Lead Islamic terrorist Mohammed Atta wrote these words before he boarded the 9/11 plane: “You are heading for a deed God loves and will accept. It will be the day, God willing, you spend with the women of paradise.” This belief motivated the Paris murderers as well, so having some Muslim leaders condemn their actions as barbaric is not enough to deter future terrorists.
Islam must challenge the belief that if one kills and dies “in the defense of Islam” then one is guaranteed entrance into heaven to enjoy the pleasures of multiple virgins. Where are the Muslim imams who will condemn these beliefs? Where are the Muslim theologians who will say that Muslim terrorists who lie, die and kill others are solely following the author of lies and murders?
Muslim terrorists worldwide are in “peaceful submission and surrender to the will” of Satan. Where are the courageous Muslim leaders who will tell them that?