Migration and #Jihad – Two sides of the same coin.
Within #Islamic teaching there is a clear and incontrovertible link between #Jihad and Migration. Allah declares: “Those who have believed and those who have emigrated and fought in the cause of Allah – those expect the mercy of Allah” (Qur’an 2:281, se also 8:27)
In fact even for Muhammad himself his military campaigns also started once he migrated to a place, Medina, that he could dominate and use as a base. This idea of ‘offensive migration’ is neatly encapsulated in the name of the radical Islamist group Al-Mujiharoun (lit. ‘The Emigrants’)
We are told by our elites and media that we should ‘fully welcome refugees’. To which we are entitled to ask, what if even 1% of those refugees are migrating in order to wage ‘Jihad in the Cause’ of Allah? Is this a risk worth taking?
For much more about the links between Islamic teaching and violence please see my book ‘Nothing to do with Islam?’