Get PJ Media on your Apple

PJM Lifestyle

‘Stone Cold’ Yousef al-Khattab and His Children

Has the father passed his genocidal hatred on to his sons?

by
Robert Spencer

Bio

November 4, 2013 - 10:00 am
<- Prev  Page 2 of 2   View as Single Page
terrorists_Omar_Abdel_RahmanImage1

Al-Khattab named one of his sons after Omar Abdel Rahman, aka the blind sheik, the planner of the 1993 World Trade Center attack.

Did Yousef al-Khattab teach the same lesson to his children? Why wouldn’t he have? Did he tell his children that Osama bin Laden and Nidal Malik Hasan were heroes of Islam? Why wouldn’t he have? Clearly al-Khattab was a doting father; in a 2006 account of his conversion to Islam he says: “1992 bought us the birth of my 1st child Abdel Rahman (formally Rachamim Cohen). Alhumdulilah [thank Allah] he was then as he is now my pride and joy.” Once he had brought his pride and joy into Islam and fitted him out with an AK-47, what other lessons did he impart?

Jihadists and Islamic supremacists have an inverted moral sense; they glory in murder and mayhem, and love death and pain rather than life. Yousef al-Khattab is currently out on bail; he will be sentenced in February 2014, for his incitement to jihad terrorism, and could get five years in prison. But even if he gets that sentence and serves every day of it, his influence will not have been neutralized. Abdel Rahman, Abdel Aziz, and Abdullah al-Khattab have undoubtedly imbibed at least some of what their father told them, and could share his moral inversion. Is any care being taken to try to disabuse them of these views? Is anyone telling them that murder even of infidels is never praiseworthy, but always to be condemned? Is anyone reaching out to others who may have been in Yousef al-Khattab’s orbit, to try to stave off any late-maturing effects of the teachings he imparted?

The evil that men do lives after them. Yousef al-Khattab says he rejects all that now, and has seen the light of Islamic moderation. Of course, he has yet to be sentenced, so that is a prudent song for him to sing. But his strange, sad career highlights a glaring omission in both the professed moderation of the American Muslim community and in the response of government and law enforcement to that community: no mosque or Islamic school anywhere has any program teaching young Muslims that the Islam so flamboyantly espoused by Yousef al-Khattab up until recently is wrong. No authorities ever ask why not. They should, for the answers would be revealing. But in the meantime, their indifference only ensures that there will be more, perhaps many more, Yousef al-Khattabs.

<- Prev  Page 2 of 2   View as Single Page
Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book is Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We’re In. Follow him on Twitter here. Like him on Facebook here.

Comments are closed.

All Comments   (8)
All Comments   (8)
Sort: Newest Oldest Top Rated
my best friend's mother-in-law makes $78 every hour on the internet. She has been fired for eight months but last month her pay check was $16610 just working on the internet for a few hours. blog here>>>> http://xurl.es/6sexw
51 weeks ago
51 weeks ago Link To Comment
Want to start making some extra money every month? Want to earn in the range of 2000-8000$ every month? You can...It's all up to you and your desire to learn how. We will be your guides and show you how to reach your goals... Don't miss it!!! For more information, visit following website====== www.jobs83.com
51 weeks ago
51 weeks ago Link To Comment
Everybody can earn 150$+ daily... You can earn from 4000-9000 a month or even more if you work as a full time job...It's easy, just follow instructions on this page, read it carefully from start to finish... It's a flexible job but a good earning opportunity.. go to this site----> WWW.Rush64.COM
51 weeks ago
51 weeks ago Link To Comment
A Daniel Burros for our time . It's been 40+ years since the last one. If he wasn't potentially dangerous , he'd be pathetic.
51 weeks ago
51 weeks ago Link To Comment
My last pay check was 9500 dolr working 12 hours a week online. My sisters friend has been averaging 15k for months now and she works about 20 hours a week. I can't believe how easy it was once I tried it out.........>>>>>>>> http://xurl.es/z16n0
51 weeks ago
51 weeks ago Link To Comment
"Nits will be lice." Ollie Cromwell.
51 weeks ago
51 weeks ago Link To Comment
Not that I don't despise the likes of al-Khattab, but when did "posting material online supporting jihad terror attacks and targeting Jews" become a crime?
I thought even vile sentiments like that were protected by the First Amendment?
IT would be different if he actually tried to commit crimes, or if they could show someone committed crimes at his urging, but this is WAAAAAY to close to "thought crime" for me...
51 weeks ago
51 weeks ago Link To Comment
So saith Mohammad. So, saith those who follow Muhammad.

Don't worry folks. The enemy is growing in strength inside America. They help bring change to a culture hated by BLT Marxists, and Globalists.
51 weeks ago
51 weeks ago Link To Comment
View All