(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…”
(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…”
(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)
(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
(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…”
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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….”
(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
(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.”
(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 ….”
(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…”
(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….”
(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….”
(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….”
(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.
(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…”
(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…”
(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…”
(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.
(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….”
(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..
(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…”
(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..."
(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 .
(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….”
(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…”
(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 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.
(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…”
(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."
(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…”
(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….”
(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…”
(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…”
(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?
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. "
(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…”
(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."
(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..”
(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…”
(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…”
(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”