While there are so-called “moderate” Muslims as individuals who declare they want to live a normal peaceful life, militant Islam flows naturally from Islam, and thus the descriptive “moderate” disappears. Islam has expanded by the sword, has ALWAYS expanded by the sword, and was defeated at Tours (Poitiers) in 732 AD by Charles Martel and his army; at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571 by forces from Spain, Venice, Genoa, Tuscany, Knights of Malta and others; and at Vienna in 1683 by the Poles and Austrians. Bloodshed, rape, mayhem and slavery has been the mainstay of Islam since Muhammad chose the moon god of Mecca as his masthead, and began his demonic rampage on the innocents of the world.
The aim of militant Islam from the very beginning has been to dominate, not tolerate, other religions and beliefs. In countries where Shari’ah has a stranglehold, there is no separation of church and state, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, nor any other freedoms which we take for granted in the West. Just follow the daily headlines, or interactive investigative blogs, where you will have more information than you can process, describing Islamic Muslims killing Christians and others with whom they disagree wherever and whenever they can in Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, Europe and now increasingly, in North and South America; abducting girls, beheading journalists, stoning women, harassing Jews in France, forcing their ways onto and into school boards, city governments, state and federal political positions, from where they can then begin to infiltrate the very highest levels of authority. Quite simply, there are NO “peaceful Islamic Muslims;” only militant Islam.
Militancy and submission is the nature of Islam itself, and our politicians, pressured by scores of carpetbagger-lobbyist-Islamic groups like C.A.I.R, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, American Muslim Council, Arab-American Institute, Islamic Information Center, Muslim Public Affairs Council, Muslim American Society, and others, try to mollify it by calling it the “religion of peace.” History does not support calling it the religion of peace, unless of course, we use the spelling “piece”. All the disgusting practices – marrying girls at age 9, cutting off the hands of thieves, stoning women to death, family “honor killings” – all this comes from the Qur’an and Muhammad. Islam has not been “hijacked” by militants – it has been militant since the very beginning, but it is now being revealed as the cultish, warring, demonic, freedom-hating ideology that it has always been – militant Islam.
Qualifiers of the term “Islam” – such as “extremist,” “fundamentalist,” “radical,” – or for that matter – “moderate” – are politically-correct inventions of we in the West, found nowhere within Islam itself. Muslims do not speak of their beliefs in this manner. Indeed, some public figures within the Muslim world have confirmed this fact, especially Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Erdogan, who said of the terms “moderate Islam”:
˜These descriptions are very ugly, it is offensive and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it.”
The so-called “extremists” or “Islamists” are actually quite representative of orthodox, mainstream Islam. The jihadists who wage war against the infidels are doing no more than the Qur’an commands them to do. The “moderates,” (to the extent that they exist) are perhaps Muslims who do not regularly practice the five pillars of Islam, or who are lax in their habits and duties as Muslims and members of the Ummah. Some are apostates. There can be no hope for the West to save itself if we – meaning its people – refuse to face the truth of who and what our adversaries are, what they stand for – or of the nature of Islam itself; militant Islam.
Over the last quarter of a century or so, there has been a coordinated and well-funded effort by those on the left and their allies in the Muslim world to discredit, smear or intimidate into silence, those who would speak the truth about Islam, insisting that critics must use politically-approved language or risk censure, a lawsuit, the loss of a job, or perhaps even one’s own freedom, safety, or life. These efforts are arching to fruition in places like my native Great Britain, where as I reported just a couple of weeks ago, political-advocate Paul Weston was recently arrested for incorporating a passage from Winston Churchill’s “The River War,” into his remarks at a speaking event – a passage from the very same British Patriot who brought Britain through the horrors of Hitler, Mussolini, and the abominations of the extermination camps, yet deemed by the authorities to be hateful and discriminatory of Muslims; even with the evidence that the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, one Haj Amin al-Husseini was in cahoots with Hitler all the way up to his neck to solve the “Jewish problem;” militant Islam.
We would best be served by using our freedom of speech while we still have it, don’t you think – rather than self-censoring in the name of P.C.? A spade is generally referred-to as a “spade” and Islam needs to be referred-to as militant Islam : the scourge of the planet.
Now on to William A. Levinson and his thought-provoking piece from American Thinker…
Most bullies run like rats when you confront them head-on, and this includes the purveyors of the toxic ideology they (not I) call Islam — at least in a civilized country where they cannot run to compliant and/or corrupt jurists who will enforce a speech code. The agenda of using Islam as a cover for a war against human rights, and Civilization itself, stops here, and it stops now.
General Patton said, “It is difficult to make our fine American youth understand that the enemy wants to kill him … I use the language of soldiers who are ready to kill.” It is similarly difficult to make Euro-Americans understand that certain people who call themselves Muslims want to kill our civilization, our society and our way of life. The power to name a thing is the power to control or destroy it and, if we are afraid to so much as name the enemy, we are helpless against him.
Militant Islam is the enemy, plain and simple. An Islamist may claim to be a Muslim, wear Islamic clothing, and engage in Islamic rituals, but he is as inferior to a Muslim as an ape is to a human. Islamists are to Islam what Nazis were to Germany; practitioners of a despicable and subhuman behavioral choice that is as much a menace to decent Muslims as Nazism was to decent Germans. Most victims of senseless Islamist violence are, despite spectacular examples like 9/11 to the contrary, Muslims.
Before anybody invokes Godwin’s Law, consider this video from Hamas. It talks openly about annihilation of Jews, and Islamic domination of the entire world. The last ideology to promote extermination of Jews along with world domination came with a swastika, and it meant every word it said.