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by Vijay Kumar
THE KABAH IN MECCA WAS NOT BUILT AS AN ISLAMIC MOSQUE. It was an ancient temple that had been shared by polytheists, Christians, Jews, and Hindus, honoring 360 different deities. In 630 A.D. the Kabah was captured by Islam in its military invasion and conquest of Mecca.
On the day of its capture, Mohammed delivered an address at the Kabah in military dress and helmet, according to Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani in his book, “The Message”:
“Bear in mind that every claim of privilege, whether that of blood or property is abolished . . . I reject all claims relating to life and property and all imaginary honors of the past, and declare them to be baseless . . . A Muslim is the brother of another Muslim and all the Muslims are brothers of one another and constitute one hand as against the non-Muslims. The blood of every one of them is equal to that of others and even the smallest among them can make a promise on behalf of others.” —Mohammed
Mohammed’s address at the Kabah overthrew the Meccan government and declared all of Islam, anywhere in the world, to be a political and military state against all non-Muslims, regardless of the non-Muslims’ political, geographical, or national origins.
“If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah), never will it be accepted of him.” —Koran 3:85
Although the rightful owners of the Kabah are the many religions that shared it before the Islamic military conquest of Mecca, according to Subhani the Kabah today is under the control of a hereditary regime going back to Mohammed: “currently the 12th Imam from the direct descent of the Prophet of Islam is the real protector, its custodian and guardian.”
All Islamic mosques everywhere in the world are required to have a clear visible indication pointing in the direction of Mecca and the Kabah, where the international political and military state of Islam was founded. In most mosques there is a niche in the wall—the mihrab—that points toward the seat of Islamic power. Each mosque, like the Kabah, is governed by an Imam in compliance with the political documents of Islam.
Mosques and the Political Documents of Islam
The Koran is the supreme political document of Islam—its political manifesto and political constitution. It is the only constitution of the nation-state Saudi Arabia, which is the home of Mecca and the Kabah, where all mosques point, and is the birthplace of Islam.
The Koran is a totalitarian constitution. It demands submission by anyone within its jurisdiction. The Koran governs all mosques everywhere in the world.
As a political document, the Koran asserts that everyone in the world is within its jurisdiction. So far, Islam has not been able to enforce that totalitarian claim on the entire world, but has managed to do so through threat, infiltration, violence, terrorism, and coercion on roughly 20% of the world. It is engaged in a 1400-year-long Universal Jihad to dominate the rest of the world. All mosques are its outpost headquarters.
Central to the Koran’s political mandates is prohibition of religious freedom and religious tolerance, along with denouncements of religions such as Christianity and Judaism.
“O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors: They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them.” —Koran 5:51
“Fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war)” —Koran 9:5
All mosque leaders must be loyal to and supportive of these political and militaristic mandates.
The Koran as a political document also forbids separation of church and state. That is why every Islamic nation, where Islamic leaders have managed to gain power, is a theocracy, ruled by the Koran and Islamic Sharia law.
The Hadith (reported sayings and acts of Mohammed) and the Sira (the official biographies of Mohammed) are the other political documents that, along with the Koran, constitute the basis for Islam’s Sharia law.
“There is only one law which ought to be followed, and that is the Sharia.” —Syed Qutb
Sharia law is administered by Islamic Imams who interpret the law and hand down rulings in their sole discretion. Sharia law does not allow trial by jury. Sharia law also mandates a double standard of laws for Muslims (believers) and infidels (non-believers). Sharia law mandates a discriminatory tax, called jizya, on non-Islamic religions and nations:
“Fight those who believe not in Allah…until they pay the jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” —Koran 9:29
Sharia law also mandates discrimination toward women, and forbids any criticism of Islam or its founder, stifling freedom of speech.
Sharia law also mandates that all men are slaves with no right to freedom of religion:
“Allah’s right on His slaves is that they should worship Him (Alone) and should not worship any besides Him.” —Mohammed, Sahih Bukhari 4:52:108, Narrated Mu’adh
Sharia law does not allow for separation of church and state. Sharia regards church and state as one inseparable entity governing every aspect of individual and social life, both spiritual and secular. That is why all Islamic nations are theocracies.
In short, Sharia law stands in direct opposition to the American Constitution and Bill of Rights. The implementation of Sharia law demands the overthrow of the American Constitution and our form of government and system of laws. Mosque leaders, in every nation in the world, are loyal to the Koran, the Hadith, the Sira, and consider them divine law, and therefore supreme over all manmade laws.
Other political and military documents of Islam include treaties of Mohammed, which are held in reverence by Islam as models of conduct in relations between nations.
“Ye have indeed in the Messenger of Allah [Mohammed] a beautiful pattern (of conduct) for anyone whose hope is in Allah.” —Koran 33:21
“War is deceit.” —Mohammed, Sahih Bukhari 4:52:268, Narrated Abu Hurarira
In one treaty proposal, to Jaifer and Abd, Mohammed wrote:
“If you two accept Islam, your country will, as usual, remain with you. But if you refuse or object, it is a perishable thing.” —Mohammed
In another, to the Chiefs of Aqaba, he wrote:
“It is better for you either to accept Islam or agree to pay Jizya and consent to remain obedient to Allah . . . If you do not accept these terms . . . I shall have to wage war (to bring peace and security).” —Mohammed
These same patterns and political mandates have been used over and over by Muslims since 610 A.D. to invade and conquer many civilizations and nations throughout the world, and to eradicate human rights and freedoms in those lands. Iran once was called Persia and was Zorastrian. Egypt was Christian. What was once a Hindu civilization was conquered and made into Pakistan, which is now part of the Axis of Jihad, along with Iran and Saudi Arabia. Afghanistan was Buddhist for thousands of years. Now its chief exports are heroin and Islamic terrorism.
“When We decide to destroy a population, We (first) send a definite order to those among them who are given the good things of this life and yet transgress; so that the word is proved true against them: then (it is) We destroy them utterly.” —Koran 17:16
In every instance where Islam has conquered and “destroyed utterly” a nation or civilization, the key to the conquest was the establishment of mosques, which are political and military command and control centers for Islam, and which all point toward the seat of Islamic power: the Kabah.
Mosques and the Fallacy of the “Moderate Muslim”
The majority of Germans during World War II were not active members of the Nazi party, were not waging war, and were not involved in the holocaust. The leaders, though, were active members of the Nazi party, were waging war, and were involved in the holocaust.
The majority of Russians and eastern Europeans under the rule of the U.S.S.R. were not trying to spread Communism throughout the world, and were not threatening and waging war and revolution, but were going about their daily lives trying to survive. The leaders, though, were doing everything they could to spread Communism throughout the world, and were threatening and waging war and revolution.
Throughout history, since 610 A.D., the leaders of Islam have been waging Universal Jihad around the world for the purpose of Islamic totalitarian domination of the world. It has never mattered what percentage of the Muslim population was “peaceful” or “moderate.” Peace and moderation are not relevant to the totalitarian mandates of Islam’s political documents, and Islam’s leaders always follow the totalitarian mandates of Universal Jihad contained in them.
There are post-Nazi democracies. There are post-Communist democracies. There are no post-Islamic democracies. Literal Islam, as contained in its political documents, is the consummate totalitarianism. Neither Nazism or Communism had a metaphysical factor, as does Islam. Islam uses its metaphysics as a wedge to drive in its totalitarian political doctrines.
Once Islam has established itself sufficiently in any nation, it seeks to overthrow any existing regime or constitution or law, and replace it with Islamic theocracy. Even the most “moderate” Muslim is bound to obey Islamic law, and so is bound to fight if ordered to fight:
“When you are called (by the Muslim ruler) for fighting, go forth immediately.” —Hadith Sahih Bukhari 4:52:79:Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas
All Islamic mosques have Islamic leaders (rulers) who can call Muslims for fighting, and as such are satellite headquarters for spreading Literal Islam’s political doctrine of world domination and totalitarianism—no matter how many “moderate Muslims” they serve.
Mosques and the Worldwide Islamic State
Islam is a de facto political state wherever it exists anywhere in the world. The Koran is its constitution. The Kabah is its seat of power, still in the control of the regime that occupied it in 630 A.D. All Muslims in the world, regardless of nationality, are required to travel to the Kabah at least once in their lifetime and pay homage to it.
The fact that nations and international political institutions in the world do not recognize Islam as a de jure state is irrelevant. Mohammed himself declared it as a state, and Islam’s own political documents declare it to be a state, and, ipso facto, it always is a state-within-a-state, governed by the Koran and Sharia law internally, anywhere that it has not yet gained full power and control.
“The Believers are but a single brotherhood.” —Koran 49:10
“A Muslim has no nationality except his belief.” —Syed Qutb
“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 regardless of the country or the nation which rules it. The purpose of Islam is to set up a State on the basis of its own ideology and program.” — Syed Abul A’ala Maududi
Just as our Constitution of the United States binds and identifies us as a single political and legal union of non-contiguous states, territories, political groups, and people, so the Koran binds and identifies all Islamic nations and all Muslims as a single political and legal union of non-contiguous nations, territories, political groups and people, regardless of geographic boundaries, whose seat of power is the occupied Kabah. All Islamic Imams, in every mosque everywhere in the world, are bound to the Koran as supreme law.
As we have seen, Islamic law gives Islamic Imams the power to order Muslims to fighting. The German Max Weber, who had considerable influence on international law and politics, defined “state” as that entity that has a “monopoly on the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory.”
Islam declares that the Koran and Sharia law are divine, and, as such, are the only “legitimate” law in the world. In that way, Islam “self-legitimizes” its right to use physical force anywhere in the world, and the right of every Imam in every mosque in the world to call for physical force and violence at any time. This makes every Imam in every mosque a military leader.
Islam is a state by every definition and theory, and is a state hostile to and at war with the United States of America and its Constitution.
Mosques and Treason and Sedition Against the U.S.
Islam’s political documents and law call for the overthrow of our Constitution and our man-made laws, and therefore for the overthrow of our government, which by definition constitutes sedition and treason. The Islamic documents call for the overthrow of our government—a protector of religious freedom and human rights—through violence:
“I was ordered to fight all men until they say ‘there is no god but Allah.’” —Mohammed’s farewell address, 632
“I have been ordered to fight with the people till they say, ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.’” —Hadith Sahih Bukhari 4:52:196 Narrated Abu Huraira
“He who fights so that Allah’s Word (Islam) should be superior, then he fights in Allah’s cause.” —Hadith Sahih Bukhari 1:3:125 Narrated Abu Musa
“I asked the Prophet [Mohammed], ‘What is the best deed?’ He replied, ‘To believe in Allah and to fight for His Cause.’” —Hadith Sahih Bukhari 3:46:694 Narrated Abu Dhar
“And fight them till there is no more affliction (i.e. no more worshiping of others along with Allah)”. —Hadith Sahih Bukhari 6:60:40 Narrated Nafi’
“Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers.” —Koran 3.151
“I am with you: give firmness to the Believers: I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them.” —Koran 8:12
“Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know.” —Koran 8:60
The Koran, as the constitution of Islam and Muslims, is diametrically opposite to the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights. According to Islam and Muslims, the Koran is divine law, uncorrupted and incorruptible, whereas the United States Constitution is man-made and is not infallible, and therefore is corrupt. The U.S. Constitution is the antithesis of the Koran; therefore Muslims have no obligation to obey it.
A mosque in the United States is a command and control center of a foreign political and military state that seeks the overthrow of our government, and an Imam in a mosque is a political and military representative of a foreign state that calls for the overthrow of the United States.
The laws of the United States provide specific criminal penalties for sedition and treason. These laws are not only applicable to those advocating and calling for the overthrow of our Constitution and our government; they are applicable to anyone who gives “aid or comfort” to such declared enemies of the United States, or who “organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons” so engaged. The terms “organizes” and “organize” extend to “the recruiting of new members, the forming of new units, and the regrouping or expansion of existing clubs, classes, and other units of such society, group, or assembly of persons.”
Mosques are just such units.
Vijay Kumar is a Republican candidate for U.S. Congress from Tennessee’s 5th District. A native of Hyderabad, India, Mr. Kumar lived in Iran during the 1979 Islamic Revolution, when he came to the United States. A naturalized American citizen, Mr. Kumar has lived in Nashville, Tennessee for 24 years. He has been married to his wife, Robin, a native of Bowling Green, Kentucky, for 27 years, and they have three children, two of whom are adopted.
Sharia For Dummies
By Nonie Darwish
Imam Feisal Abdel Rauf claims that the US constitution is Sharia compliant. Now let us examine below a few laws of Sharia to see if Imam Rauf is truthful or a fraud:
1- Jihad defined as “to war against non-Muslims to establish the religion” is the duty of every Muslim and Muslim head of state (Caliph). Muslim Caliphs who refuse jihad are in violation of Sharia and unfit to rule.
2- A Caliph can hold office through seizure of power meaning through force.
3- A Caliph is exempt from being charged with serious crimes such as murder, adultery, robbery, theft, drinking and in some cases of rape.
4- A percentage of Zakat (alms) must go towards jihad.
5- It is obligatory to obey the commands of the Caliph, even if he is unjust.
6- A caliph must be a Muslim, a non-slave and a male.
7- The Muslim public must remove the Caliph in one case, if he rejects Islam.
8- A Muslim who leaves Islam must be killed immediately.
9- A Muslim will be forgiven for murder of : 1) an apostasy 2) an adulterer 3) a highway robber. Making vigilante street justice and honor killing acceptable.
10- A Muslim will not get the death penalty if he kills a non-Muslim.
11- Sharia never abolished slavery and sexual slavery and highly regulates it. A master will not be punished for killing his slave.
12- Sharia dictates death by stoning, beheading, amputation of limbs, flogging and other forms of cruel and unusual punishments even for crimes of sin such as adultery.
13- Non-Muslims are not equal to Muslims and must comply to Sharia if they are to remain safe. They are forbidden to marry Muslim women, publicly display wine or pork, recite their scriptures or openly celebrate their religious holidays or funerals. They are forbidden from building new churches or building them higher than mosques. They may not enter a mosque without permission. A non-Muslim is no longer protected if he commits adultery with a Muslim woman or if he leads a Muslim away from Islam.
14- It is a crime for a non-Muslim to sell weapons to someone who will use them against Muslims. Non-Muslims cannot curse a Muslim, say anything derogatory about Allah, the Prophet, or Islam, or expose the weak points of Muslims. However, the opposite is not true for Muslims.
15- A non-Muslim cannot inherit from a Muslim.
16- Banks must be Sharia compliant and interest is not allowed.
17- No testimony in court is acceptable from people of low-level jobs, such as street sweepers or a bathhouse attendant. Women in such low level jobs such as professional funeral mourners cannot keep custody of their children in case of divorce.
18- A non-Muslim cannot rule even over a non-Muslims minority.
19- Homosexuality is punishable by death.
20- There is no age limit for marriage of girls under Sharia. The marriage contract can take place anytime after birth and consummated at age 8 or 9.
21- Rebelliousness on the part of the wife nullifies the husband’s obligation to support her, gives him permission to beat her and keep her from leaving the home.
22- Divorce is only in the hands of the husband and is as easy as saying: “I divorce you” and becomes effective even if the husband did not intend it.
23- There is no community property between husband and wife and the husband’s property does not automatically go to the wife after his death.
24- A woman inherits half what a man inherits.
25- A man has the right to have up to 4 wives and she has no right to divorce him even if he is polygamous.
26- The dowry is given in exchange for the woman’s sexual organs.
27- A man is allowed to have sex with slave women and women captured in battle, and if the enslaved woman is married her marriage is annulled.
28- The testimony of a woman in court is half the value of a man.
29- A woman looses custody if she remarries.
30- To prove rape, a woman must have 4 male witnesses.
31- A rapist may only be required to pay the bride-money (dowry) without marrying the rape victim.
32- A Muslim woman must cover every inch of her body which is considered “Awrah,” a sexual organ. Some schools of Sharia allow the face and some don’t.
33- A Muslim man is forgiven if he kills his wife caught in the act of adultery. However, the opposite is not true for women since he “could be married to the woman he was caught with.”
The above are clear cut laws in Islam decided by great Imams after years of examination and interpretation of the Quran, Hadith and Mohammed’s life. Now let the learned Imam Rauf tell us what part of the above is compliant with the US constitution?
It is reasonable to assume that over the 250 years in question that the number of men, women and children either seized from coastal shipping or coastal villages in the West Country must be numbered in the tens of thousands.
During the period 1530 to 1789 it is estimated that 1.25 million European men, women and children were kidnapped by Islamic pirates from around the coasts of Britain and continental Europe to be sold into slavery in North Africa — yet there is no memorial in Britain recording for posterity the suffering of so many of our forebears.
According to early 17th century observers there were around 35,000 European Christian slaves in the Barbary Coast towns of Tripoli, Tunis and Algiers at any one time.
In the first half of the 17th century, Barbary corsairs from North Africa, authorised by their governments to attack the shipping of Christian countries — ranged all around Britain’s coasts, but the West Country in particular.
During this fifty-year period Admiralty records show that the slavers plundered British shipping pretty much at will, capturing almost 500 vessels between 1609 and 1616, including 27 from around Plymouth alone in 1625.
A list, printed in London in 1682, listed 160 British ships captured by “Algerians” between 1677 and 1680 yielding the Islamic slavers between 7,000 to 9,000 men, women and children for sale in the North African slave markets.
In June 1636 “Turkish” slavers off the Cornish village of St. Keverne seized seven Cornish fishing boats; the fifty-strong crew of men and boys who manned these vessels were never seen again.
Shortly before the St. Keverne incident 5 empty fishing boats from the Cornish port of Looe were discovered; graphic details are recorded of boats seen drifting unmanned and without sails, of weeping women, of constant fear of the raiding and the possible destruction of the port.
A few years later, in 1640, the records contain numerous references to Barbary pirates on the Cornish coast, including the taking of three ships “in the open view of Penzance” and a further three ships the same night at Mousehole, near Land’s End.
About the same time a raid on the town of Penzance by Barbary slavers resulted in a “catch” of some sixty men, women and children.
In 1640 Barbary pirates seeking ransom in respect of some of their English captives allowed a petition to be sent to King Charles I, it details their plight:
Here are about 5,000 of your subjects, in miserable captivity, undergoing most unsufferable labours, as rowing in galleys, drawing in carp, grinding in mills; with divers such unchristian like works, most lamentable to express and most burdensome to undergo, withal suffering much hunger and many blows on their bare bodies, by which cruelty many not being able to undergo it, have been forced to turn Mohamedans, so that these burdensome labours will cause many good seamen and others your subjects to perish unless some course be by you taken for our release, which we of ourselves cannot procure by reason of our great losses, and the extraordinary ransoms imposed on us.
To this petition dated 3rd October 1640, was appended a list of a further 957 prisoners taken since May 18th, 1639.
It is reasonable to assume that over the 250 years in question that the number of men, women and children either seized from coastal shipping or coastal villages in the West Country must be numbered in the tens of thousands.
Yet not only are there no memorials to the “Disappeared”, the subject isn’t even included in the history curriculum of West Country schools.
The British National Party says it’s high time these “oversights” were rectified and the suffering of our ancestors given the recognition it deserves?
By Professor Moshe Sharon
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A War Between Civilizations
The war has started a long time ago between two civilizations – between
the civilization based on the Bible and between the civilization based
on the Koran. And this must be clear.
There is no fundamental Islam. “Fundamentalism” is a word that came
from the heart of the Christian religion. It means faith that goes by
the word of the Bible. Fundamental Christianity, or going with the
Bible, does not mean going around and killing people. There is no
fundamental Islam. There is only Islam full stop. The question is how
the Koran is interpreted.
All of a sudden we see that the greatest interpreters of Islam are
politicians in the western world. They know better than all the
speakers in the mosques, all those who deliver terrible sermons against
anything that is either Christian or Jewish. These western politicians
know that there is good Islam and bad Islam. They know even how to
differentiate between the two, except that none of them know how to
read a word of Arabic.
The Language of Islam
You see, so much is covered by politically correct language that, in
fact, the truth has been lost. For example, when we speak about Islam
in the west, we try to use our own language and terminology. We speak
about Islam in terms of democracy and fundamentalism, in terms of
parliamentarism and all kinds of terms, which we take from our own
dictionary. One of my professors and one of the greatest orientalists
in the world says that doing is like a cricket reporter describing a
cricket game in baseball terms. We cannot use for one culture or
civilization the language of another. For Islam, you’ve got to use the
language of Islam.
Driving Principles of Islam
Let me explain the principles that are driving the religion of Islam.
Of course, every Moslem has to acknowledge the fact that there is only
But it’s not enough to say that there is only one God. A Moslem has to
acknowledge the fact that there is one God and Mohamed is his prophet.
These are the fundamentals of the religion that without them, one
cannot be a Moslem.
But beyond that, Islam is a civilization. It is a religion that gave
first and foremost a wide and unique legal system that engulfs the
individual, society and nations with rules of behavior. If you are
Moslem, you have to behave according to the rules of Islam which are
set down in the Koran and which are very different than the teachings
of the Bible.
Let me explain the difference.
The Bible is the creation of the spirit of a nation over a very, very
long period, if we talk from the point of view of the scholar, and let
me remain scholarly. But there is one thing that is important in the
Bible. It leads to salvation. It leads to salvation in two ways.
In Judaism, it leads to national salvation – not just a nation that
wants to have a state, but a nation that wants to serve God. That’s the
idea behind the Hebrew text of the Bible.
The New Testament that took the Hebrew Bible moves us toward personal
salvation. So we have got these two kinds of salvation which, from time
to time, meet each other.
But the key word is salvation. Personal salvation means that each
individual is looked after by God, Himself, who leads a person through
His word to salvation. This is the idea in the Bible, whether we are
talking about the Old or the New Testament. All of the laws in the
Bible, even to the minutest ones, are, in fact directed toward this
fact of salvation.
Secondly, there is another point in the Bible, which is highly
important. This is the idea that man was created in the image of God.
Therefore, you don’t just walk around and obliterate the image of God.
Many people, of course, used Biblical rules and turned them upside
down. History has seen a lot of massacres in the name of God and in the
name of Jesus. But as religions, both Judaism and Christianity in their
fundamentals speak about honoring the image of God and the hope of
salvation. These are the two basic fundamentals.
The Essence of Islam
Now let’s move to the essence of Islam. Islam was born with the idea
that it should rule the world.
Let’s look, then, at the difference between these three religions.
Judaism speaks about national salvation – namely that at the end of the
story, when the world becomes a better place, Israel will be in its own
land, ruled by its own king and serving God. Christianity speaks about
the idea that every single person in the world can be saved from his
sings, while Islam speaks about ruling the world. I can quote here in
Arabic, but there is no point in quoting Arabic, so let me quote a
verse in English. “Allah sent Mohammed with the true religion so that
it should rule over all the religions.”
The idea, then, is not that the whole world would become a Moslem world
at this time, but that the whole world would be subdued under the rule
When the Islamic empire was established in 634 AD, within seven years -
640 – the core of the empire was created. The rules that were taken
from the Koran and from the tradition that was ascribed to the prophet
Mohammed, were translated into a real legal system. Jews and Christians
could live under Islam provided they paid poll tax and accepted Islamic
superiority. Of course, they had to be humiliated. And Jews and
Christians living under Islam are humiliated to this very day.
Mohammed Held That All the Biblical Prophets Were Moslems
Mohammed did accept the existence of all the Biblical prophets before
him. However he also said that all these prophets were Moslems. Abraham
was a Moslem. In fact, Adam himself was the first Moslem. Isaac and
Jacob and David and Solomon and Moses and Jesus were all Moslems, and
all of them had writings similar to the Koran. Therefore, world history
is Islamic history because all the heroes of history were Moslems.
Furthermore, Moslems accept the fact that each of these prophets
brought with him some kind of a revelation. Moses, brought the Taurat,
which is the Torah, and Jesus brought the Ingeel, which is the
Evangelion or Gospel – namely the New Testament.
The Bible vs. the Koran
Why then is the Bible not similar to the Koran?
Mohamed explains that the Jews and Christians forged their books. Had
they not been changed and forged, they would have been identical to the
Koran. But because Christians and Jews do have some truth, Islam
concedes that they cannot be completely destroyed by war [for now].
Nevertheless, the laws a very clear – Jews and Christians have no
rights whatsoever to independent existence. They can live under Islamic
rule provided they keep to the rules that Islam promulgates for them.
Islamic Rule and Jihad
What happens if Jews and Christians don’t want to live under the rules
of Islam? Then Islam has to fight them and this fighting is called
Jihad. Jihad means war against those people who don’t want to accept
the Islamic superior rule. That’s jihad. They may be Jews; they may be
Christians; they may be Polytheists. But since we don’t have too many
Polytheists left, at least not in the Middle East – their war is
against the Jews and Christians.
A few days ago, I received a pamphlet that was distributed in the world
by bin Laden. He calls for jihad against America as the leader of the
Christian world, not because America is the supporter of Israel, but
because Americans are desecrating Arabia with their filthy feet. There
are Americans in Arabia were no Christians should be. In this pamphlet
there is not a single word about Israel. Only that Americans are
desecrating the home of the prophet.
The Koran sees the world as divided into two – one part which has come
under Islamic rule and one part which is supposed to come under Islamic
rule in the future. There is a division of the world which is very
clear. Every single person who starts studying Islam knows it.
The world is described as Dar al-Islam (the house of Islam) – that’s
the place where Islam rules – and the other part which is called Dar
al-Harb – the house of war. Not the “house of non-Muslims,” but the
“house of war.” It is this house of war which as to be, at the end of
time, conquered. The world will continue to be in the house of war
until it comes under Islamic rule.
This is the norm. Why? Because Allah says it’s so in the Koran. God has
sent Mohammed with the true religion in order that the truth will
overcome all other religions.
Within the Islamic vision of this world, there are rules that govern
the lives of the Moslems themselves, and these rules are very strict.
In fundamentals, there are no differences between schools of law.
However, there are four streams of factions within Islam with
differences between them concerning the minutiae of the laws. All over
the Islamic world, countries have favored one or another of these
schools of laws.
The strictest school of law is called Hanbali, mainly coming out of
Saudi Arabia. There are no games there, no playing around with the
meanings of words. If the Koran speaks about war, then it’s war.
There are various perspectives in Islam with different interpretations
over the centuries. There were good people that were very enlightened
in Islam that tried to understand things differently. They even brought
traditions from the mouth of the prophet that women and children should
not be killed in war.
These more liberal streams do exist, but there is one thing that is
very important for us to remember. The Hanbali school of law is
extremely strict, and today this is the school that is behind most of
the terrorist powers. Even if we talk about the existence of other
schools of Islamic law, when we’re talking about fighting against the
Jews, or fighting against the Christian world led by America, it is the
Hanbali school of law that is being followed.
Islam and Territory
This civilization created one very important, fundamental rule about
territory. Any territory that comes under Islamic rule cannot be de-
Islamized. Even if at one time or another, the [non-Moslem] enemy takes
over the territory that was under Islamic rule, it is considered to be
This is why whenever you here about the Arab/Israeli conflict, you hear
– territory, territory, territory. There are other aspects to the
conflict, but territory is highly important.
The Christian civilization has not only been seen as a religious
opponent, but as a dam stopping Islam from achieving its final goal for
which it was created.
Islam was created to be the army of God, the army of Allah. Every
single Moslem is a soldier in this army. Every single Moslem that dies
in fighting for the spread of Islam is a shaheed (martyr) no matter how
he dies, because – and this is very important – this is an eternal word
between the two civilizations. It’s not a war that stops. This was is
there because it was created by Allah. Islam must be the ruler. This is
a war that will not end.
Islam and Peace
Peace in Islam can exist only within the Islamic world; peace can only
be between Moslem and Moslem.
With the non-Moslem world or non-Moslem opponents, there can be only
one solution – a cease fire until Moslems can gain more power. It is an
eternal war until the end of days. Peace can only come if the Islamic
The two civilizations can only have periods of cease-fires. And this
idea of cease-fire is based on a very important historical precedent,
which, incidentally, Yasser Arafat referred to when he spoke in
Johannesburg after he signed the Oslo agreement with Israel.
Let me remind you that the document speaks of peace – you wouldn’t
believe that you are reading! You would think that you were reading
some science-fiction piece. I mean when you read it, you can’t believe
that this was signed by Israelis who are actually acquainted with
Islamic policies and civilization.
A few weeks after the Oslo agreement was signed, Arafat went to
Johannesburg, and in a mosque there he made a speech in which he
apologized, saying, “Do you think I signed something with the Jews
which is contrary to the rules of Islam?” (I have obtained a copy of
Arafat’s recorded speech so I heard it from his own mouth.) Arafat
continued, “That’s not so. I’m doing exactly what the prophet Mohammed
Whatever the prophet is supposed have done becomes a precedent. What
Arafat was saying was, “Remember the story of Hodaybiya.” The prophet
had made an agreement there with the tribe of Kuraish for 10 years. But
then he trained 10,000 soldiers and within two years marched on their
city of Mecca. He, of course, found some kind of pretext.
Thus, in Islamic jurisdiction, it became a legal precedent which states
that you are only allowed to make peace for a maximum of 10 years.
Secondly, at the first instance that you are able, you must renew the
jihad [thus breaking the “peace” agreement].
In Israel, it has taken over 50 years in this country for our people to
understand that they cannot speak about [permanent] peace with Moslems.
It will take another 50 years for the western world to understand that
they have got a state of war with the Islamic civilization that is
virile and strong. This should be understood: When we talk about war
and peace, we are not talking in Belgium, French, English, or German
terms. We are talking about war and peace in Islamic terms.
Cease-fire as a Tactical Choice
What makes Islam accept cease-fire? Only one thing – when the enemy is
too strong. It is a tactical choice.
Sometimes, he may have to agree to a cease-fire in the most humiliating
conditions. It’s allowed because Mohammed accepted a cease-fire under
humiliating conditions. That’s what Arafat said to them in
When western policy makers hear these things, they answer, “What are
you talking about? You are in the Middle Ages. You don’t understand the
mechanisms of politics.”
Which mechanisms of politics? There are no mechanisms of politics where
power is. And I want to tell you one thing – we haven’t seen the end of
it, because the minute a radical Moslem power has atomic, chemical or
biological weapons, they will use it. I have no doubt about that.
Now, since we face war and we know that we cannot get more than an
impermanent cease-fire, one has to ask himself what is the major
component of an Israeli/Arab cease-fire. It is that the Islamic side is
weak and your side is strong. The relations between Israel and the Arab
world in the last 50 years since the establishment of our State has
been based only on this idea, the deterrent power.
Wherever You Have Islam, You Will Have War
The reason that we have what we have in Yugoslavia and other places is
because Islam succeeded into entering these countries. Wherever you
have Islam, you will have war. It grows out of the attitude of Islamic
What are the poor people in the Philippines being killed for? What’s
happening between Pakistan and India?
Furthermore, there is another fact that must be remembered. The Islamic
world has not only the attitude of open war, but there’s also war by
One of the things which the western world is not paying enough
attention to is the tremendous growth of Islamic power in the western
world. What happened in America and the Twin Towers is not something
that came from the outside. And if America doesn’t wake up, one day the
Americans will find themselves in a chemical war and most likely in an
atomic war – inside the U.S.
End of Days
It is highly important to understand how a civilization sees the end of
days. In Christianity and in Judaism, we know exactly what is the
vision of the end of days.
In Judaism, it is going to be as in Isaiah – peace between nations, not
just one nation, but between all nations. People will not have any more
need for weapons and nature will be changed – a beautiful end of days
and the kingdom of God on earth.
Christianity goes as far as Revelation to see a day that Satan himself
is obliterated. There are no more powers of evil. That’s the vision.
I’m speaking now as a historian. I try to understand how Islam sees the
end of days. In the end of days, Islam sees a world that is totally
Moslem, completely Moslem under the rule of Islam. Complete and final
Christians will not exist, because according to many Islamic
traditions, the Moslems who are in hell will have to be replaced by
somebody and they’ll be replaced by the Christians.
The Jews will no longer exist, because before the coming of the end of
days, there is going to be a war against the Jews where all Jews should
be killed. I’m quoting now from the heart of Islamic tradition, from
the books that are read by every child in school. They Jews will all be
killed. They’ll be running away and they’ll be hiding behind trees and
rocks, and on that day Allah will give mouths to the rocks and trees
and they will say, “Oh Moslem come here, there is a Jew behind me, kill
him.” Without this, the end of days cannot come. This is a fundamental
Is There a Possibility to End This Dance of War?
The question which we in Israel are asking ourselves is what will
happen to our country? Is there a possibility to end this dance of war?
The answer is, “No. Not in the foreseeable future.” What we can do is
reach a situation where for a few years we may have relative quiet.
But for Islam, the establishment of the state of Israel was a reverse
of Islamic history. First, Islamic territory was taken away from Islam
by Jews. You know by now that this can never be accepted, not even one
meter. So everyone who thinks Tel Aviv is safe is making a grave
mistake. Territory, which at one time was dominated by Islamic rule,
now has become non-Moslem. Non-Moslems are independent of Islamic rule;
Jews have created their own independent state. It is anathema.
And (this is the worse) Israel, a non-Moslem state, is ruling over
Moslems. It is unthinkable that non-Moslems should rule over Moslems.
I believe that Western civilization should hold together and support
each other. Whether this will happen or not, I don’t know. Israel finds
itself on the front lines of this war. It needs the help of its sister
civilization. It needs the help of America and Europe. It needs the
help of the Christian world. One thing I am sure about, this help can
be given by individual Christians who see this as the road to
This article is adapted from a lecture presented at the Feast of
Tabernacles Celebration 2001* by Professor Moshe Sharon. Sharon
received his Doctorate in Medieval Islamic History from the Hebrew
University in Jerusalem. He has served as an Advisor on Arab Affairs to
former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin as well as the Ministry of
Defense. Prof. Sharon is a former director of the World Zionist
Organisation branch in Johannesburg, South Africa and currently
lectures as professor of Islamic History at the Hebrew University.
Other on-line articles by Prof. Sharon:
· “Palestinian Ideology And Practice: 5 Years After Oslo” · Word
Other resources on Islam:
· the Muslim-Christian debate website · Reaching out to Muslims
* Feast of Tabernacles Celebration 2001 was sponsored by ICEJ
This article is provided for information purposes only. It does not
necessarily represent the views of the MJAA
Moshe Sharon has studied Islam for 35 years, and he believes Americans
need to understand the fundamentals of the faith. “They ought to know
that Islam divides the world into two parts: one part that is already
under the rule of Islam, the other part which must come under the rule
of Islam in the future. And this can happen either if the rest of the
world, which is non-Islamic, succumbs to Islam or is conquered by
This division of the world was reflected within bin Laden’s recent
statement. He said, “These events have divided the whole world into two
sides. The side of believers and the side of infidels.”
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by Srdja Trifkovic
Link to original article
A book that relates the untold story of the murder of 45 million
Christians in the 20th century alone has caused controversy in Italy.
The author of The New Persecuted: Inquiries into Anti-Christian
Intolerance in the New Century of Martyrs, Antonio Socci, has been
accused that by raising the issue of Christian suffering in the Muslim
world he “demonizes Islam.”
Socci provides evidence that in the past 2,000 years some 70 million
Christians have been killed primarily or exclusively for the reason of
their faith, two-thirds in the past 100 years alone, with Joseph Stalin
as the chief culprit. He says that an average of 160,000 Christians
have been killed every year since 1990, the vast majority by Muslims in
the Third World. Chronicling attacks, pogroms and wars in East Timor,
Indonesia, Sudan, Egypt, Pakistan, India, and the Balkans, Socci
identifies Islamic extremism as the main danger. And yet, says he,
“This global persecution of Christianity is still in progress but in
most cases is ignored by the mass media and Christians in the west.”
Western indifference to Christian suffering, documented by Antonio
Socci, is well illustrated by the recent standoff at the Church of the
Nativity in Bethlehem, one of the holiest Christian sites in the Holy
Land, which was re-consecrated last month after being occupied by Arab
gunmen and besieged by the Israeli army for 38 days. While extensively
covered because of its photogenic value and its potential for further
bloodshed, the stand-off has caused hardly a ripple in the Western
world on what should be the obvious grounds for media scrutiny and
public concern: the misuse and abuse of a Christian shrine by warring
non-Christians in pursuit of their political objectives. The Bethlehem
episode is thus illustrative of two parallel processes overlooked in
the current Middle Eastern crisis: the apparently terminal decline of
the Christian remnant in the Middle East after two millennia of
precarious and mostly painful existence, and the remarkable
indifference of the post-Christian Western world to its impending
Already by their choice of the stage for what soon became a propaganda
exercise the Muslim gunmen who occupied the church desecrated the
basilica built on the site of the grotto where Jesus Christ is believed
to have been born. They ate the food they found on the premises until
it ran out, while more than 150 civilians went hungry. They consumed
alcoholic drinks that they found in priests’ quarters, undeterred by
the Islamic ban on drinking alcohol. They tore up Bibles up for toilet
paper. They turned one corner of the ancient church into an impromptu
mosque. They even attempted to bury seven of their comrades, who were
subsequently killed by Israeli snipers, inside the church or on its
grounds-obviously intending to turn one of the holiest Christian
shrines into a place of Islamic pilgrimage to the fallen “martyrs.”
It may be worth noting that when Ariel Sharon visited the Temple Mount,
two years ago, the world reacted angrily to what was interpreted as a
gesture calculated to inflame the Muslims, and Palestinians treated his
mere presence near the al-Aqsa mosque as sufficiently provocative to
justify a new intifada. Their double standards and cynicism are
breathtaking, but they were not the only ones to treat Christian
shrines with contempt.
Two weeks before the siege of the Church of the Nativity, as Israeli
forces stormed into Bethlehem, an Israeli tank shell hit the facade of
the nearby Holy Family Church, in a complex with an orphanage, hospital
and hostel. The soldiers then fired, from fifty yards’ distance, at the
statue of the Virgin atop the Holy Family Church. The statue lost its
left arm and its face was disfigured. The Israeli army expressed regret
and promised investigation, but this did not look like an accidental
shot: no terrorist could possibly hide behind the figure on the
pinnacle of the hospital church. The story was reported by Reuters, and
a picture taken by an AP photographer. It was available to the world
media but ignored.
These two incidents illustrate the predicament of the dwindling
Christian remnant in the Middle East. Once thriving Christian
communities are now minorities squeezed between the warring Jews and
Muslims who may hate each other but all too often share their aversion
to Christianity. Within Israel the indigenous Christians, as Arabs, are
regarded as indistinguishable from Palestinian Muslims, and have
suffered accordingly. In 1948 two-thirds of the Palestinian Christians
were driven from their homes with the creation of a Jewish state.
Within Arafat’s Palestinian Authority the Christians are viewed with
distrust as non-Muslim. They resent Israeli incursions and occupation
as much as their Muslim neighbors, but they also feel uncomfortable
amid the tide of Islamic radicalism-symbolized in the rise of Hamas-
that has engulfed the Palestinian community. They are also deliberately
exposed to Israeli reprisals by their Muslim compatriots: in the West
Bank city of Beit Jala Muslim gunmen chose the rooftops of Christian
homes as sites from which to fire on neighboring Jerusalem.
Institutionalized or covert discrimination to which Christians are
subjected in Syria, Israel, Egypt, and Lebanon, accompanied by
occasional eruptions of anti-Christian violence by the Muslim majority
in the last two countries, have contributed to an exodus that threatens
to eradicate the believers in Christ in the lands of his birth and
At the outset of the Islamic conquests under Muhammad’s successors all
of these lands were 100 percent Christian. At the outset of the Ottoman
rule they had a Christian plurality, and in Palestine and Lebanon the
outright majority. Under the British Mandate, Palestine officially was
a Christian country, with Bethlehem having a population that was 90
percent Christian. Today they are literally disappearing. Among almost
three million Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem,
only 50,000 Christians remain. Within the pre-1967 borders of Israel
there are six million people; only 2 percent are Christians. In the
city of Jerusalem the Christian population has declined from 45,000 in
1940 to a few thousand today. At the current rate of decline, the
Christian population will be a fraction of one percent in the year 2020
and there will be no living church in the land of Christ. It is a cruel
irony that the plight of indigenous Christians remained invisible to
hundreds of thousands of Christians from Europe and North America-from
mainstream churches and fringe groups-who descended on the Holy Land to
mark the 2,000th anniversary of their faith.
If the Jewish or Muslim population of America or Western Europe were to
start declining at a similar rate, there would be an outcry from their
co-religionists all over the world. There would be government-funded
programs to establish the causes and provide remedies. The endangered
minority would be awarded instant victim status and be celebrated as
such by the media and the academe. By contrast, when the President of
the United States visited Jerusalem in October 1994, he was steps away
from the most sacred Christian shrines but did not visit any of them.
He did not meet a single representative of the Christian community that
remained invisible to him. Eight years later, as busloads of American
evangelicals still come to the Western Wall in pursuit of their dream
of a rebuilt temple that will provide an eschatological shortcut
through history, the remnants of that community are on the verge of
UNDER THE PROPHET’S SWORD
At the time of Muhammad’s birth Christianity had covered, outside
Europe, the ancient Roman province of Asia extending across the
Caucasus to the Caspian Sea, Syria with the Holy Land, and a wide belt
of North Africa all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.
Christians numbered over thirty million by A.D. 311, in spite of
imperial persecution that often entailed martyrdom. Most of them lived
not in Europe but in Asia Minor and Africa, the home of many famous
Christian fathers and martyrs, starting with St. Paul of Tarsus, such
as St. Augustine, Polycarp of Smyrna, Tertullian of Carthage, Clement
of Alexandria, Chrysostom of Antioch, Origen of Tyre, or Cyprian of
Carthage. The Seven Churches of Revelation were all in Asia Minor.
(Smyrna was the last of these, and kept her light burning until 1922,
when the Turks destroyed it, along with its Christian population.)
Between Muhammad’s death in 632 and the second siege of Vienna, just
over a thousand years later, Islam expanded-at first rapidly, then
intermittently-at the expense of everything and everyone in the way of
its warriors. Unleashed as the militant faith of a nomadic war-band,
Islam turned its boundary with the outside world into a perpetual war
zone. When Muslims conquered the hitherto Christian lands of the Middle
East in the 7th century the subject peoples were not immediately aware
of the momentous quality of what had come to pass. For many dissident
Christian groups that had been denounced as heretical in Europe, it
seemed preferable at first to be ruled by largely absentee non-
Christian overlords who cared only about taxes and did not feel
strongly one way or another about the finer points of Christology.
Slaughters did occur in the initial wave of conquest: during the Muslim
invasion of Syria in 634 thousands of Christians were massacred; in
Mesopotamia between 635 and 642 monasteries were ransacked and the
monks and villagers slain; while in Egypt the towns of Behnesa, Fayum,
Nikiu and Aboit were put to the sword. The inhabitants of Cilicia were
taken into captivity. In Armenia, the entire population of Euchaita was
wiped out. The Muslim invaders sacked and pillaged Cyprus and then
established their rule by a “great massacre.” In North Africa Tripoli
was pillaged in 643 by Amr, who forced the Jews and Christians to hand
over their women and children as slaves to the Arab army. They were
told that they could deduct the value of their enslaved family from the
poll-tax, the jizya. Carthage was razed to the ground and most of its
inhabitants killed. Nevertheless, since dead bodies paid no taxes,
while the captives were an economic asset, once the conquerors’ rule
was firmly established a degree of normalcy was reestablished at the
For a long time the outcome of the early onslaught was in doubt. The
first wave of attacks on Christendom almost captured Constantinople
when that city was still far and away the important center of the
Christian world. The Greeks stood their ground against Islam for
another six centuries. But the Muslims also conquered Spain, and had
they gone further the Kuran -in Gibbon’s memorable phrase-might have
been “taught in the schools of Oxford” to a circumcised people: the
Muslims crossed the Pyrenees, promising to stable their horses in St.
Peter’s at Rome, but were at last defeated by Charles Martel at Tours,
exactly a century after the prophet’s death. This defeat arrested their
western conquests and saved Europe.
The last attempt in pre-postmodern times, going through the Balkans,
took the Sultan’s janissaries more than halfway from Constantinople to
Dover (1683). On both occasions the tide was checked, but its
subsequent rolling back took decades, even centuries.
The Crusades were but a temporary setback to Islamic expansion, and the
source of endless arguments that sought to establish some moral
equivalence between Muslims and Christians at first, and eventually to
elevate the former to victimhood and condemn the latter as aggressors.
Far from being wars of aggression, the Crusades were a belated military
response of Christian Europe to over three centuries of Muslim
aggression against Christian lands, the systemic mistreatment of the
indigenous Christian population of those lands, and harassment of
Christian pilgrims. The postmodern myth, promoted by Islamic
propagandists and supported by some self-hating Westerners-notably in
the academe-claims that the peaceful Muslims, native to the Holy Land,
were forced to take up arms in defense against European-Christian
aggression. This myth takes AD 1095 as its starting point, but it
ignores the preceding centuries, starting with the early caliphs, when
Muslim armies swept through the Byzantine Empire, conquering about two-
thirds of the Christian world of that time.
On the eve of the First Crusade the prominent Islamic scholar Abu Ala
Al-Mawardi prepared the formal blueprint for the Islamic government,
based on the Kuran, the Tradition, and the practice of the previous
four centuries of conquest. It reiterated the division the world into
the House of Islam, where umma has been established, and the House of
War inhabited by Harbis, that is, the rest of the world. The House of
Islam is in a state of permanent war with the lands that surround it;
it can be interrupted by temporary truces, but peace will only come
with the completion of global conquest. The progression was from Dar al
Sulh-when the Muslims are a minority community, and need to adopt
temporarily a peaceful attitude in order to deceive their neighbors
(Mecca before Muhammad’s move to Medina is the model for which the
Muslim diaspora in the Western world provides contemporary example)-to
Dar al Harb, when the territory of the infidel becomes a war zone by
definition. This happens as soon as the Muslim side feels strong enough
to dispense with pretense.
The example was provided by Muhammad, who accepted a truce with Mecca
when he was in an inferior position but broke it as soon as his
recuperated strength allowed, and offered his pagan compatriots the
choice of conversion or death. In Europe today the early signs of this
forthcoming stage, amounting to a low-intensity civil war, are visible
in ethnic disturbances in English and French cities, when young
English-born Pakistanis or French-born North Africans venture out from
their no-go areas. The final objective all along is Dar al Islam, where
Muslims dominate and infidels are at best tolerated, at worst expelled
or killed. This applies even to “the people of the book”:
Declare war upon those to whom the Scriptures were revealed but believe
neither in God nor the Last Day, and who do not forbid that which God
and His Apostles have forbidden, and who refuse to acknowledge the true
religion until they pay the poll-tax without reservation and are
totally subjugated. The Jews claim that Ezra is a son of God, and the
Christians say, ‘the Messiah is a son of God.’ Those are their claims
that do indeed resemble the sayings of the Infidels of Old. May God do
battle with them!
The Muslims are obliged to wage struggle against unbelievers and may
contemplate tactical ceasefires, but never its complete abandonment
short of the unbelievers’ submission. This is the real meaning of
Jihad. Indeed, in certain contexts and in certain times it may also
signify “inner striving” and “spiritual struggle,” but to generations
of Muslims before our time-and to an overwhelming majority of believers
who are our contemporaries-the meaning of Jihad as the obligatory and
permanent war against non-Muslims has not changed since Al-Mawardi’s
time. At all times, according to Allah (i.e. Muhammad), “Those who
believe fight in the cause of God.” For the fallen and victorious
alike, the rewards are instant and plentiful.
“Islam in America,” an eight part series by Katie Shaidle is posted at Right Side News.com. With permission I am also posting the series one part at a time.
Part One: An Overview of American Islam
By Kathy Shaidle
RightSideNews Copyright © 2009
Imagine a Super Bowl with all male cheerleaders and half-time prayers. In that America, they drink Jihad Cola instead of Coke and thank Allah when they win an Oscar.
Luckily, that America is fictional, one vividly described in Robert Ferrigno’s 2006 futuristic novel, Prayers for the Assassin, set in 2040. But is it really so hard to imagine, in a world in which a man named “Barack Hussein Obama” can get elected President just a few years after Muslim hijackers destroyed the world’s tallest buildings in the heart of New York City?
Today many Americans are either blissfully ignorant of, or simply indifferent to, the slow, incremental growth of radical Islam in their midst.
We sometimes hear about terrorist cells or suspicious Muslim “compounds” on the news. However, these stories represent merely the tip of an Islamic iceberg that could very well doom America. Not today or tomorrow. But in our lifetimes? That is a real possibility.
And don’t shrug off Islam as “just another religion.” Muslim sharia law deems women to be inferior to men, and allows husbands to “lightly” beat their wives. Polygamy and child bride marriage are condoned and encouraged, due to the example of Mohammed himself, whose many wives included a nine year old. Anti-Semitism and slavery are enshrined in the Koran, as is exploitation of and even violence against all “unbelievers.”
Radical Muslims have learned they don’t require bombs or hijacked airliners to destroy America. They can just use America’s own ideological infrastructure against itself.
Using a kind of ingenious political jujitsu, radical Muslims rely upon everything from the rights to freedom of speech and worship enshrined in the U.S. Constitution to the current atmosphere of hypersensitive political correctness to push their agenda.
For example, the “Islamification” of the educational system is now underway. Textbooks whitewash Islam’s bloody history. Public school children forbidden to pray or recite the Pledge of Allegiance are, however, obliged to play “Muslim for a Day.” Meanwhile, universities eagerly introduce footbaths, Muslim prayer rooms and hallal cafeteria food.
Increasingly, Muslim employees are suing companies for the “right” to refuse to handle “unclean” pork or alcohol, or the “right” to wear headscarves. It is no coincidence that these companies include household names like UPS, Wal-Mart and McDonalds’s – radical Muslims are sending a message to smaller firms who won’t have the means to fight similar suits in the future.
These demands for accommodation extend even behind prison walls, where Muslim prisoners (indoctrinated by Muslim chaplains trained by foreign extremists) insist on getting special treatment as well.
“Lawfare” is on the rise, too. Muslim groups now file expensive, time-consuming lawsuits against critics of Islam, and while these suits are currently confined mostly to Canada and Europe, they have a “chilling” effect on American publishers, writers, journalists and filmmakers. Last year, it only took a couple of threatening emails to persuade a major U.S. publisher to cancel an upcoming novel about Mohammed.
Few Americans realize that their neighborhood mosque was probably built and financed by well-heeled terrorist sympathizers abroad. In fact, 80% of American mosques are Saudi-supported, and serve as safe gathering places for radical imams and dubious “charities” with anti-American agendas.
Islamic terrorism has also found a home on the internet, where (according to one UK think tank) a “virtual caliphate” (or Muslim supremacist empire) thrives, beyond the reach of authorities. The web has become an invaluable arena for radical Muslim recruiting, training, communication and organizing.
Americans looking to the government to protect them from these threats don’t realize that federal agencies in the thrall of political correctness actually undermine the war of terrorism. Few Muslims currently hold public office in the United States, but this may change if Democrats begin to view them as a new source of donations and votes.
Over the next few months, I’ll be your guide to the growth of radical Islam, both at home and abroad. You’ll learn about “moderate” Muslim spokesmen who turn out to be anything but, and meet writers and authors censored by their governments for critiquing the Koran.
I’ll be talking to experts in the fields of intelligence, religion, crime and foreign policy and sharing their insights with you.
Many Americans have already forgotten what happened on 9/11, or simply don’t want to think about it anymore. Our fear, disgust or indifference is exactly what radical Muslims are counting on. As exhausting and demoralizing as it can be to educate ourselves on the facts, we must remember that “the price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”