MEMRI has an interview of Lebanese Terrorist-Turned-Researcher Anis Al-Naqqash on Hizbullah’s Al-Manar TV, where he states,
Al-Naqqash: “The claims about Islam’s renunciation of violence are meaningless, unfounded, and illogical. Why? Because Islam is one of the greatest advocates of violence, when violence is warranted, and one of the greatest advocates of peace and compassion, when compassion is warranted.
“Islam is the religion of life in general, and not a blind religion. Islam does not surrender to foreign aggression. So stating categorically that Islam is a religion of love that rejects violence – This is a big lie. ‘Take them and kill them wherever you find them.’ This is taken from the words of Allah [the Koran]. About whom? About Allah’s enemies. This is violence.
“Who said that violence is futile? What happened in Spain? A lying and deceiving prime minister… Like [Hasanein] Heikal said… Just because it served his party’s interest. The only reason Spain entered the war in Iraq was that the prime minister’s right-wing party was financed by several Gulf states, at America’s request. As a show of gratitude, he entered the war. He brought his people to war. He had to be hit over the head with a large hammer in order to wake up. This led to a result. Jack Straw, the great genius, the foreign secretary, admits today: ‘It seems that the London bombings are related to our presence in Iraq.’ What a revelation!
“They have the right to turn Iraq into rivers of blood, but they don’t deserve to pay the price in Iraq… I mean, in London?
“This is the prerogative of the commander of the Jihad, and not of those who sit in air-conditioned rooms and issue fatwas about what Islam permits or prohibits.
“Today, we volunteer to say, ‘We reject this blind violence.’ What alternative violence do you propose? Oh, religious scholars of the nation, what violence do you propose as a response to the American invasion of Iraq?
“Today, we are in a state of open war, and so we must calmly say three things. First and foremost, the nation must determine who the enemy is. If we cannot agree that the enemy is America and Israel…”
Host: “The American government…”
Al-Naqqash: “…The American government, Israel, and its allies in its wars against Muslims – in this case, we will be mistaken.
The inevitable failure of the Palestinians in Gaza will breed only more frustration. Whatever economy there was in Gaza is gone. In it’s place will be corruption and nepotism.
Secondly, there will be more violence. We are facilitating a terror ‘do over.’