Funny how so many Islamic clerics turn out to be misunderstanders of the Religion of Peace™. One would think that a man who had devoted his life to the study of the Qur'an and Sunnah wouldn't get it all so drastically wrong. And yet it seems to keep happening, as the learned analysts scratch their heads and mutter about poverty. "Terrorism accused were lectured on jihad," by Anna Walker for Australian Broadcasting Company News, October 12:
The Victorian Supreme Court has heard how two men accused of planning a terrorist attack in Sydney were lectured by a sheikh on the values of jihad.
Five Melbourne men are on trial accused of plotting an attack at the Holsworthy Army Barracks in Sydney.
The transcript of an audio file, found on one of the men's computers, was read to the jury today.
The file contained a conversation carried out over the internet between two of the accused men in Melbourne and a sheikh in Somalia.
In the recording, the Muslim leader spends an hour lecturing Saney Aweys and Abdirahman Ahmed on jihad, or holy war.
He tells the men to choose between two realities - Christianity or Al Qaeda.
He also urges them to fight with their closest infidels....