May 24th, 2009 by admin
by D. L. Adams
There is no Amish Jihad. There is no Jewish Jihad and no Christian Jihad. There is only Islamic Jihad. Why?
The failure to acknowledge the unpleasant truths of Islam, its intolerance, violence, cruelty, misogyny, and hatred is fundamental to multiculturalism. Moral relativism is multiculturalism. We are told that we cannot discuss Islam because Islam is a religion and that therefore what Islam is about is the business of Muslims only. This is a confusion of purpose and a lack of understanding of daily events whereby Muslims kill and abuse non-believers with Western multiculturalists defending their right to such activity on the basis of ”its their religion”.
The concept that “Islam has been hijacked” and that Islam is “the religion of peace” is counterintuitive as much as it is a worldview that is simply untrue. Since the majority of the doctrine of Islam is about how Muslims are to interact with kafirs (non-believers) it is the right and duty of all kafirs to understand Islam and discuss it, especially when Islam’s purpose vis-a-vis unbelievers (and apostates) is overtly hostile.
The greatest mistake of President Bush’s administration was in stating that Islam is a “hijacked” “religion of peace”. The statement is false. Acceptance and tolerance of a political political ideology that is existentially opposed to everything that Americans say that they hold dear in the name of “tolerance” is national suicide and nothing less.
A recent ethical and core mission failure on the part of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is illustrative. Geert Wilders the Danish parliamentarian and creator of the film Fitna has been a lightning rod of controversy across the world for his outspoken views on the dangers that Islam and the ever-increasing Muslim population of Europe and in the US (and the concomitant shrinking of the populations of host countries) pose to the West. Wilders is only one of very few European politicians who are speaking out on these issue. He is several years ahead of the curve, though Europe is probably ten years late in responding to this very serious problem. At a recent speech in Florida Mr. Wilders was condemned by the state director of the ADL.
The Florida area director of the ADL, one Andrew Rosenkranz, attacked Wilders who has been speaking at synagogues across Florida. Rosenkranz condemned Wilders’ alleged “message of hate” which refuses to distinguish between the religion of Islam and Jihadism. A great many scholars of Islam would not affirm Mr. Rosenkranz’s simplistic bifurcation (however civic-minded). Making that distinction is, in fact, a far more difficult intellectual and theological undertaking than he recognizes. While in a narrow sense Islamism with a capital “I” is a recent historical development – we associate the derivation of the term with the birth of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt in 1928 under the leadership of Hasan al-Banna – Islamism/Jihadism has been a foundation stone of Islam from its inception, and any close reading of the Qur’an, the Hadith, or familiarity with the Sunnah or the four schools of Islamic jurisprudence makes the point incontestable.
The ADL’s embrace of tolerance for all includes tolerance for those whose ideology tells them to kill Jews wherever they are found. It is a moral and ethical failure to recognize a conflict between good and evil.
Without an apology by the ADL, the ADL’s effectiveness as a defender of Jews is at an end, and their new mission of defending liberal concepts of multiculturalism and inclusiveness has now come to the fore. The irony of defending those whose ideology promotes absolutism and intolerance under the banner of tolerance is likely lost on the leadership of ADL.
Americans confuse tolerance and inclusiveness far too often with a complete laissez-faire political and cultural milieux that simply does not exist; it pretends that the world is not what it is and immediately forgets 9/11, Mumbai, London, Paris, Beslan, Khobar, USS Cole, Pentagon, Flight 93, Kenyan embassies, Bali, etc.
This blind tolerance of intolerance is founded upon anti-intellectualism and a firmly held disconnect from the realities that surround us and of those forces of brutality and death whose goal is our destruction. Only a society in danger can actively defend those whose mission is the destruction of that society. We did not defend the rights of Nazis during the Second World War; we fought them.
We have dealt with absolutist and cruel ideologies in the past; and we have gone to war against those ideologies. Americans oppose ideologies that value death over life or, at least we did so in the past. Cultures that cannot identify cruelty and violence as something to be opposed are fertile ground for absolutist ideologies, be they cults or “religions”.
Many multi-culturalists and defenders of Islam, those who generally know nothing of Islam and its doctrine, often look to the Holocaust. They say that criticism of Islam is akin to the criticism of the Jews by the Nazis prior to the Holocaust. They say that criticism of a religion or group of people must then inevitably result in some horrible reaction against adherents of such groups.
But there is no underlying hatred of Muslims in the United States, nor in Europe, as there was extreme Jew hatred across Europe prior to the war, and now resurgent again today. The West opposed Communism and Nazism because the ideologies of these movements were fundamentally antagonistic to our own American culture and political system. These were ideologies of cruelty and expansion and a total deconstruction and debasement of the individual to the system. The doctrine of Islam is similar.
In Islam the individual Muslim is not alone with God. Instead, he is a “slave of Allah” and the rules of his mental and moral and other kinds of servitude are all set out in the Shari’a, the Holy Law of Islam. So you’ve Got Friends. Every Muslim is your new true-blue friend. And, because of how Muslims are taught to view the world, every Infidel who somehow makes problems for Islam, who insists, for example, on the right of free peoples in the West to exercise their freedoms — freedom of speech, freedom of conscience — is now your enemy. (Fitzgerald)
This is not to say that there aren’t nice Muslims; there are. This discussion is not about individuals but about a political ideology of warfare, conquest, cruelty, and intolerance.
Many Muslims know less of their doctrine than non-believers. But, since the Koran is the actual word of Allah the Koran cannot be changed, ever. Because the Koran is very clear that Jews are to be killed; that no religion can exist other than Islam; that Islam is at war with all unbelievers everywhere and forever; that those captured in war can be enslaved; that slaves can be raped and sold; that torture and brutality, theft, murder, pedophilia, and a demand for total submission to this doctrine by all adherents are fundamental requirements; and that leaving the religion is a sin punishable by death – what is the nice Muslim who does not know the doctrine to do when he/she finds out about it?
Because the doctrine of Islam is locked in time and cannot be changed or reformed, the nice Muslim must make a decision to behave according to the rules laid down by Allah and Mohammed in the Koran or become an apostate and leave the religion. For many, this is a very, very difficult decision. But many have left and are speaking out about the truth of Islam and its doctrine.
The context of world events in which cruelty and barbarism are seen daily as perpetrated by Islamists is the doctrine of Islam. The majority of the Koran is not about how to be a Muslim but is about how Muslims are to interact with non-believers. This means that Islam is a political ideology.
Because Islam is a political ideology as well as a religion adherents must behave towards the unbelievers as commanded by Koran (the never-changing perfect word of Allah) to war against them forever until they are conquered or until they submit to Islam. This means that an observant Muslim must embrace the political concepts and commands of the doctrine if they are to be a devout religionist in Islam and properly submit to Allah and the commands of Mohammed.
According to statistical analysis, “the amount of text in the entire Koran devoted to kafirs is 61%.” A kafir is non-believer, all non-Muslims are kafirs.
Defenders of Islam, mainly those who know nothing of the doctrine, say that the violence in the Koran is echoed by similar violence in the major religious books of Judaism and Christianity. This is not so.
The violence in the old and new Testaments is temporaryand localized; the violence in the doctrine of Islam is permanent and universal. Islam is always at war with the unbelievers, forever and everywhere; Islam is always desirous of the death of Jews, everywhere and forever; Islam requires kafirs to be conquered, converted, or killed, everywhere and forever. Those multiculturists and leftists who defend Islam and its doctrine usually know nothing of its doctrine and usually explain away all terror attacks and daily events of cruelty and violence done because of the doctrine of Islam as further evidence of the “hijacking” of Islam rather than further proof of its actual cruel and barbaric nature.
It is critical to bear in mind that Muslims cannot view the Qur’an as Westerners do their Holy Scripture as a smorgasbord from which to pick and choose in the interest of the most humane exegesis. In Islam, one cannot retain the nice bits and leave out the nasty ones. That’s because there’s no parallel between the status of the Qur’an in Islam and that of the Hebrew Bible in Judaism or the New Testament in Christianity. The great majority of Jews and Christians (excluding the relative handful of true literalists in both faiths) understand scripture as the divinely inspired words of human beings who were children of their time, whose values were historically conditioned. If an ancient text has become an ethical anachronism (such as passages in Leviticus recommending stoning homosexuals or adulterers) we no longer consider them binding. But Muslim believers see the Qur’an in very different terms. It is the literal word of God transmitted whole and perfect – perfect for all time – to Mohammed by the Angel Gabriel. It is thus an extension of God himself; the analogy would not be the Hebrew Bible or New Testament but rather to the Christian Eucharist. No human being can change what is written or reinterpret it in light of contemporary understanding. It is neither historically nor socially conditioned. What was true when the revelation was allegedly made to Mohammed in the seventh century is equally true now. Passages that strike a modern Western ear as utterly barbarous and malevolent – because they are – retain all their sanctity for an authority over believers. (Stephen Steinlight, FrontPage Magazine, source)
Defenders of Islam, those who say that Islam is “peaceful”, are generally unaware that there were previous holocausts perpetrated by Islam against Jews, Hindus, Christians, Zoroastrians, and many other religions and cultures. The body count of jihadis in the hundreds of millions since the inception of this cruel ideology 1400 years ago. The extreme cruelty of Islam is ignored by multiculturalists who prefer to see Islam and the world itself as they would prefer it to be rather than acknowledge the truth.
Tolerance of ideologies that oppose our existence is not rational. Opposing an ideology that is brutal and cruel and intolerant itself is not hate-mongering or “racism” or “bigotry”. Islam is not a race.
The discussion of the doctrine of Islam, in particular Islam’s holiest book the Koran, holds all the answers. The cruelty of the Koran and its almost unbelievable commands to adherents for perpetual war, slaving, barbarity and hatred is too much for many in the West to accept. Every day we see proofs that the ideology of Islam is alive and well, and motivating many across the world to do deeds that we consider outside the family of humanity.
There are no Amish jihadis. If there were, would they hassle you with annoying encomiums of their religion and suggest strongly that you convert, and give you a headache? Yes. This is not the approach of Islam. In Islam, all kafirs(non-believers) must submit to Allah and Mohammed – they will not give you a headache, they will remove your head.
We have daily reports of the brutality of the ”religion of peace”, but many will not listen choosing not to believe it. Read the Koran yourself.
We have fought cruel ideologies in the past. We have faced Nazis and Communists, and destroyed them. We destroyed them because if we did not, they would destroy us.
All kafirs are to be conquered, converted, or killed. Any philosophy that raises death over life we have in the past and should today condemn and oppose. Amidst a devastating ideological war that involves the killing and brutalization of Jews, Christians, Americans, and non-believers across the world it is absurd that we should pretend that such a conflict does not exist.
Suggesting that this conflict is not real, and that Islam is the “religion of peace” is contrary to the doctrine of Islam and the daily activities and stated aims of those who submit to Islam. Suggesting that Islam is the religion of peace – hijacked, is akin to suggesting that there are Amish jihadists.
There is no Amish jihad.
Walid Shoebat, the former PLO terrorist, recently said about the Jews, “The sheep do not know the wolf, but the wolf knows the sheep.” It is not only the Jews who do not know the sheep, it is the majority of western society that does not oppose those whose mission is the destruction of everything that we hold dear. Our lack of knowledge of Islam is a moral failure, our failure to oppose cruelty and barbarity is the seed of our national destruction. Knowledge is the foundation of any response to this existential threat that is political Islam. Pretending that Islam is the “religion of peace” is a convenient sop for the majority but it is not so.
Too many in the West prefer to fight dead Nazis, and Amish jihadists while the real battle continues without them. The forces of Islamic jihad prefer that we fight Amish jihadists. If only we should be so lucky in that Islam’s foundation would be non-violence (instead of warfare and cruelty) like those concepts embraced by the Amish. We are not so blessed. We must accept the world for what it is, and the nature of Islam for what it is also. To do otherwise is national suicide.