jueves, 9 de diciembre de 2010

Razzias en NY

El centro islámico de la zona cero no es realmente una mezquita, sino un rabat (conector). En tiempos del profeta, tras cada razzia, Mahoma ordenaba la creación de un rabat, punto de contacto del islam con el interior del territorio infiel. Así fueron cayendo los imperios persa y bizantino... Razzia tras razzia, rabat tras rabat... Ya tenemos, pues, el proyecto de un rabat en Manhattan, tras la razzia del 11-S: 

In fact, the proposed structure is known in Islamic history as a rabat -- literally a connector. The first rabat appeared at the time of the Prophet.
The Prophet imposed his rule on parts of Arabia through a series of ghazvas, or razzias (the origin of the English word "raid"). The ghazva was designed to terrorize the infidels, convince them that their civilization was doomed and force them to submit to Islamic rule. Those who participated in the ghazva were known as the ghazis, or raiders.
After each ghazva, the Prophet ordered the creation of a rabat -- or a point of contact at the heart of the infidel territory raided. The rabat consisted of an area for prayer, a section for the raiders to eat and rest and facilities to train and prepare for future razzias. Later Muslim rulers used the tactic of ghazva to conquer territory in the Persian and Byzantine empires. After each raid, they built a rabat to prepare for the next razzia.
It is no coincidence that Islamists routinely use the term ghazva to describe the 9/11 attacks against New York and Washington. The terrorists who carried out the attack are referred to as ghazis or shahids (martyrs).