“Followers of one of the fastest-growing radical Muslim terror groups are being told to steal, embezzle and seize property â€“ especially from Americans â€“ in order to finance their jihad.
While Muslim teaching generally forbids theft, the new edition of Inspire magazine — launched by the group behind the air cargo printer bombs in October, the underwear bomb plot in December 2009 and the most recent pre-Christmas alert — is now telling followers that such crimes are justifiable, especially if the U.S. government and U.S. citizens are targets.
Al-Awlaki gives religious justification to any actions used by jihadists to obtain money. In the article, titled â€˜The Ruling on Dispossessing the Disbelieversâ€™ Wealth in Dar Al-Harb,â€™ he deals with the issue by ruling that Western countries are considered Dar Al-Harb, i.e. the territory of war, countries on which the rules of war apply,â€ says an analysis from media research group.
â€œSince this is the case, Al-Awlaki says Muslims living in the West are not bound by any laws or contracts that prohibit them to harm their countries of residence.”