The Dark Side Of Islam

With terror, Muslim radicals declare war on Arab states that stray from the religious path

The world has felt the power of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman's words before. In 1980 youthful members of a militant fundamentalist group in Egypt called Jihad (Holy War) were secretly forming a new cell and sought out their spiritual leader for guidance. What, they asked the sheik, would be the fate of a ruler who ignored the law of God? Abdel Rahman's reply: "Death."

On Oct. 6, 1981, as Egyptian President Anwar Sadat stood reviewing his troops, a military truck halted in front of him and four uniformed men leaped out, firing automatic rifles at the reviewing stand. One of the...

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