Sunday, September 27, 2009

Radical Islam on the March

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Jeff said...

What Islam teaches on how Muslims are to relate to non-Muslims.

From the Qur'an:
(Al-Ma'idah 5:51)
O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as Auliyâ' (friends, protectors, helpers, etc.), they are but Auliyâ' to one another. And if any amongst you takes them as Auliyâ', then surely he is one of them. Verily, Allâh guides not those people who are the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong­doers and unjust).

(Aali Imran 3:28)
Let not the believers take the disbelievers as Auliyâ (supporters, helpers, etc.) instead of the believers, and whoever does that will never be helped by Allâh in any way, except if you indeed fear a danger from them. And Allâh warns you against Himself (His Punishment), and to Allâh is the final return.

(Aali Imran 3:85)
And whoever seeks a religion other than Islâm, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers.

(Aali Imran 3:10)
Verily, those who disbelieve, neither their properties nor their offspring will avail them whatsoever against Allâh; and it is they who will be fuel of the Fire.

From the Hadiths:
Sahih Bukhari Book 59:572
Narrated 'Ali: Allah's Apostle sent me, Az-Zubair and Al-Miqdad saying, "Proceed till you reach Rawdat Khakh where there is a lady carrying a letter, and take that (letter) from her." So we proceeded on our way with our horses galloping till we reached the Rawda, and there we found the lady and said to her, "Take out the letter." She said, "I have no letter." We said, "Take out the letter, or else we will take off your clothes." So she took it out of her braid, and we brought the letter to Allah's Apostle . The letter was addressed from Hatib, bin Abi Balta'a to some pagans of Mecca, telling them about what Allah's Apostle intended to do. Allah's Apostle said, "O Hatib! What is this?" Hatib replied, "O Allah's Apostle! Do not make a hasty decision about me. I was a person not belonging to Quraish but I was an ally to them from outside and had no blood relation with them, and all the Emigrants who were with you, have got their kinsmen (in Mecca) who can protect their families and properties. So I liked to do them a favor so that they might protect my relatives as I have no blood relation with them. I did not do this to renegade from my religion (i.e. Islam) nor did I do it to choose Heathenism after Islam." Allah's Apostle said to his companions." As regards him, he (i.e. Hatib) has told you the truth." 'Umar said, "O Allah's Apostle! Allow me to chop off the head of this hypocrite!" The Prophet said, "He (i.e. Hatib) has witnessed the Badr battle (i.e. fought in it) and what could tell you, perhaps Allah looked at those who witnessed Badr and said, "O the people of Badr (i.e. Badr Muslim warriors), do what you like, for I have forgiven you. "Then Allah revealed the Sura:-- "O you who believe! Take not my enemies And your enemies as friends offering them (Your) love even though they have disbelieved in that Truth (i.e. Allah, Prophet Muhammad and this Quran) which has come to you ....(to the end of Verse)....(And whosoever of you (Muslims) does that, then indeed he has gone (far) astray (away) from the Straight Path." (60.1

Jeff said...

"The political system actually occupies the greatest part of Islamic doctrine."

"Detailed statistical analysis shows that over than 60% of the Qur'an is political in nature. Less than 40% of the Qur'an is actually devoted to the religion of Islam."

"...when you study Muhammad's life, you also learn that the bulk of it was political, not religious."

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Jeff said...

"Islam has a political agenda." "Muhammad taught the religion of Islam for 13 years and only got 150 people to believe him. Then, he turned to politics and war---jihad, he called it---and in 10 year's time, he became the first ruler of all of Arabia." "Muhammad did not succeed as a religious man; he succeeded as a warrior and a politician. And, since Muhammad is the perfect Muslim, everything in Islam is based upon Muhammad. Actually, far more of Islam is based upon Muhammad than Allah and the Qur'an." "The Qur'an is only about 20% of the doctrine of Islam. The bulk of the doctrine of Islam is established by Muhammad, not his god Allah." "He became enormously successful with politics, and that's where the success of Islam lies: in it's politics."
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Jeff said...

One of the five pillars of Islam is charity. "Islamic charity is done with the zakat. The zakat is a charity tax, but charity inside of Islam is quite different from what most of us think as charity. First of all, Muslim charity goes to Muslims; it does not go to the kafir---the unbeliever. For instance, when the hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, there were many in the Islamic world who sent money to New Orleans. But---it was not for the kafir. The charity from Muslims was FOR Muslims. There's another difference in Islamic charity. Money given to an Islamic charity can support jihad. It can support the creation of jihad, and it is also specifically for helping those whose family members have died in jihad. So Islamic charity is a little different from ours."
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Jeff said...

"Islam is a political system, a culture and a religion." "Everybody always thinks of Islam as a religion---but...religion is the least of Islam. Islam is an entire civilization. It's a culture, a legal system, a thought system, an ethics system...it is a complete civilization."
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Jeff said...

"Then there is a sixth pillar. The sixth pillar is jihad. The reason jihad is called a pillar of Islam is that just like the other five, it is incumbant upon all Muslims, without exception. All Muslims are supposed to participate in jihad." "...and just because a Muslim is supposed to participate in jihad does not mean that he's actually involved in the jihad of the sword, because jihad can be done with the sword, with the mouth, with the pen, and with money."
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Jeff said...

"The lack of preparations by the Christians could be shown when one minister started talking badly about the Crusades, and apologized for them. This meant he knew nothing about the Crusades. Yes, mistakes were made in the Crusades, but overall, they were a great good. And why were they a great good? It was one of the few times that the Christians in Europe recognized the intense suffering of the Christians in the Middle East. The reason that the Crusades started were very simple. They came as a response to a cry for help. And why did these Christians in the Middle East cry for help? Because they were being murdered, robbed and taxed to death by their Muslim overlords. And how did these Muslims become their rulers? Because originally that part of the world had been Christian. It did not become Islamic because some Imam showed up and started proselytizing in the marketplace. No. It was Islamic because the sword had been used to kill all of those who would defend Christianity and to take over the government. The Crusaders arrived in a response to a desperate cry for help. Basically, the minister with his comments said that he didn't know anything about the history of Christianity and Islam. This is tragic. Dreadfully tragic. For over 60 million Christians have been killed in the process of jihad."
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Jeff said...

"Islam annihilated half of ancient Christianity." "How did Turkey, which is 99.7% Islamic, go from a Greek culture, a country or area called Anatolia...how did that country go from being Christian to Islamic?...in the 20th century alone, a million Armenians were killed in Turkey." "Islam is primarily a political movement, not a religion." "In the book of Revelation, the last book of the New Testament, there is a verse which addresses the seven churches of Asia. Now by Asia, it meant Asia Minor, which was also called Anatolia, or what we call Turkey today...in the destruction of those seven churches of Asia is the history of Islam...not only had 60 million Christians been killed in jihad, but 80 million Hindus, 10 million Buddhists and 120 million Africans...every slave that had been sold to the white man who came to Africa on a wooden ship had bought his slaves from a Muslim wholesaler...why is it that when an Arab says the word 'Africa'---'Abid'---it's the same word that the Arab uses for 'black slave?'"
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Jeff said...

"The history of the Jews and Christians under Islam can be summarized in one word: dhimmi. The dhimmi is a unique creation of Muhammad." "Dhimmi: a unique invention by Muhammad who created a new type of creature, and that creature is a semi-slave. Here's the way the dhimmi works: it started off with what Muhammad did to the Jews. He let them keep their land, although he held the title of it. He let them work the land and give him and Islam half of the income. Now that was in itself was bad, but it's not the worst part of being a dhimmi, because a dhimmi is a Jew or a Christian and then later a Hindu or anyone else who lives within an Islamic country. The Jew or Christian can still practice their
religion, but that must be done in a private way. A Christian can still be a Christian inside of their home, but outside of the home and outside of the church, everything is Islamic. The laws are Islamic. The dress is Islamic. As a dhimmi, you must wear a headscarf because that is what is decreed for the other people. So, a dhimmi is not really free. For instance, a church can't ring its bells, because bells are a 'sign of Satan,' according to Muhammad. A dhimmi can't hold certain jobs. For instance, in Turkey, a Christian can't be of above a certain rank in the military. And, if a Christian wants to
repair their church, or the Jew his synagogue, they have to go get permission to put on paint or to repair the roof. All of these laws are dreadful, because they establish a second-class citizen, and even that is being too generous, because, as a citizen, you don't have any civil rights. You can't sue a Muslim. You can't prosecute a crime against a Muslim. You don't have any power. And you have to pay a special tax: the jizya. In the Qur'an, it says that those who wish to live inside of an Islamic country, but not convert to Islam, have to pay the jizya, and they have to be humiliated. Classically, when the Christian or the Jew came to pay their yearly jizya tax, they were humilated: grabbed by the beard, slapped in the face, or made to kneel and give the money. They were humiliated. And that was the whole purpose of all of being a dhimmi, was to humiliate the Christian or the Jew: to always make them low. Now, human beings being human beings, in some Islamic countries, particularly when the country felt powerful, they were more tolerant towards the dhimmis, and indeed, sometimes a dhimmi could rise to a decent level of power within government...but that could all vanish overnight. As an example, in Egypt, which had originally been a Coptic and Greek culture: a dhimmi could have his tongue removed if he spoke Coptic in front of an Islamic government official. The dhimmi was always
persecuted, never really left as an equal. And, in Egypt, if the military, when they were trying to conquer the Byzantines, if they lost a battle, back in Egypt, there'd be a riot, and some Christians would be killed, because riots were one of the favorite tools to enforce the punishment over the dhimmi. When Smyrna was destroyed in 1922, the last of the seven churches of Asia, it was not done with the military and bulldozers; no, it was done by rioting Muslims. Riots---and we're seeing those riots today in Europe---are a form of warfare. The dhimmi could always be persecuted, not only in the courts of law, but a riot could destroy an entire section of the city."
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Jeff said...

On the Crusades:

"Ibn Khaldun (d. 1406), jurist (Maliki), renowned philosopher, historian, and sociologist, summarized these consensus opinions from five centuries of prior Sunni Muslim jurisprudence with regard to the uniquely Islamic institution of jihad:

In the Muslim community, the holy war is a religious duty, because of the universalism of the [Muslim] mission and [the obligation to] convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force... The other religious groups did not have a universal mission, and the holy war was not a religious duty for them, save only for purposes of defense... Islam is under obligation to gain power over other nations.

By the time of the classical Muslim historian al—Tabari's death in 923, jihad wars had expanded the Muslim empire from Portugal to the Indian subcontinent. Subsequent Muslim conquests continued in Asia, as well as on Christian eastern European lands. The Christian kingdoms of Armenia, Byzantium, Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Croatia, and Albania, in addition to parts of Poland and Hungary, were also conquered and Islamized. When the Muslim armies were stopped at the gates of Vienna in 1683, over a millennium of jihad had transpired. These tremendous military successes spawned a triumphalist jihad literature. Muslim historians recorded in detail the number of infidels slain or enslaved, the cities and villages which were pillaged, and the lands, treasure, and movable goods seized. Christian (Coptic, Armenian, Jacobite, Greek, Slav, etc.), as well as Hebrew sources, and even the scant Hindu and Buddhist writings which survived the ravages of the Muslim conquests, independently validate this narrative, and complement the Muslim perspective by providing testimonies of the suffering of the non—Muslim victims of jihad wars.

From its earliest inception, through the present, jihad has been central to the thought and writings of prominent Muslim theologians and jurists. The precepts and regulations elucidated in the 7th through 9th centuries are immutable in the Muslim theological—juridical system, and they have remained essentially unchallenged by the majority of contemporary Muslims. The jihad is intrinsic to the sacred Muslim texts, including the divine Qur'anic revelation itself, whereas the Crusades were circumscribed historical events subjected to (ongoing and meaningful) criticism by Christians themselves. Unlike the espousal of jihad in the Qur'an, the constituent texts of Christianity, the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, do not contain a form fruste institutionalization of the Crusades. The Bible sanctions the Israelites conquest of Canaan, a limited domain, it does not sanction a permanent war to submit all the nations of humanity to a uniform code of religious law. Similarly, the tactics of warfare are described in the Bible, unlike the Qur'an, in very circumscribed and specific contexts. Moreover, while the Bible clearly condemns certain inhumane practices of paganism, it never invoked an eternal war against all of the world's pagan peoples.

The Crusades as an historical phenomenon were a reaction to events resulting from over 450 years of previous jihad campaigns. At the close of the 11th century, particularly after the crushing Byzantine defeat by the Seljuk Turks at Manzikert in 1071, Christendom, including Europe, was under existential threat by a confluence of Muslim advances. To the West, the Almoravid Berber Muslim tribes drove into Spain and pushed northward, pillaging and massacring the Christian populations they encountered. In the East, following their victory at Manzikert, the Seljuks put Armenia to fire and sword, and within a decade they had conquered three—fourths of Asia Minor. By 1090 C.E., Grousset has observed,

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Jeff said...

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...Turkish Islam having almost entirely driven the Byzantines out of Asia [Minor], was preparing to pass over into Europe. [i.e., from the East]

Finally, in the Holy Land (i.e., Palestine) itself, the Muslim yoke under the Seljuks had become particularly onerous for the indigenous Christian (and Jewish) population, as well as Christian pilgrims. Both the native and pilgrim populations were subjected to forced conversions, kidnappings, and murder in an atmosphere of overall insecurity for the life and property of non—Muslims. Michael the Syrian, the 12th century Jacobite patriarch of Antioch, reproducing earlier contemporary sources in his famous Chronicle, summarized the prevailing conditions for Christians in Palestine, as follows:

As the Turks were ruling the lands of Syria and Palestine, they inflicted injuries on Christians who went to pray in Jerusalem, beat them, pillaged them, levied the poll tax at the gate of the town and also at Golgotha and the [Holy] Sepulchre; and in addition, every time they saw a caravan of Christians, particularly of those from Rome and the lands of Italy, they made every effort to cause their death in diverse ways. And when countless people had perished as a result, the kings and counts were seized with [religious] zeal and left Rome; troops from all these countries joined them, and they came by sea to Constantinople [First Crusade (1096—99)].

The late Jacques Ellul's penetrating analysis of the jihad argued convincingly that in fact,

...the idea of a holy war is a direct product of the Muslim jihad. If the latter is a holy war, then obviously the fight against Muslims to defend or save Christianity has also to be a holy war. The idea of a holy war is not of Christian origin. Emperors never advanced the idea prior to the appearance of Islam.

Ellul's thesis is confirmed when one examines more closely the jihad conquests of the Iberian peninsula, Asia Minor, and Palestine, as well as the imposition of Muslim rule in these regions (particularly the Iberian peninsula and in Palestine), prior to the onset of the Crusades."
http://www.americanthinker.com/2005/05/jihad_begot_the_crusades_1.html

Jeff said...

Jihad conquests and early Muslim rule on the Iberian peninsula

The Iberian peninsula was conquered in 710—716 C.E. by Arab tribes originating from northern, central and southern Arabia. Massive Berber and Arab immigration, and the colonization of the Iberian peninsula, followed the conquest. Most churches were converted into mosques. Although the conquest had been planned and conducted jointly with a faction of Iberian Christian dissidents, including a bishop, it proceeded as a classical jihad with massive pillages, enslavements, deportations and killings. Toledo, which had first submitted to the Arabs in 711 or 712, revolted in 713. The town was punished by pillage and all the notables had their throats cut. In 730, the Cerdagne (in Septimania, near Barcelona) was ravaged and a bishop burned alive. In the regions under stable Islamic control, subjugated non—Muslim dhimmis —Jews and Christians— like elsewhere in other Islamic lands — were prohibited from building new churches or synagogues, or restoring the old ones. Segregated in special quarters, they had to wear discriminatory clothing. Subjected to heavy taxes, the Christian peasantry formed a servile class exploited by the dominant Arab ruling elites; many abandoned their land and fled to the towns. Harsh reprisals with mutilations and crucifixions would sanction the Mozarab (Christian dhimmis) calls for help from the Christian kings. Moreover, if one dhimmi harmed a Muslim, the whole community would lose its status of protection, leaving it open to pillage, enslavement and arbitrary killing.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2005/05/jihad_begot_the_crusades_1.html

Jeff said...

Charles Emmanuel Dufourcq provides these illustrations of the resulting religious and legal discriminations dhimmis suffered, and the accompanying incentives for them to convert to Islam:

A learned Moslem jurist of Hispanic Christian descent who lived around the year 1000, Ahmed ibn Said ibn Hazm (father of the famous mid—eleventh—century author Ibn Hazm) gives glimpses, in several of his juridical consultations, of how the freedom of the 'infidels' was constantly at risk. Non—payment of the head—tax by a dhimmi made him liable to all the Islamic penalties for debtors who did not repay their creditors; the offender could be sold into slavery or even put to death. In addition, non—payment of the head—tax by one or several dhimmis — especially if it was fraudulent — allowed the Moslem authority, at its discretion, to put an end to the autonomy of the community to which the guilty party or parties belonged. Thus, from one day to the next, all the Christians in a city could lose their status as a protected people through the fault of just one of them. Everything could be called into question, including their personal liberty...Furthermore, non—payment of the legal tribute was not the only reason for abrogating the status of the 'People of the Book'; another was 'public outrage against the Islamic faith', for example, leaving exposed, for Moslems to see, a cross or wine or even pigs.

...by converting [to Islam], one would no longer have to be confined to a given district, or be the victim of discriminatory measures or suffer humiliations...Furthermore, the entire Islamic law tended to favor conversions. When an "infidel" became a Moslem, he immediately benefited from a complete amnesty for all of his earlier crimes, even if he had been sentenced to the death penalty, even if it was for having insulted the Prophet or blasphemed against the Word of God: his conversion acquitted him of all his faults, of all his previous sins. A legal opinion given by a mufti from al—Andalus in the ninth century is very instructive: a Christian dhimmi kidnapped and violated a Moslem woman; when he was arrested and condemned to death, he immediately converted to Islam; he was automatically pardoned, while being constrained to marry the woman and to provide for her a dowry in keeping with her status. The mufti who was consulted about the affair, perhaps by a brother of the woman, found that the court decision was perfectly legal, but specified that if that convert did not become a Moslem in good faith and secretly remained a Christian, he should be flogged, slaughtered and crucified...

http://www.americanthinker.com/2005/05/jihad_begot_the_crusades_1.html

Jeff said...

Al—Andalus represented the land of jihad par excellence. Every year (or multiple times within a year as 'seasonal' razzias [ghazwa]) raiding expeditions were sent to ravage the Christian Spanish kingdoms to the north, the Basque regions, or France and the Rhone valley, bringing back booty and slaves. Andalusian corsairs attacked and invaded along the Sicilian and Italian coasts, even as far as the Aegean Islands, looting and burning as they went. Many thousands of non—Muslim captives were deported to slavery in Andalusia, where the caliph kept a militia of tens of thousand of Christian slaves, brought from all parts of Christian Europe (the Saqaliba), and a harem filled with captured Christian women. Bat Ye'or summarizes these events as follows:

Breaking out of Arabia and from the conquered regions— Mesopotamia, Syria, Palestine—these successive waves of immigrants settled in Spain and terrorized southern France. Reaching as far as Avignon, they plundered the Rhone valley by repeated razzias. In 793 C.E., the suburbs of Narbonne were burned down and its outskirts raided. Calls to jihad attracted the fanaticized hordes in the ribats (monastery—fortresses) spanning the Islamo—Spainish frontiers. Towns were pillaged and rural areas devastated. In 981, Zamora and the surrounding countryside in the kingdom of Leon suffered destruction and the deportation of four thousand prisoners. Four years later, Barcelona was destroyed by fire and nearly all its inhabitants massacred or taken prisoner; several years after its conquest in 987, Coimbra remained desolate; Leon was demolished and its countryside ruined. In 997, Santaigo de Compostela was pillaged and razed to the ground. Three years later, Castille was put to fire and sword by Muslim troops and the population, captured in the course of these campaigns, enslaved and deported. The invasions by the Almoravides and the Almohades (eleventh to thirteenth centuries), Berber dynasties from the Maghreb, reactivated the jihad.

Society was sharply divided along ethnic and religious lines, with the Arab tribes at the top of the hierarchy, followed by the Berbers who were never recognized as equals, despite their Islamization; lower in the scale came the mullawadun converts and, at the very bottom, the dhimmi Christians and Jews.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2005/05/jihad_begot_the_crusades_1.html

Jeff said...

The Andalusian Maliki jurist Ibn Abdun (d. 1134) offered these telling legal opinions regarding Jews and Christians in Seville around 1100 C.E.:

No...Jew or Christian may be allowed to wear the dress of an aristocrat, nor of a jurist, nor of a wealthy individual; on the contrary they must be detested and avoided. It is forbidden to [greet] them with the [expression], 'Peace be upon you'. In effect, 'Satan has gained possession of them, and caused them to forget God's warning. They are the confederates of Satan's party; Satan's confederates will surely be the losers!' (Qur'an 58:19 [modern Dawood translation]). A distinctive sign must be imposed upon them in order that they may be recognized and this will be for them a form of disgrace.

Ibn Abdun also forbade the selling of scientific books to dhimmis under the pretext that they translated them and attributed them to their co—religionists and bishops. (In fact, plagiarism is difficult to prove since whole Jewish and Christian libraries were looted and destroyed). Another prominent Andalusian jurist, Ibn Hazm of Cordoba (d. 1064), wrote that Allah has established the infidels' ownership of their property merely to provide booty for Muslims.

In Granada, the Jewish viziers Samuel Ibn Naghrela, and his son Joseph, who protected the Jewish community, were both assassinated between 1056 to 1066, followed by the annihilation of the Jewish population by the local Muslims. It is estimated that up to five thousand Jews perished in the pogrom by Muslims that accompanied the 1066 assassination. This figure equals or exceeds the number of Jews reportedly killed by the Crusaders during their pillage of the Rhineland, some thirty years later, at the outset of the First Crusade. The Granada pogrom was likely to have been incited, in part, by the bitter anti—Jewish ode of Abu Ishaq a well known Muslim jurist and poet of the times, who wrote:

Bring them down to their place and Return them to the most abject station. They used to roam around us in tatters Covered with contempt, humiliation, and scorn. They used to rummage amongst the dungheaps for a bit of a filthy rag To serve as a shroud for a man to be buried in...Do not consider that killing them is treachery. Nay, it would be treachery to leave them scoffing.' [The translator then summarizes: 'The Jews have broken their covenant (i.e., overstepped their station, with reference to the Covenant of Umar) and compunction would be out of place.]

http://www.americanthinker.com/2005/05/jihad_begot_the_crusades_1.html

satire and theology said...

Jeff, good research on Islam.

satire and theology said...

Many leaders in Europe are not dealing with the problem of Islamic growth reasonably, according to thinking scholars on the issue.

satire and theology said...

Thanks for the well-done work on satire and theology (and linked on Facebook).

Please just stick around and help me clean up the mess in the unlikely event that there is some.;);>

thekingpin68 said...

Islam as rule, should be avoided by anyone that favours freedom of religion and freedom of thought.

Jeff said...

satire and theology,

Jeff, good research on Islam.

Thanks! I am learning more about it every day as I do intensive research on it.

Many leaders in Europe are not dealing with the problem of Islamic growth reasonably, according to thinking scholars on the issue.

Yes, and there are specific reasons why this is. I am still learning these reasons, but, for example, in the U.S., Muslims contribute money to universities and also to the political arena in order to gain influence. Also, those in the West have not been educated about Islam, and are largely ignorant of what Islam is really all about. In the U.S., at least, 'political correctness' and 'multiculturalism,' as well as the fear of being called a 'bigot,' are some of the things which have prevented more of a public critical analysis of Islam. In addition, Islam does not permit others to critique or criticize it.

Thanks for the well-done work on satire and theology (and linked on Facebook).

You're welcome! And thank you for your faithful and regular comments here!

Islam as rule, should be avoided by anyone that favours freedom of religion and freedom of thought.

Yes, Islam has not changed for 1400 years, and has a very well-established political, cultural, religious, and ethical system in place, and this ideology does not tolerate public freedom of religion or thought.

Jeff said...

Satire and Theology,

Please just stick around and help me clean up the mess in the unlikely event that there is some.;);>

Well, there are some Atheists and other irreligious types who are largely ignorant of Islam, who will come against any criticism of Islam and call it 'hatred' or 'bigotry.' Of course, there are other Atheists and irreligious types who do, in fact, know a little about Islam, and who are against it's cancerous spread (and "cancerous" is a good word for it, because when Islam takes over a nation, it totally dominates it, and, to all intents and purposes, it wipes out and effectively eliminates the previous culture and religions).

In addition, Muslims will use Taquiyya as a form of textual jihad (jihad 'by the pen') to defend Islam and divert any criticism away from Islam. Because of this, it is very difficult to have an honest discussion about Islam with most Muslims (other than merely converting to it and completely submitting to it, which would obviously make Muslims quite happy), because they will not be honest with you. The reason for this is because Muhammad himself used deception against kafirs (non-Muslims), and said that war is deception. Therefore, if any Muslims come to your site and complain about what I have stated about Islam, don't expect them to give you true facts or to be honest. After all, they have distorted the facts of history in Islamic textbooks, as well as in the Qur'an itself (for example, in the Qur'an, it claims that Jesus, Moses, Adam, etc. were all Muslims---when in fact, Islam was created by Muhammad, and therefore did not even exist before the time of Muhammad).

Jeff said...

“Reliefs and votive bowls used in worship of the "daughters of Allah" have also been discovered. The three daughters, al-Lat, al-Uzza and Manat are sometimes depicted together with Allah the Moon-god represented by a crescent moon above them. The archeological evidence demonstrates that the dominant religion of Arabia was the cult of the Moon-god.

In Old Testament times, Nabonidus (555-539 BC), the last king of Babylon, built Tayma, Arabia as a center of Moon-god worship. Segall stated, "South Arabia's stellar religion has always been dominated by the Moon-god in various variations."
Many scholars have also noticed that the Moon-god's name "Sin" is a part of such Arabic words as "Sinai," the "wilderness of Sin," etc. When the popularity of the Moon-god waned elsewhere, the Arabs remained true to their conviction that the Moon-god was the greatest of all gods. While they worshipped 360 gods at the Kabah in Mecca, the Moon-god was the chief deity. Mecca was in fact built as a shrine for the Moon-god.

Evidence gathered from both North and South Arabia demonstrates that Moon-god worship was clearly active even in Muhammad's day and was still the dominant cult. According to numerous inscriptions, while the name of the Moon-god was Sin, his title was al-ilah, i.e. "the deity," meaning that he was the chief or high god among the gods. As Coon pointed out, "The god Il or Ilah was originally a phase of the Moon God." The Moon-god was called al-ilah, i.e. the god, which was shortened to Allah in pre-Islamic times. The pagan Arabs even used Allah in the names they gave to their children. For example, both Muhammad's father and uncle had Allah as part of their names.

The fact that they were given such names by their pagan parents proves that Allah was the title for the Moon-god even in Muhammad's day. Prof. Coon goes on to say, "Similarly, under Mohammed's tutelage, the relatively anonymous Ilah, became Al-Ilah, The God, or Allah, the Supreme Being."

This fact answers the questions, "Why is Allah never defined in the Qur'an? Why did Muhammad assume that the pagan Arabs already knew who Allah was?" Muhammad was raised in the religion of the Moon-god Allah. But he went one step further than his fellow pagan Arabs. While they believed that Allah, i.e. the Moon-god, was the greatest of all gods and the supreme deity in a pantheon of deities, Muhammad decided that Allah was not only the greatest god but the only god.

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Jeff said...

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In effect he said, "Look, you already believe that the Moon-god Allah is the greatest of all gods. All I want you to do is to accept that the idea that he is the only god. I am not taking away the Allah you already worship. I am only taking away his wife and his daughters and all the other gods." This is seen from the fact that the first point of the Muslim creed is not, "Allah is great" but "Allah is the greatest," i.e., he is the greatest among the gods. Why would Muhammad say that Allah is the "greatest" except in a polytheistic context? The Arabic word is used to contrast the greater from the lesser. That this is true is seen from the fact that the pagan Arabs never accused Muhammad of preaching a different Allah than the one they already worshipped. This "Allah" was the Moon-god according to the archeological evidence. Muhammad thus attempted to have it both ways. To the pagans, he said that he still believed in the Moon-god Allah. To the Jews and the Christians, he said that Allah was their God too. But both the Jews and the Christians knew better and that is why they rejected his god Allah as a false god.

Al-Kindi, one of the early Christian apologists against Islam, pointed out that Islam and its god Allah did not come from the Bible but from the paganism of the Sabeans. They did not worship the God of the Bible but the Moon-god and his daughters al-Uzza, al-Lat and Manat. Dr. Newman concludes his study of the early Christian-Muslim debates by stating, "Islam proved itself to be...a separate and antagonistic religion which had sprung up from idolatry." Islamic scholar Caesar Farah concluded "There is no reason, therefore, to accept the idea that Allah passed to the Muslims from the Christians and Jews." The Arabs worshipped the Moon-god as a supreme deity. But this was not biblical monotheism. While the Moon-god was greater than all other gods and goddesses, this was still a polytheistic pantheon of deities. Now that we have the actual idols of the Moon-god, it is no longer possible to avoid the fact that Allah was a pagan god in pre-Islamic times. Is it any wonder then that the symbol of Islam is the crescent moon? That a crescent moon sits on top of their mosques and minarets? That a crescent moon is found on the flags of Islamic nations? That the Muslims fast during the month which begins and ends with the appearance of the crescent moon in the sky?

The Muslim's claim that Allah is the God of the Bible and that Islam arose from the religion of the prophets and apostles is refuted by solid, overwhelming archeological evidence. Islam is nothing more than a revival of the ancient Moon-god cult. It has taken the symbols, the rites, the ceremonies, and even the name of its god from the ancient pagan religion of the Moon-god. As such, it is sheer idolatry and must be rejected by all those who follow the Torah and Gospel.”

From:
http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/moongod.htm
Also see:
http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/islam.htm

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Islamic Children Episode 1 Death To America

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Islam Rising: A Call To One World Ummah (domination)

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Islamic Sharia Law in the USA
Nonie Darwish talks to Fox News about The Obama Administration nominee for State Department Legal Advisor, Harold Koh, and his alleged statement that Islamic Sharia Law should apply in US Courts.

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Sharia law : Another example of Islamic justice

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Sharia Law - Nigeria

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What is Sharia Law? A Must See - The Strict & Scary Islamic Way of Life

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The Harsher Face of Islam - 40-min documentary

June 1994
Sudan's leadership discusses the West's fears about the rise of militant Islamic fundamentalism.

Includes the famous 'boy in chains' sequence at a Koranic school. Hundreds of armed women fighters illustrate the fundamentalist theme. Inside the notorious Kober Prison guards show where prisoners are routinely hanged. For lesser crimes Islamic Shariah Courts may impose flogging or amputation. Survivors of secret torture prisons ('Ghost Houses') tell their story. The government is accused of using unethical means to induce Southerners to convert to Islam. Near Khartoum 1.8 million war-displaced Southerners live disadvantaged lives. For three years the authorities have bulldozed homes and forced these displaced out into the desert. We speak to Sudan's Minister of Housing - more appropriately 'the Minister of Demolition'. We profile harsh conditions in a Koranic school where children are forced to memorize the Koran or spend years chained up. The reality of Sudan's worst face of Islam is revealed in this comprehensive documentary. Nominated for Amnesty International Press Awards.

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Woman Publicly Flogged in Pakistan

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Public TV in Islam
Islamic Cleric Calls For Drowning Jews in Spit

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Islamic Female Circumcision Widespread

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The shocking video Muslims don't want you to see!!

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"...martyrs for the cause of Allah enjoy an orgy of virgins and "perpetual youth" Qur'an (56:17) (otherwise known as "boys" Qur'an (52:24)). Qur'an (76:19) bluntly states, "And immortal boys will circulate among them, when you see them you will count them as scattered pearls." Technically, the mere presence of boys doesn't necessarily mean sex, however it is strongly implied from the particular emphasis on the effeminacy, handsomeness and "freshness" of the boys. The female virgins of paradise are also compared to pearls (56:23).

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"When Mehmed conquered Constantinople in 1453, the Muslim general demanded the 14-year-old son of one of the city's Christian leaders as his sexual concubine (the father and son chose death instead). Subsequent Ottoman administrators also engaged in homosexuality, often with the boys of conquered populations who could not afford to satisfy the ... Read Morejizya (poll tax on non-Muslims) in any other way than to relinquish their own children to the Religion of Peace."

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What does the Religion of Peace Teach About Homosexuality

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Sexual Abuse in Islam, Bribes to Keep it Quiet and other Muslims spitting on the victims

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"Muhammad's sexual deviancy" Q.8:12 "... unbelievers: smite ye above their necks" (beheading)

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Understanding Muhammad:
Warning!!! This website is Islam-critical!

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Massacre of Banu Qurayzah (Jewish Tribe)

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Allah allows Sex with Pre-Puberty Kids!

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Muhammad and his cult

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MUHAMMAD, AISHA, ISLAM, AND CHILD BRIDES

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Winning Over the Taliban? Fat Chance
"...David Rohde, the New York Times reporter who spent seven months as a captive of the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan. His account describes a movement that has absorbed a Utopian vision of a new Islamic caliphate.

“After seven years of reporting in the region, I did not fully understand how extreme many of the Taliban had become,” Rohde writes. “Before the kidnapping, I viewed the organization as a form of ‘Al Qaeda lite,’ a religiously motivated movement primarily focused on controlling Afghanistan. Living side by side with the Haqqanis’ followers, I learned that the goal of the hard-line Taliban was far more ambitious. Contact with foreign militants in the tribal areas appeared to have deeply affected many young Taliban fighters. They wanted to create a fundamentalist Islamic emirate with Al Qaeda that spanned the Muslim world.”

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Islamic Sharia in Canada

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Beyonce cancels Malaysian concert after pressure from Islamic hardliners

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Attention all shoppers: Boston Muslims planned to open fire at mall

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A Guide to the Qur’anic Contradictions-8 | Faith Freedom International

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Audio: Pamela Geller Interviews the (Muslim apostate) author of A God Who Hates

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In the 2001 Census, in England and Wales, 3% of the population was Muslim. In Scotland, 0.84% of the population was Muslim. 10% is the historical tipping point where the Muslims traditionally assert themselves and their Islamic law (Shari'a) on the poor, unsuspecting host country.

For example, last year, Kenya's Muslim population was roughly 10%, and last year there, children were torched, burnt alive in a Kenya church. In broad daylight, a crowd of Kenyans set a church filled with hundreds of terrified families on fire and listened to their screams as flames engulfed them.

In 2003, in Kenya, Sheikh Khalifa Mutiso was brought in by police for questioning, because of his threats and inflammatory statements, which were usually directed toward youths, most of them school age children and teenagers. When the police came to take him in, they were pelted with stones and abused by Muslim youths and women. The police fired in the air in hopes of dispersing the rioters, but even that did not help. Muslim rioters stoned the police station and commenced burning and looting churches, while others chanted, "Release our sheikh; We want him to continue preaching!" The rioting did not stop until the sheikh was released. This is just one of many, many examples of Muslims 'asserting themselves.'

The number of Muslims in the U.S. is difficult to determine, but one estimates puts them at 0.5% of the total population.

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61:9 It is He Who has sent His Messenger forth with the guidance and the religion of truth, to make it triumph over every religion, even though the idolaters may be averse. (An Interpretation of the Quran, New York: NYUP, 2004)

"To show that it is above all [other] religions" (Haleem); "[He] will make it dominate" (Khalifa); "to raise it above all faiths" (Ahmed Ali); "He may make it prevail over all religions" (Maududi); "To make it victorious" (team of translators of Ibn Kathir); "to make it dominate over all other religions" (Mufti Muhammad Madani); "to prevail over all other religions" (Zafrulla Khan); "that He make it prevail over all [false] religion" (Asad, who adds "false," which is not in the original); "that He may make it conqueror" (Pickthall); "that He may make it overcome the religion, all of them" (Shakir)

The common factor is that it is the duty of all Muslims to wage an unending war against all other Religions till Islam dominates over the world.

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Stop Islamisation of Europe

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Islamization Watch

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Stop the presses: American Muslim groups' "anti-radicalization" efforts are a sham!

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Political Correctness – a Deadly Infection

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Understanding Islam: The Saudi Way

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A Jihadist's Destiny

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MUSLIMS IN 21ST CENTURY AMERICA: NATURE’S WAY OF SAYING MULTICULTURALISM IS A BAD IDEA

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Two Words Mr. President: Terrorism. Islam.

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Child at Fatah event in Cairo: We will liberate "Palestine" with weapons

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Geert Wilders on Trial

Geert Wilders vs. The Multicultural Inquisition | The Brussels Journal

Anti-Islam Dutch Lawmaker Says He’s Being Denied a Fair Trial; Court Rejects Most of His Witness List

De 18 getuigen die Wilders wilde oproepen - Binnenland - de Volkskrant

Wilders on Trial. Court Will Hear the Case, Restricts Witnesses - sledgehammer blow to freedom of speech

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Muslims Attack Jewish Students at York University

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Prison Recruitment to Radical Islam

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obsession: radical islam's war against the west: jihad in the west

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Islamic Indoctrination vs. Education
Posted By Nonie Darwish On February 18, 2010 @ 12:07 am

http://frontpagemag.com/2010/02/18/islamic-indoctrination-vs-education/

Remember the Muslim Television executive, Muzzammil Hassan, who decapitated his wife near Buffalo, New York? His TV station, Bridges TV, was created to promote the idea that Islam is a religion of peace and friendship. This station’s goals perfectly fit with the intense Saudi PR machine, which is spending tons of money to change the image of Islam in the West — even if it takes denials, fabrications and outright lies.

Several years ago, I debated Othman Shibly, a U.S. citizen of Syrian origin and a Sharia expert, on a Bridges TV program directed by his son, Hassan Shibly. Both bearded men are fierce apologists for Radical Islam and defend Sharia. Dr. Shibly holds a Sufi/Radical Islamist ideology and hides behind a thin veneer of “moderate” Islam, but that façade does not fool someone like myself from the same background. The Shiblys make no attempt to repudiate the claims of men like Hizbollah leader, Hassan Nasrallah, or other radical Islamists like Sheikh Ahmad Kuftaro, the Mufti of the Syrian Ministry of Religion under the regimes of both Hafiz and Bashar Assad and Kuftaro’s protégé, Sheikh Rajab Deeb. My interview with the two men was never aired and the Shiblys never sent me a copy of the taped interview as they promised.

That brings me to an email I recently received from a concerned American mother, who said that she was horrified at what her child is being taught by Islamic guest speakers at her child’s high school, Clarence High School in Clarence, New York. The speakers are none other than Hassan and Othman Shibly, who are now lecturing our kids on Islam at New York state public schools. That is done with the help of politically correct apologist educators...

…This is what the mother wrote to me:

“Hello Mrs. Darwish:

I need your help addressing a serious problem I’m currently trying to handle. Recently, my child came home from school and told me about a presentation his Global Studies 9 class had that was given by a man by the name of Hassan Shibly. My child was shocked and visibly shaken at home and told me about the things this man said to the class. The pretext for the presentation was for Mr. Shibly to talk to the class about Islam and dispel some of the ‘misunderstandings’ and ‘Islamophobia.’ Here are some of the things he said to these boys and girls:

‘ The September 11th attacks occurred because of America’s blind support of Israel and the men who carried out the attack were not Muslims, but atheists.’

‘Terrorism is an example of people reacting with their hearts and not their minds…if someone insulted your mother, wouldn’t you retaliate against them? Allah is more important than anything to a Muslim, and if you insult Allah, a Muslim can do anything to defend his belief.’

‘The news media lie…when a Muslim does something, they’re labeled as a Muslim while people of other religions who commit crimes are never identified by their religion.’”

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She added that Hassan Shibly’s father, Othman, also came to speak at the school but to a different class. She expressed her outrage that these men were invited into a school to indoctrinate underage, impressionable minds with a hate-filled ideology and a hidden agenda. She stated that she alerted the principal to a few links that show Shibly’s affiliations and added that she doesn’t think the principal is convinced. She concluded by saying that so far a decision has not been made whether to bring the Shilbys back to teach or not.

I was speechless after reading this woman’s e-mail. That is outrageous and what is worse is that I have heard similar claims from mothers in California where I live. I wanted to tell all the concerned mothers of America to stand up against this kind of “education” and never feel helpless. We must all speak out before the indoctrination strikes America at the heart...

…Muslim propaganda is relentless in trying to misportray Islam in the eyes of the West. While mainstream mosques and Muslim leaders across the globe are shouting jihad, death to America, death to the Jews, and encouraging Muslims to take over the West, our children are told if you fear such threats you are an Islamophobe. When mainstream Muslim schools and universities teach that apostates must be killed and that jihad means “to war with non-Muslims to establish the religion” and that jihad is a permanent war institution against Jews Christians and pagans, we are told to never dare misinterpret this as encouraging violence. Islamic education, like communism and Fascism, must control children’s minds, which is the best system to produce adults who will submit.

I am not the one who compared Islam to communism and fascism; this comparison was made by none other than the most prominent Muslim scholar of the 20th century, Sheikh Abu Ala Maududi, who stated in his book, “Islamic Law and Constitution,” on p. 262, that the Islamic State:

“seeks to mould every aspect of life and activity…. In such a state no one can regard any field of his affairs as personal and private. Considered from this aspect the Islamic State bears a kind of resemblance to the Fascist and Communist states.” Maududi added “Islam wishes to destroy all states and governments anywhere on the face of the earth which are opposed to the ideology and program of Islam.”

I wonder if the Shiblys will condemn this popular Muslim scholar to their students or perhaps call him an atheist...

...Because of my background, I can smell and taste Muslim propaganda. It is coming to a school near you. The danger is, believe it or not, if you grow up with such propaganda, it can feel and sound normal and even holy. Intentionally or unintentionally, in the name of tolerance, we are bringing up a generation of Americans who will tolerate Islamic Jihad, in the name of cultural relativism and compassion.

Islamic tyranny, like all tyrannies, must use lies, propaganda and fabrications to justify the Muslim duty of jihadist violence to expand and conquer the world for Islam and Sharia. That is why the Arab world is having great difficulty in modifying its hate-filled educational system. Instead of changing, it is trying to change us and desensitize us to its violence.

If this is not immediately corrected, it will be one of the biggest mistakes in American history. What Mr. Shibly was teaching our kids is outright Arab propaganda justifying jihad, 9/11, retaliation as self-defense, and conspiracy theories against Israel. How monumentally foolish and dangerous it is to allow the likes of the Shiblys to have access to American high school kids.

Nonie Darwish is the co-founder of FormerMuslimsUnited.com and the author of "Cruel and Usual Punishment."

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“Unofficial” CPAC Event Takes On Islam

From the article:

"Steve Coughlin, who says he was fired from his job as a Pentagon analyst for his un-PC examination of the Koran as a justification for jihad, told the audience that there is no question in his mind that political correctness has undermined the government's strategy in the War on Terror, including its inability to have foreseen the threat from Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army psychologist is accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood in November.

Coughlin said the threat of jihad is closer than we think, "you think they (jihadists) are fighting a war there? I think they are fighting a war right here."

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Fort Jackson: The Latest

From the article:

"Terrorism expert Patrick Poole, an anti-terrorism consultant for the U.S. military and law enforcement, told CBN News that "if this incident had become public in late December while the military was still working on the Ft. Hood report it would have no doubt been catastrophic. What exactly happened at Ft. Jackson and why is this only coming out now? That's a question that Congress should be asking. "

"As noted in the Washington Times last month," Poole continued. "My colleagues and I have been warning of jihadist threats - both external and internal - for several years. The Pentagon has entirely ignored us and the Ft. Hood report released last month is evidence of the culture of willful blindness that wants to pretend this threat doesn't exist. Regardless of how the Ft. Jackson incident is resolved, it demonstrates that this threat is not going away."

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I saw this reader comment on alternet.org:

"Islam IS the problem

Posted by: Bobsays on Apr 28, 2007 12:16 AM

There is no such thing as moderate Islam nor will there ever be a peace between those who adhere to the faith and our free-living ways in the west. We need to stop kidding ourselves and stop mass migration of Muslims into western Europe and North America. They are and will remain a highly destabilizing force.

Let's re-cap on what we have suffered and lost in the past six years because of them: the introduction of a costly security and surveillance culture for everything just to stay safe, war all over the world, devastating attacks on civilians in cities around the world (check www.religionofpeace.com), riots in once-peaceful countries like Sweden and Denmark, inner city no-go areas in France and the UK, billions and billions spent on all these wars and security measures in order to keep the global economy functioning.

Most journalists are now afraid to speak out honestly about what Islam is doing because of the very real threat of death and intimidation. People like Hirsi Ali and Irshad Manji get daily death threats and must be protected by bodyguards 24/7. And that's in supposedly safe western countries.

If you ask me, that is a lot to give up for in return compliance in the programme to increase Muslim migration into the west. A pretty rotten deal and I have to pinch myself everyday to even be reminded of how nuts it all is and how much we have just accepted this as 'normal'.

No other migrant group has cost so much in blood and treasure to facilitate their entrance in the great immigration dream.

Now let's review today's threats: we have been told by Muslims that we are in the last chance saloon to repent or face destruction, that we will experience a 'Hiroshima' soon, that we must allow sharia law in our countries. None of this has to be accepted. Just to recap for all the feminists out there, if you think you can live with this faith just look at what is happening to women in Iran right now: religious police are rounding them up and punishing them for not wearing head scarves forward enough on their heads. Kind of makes Rush Limbaugh look like a gentle buffoon doesn't it?"

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NYPD: Zazi planned to kill commuters at rush hour
By TOM HAYS and ADAM GOLDMAN Associated Press Writers The Associated Press
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 9:22 PM EST


NEW YORK (AP) — A man who admitted plotting to bomb the city's subway system wanted to do so with the help of at least two other bombers during rush hour, when the most people could be killed, police said Tuesday.

"This was particularly disturbing," police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. "It was his intention to be on trains during rush hour period and to kill New Yorkers. No question about it."

The man, 25-year-old Najibullah Zazi, pleaded guilty Monday to charges including conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction and supporting al-Qaida, which he said trained him in Pakistan.

The jailed Zazi has been cooperating with investigators since offering information about the bomb plot earlier this month, a law enforcement official has said. He faces life in prison without parole when he's sentenced in June, though his cooperation with authorities could earn him leniency.

A law enforcement official familiar with the Zazi investigation told The Associated Press that authorities were most interested in learning about Zazi's time in Pakistan and when al-Qaida recruited him. The official said authorities also wanted information about the leadership and structure of the group that recruited him, al-Qaida's tactics and names of any contacts.

Authorities weren't searching for other suspects in the bomb plot, said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the case is ongoing.

Kelly promised more details about the plot would emerge as others charged proceeded through the courts. He said law enforcement officials were confident they had identified the plot's participants.

"It is a very significant case," he said. "This was the real deal."

Kelly's remarks echoed those of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who said on Monday in Washington that the planned bombings "could have been devastating."

On Monday, Zazi, a former Colorado airport shuttle driver, told a judge he traveled to New York last September with explosive materials he planned to use to assemble bombs to attack city subways after the Sept. 11 anniversary. He was arrested before he could carry out the suicide mission.

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During his plea in Brooklyn federal court, Zazi admitted using notes taken at an al-Qaida training camp in Waziristan, Pakistan, to build homemade explosives with beauty supplies purchased in the Denver suburbs and cooked up in a Colorado hotel room. He said he dumped the explosive material when he realized he was being trailed by law enforcement.

Zazi said he originally went to join the Taliban and fight the U.S. military in Afghanistan, his native land, because of civilian deaths there but al-Qaida recruited him for the subway bombing plot.

Others charged in the case include Zazi's uncle and father and two of Zazi's friends, Zarein Ahmedzay and Adis Medunjanin, who traveled to Pakistan with him in 2008.

Medunjanin has pleaded not guilty to charges he conspired to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. His lawyer, Robert C. Gottlieb, said Tuesday he didn't know if Zazi told prosecutors anything about his client but Zazi's decision to plead guilty "obviously affects the overall prosecution."

Ahmedzay has pleaded not guilty to charges that he lied to the FBI during the probe about places he visited during the 2008 trip.

Zazi's father was accused this month of trying to get rid of chemicals and other evidence. Prosecutors, after initially demanding that he be jailed in Brooklyn without bail, agreed to a deal on Feb. 17 releasing him on $50,000 bond and allowing him to return to his home in suburban Denver.

Attorney Ron Kuby, who represents Ahmad Wais Afzali, an imam authorities claim tipped off Zazi about the investigation, predicted Zazi's case would lead to more pleas.

"As a general rule in these cases, once the alleged mastermind takes the plea, the miniminds sign on as well," he said.

Fordham University School of Law Professor James Cohen said Zazi represents a cautionary tale. He said Zazi, like other Muslims, felt isolated and unhappy with the actions of the United States around the world and its perceived favoritism of Israel.

"They are feeling left out and are very angry about it," Cohen said. "That's what we have to come to grips with. An identifiable part of the Muslim population is willing to do just about anything in terms of suicide bombings. Believe it."

Associated Press writers Larry Neumeister and Colleen Long contributed to this report.

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I was just now watching "Frontline" on PBS. The episode was "Behind Taliban Lines," and was in Pakistan. One Muslim was longing for the days when, as he said, "Non-Muslims used to tremble before Muslims." One little child in school said, "Our teachers tell us that India and (I think the child said England) are our enemies. I do not know much about America, but we do not like America. We can never be friends with America."

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95% of mosques in the U.S. and worldwide support or condone terrorist activities.

Although there is no exact count of how many Muslims there are in the U.S. (by law, the U.S. Census cannot ask questions about religion), in 2005, more people from Islamic countries became legal permanent United States residents — nearly 96,000 — than in any year in the previous two decades. Native-born American Muslims are mainly African Americans who make up a quarter of the total Muslim population. Many of these have converted to Islam during the last seventy years. Hillary Clinton referred to "the nearly 7 million Muslims in our country." In 1998, a Pakistani newspaper put the number at 12 million (but this number was likely inflated to make Islam look good). In a study sponsored by the American Jewish Committee, it was found that the best estimate puts the Muslim population in 2000 at 1,886,000 (but it was allowed that this number could be as high as 2,814,000 Muslims).

A very conservative estimate says that only 10% of Muslims are 'radical.' This is assuming there is even such a thing as a 'radical' Muslim and a 'moderate' Muslim. I have heard both Muslims and ex-Muslims say that there is only one Islam, and in the Middle East, there is no such thing as a 'radical' or a 'moderate' Muslim...that this is merely a Western invention. But in any case, let's say that only 10% of Muslims are terrorists. Assuming that, let's say there are only 1 million Muslims in the U.S. (although the lowest estimate I have seen is 1.1 million). That would mean that there are 100,000 terrorists in the U.S. right now. OK, let's say that Hillary Clinton is right (and 7 million has been used as the estimate by many, not just her). That would then mean there are 700,000 terrorists in the U.S. And it only took 19 terrorists to take down the Twin Towers on 9/11.

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Muslims claim that they believe in the true Jesus Christ. They praise Jesus as the prophet of God, as sinless, as “the Messiah,” as “illustrious in this world and the next” (Sura 3:45), as “the Word of Allah” and as “the Spirit of God.” Muslims cite the Qur’an in confirmation of their belief in Jesus. For example, “And we gave Jesus, Son of Mary, the clear signs, and confirmed Him with the Holy Spirit.”

But there is a conflict, because this is different than what the Bible says. The Bible teaches that Jesus is God’s one and only Son. Jesus Himself taught this in the Bible. For example, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life…Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son” (John 3:16,18).

“All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” (Matthew 11:27).

The Bible also says, “"Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied. "But I say to all of you: In the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven." (Matthew 26:64).

God Himself declared of Jesus at His baptism, “And a voice from heaven said, “this is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased’” (Matt. 3:17 and Matt. 17:5).

Paul and John also declared that Jesus is God’s Son.

“Regarding his Son, who as to his human nature was a descendant of David.” (Romans 1:3)

“We accept man's testimony, but God's testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his Son. Anyone who believes in the Son of God has this testimony in his heart. Anyone who does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because he has not believed the testimony God has given about his Son. And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.” (1 John 5:9-12).

In fact, virtually every book in the New Testament either declares or assumes that Jesus is God’s unique Son.

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On the other hand, Islam asserts that Jesus was merely one of God’s many prophets or messengers, and not God’s only Son. Muslims strongly reject the idea that Jesus is the Son of God, because the Qur’an repeatedly emphasizes that Jesus Christ is not the literal Son of God. The Qur’an says things like:

“It is not for God to take a son unto Him.”
“They say, “God has taken to Him a son.” …Say: “Those who forge against God falsehood shall not prosper.”
“Praise belongs to God, who has not taken to Him a son…”
“…Warn those who say, “God has taken to Himself a son”;…a monstrous word it is, issuing out of their mouths; they say nothing but a lie.”
“But who does greater evil than he who forges against God a lie?” And, “They are unbelievers who say, “God is the Messiah, Mary’s Son.”

So, the Qur’an emphatically denies that Jesus Christ is the Son of God---again, however, this is a teaching that Jesus Himself just as emphatically affirms in the Bible:

“What about the one whom the Father set apart as his very own and sent into the world? Why then do you accuse me of blasphemy because I said, 'I am God's Son'? Do not believe me unless I do what my Father does. But if I do it, even though you do not believe me, believe the miracles, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father." (John 10:36-38)

In the Bible, the Jews knew that Jesus said that He was the Son of God:

“For this reason the Jews tried all the harder to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.” (John 5:18)

“The Jews insisted, "We have a law, and according to that law he must die, because he claimed to be the Son of God." (John 19:7)

But the Christian view of Jesus Christ as God’s literal Son is considered blasphemous to Muslims. Ali’s translation of Sura 5:73,78 reads, “They do blaspheme who say: ‘God is Christ the son of Mary.’…Christ the son of Mary was no more than an apostle.”

Muslims deny that Jesus Christ was God incarnate. Any Muslim who believes that Jesus Christ is God has committed “the one unforgivable sin” called shirk---a sin that will send him to hell forever. Tawhid is the doctrine of the singularity of Allah, and shirk is its opposite, the greatest of all sins, according to Islam, and refers to assigning partners or companions to Allah. The Qur’an clearly teaches that Jesus was only a man: “The Messiah, Jesus Son of Mary, was only the Messenger of God…” Sura 43:59 asserts: “Jesus was no more than a mortal whom [Allah] favored and made an example to the Israelites.”

So, even though Jesus claimed He was God on many different occasions in the Bible, the Qur’an rejects this, and has Jesus denying His own deity. Thus, when Allah asks Jesus if He is God, Jesus replies, “It is not mine to say what I have no right to.” In fact, even as a baby, Jesus allegedly claimed He was only a servant of Allah. According to Sura 19:20,34, Jesus praised his birth and then said, “I am a servant of Allah.”

Further, Muslims do not believe that Jesus was crucified and died on the cross. They believe Allah would never permit this to happen to one of his special prophets.

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Jeff said...

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When Muslims deny that Christ was crucified on the cross---and teach instead that God substituted someone else in His place---they reject the clearest teaching of the New Testament. Even Jesus prophesied---repeatedly---that He had to go to the cross, and that this was God’s direct will for Him:

“From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.” (Matthew 16:21)

“Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, "We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled. He will be handed over to the Gentiles. They will mock him, insult him, spit on him, flog him and kill him. On the third day he will rise again." (Luke 18:31-33)

“"Now my heart is troubled, and what shall I say? 'Father, save me from this hour'? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour.” (John 12:27)

Innumerable eyewitnesses, both Jesus’ friends and enemies, saw Him die on the cross. Further, many of His apostles and friends were also eyewitnesses to His resurrection from the dead, confirming His claim to be the Son of God.

“When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom. "Let's not tear it," they said to one another. "Let's decide by lot who will get it." This happened that the scripture might be fulfilled which said, "They divided my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing." So this is what the soldiers did. Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, "Dear woman, here is your son," and to the disciple, "Here is your mother." From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.” (John 19:23-27)

“Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jews did not want the bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken down. The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with Jesus, and then those of the other. But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus' side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water. The man who saw it has given testimony, and his testimony is true. He knows that he tells the truth, and he testifies so that you also may believe.” (John 19:31-35)

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Jeff said...

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But of course, Islam teaches that Muhammad was a superior prophet to Jesus because he brought God’s final and best revelations to man.
However, according to the Bible, Jesus Christ is far more than one of God’s messengers or prophets. Jesus Christ is God’s one and only Son:

“"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.” (John 3:16-18)

According to the Bible, Jesus is the Second Person of the Trinity, God incarnate, God Himself:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:1,14)

In the Bible, Jesus claimed to be both “the Lord” and “God”:

“You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and rightly so, for that is what I am.” (John 13:13)

“Jesus answered: "Don't you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'?” (John 14:9)

“I and the Father are one." (John 10:30)

Jeff said...

A Muslim is "moderate" only when they reject Mohammed

by Lewis Loflin

Under the guise of political correctness, it seems civil and human rights don't apply to Muslims in many Western nations, in particular women and girls. Honor killings get big headlines and are somewhat rare, but far more common is forced and arraigned marriages, polygamy, etc. Terror and intimidation is daily life for those desiring to live as free human beings and not as chattel to uphold some medieval traditions. These aren't the typical family fights, but a real danger for some. By refusing to enforce western laws and looking the other way as Shari'a (Muslim Law) is openly flaunted, presents a potential danger to all of us. Where the hell is the ACLU and the feminists? Why is it the few brave Muslims that try to reform this culture find themselves alone in the battle?

The problem is pandering to Muslims and their abuse of the system. In many cases they want more Muslims to move into the West from their own failed nations and culture. With an arranged marriage to a "cousin" back home, they maintain their tribal culture and get him/her a Green Card. They want to transplant that failed culture to the West, not join it. Islam is not a religion as much as it is a fascist-style culture that controls every aspect of one's life. We don't just get the Koran; we get the Prophet Mohammed and the culture that evolves around his actions and life. That's where the problem is.

America has certainly had religious groups that sought to set themselves apart from the general society. The Amish and Orthodox Jews and some Mormons are good examples. But when anyone (including Mormons in recent cases) cross the line into child marriage and polygamy, they can be sent to prison. Islam seems to be ignored on this even in America. But Islam also differs in that it seeks to subvert the entire culture. It seeks converts, condones religious violence (Muslim Brotherhood, Wahhabism), and is at total odds with the US Constitution. It is a political movement as much as religious and should be treated as such.

The simple fact is that Muslims may retain Allah, but must reject Mohammed the man, both his words and deeds. But what do we have left? In fairness the Koran has nothing about honor killings, the Hadiths I don't know about. Other groups such as Hindus, etc. do the same thing.

Jeff said...

2 indicted in foiled NYC subway bomb plot case
By ADAM GOLDMAN Associated Press Writer The Associated Press
Thursday, February 25, 2010 1:06 PM EST


NEW YORK (AP) — Two high school classmates of admitted terrorist Najibullah Zazi were indicted Thursday in a foiled scheme to bomb New York City subways that a prosecutor said was directed by "al-Qaida leadership."

Zarein Ahmedzay and Adis Medunjanin, both 25, pleaded not guilty in federal court in Brooklyn to charges of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction, conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country and providing material support to the al-Qaida terrorist network.

Zazi, a former Colorado air shuttle driver who attended high school in Queens, pleaded guilty to similar charges this week. Zazi was arrested in September 2008 after he drove cross-country from Denver to New York, where authorities said he abandoned the bombing plan after realizing authorities were trailing him.

Ahmedzay and Medunjanin are accused of plotting "three coordinated suicide bombing attacks" on Manhattan subway lines that were timed for one of three days after the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, at the beginning of the work week, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Knox said.

The attacks were planned to resemble the July 2005 bombings on the London transit system, Knox said. Four suicide bombers killed 52 people and themselves in an attack on three subway trains and a bus in London.

The operation was "undertaken at the direction and under the control of al-Qaida leadership," Knox said.

During the short hearing, U.S. District Judge Raymond J. Dearie asked prosecutors if they expected more defendants in the case. "Likely, although probably from overseas," Knox responded.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said this week that Zazi and two other bombers planned to attack rush-hour commuters on Manhattan subway lines to kill as many people as possible. He didn't name the two other suspects but said the plot had been disrupted.

Authorities have said the plot was one of the most serious terrorism threats in the U.S. since the 2001 terrorist attack.

"This attack would have been deadly," Attorney General Eric Holder said.

Authorities have told The Associated Press that Zazi was cooperating with federal investigators before his guilty pleas this week. Asked whether Zazi would testify against his client, Ahmedzay's attorney Michael Marinaccio said: "That's a likely scenario."

Medunjanin and Ahmedzay — who authorities say traveled to Pakistan with Zazi in 2008 to join the Taliban — had already faced charges in the alleged plot.

Medunjanin has pleaded not guilty to charges he conspired to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. His lawyer, Robert C. Gottlieb, said this week he didn't know whether Zazi told prosecutors anything about his client but Zazi's decision to plead guilty "obviously affects the overall prosecution."

Ahmedzay has pleaded not guilty to charges that he lied to the FBI during the probe about places he visited during the 2008 trip.

Zazi's uncle, father and a Queens imam face lesser charges in the case.

Jeff said...

Islam 101: Do not Question the Religion