On Thursday, Federal authorities charged 18-year-old Muslim Omar Alkattoul from Sayreville, New Jersey, with transmitting a “manifesto” in which he wrote about targeting a synagogue and specifically wanted to attack Jews. The manifesto led the FBI to issue a statewide security alert for temples. Meanwhile, the mainstream media is trying to whitewash Islam from the jihadi’s motives and invoke sympathy for the criminal. Furthermore, they failed to investigate his father’s potentially troubling views and the effect they could have had on the son.
“I am the attacker, and I would like to introduce myself,” wrote the Sayerville man in his manifesto titled “When Swords Collide,” according to a release Thursday from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey.
According to prosecutors, Omar used Telegram, a social media app, on November 1 to send a link to his manifesto. He admitted to the person he sent it to that he wrote the document, stating: “It’s in the context of an attack on Jews.” According to the second individual, Omar also sent the manuscript to at least five other people using another social media application.
“I will discuss my motives in a bit, but I did target a synagogue for a really good reason, according to myself and a lot of Muslims who have a brain,” he wrote.
“I am a Muslim with so many regrets, but I can assure you this attack is not one of them, and Insha’Allah, many more attacks like these against the enemy of Allah and the pigs and monkeys will come,” stated Omar in his manifesto.
“This attack was just to remind the Jews that as long as 1 Muslim remains in this world, they will never live a pleasant life until the Muslims in Palestine, Syria, West Africa, and South Asia are living a pleasant life,” he wrote, according to the complaint.
He wrote in one section, “Good Jews do not exist unless they convert to Islam…I hate Jews based on their actions and their religion that justifies the actions they do.”
He also accused Jewish people of supporting violence and hatred toward Muslims in the documents. “Let’s be aware of the fact that the Jews promote the biggest hatred against Muslims, even in the west,” Omar wrote.
In another titled section titled “The Heroes,” Alkattoul wrote, “…when I say, ‘heroes and lions,’ I am referring to Osama Bin Laden, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Abu Bakr.”
Fellow Muslims on social media celebrated Alkattoul and praised him with “good job” and “proud of you,” according to the complaint.
Media Formula For Protecting Muslim Supremacists
In a deliberate effort to manipulate the narrative for political purposes, Democrats and their media are pushing the false narrative that the jihadi manifesto had nothing to do with Islam, despite the terrorist stating it had everything to do with his religion. And that he is a proud Muslim.
A Facebook page in his name, which places him in the nearby city of Elizabeth, where public records show the family lived through the end of 2016, features a banner across the top reading, “I’m Muslim & [Love] My Prophet.”
The media consistently acts as an attorney to defend jihadis and the Islamic ideology and religious texts that motivate these attacks. U.S left-wing media quickly deployed their formula for protecting Islamic supremacists. First, they go to great lengths to suppress the that the terrorist is Muslim. Next, they try to convince the public the Islamic threat is not dangerous. In this case, they focused on the jihadi’s young age, convincing you he was just a confused young teenage boy in High School. Then they suggest the poor confused high school student could suffer from “psychological issues” despite having zero medical proof to justify their claim. And finally, they try to evoke sympathy for the offender by quoting family or friends who state the jihadi was just confused and is a good person.
Despite the media’s defense of Islam, terrorists like Omar all have one thing in common: They credit their motivation and success to religion. As reported by the The Religion of Peace (TROP),
Islam isn’t hijacked by extremists – it is what inspires them. This distinguishes Islamic terrorism from criminal activity, and it is part of what makes Islam so very, very different from other religions.
Many people prefer to bury their heads in the sand or look for ways to re-cast Islamic terror to fit their own political agenda. However, Muslims behind the violence are quite explicit about the religious certainty that compels their actions.
The teachings and early history of Islam that explain the violence are discussed elsewhere on this site. Here is shown that, as far as Islamic terrorists are concerned, their acts are done explicitly in the name of Allah and for the cause of Islam and Islamic law… across the globe.
The media fails to investigate Omar’s Dad, who might have Radicalized him
News 12 quickly reported that his 64-year-old father, Mousa Alkattoul, said, “He’s just a kid. He was playing on the computer. He was talking to bad people. That’s what happened.”
The Daily Beast ran with the father’s story and tried to blame anonymous “bad people” online for radicalizing Omar. They fail to mention that Omar’s beliefs are inspired by Islam’s holiest books, the Quran and Hadith:
Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews.” (Sahih Muslim 6985)
The most dangerous enemies are the Jews. All the other enemies of the cause are the lackeys of the Jews now. Allah clarified this matter: “You shall find the strongest in enmity towards the believers to be the Jews.” [Qur’an 5:82]
“They will continue to fight you, until they turn you back from your religion, if they are able.” [Qur’an 2:217]
Many verses speak about the corruption. If we, as Muslims, really want to live in peace and security, we must get rid of this enemy. Furthermore, according to the Sunnah, when the trees and the stones will speak on the Day of Judgment, they will express disgust at them, either verbally or figuratively. They will say, “O Muslim, kill him, it is a Jew.” [Sahih Muslim 6985]
After they are killed, in the time of Jesus, Muslims will experience their best days, because there would be no more Jews on earth. Earth will bring forth its blessings, the sky will send down rain in abundance, people will live in peace, even if someone would put his hand in the mouth of a snake, it would not harm him, and wolves will graze with sheep. There will be an amazing atmosphere of abundance and prosperity. No one will need charity, because the world will have been cleansed of the Jews
Furthermore, the Daily Beast and other “media” groups failed to investigate the father, who is believed to be a Jordanian immigrant. Could the father have been responsible for radicalizing the son? A quick look at a Facebook account appearing to be the father’s, based on name, profile information, and common photos with the arrested youth, shows the father’s anti-American feelings. The account in Mousa’s name posted a video from Islamic preacher Zakir Naik who stated that Jews “control America” and are the “strongest in enmity to Muslims.” These were the same sentiments written in Omar Alkattoul’s manifesto. He also praises radical Salafist Hazem Salah Abu Ismail. Salafist preachers are infamous for spreading hatred of Jews and Christians. The Facebook account also shows Omar’s dad promoted anti-Israel videos and perpetuated the lie that Israelis are slaughtering Palestinian children.
Why would the father potentially post videos from a cleric that not only hates Jews, but supports capital punishment for homosexuals, works with a global terrorist network to spread jihadist views, believes ‘temples should not be allowed to be constructed in an Islamic country, urges Islamic countries to arrest and prosecute non-Muslims, and preaches that “wishing “Merry Christmas’ to Christians is the worst evil, even worse than fornication or murder.”
Did the FBI investigate his family’s beliefs? Did Omar attend Mosques in New Jersey? If so, will the FBI investigate the mosque he worshipped at or would this be considered “islamophobic”?
“Mental Illness” and Christian Extremists
They also reported that “multiple” unnamed neighbors often saw Omar, and because of his erratic behavior and comments, they believed he was dealing with “mental health issues.” However, his father reports that his son does well in school and has a good life at home. Furthermore, during a voluntary examination at a local hospital, Alkattoul told medical staff that he “supported ISIS and al-Qaeda.”
Other publications tried to downplay Islam’s threat towards Jews by falsely claiming Christians are just as much of a threat. Left-wing NPR stated,
Public warnings about nonspecific threats against Jewish institutions, made by groups including Christian supremacists and Islamist extremists, aren’t unusual in the New York City area, and many turn out to be false alarms.
As the TROP website explains, the difference between Christianity and Islam starts at the top: Muslims are told that their prophet Muhammad – a slave-owner, sexual glutton, thief, and killer – is the most “beautiful pattern of conduct” and for mankind to follow (Quran 33:21), as well as the “exalted standard of character” (Quran 68:4).
Christians are told to emulate Jesus – a pacifist and servant – and “walk, even as he walked” (1 John 2:6). Unlike Muhammad, who ordered military assaults against Christians, for example, Jesus told his followers not to resort to violence and to pray for one’s enemies.
Even though some Muslims regard terrorists who kill in the name of Allah as criminals, they can’t deny that Muhammad also killed in the name of Allah. So what example of Jesus do Christians “extremists” emulate, which has them confused with terrorists and criminals?
Omar was arrested and charged with one count of transmitting a threat in interstate and foreign commerce via the internet, according to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger. Officials characterized the manifesto as “containing threats to attack a synagogue and Jewish people.”
The charge of transmitting a threat in interstate and foreign commerce carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The driving impulse of Omar to kill Jews is religious in nature and not the act of an “extremist.” His behavior and actions are part of his belief system, allowing him to slaughter Jews en masse. We will never defeat our enemy if our leaders and media continue to pretend that jihadis like Omar are not motivated by Islamic doctrine and faith.
Surah 9:14, “Fight them [unbelievers]; Allah will punish them by your hands and will disgrace them and give you victory over them and satisfy the breasts of a believing people.”