…now the Jihadists seek to do so with “soft Jihad” and dawa…Even though this article uses terms that we do not necessarily like, such as “Islamist” and “radical,” it has a great deal of relevance for our efforts to oppose sharia for a few reasons:
1. It shows that our adversaries see no boundaries or insurmountable obstacles to promote their cause. This is indeed a “war of ideas” and ideas are not hindered by high mountains or a history of neutrality. In this case, it is also important to point out that, whereas Hitler left the Swiss alone partially because of their control of the financial system and gold market of those days, the Sharia-promoting Jihadists are actually ATTRACTED to infiltrating Switzerland for the very same reasons today.
They asked Dillinger why he robbed banks and he responded:”Because that’s where the money is.”
2. Dawa, or what we call “soft Jihad” is a integral part of Sharia and this is the method that they are using in Switzerland.
3. The article contains references to aspects of sharia, such as stoning. It also mentions that one of the Imams involved actually ran across Bin Laden 20 years ago at a “sharia faculty,” what ever that is.
4. Our pal al-Qaradawi is once again prominently mentioned in this article. He is one of the world’s leading Sharia scholars, a leader in the Muslim Brotherhood and recently called for replacing capitalism with Islamic economics.
5. Of course, the final connection to sharia is jihad itself. Jihad is a necessary outcome of Jihad. When the Swiss officials refer to “Islamist terrorism” what they really mean is Jihad. Moreover, the connection to sharia-compliant finance is clear due to the zakat and purification mechanisms which fund Islamic charities, many of which have been found to funnel money to terrorist groups.
Switzerland, a Possible Target of Islamist Terrorism?
OLIVIER GUITTAPublished: October 21, 2008
SWISS NEUTRALITY ENDING? — Traditional Switzerland has tried to hold on to its neutrality and keep its doors open to all, including Islamist groups. But threats from radicals are prompting the country to get off the fence.
Once considered the safest country in Europe, if not the world, Switzerland is now a potential target of a terrorist attack. Why? In the past few months something has happened to this quiet and neutral country where outside of an occasional banking scandal nothing much went on; at least nothing that merited international focus.
continue reading this article at http://www.metimes.com/International/2008/10/21/switzerland_a_possible_target_of_islamist_terrorism/1759/
Olivier Guitta, an adjunct fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and a foreign affairs and counterterrorism consultant, is the founder of the newsletter The Croissant (www.thecroissant.com).