Female Genital Mutilation and Islamic Social Norms


I realize there are Muslims that have adopted Western norms particularly in Western nations. Nonetheless, unless a Westernized Muslim is willing to condemn Quranic, Hadith, Sira or Shariah practices that are contrary to Western Culture, Western norms and Western Laws (and from my perspective – U.S. Constitutional Law) those Muslims are underserving of the benefits of residing in the West.

Yeah I know –  Multiculturalists who care little of the traditions the West has provided are beginning to experience their blood boiling. I live in America thus I am not Leftist Multicultural thought and speech laws – at least not subject for now. Americans keep voting American Constitutional Laws for American Courts.

 

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Female Genital Mutilation and Islamic Social Norms

 

By Paul Sutliff

February 15, 2020

American Thinker

 

On January 30th of this year, a 12-year-old girl in Egypt died as a result of her parents having Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) performed on her. Egypt has had a law outlawing the practice since 2008. The parents have been charged.  This law was written to protect females because Islamic social norms permit and encourage this practice.

 

According to Ian Askew, World Health Organization Director for the Department of Reproductive Health and Research:

 

FGM describes all procedures that involve the partial or total removal of external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.  It has no health benefits.

 

More than 200 million girls and women alive today are living with FGM and many are at risk of suffering the associated negative health consequences as a result.

 

These include death, severe bleeding and problems urinating.  Longer-term consequences range from cysts and infections to complications in childbirth and increased risk of newborn deaths.

 

FGM is a grave violation of the human rights of girls and women.

 

Another term used for FGM is female circumcision.  Some countries prefer the term FGC, as it is seen as “more neutral.”  (The “C” being a reference to “cutting.”)  This “more neutral” term allows their medical personnel to package FGM into the “birth package.”  Ebony Ridell Bamber, the head of advocacy and policy at Orchid Project, a UK-based NGO working towards ending FGM, states that.  “It really contributes to legitimizing and entrenching the practice even further.”

 

In Islam, legitimization comes when shariah, Islamic law, endorses and promotes a practice.  Under shariah, female circumcision is required of Muslim females. This is documented in Reliance of the Traveller:

 

e4.3   Circumcision is obligatory (O: for both men and women.  For men it consists of removing the prepuce from the penis, and for women, removing the prepuce (Ar. Bazr) of the clitoris (n: not the clitoris itself, as some mistakenly assert).  (A: Hanbalis hold that circumcision of women is not obligatory but sunna, while Hanafis consider it a mere courtesy to the husband.)”

 

Islamic scholars have been found using this piece to declare to non-Muslims that shariah does not agree with FGM, going so far as to claim it is unIslamic if carried out to the extreme and totally removing the clitoris:

 

Female circumcision, known pejoratively in its extreme form as female genital mutilation or cutting, is not prescribed in the Quran and there are no authentic prophetic traditions recommending the practice.  The basis in Islamic law is that it is not permissible to cause bodily harm and any such practice of female circumcision proven to be harmful would be unlawful.

 

This is very deceptive.  Let’s look at what the abbreviations mean in the above section of shariah:

 

A: …  comment by Sheikh ‘Abd al-Wakil Durubi

Ar.     Arabic

n: …  remark by the translator

O: …  excerpt from the commentary of Sheikh ‘Umar Barakat

 

Taking the commentary of the translator out, the passage now reads:

 

e4. 3    Circumcision is obligatory (O: for both men and women.  For men it consists of removing the prepuce from the penis, and for women, removing the prepuce (Ar.  Bazr) of the clitoris.

 

Many other hadiths also back up the obligation for FGM under Shariah.  For example:

 

  • Jami` at-Tirmidhi Vol. 1 Book 1 #109

 

Aishah narrated that: the Prophet said: “When the circumcised meets the circumcised then Ghusl [full-body ritual purification] is required.”

 

 

Yahya related to me from Malik from Ibn Shihab from Said ibn al- Musayyab that Umar ibn al-Khattab and Uthman ibn Affan and A’isha, the wife of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to say, “When the circumcised part touches the circumcised part, ghusl is obligatory.”

 

  • Sahih al-Bukhari 6599, 6600

 

Abu Huraira: Allah’s Messenger said, “No child is born but has the Islamic Faith, but its parents turn it into a Jew or a Christian.  It is as you help the animals give birth.  Do you find among their offspring a mutilated one before you mutilate them yourself.”

 

[Burka (or is it Niqab) clad Muslim gals]

 

To say that FGM only happens in third-world countries ignores the sad and sorry truth that several countries have passed laws forbidding this cruelty to their children. Egypt passed a law against FGM in 2008 and was amended in 2016. But by 2015, a “government survey discovered that 87% of Egyptian women and girls aged between 15 and 49 have been mutilated, or as the Egyptian government put it, “circumcised.”

 

February 6th was the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. This annual day of awareness was commemorated this year by the German news source DW.com’s article, “Female genital mutilation feels ‘like living in a dead body’ by Shadia Abdelmoneim, which describes how a midwife performed FGM on her without her consent after the birth of her third child in Sudan:

 

It led to a lengthy period of shock thereafter where she found it difficult to trust anybody, but Shadia also vividly recalls the moment she realized what had happened.

 

“I wanted to go to the toilet, but something wasn’t right.  I couldn’t walk and was in considerable pain.  When I saw what she had done, I was shocked.  She’d cut everything open and then sewn it closed.  I had no idea what to do.”

 

Shadia, already fighting against female genital mutilation and for women’s rights as an activist in Sudan, was in her mid 30s at the time.  She started living in a constant state of fear for her three daughters; she could barely let them out of her sight.

 

“How could women do something like that to one another, how?” she asks, her eyes welling up with tears.  “Being circumcised is like living in a dead body.”

 

Dr.  Cornelia Strunz, who works at the Desert Flower Center, met Shadia when she came to the center for help, said Shadia needed surgery to help her live with this mutilation. According to Dr.  Strunz, there are many possible problems that result from FGM.

 

Many women have problems emptying their bladder after FGM.  Menstrual blood can’t drain properly.  For some, sex becomes practically impossible.  Women can also develop fistulas — connections between two body parts which should not exist at all in normal circumstances.  One example would be a link between the vagina and rectum, leading to them passing stools through the vagina.  Obviously, that’s not very easy to live with.

 

Social norms that allow for FGM conflict with several social norms of Western civilization.  It denies a women’s rights to have control over her own body, as it is a requirement under shariah.  It destroys a woman’s ability to enjoy partaking in sexual activity when the woman marries.  This makes the act a duty and not a pleasure. The act itself violates the Hippocratic Oath “to do no harm.” In countries where FGM is banned, parents/guardians who have this done to their own daughters are denying the validity of laws made by men.

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Tucker Carlson Nails It! All You Need to Know About GOP Governors Who Turned on Trump!


Ann Corcoran endorses Tucker Carlson’s 1/3/20 broadcast as an expose of treasonous GOP Governors welcoming American-hating Muslim refugees. BUT Tucker begins with speaking of American enemy Iranian general Qasem Soleimani being killed by an American air strike.

 

Tucker doesn’t question that Soleimani was an evil Islamic terrorist, but openly wonders if Iranian retaliation will lead to open war between the USA and Iran. I for one am weary of American invasions; HOWEVER I am all in to bomb the crap out of anything that provides an economic/military benefit for the Iranian regime. Take out oil, nuclear and military capacities with American technology less soldiers’ boots. AND keep on crippling the regime until a surrender or collapse.

 

The GOP Governors ignoring a majority of American wishes on refugees while siding with Dem Multiculturalists begins at about the 30 minute mark of a 39:33 length video. EIGHTEEN GOP Governors giving go ahead for American-hating Muslim Refugees in so-called Christian Charities are making a buck.

 

Other topics: China, 2nd Amendment stops Church shooting in Texas, Homelessness in San Francisco and Boeing financial woes.

 

JRH 1/4/19

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Tucker Carlson Nails It! All You Need to Know About GOP Governors Who Turned on Trump!

 

By Ann Corcoran

1/4/2020

Frauds, Crooks and Criminals

 

In just a little over 5 minutes last night Tucker Carlson in a segment on the US Refugee Admissions Program and the President’s efforts to reform it, explains exactly what we have been saying for weeks in dozens of posts.

 

Especially interesting is the focus on phony Christian charity as Carlson’s millions of viewers learn that it is federal contractors masquerading as charitable religious groups that have successfully lobbied Republican governors—18 so far—to thumb their noses at Trump and ask for more refugees for their states!

 

It is vitally important that you send this far and wide. Hat tip: Brenda.

 

The segment begins here:

 

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson Tonight 1/3/20 FULL | Tucker Carlson Fox News January 3, 2020 [GOP Governor/Muslim Refugee segment begins about 30 minute mark]

 

 

[Posted by valdilene pessoa

44.2K subscribers – Jan 3, 2020]

 

Don’t miss my post yesterday about CAIR sending wet kisses to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan when he became the 18th governor to say his state welcomes more poverty from the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

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About Frauds, Crooks and Criminals

 

During the next two years Americans will be bombarded by the media with news about the joys of diversity and the economic boom ‘New Americans’ are bringing to the US.

 

However, it’s important that the voting public sees the full picture.

 

Yes, there are deserving immigrants arriving in America, and then there are those who are frauds, crooks and criminals.

 

And, of course, there are American criminals as well.

 

I’ll mention some of those too. In fact, I will have to because most law enforcement and the media rarely report the immigration status of crooks and criminals!

 

Ann Corcoran

 

FINALLY—In Spite of Islamic Ideology, Asia Bibi Escapes Pakistan


John R. Houk

© May 9, 2019

 

Asia Bibi Family Collage (includes husband Ashiq Masih. Daughters Eisham, Esha & Sidra)

 

In October 2018 the Pakistan Supreme Court – at great risk to Judges’ bodily harm – finally realized Christian-hating Muslims framed Asia Bibi of violating Pakistan’s incredulously moronic Blasphemy Law and gave her exoneration.

 

After Asia’s exoneration her family fearing death threats managed to flee Pakistan for safety. BUT the Pakistan government refused to allow Asia Bibi to flee for her life. THEN European nations with a Christian heritage refused to grant asylum to Asia Bibi out of FEAR of enraging their significant Muslim population boosted by recent years of Muslim migration (both legal and illegal).

 

SURPRISING to me, I have learned Canada has granted Asia Bibi asylum and indeed it is reported she has arrived in Canada safely. I say “surprising” because Canada’s current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a blatant Multiculturalist supporting Muslim refugees no matter the cost that Islamic theopolitical ideology is against the Western rule of law and culture.

 

Below are two stories cross posted from Vlad Tepes and The Gateway Pundit. Especially in The Gateway Pundit NOTICE the HUGE NUMBER of Muslims in Pakistan calling for the death of Asia Bibi. So much for the lie of moderate Islam versus radical Islam. OR perhaps the majority of Pakistan Muslims are radical?

 

No my friends, those Muslims calling for Asia Bibi’s death are merely following the hate inherent in Islamic revered writings.

 

JRH 5/9/19

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Asia Bibi in Canada

 

Posted by Eeyore

May 8, 2019

Vlad Tepes

 

VIDEO: Woman given death sentence for blasphemy leaves Pakistan

[Posted by CBC News

Published on May 8, 2019

 

Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on death row over false blasphemy charges, has left the country. Bibi was acquitted by the country’s top court six months ago. Her lawyer says she has left for Canada.

 

To read more: https://www.cbc.ca/1.5127324]

 

It is possible that this is the first genuine refugee Canada has taken in. And it is an amazingly good thing that Canada did. One wonders if there are conditions to her being here such as limits to her freedom of speech to discuss Islam and its impact on minorities in Islamic countries. It is difficult not to believe that the Saudi girls are not under conditions like that as their language has been extremely measured since arriving here.

 

The CBC article failed to mention that the UK turned down her application because of concerns over how local muslims would behave. Once again showing who makes the law in the UK.

 

It is a powerfully good thing that Canada brought in Asia. However I personally have met migrants to Canada from Syria who were Christian but had to lie and say they were Muslim to get into Canada as a refugee. So while this extremely high profile case is an excellent event, someone needs to look in to the actual policy in Canada in terms of accepting genuine refugees of Islamic horror and discrimination against minority religions and see what is wrong in the system.

 

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Persecuted Christian Asia Bibi Flees to Canada After Muslim Blasphemy Law Acquittal in Pakistan

 

By Jim Hoft

May 8, 2019

The Gateway Pundit

 

In November 2018 hundreds of thousands of Muslims rallied in Pakistan demanding that Christian mother Asia Bibi be beheaded for insulting Islam. [PHOTO]

 

Asia Bibi, a poor farm laborer and Christian, was released in October from prison in 2018 for the blasphemy charges. [PHOTO]

 

Bibi was not allowed to leave Pakistan until her trial was over.

 

Muslims want her dead.

 

 

Earlier this week Asia Bibi arrived in Canada after fleeing Pakistan.


She was not safe there despite her acquittal.

 

FOX News reported:

 

The Christian woman who spent years on death row in Pakistan for alleged blasphemy before she was acquitted last year has left the country for Canada, her lawyer confirmed to Fox News on Wednesday.

 

Asia Bibi was convicted on blasphemy charges in 2009 after a quarrel with a fellow farmworker who accused her of insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.

 

After spending eight years on death row, the 54-year-old’s conviction was overturned last year by the Supreme Court. Despite being a “free woman” after the death sentence was thrown out, she has been in protective custody – itself a kind of prison – because of religious extremists’ calls for her hanging.

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AfD Exposing Islamic Culture


John R. Houk

© May 1, 2019

 

Muslim Slave Culture

 

A brief article attributed to Daniel Greenfield on Jihad Watch exposes the dhimmitude of America’s Multicultural Left (European undoubted influence). A museum in Massachusetts demands anti-Refugee/anti-immigration political party AfD (English: Alternative for Germany – German: Alternative fuer Deutschland) stop using an 1866 oil painting depicting the Muslim slave trade.

 

The AfD is vilified by European press as “far Right” often making the attempt to equate the political party as racist Neo-Nazis. The vilification is unjustified. AfD simply wants to preserve the heritage of Germany by ending Multicultural Diversity and refusing-to-assimilate Muslim Refugees/Immigrants. You can read what AfD stands for from their own info (NOT Leftist Multicultural sources in the USA or Europe!): MANIFESTO FOR GERMANY: The Political Programme of the Alternative for Germany (96 page pdf – 2017).

 

An example of Multiculturalist propaganda can be found at a website I usually go to as a source about Islamic terrorism – Global Security: AfD Alternative fuer Deutschland/”Alternative for Germany”. Some of the terminology used by Global Security used as descriptors are xenophobic, far-right AfD, jingoistic, and frightening similarities to the Nazi regime. You get an idea of Global Security’s attitude toward President Trump when AfD is described as having an affinity to: “… affinities with Trump Republicans include fear of immigrants and foreigners; hostility toward the European Union; and contempt for standard operating procedure in government and willingness to gut the state apparatus. As a jingoistic “Make Germany Great Again” outfit full of unpredictable political neophytes, the AfD is fairly comparable to the Trumpites.” Thanks to Hitler’s Master Race ideology; when the AfD plays to their listeners extolling European and German culture, critics of AfD use the Nazi label. It’s almost as if intolerant Islamic culture will sanitize European and German cultural history.

 

Thanks to all this Multiculturalist vilification it is understandable the world’s Jews look unfavorably toward AfD with all the Nazi comparisons. According to a 2017 Times of Israel article, 88% of the AfD looks favorably upon the Jewish State of Israel:

 

Jews hate the Alternative for Germany, but the Alternative for Germany loves Jews — or at least the Jewish state, according to a new poll.

 

The Jewish community largely condemned Sunday’s election victory of the far-right party, known in Germany as AfD, which garnered some 13 percent of the vote in Sunday’s national poll, making it the country’s third largest faction in parliament.

 

Yet the party derided for anti-Semitic, xenophobic views redolent of the Nazis is also staunchly supportive of Israel, one of a number of right-wing populist parties in Europe that have tried to make common cause with Israel’s tough stance toward terror and self-styled position as a forward bulwark against Islamic extremism.

 

 

According to wide-ranging poll commissioned by a group promoting German-Israeli relations, most AfD politicians profess to care deeply about Israel’s security, support Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state, reject unilaterally recognizing a Palestinian state, and generally support a stronger relationship between Jerusalem and Berlin.

 

 

Seventy-seven percent those polled agreed with the statement that anti-Zionism is a form of anti-Semitism; 23% disagreed.

 

 

Some 88% said Israel’s 70th birthday next year was a reason for Germans to celebrate, while fewer than 4% disagreed with that statement. (For comparison, at the Social Democrats of Martin Schulz — which came in second in the national elections, ahead of the AfD — 11% felt that Israel’s anniversary was no reason to celebrate.)

 

 

When it comes to Holocaust education, however, the AfD scorecard doesn’t look so great. While 100% of respondents from the center-left, the center-right parties, and the Greens, said they “totally” agreed that it was important to teach the young generation about the Shoah [Blog Editor: “Shoah” = Holocaust], at the AfD, 38% “tend to” agree and 6% “tend to” disagree. (Loathed by Jews, Germany’s far-right AfD loves the Jewish state; By RAPHAEL AHREN; Times of Israel; 9/24/17 11:58 pm)

 

In full disclosure, many if not most members of AfD in their enthusiasm to preserve German culture against Islamic inroads use uber-nationalist language hearkening back to Nazi ideology. And the Times of Israel article quoted above pulls no punches in criticizing the AfD rank and file for idiotic Nazi-memory endearment in the sentiment to preserve German heritage. The big difference on preserving German heritage is that the AfD has no intention of Germanizing the globe as Hitler’s Nazis did.

 

I have read AfD leadership is making a huge effort to re-educate their rank and file in the horror of the Holocaust.

 

The Left in America and Europe vilifies the AfD for preserving Western xenophobic, then the AfD starts educating on Islamic imperialism. In this case the issue being pointed out is the Muslim slave trade. This brings me back to a Massachusetts museum decrying the AfD displaying a copy of the 1866 oil painting by Jean-Leon Gerome called “The Slave Market.”

 

JRH 5/1/19 (Hat Tip: Sheaholliman’s Weblog)

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Museum Tries to Censor Depiction of Islamic Slavery

 

The Slave Market by Jean-Leon Gerome

 

By DANIEL GREENFIELD

APR 30, 2019 5:00 PM

Jihad Watch

 

History has a notorious Islamophobic bias. The only way to get rid of Islamphobia [sic] is to dispose of history entirely.

 

That’s a difficult challenge. Censorship is a lot easier.

 

An American art museum is demanding that a German far-right party stop using one of its paintings, portraying a 19th-century slave auction, in a campaign poster for the European elections.

 

“We are strongly opposed to the use of this work to advance any political agenda,” Olivier Meslay, the director of the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, told The Associated Press. “We did not supply the painting to the AfD,” he said, using the acronym for the party Alternative for Germany.

 

The 1866 oil-on-canvas painting “Slave Market,” by Jean-Leon Gerome, shows a black, apparently Muslim slave trader displaying a naked young woman with much lighter skin to a group of men for examination.

 

The AfD’s Berlin branch said they put up 30 posters of the painting across the German capital with the slogan: “So that Europe won’t become Eurabia.”

 

The party, known for its anti-Muslim stance, said it won’t take down any of the posters.

 

The Clark Art Institute owns the painting because Sterling Clark, a man its current staff don’t seem to like very much once bought it. It doesn’t own the rights to it.

 

So it has no legal authority to do anything.

 

The painting, and some of Gerome’s other work, were clearly meant to depict the dehumanizing qualities of slavery. While most viewers focus in on the woman in the painting, it also depicts an African man being examined and forced into slavery.

 

The Islamic slave trade was conducted in both Africans and Europeans.

 

Finally, Gerome was both an artist and a scholar. The painting is set in an actual place in Cairo. It’s unknown whether the artist personally observed the slave trade, but it’s likely that he did. And the trade continued for much longer than most people care to realize. In some Muslim countries, it continues today.

 

The Cairo setting is an important reminder that Egypt was a major gateway for the African slave trade. Censoring the painting won’t banish that truth.

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John R. Houk

© May 1, 2019

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Lan Astaslem – I Will Not Surrender


Criticizing Islam has long been branded as racism by the Left-Wing Press (which apparently now includes Fox News – see Judge Jeanine Pirro) and Muslim Apologists. The reality is even though a majority may follow (or perhaps pretend to follow) only the peaceful portions of the Quran, Hadith and Sira; the majority of terrorism committed globally is done in the name of Islamic revered writings’ teachings.

 

Depending who read, 49 or 50 Muslims died at the hands of a Left-Wing White Supremacists. The Media drools over telling the atrocity committed by a White Man against Muslim victims. AND YET the media and national governments seem to be in a blind slumber as THOUSANDS OF CHRISTIANS are murdered (oft times graphically) annually.

 

Justin Smith elaborates on the violent murders committed by Muslims in the name of Islam. DO NOT BE LIKE A MUSLIM AND SLIP INTO HATE, but react in self-preservation at all costs knowing that Christ died for an undeserving humanity and arose from death to life that the undeserving could attain eternal life through in the Risen Christ.

 

JRH 3/22/19

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The Commonality of Muslims, Nazis and Klansmen

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 3/20/2019 11:37 PM

 

Nobody wants to die before their allotted time for an average lifespan has been realized, but it happens when evil comes to call, in whatever form it has assumed that day. Many truly innocent people have been murdered over the course of history by all manner of evil, such as the Communist Bolsheviks, the National Socialists, Stalin, Mao, the Ku Klux Klan and much more, and no person who has served such masters, including Islam, can claim innocence, even though they themselves may not have ever killed a person as one of their members. Those who allowed the murders, in some cases praised and cheered, the mayhem, the chaos and evil, are complicit in the atrocities and just as culpable, including the so-called “innocents” murdered at Christchurch.

 

Right away the Leftist mainstream media gave every predictable response under the sun, from falsely proclaiming the Christchurch terrorist to be a “right wing conservative” to blaming President Trump and his alleged fanning the flames of “white supremacy”, when the only supremacists of the terror event were in the two mosques. Although the Christchurch, New Zealand terror attack was seen as horrible and heinous and the media wailed to the rooftops over its cost in human life, every single day we have massacres of Christians and infidels by devout Muslims occurring across the globe.

 

In Nigeria, the mostly Muslim Fulani tribesmen murdered nearly 8,000 Nigerian Christians, between January and July of 2018. During the three weeks prior to the gunmen murdering 50 Muslims in Christchurch, 120 Nigerian Christians were slaughtered by Muslims, and there was not one peep, not one utterance of shock, dismay or horror from the mainstream media, only the sound of crickets chirping.

 

Why the silence? Could it be that black Muslims killing black Christians was of no concern to a Far Left movement with a history of racism against people of color? Heaven forbid that their brown skinned Muslim allies meet any similar fate; that would not play well to their false political narrative seeking to always portray the Muslim as poor “peaceful” souls desiring only a “peaceful coexistence”.

 

In France alone, between January 7th 2015 and December 11th 2018, 262 people [Blog Editor: I found 245 killed in the same time frame] were murdered by Muslims in terror attacks. And in a nation with only 66 million people and 66 dead per year on average at the hands of Muslims, one understands that Frenchmen are ten times more likely to be murdered by a Muslim than a Muslim is likely to be killed by a non-Muslim anywhere in the Western world.

 

Islam and its adherents are so peaceful that one-hundred twenty-one Islamist groups across the globe killed 84,000 people in 2017, 22,000 of them civilians in sixty-six countries. While the list is long, we should also consider it is never ending, as exhibited by recent new attacks at a Philippine Church that killed 20, a Nigerian Church with 32 deaths and an Egyptian Church with 9 dead.

 

And who can forget the twin suicide bombings on Palm Sunday April 9th 2017 at St George’s Church and St Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral that killed 45 and wounded 126 Christians? Evidently the Western media and politicians who virtually ignored the attacks.

 

As the organization ‘The Religion of Peace’ notes, in the month of February 2019 one-hundred and fifty-nine deadly Islamic terror attacks occurred in 22 different countries, that resulted in 883 deaths and 547 injured and wounded. Muslim attacks are nearly a routine event, and the mainstream media refuses to acknowledge that Islam is a violent ideology that represents an existential threat to all free countries.

 

If the Muslims at Christchurch were “innocent” — the term used by Muslim appeasers to harangue their opposition — they would not have continued in the Islamic ideology, that contains a supremacy demand in its Sharia law doctrine, that notes all other religions and ideologies must be forced, one way or another, to submit to Allah and Islam or eventually be killed. Innocents would not have stayed members of a so-called “religion of peace” understanding what transpires in the name of their false “prophet” and “god”, exhibited across the span of time and millions of murderous acts of violence from 622 A.D. to the present, as the Islamic hordes swarmed out of the Arabian Peninsula conquering nation after nation in military conquests, along with political warfare, conquest through rape and procreation and immigration, all methods addressed in the Koran and the Hadith.

 

Calling a Muslim an “innocent” just because he has never killed anyone is like calling a Klansman who has never lynched a black man “innocent”. He may never have killed anyone, but he full well understood the mission and his continued membership, inaction to stop the killing, and his silence amounted to tacit approval of such murders, just as a Nazi wasn’t “innocent” just because he never personally walked any Jews to the gas chambers.

 

One surely must wonder how many of these “innocents”, these intolerant Muslims, cheered and celebrated when America’s Twin Towers were brought down by an act of Islamic terrorism on 9/11.

 

Referencing the April 7th 2017 Islamic terror attack in Stockholm, that took the life of eleven year old Ebba Akerlund, the Christchurch shooter notes in his manifesto: “I could no longer turn my back on the (Islamic} violence. Something, this time, was different. That difference was Ebba Akerlund.”

 

If the Muslims of Christchurch are truly seeking a peaceful path in life, they should leave Islam, as so many already have.

 

America and the Western world must stop opening any portion of their nations to these sons and daughters of Allah and Islam, who have no desire to assimilate, while they also make no secret that they expect America, and Europe too, to completely succumb to Islam eventually. They have mounted invasion after invasion, not much different from the brutal incursions of the Ottoman Empire in the 14th and 15th centuries; only this time they use children, boats and suicide-bombers rather  than troops and cannons.

 

We greet them as guests, and they immediately act as if they own the country, as they join forces with the socialist authoritarian leftists and anti-American advocates of multiculturalism to suppress conservatives and Christians by decrying overblown and exaggerated incidents of “Islamophobia”, that are largely unverified. And now they seek to use a rare incident like Christchurch to enable sellout politicians in host nations to propose and pass new “hate-speech” laws, squashing individual liberty with stifling statism: Islam and Muslims work to make any host nation a new colony of Islam.

 

American culture is different from Islamic culture. There is no common ground. We are different.

 

Popularized by Oriana Fallaci, a much loved journalist and open critic of Islam, here are my final words to any and all who may take interest: “Lan astaslem”  (Arabic) — “I will not surrender“. [Bold text by Editor]

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Edited by John R. Houk

Source links as well as text embraced by brackets are by the Editor.

 

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LOOK OUT! I Committed Blasphemy in Pakistan


John R. Houk

© March 15, 2019

I have mentioned that I operate three blogs:

 

  1. SlantRight 2.0

 

  1. NeoConservative Christian Right (NCCR)

 

  1. Ubiquitous8Thoughts

 

The first is a Blogger platform. The second is a WordPress platform. And the third is an OverBlog platform (located in France under EU rules).

 

A couple of days ago I received an email from WordPress Support notifying me the government of Pakistan had contacted WordPress over one of my posts. The Support Team informed me they weren’t going to censor my blog but if I did not remove the alleged content the NCCR blog would be banned from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

 

Here is the content of the WordPress Support email:

 

Mar 12, 19:33 UTC

 

Hello,

 

A Pakistan authority has demanded that we disable the following content on your WordPress.com site:

 

https://oneway2day.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/taqiyya-action_thumb.jpg?w=553&h=416

 

While we have not complied, due to the order it is possible that your site could at some point in the future become inaccessible for Internet visitors originating from Pakistan. Visitors from outside of Pakistan would still be able to access the site.

 

You and your readers may be interested in these suggestions on bypassing Internet restrictions.

 

For your reference, we have included a copy of the complaint below. No reply is necessary, but please let us know if you have any questions.

 

— Begin complaint —

 

Dear WordPress Team,

 

I am writing on behalf of Web Analysis Team of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) which has been designated for taking appropriate measures for regulating Internet Content in line with the prevailing laws of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

 

In lieu of above it is highlighted that few of the web pages hosted on your platform are extremely Blasphemous and are hurting the sentiments of many Muslims around Pakistan. The same has also been declared blasphemous under Pakistan Penal Code section 295- B and is in clear violation of Section 37 of Prevention of Electronic Crime Act (PECA) 2016 and Section 19 of Constitution of Pakistan.

 

Keeping above in view, It is requested to please support in removing following URL’s from your platform at earliest please.

 

The below mentioned websites can be found on following URL’s:-

 

[…]
https://oneway2day.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/taqiyya-action_thumb.jpg?w=553&h=416

[…]

 

You are requested to contribute towards maintaining peace and harmony in the world by discontinuation of hosting of these websites for viewership in Pakistan with immediate effect. We will be happy to entertain any query if deemed necessary and looking forward for your favorable response at your earliest.

 

Regards

Web Analysis Team

+92 51 9214396

 

— End complaint —

 

It looks like I will not be travelling to Pakistan anytime soon. Pakistan actually shows the legal code my “Blasphemous” content breaks.

 

So, quoting the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority:

 

Pakistan Penal Code section 295- B and is in clear violation of Section 37 of Prevention of Electronic Crime Act (PECA) 2016 and Section 19 of Constitution of Pakistan

 

I found three PDFs from Googling portions of the law I am breaking:

 

 

 

 

Of particular interest to me was from “PAKISTAN Use and abuse of the blasphemy laws,” the penalty for breaking the Blasphemy law under the heading, “2.2 Sections of the PPC amended or added during Zia-ul Haq’s Islamization drive” which is on page 7 of the PDF referencing section 295-B:

 

Several sections were inserted in the PPC in the 1980s. Section 295-B was added in 1982; it made defiling the Koran a criminal offence. It reads: “Whoever willfully [sic] defiles, damages or desecrates a copy of the Holy Koran or of an extract therefrom or uses it in any derogatory manner or for any unlawful purpose shall be punishable with imprisonment for life.” [Bold text by Blog Editor]

 

In 1980, section 298-A was inserted in the PPC, by which the use of derogatory remarks “by words, … or by imputation innuendo or insinuation, directly or indirectly” in respect of persons revered in Islam, was made a criminal offence punishable with up to three years’ imprisonment. In 1986, defiling the name of the Prophet Mohammad was made a criminal offence and the relevant section, 295-C added to the PPC (see below in detail).

 

Most alarming after examining further penalties heaped on is on page 8 of the PDF under the subheading, “2.3. The blasphemy law: Section 295-C PPC”:

 

In 1986 the penal code was amended by Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1986, which added the blasphemy law under section 295-C to the Pakistan Penal Code. It provided the death penalty or life imprisonment for the criminal offence of defiling the name of the Prophet Mohammad. It reads:

 

“295-C: Use of derogatory remarks, etc. in respect of the Holy Prophet: Whoever by words, either spoken or written, or by visible representations, or by any imputation, innuendo, or insinuation, directly or indirectly, defiles the sacred name of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him), shall be punished with death, or imprisonment for life, and shall also be liable to fine.” [Bold text by the Blog Editor]

The Court directed the government of Pakistan to effect the necessary legal changes and added, “in case this is not done by 30 April 1991 the words ‘or punishment for life’ in section 295-C, PPC, shall cease to have effect on that date”. Decisions by the Federal Shariat Court are binding on the government under Article 203-D(3) of the Constitution. The Government has the possibility to appeal against such decisions to the Shariat Appellate Bench of the Supreme Court before any directive of the Federal Shariat Court takes effect. The government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif did not file an appeal against the decision making the death penalty the only punishment available for blasphemy. In July 1991, it announced that it had decided to amend section 295-C as directed by the court. A bill to that effect was placed before parliament in 1992. While the Senate, the upper house of parliament, unanimously adopted the bill in July 1992, the lower house of parliament discussed it at length but did not pass it. Opposition parties considered it to be too vague and …

 

Now that’s some Free Speech limitations for essentially speaking the truth and then receiving the death penalty. Pakistan’s law establishing all things Islam as supreme is not surprising since 97% of the population is Islam and of those 97%, a staggering amount are Sunni-Islam Muslims.

 

Considering the huge number of Muslims that undoubtedly accept Islamic principles in Pakistan’s rule of law, laws relating to Blasphemy are unsurprising. Just as Christian principles should be an influence in the rule of law in Western nations.

 

As far as I am concerned, Pakistan’s rule of law is a glaring example of why Islamic principles CANNOT BE ACCEPTED in the West as the rule of law, ESPECIALLY IN AMERICA WHICH HAS A BILL OF RIGHTS AS PART OF THE CONSTITUTION WHICH AFFIRMS CHRISTIAN CONCEPTS OF NATURAL LAW!

 

I responded to the WordPress Support thinking I would get some kind of reply affirming, rejecting or a mixed reaction my Free Speech stand:

 

Pakistan is in a sad state of Sharia censoring the citizens from Free Speech truth. I pray the WordPress powers that be and the blog platform’s legal team are more protective of Free Speech than Pakistan. On the other hand Pakistan is a sovereign nation and I suspect the Pakistan government is protecting its Muslim citizens (as you probably know Pakistan is overwhelmingly a Sunni-Islam majority nation) from getting upset. In Sharia, placing the prophet Muhammad in a bad light – even when factual – is a capital crime. A Pakistani Christian (**Asia Bibi) survived for nearly 9 years on death row accused of insulting Muhammad by implying Jesus was a greater person. After nine years and the failure of evidence from Bibi’s accuser, Bibi was released from prison nearly causing riots by the devout Muslim Pakistanis.

 

It’s sad but I can live with accommodating Pakistan’s request as pertaining to Pakistan. However, outside of Pakistan, I pray you honor Free Speech and not censor posts that are outside of Pakistan’s authority.

 

Thank you for your consideration and your work, [Blog Editor: The links related to Asia Bibi were not in the original email sent to WordPress Support. The double asterisks (“**”) near Asia’s name is to a recent link about Asia stuck in a secretive location in ill health and being refused medical attention. I want to bring attention to the plight of Asia Bibi and thus will posting her still horrendous treatment directly after my thoughts on Free Speech.]

 

No response or further action of notifications so far from WordPress.

 

I can live with my blogs being banned in a 97% Muslim nation. And I believe I will not be visiting Pakistan anytime soon … or ever.

 

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‘Everyone is Worried’: Asia Bibi ‘Very Unwell’ in Pakistani Safe House, Being Denied Medical Care

 

Asia Bibi

 

By Will Maule, Faithwire

03-11-2019

CBN News

 

Asia Bibi, the mother of five who spent almost a decade on death row for a crime she did not commit, is reported to be in dire physical condition as she continues to be held in a safe house in the Pakistani city of Karachi. Bibi, 53, was acquitted of blasphemy last October after the Supreme Court ruled that the accusations had no evidential basis. Since then, Bibi has been granted asylum in Canada, but as yet has not been released from her home country.

 

What Is The Latest?

 

According to a source quoted in The Daily Mail, Bibi is “very unwell” and being denied medical care while holed up in a safe house with “low blood pressure.”

 

“Everyone is very worried,” the source explained. “She won her appeal and was supposed to be out of Pakistan by now.”

 

Despite the fact that Bibi’s children are now safely in Canada, the Pakistani government has wanted to seek assurances from the embattled mother that she will not speak ill of her home country upon leaving. There is still no indication of when exactly Bibi will finally evade the clutches of the country that has caused her so much strife.

 

“Even though the government says she can leave, the army has all the power in this case,” the source added. “They are in control of her. They are fearful about getting a negative press if she speaks out about her experiences – but they will get an even worse press if she dies in protective custody.”

 

British officials recently stated that the Pakistani government has “confirmed that Asia Bibi is free to make her own decisions and to leave Pakistan,” but the realities of this case speak of a very different story indeed.

 

Many are calling on prominent church leaders, such as Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, to do more on Bibi’s behalf.

 

 

For now, Asia and her husband, Ashiq Masih, remain in Pakistan with little idea as to when they will be allowed to leave.

 

What Is The Background?

 

Bibi was initially arrested back in 2009 after supposedly entering into an argument with a group of women about a source of drinking water. The Islamist women accused Bibi of drinking from the same tap as them, to which Bibi allegedly responded, “Jesus Christ died for my sins. What did the prophet Muhammad do for you?” a remark which they believed offended their revered religious figure.

 

However, in the Supreme Court’s final judgment, it declared that the two sisters who accused Bibi “had no regard for the truth,” before adding that “the said semi-literate young sisters had a reason to level allegations against the appellant which could be untrue.”

 

The landmark judgment also noted that the prosecution’s presented evidence in the case “was nothing short of concoction incarnate.”

 

“Her conviction is set aside and she is to be relieved forthwith if not required in other charges,” said Chief Justice Saqib Nisar in the astonishingly bold ruling, as reported by The Guardian.

 

But the court’s statement went even further, implying that Bibi had been subject to clear-cut prejudice in her arrest and trial.

 

“It is ironical that in the Arabic language the appellant’s name Asia means ‘sinful,’” read the judgment written by Justice Asif Khosa, “but in the circumstances of the present case she appears to be a person, in the words of Shakespeare’s King Lear, ‘more sinned against than sinning.’”

 

The radicals, however, have remained bloodthirsty from the very day Bibi was arrested.

 

Prior to her acquittal, in Pakistan’s second-largest city of Lahore, hundreds of protesters gathered together and chanted “Hang infidel Asia.” Sickeningly, the hashtag #HangAsiaDefend295C was trending among the religious extremists on Twitter, with the “295C” referring to section 295-C of Pakistan’s penal code, which makes it a criminal offense to blaspheme against the Prophet Muhammad.

 

What Does The Blasphemy Law Actually Say?

 

According to the Penal Code itself, 295-B refers to the prohibiting of “Defiling, etc., of Holy Qur’an,” and 295-C is in reference to the “use of derogatory remarks, etc., in respect of the Holy Prophet.” Other violations not specific to Islam contained in Pakistan’s criminal laws include “trespassing on burial places” and “disturbing religious assembly.”

 

Those who have chosen to support Bibi’s cause have faced grave consequences. In addition to the threat against Bibi, her family and the justices involved in her acquittal, other prominent politicians have lost their lives in the pursuit of religious freedom.

 

In 2011, shortly after Bibi’s conviction, Punjab Governor Salman Taseer was brutally murdered for speaking out in support of the wrongly convicted Christian woman. Shot dead on the streets of Islamabad, his own bodyguard was found guilty of the heinous crime and, though sentenced to death himself, he has since become a cult hero with a large shrine in his honor erected on the outskirts of the capital city.

 

Just two months later, Christian politician and outspoken critic of the blasphemy laws, Shahbaz Bhatti, was also assassinated — shot dead by the Pakistani Taliban as he traveled to work.

 

Do continue to pray for Asia Bibi as she does everything in her power to flee Pakistan.

 

CBN News Related:

 

Pakistani Authorities Stopping Asia Bibi From Leaving Country, Despite Asylum Offer

 

Top Pakistani Court Upholds Acquittal, Frees Captive Christian Asia Bibi

 

‘Pray the Lord Restores Her Completely’: Asia Bibi’s Road to Recovery and How Christians Can Help

 

Report: UK’s Theresa May Personally Blocked Asia Bibi’s Asylum Request

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LOOK OUT! I Committed Blasphemy in Pakistan

John R. Houk

© March 15, 2019

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‘Everyone is Worried’: Asia Bibi ‘Very Unwell’ in Pakistani Safe House, Being Denied Medical Care

 

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Muslims Rejecting America


Justin Smith righteously writes about a couple of Muslim gals (Muslemas) who incredulously managed to get elected to Congress. Putting it simply, these Muslim gals are a couple of Islamic Supremacist Jew-Haters.

 

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D – MI-13) & Rep. Ilhan Omar (D – MN-5)

 

JRH 3/11/19

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Muslims Rejecting America  

A Twisted Reality in the House

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 3/9/2019 7:24 PM

 

Dual loyalty and anti-Semitism against Jews and supporters of Israel came to national attention recently over remarks made by freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, a refugee from Somalia, who suggested that Jews were more loyal to Israel than they are loyal to the United States, and it is enough to make one laugh to keep from crying, if it were not so serious. Not only is Judaism not the problem in America, not the religion of terrorists seeking to destroy America and subjugate Her, but if anyone’s loyalty to America should be questioned, let’s look at these Muslemas, such as Omar, Representative Rashida Tlaib and Islamic supremacist and activist Linda Sarsour, whose own loyalties regularly appear to lie with Somalia, Iran, al Shabaab, Hamas, Hezbollah, Gaza and the mythical country of “Palestine“; and perhaps not so ironically, all Americans will see that Muslims born here and living here a majority of their lives are not assimilating as well as the “experts” would have us believe.

 

The remark by Omar that led to the March 7th House resolution against hate, anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim bigotry and white supremacists went as follows: “I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it’s OK to push for allegiance to a foreign country.” Even many prominent Democrats, such as Rep. Eliot Engel (NY) thought this echoed charges of “dual loyalty” to Israel that have long been used to intimidate Jews from participating in politics, as he offered that such wordshave no place in our public discourse and indeed can be very dangerous.”

 

Tlaib also charged Jews with harboring dual loyalty in January, when she said political supporters of Israel “forgot what country they represent“.

 

Omar, now 37, has lived in America since age eight, and that makes it all the more interesting that just weeks after her election, on December 20th 2016, Omar was in Mogadishu, Somalia with its president, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, and she went on to also meet with her husband to be, Ahmed Hirsi, and his friend, former Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, also called “Farmajo“, who is also a U.S. citizen and now Somalia’s new President.

 

Security Agent Directive 4 in the U.S Code states in part: “Conditions that could easily raise a security concern … include contact, regardless of method, with a foreign family member … professional associate … or a … resident in a citizen of or resident in a foreign country if that contact creates a heightened risk of exploitation, manipulation, pressure, or coercion.”

 

On March 17th, Representative Rashida Tlaib, an American Palestinian-Muslim, who took her Constitutional Oath on the Koran and wrapped herself in a Palestinian flag after her election as she promised to “impeach the mother ****er” (Pres. Trump), is speaking in Livonia, Michigan, alongside Imam Omar Suleiman, who supports executing homosexuals and hijabs for women to avoid incestuous relationships. She also is tied to many other Islamic supremacists, associates of terrorists and terrorist organizations, such as the Muslim American Society and CAIR, front groups for Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, and Jamaat-e-Islami and the Islamic Circle of North America.

 

On March 23rd, Rep. Omar will speak at the Los Angeles CAIR event, the 4th Annual Valley Banquet, where she will meet with Islamist Hassan Shibly (CAIR of Florida), who actively supports Hamas and Hezbollah. She will rub shoulders with the director of CAIR – Los Angeles, Hussam Ayloush, who blamed United States’ policy for the Islamic terror attack on San Bernardino.

 

Like Tlaib, Linda Sarsour is an American Palestinian-Muslim, born in Brooklyn, who is a Jew-hating, Israel-hating apologist for Islamic jihadi terrorists that advocates for the movement to boycott, divest and sanction Israel. She tweeted, in 2012, “Nothing is creepier than Zionism.”

 

On March 6th, speaking in Arabic, Linda Sarsour ordered her Islamic thugs of CAIR to block Asra Nomani, a journalist and leader in the Muslim Reform Movement, from entering Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s office, behind her, Islamist Jinan Shbat and Nihad Awad, executive director of CAIR [Blog Editor: On same day Sarsour posed for photos with CAIR thugs in Rep. Ilhan Omar’s office], as they wished to discuss their anti-Semitic views with Omar in private. So, we now see Islamic thugs controlling the Halls of Congress.

 

Yasmine Mohammed offered the following translation on March 7th, in a tweet: ““Don’t let her be one of the first ones in. Do you all hear me?

Nomani was a friend of Daniel Pearl, Wall Street Journal reporter, who was abducted and murdered in Pakistan. She was in Pakistan at the time and made sure his story was front and center in the news and his memory honored. Pearl’s brutal beheading and his friendship with Nomani meant nothing to these anti-Semitic Sons of Mohammed, who mistreated her.

 

Many Republicans and even a few Democrats stated that Omar should have been named in the resolution. Pelosi asserted, “It’s not about her; it’s about these forms of hatred.” Pelosi simply has chosen to ignore Omar’s long pattern of these sort of anti-Semitic statements.

 

And so, rather than censure Ilhan Omar, a Somalian Muslim, and others in Congress for their anti-Jewish anti-Semitic words and deeds, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Party had to take an entire week to condemn all hate and also “anti-Muslim discrimination and bigotry against minorities.” Talk about a weak resolution and losing focus.

 

It’s not the Jewish religion and Israel that are engaging in terrorism worldwide and committing one terror act after another in America. It is Islam and Muslims to the largest extent.

 

Neither did the resolution mention Christianity at a time when a rising tide of hatred is witnessed against Bible-believing Christians, and yet, five entire sections focus on anti-Muslim bigotry and “the reality of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, racism” and the need “to ensure that the United States will live up to the transcendent principles of tolerance, religious freedom, and equal protection as embodied in the Declaration of Independence and … the Constitution“. [Resolution – 030719]

 

How remarkably disingenuous of the Democrats to presume to tell Americans that we must be tolerant of the intolerant Muslims who reject the very principles named in this miserable farce of a resolution.

 

These Muslemas, who so benefited from the system they hate, have absorbed the Islamic propaganda they were spoon-fed from childhood. And now fully indoctrinated, they speak like foreign representatives from Muslim nations, always blaming America, Israel and “the Jews” first, before anything else. They call good “evil” and evil “good”, while hating America and Israel for having the strength of conviction and virtue to stand in the face of the absolutely unequivocally proven evil ideology of Islam.

 

Nothing is made clearer by the examples of Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rep. Rashida Tlaib and activist Linda Sarsour that too many in the Muslim-American community have failed to adopt Western values, while they prove, despite contrary assertions, that it is never a good idea to accept individuals into America whose values and customs are so antithetical to U.S. principles and American culture. And although they would have been better served to have stayed in the Middle East, America still has legislators bound and determined to impose policies of identity politics and multiculturalism, that allow refugee communities to isolate themselves and essentially refuse to assimilate.

 

Americans will not be surprised, once they witness Omar, Tlaib and Sarsour and their associates continue to form tighter bonds with Islamic supremacist connections and utter more anti-Semitic rhetoric. These Muslemas are unassimilated Islamofascists who have rejected the American way of life and our American traditions, culture and heritage, with the blame, in part, lying at the feet of U.S. policies that defer to the customs of the homelands of refugee communities. And if we continue to allow Muslims to immigrate to the U.S. and ignore their anti-American customs, America will surely see many more Omars and Tlaibs join the ranks of Congress, with their hatred for America’s founding principles and America Herself.

 

By Justin O. Smith

 

[Blog Editor: YOU should pay attention what Islamic Supremacism means to a non-Muslim:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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USA Under Islam?


I haven’t posted an expose Islam piece in awhile. I’m a bit pressed for time so I’m reaching back a couple of days from my Facebook Group with the long unwieldy name to post a couple of Justin Smith observations (Social Media Jail Conversations for Conservatives & Counterjihadists — Feel free to join if you’ve come close to the edge of Facebook’s Community Standards Censorship).

 

As the Editor I took the liberty in making the title. I have a suspicion Justin’s thoughts on Islam may have appeared elsewhere under a different title, perhaps even on one of my blogs.

 

JRH 3/2/19

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USA Under Islam?

 

By Justin Smith

February 25, 2019 11:14 AM 

 

Islam cannot reform itself. It is structured precisely to reject any such attempts; several have been tried and failed from the 12th century to the present, all due to doctrines that block any reform, such as the doctrine of abrogation and the Muslims’ acceptance of their “prophet” as the highest example of the “perfect” man.

 

To attempt to reform Islam is to admit that Mohammed was flawed and so too is Islam, and this they will not and cannot do; it goes against everything they are taught from birth, and yet, the intelligent few independent thinkers that arise within its ranks, such as Ayaan Hirsi Ali and my dear friend Sam Solomon will escape its clutches from time to time.

 

Sam is now a nationally renowned author here in Nashville and a convert to Christianity who tours the nation speaking about the lies and fallacies in Islam and gives a comparative analysis translating the Arabic verses to English while explaining that Islam is not of the Word and the Abrahamic people of the Bible.

 

I feel confident in saying that no matter how hard modern day reformers such as Irshad Manji and Dr. Zuhdi Jasser try, they will NEVER be able to reform Islam, not in this lifetime and not in a thousand.

 

Just look at Turkey and all the reforms initiated in the early 1900s by Kemal Ataturk [Blog Editor: Armenian perspectiveGreek perspective] . Today we see them destroyed and Erdogan bringing back Islam in its most traditional form. Erdogan wants the old Turkish Ottoman Empire restored with himself as its Caliph [CBN, International Policy Digest & Breitbart].

 

Now look at Muslims in America, such as Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. Omar has been in America for the past 28 years, from the age of eight, and yet she sounds more like a foreign agent advocating for the “Palestinian people” than any American citizen raised in Minneapolis, as she trashes the United States each time she makes a statement. Tlaib was born here in the U.S., but one would never know it by the way she celebrated her election to Congress by waving a “Palestinian” flag; and she too is an advocate for Palestine, as are most of her constituency in Michigan.

 

And so America must ask, “Why are we still allowing Muslims to enter our country?”

 

What is the endgame here, if not our own national suicide at the urging of America’s communists, who hide their politically correct tripe and their agenda behind a guise of diversity, multiculturalism and “humanitarian concern”?

 

The U.S. Constitution isn’t a suicide pact.

 

HALT ALL MUSLIM IMMIGRATION TO THE UNITED STATES NOW.

 

DEPORT ALL FOREIGN BORN MUSLIMS FROM OUR COUNTRY NOW (including Ilhan Omar).

 

DEPORT ALL U.S. CITIZENS WITH ANY TIE TO ISLAMIC TERRORISM, AND EXECUTE THE ONES WHO ARE CAUGHT IN REAL PLOTS TO COMMIT HEINOUS TERRORIST ATTACKS.

 

I hope I have made my position clear. I’ve mailed this to Congress and the President. You too should make Yourself clear to Your elected representatives.

 

~ Justin O Smith

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Edited by John R. Houk

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© Justin O. Smith

 

Intro to ‘Muslim Invasion: GOOD BYE ENGLAND Lookout USA’


By John R. Houk, Blog Editor

© February 15, 2019

Rose sent this to me via Facebook Messenger. This is a chain email. Chain emails are notorious for degrees of stretching the truth to downright just deceiving. The object is to spread the message of the chain email to as many readers as possible. Depending on the intended goal of a chain email, a carrot or a stick is employed to spur on chain email dissemination. A carrot might read something like: Send this to five people and God will bless you with prosperity. A stick may look like: If you read this, you must send this to five people or your life will be cursed with misery. OR a neutral carrot as in the chain email I’m about to share that reads: “Please Pass This On or Not!

 

As a rule, I NEVER pass on chain emails. But if I read one that bugs me, I enjoy exposing it. AND if I read one that has an element of truth, but has stretched or a little distorted facts – I like to show the better reality. Such is the case of a Chain Email sent to me via Facebook Messenger by a Facebook friend.

 

The theme of this Chain Email is that the growing Muslim population via migrants, refugees, immigrants and birth is Islamizing the United Kingdom. The truth is Britain’s Multiculturalist Left is so bent on accommodating its growing Muslim population that Islamic Culture is harming the Judeo-Christian-Western foundations of the United Kingdom’s original population. Think about it! The UK still has an Established Church and yet it is a hate-crime for a British Christian to defend their faith from Islamic doctrines contrary to Christian doctrines in public writings or public speech. Why? Such a Christian defense might (ACTUALLY PROBABLY) will insult a Muslim’s faith. AND by observation we know how significant Muslim populations react when they sense insult by non-Muslims. THEY RIOT, RAMPAGE and in some cases embark on murder or rape (mere examples).

 

Below is the Chain Email with my commentary in bold text.

 

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[Muslim Invasion:] GOOD BYE ENGLAND Lookout USA

Posted by Rose Reed Brown

Via Facebook Messenger

Discovered: 2/13/19

 

So, England doesn’t like the US recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel! Imagine that!

I thought this might give you a better understanding of the insidiousness of Hegira [Blog Editor: Islamizing Medina – 620 – 622 AD AND Hegira-Jihad Emigration]; that’s the takeover of a nation without going to war. Don’t think for a moment that America is not a target or that there are no American cities where Islamic and Sharia victories and takeovers have already occurred. It’s time for border control, or start planning for a very big goodbye to the American way of life!

Here’s what has already happened to England within a few years of opening their borders without any entry control:

How the British have passively succumbed to the Muslim invasion:

Mayor of London … MUSLIM [Sadiq Khan 2016-Present]

Mayor of Birmingham … MUSLIM [Mahmood Hussain (2002–2003), Chauhdry Abdul Rashid (2008–2009) & Shafique Shah (2014–2015)]

Mayor of Leeds … MUSLIM [Mohammed Iqbal will be the 113th Lord Mayor of Leeds (2006)] 

Mayor of Blackburn … MUSLIM [Salas R. Kiani(1999-2000), Yusuf Jan-Virmani (2005-06), Mohammed Khan (2008-09) and Zamir Khan (2012-13)]

Mayor of Sheffield … MUSLIM [Magid Magid (2018 – Present)]

Mayor of Oxford .. MUSLIM [Mohammed Abbasi (2014-15) and Mohammed Altaf-Khan (2016-17)]

Mayor of Luton [List Doc Download] …. MUSLIM [Mukunda Bhusan Guha (1991–92), Mohammed Ashraf (1995–96), Masood Akhtar (1997–98), Raja Mohammed Saleem (1999-2000 & 2002-03), Waheed Akbar (2000-01), Kazi Haji Abid Hussain (2005–06), Lakhbir Singh (2008–09), Mohammed Riaz Butt (2009–10), Mohammed Farooq (2014–15), Tahir Khan (2016–17) and Naseem Ayub (2018-Present)]

Mayor of Oldham … MUSLIM [Riaz Ahmad (2002-03), Abdul Jabbar (2005-05), Shoab Akhtar (2008-09), Fida Hussain (2014-15), Ateeque Ur-Rehman (2015-16), Shadab Qumer (2017-18) and Javid Iqbal (2018-Present)]

Mayor of Rochdale …. MUSLIM [Sultan Ali (2003-04), Zulfiqar Ali (2010-11) and Mohammed Zaman (2018-Present)]

All the following achieved by just 4 million Muslims [According to gov.uk in 2018: 3,372,966]  out of the 66 million population:

Over 3,000 Muslim Mosques [According to Daily Mail 2018: 1500 Mosques]

Over 130 Muslim Sharia Courts [American Thinker 8/6/18: 130 – Daily Mail 6/4/18: 30-85 as in too secretive to enumerate – The Guardian 2/18/18: estimates range from 30 to 85 or more]

Over 50 Muslim Sharia Councils [The best I could determine, a Sharia Court and a Sharia Council are one and the same. Quote from news.co.uk:

“Controversial Sharia councils or courts, how they fit in with the British legal system and how they treat women, are at the centre of two Government inquiries.”]

Muslims Only No-Go Areas Across The UK [Gatestone Institute (2/3/15) definition: “No-go zones can be defined as Muslim-dominated neighborhoods that are de facto off limits to non-Muslims due to a number of factors, including the lawlessness, insecurity or religious intimidation that often pervades these areas.” There are no government cordoned off as a No-Go Zone, rather the designation is by word of mouth based on non-Muslim fear. Here is a list provided by the same Gatestone Institute:

 

Birmingham: Bordesley Green (includes Small Heath) (73.9%); Hodge Hill (includes areas of Saltley and Ward End) (41.5%); Ladywood (35.2%); Lozells and East Handsworth (48.9%); Nechells (43.5%); Sparkbrook (includes Sparkhill) (70.2%); Washwood Heath (includes Alum Rock) (77.3%).

 

Blackburn with Darwen: Audley (68.7%); Bastwell (85.3%); Corporation Park (62.6%); Little Harwood (51.9%); Queen’s Park (51.5%); Shear Brow (77.7%); Wensley Fold (39.8%)

 

Bolton (Greater Manchester): Crompton (32.7 %); Great Lever (36.6%); Halliwell (27.9%); Rumworth (51.8%)

 

Bradford (West Yorkshire): Bowling and Barkerend (45.8%); Bradford Moor (72.8%); City (57.3%); Great Horton (42.8%); Heaton (55.9%); Keighley Central (51.2%); Little Horton (58.0%); Manningham (75.0%); Toller (76.1%)

 

Brent: Barnhill (23.3%); Dollis Hill (31.3%); Dudden Hill (23.5%); Harlesden (21.8%); Stonebridge (28.2%)

 

Dewsbury (West Yorkshire): Dewsbury South (including Savile Town) (43.8%); Dewsbury West (46.7%)

 

Leeds: Gipton and Harehills (33.2%)

 

Leicester: Charnwood (38.7%); Coleman (39.7%); Spinney Hills (69.6%); Stoneygate (50.2%)

 

London Borough of Enfield: Edmonton Green (29.1%); Haselbury (25.7%); Jubilee (24.1%); Lower Edmonton (24.1%); Ponders End (29.0%); Upper Edmonton (26.4%)

 

London Borough of Tower Hamlets: Bethnal Green South (45.7%); Bromley-by-Bow (48.7%); East India and Lansbury (42.9%); Limehouse (35.5%); Mile End and Globe Town (34.3%); Mile End East (45.9%); Shadwell (46.7%); Spitalfields and Banglatown (38.6%); St Dunstan’s and Stepney Green (48.7%); Weavers (30.3%); and Whitechapel (42.4%).

 

London Borough of Newham: Boleyn (40.5%); East Ham Central (39.6%); East Ham North (50.1%); Green Street East (49.1%); Green Street West (50.4%); Little Ilford (44.8%); Manor Park (45.4%); Wall End (33.9%)

 

London Borough of Redbridge: Clementswood (42.7%); Cranbrook (36.6%); Goodmayes (33.5%); Loxford (46.0%); Mayfield (34.6%); Newbury (29.4%); Seven Kings (31.3%); Valentines (40.0%)

 

London Borough of Waltham Forest: Forest (31.9%); Lea Bridge (32.3%); Leyton (30.2%); Markhouse (32.4%)

 

Luton: Biscot (64.6%); Dallow (includes parts of Bury Park) (61.6%); Saints (51.1%)

 

Manchester: Cheetham (43.3%); Longsight (53.8%); Rusholme (37.9%); Whalley Range (32.7%)

 

Oldham: Coldhurst (64.2%); Medlock Vale (32.3%); St Mary’s (58.7%); Werneth (68.2%)

 

Pendle: Bradley (45.7%); Brierfield (38.8%); Walverden (47.1%); Whitefield (69.8%)

 

Rochdale: Central Rochdale (52.4%); Milkstone and Deeplish (67.1%)

 

Slough: Baylis and Stoke (44.7%); Central (40.6%); Chalvey (37.2%)

 

Westminster: Church Street (42.0%); Harrow Road (24.1%); Hyde Park (25.1%); Queen’s Park (26.3%); Westbourne (33.1%)

 

Wycombe: Bowerdean (35.6%); Oakridge and Castlefield (45.7%)]

[Blog Editor: I cannot confirm any of the statistics below. Knowing chain emails my suspicion is at best inaccurate and at worst fabricated to support the actual culture clash that indeed exists between Western Culture and Islamic Culture. Here’s a quote from a EuroNews title, “Which European countries offer the most social benefits to migrants?” The date 9/16/15. Scroll down to “UNITEDKINGDOM”:

 

  • Accommodation tends to be private, paid for by the state.

 

  • Weekly allowance of 36.95 pounds (50.35 euros) per person to cover basic needs including food. Small extra amounts available for pregnant women, babies and young children.

 

  • Not normally allowed to work.

 

  • If granted asylum: same benefits as British nationals.]

 

Muslim Women…78% don’t work and are on FREE benefits/housing

Muslim Men…63% don’t work and are on FREE benefits/housing

 

[Blog Editor: It is my humble opinion that most Fact Checking websites are too Left Wing to be reliable in fact checking Conservative perspectives (of which Snopes – but limited to – is among the worst). The most even handed Fact Checking website in my opinion is Truth Or Fiction. Incidentally, Truth Or Fiction (TOF) places this Chain Email and its numerous variations as “Mostly Fiction” yet with some truth. TOF quotes the BBC on Muslim unemployment in relation the “Muslim Invasion” Muslim stats in the Chain Email:

 

… And it’s not clear where the Muslim Invasion email’s claims that 78% of Muslim women don’t work, and that 63% of Muslim men don’t work and receive government benefits like housing assistance. Research shows that those claims are incorrect — but U.K. Muslims are generally worse-off economically than other groups. Forty-six percent of Muslims live in the bottom 1o% of local authority districts that are considered “most depraved.” Additionally, employment rates are higher among Muslims than other religious groups, but not as high as the Muslim Invasion email claims, a 2015 study found:

 

One of the areas of concern the report highlights is how well these qualifications turn into employment, particularly for females. 29% of Muslim women between the ages of 16 and 24 are in employment, compared to approximately half the general population. For the ages group 25 – 49 the numbers show 57% of Muslim women in employment compared with 80% of women overall.

 

This raises a number of questions that were posed at the report’s launch as areas that need extra exploration – why are educated Muslim woman not carrying on into employment? Possible reasons cited being cultural influences encouraging them to have a family and stay at home, racism and prejudice in the workplace and/or their qualifications not being from institutions of a high enough standard to appeal to employers. The report notes that Muslim students are less likely to attend Russell Group universities.

 

TOS does not specifically address the full free benefits unemployed Muslims receive in the claims of the Chain Email. According to Britannica.com all legal residents in the UK (i.e. citizens and non-citizens) receive the same benefits (this would include Muslims):

 

The National Health Service (NHS) provides comprehensive health care throughout the United Kingdom. The NHS provides medical care through a tripartite structure of primary care, hospitals, and community health care. The main element in primary care is the system of general practitioners (family doctors), who provide preventive and curative care and who refer patients to hospital and specialist services. All consultations with a general practitioner under the NHS are free.

 

The other major types of primary medical care are dentistry and pharmaceutical and opthalmic services. These are the only services of the NHS for which charges are levied, though persons under age 16, past retirement, or with low incomes are usually exempt. Everyone else must pay charges that are below the full cost of the services involved.

 

 

Cash benefits

 

… Employers collect the contribution, and there is also an employer contribution. Separate arrangements exist for the self-employed. The revenue from contributions goes into the National Insurance Fund.

 

Insured individuals are entitled to unemployment compensation, cash benefits during sickness or disability, and a retirement pension. There are also benefits for individuals injured in work-related accidents and for widows. Whether or not they receive an insurance benefit, all are eligible for a noncontributory benefit. Employees who lose their jobs through no fault of their own receive lump-sum redundancy, or severance, payments, whose cost is met in part by their employers and in part from a general levy on employers.

 

The major noncontributory benefits, paid out of general tax revenues, offer poverty relief to individuals and families whose income and savings fall below some prescribed level. The benefit of last resort is income support (formerly called the supplementary benefit); it is payable to individuals whose entitlement to insurance benefits has been exhausted or has left them with a very low income and to those who never had any entitlement to an insurance benefit. Other means-tested benefits assist low-paid working families with children and help people on low incomes with their housing costs. An important class of noncontributory benefits is not means-tested, the major example being the child benefit, a weekly tax-free payment for each child, usually payable to the mother.

 

… The government also introduced a children’s tax credit to provide additional support to low- and middle-income families. There was a review of the benefit system in 1985 that changed the detailed workings of several benefits in 1988 but left the basic structure intact.

 

Housing

 

During the mid-20th century, local governments developed council houses (public housing estates) throughout the United Kingdom. At public housing’s peak, about 1970, local governments owned 30 percent of all housing in the country. Under the Housing (Homeless Persons) Act of 1977 (which amended older legislation), local governments have a statutory obligation in certain circumstances to find housing for homeless families. Partly for that reason, they keep a substantial stock of housing for rent, maintain waiting lists, and allocate housing according to need…

 

 Education

 

Primary and secondary education

 

 

Primary education is free and compulsory from age 5 to 11. Secondary education is organized in a variety of ways for children aged 11 to 19 and is free and compulsory to age 16. In most parts of the United Kingdom, secondary schools are comprehensive; that is, they are open to pupils of all abilities. Pupils may stay on past the minimum school-leaving age of 16 to earn a certificate or take public examinations that qualify them for higher education.

 

The state finances primary and secondary education out of central and local tax revenues. Most expenditures take place at the local level, though about half of local revenues derive from the central government.]

 

Muslim Families…6-8 children planning to go on FREE benefits/housing and now all UK schools are ONLY serving HALAL MEAT!

 

[Blog Editor: Most Fact Checkers debunk the “ONLY,” but that doesn’t mean a substantial amount of UK Public Schools do not serve Islamic ceremonial halal meat even to non-Muslims. Here’s an excerpt from an interesting article on halal meat in UK Public Schools from ParentPower.family examining European Human Rights in relation to halal meat in UK Public Schools (9/10/18):

 

In July of this year, Lancashire Council became the first in the UK to ban unstunned halal meat from being served in schools. Not all providers of halal meat will not stun the animal prior to slaughter, but The Lancashire Council of Mosques argued that the halal slaughter process “must avoid all forms of stunning.” In addition, “the slaughterman must personally invoke the name of Allah prior to every slaughter.”

 

freedom of information request to Liverpool Council in 2010 asked how many schools served halal meat in the Liverpool council area. The Council responded by saying that they did not hold this information centrally. This lack of central information means that nobody knows how many schools are serving halal meat in their canteens. There are certainly schools that only serve halal meat, whilst offering vegetarian alternatives. In some cases parents have not been informed that their children are eating halal meat. One school abandoned plans to serve only halal meat just hours after sending letters announcing the plan after parents complained.

 

Animal welfare is one reason why parents might want to object to halal meat in schools. Halal slaughter is also a religious sacrifice to Allah which means that some parents will have religious objections.

 

READ THE REST

 

Friends that’s way TOO MUCH Islamic influence in a Western Culture nation that serving Islamic ceremonial halal meat is even a consideration. Especially since Islamic revered writings condemn non-Muslims (Christians and Jews by name – the “People of the Book” respect is abrogated by the Quran attributed Muhammad’s Medina-recited surahs) as insulting infidels (aka kafir) if they do not submit to the superiority of Allah and Islam.]

 

…and we (the USA) and (CANADA) can’t decide on an immigration policy???

Read all of this and pass on. This can’t happen to us. Whatever it takes, we got to band together. Deport ALL MUSLIMS.

One of the ways to combat this is to keep circulating information such as this e-mail around our United States and Canada to inform the uninformed who mainly only listen and read the left leaning US and Canadian radio/TV and newspapers. I have not seen this in the US or Canadian media…have you?

Please Pass This On or Not!

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Intro to ‘Muslim Invasion: GOOD BYE ENGLAND Lookout USA’

By John R. Houk, Blog Editor

© February 15, 2019

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[Muslim Invasion:] GOOD BYE ENGLAND Lookout USA

 

Chain Email shared by Rose on Facebook Messenger.

 

Edited by John R. Houk with commentary

 

Fr. James V. Schall: Sword and Scimitar Is “a Detailed, Well-Researched” and “Most Welcome” Book


I am gratified the GOP still controls the Senate and displeased the Marxist oriented Dems is the majority political party in the House – all be it slim majority. The jury is out on how a divided Congress manages the rule of law in this nation, but if the proven Dem/media lies against President Trump the emerging proof of a lying smear campaign (HERE, HERE, HERE & HERE) against Justice Brett Kavanaugh is any indication – government gridlock is in the future for at least two-years.

But moving on … It is time to refresh our memory on just how dangerous Islam is to Western Culture. I’ve been reading Robert Spencer’s new book “The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS” – Book Review HERE.

 

And now another book exposing Islam’s history and true nature is out by Raymond Ibrahim: “Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West”. After reading the book review on Ibrahim’s blog, I’ll picking that book up as well.

 

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Fr. James V. Schall: Sword and Scimitar Is “a Detailed, Well-Researched” and “Most Welcome” Book

 

By Raymond Ibrahim 

11/07/2018

RaymondIbrahim.com

 

Fr. James V. Schall during his final lecture at Georgetown University in 2012

 

James V. Schall, S.J. — a longtime professor of political philosophy at Georgetown University and author of On Islam — recently reviewed my book, Sword and Scimitar.  First published in the Catholic World Report, and titled, “On the Purpose of Islam: A Review of Raymond Ibrahim’s Sword and Scimitar,” it follows:

 

“Unlike most military histories—which no matter how fascinating are ultimately academic—this [book] offers correctives; it sets the much discussed historical record between these two civilizations straight and, in so doing, demonstrates once and for all that a Muslim hostility for the West is not an aberration but a continuation of Islamic history.” — Raymond Ibrahim, Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West (New York: De Capo Press, 2018), xvi

 

“For unlike Manzikert (1071), which was more a Turkic victory, the conquest of Constantinople (1453) had greater significance for all Muslims. Even in Egypt, where the Ottoman’s chief rivals the Mamluks reigned, the ‘good tidings were proclaimed and Cairo decorated’ to celebrate ‘this greatest of conquests.’ The Sharif of Mecca wrote to Muhammed (II), calling him ‘the one who has aided Islam and the Muslims, the Sultan of all kings and sultans,’ and—further underscoring the idea that conquest over infidels is the epitome of Islamic piety—‘the resuscitator of the Prophet’s sharia.’” — Raymond Ibrahim, Sword and Scimitar, 247.

 

I.

 

Some things we prefer not to know. Among these, it often seems, is an accurate account of the origins, extent, and the means of expansion of Islam over its now 1200 year history. During this time period, the armies of Islam managed to conquer a good fifth of the world’s geography and population. This growth and expansion show few signs of abating, in spite of Islam’s expulsion from Spain in the fifteenth century and from the Balkans in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The main reason that Islam is not larger is because—and only because—it was defeated in some major historic battles. In recent years, with its high birth-rate and its immigration, Islam has a new lease on life in the West, particularly in Europe, from which it had been turned back in the eighth century at the battle of Tours and in the fifteenth at Vienna. Both Europe and America are now dotted with mosques in hundreds of places, the construction of which is usually financed by Saudi Arabia.

 

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In this riveting account of the history of Islam’s military accomplishments, Raymond Ibrahim shows that Islam has followed a consistent policy that has combined politics, war, terror, and religion. Its purpose was, and remains, essentially religious, however unwilling we might be, because of our own presuppositions, to grant that fact. This purpose follows a reading of the Koran as Islam’s central guide and ultimate justification as the message of Allah to mankind. It also manifests the core reason why Islam, throughout its history, has sought to expand. Other motives—economic, ethnic, and political—were also present, but this religious motive was at its core. Until that core is rejected by enough individual Muslims, it will continue to inspire, , by ever varying means—sometimes peaceful, sometimes violent—this drive to conquer what is not yet under Islamic control.

 

What is difficult for many to understand is the persistence of a singular purpose, carried on century after century: the submission of the world to Allah. Both those who believe in nothing and those who believe in other gods are tempted to think such a concept to be preposterous or impossible. Yet this purpose is what motivated and inspired the Muslim caliphs, beys, emirs, sheiks, merchants, and peasants, whether Sunni or Shiite, to continue their mission no matter how hopeless it seemed at first.

 

This expansion involved massive genocides and slaughters in various parts of the world and in different eras, about which Ibrahim gives a detailed and often graphic account. But such shocking means, deliberately undertaken, do not obviate this prior religious purpose. Indeed, this religious purpose is part of the rationale of the expansion, which used whatever means that worked. The philosophical voluntarism that finally explained Muslim actions came into being to justify the use of violence in religion. As explained by al Ghazelli in the eleventh century, Allah could will the opposite of what he willed; everything depends on Allah’s will that is bound to no permanent truth.

 

II.

 

To understand Islam, it is necessary to follow its history, which is inspired by the Koran and its interpretations. Thus we have both what the Koran teaches and the historic record of what Islam did following upon those teachings. Noted historian Victor Davis Hanson, in the “Foreword” to Ibrahim’s book, gives a brief list of its major theses: 1) “Islamic armies saw themselves as expansionary and messianic, eager to engage the West and to annex its territory and convert its people”; 2) The wars against the West were not seen primarily as localized but “as religious rather than national or ethnic…their warring against the Westerners was so seen as mostly a monolithic struggle against Christendom rather than against particular European States”; 3) Islamic leaders have seen Christianity as inherently against Islam; 4) Muslims in Western states had much more freedom than Christians in Muslim states.

The book is a detailed, well-researched account of the major battles between Islam and the West. The same methods of warfare, conquest, and imposition of Muslim law occur again and again. The Crusades were not signs of Christian aggressiveness but of a final, usually desperate effort to protect themselves from Muslim incursions. Two things are striking in this presentation. The first is that the positive use of violence is considered a legitimate way to deal with those deemed as enemies of Islam. With almost monotonous regularity this factor is seen in every battle and its aftermath. It can be, from an Islamic perspective, justified from Koranic verses and from the historical record. The only time a Muslim doubts his faith is when he is soundly defeated in battle. But military defeat is only temporary. As long as the Koran is read, Islam will rise again. Islam, we see again and again, is both patient and unforgiving.

 

The second striking thing is the extent and prevalence of slavery, of slave markets, of the need of slaves to make possible the kind of life that Muslim leaders carved out for themselves. Most Americans are aware that slavery existed in their own country. What is not so widely known is the place of Arab middle men who were the slave brokers for both black and white slaves. Though slavery is found in many cultures throughout history, it was a constant element in Muslim life. And the slaves were not mostly black, but white; the choice slaves were acquired by raids along the European coasts or as the booty of conquest.

 

Near the end of the book, Ibrahim recounts the experience of the early American founders with Islam. The first American war, some might be surprised to learn, was with the Barbary Pirates in North Africa. The United States paid regular and enormous ransom fees to recover Americans held as hostages. Ibrahim cites the letter that John Adams and Thomas Jefferson wrote to Congress on March 28, 1786:

 

We took the liberty to make some inquiries concerning the grounds of their (Muslim) pretentions to make war against nations who had done them no injury, and observed that we considered all mankind as our friends who had done us no wrong, nor had given us any provocation. The (Muslim) ambassador answered us that it was founded on the laws of their Prophet, that was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war on them wherever they could be found and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and that every Musselman who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise (284).

 

This analysis of Adams and Jefferson sketches and summarizes the essential theses of this book, which draws out in detail the record and working out of the Muslim practice of warfare and governance as seen embodied in its history.

 

III.

 

The book leaves us with several questions. Can one really be a faithful Muslim and not accept this history and its rationale? Can non-Muslims rest content that this religious warfare in various forms will not be unleashed on them whenever the opportunity arises? As Ibrahim points out, a Muslim is free to say in public that he will not practice violence provided that he secretly agrees in his heart that he will follow, when he can, the Koran and what it says about such violence.

 

A further issue is whether an accurate knowledge of Islamic warfare and history is not somehow illiberal, unfair, or, yes, provocative. Those who maintain, in spite of all evidence, that Islam is a religion of peace do neither Islam nor themselves any favor. We honor Islam best by judging it first by its own standards and purposes. In this sense, Ibrahim’s book is most welcome. It does not pretend that the record of what Islam does and says of itself is something else other than it is. And no one denies, of course, that Islam is composed of many internal struggles both of its theology and of its politics.

 

In many ways, Islam has been its own worst enemy. Efforts to democratize Islam have taught many Muslims how to use democratic processes for their long term goals. While Islam approves of conquest by arms, it does not disdain any other way to power if it can finally impose its law (Sharia). While there are no Muslim armies today capable of defeating any major power in the field, the use of terrorist tactics can, if unchecked, still effectively disrupt and even weaken any modern society.

 

IV.

 

In Belloc’s 1900 book Miniatures of French History we find a chapter entitled “The Breaking of Islam,” which is about the Battle at Poitiers and Tours in 732, a seminal battle that Ibrahim likewise covers. It was a battle that saved France and probably Europe. To explain why Islam was in France in the first place, Belloc wrote:

 

Mahomet, acquainted with the Faith, selected from manifold Christian truth what few points seemed good to him, and composed a new heresy alive with equality and the reduction of doctrine to the least compass. He denied the Incarnation and left the Eucharist aside. Mahomet had vision and heard divine commands. Stones spoke to him and he perceived the glories of heaven. But more than this…he was filled with a command to teach what he had seen and known. He must remake men. For this mighty task he found two mighty levers—brotherhood and simplicity—and to these he joined the delight of arms.

 

Belloc, as Ibrahim also notes, was far ahead of his time in seeing the meaning and scope of Islamic thought and history. Belloc paid the honor to Islam of taking its religious side, its history, and its messianic purposes seriously. He could do this because he could understand the call of its faith. This understanding of Islam’s faith is what is important in Sword and Scimitar. We cannot read Muslim history as if it is explained by the liberal mind that cannot (or will not) understand the call of such a faith over time. Christians have been mostly driven out of Muslim lands. They have suffered attacks and killings in our day, the same kind of atrocities that occurred again and again in the past. We pay little or no attention. Those most eager to dialogue with representatives of Islam usually do not know its history. They cannot understand why this dialogue results mostly in an effort to settle more and more of Mohammed’s followers in lands that Islam could not conquer before by arms.

 

Belloc, in his book The Crusades—in a section on the Battle at the Horns of Hattin (1187), after the crushing of the Crusaders’ last hold in the Holy places—said that if Islam ever gains the power again, it will do exactly as it did before. He wrote this in the 1930s; by the second decade of the 21st century, it is clear that he was right. Ibrahim’s book provides the background to verify this thesis.

 

Islam cannot reform itself by denying its own history and the methods to achieve its successes. And it cannot be Islam and deny what is in the Koran. Wherever the Koran is read carefully and seriously, the drive to world submission to Allah will reappear and continue. Sometimes it will be defeated; at other times it will succeed. Islam is content to wait, but it always is prodding. It understands that its immediate enemy is the West—not China or India or Russia. It has every reason to believe that it is gradually but definitely making inroads into Europe, often without the need of bloodshed. It has not repudiated terror, but it has realized the possibility of using Western political means to bring the Sharia into effect in any given city or country. If it can expand by democratic means as well as with terror and war, so much the better. The end remains the same–the conquest of the world for Allah, the mission assigned to it from the beginning.

 

Islam today is divided into various factions and dozens of states, some struggling against others. It has no final authority of interpretation of its texts; it has no unified army. The recent defeat of ISIS on the ground made clear that its expansion might now use other means. Historically, Christians and non-Christians falling under the control of Muslim majorities have been required to pay a fine and accept second class citizenship, convert, or die. Peace for Islam means the condition brought about when everyone is Muslim. Until then, a state of war with non-Muslims de facto exists. Again, the purpose of Islam is the subjection of all men and nations to Allah. Without this ultimate goal, Islam is not Islam. One cannot but admire this religious impetus, while, at the same time, doing one’s best to see that it never succeeds—both for the good of non-Muslims and Muslims alike. Sword and Scimitar offers a challenging and direct explanation why these things make sense.

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About

 

RAYMOND IBRAHIM is a widely published author, public speaker, and Middle East and Islam specialist.  His books include Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West (Da Capo, 2018), Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (Regnery, 2013), and The Al Qaeda Reader (Doubleday, 2007).

 

Ibrahim’s writings, translations, and observations have appeared in a variety of publications, including the New York Times Syndicate, CNN, LA Times, Fox News, Financial Times, Jerusalem Post, United Press International, USA Today, Washington Post, Washington Times, and Weekly Standard; scholarly journals, including the Almanac of Islamism, Chronicle of Higher Education, Hoover Institution’s Strategika, Jane’s Islamic Affairs Analyst, Middle East Quarterly, and Middle East Review of International Affairs; and popular websites, including American Thinker, Bloomberg, Breitbart, Christian Post, Daily Caller, NewsMax, National Review Online, PJ Media, and World Magazine. He has contributed chapters to several anthologies and has been translated into dozens of languages.

 

Ibrahim guest lectures at universities, including the National Defense Intelligence College, has briefed governmental agencies, such as U.S. Strategic Command and the Defense Intelligence Agency, provides expert testimony for Islam-related lawsuits, and has testified before Congress regarding the conceptual failures that dominate American discourse concerning Islam and the worsening plight of Egypt’s Christian Copts.

 

Among other media, he has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN, PBS, Reuters, Al-Jazeera, and NPR; he has done hundreds of radio interviews and two courses for Prager University, each of which has been viewed over a million times on YouTube.

 

Ibrahim’s dual-background—born and raised in the U.S. by Egyptian parents born and raised in the Middle East—has provided him with unique advantages, from equal fluency in English and Arabic, to an equal understanding of the Western and Middle Eastern mindsets, positioning him to explain the latter to the former. His interest in Islamic civilization was first piqued when he began visiting the Middle East as a child in the 1970s. Interacting and conversing with the locals throughout the decades has provided him with an intimate appreciation for that part of the world, complementing his academic training.

 

After a brief athletic career—including winning the 1993 NPC Los Angeles Bodybuilding Championship as a teenager—Raymond went on to receive his B.A. and M.A. (both in History, focusing on the ancient and medieval Near East, with dual-minors in Philosophy and Literature) from California State University, Fresno. There he studied closely with noted military-historian Victor Davis Hanson. He also took graduate courses at Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies—including classes on the history, politics, and economics of the Arab world—and studied Medieval Islam and Semitic languages at Catholic University of America. His M.A. thesis examined an early military encounter between Islam and Byzantium based on arcane Arabic and Greek texts.

 

Ibrahim’s resume includes serving as an Arabic language and regional specialist at the Near East Section of the Library of Congress, where he was often contacted by and provided information to defense and intelligence personnel involved in the fields of counterterrorism and area studies, as well as the Congressional Research Service; and serving as associate director of the Middle East Forum, a Philadelphia think tank.

 

He also often functions as a journalist and has been a Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a CBN News analyst.  His knowledge of Arabic and familiarity with Middle Eastern sources have enabled him to offer breaking news.  Days before the Obama administration blamed an anti-Islamic movie for Muslim uprisings against a U.S. consul and an embassy in Libya and Egypt respectively, Ibrahim showed that the demonstrations were pre-planned and unrelated to the movie.  Similarly, he was first to expose an Arabic-language Saudi fatwa that called for the destruction of any Christian church found on the Arabian Peninsula.

 

Raymond Ibrahim is currently the Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum.