This is what it’s all about. This is what it’s always been about for the last 1500 years… ISIS Exposes the True Reason Why It Hates the West
“….Now, however, the world need not rely on my translations and can get it straight from the horse’s mouth. In a recent article titled “Why We Hate You & Why We Fight You,” the Islamic State gives six reasons. Reason number one says it all:
“….We hate you, first and foremost, because you are disbelievers; you reject the oneness of Allah – whether you realize it or not – by making partners for Him in worship, you blaspheme against Him, claiming that He has a son [Christ], you fabricate lies against His prophets and messengers, and you indulge in all manner of devilish practices. It is for this reason that we were commanded to openly declare our hatred for you and our enmity towards you. “There has already been for you an excellent example in Abraham and those with him, when they said to their people, ‘Indeed, we are disassociated from you and from whatever you worship other than Allah. We have rejected you, and there has arisen, between us and you, enmity and hatred forever until you believe in Allah alone'” (Al-Mumtahanah 4 [i.e., Quran 60:4]). Furthermore, just as your disbelief is the primary reason we hate you, your disbelief is the primary reason we fight you, as we have been commanded to fight the disbelievers until they submit to the authority of Islam, either by becoming Muslims, or by paying jizyah – for those afforded this option [“People of the Book”] – and living in humiliation under the rule of the Muslims [per Quran 9:29]…”
This is as plain as it gets, not to mention wholly grounded in Islam’s traditional worldview. As has been repeatedly pointed out, if Muslims are persecuting their fellow countrymen – people who share their nationality, ethnicity, culture, and language – on the simple basis that they are Christians, why should there be any surprise, or excuses of “grievances,” when Muslims terrorize the “infidels” of the West?
It is this unrelenting hatred that Westerners cannot comprehend – this unrelenting hatred that compels America’s great “friends and allies” Saudi Arabia and Qatar to publish government-sanctioned decrees proclaiming their hate for America.
And it was always this hate that fueled al-Qaeda’s jihad – not grievances. All of the Quran verses that call for hate against non-Muslims have been repeatedly cited by al-Qaeda in its Arabic writings to Muslims. (Ayman Zawahiri, al-Qaeda’s current leader, wrote a 60-page treatise devoted to delineating how Islam commands Muslims to hate non-Muslims. See “Loyalty and Enmity,” The Al Qaeda Reader, p. 63-115.)