By Richard A. Clarke
Examines America's battle on terror, either earlier than and after September eleventh, together with what went wrong or right, the operations of al Qaeda, the dep. of place of origin protection, and different the most important activities of the Bush management.
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O People of the Book! Commit no excess in your religion: nor say of God aught but the truth” (4:171). 25 Frugality: The Quran condemns wastefulness and commends wise management of economic resources. 26 Self-defense: The Quran enjoins Muslims to defend themselves when they are attacked by an enemy. “Will ye not fight people who violated their oaths, plotted to expel the Apostle, and attacked you first? Do ye fear them? ” (9:13). 27 Courtesy: The Quran enjoins believers to be courteous to one another and to avoid mockery, backbiting, defaming, and slandering.
First, they are done by Muslims and in this study I am concerned with the significance of the Quran for revolutionary ideology for Muslims. Second, the fact that both works have undergone numerous reprints in various countries since their original publication in the 1930s is evidence of the fact that Muslims widely consider them as valid interpretations. The rest of this chapter is devoted to a study of the Quran in relation to the individual components of revolutionary ideology identified in Chapter 1.
31 This view, however, is not shared by the majority of Sunni Muslims—both religious scholars and laymen—who consider the corpus of law developed by the scholars of early Islam as Sharia and 34 REVOLUTIONARY IDEOLOGY AND ISLAMIC MILITANCY believe that the doors of Ijtihad are closed. However, there is nothing in the Quran to support this view. On the contrary, the view that “independent reasoning” should be used to legislate for new laws— on the basis of the teachings of the Quran and the Sunnah (tradition of the Prophet), and in areas where no clear ruling can be found in those sources—finds support in the Sayings of the Prophet.
Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror by Richard A. Clarke