Again Dajjal is sharing his insight on Islam. This insight was both a comment to a NCCR blog post and a post on the blog Freedom Ain’t Free and Take Our Country Back. The post Dajjal commented on was “CAIR and Brandeis U, the True Haters”. Dajjal’s post on Freedom Ain’t Free … has the same title because Dajjal used his thoughts as a reblog from the NCCR post.
I can’t help it, I am going to arbitrarily issue a unique title to distinguish Dajjal’s thoughts from my blog post.
What does Islam Hide that A. Hirsi Ali would Expose?
April 12, 2014
Edited by John R. Houk
Edited version posted April 16, 2014
What’s all the fuss? Why the pissing match & cat fight? What does Islam have to hide that Ayaan Hirsi Ali would expose?? I have a clue for you: it has to do with the status of women in Islam.
According to Islam, women are deficient in intelligence and religion. Their testimony is worth half that of a man. And they cannot approach the mosque or fast while menstruating. They curse excessively, are ungrateful to their husbands, and will comprise the majority of the dwellers of Hell. Do not take my word for this, look it up for yourself.
Impossible, right? And that stuff about wife beating must be a lie invented by Jews. Yeah, right. Check out Moe’s last sermon. I will give you excerpts from two sources. Read’em and weep. Go to Amazon and buy hard copies of The Life of Muhammad and Volume 9 of Tabari’s History to see this slice of Islam in all its glory. Women are the prisoners, slaves or domestic animals of their husbands, having no possessions of their own and no control over their lives. Their husbands purchased perpetual use of their reproductive organs with their mahr*.
[* Blog Editor: Since I didn’t have a clue to what “mahr” meant, I am going to assume most readers do not know either. Here is a Wikipedia excerpt explaining the meaning:
In Islam, a mahr (in Arabic: مهر; also transliterated mehr, meher, or mahrieh) is a mandatory payment, in the form of money or possessions paid by the groom, or by groom's father, to the bride at the time of marriage, that legally becomes her property. While the mahr is often money, it can also be anything agreed upon by the bride such as jewelry, home goods, furniture, a dwelling, some land. Mahr is typically specified in the marriage contract signed during an Islamic marriage.
Mahr is similar in legal enforceability to donatio propter nuptias of Eastern Roman law, except some critical differences.Donatio propter nuptias was optional and voluntary, while mahr is mandatory and required for all Muslim marriages. Mahr is not an optional gift. The other difference was that donatio propter nuptias was a security the groom delivered to bride or registered in her name, at the time of marriage, in exchange for dos (dowry) that came with the bride. Mahr is a religious requirement according to Sharia.
The terms “dowry” and “bride price” are sometimes used to translate mahr, but these are misleading. The term dowry (Latin, dos dotis) is inaccurate, as it is the money, goods, or estate that a woman brings forth to the marriage, usually provided by her parents or family. In Islamic marriages, such assets brought into the union by the wife may only be accepted by the husband after the mahr has been paid by him to her.
In the event the marriage contract does not contain an exact, specified mahr, the husband must still pay the wife an equitable sum. The requirement of a mahr is mentioned several times in the Quran and Hadith.
The mahr is … READ THE REST]
http://archive.org/download/IbnIshaq-SiratuRasulAllah-translatorA.Guillaume/IbnIshaq-SiratRasulAllah.pdf#page=350 [Blog Editor: This is an 800-plus page PDF photocopy – could be a long download]
“You have rights over your wives and they have rights over you. You
have the right that they should not defile your bed and that they should not behave with open unseemliness. If they do, God allows you to put them in separate rooms and to beat them but not with severity. If they refrain from these things they have the right to their food and clothing with kindness. Lay injunctions on women kindly, for they are prisoners with you having no control of their persons. You have taken them only as [a] trust from God, and you have the enjoyment of their persons by the words of God, so understand (T. and listen to) my words O men, for I have told you. ”
Now then, O people, you have a right over your wives and they have a right over you. You have [the right] that they should not cause anyone of whom you dislike to tread on your beds; and that they should not commit any open indecency. If they do, then Allah permits you to shut them in separate rooms and to beat them, but not severely. If they abstain from [evil], they have the right to their food and clothing in accordance with the custom. Treat women well, for they are [like] domestic animals with you and do not possess anything for themselves. You have taken them only as a trust from Allah, and you have made the enjoyment of their persons lawful by the word of Allah, so understand and listen to my words, O people. I have conveyed the Message, and have left you with something which, if you hold fast to it, you will never go astray; that is, the Book of Allah and the sunnah of his Prophet. Listen to my words, O people, for I have conveyed the Message and understand [it]. Know for certain that every Muslim is a brother of another Muslim, and that all Muslims are brethren. It is not lawful for a person [to take] from his brother except that which he has given him willingly, so do not wrong yourselves. O Allah, have I not conveyed the message?
Al-Tabari, Vol. 9, pp. 112-113
Well, honoricide ain’t in the Qur’an. So it must be cultural, not ‘religious’; not a part of Islam. Yeah, right. It is in the most authentic hadith collection and it damn well is in the Qur’an and Shari’ah. Suck it up, schmucks!
As Moe tells the story, Moses and a supernaturally instructed traveling companion met a young boy whom the companion murdered. Moses questioned the act and was told that the boy was an infidel who would dishonor his parents. Allah would give them a better replacement for him. In Islamic law, there are several acts not subject to retaliation. A Muslim cannot be executed for killing his child or grandchild.
18:74. Then they both proceeded, till they met a boy, he (Khidr) killed him. Mûsa (Moses) said: “Have you killed an innocent person who had killed none? Verily, you have committed a thing “Nukra” (a great Munkar – prohibited, evil, dreadful thing)!”
18:80. “And as for the boy, his parents were believers, and we feared lest he should oppress them by rebellion and disbelief.
18:81. “So we intended that their Lord should change him for them for one better in righteousness and near to mercy.
01.2 The following are not subject to retaliation: …
(4) a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring;
That leaves female genital mutilation, which is not in the Qur’an, but is in the hadith and Shari’ah.
Sinan Abu Dawud Book 41, Number 5251:
Narrated Umm Atiyyah al-Ansariyyah:
A woman used to perform circumcision in Medina. The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said to her: Do not cut severely as that is better for a woman and more desirable for a husband.
e4.3 Circumcision is obligatory (0: 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.)
Muslims must silence Ms. Ali because she might expose these facts which, if widely known, would be fatal to Islam.
Edited by John R. Houk
Much of the editing admittedly was a guess, where there was complete uncertainty on my part I left it alone.
An Intro by John R. Houk
© April 15, 2014
Dr. Bill Warner (PhD) is a Counterjihad author and speaker that has a blog called Political Islam and operates a website called Center for the Study of Political Islam (CSPI) which is a publishing house for Bill Warner’s writings. Many of those writings are free or low cost and can be found in a PDF format. I have no explanation as to why; however Warner lately has not been posting on the Political Islam main page lately BUT has been posting little mini-seminars in the Youtube format that Political Islam subscribers are notified about.
I am cross posting one of these videos in which Dr. Warner talks for a little over 7 minutes on the significance of the symbolism of the hijab worn by Muslim women dedicated to Sharia Law. You will find that interesting.
Then after the video I decided to cross post the comments that have been posted up to the time of today’s reading which is April 15, 2014. Most comments are short and appreciative of the mini-video seminar. However you will get to a person who calls himself John Islam. I tried to see if there was a significant Muslim apologist by that name but discovered that there are people with that name ranging from business in the UK and everyday social sharers on Facebook and Twitter some from nations other than the USA. I did find one person on Blogger with that name but his interest appears to be in Motocross and I had the impression he had passed away. None of those John Islams appeared to be an activist Muslim apologist.
The John Islam that leaves a comment on Dr. Warner’s video is critical of his analysis followed by some Youtube links which I will post but not the actual videos. You’ll have to check on the message of those Youtube links on your own.
Then there are to commenters that are critical of John Islam’s criticism (Éamonn Gavin and person going by Lidia). Lidia provides the most pointed criticism to John Islam.
I’ll finish with an about page pertaining to Dr. Bill Warner from the Political Islam blog.
The Political Side of the Hijab
By Bill Warner
April 7, 2014
“I attended your lecture in Bartlett, TN. I certainly found it enlightening. Thank you for your efforts against this onslaught against our country.”
Sharon Story — April 7, 2014 @ 9:28 PM
“Thanks Bill for the great message, absolutely agree with all your words, have good experience living in Muslim country and seeing the problems you described. Somehow we should bring all these issues described in this web to our government for taking action now otherwise it will be too late.
European countries are almost lost and I don’t think they have any chance or possibility to change anything now or in the future, United State is a next victim.”
Garry — April 8, 2014 @ 2:52 AM
“Bill Warner’s claim that the hijab is the equivalent of a statement of fanaticism is proved in the following video. Hijab-wearing women are asked a simple question: “Is Sharia BARBARIC?”
democracyistheanswer — April 8, 2014 @ 6:06 AM
democracyistheanswer — April 8, 2014 @ 6:10 AM
“Another foolish statement by BILL WARNER….
Hijab is too distinguished between Kafir and the Pious Muslim called Muslimah.
When we are the majority, those women that are not covered according to Islamic Sharia LAW will be rape and be humiliated. So a Muslimah will be spared if she wears the Hijab. It is also designed for all Muslim man to be suppressed sexually as we cannot touch or try any means to direct a MUSLIMAH for sex.
Thus ALLAH came out with this grand solution that we can now look for kafir woman for rape and sodomy and all sort of sexual pervasion before on the kafir. This is sanctioned and approved in our Hadith and Koran. In our OIC country, we are having can rape any kafir and sanction in all OIC country.
We Muslim give thanks o ALLAH for allowed us MUSLIM to rape all white European women all over Europe from Sweden to Denmark and THERE IS NOTHING you can do.
[Blog Editor: This makes Islam a sick perverted religion. The God in the Judeo-Christian Bible never encourages rape because unbelievers deserve it!]
It will happen in TENNESEE and all over USA.
John Islam — April 8, 2014 @ 7:20 AM
“John Islam”, I am sure that at the back of it all you are something basically resembling a human being. It’s just a pity that that is not what presents itself in your writings. It is very sad that humanity has to deal with your sort. However, make no mistake about it – deal with you and your sort WE WILL!!!
Éamonn Gavin — April 8, 2014 @ 9:37 AM
Hi Dr. Bill Warner,
Thank you for your video. We are with you to crush these Islamic Demons.
THE TRUTH SEEKER — April 9, 2014 @ 3:07 AM
I don’t have a problem with hijab if the woman is truly wearing it for cultural or religious reasons. Hijab sort of reminds me of the babushka. If the hijab is forced upon a woman or girl by her husband or family, that is wrong. Especially in a free civilized world. What really bothers me are the burkas/abayas with the hoods/full face covering. It looks very scary to me (in a spiritual sense). I think over 90% of muslim women would prefer not to wear them. I would rather they wear the hijab then the burkas/abayas. I believe burkas/abayas should not be worn in a free civilized world. I can understand why they wear it in third world countries. They are surrounded by men who will find any excuse to beat and rape them. It protects the woman from harm. It’s kind of sad. If you do see burkas/abayas worn in the West, it’s most likely forced upon them by their husbands who are using it for political reasons. Bill, you are right about that.
Remember Adam and Eve walked around naked in the Garden of Eden. When the devil deceived them, what was the first thing they did? They put on clothes. God was wondering why they had clothes on. Interesting isn’t it. Burkas/abayas with the hoods that have the full face covering are totally opposite of what God truly wants for us. I’m pretty sure he wants to see our beautiful faces in the sunlight.
As for John Islam who thinks Muslims should give thanks to Allah for allowing the rape and sodomy of all white European women and says there is nothing we can do about it. There is something we can do about it. In a civilized world, it’s called prison and deportation. It is happening everyday. For example, there was a Somalian man who raped a dying woman in Sweden. He was accused and then deported. It is cheaper to deport an immigrant than to put them in prison. It’s a better option, economically speaking. That goes for any immigrant, not just Muslims, who do not follow the laws of the host country they live in. And in the future, the Great King Henri de la Croix (the Cross) (aka Great Monarch, King of France, King of Europe) and his powerful army will eliminate from the face of the Earth all those murderers and rapists. He will be called, “Good King Henry.” John, Europe is not gone. You and your kind will be!
VIVE LA FRANCE! VIVE LA FRANCE! VIVE LA FRANCE! VIVE LA FRANCE! VIVE LA FRANCE!
Lidia — April 9, 2014 @ 11:50 AM
“Thank you Dr. Bill Warner for exposing the true Islam. I only hope and pray that the West will wake up soon before it is too late to face a nightmare, in the likes of john islam.
michael — April 12, 2014 @ 11:14 PM
Theopolitical Symbolism of Hijab and Comments Following
An Intro by John R. Houk
© April 15, 2014
The Political Side of the Hijab
Bill Warner, Director, Center for the Study of Political Islam
copyright (c) CBSX, LLC, politicalislam.com
Use as needed, just give credit and do not edit.
© 2007-2014 Political Islam
Bill Warner holds a PhD in physics and math, NC State University, 1968. He has been a university professor, businessman, and applied physicist.
He was a Member of the Technical Staff in solid-state physics at the Sarnoff Princeton Laboratories in the area of integrated circuit structures. During the energy crisis of the 80′s he founded and ran a company that specialized in energy efficient homes. For eight years he was a professor at Tennessee State University in the Engineering School.
Dr. Warner has had a life-long interest in religion and its effects on history. He has studied the source texts of the major religions for decades. Even before the destruction of the World Trade Center he had predicted the war between Islam and America. The day after 9/11 he decided to make the source texts of Islam available for the average person.
Dr. Warner’s training in scientific theory and mathematics shaped how he analyzed Islamic doctrine. The first step was realizing that the Islamic texts had been made deliberately difficult to read and comprehend. A program, the Trilogy Project (see below), was created to strip away the confusion in the texts. It became clear that Islam is not constructed on the same civilizational principles as the rest of the world. Simple statistical methods revealed that dualism and submission were the foundational principles of Islamic doctrine.
Statistical methods applied to the Islamic texts showed that:
– Islam is far more of a political system than a religion.
– There is no unmitigated good in Islam for the Kafir (non-Muslim).
– Islam’s ethical system is dualistic and is not based on the Golden Rule.
– Islamic doctrine cannot be reconciled with our concepts of human rights and our Constitution.
– The great majority, 96%, of all Islamic doctrine about women subjugates them.
– The Sunna (what Mohammed did and said) is more important than the Koran in a Muslim’s daily life.
Dr. Warner coined the term, Foundational School of Islamic studies, which holds that Islam is found in the Trilogy of Koran, Sira and Hadith. All evaluation of Islamic history and current activity is caused by the doctrine found in this Trilogy. Therefore, it is impossible to … READ THE REST
Ayaan Hirsi Ali becomes US Citizen 4-25-13
John R. Houk
© April 12, 2014
Posted by National Review
Published: Apr 10, 2014
Fox News Article in relation to video: Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali speaks out on Brandeis decision to withdraw degree 4/9/14
Megyn Kelly has been taking on CAIR quite valiantly over the “Honor Diaries” documentary. Probably Fox News is the only news network willing to expose CAIR there is a chance you don’t know what I am talking about when I say such a thing as CAIR condemns the documentary the “Honor Diaries” and condemns Megyn Kelly for exposing the Islamic misogynism of the Muslim-American organization with ties to the Islamic terrorist organization Hamas and to the radical Muslim transnational organization the Muslim Brotherhood.
Whenever anyone criticizes Islam no matter how valid the criticism, CAIR (and all the Muslim Brotherhood/radical Islamic American affiliates) utilize the guilt trip Islamophobic racist canard against the legitimate critics. CAIR is brilliant in using combinations PC accusative racism and Legal Jihad to get companies, government agencies, schools AND universities to cave to the Islamic Supremacist will of the American-Islamic organization.
In the war of words being exchanged between CAIR and Megyn Kelly, Ayaan Hirsi Ali the recent object of CAIR venom was interviewed on the Kelly File. Brandeis University recently withdraw the offer of an honorary degree and a commencement speech from Hirsi Ali because CAIR contacted the University and expressed dismay the school was honoring her. The reason: CAIR pulled the Islamophobe-racist card from its hat of tricks to label Hirsi Ali a Muslim hater.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali does have good reason to hate Islam as a religion. Her childhood through adult experiences at the hands of Islam is extremely nefarious. HOWEVER, when an organization like CAIR publically labels a person an Islamophobe hater they are drawing the general equivalence in the American minds to the racism against Black Americans such as Ku Klux Klan agitated violence. Hirsi Ali is NOT agitating for some kind of Islamic-style of relegating humans to second class oppressed citizenship and she is definitely NOT advocating the ethnic cleansing of Muslims as Hitler attempted and as the prophet Mohammed did do in the Arabian Peninsula in his lifetime of pillaging, enslaving, raping and forced conversions or die.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali is exposing the theological ideology of Islam which suppresses human rights toward non-Muslims, extreme punishment for Muslims breaking Sharia and the general abuse of females from childhood toward adulthood. This is not an expression of hate but of warning of what to expect in a Muslim dominated society. In Hirsi Ali’s case it is a warning based largely on her personal experience growing up as a Muslim in Somalia and the continued Muslim hate expressed toward her for abandoning Islam and telling people why.
ACT for America sent out an email that enables you to voice your support for Hirsi Ali and to inform Brandeis University they and CAIR are the true culprits for vilifying one who speaks the truth about Islam. I am posting that email so you can be an activist against this travesty perpetuated by CAIR and joined by Brandeis University. Then below the ACT for America email I am going to piece together a biography about Hirsi Ali which runs truly as an exposé of Islam’s true nature.
VOICE YOUR OPPOSITION TO BRANDEIS’ SHAMEFUL ACT!
Sent by ACT for America
Sent: 4/11/2014 12:52 PM
“TO BECOME AMERICAN IS TO ACCEPT THE IDEA THAT YOU CAN HAVE A ROBUST DEBATE AND THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE TO DO THAT THAN ON UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES.”
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali
This week, Brandeis University disappointingly reversed its decision to grant an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a victim and vocal critic of Islamism and a longtime women’s rights activist. This brave woman has labored tirelessly in defense of the rights of women and girls worldwide – usually at great risk to her own personal safety.
While the entirety of her public comments has always been readily accessible and she, no doubt, had been vetted by the university as had all other honorees, a few recent actions caused Brandeis to reverse itself: a student involved in the Muslim Student Association (MSA) on the campus started a petition on Change.org; a faculty letter opposed to Ms. Hirsi Ali was circulated; and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) began to pressure the university.
(Click HERE to watch Fox News’ Megyn Kelly go toe-to-toe with CAIR’s Ibrahim Hooper.)
Brandeis, in a released public statement, said they feel that Ms. Hirsi Ali is a
“compelling public figure and advocate for women’s rights” and that they “respect and appreciate her work to protect and defend the rights of women and girls throughout the world,” however, they “cannot overlook certain of her past statements that are inconsistent with Brandeis University’s core values.”
What exactly are Brandeis’s “core values?”
They certainly are not the same core values of the man for which the university is named, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice, Louis Brandeis, who coined the phrase, “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants,” and who was a staunch proponent of the “frank expression of conflicting opinions” as “the greatest promise of wisdom…”
Brandeis University’s recent actions with regard to Ms. Hirsi Ali are shameful. They not only go against free speech protections afforded by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, but they also send a clear message to persecuted and mistreated women and girls all across the world: Your suffering is not worth fighting for, nor is it worth discussing. This message empowers the men that mutilate and mistreat women, and the culture that condones it.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali was right on the mark when she recently noted, “there’s always this fear that if you insult Muslims, there’s going to be some kind of violent repercussion,” adding that Brandeis is “not doing their students any favors, and they’re not doing their Muslim students any favors.”
Over the years, Ms. Hirsi Ali has received numerous death threats for her activism. It is unfortunate that, though those threats have not stifled her voice in defense of freedom and women’s rights, political correctness in the U.S. has managed to do so.
This is a time for Americans to speak up.
Our collective voice of 280,000 can make a difference in this matter. Can we count on your help today with the simple but very important Action Item noted below?
*** IMPORTANT AND TIME-SENSITIVE ACTION ITEM! ***
Please take a moment today to contact Brandeis University and express your strong opposition to their recent actions against Ayaan Hirsi Ali. We have provided all the contact information you need to take this action.
We have also written a sample call and e-mail script for you, to make this as easy as possible. (NOTE: The e-mail script is modifiable if you wish to convey the message in your own words. We ask that you please be respectful at all times.)
Then, please pass this e-mail along to everyone you know.
Thank you. Together we are making a difference!
Editor JRH: Here is an excerpt of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s early experience as a Muslim. The context of bio though is to try to be understanding of Hirsi Ali’s displeasure with Islam but criticizes here methods of exposing Islam using Left Wing apologist line that there is a difference between Moderate Islam and Radical Islam. I’ll provide the link so you can read the whole thing but I am just sharing the biographical portion.
… A major factor contributing to her notoriety is the uncompromising and seemingly fearless manner in which she speaks her mind, evoking a wide range of reactions: from adulation to loathing among her non-Muslim readers and mostly resentment and anger among Muslims.
One of the more unusual aspects of her career, described in detail in Infidel, has been its political side, which in the highly charged atmosphere of the early twenty-first century has perhaps inevitably had strong overtones reaching well beyond her personal life. …
CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE
Ayaan Hirsi Ali was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, in 1969 as Ayaan Hirsi Magan. Her father, Western-educated Hirsi Magan Isse, a leader of his tribe and of the opposition Salvation Democratic Front, was imprisoned when she was two-years-old. Against her mother’s wishes he insisted that their daughters receive an education. He was also adamantly opposed to female genital mutilation, a tribal practice common in sub-Saharan Africa, but while he was in prison her grandmother had the extremely traumatic procedure performed on five-year-old Ayaan and her younger sister Haweya.
A year later her father escaped from prison, and her extended family began a series of moves: to Saudi Arabia (three years), Ethiopia (about a year), and Kenya (twelve years, with an interlude of several months in Somalia). Her father lived with the family at the beginning and the end of this period, but much of the time he was away.
Throughout most of this exile Hirsi Ali experienced the strict Saudi form of Islam. She and her sister attended girls’ schools. She also studied the Quran under male tutors at home or in outside classes. One tutor was sent away when she and her sister refused to give the book their attention, but he later returned and attacked her, beating her and hitting her head against a wall, causing a skull fracture that she believes nearly killed her.
Much later Hirsi Ali fell in with a youth group espousing the views of Egyptian writers Hasan al-Banna (founder of the Muslim Brotherhood) and Sayyid Qutb (now often called the father of radical Islam). She was inspired and enthralled with their ideas about “true Islam.” From the beginning, however, she experienced doubts, especially when the subject was the different roles of men and women. She began to find the rhetoric predictable and less inspiring, and the teachings inconsistent. Still, at nineteen she strongly approved of Ayatollah Khomeini’s fatwa of February 14, 1989, against Salman Rushdie, thinking that if he had insulted the Prophet he deserved to die.
All along, her adolescence was further complicated by a series of threatening attractions to males–her brother’s friends and her religious teachers and group leaders. She was especially disturbed when one of these wanted to kiss her while at the same time publicly preaching abstinence. She rejected another promising suitor when he turned out to be an atheist.
NEW HOME IN THE NETHERLANDS
In 1992 Hirsi Ali’s father promised her in marriage to a distant relative living in Canada. She was to go from Kenya to Canada via Germany, where she would visit relatives. At first she reluctantly went along. But while in Germany on July 24, she escaped the arranged marriage on an impulse by taking a train to the Netherlands, doing so under the ruse of visiting another relative. She sought and was granted political asylum there and received a residence permit. To keep her family from finding her, she gave the surname by which she is now known: Hirsi Ali.
But because forced marriage was insufficient grounds for refugee status in the Netherlands, she also claimed she had fled persecution in Somalia. The false information she gave on both these counts would later haunt her, though she confided the facts to those who knew her.
Hirsi Ali held various low-level jobs while learning Dutch and studying social work, skills she later used as an independent Somali-Dutch interpreter/translator for a variety of social agencies, including the National Migration Service. Working in this capacity from 1995 to 2001, she was horrified to learn, repeatedly, that Somali cultural practices like wife beating, female genital mutilation, and honor killings existed in the Netherlands.
In September 2000 she earned a master’s degree in political science from the distinguished University of Leiden. For the next several months she tried several different jobs without much satisfaction. Then in June 2001 Hirsi Ali was “thrilled” to be offered a job as a fellow at the Wiardi Beckman Foundation, the think tank of the Dutch Labor (social democratic) Party. Her first assignment was to investigate why many Muslim immigrants failed to be integrated into Dutch society and the threat this posed to the country’s welfare state.
Hirsi Ali was just eight days into her job with the foundation when the events of September 11, 2001, unfolded. She and her colleagues gathered in horror around a television to watch coverage of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks. After seeing Muslim children on television celebrating the tragedy, and checking Osama bin Laden’s justification of those attacks with citations of verses from the Quran and sayings of Muhammad, she became convinced that bin Laden’s claims were true. That is, she began to believe that Islam itself was responsible for those attacks. Moreover, the complacent response of the Dutch and their misunderstanding of Islam profoundly disturbed her.
During the following period of transition and introspection, Hirsi Ali’s research with the foundation began to convince her that Dutch multiculturalism, which created separate “pillars” or immigrant communities organized by culture or religion, made immigrants feel like members of a separate group rather than citizens of the nation. It became clear to her that this system let Muslim immigrants practice Muslim traditions–even some that contradicted Dutch law, in a way that most Dutch citizens would never tolerate among themselves. In short, the cultural relativists were endangering their own societies while Muslims, especially Muslim women, became victims of their own cultures.
During that year Hirsi Ali began to accept every opportunity to express her opinions in articles and on television. What she had to say about Islam and its treatment of women and about multiculturalism as practiced in Dutch society gained her the approval and admiration of some and the hatred of others. A few in the latter group made threats against her, requiring her to avoid being seen publicly and to travel with bodyguards.
In 2002 she read The Atheist Manifesto by Leiden philosopher Herman Philipse, given to her years before by her Dutch boyfriend. It deeply influenced her, giving her strength not only to denounce Islam but to acknowledge her disbelief in God.
Later that year Hirsi Ali switched from the Labor Party to the more conservative VVD Party (People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy, also known as the Liberal Party), and was persuaded to run for Parliament on the VVD ticket. The VVD’s primary mission is to staunchly defend the free market, advocating minimal government regulation. It views the government’s chief function as providing security. Its focus was made clear to her early on when an elder of the party quizzed her: “Why do you want to be with us? We’re entrepreneurs. What do you know about business?” She was ready for him, giving a long answer culminating in the sentence, “The oppression of women in Holland is against the philosophy of your party.” Accepted by the VVD, she won her seat. [Editor JRH: Bold emphasis mine – made to highlight a move that American Conservatives would concur.]
Hirsi Ali entered the lower house of the Dutch parliament on January 30, 2003. After this she became even more publicly critical of Islam and Islamic culture. In the process of leaving the faith she had come to regard Islam as a monolith–to think of it as unchanged since the time of the Prophet Mohammed… Finally, she had come to believe that wherever Islam is practiced it should be held responsible for any mistreatment of women.
The next three-and-a-half years were filled with a series of marked highs and lows. During 2004 she saw the publication in Dutch of her collected essays, lectures, and autobiographical accounts of her experiences as a translator, in which she forcefully expounded her militant atheism and her criticisms of the position of women in Islam. She also collaborated with well-known Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh on a short film she had written called Submission (the translation of the word “Islam”). In it, Quranic verses they saw as especially oppressive to women were written on the bodies of women wearing transparent clothing. As expected, the film, broadcast on Dutch television on August 29, 2004, infuriated the Muslim population and both filmmakers were threatened with death.
She had by now already been under the protection of bodyguards for two years, but van Gogh refused any protection. On November 2, 2004, in broad daylight, he was brutally murdered on an Amsterdam street. He was shot and stabbed, the knife left pinning a letter to his chest addressed to Hirsi Ali, threatening her and all other nonbelievers. She immediately went into hiding. The murderer was later apprehended and turned out to be a Moroccan Muslim immigrant. The death of van Gogh led Hirsi Ali into prolonged self-recrimination and perpetual fear for her life.
Still, during this same period she was honored by a long string of awards. One, in particular, on April 18, 2005, was her inclusion in Time magazine’s list of the year’s 100 most influential people in the world. The category was “Leaders and Revolutionaries,” and her profile was written by Irshad Manji. Seemingly undaunted, she prepared an English translation of her 2004 book, entitled The Caged Virgin: An Emancipation Proclamation for Women and Islam (2006).
She also came under close scrutiny by the Dutch government, ostensibly because of the false statements she had made when she first arrived. Thus on May 16, 2006, her Dutch citizenship was revoked and she resigned from Parliament. But a month later, after a fierce debate in Parliament, her citizenship was reinstated. She decided to retain it, and on the same day accepted an invitation from Christopher DeMuth, president of the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC, to become a research fellow there, beginning in September. She moved to the United States along with a team of bodyguards assigned to her by the Dutch government.
… But her stay in the United States was abruptly cut short when the Dutch government announced that it would no longer be responsible for her security if she remained here. On October 1, 2007, Hirsi Ali returned to the Netherlands. It seemed to be the government’s intention for her to live there indefinitely under guard in a secret location, but she evidently thought otherwise, fighting publicly for the matter to be resolved to her satisfaction. Clearly she would be satisfied only with full government financing of her security together with complete freedom of her speech and mobility. As recently as November 21 [i.e. 2007], the outcome remained uncertain.
… (Absolute Infidel: The Evolution of Ayaan Hirsi Ali; By DAVID SCHAFER AND MICHELLE KOTH; The Humanist; 12/22/07)
Niall Ferguson, the television historian, has married Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the target of Muslim extremists, in an American ceremony attended by Henry Kissinger. (Henry Kissinger watches historian Niall Ferguson marry Ayaan Hirsi Ali under a fatwa; By Richard Eden; The Telegraph; 9/18/11 7:26AM BST)
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Betrayal of Islam? Or Betrayal to Islam?
Posted by Baron Bodissey
March 3, 2014 8:11 pm
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On 22 May 2013, two militant African Muslims armed with knives and Koranic quotations beheaded a British soldier in broad daylight in the streets of Woolwich, London. The murderers praised Allah and stated that the British would never be safe in their own streets anymore. The unarmed man beheaded by the two Islamic fanatics was Lee Rigby — a 25-year-old serviceman described as a “loving father” to his two-year-old son Jack. Witnesses said the suspects hacked and chopped at his body and shouted the Islamic phrase “Allahu akhbar!”
British Prime Minister David Cameron stated in 2013 that this murder was a “betrayal of Islam.” Cameron further claimed that “There is nothing in Islam that justifies acts of terror.” Similar sentiments were echoed by London Mayor Boris Johnson as well as other Western political leaders and media outlets.
On 26 February 2014, Rigby’s attackers Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale were sentenced to life imprisonment for this brutal public murder. Adebolajo responded by shouting “Allahu akhbar” (God is greater). Justice Sweeney, coincidentally echoing the exact words used by the country’s Prime Minister, stated that their crime was a “betrayal of Islam.” That sounds nice, but it’s unfortunately not true. This mantra is based on wishful thinking, not facts.
As noted by the scholar Lawrence A. Franklin, the medieval Muslim warrior Saladin has long been romanticized. Yet the historical Saladin choreographed the mass execution of prisoners of war. He even personally ordered clerics in his Jihadist army to behead at least one Christian knight. Only a few prisoners saved themselves by “converting” to Islam.
For centuries Muslim writers have commented on the psychological impact of beheadings upon their enemy’s fear factor and will to resist. This is indicated by Koran 8:12: “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved, so strike them over the necks and smite them over all their fingers and toes.”
Professor Timothy R. Furnish explains that during nearly 1,400 years of Islamic history, beheading has been a recurring theme. A variation upon this theme would be slitting the throats of infidels, as happened to the Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh in Amsterdam in 2004. The practice of beheading non-Muslims extends all the way back to Islam’s founder. Ibn Ishaq, the earliest biographer of Mohammad, is recorded as saying that the Prophet ordered the execution by decapitation of 700 men of the Jewish Banu Qurayza tribe in Medina.
Centuries later, the Turks of the Ottoman Empire were quite enthusiastic about decapitating Christian Europeans and others. Decapitation has also been used against those deemed to commit blasphemy or seen as apostates from Islam. Over the past decades, modern Saudi Arabia has decapitated hundreds of people for alleged crimes ranging from drug running to witchcraft and apostasy.
It is of course true that decapitation is not historically unique to Islamic culture.
Some of the most brutal drug cartels in Mexico still use beheadings for the shock effect. However, with a few exceptions such as Mexican drug lords, this seems to be a predominantly Islamic specialty these days. As Timothy R. Furnish comments, “Islam is the only major world religion today that is cited by both state and non-state actors to legitimize beheadings.”
Yet none of this seems to matter to Western leaders. They will not let petty facts or historical realities get in the way of their suicidal open-borders ideology.
In the January 2007 issue of the prestigious magazine Foreign Affairs, Tony Blair published an essay entitled “A Battle for Global Values”. He there warned of a “battle against global extremism.” Blair published this essay while he was still British Prime Minister, as he had been for the past decade. He praised Islamic culture for championing women’s rights, extolling science and being far ahead of its time in its attitudes towards governance and tolerance. Blair further stated that “To me, the most remarkable thing about the Koran is how progressive it is.”
Lee Rigby’s grieving widow might disagree with this assessment by Mr. Blair.
Andrew Neather, a former adviser to Tony Blair, later admitted that without consulting the country’s citizens, Blair’s Labour government had decided to flood Britain with immigrants, in order to make the country more Multicultural.
Some years later, Islamic Jihadist terror supporters pose a constant threat to British citizens. Meanwhile, Muslim so-called grooming gangs have raped and sexually abused thousands of young British girls and children. People such as Tommy Robinson, the former leader of the English Defence League (EDL), have led street protests against this. Robinson is now in jailwhereas Tony Blair, who seriously damaged his nation, walks free and has well-paid international jobs.
Blair has finally arrived at the conclusion that there is a problem “within Islam.” It’s a sad thing he didn’t think about that before flooding his own country with people supporting Islam.
On March 1, 2014, attackers dressed in black systematically murdered many unarmed civilians at a railway station in the Chinese city of Kunming. At least 29 people were killed and more than 140 were injured when a group of extremists set upon men, women and children with knives. Some of the victims apparently had their throats cut. Several people from the Uighur Muslim ethnic group were arrested soon afterwards, suspected of involvement in the attack.
Muslims are currently engaged in violent attacks on non-Muslims in numerous countries across the world, from Thailand via Syria to Nigeria. As the late political scientist Samuel P. Huntington noted, Islam’s borders are usually bloody.
Yet despite such overwhelming evidence, Western political elites want Muslim mass immigration to the Western world to continue as before.
This is madness. There is absolutely no rational reason to believe that Muslims will behave any better here than they do in the Philippines, Egypt or Iraq.
Islamic religious scriptures encourage violence and aggression to a greater extent than the core scriptures of any other major religion in the world.
Islamic communities are currently engaged in violent conflicts against people of different ethnic and religious backgrounds on multiple continents. Where they are the majority, they tend to discriminate against and oppress non-Muslims. Where they are a minority, they tend to cause violence, mayhem and acts of terrorism.
Muslims have had a track record of aggression against Europe and Europeans since the seventh century, for nearly fourteen centuries.
In light of this information, it is insane to support policies that cause large numbers of Muslims to settle in our cities. This is a very dangerous and highly irresponsible social experiment, using millions of people and entire countries as guinea pigs. Perhaps some of those who supported such policies many years ago could claim that they didn’t know or understand the full consequences of their actions. By now, however, the negative consequences are there for all to see. There is absolutely no excuse for continuing such policies today. None.
Muslim mass immigration to Europe and the wider Western world is one of the greatest betrayals in history. It needs to end, and soon.
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1) Soldier ‘beheaded’ in London terror attack, 22 May 2013 http://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/soldier-beheaded-in-london-terror-attack-29288745.html
2) ‘Loving husband and son, proud dad and a true warrior’: Family’s tribute to soldier hacked to death on London street, 23 May 2013 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2329516/Lee-Rigby-pictured-Face-innocent-drummer-25-butchered-Woolwich-Muslim-fanatics.html
3) Woolwich murder ‘a betrayal of Islam’, says David Cameron, 03 Jun 2013 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/10096482/Cameron-Woolwich-murder-a-betrayal-of-Islam.html
4) Lee Rigby murder: Two men sentenced to life in prison, February 27, 2014 http://www.smh.com.au/world/lee-rigby-murder-two-men-sentenced-to-life-in-prison-20140227-hvdxu.html
5) Beheading, According to the Koran, by Lawrence A. Franklin, June 18, 2013 http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3767/beheading-koran
6) The Koran 8:12, http://www.usc.edu/org/cmje/religious-texts/quran/verses/008-qmt.php#008.012
7) Beheading in the Name of Islam, by Timothy R. Furnish, Middle East Quarterly, Spring 2005 http://www.meforum.org/713/beheading-in-the-name-of-islam
8) Mexican cartels use social media to post gruesome victim photos, sexy selfies, December 16, 2013, http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/mexican-drug-cartel-thugs-post-atrocities-social-media-article-1.1515860
9) Beheading in the Name of Islam, by Timothy R. Furnish, Middle East Quarterly, Spring 2005 http://www.meforum.org/713/beheading-in-the-name-of-islam
10) A Battle for Global Values, by Tony Blair, January 2007 issue http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/62271/tony-blair/a-battle-for-global-values
11) Labour wanted mass immigration to make UK more multicultural, says former adviser, 23 Oct 2009 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/6418456/Labour-wanted-mass-immigration-to-make-UK-more-multicultural-says-former-adviser.html
12) Rochdale sex grooming gang: Police were ‘colour blind’ to white girls exploited by Asian paedophile ring, Dec 20 2013, http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/rochdale-sex-grooming-gang-police-2947712
13) Tommy Robinson Attacked in Woodhill Prison, February 8, 2014, http://gatesofvienna.net/2014/02/tommy-robinson-attacked-in-woodhill-prison/
14) Tony Blair says murder of Lee Rigby PROVES ‘there is a problem within Islam’, 1 June 2013, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2334451/Tony-Blair-says-murder-Lee-Rigby-PROVES-problem-Islam.html
15) Chinese police ‘solve’ Kunming massacre, 03 Mar 2014, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10673092/Chinese-police-solve-Kunming-massacre.html
16) Samuel P. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations?,1993, http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/48950/samuel-p-huntington/the-clash-of-civilizations
17) Danish scholar Tina Magaard in the article “Islam er den mest krigeriske religion” (“Islam is the most war-like religion”), 10.09.2005, http://jyllands-posten.dk/indland/ECE5097347/islam-er-den-mest-krigeriske-religion/
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Islam is an Anti-American – Antichrist Religious Cult
Including a Commentator’s Thoughts on Previous Post
John R. Houk
© February 21, 2014
I am a member of several Counterjihad groups on Facebook. Many of the posts I place on SlantRight 2.0 are shared on many of these groups. I received a very good comment from Ray Lanfear on the group No Sharia 4 America which I feel compelled to share as a separate post it shares an opinion that concurs with my thoughts that Americans need to WAKE-UP to comprehend that Islam is a theopolitical ideology that is a threat to the American way of life because its doctrines demand militant action to spread globally. DO NOT BE FOOLED! Islam is not peace. Islam is oppression. Islam is the absence of Freedom and Liberty that our U.S. Constitution ensures will not be violated. Now I realize Islamic adherents find my conclusions ridiculous primarily because they have decided to SUBMIT to Allah and the human Muslims call the prophet Mohammed. The problem arises between me and Islamic doctrine is my refusal to submit to the acknowledgment that Islam is the only way which means I have insulted Islam, Allah and Mohammed. This is doctrinally unacceptable in Islam. Islamic doctrine demands that a person like me – a Christian – that believes faith in Christ is the only way must be terminated for such an insult to Islam. Do not be fooled by any “People of the Book” malarkey. Under Islam the “People of the Book” are to be protected and tolerated ONLY if they submit to the superiority of Islam and understand they must live as inferior beings with no rights in comparison to Muslims and then are doomed to Islamic hell.
Now a Biblical Christian believes a person who rejects Christ will live their eternity in hell; however Scripturally, Christians should believe punishment in this life for rejecting Christ as long as a person lives in conjunction with the laws of the land are not to be punished or discriminated against for rejecting Christ. Judgment for eternity is in God’s hands not mans. Biblically it is the Christian’s duty to keep presenting the Good News of Redemption in Christ Jesus the Son of God until death in this life moves one to God’s judgment.
Admittedly and sadly, history has shown that where Christianity was the dominant religion the intolerance of non-Christians permeated society. First Jews then Muslims followed by primitive religions of an animistic nature were not tolerated by Christian rulers and Christian conquerors (in animism’s case especially on the North and South American Continents). In the early days of European Christian domination Jews were persecuted unjustly as Christ-killer culprits. The Christ-killer appellation was impugned even though Roman polytheists are as culpable in the unjust Crucifixion of Christ as the Jewish leadership jealous of losing their authority to Roman absolute control were culpable. And please do note I wrote “Jewish leadership”. The New Testament portrays Jesus as the most popular with the Jewish people that perceived that Jesus was alleviating woes of sickness and social idiocy. When push comes to shove though, most people will follow the direction of their religious leaders not perceiving any hypocrisy in leadership motives.
AND FURTHER for the plan of God to make Redemption available for humanity, it was absolutely necessary for an absolutely innocent human to sacrifice his life in order for humanity under the oppression of Adam’s curse for selling out to Satan. Jesus the son of Mary fit the human bill and Jesus the Son of God fit the sinlessness inherited from a Divine nature. Thus making Jesus Christ fully man (son of Mary) and fully God (Son of God the Father) simultaneously. In choosing the Redemptive Salvation of one’s on will in Christ one is transferred from Satan’s kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of Light of God’s only begotten Son. The Promise is to live in perpetual fellowship in Right Standing (Righteousness) with God in Christ Jesus.
This is opposed to the Muslim promise of paradise for dying as a martyr for Allah experiencing carnal pleasures of 72 virgins and unlimited wine both forbidden to Male Muslims in their natural life.
In the case of brutality of Christianity with Muslims. By the Middle Ages a combination of European military innovations and the constant raiding Christian Europe began to lead the Christian leaders of the day to be fed up. So when it was reported (whether the truth was stretched or not) that Muslims were attacking Christians making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, a unified excuse was presented for Christian Noble Families to prepare their own military expeditions to plunder the Muslims – quite brutally in the beginning – on the way to create new feudal kingdoms. To the Holy Land these were the Crusades in the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) this was the Reconquista. Reprehensibly the Jews were victims even more so during the Crusades and Reconquista for they had been basically a scattered people without a nation since the Roman Expulsion between 70 AD and 135 AD. It is my contention that the Crusades that Muslims whine about was the result of the Jihad and plundering excursions against Christian Europe. Neither side was exactly saintly in their rules of engagement.
Well … Chuckle, that was my unsuspected sermon of Good News of Redemption in Christ. Below is Ray Lanfear’s brilliant comment affirming Islam is contradictory to American Constitutional Life.
Response to ‘Oklahoma Voters Know the Enemy’
Original blog link – SlantRight 2.0
By Ray Lanfear
February 19, 2014 7:01pm
Enough is enough. America, wake up over 500,000 Muslim/Refugee/immigrants our being relocated to the United States. It’s time to turn back this trend. Did you vote for that? No one voted on this? For the real truth Google [Editor: the arbitrary link that I used in my browser] “TheProjectMuslimBrotherhood” [Editor: Link to an Investigative Project on Terrorism PDF document of the original Arabic followed by the English translation]. It is their secret doctrine to destroy America from within. Guess what, they are succeeding folks. One only has to look at England, Belgium, France, Germany, and the rest of Europe today. It is sad what Paris has become, mainly due to the Muslim immigration; take a good look at Europe and that is America in 25 years, unless something is done to prevent “theprojectmuslimbrotherhood” [Editor: This link to ‘The Project’ is from Discover The Networks] from making further inroads into America, our cities, schools, universities and textbooks and yes, even our own government.
Multiculturalism is literally destroying Europe. You give them one inch and they will eventually erode our American culture. There are now over 700 “Islamic no go Muslim Zones” within England, France and Germany. Islam is not a religion but a political ideology. It is the antithesis of a free society. Take a look at Dearborn-Michigan, [SEE Also HERE] Tennessee, New York, Indiana, S. Dakota, California and Colorado. [These States] have so far most of the immigrants. What State is next?
I have no problem with the “peaceful Muslim” that want to integrate into our culture and follow our laws. The problem lies in that they want to dominate and force Islam and Sharia Law upon us all. Awareness is the issue, put the word out folks. Most families are just trying to survive and pay their bills, working two jobs, raising their children. They just don’t have the time to keep up with what is really taking place across America today and the mainstream news will not carry it due to political correctness. [This is] Just not acceptable here in America folks! Stand up and be counted! “When good men and woman are quiet evil always wins”.
Forget about be labeled a racist, or being politically correct. Tolerance, diversity and multiculturalism is not good for America. Let them adapt to our culture, period Amen. Why should we adapt to their culture America?
Again for facts and truth Google “theprojectmuslimbrotherhood” [Editor: This link is a 93 minute documentary all about the Muslim Brotherhood’s agenda for North America. The discovered document is called ‘The Project’] [which] speaks volumes on the intent to destroy us from within. Who will stop this “insanity” from becoming a reality in America? Jews, Christians, Priests and infidels are being slaughtered and Christian churches are being burned to the ground. Enough is enough folks. Where is the condemnation of these acts from all the Muslims that are here? There are nearly 3 million here already yet you barely hear any of them condemn the atrocities. What you do will affect your children and grandchildren and future generations of America yet to come. Stand up and be counted to defeat this real threat upon America. Europe is losing the battle already, and America will be next. Forget about being labeled and do what is right America. We need a solution. Time is running out.
Islam is an Anti-American – Antichrist Religious Cult
John R. Houk
© February 21, 2014
Response to ‘Oklahoma Voters Know the Enemy’
Edited from original Facebook post
Links and bracketed content is by the Editor
John R. Houk
© February 14, 2014
Elsa Schieder is a Counterjihad writer and activist. I am privileged to receive update emails from her occasionally. Recently I received an email sharing an essay which is titled on the email as “Good Trust, Bad Trust and Self-Trust”.
She opens the essay with an anecdote about a “Good Trust” situation she was in at a concert she attended. Then she dives into the meat of her essay relating to bad trust and self-trust. The primary theme is a German gal by the name of Heidi Mund that attended an interfaith (Christianity and Islam) concert at a traditional Church in Germany – Memorial Church of the Reformation in the Rhineland city of Speyer, built to honor Martin Luther.
CBN News video on Brave German Woman: http://cbn.com/tv/3166177350001
Ms. Mund’s protest centered on the fact that an Imam gave the Islamic call for prayer (adhan) right inside the Church. According to the Wikipedia article I linked to the purpose of the adhan is:
The main purpose behind the multiple loud pronouncements of adhan in every mosque is to make available to everyone an easily intelligible summary of Islamic belief. It is intended to bring to the mind of every believer and non-believer the substance of Islamic beliefs, or its spiritual ideology.
The Wikipedia article continues by telling us the adhan incorporates the Islamic Shahada which is what a person declares as proof of being a Muslim. Once a non-Muslim idiot cites the Shahada then Muslims consider this a conversion moment to Islam. The Wikipedia explanation of the Shahada in the adhan article is a bit deceptive and is obviously there for a Westerner’s reasoning:
The deception becomes clear when the actual translation of the Shahada that is a better translation from the Arabic to English:
The shortest form of the Shahada would be translated:
“There is no god but Allah; Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.”
Longer versions are common, especially those beginning with “I bear witness” or “I testify,” e.g.:
There is a big difference between “There is no deity but God, and Muhammad is the Messenger of God” and “I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah”.
This is what the leadership of the Church specifically dedicated to Martin Luther – Memorial Church of the Reformation – allowed to occur. The powers that be in that Church in essence was allowing Islamic proselytizing to occur in the name of interfaith understanding. There is a name for this merging of Christianity and Islam: Chrislam. The website Exposing Chrislam posts an introduction to a Vimeo video of Jack and Rexella Van Impe doing an expose on Chrislam:
The Explosive Growth Of Chrislam
Drs. Jack and Rexella Van Impe have prepared this powerful video expose to show you how this dangerous trend fulfills Bible prophecy – and threatens to destroy Christianity.
Jack’s stand on Chrislam got him booted off of TBN after 23 years of preaching and teaching the bible on that station.
The New World Order’s goal is to replace the Christianity of the bible with the dual-headed monster of Chrislam.
I can’t get the Vimeo to play its entire 16 minutes so I looked for a Youtube version. I found several Jack Van Impe videos about Chrislam. Below is a 28 minute video and a 1 hour and 38 minute video. I think the 28 minute video is closer to the Exposing Chrislam Vimeo video:
Now that I had my little talk about the heresy of Chrislam, let’s move on to Elsa’s email about her essay of which a version is also posted on Elsa’s Blog.
Good Trust, Bad Trust and Self-Trust
By Elsa Schieder
Sent: Feb 12, 2014 at 5:13 PM
I was trusted. My word was trusted.
I went to a concert a few days ago. A well-known local group. Sold-out venue – maybe 1000 people. When I got there, I couldn’t find my ticket. I told this to the young man at the door. Wait a minute, he said, and I’ll see what I can do. He went backstage, came out with the lead singer – who offered me his elbow, escorted me inside. You’re in, he said.
Trust. I was trusted that I was telling the truth.
There’s a background to the story. The group plays monthly at a local club that attracts regulars – between 100 and 200 people, I’d say – between ages 18 and 80 (and even over). The group has a visibly good time performing. I’ve gone a few times with my sister. They’re a pleasure to watch and dance to.
I don’t know any of the musicians, but I’m sure I’m recognized. There’s a warm family atmosphere at the club.
It fits that my word was trusted. It goes with the group. And my guess is that the group attracts trustworthy people. Why would I want to cheat the group by claiming to have bought a ticket when I hadn’t?
Anyway, great concert.
Now, bad trust. Into my inbox came a link to a video about someone identified only as a “brave German woman.” She had interrupted an interfaith event at a major German church when an imam was doing the Muslim call to prayer.
Why do I bring up bad trust in relation to this incident?
I think the interfaith group trusted that this was a good thing to do, did not ask: what does it mean, when the Muslim call to prayer is done in a church? The answer: it turns the church into a mosque – at least until such time as it is reconsecrated as a church. That’s the word from the brave German woman, and the word from a friend who is more of a scholar about these things than I am.
The bad trust goes much further. The Christian organizers seem to trust that such an interfaith event is a good thing – despite the content of the Quran which clearly, over and over, calls for Christianity – and all religions other than Islam – to be destroyed. Islam is to take over the world in a worldwide caliphate, including by violent means. It does’t (sic) make any sense to me that any other religion would allow the Muslim call to prayer in any church, synagogue, temple.
And from that I think of self-trust. The woman who called out was impelled to go to the church, a long distance from her home, and then to call out, by a strong inner voice.
My sense is that many of us have felt such an impetus. In the woman’s case, she felt it came from Jesus.
In my own, it feels like it comes from within me. A question I can’t find the answer to. Something that does’t (sic) make sense to me – like the Muslim outcry over the Danish cartoon and the general Western acquiescence. I can remember that inner impetus, that strong inner voice, from when I was seven.
I don’t know how it is that those who consider themselves Christian and who organized the event could not have heard something inside themselves insisting, this is wrong, this should not be happening, it must be stopped.
I think of people put to sleep, numbed.
I’m glad the woman was awake and listening. May we all listen to our alive inner voices that get us to face realities.
And now, a small call to action. Not to anything as dramatic as what the brave woman did.
Iran is executing ever more people – one every seven hours, at latest count. Two very brave young men, both sentenced to death, have written a letter about this, and have signed it. They are risking that they will die sooner because of this. What I am asking is that you publicize this letter. Please post it on any Facebook page you have, or on Google+. If you tweet, please tweet about it. Or write a letter to a newspaper. Or anyway, please forward to friends, so they hear about it. The hope is to shame Iran into at least slowing the rate of executions. At the very least, more people will be aware.
Here is the link. Again, please share it any way you can.
In the meantime, all the best to all of us who care and dare,
PS. It should be no surprise to anyone that a major focus of the next set of interviews will be ethics, right and wrong.
PPS. To see this online, here’s a link – where you can also see a photo of the brave German woman:
Talking about Chrislam then Elsa on Islam in Church
John R. Houk
© February 14, 2014
Good Trust, Bad Trust and Self-Trust
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Is Jihad Fard Kifayah Or Fard Ayn? [Page 18]Realize that attacking the non-believers in their territories is a collective duty (fardh kifayah) with the consensus (ijmaa) of the scholars. However ibn al Musayeb and ibn Shubrumah state that it is a duty (fardh ayn) on each and every individual.“The minimum participation in Jihad is once a year, and more is always better. It is not allowed to have a year pass you by without any fighting except out of necessity like the weakness of Muslims and the great numbers of the enemy, or fear of extermination if you attack them first, or lack of provisions, or similar excuses. Otherwise, if there is no necessity it is not allowed to delay attacking the non-believers for more than a year.” Imam Shafi’i states that.The imam of al Haramain says: “I adopt the opinion of the scholars of usool. They stated that Jihad is a mandatory call and must be established according to the ability until none remains in the world but a Muslim or one who has submitted to Muslims. Thus, Jihad is not limited to once a year. It should be done more frequently if possible. What the scholars of fiqh stated is because usually the time spent in preparations for combat limit the ability to wage war to once a year.”The author of al Mugni from the Hanbali school states: “The minimum jihad is once a year, so it is mandatory every year. If there is a need to fight more than once a year, it becomes mandatory on the Muslims to fulfill that need.”Al Qurtubi states in his tafseer: “It is mandatory on the Imam to send an army of Muslims to the land of the enemy once every year and the Imam should participate himself in such expeditions. If not, then he should send someone capable whom he trusts, to call them to Islam, keep away their harm, to give victory to the religion of Allah, until they enter Islam or pay jizyah” 30]
This is one of those essays that I wish Justin provided some source links or some footnotes. At any rate I trust Justin’s ability to hash out his data in which case this makes this essay an awesome yet politically incorrect piece of journalism. Here is a bit of an intro Justin included with the sent essay that is more efficient than any intro I might have written.
The following entwines some historical perspective and illustrates that whether its 1200 years ago or 80 years ago, nothing really changes in the Middle East. It also highlights the various manner in which Islam threatens all societies, whether through radical groups, immigration or converts here at home. I hope You will find it an informative and interesting read for all.
God Bless You and God Bless Our Beloved America. – Justin O. Smith
Islamo-Reality and Treason
By Justin O. Smith
Sent: 2/2/2014 1:14 PM
One must oppose any group and anything that works against one’s right to make choices, in a peaceful and self-determining manner, and individual Liberty, whether it is Nazi fascism, Stalin’s communism, Obama’s fundamental transformation of America, or Islam and its islamoNazi core doctrines. With this said, it is not “islamophobia” to analyze and discuss Islam’s intolerance, inherent violent nature and the documented facts concerning Islam’s continuous assaults on the West and Islam’s disruption of civilized societies: This is Islamo-Reality.
The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) is a growing enemy within our sovereign borders. From its own charter, we have read the very words calling for the destruction of America. Its influence extends throughout the U.S. government and local areas across the nation; and this should greatly trouble everyone, especially in light of the December 23, 2013 bombings in Mansoura, Egypt, historical events preceding this, and Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi’s declaration that the Muslim Brotherhood is a “terrorist organization”, a designation the MB has worn numerous times.
Imam Amir Abdel Malik Ali addressed the Muslim Student Association at UCLA, and at one point he shouted, “I will die to establish Islam in America.”
Today, seventy percent of Egypt’s population desires a government and a constitution based on Sharia law. And yet, after democratically electing Mohammed Morsi and empowering the Muslim Brotherhood, they soon rejected MB rule due to the extremely violent measures it employed. Journalists were imprisoned along with Mubarak supporters, and recently an audiotape has indicated that Morsi was cooperating with Al Qaeda in targeting Christians for murder. All of this contributed to “Field Marshall” Sisi, a Mubarak associate, grabbing power and imprisoning Morsi, as the turmoil continues and the violence rages.
Current day Egypt parallels Egypt during the 1950s. Jamal Abd al-Nasser needed the support of the MB leader Hasan Ismail al-Hudaybi to create an Egyptian republic, after seizing power in 1952. In 1954, Nasser refused to fully apply Islamic law, as Hudaybi demanded, and he outlawed the MB on the grounds that they were plotting a counter coup. On October 26, 1954 a member of “The Secret Apparatus”/ al jihaz al-sirri, a MB terrorist unit, shot Nasser at a rally; by the end of November 1954, over 1000 Brothers had been arrested and brought to trial: From their inception, the MB had rejected Nasser’s brand of “true” and “liberal” Islam and secularism, and they embraced violent Sunni fundamentalism and the Theocratic State.
In 1982, Hafez al Assad, Syrian dictator, brutally suppressed a savage revolt by Muslim Brothers in Hama. The MB cut the throats of the families of government workers and Baath Party officials, murdered local policemen and beheaded teachers who insisted on secular education – just as the Groupe Islamique Arme did in Algeria, when these MB allies decapitated seven Catholic monks in 1996. Sound familiar? Just look at Syria’s current situation.
Ask James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, “Just when did the MB become ‘a largely secular’ organization?”
Murfreesboro’s local MB hero, Saleh Sbenaty is closely aligned to Nihad Awad, the terrorist from CAIR, and Jamal Badawi and the movement to force America to submit to Islam. Sbenaty openly supports Hamas. And yet, he fled Syria in 1982. If he believed in the “truth” of Islam so strongly and loved Syria so much, why did he not stand and fight? Some freedom fighter, huh?
Instead of isolating the MB, the Obama administration has taken an unnatural delight in coddling them, because Obama never severed his implanted Islamic sympathy from his childhood days. This partially explains the visa issued to Hani Nour Eldin by the U.S. State Dept. in June 2013. Eldin is a member of Gama’a al Islamiyya, the terrorist organization responsible for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and one of five signatories of Osama bin-Laden’s February 1998 ‘World Islamic Front Statement Urging Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders’, America and Europe. Shouldn’t it be imperative to review the policy protocol that permitted a member of bin-Laden’s jihad front into the White House?
Aaron Klein and Brenda Elliott reported three weeks ago that retired General Tom McInerney essentially confirms that the Obama administration has exposed national security information through Huma Abedin. Abedin is Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff, and she has deep personal and family ties with the MB.
John Guandolo, former FBI counter terrorism expert, goes one step further in explanation: “Mr. Brennan, now head of the CIA, did convert to Islam when he served in an official capacity for the U.S. in Saudi Arabia. He has given them access to the National Security Council, the National Security staff. He has brought known Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood operatives into those positions of government.”
The Progressive/Democratic Party mindset, which has enabled MB infiltration of the U.S. government, is of the same nature that allowed Gehad al-Haddad to serve as a top official for the Clinton Foundation, while he simultaneously served as the MB spokesman and advisor to Egyptian President Morsi, from February 2011 until his arrest for inciting violence in September 2013.
Two days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) stated, “It’s very clear to everyone but this administration that radical Islam is at war against us…This administration has so many Muslim Brotherhood members that have influence that they are just making wrong decisions for America.”
Interestingly, since September 2013, Al Jazeera and numerous sources, such as the Director of Research at Brookings Doha Center, have alleged that Barack Obama is a “full on member” of the Muslim Brotherhood, and in November 2013, Egyptian lawyers charged Barack and his brother Malik Obama in the International Criminal Court with “crimes against humanity” and many other crimes ranging from murder to “deprivation of physical liberty.” While Malik is accused of funding terrorists in Sudan, Barack Obama is also accused of using the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to provide direct financial support to MB operatives, with Morsi’s complicity.
Obama and his administration have assured a dramatic and accelerated measure of success for the Muslim Brotherhood globally and in America. Whether it is the so-called “refugee” program that is allowing terrorists a cover for entering our nation or Obama’s outright support for the jihadist movements, from Al Qaeda militias in Libya to the MB in Egypt and on to both groups in Syria, this twisted and perverse Middle East policy is unrecognizable as American and is not in the best interest of the U.S. And, in the best light of day, as I recall American lives lost and the Twin Towers collapsing, only one word can possibly describe Obama’s actions – treason.
By Justin O. Smith
Edited by John R. Houk
© Justin O. Smith
I am grateful that Counterjihad writer Dajjal cross posted an essay I posted originally written by Michelle Malkin. Malkin’s essay is entitled, “John Kerry, Jihad Coddler”. You can Malkin’s essay at SlantRight 2.0 but Dajjal caught it at my other blog called the NeoConservative Christian Right (NCCR). Dajjal cross posted Malkin’s work at the Freedom Ain’t Free & Take Our Country Back blog. Here is an excerpt of the intro I provided just to bring context to Dajjal’s thoughts:
Michelle Malkin poignantly points out the idiocy of the myth that Muslims become terrorists out of abject poverty. The myth runs something like the Muslim world is and has been oppressed by the West economically leaving Muslim individuals a sense of helpless hopelessness for their existence. That the thumb of Western Economic Interests have left Muslims in a state of alienation in their society for seeking a better life for their families. So what is a poverty stricken Muslim to do? Well of course he strikes out at their perceived oppressors: Westerners, Americans, Jews and Christians.
Now I have gone this credit giving intro rigmarole because I am going to turn Dajjal’s comment to the Malkin essay into a cross post. In a much more erudite manner Dajjal writes a kind of WAKE-UP this is what Islam really is according to their own considered—holy writings. You should read Dajjal’s thoughts and book mark it or copy and paste it for future reference as to the real nature of Islam. A nature incidentally that most Muslims are unaware of because of a nominal knowledge of their own writings.
Dajjal’s Thoughts on the Real Islam
Posted as a comment: January 18, 2014 at 1:53 AM
Reblogged this on Freedom Ain’t Free & Take Our Country Back and commented:
The living lump of excrement elected in ’08 and re-elected in ’12 and his appointees are Marxists, dedicated to stealing everything you have and earn, ostensibly to give to the poor; really to keep for themselves. To Hell with them, liars and traitors one and all.
Islam is an Arab Mafia disguised as religion. I disrespectfully direct doubters, dissenters & deniers, damned fools one and all, to a blog post containing the disgusting details: http://www.snooper.wordpress.com/2009/08/30/islams-mercenary-mission/.
Islamic terrorism is doctrine driven, not grievance driven. When the Barbary Pirates sacked our shipping, Jefferson and Adams asked their Ambassador to England by what right they attacked us. His answer was that it was written in their laws. Look up the Barbary Wars at Wikipedia for the quote, then read this hadith: http://www.quranexplorer.com/Hadith/English/Hadith/bukhari/004.053.386.html.
What is the difference between the answers given by Tripoli’s Ambassador and Umar’s general in the invasion of Persia? What part of this do you not comprehend: Our Prophet, the Messenger of our Lord, has ordered us to fight you till you worship Allah Alone or give Jizya (i.e. tribute); and our Prophet has informed us that our Lord says: – “Whoever amongst us is killed (i.e. martyred), shall go to Paradise to lead such a luxurious life as he has never seen, and whoever amongst us remain alive, shall become your master.”?
“Ordered us to fight you until you worship Allah alone” comes from Surah Al-Anfal 8.39 http://www.islamawakened.com/Quran/8/39/. “Or give Jizya” comes from Surah At-Taubah 9.29: http://www.islamawakened.com/Quran/9/29/. Those ayat are codified in The Reliance Of The Traveller O9.8 & 9.9 respectively.
To see the relevant quotes from the Qur’an, tafsir, hadith, Shari’ah and Sira, with links to source texts, read these blog posts:
Allah said that he would and did cast terror. Moe said that he was made victorious with terror. Allah said that Moe must be obeyed and emulated. Allah said that those who do not go to war will go to Hell. He promised those who take any step to injure or enrage us extra credit towards an upgrade in his celestial bordello.
Islamic aggression, genocide and terrorism flow directly from the Qur’an, hadith and Sira. While Muslims continue to live and believe, those evils will continue to plague us. When all Muslims apostatize or die, those evils will come to an end.
If you desire peace and security, then take the first step: disrespectfully and contumaciously demand specific enforcement of ICERD, ICCPR & CPPCG which proscribe human rights infringement, advocacy of war and advocacy of genocide; demand that Islam be outlawed, its institutions closed and its adherents expelled and excluded. Send this petition to Congress: http://www.petition2congress.com/8001/international-quran-petition/?src=widget.
Edited by John R. Houk
About Freedom Ain’t Free & Take Our Country Back
Former HUMINT [Editor: Human Intelligence]. ‘Nuf said. Are you serving in the WOT??? Send us the stories and we will post them on the blog, should you so desire. I have received several emails out of the blue inquiring as to my HUMINT experience. I cannot and will not go into the details of such former activities, for the obvious reasons. In a nutshell, I have been fighting terrorists and the ideals of said bodies of murderers since 1974. I “retired” (once in never out) in 2004. 28 of those years were in the service of my country, The United States of America. Now that I am a “civilian”, I continue the battles here in the blogosphere and letters, dispatches, emails and faxes. I have determined that the battle(s) begin here, Stateside. We, the members of the Silent Majority, can be silent no more. The Leftinistra have secured and entrenched themselves within the alleged Main Stream Media now renamed as The Lame Stream Media or as I like to call them, The LSD Press. As a friend of mine from Indiana states, “The Silent Majority must stand up and ‘Do The Right Thing’ and overcome the ‘Vocal Minority’.” It can be done. We just need to get up off our complacent rear ends and fight for that which we know in our hearts is right. If we do not, we automatically fall for and support that which we know in our hearts to be wrong. If the Silent Majority continues to be afraid, they deserve everything that comes their way. PERIOD!
Elsa Schieder is a Google+ friend. I first became acquainted with her via her posting of Counterjihad speaker interviews through World Truth Summit. Elsa also operates a blog called – wait for it – Elsa’s Blog.
I haven’t from Elsa in a while. And not to my credit I have not kept up with my email. I found one of her emails dated December 11, 2013. The subject of the email is “Plans – and 1, 2, 3, 4 powerful new words, plus an old word we need to know”. The “Plans” part is really a bit of an update and a notice of future plans via some of her posts on Elsa’s Blog. That which caught my attention in her email was the part of the title that goes “and 1, 2, 3, 4 powerful new words, plus an old word we need to know”.
The powerful new words are used to juxtapose the Muslim Apologist and Leftist word meant as an epithet – Islamophobia. And the old world that may be new to you (it was to me) is an Islamic word – Daruna. Since Elsa’s title is a bit lengthy I am going to use some editorial largesse and shorten the title pertaining to her email and focusing on the “words”. This is an expose Islam and become educated moment.
Islamophobia, Phobic-Words and Daruna
Sent: Dec 11, 2013 at 2:14 PM
We’ve all heard about the supposedly rampant Islamophobia - though I recently read that 65% of religious hate-crimes in the States are committed against Jews, and the other 35% are against people from ALL the other religions combined.
I believe we need a whole slew of new words, for truly rampant phobias.
You can read all about it here – and get it all at a glance, in one powerful image:
Or, you can keep reading here.
The first such powerful new word: Judeophobia – the IRRATIONAL hatred, dread and fear of Jews.
We already have the term, anti-Semitism. But that’s such a mild term. I want a strong word for a strong reality – Judeophobia. It’s growing not only in North America, but even more rampant in Europe where increasing numbers of Jews are seeking to emigrate, and so virulent in the Middle Eastern Muslim countries that most have no Jewish inhabitants. Judeophobia – or how could we have something like “Israeli apartheid” awareness campaigns, instead of worldwide “Islamic apartheid” awareness campaigns?
Judeophobia. This is a truly IRRATIONAL hatred, dread and fear. Or do we fear that we may get a death threat from traditional Jews if we criticize the Old Testament (the Jewish equivalent of the Quran)? Would we fear a fatwa against us, if we announced we are planning to burn 1000 copies of the Old Testament? Would we cower, lest traditional Jews come and murder us, lest cars and embassies get torched, lest there is carnage in the streets? Nope.
You may have guessed the second word: Christianophobia, the irrational hatred, dread and fear of Christians.
10% of the world’s Christians are now being persecuted. That’s over 200,000,000 people. That’s right. Over two hundred million. Why? Are Christians doing such horrific things to those around them? No. They just are Christians, believers in their religion. And for this, they’re being persecuted by Muslims – not all Muslims, of course, but quite a lot of Muslims or 200,000,000 people would not be victims of Muslim persecution.
And then there are Hinduphobia and Buddhophobia and atheistophobia and agnostophobia and also Westophobia.
If anyone mentions Islamophobia, I think a good strategy is to bring up Judeophobia and Christianophobia and Hinduphobia and Buddhophobia and on and on – with those phobic, in each case, being overwhelmingly Muslims. Of course not all Muslims. However, we all know that there are not millions of Muslims marching against this, standing strong against the dangerous, multiply phobic Muslims.
Those victimized by all these phobias are overwhelmingly non-Muslims.
Those with ALL the above phobias are overwhelmingly Muslim.
Those with only Judeophobia, Israelophobia, Christianophobia and Westophobia are overwhelmingly politically correct non-Muslims, self-identified as left-wing.
These words – Judeophobia, Christianophobia, Israelophobia, Hinduphobia, Buddhophobia, Sikhophobia, atheistophobia and agnostophobia – are gifts to you. I hope you find them not just useful, but powerful.
And yes, please do share the names and the link and the image. Here it is, again:
These words are, in fact, intended for everyone who cares about human freedoms, from freedom of thought to freedom of expression and on – the freedom to live in safety, physical, psychological and emotional. We need all the tools possible to protect our freedoms. Names are one powerful tool.
Do I have any other new words for you? Words that evoke loving feelings, maybe? Not at the moment. But I do have a word you may love to know about (and some of you will know it already).
It’s an IMPORTANT ISLAMIC WORD: DARUNA
“Islam is very practical. If it is impossible for a Muslim to follow the Sharia, then they are released from the obligation of Sharia. Example: a Muslim is supposed to pray during the day, but if they are not allowed, then he is released from the obligation. The Sharia even gives the rules for makeup prayers. Muslims are not supposed to eat pork, but if they are hungry and there is only ham to eat, then they may eat ham. Likewise, a Muslim is supposed to eat halal meat, but if the penal system won’t serve it, the Muslim can eat non-halal meat.
“So all demands based on the Sharia should be judged by daruna. When Muslims make requests or demands, they are wishes and desires, not needs.
I have lots more info on this, including how politicians should respond to demands by Muslims, referring back to this concept.
In the meantime, Happy Holidaying, whether you’ve had your holidays or whether they’re in the future.
As always, all the best to all of us who care and dare,
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