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Know Your Enemy

(19Sept 06) “…Five years after we finally noticed that Muslim enemies were at war with us we still haven't identified those enemies or developed a realistic strategy for victory. The depth of our confusion shows in the ridiculous debates that preoccupy our politicians and journalists… Almost nobody pauses to consider that Manuel (Paleologos) might have something to teach us. Instead our conversation centres on whether the Pope is to blame for riling Muslims up and what he (and we) can do to mollify them…. Our preoccupation with such trivial matters says something important about the chattering class – it is incapable of seeing our problem with Islam. Even the shock of September 11 failed to open many eyes, and the shock wore off long ago… Islam is fractured into any number of sects, tribes and ethnic groups, but the dream of destroying us cuts across all the fault lines. Islamic terrorists are merely the tip of a very large spear…. Somehow the “moderate” Muslims who are supposed to counterbalance the “radical extremists” never stand up to be counted in any great numbers. There is no reason to believe that any significant number of Muslims are appalled by terrorism and stand ready to help us purge their faith of the few dangerous extremists who are responsible for it…” Know Your Enemy , The American Thinker  “…Nevertheless many of our best and brightest do believe exactly that. This is the sort of wishful thinking that makes a mockery of military planning and gets people killed…..To win; we have to suppress the demand for terrorism. Some have claimed that we can accomplish that goal by withdrawing our support for Israel or by tweaking our foreign policy in some other way. This is dangerous, ahistorical nonsense…. We have to teach a proud culture a bitter lesson. We have to convince it that Islam can only survive in the modern world by adapting to the reality that the infidel calls the shots. Muslims have to accept that our culture is dominant over theirs and, however much this offends their religious sensibilities, no amount of brutality and barbarism will change that. They need to understand that sending terrorists to wage war against us is self-destructive lunacy, not a low risk way to soothe a well-earned inferiority complex…”

Is this what they mean by "Muslim tolerance'?

(17Sept 06) “…Listen to this: "Make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal rigorously with them. Hell shall be their home: an evil fate." Or then again, this: "Believers, take neither the Jews nor the Christians for your friends." Then there is the instruction to fight against those who are not of the true faith "until they pay tribute out of hand and are utterly subdued"….All are direct quotations from the Koran, which Muslims believe to be the absolute word of Allah, and which cannot be altered. If you seek even more ferocious attacks on Christianity and Judaism, you will find them in the Hadith, Islam's other great book of scripture. Week after week in those lands where Muslims rule and Christians are a minority, the message pours out from the mosques: "God did not have a son." Is this what they mean by "Muslim tolerance'? By Peter Hitchens, The Mail on Sunday “…For years Liberals in the West have spread the myth of "Muslim tolerance". It does not exist and never did. Where Islam rules, other faiths must cringe in humiliated subjection. These are facts. Is it not astonishing that this militant, angry religion, whose name means not "Peace", but "Submission", whose whole existence is based on the denial and rejection of its rivals, dares to get into a self-righteous rage over an obscure quotation in a dull academic lecture by the head of the Roman Catholic Church? In Islam it is still the year 1427. They have had no reformation…If we bow to this manufactured, hypocritical fury, then we will already have lost one of the most important battles to face us. Back the Pope…”

Iraqi militant group threatens Vatican in Internet message

(17Sept 06) Now let me see if I've got this right. The Pope comments on some comments made by a 14 th century emperor about the violent methods of Islam. The Muslim Umma, (community) gets irritated, annoyed and very angry about this and threatens the Vatican with of all things, violence. Talk about the self licking icecream cone …Read on… Iraqi militant group threatens Vatican in Internet message and here Assailants attack five churches in West Bank, Gaza (scroll further down on the same page)

Friday Sermons in Saudi Mosques: Review and Analysis

(16Sept 06) While everyone in the Muslim world is outraged by the Popes comments of last week, simply quoting a 14 th century emperor. Here are some more contemporary comments they may like to take issue with.  Friday Sermons in Saudi Mosques: Review and Analysis

It's Fascism-And It's Islamic

(10Sept 06) “…George Bush recently declared that we are at war with "Islamic fascism." Muslim-American groups were quick to express furor at the expression. Middle Eastern autocracies complained that it was provocative and insensitive… Once again, they seek to fool Western liberals through voicing a litany of perpetual hurts. Like the Nazis who whined about the Versailles Treaty that ended World War I, and alleged maltreatment of Germans in the Sudetenland, for years Islamists harped about American troops stationed in Saudi Arabia, the U.N. embargo of Iraq and the occupation of Gaza and Lebanon…But when each complaint was settled, another louder one sprung up; these grievances, it turned out, were pretexts for a larger sense of victimhood, jealousy and lost pride…” It's Fascism-And It's Islamic by Victor Davis Hanson “…Like Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo, who sought to recapture lost mythical Aryan, Roman or samurai purity, so Islamic fascists talk in romantic terms of the ancient caliphate. … Even now, it is hard to distinguish the slurs against Jews ("pigs and apes") used in the Middle Eastern media from the venom of Joseph Goebbels' propaganda. Goose-stepping and stiff-armed salutes at Iranian and Hezbollah parades are conscious imitations of past fascist armies….Some object that the term "Islamic fascism" is too vague to encompass the differing agendas of diverse groups such as the Wahhabis, al-Qaida and Hezbollah. But just as racist German Nazis found common ground with Asian supremacists in Japan , so too the shared hatred of the West trumps the internecine rivalries of present-day Islamists…”

What the world needs to know

(27Aug06) Take the time to watch this 3 minute video. It gives you an insight into the indoctrination of hate. The little girl featured is only 3 years old and has already had her mind poisoned  What the world needs to know If this is not the workings of a cult than I don't know what is.

Those who the Gods are about to destroy they first make crazy

(20Aug06)To reinforce the point that too much of a bad thing is always too much and always a bad thing, you will be transfixed by this crazed, mad lunatic behaviour. Those who the Gods are about to destroy they first make crazy. For a squilly-second, try and imagine your local minister, priest, bishop or archbishop or even the Pope or your local Rabbi behaving like this.

Textbook Jihad in Egypt

(20Aug06) “…A "mock beheading" video located at radical Sheikh Abu Hamza's website ( www.shareeah.org ), which featured three young Muslim boys who pretended to behead a fourth 1 , has elicited the appropriate public revulsion. But little fanfare, let alone outrage, has accompanied the release of a detailed study of Egyptian children's textbooks, whose inculcation of anti-infidel hatred is potentially far more damaging. 2 For example, explicit sanctioning for jihad -related beheadings is provided in a seemingly pedestrian manner,  " Studies in Theology: Tradition and Morals, Grade 11, (2001) pp. 291-92 … This noble [Qur'anic] Surah [Surat Muhammad]... deals with questions of which the most important are as follows: 'Encouraging the faithful to perform jihad in God's cause, to behead the infidels, take them prisoner, break their power, and make their souls humble...” Commentary on the Surahs of Muhammad, Al-Fath, Al-Hujurat and Qaf, Grade 11, (2002) p. 9 …”When you meet them in order to fight [them], do not be seized by compassion [towards them] but strike the[ir] necks powerfully..” Textbook Jihad in Egypt by Andrew Bostom, FrontPageMagazine.com “…In 1958, Lebanese Law Professor Antoine Fattal, perhaps the greatest scholar of the legal condition of non-Muslims living under the Shari'a , lamented, "No social relationship, no fellowship is possible between Muslims and dhimmis”  Even today, the study of the jihad is part of the curriculum of all the Islamic institutes. In the universities of Al-Azhar, Nagaf, and Zaitoune, students are still taught that the holy war is a binding prescriptive decree, pronounced against the Infidels, which will only be revoked with the end of the world..." Sadly, almost fifty years after Fattal made his observations, the sacralized hatred of jihad is still being inculcated as part of the formal education of Muslim youth in Egypt , the most populous Arab country, and throughout the Arab Muslim, and larger non-Arab Muslim world.

Suicide of the West

(20Aug06) “……W hen America was attacked on 9/11 by Islamic jihadis, it was said that this was a doomsday wake-up call for the West. Within a short while, however, much of Britain decided that 9/11 was actually America's fault and that Israel was at the core of the problem….When Britain was attacked last year on 7/7 by Islamic jihadis, it was said that this was a doomsday wake-up call for the U.K. Within a short time, however, much of the country decided that it was Britain's own fault on account of “Islamophobia” and the war in Iraq…From the evidence of one opinion poll this week, the British public has at least woken up to the fact that we are in the throes of a world war. Not so, however, the British establishment and chattering classes…” Suicide of the West ( Denial is no longer a river in Egypt but a British pathology) by Melanie Phillips “…The argument that foreign policy is the cause of the threat to Britain — a claim trotted out by a wide spectrum of people — is itself idiotic beyond measure. As Reid said, there was an al Qaeda plot in Birmingham to blow up Britain back in 2000 — before 9/11 , let alone the war in Iraq . Similarly, jihadi attacks on the U.S. began 22 years before 9/11 with the Iran embassy hostage crisis in 1979 , followed by two decades of further attacks…..Even now, much of Britain fails to understand the apocalyptic messianism now driving the regime in Iran to develop nuclear weapons with which to blackmail the world… many in Britain simply refuse to acknowledge that the root cause of the threat that Britain faces is Islam….The unpalatable fact is that there is actually a continuum of Islamic extremism in Britain. While probably only a small number on this continuum will ever be involved in violence, too many others subscribe to odious beliefs and ideas which maintain the sea of hatred and bigotry in which terrorism swims….By the time Britain finally works out just who are its allies and who are its enemies, it may well be too late….”

The Two faces of Azzam Tamimi

(20Aug06) Again the web and bloggers come into their own.

Listen to this sound file that yet again underscores that dissembling, duplicity and deceit is their stock in trade, (taqyiyya) depending on the audience…Who preach one thing to our gullible leaders and apologist media and quite another to their own.

A Brief Intro by Robert Spencer: “…:Azzam Tamimi of the Institute of Islamic Political Thought in London is a frequent guest on talk shows, and he spreads the predictable soothing syrup about how most Muslims abhor violence, etc. But when he speaks to Muslim audiences, he sings a different tune. How different? Dan Sytman (thanks to LGF), cohost of "Sytman & Boze" on Seattle 's Talk 770 KTTH radio, has put together an audio file showing exactly how different….”   Take a listen to The Two faces of Azzam Tamimi

The Jihadists are a facist movement

(17Aug06)“…Walid Phares, the brilliant scholar of terrorism, lived through the worst of times in Lebanon…His latest book, Future Jihad: Waging War Against the West, will be published in the UK in the autumn; its superb US edition has become a must-read in foreign policy circles in Washington and for good reason…a quick chat about recent events morphed into a lengthy and fascinating seminar about the history of the Islamic world and the theory and practice of jihad across the ages, but still left me hungry for more…The emergence of current strands of Islamic extremism long predates the creation of Israel or the Cold War….The abolition of the Caliphate by Ataturk in 1924 freed jihadists from an ultimate Islamic authority for the first time since the seventh century. This unleashed the Saudi Wahhabis, and triggered the creation of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood…”. The Jihadists are a facist movement by Allistair Heat, The Spectator “…Hezbollah's plan was to bring war with Israel back to the forefront of Lebanese politics; eventually, (Prime Minister) Seniora would be accused of treason and overthrown, and a new, non-Cedar government imposed, realigning the country with Tehran…“The vast majority of intellectuals still live on a pre 9/11 planet. They refuse, even after the rise of democratic movements and dissidents in the region, to acknowledge that the jihadists are a fascist movement.”… Phares' crucial lesson is that we should never forget that all jihadist strands, regardless of how much they hate one another, are ultimately committed to the same aim, which is to wage war against those with whom they disagree. “The barbarians killed each other more than they killed Romans,” Phares warned me. “Yet they eventually destroyed the empire.”

Radical Islamists and Western Governments

(17Aug06)“…A shocking program aired on British TV's Channel 4 recently that should give pause to every Western government concerned about their domestic terror threat and raise questions from citizens about who their elected representatives are seeking advice and guidance from regarding Islam and terrorism…The half-hour program, 'Who Speaks for Muslims', presented by New Statesman political editor, Martin Bright , reveals that high ranking officials in the Foreign Office of the Blair Administration are openly advocating dialogue with some of the most radical international jihadist elements, allowing them to enter the UK after re-labeling them as “moderate” and “mainstream”; in addition to the administration's close alliance with the Muslim Council of Britain , an organization dominated by radical Islamists and which is far from actually representative of British Muslims…” Radical Islamists and Western Governments , The American Thinker “….These documents clearly demonstrate an effort by officials in Whitehall to mainstream two extremist clerics with direct terrorist ties: Youssef Qaradawi, the international spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and advocate of Palestinian suicide bombings; and Bangladeshi MP Delwar Hossein Sayeedi, who the Channel 4 program shows preaching a sermon saying that all British and US soldiers in Iraq need to either be converted to Islam, or sent back home in coffins….That the British Foreign Office has given the imprimatur to these two jihadi preachers – both of whom have been banned from entering the US because of their terrorist ties – is evidenced by the visas issued by the British government to both men. In 2004, Qaradawi, who issued the fatwa permitting Hamas suicide bombings yet is described in Foreign Office documents as “a respected scholar of Islam”, was allowed to enter the country and preach in London despite fierce protests from British Jewish groups. And earlier this week, Sayeedi was permitted by the Foreign Office to enter the country and speak at mosques in London and Luton ….”

We must stand up to Islamo-fascism

(17Aug06)“…History tells us it takes a long time to rouse the British, though once roused they see things through. Maybe the latest terrorist outrage will give second thoughts to all those well-meaning battalions of left and right and leaders of the Muslim community who have yet to see an anti-terrorism measure they approve….A whole culture of complaint has grown up among the media and among leaders of the Muslim community. The protest letter signed by 38 Islamic organizations, with three MPs and three Lords, is typical of the buck-passing. They blame British foreign policy, which is unhistorical….” We must stand up to Islamo-fascism by Harold Evans “…The Islamic radicals were using Afghanistan as a base to plot mass murder, climaxing in 9/11, long before the ill-judged invasion of Iraq…The civil rights lobbies are working from a passé play book. They are blind to the lethal nature of the new Salafist totalitarianism. They won't recognize that we are facing an irrationalist movement immune to compromise and dedicated to achieve its ends of controlling every aspect of daily life, every process of the mind, through indiscriminate mass slaughter. It is a culture obsessed with death, a culture that despises women, a culture devoted to mad hatreds not just of Americans and Jews everywhere, but of Muslims anywhere who embrace a less totalitarian, less radical, more humane view of Islam….The apologists for the Islamo-fascists - an accurate term - leave millions around the world exposed to a less obvious but more insidious barbarism…”

Commentary by Bernard Lewis

(10Aug06)“…During the Cold War, both sides possessed weapons of mass destruction, but neither side used them, deterred by what was known as MAD, mutual assured destruction…. Would the same constraints, the same fear of mutual assured destruction, restrain a nuclear-armed Iran from using such weapons against the U.S. or against Israel ?… There is a radical difference between the Islamic Republic of Iran and other governments with nuclear weapons. This difference is expressed in what can only be described as the apocalyptic worldview of Iran 's present rulers…. Even in the past it was clear that terrorists claiming to act in the name of Islam had no compunction in slaughtering large numbers of fellow Muslims… School textbooks tell young Iranians to be ready for a final global struggle against an evil enemy, named as the U.S. , and to prepare themselves for the privileges of martyrdom…. In Islam, as in Judaism and Christianity, there are certain beliefs concerning the cosmic struggle at the end of time -- Gog and Magog, anti-Christ, Armageddon, and for Shiite Muslims, the long awaited return of the Hidden Imam, ending in the final victory of the forces of good over evil, however these may be defined…” Commentary by Bernard Lewis, Wall Street Journal “….Mr. Ahmadinejad and his followers clearly believe that this time is now, and that the terminal struggle has already begun and is indeed well advanced. It may even have a date, indicated by several references by the Iranian president to giving his final answer to the U.S. about nuclear development by Aug. 22. This was at first reported as "by the end of August," but Mr. Ahmadinejad's statement was more precise. What is the significance of Aug. 22?...In this context, mutual assured destruction, the deterrent that worked so well during the Cold War, would have no meaning. At the end of time, there will be general destruction anyway. What will matter will be the final destination of the dead -- hell for the infidels, and heaven for the believers. For people with this mindset, MAD is not a constraint; it is an inducement….”

Islam's Useful Idiots

(8Aug06) “…Islam enjoys a large and influential ally among the non-Muslims: A new generation of “Useful Idiots,” the sort of people Lenin identified living in liberal democracies who furthered the work of communism. This new generation of Useful Idiots also lives in liberal democracies, but serves the cause of Islamofascism—another virulent form of totalitarian ideology….Useful Idiots are naïve, foolish, ignorant of facts, unrealistically idealistic, dreamers, willfully in denial or deceptive. They hail from the ranks of the chronically unhappy, the anarchists, the aspiring revolutionaries, the neurotics who are at war with life, the disaffected alienated from government, corporations, and just about any and all institutions of society. The Useful Idiot can be a billionaire, a movie star, an academe of renown, a politician, or from any other segment of the population….Arguably, the most dangerous variant of the Useful Idiot is the “Politically Correct.” He is the master practitioner of euphemism, hedging, doubletalk, and outright deception…” Islam's Useful Idiots by Amil Imani, The American Thinker “…The Useful Idiot is conflicted and dishonest…The Useful Idiot, among other things, is a master practitioner of scapegoating. He assigns blame to others while absolving himself of responsibility, has a long handy list of candidates for blaming anything and everything, and by living a distorted life, he contributes to the ills of society….The Useful Idiot may even engage in willful misinformation and deception when it suits him…The lesson is clear. Beware of the Useful Idiots who live in liberal democracies. Knowingly or unknowingly, they serve as the greatest volunteer and effective soldiers of Islam. They pave the way for the advancement of Islam and they will assuredly be among the very first victims of Islam as soon as it assumes power….”

Islamic Dictionary for Infidels

(5Aug06) “…Andrew G. Bostom, author of “The Legacy of Jihad,” notes that President Bush has repeatedly stressed the paramount importance of promoting freedom in the Middle East . However, Bostom points out that Hurriyya, the Arabic for “freedom,” and the uniquely Western concept of freedom “are completely at odds.” Hurriyya - “freedom” - is – as Ibn Arabi (d. 1240) the lionized “Greatest Sufi Master,” expressed it -“perfect slavery” under the will of Allah. …German- Syrian scholar Bassam Tibi , a Muslim reformist, is warning the West against wishful thinking in its “dialogue” with Muslims. "The dialogue is not proceeding well because of the two-facedness of most Muslim interlocutors on the one hand and the gullibility of well-meaning Western idealists on the other."… "First, both sides should acknowledge candidly that although they might use identical terms these mean different things to each of them….” Islamic Dictionary for Infidels by Wolfgang Bruno “…The word 'peace,' for example, implies to a Muslim the extension of the Dar al-Islam – or 'House of Islam' – to the entire world," explained Tibi. "This is completely different from the Enlightenment concept of eternal peace that dominates Western thought, a concept developed by Immanuel Kant," an 18th-century philosopher… This strategy of deceiving non-Muslims by twisting words to conceal the real, Islamic agenda while Muslims are not yet strong enough to impose their will is sanctioned by Islamic texts. IslamOnline quotes Sheikh `Atiyyah Saqr, former head of Al-Azhar Fatwa Committee, in stating: “Lying is forbidden unless it is for necessity. In that case, the principle “necessity makes the unlawful permissible” applies….”

Dear Muslims: What is it that you don't understand?  The American Thinker

(23July06) We, the non-Muslims—the infidels, heathens, unbelievers, apostates, enemies of Allah, najis (soiled), as you prefer to call us—would like to know w hat is it that you don't understand and what is it that makes you behave so badly toward us? You blame us for your problems and believe if we embrace Islam and help establish the Islamic ummah, the earth would be cleansed of us, transformed to paradise, and all your problems disappear?  ....We believe that you and your system of belief are at the core of your problems; that you need to critically examine the facts, rather than conveniently blame others for your ills..." Dear Muslims: What is it that you don't understand?  The American Thinker "...Contempt and hostility toward non-Muslims living under your rule as well as those outside of your domain have characterized your attitude and behavior throughout the history....Your charter, the Quran, in some parts, preaches discrimination, death and imposition of its dogma on everyone. The political system of Islam, just like fascism and communism, is a dysfunctional ideology that needs to be abandoned. Humanity has matured considerably since the time of Muhammad...Islam's inflexible and intolerant dogmatism is at the heart of Islamic world's stagnation and backwardness..."

Egyptian Cleric Sheik Muhammad Nasser presents Children's TV

(9July06) Psychological infanticide from the cesspit of a seriously diseased mind

The  bed time story from hell…Egyptian Cleric Sheik Muhammad  Nasser tells a group of children about child martyrdom.

It gets worse…. The Infidels invent nuclear missiles but the Lord sends earthquakes that swallow them up. More bedtime stories for the kiddies. This Sheik is seriously criminally insane.

AND even Worse... Egyptian Cleric Sheik Muhammad Sharaf Al-Din on a Children Show: The Jews Are the People of Treachery, Betrayal, and Vileness. As Voltaire said and as I have quoted on my home page "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Peace in the Middle East is doomed by this brain washing in the cradle.

Danes Sentence Entire Clan for Honour Killing

(3July06)“…This week, for the very first time, a court in Europe sentenced nine members of the same family for the honour killing of a female relative…Honour killings, where a woman is murdered for the shame that she is said to have brought on her family, are a growing phenomenon in Western Europe …”  Danes Sentence Entire Clan for Honour Killing By Filip van Laenen “…The Danish verdict is historic , not only because the entire clan was punished but also because the head of the family, who ordered the killing, was given a heavier sentence than the actual murderer. Families often choose a family member who is still a minor to carry out an honour assassination because, being a minor, he is likely to get a more lenient sentence under Western law…”

[Pew Poll on] How Muslims Think

(3July06)“…To find out, the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press carried out a large-scale attitudinal survey this spring. Titled " The Great Divide: How Westerners and Muslims View Each Other ," it interviewed Muslims in two batches of countries: six of them with long-standing, majority-Muslim populations (Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Turkey) and four of them in Western Europe with new, minority Muslim populations (France, Germany, Britain, and Spain)… The survey, which also looks at Western views of Muslims, yielded some dismaying but not altogether surprising results. Its themes can be grouped under three rubrics. A proclivity to conspiracy theories : In not one Muslim population polled does a majority believe that Arabs carried out the attacks of September 11, 2001, on America ….” [Pew Poll on] How Muslims Think by Daniel Pipes “…Conspiracy theories also pertain to larger topics. Asked, "What is most responsible for Muslim nations' lack of prosperity?" between 14% (in Pakistan) and 43% (in Jordan) blame the policies of America and other Western states, as opposed to indigenous problems, such as a lack of democracy or education, or the presence of corruption or radical Islam… Support for terrorism : All the Muslim populations polled display a solid majority of support for Osama bin Laden….Likewise, suicide bombing is popular. Muslims who call it justified range from 13% (in Germany ) to 69% (in Nigeria ). These appalling numbers suggest that terrorism by Muslims has deep roots and will remain a danger for years to come… The situation in Britain reflects the " Londonistan " phenomenon, whereby Britons preemptively cringe and Muslims respond to this weakness with aggression…”

Western and Muslim concepts of honor create an unbridgeable cultural divide

(21 May06) The honour shame axis is one of the main themes in the David Pryce Jones book The Closed Circle. This Blog by Aussiegirl brings it all into fine focus.

“… If we are to prevail in this war with fanatical and terrorist Islam, it is extremely important that we understand our enemy thoroughly, from his perspective, not from ours….In order to fully understand what we are dealing with we need to take the world view of the Muslim, and see the conflict from his point of view, not from our own. Unfortunately, this level of cultural relativity has not penetrated the prevailing mindset….The last time the liberal West encountered this form of shame and honor culture was in WWII, when Americans faced the Japanese, to whom the concept of "face" was more important than life itself. It is why there were such huge casualties when we invaded the Pacific Islands and places like Iwo Jima , when wave after suicidal wave of Japanese kept coming, long after it made any strategic or tactical sense. It was better to die an honorable death, than to live a dishonorable life…” Western and Muslim concepts of honor create an unbridgeable cultural divide By Aussiegirl “.. .In addition to honor and shame, and concomitant with it, comes the Muslim sense of manhood or manliness, which involves being capable of great violence and mayhem in defense of the family name or his religion. Our own concepts of tolerance seem hopelessly weak and pathetic to a culture such as this, and in no way makes us palatable to the Muslim male, who sees only weakness…We would be wise to take into account these cultural characteristics, and not make the mistake that the compassionate liberal makes -- which is that given enough understanding and tolerance, the other fellow will see your point of view, and come in the end, to be as tolerant as you. In a sense, this is the illogic of tolerance, it assumes that tolerance is the logical endpoint of all understanding and culture. It is not…”

Wafa Sultan Renews Islam Critque-In English

(16 May06) “…Psychiatrist, writer and activist Dr. Wafa Sultan, a Syrian expatriate has become one of the most famous Muslim heretics in modern times…. In her televised comments, in Arabic, she called the “clash” between Islam and the West “a clash between civilization and backwardness, between the civilized and the primitive, between barbarity and rationality.”… Last week, in Los Angeles , she spoke in a public forum for the first time in English….“I have lost hope for Islam and I think it's the duty of all thinkers to be blunt and straightforward to change the minds of Muslims,…” Wafa Sultan Renews Islam Critque-In English “…The daughter of devout Muslims, Sultan first began to question Islam as a medical student at the University of Aleppo, where she witnessed members of the radical Muslim Brotherhood political group shoot dead her professor while shouting “Allah is great.”… There is no moderate Islam at all because Islam is different from any other religion,” Sultan said. “They believe the Quran is the absolute word of God and we're not supposed to play with it or change it.”…In addition, she said, in Islam religion and politics are intertwined, making state enforcement of Islam a religious goal among devout Muslims in any country….”

ay06) “…One might be led to think that if international law enforcement authorities and Western intelligence agencies had discovered a twenty-year old document revealing a top-secret plan developed by the oldest Islamist organization with one of the most extensive terror networks in the world to launch a program of “cultural invasion” and eventual conquest of the West that virtually mirrors the tactics used by Islamists for more than two decades, that such news would scream from headlines published on the front pages and above the fold of the New York Times , Washington Post , London Times , Le Monde , Bild , and La Repubblica . If that's what you might think, you would be wrong….In fact, such a document was recovered in a raid by Swiss authorities in November 2001, two months after the horror of 9/11. Since that time information about this document, known in counterterrorism circles as “The Project” , and discussion regarding its content has been limited to the top-secret world of Western intelligence communities …” The Muslim Brotherhood Project by Patrick Poole FrontPageMagazine.com

“… What makes The Project so different from the standard “Death of America! Death to Israel !” and “Establish the global caliphate!” Islamist rhetoric is that it represents a flexible, multi-phased, long-term approach to the “cultural invasion” of the West. Calling for the utilization of various tactics, ranging from immigration, infiltration, surveillance, propaganda, protest, deception, political legitimacy and terrorism, The Project has served for more than two decades as the Muslim Brotherhood “master plan” (Just some of the tactics include) “…Using deception to mask the intended goals of Islamist actions, as long as it doesn't conflict with shari'a law…Instrumentally using existing Western institutions until they can be converted and put into service of Islam..(think the sham and snow-job of interfaith dialogue)… Instituting alliances with Western “progressive” organizations that share similar goals; (think, the left and the Unholy Alliance)… Making the Palestinian cause a global wedge issue for Muslims…In reading The Project , it should be kept in mind that it was drafted in 1982 when current tensions and terrorist activities in the Middle East were still very nascent….”

Read HERE about how members of the Muslim Brotherhood are using Australia's asylum and refugee laws to infiltrate under the guise that they are a persecuted minority and the Muslim Brotherhood's infiltration of Australia's Academe.

Exposing the Muslim Lobby

(7May06)When  you read Exposing the Muslim Lobby by Ilana Mercer ….Think Australia

“…Paul Sperry's shoe-leather investigative journalism is showcased to its fullest in " Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington , in which he sets out to prove that, for the past 30 years, the burgeoning Muslim community's representatives in the United States …

“.. have been working clandestinely to undermine America's constitutional government and the Judeo-Christian ethics on which it was built ... Their goal, quite simply, is to replace the U.S. Constitution with the Quran, the Muslim sacred book, and turn America into an Islamic state… ”

 “..Sperry's most controversial claim is that the radical Islamist assault on the West is based not on some perverse interpretation of Islam, but is rooted in Islam itself….The book begins by exposing the countless U.S. Muslim leaders who masquerade as moderates, forswear terrorism, but then do what the Quran commands: "instill terror in the hearts of unbelievers" (Surah 8:12). Embraced by American presidents, the likes of Sami Al-Arian, Abdurahman M. Alamoudi, and Muzammil H. Siddiqi – to name but a few – represent the creme de la creme of "moderate" Islam in America. Sperry traces the career trajectories of these (and other) faux moderates as they've gone from "the White House to the Big House":…Take imams Siraj Wahhaj and Muzammil H. Siddiqi as examples…” Exposing the Muslim Lobby by Ilana Mercer, WorldNetDaily   “…In 1992, a year after Wahhaj gave the invocation to Congress, no less, he "suggested to a Muslim audience in New Jersey that Muslims had the numbers to take control of the United States in a political coup." For his part, Siddiqi was given the "solemn honour of representing the Muslim faith during the prayer service for [9-11] victims at the national Cathedral in Washington ."… Osama has heeded , not hijacked , Islam …..In the event that doubts linger, "Infiltration's," "Top 10 Myths Of Islam" blows an even bigger hole in the heart of the Religion-of-Peace fable. Terrorism is an excrescence of Islam, Sperry argues, because while the murder of "innocents" might be prohibited, "orthodox Muslims do not consider Jews and Christians [much less Israeli civilians] necessarily innocent." In other words, "What the public recognizes as murder, these Muslims recognize as justice." The Quran, after all, doesn't teach tolerance toward other faiths, but inveighs against the Jewish "apes and swine" and the Christian blasphemers….”

John Loftus video clips

(7May06) In the previous post Exposing the Muslim Lobby by Ilana Mercer, you would have become familiar with the name, Sami Al-Arian…Gone from “The White House to the Big House” as they say. To see videos of the deceptive and duplicitous Al-Arian in action click on John Loftus . A picture is truly worth a thousand words..

Jihad's Fellow-Travellers

(5May06)“…I am not going to waste your time this morning with yet another treatise on the nature of Islam, with yet another refutation of the alleged dichotomy between "true Islam" (peaceful, tolerant, etc.) and its supposedly aberrant terrorist fringe. We are way beyond that…..Those who still have doubts on this score should read not only my books, but also those by Robert Spencer, Ibn Warraq, Bat Ye'or…and above all, they should read the Koran…. Another result is an elite consensus that de facto open immigration, multiculturalism, and the existence of a large Muslim diaspora within the Western world are to be treated as a fixed given, and must not be scrutinized in any anti-terrorist debate. That consensus, I contend, is ideological in nature, flawed in logic, dogmatic in application, and disastrous in its results….Even the ultra-tolerant Dutch have seen the light after Theo van Gogh's murder, but they are hamstrung by a ruling class composed of guilt-ridden self-haters and appeasers. Their hold on the political power, the media, and the academe is undemocratic, unnatural, obscene…” Jihad's Fellow-Travellers by Serge Trifkovic FrontPageMagazine.com “… If Europe is to survive they need to be unmasked for what they are: traitors to their nations and their culture. They must be replaced by people ready and willing to subject the issues of immigration and identity to the test of democracy, unhindered by administrative or judicial fiat… A foreigner who becomes naturalized has to declare, on oath, "that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty”  etc…. For a Muslim to declare all of the above in good faith, and especially that he accepts the Constitution of the United States as the source of his highest loyalty, is an act of apostasy par excellence under the Islamic law…. So how can a self-avowedly devout Muslim take the oath, and expect the rest of us to believe that it was done in good faith? Because he is practicing taqiyya, the art of dissimulation that was inaugurated by Muhammad to help destabilize and undermine non-Muslim communities almost ripe for a touch of Jihad…”

Cardinal Questions for Muslims

(16 May06) “…At the close of a compelling, thoroughly documented address ( delivered  April 2, 2006, at The Legatus Summit, Naples, Florida ) entitled, “Islam and Western Democracies,” Cardinal George Pell, the Archbishop of Sydney , posed four salient questions for his erstwhile Muslim interlocutors wishing to engage in meaningful interfaith dialogue… Media attention was focused almost exclusively on the Cardinal's statement that, “ In my own reading of the Koran, I began to note down invocations to violence. There are so many of them, however, that I abandoned this exercise after 50 or 60 or 70 pages ”—an unassailable observation, given, for example that sura (chapter) 9  alone comprises in its entirety a series of timeless war proclamations against Jews, Christians, and pagans…” Cardinal Questions for Muslims by Andrew Bostom “…Dr. Habib Malik, in an eloquent address delivered February 3, 2003 at the at the 27th annual Council for Christian Colleges and Universities  Presidents Conference decried the platitudinous “least common denominators” paradigm which dominates what he aptly termed the contemporary “dialogue industry”:… This is politicized dialogue. This is dialogue for the sake of dialogue…if this is dialogue, it's pathetic. …C ardinal Pell's unanswered questions highlight the predictable failure of the feckless “We're all three Abrahamic religions”, “dialogue for the sake of dialogue” approach to both Muslim-Christian, and Muslim-Jewish dialogue. Until Muslims are willing to address with candor these admittedly wrenching questions, Dr. Malik's sobering conclusions from his February 2003 speech will remain apposite:  "One certainly needs to be open at all times to learn from the Other, including to learn at times that the Other right now has nothing to teach me on a particular issue..."

Islam and Western Democracies

(4May06) An important essay presented by the Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop of Sydney, in his address to the Legatus Summit in Naples, Florida, February 2006

“…On the pessimistic side of the equation, concern begins with the Koran itself. In my own reading of the Koran, I began to note down invocations to violence. There are so many of them, however, that I abandoned this exercise after 50 or 60 or 70 pages….Irenic (conciliatory) interpretations of the Koran typically draw heavily on the suras written in Mecca, when Muhammad was without military power and still hoped to win people, including Christians and Jews, to his revelation through preaching and religious activity. After emigrating to Medina , Muhammad formed an alliance with two Yemeni tribes and the spread of Islam through conquest and coercion began…One calculation is that Muhammad engaged in 78 battles, only one of which, the Battle of the Ditch, was defensive..” Islam and Western Democracies by Cardinal George Pell, the Archbishop of Sydney “…The suras from the Medina period reflect this decisive change and are often held to abrogate suras from the Meccan period....But in any case, the so-called “verses of the sword” (sura 95 and 936), coming as they do in what scholars generally believe to be one of the last suras revealed to Muhammad, are taken to abrogate a large number of earlier verses on the subject (over 140, according to one radical website…The suggestion that jihad is primarily a matter of spiritual striving is also contemptuously rejected by some Islamic writers on the subject. One writer warns that “the temptation to reinterpret both text and history to suit ‘politically correct' requirements is the first trap to be avoided”, before going on to complain that “there are some Muslims today, for instance, who will convert jihad into a holy bath rather than a holy war, as if it is nothing more than an injunction to cleanse yourself from within”…. The history of Islam's detrimental impact on economic and cultural development at certain times and in certain places returns us to the nature of Islam itself. For those of a pessimistic outlook this is probably the most intractable problem in considering Islam and democracy.. . Considered strictly on its own terms, Islam is not a tolerant religion and its capacity for far-reaching renovation is severely limited…”.

Indoctrinating the CHILDREN!   Muslim Brotherhood Children's Website

(28April06) “The home page of the website of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt , links to the Children's website,' Our Children'. This site contains various sections on different subjects, including praise for jihad against infidels in general and against America in particular, and Anti-Semitic writings explaining to young readers how the Jews murdered 25 prophets of Allah and that Jews habitually murder children. Other pages contain texts referring to Seville and Andalusia ( Spain ) as part of the greater Muslim homeland, and discussing the long period of prosperity that these lands experienced under Muslim rule. The following are excerpts from the texts posted on the children's website: We Ask Allah to Give Our Brothers, the Mujahideen, Martyrdom for His Sake, and to Bring Victory to Islam”. This disturbing material exposed by MEMRI .

For more on the Muslim Brotherhood in Australia

Restating the obvious about Islam

(28April06) “…With war clouds on the horizon in the 1930's and policy analysis in thralldom to a form of denial, George Orwell said: “Things have sunk so low that the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious.”… For tactical reasons, many politicians in the West call Islam a religion of peace; some say it is a religion hijacked by extremists and others maintain that Sufis (a small minority sect) represent the true nature of Islamic pacifism…. Very recently, however, MEMRI (The Middle East Media Research Institute) reports that an Islamic scholar Dr. Kamel Al-Najjar challenged these suppositions by restating the obvious: intellectuals, who call for a condemnation of violence among Moslems and an openness in Islam, do not understand the history of this religion….” Restating the obvious about Islam by Herb London “…According to Dr. Al-Najjar, Islam was tolerant during only one brief period in its history.  Islam was humane and tolerant when it was relatively weak, during the so-called Mecca period… How then can Judeo-Christian societies co-exist with Islam when Christians are described as polytheists for their worship of the Trinity and Jews are portrayed as descendants of apes and pigs? …Surely the West should attempt to discover the radiant face of Islam, but it can do so only with realism, facing harsh facts, and understanding a history that has been ignored or misunderstood….the first condition for strategic planning is an unvarnished view of the truth, what Orwell called the restatement of the obvious….”

Muslims Motivated by Shame

(23April06) “…Muslims are no different than the rest of us in that they are uneasy and embarrassed to reveal their own shortcomings. However, rather than tackle their own problems and move on, Islam is a religion that blames others, which I suppose has worked well for the religion. However, it's been terrible for its people. While the Muslim miasma continues to misfire, the Arab's skill at blaming others is losing its luster…. Freud said people who recognize their predicament and laugh it off, are better off. From recent Muslim rioting over cartoons of Mohammed, it's clear Muslims are terrible at laughing at themselves, especially while the rest of us are laughing at them…” Muslims Motivated by Shame by Schlomo “…Research bears this out. It's been shown that shame is more persistent among people who can't laugh at themselves, while those who can rise above the absurdity of their situation (see article by Suzanne Retzinger in 1987 issue of Psychoanalytic Psychology)… Arabs are unwilling to do the work that propels their society forward, and thus will continue to feel humiliated while blaming their predicament on those of us they envy. It's time the Muslims learned a lesson or two from the rest of us, and instead of blaming and hating others, they should move on. By putting far more effort into perpetuating rather than resolving their problems, we can expect Muslim societies, such as those run by Arabs, to remain the world's misfits for years to come…”

The Hijrah: A Necessary Phase in the Dawah

(5April06) In my above posting Infiltrating Australia 's Academe you would have noticed the name Dr Zachariah Matthews as one of the  committed members of FAMSY, the Federation of Australian Muslim Youth. This is the same Dr Zachariah Matthews who in a lecture on March 30 th 2001 , organised by the University of Western Sydney (Milperra) Muslim society told his audience in the context of describing the deception employed by Mohammad in the migration (Hijrah) from Mecca to Medina in 622, that “ Deception is necessary ”. Note Matthews tense. IS not WAS. Keep in mind that this was in March 2001. Before Sept 11, before Afghanistan , before, Bali 1, before Iraq , before Bali 2, before the Madrid bombings and before the London underground bombings. In his lecture notes The Hijrah: A Necessary Phase in the Dawah on page 4, Matthews lists 6 principles, including, under the  heading “ Secrets should be hidden ” the declaration that “today we talk about issues that don't need to be talked about to the general public” -  “what is needed is less talk and more action.” Curious, to say the least. Point 4 of the principles is to “ Employ skill and competence .” Think Stalin's “useful idiots” when you read this principle. Matthews then goes on in point 6 of his principles to exhort his audience that Deception is necessary , and then concludes by saying that “these are only some of the many principles we learn from the migration ( Hijrah ) “principles that can be applied in all aspects of our lives .” Once again note the tone and tense.  Again I feel it necessary to reinforce the point that we are talking about a lecture given in March 2001 and very heavily question the contemporary relevance in Australia of Matthews exhortations about such concepts as the use of deception in all aspects of our daily lives.

FAMSY
* FAMSY website
* A list of the articles and topics published in their magazine
* Full list of Conferences and speakers
*FAMSY About us information
* FAMSY is linked from the Islamic Council of Victoria website.

Why the Peaceful Majority is Irrelevant

(30Mar06) “…I used to know a man whose family were German aristocracy prior to World War Two. They owned a number of large industries and estates. I asked him how many German people were true Nazis, and the answer he gave has stuck with me and guided my attitude toward fanaticism ever since. "Very few people were true Nazis" he said….The fact is, that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars world wide. Why the Peaceful Majority is Irrelevant FrontPageMagazine.com “…It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave….The Average Japanese individual prior to World War 2 was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of Killing that included the systematic killing of 12 million Chinese civilians….History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points…”

Muslims and PC

(30Mar06) “…The major problem facing American Muslims today is not active prejudice or government harassment; it's political correctness…. The essence of political correctness is privileged treatment provided solely due to an individual or group's ethnic background…. One factor concerning PC that's usually overlooked is that it actually has little to do with the race or ethnicity that it purports to protect. Ever since its rise in the1980s (and even in its embryonic state in previous decades) political correctness has been all about the whites who administer it, the bureaucratic and academic elites who select the privileged groups and set down the rules that the rest of us are supposed to obey. It's their agenda that PC actually serves – the supposed victim groups come in a poor second, if at all..” Muslims and PC by J.R. Dunn in The American Thinker “… This can clearly be seen in the way that blacks fared under the PC regime…Now culturally embedded as the sole method of dealing with “vulnerable minorities,” PC is operating in much the same way with regard to Muslims…. Ethnic disorders are similar to tsunami – there's no buildup, no real warning, there's simply a roar and the thing is upon you…. We must never forget that PC is not an invention of the Muslim minority, any more than it was of American blacks. Political correctness is and has always been a tool of the Leftist elite. If anyone is to be called to account for its abuse, it should be them – the politicians, the academics, the bureaucrats, and the media types whose power and position is bolstered and secured by misuse of the ethnic card…”

There Is No Clash of Civilizations but a Clash between the Mentality of the Middle Ages and That of the 21st Century

(14Mar06) Arab-American Psychologist Wafa Sultan: There Is No Clash of Civilizations but a Clash between the Mentality of the Middle Ages and That of the 21st Century. This video run 3 or 4 minutes and  is from MEMRI (The Middle East Media Research Institute)

This link is of selected transcripts from the Wafa Sultan video

“…Three weeks ago, Dr. Wafa Sultan was a largely unknown Syrian-American psychiatrist living outside Los Angeles, nursing a deep anger and despair about her fellow Muslims….Today, thanks to an unusually blunt and provocative interview on Al Jazeera television on Feb. 21, she is an international sensation, hailed as a fresh voice of reason by some, and by others as a heretic and infidel who deserves to die…” For Muslim Who Says Violence Destroys Islam, Violent Threats

From The New York Times, a feature piece on Wafa Sultan “… Dr. Sultan, who is 47, wears a prim sweater and skirt, with fleece-lined slippers and heavy stockings. Her eyes and hair are jet black and her modest manner belies her intense words: "Knowledge has released me from this backward thinking. Somebody has to help free the Muslim people from these wrong beliefs."

The Islamic threat is greater than German and Soviet threats were

(30Mar06) “…Only four types of individuals can deny the threat to civilization posed by the violence-supporting segment of Islam: the willfully naive, America-haters, Jew-haters and those afraid to confront evil….Just as previous generations had to fight Nazism, communism and fascism, our generation has to confront militant Islam….And whereas there were unique aspects to those evils, there are two unique aspects to the evil emanating from the Islamic world that render this latest threat to humanity particularly difficult to overcome…” The Islamic threat is greater than German and Soviet threats were  by Dennis Prager “…If just 10 percent believe in the Islam of Hamas, the Taliban, the Sudanese regime, Saudi Arabia, Wahhabism, bin Ladin, Islamic Jihad, the Finley Park Mosque in London or Hizbollah -- and it is inconceivable that only one of 10 Muslims supports any of these groups' ideologies -- that means a true believing enemy of at least 100 million people. Outside of Germany , how many people believed in Nazism? Outside of Japan , who believed in Japanese imperialism and militarism? And outside of universities, the arts world or Hollywood , how many people believed in Soviet-style totalitarianism…..The evils committed by Nazism and Communism were, of course, greater than those committed by radical Islam. There has been no Muslim Gulag and no Muslim Auschwitz. But the threat is far more serious…”

Will we stick our necks out for his faith?

(26Mar06) “…Fate conspires to remind us what this war is really about: civilizational confidence. And so history repeats itself: first the farce of the Danish cartoons, and now the tragedy - a man on trial for his life in post-Taliban Afghanistan because he has committed the crime of converting to Christianity….The cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad were deeply offensive to Muslims, and so thousands protested around the world in the usual restrained manner - rioting, torching, killing, etc….There's talk of various artful compromises, such as Rahman being declared unfit to stand trial by reason of insanity on the grounds that (I'm no Islamic jurist so I'm paraphrasing here) anyone who converts from Islam to Christianity must, ipso facto , be nuts…. ” Will we stick our necks out for his faith? ” by Mark Steyn “…This man must die," says Abdul Raoulf of the nation's principal Muslim body, the Afghan Ulama Council. "Cut off his head! We will call on the people to pull him into pieces so there's nothing left." Needless to say, Imam Raoulf is one of Afghanistan 's leading "moderate" clerics….For what it's worth, I'm with the Afghan Ulama Council in objecting to the insanity defense. It's not enough for Abdul Rahman to get off on a technicality. Afghanistan is supposed to be "the good war,"…At some point we have to face down a culture in which not only the mob in the street but the highest judges and academics talk like crazies. Abdul Rahman embodies the question at the heart of this struggle: If Islam is a religion one can only convert to, not from, then in the long run it is a threat to every free person on the planet….”

Interesting Times: Irshad and Wafa

(25Mar06) “…Since a single interview on Al-Jazeera on February 21, Wafa Sultan, a Syrian-born psychologist now living in the US, has become an overnight sensation. The link to the clip on www.memritv.org has received over a million hits, and Sultan has been interviewed by The New York Times , The Sunday Times and Le Monde . Sultan, in her original five-minute interview, became the Rosa Parks of the global struggle against jihad: the catalyst whose stubborn courage marks a turning point…. "The clash we are witnessing around the world is not a clash of religions, or a clash of civilizations," Sultan said in that interview. "It is a clash between civilization and backwardness... between barbarity and rationality... between human rights on the one hand and the violation of these rights on the other, between those who treat women like beasts and those who treat them like human beings." Interesting Times: Irshad and Wafa by Saul Singer, The Jerusalem Post "..The Jews have come from tragedy and forced the world to respect them," she said, "with their knowledge, not with their terror; with their work, not with their crying and yelling."We have not seen a single Jew blow himself up in a German restaurant... Only the Muslims defend their beliefs by burning down churches, killing people and destroying embassies. ... The Muslims must ask themselves what they can do for humankind before they demand that humankind respect them." Perhaps the most striking and radical entry in this "Muslim Spring" of fresh thinking, however, was an op-ed in this week's New York Times by exiled Iranian author Irshad Manji… Manji is even more heretical to the Muslim ear than Sultan because she not only defends Jews, but Israel , and not only Israel , but the security fence…”

Revealed: radicals who backed girl in dress fight

(23Mar06) There's is a story behind the story of Shabina Begum, the 15 year old school girl in Britain , who lost her case in the High Court on Wednesday. The case swirled around Begum's insistence on wearing the Jilbab to school instead of the approved uniform. Lurking in the background, the puppet master was the shady, odious Hizb ut-Tahrir. Her brother, who is a HuT supporter, helped her with her case. The case was also championed by none other than the Prime Ministers wife, the ditzy Cherie Booth (Blair), mindlessly, and naively unaware of the dark sinister hand and manipulative forces of Hizb ut-Tahrir in the wings.  

“…The teenage girl who fought a two-year legal battle to wear full Islamic dress to school was influenced by an extremist Muslim splinter group…. Khalid Mahmood, Labour MP for Birmingham 's Perry Bar constituency, said: “Most Muslims are happy with the existing dress code. I think they (HuT) are trying to pick a fight…. Begum, who was regarded as a promising pupil, was orphaned last April with the death of her mother. Revealed: radicals who backed girl in dress fight   Times online “…Her father had died in 1992. Her 21-year-old brother, Shuweb Rahman, who helped her bring the case, is an HuT supporter…Dr Imran Waheed, an HuT spokesman, confirmed that leading activists had encouraged Begum in the dispute… HuT's ultimate aim is a worldwide Muslim state, ruled by sharia, Islamic law, and it urges Muslims not to participate in democratic politics. It was founded in 1953 in the Middle East, and was banned in Egypt after an attempted coup in 1974…”

Hope in heretical voices

(22Mar06) Self-assessment is a tricky business. At a personal level, too much of the stuff has you moaning on a psychiatrist's leather couch for years with no real benefit. Likewise, at a national level, or a cultural level, it can soon enough turn into unhelpful self-loathing….Enter Wafa Sultan on Al-Jazeera television, of all places, who recently delivered a provocative and brave self-critique of Muslims….Sultan criticised the Muslim world for its backwardness, for shunning knowledge and progress, and for embracing terrorism. She said it was time for Muslims to stop the self-pity and to stop blaming others as justification for Muslim violence directed at the West…. Sultan's comments were dynamite because self-criticism in the Muslim world is rare. The West, on the other hand, has mastered the art of questioning its flaws. …As former diplomat Owen Harries once pointed out about the US : "Everything bad we know about America - its crime and its excessive punishment, its corruption, its graft, its racial tensions, its inane political correctness - we know because Americans have told us about them..." Hope in heretical voices by Janet Albrechtsen, The Australian  “… But few episodes of Muslim self-assessment have been as confronting as Sultan's interview where she pointed to the obvious links between ignorance, on the one hand, and intolerance and violence, on the other….The problems canvassed by Sultan are, with increasing speed, seeping into the West. Writing in The Wall Street Journal, one Muslim immigrant to Sweden recently described why she had decided to pack up her family and leave her Swedish suburb of Tensta. In short, because of the influence of Islamic fundamentalists."I'm tired of being expected to speak badly of Christians and Jews just because I'm Muslim. I'm tired of the hate preachers. I'm tired of seeing women condemned for the way they dress ... I never imagined that in the new millennium, and in Sweden of all places, my five-year-old son would have to defend and explain in his day-care centre why his mother doesn't wear a head scarf," Nalin Pekgul said…”

View Wafa Sultan interview

UK - Muslim Censorship at the Telegraph?

(14Mar06) "Is the Telegraph going the way of the BBC and censoring any report critical of Muslims or Islam? Looks that way. Earlier today I posted about a Telegraph article that showed Britain was headed towards a Muslim state within a state, being withdrawn and replaced with this warning: "This story has been removed for legal reasons". Now comes word that the Telegraph has dropped Mark Steyn's column. Steyn regularly writes articles critical of Muslims and Islam. So, why drop Steyn now? His latest article may give you a clue. Here's the title: "Media shockingly ignorant of Muslims among us".

Can the pace of converting Britain to an Islamic state happen any faster?
Apparently yes.

The UK Telegraph had an interesting article by Dr Patrick Sookhedo   The day is coming when British Muslims form a state within a state' which was originally published on February 19. For some mysterious reason, this article was recently withdrawn from its archives "for legal reasons."… Western Resistance is an American-registered site, and under terms of US copyright law, an article can be reproduced in its entirety, for the purpose of review . I can find nothing within this article which appears to be in any contradiction of British Law, so the question remains: What were the "legal reasons" for withdrawing the article? No-one is slandered, and the only reason that seems to spring to mind is more to do with Islamist threat. So in the name of "review", it is our public duty to reproduce this article in its entirety, as the unanswered questions concerning its withdrawal need to be examined. "

Where are the moderate Muslims?

(13Mar06) “…Once I read that the number of Germans directly involved in the Holocaust — giving orders in Berlin, building the infrastructure of the death camps, rounding up victims, piloting trains, releasing the gas, hunting down escapees and so forth — was 100,000…..In 1939 the population of the Reich was 80 million, so slightly more than one-tenth of 1 percent of the Germans were actually involved in murdering Jews… the verdict of history is that all Germans share the burden, because all Germans let it happen…” Where are the moderate Muslims by Michael Bowers “..Today, many progressives in the Western world try to explain away crimes committed in the name of Islam. A Google search for the apologetic phrase "tiny extremist minority" turns up 252,000 results. Why is not the passive Muslim majority held to the same standard as the passive German majority?... And just how tiny is this "tiny" minority anyway? Let's look at what some of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims believe…”

In a fight with radical Islam under different sets of rules

(13Mar06) “…In a conventional war, if one side has tanks, fighter jets, submarines and similar weapons, while the other side does not, who wins? The answer is obvious…..In an unconventional war, if one side has suicide bombers, license to kidnap, torture and violate the laws of war while the other side must refrain from deploying such weapons and abide by all the rules, who wins? The answer, I'm afraid, may be equally obvious…Asymmetrical warfare would be less effective if suicide-bombing women and children, decapitating aid workers and using civilians as shields evoked widespread public outrage and revulsion, if it brought shame and disrespect upon those who committed such acts and on the causes they claim to champion..” In a fight with radical Islam under different sets of rules   Clifford D. May StarTribune.com “…There is no deterring such fanatics. To die while fighting Islam's enemies, they believe, will ensure them "paradise now" -- to borrow the phrase used by Hany Abu-Assad, the filmmaker celebrated by Hollywood's aristocrats. "A democracy must often fight with one hand tied behind its back," wrote Israeli Supreme Court President Aharon Barak, "as not all means are acceptable to it, and not all practices employed by its enemies are open before it."

Steven Emerson an interview

(5Mar06) “…Over a decade ago, Steven Emerson identified the enemy as jihadists – fundamentalist Muslims – and set out to understand them. He has concluded that no compromise is possible and that the western world risks submerging its own identity as it bends to intimidation from radical Islam… Today Emerson's occupation – indeed, passionate preoccupation – is born of a world staring such irreconcilable differences in the face… Emerson happened upon the story that would consume him. The degree to which radical Muslims had infiltrated the United States and exploited its liberties in order to undermine it, was for Emerson more than just a story..” Steven Emerson an interview by Jana Wendt, The Bulletin. “…Emerson's reputation in Washington was forged on the basis of testimony before the US Senate's Judiciary Committee in 1998, where he systematically laid out the jihadist threat to the US . He foreshadowed a terrorist strike on US soil. Three years later, when planes like poison arrows, pierced the Twin Towers of Emerson's hometown, he was accorded the status of prophet by many…. you have a critical mass of jihadists on Australian soil ... [who have] sufficient conditions to create jihadist cells that are not connected to external hierarchies like al Qaeda.” He likens Australia 's circumstances to that of the US . Both countries are operating “in this enigmatic environment of not knowing who's really a moderate..”

We must resist Islamist demand for submission

(19Feb06) “…Civilizations clash all the time, but we are watching the first skirmishes of an epic conflict. Modern Islamism is a totalitarian movement every bit as expansionist as communism was. Both seek to create paradise on Earth, so they feel tremendous latitude in commanding compliance with their programs… Now Islamists worldwide are expanding the scope of their assumed authority and demand submission or violence in ostensibly free countries… We must resist Islamist demand for submission by Jim Hanson “…Osama bin Laden calls to restore the Caliphate across the Middle East, but states directly that is only a base for expansion into infidel territory. Islamism is united in hatred of the West and the need to deflect attention from the huge disparity in quality of life between their states and free ones….Demonizing the West as evil in mosques and schools inoculates the young against their natural desire for the freedom and plenty they can't get at home…”

The Cartoon Jihad

(19Feb06) “…It is now abundantly clear that the recent murderous protests over cartoons of the prophet Muhammad published in a Danish newspaper last September were anything but spontaneous. The actions of Islamist agitators and financiers have deliberately drummed up rage among far-flung extremists otherwise ignorant of the Danish press…As first reported by the Italian terrorism expert Lorenzo Vidino on the Counterterrorism Blog, one of Denmark's leading Islamists, Imam Ahmed Abu-Laban, led a delegation late last year to visit influential figures in the Muslim world…” The Cartoon Jihad by Olivier Guitta “…Even after the riots began, Abu-Laban continued his meddling. On February 4, he told Islamonline.net that Danish demonstrators were going to burn Korans in the streets of Copenhagen , a falsehood that nevertheless added fuel to the fire… Abu-Laban's extremist connections are well established. A Palestinian who is close to the Muslim Brotherhood, he was expelled from the United Arab Emirates in 1984 for his fiery sermons and denunciations of local leaders…”

Muslims: integration or separatism?

(12Feb06) “…Down the many centuries, Muslims have seen themselves inhabiting the Dar al-Islam, and in this exclusive House of Islam they are to have their way in all matters great and small. Conquest delivered into their hands the unbelievers of many lands, and these were offered terms: death for the recalcitrant, and for the rest either conversion to Islam, or the status of dhimmi, that is to say, they were deprived of the rights of Muslims and subjected to special taxation, inferiority in law courts, restrictions on worship, residence and dress, and other social disadvantages…” Muslims: integration or separatism? By David Pryce-Jones “…This mind-set—and the cultural assumptions that stem from it—goes a long way towards explaining the phenomenon of the loss of creative energy, of scholarship and inquiry, which afflicted the whole House of Islam, inducing an unrealistic self-perception that could only generate stagnation…Almost nobody paused to question what the social and political consequences of this mass movement might be. To do so risked incurring accusations of prejudice and racism. Immigration took place without serious debate in a continent on the one hand focusing narrowly on material prosperity, and on the other wracked with guilt and self-doubt… The initial reaction to these newcomers in Europe was to welcome them. Diversity was the buzz word, diversity entailed the absence of racism, diversity would allow everyone to go their way free and untrammelled. Out of this aspiration burgeoned the multiculturalism of the 1970s and 1980s”

True Islam Unmasked

(9Feb06) The Islamic Pandora's Box has been opened and no amount of energy spent trying to push the true face of Islam back in will be successful. The inherent violence, intolerance, and inbred anger of Islam is now out for all to see. The world is watching and the “handful of terrorists who have high-jacked a peaceful religion” doesn't pass the “laugh test” any longer… Islamic hysteria is in full voice to bend the world to Islam's will…. What constitutes an insult to Islam?  Basically, any non-Muslim is an insult to Islam.  If someone does not believe that Mohammed was a prophet, that is considered an insult in Islam.  Uttering any doubts that the Quran is not a perfect book written by God through Mohammed, is considered an insult to Islam…”  True Islam Unmasked b y Barbara J. Stock “…If there is anything good to come from all of the fury Islamics have put on full display for the world, it is that passive people, especially those in Europe, have now been witness to true Islam.  We have all seen the terrorist arm of Islam while the gullible continued to cling to the idea that Islam is peaceful and accepting and tolerant.  It is none of those things.  Islam demands acceptance while accepting nothing.  Islam demands tolerance while giving none.  Islam claims it only wants peace in the world while starting wars and rioting and killing at the slightest perceived insult.  Horrified Islamic religious leaders will attempt to downplay the violence knowing Islam has exposed its hateful nature, but it is too late.

 At last, true Islam has shown its face to the world, and this time the world was watching…”

OUTRAGED MUSLIMS

(9Feb06) Muslim outrage huh?!  OK ... let's do a little historical review.  Just some lowlights: OUTRAGED MUSLIMS   This litany of Muslim atrocities of recent years should lend a bit of perspective vis a vis the Danish cartoons.

Danish Imams Busted

(8Feb06) This demonstrates the lie behind at least one of the 3 unpublished cartoons the Danish Imams hawked around the Middle East to stir up trouble. On top of the 7 years and extradition to the US from the UK for incitement etc, for Abu Hamza, surely the Danish Imams should face a similar charge and penalty in Denmark .   Danish Imams Busted

The Pentagon Breaks the Islam Taboo

(21Dec05)“…Now for the first time, a key Pentagon intelligence agency involved in homeland security is delving into Islam's holy texts to answer whether Islam is being radicalized by the terrorists or is already radical….Are the terrorists really driven by self-serving politics and personal demons? Or are they driven by religion? And if it's religion, are they following a manual of war contained in their scripture?... The Pentagon Breaks the Islam Taboo By Paul Sperry in FrontPageMagazine.com “… Right now political leaders don't understand the true nature of the threat, it says, because the intelligence community has yet to educate them. They still think Muslim terrorists, even suicide bombers, are mindless "criminals" motivated by "hatred of our freedoms," rather than religious zealots motivated by their faith…”

The caliphate fantasy

(20Dec05) “.. defectors from Islam … are invaluable for those wishing to understand what some can't quite bring themselves to believe. In the same way, in the 1930s, some were content to dismiss and mock Hitler, to see him as a clown incapable of doing real damage.” The caliphate fantasy by Hugh Fitzgerald. “…And how could Imperial Japan ever think it might be able to attack and swallow, like a cobra, all of vast, undigestable China ?... Reading history had given Churchill an understanding that came not only from his own immediate experience, which was far beyond anything White House advisers, or think-tank "experts" or Fellows in thisandthat, have experienced today….”

The Freedoms We Fight For

(30Nov05) “…Last month Islamic radicals threatened to kill actor and Muslim convert Omar Sharif. Sharif had recently played St. Peter in an Italian TV film and spoke highly of the role, saying that he "seemed to hear voices" during filming and that "it will be difficult for me to play other roles from now on." Although Sharif's comments seem innocuous, they prompted a death threat…This incident is relatively minor in the grand scheme of the war against radical Islam…The threat against  Sharif largely fell below the media's radar…” The Freedoms We Fight For from the The Weekly Standard , “..Both the Rushdie affair and the threats against Durán show how technology has indeed made the world smaller: They are examples of Middle Eastern Muslims attempting to stifle the speech of those who live in the West… In late January, I uncovered a password-protected Arabic-language website, Barsomyat.com, that was frequented by Middle Eastern Muslims, predominantly Egyptians. The purpose of Barsomyat.com was to systematically track Christians who were active in religious debates against Muslims on the internet chat service PalTalk…We in the West haven't always been vigilant about standing behind speech rights. Too often, when Islamists threaten free expression, some Westerners clamor to make excuses for them..”

Will Muslims Ever Wake Up

(28Nov05) It's worth noting that Ali Sina is an ex Muslim, a Canadian of Iranian descent. Dr Farrukh Saleem is an Islamabad-based freelance columnist.

 “…The combined annual GDP of 57 Muslim countries remains under $2 trillion. America , just by herself, produces goods and services worth $10.4 trillion; China $5.7 trillion, Japan $3.5 trillion and Germany $2.1 trillion. Even India 's GDP is estimated at over $3 trillion… Muslims are 22 percent of the world population and produce less than five percent of global GDP. Even more worrying is that the Muslim countries' GDP as a percent of the global GDP is going down over time..” Will Muslims Ever Wake Up By Ali Sina (quoting an article by Dr Farrukh Saleem) “…Fifty-seven Muslim majority countries have an average of ten universities each for a total of less than 600 universities for 1.4 billion people; India has 8,407 universities, the U.S. has 5,758…Over the past 105 years, 1.4 billion Muslims have produced eight Nobel Laureates while a mere 14 million Jews have produced 167 Nobel Laureates. Of the 1.4 billion Muslims less than 300,000 qualify as 'scientists', and that converts to a ratio of 230 scientists per one million Muslims. The United States of America has 1.1 million scientists (4,099 per million); Japan has 700,000 (5,095 per million).

Will London burn too

(19Nov05)“…The process of migrating and establishing a Muslim community in a non-Muslim context has an important place in Islamic theology. The word hijra is used to describe such a migration, in particular the migration of Mohammed and his followers in ad 622 from Mecca, where they were persecuted, to Medina where they established the first Islamic state…Muslims see the establishment of a Muslim community in the UK as a contemporary hijra…” Will London burn too by  Patrick Sookhdeo (Spectator Magazine) “…. A book published in 1980 by the Islamic Council of Europe gives instructions for how Muslim minorities are to work towards achieving domination of European countries through a policy of concentration in geographical areas…Islam is a territorial religion. Any space once gained is considered sacred and should belong to the umma for ever . Any lost space must be regained — even by force if necessary . Migrant Muslim communities in the West are constantly engaged in sacralising new areas…The other important principle is the classic Islamic division of the world into Dar al-Islam (the house of Islam), where Muslims rule, and Dar al-Harb (the house of war). The sinister name for non-Muslim territory indicates that Muslims have an obligation to wage war until it becomes Dar al-Islam…Unless the multiculturalist policy — which has been indirectly facilitating the separatist agenda of radical Islamists — is reversed immediately, we shall wake up and find we have sleepwalked into a situation of apartheid and segregation”

Islam: The enemy of democracy.

(13Nov05)“…Until 9/11, the western world was largely ignorant of the religion of Islam, of its goals, of its aspirations. Indeed, even since 9/11, most people, and that includes our politicians, would not score very highly in a test of their knowledge on the subject…As the old saying goes, knowledge is power. But what we often don't hear uttered is its converse: Ignorance is weakness!.... we are dealing with a religion which does not recognize any separation of politics and religion, any separation of the political from the spiritual. For Muslims, life is one coherent whole: the political and spiritual both meld into one.” Islam: The enemy of democracy. By Mark Alexander “..In democracy, all power rests with the people, and they exercise that power at the polls. In a democracy, all power filters in the opposite direction from Islam. In democracy it filters up; in Islam, down! Herein lies the greatest barrier to the miscibility of the two worlds: the western world and the Islamic world!... no politicians' sweet talk, posturing, or maneuvering will get us out of this one without conflict at some point in the future….one of the biggest problems for the West is its devotion to the concept of freedom of religion. This is a lofty concept and ideal indeed; but this devotion blinds people to one important reality: Islam is not just a religion, but a political system also.

(Mark Alexander, author “The Dawning of a New Dark Age: a Collection of Essays on Islam”

French Lessons

(9Nov05) “…We get into wars, then, when we think that we will win and our enemies think that they will. We are at war today because the terrorists think that they will win. To end the war, we must convince them that they will lose. We will end it, not by making them hate us less, but by making them fear us more….The war did not begin with 9/11 or even with earlier terrorist attacks. It began 1,383 years ago .  It only resumed in recent decades after an intermission of obvious military superiority of the West over the Islamic world. It resumed when enough fact and fantasy accumulated in the minds of the terrorists to lead them to expect victory…The lesson of Blainey's book for us is that we should grind our boot into the neck of our prostrate enemy until every last delusion flees his demented mind, whether that takes three centuries or three millennia. We are going to be hated; let us also be feared…” French Lessons (The American Thinker) by Jonathan David Carson.”…The problem for the London mullah and for Islam in general is that selective application of the idea that everything that happens, happens because it is willed by God is untenable in the long run. If God wills military victory, then God must also will military defeat. If God wills the ascent of Islam, God must also will its descent. Muslims are bound to wonder, “If God wants Islam to prevail, why do its armies keep losing?”…. The mainstream media has been maximizing bad news from Iraq and minimizing good news. United States victory would harm its credibility and terrorist victory enhance it. The ignorant academic world, the corrupt educational establishment, sick Hollywood liberals, freedom-hating civil libertarians, inhuman human rights advocates, corporate sellouts, State Department bureaucrats, CIA shadows: all will lose power from United States victory and gain power from United States defeat….”

The Folly of Apology

(29Oct05) The stories about the video of US troops burning the bodies of dead Taliban are disgusting––but not because of anything our troops may have done to the corpses of fanatical murderers. What's disturbing is the groveling reaction of our government and military officials, who are falling all over themselves to apologize to people who cheer every time an American is killed….” The Folly of Apology by Bruce Thornton “..The millions of Muslims who support jihadist murder do so not because they're ignorant of our beneficent intentions and enlightened tolerance, but because of spiritual beliefs that validate jihad, beliefs ratified by 14 centuries of Islamic jurisprudence and theology….To think that one can fight a brutal enemy within utopian parameters is to court failure and defeat…If we don't really believe in those goals enough to grit our teeth and do what must be done, as our fathers and grandfathers did in World War II, then we should pack up right now and go home..”

Why do we tolerate intolerance?

(23Sept05) “…Red Cross officials have been meeting in Switzerland to decide upon a new logo — and presumably, by implication, name — for their fine organisation. The logo in question is the red cross. And the problem with the cross is that it enrages Muslims.” Why do we tolerate intolerance? Rod Liddle (Spectator Magazine) “..When Islam appears on the agenda, the goalposts are moved: the normal rational thought processes are not applied. Suddenly those Left-liberal shibboleths are not very important: they can be forgotten. Append the description ‘Muslim' to anyone and all bets are off; he or she can get away with pretty much anything, be it the execution of homosexuals or the idea that Jews and Freemasons are running the government...”

Declare war on 'radical Islam'?

(23Sept05) “..My central assertion is that while we in the United States and Europe have vast resources for protecting ourselves, we have thought ourselves into a position of near impotence ... In Europe, there is a blind denial that radical Islam is transforming the world..” Declare war on 'radical Islam'? by Patrick J Buchanan “..How we arrived in this perilous situation is well known. In what historians, centuries hence, will call the Great European Civil War, Western nations, from 1914 to 1918 and 1939 to 1945, butchered one another with such wild abandon they destroyed all the European empires it took centuries to build. And the colonial subjects then began to migrate to the West and colonize the mother countries…. There are now 20 million Muslims inside the House of Europe. Ghettoized in the great cities, professing a faith that was the rival of Christianity for a thousand years, they have not assimilated….”

The Muslims are coming! The Muslims are coming!

(5Sept05) NOTE: This was written 15 years ago !

“…Nor is the idea of the Muslims as the outstanding threat to Western civilization entirely new. As early as 1984, Leon Uris explained that his purpose in writing The Haj , a novel, "was to warn the West and Western democracies that you can't keep your head in the sand about this situation any longer, that we have an enraged bull of a billion people on our planet, and tilted the wrong way they could open the second road to Armageddon The Muslims are coming! The Muslims are coming! By Daniel Pipes (November 1990 ) “Ideological enthusiasms like Marxism-Leninism will wax and wane, these writers are saying, but the Muslim adversary remains permanently in place…. All immigrants bring exotic customs and attitudes, but Muslim customs are more troublesome than most. Also, they appear most resistant to assimilation. Elements among the Pakistanis in Britain, Algerians in France, and Turks in Germany seek to turn the host country into an Islamic society by compelling it to adapt to their way of life…”

Sharia Potesters target Canada

(4Sept05)“…The issue of sharia -based tribunals in Ontario is causing alarm in Europe , where Muslim feminists fighting for greater equality clash with conservative Muslim groups lobbying for faith-based family law ."   Sharia Potesters target Canada by Marina Jimenez of The Globe and Mail. “…It is a battle to control the discourse of the religion. In Canada , political Islamists are using the tool of multiculturalism and freedom of culture and religion to oppress women. The introduction of sharia courts in Ontario would send the wrong message to the world," said Ms. Arjomand, who fled Iran in 1989 and settled in Toronto …”

The Unholy Alliance Revealed

(26Aug05) “….Marx meets Mohammed. High theatre meets low farce….The evolving Black-Red alliance is growing in France , Germany and Belgium . But, based on the successful British model, it is now going global to declare war on the war on terror   The Unholy Alliance Revealed ”   by Douglas Davis, The Spectator “.. Points of potential disagreement between the hard Left and radical Islam - democracy, human rights, xenophobia, free-expression, feminism, homosexuality, abortion, among many others - would seem to pose insuperable barriers to the union. Not so. The hurdles have been neatly vaulted in the interest of mutual hatreds: America , Israel , globalisation, capitalism and imperialism. Anti-Semitism is never far from the surface….. 'Islamists in the West have skilfully used the tools of intellectual intimidation to build an inviolate wall around Islam, giving it a sacred status that brooks no criticism.”

Everyone Always Misunderstands Islam

(3Aug05) “Why is every time we see an act of terror, or every time a non-Muslim questions Islam, it is simply because we do not understand Islam? Perhaps to the dismay of some Muslims and many Liberals, we are not as uneducated about the religion and cultures that practice terror.” Everyone Always Misunderstands Islam   by Peter Fisher. “We also know the history of Mohammed and his lifestyle better than we are assumed to know. So Liberals and Muslims, what is it about Islam we are supposed to know that we do not now understand? They dislike the way women dress? Move back home. Dislike they way we teach our children? Go back home. Dislike the way we practice freedom? Dislike our religion? The border works both ways.
Do not try and infiltrate Western culture and attempt to change it by means of terror. We are who we are, and we do not have to change for anyone, any religion, any other culture.”

Fundamentally, we're useful idiots

(3Aug05) Elements within the British establishment were notoriously sympathetic to Hitler. Today the Islamists enjoy similar support. In the 1930s it was Edward VIII, aristocrats and the Daily Mail ; this time it is left-wing activists, Fundamentally, we're useful idiots by Anthony Browne “... Islamic radicals, like Hitler, cultivate support by nurturing grievances against others. Islamists, like Hitler, scapegoat Jews for their problems and want to destroy them. Islamists, like Hitler, decree that the punishment for homosexuality is death. Hitler divided the world into Aryans and subhuman non-Aryans, while Islamists divide the world into Muslims and sub-human infidels…..The two fascisms, one racial and one religious, one beaten and the other resurgent, are evil in both their ideology and their methodology, in their supremacism, intolerance, belief in violence and threat to democracy

The Myth of Moderate Islam

(30Jul05) Some in Britain cannot conceive that a suicide bomber could be a hero of Islam. Since 7/7 many have made statements to attempt to explain what seems to them a contradiction in terms…. surely we should give enough respect to those who voluntarily lay down their lives to accept what they themselves say about their motives…”  The Myth of Moderate Islam , the cover story in the July 2005 issue of The Spectator by Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo, Director of the Institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity .  “…. On 8 July the London-based Muslim Weekly unblushingly published a lengthy opinion article by Abid Ullah Jan entitled ‘Islam, Faith and Power'. The gist of the article is that Muslims should strive to gain political and military power over non-Muslims, that warfare is obligatory for all Muslims, and that the Islamic state, Islam and Sharia (Islamic law) should be established throughout the world. All is supported with quotations from the Koran….. The violence which is endemic in Muslim societies such as Pakistan is increasingly present in Britain 's Muslim community.…”

CAIR Founded by "Islamic Terrorists"?

(30Jul05) This piece from Daniel Pipes is most revealing. CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) is a very large, loud, vocal and dangerous Islamist peak body in North America . CAIR Founded by "Islamic Terrorists"?

The following sentence gives the game away totally: ‘Omar Ahmad, CAIR's chairman, announced in July 1998 that "Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran . . . should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth…” . CAIR's March 2004 lawsuit is part of what seems to be a policy of using the legal process to silence or chill critics.'

Mugged by Reality

(26Jul05) With hindsight, the defining encounter of the age was not between Mohammed Atta's jet and the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, but that between Mohammed Atta and Johnelle Bryant a year earlier…” Mugged by Reality by Mark Steyn “..For four years, much of the western world behaved like Bryant. Bomb us, and we agonise over the "root causes" (that is, what we did wrong). Decapitate us, and our politicians rush to the nearest mosque to declare that "Islam is a religion of peace". Issue bloodcurdling calls at Friday prayers to kill all the Jews and infidels, and we fret that it may cause a backlash against Muslims

The Stages of Jihad

(16July05) “…jihad is always present, even if there should be an absence of violence. Da'wah, missionary work and calling to Islam, is also part of jihad, and is utilized until such a time that physical jihad is made possible through greater numbers. Until then, it is important to make sure that non-Muslims are not fully aware of the real Islamic agenda. This is where deception comes in.” The Stages of Jihad by Wolfgang Bruno 

“…The command to fight the infidels openly was delayed until the Muslims become strong, but when they were weak they were commanded to endure and be patient…. The early Koran of the Mecca period presented religious tolerance as a divine command simply because Muslims had not yet acquired the physical power to compel conversion. But when Islam became more powerful after the flight to Medina , the "verses of the sword" were conveniently revealed to the Prophet, verses that sanction and indeed command violence, historically Islam's preferred method of expansion….”

What lies beneath

(12July05) ‘An extreme interpretation of Islam is threatening the world. Not only are we failing to confront it, argues Charles Moore, but even moderate Muslim leaders are too scared to condemn the teachings that give cover to violence' What lies beneath from The Age . Charles Moore is a columnist for Britain's Daily Telegraph.

‘….. Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone said the attacks were not attacks "against the mighty and the powerful", but against "working-class Londoners".'

“…Then Livingstone said: "This is not an ideology or even a perverted faith." Why did he want to say that? How - if, as the authorities tell us, the attacks were carried out by Islamist extremists - could this be true?'

Muslims Have Desecrated Bibles and Churches

(10June05)“The images of Muslims rampaging over rumors and unproven allegations of “Koran abuse” are troubling — but not because of the behavior of the mobs. What else should we expect from fanatics whose religion justifies a toxic combination of arrogant superiority, spiritual entitlement, and corrosive resentment over history's repudiation of their inflated estimation of their world-historical role??”   Muslims Have Desecrated Bibles and Churches by Bruce Thornton They know, as we should, that Muslims have desecrated thousands of Korans and mosques, and that Muslims have desecrated Bibles and churches…To the mind of the jihadist those who are spiritually correct do not need to apologize; only the infidel weakling does precisely because he is weak and an infidel…”

Joseph's Tomb

(5Jun05) What was that about the desecration of the Koran at Guantanamo Bay ??? Why all the fuss??? Check out this story (and before and after photos) about the wrecking, trashing and vandalising of the ancient Joseph's Tomb in Nablus in October 2000. Then of course there was the desecration and vandalism in April 2002 of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem where bibles were used as toilet paper by Palestinians and many valuable sacramental objects looted. And of course who could forget the wanton, mindless, nihilistic destruction of the 2000 year old Buddha's of Bamyan of Afghanistan in 2001. There's no doubt more but I think you get the point.

Why don't we Muslims grow up?

(20May05) “..The Newsweek riots show that the head should be engaged as quickly as the heart … If you're a good Muslim, your very identity and dignity are bound up in revering the Koran. It's the literal word of God. Unsullied. Untouched. Unedited. Unlike the other holy books…” writes Irshad Manji in The Times .  Why don't we Muslims grow up?   “…Sorry. That argument just doesn't wash. One can appreciate the Koran's inherent worth, as I do, while recognising that it contains ambiguities, inconsistencies, outright contradictions — and the possibility of human editing….”

Egyptian rapist blames his victim

(20May05) Where have we heard this before???

‘An Egyptian rapist on death row is blaming his victim for the crime, saying she wore a short dress and such women "make" their attackers rape.' Egyptian rapist
blames his victim
- Says a woman who wears a short dress 'makes him take her'

The interview with the rapist aired on Dubai TV April 22. View a clip of the segment with English subtitles .

Conquering America

(13Apr05) The ambition to take over the United States is hardly a new one writes Daniel Pipes in Conquering America . The first Islamic missionaries from abroad arrived in the 1920s and unblushingly declared, "Our plan is, we are going to conquer America ." Such hopes have become commonplace in recent years…. While there is no reason to suppose that the aspiration to replace the Constitution with Islamic law will succeed; the fact that this represents a not-insignificant body of opinion has major implications. It means that the existing order -- religious freedom, democracy, women's rights -- can no longer be taken for granted. It now needs to be fought for.

The California Suicide Bomber

(5Apr05) '...the suicide bomber who carried off the worst atrocity in Iraq, since the collapse of the Saddam Hussein regime was a 32-year-old Jordanian, Ra'ed Mansour al-Banna, who had lived for two years in California .'

“…Banna apparently loved America , reporting back to his family about the people's honesty and kindness; “They respect anybody who is sincere.” The California Suicide Bomber By Daniel Pipes

Ra'ed al-Banna's biography inspires several observations:

(1) When it comes to Islamist terrorists, appearances often deceive. That Banna was said to “love life in America ,” be “not very religious,” and be interested in “building a future for himself” obviously indicated nothing about his real thinking and purposes. The same pattern recurs in the biographies of many other jihadis.

(2) Moving to the West often spurs Muslims to despise the West more than they did before they got there. This appears to be what happened with Banna.

The West's Paralysis over Western Muslims

(31Mar05) “..The Dutch feel "torn"--but by what? Not by the threatening presence of Muslims who openly despise their country, but by their own critical attitude toward those Muslims, an attitude that violates the Dutch ethos of tolerance and inclusion. And that is why, as reported recently in the New York Times , many Dutch have been emigrating from the Netherlands . They're not so much fleeing the Muslims as fleeing the guilt and inner conflict they experience as a result of their negative reactions toward the Muslims…” The West's Paralysis over Western Muslims  “…The West will continue to sleep, so long as it refuses to renounce the liberal belief that the highest values of our society are tolerance and inclusion, the liberal belief that all differences can be settled by reasoned discourse....”

Muslim Rape Epidemic in Sweden and Norway - Authorities Look the Other Way

(4Mar05) An Islamic Mufti in Copenhagen sparked a political outcry after publicly declaring that women who refuse to wear headscarves are "asking for rape." Apparently, he isn't the only Muslim in Europe to think this way: Muslim Rape Epidemic in Sweden and Norway - Authorities Look the Other Way   “….Y ou can now see examples of young, unveiled Moroccan women with a so-called "smiley". It means that the girl gets one side of her face cut up from mouth to ear, serving as a warning to other Muslim girls who should refuse to wear the veil…”

Political uproar after mufti's remarks

(4Mar05) “…..An Islamic mufti in Copenhagen , Shahid Mehdi, has sparked political outcry from the left-wing Unity List and right-wing Danish People's Party, after stating in a televised interview that women who do not wear headscarves are "asking for rape." Unity List equality spokesman Pernille Rosenkrantz-Theil has threatened to file suit for defamation against the mufti on behalf of herself and all the women of Denmark …. Political uproar after mufti's remarks

Church of Martyrs

(27Mar05) “….The trouble is that the trendies who normally champion human rights seem to think persecution is fine, so long as it's only against Christians. While Muslims openly help other Muslims, Christians helping Christians has become as taboo as jingoistic nationalism…Across the Islamic world, Christians are systematically discriminated against and persecuted. Saudi Arabia — the global fountain of religious bigotry — bans churches, public Christian worship, the Bible and the sale of Christmas cards, and stops non-Muslims from entering Mecca” writes Anthony Browne in this Spectator piece Church of Martyrs . “…Christians are regularly imprisoned and tortured on trumped-up charges of drinking, blaspheming or Bible-bashing, as some British citizens have found….. But the BBC, despite being mainly funded by Christians, is an organisation that promotes ridicule of the Bible, while banning criticism of the Koran….”

Fitzgerald: The Post's Arab media dhimmitude

(27Mar05)“…Al-Jazeera is a spreader of lies and nonsense…. Allowing it to broadcast in this country is madness… Fitzgerald: The Post's Arab media dhimmitude Al-Jazeera is a cross between TASS and Der Stuermer. During World War II the Americans would not have stood for one minute to have Nazi propaganda broadcast into this country....”

Report: Saudis spread hate through U.S. mosques

(9Feb05) “The 89-page report by Freedom House's Center for Religious Freedom , " Saudi Publications on Hate Ideology Fill American Mosques ," concludes the Saudi government propaganda examined reflects a "totalitarian ideology of hatred that can incite to violence…." Report: Saudis spread hate through U.S. mosques in WorldNetDaily.com  “…The report says the fact it is "being mainstreamed within our borders through the efforts of a foreign government, namely Saudi Arabia , demands our urgent attention.”

Muslim Apostates cast out and at risk from faith and family

(06Feb05) This should be compulsory reading for Judge Michael Higgins of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. This is going on TODAY in England . Muslim Apostates cast out and at risk from faith and family by Anthony Browne in Times Online,  “…. Mr Hussein, a 39-year-old hospital nurse in Bradford, is one of a growing number of former Muslims in Britain who face not just being shunned by family and community, but attacked, kidnapped, and in some cases killed. There is even a secret underground network to support and protect those who leave Islam…..Mr Hussein told The Times : “It's been absolutely appalling. This is England — where I was born and raised. You would never imagine Christians would suffer in such a way…“They are trying to ethnically cleanse me out of my home. I feel I have to make a stand as an Asian Christian…”

Christian Copts Cry for Justice Australian Copts pray for a peaceful Christmas

(28Dec04) In my recent editorial on my web page (Saturday December 18 th ) concerning the Judgment handed down by Judge Michael Higgins in The Daniel Scot, Danny Nalliah case before the VCAT, I suggested the judge may familiarize himself with the treatment of Copts in Egypt, for example this story Christian Copts Cry for Justice Australian Copts pray for a peaceful Christmas,  from www.copts.com .

Cracked Icons (Why the left has lost credibility)

(19Dec04)“…here and abroad, the Western public believes that there is a double standard in the moral judgment of our left-leaning media, universities, and politicians — that we are not to supposed to ask how Christians are treated in Muslim societies, only how free Islamists in Western mosques are to damn their hosts; or that we are to think beheading, suicide murdering, and car bombing moral equivalents to the sexual humiliation and roguery of Abu Ghraib….” writes Victor Davis Hanson in Cracked Icons (Why the left has lost credibility) “…In one of the strangest political transformations of our age, the fascist Islamic Right has grafted its cause onto that of the Left's boutique multiculturalism”

Identifying Moderate Muslims.

(28Nov04) There is good news and bad news in this piece by Daniel Pipes Identifying Moderate Muslims.
“….There are lots of fake-moderates parading about, and they can be difficult to identify, even for someone like me who devotes much attention to this topic. The brand-new Progressive Muslim Union wins rave reviews for its alleged moderation from gullible journalists, despite much of its leadership (Salam Al-Marayati, Sarah Eltantawi, Hussein Ibish, Ali Abunimah) being well-known extremists.”

Mosques and Miracles

(17Nov04) Mosques and Miracles provides an excellent overview of Islam. There are startling revelations as Robinson documents Muslim strategy to reach out and convert the world.

"Arab" means never having to say you're sorry

(19Sept04 ) "It is the norm for Arabs to deny a fact (however blatant) and blame others rather than admit to the wrongdoing and apologize. Honesty is not rewarded." says Nonie Darwish, in her article "Arab" means never having to say you're sorry. Nonie is an arab woman who grew up in Gaza and was educated in Palestinian Schools. She now lives in the USA .    

Feeding the Minotaur

(4July04 ) Feeding the Minotaur - Our strange relationship with the terrorists continues by Victor Davis Hanson “……Like Hitler, bin Ladenism has an agenda: the end of the liberal West. Its supposedly crackpot vision is actually a petrol-rich Middle East free of Jews, Christians, and Westerners, free to rekindle spiritual purity under Sharia . Bin Laden's al Reich is a vast pan-Arabic, Taliban-like caliphate run out of Mecca by new prophets like him, metering out oil to a greedy West in order to purchase the weapons of its destruction; there is, after all, an Israel to be nuked, a Europe to be out-peopled and cowered, and an America to be bombed and terrorized into isolation.”

The Clash of Civilizations and the Great Caliphate

(5 June04 )"The war we are now facing did not begin on September 11, 2001, nor will it end with the peaceful transition to civilian authorities in Iraq, whenever that may be. In fact, Iraq is but a footnote in the bigger context of this encounter, but an important one none the less." The Clash of Civilizations and the Great Caliphate By Larry Abraham.

Apostates of Islam

Last time I checked we were living in the 21 st century….Check this site Apostates of Islam and force yourself to watch the 15 minute video of a stoning. The vision is a bit blurry but we must at least make the 15 minute effort to sit through it. Think what the poor victims of this mad, insane, hysterical, frenetic and satanic behavior went through. And all in the name of God. The least we can do is to bare witness to the barbarity of this death cult. In the west we have “The State of Origin ” it's about ball skills, running, tackling and kicking. Winning and losing. The rabid 'mad dog' mullahs have “The State of Stoning” it's about nothing but stone skills and death. Nihilism.

What's Behind the Double Standard

(14 May 04) For an insightful explanation as to how the West "....came to recoil in revulsion at photos of Moslem prisoners being abused, while the Islamic world danced for joy at the photos of the charred bodies of murdered dhimmi hanging from a bridge". What's Behind the Double Standard by Samuel Z. Anvil.

Oil has been a curse for Arab world.

(11 May 04) "Why are the Japanese making robots into humans, while Muslim suicide squads are making humans into robots?" According to Thomas L. Friedman writing in the Straits Times Interactive of 11 May 2004, it is because 'Oil has been a curse for Arab world'.

The Plight of Women under the Yoke of Islam

The feminist sisterhood is very quiet on the issue of the plight of women under the yoke of Islam. It is to their shame that they allow their rose-coloured view of multi-culturalism to taint their view of such an important issue. Burned Alive filed in the 26th April 2004 UK Telegraph and Sudan: Islamic law imposed on Khartoum's Southerners. As one its of its readers "Bob" has commented below the second article: "The women's rights groups were well presented at the 'right to choose' or abortion rights rally just recently. I wish they could get more motivated about other things."

Escaping Arab Failure

When considering the recent round of violence in Iraq "We should be troubled that, in this bloody month, none of the insurgents waved an alternative constitution - unless we count their perversion of the Koran. None of those violent men is fighting for freedom - they're fighting to strangle liberty in the cradle. They are, without exception, forces of reaction, not liberation, ......." "If Iraq collapses into medieval fantasies and blood feuds, we still may be proud of having given this crippled civilization a last, great chance to heal itself. We've made mistakes, but their impact is minor compared to the unwillingness of Iraq's Arabs, Sunni or Shi'a, to build a free and civil society of their own". Escaping Arab Failure By Ralph Peters in New York Post Online Edition - April 23rd- analyses how "The failure of Arab civilization in our time is the greatest such disaster in mankind's history."

If We Can't Even Name the Enemy

"Israel, the United States, the European Union, India and parts of Africa, as well as Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Animists and many others, all have a common problem. Actually, three common problems: they are all in a state of war with an organized global entity numbering in the many millions; they refuse to accept this reality; and they cannot even name the enemy." If We Can't Even Name the Enemy by Beth Goodtree April 22, 2004 -Arutz Sheva IsraelNationalNews.com

Up Against Fanaticism

Ok, So you may not have time to read Morgan Norval's "The Fifteen Century War" or Roberts Spencer's "Onward Muslim Soldiers" but if you read Up Against Fanaticism by Phil Lucas, originally from the Panama City News Herald-4 April 2004, you'll at least get a greater understanding as to what it's all about. This war goes on regardless of Iraq.

Islam, Jihad and Our Jugular Vein

Islam, Jihad and Our Jugular Vein by Doug Giles townhall.com - 10 April 2004

"Terror and Tolerance"

This is the piece "Terror and Tolerance" by Jean-Christophe Mounicq- as published in the Washington Times (30 March 04). Many people have expressed interest.

The Moors Last Laugh

Marx once said words to the effect that capitalism contained within it, the seeds of its own destruction. I have said many times that the same can be said of liberal democracies as they sacrifice themselves on the respective altars of tolerance, diversity and multiculturalism. This article from the Wall Street Journal, The Moors Last Laugh reinforces the point and devastatingly demonstrates this to be the case.

Western culture is Superior

Why "Western culture is Superior" by Mona Charen on Townhall.com 19th August 2003

‘Stand Up to Evil'

‘Stand Up to Evil'  - Editorial  Arab News (Saudi Arabia) 16 May 2003 . This is a positive sign. It's good to see such sentiments emanating from Arab world.

Where Are the Moderate Muslims?

Where Are the Moderate Muslims? By Michael Anbar  May 2, 2003   FrontPageMagazine.com  -There has been lots of talk in American media about a difference between "moderate" and fundamentalist Muslims.

Left's silence on Islamic Fundamentalism.

This article underscores and highlights what FrontPageMagazine.com refers to as the “Left's silence on Islamic Fundamentalism.” The last couple of paragraphs zero in on how the ideology of the Multiculturalists and the Left has caught them on the horns of a dilemma. A dilemma all of their own creation.

How the West was lost 

Originally  from The Spectator of May 11 2002, How the West was lost by Melanie Phillips draws some thought provoking parallels between the liberal values of the assassinated Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn and Islamic activism…This is one of the most interesting reads in quite some time.

Hitler and the Arabs -How can they have missed it?

For some interesting reading By Jan Willem van der Hoeven, Hitler and the Arabs -How can they have missed it?

Theology and the Clash of Civilizations

“Peace will come not when any one terrorist and his network of secret agents have been "surgically" excised but when an authentic alternative vision has emerged within the House of Islam.” Theology and the Clash of Civilizations by Jack Miles

Islamofascism Rising in Holland

Islamofascism Rising in Holland (6/03/03) by Alexis Amory  from FrontPageMagazine.com . After mentioning this on air I have had many requests for it to be placed on the webpage. 

Jean's summation of the Closed Circle

On numerous occasions I have made mention of the book, The Closed Circle, by David Pryce-Jones. It is a 460 page tome complete with 60 pages of footnotes. One of my listeners, Jean, has written a 5 page summation.   It is a very tight, snappy, punchy and well laid out peace, that is well worth reading if you can't get the book or find yourself strapped for time. Click on this link to read Jean's summation

From the book Marco Polo

 From the book Marco Polo by Maurice Collis (published in 1950 reprinted 1959).  Whilst we think of suicide bombers as a recent phenomenon, this extract from a book published so many years ago, gives an excellent insight into the mentality, manipulation, messing with minds  and promises of paradise,  that are used to send suicide bombers on their horrendous and insane missions.

Preserving the  Islamic Identity in the West. 

I have had many requests for the a link to the Internet site of  Nida'ul Islam with special focus on the article Preserving the  Islamic Identity in the West.

Tolerating Intolerance: The Challenge of Fundamentalist Islam in Western Europe  

From the PARTISAN REVIEW   (22 July 2002Tolerating Intolerance: The Challenge of Fundamentalist Islam in Western Europe By Bruce Bawer.   (28/7/02)  This article explores the European experience of how tolerance for the intoerlance expressed by some cultures, threatens to usurp the human rights that we have grown to cherish and now take for granted. As Bawer states: “….that there is nothing at all liberal about allowing one's reluctance to criticize another person's religion to trump one's dedication to individual liberty, human dignity, and equal rights. Tolerance for intolerance is not tolerance at all.”

The poor Arab Street   21/7/02

Stagnation in Arab Societies    21/7/02

Musharraf Berates Muslim World   21/7/02

The Revolt of Islam  

(11/12/01)  Below is a link to “The Roots of Muslim rage” by Bernard Lewis, published in the Atlantic Monthly in September 1990. Eleven years on, and he has revisited the topic in an in depth and extensive piece in the November 19th 2001 edition of “the New Yorker” magazine. The Revolt of Islam “…When did the conflict with the West begin and how could it end….”he asks??? It is interesting to read, particularly in a post September 11 context.

The Roots of Muslim Rage

The Roots of Muslim Rage was first written up in the Atlantic Monthly in September 1990 by Bernard Lewis.

An Arsenal of Believers

(11/12/01) In the November 19th 2001 edition of “the New Yorker” magazine is a fascinating piece, An Arsenal of Believers by Nasra Hassan.  It is about the mindset of the cult of the suicide bombers. The tragedy is of course, that the evil manipulators of the human mind can so thoroughly brainwash and convince people to do what they do. At this level and on this scale and with such murderous intent, “cult” is the only word that adequately describes such obsessive, “Mansonesque”, mass mindlessness. Religion in the name of some divine being, deity or prophet it most definitely is not, no matter what they may believe or what they may have convinced themselves of.

 

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