US Suspect in Pakistan Defends ‘jihad’ Plans

For years I could remember Islamic apologists practically swearing to me, that American Muslims were different than Muslims anywhere else. If that is so, then why do we see more and more of them joining the jihad? Please wake up guys, the problem exists across the world, America included.

US suspect in Pakistan defends ‘jihad’ plans
By ASIF SHAHZAD

SARGODHA, Pakistan – One of five Americans detained in Pakistan said their aim was to go to Afghanistan to wage jihad against Western forces, defending their intention as justified under Islam.

But he denied any links to al-Qaida or plans to carry out terrorist attacks in Pakistan, as alleged by Pakistani authorities.

Monday was the first time the young Muslims from the Washington, D.C., area have addressed a court after being arrested in early December in the eastern Pakistani city of Sargodha. The case has spurred fears that Westerners are traveling to Pakistan to join militant groups. Pakistani police have said they plan to seek life sentences for the men under the country’s anti-terrorism law.

“We are not terrorists,” one of the men, Ramy Zamzam, told The Associated Press as he entered a courtroom in Sargodha on Monday.

“We are jihadists, and jihad is not terrorism,” he said.

Jihad has several different meanings in Islam, but Zamzam seemed to be referring to the duty to fight against foreign forces viewed as occupying a Muslim country.

The men, aged 19 to 25, denied they had ties with al-Qaida or other militant groups during a court appearance Monday in Sargodha, said their attorney, Ameer Abdullah Rokri.

“They told the court that they did not have any plan to carry out any terrorist act inside or outside Pakistan,” said Rokri. “They said that they only intended to travel to Afghanistan to help their Muslim brothers who are in trouble, who are bleeding and who are being victimized by Western forces.”

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16 comments for “US Suspect in Pakistan Defends ‘jihad’ Plans

  1. Rachel
    January 4, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    I'd like to see their explanation of the difference between jihad and terrorism!

    • Fleur
      January 31, 2010 at 6:14 am

      Fuad Kamal of Anaara Media, a Washington, D.C.-based terrorist group, is an explosives and munitions expert. He is a close associate of Osama bin Laden and has been active in the execution of prior Jihads internationally. Fuad Kamal is highly educated and always on the move. He has produced training videos showing Muslims how to slit throats and eviscerate infidels. Fuad Kamal hides behind the front organization Anaara Media, but he is a top recruitment expert and trainer. He should be placed under strict surveillance if he is not already being monitored!

  2. Tonto
    January 4, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    I think they are some pretty naive, or just plain stupid boys. Too bad they didn't make it to Afghanistan. I hear the native Afghanis are running short of goats and butt boys.

  3. January 4, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    What the article reads….Muslims are Muslims first…..Americans second…if American at all.

  4. dante
    January 5, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    this is what they feel. . .

  5. dante
    January 5, 2010 at 7:35 pm
  6. saima
    January 6, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    islam is a vile religion, period.

    http://www.thereligionofpeace.com
    http://www.thethirdjihad.com
    http://www.faithfreedom.org (best site to prove Islam is false

  7. Konig
    May 3, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Huzzah for intolerance!

    Seriously. It depends on the person. If someone said they were Christian first, American second, would you fault them? I mean, and calling it a vile religion… wow…

    People vary. Not all Muslims are terrorists — it's a specific mindset required. And a lack of information. Also, not all Christians bomb abortion clinics. There's really not all that much of a difference… the targets just vary among the religions.

    Oh, and before you try to fault me on anything, or accuse me of being a Muslim (like that invalidates my argument…) I'm an atheist. Which might be worse in your eyes, but whatever. Open your eyes, people. See what others think.

    • May 4, 2010 at 6:21 pm

      Islam allows rape, that is vile. Islam also breeds terrorism. It does not matter that not all Muslims are terrorists, just like it did not matter that not all Germans were Nazis. Christians are not commanded by their religion to bomb abortion clincs, and comparing that to the everyday problems with Islam is ridiculous.

      Open your eyes, and educate yourself on the issue.

    • eib
      October 20, 2011 at 4:45 pm

      You haven’t read the Quran, nor one word of the Hadiths or Sira.
      Your post deserves a small observation, but your ignorance makes it impossible to engage with you at all.
      If Islamic culture is so tolerant, then why did the Spaniards fight the Reconquista?
      Why didn’t they just leave their Muslim masters in place for the fun in the Atlantic?

  8. Peiter
    December 17, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Fuad Kamal of Anaara Media slits throats and decapitates infidels in the name of Allah. He is planning the next massive U.S. attack in concert with high level Al Qaeda operatives. Fuad Kamal produces videos showing young Jihadists how to slit throats and cut off hands and genitals.

  9. Davidson
    June 9, 2011 at 8:31 am

    If you want the details on Fuad Kamal, Anaara Media and their connection to Al Qaeda, the website http://www.sofiaecho.com provides the most up-to-date information.

    • admin
      June 9, 2011 at 11:39 am

      Thank you Davidson!

  10. JMasters
    October 14, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    You’re welcome! Call Fuad Kamal at 240-515-7578 and tell him you object to his Jihadist recruitment activities. Also tell him that you know he located his “business” Anaara Media just outside Washington, D.C. to be close to the centers of power. Fuad is a person of interest to the FBI and is under surveillance by the Department of Homeland Security. Anaara Media is at 2742 Hunters Gate Terrace in Silver Spring, Maryland.

  11. MLWall
    October 20, 2011 at 9:38 am

    I called Fuad Kamal of Anaara Media at the number 240-515-7578. When I asked him about Anaara Media he got crazy and said that Anaara Media has a right to electronically connect international Jihadist cells. Anaara Media has freedom of speech, according to Fuad Kamal, and any blogs or videos he has made are legal. He then asked me who I was and said I was an enemy of Islam. At that point, I hung up.

    • October 20, 2011 at 9:49 am

      Thanks for having the courage to make the call! I’m surprised they still have the same number after all the calls they recieved.

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