Archive for May, 2011
We naive Westerners cling to the belief that there are “good muslims” out there. We like to think that good muslims are the non-terrorists — our neighbors, muslims we see in the grocery store, at work, at school, and those on TV that cry foul and condem the actions of a “few.” We tend to equivocate Muslim values to Western/Christian values. But what is good for a Western Christian or even a Western Athiest is not necessarily what is good for a Muslim.
Is a good muslim a muslim that goes to mosque every Friday? Is it one that prays and fasts regularly?
Is it one that “tolerates” other’s beliefs (when/if necessary) — with or without charging them a jizya tax?
Is it one that follows Muhammad’s example, spreading Islam by any means necessary?
Islam is comprised of the muslim community known as the “ummah”, and it is obligatory on the ummah to wage jihad on the non-muslims until they submit. Not everyone in the ummah is required to fight a bloody fight. In fact, they must not fight if fighting is not necessary to spread Islam. When it is easier to force or coerce non-muslims to Islam by soft means -i.e. politics, the education system, Shariah finance, acceptance of Shariah Law, intimidation, deceit (taqiyyah), ridicule, and imposed guilt — then soft means are the required means. Only when soft means are insufficient is terror acceptable, and ultimately required. Islamic doctrine holds that the world ultimately and rightfully belongs to Muslims, so all methods are happening simultaneously in different locations and environments, with the method dependent on the unique circumstances for each place.
There must always be an ummah to return to. There must always be a ummah generating Muslims to support the ongoing , mandatory, and primary jihad– to spread Islam. Members of the ummah are required to do whatever is necessary to help with the primary jihad, however insignificant it may seem. Having babies helps the jihad by producing more ummah. Infiltrating other societies, their education and their political systems, helps the jihad as well. Muslim communities that do not mix in with host nations are involved in jihad. Muslims who do mix in but demand special priveleges are also acting on their own version of jihad. Jihad does not mean that a Muslim must be actively involved in violent jihad.
The claim that there is a lesser jihad and a greater jihad comes from Muhammed, who said he had just come from the “lesser” jihad after coming from battle. This does not necessarily mean it is lesser in importance — It could mean that it is merely lesser on the conscience because a “good” muslim supports the ummah, upon which jihad against non-muslims is obligatory. As Muhammad said to his follower, Umayr, who stabbed the Medina poetess and her baby while sleeping–for speaking out against Muhammed, “two goats would barely butt their heads together over her.”
Is Osama bin Laden the “bad cop” in a game of good cop/bad cop to make Americans think “real” Islam is really good?
Is Obama playing the role of the good cop, taking full advantage of a gullible American public?
If Osama Bin Laden’s said body is really burried at sea, it would decompose beyond recognition very soon, and the real Osama (if he is still alive) can continue living somewhere like in a Saudi Palace.
The timing of this supposed death is impeccable. The American public has just swallowed the long form birth certificate, and Donald Trump is a threat to Obama’s 2012 presidency chances. So Obama told the American public what they want to hear, because his popularity rating is falling, and he knows he can get away with it.
So now that the American public is likely falling for the next lie after the birth certificate– Obama can now take all the credit for the death of Osama Bin Laden, get ahead in the election polls, while appeasing his Saudi Masters, and the “good” Islamic elephant can continue to grow inside America.
If Osama Bin Laden, the “bad Muslim,” is really dead, then we can breathe a sigh of relief, relax, be more accepting of so-called “good” Muslims.
As a “bad cop” Osama Bin Laden is/was a very “good” Muslim., and Obama is very useful to Muslims.
The correct Islamic traditions for burying the dead is not at sea. These are the correct burial methods:
…BURIAL OF THE DEAD BODY IN A GRAVE ON THEIR RIGHT SIDE WITH THEIR HEAD FACING MECCA!
Burial rituals should normally take place as soon as possible
Bathing the body, except in extraordinary circumstances (as in battle of Uhud)
After enshrouding the dead body in a white cotton or linen cloth. Funeral prayer is also included.
Here is one of many references: http://islam.about.com/cs/elderly/a/funerals.htm