The Six Jihadi Tenets of Terrorism
- You can kill bystanders without feeling a lot of guilt.
Enemies going to hell. Victims going to heaven as martyrs. There is one grey area. If you are a Muslim who has sinned, getting killed by a suicide bomber will clean some of your slate for Judgment Day, but precisely where God draws the line between those who go to heaven or hell is not spelled out.
- You can kill children, too, without needing to feel distress.
Children killed in a jihad operation enjoy the same access to virgins and other benefits as martyrs receive.
- Sometimes, you can single out civilians for killing; bankers are an example.
Civilians can be killed in retribution for an enemy attack on Muslim civilians. It would be legitimate to attack banks because they charge interest, and this is in violation of Islamic law.
- You cannot kill in the country where you reside unless you were born there.
Militants living in a country that respects the rights of Muslims have something like a peace contract with the country. The July 7, 2005, London bombings however complied with above rule. Three of the four men who set off the bombs had been born in Britain; the fourth moved there from Jamaica as an infant.
- You can lie or hide your religion if you do this for jihad.
Lying is allowed only when it is deemed a necessity, for example when being tortured, or when an innocuous deception serves a good purpose. For playboy-turned-militant phenomenon, as in “hijackers who enjoyed a good drink” (promiscuity and sport car) the portraying of sins as ruse might not work as mush as “post facto scrubbing up of their image” by the militant leaders.
- You may need to ask your parents for their consent.
Militant Islamists interpret the Koran and the separate teachings of Muhammad that are known as the Sunna as laying out five criteria to be met by people wanting to be jihadis. They must be Muslim, at least 15 and mature, of sound mind, debt free and have parental permission.
Bonus: Respect a guest, even he/she is an enemy in the company of jihadis.