“Humanity was relieved of oppression and exploitation, and of the plundering of resources and the denial of rights only when Islam spread its wings throughout the world. Before that – what did the Romans do in Egypt? What did they do in Libya? What did they do in Syria and in Palestine? What did they do throughout the world? The imperialist-colonialist mentality of the Romans was inherited by Europe in the Middle Ages, as well as today. I’m talking about Europe in general, about Europe and America. Today, it is [America] that spreads its influence. America wants to oppress and grab each and every region. This mentality can only be smashed by Jihad – not defensive Jihad, but offensive Jihad.”
This is flagrant historical revisionism, but that revisionism is rampant these days. In reality, when Islam “spread its wings throughout the world,” everywhere it went it brought violence, oppression, and misery to non-Muslims. Few in the West today know this or will believe me when I say it. That’s one reason why I wrote The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS, in which I rely primarily upon Muslim sources in order to demonstrate definitively what Muslims throughout fourteen centuries of Islam have understood jihad to mean, and what it has meant for individuals and societies. Authorities in the West should have a fluent knowledge and understanding of this information, but they don’t, and won’t get one, either.
“…the Jews, whom the Quran called ‘the most despicable creatures of Allah”…”
That would be Qur’an 98:6.