No, White-Supremacist Violence Is Not a Major Problem


If you solely listen to the Left Stream Media would sense that White Supremacist violence (in other words violent acts of racism perpetrated by White People) is a problem on the rise globally.

If you surf Social Media it is my sense a fine line is arising between Caucasians weary of White People being blamed for all the ills of non-White People and actual White Supremacists such as Neo-Nazis, Skinheads (UK & USA), KKK, White Nationalists warping the Christian faith and other racists escaping the top of my thought process. The Left too often racks White People weary of being blamed for racist woes with the racist variations inherent in White Supremacism. That is an error that could very well push the weary-of-blame crowd to be supportive with actual White racists.

 

The Patriot Post article below evokes the weary-of-blame crowd pointing out the obvious statistically; viz., Islamic terrorism far outnumbers violence associated with White Extremism.

 

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No, White-Supremacist Violence Is Not a Major Problem

The New York Times peddles a false narrative that violent white extremism is on the rise.

 

By Political Editors

Apr. 10, 2019

The Patriot Post

On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing that Democrats billed as an examination of “hate crimes, the impact white nationalist groups have on American communities, and the spread of white identity ideology.” It quickly became quite evident that the Democrats’ true intention for the hearing was to promote the mendacious narrative that “white extremism” is a major and growing problem — and President Donald Trump is supposedly the driving force behind it.

 

In a seemingly coordinated effort to advance this narrative, The New York Times last week ran an article claiming that “Attacks by White Extremists Are Growing.” The story highlighted the attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, where a self-proclaimed white supremacist murdered 50 people in an act of terror aimed at Muslims. The article then claimed that the Christchurch murderer “drew inspiration” from “an informal global network of white extremists whose violent attacks are occurring with greater frequency in the West.”

 

Once again we have a case of the narrative leading the story. It’s clear that the narrative the Times is pushing is that violence perpetrated by white supremacists is a serious and growing threat that is worse than people may believe. But do the facts support such a conclusion? Well, as is often the case with Leftmedia outlets like the Times, not so much.

 

The Times excluded several important contextualizing details, which immediately calls into question the reliability of the entire narrative. For example, no numbers were provided so as to establish the total number of extremist-related violent incidents globally. In 2017 alone, nearly 20,000 people were murdered by groups associated with radical Islamic extremists — a number not provided by the Times.

 

Meanwhile, the Times offers a nine-year timeline that notes 15 incidents of “white extremist” violence resulting in 194 people killed that were purportedly committed by individuals motivated by white racism. However, after a closer look into these attacks, one quickly finds that the motive of “white extremism” is not entirely clear … or even there at all.

 

As Seth Barron, writing for City Journal, observes, “Some of the most prominent killings … resist categorization as acts of white racial terror. Ali Sonboly, the son of Iranian Shi’ite Muslim immigrants and visibly a racial minority, carried out the 2016 Munich mall shooting. The 2016 Umpqua Community College shooting was carried out by a self-identified ‘mixed-race’ man, as was the 2014 Isla Vista massacre, whose perpetrator believed that being half-Chinese made him unattractive to women. The 2018 Toronto van massacre was perpetrated by a white man who declared that he was part of an ‘Incel Rebellion’ against the ‘Chads and Stacys’ of the world — in other words, he was angry that he could not get a girlfriend and was committed to overthrowing the ‘beautiful people.’ The killer mowed down pedestrians in Toronto’s business district at random. The Times’ inclusion of these four incidents calls into question the value of its diagnosis of ‘white extremist killers.’”

 

Finally, as The Wall Street Journal reports, “Since 1990, far-right extremists have killed 477 people in 214 attacks in the U.S., according to the crime data. A majority of the assaults targeted minorities, with 241 people dying in 170 attacks. (In the same period, the Global Terrorism Database records 31 far-right attacks with one or more deaths.)” In other words, violent attacks committed by “white extremists” are not on the rise — rather, the frequency of these violent hate crimes has remained relatively steady for the past 50 years. In any case, the crimes are dwarfed by attacks perpetrated by Islamofascists.

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Staquf States Obvious – Islamic Terrorism is Islamic


John R. Houk

© September 12, 2017

 

Any [fundamentalist] view of Islam positing the traditional norms of Islamic jurisprudence as absolute [should] be rejected out of hand as false. State laws [should] have precedence. – Yahya Cholil Staquf (In Interview, Top Indonesian Muslim Scholar Says Stop Pretending That Orthodox Islam and Violence Aren’t Linked; By Marco Stahlhut; Time.com; 9/7/17)

 

Fellow Community member Viana posted an excerpt of the Yahya Cholil Staquf interview at Time.com (of all the ironic Left Wing MSM places) who is an Islamic scholar from Indonesia. The reason the interview is significant is because the Muslim scholar proclaims the violence perpetrated by Islamic terrorists has EVERYTHING to do with Islam!

 

Yahya Cholil Staquf is the General Secretary of Nahdlatul Ulama a Sunni Islam organization in Indonesia. Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) may be located in Indonesia, but it is the largest Islamic organization in the world. Here is a Wikipedia excerpt on NU to give you a bit of a backgrounder:

 

Nahdlatul Ulama (also Nahdatul Ulama or NU) is a traditionalist Sunni Islam movement in Indonesia following the Shafi’i school of jurisprudence.[3] NU was established on January 31, 1926 in Surabaya as a response to the rise of Wahabism in Saudi Arabia and Islamic modernism in Indonesia.[4][5]:59[6] The NU is the largest independent Islamic organization in the world[7] with membership of 40 million in 2003.[1][2]NU also is a charitable body funding schools and hospitals as well as organizing communities to help alleviate poverty.

 

Nahdlatul Ulama is known as an ardent advocate of Islam Nusantara; a distinctive brand of Islam that has undergone interaction, contextualization, indigenization, interpretation and vernacularization according to socio-cultural condition of Indonesia.[8]Islam Nusantara promotes moderation, compassion, anti-radicalism, inclusiveness and tolerance.[9]

 

READ THE REST (Nahdlatul Ulama; Wikipedia; last edited on 9/7/17 03:51)

 

Take Multicultural Diversity Leftists in America and Europe. When the leader of the largest Islamic organization in the world says Islamic violence is directly related to the tenets of Islam, you should really pay attention!

 

Now I do find it interesting that Time Mag published an interview that is essentially anti-Multiculturalism and irritating to Muslim Apologists. Loraine County Community College has published a guide on where various publications lean toward politically. Fascinating to me LCCC labels Time as centrist but with a proviso which I do concur:

 

Time.  Similar in content and format to the two other major U. S. newsmagazines, this periodical covers the news from a centrist point of view. [NOTE: Others label Time liberal or leftist.] (Bold text is Blog Editor’s but the brackets are the proviso by LCCC – Leanings of Magazines, Newspapers; LCCC LibraryLibGuidesDetecting Bias; Last Updated 9/7/17 1:21 PM)

 

Media Bias/Fact Check has this evaluation of Time:

 

Notes: Time is an American weekly news magazine published in New York City. It was founded in 1923.  Time has the world’s largest circulation for a weekly news magazine. Time Magazine is factual in reporting and well sourced.  Has a left-center bias in story selection. (5/18/2016) Updated (1/12/2017) (Time Magazine; Media Bias/Fact Check)

 

Yes friends, if the word “Left” is there, there is a promotion of the evil of Multiculturalism. This is the reason I consider it incredulous that Time.com has such a counter-Multiculturalist interview.

 

Below is Viana’s excerpt of the Time.com interview of Yahya Cholil Staquf. But if you get a chance you should read the entire article at Time.com.

 

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Appropriate on this, the 16th anniversary of 9/11. More and more Muslim leaders are making this admission. Indonesia is the world’s most populous Islamic nation. -Viana

Yahya Cholil Staquf states: “Western politicians should stop pretending that extremism and terrorism have nothing to do with Islam. There is a clear relationship between fundamentalism, terrorism, and the basic assumptions of Islamic orthodoxy. So long as we lack consensus regarding this matter, we cannot gain victory over fundamentalist violence within Islam. … Within the classical tradition, the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims is assumed to be one of segregation and enmity. … To the extent that Muslims adhere to this view of Islam, it renders them incapable of living harmoniously and peacefully within the multi-cultural, multi-religious societies of the 21st century. … we live in a world of nation-states. Any attempt to create a unified Islamic state in the 21st century can only lead to chaos and violence.

 

 

Any [fundamentalist] view of Islam positing the traditional norms of Islamic jurisprudence as absolute [should] be rejected out of hand as false. State laws [should] have precedence.

 

 

Too many Muslims view civilization, and the peaceful co-existence of people of different faiths, as something they must combat. … There’s a growing dissatisfaction in the West with respect to Muslim minorities, a growing fear of Islam. In this sense, some Western friends of mine are “Islamophobic.” They’re afraid of Islam. … I understand their fear …

 

The West cannot force Muslims to adopt a moderate interpretation of Islam. … Western politicians should stop telling us that fundamentalism and violence have nothing to do with traditional Islam. That is simply wrong.

 

Europe, and Germany in particular, are accepting massive numbers of refugees. Don’t misunderstand me: of course you cannot close your eyes to those in need. … the fact remains that you’re taking in millions of refugees about whom you know virtually nothing, except that they come from extremely problematic regions of the world. … there’s an extreme left wing whose adherents reflexively denounce any and all talk about the connections between traditional Islam, fundamentalism and violence as _de facto_ proof of Islamophobia. This must end. A problem that is not acknowledged cannot be solved. …”

http://time.com/4930742/islam-terrorism-islamophobia-violence/

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Viana’s excerpt has been arbitrarily edited for what I believe is better readability.

 

Obama’s Gone – Learn About Stealth Jihad


John R. Houk

© January 5, 2017

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President Barack Hussein Obama has gone to great lengths to lie to Americans about the dangers of Islam. He has even invited Islamists that wholly believe in bloody Jihad into the White House. On January 20th, HE IS GONE! Let us pray Trump’s America exposes the agenda of Islam in America.

 

Most Americans by now there are numerous followers of Islam – globally – that use Muhammad’s call of violent Jihad for Islam to dominate every single person on earth. I am a Counterjihadist that understands via the Muslim revered writings of the Quran (and HERE), Hadith and Sira (which encompasses the Sunnah) call for global Islamic domination to the glory of Allah and his pseudo-prophet Muhammad.

 

Here’s something you may or may not heard of pertaining to Islam: a Muslim apologist propagandizing to the tune of “Islam is Peace” will tell you there is a Greater Jihad and a Lesser Jihad. One Jihad is to wage war for Allah and prophet to spread the ummah (community) worldwide. The other Jihad is an inner struggle to be a good Muslim in the light of the Quran.

 

The Muslim apologist will tell you the Greater Jihad is the inner struggle to be a better Muslim and the Lesser Jihad is violence for Allah and prophet.

 

From the Muslim revered writings I have read, the Greater and Lesser distinction is poppycock invented for Muslims wanting to wake up in the 21st century rather than the 7th. And Western non-Muslims trained in the Western developed concept of Religious Liberty.

 

If a majority of observant Muslims would take a reform stand and publicly deny the obligations of the Quran, Hadith and Sira by making the Inner Struggle (cough – Greater Jihad) the principle of Islam, then I would buy into the Muslim Apologist claim of Islam is Peace. To an Inner Struggle Jihad as principle would go against Islam’s perfect example to be followed and imitated – the warmongering, booty-raiding, merchandiser of slavery and sex-slavery – MUHAMMAD.

 

Now that I have made my feelings clear about the practice of Jihad in Islam. I found a very educational post on The Realistic Observer. Dee Fatouros has posted what she calls a “compendium of links” on the subject of Stealth Jihad.

 

The term “stealth jihad” is a bit misleading.  The stealth jihad groups may be stealthy, but they don’t operate underground.  They have offices, spokesmen, PR people, legal teams, and impressive websites.  They present themselves as moderate mainstream groups, and for the most part the media and administration officials accept them as such.

 

How do they operate?  In general, they advertise themselves as civil rights advocates working to protect the rights of the “Muslim community.”  Using the cover of civil rights activism, the stealth jihadists have been able to score some spectacular successes. READ ENTIRETY – Bold text mine (THE WAR AGAINST STEALTH JIHAD; By William Kilpatrick; FrontPageMag.com; 9/23/16)

 

VIDEO: Robert Spencer – Stealth Jihad: What It Is and Why It Matters (56:04)

 

Posted by TJ Singh II

Published on Jul 22, 2016

 

Robert Spencer delivered a talk on “The Stealth Jihad: What It Is and Why It Matters.” In his remarks he addressed the Obama administration’s recent announcement that it will no longer use language that points to a “war on terrorism.” Mr. Spencer responded to questions from audience members.

 

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Pertinent Information Regarding Stealth Jihad

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Posted by Dee Fatouros

January 4, 2017 7:29:00 PM 

The Realistic Observer

 

This post is more or less a compendium of links and excerpts detailing the entire subject of stealth Jihad and its progress in the U.S.

Unlike the violent attacks of the militant Islamists, stealth jihad is just that, a stealthy penetration of all of our social institutions.

Under the aegis of the present administration, not only has this been allowed, but encouraged and protected. Those who are concerned are, sigh, labeled Islamophobes. No discussion/disagreement allowed. Of course the Soros controlled MSM leads the way on this road of suicidal denial.

There is a great deal of information from the sites below which the MSM has deliberately [sic] failed to convey. 


Discover The Networks: Stealth Jihad

 

Terrorist attacks that involve bombings and shootings are just one component of the jihad, or holy war, that Islamists are actively waging against infidels all over the world. Another component of that jihad consists of nonviolent initiatives which can be classified as stealth (or “soft”) jihad, whose goal is the imposition of Islamic law, Sharia, over every region of the earth by non-confrontational means. Under the banners of “tolerance” and “civil rights,” stealth jihadists introduce, in piecemeal fashion, elements of Sharia into Western societies and then demand that non-Muslims make allowance for those elements. Moreover, stealth jihadists smear those who dare to discuss the negative aspects of Sharia (and Islam) as “racists” and “Islamophobes.”  continue

 

Some examples of how stealth jihad has made inroads into U.S. and Western culture include the following: 
 Frontpage Mag: The War Against Stealth Jihad

 

The term “stealth jihad” is a bit misleading. The stealth jihad groups may be stealthy, but they don’t operate underground. They have offices, spokesmen, PR people, legal teams, and impressive websites. They present themselves as moderate mainstream groups, and for the most part the media and administration officials accept them as such.

How do they operate? In general, they advertise themselves as civil rights advocates working to protect the rights of the “Muslim community.” Using the cover of civil rights activism, the stealth jihadists have been able to score some spectacular successes. In 2012, for example, more than 1,000 documents and presentations were purged from counterterror training programs for the FBI and other security agencies. This was done in response to pressure from Islamic advocacy groups who complained that the training policies were biased and offensive to Muslims. In effect, these Muslim Brotherhood-linked groups were given veto power over national security policy, and, as a result, investigative agencies were forced to limit themselves to politically correct policing.

America’s commitment to the dogma of political correctness is, in fact, the chief factor that accounts for the success of stealth jihad. The stealth jihadists are well-versed in the rules of political correctness, and they know how to use them to their own advantage. And if they can bend the federal government to their will by using these methods, they can certainly do the same to average citizens. continue

 

Americans warned: Invisible jihad occurring under our noses

 

“They use violent jihad, but they also use civilization jihad, which is a long-term form of sort of cultural jihad, so to speak, in which they infiltrate a country, a government from within … use the liberal immigration laws to their advantage and have their people not assimilate into the culture, but live in enclaves and sort of stick to themselves until they get enough numbers, until they build up their numbers, and then we see more violent jihad unfold at that point,” Hohmann explained to Elder.

Hohmann, author of the forthcoming book “Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest Through Immigration and the Resettlement Jihad,” said the Obama administration has facilitated civilization jihad by importing tens of thousands of Muslim refugees from the Middle East and North Africa. And he doesn’t believe there’s anything he could say to Obama that would convince the president to change his refugee policy.

“He’s going right down to the bitter end with pummeling our cities and towns with more and more refugees,” Hohmann noted. “They’re trying to get in as many as possible before he leaves office to the point where they’re even running out of money now, I hear, at the Office of Refugee Resettlement.”

To Hohmann, it looks like Obama has accomplished exactly what he set out to do.

 

Said the author: “I don’t know what I could tell President Obama other than, ‘A job well done! If your goal was to destroy America, to degrade America, to bring our cities down a notch and saddle them with a heavy burden, you’ve done a good job.’” continue

 

The Clarion Project: How Many Methods of Islamist Radicalization Remain Hidden

Many would not agree with my statement that Islamic radicalization is a hidden and still an ignored phenomenon especially in the West.

This is especially true as these terrorists are adapting newer and newer techniques and ways to influence and hence pollute the upcoming young minds.

The West has made a grievous mistake by allowing these Islamic extremists to settle, grow and even prosper on its soil in the name of human rights, and freedom of speech and liberty.

Most of the focus has been on the mosques and other religious gathering places, but that is not the whole side of the story. Living in Europe for only six months until now, I see many types of Islamic radicalization growing in new, systematic and subtle ways, unheard of via newspapers. continue

 

The Clarion Project: The Hidden Costs of Jihad

One of the objectives of Islamic State’s “attack and polarize” strategy in France is to hit the economy, an objective that was successfully attained in the aftermath of the November 2015 and January 2016 attacks, which were immediately followed by a slump in retail sales and tourism.

 

Throughout 2016, hotels in Paris were offering discounts of up to 65% on room rates to attract tourists who began to shun the city in the wake of the jihadist operations.

Another economic cost is the massive increase in expenditure on intelligence, law enforcement and security. In 2016 the DGSI, the domestic intelligence service, increased its staff by 35% from 3,500 to over 4,700. Law enforcement officers, who have accumulated millions of hours in overtime, have to be paid.

Three days after the November 13 attacks, the government announced that it would recruit an additional 5,000 police officers. Tens of millions have been allocated to deradicalization programs, reorganization of prisons and other initiatives aimed at countering jihad at home. continue

 

We have now moved from stealth to overt Jihad.

The attacks upon individual citizens, gathered groups, and our Churches are increasing.

Let us hope that the incoming administration will call things as they are and take steps to protects America. That IS the job of the President Of The United States Of America! 

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Obama’s Gone – Learn About Stealth Jihad

John R. Houk

© January 5, 2017

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Silencing the Dissent


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Minorities are still being persecuted in Sunni Islam-dominated Pakistan. This is especially the case for Pakistan’s Christian minority. Adding to the repression is a process of silencing online social media.

 

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Silencing the Dissent

 

By Shamim Mahmoud

Sent 8/8/2016 5:32 PM

 

Pakistani minorities under the leadership of Federal Minister for Human Rights, Kamran Michael are planning to celebrate Minorities’ Day on August 11. The Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) former government had declared August 11 as minorities’ day; however, some minority groups chose to observe August 11 as black day to register their protest over the abuse of minority rights. Following the footsteps of the PPP government the present PML-N government has also announced to dedicate August 11 as minorities day.

 

On August 11, 1947, the founder of the nation Mr. Muhammad Ali Jinnah had announced the freedom for the minorities living in new born Pakistan. But it is very unfortunate that after sixty-nine years, Pakistan is ranked sixth on the list of the countries where Christians are most persecuted, according to the World Watch List 2016.

 

The survey conducted by Open Doors, an organization working to help persecuted Christians and churches worldwide, highlights the top 50 countries where it is most difficult to live as Christians. The report found that Pakistan’s blasphemy laws continue to be abused to settle personal scores, particularly against minorities, including Christians. A Christian couple was thrown into the brick kiln where they worked and burned to death after being accused of blasphemy, orphaning their four children. Two churches in Lahore were bombed, killing 25 people and wounding dozens. An estimated 700 Christian girls and women are abducted every year and often then raped and forcibly married to Muslims,” the report added.

 

The list ranks North Korea as the most oppressive place in the world to live as a Christian. It adds that in 2015, the persecution grew most rapidly in Sub-Saharan Africa, while in the Middle East Islamic States and Pakistan violence increased the migration of the Christian population from the region. The index measures the degrees of freedom that Christians have to express their faith in six spheres- private, family, community, national and church life, while also measuring levels of violence.

 

The European Parliament Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Religious Tolerance has released its annual report for 2015 and showed serious concerns over the minorities’ situation in Pakistan, especially the issues pertaining to the country’s blasphemy laws. Giving reference of the assassinated Punjab governor Salman Taseer and Shahbaz Bhatti for raising their voices against the blasphemy laws in Pakistan, especially in the Asia Bibi case. The report expressed that although the Supreme Court of Pakistan in a positive development has expressed its concerns about widespread misuse of blasphemy laws and issued a detailed judgment warning against false blasphemy accusations and stating that in Islam a false accusation can be as serious as blasphemy itself, but unfortunately, criticizing the reforms to blasphemy laws in public was still dangerous in any Pakistan society. The report further stated that terrorist groups like Taliban have continued to severely persecute religious minorities, especially the Christian community, considering it an agent of the West and in revenge of the western intervention such as US drone strikes in Pakistan areas. The report also gave the reference of blasts and firing in churches in Youhanabad and Iqbal Park on the eve of Easter celebrations.

 

Earlier hundreds of the Christians houses in Gojra and Joseph Colony, Lahore were set ablaze. And twin blasts in Peshawar Church killed at least 80 and hundred were injured.

 

Where is Quaid’s Pakistan?

 

The report further disclosed that due to religious persecution, around 11,000 Christians are seeking asylum in Thailand. A Hindu parliamentarian claimed that 5000 Hindus emigrate from Pakistan every year due to discriminatory treatment, forced conversions and fears of their safety. The report stated that in the months of April and May 2016, it was also reported that as many as 18 Christians’ girls were kidnapped and forcefully converted in the Punjab province alone.

 

Due to the religious persecution thousands of Christian families are looking for their future in Thailand. It is pertinent to mention that European countries do not encourage Pakistani Christian visitors. Even these countries adopt stricter policy when find the applicant from the same faith. Most recently “World Youth Day 2016” was held in Poland and reportedly there were more than six thousands of applicants but the Poland embassy rejected a maximum amount of visa applications on frivolous grounds and granted only 400 – 500 visas to Pakistani Christians. The weird part of the story is that journalists’ visa applications were denied without any cogent reasons.  The officials in EU countries on the condition of anonymity said the visa officers had orders from the “higher level” to reject the maximum number of visas from the Christians background. It means, poor Pakistani Christians face the same behavior from the either side.

 

Cyber Crime Bill 2015

 

The Cyber Crime Bill 2015, tabled by the Minister of State for IT aims at regulating the online conduct of individuals/organizations. The Bill passed by the Senate now awaits final approval by the NA [National Assembly] before the president enacts it into law. The controversial Bill has been criticized by the IT industry and civil society for curbing human rights and giving enormous power to law enforcement agencies. It certainly intended to leash in the power of social media, given its increasingly transformational role in shaping public opinion and holding rulers accountable. No doubt, it aims silencing the dissent.

 

Be Blessed,

Shamim Mahmood

Diplomatic Correspondent

Islamabad

email. shamimpakistan@gmail.com

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All text enclosed by brackets as well as source links are by the Editor.

 

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About Shamim excerpted from a past email:

 

Greetings to you! Let me introduce myself first, though many of you are witness to my professional work. I am the only Christian journalist in this arena with diverse work experience with different media outlets like Independent News Pakistan (INP), as columnist with “Daily Times” for two years, two years with one of the leading Urdu daily, “Khabrain” & Channel 5, Daily Mail and now with Pakistan Today. I have been working as lead Reporter for “British Pakistani Christian Association” since 2010. As stringer I have worked with BBC world service. Being a Christian journalist, I have been writing on minority rights and working as a social reformer/peace maker as well.

 

Bad News, Good News, and a Common Blind Spot


Let me ask a question: When you think of a person who is a Nazi do you also think that person is a follower of the ideology of Nazism? Both person and ideology are thought of as evil, right?

Hmm… So why is a Muslim divided into moderate-good and radical-evil Islamic ideology when both the moderate and the radical both believe the Quran is the uncreated word of Allah? Or why do present day multiculturalists brainwash students and listeners that Islamic history during Muhammad’s life and the next thousand years or so are taught that this time period is the golden age of Islam? Keep in mind I ask about this golden age fallacy because one can account for about “270 million killed by jihad”.

Elsa Schieder addresses the hypocritical paradox about personhood and ideology.

JRH 2/3/16

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Bad News, Good News, and a Common Blind Spot

By Elsa Schieder

January 30, 2016 2:37 PM

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Today, bad news, good news, and a way that most people – even those very aware of the threat of Islam – are asleep.

Bad news. In Israel, the stabbings of Jews by Islamics continue. A mother was murdered in front of her children. In Canada, a man named Mohammed entered a Calgary nightclub with a gun and started firing. There was only one injury – bouncers tackled the man, subdued him. In Paris, a man with 2 guns, ammo and a Quran was caught in Disney Land. A 22-year-old Swedish woman, daughter of Christian refugees from Lebanon, was murdered by an Islamic so-called refugee at a refugee center for unaccompanied minors. (The supposed minor was over 6′ tall.) Another story from Sweden: a 15-year-old Lithuanian student was murdered by an Islamic student after the Lithuanian student protected a non-Islamic female student from sexual harassment. In Berlin, a German-born Iranian Muslim man murdered a 20-year-old German woman by pushing her into the path of an oncoming subway train. I could go on and on.

I hear so many stories, and grieve for the lives lost.

Good news. There’s a new Fortress Europe coalition. It’s planning to hold mass demonstrations across Europe on February 6. And in the United Stated, a presidential candidate, Donald Trump, has declared that, if elected, he will stop all Islamic immigration until the jihad threat has been eliminated.

Will enough people wake up in time to save the West? My inner answer: yes. At what cost? We will see. I remember a film that gripped me when I was a child: High Noon. It feels like high noon, right now.

And now I want to pay attention to a way that most people are asleep.

It should be obvious: Christians are to Christianity, what Muslims are to Islam, what Nazis are to Nazism. But just try and see – maybe even on yourself – and you’ll almost certainly experience very different responses to the 3 things. I can certainly feel this in myself. My intrained [sic] kneejerk response re Muslims and Islam: of course one can’t generalize about Muslims, Muslims are people, Islam is an ideology. My kneejerk response re Nazis is utterly different: within myself, I tar them all with the same brush – bad, evil, Jew-killers. As for Christians, it’s also automatic: I don’t feel any need to say, of course not all Christians are like this or that.

I did a mini-experiment with a few people when they spouted the usual line (“We must be careful not to negatively stereotype Muslims”). I agreed vehemently, that it’s important to distinguish between Muslims (people) and Islam (ideology) – just as we need to make a distinction between Nazis (people) and Nazism (ideology). The people were stunned. Spluttering. Silence. What??

What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, I have heard. Instead I could feel a powerful double standard, which these people – and most Western people, I suspect – hold, without awareness.

The biggest thing: Muslims are radically disconnected from any of the nasty ideology found in the supposedly perfect Quran. On the other hand, Nazis are 100% connected to The Final Solution (the plan to murder all Jews) – though The Final Solution is NOT in Hitler’s Mein Kampf, in fact was not developed until 1942, the middle of World War II. Yet in World War II, there were no cell phones, no instant videos instantly uploaded, no selfies of SS guards herding Jews into the gas chambers. There was no Twitter, no Facebook, no internet. There was even no mention in the news – for the most part, outside as well as inside Germany – of the concentration camps. Not a single train track leading to the concentration camps was ever bombed.

Now there is a wealth of information on Islamic ideology, plus there are scores of graphic videos of Islamics quoting the Quran while committing atrocities. No one can say that Muslims have no access to knowledge of Islamic ideology that includes Jew hatred, belief in Islamic superiority, and worldwide Sharia, and an Islamic caliphate. In fact, there is massive evidence that millions of Muslims adhere to this ideology. About three-quarters of a billion Muslims (about 50%), according to some recent statistics, want worldwide Sharia.

So what is going, that now, with all this information readily available, Muslims are “anti-demonized”, disconnected from Islamic ideology?

Just ask yourself:

– Why it isn’t even suggested that we need to distinguish between Nazis (people) and Nazism (Nazi ideology as laid out in Mein Kampf)?

– Much more important, why is it drilled into us (correctly) that we need to distinguish between Muslims (people) and Islam (Islamic ideology as laid out in the Quran)?

 – But why it isn’t drilled into us that we must educate ourselves as well as Muslims – or that Muslims are responsible for educating themselves – on Islamic ideology, so we all know the ideology Muslims are associating themselves with?

To me, it doesn’t make any logical sense to demonize all adherents of one of these ideologies (Nazism), while treating adherents of the other (Islam) with kid gloves – “one must not generalize about Muslims.”

We know the answers to these questions, actually. Islam is powerful. So are the politically correct. Nazis are not. It’s easy to demonize those out of power.

Now for something else, something that shocked me, and made me do a lot more thinking about Nazis and Nazism.

It’s something I came across accidentally online. I had to look twice to believe what I was seeing. I was so shocked I didn’t even mention it to anyone for a week. I was looking for Silent Night, in the original German. I found a lovely sing-along version by Nana Mouskouri. Then, in one of those automatic changes, right after Nana Mouskouri finished, on came a German version of White Christmas. Nothing strange about that – except that it included photos of Hitler. (183,942 views. 522 likes. 87 dislikes. January 30, 2016.)

Sweetly ring the bells Christmas

As I said, I had to look twice to believe what I was seeing. Hitler at Christmas.

Then I clicked off the video.

You can see it here: https://youtu.be/jE2vyGSbUVM

VIDEO: Weiße Weihnacht (White Christmas) German – Sing Along

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Uploaded on Dec 20, 2007

This is White Christmas in German Sung by the boy choir Toelzer Knabenchor.
This music video is a continuation to last year’s Christmas video of Stille Nacht (Silent Night) which I did. I’ve included subtitles if you want to sing along also with a few pics and video clips from Germany during Christmas between the late 1930’s till the early 1940’s. Enjoy!

A week later I went looking for the video. It was easy to find. Once again, it came on automatically after Nana and her sweet sing-along. This time I made myself watch closely, quietly.

I could understand the images of German housewives, little German children, German soldiers.

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And there is only one wish

May there be peace on earth forever. Wonderful words.

All that existed – people, not some strange monsters, celebrating Christmas.

I could feel the humanity of the young soldiers who went to war – like my 2 oldest uncles, 18, 19, both killed on the Russian front when my father was a boy.

Gone are worry and pain

The celebration of love is now here.

But, as I’ve said, I was stopped cold at the photos of Hitler.

And I was stunned that this video played automatically. What was going on here?

One good thing. Most of us – including myself – are at pains to make the distinction between Muslims and Islam. Muslims are people – lots of different attitudes and viewpoints – while Islam is an ideology.

The video got me to recognize, on a gut level, how differently I have been trained to respond to Nazis and Nazism, than to Muslims and Islam.

So, one thing positive, for me, about the images of German citizens celebrating Christmas during World War II is that the people were not demonized.

Sweetly ring the bells Christmas

One thing horrific is that Hitler was in there.

That crossed my inner line so much that I did what I tend to do when something is too much. I pushed the video out of my mind for a few days. I “numbed out.” But now I’ve done what I generally do next: I’ve thought about it more, and I’m writing to you about it.

I wonder: how many people, like me, react with shock when they see the video? How many don’t think about it at all? And how many are glad of the positive images of Hitler?

By the way, I had another experience of the way that Islam is let off the hook when I recently attended a presentation on the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe. The presenter had many statistics – including that 91% of Muslims surveyed in (I think) Morocco were anti-Semitic. However, even when repeatedly pressed, he refused to make any link between the rise of anti-Semitism, the growing Islamic presence in Europe, and the anti-Semitism inherent in the Quran. Instead there were dismissive comments: basically, the Quran was deemed irrelevant. It was as if I were faced with someone truly closed to considering that there could be a connection between lung cancer and smoking.

And now, to all of us who care and dare, to life and to love,

Elsa

PS. American volunteers wanted to Stop the Stealth Jihad in America: The Truth in Textbooks Project. TNT (Truth in Textbooks) is joining ACT for America Education to form the most extensive teams to review social studies textbooks in the country. Training classes start in April, July and Oct 2016. The goal is to have a total of 300-500 volunteers fully trained by the end of this year. More information here: http://www.citizenwarrior.com/2016/01/seeking-volunteers-to-stop-stealth.html

You can also get more information at: tnt@actforamerica.org

PPS. And this is if you are a British citizen or UK resident – a petition to ban Sharia in the UK. Please sign, support, send on: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/107864

PPS. Strange what shocks us. I don’t watch videos of beheadings. But I’ve heard of them so often that I’m not shocked that they exist and that millions have watched. On the other hand, Nazis not demonized!! That shocks me!!

PPPS. The next update will likely only come in 2 weeks.

PPPPS. More images from the video.

May there be peace on earth forever

 

Merry Christmas

PS. For lots more, come to: http://ElsasEmporium.com

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ELSA, TRUTH SLEUTH:
MY JOURNEY INTO ISLAM

It could be about, how I came to find the wonder of Islam.

The words that come into my mind: The Heart of Darkness, the title of a novel by Joseph Conrad.

What I mean is that I found so many things I did not expect, so many things I could not admire. I would have loved to find a religion of peace. I did not. I feel as if I slowly stepped into a cave, slowly found lights, and had to recoil from what I found.

In one corner, the corpses of 600-900 dead Jews, murdered by Mohammed. The story isn’t one I found in early versions of his story that I came across. But it’s right there, hinted at in the Qu’ran, and spelled out in detail in the Sira and Hadiths (very revered Islamic religious texts). The story is right there.

But I didn’t find the story until late in my exploration, when I already had a good idea of what kinds of things I’d be coming across.

The early explorations were much more tentative.

After all, I was told Islam was a religion of peace. But something did not make sense.

It was a bit like being a detective – Nancy Drew, say – young and innocent and very Western. Why was there this feeling of danger when I was tiptoeing into finding out about a religion of peace? The cave felt damp, and at the same time dusty. It felt that much lurked, that did not want me tiptoeing around, just wanting to look and see. But why should this be, if this was truly a religion of peace? After all, all I READ THE REST

Myanmar Buddhist Mob Violence Wrong, But…


Someday the Rule of Law Must Face Purist Islam Threat to Society

By John R. Houk

© June 18, 2015

A couple days ago I posted “Military Action Needed to Save Christians under Muslim Domination”. It is a lengthy post so in a nutshell I penned my displeasure with our American President and the Western powers who are burying their head in the sand while Christians are being slaughtered by ISIS and persecuted across the rest of the Muslim dominated world.

I was so ticked off about BHO inaction that I suggested wealthy benefactors start footing the bill to raise a private army to do what President Barack Hussein Obama either fears to do or is casually allowing due to his disdain for Biblical Christians who view Marxist oriented Black Liberation Theology (See Also HERE) as more racist (See Also HERE) than Christian.

In light of Obama allowing Christians to be butchered by ISIS I ran into an editorial report by Raymond Ibrahim that was originally on Pajamas Media and FrontPage Mag about Buddhists in Myanmar (former Burma) getting fed up with the terrorism of their Muslim minority and striking back in an uncomplimentary fashion. Ibrahim is the only writer that I have seen that is supporter of the Buddhist Monk Ashin Wirathu who is being accused of being an intolerant Buddhist terrorist fomenting Burmese Buddhists into acts of violence against the minority Burmese Muslims who primarily known as Rohingya Muslims with a Bengal heritage (although there seems to be a mixture of Asian Muslims as well).

Let’s be honest. The Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar are receiving horrendous treatment by the Buddhist majority. They are beaten up, property defaced and their population has been displaced to squalid barely habitable refugee camps within and outside Myanmar. Their treatment is hideous and inhumane, BUT these are things that should sound familiar however in a reverse order.

In Egypt Christians are kidnapped, raped, forced to convert to Islam and into marriage, property is burned, Churches are torched and Egyptian Christians are murdered. Pakistan Christians receive the same treatment as Egyptian Christians. Arab Christians once a significant minority among the Arabs who falsely call themselves Palestinians have fled to Western nations to escape Muslim intolerance. Nigerian Christians have been raped, become sex slaves and slaughtered by Muslim Boko Haram terrorists. Kenyan and Somali Christians have been slaughter victims of Muslim El Shabaab terrorists. AND Christians in Syria and Iraq are experiencing everything Egypt and Pakistan face but also experiencing genocide as in ethnic cleansing at the hands of ISIS.

So as I said, does the plight of the Rohingya Muslim sound familiar?

If you Google the Rohingya Muslims you’ll notice a Western World media outrage for them. YET the Muslim dominated Christians that way outnumber the Rohingya Muslims in genocidal numbers might get also-ran coverage by the media.

The thing is Buddhist intolerance for the Rohingya Muslims was a learned experience due to the consistent actions of Islamic Supremacism that resulted in forms of violence against Buddhist young girls and women alike as well as toward Buddhist Monks:

In June 2012, riots erupted in western Rakhine State after the rape and murder of a Buddhist girl by three Muslim men. Rakhine Buddhists retaliated by killing ten Muslims in an attack on a bus and the fighting quickly spread between Buddhists and Rohingya. There were casualties on both sides but most observers agree that the Rohingya suffered a disproportionately greater loss of life and property; many people displaced by the conflict are still in temporary camps today. (Are Extremist Buddhists in Burma attacking Helpless Muslims? Posted by Juan Cole – By Matthew J. Walton; JuanCole.com; 7/24/13)

BareNakedIslam.com Screen Shot – Monk Thawbita: Burned Alive by Muslims in Meikhtilar

Perhaps the biggest instigator of the flare-ups of intercommunal violence is and has been the many rapes and murders of Buddhist women and girls, by Muslims, especially by Bengali Muslims.

The rising number of brutal rapes of Buddhist girls set off increasingly boiling tensions as the abuses, intolerance, violence, and supremacy of the Muslims drives the Buddhists to the point of taking action to stop the violent abuses.

… READ ENTIRETY (RAPES, ATTACKS, AND MURDERS OF BUDDHISTS -MUSLIMS CREATE THE DISLIKE OF MUSLIMS; Published by Rick Heizman; Scribd.com; 10/12/13)

A high-level delegation from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) that included foreign ministers from Islamic countries arrived in western Myanmar’s troubled Arakan State on Friday. The Muslim delegation was greeted by more than 3,000 outraged Buddhist protestors…outrage caused in part by the kinds of atrocities described below, which happen often in Myanmar.

• 18-11-2013: An Arakanese young girl aged( 6) was raped and brutally murdered by Bengali muslims at Kra Nyo Pyin village of Kyauk Taw township in Arakan State, Western Burma.

• 17-11-2013: An Arakanese young girl aged (5) was brutally murdered and kept underground. People found her on 18-11-2013 at 10:00 morning at Paut Taw – West Phayoungka island Soe Mea Kyi village.

• Bengali Muslims physically tortured and gang-raped an Arkanese minor girl at Rakhine State, western Myanmar.

• A six-year-old girl, named Mi Mi Nge, daughter of U Shwe Aung and Daw Moe Moe San living in Kyar Nyo Village in Kyawtaw Township, was abducted by Bengali Muslims from Ywar Hnyar Village on Monday evening. When dawn broke, her body was found dumped at paddy field outside the village. She was found to be wounded on the head and injured on both cheeks. (MYANMAR: In honor of the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) leader’s visit, Muslims rape and murder more very young Buddhist girls; By BareNakedIslam; 11/20/13)

The Bangladeshi government is accusing Rohingya Muslims from Burma of involvement in a wave of Muslim attacks on Buddhist temples in southeastern Bangladesh on Saturday and Sunday.

Bangladeshi Home Affairs Minister Mohiuddun Khan Alamgir Monday said Rohingyas were among the thousands of anti-Buddhist rioters who vandalized and looted at least 10 Buddhist temples and dozens of homes in the district of Cox’s Bazaar, bordering Burma. He also accused radical Islamists and opposition party activists of instigating the riots as a “premeditated and deliberate” attempt to disrupt communal harmony.

The attacks began late Saturday after local Muslims found a photo of a burned Quran on Facebook. Rioters who deemed the photo offensive to Islam blamed it on a Buddhist man and went on the rampage in minority Buddhist areas, looting property including statues of Buddha.

Tensions between Rohingya Muslims and Buddhists in western Burma’s Rakhine state escalated into violence in June, killing about 90 people. Many Rohingyas fled to Bangladesh to escape the fighting. (Bangladesh Accuses Rohingya Muslims of Attacking Buddhists; VOA News; 10/1/12)

The Buddhists of Myanmar practice the Theravada version of Buddhism (See HERE, HERE and HERE). Their religious beliefs are not encoded with hatred toward Muslims, but Islamic revered writings are large and explicit to attack those who insult Islam who adhere to any non-Muslim religion, creed, ideology or individual.

As distasteful as it seems – especially to Americans – harshness toward those who adhere to the purity of the Quran, Hadith and Sira will someday have to be dished out by Westerners and Americans to survive an intolerant Islam. I cannot agree with the societal violence encouraged by the Buddhist Monk Ashin Wirathu, someday the Rule of Law will have to start treating purist Islam as a threat to Constitutional Liberty and Freedom. Illegalizing theopolitical doctrines that call for violence, executions and rebellion against the Constitutional government will have to occur and be enforced for at least the American way of life to continue.

JRH 6/18/15 (Hat Tip: Expose Islam)

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West Misses Point—and Lesson—of Buddhist Anti-Muslim Sentiment

By Raymond Ibrahim

March 3, 2015

FrontPage Mag

Originally published by PJ Media

Ongoing reports decrying “anti-Muslim” Buddhists seem to miss the point: this antipathy did not appear out of thin air but rather in response to Islamic aggression—the same Islamic aggression the rest of the world is trying to cope with.

A Financial Times editorial titled “Buddhist militancy triggers international concern” opens by describing the “traumatic first-hand view” of a Muslim woman whose home was attacked and possessions plundered by Buddhists in Sri Lanka. Says the woman: “If I could meet those responsible, I would ask: ‘Sir, does your Lord Buddha teach this?’”

Some paragraphs down, readers discover that her home was attacked during the course of “two days of clashes with Muslims,” which were “sparked by a street-corner disagreement between a Buddhist monk and a young Muslim,” and which left three people—religious identity unstated—dead.

So even this centerpiece story meant to demonstrate Buddhist intolerance begins with a quarrelsome “young Muslim” who may have been the one to initiate hostilities (unlike, for example, the habitual and unprovoked persecution millions of Christians and other minorities experience in the Muslim world.) But FT does not allow for that interpretation, arguing instead that the incident “is part of a wider trend: the rise of a new generation of militant anti-Muslim Buddhist organisations.” At no point does the editorial point out that Muslim minorities regularly provoke Buddhist backlashes.

An Al Jazeera report titled “Myanmar’s Buddhist terrorism problem” cites major clashes that erupted in May 2012 and which displaced numerous Muslims. But, as one digs further, one realizes that these clashes were sparked after Muslims raped and slaughtered a Buddhist woman.

And a New York Times article tells of how

Ashin Wirathu, a Buddhist monk with a rock-star following in Myanmar, sat before an overflowing crowd of thousands of devotees and launched into a rant against what he called “the enemy”—the country’s Muslim minority. “You can be full of kindness and love, but you cannot sleep next to a mad dog,” Ashin Wirathu said, referring to Muslims. “I call them troublemakers, because they are troublemakers.”

While all such reports are meant to highlight Buddhist intolerance, for those who can read between the lines—or who are familiar with Islamic teachings, history, and current events—it is clear that Buddhists are responding to existential threats posed by the Muslims living among and around them

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Consider the words of Fr. Daniel Byantoro, a Muslim convert to Orthodox Christianity:

For thousands of years my country (Indonesia) was a Hindu Buddhist kingdom. The last Hindu king was kind enough to give a tax exempt property for the first Muslim missionary to live and to preach his religion. Slowly the followers of the new religion were growing, and after they became so strong the kingdom was attacked, those who refused to become Muslims had to flee for their life to the neighboring island of Bali or to a high mountain of Tengger, where they have been able to keep their religion until now. Slowly from the Hindu Buddhist Kingdom, Indonesia became the largest Islamic country in the world. If there is any lesson to be learnt by Americans at all, the history of my country is worth pondering upon. We are not hate mongering, bigoted people; rather, we are freedom loving, democracy loving and human loving people. We just don’t want this freedom and democracy to be taken away from us by our ignorance and misguided “political correctness”, and the pretension of tolerance. (Source: Facing Islam, endorsement section).

The fact is, as in other countries where they are minorities, Muslims in Buddhist nations often initiate violence and mayhem. In Buddhist-majority Thailand, where Muslim minorities are concentrated in the south, thousands of Buddhists—men, women, and children—have been slaughtered, beheaded, and raped, as Muslims try to cleanse the region of all “infidel” presence. (Click here for graphic reports and images that shed light on why Buddhists are becoming increasingly anti-Muslim.)

Accordingly, Wirathu, the “radical” Buddhist monk cited by FT, NYT, and Al Jazeera—the latter simply calls him the “Burmese bin Laden”—is on record saying: “If we are weak, our land will become Muslim.” The theme song of his party speaks of people who “live in our land, drink our water, and are ungrateful to us”—a reference to Muslims—and how “We will build a fence with our bones if necessary” to keep them out. His pamphlets say “Myanmar is currently facing a most dangerous and fearful poison that is severe enough to eradicate all civilization.”

To this, the NYT scoffs, pointing out that “Buddhism would seem to have a secure place in Myanmar. Nine in 10 people are Buddhist… Estimates of the Muslim minority range from 4 percent to 8 percent…”

As mentioned, however, in neighboring Thailand, Muslims also make for about 4% but are engaged in a genocide against Buddhists in the south where Muslims are concentrated.

More importantly, history—true history, not the whitewashed versions currently peddled in American schools—demonstrates that for 14 centuries, Islam has, in fact, wiped out entire peoples and identities: what we today nonchalantly refer to as the “Arab World” was neither Arab and almost entirely Christian in the 7th century, when Islam came into being and went on the jihad. Today, Christians remain a persecuted and steadily dwindling minority.

If Buddhists understand that their entire civilization is at stake, the FT, NYT, and of course Al Jazeera editorials carry all the trademarks—moral relativism and pro-Islam bias, and that dangerous mixture of confidence and ignorance—that characterize the Western elites’ inability to acknowledge, let alone respond, to Islamic aggression.

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Don’t miss Raymond Ibrahim on The Glazov Gang discuss “ISIS’s Islamic Inspirations“:

VIDEO: The Glazov Gang-Raymond Ibrahim on ISIS’s Islamic Inspirations.

Published by The Glazov Gang

Published on Jul 11, 2014

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Myanmar Buddhist Mob Violence Wrong, But …

By John R. Houk

© June 18, 2015

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West Misses Point—and Lesson—of Buddhist Anti-Muslim Sentiment

 

About Raymond Ibrahim

 

Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum and a CBN News contributor. He is the author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (2013) and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007).

 

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Betrayal of Islam? Or Betrayal to Islam?


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It’s time to read a Fjordman (SA HERE) essay courtesy of the Gates of Vienna.

 

JRH 3/16/14

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Betrayal of Islam? Or Betrayal to Islam?

 

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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.[1] Witnesses said the suspects hacked and chopped at his body and shouted the Islamic phrase “Allahu akhbar!”

 

Michael Adebowale - decapitated Lee Rigby

 

British Prime Minister David Cameron stated in 2013 that this murder was a “betrayal of Islam.”[2] Cameron further claimed that “There is nothing in Islam that justifies acts of terror.”[3] 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.”[4] 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.[5]

 

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.”[6]

 

Professor Timothy R. Furnish explains that during nearly 1,400 years of Islamic history, beheading has been a recurring theme.[7] 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.[8] 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.”[9]

 

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.”[10]

 

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.[11]

 

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.[12] People such as Tommy Robinson, the former leader of the English Defence League (EDL), have led street protests against this. Robinson is now in jail[13]whereas 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.”[14] 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.[15] 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.[16]

 

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.[17]

 

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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Sources:

 

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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