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GUEST COMMENTARY: Al-Qaeda to Americans: Convert to Islam or Else!

Posted by kinchendavid on September 4, 2006

By  Jim Kouri

Special to DavidKinchen.com

On Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006, I read this AP headline “Washington’s Foreign Policies Fuel Terrorism, Says Visiting Mohammad Khatami.”  I thought to myself: either this guy is a sneaky Radical Muslim trying to sell us a phony bill of good or he’s a nitwit. When will the liberal-left, the news media, and even some conservatives — and the American people — realize that the Islamic fascists don’t hate us for what we do; they hate us for who we are. They hate our culture, our morals, our liberty, our freedoms, our pursuit of happiness and all we stand for.

A perfect example is a new Al-Qaeda  videotape making the rounds.

Al-Qaeda’s second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri appears in the new video, along with a man alleged to be an American member of the terror network, urging Americans to convert to Islam.

The 41-minute video, posted on an Islamic militant Web site on Saturday — nine days before the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks — had footage of al-Zawahri and a man the video identified as Adam Yehiye Gadahn, an American who the FBI claims attended Al- Qaeda training camps and serves as an Al-Qaeda translator.

Gadahn and al-Zawahiri do not appear together in the video, but were each featured on a split screen. Both are seen wearing white turbans and robes.

It was the second time Gadahn has appeared in the same video with al-Zawahiri. In a July 7 video marking the one-year anniversary of bombings against the London transit system, Gadahn said no Muslim should “shed tears” for Westerners killed by Al-Qaeda attacks, according to Fox News.

“To the American people and the people of the West in general … God sent his Prophet Muhammad with guidance and the religion of truth … and sent him as a herald,” al-Zawahiri said in an introduction to Saturday’s video.

He goes on to tell Americans to convert to Islam or “suffer the consequences.”

He said “ignorance” of Islam “causes the people of the West to rapturously applaud when Israel perpetrates wholesale slaughter of Muslims in Lebanon and Palestine and leads them to give their consent to the atrocities that governments commit in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere in the Muslim world.”

In other words: How dare we and the Israelis fight back.

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Jim Kouri is  fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and a staff writer for the New Media Alliance (thenma.org). He’s a former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed “Crack City” by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. Kouri has appeared as on-air commentator for more than 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc.  His book “Assume The Position” is available at Amazon.Com. Kouri’s own website is located at http://jimkouri.U.S.

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One Response to “GUEST COMMENTARY: Al-Qaeda to Americans: Convert to Islam or Else!”

  1. I personally am tired of everyone’s attitude, since the Second World War, to just “pass along” to the next generation the problems we do not feel like dealing with decisively TODAY.

    My grandmother’s cousin was general McArthur, and I feel had he been allowed to do what he was called to do (by his God) we would not even have a Communist China today, nor would we have the proliferation of the bomb all around the neighborhood.

    However, having said that, we continue to say that Iran is close to having the bomb, and oh, how horrible it would be if they ever got it, but we are qwaiting UNTIL THEY GET IT TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. NOT ONLY UNTIL they GET IT, BUT hUGO cHAVEZ AND CASTRO GET IT AS WELL.

    Somebody PLEASE look at the drug cartels that are buying up tourist city police departments just over the border in Mexico…we are about to agree with the Mexicans to establish a commond “perimeter” around the two countries for security……OH GREAT. Then they can come here and buy up all of our law and order departments. WE ARE IN FOR SUCH A HUGE PROBLEM from leaving the Mexican elephant in the living room. Hezbollah already has training camps going on in Mexico…..and we are allowing the Hispanic illegals to say California will be their first “Hispanic State?”

    I feel sorry for the next generation, if we all make it that far.

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