“I am the prophet who laughs while killing my enemies.” ~ Muhammad. The founder of Islam admitting to not just being a murderer, but one who enjoys it, which should tell westerners everything they need to know about the evil intent underpinning the tenets of Islam. In retrospect you might as well have a religion founded by Charlie Manson or Jeffery Dahmer. If a religion is meant to lift its adherents up, Islam falls far short. The truth is, Islam hinges on Muhammad and without him, there is no Islam. The Qur’an becomes a jumble of incoherent nonsense, and Islam’s tenets all become suspect. Since Muslims are taught that he was the perfect man, and should be emulated, their violent behavior is easy to understand. Once people become aware of what a vile human being Muhammad truly was, it’s much easier to explain why this so-called religion is just an extension of his sick and twisted mind.
Coming up is a piece from Hugh Fitzgerald in FrontPageMagazine titled “How Much Time Do You Have Over Islam?” a scathing indictment on the lack of knowledge evident in the minds of so-called well educated and well-intentioned people. It is all around us. We all have friends who just don’t get it – or they just turn off when the topic moves to Islam. Every attack is a “nut-case” job, or if in Nigeria, Egypt, Cameroon, Sudan it is simply what has been going on for hundreds of years. Some have good Muslim friends from University, or from work, or from their doctor visits. Great guys and gals. Others have family relatives who have married Muslims. They buy their milk from Mohammed the halal grocer just down the street, nice kids, wife is lovely. But basically they don’t want to know. They hope that the world is a wonderful place because everyone smiles. These are intelligent people, but all I can do is ask them to read a bit of the Qur’an – “It is an interesting book”, and hope their studious critical faculties return. Despairing to watch otherwise smart well-read people turn into morons on the most important issue of 2016, I go back to my keyboard and post yet another article on the evils of Islam and its Shari’ah Law component.
In a nutshell, I learned all I need to know about Islam back on 9/11, going back even further to the Munich Olympic games of 1972, when Yasser Arafat and his scallywag bunch of pedophiliac rapacious murderers brought the devil and hell raining down upon the Israeli Olympic Team. Since then of course, and closer to home, we’ve witnessed (in no particular order) San Bernardino, Boston Marathon, Fort Hood and Garland Texas, 7/7/05 London, Charlie Hebdo, Bataclan, Beslan, Chattanooga, Sydney, Ottawa, DC Beltway, Lee Rigby, Theo Van Gogh, fatwa on Salman Rushdie, Pan Am 103, Metrojet, Moscow, Mumbai, Nairobi,… and this comprehensive list I provided a month or so ago in yet another article…
PARTIAL LIST OF ISLAMIC MUSLIM TERRORIST ACTIVITIES SINCE I CAME TO NORTH AMERICA IN 1968
1968 Robert Kennedy assassinated; 1972 Munich Olympics Sept 5 (Black September); 1976 Entebbe Hostage Crisis, June 27; 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis, Nov. 4, 444 days; 1979 Grand Mosque Seizure, Nov 20; 1981 Assassination of Egyptian President, Oct 6; 1982 Assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister, Sept 14; 1983 Bombing of US Embassy in Beirut, April 18; 1983 Bombing of Marine Barracks, Beirut, Oct 23; 1984 Hizbullah Restaurant Bombing, April 12; 1985Egyptian Airliner Hijacking, Nov 23; 1985 Rome Airport murders; 1985 TWA Flight 847 hijacked, U.S. Navy diver murdered; 1985 Achille Lauro hijacking, homicidal maniac lived in Saddam’s Iraq; 1986 Aircraft Bombing in Greece, March 30; 1988 Pan Am 747 Flight 103 Bombing, Lockerbie, 100’s murdered; 1988 Berlin Discotheque Bombing, Dec 21; 1992 Bombing in Israeli Embassy in Argentina, March 17; 1993 Attempted Assassination of Pres. G.H.W. Bush; 1993 First World Trade Center bombing, February 26th, 7 Killed, Hundreds injured; 1994 Air France Hijacking, Dec 24; 1995 Attack on US Diplomats in Pakistan, Mar 8; 1995 Military Installation Attack, Nov 13; 1995 Kashmiri Hostage taking, July 4; 1996 Khobar Towers attack; 1996 Sudanese Missionaries Kidnapping, Aug 17; 1996 Paris Subway Explosion, Dec 3; 1997Israeli Shopping Mall Bombing, Sept 4; 1997 Yemeni Kidnappings, Oct 30; 1998Somali Hostage taking crisis, April 15; 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombing in Peru, Jan 15; 1998 U.S. Kenya Embassy blown up, 100’s murdered; 1998 U.S. Tanzania Embassy blown up, 100’s murdered; 1999 Plot to blow up Space Needle (thwarted); 2000 USS Cole attacked, many U.S. Navy sailors murdered; 2000–2003 Intifada against Israel – 100’s dead and injured; 2000Manila Bombing, Dec 30; 2001 4 Commercial airliners hijacked, 250+ murdered; 2001 World Trade Center attacked, 2800+ murdered; 2001 Flight 93 murders; 2001 Pentagon attacked, 180+ murdered; 2002 Reporter Daniel Pearl, kidnapped, beheaded and murdered; 2002 Philippines American missionary, Filipino nurse killed; 2002 July 4, EL AL attack Los Angeles LAX, several murdered; 2002 Bali bombing – 200 dead, 300 injured; 2002 Yemen, French Oil Tanker attacked; 2002 Marines attacked / murdered in Kuwait; 2002 Washington D.C. snipers; 2002 Russian Theater attacked, 100+ dead; 2002Nigerian riots against Miss World Pageant, 200 dead, dozens injured; 2002Mombasa, Kenya Hotel Attacked, 12 dead, dozens injured; 2002 Israeli Boeing 757 attacked by missiles, fortunately no one injured; 2002 August Hotel bombing in Jakarta, Indonesia, 12 dead, dozens injured; 2003 Russian concert bombing; 2003 Philippines airport and market bombing; 2003 Foiled SAM plot in the USA; 2003 UN Baghdad HQ Bombing; .. on, and on, and on, and on, their terrorism has gone, and continues to go … The evidence however, is right there for anyone to see …*
* For daily and up to date running totals of terrorist attacks around the world go to the link below for islam: the Religion of Peace
So with all of that in mind, let us segue` into Hugh Fitzgerald and his take on things…
In the Western world, almost 15 years after the 9/11 attacks, and after many thousands of other terrorist attacks by Muslims, why are Western publics still so ill-informed about Islam?
One reason has to do with the way people now find out, not only about Islam, but about so much else. The Internet has helped foster the Age of Distraction, of Triviality, of Hectic Vacancy. We are all now victims of heedless ephemerality, which gets in the way not only of learning about Islam, but of learning about anything. Think of the passing parade of online stories, where the Insects of An Hour take up so much of our attention — how many billions of man-hours are spent clicking on sites that the whirligig of time proffers: something about Jennifer Aniston today, and something about Jennifer Lawrence tomorrow; an invitation to take a gander and gawk at the photographs showing us just how breathtakingly beautiful George Clooney’s house in Italy is, or that of John Krasinski and Emily Blunt in the Hollywood Hills. And surely you need to know what John Travolta tweeted yesterday, or Shaquille O’Neal the day before that, on the subject of racism at the Oscars. And then there are Dr. Oz’s miracle creams, which have done so much for Cher, and Demi Moore, and Meryl Streep – you mustn’t miss that. And then there are the indispensable lists, for which you click and click away: the fifty richest people in the world; the ten most livable cities for retirees in America; the fourteen favorite hobbies of Heisman Trophy winners; the six most tried-and-true recipes for pumpkin pie; and so on, and so idiotically forth. How much time do you have left to find out about Islam?
Along with Distraction, life throws up the obstacle of Boredom. Islam is a tremendous challenge for Unbelievers, not because it is objectively hard, but because it is simply not very interesting for those who do not share the fanatical faith. It takes great mental stamina for non-Muslims to engage with all the sacred rigmarole of Islam — just to follow the isnad-chain of a single hadith can be exhausting. And the plot and the dramatis personae of Islam are not attractive. Islam’s history is bloody, and one is not riveted, but repelled, by that bloody history. You can only take so much.
Another reason for the widespread refusal to recognize the nature of Islam is that so many of us – especially our leaders, those who are supposed to protect and instruct us — just don’t know what would follow from that recognition, that is, what would be demanded of them. Better to keep repeating the same vapid assurances, hoping that somehow things will work out. But just look at Europe today, or just look at the stories put up at Jihad Watch for the last week. What could you, Angela Merkel or David Cameron, do at this point? Can you publicly admit you have been so wrong for so long, and that you have put in danger the people you were elected to protect? You long ago committed yourself to a soothing narrative, in which Muslim behavior is disconnected from Islam itself. Whatever explains the mass-groping in Cologne or mass-gang-raping of girls in Rotherham, in your telling those attacks certainly had nothing to do with Islam. And whatever the Islamic State’s spokesmen insist on, about scrupulously following the dictates of the Qur’an and the example of Muhammad, we Infidels know better – again, we are told by our leaders, or tell ourselves, this all has nothing to do with Islam. Why, just the other day, Tom Foreman of CNN solemnly sought the historical antecedents of the Islamic State not in the earliest Muslim conquerors (whom ISIS forthrightly claims as its model) but in the Vikings and Vlad the Impaler. (David Wood’s evisceration – Robert Spencer’s mot juste — of Foreman can be found here.) You have every right to feel you are living through a Vast Absurdity.
If you keep your wits about you, and finally conclude that something is very wrong with how our leaders approach the subject of Islam, their public pronouncements after each new Muslim outrage either pollyannish or pusillanimous, you may well undertake on your own to study Islamic doctrine, and to find out how that doctrine explains the practice, as shown by the history of Islamic conquest, of many different non-Muslim peoples, in time over the past 1350 years, in space from the Iberian Peninsula to the East Indies. Don’t expect institutions of higher learning to help you; when it comes to Islam, they have been thoroughly corrupted, by money, or by the desire of professors not to offend but to parrot the party line.
But you keep at it. You read, you visit certain websites (as the one you are reading now). And if you do that, then the Jihad News of the day will not confuse you; you will be able to fit it into the larger history of Islam. And you will know why, when some high-ranking Christian cleric, as part of his Interfaith Outreach, offers this slippery solipsism — All religions are a force for good. Islam is a religion. Therefore, Islam is a force for good. — he is wrong, and you will be able to adduce the textual support for your conclusion. You might even begin to ask some delicate questions: who is to decide what is a “religion” and what distinguishes a “religion” from a “cult”– and is it possible that we call Islam a “religion” only because we don’t know what else to call it?
But then what? After you have achieved such knowledge, what forgiveness for those non-Muslims who continue to refuse to see Islam steadily and whole? You have a perfect right to be downcast, even despairing, at news of what is happening in Germany, in Sweden, in France, but you also have a duty – owed to yourself and to your own, imperiled, Western civilization — not to give in but to keep trying to inform and enlighten others. You have no Munich to point to, no single Grand Appeasement. Rather, there are a hundred sundry appeasements. It can be the Bishop of London calling on fellow clerics to “grow beards” in order to put Muslims at ease. It can be the prayer rooms in schools, halal food in prisons and schools, single-sex hours at the municipal pools. You can make your own list.
We are living in a time, because of Islam, of mass disorientation and topsy-turvydom. You have to keep your wits about you. You are suavely told that Europeans simply must not oppose Muslim migration. Why not? Why can’t we ask that question? What duty do we have to those whose entire history has been one of hostility toward, and conquest of, non-Muslims? And hasn’t the West already tried to be as accommodating as it can? Point out that there are already tens of millions of Muslims living in Europe, in lands they have been taught to regard as Dar al-Harb. They are there to take advantage of well-run and prosperous societies, to pocket all that they can – the free or subsidized housing, health care, education, and even family allowances – but not to jettison Islam. They are not there to “integrate” into non-Muslim societies, but instead are obligated to engage, using whatever means are available and effective, in the Jihad or struggle to ensure the ultimate triumph and dominance of Islam, and rule by Muslims.
Non-Muslims find this a fantastic goal, but a large part of the globe succumbed to Muslim rule in this way a long time ago. A million Muslims settled, last year, in Germany alone; millions more are on the way to Europe; among these migrants are many who, it has been reluctantly conceded by the authorities, have already been involved in attacks on non-Muslims; no Western politician of the mainstream dares to discuss the significance of the Muslim division of the world between Dar al-Harb and Dar al-Islam, and between Believer and Unbeliever; those in public life who call for a halt to Muslim migration – what is assuredly the most obvious measure of self-protection — are immediately demonized for that commonsensical suggestion and politically placed beyond the pale.
So share what you’ve learned; go to those mosque open-houses and spoil the proceedings with a Qur’anic quotation or two that will upset your hosts but which they will be unable to deny; call into those talk-shows with similar material, write those letters to the papers, engage in guerrilla warfare on the blogs. When you learned about Islam, you did not make the world any easier for yourself, just easier to comprehend. And in so learning about Islam, you should recognize that you now have a responsibility to share that knowledge with others, many of whom have shown they will be willfully resistant to it. But you have taken on this task. If not you — who?
Go to this link for daily totals of Islamic attacks around the globe .. islam: the Religion of Peace