God bless little green footballs. They posted a link today to a First Post (UK) article that regrettably will get little or no attention here in the US media.
The article contains excerpts from an interview with Abu Bakar Bashir, described as the spiritual leader of Jemaah Islamiyah (see my previous post on the Bali bombings). In the article, Bashir gives the following chilling statement in response to the question of how the west can achieve peace with Islam: "If they want to have peace, they have to accept to be governed by Islam."
And there it is. Nothing about the Palestinian issue, nothing about troops in Iraq, nothing but "submit to Islam or die."
This is not Muslim extremism...this is core Muslim philosophy.