The International Islamic Front established in February 1998 by bin Laden expressed its motto as ‘To unite Muslims, liberate them from non-believers and aggressively expand Islamic faith.’

Al Qaeda says: ‘The manual should be used to train all the Muslim brothers for jihad against India and Hindus. Islamic governments have never and will never be established through peaceful solutions and cooperative councils. They are established as they always have been by pen and gun, by sword and bullet, by tongue and teeth.

‘All the civilisations must clash until Islam is accepted everywhere. Kashmir is nothing more than a gateway to India. Let India bleed by a thousand cuts,’ says Lashkar-e-Tayiba chief Hafiz Mohammed Saeed.

The Students Islamic Movement of India, SIMI, manual states its aim as ‘To achieve Allah’s pleasure through the reconstruction of human life according to the principles given by Allah and his messenger Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam.’

The Asian Age newspaper (August 19, 2001) published a letter recovered from a fidayeen in an encounter with security forces deployed for the Amarnath Yatra. The letter reads ‘We are fidayeen. I am a fidayeen and in the name of Allah we will continue to kill and be killed till such time we destroy India and we overcome India’ [source].

If you know, tell me how the hell do we talk sense and make peace with such people? And some other people tend to get pissed when we call such people ‘Islamic fascists’. The terrorists are using Islam to spread their hate so I think we are right in calling them Islamic fascists. Mind you, that doesn’t mean that we are on a war with Islam.

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