Militant Islam is dedicated to killing Westerners or converting them to Islam. That’s what they tell us in their own words. Go back to the Bali bombing and the man jailed for organizing the attack. The Melbourne Age reported:

Abu Bakar Bashir is the elderly cleric Western intelligence has identified as the man most likely to have organised Saturday night’s Kuta [Bali] slaughter.

While he firmly denies any involvement in the carnage, there’s no sign from Bashir, the head of a Muslim boys’ boarding school, of sympathy for those young Westerners, about the same age as his charges, who perished in those “sinful nightclubs”.

In a land dominated by moderate Muslims, Mr Bashir is a genuine radical. And he’s not about to compromise his views or his comments to make his message more palatable for “infidels” in the West, even those in Australia grieving now for their lost loved ones.

Asked if there was anything he wanted to say to families who lost relatives in the bomb blast, he said: “My message to the families is please convert to Islam as soon as possible.”

Mr Bashir offered no sympathy for those who died; just his belief that by converting to Islam, the survivors could ensure they would avoid the fate of those non-Muslims who died and went to hell.

Bashir has now been punished for his role in the Bali massacre. An Indonesian court sentenced him to 30 months (sic) in prison. He was recently released after serving just 24 months. By those standards, OBL would get, say, 5 years in Indonesia and be released to wide acclaim, after serving 4 years.

The same message has been repeated by Al Qaeda in its October 2004 and September 2006 tales. Michael Scheuer, author of Imperial Hubris, read OBL’s October 2004 tape as a sign that another mass casualty attack on the US is imminient.

Scheuer believes al Qaeda is set to strike the US, and soon.

After 9/11, bin Laden received sharp criticisms from Islamist scholars that dealt with the al-Qaeda chief’s failure to satisfy several religious requirements pertinent to waging war. The critique focused on three items: (1) insufficient warning; (2) failure to offer Americans a chance to convert to Islam; and (3) inadequate religious authorization to kill so many people. Bin Laden accepted these criticisms and in mid-2002 began a series of speeches and actions to remedy the shortcomings and satisfy his Islamist critics before again attacking in the United States.

Scheuer believes the October 2004 tape, the one that showed up just prior to the election, completed the last step bin Laden believed he needed before being able to strike at the US in a mass casualty attack with a clear caliphascist conscience.

Coincidentally, the latest tape mentions Sheuer, according to this transcript posted by Michelle Malkin:

If the Zionist crusader missionaries of hate and counter-Islam consultants like Daniel Pipes, Robert Spencer, Michael Scheuer, Steven Emerson, and yes, even the crusader-in-chief George W. Bush were to abandon their unbelief and repent and enter into the light of Islam and turn their swords against the enemies of God, it would be accepted of them and they would be our brothers in Islam. And we send a special invitation to all of you fighting Bush’s crusader pipe dream in Afghanistan, Iraq, and wherever else W. has sent you to die.

Al Qaeda and company are not the only Muslim nutjobs inviting us to “enter the light of Islam”. Remember the letter that Iranian President and well watcher Ahmadinejad sent to George Bush. Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch wrote:

Confirming my observation here. “President says his letter to President Bush was invitation to Islam,” from the Islamic Republic News Agency, with thanks to Store Manager:

Jakarta, May 11, IRNA — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Thursday that his letter to President George W. Bush did not concern the nuclear dossier, but rather was an invitation to Islam and the prophets culture.

He made the above remarks in reply to a reporter while attending press conference on his letter to President Bush in Jakarta in the afternoon of the third day of his stay in Jakarta.

Stressing that the letter was beyond the nuclear issue, the chief executive said that in principle, the country’s nuclear case is not so significant to make him write a letter about it.

“We act according to laws and our activities are quite clear. We are rather intent on solving more fundamental global matters.

“The letter was an invitation to monotheism and justice, which are common to all divine prophets. If the call is responded positively, there will be no more problems to be solved,” added the president.

The president said that the letter actually contained a clear message of invitation to human beliefs, adding that its response will determine the future….

Both bolded statements suggest that the letter was indeed the call to Islam that must precede any attack, in accord with Muhammad’s words (in Sahih Muslim 4294) about inviting the unbelievers to accept Islam or dhimmitude and fighting him only if he refuses both.

So this is the deal that the various Muslim nutjobs are offering us unenlightened infidels:

We invite you to convert to Islam. If you don’t accept then our God, the only true God, says we must kill you.

That’s the deal, but our PC MSM will not spell it out to us. Fortunately, the Muslim nutjobs are making certain their message gets out. The forced conversion of Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig reinforced the message.