To mark IDC Herzliya’s 20th anniversary, we spent a day following Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC’s founder and president, and Jonathan Davis, VP for External Relations, around its delightful campus.
Zawahiri is obviously being disingenuous. “Blacks in America, people of color, American Indians, Hispanics, and all the weak and oppressed in North and South America, in Africa and Asia, and all over the world” certainly do not have sharia law in mind whenever Zawahiri sings praises about freedom and the need for the world to unite and lift off the yoke of Western oppression.
This is especially the case since sharia law specifies a number of draconian restrictions and double standards for all those who choose not to convert: second-class dhimmi status for Christians and Jews (in accordance to Koran 9:29); death for polytheists – those whom Zawahiri would otherwise implore for aid in Africa and Asia (in accordance to Koran 9:5).
Contrary to Zawahiri’s promise, then, radical Islam’s “victory over America and its ‘Crusading’ allies” would definitely not be a “victory for them,” the non-Muslim peoples of the world.
About the Author: Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and an Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum.
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