In the News (Fox News): “ISIS details ‘Why We Hate You’ in new magazine. In the new edition of its full-color, glossy magazine, ISIS mocks those who claim Islam is a peaceful religion, and even wades into the controversy surrounding Donald Trump and the parents of a dead Muslim U.S. soldier.
“The 15th issue of Dabiq, published on July 31, is titled ‘Break The Cross’ and appears to be primarily directed at those that ISIS considers its enemies, particularly Christians. One section is devoted to the words and actions of Pope Francis and is headlined ‘In The Words Of Our Enemies.’ An editorial titled ‘Why We Hate You and Why We Fight You’ takes aim at Westerners and ‘apostate “Imams” in the West’ who refuse to define ISIS’ motivation as being Islamic. ISIS calls this rhetoric purely political.
(Breitbart): “To correct the ‘false narrative’ about Islam, the magazine launches a litany of reasons ‘why we hate you and why we fight you.’ The list begins with the most serious crime of the West: its failure to embrace Islam and convert. Christianity is blasphemy and an offense against Allah, the jihadists assert, one which is punishable by death. The text states: ‘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, you fabricate lies against His prophets and messengers, and you indulge in all manner of devilish practices.’ …
“‘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,” the authors add.’ …
“Summing up, the writer states: ‘The fact is, even if you were to stop bombing us, imprisoning us, torturing us, vilifying us, and usurping our lands, we would continue to hate you because our primary reason for hating you will not cease to exist until you embrace Islam. Even if you were to pay jizyah [tax for infidels] and live under the authority of Islam in humiliation, we would continue to hate you.'”
Answer: My answer to them would be, “Show me your good life according to Islam. In what way can you promote and publicize it? Please do this; I would be very happy to come to you.
People are searching for someone to join in such a life, something for which it would be worthwhile to pray, something to hope for, rituals to observe, and general rules to take upon oneself in order to become a happy person. Show me these happy people. This doesn’t mean happiness with no basis because there are such people who beat themselves with a whip and believe that this is happiness.
I ask: “Where is your good life? You kill, bomb, rape, and annihilate each other more than any external enemy. You relate to each other with greater hatred than to the other nations and religions, which is to say, either we must oppose you so as not to be thrown into greater problems and ultimately remain with a belief in your idols, or it will be necessary to annihilate you just as you want to annihilate us because we see that by joining your religion we would not attain a calm, normal and good life.”
The conclusion is that you don’t attract us to you this way.
Question: What should our response be?
Answer: It is necessary to oppose them because, if we submit, we will not be granted a secure life for our families and for ourselves this way.
Question: Does a middle line exist in this case?
Answer: The middle line is a term from the wisdom of Kabbalah.
Accordingly, we must maintain a good connection in the face of all opposition. We must make a connection between Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, and actually between all religions, beliefs, philosophies, and the other psychologies. In other words, build a bridge of love over all sins.
Good is at the core of every religion, but people distort all of the religions so that now evil stands as their bases. It is up to us to re-establish good over evil.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 8/3/16