Saturday, June 5, 2010

Mongols - 1 Assassins - 0

One wonders if the tale of the 11th century Order of Assassins - and their eventual destruction - carries any lesson for dealing with certain murderous elements of the Scimitar today.

It is a question that an unknowledgeable public - and officials who should/perhaps do, but only think in dollar signs - should be aware about 'defensive jihad' inasmuch as a 13-floor mosque has been approved for Ground Zero in New York City which will be dedicated September 11, 2011. The Scimitar considers lands once "conquered" as always - always - a part of dar al-Islam.

I highly recommend Mary Habeck's book (Yale University Press, 2006), if for no other reason than to know what to pray about with more clarity and specificity.

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