Friday, October 30, 2009

Hate Preacher Who Incited 9/11 Terrorists Now Renounces Terror, Violence

Story here.

Looks like 9/11 ringleader Mohammed Atta was a mentally-disordered dupe of, in turn, another mentally-disordered dupe (who himself was duped by other dupes, who were duped by other dupes... ad infinitum) as well as a deranged, cold-blooded murderer.

Hmm... Mohammed El Fazazi... Fazazi sounds like a great name for a new Itlalian supercar...
In 2001, imam Mohammed El Fazazi of Morocco preached that it it is a Muslim obligation to "slit the throats of non-believers" in a Hamburg mosque. Among his listeners and star pupils were Mohammed Atta, Ramzi Binalshibh and Marwan al-Shehhi, three of the men who participated in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.

Today, eight years later, Mohammed El Fazazi has foresworn acts of terrorism against Western targets. "I admit that I went too far and overshot the target," he wrote in an open letter to his daughter, who lives in Hamburg, and Muslims living in Germany.

Muslims living in Germany, he said, should draw attention to themselves and their issues through "peaceful demonstrations, strikes and protests that are far removed from indiscriminate attacks" and the "killing of innocent people with the argument of killing kuffar," or non-believers.

Earlier this week, SPIEGEL reported about the former hate preacher's apparent change of mind. Since then the letter, which SPIEGEL ONLINE has posted in a slightly abridged form, has begun making waves. Early indications suggest that Fazazi's letter swearing off violence is likely to trigger a debate in mosques and, especially, among jihadists.