Islamism. Origins, Motivations, Manifestations. Islamism. Controversial term—devotees say theirs in the true Islam Outsiders define it as: a belief that the Sharia should be the basis for law, political, and governmental organization. Western ideas are corrupt and ought to be resisted.
Origins, Motivations, Manifestations
Islam wishes to destroy all States and governments anywhere on the face of the earth which are opposed to the ideology and programme of Islam regardless of the country or the Nation which rules it. The purpose of Islam is to set up a State on the basis of its own ideology and programme, regardless of which Nation assumes the role of the standard bearer of Islam or the rule of which nation is undermined in the process of the establishment of an ideological Islamic State. It must be evident to you from this discussion that the objective of Islamic 'Jihad' is to eliminate the rule of an un-Islamic system and establish in its stead an Islamic system of State rule. Islam does not intend to confine this revolution to a single State or a few countries; the aim of Islam is to bring about a universal revolution. --Maududi
Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ruhollah Khomeini –1903-1989—Brought Islamist
Revolution to Iran
Founded Al Qa’eda--
For over seven years the United States has been occupying the lands of Islam in the holiest of places, the Arabian Peninsula, plundering its riches, dictating to its rulers, humiliating its people, terrorizing its neighbors, and turning its bases in the Peninsula into a spearhead through which to fight the neighboring Muslim peoples. We -- with God's help -- call on every Muslim who believes in God and wishes to be rewarded to comply with God's order to kill the Americans and plunder their money wherever and whenever they find it. We also call on Muslim ulema, leaders, youths, and soldiers to launch the raid on Satan's U.S. troops and the devil's supporters allying with them, and to displace those who are behind them so that they may learn a lesson. –Fatwa of Osama (1998)
March 11, 2004—Madrid train bombings—killed 191 and wounded 2050
Trade Center Destroyed,
Pentagon Attacked, Flight 93
19 hijackers, 2,973 confirmed dead, another 24 are missing and presumed dead
The July 7, 2005 bombings of the London transit system killed 52 and injured 700. The alleged bombers—Mohammed Sidique Khan, Shehzad Tanweer, Germaine Linday, and Hasib Hussain—were all native Englanders
For the non-Muslims in Britain, you may wonder what you have done to deserve this. You are those who have voted in your government who in turn have and still continue to this day continue to oppress our mothers and children, brothers and sisters from the east to the west in Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq and Chechnya. Your government has openly supported the genocide of more than 150,000 innocent Muslims in Fallujah.
Daniel Pipes suggests the following for the U. S.