All politics must submit to Islam. It is the purpose of Islam to replace the U.S. Constitution with Islamic law called shariah.
Every Muslim can act in two different ways. The first is based upon the Meccan Qur'an and Meccan Sunna. The second way is the Medinan Qur'an and Medinan Sunna. But a Muslim also has a third way of acting.
Kafir civilization is very strong in many ways. Nearly everything you can pick up and hold in your hand comes from kafir civilization. Nearly all products are based upon patents and copyrights. The Islamic world does not produce any significant work in the world of ideas. All democratic politics and most media and culture are based upon kafir thought. The modern world is kafir, and Islam exists inside of that. So every Muslim is also part kafir. It is almost impossible for a Muslim not to be part kafir.
Every Muslim is part Meccan-Muslim, part Medinan-Muslim and part kafir-Muslim. So what any Muslim does is based upon which type of Muslim he is. A Muslim is a person who makes personal decisions, so it is never possible to predict what a person who calls himself a Muslim will do or say.
If you have a Muslim friend or an associate at work and they are a nice person, you must have more than once said this doctrine can't be right, because "the person I know at work is such a nice person, and all of this doctrine of Islam sounds so dreadful." Well, let's stop and ask what you mean by "a good Muslim." Is he a good Muslim or is he a good person? Those are separate questions because, quite frankly, until you know the doctrine of Islam, and until you know the history of Islam, you really can't make any judgments as to whether or not the person at work or your friend is a good Muslim or not. Being a good Muslim does not depend upon anything about the kafir and the kafir's judgments. No. Whether a person is a good Muslim or not depends upon the doctrine of Islam. It is the doctrine of Islam that makes a Muslim. We must compare the Muslim with the doctrine, not the Muslim with what we think as good.
For example, Osama bin Laden is a good Muslim. He strictly follows the Koran of Medina, the greater Koran, the one that was written later, the one that Allah said abrogates the earlier. What you may mean when you say he's a 'good Muslim' is that he is simply a good person. Let's consider this.
Even in Mohammed's day, there are many references to the fact that Muslims did not want to engage in Jihad. Those Muslims were called hypocrites. Perhaps your friend who is such a good person is not really a "good" Muslim. And there's another thing about the good Muslim - you say he is your friend. How does his friendship stack up against the fourteen verses in the Koran which clearly and explicitly state that the kafir is never the friend of the Muslim?
What you probably have in your friend is a good person. A good Muslim follows the doctrine of Islam, and following the doctrine of Islam means seeing you as a kafir. Your friend is a human being before he is a Muslim, and the Golden Rule exerts a powerful force upon everyone, including those who profess the Islamic faith. Perhaps what you have in your friend is merely someone who is naturally following the Golden Rule and is therefore a good person. But notice, as long as he is actually really your friend, then he is not a good Muslim. Contradictory, isn't it? And not only is it contradictory, it's very sad.
Most Muslims are part Meccan Muslim, part Medinan Muslim and part kafir Muslim, just like your friend.
In earlier articles on this site, I mentioned that the Five Principles of Political Islam could be used as a tool to understand Islam. Let's review the Five Principles, and then see how to use them to analyze Islam by asking the right questions.
The first principle is that every word and action by Islam is based on the Qur'an, Sira and Hadith. In short, it is all based on Muhammad.
So, in analyzing anything Islamic, ask the question: What did Muhammad do or say that relates to this? Is this Meccan or Medinan Islam?
The second principle is, that if it deals with kafirs, it is political, not religious. The question is: how are kafirs involved? How is the religious "teflon shield" being used?
The third principle is that all non-Muslims are kafirs.
The question is: how is this based on the division between Islam and kafirs? Kafirs are always wrong and Muslims are always right. Ask questions like: how is it all the kafir's fault? How is the problem not Islam's fault?
The fourth principle is: dualism means that Islam can treat you two different ways.
The question is: How is dualism working here? What are the two opposing choices available here? What is the other side of the contradiction that is not being talked about?
The fifth principle is that the kafir must submit to Islam in politics and public matters.
The question is: what is the pressure to yield to Islamic values and dictates?
Really, all of the five principles can be summarized in two sentences. Everything that Islam does to kafirs is political and is based upon the Trilogy, the Qur'an and Muhammad. The treatment of kafirs is dualistic and kafirs must submit to political Islam.
Or, the five principles can be reduced to five words: Trilogy, politics, kafir, duality, submission.
Let's apply these principles by looking at an old problem---the so-called Israel - Palestinian problem.
First, there is a massive amount of the Trilogy about the Jews. Do you ever hear any news report that quotes either Muhammad or the Qur'an?
Is the interaction between the Palestinians and Israelis political or religious?
The Jews of Israel are kafirs. The kafirs are always wrong and the Muslims are always right. In any of the reporting of the conflict, do you ever read any self-examination by the Palestinians?
Duality. What is the whole truth? What are the two different ways that Islam has in dealing with Jews?
Submission. How are the kafir Israelis being asked to yield or submit to Islam? What are the demands on kafirs? How is it that Islam will not change?
In order to understand the five principles, you have to know Muhammad. If you know Muhammad, then you know Islam; if you do not know Muhammad, you do not know Islam. The five principles will allow you to understand Islam based upon its own doctrine and history.
We must have a clear and analytic study of Islam. What we want to do is to examine this ideology by giving it a cold, hard, analytic look. We need to understand that the religion is of no concern to the kafir. The religion is simply for those who want to go to Islamic heaven or avoid Islamic hell. We must take an analytic look at Islam and see its political nature and its political history.
Political Islam will continue to have its way if we don't learn about it. What is its way? It is clearly politically expansive. Our Constitution must fall, according to the doctrine of Islam. Now, you laugh, and say, "That's impossible. I mean, we're so strong, nothing could affect our Constitution." But the power of Islam grows daily in this country, and it feeds upon ignorance. The Qur'an of Mecca is used as the 'teflon shield' as more and more politics in Washington, D.C. are affected by the 'religion of peace.' Ignorant people, diplomats, congressmen, and senators don't know any better. We must demand that they educate themselves. We must demand that our leadership change and understand political Islam.
We have to ask this question: Why do our tax dollars fund universities that are formally devoid of the doctrine of political Islam? It is not taught at any university. How can this be? Why can't our tax dollars be used to teach the history of 270 million dead? Why can't our tax dollars be used to teach the real and complete history of slavery?
By educating yourself, you are making a difference. By encouraging others to learn about political Islam, you can make a huge difference. This war is not a war against terrorism. This war is a war against ignorance. And the enemy is not Islam. Islam is simply a doctrine. The enemy is our own passive ignorance. That is our enemy. We must do battle against ignorance, because this is a case in which the truth is on the side of the kafir.
It is not that Islam is so strong. The problem is that our ignorance makes us weak.
The above text is taken from the website Political Islam.