Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, who was convicted of conspiracy over the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people, including 88 Australians, but was later cleared and released from prison, has some instructions for his young followers in The Religion of Peace.
Bashir, the co-founder of the Jemaah Islamiah terrorist network, recently feted extremists blamed for Indonesian bombings as “counter-terrorists” who he says are role models for other Muslims.
Here is an excerpt from the report in The Australian, March 24 2008:
ISLAMIC cleric Abu Bakar Bashir has returned to his hardline rhetoric with a call for followers to beat up Western tourists and for young Muslims to die as martyrs.
In the sermon, organised by an Islamic youth organisation and delivered a few kilometres from the home village of convicted Bali bombers Amrozi and Mukhlas, Bashir likened tourists in Bali to “worms, snakes, maggots”, and specifically referred to the immorality of Australian infidels.
The address was caught on video by an Australian university student.
“The youth movement here must aspire to a martyrdom death,” said the
“The young must be first at the front line – don’t hide at the back. You must be at the front, die as martyrs and all your sins will be forgiven. This is how to achieve forgiveness.”
• Meanwhile, Robert Fisk claims that “There is no connection between Islam and ‘terror’.” (‘scare quotes’ his)
March 23, 2008, 2:39 pm at 2:39 pm
The utter inhumanity and cruelty of Islam will bring it down. The sane and the virtuous will risk death to leave such a violent religion: Magdi Allam.
Islam is now recreating the brutality of ancient Rome. And Christian martyrs again will be the seed of the faith.
March 23, 2008, 6:49 pm at 6:49 pm
My response to any Moslem who threatened to behead me would be a take off on the Dirty Harry line:
“Go ahead, make my millennium.” 😉
March 24, 2008, 1:23 am at 1:23 am
This guy is pure evil.
February 6, 2011, 9:10 am at 9:10 am
well , i respect your blog and your opinion but i’ll write my opinion as a muslim guy ..
i am very sure that you have misunderstanding about islam
even all your articles about it ..it show clearly that
you are not unaligned..
To achieve forgiveness in islam is not by kill others
islam do not purpose to kill or to hurt people
islam purpose to make peace and to make the life better
as your religion ..
you have to understand that we have our reasons to be muslims , and believe me we are not stupid and non-educated people ..
thank you 🙂