According to Hugh, in speaking of American Muslim terrorists the Mayor said, "I think the home grown part is something we’re just getting a fix on. And I think it’s really concerning us, that the way Chris Christie described it was this was not directed by al Qaeda, but it was inspired by al Qaeda. Sometimes, those connections are harder to find, because they’re not taking place over a telephone call, or some kind of communication."
Those "connections" are being made every day in bookstores, libraries, MSAs, mosques, homes, and all over the Internet.
The connection between home-grown terrorists and The Base isn't hard to find at all for anyone with at least basic reading comprehension skills, a modicum of curiosity, and the will to admit the truth.
The "connection" is not poverty -- many jihadists and their supporters are well-educated and financially secure.
Neither can it be Colonial oppression, since Jihad has been waged for fourteen hundred years against first Arabs, then Jews, Africans, Europeans, Persians, Indians, etc. Pagan, Christian, Jew, Zoroastrian, Buddhist, Hindu, animist -- all have tasted the malevolence of Allah.
And it can't be Israel's fault, since that nation was only reconstituted sixty years ago and was attacked by its Muslim neighbors repeatedly and without provocation.
That the would-be future president and his host are still so blind after all these years (thirty for the Mayor and almost six since 9/11 for Hugh) is indefensible.
The connection is the will of Allah and the example of his apostle as recorded in Islam's "sacred" texts:
". . . the Messenger of Allah . . . would say: 'Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war . . . When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action . . . Invite them to (accept) Islam . . . If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya . . . If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah's help and fight them...'" (Muslim Book 019, Number 4294).
". . . fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war) . . . " (Qur’an 9:5).
"Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued" (Qur'an 9:29).
". . . fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah altogether and everywhere . . ." (Qur'an 8:38, 39).
"Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you . . . " (Qur'an 2:216).
"Allah's Apostle said: 'I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah's Apostle . . . '" (Bukhari Volume 1, Book 2, Number 24).
“Muhammad said, ‘A single endeavor of fighting in Allah’s Cause is better than the world and whatever is in it’” (Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 50).
"Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home) . . . But those who strive and fight Hath He distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a special reward..." (Qur'an 4:95).
“A man came to Allah’s Apostle and said, ‘Instruct me as to such a deed as equals Jihad in reward.’ He replied, ‘I do not find such a deed’” (Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 44).
"Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain . . . " (Qur'an 9:11).
"Remember thy Lord inspired the angels (with the message): 'I am with you: give firmness to the Believers: I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them'" (Qur'an 8:12).
“Allah’s Apostle said, ‘I have been made victorious with terror.’” (Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220).