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9/11 Mastermind Cools on Killing

Killing is no good for spreading Islam, says the mastermind behind 9/11, but plenty fine for defending Muslims. In a 36-page manifesto published by the Huffington Post Tuesday, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed says the Quran forbids using violence to prosthelytize. But the terrorist attacks were different because they "self defense" on behalf of those "whose land is occupied and whose people are attacked." Slamming planes into buildings was for supporting Israel and oppressing Muslims, KSM writes, not for destroying American feedoms. KSM also references everything from the military-industrial complex to video games.