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FROM JIHADWATCH: When Oklahoma passed its anti-Sharia law, Muslims in the U.S. indignantly characterized as “Islamophobic” the notion that they would ever, ever, under any circumstances at any time, want to bring Islamic law to this country. Islamic supremacist pseudo-moderate Reza Aslan has claimed falsely that “no American Muslim, zero, absolutely none, not a single one has ever, ever called for the imposition of Shariah in America.” In reality, Honest Ibe himself, Ibrahim Hooper of Hamas-linked CAIR, has said he would like to see the U.S. Government become Islamic sometime in the future, and the Washington, D.C. imam Musa has called for Muslims to work for the establishment of an Islamic State of America by 2050.
And in saying such things, they reflect a view confirmed by this new poll: that Islam is inherently political, and its political aspect cannot be separated from its religious aspect.
“Majority of Muslims want Islam in politics, poll says,” by Meris Lutz for the Los Angeles Times, December 6 (thanks to Twostellas):
Reporting from Beirut — A majority of Muslims around the world welcome a significant role for Islam in their countries’ political life, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center, but have mixed feelings toward militant religious groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah.According to the survey, majorities in Pakistan, Egypt, Jordan and Nigeria would favor changing current laws to allow stoning as a punishment for adultery, hand amputation for theft and death for those who convert from Islam to another religion. About 85% of Pakistani Muslims said they would support a law segregating men and women in the workplace.
Muslims in Indonesia, Egypt, Nigeria and Jordan were among the most enthusiastic, with more than three-quarters of poll respondents in those countries reporting positive views of Islam’s influence in politics: either that Islam had a large role in politics, and that was a good thing, or that it played a small role, and that was bad.
Turkish Muslims were the most conflicted, with just more than half reporting positive views of Islam’s influence in politics. Turkey has struggled in recent years to balance a secular political system with an increasingly fervent Muslim population….
Despite an overall positive view of Islam’s growing role in politics, militant religious organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah spurred mixed reactions. Both groups enjoyed fairly strong support in Jordan, home to many Palestinians, and Lebanon, where Hezbollah is based. Muslim countries that do not share strong cultural, historical and political ties to the Palestinian cause, such as Pakistan and Turkey, tended to view Hezbollah and Hamas negatively.
Al Qaeda was rejected by strong majorities in every Muslim country except Nigeria, which gave the group a 49% approval rating….
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How did the world get from just Mohammad to well over 1 billion Muslims in the world? This is the question every Westerner should have to answer. These videos and additional references will help you do that.
While I feel this is the best video representation of the history of Islam I have seen yet, there are a few things that need correcting and highlighting, I will try to do that as we go along. I believe that if you watch these videos and this other very important video series, you will have a good grasp on the history of Islam. And if you absorb all the info in the links provided, you will be able to give a great 10 minutes summary of how this world got to where it is.
Here are two articles to put the broad context of Jihad into perspective.
Mahomet established a religion by putting his enemies to death; Jesus Christ by commanding his followers to lay down their lives. Blaise Pascal
THIS QUOTE on a shirt PROVOCATIVE ISLAM APPAREL: Christianity & Islam – The Difference (Pascal quote) T-Shirt
This first video claims that Mohammad was “confused” when he first started receiving his revelations. the fact is the he thought he was demon possessed.
This next video shows that Islam’s neighboring civilizations where the Byzantine and the Persian empires. It should be noted that one reason the Muslims where successful in totally defeating the Persians and eventually successful in defeating the Byzantines (the eastern leg of the Roman Empire) was that the Byzantine and the Persian empires where in a weakened state from fighting each other when Islam exploded onto the scene.
The story of the Persian empire, in my opinion, is one of the strongest evidences that Islam is not a religion of peace and is bent on making all religion the religion of Allah. Persia is modern day Iran and how it became Muslim is very important because it shows the almost total annihilation of the religion Zoroastrianism at the hands of Islam. Zoroastrianism was the official religion of 3 successive Persian Empires and was one of the worlds largest religions when Islam was born but there are now less than 200,000 Zoroastrians in the world and less than 0.1 % of the Iranian population is Zoroastrian. In effect, the subjugation of Zoroastrianism by Islam has almost resulted in its extinction. Today Iranians barely remember that they where once Persian and Zoroastrian. AND THIS IS THE RELIGION OF NO RELIGIOUS COMPULSION?
For more info about Zoroastrianism and Islam see the first video in this other very important video series, this Wikipedia page called the Persecution of Zoroastrians and The History of Jihad Against Persia.
To fill in an important gap in this video, before Muhammad invaded Mecca he had been raiding Meccan Merchant Caravans. There was some important battles that happened before Muhammad invaded mecca. This video also mentions the apostasy, it should be noted that at this time Caliph Abu Bahker standardized his version of the Koran and burned all the opposing text, so do Muslims really have the words of Muhammad?
This video may also prompt you to learn more about Jizya and Dhimmitude because it falsely claims that the treatment of Non-Muslims by Muslims was “oppressive by modern standards but tolerant by medieval standards”. BUT THIS IS NOT TRUE. Non-Muslims where not allowed to even maintain there places of worship, to openly practice their religion, or teach it to their children. Overall the system of subjugation almost ensures the subjugated religions will nearly vanish as did the Zoroastrians. No other religion has a systematized program of subjugation written into a legal code, instead all other religions have at least some form of the golden rule and are truly pluralistic.
See our Dhimmitude catagory for more information.
THIS VIDEO SHOWS IT REALLY IS THEM AGAINST US (Everyone else).
The War between Christianity and Islam. There is just so much that could be said about this that is not said in the video that I suggest you read some of the articles and view some of the videos from the Christianity peace/conquest category about the Crusades and learn the real reason and purpose of the crusades. If I’ve learned anything studying Islam it is that PEOPLE NEED TO STOP APOLOGIZING FOR THE CRUSADES. The whole ordeal infuriates me so I will just say “LEARN ABOUT ISLAM or learn to say “Allāhu Akbar” (Allah is [the] Greatest)”. There is no other option.
BE PROUD OF OUR WESTERN CIVILIZATION for a change, damn-it – or go learn Arabic. If it where not for the crusaders, we would all be Muslim, subjugated or put to death by now!!! I, for one, THANK GOD for the Christians who said….
……..OR TWO, OR THREE, OR HOWEVER MANY IT TAKES.
ThIS video states that when the crusaders arrived in the foreign lands they where “amazed to find an Islam society that was vastly superior to European culture”. Some clarification is in need here. The Muslims push the idea of the conquered Spanish civilization as being an advanced society. But reality is that it was not advanced because of Islam but in-spite of Islam. Like the conquered Istanbul (Byzantine Constantinople), Spain was the product of the Dhimmi, not Muslims. The Christian societies where already far advanced compared to Arabian culture from which Islam came. Islam conquering these lands always resulted in a cannibalizing of the conquered cultures and additional advancements come from the Dhimmis, not the Muslims. And once the Dhimmis are subjugated to insignificance and the numbers are greatly reduced the result is a backslide of the culture to the 7th century Arabian culture from which islam came, which has not really contributed anything significant to modern society, even though Muslims may say otherwise. LOOK INTO IT.
For more info on the Conquest of India see the last two videos in this other very important video series
These two videos do a good job on the decline of Islam. But one point that is not covered is the genocide of the Assyrians. Another important point is not covered is the Young Turk Revolution and the over throw of the Caliphate.
This video touches on the alliance of Islam and Hitler in WW2. See our Islam and Nazis category for more information on that.
This video carries on and shows how WW2 got started but it does leave you hanging.
I will be adding more information and links to this post, so please bookmark it and come back.
The reports against Israel by the UN Human Rights Council should be framed and posted in every political science class in the world: It would be an advanced lesson on diplomatic cynicism and the broken UN dream.
Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s worst human rights violators. It is not an electoral democracy and political opposition is forbidden. Freedom of speech is heavily restricted. The government maintains control of the media and responds harshly to criticism or deviation from its strict Islamic dogma.
How can a country with virtually not connection to human rights be a member of a formal body dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights around the world?
Is that not similar to putting a wife-beater in charge of a women’s shelter?
The UNHRC is dominated by third world countries, in most of which democracy and human rights are nothing more than theoretical concepts. More than half of the Council’s members are not free democracies; on top of Saudi Arabia and Iran, it includes some of the world’s most oppressive dictatorships, such as Libya, Qatar and China.
Incredibly, about 80%, 34 out of 40 of the Council’s censures were devoted to Israel. This is an unbelievable figure: Meanwhile, tyrannies such as Iran, Saudi Arabia, Libya, China and others were never condemned by the UNHRC.
Israel, a democracy that grants freedom, civil rights and human rights to all of its citizens, including minorities that belong to a people with whom Israel is involved in bitter conflict — is supposedly the worst human rights violator on earth, and in fact one of the only human rights violators altogether.
“a whole month before the FBI met him”. SO WHERE THE ENTRAPMENT?
HERE IS AN AMAZON REVIEW OF THE BOOK and then the Q&A session with Stark.
Michael P. McHugh: I strongly recommend God’s Battalions to anyone interested in current affairs or history. In this timely and important book Rodney Stark cogently and persuasively makes “The Case for the Crusades” as his subtitle states. He begins with some galling indications of the current popular and apologetic misunderstanding of the Crusades today. Then he proceeds to tell the whole story from the perspective of the Crusaders.
Stark reminds the reader of the basic fact that Christians were in Egypt, Palestine, and Syria long before the Muslims. The Arabs, united under banner of Islam entered with great violence and they imposed oppressive rule. They did not stop their invasion into Christian territory until they conquered North Africa, Spain, and were finally beaten in southern France. This is all familiar history, but somehow ignored by critics of the Crusaders.
Stark reminds the reader of some less familiar history as well. For example, the Arabs attacked Sicily and the Italian mainland. The story of who stopped them there makes fascinating history. The Arabs also attacked Constantinople twice without success. This is often forgotten since their expansionist Muslim successors, the Turks ultimately captured that great Roman and Christian city.
After demonstrating that aggressive Islamic expansion into Christian territories triggered Islamic-Christian warfare, the author shatters many of the myths of the Crusades one by one with historical fact. These myths are exploded, for example:
-The Christians were more brutal than the Muslims.
-Islamic culture brought technological advancement to the Middle East.
-The Crusades were primarily motivated by economic expansion.
-Famed Muslim Saladin demonstrated a more enlightened leadership than his European counterparts.
Stark lays out the historical facts that the cynical critics selectively ignore.
Stark’s explanation of the ultimate failure of the Crusades will intrigue readers as will his many other insightful observations. For example, he cites the popular and oddly inconsistent notion that while Muslims could understandably be religiously motivated, Westerners would have to have ulterior motives. This book explains with excellent examples the evidence of religious motivations among Crusaders as I have seen nowhere else. Stark traces criticism of the Crusades to Western enemies of the Catholic Church as far back as the 18th Century.
General criticisms of this book fall flat. As for accusations of Western bias, Stark simply argues that the Crusades have been mischaracterized and the Crusaders maligned. He does not attribute to Crusaders complete moral superiority. He does not deny their brutality. It is true that he paints an ugly picture of the Byzantine role in the Crusades, but I saw nothing that has not been accepted as the general history of that Empire. Ironically, Byzantine self-absorption during this period matches Western Roman behavior during the decline of that entity. He does lump Arab Muslims and Turks into a monolith at times, but as I read I realized that to the Crusaders, the strategic threat each posed was not worthy of distinction.
I was disappointed that my edition of this book had no index. I was also disappointed that on one page Stark casts allusion to knights being hoisted to their saddles with small cranes. I have read that there is no evidence that this hoisting was ever needed or used.
Overall, Stark more than makes his case with a clarity and directness that most popular historians seem to avoid these days lest they offend someone with the truth. He introduces very little that is new or controversial by itself. He simply lays out the facts to make a case that no one else dare make for so long. He explains that the logic of security stoked by religious inspiration drove the Crusades more than other factors.
It remains a mystery to me why Westerners often make themselves and their ancestors out to be the bad guy even when it’s plainly not appropriate. Perhaps that is a matter for social psychologists to investigate. It seems lost on many Westerners that while we bathe in self-critique as a matter of course, our Muslim friends have never shared any such cultural compulsion. But it is this very psychology that makes this book timely and important.
SOURCE: Q&A with Rodney Stark, author of God’s Battalions: A Case for the Crusades
A: I focused on this portion of history (the conflicts between Christendom and Islam for control of the Holy Land, between 1095 and 1291) because the story has been particularly distorted over the past decade. Popular authors such as Karen Armstrong and world leaders such as Bill Clinton have helped popularize the idea that the Christian Crusades were an unprovoked attack on Muslims for the purpose of religious conversion or material gain. As a result, many Americans believe Muslims have been stewing in bitterness against Christians and the West for centuries. Many believe we owe Muslims an apology and that modern-day terrorism is payback for the Crusades. This is simply not the case.
Q: So what sparked the Christian Crusades in the Holy Land?
A: This time in history was a brutal and intolerant age on both sides–Muslim and Christian. Western knights were very violent, very sinful and very religious. Mohammed’s followers could be described in the same way. The Christian Holy Land had been conquered by Muslims in the seventh century, and Christians had been oppressed for several centuries, but the West did not intercede. Eventually Western pilgrims to the Holy Land found themselves targeted for violence, even massacred, and news reached Europe of the Muslim desecration of Christian sites in Jerusalem. The call went out for knights who would stop the desecration and re-open the pilgrimage routes for Christians. Quite simply, the Crusades were precipitated by Islamic provocations: by centuries of bloody attempts to colonize the West and by sudden new attacks on Christian pilgrims and holy places.
Q: How were Roman Catholic popes and clergy involved in Crusades? Were they seeking the religious conversions of Muslims?
SOURCE: How well do we know the differences between Christianity and Islam, the world’s fastest growing religion? In the aftermath of infamous terrorists attacks against New York’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Muslims placed ads in newspapers, wrote letters to editors, and opened Mosques to the public. They all fervently claimed that the horrendous crimes committed by Arab Muslim terrorists don’t represent the true nature of Islam. They ask,” How can these terrorists be true Muslims since Islam orders peace and a true Muslim can only be a symbol of peace and human rights?” American and Canadian Muslims may well be among the first to condemn terrorist attacks and to speak of terrorism as anti-Islamic. But at the same time some major Muslim organizations don’t protest the campaign to drive the Israelis into the sea, or the persecution of Christians in Muslim dominated countries. The relationship between Christians and Muslims in Islam-dominated countries continues to be of virtual persecution of Christians. “Never in living memory has the situation for Christian minorities in the Islamic world been so precarious,” warns Patrick Sookhded, the director of the Wilshire, England-based Barnabas Fund.
Comments made by an influential leader thought to be in the Islamic mainstream were not reassuring either. Said Sheik Muhammad Gemeaha, leader of Manhattan’s Cultural Center, “The Jews were behind these ugly acts (of Sept. 11), while we, the Arabs were innocent.” He also claimed that Jewish doctors were poisoning Muslim children in American hospitals and that Zionists, working in the nation’s traffic control towers aided the suicide hijackings.
Political leaders have accepted the Muslims’ arguments at face value. When war against Muslim terrorists was declared, the public was told over and over again that it was not a war against Islam as a religion. For example, after the September 11 attacks, the White House used the word Crusade to describe its war against Muslim terrorists. But soon afterwards it was code named “Infinite Justice.” The title and the word Crusade were deemed offensive to Muslims, so they were changed and apologized for. Even evangelical Christians apologize for the word Crusade. Some say there are Muslims who may never come to Jesus Christ simply because of the self-righteous vigor that fuelled the violence and murder during the Crusades. Others claim that the memories of the Crusades continue to live on in the Muslim mind. In their view, the association between Christianity and naked power, sometimes cruelly used, has been to the lasting detriment of the Christian cause. One writer even declared that the Crusades have done more damage to Christianity in the twentieth century than they did in the eleventh and twelfth centuries.
On July 15, 1999, the nine-hundredth anniversary of the fall of Jerusalem to the Crusaders, a party of Christians paraded round the city walls. Their intent was to publicize a personal apology for the Crusades to Muslims. They wanted to make a conciliatory gesture, on the one hand, and on the other hand express contrition for wars which they believed were departures from the Spirit of Christ and His gospel. Although well intended, I believe their apology was pointless.
Muhammad and Jesus
Why the Crusades? I am convinced that their roots are in Islam itself. In Islam there is no separation between the church and political power. In his The Life of the Prophet Muhammad, ‘Abd Al-Raj,am’Azzam, the first Secretary-General of the Arab League (1945-1952), notes that Islam, unlike any other great religion, such as Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity, subscribes to a political and social order that is to be carefully established and observed in the here and now as a road to the afterworld. “The Kingdom of God in heaven,” he states,” is achieved through piety and through a system of social and political order, namely, a Kingdom of God on earth.” In an Islamic dominated state, therefore, the political head is the religious bead, the representative of Allah.
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FP: Tell us a bit about the Center for the Study of Political Islam.
Warner: The Center for the Study of Political Islam is a group of scholars who are devoted to the scientific study of the foundational texts of Islam—Koran, Sira (life of Mohammed) and Hadith (traditions of Mohammed). There are two areas to study in Islam, its doctrine and history, or as CSPI sees it—the theory and its results. We study the history to see the practical or experimental results of the doctrine.
CSPI seems to be the first group to use statistics to study the doctrine. Previous scientific studies of the Koran are primarily devoted to Arabic language studies.
Our first principle is that Koran, Sira and Hadith must be taken as a whole. We call them the Islamic Trilogy to emphasize the unity of the texts.
Our major intellectual breakthrough is to see that dualism is the foundation and key to understanding Islam. Everything about Islam comes in twos starting with its foundational declaration: (1) there is no god but Allah and (2) Mohammed is His prophet. Therefore, Islam is Allah (Koran) and the Sunna (words and deeds of Mohammed found in the Sira and Hadith).
Endless ink has been wasted on trying to answer the question of what is Islam? Is Islam the religion of peace? Or is the true Islam a radical ideology? Is a moderate Muslim the real Muslim?
This reminds a scientist of the old arguments about light. Is light a particle or is light a wave? The arguments went back and forth. Quantum mechanics gave us the answer. Light is dualistic; it is both a particle and a wave. It depends upon the circumstances as to which quality manifests. Islam functions in the same manner.
Our first clue about the dualism is in the Koran, which is actually two books, the Koran of Mecca (early) and the Koran of Medina (later). The insight into the logic of the Koran comes from the large numbers of contradictions in it. On the surface, Islam resolves these contradictions by resorting to “abrogation”. This means that the verse written later supersedes the earlier verse. But in fact, since the Koran is considered by Muslims to be the perfect word of Allah, both verses are sacred and true. The later verse is “better,” but the earlier verse cannot be wrong since Allah is perfect. This is the foundation of dualism. Both verses are “right.” Both sides of the contradiction are true in dualistic logic. The circumstances govern which verse is used.
(Koran of Mecca) 73:10: Listen to what they [unbelievers] say with patience, and leave them with dignity.
From tolerance we move to the ultimate intolerance, not even the Lord of the Universe can stand the unbelievers:
(Koran of Medina) 8:12: Then your Lord spoke to His angels and said, “I will be with you. Give strength to the believers. I will send terror into the unbelievers’ hearts, cut off their heads and even the tips of their fingers!”
All of Western logic is based upon the law of contradiction—if two things contradict, then at least one of them is false. But Islamic logic is dualistic; two things can contradict each other and both are true.
No dualistic system may be measured by one answer. This is the reason that the arguments about what constitutes the “real” Islam go on and on and are never resolved. A single right answer does not exist.
Dualistic systems can only be measured by statistics. It is futile to argue one side of the dualism is true. As an analogy, quantum mechanics always gives a statistical answer to all questions.
For an example of using statistics, look at the question: what is the real jihad, the jihad of inner, spiritual struggle or the jihad of war? Let’s turn to Bukhari (the Hadith) for the answer, as he repeatedly speaks of jihad. In Bukhari 97% of the jihad references are about war and 3% are about the inner struggle. So the statistical answer is that jihad is 97% war and 3% inner struggle. Is jihad war? Yes—97%. Is jihad inner struggle? Yes—3%. So if you are writing an article, you can make a case for either. But in truth, almost every argument about Islam can be answered by: all of the above. Both sides of the duality are right.
FP: Why, in your view, is there so much ignorance about the history and doctrine of political Islam in the West?
Robert Spencer in the Danish free press society, Copenhagen, talking about the Crusades, Islam, Christendom and the politically correct myths surrounding the medieval clashes between the biggest world religions.
SOURCE CNN: KUALA LUMPAR, Malaysia — Living as a Christian in a Muslim nation can carry severe risks and suffering.
CBN News traveled to Malaysia — a country that presents itself as a model for Islamic moderation, yet has many former Muslims who say they are persecuted after finding Christ.
A two-hour journey from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur revealed an isolated encampment where some Christian converts say they’ve been taken in order to be forced back to Islam.
The Malaysian government calls the facilities — retreat centers. Muslims willingly come there to strengthen their faith.
CBN News spoke to one Christian who wanted to remain anonymous, in fear he would be taken back to one of the “faith purification” facilities.
“They were clearly angry and they wanted to kill me, but they did not harm me physically,” he recalled. “I know of many others. They force you to recite Islamic prayers and the Koran, to do all the things you’re suppose to do as a Muslim.”
“They’re trying to force us to believe what we can’t believe,” the man continued. “These re-education centers come from the power of darkness.”
This is a refutation of Arsalan Iftikhar’s CNN Article “Murder has no religion” available here.
Arsalan Iftikhar is an international human rights lawyer and former National Legal Director of the Council on American Islamic Relations (the organization named by U.S. Federal prosecutors in 2007 as an un-indicted co-conspirator in a Hamas funding case involving the Holy Land Foundation). He is a contributing author of an award-winning book and is well-known for his interviews, commentaries and analyses which have regularly appeared in virtually every major media outlet in the world.
In this article we will analyse a piece he had written for CNN, titled “Murder has no religion”. It was written in response to the Fort Hood massacre, in which the “Allahu Akbar” screaming U.S. Army major, Nidal Malik Hasan, murdered 13 people and wounded 30 others at a US military installation.
Most of the world’s 1.57 billion Muslims know that the Holy Quran states quite clearly that, “Anyone who kills a human being … it shall be as though he has killed all of mankind. … If anyone saves a life, it shall be as though he has saved the lives of all of mankind.”
No, it is not clear at all. It is unfortunate that even his opening sentence is a mistruth. There is no such verse in the Qur’an. What Iftikhar has presented us with is a butchered and out-of-context paraphrasing of Qur’an 5:32 meant to mislead those who have little knowledge of Islamic scripture.
This verse is examined in detail here. In summary; it is written in past tense, and clearly does not apply to Muslims but to “the Children of Israel” i.e. the Jews. When the clause (omitted from the verse by Iftikhar) which allows killing is reinserted and we read it in context with the next two verses, it is in actual fact a chilling warning to non-believers who cause “mischief” in the land.
Accordingly, it should come as little surprise to any reasonable observer that when Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan recently committed his shocking acts of mass murder at Fort Hood, Texas, America’s Muslim community of over 7 million felt an added sense of horror and sadness at this senseless attack against the brave men and women of the U.S. armed forces.
Another mistruth. Contrary to the bloated figures provided by CAIR, and accepted by many apologists, media outlets, and even the President of the United States, and in spite of the massive influx of Muslim refugees, a Pew survey carried-out in October, 2009 found there are only 2.454 million Muslims in the U.S. Percentage-wise, Islam represents a minuscule 0.8 percent of the United States religious make-up.
Quite possibly the message he was trying to convey to us was that there are many Muslims in America yet there are so few terrorist attacks on American soil. Unfortunately this is not the case. There have been several terror attacks in the U.S. since 9/11 and countless foiled attempts.
Furthermore, the relative silence among America’s Muslim community and the worlds Muslim population in general suggests a passive acceptance of violence perpetuated in the name of Islam. There is no way he could possibly know how America’s Muslims felt in regards to the senseless deaths of innocent civilians at the hands of this Muslim terrorist, and his empty words are meant to pull at America’s heart strings.
True to form, many conservative media pundits wasted little time in pointing to reports that Hasan had said “Allahu Akbar” (Arabic for “God is great”) at the start of his murderous rampage. News coverage continuously showed the looping convenience store black-and-white videotape footage of Hasan wearing traditional white Islamic garb.
Another mistruth. The Arabic word kebir means “great,” while akbar means “greater”. These two words are not interchangeable. For evidence of this, we need only look to Qur’an 2:219 which uses both words. The word for “God” in Arabic is “Ilah” not “Allah“, as evidenced in the Shahada.
Therefore we can rightly conclude that “Allahu akbar” does not mean “God is great”, but “Allah is greater“. This is the traditional war cry of Jihadists and was used by Muhammad himself before he launched his attack on the Jews of Khaibar.
And there is no reason why the media should be criticized for reporting the words of a terrorist before his murderous rampage, and there is no reason why video footage of the terrorist in question should be suppressed.
Does Arsalan Iftikhar wish to inhibit reporting on certain criminals based on their own choice to overtly parade their religious affiliation?
Muslims who label themselves as “moderate” need to become assertive against their co-religionists which they refer to as “extremists,” rather than attempt to hide religious extremism from the eyes of non-Muslims by sweeping matters under the carpet.
Asra Nomani argues that the Muslim Community has failed to police itself and that as a Muslim woman she reluctantly feels that it is necessary to use profiling.
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HOTAIR POST: Asra Nomani from The Daily Beast hits the nail on the head with one statement to CNN, which is that the current security situation is set up more to offend everyone equally than to actually catch terrorists. Nomani, herself a Muslim, advocates profiling as the basis of a rational security protocol that looks for the threat and uses resources for that purpose, rather than harassing women traveling with breast milk, as an example. We already profile in other security efforts, Nomani reminds us, such as the war on drugs, where Colombians get much more scrutiny as a matter of course. We also profile in the opposite direction in visa-waiver programs. Why not add profiling — a technique used in law enforcement for serial murders and rapes — as a tool to enhance airline security and end the waste of time and effort on TSA’s part?
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Do you think that all you can do about Islam is pray? If so, check this site out.
I HIGHLY recommend CitizenWarrior.com as it is my very favorite site, besides ABNsat.com, because it focuses on things like How to Resist Islamic Encroachment and Still Be Happy, what to do about Islam, What Non-Muslims Can Do About Islam, how to deal with hostile reactions when you try to talk to people about Islam, What Possible Good Does It Do To Say Something Negative About Islam, Even If It’s True?, helping children deal with their fears about terrorism, how to educate the public about Islamic supremacism, how to cure feelings of helplessness, how to stop the Jihadis, how to influence your friends, how to stop the Islamic advance , strategies for preventing an Islamic Invasion, strategies for preventing an Islamic political encroachment, how to strengthen the forces of liberty, why you must read the Quran, why Islamic terrorism exists, what to do if you worry about terrorism, what does it say in the Quran?, How to Approach a Conversation About Islam, Early Prevention of Bigotry and Racism, How a Tolerant Country Can Avoid Being a Doormat For Intolerant Countries, ETC.
And maybe best of all, in my opinion, is that the owners are not Christian, Jewish, Hindu, or Buddhist. I have literally spent days on the site and have interacted with the authors some. I am not sure if they are atheist but the fact that they are not Christian makes these two articles of theirs possibly my favorites from their site. Why I’m Worried About Islam But Not Christianity and What About The Crusades?
The owners have several other sites such as Talk About Islam Among Non-Muslims (Read and contribute comments about the challenges of talking to your fellow non-Muslims about the disturbing nature of Islam), Take the Pledge: Read the Quran (Then convince everyone you know to read it too.) and others.
If you have not yet been too tempted and left already, via one of the numerous textlinks above, I think these comments from some of the readers might convince you to visit and become a Citizen Warrior. I hope so. It really is an essential site for the counter-jihad movement.
H/T to ReligioPoliticalTalk
The David Horowitz Freedom Center and the Wednesday Morning Club present Melanie Phillips talking about her new book, “The World Turned Upside Down”. November 16, 2010
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SOURCE: Mohamud Osman Mohamud was born in Somalia but is an American citizen. Apparently a rather typical home-grown jihadist, he became a radical several years ago and tried to connect with Islamic terrorists in Pakistan. Reading between the lines of news accounts, it appears that his email communication with a real jihadist was intercepted by federal intelligence agents–that would be the Bush-era NSA program that was denounced by liberals, I assume–who responded in the guise of a fake jihadist. From then on, Mohamud’s efforts to commit mass murder were closely monitored. In the end, the feds supplied him with a fake detonator so that his car bomb would be harmless.
This is how the Portland Oregonian described the genesis of the case:
According to the FBI affidavit, the case began in August 2009 when Mohamud was in e-mail contact with an unindicted associate overseas who was believed to be involved in terrorist activities. In December 2009, while the unindicted associate was in a frontier province of Pakistan, Mohamud and the associate discussed the possibility of Mohamud traveling to Pakistan to participate in violent jihad.
The associate allegedly referred Mohamud to a second associate overseas and provided him with a name and e-mail address. In the months that followed, Mohamud made several unsuccessful attempts to contact the second associate.
Ultimately, an FBI undercover operative contacted Mohamud in a June 2010 e-mail under the guise of being an associate of the first unindicted associate.
The Associated Press account is here.
So far, not much information has come out about Mr. Mohamud. As a Somali immigrant, it is likely that he has a Minnesota connection. No doubt, more facts will emerge over the coming weeks. In the meantime, congratulations to the intelligence and law enforcement personnel who prevented hundreds or thousands of men, women and children who were celebrating the beginning of the Christmas season from being blown up.
Last Friday at Restoration Weekend I (Spencer) participated in this panel, along with Frank Gaffney, Karen Lugo, Mark Thiessen, and S. E. Cupp. (For the record, S. E. Cupp misunderstood what I was saying, which was as far from “Give up” as light is from darkness.)
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DON’T MISS THE JESUS OR MUHAMMAD TV SHOW MARATHON on the Aramaic Broadcasting Network!!!
I just watched the first two shows on the first night tonight and it was really, really good. A MUST SEE
It will happen Nov 26 – Dec 11th at http://ABNsat.com ABN is the best Islamic Exposure Ministry out there!!!
Scheduled guest are – Osma Dadok, Dr. James White, Zak Anani, Walid Shoebat, Kamal Sameel, Emory Moss, Matt Slick, IQ Rasooli, Pastor Joseph, Tony Costa, David Wood and others.
If anyone has not heard of the Jesus or Mohammad shows, you can see past episodes and new episodes (within 24 hours of broadcast) here.
If you have not heard about the Aramaic Broadcasting Network (ABN) at ABNsat.com, you really should check them out! They are simply the best Counter-Jihad and Islam Exposure Ministry or Organization out there!!! This post and my task here is to convince you of the same, so that you will take a look, learn and tell others while we all benefit from the unique and great work they do at ABN.
ABN is a TV/Media ministry that reaches around the globe through a satellite channel and 9 online video streams (1 is 24/7 live) showing ABN exclusively produced material that will knock your socks off and could play a major roll in saving the West, through educating the masses, from the encroaching dangers of Islam. As I mentioned on the about page for this blog, I have spent almost every waking moment studying Islam since 9/9/10 and ABN is by far the most important organization I have found yet. ABN has been producing and broadcasting it’s own video content for six years in the Aramaic, Arabic and English languages that are aimed at exposing orthodox Islam while witnessing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to Muslims and the rest of the world. They are set to start up an ALL NEW ENGLISH ONLY CHANNEL on 1/20/11 that will be aimed at warning and educating the western english speaking world about the dangers of Islam and its goal to be the only religion practiced on earth, or as the Koran says, “all religion becomes Allah’s religion“. Islams intent and tactics are clearly exposed on ABN for us all to see.
Current live call in English shows are Jesus or Muhammad, Jihad Exposed, News and Views, Answering Islam and others. Other shows will be added after the new channel launches. Best of all ABN simply has the best Christian apologists that debate Muslim apologist, special guest and callers. One such special guest was Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad who lives in London but was just recently sentenced to life in prison for teaching terrorist trainees how to make explosives. The Shiekh was scheduled to be on the Jihad Exposed show throughout the winter but did not make his third appearance. You can see Sheikh Omar on the episode he did make called “Would Sharia help the West?” here and here. Anjem Choudary and Sheikh Abu Salim Abu Omar sometimes appear on Jihad Exposed. And they have other Muslim leaders on to debate in the Arabic. Some Christian speakers/debaters have been Ex terrorist Walid Shoebat and Kamal Sameel. Ex -muslim Noni Darwish has been on Jihad Exposed. Some apologist who have been on the various shows are Osma Dadok, Dr. James White, Zak Anani, Emory Moss, Matt Slick, IQ Rasooli, Pastor Joseph, Mary Jo Sharp, Tony Costa, David Wood, Robert Spencer, Theodore Shoebat, Sam Shomoun and others – including lay apologist, both Christian and Muslim. When the new channel starts they will have a Friday Night Debate Night that is sure to be very interesting.
Besides the satellite channel and the main site ABNsat.com, ABN also has 4 different YouTube channels for their Aramaic, Arabic and English shows with a main channel here; a video repository website called ABNtube and a presence on FaceBook and Twitter. You can also purchase ABN products here to help support the ministry. That leads to my next point.
Please take a good look at ABN and see if you can support them to help start the new channel. They are trying to raise 400,000 dollars to launch by 1/20/11. This may sound like a big number but I was just reading the other day at one of my other top five favorite websites FreeRepublic.com that it cost them 300,000 dollars a year to run their site and it is just like a big bulletin/discussion board, chat room and a huge collection of articles and post. I have avoided using any hyperbole and superlatives to describe ABN but it would not be an exaggeration to say you will be doing your part to save the free world by supporting ABN. ABN is the only media outlet there is that is telling the full truth about Islam and has the potential to really reach the masses. SO CHECK OUT AND SUPPORT ABN AND SAVE THE FREE WORLD from Islamification.
You can see ABNsat.com post on this blog here
Pastor Hagee at David Horowitz’s Restoration Weekend. Palm Beach, FL November 19, 2010
This first video is a portion of the whole speech below.
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SOURCE: The question of whether to build an Islamic Cultural Center at Park 51 at the site of Ground Zero in Manhattan has made headlines this year across the country, and two key figures representing different sides of the issue brought the discussion to Queens.
Daisy Khan, wife of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement, and Jim Riches, retired FDNY deputy chief who lost his son on September 11, were the keynote speakers at Queens College in a community-wide dialogue that included 9/11 families and students on November 22.
Khan spoke first and highlighted her work trying to establish an American-Muslim identity while separating mainstream Muslims from extremist terrorists. Khan said that shaping Islam – or shaping religion – in American is a daunting task.
“I’m not only a Muslim. I’m a full-fledged American,” said Khan. “I’m a full-fledged immigrant and naturalized citizen.”
Khan presented a slideshow with examples promoting division and tolerance concerning attitudes towards Muslims, including slides of Fox News, Pamela Gellar and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Afterward Khan presented a choice.
“Are we going to go with a divided America?” Khan said. “Or are we going to go with a united America?”
On the other side was Riches, who lost his son Jimmy Riches Jr., on September 11 and didn’t recover his body until March 25, 2002.
“Losing a son or a child is a pain I would not wish on my worst enemy.” Riches began.
(Thanks to SeanG at ReligioPoliticalTalk for sending me this video just released today.)
As the TeamB2 report is disseminated among our incoming new congress, I will be following and adding pertinent videos and articles to this blog.
WHY? Because as was noted in the video in the first post on this blog about this subject, the original TeamB report was the ammunition that Reagan used to pressure our congress to pressure the USSR. The report was basically what empowered Reagan’s foreign policy and it also helped him sway public opinion. I have been following this and I have some thoughts I would like to share.
Could the teamB2 report have the same potential? I think it is possible, here is why. I read a couple of blogs that stated that the writers where disappointed that the report seemed to not be making a big splash. One writer said that the relative silence on the net about the TeamB2 report could mean that we are in “big trouble”. But I don’t agree.
I called into the Jihad Exposed, at ABNsat.com, show two weeks ago and asked if they knew about the report and what they thought about it. One panelist knew about it but stated the report itself was not enough and that the creators of the report should be lobbying congress,,etc. I did not get a chance to respond so I will be writing the panelist to inform him that this is indeed going on. In fact the report is being given to all newly elected incoming congressmen and they are having discussions on capitol hill like in this video.
The Center for Security Policy, the 7th Amendment Advocate and The Legal Project of the Middle East Forum presented a discussion on Capitol Hill entitled, “Shariah vs. the Constitution.” Making opening remarks on that topic was the event’s sponsor, Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO). The panel featured David Yerushalmi (General Counsel, Center for Security Policy); Andrew Cochran (The 7th Amendment Advocate and founder of the Counterterrorism Blog); and Daniel Huff (The Legal Project of the Middle East Forum). The Center for Security Policy’s Frank Gaffney moderated the panel and led the discussion.
But the TeamB2 report has one major difference with the original TeamB report Reagan used. It’s R&D was not government sanctioned and did not include the examination of related government classified documents. So in theory and essence the TeamB2 report does not have the same punching power as the original report. But my prediction is that as more leaders are educated the report will be sanctioned by Congress or another governmental agency and a new fuller and more authoritative report will be developed and published. And I believe that document has the potential to be the punch we need to stop the Islamification of America. At least I pray so!!!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone
(we are still very very blessed and the future is bright)
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In the last few months I have been in debates with many Muslims and the thing I hear the most from them is that “Islam is a complete way of life”. They rightfully go on to say, “that tells you when to pray, what to eat and even when to sleep”.
The west needs to realize that there is no separation of Church and state in Islam!!
I’ve now made almost 250 post here on this blog and this video is definitely one of the top 5 most important.
But I feel this post is more important than the above because it not only identifies why Liberalism supports or appeases Islam, but shows contemporary examples and gives recommendations about what to do about it. I can safely say that if you have 45 minutes to watch this video today, you won’t regret it and if you don’t have time, bookmark this page and come back when you can. This is very enlightening stuff!!
The Third Jihad. Radical Islam’s Vision for America
The Hidden War. There’s a war going on and the major battles take place right here in America. It’s a hidden war against the freedom and values we all take for granted. The enemy is taking advantage of our country’s democratic process, and using it to further its own aims. Most people, busy with their daily struggles don’t even realize there’s a war. And that’s just the way the Radical Islamists would like things to remain.
The War Revealed. The Third Jihad is the ground breaking film that reveals the truth. It exposes the destructive aims of Radical Islam and its mounting threat for America and the world. It covers all the major players- the radical extremists and the leaders trying to stop them. The Third Jihad will update you on the most urgent issue of our time in ways you can’t find in the media.
Inside the Film. Using footage from the Arab media, the mounting dangers of jihad are uncovered:
The numerous terrorist threats since 9/11, and the likelihood that more are being planned now. The threat of nuclear weapons falling into the hands of terrorists. The subtle dangers of non-violent cultural jihad and its influence in America’s universities. An update on radical Moslem prisoner recruitment.
The Major Players. Leaders and experts featured in the film include: American Muslim Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of NYC, CIA Director Jim Woolsey, NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, Senator Joe Lieberman, former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, and former terrorist group member Tawfik Hamid.
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Peter Taylor investigates the terrorist threat from young Muslim extremists radicalised on the internet.
Following the attempt to bomb an airliner over Detroit on Christmas Day, this landmark series looks at the angry young men of Generation Jihad who have turned their backs on the country where they were born.
In the first episode, Peter hears from those convicted under Britain’s newest anti-terror laws and investigates how some of the most notorious terrorists came to be radicalised. He finds a generation that has shed the moderate Islam their parents brought to this country, and instead have adopted a faith that they believe compels them to stand apart from Britain and its values. via http://www.AtheistMedia.com
TO PUT THIS FILM IN PERSPECTIVE I give this quote from a Muslim on one of the youtube pages.
TheShinobi2009,,, “BBC wants to give us the impression that personal problems lead to radical islam…..NOT TRUE….OUR LOYALTY IS TO ISLAM simple,no matter our persoal problems :)”
The Genocide against hindus perpetrated by Islamic militants in Kashmir. Islamic terrorism was a truth long before America experienced 9/11.
Defectors from the Sudanese regime explain their role in the Sudanese Government’s planning and execution of mass atrocities in Darfur, implicating members of the regime at the highest level.