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Islam Versus The West

New York City dodged a bullet the other day. An alert T-shirt vendor notified police of a suspicious SUV, the area was cleared, and the SUV disarmed. An amateurish car bomb failed to go off, and three men were taken off an Emirate Airlines plane bound for Dubai. The nation’s anti-terrorism system seemed to work flawlessly in this case.

Attorney General Holder suggested authorities may be searching for more suspects, saying, “We will not rest until we have brought everyone responsible to justice.” While one can appreciate and even applaud the sentiment, I don’t believe it can be done. First of all, the man most directly responsible has been dead for 1400 years. Secondly, we don’t have the political will to take the steps necessary to really protect ourselves from this multi-national threat.

The first responsible party is, of course, Mohammed. He wrote a text that purports to be a religious writing, but is really a manual for violent political conquest. We can’t bring him to justice; that has already been done. That is, if you believe in an after-life. However, we can protect ourselves from adherents of his “religion.”

First and foremost, we must recognize that Islam in incompatible with America. Islam seeks a domination of the world under Islamic law, a law that is fundamentally opposed to American ideals and practice. And this is not a new development for America. We’ve been at it for over 200 years.

In 1786 Thomas Jefferson, then US ambassador to France, and John Adams, then US Ambassador to Britain, met in London with Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja, the Dey of Algiers’ ambassador to Britain. The “Dey of Algiers” was an Ottoman Islamist warlord ruling Algeria. The two future Presidents later reported the reasons for the Muslims’ hostility towards America, a nation with which they had no previous contacts.

“…that it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman (Muslim) who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise.”

It wasn’t until secularist Turkish rebels in 1923 overthrew the last Islamic Caliphate, destroying the pinnacle of Islamist power and ending a line of succession allegedly reaching back to Mohammed, that the Islamic threat to the west abated.  Since WWII, however, the threat has resurfaced, in most cases with a deadly vengeance.

When one interleaves the life of Mohammed with the historical progression of the Koran, one sees that the Koran is a history of Mohammed’s military campaigns, written to justify Mohammed’s behavior  towards those he conquered. For example, take the following passage:

Koran 59:5 Allah gave you permission to cut down some palm trees and leave others intact so as to shame the wicked [the Jews]. After Allah gave the spoils to His Messenger, you made no move with horses or camels to capture them [the Jews], but Allah gives His messengers power over what He chooses. Allah is all-powerful.

If you are reading a Koran organized by larger then smaller surahs, this verse just jumps out at you without any context. Why is Allah suddenly talking about palm trees? The answer is that Mohammed attacked the Jews and part of his jihad was to destroy their economy by cutting down their date palm plantations. When Mohammed’s life is integrated into it, the Koran becomes an epic story that ends with the triumph of political Islam.

We can’t afford to be complacent or to ignore the problem in our own midst. Hell, even the  muslims will agree. Remember Nidal Hassan, the Ft. Hood terrorist? What did his imam in Virginia have to say about him? This: “Nidal Hassan is a hero.” Or this: “In fact the only way a Muslim could Islamically justify serving as a soldier in the US army is if his intention is to follow the footsteps of men like Nidal.”

We are in a war.  A dangerous, deadly war, where everyone from artists like Theo VanGogh, to cartoonists like the South Park crew are at risk. And like in any war, we need to take drastic measures to keep Americans safe. What can be done?

Simple. Eject muslims from America. Make being muslim a disqualifying factor for citizenship or visas to enter the U.S. In their own words, they have declared an Islamic jihad against America. It is foolish to give them a safe haven inside our country from which to attack us. Anwar al-Awlaki, the imam of Nidal Hasan, also said: “The heroic act of brother Nidal also shows the dilemma of the Muslim American community. Increasingly they are being cornered into taking stances that would either make them betray Islam or betray their nation.”

Why should we bear the burden of that decision? If they betray islam, they incur a violent fatwah from the Islamic clergy. If they betray their nation(America), then we become the target of car-bombs and suicide bombings. Either way, America becomes the target of Islamic violence. More? OK. Al-Awlaki again: “No scholar with a grain of Islamic knowledge can defy the clear cut proofs that Muslims today have the right -rather the duty- to fight against American tyranny.” This from a man who lives under the very freedoms that America provides him.

Make no mistake. This is a fight to the death. It’s been going on for 1400 years, and it won’t stop until one side is completely eliminated. Until we recognize it as such, we handicap ourselves. There is no room in a fight for our very survival for the squeamish or the timid. The time has come to take serious action. We can either continue to bury our heads in the sand and pretend that good intentions will lead to a resolution, or wake up and take steps to protect not only ourselves, but all of western civilization.

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  1. Jonathan Slager
    May 29, 2010 at 1:13 am

    I am not a muslim, nor am I a muslim apologist. But I think this post, and others like it, should be responded to with as much scholarship and contextual understanding as possible. Unfortunately, I seem the only one to take the task at hand. My knowledge is generally better than most non-Muslim Americans, but still quantitatively and qualitatively lacking. Since I came to this site from a link posted on craigslist, perhaps others will see your thread and do a better job of answering you than I can. In any case, if you want to give a good critique of Islam or promote an such an inflammatory idea like forced deportation of Muslims, you need stronger evidence of how Islam IN ITS PRACTICE is working to destroy this country (or even the world, as some would argue). Simply quoting a few suras from the Koran and interpreting the same from your own perspective fails your objective. Perhaps you could give examples of Muslims you personally know, and how they labor to undermine the framework of this nation. The Muslims I have known, even the nationals from other countries whom I got to know in college, did nothing of the sort. If anything, they were far more generous and kind than their American counterparts. I was invited to numerous end of Ramadan feasts (Eid al-Fitr). They never did reveal their intentions to convert me (violently or otherwise) to their religion. But maybe they kept those plans to themselves.
    There are over a billion adherents to the Muslim faith. One would think that if the religion were so inherently violent, we would see even MORE violence than we do. A billion people taking up arms against the 2 billion or so Christians and 14 million or so Jews would, I should think, leave a bloodier footprint in recent history than it has. 6 million jews were killed by thousands of Germans during WWII. More than 5,000 Americans died at the hands of a couple of dozen religious fanatics on the World Trade Center attacks. I don’t want to diminish the enormity of what happened on 9/11, but it does rather pale in comparison to the Holocaust. Speaking of Jews, the Sephardic Jews FLOURISHED when the Moors occupied Spain. Christians were allowed to continue practicing their religion. When Ferdinand and Isabella recaptured Spain, what was the fate of those same Jews and the few Muslims left in the country (oh yeah, forced deportation or conversion, if not that then torture and/or death).
    The fact is, the response of various Ottoman rulers to their subjects was based more on personality of the rulers and political expediency rather than religious mandate. Certainly, they could interpret the Koran in any way that suited their needs, but so do Christians, and so do Jews. The nice thing about Islam, and the frustrating thing as well, is that there is no central religious authority (the Caliphate was something of a bastardization of ersatz religious authority and real political authority). Any Imam can release a fatwa. If one Imam is prejudiced and persecutes other religions, another will be tolerant, even welcoming. The Jews, for centuries, were entrusted with the majority of the jewel trade within many caliphates. There services were both welcomed and honored.
    In any case, I could go on, but I think you would be better served by reading up on your history (something with a bit more scholarly authority than any drivel put out by say, Pat Robertson). I think you will see that just as much horror has been committed by Christians in the name of Christianity as that done by Muslims.

    • May 29, 2010 at 8:11 am

      Where to begin. Anyone who starts his comments by saying he is not a muslim apologist is probably exactly that. You complain about my lack of scholarship, yet your whole first paragraph is an explanation of how you know more than most based on knowing a couple of muslims. Remember, when speaking about scholarship, the plural of anecdote is not data.
      Your second paragraph fails to recognize that of all the armed conflicts in the world today, 90 percent are islamic action against non-islams. The fact that they have not killed more people argues against their efficiency, not their intentions. Wow, in one country, Christians were allowed to continue being Christian. What about today in Mecca and Medina. Religions other than islam are outlawed.
      And finally, you resort to a personal attack, followed by a clear anti-Christian lie. My research in no way involved any Christian group. And islam is the only “religion” that calls for infidels to be killed.

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