Lessons From Palestinian Rule Over Bethlehem


The facts on Muslim rule over Christians (many if not most of Arab descent) where pseudo-Palestinians have governed are disturbing. It would make a Leftist Multiculturalist proud because the facts include the horrors of depopulation.

 

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Lessons From Palestinian Rule Over Bethlehem

 

By Dov Lipman

January 28, 2020

Honest Reporting

 

The minaret of a Muslim mosque at Bethlehem’s Manger Square is reflected in a gold crucifix during the 2002 Christmas Eve procession outside the Church of the Nativity. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

 

What is so special about Bethlehem?

 

For Jews, the town’s holiness stems from its description as the burial place of Rachel, Jacob’s beloved wife (Genesis 35:19). Later on, the story of Ruth largely revolves around Bethlehem as the childhood home of King David and the place where he was anointed as king (Samuel I 16:1-13). Jewish tradition teaches that the Messiah will come from Bethlehem (Micha 5:2-5).

 

Christian tradition teaches that Bethlehem was the birthplace of Jesus (Matthew 2:1–12, Luke 2:4–20, and John 7:42). The Church of the Nativity was built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century CE over a cave believed to be the very spot where Jesus was born.

 

Bethlehem Now and Then

 

Sadly, this holy city has also become a city of contention.

 

The 1947 United Nations Partition Plan proposed placing Bethlehem, which is just six miles southwest of Jerusalem, under UN control as part of the Jerusalem international zone. During the War of Independence in 1948 which broke out after the Arab countries rejected the partition plan, the Arab Legion took control of Bethlehem. During these 19 years the Christian population declined from in the thousands.

 

Israel took control over the city in June 1967 during the Six Day War. The Christian residents asked Israel to annex the city and make it an official part of Israel but Israel rejected the idea, holding out for the possibility of it returning to Arab hands in the context of a peace agreement.

 

Bethlehem-Jerusalem Map

 

From 1967 until 1995 Bethlehem thrived. Christians came on pilgrimages to the Church of the Nativity in the millions and Jewish worshippers flocked to the revered Tomb of Rachel. Local vendors, restaurants, and hotels experienced great success as people from all faiths felt free to visit and walk the city streets.

 

But then in 1995, Israeli negotiations with the Palestinian leadership led to the Oslo II Accords in which Israel agreed to hand over civilian and security control to six cities – Jericho, Tulkarem, Nablus, Qalqilya, and Bethlehem.

 

Bethlehem’s longtime Christian mayor, Elias Frej, begged Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin not to give the city which has a majority Christian population over to the Palestinian Authority. He was afraid what Muslim rule would do to the Christians living there. But Israel, seeking a breakthrough in its relationship with the Palestinians, handed Bethlehem over to Palestinian rule on December 21, 1995.

 

Rachel’s Tomb

 

This led to a period of horrific unrest in and around the holy city. Palestinian snipers began shooting at Jewish visitors to Rachel’s Tomb and even killed IDF soldiers who were protecting those worshippers. At times, the holy site which was fortified with concrete walls and roofs, had to be closed because of the threats from Palestinian terrorists.  At other times visitors could only travel to the holy site in armored vehicles.

 

Aside from the attacks against Rachel’s Tomb, Bethlehem became a home base for terrorist cells and the launching pad for terror attacks against Israeli citizens. Its proximity to Jerusalem made the capital vulnerable. A few examples:

 

  • Dec. 5, 2001: Palestinian terrorist Daoud Ali Ahmed Saad was sent by the Islamic Jihad base in Bethlehem to blow himself up in the heart of downtown Jerusalem. He did so, seriously injuring five civilians.

 

  • Feb. 18, 2002: Palestinian terrorist Yasser Said Moussa Uda was sent by a Fatah/Tanzim terror group in Bethlehem to blow himself up next to a roadblock on a highway outside Jerusalem. He killed an Israeli police officer and seriously injured two civilians.

 

  • March 2, 2002: Sent by a Fatah/Tanzim terror cell in the Bethlehem district, Muhammad Ahmed Abd El-Rahman Derameh was transported to Jerusalem where he blew himself up next to worshippers leaving a Jerusalem synagogue. He was driven there by Ashraf Hajajara who also lived in the Bethlehem district.

 

  • March 17, 2002: Sent by an Islamic Jihad terror cell in Bethlehem, Akram Ishak Abdullah Nabatiti blew himself up at a major Jerusalem junction, seriously injuring 25 people.

 

  • March 29, 2002: Palestinian terrorist Ayat Mohammed Latfi al-Akhras from the Bethlehem district blew herself up in a main Jerusalem supermarket, killing two civilians and injuring 22.

 

  • March 31, 2002: Fatah operatives in Bethlehem prepared a bomb in a backpack and sent a 16-year-old boy to Jerusalem. The boy  blew himself up next to a health clinic, injuring six civilians.

 

Thus, Bethlehem became a base for Palestinian attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem. The mounting  casualties forced the Israel Defense Forces to enter the city repeatedly to search and arrest the terrorists. Israeli forces also worked to dismantle the terrorist infrastructure in the city. Not only were numerous suicide bombings thwarted, security forces also uncovered mortars and infrastructure for the production of rockets.

 

Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity

 

Israel also had no choice but to construct the security barrier which envelops Bethlehem, giving it the feeling of a city under siege. These measures sharply reduced the number of successful terror attacks, but with a Hamas terror cell strongly entrenched in Bethlehem, attempts continue.

 

Christians and their holy sites suffered terribly from the fighting, especially the Church of the Nativity during a month-long siege. On April 2, during the IDF’s Operation Defensive Shield of 2002, Israeli forces moved to arrest a number of Palestinian fugitives in the city. Fifty fled to the church compound where they held 200 monks hostage. After 38 days, the siege ended peacefully with the Palestinian fugitives agreeing to go into exile, some to Gaza and others to Europe. Israeli security forces found 40 explosives left behind in the church compound, a number of which were booby trapped.

 

Bethlehem’s Declining Christians

 

Aside from the challenges created by the security conflict, Christians see how radical Muslims persecute Christians throughout the Middle East and see that this has been happening since the Palestinian Authority was given control of the city. Examples of Palestinian Muslims intimidating their Christian neighbors include:

 

  • Land theft either by force or by forged documents, with little to no recourse in the PA justice system.

 

  • Muslim men harassing Christian women verbally or sexually.

 

  • Christian businesses forced to pay protection money.

 

  • Discrimination against Christians in job opportunities.

 

  • Churches being broken into, looted or vandalized.

 

  • Muslims who convert to Christianity face ostracism, assaults, even murder.

 

  • Kidnapping and forced conversion of Christians.

 

 

All of this has led to a significant decline in the Christian population in Bethlehem.

 

Bethlehem’s Shepherd’s Field

 

Whereas Christians used to make up a majority of Bethlehem’s residents, today, after 25 years of Palestinian control over the city, Christians make up only 20% of its population. (A similar occurrence took place in Gaza where 5,000 Christians lived in 2005 when Israel pulled out. After 14 years of Hamas rule,  only 1,000 Christians remain, and churches are often demolished.)

 

The situation in now Palestinian controlled Bethlehem stands in stark contrast to Israeli controlled Jerusalem, just six miles to the north. In Jerusalem the Christian population can practice their faith freely and securely. The Jerusalem municipality even provides free Christmas trees to Christian residents.

 

In fact, Israel is the only country in the Middle East in which the native Christian population increased since 1948. By the end of 2019, Israel’s Christian population stood at 177,000, having grown 1.5 percent according to the Central Bureau of Statistics.

 

The lesson is clear. Christians thrive with total religious freedom in Israeli-controlled areas, and suffer when Israel yields control to radical Palestinian forces.

 

Featured image: Rachel’s Tomb via Wikimedia Commons; Church of the Nativity CC BY-SA Dan; Shepherd’s Field CC BY-NC fabcom;

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Initial Thoughts to ‘Somali Leader Confirms: Ilhan Omar Married Brother’


An Intro by John R. Houk

Original Post by Clarion Project Staff

Intro © February 23, 2020

 

There is a mantra you can judge politicians of the Leftist persuasion; viz., Dems Lie. I’m focusing on Dem Party politicians but when Dem voters support Dem liars, WHAT does that say about a Dem voter?

 

Yesterday I picked up an Ann Corcoran post on the Dem liar Somali refugee who probably lied her way into American citizenship then managed to get herself elected to the House of Representative in a District in Minnesota dominated by Muslim refugees.

 

How does a lying-crooked Muslim gal get elected in Minnesota:

 

In Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, Ilhan Omar — a Somali immigrant — won with 78 percent of the vote in midterm elections despite her far-left radical record.

 

Omar’s district has become increasingly foreign-born with now almost 15 percent of the region being born outside of the U.S. As MPR News notes, more than 35 percent of the district is nonwhite and there are 22,000 more foreign-born residents living in the district since Rep. Keith Ellison — the first Muslim elected to Congress — was first elected in 2008. (Districts with Large Foreign-Born Populations Sent Far-Left Democrats to Congress; By John Binder; BREITBART; 11/8/18)

 

FBI statistics reveal that Minnesota’s fifth congressional district, which is represented by Rep. Ilhan Omar and includes the urban area of Minneapolis, is the jurisdiction with the highest rate of terrorist recruitment in the United States.

 

Minnesota is reported to have the highest Somali population in the United States, with current population estimates breaching 100,000. This demographic has proven to be connected to terror-related activities, Fox News reports,

 

‘“More men and boys from a Somali American community in Minneapolis have joined — or attempted to join — a foreign terrorist organization over the last 12 years than any other jurisdiction in the country.

FBI stats show 45 Somalis left to join the ranks of either the Somalia-based Islamic insurgency al-Shabab, or the Iraq- and Syria-based ISIS combined. And as of 2018, a dozen more had been arrested with the intention of leaving to support ISIS.”’ (Ilhan Omar’s Minnesota Congressional District Is The Terror-Recruiting Capital Of The US; By Matt M. Miller; Daily Caller; 2/18/19 1:52 PM ET)

 

The answer leads to something looking like deception.

 

The Clarion Project posted on Ilhan Omar’s deceptive immigration and marital practices today.

 

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Somali Leader Confirms: Ilhan Omar Married Brother

 

By Clarion Project (staff/admin)

February 23, 2020

Clarion Project

 

US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is accused of marrying her brother in a case of immigration fraud (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

 

The latest controversy over Congresswoman Ilhan Omar appears to confirm a long speculated rumor that the Somali American refugee married her brother in order to get him papers so he could say in the United States.

 

Abdihakim Osman, a Somali community leader who was close to Omar’s first husband Ahmed Hirsi, stepped forward to confirm the allegations are true.

 

Osman, who runs a Facebook page called Xerta Shekh and is shown in photographs with Ilhan Omar’s first husband Hirsi, commented on the abnormalities around the second marriage to Ilhan Omar’s brother Ahmed Elmi.

 

Speaking with the Daily Mail, Osman said that Omar’s first marriage to Ahmed Hirsi was a big Islamic wedding, which brought together two clans. That wedding wasn’t registered with the state, as is not unusual in the Somali community, .

 

Then, Osman said, a second, legally registered marriage quietly took place between Ilhan Omar and her brother Ahmed Elmi. The marriage was reportedly performed outside the community by a Christian minister.

 

In fact, the community did not even know about a second wedding until the media turned up a second marriage certificate. While legally married to her brother, Ilhan had another child with her first husband Ahmed Hirsi.

 

Osman claims Ilhan Omar and her first husband confided to Osman that Ahmed Elmi was Ilhan’s brother who was living in London and mixing with “bad influences that the family did not like … so they sent him to Minneapolis as a ‘rehab.’”

 

It’s unclear what the “bad influences” were. However, Osman notes that at the time Elmi was “very feminine in the way he dressed — he would wear light lipstick and pink clothes and very, very short shorts in the summer. People started whispering about him.”

 

Ilhan Omar is denying the allegations, implying that Osman is being paid off to “generate fake news.” Osman has taken to his Facebook page in a post condemning that accusation and had some choice things to say about Ilhan Omar:

 

Abdihakim Osman (as Xerta Shekh) Facebook Page Essentially Calling Ilhan Omar a liar (Blog Editor screen capture)

 

Dalia Al-Aqidi, one of Ilhan Omar’s opponents in the upcoming congressional race for Minnesota’s fifth district, challenged Omar to prove the allegations were untrue.

 

Al-Aqidi said Omar could take legal action instead of crying victim:

This latest news about Omar only adds another layer to the legal trouble the congresswoman faces, with at least three federal agencies conducting investigations against her.

 

While the authorities investigate this immigration fraud, there are deeper issues coming to the surface.

 

As Clarion Project’s National Correspondent Shireen Qudosi previously questioned, Ilhan Omar forces a new conversation on Somali refugees.

 

“Why was Minneapolis seen as ‘rehab’ for Ahmed Elmi’s implied sexual orientation? Is it because the community is largely closed off to integration and assimilation to broader American values?

 

The controversy surrounding Ilhan Omar has always raised this issue, largely attacked by mainstream media for being xenophobic toward Minnesota’s Somali community. However, the more that people like Osman speak out, the more we can better understand how America is failing its immigrant communities by allowing them to remain in closed-off enclaves.”

 

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Re-litigating the Holy Land Foundation Trial?


Yesterday (2/12/20) Brigitte Gabriel via ACT for America sent out an email alerting her readers that terrorist supporting Islamic organizations are beginning public and legal pressure to remove their Islamic terrorist connections associated with the Holy Land Foundation trial that ended with several guilty verdicts for supporting Hamas Islamic terrorism.

 

The ACT for America website picked up a 2/7/20 Center for Security Policy (CSP) story on the attempt to erase the unindicted co-conspirator list in America.

 

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Re-litigating the Holy Land Foundation Trial?

 

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Hamas Linked “Bridge Initiative” wants to re-litigate the Holy Land Foundation Trial

 

The ultimate goal of the Bridge Initiative is to remove Hamas/CAIR and other radical Islamic organizations from the designated terrorist list. The Bin Talal Center claims that the terrorist designation raises issues about “due process, equal protection, judicial deference, the chilling of free speech…”

 

This is how the EU weasels out of designating Hezbollah as a terrorist entity!

 

I’ve detailed where projects like the Bridge Initiative get their funding extensively in my book, “Because They Hate.” In 2006 alone, Georgetown University received 28.1 million US dollars from Saudi Arabia to fund programs like their Bridge Initiative.

 

In 2009, at the request of the White House, Georgetown University covered all religious symbols during an address given by Obama — Georgetown is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit institution of higher education in the United States.

 

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Hamas-linked “Bridge Initiative” wants to re-litigate Holy Land Foundation trial

 

Georgetown University building

 

By  Kyle Shideler

Originally Published on the Center for Security Policy

CSP Date 2/7/20

ACT for America

 

The Bridge Initiative, a project of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim Christian Understanding, continues to embarrass its host, Georgetown University, this time by publishing a “factsheet” in defense of the convicted Hamas fundraising organization known as the Holy Land Foundation.

 

The sheet is short on facts, and long on emotional appeal. It distorts basic facts about the Holy Land Foundation case, in which the nation’s largest Islamic charity and five of its employees were convicted on 104 felony counts, including providing material support for the terrorist organization Hamas.

 

While the Bridge Initiative wants to relitigate the HLF case, wholly endorsing arguments made by the defense that were soundly rejected by judge and jury, ultimately what it seeks to do in their factsheet is argue that Hamas should not be designated as a terrorist organization at all. They likewise condemn U.S. Treasury Terrorism designation efforts in general, despite these efforts being a mainstay of the effort to combat terrorism since 9/11.

 

The Jewish Journal describes the project’s factsheet noting,

 

“The fact sheet says that Hamas ‘was founded in Palestine in 1987 as a political and social organization, with an armed wing aimed at resisting the Israeli occupation of Palestine.’ It acknowledges that the United States designated Hamas a terror organization in 1997, but then states that designating Hamas as a terror group “has been criticized by legal scholars as being politicized by the State Department, and as raising issues concerning due process, equal protection, judicial deference, the chilling of free speech, and having ‘disparate impact on the Arab Muslim community.’”

 

The defenders of Hamas have long relied on the false distinction that the group has an “armed wing” which engages in violence, claiming the majority of the group merely performs otherwise legal work in the social and political spheres.  Ironically, Hamas’ own founder rejected the distinction between armed and unarmed wings, and the organization is tightly integrated. Terrorist activities take place under the direction of the group’s political leadership, as Matt Levitt, Author of “Hamas: Politics, Charity and Terrorism in Service of Jihad” has ably documented.

 

It’s no surprise that Bridge Initiative would be playing the role of Hamas apologist, given that its founder, John Esposito, has a history with the very Hamas network of which the Holy Land Foundation was the prominent member. Esposito served as a member of the advisory editorial board for the journal of the United Association for Studies and Research (UASR). UASR, which the federal government described as a Hamas “think tank”, was founded by Mousa Abu Marzook, currently deputy chairman of Hamas’ political bureau. UASR’s executive director and the editor of the journal of which Esposito was an advisor, Ahmad Yousef, who went on to serve as a Hamas spokesman.

 

Esposito’s Bridge Initiative is not alone among groups with questionable ties seeking to memory-hole the reality of the Holy Land Foundation Trial. The Charity and Security Network (CSN), a project of the Center for Effective Government (formerly OMB Watch), has been a leader in this regard. CSN also attempts to paint the Holy Land Foundation case as an overly broad smear of Muslim charities. As Sam Westrop of Middle East Forum has ably demonstrated, however, CSN itself receives funding and support from several charities with known links to terror finance.

 

First designated for its terror ties in 2001, and convicted in 2008, it seems that HLF’s partisans believe the time is right to proclaim these Hamas financiers as champions of virtue wrongly convicted. They are no doubt counting on the fact that few in 2020 remember the long trial or the copious documentary and surveillance evidence the government produced in the case. They likewise are convinced of their ability to falsely slander those experts who have studied the case as Islamophobes and bigots.

 

But it isn’t going to work.

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The Netherlands: The Geert Wilders Show Trial Continues


Most European Union (EU) nations operate under a Parliamentary political system rather than a Federal political system as in the USA. As such the Parliamentary system in the Netherlands is now being exposed in doing its version of a Trump-frame against Party for Freedom (Dutch acronym – PVV. Interesting irony on Wikipedia PVV info: the English Wikipedia listing is quite negative while the Dutch language Wikipedia [I used Google Translate] is more informational and balanced) leader Geert Wilders. WHY? Wilders is anti-Multiculturalist and anti-Muslim immigration all to preserve Western Culture.

 

It is extremely apparent Netherlands (and EU) power elites fear a drain-the-swamp avalanche if Wilders ever wins enough of a Parliamentary election to be the Netherlands Prime Minister.

 

The Gatestone Institute authored by Soeren Kern reports on exposé of Netherlands government corruption leveled against Wilders by Amsterdam-based newspaper De Volkskrant.

 

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The Netherlands: The Geert Wilders Show Trial Continues

 

By Soeren Kern

February 8, 2020 at 5:00 am

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  • The emails indicate that Prime Minister Mark Rutte himself was involved in the decision to prosecute Wilders.

 

  • “Minister Van der Steur has deliberately withheld those documents, as is apparent from these documents. Moreover, it appears that another Justice Minister, Minister Opstelten, lied…” — Geert Wilders, February 5, 2020

 

  • “Mr. Presiding Judge, the Minister of Justice interfered in detail with my conviction. The documents even state that the Ministry of Justice instructed the public prosecutor — you will find the word ‘instruct’ in the documents….” — Geert Wilders, February 5, 2020

 

  • “And every day that this trial continues and you do not punish the conspiring prosecution, and the Ministry of Justice for their lies and haggling with the principles of an independent, fair and balanced trial, by declaring them inadmissible, every day this trial continues is a black day in the history of Dutch justice.” — Geert Wilders, February 5, 2020

 

  • “In the Wilders case, we certainly do not have to rely on the judge to agree with Wilders and to reach the conclusion that there has been a political trial, which is therefore not legally valid…. Wilders case appears to have been pre-cooked in the cabinet itself…. [Prime Minister] Rutte himself was involved…. The lying and spinning must stop somewhere…. This rule of law, in which judges and prosecutors receive instructions by the politicians on how to act, is rotten from within.” – Joost Niemöller, Dutch Journalist, Ongehoordnederland.nl, February 5, 2020

Newly released documents show that senior members of the Dutch government — including the former prime minister and justice minister — applied political pressure on public prosecutors to indict Geert Wilders, leader of the Party for Freedom for “hate speech.” Pictured: Wilders (left) sits next to current Prime Minister Mark Rutte at a meeting of political party leaders at the Dutch House of Representatives on March 16, 2017 in The Hague. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

 

Newly released documents show that senior members of the Dutch government — including the prime minister and two former justice ministers — applied political pressure on public prosecutors to indict Geert Wilders, leader of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV), for hate speech for comments he made about Islam and Moroccan immigrants.

 

The documents, which the government turned over to the Amsterdam-based newspaper De Volkskrant in compliance with a Freedom of Information request, appear to confirm long-standing allegations by Wilders that the government’s decade-long legal war against him is far from a principled pursuit of justice, and instead politically motivated aimed at silencing his criticism of multiculturalism and mass migration from the Muslim world.

 

On February 3, De Volkskrant reported that the government documents — numbering nearly 500 pages — show that as early as 2008, then-Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin was “intensively involved” in the decision to prosecute Wilders.

 

According to De Volkskrant, the Public Prosecution Service (Openbaar Ministerie, OM) found nothing illegal about Wilders statements, but Hirsch Ballin pressed the OM on three separate occasions to change its assessment.

 

In June 2008, the OM dismissed more than 40 criminal complaints against Wilders on the grounds that his statements were made “in the context of political debate” and therefore “not of a punishable nature.”

 

In January 2009, the Amsterdam Appeals Court, the second-highest legal authority in the Netherlands, overturned the OM’s decision and ruled that Wilders could be tried for inciting hatred. Wilders said that it was a “black day for myself and for freedom of speech.”

 

The first trial against Wilders began on October 4, 2010. He was accused of insulting religious and ethnic groups and inciting hatred and discrimination for describing Islam as fascist and comparing the Koran to Adolf Hitler’s book Mein Kampf. Wilders argued that his statements were directed at Islam as an ideology and not at individual Muslim believers.

 

The trial collapsed on October 22, 2010, after it emerged that Tom Schalken, one of the judges in the case, had tried to sway a potential witness.

 

The retrial began on February 6, 2011 with three new judges. Wilders said that his trial was about preserving freedom of expression in the West.

 

On June 23, 2011, Wilders was acquitted of all charges. Judge Marcel van Oosten ruled that the statements by Wilders, while “gross and denigrating,” did not meet the standard of hate speech and as such were “acceptable within the context of public debate.”

 

Despite the acquittal, the government’s harassment of Wilders continued. Internal government emails recently published by RTL Nieuws show that Hirsch Ballin’s successor, Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten, repeatedly pressured the OM to bring a new case against Wilders. Opstelten, his aides and the prosecutor repeatedly consulted with each other before the decision to prosecute Wilders a second time was made in the fall of 2014. The OM has always denied that it was subject to outside political interference; the emails show that the OM denials were untruthful. An email sent by the lead prosecutor, Wouter Bos, on October 8, 2014, warned: “This must not leak!”

 

Other government emails show that the decision to bring a new case against Wilders was discussed as early as March 2014 in the Council of Ministers, the executive council of Dutch government, formed by all the ministers, including the prime minister. The emails indicate that Prime Minister Mark Rutte himself was involved in the decision to prosecute Wilders.

 

On March 18, 2016, Wilders went on trial again for allegedly inciting hatred against Moroccan immigrants. Prosecutors said that in March 2014, Wilders, while campaigning in The Hague, asked a crowd of supporters if they wanted more or fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands. The crowd said fewer. Wilders responded: “We’ll take care of that.”

 

Prosecution spokeswoman Ilse de Heer said that Wilders “targeted a specific race, which is considered a crime.” Wilders countered that his comments referred to Moroccan criminals, not to Moroccans in general, and that, in any event, Moroccans are not a race.

 

On December 9, 2016, Wilders was found guilty of inciting discrimination. The court, however, imposed no form of punishment; it said that the verdict was sufficient penalty. The Public Prosecutor demanded a fine of €5,000 ($5,500). Both Wilders and the Prosecutor appealed.

 

Since then, Wilders has been entangled in a protracted legal process that shows no signs of ending anytime soon. In an appeal hearing on February 5, 2020, Wilders voiced his anger over the political nature of the case against him:

 

“Presiding Judge, members of the court: The shamelessness of the Public Prosecution Office knows no boundaries. In a report we received yesterday and heard about today, they claim — one-and-a-half days after they received the documents from the Ministry of Justice — that nothing is wrong, that nothing has been found that indicates political influence.

 

“Rarely have I seen attorney generals who are so damaging to the rule of law, who don’t care about a fair trial. They are blinded by their hatred for me and the PPV. These kinds of people, like those two attorney generals, ensure that the trust of ordinary people, the common man and woman in the Netherlands, in the public prosecutor and the judiciary has fallen to a low point.

 

“The Public Prosecutor says that there is nothing wrong. Shame on you, attorney generals. What we all know now is enough to immediately end this political process, this charade….

 

“We already knew, Mr. Presiding Judge and members of the court, that officials from the Ministry of Justice, under the responsibility of former Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten, had adjusted press releases from the public prosecutor. That it was Minister Opstelten himself who wanted two press releases. That his officials had made a legal analysis of this case. And shared this with the public prosecutor.

 

“We already knew that they had helped the public prosecutor refute the defenses of the defense. That, for example, the phrase, ‘we will arrange that’ was brought to the attention of the public prosecutor by the Ministry of Justice. That they wanted to see the requisites in advance to provide comments.

 

“And now there are 475 pieces again. And indeed, we have not been able to read all of them, I mean, we could hardly read any of the pieces. But if I only look at what the media writes about it, such as Volkskrant or RTL journalist Pieter Klein, then only more shocking things have come to the surface.

 

“It even appears now that it [the case] has been discussed in the Council of Ministers, Mr. Presiding Judge. In the Council of Ministers. How much more political does it get?

 

“The documents show that a senior official of the Ministry of General Affairs of Prime Minister Rutte informed a senior official of Ministry of Justice of Minister Opstelten that the Prime Minister expects the Minister of Justice to be able to say something meaningful during the Council of Ministers of March 21, 2014 about whether the prosecution of Wilders is promising.

 

“How promising it is! Promising: according to the dictionary, I looked it up, that also means likely, successful. It has a positive connotation. The Council of Ministers, Mr. Presiding Judge. This concerns an opposition leader in the House of Representatives. That is shameful, but that is, unfortunately, not unique, because we also know from the documents that we received yesterday that it was — in relation to the Wilders 1 trial, but I still want to have mentioned it, to indicate what they are capable of — that it was then Justice Minister Hirsch Ballin who requested legal advice three times because he did not like the earlier advice that it was impossible to prosecute Wilders. He repeated his requests for advice until he received the advice he wanted.

 

“Back to this trial. Apart from the fact that it was discussed in the Council of Ministers — words cannot express, it does not become much more political and corrupt — former [Justice] Minister Van der Steur, the documents show, deliberately and personally stopped the publication, on the basis of the Dutch Freedom of Information Act (WOB), of an official message about my persecution. Minister Van der Steur stopped that.

 

“According to the documents, the decision on the WOB request was delayed until after the decision of the Court of First Instance. Until after my conviction. Imagine that. Mafia practices. Pure political influence of the worst kind. A minister who deliberately withholds relevant and possibly exculpatory documents until after the conviction. Words really cannot express…

 

“If we had received those documents earlier and also all the other documents requested on that basis, and now also obtained with the permission of your court, then perhaps it might not have come to a conviction at all…then the court might not have decided on a conviction in the first instance.

 

“Minister Van der Steur has deliberately withheld those documents, as is apparent from these documents. Moreover, it appears that another Justice Minister, Minister Opstelten, lied when he said during his interrogation by the commissioner, that outside the Council of Ministers — you can find it literally in the reports — he never spoke about this matter with other ministers.

 

“The documents that we received yesterday show that he did indeed talk to other ministers about this outside the Council of Ministers, namely with Interior Minister Ronald Plasterk.

 

“Mr. Presiding Judge, the Minister of Justice interfered in detail with my conviction. The documents even state that the Ministry of Justice instructed the public prosecutor — you will find the word ‘instruct’ in the documents — when and at what time they had to call me on October 9, 2014, to say that I was a suspect. For a phone call to me, saying that I was a suspect, the Public Prosecutor’s Office was instructed by the Ministry of Justice when and at what time and on what day that had to happen.

 

“My case has been dealt with in detail. And this whole trial, just like the Wilders 1 trial, is permeated with political influence. From phone calls, up to the Council of Ministers, and to ministers who withheld or delayed documents, an opposition leader from the national parliament has been prosecuted for ten years that way.

 

“Politics have always been involved, from civil servants to ministers and the Council of Ministers. Every day that this trial continues and you do not punish the conspiring prosecution, and the Ministry of Justice for their lies and haggling with the principles of an independent, fair and balanced trial, by declaring them inadmissible, every day this trial continues is a black day in the history of Dutch justice.

 

“This trial will have to stop today. I have said it many times. To be honest, I find it incomprehensible that this has not been decided long ago by declaring the prosecution inadmissible. If in the unfortunate event, even after today, you want to continue with this trial again, then indeed, and you have just said that, Mr. Presiding Judge, we need ample time to read all those documents and possibly based on those documents, also call new witnesses, like Minister Van der Steur. Like the prime minister. Like all the people involved.

 

“It is clear from these documents that they are more involved than we already knew. And see the minutes, the records, of the Council of Ministers as well. It appears to have been discussed. It has been said by the General Affairs official against the Justice official: ‘[Prime Minister Mark] Rutte wants to say something about the chances of this trial, Ivo [Opstelten].’ And Ivo went to the Council of Ministers on March 21. This has always been denied. Denied during the interrogations. Now it appears to have just happened. I want to see those documents from the Council of Ministers. I want to talk to people about it. It is not just about someone who steals a roll of licorice. It is about the opposition leader in the Dutch parliament whose persecution has been influenced up to the Council of Ministers.

 

“I want to hear the truth. I want to hear more than the truth about the political influence in this trial so that this trial is taken off the table as quickly as possible.

 

Veteran Dutch journalist Joost Niemöller wrote:

 

“On February 3, just before another hearing in the endless criminal case against Wilders, a bulk of internal documents were dropped by Justice Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus which relate to the official and political involvement in this trial. These documents were intended for the House of Representatives and are now public.

 

“If the Chamber takes its task seriously, it must investigate the political nature of this lawsuit. That is emphatically not an investigation into the trial itself — after all, we have a separation of powers here — but an investigation into the political role behind the continuation of this trial….

 

“In the Wilders case, we certainly do not have to rely on the judge to agree with Wilders and to reach the conclusion that there has been a political trial, which is therefore not legally valid…. After the internal documents released, the issue has become even more flammable.

 

“The Wilders case appears to have been pre-cooked in the cabinet itself…. [Prime Minister] Rutte himself was involved…. The lying and spinning must stop somewhere.

 

“The anger of Wilders in court was only too understandable, and all too justified. It is the anger of more and more Dutch people. Even in the mainstream media it is now recognized that this political pre-cooking goes beyond all limits.

 

“This is the umpteenth example in which democracy is excluded by the judiciary, because the judiciary and the OM have become an extension of politics.

 

“This point is increasingly emphasized by, among others, Forum for Democracy leader Thierry Baudet, whose hypocritical opponents accuse him of rejecting the rule of law.

 

“This rule of law, in which judges and prosecutors receive instructions by the politicians on how to act, is rotten from within.”

 

Wilders’ trial will continue on March 23. Four additional hearings are scheduled for April. It remains unclear when his trial will end.

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United Islamists of America


America, the Land of Constitutional Law, AGAIN is being threatened from within by a stealth Islam flying under the radar largely due to the American Left’s obsession getting rid of duly elected President Trump.

 

Here is some info on an Islamic infiltration into America who would use the very First Amendment to destroy America that Islam would eradicate in favor of Sharia and Islamic laws inspired by the Quran, Hadith and Sira. Middle East Forum’s (Meforum) Islamist Watch has some details of some anti-American Muslims promoting anti-American Islamic ideology.

 

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United Islamists of America

 

By David Swindle

A version posted at American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD)

February 5, 2020

Islamist Watch

 

Clerics of two theocratic movements – Arabia’s Salafis and South Asia’s Deobandis – have spent over a century denouncing each other’s theologies, only pausing, occasionally, for tactical alliances. Over the past few years, however, ecumenical attitudes have begun to change among Western Islamist clerics. As an increasing number of modernist preachers from both movements have stepped forward to establish new forward-facing organizations, cautious longer-term partnerships between the clerical components of the two movements have begun to emerge – providing us with a glimpse of American Islamism in the years to come.

 

This new-found inclusiveness was recently evident in September 2019, when a Deobandi Islamist seminary, the Institute of Knowledge (IOK) hosted its “Ilmspiration” Conference in Anaheim, California. The purpose of the day-long event was to bring together 14 Islamist scholars and imams from the IOK and two other likeminded, leading institutions: the Qalam Institute, a wildly popular Deobandi religious training organization led by Abdul Nasir Jangda; and the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, a project of Omar Suleiman, a prominent Salafi-trained cleric.

 

Omar Suleiman (holding microphone) and other panelists at the IOK’s September 2019 conference.

 

What makes these schools and their leaders so dangerous? Whether Deobandi or Salafi, both movements are adherents to the broader political idea of Islamism, which seeks to impose an Islamic state run under Islamic law. These clerics provide much of the arguments, propaganda, and most importantly, the theology, to persuade Muslims into believing in the supremacy of a medieval religious legal system. This ideology sows the seeds of terrorism both at home and abroad.

 

In their methods, the new social media-savvy generation of Deobandi and Salafi clerics in the West are very different from the insular, ascetic preachers of the previous generation; but not in their core beliefs. Qalam’s Deobandi leader Abdul Nasir Jangda, who commands a social media following of hundreds of thousands, defends female sex slavery and advocates the death penalty for apostasy. Meanwhile, Yaqeen’s Suleiman, a media darling for his involvement in progressives’ protests against Trump administration policies, warns young women they may be killed by a “jealous dad” if they commit adultery.

 

So what influence will these organizations exert on American Islam over the next few years? And how will these once hostile sects work together?

 

In a packed, segregated ballroom – filled with hijab-clad women on the left, men on the right, and families in the middle, the founders of IOK, Qalam, and Yaqeen described their institutions’ goals and methods.

 

Suleiman went first – introducing Yaqeen as a voice of “authentic” American Islam and claiming that his organization’s goal is “to be a think tank with a megaphone.” This “megaphone,” Suleiman explained, was working to change Google search results – using search engine optimization (SEO) tricks to direct readers to Yaqeen’s research, videos, and infographics. On such search inquiries as “Islam and Apostasy,” “Was Islam spread by the sword?” and “honor killings in Islam,” Suleiman bragged that Yaqeen is now the top result after Wikipedia. He also noted Yaqeen’s ability to influence mainstream media, from the Dallas Morning News to CNN.

 

In other words, Yaqeen is not just about influencing the public’s perception of Islam; it is attempting to impose Yaqeen’s very particular strain of Islam on both the American public and American Muslims.

 

In fact, Suleiman promised “that all of the organizations in the Muslim community” can use his material for free – from children in weekend schools and teens in private Islamic schools, to adults watching on YouTube and entire congregations making use of his “masjid [mosque] resource kits… so the whole masjid can be empowered.” Yaqeen is working to ensure the next generation of American Muslims adheres to a united Islamist creed: “We’re also piloting Islamic school curriculum at 20 different schools right now and it’s going to be free, inshallah, for all Islamic schools to use, Sunday schools or otherwise.”

 

Jangda went next, explaining Qalam’s goal is to educate the Muslim ummah. “Every single person should have access to the education and the understanding of Islam,” he said, before laying out the broad range of training courses Qalam offered: a seminary for full-time students, “intensives” that last a few weeks, online classes for part-time students, and, for those on-the-go, podcasts – to which 8 million have already listened.

 

Abdul Nasir Jangda, a modernist Deobandi cleric and leader of the Qalam Institute.

 

In an [sic] pledge familiar to a Salafi audience, the Deobandi cleric spoke of teaching the form of Islam first heard by audiences of Islam’s early leaders, and expressed his hope that Qalam’s “authentic” Islam will consequently be passed on “from generation to generation.”

 

None addressed the rather important fact that Suleiman’s “authentic” Islam differs on questions of jurisprudence to Jangda’s “authentic” Islam. More important for both, it appeared, is the concept of a united Muslim ummah [global community] – a vital condition of Islamism. In fact, one of the few precursors to the new-found Salafi-Deobandi partnerships in the U.S. can be found in Haitham Al-Haddad, a British cleric who – despite the theological disparities – claims to representant both Salafi and Deobandi ideologies, for the sake of a “united ummah.”

 

Nomaan Baig, the IOK’s founder and director, went next, thanking his “brothers” Jangda and Suleiman and praising their institutions. Current IOK programs include a K-10 school, pilgrimage services, a Saturday school and after-school programs, and a successful series of podcasts. Echoing the others’ belief in the supremacy of the ummah, he declared that his own efforts at the IOK are “only doable and possible because of our collaboration.” In other words: only by putting theological differences aside can Islamism succeed.

 

And so with this understanding of the three groups’ differing areas of emphasis and target audiences, the utility of their collaboration becomes clear. As a united Islamist front, the three organizations create a chain of custody: Yaqeen creates the materials for schools and mosques; the IOK then teaches this material at schools and graduate programs, while Qalam works with young adults and future clerics.

 

The collaboration and its future prospects went so well that near the end of the day, Baig said: “So imam Omar suggested, and Shayk Abdul Nasir and I conferred that inshallah, we’re going to try and make this an annual thing here in Southern California.” Baig described the groups’ strategy as “‘complementation.’ We complement one another… because our propagation is that knowledge.”

 

Such ‘complementation’ would have been extremely unusual just a few decades ago. Deobandis and Salafis follow different madhahib [schools of jurisprudence]. The founding Deobandi seminary in India urges its students to read books of “deviant” Salafis in order to refute them. In the United States, websites sympathetic to Deobandis are devoted to challenging and denouncing the Al Maghrib Institute, a Salafi religious training organization with which Suleiman has long been involved. Salafi clerics and preachers, meanwhile, denounce Deobandis as “deviants.” Suleiman’s own teacher, the Salafi cleric Salah As-Sawy, criticizes Sufism (in which the Deobandi school is technically rooted), while Salafi activists have established dozens of social media pages and websites to “speak against this SUFI demonic cult who misguide innocent muslimeen.”

 

It is also important to note that these Deobandi institutions are relatively new – Qalam and the IOK did not exist some years ago, because Deobandi institutions were almost only found in American mosques and madaris [traditional seminaries]. Qalam and IOK are the result of a wave of new modernist Deobandis, likely taking their cue from the modernist Salafis who have rejected the political and theological isolation of the past, instead embracing social media, pan-Islamist activism and even some social justice rhetoric. Omar Suleiman (with his 318,000 Twitter followers) is perhaps the most notable example.

 

Suleiman does not just ignore the theological divisions of the past; he deliberately obscures his own affiliations, once writing, “Don’t let people box you into a group because they’re too narrow minded to think outside of their own cultish mind barriers.”

 

“When you talk to [sic] much about politics and social justice, you’ll be deemed ‘Ikhwani.’ [Muslim Brotherhood] When you stress the importance of the Sunnah too much and show aversion to innovation, you’ll be deemed ‘Salafi’ or ‘Wahhabi.’ And when you speak too much about spirituality and how the Ummah is in need of the hearts being rectified as much as it’s [sic] outwardly affairs, you’re a ‘Sufi.'”

 

Suleiman encourages this new generation of Muslims to “[S]leep peacefully while others waste their days and nights trying to ‘figure you out.'” At the IOK conference, what was once merely talk of a united ummah is no longer speculation, but a working model. Islamic division is being forgotten for the sake of Islamist unity.

 

And the impact of this alliance? As the last session of the conference began after the three leaders introduced their organizations, the moderator noted: “Inshallah, before we begin I just wanted to make one quick announcement, alhamdullilah, our registration numbers indicate one thing here today: that there are more students here than adults.”

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Launched in 2006, Islamist Watch is a project of the Middle East Forum. We work to combat the ideas and institutions of lawful Islamism in the United States and throughout the West. Arguing that “radical Islam is the problem, moderate Islam is the solution,” we seek to expose the Islamist organizations that currently dominate the debate, while identifying and promoting the work of moderate Muslims. Islamist Watch specifically does not deal with counterterrorism but works to establish that lawful Islamism is itself a threat.

 

The Threat of Lawful Islamism

 

Islamists ultimately seek hegemonic control via a worldwide caliphate that applies strict Islamic law in full. Terrorism is one method to advance this project but it is not the only approach. Indeed, the activities of lawful Islamists will arguably prove a more effective tactic in the long term. While the public intuitively understands the threat of terrorism and is mobilized by it, and while states have well-developed institutions (law enforcement, intelligence agencies, the military, the justice system) to protect and fight against it, the activities of lawful – or non-violent – Islamists appear less alarming and institutions do not exist to counter them.

 

Non-violent extremists play an important role in the radicalization of Muslim communities. Although non-violent extremists may not always directly advocate violence, they offer a worldview in which violence against non-Muslims is ultimately justified. Islamists provide young Muslims with the theological and political justifications for terrorism. This READ THE REST

 

Islamic Jihadists Kill Christian Pastor; Begin a Deadly New Year for Christians in Nigeria


Pastor Lawan Andimi

 

I stumbled upon an ACLJ email dated 2/1/20 that submitted a number of petitions to sign to forward the cause of Christian faith in legal matters. The petition that caught my eye was a condemnation of Islamic terrorists Boko Haram executing Pastor Lawan Andimi by beheading. WHY? For the Islamic crime of not bowing to Islamic Supremacy.

 

This is the classic example of the reason I will NEVER trust an adherent of Islam.

 

In full disclosure, ACLJ sends out these petitions largely as a device of donation revenue. The ACLJ is a worthy cause. In my case, I signed the petition to voice my disapproval of Islamic persecution of Christians but did not donate money. You do as your conscience and human spirit leads you.

 

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Islamic Jihadists Kill Christian Pastor; Begin a Deadly New Year for Christians in Nigeria

 

By CeCe Heil

1/27/20

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2020 is already proving to be a deadly year for innocent Christians in Nigeria.

 

Boko Haram – the Nigerian jihadist militia pledged to ISIS – just beheaded a Christian Pastor who weeks ago was shown in a hostage video telling the world: “Don’t cry. Don’t worry. But thank God for everything.”

 

As reported in the New York Times, Pastor Lawan Andimi was executed by Boko Haram and his hometown attacked:

 

Islamic militants in Nigeria have killed a Christian pastor who had pleaded for his life in a video just days earlier, and a human rights activist said Tuesday that other extremists attacked his hometown on the same day.

 

The Rev. Lawan Andimi was abducted earlier this month when Boko Haram militants attacked the Michika local government area, where he was the chairman of a local chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria. He was killed on Monday.

 

Anyone who has seen the video knows that Rev. Andimi did not plead for his life. In fact, he was calm, and even appeared to be at peace, trusting in God and stating:

 

By the grace of God, I will be together with my wife, my children, and my colleagues. [But] if the opportunity has not been granted, maybe it is the will of God . . . I have never been discouraged because all conditions that one finds himself in is in the hands of God.

 

The unshakable faith of this pastor should be humbling to every Christian. The fact that he was executed by Islamic radicals because of his faith should infuriate every human being.

 

In the same week, another group of jihadists reportedly murdered two Christian teenage girls.

 

[Muslim Fulani] herdsmen on motorbikes rode into Gora-Gan village in Zango Kataf County at about 5 p.m. shooting villagers on sight, according to a local resident. Luka Biniyat, spokesman for the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), confirmed the killing of Briget Philip, 18, and Priscilla David, 19.

 

Other young Christians were injured in the attack, including a 12-year-old.

 

The evil of these jihadists seems to know no limit. According to the New York Times, the Islamic State has even used or forced children to execute Christians:

 

On Friday, the Islamic State’s West Africa Province, known as ISWAP, released a video which showed a hooded child with pistol in hand execute a Christian man.

 

In the case of Rev. Andimi, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari tweeted:

 

I am greatly saddened by the fact that the terrorists went on to kill him even while giving signals of a willingness to set him free by releasing him to third parties. This barbarism is condemnable. We will ensure that these terrorists pay a heavy price for their evil actions. — Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) January 21, 2020

 

However in every instance of violence, the Nigerian government has seemed unable or worse, unwilling to do anything about it. The body count continues to rise, and Christians live in constant fear.

 

This deadly injustice has to stop. Nigerian Islamic terrorists are waging a horrific campaign of mass atrocities against people in their own country simply because they are Christians. And those they don’t kill they take hostage and even enslave.

 

We’ve gone to the United Nations through our European office, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), demanding international intervention for Christian teen Leah Sharibu, one of over 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram at gunpoint almost two years ago.

 

Boko Haram is holding the innocent young Christian prisoner because she refuses to convert to Islam. The sinister group threatened to kill or enslave her. Until recently, we weren’t even sure if Leah was still alive. Thankfully the Nigerian government  confirmed that she is, but she still desperately needs help.

 

We submitted a written submission to the U.N. Human Rights Council warning that the violence is boiling over into other regions, and asking for immediate action to stop the bloodshed and persecution before it’s too late:

 

It is imperative that the U.N. take swift action and work with the government of Nigeria to ensure that Leah and all others who remain captured are returned home safely and to put an end to the atrocities being carried out in Nigeria by Boko Haram and the Fulani Herdsmen. No one should have to live under the fear of being abducted, enslaved, or killed.

 

Action must be taken to not only stop the spread of violence within Nigeria but also the spread of violence in west Africa. Boko Haram has in fact already begun carrying out attacks in neighbouring Chad and Cameroon.

 

If nothing is done to stop these violent radicals and hold them accountable for their atrocities, the outlook for Christians in Nigeria, and across Africa, looks bleak. We cannot let these Islamic militias hunt Christians into extinction.

 

As we stated in our submission:

 

The U.N. Charter calls on the U.N. to remove threats to peace, and the Genocide Convention calls on the U.N. to prevent acts of genocide, not merely to respond to them. We have seen in Iraq and Syria what happens when the U.N. fails to take preventive measures when it is clear that mass atrocities are being carried out against a particular group of people. This is only the beginning, if meaningful action is not taken now the problem in Nigeria will worsen.

 

We ask every ACLJ member to pray for the family of Pastor Lawan, and for Leah Sharibu, that she is finally liberated from her evil captors, as well as for her family as they endure this nightmare.

 

We have a moral obligation to fight for our Christian brothers and sisters. All Christians have a right to live and worship in peace. We will continue to work at the U.N. and with world leaders until the violence is not only stopped, but action is taken to bring the extremist perpetrators to justice and prevent the bloodshed from ever happening again.

 

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This Meat Grinder Called ‘Afghanistan’


Twentieth century (and now 21st century) history shows us American leadership has had difficulty in ending wars we participate in without an end we experienced at the end of WWII – viz., complete utter victory.

That difficulty us glaring in America’s longest war – battling Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan. For me, that war should have been drawn done after Osama (or Usama) bin Laden met his demise at the hands of Navy SEALs in Pakistan.

 

Alas the nature of 21st century geopolitics and Afghanistan’s proximity to crazy Muslim Mullahs in Iran, enigmatic yet still threatening Russia and America’s new arch-rival in Communist China. Geopolitics aside, there is nothing left worth fighting for in Afghanistan. UNLESS the USA is willing to take the same step Islam took to spread across the planet from its Arab origins like an unconquerable disease. Islam’s disease was spread by the paradigm of submit, transform or be killed. Not a single Western nation – including the USA – is willing to exact that kind of victory on people brainwashed for centuries by Islam.

 

What’s left? Give the Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan a spanking they’ll remember and leave with the threat another spanking can return.

 

Justin Smith utilizes the Washington Post’s Afghanistan Papers to further the need to depart Afghanistan.

 

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This Meat Grinder Called ‘Afghanistan’  

America Rejects the Butcher’s Bill

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 1/31/2020 9:51 PM

 

Afghanistan is an amazing country full of rich culture and history that has mesmerized many a young man, but its own people today are still unwilling to defend their country at such a level that nothing the United States Armed Forces does will make a difference, in even twenty, forty or sixty more years. They have forgotten their Buddhist past and long relinquished their fates to Allah, the Koran and Islam; and so, no matter that many do not hold with the harsher tenets of Islam, they still will submit, just as they have always done, to the final wishes and commands of the terrible, murderous Taliban mullahs and clerics, in the end, if the United States ever does finally withdraw from this heaven on earth, that is also too often a living hell. And regardless of any U.S. Command’s decision that seeks to stand by those Afghanis who have sacrificed much sweat and blood in the  previous eighteen years of war, alongside the fine young men and women of America, the paid out sheet in the cost of American lives is not worth the gain, when the net return on our efforts show them to be a dismal failure.

 

Americans must remember that our primary mission in Afghanistan was to kill and destroy the Al Qaeda who were responsible for planning and financing the September 11th 2001 attack on America that resulted in the heinous murders of three-thousand of our countrymen. We didn’t enter Afghanistan to save the people from themselves or to fight their battle for them, although that is exactly what we’ve done for the past eighteen years, even though the majority of the group responsible for 9/11 has either been captured or killed.

 

Noted by Michael Phillips for the Wall Street Journal (12-13-19) [Reporting a story on Col. Randy Hoffman]: “Over the course of the war, 775,000 U.S. troops have fought in Afghanistan: 28,000 of them have served five or more tours. More than 2,300 Americans have died there, and 20,000 have suffered wounds, including amputated limbs and brain injuries. … more than 120,000 returned home with symptoms of post-traumatic stress, the hidden wounds of America’s longest war.”

 

President Trump has largely opposed a U.S. presence in Afghanistan, as far back as 2013, when a private citizen he tweeted [Do a page search to locate quotes]: “We should leave Afghanistan immediately. No more wasted lives.” And in a later tweet he wrote: “Afghanistan is a complete waste. Time to come home!”

 

Trump’s instincts exhibited an awareness for what a situation actually represents, the reality, and he was right, when he examined the Afghanistan War and essentially asked, “Why in the hell are we still there?”

 

In its nineteenth year, we’re still fighting a war that approximately two-thirds of Afghanistan War Veterans call “not worth fighting”. Why?

 

As Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, under President Bush,  stated so bluntly in one memo: “We are never going to get the U.S. military out of Afghanistan unless we take care to see that there is something going on that will provide the stability that will be necessary for us to leave.”

 

Afghanistan does represent an extremely strategic and sensitive area for U.S. military considerations, due to its close proximity to China and Iran, and despite all the incredible advances in our surveillance technology, armed drones and missile delivery systems and our other strategic bases in close proximity to this region, many intelligence service heads place a premium on first hand contacts in country. The U.S. Armed Forces are most reluctant to give up such a near perfect deployment area for operations all across the Middle East, and for other considerations.

 

Here again, if America is as energy independent as our leaders assert, there isn’t any U.S. interests in Afghanistan, except to use our presence there to keep stability and peace throughout the entire region, while protecting the Straits of Hormuz for international commerce and preventing Turkey’s attempts to reconstitute the old Ottoman Empire. These are matters that should fall to the entire Western world more so than just on the shoulders of the United States; however, our leaders are also most likely interested in Afghanistan’s usefulness as a forward position to counter China’s rise in the area and to keep an eye on Pakistan too, both of which have aided in helping Iran and North Korea develop their nuclear weapons armaments.

 

On December 9th 2019, the Washington Post released a bombshell report on the reprehensible and egregious mishandling of the war in Afghanistan by senior U.S. officials and those in the high command of Afghan operations. Generated by leaked documents from the Special Investigator General’s office for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) examining the root failures of the Afghan War, the report revealed that over the course of eighteen years U.S. officials outright lied about the campaign and made overly optimistic and false assessments to hide the obvious evidence the war in Afghanistan had become unwinnable.

 

In the current spending budget, as the United States considers the possibility of a complete withdrawal, it allocates $133 billion for Afghanistan in 2020 alone, even though everybody from the President’s office on down see major problems in the Afghan government’s ability to provide basic services and keep their military fully functional using U.S. provided armaments and support equipment. Problems, or corruption, are also inhibiting efforts to control the opium growers and the drug trade and to make full use of Afghanistan’s other natural resources. The American taxpayer has paid for many failed efforts, in this troubled country, whether it was money spent for soybeans that won’t grow, weapons “lost” or stolen by Afghan military forces and a $2.9 million dollar farming storage facility or a $456,000 training facility that actually started crumbling apart after only four months due to substandard bricks. And let’s not forget the Afghan power plant America built that was operating at only about two percent of its capacity.

 

James Dobbins, a former special envoy to Afghanistan under both President Bush and Obama, told SIGAR interviewers: “We don’t invade poor countries to make them rich. We don’t invade authoritarian countries to make them democratic. We invade violent countries to make them peaceful and we clearly failed in Afghanistan.”

 

Reported by WaPo, Colonel Bob Crowley, U.S. Army, a senior counter-insurgency advisor in Afghanistan in 2013 and 2014, noted: “Every data point was altered to present the best picture possible. Surveys, for instance, were totally unreliable but reinforced that everything we were doing was right, and we became a self-licking ice cream cone.”

 

During a conference for Concerned Veterans for America, former warrant officer and Green Beret, Nate Anderson stated: “We’ve now gone 18 years in this conflict and literally, a new generation not even born on 9/11 is fighting the war that started then. And from a societal and cultural standpoint, that’s a very jarring reality to comprehend.”

 

Three successive administrations refused to properly confront terrible mistakes in Afghanistan, from pride or fear, and they failed to admit failure. General Douglas Lute, key Afghanistan strategist under Bush and Obama, posed the following question: “If the American people knew the magnitude of this dysfunction … 2400 lives lost … Who will say this was in vain?”

 

America hasn’t “won” only because we have not destroyed all opposition, similar to the way we did in Germany after WWII, however, America absolutely can win. Our people just can’t summon up the political will to do so at this juncture in time, and there are plenty of good reasons to be reluctant to keep trying to pacify the violent, murderous natives of this 7th century backwater, Third World hellhole, but America could if Her people wished to make it so. America has the military might. America’s people do not have the will, and rightfully so.

 

Whenever U.S. forces made security gains in Afghanistan, they inevitably threw them away with too many abrupt changes in military strategy. However, there was a fairly unprecedented security gain between 2010 and the end of 2013, that resulted from operations focused on bottom-up operations and working with local populations in rural areas, to press the Taliban and place it more on defense, decreasing its reach in communities and its time and opportunity for terrorist strikes.

 

The Taliban controls as much of Afghanistan as it ever did, from the moment American forces first set foot in country, including the heart of Kabul, the Afghan Capitol, as they continue operations across the country. The drug lords and our corrupt “allies” are laughing at America, as they rake in obscene profits at the expense of the U.S. government and by way of the blood streaming from the bodies of our U.S. Armed Forces members, those good and decent young men and women, placing their all on the line for God, Family and Country and dying a few here and a few there each day, each week, each month, in this meat grinder called “Afghanistan”.

 

Afghanistan nearly cost Marine Colonel Randy Hoffman his sanity, after serving seven combat tours there, six of which were highly classified, along with one tour in Iraq and a bronze star for valor, burying many friends in the course of that time. It changed his personality in such a manner, that it placed a strain on his marriage, with his wife Dawn, and frightened his children, to the point that the family began calling itself “Hoffmanistan”, joking darkly on the steep cost exacted on their daily lives by the terrible memories carried home from Afghanistan.

 

In one two and a half year period, Randy lost 100 men, seeing one decapitated by a broken helicopter blade. And after returning stateside for a bit, home in Indiana, he drew the unfortunate duty of burying nine more Marines and making dozens of phone calls to the grieving families of other Marines.

 

The United States Armed Forces, all branches, has performed courageously in Afghanistan and performed their duty to the best of their ability, however, at this point, the filling of hospital beds and body bags is no longer justified, by any stretch of one’s imagination. Without the will to win and a strategy set on that purpose, the only alternative left is to leave.

 

If President Trump should withdraw our troops from Afghanistan anytime soon, we can leave knowing we did not lose this war, because we succeeded in the primary mission to kill thousands of Al Qaeda. We’re never going to end the evil of Islam in this country, or even remotely reform it, to the point that we could actually pacify Afghanistan in any way that would amount to a moral victory. If the Afghans want to fight for their country, it’s their choice, and they better get to it, and if they don’t, that’s their choice too, but after nearly twenty years, and all the blood and treasure America has spent, Afghanistan is no longer our problem. We are not morally obligated to wreak vengeance on the Taliban and the various terrorists of their country forever, and our forces would be leaving of their own accord, called home by the President, not forced out.

 

America owes it to those who serve so courageously and sacrifice so much, under incredibly harsh and dangerous conditions, to finally end this war. We can proudly and righteously honor all who served in this Asian misadventure, as the heroes they are and for a mission completed successfully above and beyond the call of duty, regardless of how far their leaders strayed or how confused they became on our ultimate goal for Afghanistan. Each American’s service, both the good men and women, was not in vain.

 

America has looked at the butcher’s bill, and She rejects it.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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PLO calls for terror against Trump’s deal: ‘Escalate the resistance and the struggle… in all its forms’


The inherent Jew-hatred is evident by Muslim Palestinians when their leaders call for violence EVEN before examining President Trump’s peace plan labeled The Deal of the Century. Not that even an examination would matter when a religion tells its adherents to hate anything refusing to bow to Islamic Supremacism.

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PLO calls for terror against Trump’s deal: ‘Escalate the resistance and the struggle… in all its forms’

 

By Nan Jacques Zilberdik

Jan 28, 2020

Palestine Media Watch

 

PLO calls for terror:

 

“Escalate the resistance and the struggle… in all its forms and manners”

 

  •  Fatah: “We will redeem you with our blood, #Palestine” 
  •  PA: “No” to Trump’s “deal of the century”

 

 

“#No_to_the_deal_of_the_century

 

In anticipation of the revelation of US President Trump’s Middle East peace plan – the so-called “deal of the century” – the PLO, the PA, and Fatah are emphasizing their rejection of the still unknown plan. They have also announced a “day of rage” on the day the plan is revealed, and called for “escalation of resistance” – a Palestinian euphemism for violence and terror.

 

Abbas’ Fatah Movement posted a photo of a Palestinian rock thrower in a call for violence accompanied by text implicitly encouraging Palestinians to seek death as martyrs for “Palestine”:

 

Posted text and text on image: “We will redeem you with our blood, #Palestine” (Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 26, 2020)

 

Similarly, the PLO urged Palestinians to “escalate the resistance and the struggle” against Israel “in all its forms and manners.” Terms like “all forms” and “all means” are ‎used by PA leaders to include the use of all types of violence, including deadly terror ‎against Israeli civilians such as stabbings and shootings, as well as throwing rocks and Molotov Cocktails:

 

“The [Palestinian] National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) again expressed its objection to every plan, project, deal, or attempt to harm the Palestinian people’s inalienable rights…  The National Council yesterday [Jan. 26, 2020] demanded that the PLO Executive Committee implement all of the National Council and [PLO] Central Council’s decisions – and foremost among them the decision determining that the transition period has ended with all of the political, security, and financial obligations in it towards the Israeli occupation – and also to take all the necessary steps to encourage and escalate the resistance and the struggle against the occupation in all its forms and manners.” (Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 27, 2020)

 

Palestinian groups also declared the day Trump announces his peace plan a “day of mass rage.” Palestinian Media Watch has documented that PA and Fatah leaders view “days of rage” as preludes to “intifadas” – campaigns of violence and terror.

 

The [Palestinian] National and Islamic Forces of the Ramallah and El-Bireh district have declared the date of the announcement of ‘the deal of disgrace’ as a day of mass rage in response to the American-Israeli aggression, on which the Palestinian people will say its piece in one voice: the deal will not pass, and our people is capable of thwarting it.” (Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 27, 2020)

 

The cartoon at the top above shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas holding his fingers up in a “V” for victory, but in place of his hand is the first word of the text: “No to the deal of the century.” (Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 23, 2020)

 

The PA presidency has also announced that “there is no discussion with the American administration, neither brief nor long,” and that its position is unwavering on “everything regarding the unacceptable deal of the century.” (Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 25, 2020)

Another Fatah post showed a tiny Trump facing a giant Palestinian rock thrower:

 

Posted text: “#No_to_the_deal_of_the_century”
Text at center of image: “No to the deal of the century” (Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 26, 2020)

 

The following are additional posts against Trump’s peace plan posted by Fatah:

 

Posted text: “#No_to_the_deal_of_the_century”
Text at bottom of image: “No to the deal of the century”

At the top of the poster is the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. Under the logo is written: “Palestinian National Liberation Movement ‘Fatah’ Mobilization and Organization Commission Information Office” (Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 26, 2020)

 

Posted text and text at bottom of image: “No to the deal of the century” [threatening] (Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 23, 2020)

 

 

Posted text and text at bottom of image: “No to the deal of the century” [More Fatah terrorist look] (Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 23, 2020)

 

Posted text and text on image: “Thanks to our people’s determination and resolve, the deal of the century will fall” (Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 26, 2020)

 

The following are longer excerpts of the texts cited above:

 

“The [Palestinian] National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) again expressed its objection to every plan, project, deal, or attempt to harm the Palestinian people’s inalienable rights…

In a statement, the National Council yesterday [Jan. 26, 2020] demanded that the PLO Executive Committee implement all of the National Council and [PLO] Central Council’s decisions – and foremost among them the decision determining that the transition period has ended with all of the political, security, and financial obligations in it towards the Israeli occupation – and also to take all the necessary steps to encourage and escalate the resistance and the struggle against the occupation in all its forms and manners (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror). This is in order to defend our people’s permanent rights, which [US President Donald] Trump’s administration and the occupation are attempting to eliminate through what is called ‘the deal of the century’ (i.e., refers to US President Donald Trump’s as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan, which he said he would reveal to Israeli leaders in late January 2020)…

The [Palestinian] National and Islamic Forces of the Ramallah and El-Bireh district have declared the date of the announcement of ‘the deal of disgrace’ as a day of mass rage in response to the American-Israeli aggression, on which the Palestinian people will say its piece in one voice: the deal will not pass, and our people is capable of thwarting it.” (Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 27, 2020)

 

Palestinian National and Islamic Forces – an unaffiliated coordinating body comprised of representatives from factions in the PLO and outside the PLO. The Palestinian National and Islamic Forces were established in 2000 shortly after the start of the PA terror campaign (the second Intifada, 2000-2005), under the authorization of Yasser Arafat and the leadership of terrorist Marwan Barghouti. During the PA terror campaign it played an active role in coordinating political efforts and terror attacks against Israel, but since the end of the campaign it has been less significant and its activity is primarily centered in Gaza.

 

Headline: “The Democratic National Coalition called to intensify the popular resistance”

The Palestinian Democratic National Coalition forces called to intensify the popular resistance (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror) in all of the Palestinian territories. The forces – which include the Palestinian Liberation Front (PLF, a terror organization and PLO member; see note below –Ed.), the Arab Liberation Front, the Palestinian Arab Front, and the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front (i.e., all PLO members) – discussed ways of intensifying the popular resistance against the settlement, after their meeting at the Popular Struggle Front’s headquarters in Ramallah…

The Democratic National Coalition forces called on the international community to pressure the extremist right-wing occupation government and [US President Donald] Trump’s administration, the occupation’s partner in its aggression against our people, to immediately stop the settlement and cease the attacks against the Palestinian national rights and sovereignty, in order to prevent pushing the region into a whirlpool of violence whose end will be bad and bitter.” (Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 24, 2020)

 

The terms “peaceful uprising/resistance,” and “popular uprising/resistance” are used by PA leaders at times to refer to peaceful protest and at times to refer to deadly terror attacks and terror waves. For example, ‎Mahmoud Abbas defined as “peaceful popular” the murderous terror during the 2015-2016 ‎terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), in which 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans and 1 Eritrean) and hundreds wounded in stabbings, shootings, and car ramming attacks. Abbas said: “We want peaceful popular uprising, and that’s what this is.” http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=16437

 

Palestinian Liberation Front (PLF) – A terror organization and member of the PLO. The PLF is headed by Secretary-General Wasel Abu Yusuf who is also a member of the PLO Executive Committee. The PLF has been responsible for numerous terror attacks, including the hijacking of an Italian cruise ship in 1985, in which one Jewish hostage in a wheelchair, Leon Klinghoffer, was shot, and then thrown overboard. The US has listed the PLF as a terror organization.

 

Headline: “The [PA] presidency: There is no discussion with the American administration regarding what is called ‘the deal of the century’”

“The Palestinian [PA] presidency emphasized yesterday [Jan. 24, 2020] that there is no discussion with the American administration, neither brief nor long. This was in response to American President Donald Trump’s statements, according to which ‘his administration spoke briefly with the Palestinians and we will speak with them again.’

The presidency again emphasized through its Spokesman [and PA Deputy Prime Minister] Nabil Abu Rudeina that the Palestinian position is clear and firm in its rejection of Trump’s decisions regarding Jerusalem (refers to his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital; see note below –Ed.) and the rest of the issues, and everything regarding the unacceptable deal of the century (i.e., refers to US President Donald Trump’s as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan).” (Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 25, 2020)

 

Nabil Abu Rudeina also serves as PA Minister of Information, Fatah Commissioner of Information, Culture, and Ideology, and Fatah Central Committee member.

 

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel – On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.

 

The US embassy was transferred from Tel Aviv and opened in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018, the anniversary of Israel’s declaration of independence in 1948 according to the Gregorian calendar.

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Founded in 1996, Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) is a non-profit Israeli research institute known internationally for its in-depth research of Palestinian society from a broad range of perspectives. PMW’s findings are sought after by governments, legislators, media outlets, and decision-makers worldwide and have played a central role in correcting inaccurate narratives about the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

 

PMW’s reports on the Palestinian Authority’s promotion and glorification of terror — which include paying salaries to terrorists; naming schools, sporting events, and public spaces after terrorists; promoting terror in children’s TV programs and schoolbooks, and so much more — have fundamentally changed the way the world sees the Palestinian Authority.

 

PMW’s exceptional team of Arabic language researchers spends countless hours monitoring, translating, and analyzing PA-controlled newspapers, TV shows, radio programs, social media sites, and schoolbooks to understand the messages the Palestinian Authority and other Palestinian leaders send to their people.

 

Translated from the original Arabic source, PMW’s findings document a decades-long pattern of the Palestinian Authority’s indoctrination of READ THE REST

 

Examine Islam


Don’t be Fooled by Supremacism, Lies and False Peace

 

John R. Houk, Blog Editor

© January 25, 2020

 

If you’ve ever Islamic revered writings such as the Quran, Hadith, Sira and various Muslim theologians commenting on the big revered three AND you are not an adherent of Islam, YOU ARE AWARE ISLAM IS EVIL toward all things non-Islamic.

 

Even though those revered writings designate Jews and Christians as People of the Book (because a Muslim dare not say Holy Bible), it is written of them THAT failure to submit to the superiority of Islam is death.

 

I’m a Christian that refuses to relegate my faith to an inferior position submitting to Muslim lies about Jesus Christ the Son of God Crucified to death on a Cross and arisen three days later to His Glorified life fully human and fully God. Christian beliefs labeled as blasphemy in Islam.

 

 

It has been quite some time since I have posted on Islam exposing that belief system as deficient, contrary and downright anti-Christian. And so I have been saving some posts from other blogs and websites exposing a nefarious Islam (primarily from Sheaholliman’s Weblog) which I will cross post here (probably with a little spellcheck applied).

 

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VIDEO: What is the Quran?

Posted by Islam Critiqued

17.1K subscribers – Jan 17, 2019

 

Adapted, in part, from Bannister, An Oral-Formulaic Study of the Qur’an.

 

Citations are all in the pinned comment.

 

For more on differences between the accounts, see here: https://youtu.be/MMvGyNBCoXo

 

Email me at: islamcritiqued@gmail.com

 

What is the Quran? Is it the word of Allah? Or is the Quran the word of…

 

The Mishnah?

2 Enoch?

3 Enoch?

Testament of Solomon?

Apocalypse of Abraham?

Book of Jubilees? Testament of Levi?

Life of Adam and Eve?

The Book of the Cave of Treasures?

The Gospel of Bartholomew?

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“Hating and Loving” for Islam

 

By Raymond Ibrahim

01/17/2020

Originally FrontPageMag.com

RaymondIbrahim.com

 

During a New Year’s Eve Islamic terror attack that took place in Russia minutes before the clock struck midnight, two Muslim men—Akhmed Imagozhev, 22 and Mikail Miziyev, 18—drove their car into and stabbed to death two police officers, one a married father of four.  Other officers subsequently shot one of the jihadis dead, while hospitalizing the other.

 

Akhmed Imagozhev, 22 and Mikail Miziyev, 18

 

An image of the two Muslim men posing with knives was later found on social media (right).  Beneath it appears the words, “love and hatred based on Tawhid!”

 

This is hardly the first time this ostensibly oxymoronic phrase appears in connection with Islamic acts of terror.  After launching a successful attack that killed two policemen in the Kashmir Valley, the militant commander of Kashmir’s Hizb al-Mujahidin—“the Party of Jihadis”—justified the murders by saying,  “We love and hate for the sake of Allah.”

 

In this otherwise cryptic motto lie the roots of Islam’s conflict with the rest of the world.  “Loving and hating” is one of several translations of the Islamic doctrine of al-wala’ wa’l-bara’ (which since 2006 I have generally translated as “Loyalty and Enmity”).

 

The wala’ portion—“love,” “loyalty,” etc.—requires Muslims always to aid and support fellow Muslims (including jihadis, for example through funds or zakat).  As one medieval Muslim authority explained, the believer “is obligated to befriend a believer—even if he is oppressive and violent toward you — while he must be hostile to the infidel—even if he is liberal and kind to you” (The Al Qaeda Reader, p. 64 ).   This is a clear reflection of Koran 48:29: “Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah; and those with him are forceful against the disbelievers, merciful among themselves.”

 

But it is the bara’—the “hate,” the “enmity”—that manifests itself so regularly that even those in the West who are not necessarily acquainted with the particulars of Muslim doctrine sense it.  For instance, in November 2015, after a series of deadly Islamic terror strikes in the West, then presidential candidate Donald Trump said, “I think Islam hates us.  There’s something there that — there’s a tremendous hatred there. There’s a tremendous hatred. We have to get to the bottom of it. There’s an unbelievable hatred of us.”

 

This “tremendous” and “unbelievable hatred” is not a product of grievances, political factors, or even an “extremist” interpretation of Islam; rather, it is a direct byproduct of mainstream Islamic teaching.  Koran 60:4 is the cornerstone verse of this doctrine and speaks for itself.  As Osama bin Laden once wrote:

 

As to the relationship between Muslims and infidels, this is summarized by the Most High’s Word: “We renounce you. Enmity and hate shall forever reign between us—till you believe in Allah alone” [Koran 60:4]. So there is an enmity, evidenced by fierce hostility from the heart. And this fierce hostility—that is, battle—ceases only if the infidel submits to the authority of Islam, or if his blood is forbidden from being shed [i.e., a dhimmi], or if Muslims are at that point in time weak and incapable. But if the hate at any time extinguishes from the heart, this is great apostasy!… Such, then, is the basis and foundation of the relationship between the infidel and the Muslim. Battle, animosity, and hatred—directed from the Muslim to the infidel—is the foundation of our religion.  (The Al Qaeda Reader, p. 43).

 

Similarly, the Islamic State confessed to the West in the context of Koran 60: 4 that “We hate you, first and foremost, because you are disbelievers.”  As for any and all political “grievances,” these are “secondary” reasons for the jihad, ISIS said:

 

The fact is, even if you were to stop bombing us, imprisoning us, torturing us, vilifying us, and usurping our lands, we would continue to hate you because our primary reason for hating you will not cease to exist until you embrace Islam. Even if you were to pay jizyah and live under the authority of Islam in humiliation, we would continue to hate you.

 

Koran 58:22 goes as far as to praise Muslims who kill their own non-Muslim family members: “You shall find none who believe in Allah and the Last Day on friendly terms with those who oppose Allah and His Messenger—even if they be their fathers, their sons, their brothers, or their nearest kindred.”

 

According to Ibn Kathir’s mainstream commentary on the Koran, this verse refers to a number of Muslims who slaughtered their own non-Muslim kin (one slew his non-Muslim father, another his non-Muslim brother, a third—Abu Bakr, the first revered caliph of Islamic history—tried to slay his non-Muslim son, and Omar, the second righteous caliph, slaughtered his relatives).   Ibn Kathir adds that Allah was immensely pleased by their unwavering zeal for his cause and rewarded them with paradise. (The Al Qaeda Reader75-76).

 

In fact, verses that support the divisive doctrine of al-wala’ wa’l-bara’ [Blog Editor: an excellent post on this doctrine HERE] permeate the Koran (see also 4:89, 4:144, 5:51, 5:54, 6:40, 9:23, and 60:1).  There is one caveat, captured by Koran 3:28: when Muslims are in a position of weakness, they may pretend to befriend non-Muslims, as long as the hate carries on in their hearts (such is taqiyya; see herehere, and here for examples; for other Islamic sanctioned forms of deception, read about tawriya, and taysir).

 

Little wonder, then, that America’s supposed best Muslim friends and allies—such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar—have issued fatwas calling on all Muslims to “oppose and hate whomever Allah commands us to oppose and hate, including the Jews, the Christians, and other mushrikin [non-Muslims], until they believe in Allah alone and abide by his laws, which he sent down to his Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings upon him.”

 

Indeed, because enmity for non-Muslims is so ironclad in the Koran, mainstream Islamic teaching holds that Muslim men must even hate—and show that they hate—their non-Muslim wives, for no other reason than that they are “infidels.”

 

If Muslims must hate those closest to them—including fathers, sons, brothers, and wives—simply because they are non-Muslims, is there any surprise that so many Muslims hate foreign “infidels” who live oceans away—such as Americans, who are further portrayed throughout the Muslim world as trying to undermine Islam?

 

In short, jihad—or terrorism, war on non-Muslims for no less a reason than that they are non-Muslims—is simply the physical realization of an overlooked concept that precedes it: Islam’s unequivocal command for Muslims to hate non-Muslims.

 

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VIDEO:  Quran, Alexander and Studies in Surah 18

 

Posted by Islam Critiqued

17.1K subscribers – Sep 7, 2019

 

In this video we: destroy the “Islamic Awareness” article related to this topic, demonstrate the Quran relies on the Alexander Myth, respond to more anticipated objections from Muslims (using Maududi), and explore some of the tangled mess of traditions elsewhere in Surah 18 and beyond. In doing so, we issue a strong challenge to Muslims regarding their theology of the Quran.

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VIDEO: Quran, Mysticism and the Ignorance of Allah

 

 

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In this video we demonstrate the sloppiness with which the Quran mixes various genres of tradition, historical and ahistorical. Patreon here: http://www.patreon.com/islamcritiqued. Email here: islamcritiqued@gmail.com

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VIDEO: Significant Changes to the Quran: Surah 33

 

Posted by Islam Critiqued

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Adapted from: David S. Powers, “Muhammad Is Not the Father of Any of Your Men: The Making of the Last Prophet”

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VIDEO: Why I Left Islam & Became Christian

 

 

Posted by Mohamad Faridi

4.83K subscribers – Dec 3, 2018

 

Around the world, people who leave the faith of Islam face state persecution, imprisonment, torture, and even execution, as well as violence, death threats, and ostracization from their own communities.

 

Many ex-Muslims risk so-called honor killing, forced marriage, kidnap, and communal violence at the hands of their families for “bringing shame” on their community. In Western countries, ex-Muslims are often thrown out of the family and face isolation and exclusion.

 

Mohamad grew up in a devout Muslim home, obediently following her parents’ orders to practice the rituals of Islam. But God was calling her to freedom and love. He was calling her to true faith. He was calling her to give up everything.

 

His Testimony is a remarkable spiritual journey from Islam to Christianity. It is also the untold story of how he ran from her father’s threats to find refuge in America. Most of all, it is the story of a young man who made life-changing sacrifices to follow Jesus—and who inspires us to do the same.

 

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Sacred Deception – Taqiyya – Political Islam

 

Posted by obbop

January 23, 2020

Western Civilization in Peril

Originally from Political Islam (11/14/14)

Taqiya-ISLAMIC DECEPTION

 

VIDEO: Bill Warner, PhD: Sacred Deception — Taqiyya

 

“I’d like to talk to you about what I find a fascinating topic that is the topic of Islamic ethics, but in particular, a part of Islamic ethics which is called sacred deception or Taqiyya.  Let me give you a few ethical rules that come from the Hadith: a Muslim does not cheat another Muslim in business a Muslim doesn’t kill another Muslim a Muslim doesn’t touch another Muslim’s wife and a Muslim doesn’t lie to another Muslim.

 

You notice something here? That’s right. You and I are left out because you see Islam is not a symmetric ethical system. The golden rule is symmetric. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” That is, there’s a balance here; the other and yourself are seen as equal. But in Islam if you’re a Kafir, you’re never equal to the Muslim. Islam does not have a golden rule. The Kafir is always inferior.

 

Now then, let’s talk about lying and deception. First let’s start with the fact that Allah has 99 names and one of those 99 names is he is the best of deceivers. But Allah is also the best of plotters and schemers so given that, it isn’t too surprising that we find in the Koran 16:106 “Those who disbelieve in Allah after having believed, who open up their hearts to disbelief will feel the wrath of Allah and have a terrible punishment.” In other words, apostates can be killed or otherwise punished. But it goes further. “But there is no punishment for anyone who is compelled to deny Allah in words but whose heart is faithful.” So in other words, a Muslim can lie about Islam if it serves Islam. And one of the ways he can serve Islam is that the Muslim is not discriminated against.

 

Here we have another in Koran 3:28: “Believers should not take Kafirs (unbelievers) as friends in preference to other believers. Who ever does this shall have no relationship left with Allah.” (In other words, if you’re a real friend [to a Kafir], you’re no longer friend of Allah). “ . . . unless you but guard yourself against them [Kafirs], taking precautions.” What this is interpreted to mean is that a Muslim can act friendly but he’s not actually the friend. That’s what is wrong. In other words, a Muslim may never give preference to a Kafir over a Muslim. There are, by the way, no less than 12 verses which say that a Muslim is not the friend of the Kafir.

 

Now let’s turn to the Hadith. “Mohammed: ‘Who will kill Ka’b bin Ashraf who has offended Allah and his prophet?’ A Muslim: ‘I will Mohammed. Would you have me do so?’‘ Yes. ’‘In order to kill him, I will need to deceive him. May I do that?’ Mohammed: ‘Yes.’” So, the Muslim deceived Ka’b bin Ashraf and he did kill him. What is this? This is the Sunna of Mohammed; it is possible to lie to the Kafir as long as it advances Islam. This is the nature of Taqiyya.

 

Now there is another way in which a Muslim can lie. There’s a hadith, a fairly well-known hadith, in which there are three reasons for Muslims to lie. One is jihad, that is the struggle against the Kafir. So a Muslim can lie to you anytime he needs to advance Islam. The other is a Muslim a lie to another Muslim if it will make the situation better. And a husband and wife may lie to each other as long as it smooths the relationships in the household. So deception is part of Islam. Allah is a deceiver. Mohammed was a deceiver, and therefore, every Muslim can be a deceiver. It is so special that it has a name, Taqiyya. So the next time you’re hearing something about Islam that just doesn’t sound right, and it comes from the mouth of a Muslim, you’re right. It’s not right. It’s a lie. It is Taqiyyah.

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Guide to Islam And Islamic Extremism

 

By Timothy Benton

Jan 23, 2020

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0Censor Guide to Islam And Islamic Extremism

 

What is Islamic Extremism

 

Islamic extremism is a term that will cause many of us to have nightmares, imagining some person in our dreams with a mask and a turban, screaming Islamic phrases out as they jump with no fear into a crowd of people and blow themselves up. But what is Islamic extremism?

 

I imagine what standards you are viewing this against would change or alter your perception of what is extremist or not, so to keep things simple, how about we stay within Western Based perceptions. These are rather simple, an Islamic extremist is anyone that feels their religion gives them the right to try to dictate to people in the West what our interactions not only with them should be, but when forceful suggestions don’t work violence is acceptable.

 

What is the difference between Islam and the other Abrahamic faiths

 

Before I get too much into this, I need all to understand the differences between the faiths. While Jews believe that their faith is held sacred, the more orthodox may turn ornery if they feel you are infringing on their right to practice their faith, but as a rule, they would never dream of trying to force others to convert, they just want to be left alone. Judaism has made conversion hard to prevent people from converting for frivolous reasons. The violence one can read in the time of the early advent of Judaism, such as the Exodus, the conquering of the land wiping out of the people, this is not pertinent to Judaism today, the violent parts are rejected universally.

 

Christianity while more an outgoing faith in the way of proselytizing, the true teachings of the faith teach that this must be done with love, violence is rejected, forgiveness is to be handed out freely. Before anyone says that Christianity was very violent in the past, you are correct, but this was not due to the teachings, this was due to the politicization of the faith.

 

Islam

 

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But Islam is different, and please, don’t take this as saying that all Muslims are violent, in fact, that majority of Muslims are peace-loving people who as a rule have no problems living with people of other faiths. But this is where the similarities end, Islam was founded on violence, it teaches in its core teachings that violence is acceptable, in fact, will be needed in the end to force all to submit to  the faith; if you are truly going to delve deep into the faith, there is little you can do to get away from this.

 

But what is Islam? At its most basic component, you have to look at what Islam means, it means submission. Submission to whom? It is submission to Allah, and this was directed and taught by what they consider as the highest prophet, Mohammad. Mohammad in his teachings that were recorded in the Quran left little to choice (he never wrote the Quran, he was illiterate, others recorded what they heard him say), he openly stated he was the final word on all, what he stated did change over time. Early verses of Islam more peaceful in nature, later in life Mohammad was far from peaceful, these teachings take precedence over all others, thus the more peaceful verses when it was better to live in peace due to a lack of power  are superceded later with verses telling them to be not peaceful, naturally a Muslim will not ever offer up this information, instead will continue to quote the peaceful verses even though they know they gave way to the later ones.

 

Unlike Judaism and Christianity, both which did have parts that dictated how to treat others,  with the Jewish law you have parts that dictated how a Jew should live, it never gives mention to how a none Jew should live their life. Judaism wanted their people to live separate, not make demands on the rest of the world to satisfy their faith. Christianity as well tells its people to give to G-d what is his, to man what is his, and live your life within a way that is permitted within the system, that is unless the system is in direct violation of your faith (you saw this with martyrs in Rome in the advent of Christianity).

 

But Islam does not make this distinction, it tells its rulers how to rule, what their outlook should be towards others. Any land conquered under the name of Islam is held in holy trust (that has always been the core of the problem with Israel, not over some imaginary right to heritage as the “Palestinians” love to claim). To this day materials in Islamic nations speak of the part of Spain by its Islamic name, Libya’s Gaddiffi made a statement once about taking back over holy land in Spain, they were going to do so not by war, rather by using the Europeans own political correctness against them; sadly this is looking more and more probable as time goes on.

 

In Islam Sharia is the law of the land, all laws, even in more secular nations like Egypt are still very much influenced by Sharia. A good example is if you go to the most moderate of Islamic majority of states, such an Egypt or Indonesia, it is illegal for one to convert an Islamic person out of their faith, but it is 100% legal for any Islamic person to convert or proselytize one from another faith to Islam. Even divorce in Indonesia is controlled by the Islamic faith. In their 1974 Marriage Law they have laws for each faith to marry and divorce, they set up the different customs to handle divorce, but Muslims only have unwritten customary (adat) law and  Muslim religious law.

 

Another problem is honesty. Judaism and Christianity teach you should be honest, not lie, but Islam teaches it is perfectly acceptable to lie your head off, so long as it promotes Islam or is protecting you in some way. And this is not just my understanding, Islam teaches this rather plainly.

 

Holy Koran with isolated. Verse of the koran.

Quran

 

Quran (16:106) – Establishes that there are circumstances that can “compel” a Muslim to tell a lie.

 

Quran (3:28) – This verse tells Muslims not to take those outside the faith as friends, unless it is to “guard themselves” against danger, meaning that there are times when a Muslim may appear friendly to non-Muslims, even though they should not feel friendly.

 

Quran (9:3)“…Allah and His Messenger are free from liability to the idolaters…” The dissolution of oaths is with pagans who remained at Mecca following its capture. They did nothing wrong but were evicted anyway.  (The next verse refers only to those who have a personal agreement with Muhammad as individuals – see Ibn Kathir vol 4, p 49)

 

Quran (66:2)“Allah has already ordained for you the dissolution of your oaths…”

 

Quran (40:28) – A man is introduced as a believer, but one who had to “hide his faith” among those who are not believers.

 

Quran (2:225)“Allah will not call you to account for thoughtlessness in your oaths, but for the intention in your hearts”

 

Quran (3:54)“And they (the disbelievers) schemed, and Allah schemed (against them): and Allah is the best of schemers.” The Arabic word used here for scheme (or plot) is makara, which literally means ‘deceit’. If Allah is supremely deceitful toward unbelievers, then there is little basis for denying that Muslims are allowed to do the same. (See also 8:30 and 10:21)

 

This is a problem when dealing with Muslims, more so when doing this with nation states. They are taught that they can lie if it aids them, they can make treaties with none believers, these should only be used as a means to build back up strength so you can attack again. I have told many, if you hear one thing but see another, I would never go by what I hear, rather what I see.

 

Treatment of none Islamic people in Muslim Majority Nations

 

ISIS Terror (victims prepared for beheading)

 

In many places they either don’t allow other faiths to live in their land (Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, EAU), or if they do they have to live in a subservient role to Islam, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, and the rest of the Arab world. In the past, all people not Muslim had to always stay in a submissive way, had to pay Jizyah {Jizhya} (الجزية) this was a tax all unbelievers were supposed to pay for not being Muslim. This was not so much intended as protection money, in the way of extortion, it was meant to humiliate, to show that they were beneath the Muslim’s, as such they were obligated to pay this, so they could live. Here is what the Quran says about it:

 

Quran 9:29 [Blog Editor: My Word Doc would not acquire the Arabic characters for the below translation. To read the original you will go to the LINK then scroll to this point.]

Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel subdued.

 

What effect does Islamic Migration have

 

Dr. Peter Hammond, a researcher that has spent his life studying Islamic migration, the effect on the surrounding population, the interaction of the Islamic migrants on the general population, made a rather startling and troubling find concerning their demands on the nation and the people. In his book Slavery, Terrorism and Islam he breaks down Islam’s interactions with the society around them as they grow, rather than give my own quotes, I will quote him:

 

When politically correct and culturally diverse societies agree to ‘the reasonable’ Muslim demands for their ‘religious rights,’ they also get the other components under the table. Here’s how it works (percentages source CIA: The World Fact Book (2007)).

 

As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone. In fact, they may be featured in articles and films, stereotyped for their colorful uniqueness:

 

United States — Muslim 1.0%
Australia — Muslim 1.5%
Canada — Muslim 1.9%
China — Muslim 1%-2%
Italy — Muslim 1.5%
Norway — Muslim 1.8%

 

At 2% and 3% they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs:

 

Denmark — Muslim 2%
Germany — Muslim 3.7%
United Kingdom — Muslim 2.7%
Spain — Muslim 4%
Thailand — Muslim 4.6%

 

From 5% on they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population.

 

They will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply. (United States ).

 

France — Muslim 8%
Philippines — Muslim 5%
Sweden — Muslim 5%
Switzerland — Muslim 4.3%
The Netherlands — Muslim 5.5%
Trinidad &Tobago — Muslim 5.8%

 

At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islam is not to convert the world but to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

 

When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions ( Paris –car-burnings). Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats ( Amsterdam – Mohammed cartoons).

 

Guyana — Muslim 10%
India — Muslim 13.4%
Israel — Muslim 16%
Kenya — Muslim 10%
Russia — Muslim 10-15%

 

After reaching 20% expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning:

 

Ethiopia — Muslim 32.8%

 

At 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare:

 

Bosnia — Muslim 40%
Chad — Muslim 53.1%
Lebanon — Muslim 59.7%

 

From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels:

 

Albania — Muslim 60%
Malaysia — Muslim 60.4%
Qatar — Muslim 77.5%
Sudan — Muslim 70%

 

After 80% expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide:

 

Bangladesh — Muslim 83%
Egypt — Muslim 90%
Gaza — Muslim 98.7%
Indonesia — Muslim 86.1%

Iran — Muslim 98%
Iraq — Muslim 97%
Jordan — Muslim 92%
Morocco — Muslim 98.7%
Pakistan — Muslim 97%
Palestine — Muslim 99%
Syria — Muslim 90%
Tajikistan — Muslim 90%
Turkey — Muslim 99.8%
United Arab Emirates — Muslim 96%

 

100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ — the Islamic House of Peace — there’s supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim:

 

Afghanistan — Muslim 100%
Saudi Arabia — Muslim 100%
Somalia — Muslim 100%
Yemen — Muslim 99.9%

 

Of course, that’s not the case. To satisfy their blood lust, Muslims then start killing each other for a variety of reasons.

 

I think one of the best quotes I have seen concerning this came from Leon Uris:

 

‘Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; and the tribe against the world and all of us against the infidel. – Leon Uris, ‘The Haj’

 

Conclusion

 

Western-Muslim-parents

 

So are all Muslims bad? Of course not, they are far from it, the problem we have today is the press is so intent on covering for all Muslims, they either ignore or disregard the bad ones in their midst. In other cases they try to say incorrectly that groups like ISIS are not true Muslims, I would beg to differ, they are actually doing nothing that Mohammad himself did not do.

 

In other cases they give such low expectations, when places like Saudi Arabia say that women now have more value than livestock, the left, and feminist groups for their part,  explode in their praise of them for their enlightened outlook.

 

Sadly these are the same feminist and women rights activist that seems to think what they stand for has no bearing with Islamic women or for Western Women victimized by Muslim males. Rather than stick up for the Western woman being attacked, sexually molested and raped by Muslim migrants, they attack them, saying it is somehow their fault, maybe they should have dressed better (we all know if it was a rape from a Western male, they would never dream of making this claim, nor would they blame the woman for such a heinous act).

 

Islamic Terrorism USA

 

You see this in the press, rather than say there is a terrible problem with Islam, they blame it on the economy, lack of jobs, western ideology being forced on these people. And while doing this they ignore there are two forces at work within Islam in the present, one is looking to bring it back to its more radical ways when it was at its height of power, they dream of recreating a Caliphate again.

 

The press ignores this, makes excuses for them, or says look at the peaceful Muslims, what about them? The bottom line is like with many groups, the peaceful ones are irrelevant, they do nothing to change the narrative of the radicals, thus giving them power by their silence, the ones that do speak are quickly attacked or dispatched. In other cases people who speak out are ostracized by the whole, they are seen as somehow being traitors to Islam.

 

In the same way that you had peaceful loving Germans in WW2, peaceful loving Chinese under Mao, and equally loving peaceful people under Stalin, they did not drive the narrative, their silence gave power to the minority, end the end they were irrelevant to what was driving the narrative in those countries.

 

By not exposing this you give power to the radicals and make the voices of the peace and change even more irrelevant. In the cold war, we did not say look at how peaceful the majority of the Russians were, we took groups that wanted to bring freedom to the Soviet system, recognized and gave them both support and resources to do something, they soon became many and changed the system from within. We need to do the same with Islam, stop empowering tyrants and radical dictators, we need to start aiding the ones trying to drag Islam into the 21 century.

 

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi – Egypt

 

You do have heroic people within the Islamic community, Egypt’s ruler openly called for a dialog to bring Islam into the modern age, to reject the violent bent seen in the Koran. Sadly most of the press was silent, the Western powers, for the most part, ignored this, under Obama instead we have catered to the more violent, then ignoring the radicals, calling them JV or amateurish; while the US has changed this outlook under Trump, seems he is more willing to push to call out the radicals, to be fair he is also willing to embrace the ones that started most of this last wave of radicalness, the Saudi’s.

 

But then even within a society as closed off and radical as Saudi Arabia is, we see cracks in that growing within that society as they try to move more towards getting away from their radical ideology. Today there are calls for women to drive, openly having a dialog with Israel, actually allowing Jews within their nation and having leaders go to Israel. The Saudi’s and other more orthodox Islamic states seem to be changing, but then there are pulls from nations like Iran that are pushing to bring more fundamentalism, just what they see as the proper way.

 

Islam can pull itself from the past, but if it does not, we need to be ready to call it out for this, not make excuses for them. We need to see support, aid and giving open alliance to leaders that are pushing for a more modern view of Islam, openly call out the ones that aren’t, and in nations like Saudi Arabia and the other nations around them, we need to let them be on notice, now more is the West going to turn a blind eye towards spreading of radicalism, but we will be quick to notice and praise when they make moves to stop it.

 

  1. Indonesia Department of Information, Introduction to Law of the Republic of Indonesia Number 1 of the Year 1974 on Marriage 5 (Nov. 1975),  supra note 1, at 5. See also INDONESIAN LAW 1949-1989: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF FOREIGN-LANGUAGE MATERIALS WITH BRIEF COMMENTARIES ON LAW 167 (S. Pompe ed., 1992). https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmXoypizjW3WknFiJnKLwHCnL72vedxjQkDDP1mXWo6uco/wiki/Ministry_of_Communication_and_Informatics_(Indonesia).html

 

I know some will say that there is no support for this, if you feel this way, please go to this article that looks at polling around the world and in the Middle East, it is very enlightening.

 

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