Algerian Killers: “We’ve Come In the Name of Islam, To Teach the Americans What Islam Is”

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


But the trouble is that no one seems to learn the lesson no matter how often it’s taught. The 9/11 attackers came in the name of Islam to teach Americans what Islam is. The Benghazi attackers came in the in the name of Islam to teach Americans what Islam is.  And the lesson is still unlearned.

The four-day hostage crisis in the Sahara reached a bloody conclusion on Saturday as the Algerian Army carried out a final assault on the gas field taken over by Islamist militants, killing most of the remaining kidnappers and raising the total of hostages killed to at least 23, Algerian officials said….

One Algerian who managed to escape told France 24 television late Friday night that the kidnappers said, “We’ve come in the name of Islam, to teach the Americans what Islam is.” The haggard-looking man, interviewed at the airport in Algiers, said the kidnappers then immediately executed five hostages.

And that is exactly what Islam is. It’s a bullet to the head of an unarmed man. A murder carried out for the purposes of display. An atrocity whose message is that Islam is a better religion than yours because its followers will kill you. That is what Islam is. That it is all it is. And over a thousand years of terror should have taught that lesson to the free peoples of the world already.

Islam is Daniel Pearl being beheaded. Islam is teenage girls being murdered in Afghanistan, in Jordan and in Toronto. Islam is non-Muslims being murdered because they’re non-Muslim and women being murdered because they’re women. Islam is over a thousand years of terror and tyranny wrapped into one brutal package.

This is Islam. Its lesson is the only one that it is capable of teaching, despite all the Koranic commentary and memorization. Its lesson is the same as that of the bullet or the poison or the Qassam rocket or the knife. Its lesson is death.

  • slider 96

    And all but 5 of the "teachers " are dead . The remaining 5 in custody .

    • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

      Yes, they have come to teach, and the following are their constructs – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/13/islam-blood-a

      Their blood lust is boundless and non quenchable – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/09/13/muslim-blood-

      Alas, many westerners haven't a clue.
      Adina Kutnicki, Israel – http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

      • Ar'nun

        Adina- There are plenty of Westerners with far more than a clue. There is a reason these coward Jihadis kidnap small groups of Americans in Algeria. While our Western cities get much of the attention, America's more secluded rural areas are home to people who love this country, have a low tolerance toward change, and a morbid immagination that even these Jihadi's are not eager to encounter.

        • sickofit

          True, but have you noticed how they are moving into these small rural areas. Just look at who's buying you gas stations. They know this is where the fiercest resistance will come from and they are infiltrating to cut us down.

    • Huapakechi

      Feed 'em to pigs.

  • Mary Sue

    Someone better send a Leftist over there to tell them they're Misunderstanding Islam! [/sarcasm while being dead serious at the same time]

  • Anonymous

    An unnamed source has reported the names of the countries from whence the jihadists came — the claim (yet to be verified) is that one terrorist came from Canada… (It was also reported that some of the jihadists spoke a flawless English (without an accent)…

    • Mary Sue

      Canada eh? Sounds like one of the Khadrs or their hangers-on.

    • WilliamJamesWard

      I wonder how many from Chicago and DC???………………William

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "Algerian Killers: “We’ve Come In the Name of Islam, To Teach the Americans What Islam Is”"

    So these are the Islam-o-phobes CAIR has been talking about?

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "This is Islam. Its lesson is the only one that it is capable of teaching, despite all the Koranic commentary and memorization. Its lesson is the same as that of the bullet or the poison or the Qassam rocket or the knife. Its lesson is death."

    And when you have nobody to kill, lie about everything till you do.

  • JacksonPearson

    WOW, CAIR and the Muslim Students Association (MSA) sure had me fooled. Who'd thunk?
    Well, not really, because:
    Wherever Islam sets their bloody foot, followed are darkness, death and destruction!

    ISLAM: The Religion of Peace (and a big stack of dead bodies)
    Islamic Terrorists Have Carried Out More Than 20,268 Deadly Terror
    Attacks Since 9/11. Source: http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/

  • mike

    we need to cut cairs head off and send the muslims back home

  • johnny99

    And, as usual, the vast majority of Americans just can't grasp the lesson plan.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Americans learned what Islam is on 9/11/01.

    • rhcrest

      No they didn't. They still think that those hijackers were somehow different than the average muslim. Bush went around drilling that islam is the religion of peace in everybody'd heads and most people including myself believed him. It wasn't until a facebook friend starting posting about islam a few years ago that i started to learn the truth. Otherwise i would still be as clueless as most Americans.

    • An American

      Some of us did, but not nearly enough of us paid attention to that lesson.

  • Yeah Right

    Why don't you walk up to a Muslim and say that. Keyboard bullies… half of you wouldn't have the guts to say one word to a Muslim. Go sit down and pick up a book.

    • Sonia

      Now why wouldn’t we walk up to a Muslim and say that? I think you have proven our point. They are violent murderers.

  • h castañeda

    The US goverment should set free the technologie to stop depending on their petroleum. Then get out of the middle east leaving the islaminsts along to their luck. Lets see long much they last without the US petro dollars.
    The problem is that the goverment depends on those non backed petro dollars who they send to the middle east creating world inflattion so they can dispose of the real and earned monney consumers pay for gas as a tax.
    The intervention of the US in those islamic countries is the fuel for hate, and the result is the jihhad.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    With Iran closer to nuclear capability and North Korea and Pakistan able to deliver nuclear
    bombs to America, we may wake up one morning in pieces and because of our feckless
    leadership that leads to destruction from behind.The next four years are predictable in
    that we will see disolution while Obama plays his fiddle, you know leading from behind
    is become a way to push you where you do not want to go. Obama signals the world
    America is a ripe place for Islamist incursions and disruption which is to gain in intensity
    over the upcoming years, if we have them……..Islam and peace are as far away from
    each other as East is from West until, it is both in the East and the West…………William

  • lambsev

    A man can survive Islam. But can a man survive the judgment of God? "Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God."

    John 3:1-21
    English Standard Version (ESV)
    You Must Be Born Again

    1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” 3 Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 4 Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” 5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

    9 Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?” 10 Jesus answered him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things? 11 Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you do not receive our testimony. 12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13 No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

    For God So Loved the World

    16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. 20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. 21 But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”

  • undunder

    WE have a presdent who invites muslims to the white house while dis-inviting Christians. Go figure. Wonder why islamic terrorists around the world are emboldened and arrogant. (Sound familiar, but I digress.) Go figure. "Judge not lest ye be judged." However, you can judge a man by the company that he keeps and the fruit that he bears. Judge a man by where he puts his money – that is what he values. Compare Romney's charity with obama's. First, you have to get past the lies, disinformation, and smears put forth by the obama campaign to get at the truth about the character of Romney, but if you really want to see some truths, do this.

  • fiaz

    Kill Americans, because Americans are killing Muslims, children, women. America is biggest enemy of Islam.

  • Ali

    American are helping Israelis and Muslim rulers like Bsahar ul assad of Syria, who are killing thousand of Muslims. So Americans are legitimate target for our Mujhadeens.

  • Mahmood Ahmed

    I am very disappointed to see such words written by a person who has such good writing skills, do u seriously believe that islam is based on killing? Did u ever read the quran? did u ever sit with a true muslim? it is the base of ignorance to judge a whole community based on the actions of the few. If you live in L.A and someone jumps into your house and steals all your things will you say that all the people in L.A are thieves? Based on my observation of your reasoning skills I bet thats what you will say.

  • Mahmood Ahmed

    Where is my comment??