hanane 2010/06/23 16:46:49
    I am writing to ask why do Americans ignore the reasons given by terrorist for their actions. Many "muslim" terrorist have given the same reasons as Shahzad has and yet the politicians keep saying they attack us because we are free.
    I do not mean to pick on Islam itself.
  • Hanane SAILOR 2010/06/23 16:57:42
    Oh well i answered the Q you asked
    and i don't think that "muslim terrorist" had do anything to Americans till now(except if you still believe that the 9/11 was bacause "muslim terrorist")
    What this the reasons given by the terrorists?
  • SAILOR Hanane 2010/06/23 17:03:11
    Shahzad said the main reason he wanted to blow up Americans was because of the US policy of drone attacks against Pakistan and he wanted to avenge the deaths of the innocent women and children that have been killed by them.
  • Hanane SAILOR 2010/06/23 17:22:18
    ah ok well i agree with him
    American army take "el qaida"just like a reason to Occupying pakistan
    what a pity still have wars in this world
  • disinter 2010/06/23 16:08:23
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    Why have Christian terrorists slaughtered over 1 million people in Iraq?
  • Hanane disinter 2010/06/23 16:13:56
    but they talk about the muslim terrorist that all
    i don't think they will accept this"Christian terrorists"
  • spacehawk Hanane 2010/06/23 16:20:31
    How about religious terrorists?
  • Hanane spacehawk 2010/06/23 16:30:59
    hihi i think you are non-religious right?
  • spacehawk Hanane 2010/06/23 16:34:08
    Yes, I see religious as the root of most evil.
    So yes, as all religious people (excluding Muslims) I am an infidel.
    Destined to Hell like every one else (including Muslims and excluding Christians)

    Strange world :)
  • Hanane spacehawk 2010/06/23 16:40:53
    why "excluding Christians"?
  • spacehawk Hanane 2010/06/23 19:24:43
    This is where things get a bit confusing for me. Even thought Christianity is included as those with faith in the Koran,
    "he unforgivable sin to a Muslim is to attribute deity to anything other that God himself. To claim that Jesus is God or the Son of God is blasphemy to a Muslim. They believe that God is unbegotten and begets not. "

    Blasphemy in Islam is any irreverent behavior[1] toward holy personages, religious artifacts, customs, and beliefs that Muslims revere. The Quran condemns such behavior, and Sharia provides penalties for blasphemy. Where Sharia pertains, the penalties for blasphemy can include fines, imprisonment, flogging, amputation, crucifixion, hanging, or beheading.[2][3] Muslim clerics may call for the killing of an alleged blasphemer by issuing a fatwa.

    Excuse my for being confused. :)
  • Hanane spacehawk 2010/06/23 19:57:48
    ok i will answered as i understand (i think you want to say that islam is more punish.Right?)
    well it's axactly like when you make a mistake with your boss he will punish you,isn't?
    And you had talk about one side only you forget the other side(Reward)
    and it's ok to be confused ,i know there are much Contradictions but Exactly as there are good and bad there are Reward and Penalty
    (i hope you could right with simple words)
  • spacehawk Hanane 2010/06/23 20:03:07
    Thank you for your civil replies.

    Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Out of these 3 only Islam proclaims that they are all the same, yet they all differ and argue with each other.

    As an Atheist this is extremely abnormal for me. weird even and bizarre.

    Where is the love they all profess to preach? (rhetorical question)
    If you are happy in your belief I am happy, just do not point a gun in my face for being an infidel and we will be ok. :)
  • Hanane spacehawk 2010/06/23 20:14:05
    hihi i will not point a gun in your face for being an infidel i am sure you have info that muslims are haters and violence but we don't hate any one even our prophet(saaws) was Social with every one even the Atheist
    And thank you too for your Respectable replies
  • spacehawk Hanane 2010/06/23 20:19:55
    :), I have experience hateful Muslims but I have also experienced hateful Atheists.

    I know you will not point a gun at my face. :) You are a nice person.

    You can wear your veil on your house but will you take it off in mine as I will be willing to adjust to your customs in your house but revert back to mine in my house?

    For me with religion the scales are hardly ever balanced.
  • Hanane spacehawk 2010/06/23 20:33:08
    good point, but as you see no one respect the believes of the other
  • spacehawk Hanane 2010/06/23 20:35:33
    but do you, that is all I am concerned about at the moment? :)

    Do you respect my non belief (non as in no deity)
  • Hanane spacehawk 2010/06/23 20:44:23 (edited)
    of course i respect your non belief(you have your own reasons to not believe in god)
  • SAILOR spacehawk 2010/06/23 20:02:44
    The Bible also condemns non believers. But the Bible says to spread the word to them that they may be saved.

    It is man that has put penalties on non-believers of any religion. It is man who uses religion for their own gains and agendas. Man, not religion is the problem.
  • spacehawk SAILOR 2010/06/23 20:04:32
    In my world it is man who created the religions.

    Jesus would probably agree with me.
  • SAILOR spacehawk 2010/06/23 20:06:59
    If man created religion, why can't man practice religion as it is said to be?
  • spacehawk SAILOR 2010/06/23 20:09:41
    Because men have egos and different likes and dislikes. Religion are quite often politically driven.

    That is why we had Judaism (i will not discuss where Judaism came from) then it morphed into Christianity and today we have Islam.

    Men caused this change to happen.
    Also have a look at the 100's of different sections within these 3 main religions.
  • Hanane spacehawk 2010/06/23 20:26:32
    But all these 3 religions(Judaism ,Christianity and Islam.)have the same point(i don't know if it is the correct word^-^)which is Unite God(even there are some Differences)
    so the same letter i think it's mean the same Source
  • spacehawk Hanane 2010/06/23 20:31:11
    I suspect you talk about the point of origin.

    That would be Egyptian mythology, and beyond.

    Our current belief systems are mostly influenced by Egypt dating back to way before the bible.

    The original origin could have been a spaceship landing.
    I am not being sarcastic.
  • Hanane spacehawk 2010/06/23 20:40:28
    well everyone has his own believes but there must be a day when we will know the truth
    (it's seems like we are in experience)
  • spacehawk Hanane 2010/06/23 20:50:06
    I do not think that e will ever 'know' the truth.

    what truths are we all looking for? ...
    Where do we come from
    Why are we here
    and where are we going.

    will be ever know the truth of these questions? Perhaps there is no truth as there is not definitive answer.

    Does it really matter to know the answers to these question or are the answers very simple.

    There is only one thing and it is everything. You me and the cat are apart of this one thing.
    there is no beginning and no end as everything has always been here.

    We are here to be happy. To find happiness. That means to be tolerant, non judgemental and definitely not prejudice.

    Were are we going... we are not going anywhere, we are part of the one thing called everything. Death and life becomes immaterial with this view.
  • Hanane spacehawk 2010/06/23 21:18:36
    i think for every Contradictions and questions there must be solution
    if there is no ending and no answer that mean no jugement so why should i be good person if no one will Reward or Penalty my worksand in this case the victim stay victim
  • spacehawk Hanane 2010/06/23 21:25:06 (edited)
    The secret is to keep searching for truth but to be content with the possibility that you might never find it.

    You should be a good person because you want other to be good. If others are good it is easier to achieve happiness. Happiness is something everyone wants no matter who they are.

    You are not a victim if you are happy. If you are unhappy you are the victim of your own unhappiness.

    I have to add, that happiness is a choice, a personal responsibility.
  • Hanane spacehawk 2010/06/23 21:36:48
    i don't think that the happiness is a personal responsibility but every one participate on it.
    "You should be a good person because you want other to be good. If others are good it is easier to achieve happiness"what if you are good person but the other are not,do you think there will be happiness? and you can see in this world not all people are good
  • spacehawk Hanane 2010/06/24 06:12:50
    Not all people are good I agree. Life is not perfect and that includes having to deal with bad people.

    happiness is a personal responsibility. There is happiness in a grain of sand. That is how some POW (prisoners of war) survived their isolation.

    No one should blame their unhappiness on anyone but themselves. Yes people around us does influence our happiness but we have to choice to deal with it or not.
  • Hanane spacehawk 2010/06/24 18:41:18
    well i still don't think you can choose,if there was mach problems you will feel unhappy and it's out of hand.
  • spacehawk Hanane 2010/06/24 19:02:04
    Sure but there is always a way to change your circumstances in order to be happy.
  • spacehawk Hanane 2010/06/24 19:03:27
    I think I have said before, there are only two solutions for problems, change them or move away from them

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