In 2007, Ramadan was in September, so I’m sure there’s more symbolism deep within this hate speech than what appears on the surface. Regardless, whatever the symbolism is inherent, it’s clear that it’s a warning. Following are excerpts from a speech by Muhammad Taher Al-Farouq, leader of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, which was posted on December 3, 2007 at ek-is [dot] org, a website hosted in Tampa, FL, and owned by NOC4 Hosts Inc. Via MEMRI. To view the clip, visit MEMRI TV.
Muhammad Taher Al-Farouq: “I would like to congratulate the nation of Muhammad, and especially the mujahideen. In this holy month of Ramadhan, we ask them that, as part of their resistance to the enemies of God, His Prophet, the enemies of the Koran, Islam, and the Muslims, they increase their martyrdom and jihad operations, and fight the sworn enemies of Islam – the Jews, the Christians, and the hypocrites – and carry out the best jihad operations. […] “The people who made our nation proud by carrying out the 9/11 martyrdom operations in Washington and New York were the 19 best people of our nation. All the martyrs in Afghanistan, Chechnya, Iraq, Palestine, and elsewhere should be seen as role models. […] “Allah willing, we will reach America. The men of this nation will reach America. The goal of this campaign is not only Kabul, Kandahar, or Baghdad. The eyes of the nation of Muhammad are set on Washington, London, Moscow, Paris, Delhi, Beijing, and other countries. This is our goal and, Allah willing, we will get there.”