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https://vladtepesblog.com/
http://www.jihadwatch.org/
https://www.jihadwatch.org/
https://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/
http://www.barenakedislam.com/
https://barenakedislam.com/
https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/
http://www.citizenwarrior.com/
http://www.politicalislam.com/
http://www.frontpagemag.com/
http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/
https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/
https://www.jihadwatch.org/
https://sultanknish.blogspot.com/
http://dttj.blogspot.com/
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/
http://www.actforamerica.org/
http://islamexposed.blogspot.nl/
http://www.answering-islam.org/
https://counterjihadreport.com/
https://startthinkingright.wordpress.com/
http://www.meforum.org/
http://facingislam.blogspot.com/
http://www.danielpipes.org/
https://sonsoflibertymedia.com/
http://sonsoflibertymedia.com/
https://freedomoutpost.com/
https://pamelageller.com/
http://www.breitbart.com/
https://www.sovereignman.com/
https://www.globalresearch.ca/
https://www.globalsecurity.org/
http://10news.dk/
https://lastresistance.com/
http://tomatobubble.com/
https://www.activistpost.com/
https://newswithviews.com/
https://www.thenewamerican.com/
https://www.thecounterresistance.com/
http://trueorganicandfree.com/
https://www.naturalnews.com/
https://www.newstarget.com/
https://www.naturalblaze.com/
https://healthimpactnews.com/
https://www.naturalhealth365.com/
https://thefreethoughtproject.com/
http://www.wakingtimes.com/
https://www.activistpost.com/
Corbett is another independent journalist doing incredible work on exposing the lies of the deep state
https://www.corbettreport.com/
https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/
https://nomorefakenews.com
https://pjmedia.com/
https://www.hillsdale.edu/
http://www.truthweather.com/
http://theantimedia.org/
http://www.thedailysheeple.com/
https://homesteading.com/
https://www.shtfplan.com/
http://readynutrition.com/
https://www.theorganicprepper.com/
https://preppersdailynews.com/
http://beforeitsnews.com/
https://www.coasttocoastam.com/
https://tabublog.com/
https://wakeup-world.com/
https://worldtruth.tv/
http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/
https://www.aircrap.org/
http://allnewspipeline.com/
http://educate-yourself.org/
http://rense.com/
http://yournewswire.com/
https://www.thedailybell.com/
https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/
https://dailyhealthpost.com/
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/
https://wearetheevidence.org/
http://www.stopsmartmeters.org/
http://scientists4wiredtech.com/
http://www.saferemr.com/
http://www.nacst.org/
http://inpowermovement.com/
https://generationzapped.com/
Environmental Health Trust
http://ehtrust.org/
https://www.electricsense.com/
http://www.clearlightventures.com/
http://citizensforsafetechnology.org/
https://www.centerforsaferwireless.us/
http://holistichealthtogo.com/
Electronic Frontier Foundation
https://www.eff.org/
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For internet searches that are not censored, tracked and archived by the gov't:
https://www.ixquick.com/
https://duckduckgo.com/
http://newstarget.com/2017-02-13-search-giant-google-is-smearing-conservatives-use-goodgopher-instead.html
http://www.goodgopher.com/

Note that these draw many of their results (although anonymously) from Google and other search engines, so it may be hard to find things that Google is blocking or pushing into the mud (burying) unless you know the site that the information is on; for example, enter the following into duckduckgo or ixquick:

site:naturalnews.com gmos
site:healthimpactnews.com dangers of 5G
site:electricsense.com dangers of cell phones
site:healthnutnews.com holistic doctor death series
site:healthnutnews.com toxic chemicals in perfumes
site:thedailybell.com lies and propaganda started nearly every war
site:activistpost.com Pink Floyd Frontman Stops Concert To Explain False Flag Chemical Attack in Syria

https://www.newstarget.com/2018-03-05-standagainstcensorship-by-taking-action-10-powerful-things-take-back-your-freedom.html
https://www.newstarget.com/2018-03-07-health-ranger-announces-real-video-as-the-answer-to-youtube-censorship-bypass-tyranny-and-censorship-with-p2p-file-sharing.html
http://www.wakingtimes.com/2017/01/05/10-basic-forms-fake-news-used-major-media/
https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2017/01/05/ten-basic-forms-of-fake-news-used-by-major-media/
https://www.newstarget.com/2016-08-05-why-more-and-more-parents-are-opting-for-homeschooling-over-our-brainwashing-education-system.html
https://www.naturalnews.com/036239_homeschooling_education_quality.html

http://newsfakes.com/
https://censored.news/
http://censored.news/
https://censorship.news/
https://www.naturalnews.com/censorship.html
https://cdc.news/
https://cancer.news/
https://bitchute.com/
https://healthfreedom.news/
https://naturalmedicine.news/
https://steemit.com/
Talk Radio without corporate collusion:
http://www.talknetwork.com/
Uncensored Health Videos
http://tv.naturalnews.com/
Vaccine News Real-time Independent Media news on Vaccines:
http://www.vaccines.news/
https://vaccines.news/
https://youtubecensorship.com/
AlternativeNews.com The independent news source for free-thinking people:
http://www.alternativenews.com/
http://climate.news/
Find the up-to-date news you're looking for at Fetch.News Find articles on today's most searched keywords & topics:
http://www.fetch.news/
https://www.naturalnews.com/tag/future-tech
https://www.naturalnews.com/tag/glitch
GMO News Real-time Independent Media news on GMOs
http://www.gmo.news/
http://www.healingfoodreference.com/
http://www.herbreference.com/
http://www.honestfoodguide.org/
http://www.naturalpedia.com/
http://www.nutrientreference.com/
https://www.naturalnews.com/tag/police-state-tag
https://www.naturalnews.com/tag/preparedness-and-survival
https://www.naturalnews.com/tag/preparedness
http://science.naturalnews.com/
https://www.naturalnews.com/spy.html
http://www.supplementreference.com/
https://www.naturalnews.com/tag/surveillance
https://www.naturalnews.com/tag/survival-skills
https://www.naturalnews.com/tag/survival
https://www.naturalnews.com/tag/thermal-cameras
https://www.naturalnews.com/tag/thermal-imaging
https://www.naturalnews.com/tag/tyranny
Vaccine News Real-time Independent Media news on Vaccines:
http://www.vaccines.news/
http://www.nannystate.news/

Uncensored video sites (now that YouTube is censored by the gov't):
https://pewtube.com/
https://real.video/
https://d.tube/
https://vimeo.com/
Uncensored Health Videos:
http://tv.naturalnews.com/

Sound files, music:
https://soundcloud.com/

Uncensored Social Media Sites:
GAB.ai
GAB.ai is a Twitter-style network that combats censorship by allowing users to post whatever they want, saying what they want and expressing themselves as they want.

Seen.life
Another social media site that continues to grow because of its dedication to free speech and privacy is Seen.life. Its creators vow to never gather and/or sell users' personal information, and "we don't let search engines data mine your posts if you want to make that choice," the site notes. Creators also want users to know that once they delete a post on Seen.life, it's gone, because they don't retain it.

BOMBSHELL investigation: Google an "information dominance" front for the CIA
Tags: CIA, DARPA, Google, information dominance, investigation, Larry Page, Pentagon
https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-02-26-bombshell-investigation-google-an-information-dominance-front-for-the-cia.html

Don't believe in conspiracy theories? Read this about Facebook
https://www.naturalnews.com/032543_conspiracy_theories_Facebook.html

Amazon patent admits it will listen in real-time for "trigger words" that could get you arrested and imprisoned (via Echo, Alexa, microphones and cameras on cell phones and computers)
https://www.newstarget.com/2018-04-06-amazon-patent-admits-it-will-listen-in-real-time-for-trigger-words-that-could-get-you-arrested-and-imprisoned.html

https://www.newstarget.com/2018-04-05-now-facebook-claims-a-software-bug-caused-it-to-accidentally-keep-copies-of-all-your-deleted-videos.html

https://www.naturalnews.com/036889_Facebook_DARPA_CIA.html

Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites are an elaborate CIA spying scheme
https://www.naturalnews.com/038491_social_media_CIA_spying.html

Why we're calling for the regulation of Google, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to halt malicious censorship and create a fair platform for public debate
https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-02-28-calling-for-the-regulation-of-google-facebook-youtube-and-twitter-to-halt-malicious-censorship.html
https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-08-15-if-google-and-facebook-are-not-regulated-their-politically-motivated-censorship-will-drive-america-to-open-warfare-in-the-streets.html

"Communist China" now bribing U.S. universities to censor certain types of speech, promote communist ideals
https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-03-09-communist-china-now-bribing-u-s-universities-to-censor-certain-types-of-speech.html

Privacy alert - The CIA wants to spy on you through your TV
https://www.naturalnews.com/035355_CIA_television_surveillance.html

Facebook blocks Jon Rappoport's articles
https://www.naturalnews.com/039134_Facebook_censorship_Jon_Rappoport.html

YouTube deletes entire Health Ranger video channel; deletes over 1700 videos in latest politically motivated censorship purge (UPDATED)
https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-03-03-youtube-deletes-entire-health-ranger-video-channel-deletes-over-1700-videos-in-latest-politically-motivated-censorship-purge.html

Vault 7 bombshell just vindicated every conspiracy theorist: The CIA can spy on anyone through TVs, iPhones, smart phones and Windows PCs
https://naturalnews.com/2017-03-07-vault-7-bombshell-just-vindicated-every-conspiracy-theorist-the-cia-can-spy-on-anyone-through-tvs-iphones-smart-phones-and-windows-pcs.html

Yes, your smart TV really is spying on you: Leaked docs reveal CIA secretly turned Samsung TVs into microphones that spy on your conversations
https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-03-07-cia-yes-your-smart-tv-really-is-spying-on-you-leaked-docs.html

Health Ranger announces Real.Video as "the answer to YouTube censorship" ... bypass tyranny and censorship with p2p file sharing
https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-03-07-health-ranger-announces-real-video-as-the-answer-to-youtube-censorship-bypass-tyranny-and-censorship-with-p2p-file-sharing.html

https://www.naturalnews.com/054755_Google_censorship_Alzheimers_summit_disease_prevention.html

DNA DATABASE: US government wants DNA information gathered
https://www.naturalnews.com/051773_DNA_database_genealogy_websites_invasion_of_privacy.html

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-03-23-social-media-is-a-disease-and-mark-zuckerberg-a-cancer-on-society.html

New alternatives to Twitter, Google, Facebook rapidly emerging: These sites won't censor you
https://www.naturalnews.com/056184_social_media_censorship_alternatives.html
Are you hooked on social media or use it to promote your business or cause, but are sick and tired of the Left-wing tyrannical censorship of either your posts or those of real news organizations that Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo and others have arbitrarily deemed "fake?"
Never fear. There are alternatives already out there, with more on the way. Besides that, these current and forthcoming sites are true free speech zones where you can say and post what you want, without the fear that it will be censored by the communist nannies who run those other "mainstream" sites.

GoodGopher.com
Launched last year by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger and founder/editor of NaturalNews, this alternative media-friendly search engine has been growing in popularity ever since. GoodGopher.com is Adams' attempt to build the Internet's largest search engine for those looking to find information and news about liberty, natural healing, central banks, food freedom, advanced legitimate science and several other topics that are not allowed in search sites controlled by zealous, censoring Leftists working with the NSA.
GoodGopher is the world's first search site that is privacy-protected and which filters out corporate media propaganda and government misinformation. The site:
-- Will never spy on users
-- Includes no corporate/government propaganda disguised as "news" and "information"
-- Features an "Honest Relevancy Algorithm" that is applied and weighted equally across all sites, playing no favorites or blocking legitimate reporting and science from independent sources
-- Never includes any promotion of Big Pharma or other toxins/poisons
-- Is not corporate-owned
And if you're an independent media owner or journalist, you can submit your own sites to be indexed by GoodGopher's search algorithms.

GAB.ai
Developed by free-speech advocate Andrew Torba, GAB.ai is a Twitter-style network that combats censorship by allowing users to post whatever they want, saying what they want and expressing themselves as they want.
"If I had to pick a single event that pushed me over the edge to take action, I would have to say it was the suppression of conservative sources and stories by the incredibly biased Facebook Trending Topics team," Torba said in an interview with Charlie Nash of Breitbart News.
Right now the site is very much in its beta form and there is a waiting list of at least 186,955 after this writer signed up to join. So clearly, as the site gains more attention and the focus on free, unlimited speech grows, so, too, will GAB.ai.

Seen.life
Another social media site that continues to grow because of its dedication to free speech and privacy is Seen.life. Its creators vow to never gather and/or sell users' personal information, and "we don't let search engines data mine your posts if you want to make that choice," the site notes. Creators also want users to know that once they delete a post on Seen.life, it's gone, because they don't retain it.
The site also features "Unity," a "reward token" redeemable on Seen.life that is built for sharing elsewhere as well. You can also chat live and get free Internet calling.
Adams says that's not all.
"We will be launching a YouTube alternative before the end of this year," he noted, giving users an alternative to the censorship that takes place on Twitter (which banned Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos, a gay, vocal supporter of President-elect Trump and a strident conservative).
"The Internet is rapidly fracturing, polarizing into two separate universes. On the left side, rooted in delusion and censorship, you have Google, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube," said Adams, noting that NaturalNews.com is one of the sites targeted in recent assaults on free speech. "On the right, you have respect for free speech, intelligent discourse and practical problem solving to contribute to a better society."

Sources:

GoodGopher.com
http://www.goodgopher.com/

GAB.ai
http://www.gab.ai/

Breitbart.com Meet the CEO of Gab, The Free Speech Alternative to Twitter
http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/08/23/meet-the-ceo-of-gab-the-free-speech-alternative-to-twitter/

Seen.life
https://seen.life/
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Note: This statement from vladtepesblog that explains why I also often include full articles with credit to the originating authors and websites instead of just links:

https://vladtepesblog.com/the-agenda-and-views-of-this-site/
"I add this as I am attempting to explain, if not resolve, an ethical dilemma.

There are many posts here I have taken from news sites and often other blogs. It seems as if the courteous thing to do is to use a paragraph or two and a link to the source page. While I do this, at times I more typically copy the entire post to vladtepesblog with a link back to the original place as prominently as I can and often with a clear sentence stating where its from. The reason I have chosen to do this, is that the concerns I raise on this blog are real. Articles disappear because of pressure from leftist or Islamic groups. Videos frequently vanish so I try and have them stream from here often instead of merely embed the code. We saw what happened to Fitna and Liveleak.com. vladtepesblog was one of very few blogs that still had it available for quite some time.

In essence, in no way am i trying to remove anything from the original authors when its not from one of Vlad's original people. I merely wish to make sure that there is at least an alternate site where things can be seen heard and read in order to make it that little bit more difficult for enemies of free speech."
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### SELF DEFENSE

[These tragedies (Bullying leads to Suicide http://www.distance-healer.com/115.html) wouldn't happen if parents took their kids back from pubic schools (intentionally misspelled) and taught them morality and religion, and not to base their self-worth upon peer-approval!

Students: if you find yourself in this type of situation, please talk with your parents about homeschooling. www.hslda.org has some excellent information, and there is are different A beka programs, with student and teacher's guides, (and even a DVD-based course) that make it easy to homeschool: http://www.abeka.com
Also, learn full-contact Krav Maga / boxing / self defense (as opposed to breaking boards and pulling punches in most martial arts classes) in order to build your self esteem, and be able to defend yourself. Work on getting your feeling of self-worth from inside yourself, not from peers: their opinions do not accurately reflect your self-worth, but only how well you conform to what they think you should be like (which is usually like they are). They do not like anyone different, and will attack them (herd-mentality). Also, try to look on the bright side, rather than the dark side of everything. Investigate Christianity (which is not Catholicism, a corrupted form of Christianity) as a source of peace and self-worth. Over the years, the elites, along with the liberals in schools, government and media have intentionally indoctrinated each generation into rejecting morals, values and religion, and have done all they could to weaken the family and convince the youth to look to the government for everything (including validation of self-worth). Reject this and learn to accept yourself.]

Urban Survival vs. Rural Survival: Selco Explains How Even the Best Plans Can Go Horribly Wrong
https://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/urban-survival-vs-rural-survival-selco-explains-how-even-the-best-plans-can-go-horribly-wrong_05252018
https://www.theorganicprepper.com/urban-survival-vs-rural-survival/

7 Ways To Stay Alive in a Post-Collapse Society
https://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/7-ways-to-stay-alive-in-a-post-collapse-society_05282018
http://readynutrition.com/resources/7-ways-to-stay-alive-in-a-post-collapse-society_28052018/

Surviving a Mad Max World: How To Avoid Marauders and Looters After the Collapse
http://readynutrition.com/resources/surviving-a-mad-max-world-how-to-avoid-marauders-and-looters-after-the-collapse_12012018/

The Anatomy of a Breakdown
http://readynutrition.com/resources/the-anatomy-of-a-breakdown_12112012/
This glimpse into a systemic breakdown is based on an isolated, limited disaster or event where emergency responders have been deployed. I must emphasize that all bets are off if the event is wide spread, affecting multiple tens of millions of people simultaneously.

Urban Survival vs. Rural Survival - The Organic Prepper
https://www.theorganicprepper.com/urban-survival-vs-rural-survival/

Blunt Force: Take an Attacker Down in Seconds
http://readynutrition.com/resources/fense-weapon-is-a-home-run_15012018/

Self Defense Using a Baton or Baseball Bat : Draw The Bat Quickly & Strike
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4v6vMnij6g

Basic Pistol Disarms - Self Defense
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OSzRUl7VaU

9 Essential Handgun Disarming Tips | Krav Maga
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyRI-quFaVA

How to Defend against Dog Attack - Self Defence
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjs9a7_iQZs

5 Everyday Items That Will Double as Defensive Weapons
http://readynutrition.com/resources/5-everyday-items-that-will-double-as-defensive-weapons_10062017/

5 Ancient Weapons and their SHTF Uses
http://readynutrition.com/resources/5-ancient-weapons-and-their-shtf-uses_15122017/

Prepper Blades: Which is Better the Blade vs. Tomahawk?
http://readynutrition.com/resources/prepper-blades-which-is-better-the-blade-vs-tomahawk_04082017/

Immediate Actions You Must Take If You're...
http://readynutrition.com/resources/immediate-actions-you-must-to-take-if-youre-about-to-be-attacked_30102017/

Off-Grid Travel: The DIY Survival Bike
http://readynutrition.com/resources/a-bicycle-built-foryou_21082016/

3 Common Mistakes In A Street Fight - Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqn6cy3jB0k

Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do's Five Ways of Attack
Dan Lok has had the privilege of training with Ted Wong, Bruce Lee's last private student. In this playlist you'll discover advanced Jeet Kune Do techniques, and easy-to-learn breakdowns of how to
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNQ5GgHlw9w&list=PLEmTTOfet46MG6557dKPqlHZ2ASANzuNx

Wing Chun For Beginners
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi29C5sOJsQ&list=PLEmTTOfet46Oz2SRNpRpGYwRonvKSJNXa

Bruce Lee - The Tao of Jeet Kune Do
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVZtUGOl94A&list=PLEmTTOfet46M4JhAnk9pgZvXqXGS1iHye

Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do (JKD)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCXDIByH-Gk&list=PLEmTTOfet46Ocn3bqnUIaAB-cTUzsAXOG

Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do Self Defense Techniques
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfBHNuujOLw&list=PLEmTTOfet46N9uEUTCHQfwbmaRNlPjKiU

Wing Chun Kung Fu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBzdkJdgFMs&list=PLEmTTOfet46NAR-EA7ZkGBctHzWzOyf8i

Wing Chun Wooden Dummy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnH1GXHB1rA&list=PLEmTTOfet46Ogeo1dbwo1svwVS5x8kSfd

Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do Trapping
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cxwrcWTdQI&list=PLEmTTOfet46PuW-CM4gmmMnebKMq3WFMp

Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do's Five Ways of Attack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNQ5GgHlw9w&list=PLEmTTOfet46MG6557dKPqlHZ2ASANzuNx

Knife Pressed Against Your Neck!! --- Keys to Surviving it...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu-L1M6aCak
Funker Tactical - Fight Training Videos
Published on Feb 13, 2018
If you do not already own an AkuStrike knife, you need to get one. We hardly ever actually recommend anything. This one, we recommend.
https://aperturefightfocused.com/shop/featured/aku-strike-knivesled-training-knifet16-mimic/

Shooting in a Fight: The Truth About Who Really Wins
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tPjutwWbhc
Funker Tactical - Fight Training Videos
** This video is intended for educational & entertainment purposes only. **
A serious talk about who really gets to go home to their families in a deadly force encounter. The truth might hurt some egos but as a 16 year Marine Veteran, Daniel Shaw trains with Ryan Hoover and discusses the stark truth that may hurt some egos. That sometimes, it doesn't matter how much training you have under your belt, its often times the one who goes first that wins...or survives.
Please note that this video makes a lot of assumptions. It is not our intention to demonstrate that lethal force should be used in a mutually consensual fight. The assumption is that the shooter's life is in imminent danger and that all other reasonable force options have been exhausted.

Knife Fights - BE AWARE OF LIES
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwXpXg78VQA
Metatron
This video is going to upset a lot of people, yet I believe it's important to bring up these arguments. There is a HUGE difference between a threat display and an actual attack. The best answer isn't to engage, it is to run away.
Check out these reports and stay safe.
The most recent NHMP report (Virueda & Payne 2010) indicated that in 2007--08, more homicide victims died from stab wounds than from any other single cause of death. The number of homicides involving knives had remained relatively unchanged since 1989--90, although due to the decline in firearm homicides, knife-related homicides comprised a larger proportion of homicides recorded in the more recent data. In both 2006--07 and 2007--08, knives/sharp instruments were involved in 43 percent of homicides; by way of comparison, in 2000, knives and other sharp instruments accounted for only 30 percent of homicides.
The vast majority of victims who died as a result of a stab wound in 2007--08 (92%) were stabbed with a knife. Stab wounds were the most common cause of death in Victoria, where they accounted for 59 percent of homicides; they were least common in Tasmania (20%) and the Australian Capital Territory (0%), although the small number of homicides in these jurisdictions (n=5 and n=3 respectively) should be acknowledged. Acquaintance homicides were particularly likely to be as a result of stabbing (52%), compared with 43 percent for domestic homicides and 20 percent for stranger homicides (Virueda & Payne 2010).
Analysis of more recent NHMP data indicates that victims under 25 years of age are more likely to be killed with a knife than any other weapon. Indeed, 42 percent of male victims and 31 percent of female victims aged 18--24 years were killed with a knife, compared with 20 and 15 percent respectively who were killed with a firearm. In addition, where the offender was under 25 years of age, knives were used in 34 percent of homicides

Fred Mastro | Back Against The Wall Technique
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6K5zL6D3oc

Fred Mastro | Mastro Defence System | Choke Defense
Funker Tactical - Fight Training Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyjOVjm7OUk

Fred Mastro | Mastro Defence System | Funker Tactical Throat Cut Challenge!
Funker Tactical - Fight Training Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aauSJK-I1j8

FRED MASTRO - DEFENSE SUR SAISIE DE POIGNET - Part. 2
Fred Mastro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTjDktXxDlQ

Fred Mastro | Mastro Defence System | MDS | The Fred Mastro Handshake
Funker Tactical - Fight Training Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn2_gn6ERoI

How to End a Fight in Seconds
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What Educated Non-Muslims Don't Like About Islam in a Nutshell
Friday
http://www.citizenwarrior.com/2010/09/what-non-muslims-dont-like-about-islam.html

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The Quran is Islam's most holy book. Sixty-one percent of the Quran is about non-Muslims. (http://www.politicalislam.com/statistics-and-the-meaning-of-islam/) Writings about what Muslims should do is religious. Writings about what non-Muslims should do or how Muslims should deal with non-Muslims is political. Therefore, based on Islam's most holy book, Islam is more political (61%) than religious (39%).

There are 245 verses in the Quran that could be considered "positive verses" about non-Muslims. (http://www.politicalislam.com/the-good-in-the-koran/) Every single one of those verses have been abrogated (nullified, overridden) by later, negative verses about non-Muslims. (http://www.citizenwarrior.com/2008/09/definition-of-abrogation.html) Not one positive verse about non-Muslims is left.

In contrast, there are 527 verses of intolerance toward non-Muslims, (http://dttj.blogspot.com/2010/08/intolerance-toward-non-muslims-in-quran.html) and 109 verses specifically advocating violence towards non-Muslims. (http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Quran/023-violence.htm) Not one of these verses has been abrogated or replaced by later verses or edicts. [so they're still valid and muslims still believe and follow them.]

My conclusion: Non-Muslims who like Islam don't know much about it.
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Much of the Middle East and North Africa were Christian prior to the spread of Islam, and that the crusades were in reality a reaction to this encroachment. This is why Hungary and Poland are vigilant to Islam trying to conquer them again; last time, the muslims were finally stopped at the Gates of Vienna, Hungary. The West needs to remember history; "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - quote from the poet and philosopher, George Santayana

Why We Are Afraid, A 1400 Year Secret, by Dr Bill Warner
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_Qpy0mXg8Y
Learn more about this topic. Go to my website bookstore http://www.politicalislam.com/shop/ to find short books that make islamic doctrine easy for everyone to understand.

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Dr. Bill Warner - The True History of Muslim Conquests - Hour 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMwcX_vU1lM
Bill Warner holds a PhD in physics and math, NC State University, 1968. He has been a university professor, businessman, and applied physicist. Dr. Warner founded the Center for the Study of Political Islam (CSPI) and is its director. He has produced a dozen books, including a Koran, a biography of Mohammed and a summary of the political traditions of Mohammed. He also developed the first self-study course on Political Islam. He has given talks nationally and internationally about Islamic political doctrine. We begin by diving headfirst into the history of Islam. Bill differentiates between the historical Muhammad and the Muhammad of the Quran. Unbeknownst to many, Muhammad spent much of his life as a politician and jihadist, and was involved in many assassinations. Bill reminds us that jihad is not only of the sword, but also of of the tongue and pen -- meaning that Islam's war against the West is being waged on the cultural/political level as well. We also detail the process by which Islam subjugates non-Muslims after they have been conquered. In the members' hour, we discuss Islam's historical intolerance of other religions and cultures. Bill reminds us that much of the Middle East and North Africa were Christian prior to the spread of Islam, and that the crusades were in reality a reaction to this encroachment. We also touch upon the myth of the Islamic "Golden Age." We then shift the conversation toward more contemporary issues, such as the current threat Islam poses to the West and how political correctness prevents people from discussing this pressing issue. In conclusion, Bill argues that people need to simply tell the truth about Islam and stop worrying about being called "racists" or "Islamophobes." Guest's website: https://politicalislam.com Listen to the second hour of this show and get full access to our archives at http://redicemembers.com Subscribe and stream or download over 1000 programs, videos, films, Insight episodes, Red Ice TV & Weekend Warrior.
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Islam in a nutshell.
http://www.tax-freedom.com/Islam-in-a-nutshell.htm
http://rhg.thehuffingtonriposte.com/2013/11/islam-in-nutshell.html
http://www.commonsenseevaluation.com/2013/06/03/muslim-behaviorterrorism-correlated-with-population-size/

ISLAM RULES The WORLD !
http://www.commonsenseevaluation.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Islam-Domination.jpg

ISLAM, not the Chinese or the Russians, represents the greatest threat to the world, and it may even contain within its ranks today the potential evil necessary to be realized in this world, for the fulfillment of the prophecies of the book of Revelation in the Holy Bible to occur.

Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond's book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat...
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1612154980/

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Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult. In its fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life. Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components and mandates.

The radical Islamic conversion of a nation begins when there are sufficient supporting Muslims in a country to agitate socially and politically for their own claimed religious privileges and alleged rights (which apparently include the practiced right to murder anyone who disagrees philosophically or in practice with their beliefs). When politically correct, tolerant, culturally diverse¸ but naive societies agree to Islamic demands for their religious privileges initially, shortly thereafter, the other components of the radical teachings begin to creep in as additional demands.

Here's how the secret Islamic formula operates, which has been insidiously devised and ingeniously designed to work to eventually effect the Radical Islamic Rule of the World (of a naive and uninformed populace), under a global Islamic Caliphate State:

As long as the Muslim population in a nation remains around or under 2%, they will be, for the most part, regarded as an irrelevant and over-looked group of immigrants who appear to be a peace loving minority that minds its own business, and is not perceived as a threat to others, or citizens. This is the case in:

United States -- Muslim 0.6%
Australia -- Muslim 1.5%
Canada -- Muslim 1.9%
China -- Muslim 1.8%
Italy -- Muslim 1.5%
Norway -- Muslim 1.8%

Once the Muslim population reaches 2% to 5%, the Religious leaders of the radical Islamic teachings begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from within the jails and among street gangs. This is happening in:

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

From 5% on, they begin to exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal food (clean by Islamic standards), thereby securing food preparation jobs for just Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves -- along with threats for failure to comply. This is occurring in:

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

At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of the radical Islamists of course is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase violence and lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris , we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam , with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections in:

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

After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:

Ethiopia -- Muslim 32.8%

At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:

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

From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels, such as in:

Albania -- Muslim 70%
Malaysia -- Muslim 60.4%
Qatar -- Muslim 77.5%
Sudan -- Muslim 70%

After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some ways is on-going in:

Bangladesh -- Muslim 83%
Egypt -- Muslim 90%
Gaza -- Muslim 98.7%
Indonesia -- Muslim 86.1%
Iran -- Muslim 98%
Iraq -- Muslim 97%
Jordan -- Muslim 92%
Morocco -- Muslim 98.7%
Pakistan -- Muslim 97%
Palestine -- Muslim 99%
Syria -- Muslim 90%
Tajikistan -- Muslim 90%
Turkey -- Muslim 99.8%
United Arab Emirates -- Muslim 96%

100% will usher in the peace of 'Dar-es-Salaam' -- the Islamic House of Peace. Here there's supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrasses are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in:

Afghanistan -- Muslim 100%
Saudi Arabia -- Muslim 100%
Somalia -- Muslim 100%
Yemen -- Muslim 100%

Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust by killing political opposition and less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons.

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

It is important to understand that in some countries, with well under 100% Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslim populations live in ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, and within which they live by Sharia Law. By agreement, the national police do not even enter these ghettos. There are no national courts, nor schools, nor non-Muslim religious facilities. In such situations, Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. The children attend madrasses. They learn only the Koran. To even associate with an infidel is a crime punishable with death. Therefore, in some areas of certain nations, Muslim Imams and extremists exercise more power than the national media will indicate.

Today's 1.5 billion Muslims make up 22% of the world's population. But their birth rates dwarf the birth rates of Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, and all other believers. Theoretically extrapolated, the Muslims will exceed 50% of the world's population by the end of this century.

Well, boys and girls, today we are letting the fox guard the henhouse, and soon the wolves will be herding the sheep !

Obama appoints two devout Muslims to Homeland Security posts. Doesn't this make you feel safer already? Obama and Janet Napolitano appointed Arif Alikhan, a devout Muslim, as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development.

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano swore in Kareem Shora, a devout Muslim who was born in Damascus, Syria , as ADC National Executive Director as a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC).

NOTE: Has anyone ever heard a new government official being identified as a devout Catholic, a devout Jew or a devout Protestant... Just wondering.

Devout Muslims being appointed to critical Homeland Security positions?

Doesn't this make you feel safer already??

That should make the US homeland much safer, huh!!

Was it not "Devout Muslim men" that flew planes into U.S. buildings 13 years ago?

Was it not a Devout Muslim who killed 13 at Fort Hood ?

Also: This is very interesting, and we all need to read it from start to finish, but this question needs to be addressed and discussed.

Can a good Muslim be a good American ?

This question was forwarded to a friend who worked in Saudi Arabia for 20 years. The following is his reply:

"Theologically -no . . .. Because his allegiance is to Allah, The moon God of Arabia

Religiously - no. Because no other religion is accepted by His Allah except Islam (Quran, 2:256)(Koran)

Scripturally - no. Because his allegiance is to the five Pillars of Islam and the Quran.

Geographically - no. Because his allegiance is to Mecca, to which he turns in prayer five times a day.

Socially -no. Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews..

Politically - no. Because he must submit to the mullahs (spiritual leaders), who teach annihilation of Israel and destruction of America , the great Satan.

Domestically - no. Because he is instructed to marry four Women and beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him (Quran 4:34)

Intellectually - no. Because he cannot accept the American Constitution, since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.

Philosophically - no. Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran do not allow freedom of religion and expression... Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist.

Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic.

Spiritually - no. Because when we declare 'one nation under God,' the Christian's God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to as Heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in The Quran's 99 excellent names."

Therefore, after much study and deliberation. ... perhaps we should all be very suspicious of the Islamic theology being taught in this country, and even of all muslims ? - - - They apparently cannot be both 'good' Muslims and good Americans because there is no tolerance for others in the teachings.

Call it what you wish, it's still the plain and clear truth that can no loner be denied as beheading after beheading is broadcast to the world in the name of false religion, an obviously false religion because it espouses, teaches, and practices murder. No true religion teaches murder, rather peaceful tolerance ! You had better believe it. The more who understand all of this, the better it will be for our country and our future. The radical Islamic religious war is bigger than we know or understand, and it is coming ever-faster to our American reality on a daily basis!

Footnote: The Muslims have said they will destroy us from within.

SO FREEDOM IS NOT FREE.

The U.S. MARINE soldiers (not necessarily the command) want this re-broadcast ALL OVER the United States.
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Take the Pledge
http://dttj.blogspot.com/2010/08/intolerance-toward-non-muslims-in-quran.html

Some people say Islam is a religion of peace and that Islam has been hijacked by extremists, terrorists, and stealth jihadists who twist and distort the peaceful teachings of the Quran and quote it out of context.

Others say that political, supremacist, and even violent teachings are fundamental to Islam, and that people who say otherwise either haven't read the Quran or are protecting Islam with religious deception (taqiyya).

The general confusion about the nature of Islam makes us collectively unable to make informed decisions. You can help end this confusion by reading the Quran. Stop believing what other people say and find out for yourself.

Take the Pledge: Read the Quran. Then convince everyone you know to read it too.
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Also see (this is a different document):
http://www.citizenwarrior.com/2013/06/islam-in-nutshell-brochure.html
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzmyuCXS2sTdX0NaM0ZkcW5Gems/edit

Also see (this is a another document with the same name, but is also good):
http://radicaltruth.net/uploads/Islam_In_A_Nutshell.pdf
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Islam in a Nutshell
http://www.tax-freedom.com/Islam-in-a-nutshell.htm

Subject: Islam in a Nutshell

Perhaps some of you did not know........

ISLAM

This, not the Chinese nor the Russians, represents the greatest threat to the world and might be the fulfillment of the book of Revelation in the Holy Bible.

Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond's book: 'Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat.'
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1612154980/

Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult. In its fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life. Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components. The religious component is a beard for all of the other components.

Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges.

When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the Other components tend to creep in as well.

Here's how it works:
As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part, be regarded as a Peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens. This is the case in:

United States -- Muslim 0.6%
Australia -- Muslim 1.5%
Canada -- Muslim 1.9%
China -- Muslim 1.8%
Italy -- Muslim 1.5%
Norway -- Muslim 1.8%

At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs. This is happening in:

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

From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims (continual demands for concessions to Sharia). They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves -- along with threats for failure to comply. This is occurring in:

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

At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris , we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam , with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections in:

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

After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad, militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian
Churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:

Ethiopia -- Muslim 32.8%

At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:
Bosnia -- Muslim 40%
Chad -- Muslim 53.1%
Lebanon -- Muslim 59.7%

>From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels, such as in:

Albania -- Muslim 70%
Malaysia -- Muslim 60.4%
Qatar -- Muslim 77.5%
Sudan -- Muslim 70%

After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and is on-going in:

Bangladesh -- Muslim 83%
Egypt -- Muslim 90%
Gaza -- Muslim 98.7%
Indonesia -- Muslim 86.1%
Iran -- Muslim 98%
Iraq -- Muslim 97%
Jordan -- Muslim 92%
Morocco -- Muslim 98.7%
Pakistan -- Muslim 97%
Palestine -- Muslim 99%
Syria -- Muslim 90%
Tajikistan -- Muslim 90%
Turkey -- Muslim 99.8%
United Arab Emirates -- Muslim 96%

100% will usher in the peace of 'Dar-es-Salaam' -- the Islamic House of Peace. Here there's supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrasses are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in:

Afghanistan -- Muslim 100%
Saudi Arabia -- Muslim 100%
Somalia -- Muslim 100%
Yemen -- Muslim 100%

Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their
blood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons.

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

It is important to understand that in some countries, with well under 100% Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslim
populations live in ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, and within which they live by Sharia Law. The national police do not even enter these ghettos. There are no national courts, nor schools, nor non-Muslim religious facilities. In such situations, Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. The children attend madrasses. They learn only the Koran. To even associate with an infidel is a crime punishable by death. Therefore, in some areas of certain nations, Muslim Imams and extremists exercise more power than the national average would indicate.

Today's 1.5 billion Muslims make up 22% of the world's population. But their birth rates are higher than the birth rates of Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, and all other believers. Muslims will exceed 50% of the world's population by the end of this century.

Well, boys and girls, today we are letting the fox guard the henhouse. The wolves will be herding the sheep!

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NOTE: Has anyone ever heard a new government official being identified as a devout Catholic, a devout Jew or a devout Protestant? Just wondering.

Devout Muslims are being appointed to critical Homeland Security positions? Doesn't this make you feel safer already?
That should make the United States much safer, huh! Was it not "Devout Muslim men" that flew planes into U.S. buildings only 10 years ago?

We must never forget this. Was it not a Devout Muslim man who killed 13 at Fort Hood ? (He killed"From within" - don't forget that).

Also: This is very interesting and we all need to read it from start to finish. Maybe this is why our American Muslims are so quiet and not speaking out about any atrocities. Can a good Muslim be a good American? This question was forwarded to a friend who worked in Saudi Arabia for 20 years. The following is his reply:

Theologically - no. Because his allegiance is to Allah, The moon God of Arabia

Religiously - no. Because no other religion is accepted by His Allah except Islam (Quran, 2:256)

Scripturally - no. Because his allegiance is to the five Pillars of Islam and the Quran.

Geographically - no. Because his allegiance is to Mecca, to which he turns in prayer five times a day.

Socially - no. Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews.

Politically - no. Because he must submit to the mullahs (spiritual leaders), who teach annihilation of Israel and destruction of America,
the great Satan.

Domestically - no. Because he is instructed to marry four Women and beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him (Quran 4:34)

Intellectually - no. Because he cannot accept the American Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.

Philosophically - no. Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran do not allow freedom of religion and expression. Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist. Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic.

Spiritually - no. Because when we declare 'one nation under God,' the Christian God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to as Heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in The Quran's 99 excellent names.

Therefore, after much study and deliberation we should be very suspicious of ALL MUSLIMS in this country. - - - They obviously cannot be both 'good' Muslims and good Americans. Call it what you will, it's still the truth. You had better believe it! The more who understand this, the better it will be for our country and our future. This religious war is bigger than we know or understand.

Can a Muslim be a good soldier?

Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan, opened fire at Ft. Hood and Killed 13.
He is a good Muslim!

Footnote: The Muslims have said that they will destroy us from within. SO FREEDOM IS NOT FREE.

THE MARINES WANT THIS TO ROLL ALL OVER THE U.S.

NY Muslim: This is Islam! To Hell With Obama, America and Democracy!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAorhgNqQoc
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1400 shocking years of Islam in 5 minutes -- MUST WATCH!!!
href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj8J62BqRMo
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Answers to Questions about Political Islam
May 16 2018 | by Bill Warner
https://www.politicalislam.com/answers-to-questions-about-political-islam/

Answers to questions about: Muslim Brotherhood, reform of Islam, the role of apologists, training camps, law enforcement ignorance, resisting Islam in Central Europe, the near enemy and the far enemy, different forms of jihad, mosque building and opposing Sharia.

Bill Warner PhD: Answers to Questions about Political Islam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pcMxKCs4Z4
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Islam - A Short Synopsis Of How It Conquers
Apr 12, 2018 Read More Articles by Sidney Secular
https://newswithviews.com/islam-a-short-synopsis-of-how-it-conquers/

Islam is not a religion nor is it a cult. It is a complete system or self-contained society. Islam has religious, legal, political, economic and military components. The religious component is a cover for all the other components. It conquers via population growth by way of enormous reproduction rates and migration. Islamization occurs when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their so-called 'religious rights.'.........

Islam is not a religion nor is it a cult. It is a complete system or self-contained society. Islam has religious, legal, political, economic and military components. The religious component is a cover for all the other components. It conquers via population growth by way of enormous reproduction rates and migration.

Islamization occurs when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their so-called 'religious rights.' When politically correct and culturally diverse societies agree to 'the reasonable' Muslim demands for their 'religious rights,' they also get the other components directly or under the table. Here's how it works (percentages source CIA: The World Fact Book (2007) -- and remember, that was ELEVEN YEARS AGO, so the percentages have only gotten LARGER in each country except where it is already 100%!).

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

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

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

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

From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. They will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves -- along with threats for failure to comply.

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

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

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

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

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

Ethiopia -- Muslim 32.8%

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

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

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

Albania -- Muslim 70%
Malaysia -- Muslim 60.4%
Qatar -- Muslim 77.5%
Sudan -- Muslim 70%

After 80% expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide:

Bangladesh -- Muslim 83%
Egypt -- Muslim 90%
Gaza -- Muslim 98.7%
Indonesia -- Muslim 86.1%
Iran -- Muslim 98%
Iraq -- Muslim 97%
Jordan -- Muslim 92%
Morocco -- Muslim 98.7%
Pakistan -- Muslim 97%
Palestine -- Muslim 99%
Syria -- Muslim 90%
Tajikistan -- Muslim 90%
Turkey -- Muslim 99.8%
United Arab Emirates -- Muslim 96%

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

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

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

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

It is good to remember that in many, many countries, such as France, the Muslim populations are centered around ghettos based on their ethnicity. Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. Therefore, they exercise more power than their national average would indicate. And we continue to cater and negotiate in a politically correct way so as not to 'offend' our Muslim 'brothers.' Time to wake up!

© 2018 Sidney Secular -- All Rights Reserved

E-Mail Sidney Secular: Success_Express@yahoo.com
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Turning America Into A Third World Country: One City At A Time
The 1965 Immigration Reform Act, forced into law by former Senator Teddy Kennedy--continues to work its destructive trickery across the American landscape 53 years later--and counting. It forced Americans to absorb 1.2 to 1.5 million legal third world immigrants onto this land annually without any understanding of the environmental, sociological, linguistic and cultural impacts upon U.S. citizens.........
https://newswithviews.com/turning-america-into-a-third-world-country-one-city-at-a-time/
by Frosty Wooldridge
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These are some additional good primers on Islam:

Facing Islam Blog ISLAM 101
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/p/islam-101.html

Chronology of Muhammad with Glossary.pdf - Google Drive
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4_1PiGE3abidTdqdE9qd0k1TFk/view?pageId=110913379219087986563

Facing Islam Blog New Documentary on Muhammad and Islam - VIDEO
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2017/06/new-documentary-on-muhammad-and-islam.html

Facing Islam Blog Especially for Muslims
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/p/especially-for-muslims.html
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WHY BUILD THE WALL?

California Teacher Explains Why We MUST Build The Wall!

THIS WAS WRITTEN BY A SCHOOL TEACHER/DEPT. MANAGER IN THE CALIFORNIA SCHOOL SYSTEM. SHE HAS TO DEAL WITH THESE PROBLEMS EVERY DAY.
(If this doesn't get your attention, you better check your pulse!)

In 2016 nine hundred teachers got laid off from the Los Angeles Unified School District. They are $650,000 over their annual budget. The following by an English teacher helps to explain one area that looms large over California's educational crisis.

I hope each person receiving this mail will read it carefully, all the way to the end. It is sad what is happening to our great country all because our politicians are afraid they will miss out on a vote. What a travesty!

THIS HAS GOT TO BE PASSED ALONG TO AS MANY AS POSSIBLE OR WE WILL ALL GO DOWN THE DRAIN BECAUSE A FEW DON'T CARE.

THIS ENGLISH TEACHER HAS PHRASED IT THE BEST I'VE SEEN YET.
THIS SHOULD MAKE EVERYONE THINK, BE YOU DEMOCRAT, REPUBLICAN OR INDEPENDENT.

FROM A CALIFORNIA SCHOOL TEACHER - - -

"As you listen to the news about the student protests over illegal immigration, there are some things that you should be aware of:

I am in charge of the English-as-a-second-language department at a large Southern California high school which is designated a Title 1 school, meaning that its students average lower socioeconomic and income levels.

Most of the schools you are hearing about, South Gate High, Bell Gardens, Huntington Park , etc., where these students are protesting, are also Title 1 schools.

Title 1 schools are on the free breakfast and free lunch program.. When I say free breakfast, I'm not talking a glass of milk and a roll -- but a full breakfast and cereal bar with fruits and juices that would make the Marriott proud. The waste of this food is monumental, with trays and trays of it being dumped in the trash uneaten.

(OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK!)

I estimate that well over 50% of these students are obese or at least moderately overweight. About 75% or more DO have cell phones. The school also provides day care centers for the unwed teenage pregnant girls (some as young as 13) so they can attend class without the inconvenience of having to arrange for babysitters or having family watch their kids.

(MORE OF OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK!)

I was ordered to spend $700,000 on my department or risk losing funding for the upcoming year even though there was little need for anything; my budget was already substantial. I ended up buying new computers for the computer learning center, half of which, one month later, have been carved with graffiti by the appreciative students who obviously feel humbled and grateful to have a free education in America.

(MORE AND MORE OF OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK!)

I have had to intervene several times for young substitute teachers whose classes consist of many illegal immigrant students here in the country less than 3 months who raised so much hell with the female teachers, calling them putas (whores) and throwing things, that the teachers were in tears.

Free medical, free education, free food, day care, etc., etc., etc. Is it any wonder they feel entitled not only to be in this country but to demand rights, privileges and entitlements?

To those who want to point out how much these illegal immigrants contribute to our society because they LIKE their gardener and housekeeper and they like to pay less for tomatoes: spend some time in the real world of illegal immigration and see the TRUE costs.

Higher insurance, medical facilities closing, higher medical costs, more crime, lower standards of education in our schools, overcrowding, new diseases etc., etc., etc. For me, I'll pay more for tomatoes.

Americans, We need to wake up. The guest worker program will be a disaster because we won't have the guts to enforce it. Does anyone in their right mind really think they will voluntarily leave and return?

It does, however, have everything to do with culture: A third-world culture that does not value education, that accepts children getting pregnant and dropping out of school by 15, and that refuses to assimilate, and an American culture that has become so weak and worried about "political correctness" that we don't have the will to do anything about it.

If this makes your blood boil, as it did mine, forward this to everyone you know including your Congressman and Senators.

CHEAP LABOR? ISN'T THAT WHAT THE WHOLE IMMIGRATION ISSUE IS ABOUT?

BUSINESS DOESN'T WANT TO PAY A DECENT WAGE.
CONSUMERS DON'T WANT EXPENSIVE PRODUCE.
GOVERNMENT WILL TELL YOU AMERICANS DON'T WANT THE JOBS.

But the bottom line is cheap labor. The phrase "cheap labor" is a myth, a farce, and a lie. There is no such thing as "cheap labor."

* Take, for example, an illegal alien with a wife and five children. He takes a job for $5.00 or $6.00/hour. At that wage, with six dependents, he pays no income tax, yet at the end of the year, if he files an Income Tax Return, he gets an "earned income credit" of up to $3,200 free.

ALSO....

HE QUALIFIES FOR SECTION 8 HOUSING AND SUBSIDIZED RENT.

HE QUALIFIES FOR FOOD STAMPS.

HE QUALIFIES FOR FREE (NO DEDUCTIBLE, NO CO-PAY) HEALTH CARE.

HIS CHILDREN GET FREE BREAKFASTS AND LUNCHES AT SCHOOL.

HE REQUIRES BILINGUAL TEACHERS AND BOOKS

HE QUALIFIES FOR RELIEF FROM HIGH ENERGY BILLS.

IF THEY ARE OR BECOME AGED, BLIND OR DISABLED, THEY QUALIFY FOR SSI.

ONCE QUALIFIED FOR SSI THEY CAN QUALIFY FOR MEDICARE. ALL OF THIS IS AT TAXPAYER'S (OUR) EXPENSE.

HE DOESN'T WORRY ABOUT CAR INSURANCE, LIFE INSURANCE, OR HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE.

TAXPAYERS PROVIDE SPANISH LANGUAGE SIGNS, BULLETINS AND PRINTED MATERIAL.

HE AND HIS FAMILY RECEIVE THE EQUIVALENT OF $20.00 TO $30.00/HOUR IN BENEFITS.

WORKING AMERICANS ARE LUCKY TO HAVE $5.00 OR $6.00/HOUR LEFT AFTER PAYING THEIR BILLS AND HIS.

THE AMERICAN TAXPAYERS ALSO PAY FOR INCREASED CRIME, GRAFFITI AND TRASH CLEAN-UP.

CHEAP LABOR? YEAH RIGHT! WAKE UP PEOPLE!

THIS HAS GOT TO BE PASSED ALONG TO AS MANY AS POSSIBLE OR WE WILL ALL GO DOWN THE DRAIN BECAUSE A FEW DON'T CARE.
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THIS IS MOST CERTAINLY TRUE. BRILLIANCE IN 3 PARTS
Part I:
A. Back off and let those men who want to marry men, marry men.
B. Allow those women
who want to marry women, marry women.
C. Allow those folks who want to abort their babies, abort their babies.
In three generations, there will be no more Democrats.
Part II:
10 Poorest Cities in America (How did it happen?)
City, State, % of People Below the Poverty Level
1. Detroit, MI 32.5%
2. Buffalo, NY 29.9%
3 Cincinnati, OH 27.8%
4. Cleveland, OH 27.0%
5. Miami, FL 26.9%
5 St. Louis, MO 26.8%
7. El Paso, TX 26.4%
8. Milwaukee, WI 26.2%
9. Philadelphia, PA 25.1%
10. Newark, NJ 24.2%
(What do these top ten cities (over 250,000 pop.) with the highest poverty rate all have in common?
Detroit, MI - (1st on poverty rate list) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1961
Buffalo, NY - (2nd) hasn't elected one since 1954
Cincinnati, OH - (3rd) not since 1984
Cleveland, OH - (4th) not since 1989
Miami, FL - (5th) has never had a Republican mayor
St. Louis, MO - (6th) not since 1949
El Paso, TX - (7th) has never had a Republican mayor
Milwaukee, WI - (8th) not since 1908
Philadelphia, PA - (9th) not since 1952
Newark, NJ - (10th) not since 1907 >
Einstein once said, 'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over again and expecting different results. It is the poor who
habitually elect Democrats... yet they are still POOR.
Part III
"You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves."
-- Abraham Lincoln
"Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had
better take a much closer look at the American Indian."
-- Henry Ford

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Just How Free Are You Really?
Ileana Johnson -- November 12, 2017

https://freedomoutpost.com/just-free-really/

What happens if you live off-grid?

If you live independent of utilities, water, and sewer, and provide your own energy through solar panels, have your own sewer system, and use rainwater, you may run into problems with your local government. Robin Speroni of Cape Coral, Florida, was sued by local officials that her off-grid home was illegal, citing the International Property Maintenance Code. She was found guilty of not being hooked to the water supply.

"Speroni is still being hassled by the municipality of Cape Coral for not having a connection to city water or property sewage. This is in spite of the fact that the city capped her sewers themselves."

What happens if you don't send your kids to public school?

It is certainly against the law not to send your children to school and charges vary from state to state. You may lose public assistance such as food stamps. According to the U.S. Department of Education, in some states, you may have to go to jail. If you home-school, you have to follow laws specifically designed for home-schoolers. https://howtoadult.com/consequences-not-sending-kids-school-13544.html

What happens if you want to worship in a church that is not sanctioned as a church but deemed a cult?

To answer this question you must study both sides of what happened to the people at Ruby Ridge and Waco. Here is a link to the liberal version of the fiery events that resulted in the deaths of many people, especially innocent children. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/oregon-standoff-fbi-negotiator_us_568a956ee4b014efe0daf42c

What happens if you don't have a driver's license?

Driving without a license is considered a crime in all 50 states. You have a right to travel but you cannot operate a vehicle without a license. If you are an illegal alien, the law is much laxer, as the lawbreaker will get a slap on the wrist and will be released back into the streets to repeat his/her behavior.

What happens if you jaywalk?

Jaywalking is an infraction that requires in some states a fine but a misdemeanor with a court appearance in other states. Penalties vary by state and by municipalities. Fines range from $1 to $1,000.

What happens if you refuse to have your child vaccinated?

In most states, vaccines are required for your child to enter daycare, schools, and universities. Laws vary from state to state.

What happens if you refuse to be molested by the TSA in an airport?

It is obvious that you cannot fly and you will be promptly escorted out of the airport by TSA agents. If you are belligerent and vocal in your refusal, you will be arrested in most states.

What happens if you disagree politically with a group?

You will be shunned, may lose your job, you will become a pariah, you will be tracked and possibly beaten by the opposition, your home and property, including your car, will be vandalized, and you will be forbidden from expressing your divergent opinion on an American campus. Those opposing you will resort to violence and fascistic means in order to prevent you from being on their campus to express your opinion guaranteed by our Constitution because your opinion hurts the feelings of campus snowflakes and they will label your views as "hate speech," in essence cutting off your freedom of speech.

What happens if you go to college and dare to express your conservative or divergent opinions from those of the teachers and the majority of snowflakes?

Your teachers will prevent you from speaking in class, you will be ridiculed, marginalized, and possibly given a lower grade in class than you actually earned. You will be relegated to a designated corner on campus where you might be able to express your opinion without being physically assaulted and verbally insulted.

What happens if you protect your property and shoot an intruder?

It depends on the state. The intruders have been known to hire eager attorneys who successfully prosecuted those protecting their homes, resulting in the loss of their homes and land which is awarded to the intruder and his family and even jail time for those who engaged in self-defense.

What happens if illegal aliens try to steal from you and you shoot them?

The most recent case in Kansas City, Missouri, involves David Jungerman, a business owner who shot a home intruder in the leg. A 39-year old attorney, Tom Pickert, who represented the home invader and won millions of dollars in a civil lawsuit against Jungerman, was shot and killed in his front yard. http://heavy.com/news/2017/10/david-jungerman-kansas-city-trump-raytown/

What happens if you express your opinion that illegal immigration is illegal and should be stopped by building a wall?

At best you are considered a conspiracy theorist nut-job and heartless who does not understand that America was built by such illegal immigrants; at worst you are a xenophobe and racist. Irrational globalists will hide the fact that America was built by LEGAL immigrants who were vetted for their health in quarantine at Ellis Island and, who did not come to America for the welfare system because the welfare system did not exist at the time.

What happens if you criticize the theocracy of Islam, Sharia Law, and genital mutilation?

You will be publicly humiliated, accused of Islamophobia, and marginalized, your home and property vandalized, threatened with lawsuits, become a potential victim of a fatwa, and possibly fired from your job.

What happens if you try to home-school your children in certain states?

You must jump through incredible hoops in order to be allowed to home-school your child.

What happens if you object to your children being subjected to the Islamic curriculum indoctrination of Common Core?

You are ignored, you are banned from any school property or meetings, you are told that it is required by the Common Core Curricula, and security will be called to prevent you from entering the school building. You will not be allowed to attend or speak at public school board meetings. The principal and the teacher(s) in question will not answer your calls or letters.

What happens if you object, as a parent, to the teaching of your children in kindergarten and elementary schools about sexual perversions?

Your opinions and wishes will be overridden by the school, the principal, and the teacher. The curriculum will be taught as planned with or without your knowledge.

What happens if you object to mentally-ill grown men or boys, pretending they are women, use the restrooms and lockers that your little girls use?

You will be labeled a homophobe who does not respect their freedom of expressing who they are inside their heads. The fact that your child is in danger of molestation and rape does not matter. They have rights that supersede your rights or your children's rights.

What happens if you object to the Common Core curricula and do not wish that your Christian children be indoctrinated into the Five Pillars of Islam?
Your child will still be made to wear hijab in order to feel what a Muslim feels like and they will attend a mosque despite your protests. They will be made to recite by heart the Five Pillars of Islam, and to pray in the mosque, thus indoctrinating them into Islam.

What happens if you refuse to bake a cake for a homosexual couple because of your religious beliefs?

You will pay huge fines, lose your business, your savings, and possibly serve time in jail for protecting your religious beliefs. http://www.gospelherald.com/articles/54265/20150205/christian-bakers-lose-business-face-150-000-fine-for-refusing-to-bake-same-sex-marriage-cake.htm

What happens if you refuse to pay taxes?

You will pay confiscatory fines, have property seized, and possibly go to jail.

What happens if you protest the takeover of your property via eminent domain or the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) shows up with agents to confiscate your land that has been in your family for generations?

You will lose your land and home. Cliven Bundy protected his ranch and grazing rights. Following a 21-year legal dispute between the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Cliven Bundy, for allegedly "failing to pay over $1 million in withheld grazing fees for Bundy's use of federally owned land adjacent to Bundy's ranch in southeastern Nevada," an armed confrontation between supporters of the cattle rancher and law enforcement ensued in 2014. http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/18/politics/nevada-bundy-ranch-land-rights/index.html

What happens if you try to collect rainwater or snowmelt on your property?

Gary Harrington from Oregon served 30-days in jail for nine misdemeanors and paid a fine of $1,500 for diverting snow runoff and rainwater into three reservoirs on his property, thus violating "an antiquated law governing personal water use." https://www.naturalnews.com/046359_oregon_rainwater_collection_big_governemnt.html

What happens if you don't pay HOA fees?

HOA will take you to court and eventually may foreclose on your home and sell it in order to pay overdue fees, depending on the state in which you reside. HOAs retain attorneys for such offenders. http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-associations-20141109-story.html

What happens if you try to fly the American flag and Muslim or hard-core liberal neighbors who hate America object?

You will be ordered to take it down, fined, and possibly told to move if you are renting the property. Crosses have been removed from churches and monuments in order to appease Muslims and atheists. Statues have been torn down to appease the racist BLM who were offended by the alleged racist intent of the monument. Large crosses that have been part of a landscape for decades, honoring the fallen or our Christianity, have been ordered removed by the courts in order to satisfy atheists.

What happens if your favorite NFL team players kneel during the National Anthem for the alleged "social injustices" and "deliberate police racism" against blacks, while insulting the veterans present?

The middle class white men will stop buying tickets and attending NFL games, buying jerseys and other football memorabilia, giving the owners and the overpaid players a clear message that their faux political antics do not have a place on a stadium where they are paid to entertain the public with a game, not give the public their two cents of misinformed opinions. Americans still have the power of the purse. You have the freedom to protest in a very public venue but expect consequences of your insulting behavior.

What happens when Hollywood bash conservatives? What happens when slutty starlets pretend to be paragons of virtue, lecturing the rest of us, and claim to be the ultimate source of knowledge because they played a role in a movie?

Americans still have the power to stop buying tickets to their movies and concerts. Boycotts work quite nicely as many actors learned this summer when their movies tanked at the box office. You may fancy yourselves political gurus and know-it-all, but, at the end of the day, you are just script memorizers who act in a movie. You dropped out of high school because you did not have academic ability; you had talent to act in a movie and to impersonate a certain character.

What happens when academia and public schools turn your children into hard-core socialists/fascists who hate their country while you think they are getting an education?

The results are evident in the millennial generation joining ANTIFA, an organization run by communist anarchists who employ fascistic violence to protest those whose divergent opinions they want to squash yet they call them fascists and their organization anti-fascism when in reality they are the violent fascists.

The results are also evident in the brainwashing of several lost generations of American voters who believe that the communist Democrats are the "real" Americans, U.S. should be socialist/communist, and everything that made this country the success that is today must be destroyed. They spit, defecate on, and burn the American flag, demand the abolition of the National Anthem, of the Star-Spangled Banner, the replacing of the Constitution with their own Marxist version, and the Bill of Rights with the Socialist Bill of Rights.

Why are so many Millennials becoming Communists? - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8je64jy5Nds

What happens if you try to plant a bush or cut down a tree next to a rain puddle and environmental NGOs show up with paperwork telling you that you are not allowed to do so?

Martha Boneta can tell you volumes about her farm and the NGO's interdictions that plagued her ownership rights in the rolling, gentrified hills of northern Virginia. http://www.conservativehq.com/article/14081-fitzgibbons-recounts-harassment-martha-boneta

Obama has promised that, if Obamacare was passed, you can keep your doctor and the insurance premiums would go down.

How many of you were actually able to keep your doctors and how many were unable to see doctors and specialists because they no longer accept Medicare patients due to low and slow reimbursement rates? Why would that be? Because the Obama administration robbed billions from Medicare in order to fund his socialized medicine jewel, Obamacare. And millions of Americans who previously had other forms of affordable medical insurance now cannot afford the high premiums and deductibles driven by Obamacare's regulations. In essence, Obamacare insurance and regulations have destroyed middle-class Americans' formerly stellar medical care and sky-rocketed their previously affordable insurance premiums.

As an American, can you cross the border without a passport?

International banks and the Federal Reserve which is neither federal nor a reserve control your money supply, interest rates, and gold reserves.

And there are many other freedoms that you think you still have but they are highly restricted or no longer exist except in theory.

Do you still think you are free?
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In South Africa, someone needs to get an education
By Barry Shaw -- -- Bio and Archives--May 20, 2018
https://canadafreepress.com/article/in-south-africa-someone-needs-to-get-an-education

It turns a blind eye to the butchery of white South African farmers, but takes diplomatic measures, based on false charges, against Israel while supporting the terror tactics of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and ignores the cries of their fellow Christian

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In South Africa, someone needs to get an education
Yaakov Amidror, the former national security adviser, told an Israel Project conference that "relations with South Africa are not that important to Israel so, if they want their ambassador back, they are most welcome."

This undiplomatic statement was made after South Africa pulled its ambassador out of Israel following the Hamas promoted violence.

Having met the ambassador, I can attest that Amidror is right. I have never met such an unpleasant and provocative ambassador as Sisa Mgombane who came to Israel with a heinous anti-Israel stance and began to off load his "Israel is a racist apartheid state' venom on the two shocked guests I brought to him on a courtesy visit.

As we left the meeting my guests, two black South African pastors, embarrassingly apologized to me for their ambassador. They happened to view Israel completely differently.

The problem in South Africa is that the ANC has veered desperately away from the path of Nelson Mandela. Now they have the reins of power, they wield them with a radical ideology. Everything is black or white, and what they perceive as white has no legitimacy.

Currently in South Africa, Afrikaans farmers are being threatened, tortured, and brutally murdered for being white. They are either driven from their farms and out of the country, or they live in very real fear. The recent murder of an elderly white couple has triggered a furious debate about the growing crimes against white land owners. The woman was strangled with a wire cord, and the intruders slit her husband's throat. There were six such murders within 3 days of this incident. The perpetrators of many of these brutal murders go unpunished.

South Africa voted to seize the land of white farmers without paying them compensation. This was a step that led Zimbabwe to economic ruin under Mugabe. The ANC Government seems keen for South Africa to follow in Zimbabwe's failed path. And they pick on Israel for their scorn. They really have strayed too far from the path of Mandela.

In 2015, Leila Khaled was invited to South Africa by BDS to help them in their fundraising efforts. When you need a Palestinian terrorist and convicted plane hijacker to raise money you know you have a troublesome organization, Yet this did not stop the ANC South African Government, that walks in lockstep with BDS, to officially welcome Khaled as a hero.

Amidror is right. There is little economic or political will in South Africa to reach out to Israel, an Israel that extended its hand to help them with their drought and lack of clean water, a hand that was rejected. An Israel that can improve their quality of life with our technology and science. Apparently, they don't want to improve their people's future with Israel's help and innovation.

They won't change until someone tells them that their simple notion that the world turns on black is good and white is bad, and black is right and white is wrong. This sadly misplaced nonsense positions Palestinian Arabs as black and therefore right, and Israel as white and therefore always in the wrong.

South Africa used to call itself the Rainbow Nation. Not anymore. If the South African government, a government that is persecuting white farmers, want to see a Rainbow Nation north of Cape Town it has to search up the immense dark continent of Africa, across the vast north African zone of conflict and poverty, and through the Muslim Middle East until it reaches the only spot, a tiny spot, that can truly be called the Rainbow Nation. The State of Israel.

Israel has welcomed and absorbed unwanted Jews of all color and culture from the Muslim world, from Asia, South America, Russia, even black Jews from war torn Ethiopia. All are fully integrated Israeli citizens. Among Israeli citizens are Christians, Muslims, Druze, Bedouin, Bahai, Aramean, people of all color and faith. Israel is the only country in the Middle East where the Christian population has grown. Israel is not an apartheid state. It is a diverse Rainbow Nation. Compare that to the Muslim states in the Middle East. Show me one without a dwindling Christianity. Show me one with a working, thriving Jewish community, if they have any Jews at all? Yet South Africa calls Israel an apartheid state!

So I totally reject the myopic prattle of BDS-supporting ANC South Africa and their nonsensical notion of Israel as an apartheid state. If the ANC really want to see where apartheid is being practiced against the Palestinian Arabs they so passionate support, let them look no further than Jordan where over a million Arabs, who call themselves Palestinian, still live in refugee camps, stateless, deprived of higher education and government jobs. They have been kept in apartheid condition into their fifth generation. That is true apartheid. But ANC has nothing to say about that. No Jordan Apartheid Weeks on South African campuses. Hypocrites!

Or the biggest shock of all. Palestinians living in refugee camps under the full civil and security administration of the Palestinian Authority! BDS-loving ANC are completely silent about this apartheid abuse of Palestinians by Palestinians. Instead, they invent a non-existent apartheid screed against the Jewish state.

If black Christian ANC members are so color sensitive about Muslim Arabs being black, and therefore in need of their support and protection, let them consider this.

In Africa, Arab Muslims in 2018 still force black African Christians into slavery. Yet the black South African Christian ANC ignores the plight of their fellow black African Christians.

It turns a blind eye to the butchery of white South African farmers, but takes diplomatic measures, based on false charges, against Israel while supporting the terror tactics of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and ignores the cries of their fellow Christian Africans in slavery.

Somebody needs to get an education and a reformation, and it's not Israel.
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White South African farmers apply for refugee protection in Australia; no special treatment for them
by Ann Corcoran
https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2018/05/22/white-south-african-farmers-apply-for-refugee-protection-in-australia-no-special-treatment-for-them/

First I saw this news from RT at Drudge:
https://www.rt.com/business/427405-south-african-farmers-visas-australia/

White South African farmers claiming persecution at home seek refuge in Australia
https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/?s=Australia+deal

So I checked it out and see that the government of Australia has said they will get no special treatment, and indeed the Australian Leftists say that the government must first take care of the mostly Muslim migrants being held in detention on Nauru and Manus islands.

As you know the US is taking some of those detainees in the "dumb" Australia Deal.

Story here:
White South African farmers won't get special treatment, despite Peter Dutton's earlier claims

Screenshot (273)
https://refugeeresettlementwatch.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/screenshot-273.png

It is pretty undeniable!

But, because I have been predicting for years that once the United Nations is forced to admit that blacks can be racists and that whites are applying for refugee status because they are being persecuted by people of color they will fight to the death to deny it!

I once asked readers to imagine the day when the UN High Commissioner for Refugees must process white Swedes (or South Africans) in to the US. That alone might kill the entire refugee industry, I surmised.

Heck, Trump could run a test!

He could put white South Africans at the head of the line.

He could, you know!

In September his administration will send its "determination" to Congress which not only sets the numbers for resettlement for FY19, but sets priorities for which nationalities may be brought in.

In fact, he could classify white South Africans in the P-2 category (https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/refugees-asylum/refugees/united-states-refugee-admissions-program-usrap-consultation-worldwide-processing-priorities) which would allow anyone in that group to be eligible and each individual would not have to prove that he/she is personally being persecuted. That would make the heathen rage (a phrase borrowed from a good friend)!

Read more of this post
https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2018/05/22/white-south-african-farmers-apply-for-refugee-protection-in-australia-no-special-treatment-for-them/#more-167806

Ann Corcoran | May 22, 2018 at 9:54 am | Tags: Australia, Donald Trump, South Africa, US State Department | Categories: Africa, Australia, Community destabilization, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, The Opposition, Trump, Trump Watch!, What you can do, Who is going where | URL: https://wp.me/p5sGi-HEy
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Note that millions of black freeloaders are coming to the West (see below article) and are being treated like royalty and put on welfare, don't have to work, citizens are being thrown out of their houses to make room for these freeloaders who do nothing but complain, riot, rape and murder, but there is no mention and condemnation of the white torture, rape and genocide (racism by blacks) that is happening right now in South Africa with the encouragement of their president. After they kill the whites (who have lived there for quite some time and are not just freeloading migrants but long-term citizens), they just sit on the farms and demand welfare instead of working on the farms -- and the US and UN give it to them! (Likewise, when it happened in Haiti.) Instead, all we hear about is how the whites are all bad, blacks are all good, alleged "white privilege", white racism, with students being forced to apologize to black students for being born white -- reverse discrimination. Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Starr Parker and Larry Elder got into colleges through their own merit (not through black privileges like affirmative action, lower or non-existent entrance scores, paid tuition based upon race, etc.) and worked hard to get grades; they didn't demand special privileges based upon race that whites do not get.
See also: MTV Says Black People Can't Be Racist
Paul Joseph Watson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE0YmFqedhY
MTV News says that it's impossible for blacks and people of color to be racist, and that only white people can be racist.

This is an example of what is going on now:
WashPo: White People Must Be Made To Pay A Price For Calling The Police On Black People
by Chris Menahan
http://www.dcclothesline.com/2018/05/22/washpo-white-people-must-be-made-to-pay-a-price-for-calling-the-police-on-black-people/
White people need to be made to pay a price for calling the police on black people, so says the Washington Post. Professors Stacey Patton and Anthony Paul Farley wrote last week in the Washington com-Post:...

Please ask President Trump and your Senators/Congressman to do whatever you can to help these poor white South African farmers to come to America at the head of the line. No one is doing anything to stop the white genocide that is happening in South Africa; the EU is giving them a hard time about returning to their ancestors' homelands, and Australia will not give them any special consideration. At the same time, the West is being overrun with African Muslim freeloaders posing as "refugees" who come here to the West to go on welfare, have a lot of babies, rape, torture, bully, steal, murder, and engage in Hijrah (Stealth Jihad / Immigration Jihad) where they work endlessly to change our governments to Sharia law, tithe a portion of their incomes to terrorist groups, and demand Halal meat which also funds terrorist groups.

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The Destruction of Europe: The 'Muslim Migrants' Trojan Horse Will Come to America Next
RiseEarth 5:17 AM World Truth (https://www.riseearth.com/search/label/World%20Truth)
https://www.riseearth.com/2018/05/the-destruction-of-europe-muslim.html
by Alexander Light, HumansAreFree.com
http://humansarefree.com/2018/05/the-destruction-of-europe-muslim.html

I love human beings, I love our history and I respect all cultures. I love all good people equally, regardless of race or nationality.

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And regardless of our ethnic backgrounds or religious views, we must all come together and acknowledge a grave injustice that is taking place in Europe right now: the Globalists are using religious extremists to convert Europe to Islam by force.
The Globalist Plan to Take-Down the Whole World
http://humansarefree.com/2015/11/the-globalist-plan-to-take-down-whole.html
http://humansarefree.com/2015/10/the-un-2030-agenda-decoded-blueprint.html
http://humansarefree.com/2013/11/complete-list-of-banks-ownedcontrolled.html
"Give me control over a nations currency, and I care not who makes its laws" -- Baron M.A. Rothschild
http://humansarefree.com/2011/09/history-of-house-of-rothschild-complete.html
http://humansarefree.com/2013/10/the-complete-history-of-freemasonry-and.html
http://humansarefree.com/2010/12/entire-illuminati-history.html
http://humansarefree.com/2011/02/everything-about-rothschild-zionism.html
http://humansarefree.com/2015/10/how-rothschilds-became-secret-rulers-of.html
http://humansarefree.com/2018/05/the-rules-of-illuminati-how-they.html
http://humansarefree.com/2018/05/harvard-professor-geoengineering-could.html
http://humansarefree.com/2018/05/the-second-wave-of-awakening-and.html
http://humansarefree.com/2018/05/our-lives-are-manufactured-from-cradle.html
http://humansarefree.com/2015/09/the-cia-and-msm-50-facts-world-needs-to.html
http://humansarefree.com/2015/08/illuminati-satanists-rule-world-not.html

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Most of the mainstream media has either ignored, spread disinformation, or covered up this grave situation for years now, but we must finally expose the whole truth until it's not too late.

(Please follow the in-article links for sources).

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mz78gQSVb88/WvnWa-Y58fI/AAAAAAAASjs/0vTKuIwqkrQGKH137G2OZKNjAj8Ub7i1wCLcBGAs/s1600/islamization%2Bof%2Beurope%2B4.jpg

The migrants that are being brought to Europe are mostly men, (Did Merkel just "read out Germany's suicide note"? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_8kc19DL70) they come from poor families, they have very little or no education, they are religious extremists, and they have been raised in a culture that oppresses and abuses women.

Swedish Woman Against Deportations, Met Two Afghans to Prove People Are Wrong About Migrants -- She Was Raped and Abused
http://humansarefree.com/2018/05/swedish-woman-against-deportations-met.html

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It's also very important to note that only a very small number of these people are refugees from Syria. (The Truth About 'Refugees' This is the insane reality of what's actually happening. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfG1myglfhY&t=549s) Most of them are not! Most of them come from countries of the African continent, (http://www.muslimpopulation.com/cgi-sys/suspendedpage.cgi) NOT from Syria, which is located in the Middle East (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_East#Territories_and_regions_usually_within_the_Middle_East) [and are taking advantage of the crisis by coming here as freeloaders to game the system and live off other people, while they change their countries to be like the Sharia countries that they left. "Never let a good crisis go to waste, and if there isn't one, create one".]

The Truth About 'Refugees'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfG1myglfhY

To make matter worse, MILLIONS more (Breaking ISLAMIC INVASION Millions of Muslim migrants to Flood Europe now through 2018 June 26 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0m5xOqUY1Y) Muslim migrants are expected to arrive in Europe (https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10307/europe-more-migrants) this year alone. And they're not scholars that will help enrich Europe's culture, so we should stop taking the ridiculous notion of "cultural enrichment" serious.
The Cultural Enrichment of Germany
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-LhfKKgncg

According to the President of the University of Hamburg and chairman of the German Educational Action Council, Dieter Lenzen, two thirds of them are "basically illiterate."
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/03/14/migrant-crisis-two-thirds-of-arrivals-are-basically-illiterate/

And, as I will show in this article, the migrants are not interested to integrate among Europeans at all.

The Dangers

Britain's defence chief, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, warned back in 2016 that ISIS fighters are "moving in migrant flows, hiding in plain sight."
http://www.theweek.co.uk/79780/terrorists-hiding-among-migrants-uk-defence-chief-warns

If you stop and think about it for a moment, they are the perfect Trojan Horse to destroy Europe: uneducated, violent, religious extremists and now they are encouraged to force their narrow views onto others.

And this is not an opinion, but a provable fact.

Since these migrants have started arriving in Europe, crime rates (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=refugees+steal+food) have skyrocketed.

GERMANY: Mass migration of Muslim invaders posing as asylum seekers has caused crime rates to soar by 92%
http://barenakedislam.com/2018/05/24/germany-mass-migration-of-muslim-invaders-posing-as-asylum-seekers-has-caused-crime-rates-to-soar-by-92/

Back in 2013, (http://soerenkern.com/2013/05/24/swedish-multiculturalism-goes-awry/) "hundreds of Muslim immigrants have rampaged through parts of the Swedish capital of Stockholm, torching cars and buses, setting fires, and hurling rocks at police."

This is how Stockholm looked like after the attack:
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kBm5YzlHmEU/WvnXwG4zGuI/AAAAAAAASj4/v4BkmTOf57AfcHgDnPYEJpKiyQGKq8QWQCLcBGAs/s1600/stockholm-riots-soeren-kern.jpg

In 2015, it was reported (https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/260393/muslim-migrants-increase-crime-germany-65-daniel-greenfield) that Muslim migrants increased crimes in Germany by 65%. In 2016, it was reported (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/25/migrant-crime-germany-rises-50-per-cent-new-figures-show/) that Migrant crimes rose by another 50%. That's a total of 115% increase in crimes in just two years.

From one of the most civilized countries on Earth, Sweden has been turned into the rape capital of Europe [actually, of the entire world -- see next paragraph].
The Islamic State of Sweden
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iERLyAxddVE&t=1s

After the Swedish parliament unanimously decided to change the formerly homogeneous Sweden into a multicultural country, violent crime has increased by 300% and rapes by 1,472%. (https://truebluenz.com/2015/02/18/multi-culturalism-in-sweden-rapes-increase-by-1472/) Sweden is now number two on the list of rape countries, surpassed only by Lesotho in Southern Africa.

Some 1,200 women have been sexually assaulted in Cologne, Germany, on the New Year's Eve. Of the 2000 Muslim migrants suspected to have been involved in the assault, only two have been convicted.
The Rape of Europe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUPuMs3E_k0

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-b__Hpa4dy2I/WvnYY3bS6HI/AAAAAAAASkA/BbvSI3HOJyc849PZE-EHKMsif6_3bhLxgCLcBGAs/s1600/Germany%2BSweden%2BRape%2BVictims%2BMigrant.png

Patrik Jonasson, a 40-year-old Swedish man, surveyed 4,142 rulings regarding sex-related crimes passed by 40 Swedish courts between 2012 and 2014.
https://sputniknews.com/europe/201711011058722257-sweden-rape-migrants-debate/

The study, which took several months to compile, indicated that a whopping 95.6 percent of rapes and 90 percent of group rapes had been committed by men of foreign descent. Men from the Middle East and Africans were particularly overrepresented in various forms of sexual offences.

I encourage you to read more on the subject HERE, before moving forward.
http://humansarefree.com/2018/05/islamist-rape-culture-devastates-europe.html

Only Two Men Convicted After 1,200 Sexual Assaults In Cologne (HBO)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl04r1OjRQs

And to make matters worse, millions of migrants are already on welfare. (http://acdemocracy.org/muslim-immigrants-draining-european-social-benefits/) They're also going to take full advantage (http://www.businessinsider.com/r-number-of-migrants-claiming-benefits-in-germany-surges-by-169-percent-2016-9) of the child support policies of Europe and become the majority in the near future. (https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/143283/islamization-europe-numbers-dont-lie-bruce-bawer)

According to Hungary's PM, Viktor Orban, Muslim dominance of Europe is "simple mathematics."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBblogVq638

Regrettably, things are not going to get better anytime soon, because these people have not gone to Europe to integrate themselves into the culture and be thankful for a new, better, life. No, they went there to force their religious views and impose Sharia law onto the Europeans.

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For example, Abu Ramadan was granted asylum in Switzerland back in 2004, and has since collected $620,000 in social welfare payments.
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10916/jihadist-welfare-benefits

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Although Ramadan has lived in Switzerland for nearly 20 years in total, he can barely speak French or German, and has never held a steady job. Ramadan, 64, will soon be entitled to receive a Swiss state pension.

While taking money from Swiss taxpayers, he called for the introduction of Sharia law in Switzerland and urged Muslims to avoid integrating into Swiss society. He also said that Muslims who commit crimes in Switzerland should not be subject to Swiss laws:

"Oh, Allah, I ask you to destroy the enemies of our religion, destroy the Jews, the Christians, the Hindus, the Russians and the Shiites. God, I ask you to destroy them all and to return to Islam its ancient glory."

And this is just one example. You can find more similar examples here and here. [They are told to do this by their imams, Muhammed, and the Koran; this is a form of jizya, slave tax, designed to make the infidels pay for their own being conquered]
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10916/jihadist-welfare-benefits
http://acdemocracy.org/muslim-immigrants-draining-european-social-benefits/

Is This Legal?

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The situation in Europe (Shocking scenes from a Muslim no-go zone in Europe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J04Ej1DYO4o) is nothing less than "Settler colonialism," (Stealth Jihad / the muslims call it "Hijrah") and it is defined by Wikipedia as follows:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Settler_colonialism

"A form of colonialism which seeks to replace the original population of the colonized territory with a new society of settlers. As with all forms of colonialism, it is based on exogenous domination, typically organized or supported by an imperial authority." [emphasis added]

(The only difference being that, in the past, the colonizers were wealthier and culturally superior to those that they were colonizing).

Is Europe lost?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAjyeiXrYWU

Bone chilling speech about threat of Islam in Europe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tjpcp4gESsU
In this must watch speech, Paul Weston delivers a brilliant and bone chilling speech about some of the dangers of Islam in England and Europe as a whole due to the millions of muslim migrants that are entering Europe with no kind of vetting process or control.

Sweden Becomes the First European Islamic State."Peace Be upon You."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NiYcLgcSo4
A Prediction:The World Watches as Sweden Becomes the First European Islamic State."Peace Be upon You."

Paul Weston Arrested for Quoting Churchill
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB7en-eu0X8

The Demonisation of the Elderly (and the exaltation of the young)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAhkuIzfsDA
The over 65s are still copping a lot of flak for voting Leave at the Brexit referendum - apparently they're all racist, selfish arseholes! So here's a video in their defence, explaining why they are actually our best voters!
Topics covered:
- The life experience of our elders.
- Are they really selfish?
- Time preference: Longsightedness Vs Shortsightedness.
The part on time preference is adapted from Hans Hermann Hoppe's "Democracy: The God That Failed."

Of course this whole situation is supported (https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/856971/George-Soros-migrants-EU-Hungary-blocks-it-ruling-Fidesz-party-election) by a form of "imperial authority," (https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-07-08/how-george-soros-singlehandedly-created-european-refugee-crisis-and-why) otherwise it would not be possible! In fact, this illegal colonization of sovereign nations could be stopped at any moment, because every country's constitution prevents (or it should prevent) such events from happening.

It is not constitutional to allow displaced populations to settle into your country and the government officials surely know this. The British, Swedish, German, Belgian, Italian or French scholars surely know this as well.

But this is a crisis by design and it was set in motion by Globalists who want to turn Europe into a mash mob (without a homogeneous cultural identity) that is divided, broken and easily controllable.
http://humansarefree.com/2016/03/refugee-crisis-by-design-using-chaos-to.html

How Is This Going To Play Out? The Divide And Conquer Agenda

Muslim migrants are going to outnumber the native populations of the countries that received them, within just a few generations.

Muslim dominance of Europe is "simple mathematics" says Hungary's PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBblogVq638

Europeans are going to be minorities in their own respective countries. In time, this will erase their heritage, their traditions and their culture.

"Swedes will be an ethnic minority in their own country by mid century":

"Swedes Will Be An Ethnic Minority In Their Own Country" Tucker Carlson Tonight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-8IjZGSjnQ

In other words, without a commonly shared history, heritage, common traditions and culture, there isn't going to be anything to tie the people together.

And this is the very plan of the Globalists: to hijack some of the richest, most culturally advanced and civilized countries on Earth, whose people are educated and not easily manipulated, and turn them into third world ghettos, inhabited by poor and uneducated people that have a 14th century mentality, so that they can be manipulated with ease.

The agenda of settler colonialism (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Settler_colonialism) is evident in the way the European authorities have (not) handled the whole situation:

The Islamic State of Sweden
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iERLyAxddVE
A case study in a country that is obliterating itself.

The Mass Brainwashing of Germany
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYmTFL9nbRQ
This is what capitulation looks like.

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The Gun Grabbing Agenda

Let's stop being naive for a second and look at the whole picture: sooner or later, the "Muslim Migrants" Trojan Horse WILL be unleashed onto the United States as well! As a matter of fact, this is what the whole gun grabbing agenda is all about. Taking away your guns, and leaving you defenseless against the upcoming waves of extremist invaders.
The Untold Truth About Gun Deaths and Gun Control
http://humansarefree.com/2018/03/the-untold-truth-about-gun-deaths-and.html

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Just think how much of a difference it would have made if Europeans had the right to carry guns. These fanatics wouldn't have had the courage to sexually assault 1,200 women in one night, knowing that anyone in that crowd could have carried a concealed handgun. (The elites and their liberal enablers (Lenin's "useful idiots") want us to be defenseless.)

How many crimes could have been avoided or stopped if Europeans had the right to carry firearms?

Just watch what happens in this very rare instance in which a Frenchman has his concealed carry license and a firearm (he's probably an official since guns of any kind are banned in France, and all across Europe for that matter):

Muslim Refugees Attacking Frenchman. But He Has a Surprise
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHX5jsomq_U

Because he had a handgun, he was able to defend himself and the group that he was traveling with, from a gang of migrants that kept coming at them, throwing rocks and wielding weapons. One of the attackers is seen holding an object that resembles a metal pipe and another one a knife.

The Consequences Are Dire

Europe is now divided and in shock. By the time the citizens of these beautiful countries will be able to respond in any significant manner, it will already be too late.

The biggest risk is having their cultural heritage completely erased and replaced by the barbaric rule of the radical Islam.

The following incident happened at the "Rooseveltplaats," in Antwerp, Belgium. According to the Belgian newspaper HLN, (https://www.hln.be/nieuws/binnenland/video-vader-en-zoon-in-ziekenhuis-na-knokpartij-aan-pitabar-in-antwerpen -- a4c3ac58/) the elderly man that is being brutally beat by a gang of Muslims, was drinking alcohol together with his son on the terrace of a Kebab shop:

SHOCKING VIDEO: Elderly man is being attacked after drinking alcohol in front of a halal food restaurant in Antwerp, Belgium. pic.twitter.com/7d1GgGQaNp
-- BNL NEWS (@BreakingNLive) May 13, 2018

Sweden, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Belgium already have no-go zones, where radical Islamists have taken over entire neighborhoods.
Sweden
https://www.thelocal.se/20170621/police-these-are-swedens-vulnerable-areas-malmo-stockholm-gothenburg-crime-no-go-zones
UK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO08jBYokIM
Germany
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKRz7hrRMUE
France
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmZRGjLZt_M
Belgium
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sWaBeucCbw

Just take a look at these news reports about each of the aforementioned countries:

LEAKED: The number of 'no-go zones' in Sweden increases - Police report
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNEZQTSJv4Y

Islamic Britain: the TRUTH about no go zones
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO08jBYokIM

Merkel: 'No-go' areas do exist in Germany & we have to call them by name
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKRz7hrRMUE

French police warn 'no-go zones' a reality despite PM's denial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-01YeHnrAc

Why Lauren Southern needed security to walk through Molenbeek, Belgium
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sWaBeucCbw

MUSLIM No-Go ZONES Have NO PLACE in a Civilized Society!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHR5GHkd3Es

Lauren Southern informs Protester that she is a man
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7vHvclMgYI

Asking Feminists: Women's Rights or Islam?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZHuFah0uds

Lauren Southern clashes with feminists at SlutWalk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qv-swaYWL0

Lauren Southern kicked out of Amber Rose SlutWalk!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GsrqLt48og

Why Don't Feminists Fight for Muslim Women?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJkFQohIKNI

Why We'll Forget About London
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSe09SGLJfA

Sharia Law: Battlefield London
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dN6CHtGGo4g

Welcome to Londonistan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iay6xZpbz2Y
UK Police say "Donald Trump is right about NO-GO Zones in London" "We can't wear our uniforms in our own cars and some Muslim areas of London are so radicalized, they are virtual 'NO-GO' Zones," say serving police officers today, who backed Donald Trump's claim that some Muslim communities in the UK are no-go areas because of Muslim extremism. Several Met officers have said the 'Islamification' of some parts of the capital requires 'extra vigilance' and they can't wear uniforms for safety reasons -- despite Scotland Yard claiming the tycoon 'couldn't be more wrong'.
https://barenakedislam.com/2015/12/09/uk-police-say-donald-trump-is-right-about-no-go-zones-in-london/
https://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/europe/item/22126-trump-is-right-say-u-k-police-no-go-zones-do-exist

MUST WATCH! Muslims enforce Sharia in Paris - The Islamic invasion begins
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LMrl8FK0-I

Come to Malmoe, Sweden, and see what the New World will look like
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Htxxhz0rvtE
If anybody would like to see what kind of world the Globalists are planning they should come to Malmoe, Sweden. Most of the native Swedes are gone and their place has been taken by migrants. The cashless society is also being implemented in Sweden right now. It's a banker's dream.

Sweden and Migrants, Minor city completly taken over by agressive migrants
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0VI1fUR-So
They are given everything by the Swedes, and then some.
Watch these ungrateful and agressive migrants who have completely taken over the once peaceful small city of Katrineholm.

Why Don't Feminists Fight for Muslim Women?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJkFQohIKNI
Are women oppressed in Muslim countries? What about in Islamic enclaves in the West? Are these places violating or fulfilling the Quran and Islamic law? Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an author and activist who was raised a devout Muslim, describes the human rights crisis of our time, asks why feminists in the West don't seem to care, and explains why immigration to the West from the Middle East means this issue matters more than ever.
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Is Islam a Religion of Peace?
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Is Islam a religion of peace? Is it compatible with Western liberalism? Or does Islam need a reformation, just as Christianity had the Protestant Reformation? Somali-born author and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali explains.
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Welcome to Sweden of Today.
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A London Mosque Called The Police On Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flRELYUqmUE

The Suicide of Europe
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Europe is committing suicide. How did this happen? In this week's video, Douglas Murray, author of The Strange Death of Europe, explains the two major causes of Europe's impending downfall.
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GETTING "ESCORTED" OUT OF THE "NO GO ZONE"
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Today while visiting Rinkeby, a "problem area" in Stockholm, we had to be "escorted" out by police as many men were getting agitated by our presence.
The gist of the story is that the police advised us to leave and then said it would be smart to follow us to our car. They did not know where we had parked but are now claiming it was a coincidence that they followed us and was not an escort.
It is safe to say that Stockholm is much more dangerous than Malmo.

Muslims Establishing No-Go Zones in America 1/14/15
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqAJGXI5l88
January 14th, 2015 Muslim enclaves that are hostile to surrounding communities are springing up across America. Funded by Pakistani radicals, 22 villages in 9 states have been established that are teaching terrorist tactics to members of their compounds.

Muslim tells Brits where they are allowed to go! (Insanity)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3tMKDRTy_U

SHARIA LAW IN dearborn michigan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8sWK2fp3DM
Published on Feb 6, 2017
Dearborn is now almost 50% muslim. They have become the Muslim capital of USA. But they are not here to assimilate and become Americans. Their goal is to make America Muslim.

Muslims in NYC harass wrong man's girlfriend, beatings ensue
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg2Bus5RQV8
A woman called her boyfriend for help after two Muslim teens harassed her for 40 minutes while she sat in a car. Her boyfriend showed up, and they were given beatings.
As usual, CAIR is saying it's a hate crime. The NYPD Hate Crime Unit disagrees, ruling that it was not a hate crime.
Original story:
https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Teen-Beaten-Muslim-Center-Brooklyn-Harassing-Woman-in-Car-385480761.html

Undercover camera exposes the hate taught to Muslim children. A Must Watch!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4D_OLm-RV4

Now you can't say you didn't know...

Democracy, freedom of speech, women's rights, (Women not allowed in Muslim areas in France https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwobSurGSTU) education for all, equal rights for all races, the freedom to express one's religion, and everything that we've worked so hard to achieve is in danger.

And it's all coming to America next.

Related:

https://sleepingplanetblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/06/no-country-for-white-men/
With the rise of the multicultural society we have also seen an increase on the attacks on white men. There's a reason for this. Western societies were founded and guarded, for the most part, by white men. They are the ones who built Western civilization. The globalists want to destroy Western countries and Western culture and in order to do so they have to destroy the main obstacle, which happens to be white men.
This is the reason why globalists, such as George Soros and his NGOs, fund all kinds of minority group. First, it was the women. In reality the women's so-called liberation actually turned women against men. Mainstream media and state institutions, in most cases take the side of women and this degrades the role of men. Then, the globalists started to use other minorities against white men. Minorities such as immigrants, gays and Muslims. Even disabled people enjoy a higher social status than the traditional white, heterosexual male.
Western societies rest on the shoulders of white men. If they are gone, there won't be any obstacles for the globalists to create their utopian one-world government. That's were all of this is headed. Erasing the nation-states and creating supernational institutions, which take over. In Europe we have the European Union. In the beginning the EU was called the European Community and the member countries where the foundation. Then came the European Union, which created a structure above the member countries. Before the EU, national law came first. Now, after the EU has been created, EU-law comes first, before the laws of the individual countries.
In North America there is the NAFTA treaty. In Africa, there is the African Union. Eventually, these organizations will merge into one. Some of the richer countries don't want merge wich poorer countries. Why would they? They don't have anything to benefit. The biggest obstacles to creating this global utopia, ruled by one government and one single currency, are the men in rich countries, this is to say in Europe and North America.
It's ironic and sad that the countries, which white men built are today places where white men are no longer welcome. All you hear in mainstream media is how bad white men are. How they are to blame for all the atrocities in history, how they oppressed women and how they've opressed other races. Things have gone so far that some groups, such as Black Lives Matter, say that white people and in particular white men do not have equal value to other people. The institutions and mainstream media tolerate and even encourage open racism against whites.
This is not going to end well for white people. As long as whites do not fight back against the lies and manipulation the attacks are only going to grow in strength. They're going to grow to such a scale that soon, there will hardly be any white countries left and the white male will just be a footnote in history books.

https://sleepingplanetblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/03/mgtow-taking-over-government/
Feminists have been allowed to push their agenda on all of Western society and as a result the West is falling apart. It's hurting men and also a lot of women. Now, what are the men saying? Well, some of the men are saying, "we'll go our own way, we don't want any part of this". They just check out. They leave society and go off living in their mancaves.
I've heard MGTOW saying that their goal is to make society crumble. Without men nobody will be able to do the hard work necessary to keep society going. And when society has crumbled, they think that women will turn to them and then we will all be able to start over.
I'm sorry but that's just a fantasy. And a dangerous one at that. MGTOW just want to do their own thing, whatever that may be and wait until the society around them falls apart. And then they want to start over?! I wouldn't hold my breath. Chances are that the leaders will think of ways to get enough men to cooporate and to raise families and to do the hard work. Benefits, bribes and threats do work and politicians know how to manipulate people. After all, it's what they do for a living.
Another possibility is that women will simply go to a sperm banks when they want to have children. In this case the role of men would be reduced even further.
And even if MGTOW do get their way, if the Western societies do collapse it's very unlikely that women would suddenly just turn to men for salvation. When a society falls apart there is usually a revolution and the group of people who are the most determined to gain power is the one who ends up winning. If MGTOW just wait around for better times then that isn't a real solution.
The only thing that's going to make a difference is to become proactive. Taking the initiative, fighting back. That's what men do and I'm not trying to shame anybody by saying that. I'm just stating a basic fact. For the most part it is men who take the initiative and get things done. Becoming politically active, creating movements, debating and convincing people. If MGTOW created a political party and that party would gain just 5% it would still make a big difference. First of all it would be in parliament and that would provide a good platform to get the ideas out to the public. Also there might be a situation where the biggest party needs the MGTOW-party as a partner in order to form a ruling coalition. That would really be a game changer.
So, how would a MGTOW government work? First of all, feminist media and all feminist organizations need to be cut off from financing. In cases where the government is directly giving subsidies that's an easy thing to do. In cases where corporations provide
the financing it would be a bit more difficult but it would still be possible. If the corporations financing feminism also have some government contracts the MGTOW government could just stop giving them any new contracts. Or perhaps introducing a special tax on corporations that finance political movements. That would immediately stop the corporate funding. No more Soros-funded NGOs and other subversive institutions. All leaders and TV-hosts who promote feminism would get the boot.
This is getting fun. Let's continue ?? Next, changing the legal system. No one gets sentenced for rape without proper evidence. Simply accusing a man of rape is not proof
of any crime. Of course if a rape was committed there should be an investigation and the perpetrator should be punished. As for the punishment itself there would be no special treatment for any particular group of men such as for example in Sweden, where Muslim men get off more easily simply because no one wants to be considered racist.
That is just BS, all men are to be treated equally. No discrimination against white European men. Also, former wives do not get half of the husband's wealth if they didn't help to earn it. What's fair is fair.
All policies concerning gender quotas would be made illegal. No more forcing private companies to hire people they don't want to hire or forcing political parties to have 50% women. No more of this insanity.
If MGTOW want change, this is how it has to be done. There's an old saying. If you don't take an interest in politics, then politics will take an interest in you. Right now MGTOW are giving up without a fight and the enemy, the globalists, are just delighted. If they are not stopped Western men will soon be extinct. I'm not exaggerating, that's exactly what's going to happen. So the question is, are MGTOW ready to take action?

https://sleepingplanetblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/04/do-mgtow-understand-the-reasons-for-feminism/
he culture war rages on, radical feminism is still on the offenisve and one consequence of the constant bashing of men is the rise of MGTOWs, or Men Going Their Own Way.
This is an interesting movement.
These are men, who do not want to be in long term relationships with women becuase, as they say, they've come to realize the true nature of women. According to MGTOWs women are selfcentered and only want men becuase they can provide resources and financial help. They are fiercely anti-feminist.
Also, MGTOWs despise the way the legal system and society in general is set up to benefit women. Men are seen as disposible assets. MGTOWs say they've taken the red pill. I've heard that a lot.
Now, a lot of this is true. In today's Western societies, men come second. In the mainstream media and Hollywood movies, women are portrayed as being smart, independent and strong. Even stronger than men. But there's a reason for this.
I don't want to defend feminists or womens bad behaviour towards men in any way. That is absolutely not my intention. I'm just going to comment on why women have become they way they are. There are certain forces that have promoted feminism and antifamily values.
Oftentimes the easiest way to get to the truth is to follow the money. Who benefits and who loses from the breakdowon of familiy-values? Once you start to ask these types of questions you will start to understand that women's attitude towards men have been shaped by a small group of elites.
There are certain forces that have promoted feminism and antifamily values.
Oftentimes the easiest way to get to the truth is to follow the money. Who benefits and who loses from the breakdowon of familiy-values? Once you start to ask these types of questions you will start to understand that women's attitude towards men have been shaped by a small group of elites.
Aaron Russo, a film producer, provided and important insight into the workings of these elites. In an interview he talks about how he met one of the Rockefeller famility members, Nicholas Rockefeller, and how he had found out about why feminism has been pushed on people. Aaron was told that feminism was in fact created by the Rockefellers and the reasons had nothing to do with women's rights. Feminism was in reality introduced for two reasons. Fist of all, once women became independent and started working they could be taxed. Before, only half the population could be taxed.The second reason was that once mothers didn't stay at home the children could be sent off to public schools, where they could be indoctrinated!
Another example is American feminist icon Gloria Steinem. She used to be a CIA agent. In one of her books she claims that CIA funded Ms Magazine with the stated goal of breaking up the families and taxing women. The Frankfurt school has been an important factor in the destruction of Western values. One of its member, Herbert Marcusse, wanted a complete liberation of people's sexuality. He wanted to create a society of "polymorphous perversity". The Frunkfurts school has introduced amongst other things the idea that gender is a social construct. Marcuse worked on anti-Nazi propaganda projects for the U.S. Office of War Information (OWI) during World War II. In 1943, he started working for the Research and Analysis Branch of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), which was the precursor to the CIA.
You cannot say that you have taken the red pill unless you start to understand what the Frankfurt school is all about and how foundations funded by the elites have shaped the societies we all live in.
Once you start understand these things it becomes easier to connect the dots. Women have been brainwashed into thinking that their main goal, perhaps their only goal, is self-fulfillment and pursing a career. In other words, MGTOWs see the puppets but they do not see the puppet-masters.
I recommend doing more research and looking at what goes on behind the curtains. Just follow the money, that's the easiest way. Find out who's financing all of these feminists and who controls the media. Like I said before, this does not justify womens bad behaviour towards men, but it will help to understand why things are the way the are.

https://sleepingplanetblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/14/president-erdogan-gives-geert-wilders-a-last-minute-present/
the Muslim integration into European societies has failed miserably. If people weren't aware of this fact before it's high time to wake up. The sooner this happens, the sooner we can start to think about how to solve the problem.
https://sleepingplanetblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/13/the-balkanization-of-germany/
https://sleepingplanetblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/take-the-red-pill/
If you were facing imminent death, would you want to know about it? That's the question people should be asking. I think the answer is yes, of course. If you know that there will be a tragedy you can prepare yourself and try to avoid it. If you don't know what's coming the risk is much greater that you will get hurt.

https://sleepingplanetblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/02/welcome-to-the-real-matrix/
hen the Matrix came out in the late 90's it captured the imagination of a lot of people. It was bold, action-packed and it had a great story. However, there is more truth to the Matrix than most people realize. Just as the main character in the movie, Neo, a lot of people feel that there is indeed something wrong with the world but they can't quite put their finger on it. Some people just go on with their daily lives in spite of this feeling. Others try to look for answers but they look in the wrong places and they never ask the most fundamental questions.

We live in a false world. Just by looking outside the window, it might seem that everything is normal but it's not, far from it. It's difficult to see the deception because there's nothing to compare this reality to. People don't know any better. Most of us accept what they learn in school and what they hear on television. Especially when so-called experts or a person of authority speaks. Few of us question the reality they live in. We are not taught to question the people who rule us, we are not taught to take responsibility for our own lives. Instead, we learn that the important questions are best left up to the experts and the government.
Most people don't have their own opinion, they just echo what someone else has said. The Matrix permeates everything. It is quite literally all around us.We are being deceived and fed lies in every aspect of our lives, in politics, entertainment, the media, our culture, business, in matters of human relations and love, about our health, even about the food we eat and the very air we breathe.

The most difficult thing to understand about the Matrix is the scale of the deception. It is quite literally all around us. In politics it's relatively easy to see. The leaders oftentimes do what's best for the corporate elites and not for ordinary people. Politics is to a large degree a smoke screen made for common citizens. Behind the scenes there is a whole other story. The same with mainstream media. The lies about the reasons for invading Middle Eastern countries and about the benefits of immigration (just to name a copule) are becoming more and more obvious. Same with mainstream medicin. Oftentimes the drugs, which doctors prescribe are unnecessary. The benefits are exaggerated and the risks are downplayed.

The same goes for the history that is taught in schools. They do teach about WWII and Hitler but they never mention who financed Hitler. The lies can be found in movies, newspapers, litterature etc. The critical question is who's providing the financing? Whether it be wars, terrorism, the feminist agenda or some new vaccine. Who benefits, who loses? Follow the money, that will explain a lot.

Once you start to unravel the Matrix it's easy to get depressed. There are so many layers of deception that it's very difficult to find out what's really going on. Just like Morpheus says in the Matrix, we live in a prison, which has been made for our minds.The most important thing is to have an open mind and not give up.

More:
https://sleepingplanetblog.wordpress.com/

MTV Hates Men
Paul Joseph Watson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn6geysPP58
MTV hijacks 'Women's History Month' to crap all over men.

Neomasculinity: The Male Backlash Against Toxic Women
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qHnIp-WzCI
Men are confused. They're bewildered. They've been lectured that the innate behaviors, feelings and characteristics that defined masculinity for generations are sexist, malevolent, and need to be abandoned if men are to have any success with women.
In reality, women were told they could sleep around in their 20's. When they hit 30 and their biological value plummets, they wonder why no good men are interested anymore.
This has led to the rise of neomasculinity - men reclaiming and re-asserting their masculinity, rejecting toxic women who have been brainwashed by cultural marxism, and working to fix the incredible harm that 3rd wave feminism has wrought on gender relations.
http://infowars.com
FURTHER READING ON NEOMASCULINITY
What Is Neomasculinity? - http://www.rooshv.com/what-is-neomasculinity
The Origins Of Neomasculinity - http://www.returnofkings.com/58237/the-origins-of-neomasculinity

Why Are Men Frightened of Marriage?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Afu1Rwlggf8
More young men than ever before are refusing to get married. The reason? "Women aren't women anymore."

The War on Men
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2bCgunLEB4
Why masculinity is under assault.

How to Spot a Feminist
Paul Joseph Watson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI0BbL-EYtc
Feminists are nice, polite people. They won't violently scream at and attack you if you disagree with them at all....

The Crazy World of Feminist Theater
Paul Joseph Watson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7reSQd3uiA

This is What a Social Justice Warrior Looks Like [SJW]
Paul Joseph Watson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFrZsGbO6N0

Women not allowed in Muslim areas in France
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwobSurGSTU

The Truth About 'Black Lives Matter'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJHvppVEBTY
'Black Lives Matter' has been incredibly harmful to black people. BLM has completely betrayed the example set by Martin Luther King.
Source for police shooting stats: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/police-shootings-2016/

16-Year-Old Black Trump Supporter Schools Black Lives Matter Moron in Epic Debate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAeB_yl2E90

"Racist" Facts White People Daren't Talk About
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDazIXANnH0
Black people in the United States are more likely to be victims of violent confrontations with police officers than whites because they commit more violent crimes than whites per capita. Until black political leaders, protest organizers and white liberal media outlets make these facts part of the conversation, one of the primary driving factors behind police brutality will never be addressed. All the sources for the stats in this video can be found at http://www.infowars.com/black-crime-facts-that-the-white-liberal-media-darent-talk-about/

MTV Says Black People Can't Be Racist
Paul Joseph Watson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE0YmFqedhY
MTV News says that it's impossible for blacks and people of color to be racist, and that only white people can be racist.

The Truth About Islamophobia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAAq2EQLBkY

20 Questions For Burka Wearers
Paul Joseph Watson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I-C3cBgOn8
The BBC says we shouldn't question Muslims who wear burkas.

The Truth About 'This is America'
Paul Joseph Watson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTe9bFSOVWg
It's race-baiting, divisive crap.

Dear Gays: The Left Betrayed You For Islam
Paul Joseph Watson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlqXgXwzkPg

The Truth About Gender
Paul Joseph Watson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmcX-ON_imA
Men and women are biologically different. Deal with it.

What Pisses Me Off About Transgender Bathrooms
Paul Joseph Watson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dBpR36VFQM
The only people the North Carolina law will impact is creepy perverts, so why is the left so angry about it?

What They're NOT Telling You About London
Paul Joseph Watson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UG_N9H4XYY
The real causes behind the violent crime wave.

20 Questions For Muslims
Paul Joseph Watson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eah1niD0dqs
If the west is so evil and oppressive towards Muslims, why do 50 million of you live here?

The Truth About 'Refugees'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfG1myglfhY
This is the insane reality of what's actually happening.

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The Truth About the Migrant Crisis
Paul Joseph Watson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BDqzmG-rH8
The migrant crisis is being exploited by governments [and globalists] to impose mass immigration on western countries whose voters have overwhelming rejected the failed policy of multiculturalism.

I WAS RIGHT ABOUT SWEDEN
Paul Joseph Watson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49E9grEcrxs
Remember when the media and all those leftie luvvie celebrities laughed at me for warning about mass immigration and Sweden?
Not so funny now is it?

Las Vegas Massacre: What They're NOT Telling You
Paul Joseph Watson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvzOH60HqA4
Are all white men to blame?

Strange Things About the Las Vegas Massacre
Paul Joseph Watson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuaXRrf8v2A
Conspiracies debunked, real questions asked.

Investigators Admit Victims in Texas Shooting Could'„¢ve Been Killed by Police Fire
by Matt Agorist
http://www.dcclothesline.com/2018/05/22/investigators-admit-victims-in-texas-shooting-couldve-been-killed-by-police-fire/
Santa Fe, TX Last week, a 17-year-old high school student allegedly brought a .38 caliber handgun and a sawed off 12-gauge shotgun into Santa Fe High School and began shooting students and teachers. Now, as more details emerge, we are learning that some of the victims could've been killed by police.
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Texas Church Massacre: What They're NOT Telling You
Paul Joseph Watson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4MEYz67iN0
Was it really an anti-Christian hate crime?

Charlotte Riots: What They're NOT Telling You
Paul Joseph Watson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDzsE5heUuA
This is NOT a protest, it's a violent riot by criminal, gang-member thugs.

What They're Not Telling You About Race Riots
Paul Joseph Watson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=serhXCQbFfU
Both the facts in the Michael Brown shooting and the reality of black on black violence have been covered-up by the media & the political establishment in an attempt to contrive race riots and discredit genuine opposition to police brutality.

The Truth About the Michael Brown Shooting
Paul Joseph Watson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=serhXCQbFfU

MTV Says Black People Can't Be Racist
Paul Joseph Watson
Published on Aug 29, 2015
MTV News says that it's impossible for blacks and people of color to be racist, and that only white people can be racist.

The Rape of Europe
Paul Joseph Watson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUPuMs3E_k0
Cologne is a shocking wake up call that Europe is importing a real rape culture.

"HONOR." The interpretation of which is one of the many reasons why Islam will NEVER EVER be compatible with Western society
by BareNakedIslam
Burning, cutting, mutilating, raping, throwing acid in the face, and even killing a daughter or wife or sister who has somehow 'dishonored' the family, is considered legal 'honor' violence in many Muslim countries and punishment for it, if applied, is rare and minimal.
(See picture of muslim girl's face at above link)
Clarion Project
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh9qBWORox1AfiiISaAPhOg
BareNakedIslam | May 21, 2018 at 9:10 pm | URL: https://wp.me/p276zM-1GQa

Ezra Levant Show: Muslim migrant rape and riot spree in Germany
Rebel Media
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CScAkhiSmok

The Cultural Enrichment of Germany
Paul Joseph Watson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-LhfKKgncg

The Mass Brainwashing of Germany
Paul Joseph Watson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYmTFL9nbRQ
This is what capitulation looks like.

F**k the Pope
Paul Joseph Watson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXZv9DDCBYw
The Pope is a political prostitute who is betraying Christianity and selling out the principles of freedom.

The Islamic State of Sweden
Paul Joseph Watson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iERLyAxddVE
A case study in a country that is obliterating itself.

The Truth About Macron
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6H0cjIN4gw
Paul Joseph Watson
Published on May 5, 2017
This effete manlet may look like a complete p*ssy, but he's a nasty little globalist [who is helping implement the NWO].

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CANADIAN-SAUDI Ex-Muslim escapes 'morality police' of Islam only to be censored by the thought police of Twitter
by BareNakedIslam
http://barenakedislam.com/2018/05/24/canadian-saudi-ex-muslim-escapes-morality-police-of-islam-only-to-be-censored-by-the-thought-police-of-twitter/
According to Twitter, this courageous ex-Muslim woman is considered violent and a hate-monger for having the courage to try to help other women suffering under the tyranny and misogyny inherent to Islam.
BareNakedIslam | May 24, 2018 at 4:35 am | URL: https://wp.me/p276zM-1GT0

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School Shootings And Cover-Up In Britain [syn: gun control; ]
Mar 10, 2018 Read More Articles by Shirley Edwards
https://newswithviews.com/school-shootings-and-cover-up-in-britain/

[These are my views as a woman living in England, on how the culture and spirit of my country has changed over 50 years. Why the country does not feel protected or strong any more, how it has lost, and is losing it values and decency, and how we are daily losing our free speech.]

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. -- Ephesians 6:12

Considering I live in a country where the majority of people have never owned a gun or even seen a real one; there's an awful lot of talk about gun control going on over here.

Sparked once more by the most recent mass shootings in Las Vegas and Florida, our mainstream news seems to be vehemently attacking the American people, and in particular, its president, Donald Trump, for protecting second amendment rights on a monumental scale.

Leading the way, British journalist Piers Morgan is one of the most formidable and aggressive forces amongst us, in his attack on gun ownership and its laws in America. Highlighting the obvious random murders which are carried out by gunfire upon innocent adults and children, he appears to be championing a cause which many British people support.

Maybe, it is our obvious differences in how we have been exposed to firearms that creates the chasm, and now affords such support; but are countries which now live under very strict gun ownership controls any safer than in America, and do will live under an illusion of feeling protected based on our past history as being a country with one of the lowest rates of gun homicide based on tight gun control?

I have discovered, one of the most stringent gun control laws enforced in the UK came about in the late 1990's when a ban was made on all handguns (with the exception of those chambered for .22 rim fire cartridges) by John Major under the conservative government and later by Tony Blair under the labour government who went on to ban the .22 handguns. [Read]

This came about after 16 children aged six and under together with a teacher was shot and killed in a primary school in Dunblane, Scotland in 1996. [Read]

Dunblane, which is a small quiet village, was visited by local resident, Thomas Hamilton, a legal gun owner, early one morning just as school had started. He proceeded to walk through the school, opening fire and randomly shoot children.

Today, the public are unable to read the full investigation into Dunblane, called the Cullen Inquiry, because of a closure order preventing publication for 100 years. However, some of the documents were released in 2005 revealing that Hamilton had previously been under investigation by Child Protection for many charges which included assault and obstructing police. It is reported that no action was taken.

Dunblane seems to hold a 'secret', and an untold story. It is very evident the village is united and not quite at peace about the outcome with the inquiry. I don't blame them. The question on why no action was taken against Hamilton has raised some accusations of there being a cover-up.

In Dunblane Cathedral is a beautiful sculpture to the children who died. On one side of the sculpture it reads

"But still I dream that somewhere there must be the spirit of a child that waits for me"

The quotation to me seems to sum up a loss of innocence on our own part, besides being dedicated to the families and children of the Dunblane Massacre. [Read]

Knife Crime in the UK

The UK is no stranger to random attacks upon children in schools.

In 2001, I happened to work for a short time for an organization called Spurgeon's Child Care. In a new initiative to recruit volunteers to visit children who were in care, and to launch the project, I was delegated to find a suitable celebrity to speak at the launch. It was a difficult task. Eventually, I wrote to a young lady by the name of Lisa Potts, who had been awarded the George Medal for her bravery. In 1996, she had been working at an infant school as a nursery nurse and a man entered the playground and proceeded to attack them with a machete. In attempting to protect the children, one of Lisa's arms was almost completely severed, and she suffered severe cuts to her head, back and other arm. Several children were also very badly injured.

The assailant, Horrett Campbell, who was arrested the day after the attack claimed that he heard voices, and that he was told the children 'represented the devil'. It is also reported that he idolized the killer Thomas Hamilton, the murderer of the Dunblane incident.

It is reported he showed no remorse and saw what he had done as a good thing. [Read]

Currently the number of people owning licensed firearms in the UK is 2 million together with 1.3 million legal shotguns in England and Wales. This does not account for the number of illegal owners. Every household most certainly possess knives, although a machete cannot be accounted for. There is a significant rise in both gun and knife crime in the UK, and whilst some British citizens live under a false sense of feeling protected, some are very aware of our vulnerability in a world of increased violence which now incorporates terrorism. We are also aware of no-go areas, honour killings, child abuse on a grand scale, an increase in rape, human trafficking and increased drug and alcohol addiction within the population. In respect of mental health problems, health agencies report that patients with mental health problems are more of a danger to themselves than other people. [Read]

Time to Change, an organization which aims to change attitudes towards mental health states:

"The majority of violent crimes and homicides are committed by people who do not have mental health problems" [Read]

My own thoughts are that violent crimes and homicides are not committed by anyone who is in a 'balanced' state of mind.

We should all strive for a balanced mind. This is under threat.

On a daily basis our exposure to crime and fear, with fear being the operative word is growing; and yet to speak out about fear of terrorism, or our caution around some people who appear to be very unbalanced, is becoming the worst crime of all.

Hate Speech

Hate speech seems to account for anything which might offend or hurt someone else's feelings or views. It can lose you your job, imprison you, and isolate you. It is extremely one-sided.

Those who feel you are being hateful by pointing out obvious facts can be very aggressive.

Many tactics used by hardened news reporters, politicians, some activists (and journalist's) can bully you down into submission by over-talking you, accusing you, contradicting you and confusing you.

We live in a Dunblane scenario of hidden truth and suppressed facts. Innocence becomes lost. We die internally, our voices not heard; resentment and injustice grows, our thoughts torment us.

Thoughts can become audible; good becomes bad, and bad becomes good. Confusion is life threatening because it can change your identity.

In a recent interview with British journalist Cathy Newman and her guest, Canadian professor Jordon Peterson on the gender pay gap, the questioning became an interrogation using all of the above tactics. When Peterson was accused of offending other people he admitted that this is what we must risk and accept from each other in order for healthy conversation and he had sat for a long time being offended and made very uncomfortable by Newman's questioning. He displayed a vast amount of grace and wisdom during the interview. He did however know his enemy. He knew that which was outside him and he knew that which was inside himself.

You can watch the interview here.

"The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy's not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable." -- Sun Tzu (The Art of War)

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British Double Standard: One For The Royals Another For The People
https://newswithviews.com/british-double-standard-one-for-the-royals-another-for-the-people/

Australian Gun Laws: The Statistics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GPUYBcHyTc
I go through the statistics both before and after the change in Australian gun laws in the late 90's and try to determine if they have been successful or not.
Sources (in order of use):
https://aic.gov.au/statistics/homicide.html
https://aic.gov.au/statistics/homicide.html
https://aic.gov.au/statistics/homicide/weapon.html
http://www.aic.gov.au/dataTools/facts/vicViolentRate.html&event=video_description
http://www.mindframe-media.info/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/13124/ABS-2016-Suicide-figures-2015_Final.pdf
https://web.archive.org/web/20110601204014/http:/www.nisu.flinders.edu.au/pubs/reports/2001/suicide_injcat30.pdf
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.ezproxy.library.uq.edu.au/doi/10.1111/j.1465-7287.2009.00165.x/full&event=video_description
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_massacres_in_Australia
Twitter: https://twitter.com/8BitThoughtsYT

Truth About Gun Control
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dyvdOPywxc
Millennial Millie
The Santa Fe High School shooting destroys all arguments for gun-control.

"STOP BLAMING GUNS!" Howard Stern DESTROYS the gun control Argument
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ8i6EGH4FI

Kurt Russell TAKES Whoopi Goldberg to SCHOOL on gun control
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uy0_IZ0MWts

Hollywood celebrities on gun control
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVE9LVUYpuk
Rebecca Stinchcomb
The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun:)

If You're For Banning Guns To Save Kids But Still Support Abortion, You're a Liar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwL5n99SevM
MRCTV
If you want to ban guns to save the lives of children, but you are perfectly fine with a woman aborting her own unborn baby, you are a liar. You are a hypocrite. You do not care about children, you care about politics.

Man saves officer's life, guns down attacker
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGov0H08ySU

Gun Rights woman makes a total fool out of clueless BBC reporter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEwhRIdaE54

EPIC! Ann Coulter TAKES DOWN liberal panel in Gun control Debate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kokwZn3Rfw4

Woman fights off armed carjackers who point gun at her
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mrIIcAQ2fI

CNN Lying About Guns to Push Gun Control... Again
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg-xm2W2_Yo
Published on Mar 9, 2018
You'd think if you're going to lie to the general populace, you'd at least make sure a simple Google search wouldn't prove you wrong, but alas, apparently we've just drifted that close to becoming actual sheep.
The clips of Steven Crowder come from this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqJ_4YhYMhE
I also have a Twitter: https://twitter.com/JaredSailing

Anti-Gunners Freak Out When Confronted with Facts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0T2RrCnMSI
The "One Million Moms for Gun Control" has already had to change its name due to lack of participation, to "Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense". But they aren't about "gun sense". They get incensed when confronted with facts about gun violence, dismissing guns as "toys".

Top 5 Gun Control Myths Debunked! | Louder With Crowder
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bsidht3X6kI
Join the Mug Club: http://louderwithcrowder.com/mugclub
Debunking the top 5 most common gun control and mass shooting myths on Louder With Crowder.
Read more here: https://www.louderwithcrowder.com/top-5-myths-public-shootings-gun-control/
Watch the full show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTcMiPs6iPg
More at http://louderwithcrowder.com
Subscribe to Louder With Crowder on Soundcloud and iTunes! https://soundcloud.com/louderwithcrowder

John Stossel - Texas Vs California Gun Laws
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKv2TNdDc4E
A comparison of gun policies and crime statistics in America's two most populated states. http://www.LibertyPen.com

John Stossel - Gun Laws That Kill
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2YC5cVxTcQ
One thing is clear. Gun laws make criminals safer. http://www.LibertyPen.com

Do Fewer Guns In A Country Mean Fewer Homicides Will Happen?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLaRR9yVxC4
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/realityalwayswins
Website: http://www.RealityAlwaysWins.com
We hear the argument time and time again that less guns mean less homicides in a country. Usually this argument compares the USA with a high gun ownership rate versus the UK, which has a low gun ownership rate. To settle this dispute, we are going to need an impartial third party!

History of Countries who have banned firearms: BANNED Pt 1/2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVgqtnpBSPk
NRA And The Second Amendment:
Patrick Henry put it, the "great object is that every man be armed . . . . Everyone who is able may have a gun." James Madison, who noted in the Federalist Papers that Americans had "the advantage of being armed," which was lacking in other countries, where "the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms," authored the Second Amendment. It was based on the Virginia bill of rights--and similar protections against state interference with that fundamental right.
**********The Founding Fathers distrusted a government which wouldn't trust the people regardless of the level of government. The authors of the Bill of Rights made it clear that individual rights were at issue. Madison wrote that the Bill of Rights was "calculated to secure the personal rights of the people." and Albert Gallatin, later to serve as Jefferson's Treasury Secretary, said "lt establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of." **********
[Note: the US is a Republic -- NOT a "Democracy" (which means mob rule or majority rule; the "majority" is often wrong. E.g., when the majority isn't working and votes themselves the paychecks of those who do work and uses the guns of the police and military to steal other people's money.]
Since the adoption of the Second Amendment--"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed"--there have been two methods of trying to destroy that fundamental freedom.
https://www.nraila.org/issues/FactSheets/Read.aspx?ID=108
NRA http://home.nra.org/#/home

History of Countries who have banned firearms: BANNED Pt 2/2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3kpuYALCng

Gun Control - A Warning From Australia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUNNmfOtmv8
Published on Jan 29, 2013
Why is it history shows us so much truth and we continue to miss the big picture, see more
Myth of Gun Control - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_YTM_eAWnQ
Myth: Gun Control Reduces Crime
From ABC 20/20 Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity with John Stossel, Myth #10 Gun Control Reduces Crime
Download this video at DivX Stage6: http://stage6.divx.com/user/Sidewinder77/video/1729445/Myth:-Gun-Control-Reduces-Crime
History of Gun Control - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pKasF6l3y0

Does Gun Control In Europe Work?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlyggiOfH34
Subscribe! http://bitly.com/1iLOHml
Special Thanks to Chastity Vicencio for hosting TestTube!
Europe has some of the strictest gun control laws in the world, but in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo shooting, the question arises: are Europe's gun restrictions actually effective?
Full Description:
Learn More:
France: Gun Facts, Figures, and the Law
http://www.gunpolicy.org/firearms/region/france
Gun laws by country and region.
Paris Hebdo Attack: France Awash With Black-Market Weaponry
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2015/0107/Paris-Hebdo-attack-France-awash-with-black-market-weaponry-video
Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder and Suicide?
http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/jlpp/Vol30_No2_KatesMauseronline.pdf
"International evidence and comparisons have long been offered as proof of the mantra that more guns mean more deaths and that fewer guns, therefore, mean fewer deaths. Unfortunately, such discussions are all too often been afflicted by misconceptions and factual error and focus on comparisons that are unrepresentative."
U.S. Gun Policy: Global Comparisons
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/gun-policy/
The Shadow Economy
http://www.iea.org.uk/sites/default/files/in-the-media/files/IEA%20Shadow%20Economy%20summary.pdf
or
http://iea.org.uk/sites/default/files/publications/files/IEA%20Shadow%20Economy%20summary.pdf
https://iea.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/IEA%20Shadow%20Economy%20summary.pdf
https://iea.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/IEA%20Shadow%20Economy%20web%20rev%207.6.13.pdf
"The shadow economy constitutes approximately 10 percent of GDP in the UK; about 14 percent in Nordic countries and about 20--30 percent in many southern European countries."
Watch More:
Why Did Bill Gates Donate $1M to Gun Control [when he has security armed with guns to protect him and his family]?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ7VBivGHIk
DeepBlue
If a nation truly wants to call itself free, they must allow the citizens to have the means to defend that freedom form threats arising domestically and foreign.?
Zeryk
Gun control is just removing the guns from the non-criminals.
A criminal is not going to follow gun control laws, and my proof being the recent attack on Paris.?

"I AM THE MAJORITY!" Full Gun Rights Speech *MUST WATCH*
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIwf3d7hP9g
Published on Apr 6, 2018
On April 3rd, 2018, resident Mark Robinson gave an impassioned speech at the Greensboro, NC, city council meeting in support of the Second Amendment. This speech is the best four minutes you'll ever watch about how important gun rights are to the majority of American citizens.

MALCOLM X ON THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH0w_qoYPjo
kommando92
and its true the govt has worked very hard for the past 150+ years to divide the people. united we stand, divided we fall?
Hiro Beukez
Ex Unitate Vires?
James Dawkins
Theres white supremacists. There is black supremacists. And then there is americans in between and we have a right to keep and bear arms to protect ourselves from enemies foreign and domestic?

"NEVER GIVE UP YOUR GUN!" Ben Shapiro DESTROY Gun Control
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCnvHw282nU

15 year old girl leaves anti-gun politicians speechless
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_-N9_tnWBo

Gun Myths Gone in Five Minutes: ABC News 20/20
See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=682JLrsUmEM
For forty to forty-five percent of Americans, guns offer very little mystery or intrigue. They are inanimate objects; simple tools. Yet, for the majority of Americans, unfamiliarity leaves them easily persuaded by a bewildering political barrage of redundant malarkey.
Hot on the heels of the Heller Supreme Court decision (June 26, 2008, Heller v. District of Columbia), former co-anchor of ABC's 20/20, honored five times for excellence in consumer reporting by the National Press Club, nineteen-time Emmy Award winner John Stossel, dispels the deceptive, pervasive gun control myths that he once held himself. All in less than five minutes.

Ted Nugent Proves A Shotgun Is Deadlier Than An AR-15
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP94gIX1QLs

John Stossel - Texas Vs California Gun Laws
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKv2TNdDc4E

Top 5 Gun Control Myths Debunked! | Louder With Crowder
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bsidht3X6kI

Anti-Gunners Freak Out When Confronted with Facts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0T2RrCnMSI

Ann Coulter TAKES Bill Maher to SCHOOL on Immigration
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pkx95f2vco

Unsolved Mysteries Of Liberal Logic
Millennial Millie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkYtsWIJl8k

Why are so many Millennials becoming Communists?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8je64jy5Nds

Are Americans Mind Controlled?
Millennial Millie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kv3V5v8VMag
In this 'Matrix' themed video, Infowars reporter Millie Weaver interviews Elizabeth Everett about neurolinguistics and hypnotic techniques used by mainstream media to condition the public for ideological submission.
Playing the role as the 'Lady in Red', Millie's body is digitally enhanced morphing her into the societal idea of perfection demonstrating a secret editing method used by Hollywood in movies and music videos. This technology creates the illusion that celebrities uniquely have an unobtainable appearance of perfection, worthy of only the stars, while placing the viewer in a self-conscious mental state. Then Millie and Elizabeth engage man-on-the-street conversations demonstrating, case in point, that the general public will fight to protect the very system that enslaves them.

Technocracy Rising - the Scientific Elite's Global Matrix of Control
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQSlDJ23Cwk

Warning USDA Organic Fraud On The Rise!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPNBLrArMwk

Farmers market lies exposed: hidden camera investigation (Marketplace)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYwB63YslbA
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Muslim Brotherhood in the USA Part II
by Eeyore
https://vladtepesblog.com/2018/05/18/muslim-brotherhood-in-the-usa-part-ii/

https://www.bitchute.com/video/O8b5MtgTEzqV
This is the second part of the 2 part series on islamic dominance in the USA.

It is part of the overall series by Israeli TV 10 on the Muslim Brotherhood in the West and so far we have translated part 1 of the USA (https://www.bitchute.com/video/9Nfk4MqBXoey) and part 1 of Islamic control in France. (https://www.bitchute.com/video/FCthViAU9YYW)

This one is especially disturbing however.

Very many thanks to our hard working and meticulous translator from Hebrew to English for the hard and time consuming work on these.
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Muslim Brotherhood in the USA Part II
Posted on May 18, 2018 by Eeyore -- 6 Comments ?
https://vladtepesblog.com/2018/05/18/muslim-brotherhood-in-the-usa-part-ii/

This is the second part of the 2 part series on islamic dominance in the USA.

It is part of the overall series by Israeli TV 10 on the Muslim Brotherhood in the West and so far we have translated part 1 of the USA (https://www.bitchute.com/video/9Nfk4MqBXoey) and part 1 of Islamic control in France. (https://www.bitchute.com/video/FCthViAU9YYW)

This one is especially disturbing however.

Very many thanks to our hard working and meticulous translator from Hebrew to English for the hard and time consuming work on these.

[Additional comment by Eeyore]

There are two parts of this video that I feel deserve pointing out in terms of critical omissions. The first is the black cleric who falsely claims that the Bible is racist while the Koran is not. In fact, the koran is much clearer and more direct about Black Africans utility as slaves. Mohammad was a slave trader and also felt that the devil was a black man and there is much more in the Koran about the inherent badness of being a black person, and also the koran and some hadiths, make out that Mohammad was unusually white, which added to his divinity.

So all in all, the Koran is far more racist than the Bible and Im pretty confident that cleric knew it.

Secondly, and more importantly. near the end the Israeli is discussing the Hudud, or sharia corporal punishments and the muslim gets away with a long anticipated logical fallacy. He makes the claim that electrocution and lethal injection and so on are more cruel than beheading.

This may or may not be true, but it commits three critical lies by omission.

The first is that beheading is only one form of hudud. Stoning to death, amputations, crucifixions etc. are certainly more cruel than Western corporal punishments.

Second is that the nature of the crime for which you receive these punishments are wildly different. Essentially, in Islam, anything you are accused of doing that inhibits the growth of the authority of Islam will get you the hudud. In the West, what we consider a crime is based on reason and the sanctity of the individual and his property rights. There has to be a victim generally speaking. And you have to have done that person wrong. With Islam, the victim is Islam itself or the perception of Islam. So blasphemy is a capital offence. In reasoned Western law, the very idea is ludicrous.

And thirdly, the method of determining guilt is vastly different. In Islam a person is guilty in essence for not being a muslim. So if you are accused of say, drinking from a well to be used only by muslims and thereby spreading your "najis", as in the case of that young Christian girl in jail in Pakistan, you could be executed without any proof other than the say so of a muslim, who may, and even likely, has an ulterior and selfish motive. Such as they want something from you and you wont give it.

In the case of Asia Bibi, my guess would be sex.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3144300/Christian-woman-sentenced-death-drinking-Muslim-water-cup-Pakistan-not-live-face-execution-five-years-imprisonment-left-intestinal-bleeding.html

In the West, we have to prove, using science and reason, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the accused actually did whatever it is they are accused of. And the cornerstone of our system is, "let 10 guilty men go free before punishing one innocent". (This is an excellent method, except when confusing a military act with a criminal one. Then its a recipe for failure)

While this is a documentary exposing the Muslim Brotherhood and the Soft Jihad in the USA and it is not a platform for arguing with its thinking, I did feel that the narrator could have addressed these two items at the end in a voice over. In any case, this is a profoundly important documentary and I hope you will all watch it and send it out to all you know.

Thank you for reading.

https://www.bitchute.com/video/O8b5MtgTEzqV/

Eeyore for VladTepesBlog.
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1400 shocking years of Islam in 5 minutes -- MUST WATCH!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj8J62BqRMo

Muhammad: The White Prophet with Black Slaves
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZxH4QYLRQY
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Islam for dummies

BASIC THINGS EVERYBODY IN THE WEST SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM
http://www.islam-for-dummies.com/

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http://www.islam-for-dummies.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/not-a-religion-of-peace.jpg

https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/TROP.jpg
https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/attacks/attacks.aspx

This 'one page website' contains some basics EVERYBODY should know.

Inform yourself about islam, what it is, the dangers, the background, the goal, and why islam is DIFFERENT than any other religion out there today.

Read this 'one page website', watch every single video on it and create awareness by sharing it with as many people as you can.

This 'one page website' contains some basic information EVERYBODY in the West should know about islam.

If you know nothing about islam you need to do some research, otherwise you won't know what you are talking about. This is a good place to start and get some basic INDEPENDENT INFORMATION and FACTS. It will take approximately 60 minutes to read this page and approximately 6 hours to watch all the videos as well.

Islam has a fundamentally different way of thinking, so it may be hard for any Westerner to comprehend it. Remember that the truth is not always what we want to hear, but it is always what we need to hear. So, you have to be open-minded and you have to be willing to consider things. At first you will probably be as surprised as everybody is, since islam is a pretty scary religion.

Read it... let it sink in... read it again... act on it. It may take a little while before the penny drops so make sure you bookmark this page to find your way back if needed. After reading this page you should be able to have a decent conversation about islam.

Islam for beginners:

First off: the definition of "ISLAM" (the religion / ideology):
Islam is based on the koran and the sunna: islam is simply everything that is written down in the koran, the sira (Mohammed's biography) and the hadith (traditions). "The trilogy".

Note: since the sunna is found in the sira and the hadith, these three books contain all the doctrine of islam: the trilogy. Everything that is written in this trilogy is islam. If something is not written in this trilogy, then it is simply not islam.

And second: the definition of "MUSLIM" (a person):
A muslim is a person who follows and practices the beliefs of Islam.

Note: the Arabic word "islam" is built around the root [s-l-m] and means submission. In Arabic, the preposition "mu" + the root, is the person performing the root action. So, a muslim (mu s-l-m) is a person who submits to islam.

Critical: understanding the difference between "islam" and "muslims".

Notice the difference between the words "islam" and "muslim", they are not the same. Although this may seem obvious, a lot of (liberal) people get those two terms mixed up:

-- A muslim is a person.
-- Islam is what a muslim is supposed to believe in and follow (words and laws written down in books).

Many muslims are innocent misguided believers.

Not every muslim is a bad person, simply because most -- especially in the West -- do not follow the teachings of islam, or not yet anyway. Not every person does what he is expected to do. You may, if you will, compare this in some way with drugs: drugs are bad, but not all drug users are bad people. And even the nazi's were not all bad people (think about Oskar Schindler), but nazism itself is bad. Like drugs and nazism most people were sucked into it.

Also not every Christian is a good person, the mafia for instance was catholic. And likewise certainly not every muslim is a bad person. God has given each person a free will.

However, we must acknowledge that EVERY muslim does support a theocracy (the sharia) when supporting islam, and follows a cult leader (Mohammed) who wants to kill all non-muslims, and has also sworn to follow his doctrine (the shahada). Therefore there is reason for concern, even with your well meaning moderate muslim neighbour.

It is safe to say that the religion that adheres to a person has a significant impact on the way a person acts lives and thinks. The difference is that the Bible does NOT command to kill and the islamic doctrine clearly does. Islam inspires (or you might say brainwashes) muslims to do bad things, therefore, the more interaction* any muslim has with islam, the more that muslim will be influenced by islam.

-- A passive muslim will have no interaction with islam.
-- A moderate muslim will have little interaction with islam.
-- A devout muslim will eat, sleep and breathe islam.

Being "against islam" IS NOT THE SAME as being "against muslims". In fact: many, if not most, muslims in the West are just ordinary people who do not have -- or want -- any interaction* with islam whatsoever (yet). They just live their lives much like anybody else.

However: peaceful muslims do need to understand that islam is NOT what they hope or think it is, and that Mohammed and Allah do NOT agree with their point of view.

* Interaction with islam through mosques, imams, religious leaders, the koran, country, environment, circle of friends, acquaintances, upbringing and so on.

So, for the record:
Islam is bad but it does not mean that all muslims are bad.

And vice versa:
If you know (a) good muslim(s) IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT ISLAM IS GOOD.

Criticizing a religion should not be confused with hate towards its adherents.

Islam itself is indefensible if you care about human rights. However, almost all muslims in the West do not (yet) live according to islam, or only to a minimal extent.

This gradually changes if islam grows. As history taught us this process of islamization can take decades or centuries but it is inevitable once a point of no return has been reached. Therefore this is what should be prevented.

The problem is not intrinsically with all muslims, it is with islam, and it is with muslims that are influenced heavily by islam. They know they are not allowed to integrate, they must dominate.

And... they have the core text of islam to back them up, so it is not hard to convince other muslims to do the same. After all: ALL muslims have already committed to the words of Mohammed (eventhough most don't have a clue).

There are several elements that influence any person's behavior: religion, the culture of the land, the people surrounding you, and of course the way you are brought up.

That is why at this time in the West -- unlike in muslim dominated areas and countries -- we still see so many moderate and passive muslims. Most muslims in the West are influenced by the Western culture and by the many non-muslims surrounding them.

This of course will change gradually but permanently when the land becomes more islamic and the number of muslims in the country grows. As we have seen -- without exception -- in the many countries already conquered by islam.

Note: there are many different muslims in the world, there is however only ONE islam.

About muslims:

There are currently around 1.62 billion muslims in the world today. That number is expected to grow to 2.2 billion by 2030. Again: every muslim is a person, so every muslim is different. Not every Nazi in the third reich was quite as evil as Himmler or Goebbels. Likewise not every muslim is as evil as Osama bin Laden or Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.

For instance, Steven Spielberg's movie "Schindler's List" showed us that Oskar Schindler was a member of the Nazi Party but still he saved 1200 Jews from Hitler's death camps. Just as there were many good and peaceful Germans during WW2, and also many good people living in the former USSR, there are also many millions of decent muslims. However, if they were honest, they would leave their religion as it is NOT AT ALL peaceful.

This is what ALL muslims believe. NO EXCEPTION:

It is important to realize that ALL MUSLIMS share TWO COMMON BELIEFS.

1.) There is no God but Allah.
2.) Mohammed is his messenger.

This means that ALL muslims believe in whatever Mohammed has said (or Allah through Mohammed), and agree with whatever Mohammed has said. And consequently believe in and agree with whatever Mohammed has done. No matter what it is. (After all it is the word of Allah, their god.)

Again: it is very important to understand this. EVERY muslim (passive, moderate or devout), believes the words of Mohammed to be true. Eventhough most of the passive and moderate muslims in the West have NO CLUE what this means or what this includes, they still have committed to the words of Mohammed.

One of the things that Mohammed said is that he is the "excellent example" for all muslims and that all muslims MUST follow his deeds, teachings and commands for all times (koran 33:21). So knowing this, to understand islam all you need to do is find out what Mohammed said and did (which is what is written down in the islamic trilogy: koran, hadith and sira), to find out what islam is all about. We'll get to that later.

Now, in the West we make no distinctions: we call every muslim a muslim. Including people we know like your friendly muslim neighbor, muslim colleague, muslims on tv etc. and while we see and 'somewhat' know them we think that every muslim is like them and that they are the ones that represent islam.
(note: it is no problem to be "friendly", it is not ok to be "a friend").

Looking through a collectivist lens we think that that particular random muslim we see is representing islam. Of course it is not. Every muslim is different, and the ONLY muslim that represents islam is Mohammed himself, all other muslims are just "on the way" to match his "perfection".

There are -- like there are with any religion -- basically 3 different kinds of muslims: non-practicing ("passive") muslims, partially practicing ("moderate") muslims, and practicing ("devout") muslims.

1.) Non-practicing muslims (passive muslims)

Many muslims IN THE WEST are non-practicing muslims, or passive muslims. They are only muslims in the statistics and are mostly muslim by birth without a choice. They do not follow and practice the beliefs of islam or act like it in any way: they may drink alcohol, don't pray, eat pork, don't do ramadan, don't wear a burka or headscarf, don't go to the mosque, don't read the koran, and so on.

Or maybe some do like to celibrate ramadan and eid (like an atheist celibrates Christmas) but otherwise know nothing about islam. They are totally clueless about what islam is. And you probably wouldn't know they are muslim unless they tell you.

Passive muslims are ONLY possible in free (non-islamic) countries, the more islamic a country gets, the less they will be tolerated. So, if they were honest, they would leave their religion.

In short: a passive muslim is not (really) a muslim.

Note: if you are a passive muslim reading this, watch this:
Protecting muslims from anti-muslim bigotry and violence. (5:38)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJpJA7b8eEs

If you are thinking of becoming a muslim watch this, and please think again:
Understanding islam in under 60 seconds. (0:59)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANWJ6p3PpCs

2.) Partially practicing muslims (moderate muslims)

There are also many partially practicing muslims, or moderate muslims, in the west. Moderate muslims are those who DENY or IGNORE part of their faith and only PICK OUT those parts of islam that they WANT to belief in. There is however no theological basis for their views: what they believe in is NOT what is written in the islamic scripture.

And that is why it never lasts when islam grows...

Moderate muslims are mostly peaceful and decent people, but: they are still (knowingly or unknowingly, it doesn't matter) rooting for an ideology that wants to see unbelievers AND THEMSELVES(!) submitted or killed. Islam says CLEARLY: kill all the unbelievers. And islam says CLEARLY: kill all the hypocrites (and... that means moderate muslims not willing to participate in jihad).
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A moderate muslim is NOT following all the teachings of islam

Our popular perception in the West is shaped by our Judeo-Christian centric western culture. We generaly consider all religions in the light of Judaism and Christianity, assuming that tolerance, forgiveness, and "ten commandment type mandates" are common to all religions. A moderate muslim has adapted to these western standards and is westernized, not BECAUSE of what islam says but IN SPITE of what islam says.

This might be your neighbour or colleague at work and they are often refered to by liberals and politicians to show how peaceful islam is. But in reality these are offcourse really not representative muslims at all, because a muslim is a person who follows and practices the beliefs of islam (or who supports jihadis and others who do by voting for politicians who support Sharia and by tithing a portion of their income to jihadis and terrorist organizations). Any "peaceful muslim" is NOT (yet) following the teachings of islam.

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In short: a "moderate muslim" is moderate when he ACTS MAINLY LIKE A CHRISTIAN.

Note: if you are a moderate muslim reading this, do yourself a favor and watch this video open-minded and unprejudiced:
Three questions for moderate muslims. (6:45)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpR0qbt41es

Islamization begins when there are sufficient muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges. Once a society is dominated by muslims religious leaders will take over and establish the sharia, and moderate muslims will be out of the picture and totally irrelevant, or worse... impossible. Any moderate muslim should seriously ask himself: are the words of Mohammed really what i (want to) believe in?

SO FAR the majority of the muslims (approximately 75%) IN THE WEST are either "passive muslims" or "moderate muslims". THANK GOD.

Also a certain percentage of moderate muslims are not fully knowledgable about their faith (yet) or not fully practicing their faith (yet). It has been demonstrated that the more devout (islamic) a muslim becomes and the more he learns about the islamic ideology, the more dedicated and committed he becomes to the teaching of the koran, the hadith, and demands of historical islam.

3.) Practicing muslims (devout muslims)

Most muslims in the world today however are practicing muslims, or devout muslims. They follow and practice the beliefs of islam and as such are OBLIGED to worship Allah EXACTLY as Mohammed did. And according to the koran and sunna that is THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE WAY to profess the faith of islam...

Note: if you are a muslim reading this, watch:
Who killed Mohammed? (24:10)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6st_tFj6ouM

Muslims in the world follow islam not half heartedly. They state that a muslim NEEDS to face what the koran teaches and NEEDS to follow it COMPLETELY, or else it would mean that they would have a better moral structure than what Allah or Mohammed had.

ISIS and AL-QAEDA for instance are devout muslims since they do EXACTLY what Mohammed did and EXACTLY what islam says in the koran, the sira and the hadith.

ISIS and AL-QAEDA are notorious because they operate worldwide, but they are in no way an exception. There are many more islamic terrorist groups that spread terror in the world in the name of islam.

Just to give you an idea, here are some of the other -- less famous -- jihadi groups:

Boko Haram, Jabhat al-Nusra, Hamas, Hezb'Allah, Al-Shabaab, The Muslim Brotherhood, Taliban, Abdullah Azzam, Shaheed Brigade, Abu Nidal Organization, Abu Sayyaf, al-Aqsa Foundation, al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, Al-Badr, al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, Al Ghurabaa, al-Haramain Foundation, Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya, al-Qaeda in Iraq, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Takfir wal-Hijra, Al-Umar-Mujahideen, Ansar al-Islam, Jamaat Ansar al-Sunna, Ansar Dine, Ansaru, Armed Islamic Group of Algeria, Army of Islam, Osbat al-Ansar, Caucasus Emirate, Deendar Anjuman, Dukhtaran-e-Millat, East Turkestan Islamic Movement, East Turkestan Liberation Organization, Egyptian Islamic Jihad, El Kaide Terör Ã--rgütü Türkiye Yapilanmasi, Great Eastern Islamic Raiders' Front, Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Haqqani network, Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami, Harkat-al-Jihad al-Islami in Bangladesh, Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, Harakat-Ul-Mujahideen/Alami, Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin, Hezbollah Military Wing, Hezbollah External Security Organisation, Hilafet Devleti, Hizb ut-Tahrir, Hizbul Mujahideen, Hofstad Network, Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, Indian Mujahideen, Aden-Abyan Islamic Army, Islamic Jihad -- Jamaat Mujahideen, Islamic Jihad Union, Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Jamaat Ul-Furquan, Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh, Jamiat al-Islah al-Idzhtimai, Jamiat ul-Ansar, Jamiat-e Islami, Jemaah Islamiyah, Jamaah Ansharut Tauhid, Jund al-Sham, Jundallah, Kata'ib Hezbollah, Khalistan Commando Force, Khalistan Zindabad Force, Khuddam ul-Islam, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group, Palestine Liberation Front, Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, People's Congress of Ichkeria and Dagestan, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine -- General Command, Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan, Society of the Revival of Islamic Heritage, Stichting Al Aqsa, Students Islamic Movement of India, Supreme Military Majlis ul-Shura of the United Mujahideen Forces of Caucasus, Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, United Liberation Front of Assam, World Uygur Youth Congress, Al-Shabab (Africa), Al Murabitun (Africa), Al-Qaeda (Afghanistan), Al-Qaeda (Islamic Maghreb), Al-Qaeda (Indian Subcontinent), Al-Qaeda (Arabian Peninsula), Hamas (Palestine), Palestinian Islamic Jihad (Palestine), Popular Front for the Liberation of (Palestine), Hezbola (Lebanon), Ansar al-Sharia-Benghazi (Lebanon), Asbat Al-Ansar (Lebanon), ISIS (Iraq), ISIS (Syria), ISIS (Cauacus), ISIS (Libya), ISIS (Yemen), ISIS (Algeria), ISIS (Philippines), Jund al-Sham (Afganistan), Al-Mourabitoun (Lebanon), Abdullah Azzam Brigades (Lebanon), Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya (Somalia), Al-Haramain Foundation (Saudi Arabia), Ansar-Al-Sharia (Moroccon), Moroccon Mudjadine (Morocco), Salafia Jihadia (Morocco), Boko Haram (Afrika), Islamic movement (Uzbekistan), Islamic Jihad Union (Uzbekistan), Islamic Jihad Union (Germany), DRW True-Religion (Germany), Fajar Nusantara Movement (Germany), DIK Hildesheim (Germany), Jaish-e-Mohammed (Kashmir), Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar (Syria), Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (Syria), Jamaat al Dawa al Quran (Afghanistan), Jundallah (Iran), Quds Force (Iran), Kata'ib Hezbollah (Iraq), Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya (Somalia), Egyptian Islamic Jihad (Egypt), Jund al-Sham (Jordan), Fajar Nusantara Movement (Australia), Society of the Revival of Islamic, Heritage (Terror funding, WorldWide offices), Taliban (Afghanistan), Taliban (Pakistan), Tehrik-i-Taliban (Pakistan), Army of Islam (Syria), Islamic Movement (Israel), Ansar Al Sharia (Tunisia), Mujahideen Shura Council in the Environs of (Jerusalem), Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (Libya), Movement for Oneness and Jihad (West Africa), Palestinian Islamic Jihad (Palestine), Tevhid-Selam (Al-Quds Army), Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group (Morroco), Caucasus Emirate (Russia), Dukhtaran-e-Millat Feminist Islamists (India), Indian Mujahideen (India), Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen (India), Ansar al-Islam (India), Students Islamic Movement of (India), Harakat Mujahideen (India), Hizbul Mujhaideen (India), Lashkar e Islam (India), Jund al-Khilafah (Algeria), Turkistan Islamic Party, Egyptian Islamic Jihad (Egypt), Great Eastern Islamic Raiders' Front (Turkey), Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (Pakistan), Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi (Pakistan), Lashkar e Toyiba (Pakistan), Lashkar e Jhangvi (Pakistan), Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (Pakistan), Jamaat ul-Ahrar (Pakistan), Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (Pakistan), Jamaat Ul-Furquan (Pakistan), Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (Syria), Ansar al-Din Front (Syria), Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (Syria), Jamaah Anshorut Daulah (Syria), Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement (Syria), Liwa al-Haqq (Syria), Al-Tawhid Brigade (Syria), Jund al-Aqsa (Syria), Al-Tawhid Brigade (Syria), Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade (Syria), Khalid ibn al-Walid Army (Syria), Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin (Afganistan), Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (Afganistan), Hizb ut-Tahrir (Worldwide Caliphate), Hizbul Mujahideen (Kasmir), Ansar Allah (Yemen), Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (USA), Jamaat Mujahideen (India), Jamaah Ansharut Tauhid (Indonesia), Hizbut Tahrir (Indonesia), Fajar Nusantara Movement (Indonesia), Jemaah Islamiyah (Indonesia), Jemaah Islamiyah (Philippines), Jemaah Islamiyah (Singapore), Jemaah Islamiyah (Thailand), Jemaah Islamiyah (Malaysia), Ansar Dine (Africa), Osbat al-Ansar (Palestine), Hizb ut-Tahrir (Group connecting), Islamic Caliphates across the world into one world Islamic Caliphate), Army of the Men of the Naqshbandi Order (Iraq), Al Nusra Front (Syria), Al-Badr (Pakistan), Islam4UK (UK), Al Ghurabaa (UK), Call to Submission (UK), Islamic Path (UK), London School of Sharia (UK), Muslims Against Crusades (UK), Need4Khilafah (UK), The Shariah Project (UK), The Islamic Dawah Association (UK), The Saviour Sect (UK), Jamaat Ul-Furquan (UK), Minbar Ansar Deen (UK), Al-Muhajiroun (UK) (Lee Rigby, London 2017 members), Islamic Council of Britain (UK) (Not to be confused with Offical Muslim Council of Britain), Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah (UK), Al-Gama'a (Egypt), Al-Islamiyya (Egypt), Armed Islamic men of (Algeria), Salafist Group for Call and Combat (Algeria), Ansaru (Algeria), Ansar-Al-Sharia (Libya), Al Ittihad Al Islamia (Somalia), Ansar al-Sharia (Tunisia), Al-Shabab (Africa), al-Aqsa Foundation (Germany), al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Palestine), Abu Sayyaf (Philippines), Aden-Abyan Islamic Army (Yemen), Ajnad Misr (Egypt), Abu Nidal Organization (Palestine) and Jamaah Ansharut Tauhid (Indonesia).

This list is not complete, there are more.

No matter what politicians want you to believe: WE ARE NOT AT WAR WITH ISIS, destroying ISIS will not solve anything. Boko Haram for instance has killed far more people than ISIS. When ISIS is destroyed some other islamic terror group WILL take it's place.

THE PROBLEM HERE IS ISLAM: ISLAM IS THE SOURCE WERE ALL THIS EVIL COMES FROM...

...AND WILL ALWAYS KEEP COMING FROM AS LONG AS ISLAM EXISTS. FOR ACCORDING TO THE KORAN THE WORD OF ALLAH IS SUPREME, ETERNAL AND CAN NEVER BE DOUBTED.

A message for any muslim reading this:

DEAR MUSLIMS, YOU ARE DECEIVED AND LIED TO. Read the sira: Mohammed was a FALSE prophet, he was a narcissistic psychopath. He STOLE his stories from the Bible and various pagan religions, and altered them. Islam is poisoned propaganda that tries to BRAINWASH you.

If the Bible is corrupted than the koran is a lie, because the koran says that "Allah gave the Bible" (koran 57:25, 53:36-42, 5:44, 4:163, 5:46, 7:157). And: "Allah's words never change" (koran 6:34, 6:115, 10:64, 18:27). But, if the Bible is not corrupted the koran is also a lie because it contradicts both the Old and the New Testament.

Islam is a false religion. [http://www.falseislam.org/] ISLAM IS A CANCER THAT BRINGS NOTHING GOOD. ISIS is 100% islam, there is NOT A SINGLE CRIME that ISIS does today that Mohammed himself did not do 1400 years ago.

And due to purification -- since "moderate muslims" that do not engage in Jihad are considered to be hypocrites -- no one is more victimized by islam than muslims. THAT is why so many muslims are killed by other (more devout) muslims.

Don't let yourself be brainwashed, think for yourself.

All the information is out there... if you are willing to see it.

Wake up!

WATCH THIS VIDEO FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0maL4cQ8zuU

WATCH THIS VIDEO (3:47) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0RZAG-onKA

WATCH THIS VIDEO (4:05) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SwkADfQelU
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About islam:

Islam is a monotheistic (one God) totalitarian religion system. Islam is a military religion and is characterized by the DOCTRINE of ABSOLUTE SUBMISSION and OBEDIENCE to Allah (the sharia) by following the example of the warrior Mohammed as the SELF-PROCLAIMED "last prophet" of God.

There is no such thing as a "moderate Islam". That is a construct of western society (wishful thinking). There is only one islam, so islam is islam. No confusion here.

Islam is what is written in the trilogy: the koran, the sira and the hadith. ISLAM is the PROPAGANDA that BRAINWASHES MUSLIMS to FOLLOW THE EXAMPLE OF MOHAMMED.

Approximately 14% of the textual doctrine of islam can be found in the koran.
Approximately 26% of the textual doctrine of islam can be found in the sira.
Approximately 60% of the textual doctrine of islam can be found in the hadith.

Koran: 152.006 words
Sira: 274.838 words
Hadith (Bukhari): 645.745 words
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Total trilogy: 1.072.589 words

The goal of islam:

Islam has but ONE goal: make sharia the law of the land. In EVERY land. Worldwide.

Everything else is subordinate to this.

So, the goal of islam is not to convert every human being in the world to become a muslim. THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF ISLAM IS TO DOMINATE AND CONTROL THE WORLD AND TO ESTABLISH THE SHARIA WORLDWIDE. So that every human will live under the rule of Allah.

The goal of islam is to "conquer the world" step by step and to set-up one islamic state.

Absolute submittance to the laws of Allah. For everyone. Either as a muslim or a dhimmi.

What is islam?

Islam was founded in Arabia in the 7th century and is based on and written by the teachings of the warlord Mohammed who wrote it gradually in a period of approx. 23 years. Islam is more than a religion, IT IS A COMPLETE CIVILIZATION including politics and laws. As laid down in the koran: "islam is a complete way of life, not a sunday religion".

Islam is a TOTALITARIAN IDEOLOGY, it controls EVERY aspect of life: not just how to pray but also how to think, how to dress, how to sleep, what to eat, how to look, how to speak, how to live, how to act, how to make love, how to name your children, how to spit, how to drink, how to pick your nose, what foot you should enter and exit the toilet, how many pieces of toiletpaper you must use, and so on and on and on.

Islam is all consuming. In islam you don't have to think for yourself, everything is decided for you, many muslims gives this some form of peace and inner contentment. But this also means that islam does not leave ANY room for own interpretations or thinking. It is one big brainwashing machine. THERE IS NO ROOM FOR FREEDOM OR OWN BELIEFS AT ALL IN ISLAM. Islam controls literally E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G.

In islam there is no 'golden rule', no compassion and no such thing as right and wrong, there's only that which is commanded and that which is forbidden.

Islam is a religion of laws. These strict codes are given by Allah through the "prophet" Mohammed to formulate all of life since these laws are his will for all mankind AND CANNOT BE DOUBTED. The entire structure of islam does not provide for mercy, grace or forgiveness. Just law. There is no love of God in islam. Only control, hate and domination of people. The koran is not a book of freedom, it is a book of slavery and chattel. basically islam is: obedience or dishonor, submission or shame, surrender or death.

Islam is part "MILITARY-POLITICAL IDEOLOGY" and part "RELIGION". And because it is a religion of laws, there is no conversion that comes from the heart, but a surrender that comes from fear. There is no personal relationship possible to Allah like with other religions. Just obedience to his laws (so that one does not go to hell, or face the shame of community leaders). And yet, no muslim really knows if they have ever obeyed the laws enough. Unless you die in a Jihad, then it is written that you will go straight to paradise:

[Bukhari 1,2,35] Mohammed said, "The man who joins jihad, compelled by nothing except sincere belief in Allah and His Prophets, and survives, will be rewarded by Allah either in the afterlife or with the spoils of war. If he is killed in battle and dies a martyr, he will be admitted into Paradise..."

[Bukhari 4,52,142] Mohammed: "To battle Kafirs in jihad for even one day is greater than the entire earth and everything on it. A spot in Paradise smaller than your riding crop is greater than the entire earth and everything on it. A day or a night's travel in jihad is greater than the entire world and everything on it."

The islamic scripture is the only scripture that explicitly and repeatedly combines calls to violence with the promise of Paradise.

Islam is essentially an ideology of eternal global war. The basic divide in Islamic theology is between the "House of War" and the "House of Islam". It advocates the permanent incorporation of the non-islamic "Dar al-Harb" (the "House of War") into the "Dar al-Islam" (the "House of islam" or "House of Submission"). The term "House of War" indicates that all areas under non-Islamic rule are viewed as a place of war until such areas cease to exist worldwide and are submitted to forces which are loyal to Allah and his Prophet.

[Sahih al-Bukhari 6924] Allah's Messenger said, "I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: La ilaha illallah (There is no god but Allah), and whoever said La ilaha illahllah, Allah will save his property and his life from me."

[Sahih Muslim 33] The Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, and they establish prayer, and pay Zakat and if they do it, their blood and property are guaranteed protection on my behalf except when justified by law, and their affairs rest with Allah.

In the entire koran the words "Love" and "Honor" appear exactly zero times.

But the word "beheading" is mentioned forty-one times in the sira, nine times in the hadith of Bukhari and once in the koran. And the words "kill" and "fight" are mentioned no less than 32.213 times in the koran and the sunna.

Islam is a dominant medieval religion of conquerors, just like the vikings and the Mongols had their Gods and beliefs. The only difference is that Mohammed, the leader and founder of islam, wrote a book (the koran), so the ideology did not die with him after his death.

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Note: the Arabic word "islam" means "submission", NOT "peace". Many muslims would like you to believe that it means peace, it does not. Peace is ONLY possible after submission to islamic rule and islamic law (Sharia). So, peace is identical with submission to islam and the absence of the sharia is the absence of peace. Islam only has it's "peace" if the land is controlled by the sharia in controlled areas. Just like the Nazi's had there "peace" in areas controlled by the Gestapo. Peace in islam means when there is no more reason to fight (and all the land is conquered).

There is NO GREATER THREAT IN THE WORLD TODAY than the STEP BY STEP islamisation of the free countries in the West, GRADUALLY changing democratic rule of law into medieval sharia law.

"ISLAM" means "SUBMISSION" (to Allah's will, which is the sharia).

Why is islam different than any other religion?

Islam is not like any other religion in the world today, it is different. There are many more than three reasons for this, but there are three MAIN reasons.

1.) The first one being: IN ISLAM, THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE STATE AND THE RELIGION.

In islam there is no separation of church (mosque) and state. So, the religion is the state, and the state is the religion, they are one and the same. All laws are already written in the koran and in the sunna. This means: the mosque decides and the imam rules.

2.) The second main reason is: ISLAM PERMITS LYING TO ADVANCE ISLAM.

So any muslim can actually put his hand on the koran and swear an oath, or sign an agreement (remember Turkey and Iran...) to A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G while lying and it would be NO PROBLEM AT ALL, as long as it is for the good or the benefit of islam. As long as it advances islam it's fine. This is called taqiyya.

3.) The third main reason is that unlike all other religions ISLAM IS NOT JUST A PERSONAL RELIGION, ISLAM IS A THEOCRACY.

Islam is not a personal religion like for example Christianity and Judaism are. Islam is a complete manual for a civilization. Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components and ALL of them are mandatory (for both muslims AND non-muslims).

In fact, the religious part of islam is only about 14%. So islam is not just a religion with things you can just do for yourself like fasting and praying. It has many more elements, like the sharia which will affect EVERY detail of social life for both muslims AND non-muslims.

If there is a majority of muslims in any place they'll want to implement the koran and replace (man made) democratic / ciminal law with the laws of the sharia. Because islam does not accept ANY law besides Allah's law. (That means for instance if somebody steals his hand must be cut of, adulterers must be stoned, apostates must be killed, and so on.)

But it goes further than this: 60% of the doctrine of islam IS ABOUT NON-MUSLIMS. THE DOCTRINE OF ISLAM IS FAR MORE CONCERNED WITH THE UNBELIEVERS (for instance how non-muslims should be humiliated, converted and killed) THAN IT IS WITH THE BELIEVERS (for instance how muslims should pray, act or how to be a good muslim).

Islams says that EVERYBODY should live under the rules of islam: muslims AND non-muslims. So, even if you are not a muslim islam DEMANDS that you follow the rules of their sharia, or the punishment is severe, most likely death.

The more islam calls the shots in a country, the more the sharia wil be implemented in a country. This starts with seemingly harmless things (like demanding rooms for prayer and so on) and ends (after many years) with full implementation of the sharia replacing democracy and man made laws.

This is a step by step almost unnoticeable process, which is known as "creeping sharia".

Also important to know:

According to islam IT IS AN OBLIGATION FOR MUSLIMS TO INTERFERE WITH NON-MUSLIMS. And, as you might have guessed, not in a very nice way, the rules of the sharia are not very pleasant for non-muslims:

9.3% of the trilogy is anti-Jew text (how to fight and kill jews).
31% of the trilogy is devoted to jihad (how to fight and kill non-muslims).
60% of the trilogy is devoted to kafirs (how to subjugate and humiliate non-muslims).

However, spreading the ideology does NOT happen through the trilogy alone. It is estimated that less than 10% of all muslims HAVE ACTUALLY READ THE KORAN. In fact: most ex-muslims became ex-muslims after understanding what the koran actually stands for and teaches them.

SPREADING THE IDEOLOGY OF ISLAM HAPPENS MAINLY THROUGH THE MOSQUES, imams, religious leaders, environment (circle of friends, acquaintances) and upbringing. Most muslims just do what they are taught by the mosques and/or by example from childhood, sometimes after generations of brainwashing.

WATCH THIS VIDEO (44:49) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_Qpy0mXg8Y
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After Nazism and Communism, islam is the third totalitarian ideology that threatens humanity. It is a pernicious and deceitful ideology, which disguises itself perfectly since it is part "religion".

Islam sees the world as eternally divided into two opposing camps:

1.) Dar al-Harb (land of war, ruled by the infidels).
2.) Dar al-Islam (land of peace, ruled by muslims).

Any country that is not islamic and not ruled by muslims is seen as a land of war.

We, in the west (the infidel kafirs), are living in "Dar al-Harb", the land of war that needs to be changed urgently according to the muslims in "Dar al-Islam", the land of islam.

Have no illusions about this!
Europe belongs like America to the Dar al-Harb and MUST be subjugated.

Islam did not come to earth to coexist with other religions, but to dominate the world. In over 1400 years islam has never done anything but sow death and destruction. Jihad and killing are the head of islam. Take them away and you'll take the head of islam.

Peace is ONLY possible in islam if islam is spread everywhere. This is why the islamic legal codes says: "Jihad means war against non-muslims until the islamic law applies everywhere. Jihad as a war to make peace".

This means:
Jihad will not stop until the land is dominated by islam and controlled by the sharia.

The jihadist movement is the driving force behind today's global terrorist wave, which is conducted under the guise of a religious armed struggle, the jihad. A verse like: "kill them wherever you may find them" (koran 2:191, 4:89, 4:91) is typical.

Abul Ala Maududi, the most influential Pakistani thinker of the 20th century wrote:

"Islam is not only a religion, but a revolutionary ideology and jihad refers to that revolutionary struggle."

There are over 1400 hadiths about jihad, 98% of which is about killing the kafir...

If we want to get a picture of how the first jihadists in the seventh century made themself master of the Arabian Peninsula, then we can learn from the rise of ISIS. Everything that ISIS is doing against innocent people now, Arab Muslims in early islam have done before against other innocent people.

The so-called 'Caliph' Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi (the leader of ISIS) has a doctorate in islamic studies and knows EXACTLY what islam is all about: ISIS is spreading islam as Mohammed would have wanted it, and as Mohammed propagated it himself. The jihadists who kill in the name of islam justify their actions by the existence of infidel kafirs.

Today, islam with its universal Jihad, has allready gained control over more than 50 countries around the world. North Africa, The Middle East and Turkey were up until to the 7th century Christian (various denominations). Fortunately, the first islamic invasion of Europe by muslims was encountered at Poitiers in 732, and the second in 1683 was stopped at Vienna.

The jihad today however is no longer conducted by states with armies since it is no longer possible. Once any islamist government would start a war against the West, they would simply be destroyed by Western armies. Therefore the tactics of jihad has changed.

Islam has found a different way to colonize the West: hijrah

1.) through the uterus
2.) through immigration
3.) through the conversion of unbelievers

Note: "HIJRAH" means "JIHAD by IMMIGRATION".

Several Western European cities already have complete muslim "free states" where muslim immigrants behave like occupiers, where Western government no longer dare to intervene.

Throughout the world the integration policy has failed because islam does not WANT to integrate. And the Koran does not want integration: "make with the Jews and Christians no agreements, because when you do that, you become one of them".

Don't let anybody fool you:
A harmonious multicultural society with islam exists NOWHERE and WILL NEVER EXIST. History shows that muslims, as long as they are in the minority, are very tolerant, but once in power are the enemies of democracy.

The west does not need or want any medieval Sharia law, where we should always fear for our lives. Islam brings nothing good. Islam brings only death, misery, fear, inequality, cruelty, chaos and cultural degradation.

It is INCONCEIVABLE that some modern academics STILL continue to propagate islam as a gentle and peaceful religion, and keep insisting that there is no inherent problem with immigration and islamization.

Just before the second world war too many people's eyes where closed to the dangers of the Nazis. We are living in freedom today because many good man, gave their life FOR US. It is now OUR DUTY to the next generations not to shut our eyes to the dangers of islam.

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Most Germans were "moderate", yet the Nazis murdered 60 million people.

WAKE UP PEOPLE!

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Islam has said many times THEY WILL DESTROY US FROM WITHIN.

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THE CASUALTIES OF ISLAM SO FAR ARE OVER NINE TIMES MORE THAN THE CASUALTIES OF STALIN AND HITLER COMBINED.

WATCH THIS VIDEO (7:45) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtdtpx2_OzY
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ISLAM and JIHAD (the holy war against infidels as a religious duty):

The goal of jihad is to implement the the law of Allah (sharia) worldwide (because you can't force a person to believe in Allah but you can force him to live by the sharia).

In islam, jihad is a COMMUNAL OBLIGATION with the goal of ESTABLISHING THE SHARIA WORLDWIDE as the law of the land. This obligation might be met BY ALL MEANS POSSIBLE: via war, money, the pen, the sword, moral support, politics, and even deceit for the cause.

Jihad is the struggle to establish the sharia worldwide.

So, jihad is MUCH MORE than terrorism and war alone.

If we would ONLY have jihad of the sword [islamic terrorism], we would not have a big problem since the actual numbers that are killed are not enough to change a country. Many more people are killed by for instance drunk drivers on a saturday night.

First and foremost we need to worry about the SHARIA, not about TERRORISM.

Changing the textbooks and culture step by step over many years, THAT is what changes a free country. So the jihad of mouth, speech and money is far more important and dangerous than the jihad of the sword.

The fact that currently muslim countries like Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are not taking in ANY muslim refugees forcing them towards non-muslim countries, is Jihad.

The fact that rich oil states like Saudi Arabia are funding mosques, islamic schools and universtities in Europe and non-muslim countries, is Jihad.

The fact that Turkey is funding politicians in Western governments and politics and is currently blackmailing Europe, is Jihad.

They are all different ways to "fight" the holy war and to work towards the goal of total islamic domination of the world so that every human will live under Allah's laws (Sharia).

The koran explains in more than 100 verses ISLAM AND JIHAD ARE INSEPARABLE.

Muslims have been waging jihad AGAINST ALL OTHER RELIGIONS for over 1400 YEARS, checked only by the ability of non-muslims to defend themselves.

TILL THIS VERY DAY not ONE WEEK has gone by (EVER!) that islamic fundamentalists do NOT attempt to KILL Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists and atheists in the name of Allah.

Note: NONE of these other religions are at war with each other!

Approximately 90% of the worlds VIOLENT conflicts TODAY are in MUSLIM LANDS.

Approximately 95% of all VIOLENCE in the world TODAY has to do with ISLAM.

Here are SOME of the MAIN ARMED CONFLICTS involving islam TODAY:

Afghanistan: muslims against muslims.

Bangladesh: muslims against Hindus (Bengalis) and Buddists (Chakmas).

Bosnia: muslims against Serbian Orthodox Christians and Roman Catholics.

Central African Republic: muslims against Christians.

Cote d'Ivoire: muslims against indigenous and Christians.

Cyprus: muslims against Christians.

East Timor: muslims against Christians.

Indonesia: muslims against province of Ambon Christians.

Kashmir: muslims against Hindus.

Kosovo: muslims against Serbian Orthodox Christians.

Kurdistan: muslims against Christians (Protestant, Chaldean Catholic, Assyrian Orthodox).

Macedonia: muslims against Macedonian Orthodox Christians.

Middle East: muslims against Jews and Christians.

Nigeria: muslims against Christians and Animists.

Pakistan: muslims against Suni and Shi'ite .

Philippines: muslims against Christians.

Russia: muslims against Chechnya Russian Orthodox Christians.

Serbia: muslims against province of Vojvodina Serbian Orthodox and Roman Catholics.

Sri Lanka: muslims against Buddhists and Hindus Tamils.

Syria: muslims against muslims.

Tajikistan: intra-islamic conflict.

Thailand: muslims against Pattani province Buddhists.

THE RELIGIOUS WAR OF ISLAM IS MUCH BIGGER THAN WE KNOW OR UNDERSTAND!

ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, 14th May 2015:

"Islam was never a religion of peace, islam is the religion of fighting.

No-one should belief that the war that we are waging is the war of the Islamic State, it is the war of all muslims, but the Islamic State is spearheading it.

It is the war of muslims against infidels"

WATCH THIS VIDEO (1:38:48) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxjTAr9uyvc
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Did you know this?

270 MILLION(!) non-believers have been MURDERED BY MUSLIMS SO FAR. That is 528 people EACH DAY, and 22 people EACH HOUR. The number of muslims that were killed by muslims is unknown but even many times more than that (estimated 2-3 times more).
(http://www.politicalislam.com/tears/pages/tears-of-jihad/)

60 MILLION Christians were MURDERED in the Middle East and North Africa.

80 MILLION Hindus were KILLED by Jihadists in India.

120 MILLION African slaves DIED at muslim hands.

10 MILLION Buddhists were KILLED by Jihadists.

Amount of text devoted to jihad in islam (how to fight non-muslims):

Koran: 24%

Sira: 67%

Hadith: 21%

Total trilogy: 31%

Abul Ala Maududi, the founder of Jamaat-e-Islami, in his book "Jihad in Islam":

"Islam is not a normal religion like the other religions in the world, and Muslim nations are not like normal nations. Muslim nations are very special because they have a command from Allah to rule the ENTIRE world and to be over every nation in the world. Islam is a revolutionary faith that comes to DESTROY any government made by man.

Islam doesn't look for a nation to be in better condition than another nation. Islam doesn't care about land or who owns the land. The goal of Islam is to RULE THE ENTIRE WORLD and submit ALL of mankind to the faith of Islam. Any nation or power in this world that tries to get in the way of that goal Islam will FIGHT and DESTROY. In order for Islam to fulfill that goal, Islam can use every power available every way it can be used to bring worldwide revolution. This is jihad."

About "radical islam":

Islam has three books that muslims follow: the koran which is the book muslims believe is the word from Allah to Mohammed through the angel Gabriel, this is 14% of the islamic trilogy. The Hadith, the deeds and the spoken word of Mohammed, covers 60% of islamic text. And the Sira which is the biography of Mohammed is 26% of the trilogy.

NOWHERE in these books is there a distinction between "islam" and "radical islam", there is only ONE islam, the term "radical islam" is a smokescreen originally invented by the appeasing Western media in an attempt not to offend muslims. If media reporting on islam only used the word "islam" it would be seen as attacking the muslim faith, so to avoid this the term "radical islam" was created.

By using the term "radical islam" this implies there are two korans, two hadiths and two siras, one for the "everyday islamic follower" and one for the "radical follower".

This subject has been researched by many eminent scholars and they ALL reach the same conclusion: there is only ONE islam and it has remained unchanged for over 1400 years, the people who have tried to change it are either DEAD or IN HIDING.

Furthermore, 85% of muslims take the text LITERALLY, because the doctrine of islam says they have to, there is no other way, and there is no room for different interpretations.

The term "radical" is however justified when you talk about the FOLLOWERS of islam, since muslims follow islamic text and teachings: Approximately 20-25% are devout muslims (and the word radical applies to this group), approximately 60% are described by using the term moderate, the remaining percentage can be described as passive.

Islam is NOT "hijacked" by radical muslims, ISLAM IS A VERY RADICAL IDEOLOGY.

If islam gave up its doctrine that Allah hates all non-muslims, and wants muslims to wage jihad against them until they are either conquered, killed, enslaved or converted.

If islam gave up its doctrine of death to anyone who insults Mohammed or islam.

If islam gave up its doctrine of death to any muslim who leaves islam.

If islam gave up its doctrine that it is okay to brutalize women and molest children.

If islam gave up its doctrine that a muslim cannot be a true friend to a non-muslim.

If islam gave up its doctrine that a muslim should lie to non-muslims to advance islam.

If islam gave up its cruel barbaric sharia law and its doctrine that sharia must the supreme law everywhere in the world.

If islam could teach a God of love for all humanity who are all his children and could teach that muslims should love all non-muslims just the same.

Then, perhaps, islam could stop being a totalitarian political ideology and could start becoming a worthwhile religion.

But..., then it wouldn't be islam anymore, would it?

How mainstream media and most journalists think today is extremely worrisome. Many of them want to CHANGE the world, not report it.

Which is leading to biased reporting or even total omission of inconvenient or unpopular stories, instead of giving facts and truth. A clash between ratio and emotion, not reporting what they see, but what they would like to see.

The truth is unfortunately all too often sugar coated by mainstream media and politicians who have NEVER EVEN READ THE KORAN, let alone understand it. THEY ARE PRACTICING WISHFUL THINKING. If anybody says "islam is hijacked by radicals" it means they either know absolutely nothing about islam or they are lying (taqiyya).

While the fact of the matter is that ISLAM MAY VERY WELL BE THE GREATEST THREAT TO THE FREE WORLD IN HISTORY, EVER. Islam so far has killed (far) more people than nazism and communism together and... ISLAM IS STILL VERY MUCH ALIVE TODAY, AND STRONGER THAN EVER.

WATCH THIS VIDEO (5:26) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJnW8HRHLLw
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Women's rights in islam.

In islam Allah created women to be the property of men, to do with them whatever they desire at any time. In islam a woman is always the property of a man, like a dog. She can either be treated good or bad, it's up to the owner.

[Koran 33:51] You may have whomever you desire; there is no blame.

Islam and sharia dictate that every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property. This can be either as a child, a wife or a concubine. Islam and sharia dictate that a woman is ALWAYS INFERIOR TO THE MALE and islam and sharia allow beatings to enforce the rule of the male. The koran says for instance:

[Koran 2:223] Women are your plowed fields: go into your fields when you like.

Slave-girls are sexual property for their male owners:

[Koran 4:24] And (forbidden to you) are married women, except those whom your righthand owns. Such Allah has written for you. Lawful to you beyond all that, is that you can seek using your wealth in marriage and not fornication. So whatever you have enjoyed from them give them their obligated wage. And there is no fault in you in what ever you mutually agree after the obligation. Allah is the Knower, the Wise.

Husbands may hit their wives if they merely fear highhandedness in their wives (regardless of whether they are actually highhanded or not):

[Koran 4:34] Allah has made men superior to women because men spend their wealth to support them. Therefore, virtuous women are obedient, and they are to guard their unseen parts as Allah has guarded them. As for women whom you fear will rebel, admonish them first, and then send them to a separate bed, and then beat them. But if they are obedient after that, then do nothing further; surely Allah is exalted and great.

This hadith equates camels, slaves and women:

[Abu Dawud 11,2155] Mohammed said: If one of you marries a woman or buys a slave, he should say: "O Allah, I ask You for the good in her, and in the disposition You have given her; I take refuge in You from the evil in her, and in the disposition You have given her." When he buys a camel, he should take hold of the top of its hump and say the same kind of thing.

In 5.3% of the verses in the koran concerning women, the status of women is held in HIGH ESTEEM. BUT THERE IS A CATCH: this applies ONLY if she is a mother and ONLY in reference to her children.

In 23.35% of the verses in the koran concerning women, women are TREATED AS EQUAL. BUT HERE IS ALSO A CATCH: this applies ONLY if she obeys her husband and submits to her husband COMPLETELY.

In 71.35% of the verses in the koran concerning women, the status of women is simply TO BE SUBJUGATED.

For example:

Women are Weak -- (Bukhari 8:73:230)
Women are Stupid -- (Bukhari 3:48:826)
Women are Crooked -- (Bukhari 7:62:113)
Women Lack Gratitude -- (Bukhari 1:2:28)
Woman are an Evil Omen -- (Bukhari 4:52:110)
Women are like Devils -- (Sahih Muslim 8:3240)
Most Women are Destined for Hell -- (Muslim 36:6596)

Sir Winston Churchill said:

"The fact that in islamic law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of islam has ceased to be a great power among them."

WOMEN'S RIGHTS and islam can NOT coexist.

LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) rights in islam.

There are simply none, the penalty is death.

Abd-Allaah ibn 'Abbaas said: "the highest point in the town should be found and the homosexual should be thrown head first from it, then stones should be thrown at him".

Abu Bakr (the father of Aisha and Mohammed's first successor), had a homosexual burned at the stake. The fourth Rightly-Guided Caliph, Mohammed's son-in-law Ali, ordered homosexuals to be thrown from the minaret of a mosque and stoned.

So, there are varying opinions on how the death penalty is to be carried out in islam. Abu Bakr recommended toppling a wall on the evil-doer, or else burning alive. Ali bin Abi Talib ordered death by stoning or thrown head-first from the top of a minaret (according to Ibn Abbaas, this last punishment must also be followed by stoning).

LGBT RIGHTS and islam can NOT coexist.

And, to complete the list...

LIBERTY and islam can NOT coexist.

FREE SPEECH and islam can NOT coexist.

FREE PRESS and islam can NOT coexist.

DEMOCRACY and islam can NOT coexist.

OTHER RELIGIONS and islam can NOT coexist.

ATHEISM and islam can NOT coexist.

HUMAN RIGHTS and islam can NOT coexist.

CRITICAL THINKING and islam can NOT coexist.

And, did you know this?

MODERATE MUSLIMS and islam can NOT coexist.

Islam is expansionistic and kills freedom wherever it takes root.

The main objective of Western democracies is to safeguard our natural rights against tyranny, so that all people might live in freedom and safety. But since Islamic supremacy, as a monolithic political ideology, stands in direct opposition to the ethic of this golden rule, islam poses an immense danger to human life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.

Its adherents, once muslims islamize a region in numbers great enough to control the government, imposing their totalitarian ways on all others within their political control.

This islamic modus operandi of literally forcing people to lose their freedom and submit to a Mohammedan way of life enforces a fascist philosophy on others that brooks no opposition.

Merely questioning islam can be considered apostasy (the crime of leaving islam) and is punishable by death. In Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 84, Hadith 57, Mohammed says: "Whoever changed his islamic religion, then kill him!".

For this reason, among others, the ideology of islam must be exposed outright and fought against vigorously, lest the future of the West become a deadly, totalitarian one.

Note: this is just as important for (moderate) muslims, as it is for non-muslims.

WATCH THIS VIDEO (24:50) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERou_Q5l9Gw
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The growth of islam:

The growth of islam is almost solely due to incredibly high birth rates. The "fastest growing religion in the world" is actually the "fastest breeding religion in the world".

Next to the staggering birth rates islam hardly grows. New converts are won by FEAR and DECEIT ONLY and NEVER by free will (such as is the case with Christianity, or any other religion). Muslims are either forced in their religion or are lied to if force is not possible.

Another main reason that islam is still growing today is because it's structure makes it very easy to become a muslim, but very difficult to leave the religion.

In muslim countries it is impossible for a muslim to become an ex-muslim or death awaits.

And likewise in muslim countries it is virtually impossible for non-muslims NOT to become a muslim if you're not. Unless you want to go through life as a dhimmi (inferior people who are treated pretty much like the jews were treated in WW2 by the Nazi's): through force.

In non-muslims countries (in the West) AT THE VERY LEAST shame awaits from family and community. And since islam is a complete way of life which controls EVERYTHING, leaving islam will in most cases also mean leaving your life, your family, father, mother and everything you are and value.

And likewise in non-muslim countries (in the West) many that became a muslim did so knowing absolutely NOTHING about islam and having a completely wrong image of what islam really is ("the religion of peace"): through deceit.

Yusuf al-Qaradawi, head of the Muslim Brotherhood and a leading scholar of Sunni islam (90% of muslims), said islam exists only because people fear being murdered if they leave:

"If they had gotten rid of the aposty punishment, islam wouldn't exist today...

Opposing apostasy is what kept islam to this day."

The growth of islam is based on:

1.) Converting, subjugating, or killing unbelievers.
2.) Killing apostates.
3.) Conquering the world -- by all means possible -- until all man-made (democratic) laws are gone and everyone lives under the sharia.

Why do muslims KILL?

Many muslims and apologists would like you to believe that islam is a religion of peace and that killing is strictly forbidden. This is a lie, it is simply NOT true.

Muslims say that islam forbids them from killing innocent people. What most of them won't tell you is that in islam ONLY DEVOUT MUSLIMS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE INNOCENT.

The koran and hadith state very clearly in many verses the command to kill, whether it is unbelievers, apostates, hypocrites, homosexuals, blasphemers, honor killings, those who wage war against islam, those who defame Allah or Mohammed, those who do not follow the sharia, etc, etc.

There are many, many reasons in islam to kill.

Mohammed mentioned jihad no less than 1.293 times in the hadiths alone.

Killing and jihad is not only related to islamic terrorist organisations. Jihad is part of the entire 1.6 billion muslim community world-wide. What we in the West define as "terrorism" is simply "the law" in many muslim dominated areas: just plain "state run terror".

Jihad is the most heroic duty that every muslim at some point is encouraged to engage in, to kill the unbeliever to please Allah is a fast-track ticket to Jannah (paradise).

Such a loving, tolerant, merciful god!

WATCH THIS VIDEO (16:37) FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Must Watch: 1400 Years of Islamic History in a Few Minutes - Brigitte Gabriel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guXBTgAxhIw
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The six forms of islamic deceit:

1.) Taqiyya: tactical deceit for the purposes of spreading islam.

Taqiyya [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT8-4Mq2pBE] (Shia) or Muda'rat (Sunni) is defined as dissimulation about one's muslim identity.

It comes from the verse in the koran that says: "Let believers not make friends with infidels in preference to the faithful" (Surah 3:28). And: "When it is possible to achieve an aim by lying but not by telling the truth, it is permissible to lie if attaining the goal is permissible, and lying is obligatory if the goal is obligatory" (Reliance of the Traveler, Para r8.2).

Examples include any lying to protect islam, or to protect a muslim. The practical application of this deception:

When muslims are few in numbers: "we are from the religion of peace".
When muslims are numerous: "islam deserves a special status".
When muslims outnumber you: "islam or else...".

2.) Kitman: deceit by omission.

Kitman is characterized by someone telling only PART of the truth, and not the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Often kitman results in a gross distortion of the truth.

For example, when a muslim says that jihad really refers to an internal, spiritual struggle. He is not telling that the koran uses jihad and its derivatives 59 times. Of those, only 16 (27%) could be considered "internal" with no object as the target of the struggle based on the context of the surah.

Another example of kitman is to quote ONLY the few peaceful passages from the koran, knowing full-well that that passage was later abrogated (cancelled) by a more militant, contradictory verse.

"There is no compulsion in religion" (Surah 2:256 -- Early Medina) is abrogated by: "Are they seeking a religion other than Allah's, when every soul in the heavens and earth has submitted to Him, willingly or by compulsion?" (Surah 3:83 -- Later Medina)

Or: "Permission to take up arms is hereby given to those who are attacked, because they have been wronged" (Surah 22:39 -- Late Mecca) is abrogated by: "When the sacred months are over, slay the idolaters wherever you find them. Arrest them, besiege them and lie in ambush everywhere for them" (Surah 9:5 -- Late Medina).

3.) Tawriya: deceit by ambiguity.

Tawriya is defined as concealing, and it could be called "creative lying". It is OK to break the intent of the oath, as long as you don't break the letter of the oath. (Reliance of the Traveler, sections o19.1 and o19.5)

For example: suppose someone protests that surah 1 of the koran demeans Christians and Jews, because it is a supplication muslims make to Allah seventeen times a day to keep them from the path of "those with whom God is angry" and "those who have lost their way".

A muslim might respond: "surah 1 never mentions Jews or Christians". He is practicing tawriya, because while surah 1 does not mention Jews and Christians by name, he knows full-well that the word "those" refers to Jews and Christians.

Another example: when a muslim responds to your greeting of "Merry Christmas!" He might say, "I wish you the best." In your mind, you think he has returned a Christmas greeting. In actuality, he has expressed his wish for you to convert to islam; he wishes the best for you which, in his view, is becoming a muslim.

4.) Taysir: deceit through facilitation.

This is a subtle doctrine that essentially means that if a muslim is unable to fulfil some aspect of his religious practice, then he is not obligated to attempt to do so (not having to observe all the tenets of sharia).

For example: a muslim would not sin by eating non-halal ("haram") food if no halal food is available or by missing prayers if there is no place or opportunity to pray.

Another example: muslims living in non-muslim countries can claim that they don't believe in various parts of the sharia (stoning adulterers, cutting thieves hands off, and so on), instead they can just set it aside by the doctrine of Taysir, waiting until circumstances change so that they can apply it.

5.) Darura: deceit through necessity.

In one sense the name says it all: anything that a muslim is compelled by necessity to do (to engage in something "haram" or forbidden), even to the point of denying faith, is covered (and permitted) by this doctrine.

For example: If a muslim is forced by necessity to go to a secular (Western) Court, rather than a Sharia Court to obtain his rights, that is Darura. Eventhough a muslim is not allowed to believe in man-made laws.

6.) Muruna: the temporary suspension of sharia.

Muruna means using flexibility to blend in with the enemy or the surroundings in order that muslim immigrants appear moderate, so the community gets the false sense that the early immigrants are not a threat, at least until the muslim community has gained strenght.

Thus, muslims may forget some of the commands in the koran, as long as they are pursuing a better command. Muslims striving to advance islam, therefore, can deviate from their islamic laws in order to cause non-muslims to lower their guard and place their trust in their muslim counterpart.

The late Mustafa Kemal Atatürk ("Father of Turkey") said about islam:

"This absurd theology is a rotting corpse which poisons our society."

Mohammed repeatedly told muslims to deceive Kafirs if it would advance islam:

As an example, Mohammed asked: "Who will kill Ka'b, the enemy of Allah and Mohammed?". Bin Maslama rose and responded: "O Mohammed! Would it please you if I killed him?". Mohammed answered: "Yes". Bin Maslama then said: "Give me permission to deciev him with lies so that my plot will succeed". Mohammed replied, "You may speak falsely to him."

"Jihad is deceit." [Bukhari 5,59,369 and 4,52,268]

Remember: this is the man all muslims are supposed to emulate! Ask yourself, honestly: if it is permitted to lie to advance islam, why should anyone believe a follower of islam?

WATCH THIS VIDEO (8:10) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8c38_46W5c
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The "moderate" side of islam:

There is NO "moderate islam" in the mosques.

There is NO "moderate islam" in the koran, the sira or the hadith.

There is NO "moderate islam" in Mecca.

There is NO "moderate islam" in ANY muslim dominated country.

If you want to find a "moderate islam" follow the MAINSTREAM MEDIA, browse the NEWSPAPERS after a terrorist attack, or listen to all those POLITICIANS who keep insisting islam is "a religion of peace" but have NEVER EVEN READ THE KORAN and KNOW ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT ISLAM.

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"MODERATE ISLAM" IS A MYTH!

And like all myths it exists only in the imagination of those who tell the stories.

"Moderate islam" is not what most muslims believe, "moderate islam" is what most liberals and politicians BELIEVE or HOPE that muslims believe.

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This generation of Western leaders seeks the affirmation of their secular liberalism in a moderate islam. EVEN IF THEY HAVE TO MAKE IT UP.

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Cognitive dissonance...

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When Western leaders insist that islam has nothing to do with the latest islamic atrocity, they are NOT referencing a religion practised by muslims, but AN IMAGINARY RELIGION that they imagine muslims must practice. Because the alternative is the end of everything that they believe in (and have invested in).

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And even when they do find out they are wrong, it is very hard to come back from a position taken after you once so fiercely defended it in public.

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When they claim that the latest batch of islamic terrorists don't speak for islam, they aren't defending muslims, they are really defending multiculturalism. Assuming that muslims believe in multiculturalism because they do.

Most politicians devoutly apologize for any disrespect to islam, but muslims don't care.

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Instead of fighting a war against the reality of islam, our leaders have chosen to fight a war against reality. They don't have a plan for defeating the fascist islamic ideology, but for defeating reality.

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Most Western leaders claim to be fighting narratives, but they have no interest in actually challenging the islamic narrative of superiority that is the root cause of all conflicts. Instead they take great pains not to offend muslims.

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This DOES NOT challenge the islamic supremacist narrative, instead IT AFFIRMS IT. The so called intellectuals who refuse to criticise islam are allowing the ideology to take over Western values and are helping islam to islamise the West.

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Liberals in muslim countries fight against islam. But liberals in the West fiercely defend it... until reality catches up with them and it is too late.

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There is no such thing as a "moderate" or "non-wahabistic" or "non-salafistic" islam. There is only ONE islam and it is written in the koran and sunna.

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The term "moderate islam" is an invention of liberal academics, secular theologians and politicians.

IT IS A LIE.

IT IS MADE UP.

IT DOES NOT EXIST.

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Erdogan, the current Prime Minister of Turkey, said (among other things):

"Our goal is to be the islamic state. Our legacy is islam.

The term 'moderate islam' is ugly and offensive. THERE IS NO 'MODERATE ISLAM'. Islam is islam.

THE MOSQUES ARE OUR BARRACKS, the domes are our helmets, the minarets are our bayonets and the faithful are our soldiers.

Democracy is just the train we board to reach our destination [a repressive sharia society], once we reach our destination, we get off."

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Just a little friendly reminder: Hitler was once elected to power by democracy too. After he came to power he abolished democracy at the first opportunity he got, became a dictator and declared himself supreme leader, Fuhrer of Germany.

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The "reformation" of islam:

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You may know some moderate muslims and therefore think that islam itself is also moderate or that islam can be reformed to fit "whatever a moderate muslim might think islam is".

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It is frequently said that moderate muslims can solve the problem of jihad and terror. Everyone has met nice muslims, some of whom are even willing to admit that islam has problems.

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But we have to understand that what we call: "moderation", is simply: "ignoring the violence and hate". The jihad cannot be removed, it can only be denied by ignoring it. A moderate muslim has the same koran, sunna, Allah and Mohammed as a jihadist has.

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Here is the problem: islam cannot be changed by anybody, moderate or not because islam is the civilizational doctrine found in the koran, sira and hadith. It is already written down, and the writer -- who said that nothing may ever be changed -- is dead. So there is the end of the story. It really is that simple.

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Nobody can change the sunna and the koran. Their words are eternal, perfect and universal. Nobody can change islam, it is fixed, eternal, unchangeable, forever and frozen by its unalterable doctrine. The koran is "what Mohammed said", it is NOT "what muslims say". Jihad and Hijrah are the core and can never be separated.

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Muslims can only choose not to practice the dark side of islam, that is if they live in a FREE country and have that choice. They cannot change it or get rid of it. Therefore a reformation of islam will never happen because MUSLIMS CANNOT CHANGE ISLAM, ISLAM CHANGES MUSLIMS.

The "moderate" side of muslims:

There are approximately 1.62 billion muslims in the world today.

Approximately 85% of those believe that A WIFE SHOULD ALWAYS OBEY her husband (1.39 billion).

Approximately 68% of those believe that SHARIA SHOULD RULE (1.1 billion).

Approximately 47% of those believe that there should be DEATH FOR ADULTERY (748 million).

Approximately 37% of those believe that there should be DEATH FOR LEAVING ISLAM (584 million).

More than 65% of muslims IN THE WEST say that RELIGIOUS RULES (the sharia) are MORE IMPORTANT to them than the laws of the country in which they live...

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27 MILLION black people are STILL owned as SLAVES in muslim countries. TODAY.

WATCH THIS VIDEO (6:17) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7TAAw3oQvg
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Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi about islam in the West:

"With your democratic laws we will colonize you and with our laws of the Koran we will dominate you."

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Let this sink in:

Every country which islam has entered has become a muslim country within a couple of hundred years.

Egypt was once Christian.
Iraq was once Christian.
Turkey was once Christian.
Syria was once Christian.
Afghanistan was once Buddhist.
Pakistan was once Hindu.
200 years ago Indonesia was Hindu and today it's 90% muslim.
That's just to name a few.

Islam has arrived in Europe, USA, and Australia and is currently outbreeding the Judeo Christian majority by 8-1.

Now, think about this for a second...

Almost every country now occupied by islam used to be a blooming Christian nation once, much like the West is today.

Turkey -- used to be a christian nation -- now completely islamic

Lebanon -- used to be a christian nation -- now completely islamic

Egypt -- used to be a christian nation -- now completely islamic

Iran -- used to be a christian nation -- now completely islamic

Iraq -- used to be a christian nation -- now completely islamic

Syria -- used to be a christian nation -- now completely islamic

All of North Africa -- used to be christian -- now completely islamic

Afghanistan -- used to be a buddhist nation -- now completely islamic

Pakistan -- used to be a hindu nation -- now completely islamic

And so on...

Afghanistan -- Sunni (80%), Shiism (19%)
Albania -- Sunni (70%)
Algeria -- Sunni (99%)
Azerbaijan -- Sunni (14%), Shiism (85%)
Bahrain -- Sunni (81%)
Bangladesh -- Sunni (89%)
Djibouti -- Sunni (94%)
Egypt -- Sunni (90%)
Gaza -- Sunni (98.7%)
Iraq -- Sunni (38%), Shiism (58%)
Iran -- Sunni (9%), Shiism (89%)
Indonesia -- Sunni (90%)
Yemen -- Sunni (80%), Shiism (19%)
Jordan -- Sunni (92%)
Kuwait -- Sunnism (59.5%), Shiism (25.5%)
Kyrgyzstan -- Sunni (75%)
Kazakhstan -- Sunni (70.2%)
Kosovo -- Sunni (99%)
Libya -- Sunni (97%)
Mali -- Sunni (90%)
Maldives -- Sunni (99%)
Morocco -- Sunni (99%)
Mauritania -- Sunni (99%)
Niger -- Sunni (80%)
Uzbekistan -- Sunni (88%)
Oman -- Ibadi (67%), Sunnism (32%), Shiism (1%)
Pakistan -- Sunni (91.2%), Shiism (3.8%)
Palestine -- unknown
Qatar -- Sunni (85.5%), Shiism (9.5%)
Saudi Arabia -- Sunni (89.7%), Shiism (10%)
Senegal -- Sunni (91%)
Somalia -- Sunni (99%)
Syria -- Sunni (74.8%), Shiism (13.2%)
Tajikistan -- Sunni (90.2%), Shiism (4.8%)
Chechnya -- Sunni (94%)
Tunisia -- Sunni (98%)
Turkey -- Sunni (75.8%), Shiism (20.4%)
Turkmenistan -- Sunni (84.7%), Shiism (4.3%)
United Arab Emirates -- Sunni (80.5%), Shiism (15.4%)
West Bank -- Sunni (75%)
Western Sahara -- Sunni (99%)

Why do you think that is? Why not HALF the nation or a PART of it?

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It is simply because islam seeks world domination. Islam is a DOMINANT and INTOLERANT religion of SUBMISSION and when it enters a nation sooner or later 99% of ALL people with other religions -- or no religion -- either:

1.) FLEE THE COUNTRY
2.) ARE FORCED TO CONVERT TO ISLAM
3.) OR GET KILLED

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The very few non-muslims who still live in islamic countries today (1-5%) are being heavily discriminated upon and are treated as INFERIOR people.

MUCH LIKE THE JEWS WERE TREATED BY THE NAZIS IN WW2.

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Other religions -- or atheism -- and islam simply can NOT coexist.

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A fact of life:

Islam has eventually taken over EVERY country it has moved in to, do you honestly think it will be any different in YOUR country? Let this sink in for a minute.

WATCH THIS VIDEO (30:46) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2kipPRUqGA

WATCH THIS VIDEO (33:44) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5RjyxVEMVo
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The POLITICS of Islam:

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Islam is both a RELIGION and a POLITICAL SYSTEM. It is the political system that affects everyone and has subjugated civilizations for over 1400 years, Muslims and non-muslims. It is therefore mainly the POLITICAL SYSTEM that NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED by non-muslims.

Islamic politics are outlined in the life of Mohammed and his traditions. The koran declares that Mohammed is the perfect pattern of life. Political Islam is mostly determined by the example of Mohammed as found in 3 books -- the koran, the sira (his biography) and hadith (traditions). Until you know Mohammed, you cannot know islam.

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Differing POINTS OF VIEW (muslims and non-muslims):

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There is a tacit social assumption that only a muslim's point of view about islam is the "right" view. However, OVER HALF OF ISLAMS DOCTRINE IS ABOUT THE NON-MUSLIM (the "kafir"). This means the non-muslim has a unique point of view, that is quite different from the muslim (who is to subjugate the kafir).

As an example: on several occasions Mohammed had enemies assassinated. For muslims this was a TRIUMPH, since the enemies had denied the prophet-hood of Mohammed. For kafirs it was an ACT OF EVIL. As you can see, these are two different views.

Apologists might say that others have done worse. By definition, these points of view cannot be resolved, but ALL SIDES MUST BE HEARD and not just the muslims point of view.

Amount of text devoted to kafirs in islam (how to subjugate non-muslims):

Koran: 64%

Sira: 81%

Hadith: 37%

Total trilogy: 60%

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THE DOCTRINE OF ISLAM IS FAR MORE CONCERNED WITH THE UNBELIEVERS (for instance how non-muslims should be humiliated, converted and killed) THAN IT IS WITH THE BELIEVERS (for instance how muslims should pray, act or how to be a good muslim).

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Separating RELIGION from POLITICS:

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The Islamic religion itself is of no consequence to non-muslims. However, THE POLITICS OF ISLAM is of the GREATEST IMPORTANCE. For example: prayer is a religious act, but demanding that rooms in public schools be set aside and work stopped for prayer is a political act.

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When Muslims pressure us to change work, play, schools, traditions, politics, laws, AND EVEN THE WHOLE CULTURE, those are POLITICAL DEMANDS. [concessions to Sharia; changing our government to sharia with one concession at a time.] If we reject these political demands (as is of course our right) there is NO RELIGIOUS CONSEQUENCE to muslims. Therefore it is first and foremost THE POLITICAL DOCTRINE THAT MUST BE DEALT WITH.

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Political islam is basically that part of islam that has to do with the kafirs (the non-muslims).

WATCH THIS VIDEO (22:55) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9sYgqRtZGg
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Read this twice:
Islam is not just about RELIGION, that is only a small part of it. It is mostly about POLITICS.

Islam is a fascist, political, absolute and totalitarian ideology that aims to CONTROL the RELIGIOUS, SOCIAL and POLITICAL LIFE of mankind in ALL its aspects based on TOTAL submission to its teachings and authority.

A very, very dangerous ideology.

There is no excuse for islam...

Islam is built on a house of cards and crumbles as soon as any intelligent person takes a critical look at it. There is NO PLACE FOR DEBATE IN ISLAM because it cannot stand on its own. IT IS INDEFENSIBLE.

The koran has NO logical path to truth, love, and life. The koran EXPLICITLY dictates the use of lying, hate and killing everyone who does not follow islam. THESE ARE THE FUNDAMENTALS.

HERE IS WHAT HAPPENS IN ISLAMIC COUNTRIES, TODAY:

Criticizing or denying any part of the koran is punishable by death.

Criticizing or denying Mohammed is a prophet is punishable by death.

Criticizing or denying allah, the moon god of islam is punishable by death.

A muslim who becomes a non-muslim is punishable by death.

A non-muslim who leads a muslim away from Islam is punishable by death.

Any infidel (anyone who won't convert to islam) is punishable by death.

A non-muslim man who marries a muslim woman is punishable by death.

A man can marry an infant girl and consummate the marriage when she is 9 years old.

Girls' clitoris should be cut-off (per Mohammed's words in book 41, kitab al-adab, hadith 5251).

A woman can have one husband, but a man can have up to four wives, only Mohammed can have more.

A man can unilaterally divorce his wife but a woman needs her husband's consent to divorce.

A man can beat his wife for insubordination.

Theft is punishable by amputation of the right hand.

Testimonies of four male witnesses are required to prove rape against a woman.

A woman who has been raped cannot testify in court against her rapist(s).

A woman's testimony in court, allowed only in property cases, carries half the weight of a man's testimony.

A female heir inherits half of what a male heir inherits.

A woman should not drive a car, as it leads to fitnah (upheaval).

A woman should not speak alone to a man who is not her husband or a relative.

Meat to be eaten must only come from animals that have been sacrificed to allah (halal).

Muslims must engage in taqiyya and lie to non-Muslims to advance islam.

And so on...

Saudi Arabia: the birthplace of islam.

In Saudi Arabia, the "Vatican" of islam, which is generally seen as a peaceful "moderate" islamic kingdom, people are executed for blasphemy, executed for apostasy, a woman is not allowed to drive, not allowed to leave the house with a mahram, not allowed to vote. The Western "ally" Saudi Arabia has beheaded TWICE AS MANY people as ISIS last year.

This is what islam is: Saudi Arabia has NOT misunderstood islam.

Iran, which stones people to death for adultery, has NOT misunderstood islam.

Yemen, which marries children at the age of nine, has NOT misunderstood islam.

In Afghanistan, Iran, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates and Yemen being an atheist (having no faith) is punishable by death. So far over 40 islamic countries have anti-women laws.

Islam is...

Death for apostasy.
Death for blasphemy.
Death for adultery.
Death for homosexuality.
Gender segregation.
Gender discrimination.
Unequal testimony between man and woman in legal proceedings.
Child marriages.
Amputations.
Beheadings.
Imprisonment for being raped.
Whippings.
Stoning.
Antisemitism.
Polygamist marriages.
Marriages not requiring the consent of the bride.
No free speech.
No freedom of religion.
No Bibles.
No churches.
And so on...

In EVERY country where islam calls the shots, all you see is INEQUALITY, BRUTALITY, VIOLENCE and FEAR IMPOSED BY THE STATE.

WATCH THIS VIDEO (4:33) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KQgzn8UYwc
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The sharia. [syn: Sharia Law]

What is the sharia? It is the koran, the sira (the biography of Mohammed) and the hadith (Mohammed's traditions) reduced down to a legal, cultural and civilizational code. Sharia dictates a complete way of life for both the muslim and the non-muslim. (Its goal is to rule all.) The most complete sourcebook for Sharia Law is "Umdat al-Salik", or "Reliance of the Traveller", which can be downloaded here.

According to the sharia:

-- There is no freedom of religion or freedom of speech.
-- There is no equality between people (for instance between muslims and non-muslims).
-- There are no equal rights for men and women.
-- There is no democracy or a separation between religion and state politics.

The sharia is the most important part of islamic doctrine. Sharia is islam and islam is Sharia. Sharia includes law, but it also includes how to raise a family, theology, philosophy and every aspect of daily living. The Sharia includes pronouncements for both muslims and non-muslims (kafirs). The Sharia is a complete manual for a civilization.

The Sharia does not allow free speech. It is for instance forbidden to make a joke about Mohammed. Blasphemy, offcourse, is also forbidden. The Sharia says that constitutions and democratic laws are manmade and a product of ignorance.

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The koran says: "The Sharia is Allah's law and must replace all other governments".

THIS IS WHAT IS WRITTEN IN THE ISLAMIC DOCTRINE. THIS IS WHAT IT'S FOLLOWERS BELIEVE AND ARE TRYING TO ACHIEVE. WHEREVER POSSIBLE. ULTIMATELY WORLDWIDE.

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What exactly is included in the Sharia:

Beheadings
Stonings
Hangings
Crucifixions
Honor killings
Genocide
Burning infidels alive
Supremacy and global domination
Warfare and conquest
Beatings
Torture
Limb amputations
Genital mutilation
Death to apostates
Forced conversion
Slavery
Sex slavery and rape
Misogyny and sexism
Women enslavement
Wife beating
Child marriage and rape
Brutality against homosexuals
Censorship
Dictatorship
Bigotry and hatred
Robbery and pillage
Extortion of nonbelievers
Persecution and death for blasphemy and atheism
Animal cruelty
Prohibition of music and singing
Destruction of all pre-islamic antiquities
And so on...

More specifically, the Sharia (among other things) commands that:

1.) The mosque and state are not separate. [It says that there is NO separation of Church and State]

2.) Jihad may be waged against injustice or an unjust nation, as islam defines the terms. (Classical texts say islam is justice, and no islam is injustice. Therefore, a "just war" can be waged against a nation or people who do not submit to islam.)

3.) Jihad may be waged to spread islam and force conversions -- a holy war. (Koran 8:39, 9:5, 9:11-12, 9:14, 9:29, 9:33, 61:9 and 48:28.)

4.) A captive in jihad may be executed, enslaved, ransomed for money, exchanged for other prisoners, or released freely. (Koran 47:4, 33:25-27 and 4:24.)

5.) A woman captive of jihad may be forced to have to sex with her captors -- now owners. (Koran 4:24.)

6.) Property can be destroyed or confiscated during jihad. (Koran 59:2 and 59:5.)

7.) Jihad may be waged to collect spoils. (Koran 8:1, 8:7, 8:41 and 48:20.)

8.) A second-class submission tax, called the jizyah, must be imposed on Jews and Christians -- and other religious minorities -- living in islamic countries. (Koran 9:29 offers three options to Jews and Christians: (1) Fight and die; (2) convert to islam; (3) or keep their religion, but pay a tribute or submission tax, the jizyah, while living under islam. In islamic history, vanquished Jews and Christians became known as "dhimmis". This word appears in koran 9:8 and 9:10, meaning a "treaty" or "oath," but it can also mean those who are "condemned" "reviled" or "reproved" (Koran 17:18, 17:22 and 68:49). The word "submission" in Koran 9:29 can also be translated as "humiliation", "utterly humbled", "contemptible" or "vile".)

9.) Slavery is allowed. (Koran 5:89, 24:33 4:36, 4:24, 23:1-7 and 33:52.)

10.) A male owner may have sex with his slave-women, even prepubescent slave-girls. (Koran 4:24 and 23:1-7.)

11.) Slaves may be beaten.

12.) Apostasy laws, including execution, may be imposed on anyone who leaves islam -- an apostate. (Koran 4:88-89, 9:73-74, and 9:123.)

13.) Blasphemy laws, including imprisonment or execution, may be imposed on critics of islam or Mohammed. (Koran 3:186, 33:57-61, 9:61-66, 9:73 and 9:123.)

14.) Drinkers and gamblers may be flogged. (Koran 2:219, 4:43, and 5:90-91.)

15.) An injured plaintiff -- a private citizen -- has the options of forgiving or exacting legal and literal revenge -- physical eye for physical eye (qisas). (Koran 5:45 and 2:187-189.)

16.) The hand of a thief may be cut off. (Koran 5:38.)

17.) A robber may be crucified or his alternate hand and foot cut off. (Koran 5:33.)

18.) Homosexuals may be imprisoned, flogged, or executed.

19.) Fornicators may be flogged. (Koran 24:2.)

20.) Adulterers may be stoned to death.

21.) False accusers of sexual crimes may be flogged eighty times. (Koran 24:1-4, 24:13, 2:228, 4:34 and 2:223.)

22.) A woman inherits half what a man does. (Koran 4:11.)

23.) A woman's testimony in a court of law counts half of a man's testimony. (Koran 2:282.)

24.) A man may legally and irrevocably divorce his wife, outside of a court of law, by correctly pronouncing three times "you are divorced". (Koran 2:229.)

25.) A wife may re-marry her ex-husband if, and only if, she marries another man, has sex with him, and then this second man divorces her. (Koran 2:230.)

26.) Husbands may hit their wives. (Koran 4:34.)

27.) A man may be polygamous with up to four wives. (Koran 4:3 and 33:50-52.)

28.) A man may simply get rid of one of his "undesirable" wives. (Koran 4:128.)

29.) A mature man can marry a prepubescent girl -- Mohammed himself was 53 years old when he married the 6 year old Aisha. (Koran 65:1-4.)

30.) A woman must wear a head covering and maybe a facial veil. (Koran 24:31, 33:53 and 33:59.)

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Furthermore: the first three murders are forgiven in islam and in sharia law (this is about muslim on muslim murders, all infidels can ALWAYS be killed at will under islam).

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Sharia police [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvb-UKKPzKk] are the authorities that people report information to. [Your fellow citizens rat on you and help enslave you; the system could not function without citizens helping to enslave their fellow citizens. Hint: this is how you can throw a monkey wrench into the works -- by refusing to report others.] These are also the men who implement the punishments such as floggings and stoning of women. Many times women are even arrested for doing things like making their husbands angry.

WATCH THIS VIDEO (11:59) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTYvsQ4Eph8

WATCH THIS VIDEO (2:51) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvb-UKKPzKk
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Know your history:

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In 1400 years no nation has ever become NOT completely islamic after islam has entered it... EVER.

THINK ABOUT THIS:

In what kind of world will you live, OR THE NEXT GENERATIONS, if YOU let this happen and now look the other way, want to be politically correct or just don't want to think and talk about it because it is a taboo?

It is of the HIGHEST IMPORTANCE to address this issue NOW.

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali:

"Political correctness is a weapon used to silence people who tell the truth.

There is a huge difference between being tolerant and tolerating intolerance."

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Defending islam

Many can not understand islam. The mind just can't comprehend it because it is such a fundamentally different way of thinking. We, in the West, are so accustomed to the Western way of thinking based on the Judeo-Christian culture, the 10 commandments, equality for all, the golden rule (the principle of treating others as one would wish to be treated), tolerance and forgiveness we assume that these mandates are automatically common to ALL religions.

Unfortunately, they are not. The doctrine of islam clearly goes against almost everything we in the West believe in and stand for. Islam has -- for instance -- no "Golden Rule". No equal rights. No critical thinking. No freedom of speech. No democracy. No liberty. No LGBT's. No atheism. Extreme cruelty in punishments and for animals, and much, much more.

Despite the overwhelming evidence that islam brings nothing good, many people just can't believe it to be true and therefore simply deny the idea. Blocking it from their minds. On top of this, we all know some nice moderate muslims we don't want to offend. This is why we see that so many people in the West (including ignorant westernized muslims!) are still in total denial about islam, looking the other way, or even promoting it. Politicians, media, liberals and educators... Much like an ostrich with its head in the sand.

Luckily, there is hope... People all over the world are slowly but surely starting to wake up. And eventhough, for most people it takes some time before the penny has dropped. And eventhough, you need to have some necessary knowledge to see it... Once you do see it, it can never be "unseen".

Islam, the ultimate brainwashing machine.

The process of indoctrination that poisons minds is called: Dawah. Almost all muslims are brainwashed, most of them since birth generation after generation after generation. If you want to obtain OBJECTIVE knowledge about islam, always talk to an ex-muslim, never to a muslim, for obvious reasons.

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It's truly funny to see muslims never have any factual support for their sayings. It proves they don't know islam by heart, only from imams. You'll find that when muslims -- or apologists -- are trying to defend islam, it usually comes down to this:

1.) You know nothing about islam. / There are also good things in the koran.
2.) What you are saying is taken out of context. / Most muslims don't see it like that.
3.) Others have done bad things as well (Christians, Jews, America, Crusades...).
4.) You're racist. / You're islamophobic. / You're a hatemonger.
5.) Look at the Bible.

It (almost) never goes any further than this, no facts, no arguments. That is what happens when people want to defend something that is indefensible.

Just in case you were wondering, here's the answer to these questions:

1.) There are good things in the koran. But, the koran is dualistic [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjKTpQQY4wE] -- otherwise islam could never have survived. The peaceful verses from the koran were all written in Mecca (when Mohammed was still a religious leader), but all these verses (without exception) are replaced (abrogated) [http://www.koran-at-a-glance.com/] by "better" (read: violent) verses in the koran written in Medina. The koran says: if two verses contradict each other the later verse is always the better one.

2.) Every possible context is in the sunna, [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHmsL0p6jnI] and it usually refers to Mohammed's life or traditions. The "view" or "opinion" that anybody has bout islam is NOT IMPORTANT, it does NOT change what is written in islam and... views can change.

So, it has nothing to do with "interpretations". It has everything to do with following the prophets actions. The ONLY opinion that counts is the opinion of Mohammed himself, and he saw islam exactly like ISIS sees it. There is no crime that ISIS has done that Mohammed himself has not done himself 1400 years ago.

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3.) First: killing is never right and history is sometimes brutal and bad things have happened, but naming other bad things does not excuse islam. Second: in terms of number of deaths islam reaches lonely heights. For 1400 years, until this very day, EVERY MONTH [http://www.bbc.com/news/world-30080914] more people are killed in the name of islam [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_To-cV94Bo] than were killed in the entire Spanish inquisition in 350 years. [http://www.strangenotions.com/spanish-inquisition/] Islam murders more people EVERY DAY than the KKK has in the last 70 years. [http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/shipp/lynchingyear.html] Islam has made about 9 times more victims than Stalin and Hitler combined (and this only the non-muslim victims, there were also about 2-3 times as many muslims killed because they were "not islamic enough"). Third, the reason for killing: We must not forget that the jihadists who kill in the name of islam justify their actions ONLY by the existence of non-muslims. This means, just because a person is not a muslim he must be killed. That is different than fighting for peace or for example fighting to liberate Europe from Hitler. Fourth: about the crusades, do you know why there were crusades at all? Because of islamic terrorists were trying to take over the Christian world. [https://www.politicalislam.com/jihad-lead-crusades/] The crusades did not start the muslim belief that everyone who is not a muslim must die, they were a reaction to muslims acting on that belief.]
See also:
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The Truth about Islamic Crusades and Imperialism
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2005/11/the_truth_about_islamic_crusad.html
A timeline of all of the Christian countries conquered, with the people raped, enslaved and slaughtered, by Muslims that led to the Crusades
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The Crusades: A Response to Islamic Aggression
John J. O'Neill's latest essay shines a light on the historical reality of the Crusades, which were a defensive action against the forcible expansion of Islam into territories that had been part of Christendom for centuries.
https://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2010/02/crusades-response-to-islamic-aggression.html
https://gatesofvienna.net/2010/02/the-crusades-a-response-to-islamic-aggression/
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The Real History of the Crusades: A series of holy wars against Islam led by power-mad popes and fought by religious fanatics? Think again.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2005/mayweb-only/52.0.html
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The Crusades: When Christendom Pushed Back
https://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/history/item/4698-the-crusades-when-christendom-pushed-back
Growing in leaps and bounds, the Caliphate, as the Islamic realm is known, has thus far subdued much of Christendom, conquering the old Christian lands of the Mideast and North Africa in short order. Syria and Iraq fell in 636; Palestine in 638; and Egypt, which was not even an Arab land, fell in 642. North Africa, also not Arab, was under Muslim control by 709. Then came the year 711 and the Moors' invasion of Europe, as they crossed the Strait of Gibraltar and entered Visigothic Iberia (now Spain and Portugal). And the new continent brought new successes to Islam. Conquering the Iberian Peninsula by 718, the Muslims crossed the Pyrenees Mountains into Gaul (now France) and worked their way northward. And now, in 732, they are approaching Tours, a mere 126 miles from Paris. Misconceptions about the Crusades are all too common. The Crusades are generally portrayed as a series of holy wars against Islam led by power-mad popes and fought by religious fanatics. They are supposed to have been the epitome of self-righteousness and intolerance, a black stain on the history of the Catholic Church in particular and Western civilization in general. A breed of proto-imperialists, the Crusaders introduced Western aggression to the peaceful Middle East and then deformed the enlightened Muslim culture, leaving it in ruins. For variations on this theme, one need not look far. See, for example, Steven Runciman's famous three-volume epic, History of the Crusades, or the BBC/A&E documentary, The Crusades, hosted by Terry Jones. Both are terrible history yet wonderfully entertaining.
But what does good history tell us? Madden continues:
Christians in the eleventh century were not paranoid fanatics. Muslims really were gunning for them. While Muslims can be peaceful, Islam was born in war and grew the same way. From the time of Mohammed, the means of Muslim expansion was always the sword. Muslim thought divides the world into two spheres, the Abode of Islam and the Abode of War.... In the eleventh century, the Seljuk Turks conquered Asia Minor (modern Turkey), which had been Christian since the time of St. Paul. The old Roman Empire, known to modern historians as the Byzantine Empire, was reduced to little more than Greece. In desperation, the emperor in Constantinople sent word to the Christians of western [sic] Europe asking them to aid their brothers and sisters in the East.
[The Crusades] were not the brainchild of an ambitious pope or rapacious knights but a response to more than four centuries of conquests in which Muslims had already captured two-thirds of the old Christian world. At some point, Christianity as a faith and a culture had to defend itself or be subsumed by Islam. The Crusades were that defense...
Yet, again, perspective is necessary. Medieval armies didn't have modern discipline or rules of engagement, and they were, above all, medieval. You could not have put hundreds of thousands of men in the field during the course of centuries in that age without writing some dark chapters. Really, though, you couldn't do it in the modern age, either.
With all these failures and missteps, we may wonder why Europeans continued Crusading well beyond the 13th century's close. We may ask, was it worth the blood and treasure? Yet the answer boils down to one word: survival. The threats to Europe mentioned earlier would not remain theoretical. The Muslims would extinguish the Byzantine Empire -- and Constantinople would be renamed Istanbul. They would cross into the Balkans, and their descendants would clash with Christians there in the 1990s. The Ottoman Turks would capture the Italian town of Otranto in 1480, prompting the evacuation of Rome. The Ottomans would occupy what is now Hungary for 158 years. And, in 1529 and 1683, they would reach the gates of Vienna.
Yet the tide would finally turn against Dar al-Islam. The Ottomans would lose the Battle of Vienna in 1683, and, more significantly, Europe was blossoming. It would outpace the Muslim world technologically, and in its march toward modernity, the Christian "barbarians" would become the burgeoning civilization. In fact, they would become dominant enough to forget how recent their time in the sun is -- and how, perhaps, it almost never was...
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4.) A racist is someone who excludes a race, islam is NOT a race, [https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/pages/site/racism.aspx] it is an ideology. An ideology, with a little bit of religion. The Sharia even is a complete handbook for a civilization. A phobia is an unjust fear of something, the fear of islam is absolutely justifiable. [https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/pages/articles/islamophobia.aspx] The islamic doctrine is full of hate speech, appointing the hate speech of islam may be uncomfortable but is not hate speech, it is telling the truth.

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5.) There is a huge difference between the violence in the Bible (OT) and the violence in the trilogy of islam, being: ALL the violence in the Bible is DESCRIPTIVE. While the violence in islam is FOR ALL TIMES and is PRESCRIPTIVE. The Bible (OT) is a history book, there are no eternal laws in the Bible other than the 10 commandments. The Bible does not call for eternal violence and the koran very clearly does. So, yes it's true that there is violence in the Bible but every story in the Bible refers to ONE specific situation, place and time. The koran however is a book of laws and commands, and because the words of Allah (spoken by Mohammed, of course) are the highest, are perpetual, are to be taken literally and can never be doubted, there is no other interpretation possible. Not 1400 years ago, not now, never.

[See this about how the Bible goes from the violence in the Old Testament to the non-violence of Jesus in the New Testament (Jesus never harmed anyone); the Koran is written in a dialect that very few people can understand today, and everything in it is constantly being abrogated or replaced by whatever any imam decide to change at the moment. The Koran is also arranged from longest sura to shortest instead of chronologically, intentionally obscuring the fact that Mohammed went from peaceful (10 new followers per year) to extremely violent (10,000 new followers per year -- people love violence, raping, pillaging, murdering, terror). Mohammed himself said, "I have been made victorious with terror." https://startthinkingright.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/islams-only-hope-for-true-reform-comes-from-a-surprising-source-and-what-of-americas-only-hope-for-reform/]
[Count the number of people that Islam has maimed, raped, tortured, enslaved, murdered, etc. vs the number that Christians have done that to, rather than just compare the Koran and Bible, though -- that's more important.]
We have a progression in both Testaments of the Bible from the Old Covenant to a New Covenant. And the New Covenant is literally and even physically embodied in the Word, Messiah Jesus.
And what is it that Jesus taught? What did He command? Violence? No, the Virgin-born fulfillment of Isaiah 9:6 came to be "the Prince of peace." And Jesus taught even as He was being led away to be viciously flogged and then crucified, "Put your sword back in its place," Jesus said to him, "for all who draw the sword will die by the sword."
Liberals completely fail to comprehend this: the Bible begins with violence and moves to peace.
Not so the Qur'an. Not so Muhammad. When you read a Qur'an, understand that "Muhammad was like two different persons at two different times and the Quran is like two contradictory books pasted together." Understand that in Islam you have 1390 Years of Violence and only 10 years of Peace.
When Mohammad first began to proselytize his new religion in Mecca and claim that he was receiving revelations from Allah, he was decidedly the underdog. And correspondingly all of his revelations centered around peaceful coexistence and tolerance.
But then Mohammad went to Medina in what is today called "Al Hijra." He was able to garner followers and became militarily powerful. And suddenly all of the revelations of his Qur'an took a decidedly violent turn.
The Qur'an was NOT organized in any kind of chronological order; rather, it was organized by length, from the longest to the shortest suras.
When you re-arrange the Qur'an by chronology, you get this order: and you get not violence to peace as the Holy Bible gives, but peace to VIOLENCE.
So, for example, do your own research. Consider the very first violent Sura 2:191-193 found in the Qur'an which states, "And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief or unrest] is worse than killing... but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone. But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun (the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)". And lo and behold, when you examine the chronological order and look to the right column to see where it was organized according to the tradition based on length of sura, you find that this edict found in Sura 2 to "kill them wherever you may find them" is the VERY FIRST sura Mohammad conveniently claimed he received from Allah when he arrived in Medina and became the dominant power.
This is not merely a command for violence; it is a UNIVERSAL COMMAND for violence. I'll talk about that more.
Keep going down the list of violent suras and look at where they are found, whether they were written earlier in Mohammad's Mecca phase or later when he arrived at Medina and became militarily powerful.
You will find that without any question, the vast overwhelming majority of violent sura that commanded violence and death were given in Medina just as the vast overwhelming majority of suras commanding any kind of "peace" was given in Mecca.
A simple historic statement of fact: Mohammad and the Qur'an takes us from peace to viciousness and hate and murder and death and slaughter.
Now, this is bad, but it actually gets WORSE. Because Islam has a doctrine called "abrogation" by which later suras correct and supercede earlier ones.
In other words, if Mohammad first said "peace" and then he said "war," the ONLY correct interpretation of the Qur'an MUST BE WAR... (Excerpt: See full article at link)
And hence we have examples of blatantly obvious abrogation in the Qur'an such as:
In Surah 58, Al Mujadilah, verse 12, the believers are commanded to give alms before a private consultation with the Messenger. In verse 13 they are told that it is no longer necessary.
In Surah 33, Al Ahzab, verses 50-51 Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) is allowed to marry and divorce an unlimited number of women. In verse 52 he is prohibited to continue to do so.
In Surah 73, Al Muzzammil, verses 2-4, the prophet of Islam is commanded to spend about half of the night in prayer and reading of the Quran. In verse 20 of the same Surah this is changed into what is easy for him and those who followed his example.
But this Islamic view of Allah is in very direct contrast to the Judeo-Christian God of the Bible, and so we have passages like Numbers 23:19: "God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?"
Sneering liberal pseudo-intellectuals claim that Christianity has the same issue of abrogation, BUT WE DON'T. And they are frankly moral idiots of the very lowest order to make such a blatantly false claim. Here's why:...
The fact that the Qur'an does NOT begin with violence and then end with peace, but rather the opposite, and the fact that abrogation forces true Muslims to accept that the later "revelations" to Mohammad supercede previous ones, puts Islam in a deep, dark pit of endless violence that is NOT true of Christianity.
Which is why Christianity and Christ are attacked all the damn TIME by liberals and Christians don't unleash waves of violent hate the way Muslims routinely do the moment they even THINK their Prophet might be getting insulted.
We are left with a giant problem of Islam: we find that Islam, Mohammad and the Qur'an spent ten years deceiving people by preaching peace and tolerance in order to grow strong and powerful, and then the rest of history practicing force and violence and terror the moment they were able to gain the upper hand.
We find that Islam does NOT mean "peace" as liberals love to adoringly say; it means "submission." AND YOU WILL SUBMIT OR ELSE YOU WILL BE KILLED.
A historical study of Mohammad's life reveals that the "Prophet of Peace" had fought in over thirty violent military campaigns and had at least another thirty campaigns planned at the time of his death in 632 AD. In fact I can quote you Islamic sources that state, "that the Prophet waged jihad operations 77 times in the first 10 years as head of the Muslim community in Medina." But it is a fact of history that when Mohammad showed up at Medina, he became a violent terrorist warmonger who waged unrelenting war until he defeated and subjugated everyone around him. What you will also find is that Islam did NOT practice peace after Mohammad's death; in fact it split due to terrifying, graphic and vicious violence that continues to this very day as the viciousness created Sunni and Shiite Islam. But within 100 years of Mohammad's death, warring, violent Muslims were attacking Christian Europe and had killed an looted and pillaged their way all across the entirety of Europe before finally being crushed by Charles "the Hammer" Martel at the Battle of Tours in France in 732. Violent warring Muslims had already poured across Africa and seized the Christian realms established by St. Augustine. All of the vast peaceful Christian provinces of North Africa had fallen to the bloody sword of Allah by 711. Violent, warring Muslims poured into Christian Spain to be finally defeated by El Cid. Violent, warring Muslims poured into the Christian Byzantine Empire and besieged Constantinople and the Christian Emperor pleaded with the Pope to send Christian warriors to defend a Christian realm from Muslim conquest in what became known as the Crusades.
The United States of America, from its infancy, almost immediately came into contact with violent, warring Islam as the violent, warring Muslims from the Islamic Barbary States began a vicious campaign against the United States. So we had ten years of "peace" and yes, fourteen centuries of violence and war.
The ONLY thing in history that has stopped Islam from violence against their "infidel" neighbors is raw military power and the Muslims' naked fear of the "infidels'" willingness to use it.
The Muslims who are attacking us are doing nothing more than reading their Qur'ans in light of the life of their moral and spiritual paradigm, their Prophet, Mohammad. Their lives are matching his teachings, and that is why they are "killing us wherever they may find us."
Jesus, by contrast, never harmed anyone. He was the Lamb of God who never harmed anyone or ever commanded anyone to ever harm anyone. Jesus is the antithesis of Mohammad.
If you want peace, there is ultimately one one place and one Person to go to: to the foot of the Cross, to the feet of Jesus, who came to allow violence to prevail so He could ultimately prevail against all violence when He returns as King of kings and Lord of lords.
So, how then do you reform Islam? If you have any honesty or intelligence, you ought to see the nearly insurmountable difficulty by now.
There is only one possible way and it is interesting where it is found:
It is found in the Qur'an itself.
What you have to do is go to one interesting and frankly incredibly embarrassing period for Muslims: when Mohammad received his "Satanic Verses."... (Excerpt -- see full article at link: https://startthinkingright.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/islams-only-hope-for-true-reform-comes-from-a-surprising-source-and-what-of-americas-only-hope-for-reform/)

Mohammed was once a refugee taken in by the Jewish city of Medina. Within 5 years he had driven out, executed, or enslaved every Jew there... In Mecca, before jihad, islam only grew at the rate of 10 new muslims per year, the religion of islam was clearly a total failure. But when Mohammed went to Medina and turned to jihad, islam grew at an average rate of 10,000 new muslims per year, so the jihad of islam (convert or die) was a huge "success". [http://www.islam-for-dummies.com/]

Therefore, the fundamental difference is: if a Christian kills in the name of Christ, he does so in total opposition to the life and teachings of Christ, and the entire New testament. However, if a muslim kills in the name of Allah, he has full justification to do so from the life and teachings of Mohammed, and from the koran. That is exactly why nowhere in the world Christians are murdering muslims in the name of the Bible. We see Christians around the world building hospitals, orphanages, universities, etc., muslims blow them up. Actually, the world would be quite a peaceful place without islam.
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUdfG4-rYXs]

Mohammed himself said: "I have been made victorious with terror." (Bukhari 4.52.220)

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The disturbing message of the "most peaceful verse in the koran"

Koran 5:32 is generally considered to be the "most peaceful verse in the koran", it is quoted in almost every discussion with a muslim, liberal or apologist like this:

"If anyone killed a person it would be as if he killed all mankind, and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind."
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However, this verse is rarely quoted in full, the complete verse actually is:

"If anyone killed a person not in retaliation of murder, or for spreading mischief in the land, it would be as if he killed all mankind, and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind."
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What is left out is that it is no problem to kill a person in retaliation of murder, and it is no problem to kill a person if he is "spreading mischief in the land". But what does "spreading mischief in the land" actually mean? Well, the answer kan be found in the islamic sripture, Koran Tafsir Ibn Kathir:

"Mischief is disobeying Allah, because whoever disobeys Allah on the earth, or commands that Allah be disobeyed, he has committed mischief on the earth."

"The hypocrites (muslims) commit mischief on earth by disobeying their Lord on it and continuing in the prohibited acts. They also abandon what Allah made obligatory and doubt His religion."

"The hypocrites' (muslims) behavior if they take disbelievers as Awliya' (protectors or helpers or friends), and their claim that it is for peace, is itself mischief, although in their ignorance, they do not see it to be mischief."

So it is actually ok to kill a person in retaliation of murder, all unbelievers (non-muslims), and all muslims who disobey Allah, all muslims who doubt islam, or all muslims who have disbelievers as friends (note: it is no problem to be "friendly", it is not ok to be "a friend").

In the very next verse we find what must happen those who commit mischief, koran 5:33:

"The recompense of those who do mischief in the land is only that they shall be killed or crucified, or their hands and their feet be cut off on opposite sides, or be exiled from the land. That is their disgrace in this world, and a great torment is theirs in the Hereafter."

So much for the "most peaceful verse in the koran"...

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There are basically ONLY FIVE KINDS OF PEOPLE THAT DEFEND ISLAM:

1.) Muslims who are islamists themselves.
2.) Muslims or non-muslims that are scared of islamists.
3.) Muslims or non-muslims that know nothing about islam.
4.) Muslims or non-muslims that have not lived in muslim dominated areas.
5.) Muslims or non-muslims that don't want to offend (other) muslims.

Islam is simply indefensible:

If you condemn murder you condemn Mohammed.

If you condemn thievery you condemn Mohammed.

If you condemn rape you condemn Mohammed.

If you condemn pedophilia you condemn Mohammed.

If you condemn terrorism you condemn Mohammed.

If you condemn Mohammed you MUST condemn islam for the koran says Mohammed did all of those things and all muslims must ultimately be like him, THERE IS NO COMPROMISE.

WATCH THIS VIDEO (9:48) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LBpmPXv1R4
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The biggest problem we are facing today:

90% OF THE PEOPLE IN THE WEST STILL DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT ISLAM

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You may still think islam is just like any other religion and therefore it is wrong to be against islam. It is only in the last 20 years or so that all the major islamic sources have been translated and not so long ago islam was mainly something from the Middle East far away. Now it is coming closer rapidly to the west and people are starting to slowly wake up.

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The fact is, most Western people have had very little personal interaction with muslims so far. Moreover, because muslims in the west are STILL A TINY MINORITY and those few muslims that Westerners do interact with are often "moderate muslims". Or, if not, on their best behavior, being surrounded as they are by a sea of "infidels".
(note: it is no problem to be "friendly", it is not ok to be "a friend").

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Most Westerners are completely blind to the fact that islam does not share the Western values or basic worldview. For many it is far easier to act as if critics of islam have a problem with muslims, than it is to accept the uncomfortable truth that islam is different.

Although there are some media and websites that do document the hard and ugly truth of islam, these are usually drowned out by the overwhelming majority that keeps insisting there is NOTHING TO FEAR FROM ISLAM. Emanated from schools, universities, news rooms, vips, politicians and so on...

They either ARE VERY NAIVE, or DENY THE FACTS, or just HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT. They point at their neighbour or co-worker and say this is a good muslim so all of islam must be good... Let's not insult him, that's not fair. This is really the SAME THING as saying that Nazi Germany was good because there were also many good Germans in WW2

The average muslim living in the West knows NEXT TO NOTHING about islam. So when your muslim friends tell you islam is peaceful, they may actually truly believe it. Unfortunately, islam is NOT defined by your neighbour, your co-worker or any other peaceful Westernized muslim, islam is defined by Allah and Mohammed. And Allah and Mohammed say CLEARLY: "Fight the unbelievers, unless you can't fight them. If you can't fight them, deceive them until we're strong enough."

Know this:
IN A MUSLIM DOMINATED NATION, MODERATE MUSLIMS ARE IRRELEVANT.

If violence and mayhem seem to follow muslims wherever they go (not to mention plague the entire islamic world!) Most people in the West still choose to remain IGNORANT because it is far more CONVENIENT to stay ignorant than to say the TRUTH.

Eventhough: islamic doctrine CLEARLY calls on muslims to have ENMITY for and strive to SUBJUGATE NON-MUSLIMS whenever possible.

Eventhough: muslims initiated HOSTILITIES against- and were the SCOURGE of the west for a thousand years.

Eventhough: most of the so-called "muslim world" rests on land that was VIOLENTLY SEIZED from non-Muslims.

Eventhough: reportedly some 270 MILLION NON-MUSLIMS have been killed SO FAR by the jihad (the number of killed muslims by muslims is unknown but even many, many times more than that.
http://www.politicalislam.com/tears/pages/tears-of-jihad/

And eventhough: many modern day muslims maintain THE SAME WORLDVIEW that animated their ancestors.

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If you have no idea what islam is you may think being against islam is the same as being against jews or christians and it is wrong to be against islam because it is racism or fascism... ISLAM IS HOWEVER NOT LIKE ANY OTHER RELIGION, it is a very dangerous ideology with no room for people who think differently.

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FASCISM IS DEEPLY ROOTED IN ISLAM therefore counter-jihad is about human rights, and DEFENDING ISLAM IS ACTUALLY DEFENDING FASCISM.

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This may be an uncomfortable message to you or you may not like the message, but you have to be open-minded, you have to be willing to consider things you don't like. It is -- unfortunately -- THE TRUTH.

It is only in the last 20 years or so that all the major islamic sources have been translated, people (muslims and non-muslims) are starting to wake up. Let's hope it's not too late...

Therefore EVERYBODY that really knows what islam is about, does- or should NOT want islam. So education and information is the key: please INFORM YOURSELF and others around you, and form your own independent and unprejudiced opinion.

WATCH THIS VIDEO (4:51) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry3NzkAOo3s
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Adolf Hitler, in his book "Mein Kampf":

"Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator, by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of ALLAH."

Did you know this?
The koran has EVEN MORE ANTI-JEW TEXT (9.3% of the whole trilogy is anti-jewish) than Mein Kampf ("only" 7% of Hitler's Mein Kampf is anti-jew text).

Anti-Jew text in the trilogy:

Meccan koran: 1%

Medinan koran: 17%

Sira: 12%

Hadith: 8.9%

Total Trilogy: 9.3%

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The koran is mainly a book of MILITARY DIRECTIVE and FASCIST DOCTRINE. The koran is just one book (a trilogy), it is full of hate speech and it is written by just one man: Mohammed. JUST LIKE HITLER WROTE "MEIN KAMPF".

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Islam has not so much to do with religion and cannot be compared with the Bible (Bible means library: collection of books) or the Torah or any other religious book. [See https://startthinkingright.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/islams-only-hope-for-true-reform-comes-from-a-surprising-source-and-what-of-americas-only-hope-for-reform/]

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Islam is also VERY SPECIFIC and VERY CLEAR about how to act and live. ISLAM DOES NOT LEAVE ANY ROOM FOR DIFFERENT INTERPRETATIONS like the Bible or the Torah does.

The koran contains at least 109 verses that call muslims to war with nonbelievers for the sake of islamic rule. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called 'hypocrites' and warned that Allah will send them to hell if they do not join the slaughter.

Unlike nearly all of the Old Testament verses of violence, the verses of violence in the koran are mostly open-ended, meaning that they are not restrained by the historical context of the surrounding text. They are part of the eternal, unchanging word of Allah, and just as relevant or subjective as anything else in the koran.

The religion of peace:

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Islam is based upon two principles: submission and duality. Duality is a major principle of islam since islam would never have survived without it. This means: the islamic doctrine has two things to say on almost any major subject that contradict each other.

For instance, We can see duality in how the koran and Mohammed's life are divided. First comes the part of the koran written in Mecca, where Mohammed is still just a religious preacher, Mohammed says: you have your religion, i have mine. Then comes the part of the koran written in Medina, where Mohammed became a jihadi warrior, Mohammed says: you must submit to islam or harm will come to you. The two positions clearly contradict each other, so which one is true?

For this reason a lot of non-muslims are CONFUSED about islam. You may hear seemingly sincere muslims quote PEACEFUL, tolerant verses from the koran. And on the other hand you see terrorists quoting VIOLENT, intolerant verses from the koran. You might have heard that islam is "a religion of peace". And still you see that much of the violence in the world is perpetrated by muslims...

HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE???

Non-muslims are DECEIVED, when you are told that islam is about love and peace you should know that those verses are all from the MECCAN KORAN. The MEDINAN KORAN (which was written after the Meccan koran) is only full of HATE, WAR and VIOLENCE.

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So, there are actualy TWO DIFFERENT KORANS IN ONE BOOK. One part was written in Mecca and one part was written in Medina: when Mohammed was a religious teacher in MECCA the only violence was verbal and fist fights. But when he went to MEDINA, he became a POLITICIAN and a JIHADIST WARRIOR. [See https://startthinkingright.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/islams-only-hope-for-true-reform-comes-from-a-surprising-source-and-what-of-americas-only-hope-for-reform/]

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All of those peaceful verses of the koran have however been ABROGATED (canceled). The abrogation principle of the koran says: "when something from a later chapter (known as a surah) conflicts with something from an earlier chapter, the later one is always the better one". [See https://startthinkingright.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/islams-only-hope-for-true-reform-comes-from-a-surprising-source-and-what-of-americas-only-hope-for-reform/]

Therefore ALL THE PEACEFUL VERSES OF THE KORAN HAVE BEEN NULLIFIED... and every true muslim and islamic religious leader knows this to be true: no less than 71 of the koran's 114 surah contain abrogated verses (according to most estimates).

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Unfortunately, there are very few verses of tolerance and peace to abrogate or even balance out the many that call for nonbelievers to be fought and subdued until they either accept humiliation, convert to islam, or are killed. Mohammed's own martial legacy -- and that of his companions -- along with the remarkable stress on violence found in the koran have produced a trail of blood and tears across world history until this very day.
[See this about how the Bible goes from the violence in the Old Testament to the non-violence of Jesus in the New Testament (Jesus never harmed anyone); the Koran is written in a dialect that very few people can understand today, and everything in it is constantly being abrogated or replaced by whatever any imam decide to change at the moment. The Koran is also arranged from longest sura to shortest instead of chronologically, intentionally obscuring the fact that Mohammed went from peaceful (10 new followers per year) to extremely violent (10,000 new followers per year -- people love violence, raping, pillaging, murdering, terror). Mohammed himself said, "I have been made victorious with terror." https://startthinkingright.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/islams-only-hope-for-true-reform-comes-from-a-surprising-source-and-what-of-americas-only-hope-for-reform/]

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So when a muslim (or anybody else for that matter) tells you islam is "a religion of peace" THEY ARE EITHER LYING or ARE PRACTICING WISHFUL THINKING.

Besides this: let's not forget ISLAM PERMITS LYING and DECEIVING (taqiyya) [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT8-4Mq2pBE] to deceive unbelievers (non-muslims). It has been said many times that taqiyya is islam's most important ideological wartool, and this could very well be true.

WATCH THIS VIDEO (33:36) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3KmUGWzsu4
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Did you know this?

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Mohammed was once a refugee taken in by the Jewish city of Medina. Within 5 years he had driven out, executed, or enslaved every Jew there... In Mecca, before jihad, islam only grew at the rate of 10 new muslims per year, the religion of islam was clearly a total failure. But when Mohammed went to Medina and turned to jihad, islam grew at an average rate of 10.000 new muslims per year, so the jihad of islam (convert or die) was a huge "success".

Allah's Messenger said: "I have been made victorious with terror".
-- Sahih al-Bukhari 2977, (on Jihaad), Book 56, Hadith 186

Islam is all about Mohammed:

It is a BASIC PRINCIPLE of islam that a muslim MUST follow the example of the prophet Mohammed. YOU CANNOT BE A MUSLIM IF YOU DON'T FOLLOW THE EXAMPLE OF MOHAMMED. This is stated in the koran no less than 91 times! Mohammed is pure islam: ninety-one verses in the koran say that every muslim is to imitate Mohammed in all things.

Is sex slavery islamic? Look to Mohammed. He had sex slaves, so when ISIS has sex slaves, it is 100% islamic. What are women's rights in islam? Look to Mohammed. He said that women could be beaten, had to always obey their husbands and could be part of a harem. He also said that slaves were to be treated "well".

In islam, Mohammed is given the honor of being the "uswa hasana". He is viewed as "the perfect model of conduct for all muslims", and Allah asserts his morality as being "sublime". According to islam Mohammed is the perfect human being, the divine prototype.

According to Allah himself (speaking through Mohammed, of course) Mohammed is the most "beautiful pattern of conduct" and "example for mankind to follow!" (koran 33:21), as well as the "exalted standard of character" (koran 68:4).

In islam, muslims are intended to emulate the behavior and example of Mohammed directly and literally, and every muslim needs to speak as Mohammed and act like Mohammed.

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ISLAM IS FAR MORE BASED ON MOHAMMED THAN ON ALLAH. In fact: the islamic doctrine (the koran, sira and hadith) is only 14% about Allah and a whopping 86% is about Mohammed.

So, to understand islam, you must first know the life of Mohammed. Every Muslim's desire is to live a life IDENTICAL to his. His every word and deed are the PERFECT MODEL for being a muslim and therefore every muslim is automatically a Mohammedan. The religion of islam is not about worshipping Allah, IT IS ABOUT WORSHIPPING ALLAH EXACTLY AS MOHAMMED DID.

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MOHAMMED HOWEVER WAS AN EXTREMELY RUTHLESS VICIOUS ARABIAN WARLORD, seeking subjects, slaves and total dominance. Also he was a child molester, a narcissist, a pedophile, a mass murderer, a terrorist, a misogynist, a polygamist, a lecher, a cult leader, a rapist, a torturer, an assassin and a looter.

(Former muslim Ali Sina offered $50,000 to anyone who could prove this wrong based on Islamic texts. The reward has gone unclaimed.) http://www.faithfreedom.org/challenge.htm

Mohammed beheaded a whole tribe (Banu Qurayza), even children were killed. He killed 300 people himself with his hands and sword, and many many more were butchered in his name.

What did Mohammed do? Here is a checklist:

(This list ONLY contains verifiable historical TRUE FACTS from muslim religious resources.)

#01.) Have sex with a 9-year-old girl? Yes.
#02.) Advocate beheading? Yes.
#03.) Require women to cover their faces? Yes.
#04.) Befriend Christians and Jews? No.
#05.) Own slaves? Yes.
#06.) Marry his daughter-in-law? Yes.
#07.) Approve of prostitution? Yes.
#08.) Gluttonize? Yes.
#09.) Recommend wife-beating? Yes.
#10.) Hit his own wife? Yes.
#11.) Kill prisoners of war? Yes.
#12.) Advocate suicide attacks? Yes.
#13.) Kill apostates? Yes.
#14.) Tell sick persons to heal them-selves by drinking camel urine? Yes.
#15.) Beat children who don't pray? Yes.
#16.) Have boys as young as 13-years-old beheaded? Yes.
#17.) Have eleven wives? (at one time) Yes.
#18.) Approve of Sex with Minors? Yes.
#19.) Lie? Yes.
#20.) Enslave women and children? Yes.
#21.) Stone adulterers to death? Yes.
#22.) Torture a man out of greed? Yes.
#23.) Consider men and women equal partners? No.
#24.) Steal? Yes.
#25.) Kill someone for insulting him? Yes.
#26.) Preach love for people of all religions? No.
#27.) Extort money from other religions? Yes.
#28.) Keep women as sex slaves? Yes
#29.) Force conversions to Islam? Yes.
#30.) Encourage acts of terror? Yes.
#31.) Kill a woman? Yes.
#32.) Capture a woman and rape her? Yes.
#33.) Encourage the rape of women in front of their husbands? Yes.

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So, what crime exactly has ISIS committed that Mohammed did not?

NONE.

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ISIS IS 100% ISLAM!

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Wake up non-muslims, since islam says CLEARLY: kill all the unbelievers.

AND, WAKE UP MUSLIMS! (that don't believe in ISIS), since islam says CLEARLY: kill all the hypocrites (and... that means you!). Ask yourself: is this really what I believe in???

About Mohammed:

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Mohammed was not just a religious leader, he was MAINLY a political and military leader.

Mohammed was an orphan who rose from poverty to become the first ruler of all of Arabia. He created a new RELIGION, new METHODS OF WAR and a new POLITICAL SYSTEM including a LEGAL CODE (the Sharia).

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Mohammed was NOT a prophet, he was a warlord who never prophesied ANYTHING.

Mohammed was qua religion (this in addition to his military career) no more than just a dangerous cult leader like Charles Manson, Jim Jones, David Koresh etc., just 1400 years earlier. A dangerous madman in his time who proclaimed himself(!) the last prophet of God and wrote the koran himself.

We all know how it ended with the other cult leaders. And that is unfortunately also the ONLY real solution for islam. How sad it may be for some liberals and semi-muslims who would like to celibrate ramadan and eid but otherwise totally know nothing about Islam.

In two (simplified) sentences:

The basic reason for the violence of muslims in the world comes down to this:

1.) Muslims should worship Allah LIKE MOHAMMED DID, according to islam.
2.) Mohammed was a warlord, (mass)murderer, pedophile, thief, fascist, and rapist.

So, according to the sources (Koran, Sira, Hadith), every "good" Muslim should be like Mohammed. And the less radical (in the eyes of Westerners) muslims are in fact NOT good muslims if you read the sources carefully.

What ISIS and many many other muslim terrorist organizations in the world are doing today, is EXACTLY the same as what Mohammed did 1400 years ago on the Arabian Peninsula. NOTHING has changed except the weapons, and it will NEVER change, unless the sources are changed and that will never happen since the word of Allah is absolute and can never be doubted.

Mohammed was the world's GREATEST WARRIOR. No one today wages war in the name of Caesar, Alexander the Great, Napoleon or any other military leader. However, every year many people STILL DIE because of Mohammed. After 1400 years, TODAY ISLAM IS MORE POWERFUL THAN IT HAS EVER BEEN. Mohammed said that one day all of the world would live under his rule of law.

Make no mistake: most muslims may not be murderers or terrorists, but many of them are radical (in the eyes of Westerners) and the Sharia is a wish for many muslims. After Nazism and Communism, islam is now the third totalitarian ideology that threatens humanity and it is extremely important for everyone (muslims and non-muslims) not to increase the percentage of muslims in a free country for there will be a point of no return.

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AGAIN: YOU CAN'T BE A MUSLIM IF YOU DON'T FOLLOW THE EXAMPLE OF MOHAMMED.

WATCH THIS VIDEO (8:46) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXGE2eBUdlQ
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HIJRAH, JIHAD BY IMMIGRATION. [syn: Creeping Sharia; Sharia of the Womb; Stealth Jihad; Immigration Jihad; ]

The koran teaches muslims to migrate, and convert the people of the new lands to islam.

Islam rates emigration so highly that the islamic calender only started when Mohammed emigrated from Mecca and went to Medina. Emigration is a very essential way to spread islam all over the world and is seen as a highly important form of jihad in islam.

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The koran states there are only two ways to guarantee that you will go to heaven:

1.) Kill and be killed in the name of Allah (jihad).
2.) Die while emigrating to spread islam (hijrah -- jihad by emigration).

Note: technically there is a third way, your good deeds must outweigh your bad deeds. But since it impossible for any person to count their good and bad deeds, this one is all but useless for any muslim.

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Basically there are 3 MAIN PHASES of MUSLIM IMMIGRATION (Hijrah):

PHASE 1: FEW IN NUMBER -- OPPRESSED ISLAM
Play the victim -- Claim islamophobia -- More tolerant of others

PHASE 2: LARGE MINORITY -- INDIGNANT ISLAM
Threatening -- Demand sharia Law -- Intolerant of infidels

PHASE 3: CLEAR MAJORITY -- DOMINANT ISLAM
Militant -- Strict sharia law -- Kill/Subdue all infidels

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How islam progressively takes over countries:

In Dr. Peter Hammond's book "Slavery, Terrorism and Islam", he documents the way muslims slowly develop a presence in various countries and as their population numbers build, become more aggressive and assertive about exercising Sharia law.

Dr. Hammond notes in his book:
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"Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult. In its fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life.

Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components. The religious component is a beard for all of the other components.

Open, free, democratic societies are particularly vulnerable. When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components tend to creep in as well."
["Creeping Sharia" due to continual demands and concessions to Sharia.][syn: Creeping Sharia; Sharia of the Womb; Stealth Jihad; Immigration Jihad; ]

The takeover of a country begins when the population of muslims reaches a critical mass, and they being to agitate for various privileges. This is how it works:

1.) Studies show that as long as a muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a PEACE-LOVING MINORITY and not as a threat to anyone.

2.) At 2% and 3% they begin to PROSELYTIZE from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with RECRUITING from the jails and if possible among street gangs.

3.) From approximately 4% to 5% on they exercise an INORDINATE INFLUENCE IN PROPORTION to their percentage of the population.

They will push for the introduction of halal (clean by islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves along with threats for failure to comply. They will insist on celebrating MUSLIM HOLIDAYS (like ramadan and eid) and many CHRISTIAN HOLIDAYS (like Easter and Christmas) will more and more become pressured upon.

4.) When muslims reach 6% to 10% of a population, they will increase LAWLESSNESS as a means of complaint about their conditions (Paris car-burnings). Any non-muslim action that offends islam will result in UPRISINGS AND THREATS (Mohammed cartoons, Salman Rushdie, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Geert Wilders).

At this point, they will also work to get the ruling government to allow them TO RULE THEMSELVES UNDER SHARIA (the islamic military law) starting in the bigger cities in ghettos.

5.) After reaching 10% to 20% expect RIOTING, JIHAD MILITIA FORMATIONS, SPORADIC KILLINGS (Theo van Gogh, Charlie Hebdo, Bataclan) and CHURCH AND SYNAGOGUE BURNINGS.

6.) At 20% to 40% you will find widespread MASSACRES, chronic TERROR ATTACKS and ongoing MILITIA WARFARE.

7.) From 40% to 60% you may expect UNFETTERED PERSECUTIONS of non-believers and other religions, SPORADIC ETHNIC CLEANSING (genocide), use of SHARIA LAW as a weapon and JIZYA (the tax placed on infidels).

8.) After 60% to 80% expect STATE RUN ETHNIC CLEANSING and STATE RUN GENOCIDE.

It is important to understand that in some countries with well under 100% muslim populations, such as France, the minority muslim populations live in ghettos, within which they are 100% muslim, and within which they live by the Sharia.

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Sir Winston Churchill, 1899:

"Individual muslims may show splendid qualities, but THE INFLUENCE OF THE RELIGION paralyses the social development of those who follow it. NO STRONGER RETROGRADE FORCE EXISTS IN THE WORLD.

ISLAM is as DANGEROUS in a man as RABIES in a dog."

As a MINORITY they are SHEEP.

As an EQUALITY they are FOXES.

As a MAJORITY they are WOLVES.

Let's keep them sheep!

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Note: for 1400 years up until this day this pattern has NEVER changed.

WATCH THIS VIDEO (18:21) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hueHtOM5dTY
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Besides this: there is the influence of islam on a growing muslim population.

The bigger the muslim population in any country will be, the bigger the influence of islam will be on the muslims living in that country. No person (muslim or non-muslim) in the world is BORN as a devout muslim. SO, THE MORE A MUSLIM IS INFLUENCED BY ISLAM through the mosques, imams, the koran, envirement and so on, THE MORE THEY WILL BE "BRAINWASHED" BY THE DOCTRINE OF ISLAM.

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Know this:
WHEN A MUSLIM POPULATION GROWS in a country SO DOES THE INFLUENCE OF ISLAM ON THAT MUSLIM POPULATION, and many "MODERATE MUSLIMS" WILL ALSO BECOME MORE AND MORE "DEVOUT MUSLIMS".

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This means:
Even your "moderate muslim" neighbor or colleague may very well become a "devout muslim" when the influence of islam grows. Even if this seems unlikely to you now: HISTORY HAS TAUGHT US THAT LESSON TIME AND TIME AGAIN IN MANY COUNTRIES!

History has shown us time and time again that when the muslim population grows radicalism will start growing rapidly among muslims, like a cancer.

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Many countries before us have witnessed that most "radical muslims" are moderate before they decide to practice islam perfectly based on the koran, hadith, and following Mohammed.

Even though the majority of muslims in a country are moderate today, that does not mean that radicalism can not be majority someday. When a muslim population grows, STEP BY STEP radicalism, intolerance, and violence in the name of islam will grow and become a more common phenomenon.

A moderate muslim will only stay moderate as long as they don't practice islam, but who can guarantee that a moderate muslim will never become a radical muslim?

As long as there is interaction with other muslims, ANY moderate muslim will still have the potential to become a radical. Just waiting for somebody who reads the koran cover to cover, knows and practices islam perfectly and knows exactly how to live and how to behave as a muslim, then sooner or later he WILL become a radical.

Always remember this:

There is only ONE islam and that is the one described in the koran/sunna.

And islam is very clear:

No freedom of speech, no freedom of press and no freedom of religion. No equality between a man/woman and muslims/non-muslims. Death sentences for apostates, hypocrites (moderate muslims), unbelievers (atheists), believers of other religions (Hindus, Jews, Buddhists, Christians, etcetera) and all non-muslims, blasphemers, homosexuals, etcetera. Death sentences for anyone who criticizes islam, Allah, Mohammed or anything written in the koran/sunna.

There are however non-practicing (passive) muslims, partial-practicing (moderate) muslims, and practicing (devout) muslims, just like in any other religion.

But how do we know when a non-practicing or partial-practicing muslim will become a practicing one? We can never know, but the bigger islam is growing in a country the bigger the chance that they will. So, we can never point at a single non-practicing or partial-practicing muslim and say that they represent islam, for clearly they do not.

It is CRITICAL for every free country in the world to keep the muslim population WELL UNDER 5-10%, or your liberty and rights will truely be at stake and your rights will SLOWLY AND ALMOST UNNOTICABLY start becoming less and less and less and less and less.

Step by step...

WATCH THIS VIDEO (6:22) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIcltV7r-nM
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Dhimmis: how non-muslims are treated in muslim countries.

Islam is based upon two principles: submission and duality. Islam's first principle is submission and that is declared in the very names islam and muslim. Islam means to submit and muslim is one who has submitted.

Islam is a chain of submission. The ranking of authority is:

1.) Allah
2.) Mohammed
3.) The muslim man
4.) The muslim woman
5.) The kafir (non-muslim)
6.) The dhimmi
7.) The slave

Dhimmis are Christians, Jews and other non-muslims (defined by muslims as "kafirs") living in islamic countries as second-class subjects with virtually no rights as citizens.

The Sharia and the status of a dhimmi are the root cause of the disappearance of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism and Hinduism in islamic countries.

The dhimma is a treaty "granted" by Mohammed to the Jewish and Christian populations whom he had subjected and included other peoples vanquished by the muslims. Through this they were considered to be "protected" by their "treaty of surrender", horrible rules that the conquered kafirs were coerced into obeying.

In muslim dominated areas and countries, till this very day, muslims are enforcing a dhimmi treaty with kafirs (non-muslims). Here are some examples of the conditions under which kafirs in islamic countries are subjugated (how the dhimma treats the kafir as a dhimmi):

Kafirs are forbidden to build new churches.

Kafirs are prohibited from issuing their call to prayer any louder than can be heard from the sidewalk of the church.

A church shall not be higher than 15 feet.

Kafirs cannot build houses greater in height than the height of houses owned by muslims.

Kafirs are forbidden from attaining any position of authority over muslims.

Kafirs shall not vote, nor will they be recognized as citizens in any muslim nation.

Kafirs are prohibited from serving in the military, police force nor hold any government position.

Kafirs shall not testify in muslim courts nor will they be permitted to sue any muslim.

Kafirs shall not give shelter in their churches or homes to any non-muslim.

Kafirs shall not teach any other religion but islam to any muslim.

Kafirs shall not manifest any other religion but islam publicly, they shall not attempt to convert any muslim, and they will not prevent any non-muslim from leaving their religion to become a muslim if they so wish.

Kafirs shall not own or carry any weapons.

Kafirs shall not drive cars, although they will be able to operate mopeds and ride bicycles.

Kafirs shall not display their books in the marketplace.

Kafirs will pay the islamic tax (Jizya) of 50% of their income.

Once a year all kafirs must shave their heads and kneel before the muslims to present the Jizya.

Any act of disobedience by an individual kafir could result in collective punishment and nullify the treaty (dhimma) and cause the muslims to riot, murder and burn down the homes and churches of the kafirs.

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It should be absolutely clear that these laws are enacted and enforced with one goal only: to make any non-muslim leave their faith and convert to islam, which is exactly what almost every non-muslim did in Turkey, the Balkans, North Africa, the Middle East and any other muslim dominated area in the world.

The same thing happened to the Buddhists and the Hindus when they were forcibly subjected to rules just like these and so, after a while, in utter desperation, they converted or escaped from the totalitarian islamic countries... if they had the chance.

On the example of Turkey we can see perfectly how submission works. Islam keeps working until 100% of a civilization gives way to islam. Turkey used to be a 100% Christian nation. In the year 1900 approx 70% was islamic. Today Turkey is 99.7% islamic. Over a period of time every single last Christian in Turkey will be gone. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3SmLzY-cZI] They will have immigrated or have been killed in a street riot. Islam does not cease until submission is 100%.

WATCH THIS VIDEO (1:07:02) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_NWFdUe_lM
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Islam is the only "religion" to find CARTOONS OFFENSIVE but not murder, child abuse, rape, pedophilia, genocide, torture, infanticide, incest, bestiality, genital mutilation, slavery, beating wives, burning people alive, killing infants and children, destroying churches, temples and artifacts, having multiple wives, beheading and burning all people of other religions or no religion.

Here are some verses taken from the koran:

1.) Kill any one who INSULTS Islam or Mohammed. (Koran.33;57-61).

2.) Kill all muslims who LEAVE Islam. (Koran.2;217/4;89/Bukhari.9;84-57).

3.) Koran can NOT be doubted. (Koran.2;1).

4.) Islam is the ONLY acceptable religion. (Koran.3;85).

5.) Muslims MUST fight (jihad) to non-muslims, even if they don't want to. (Koran.2;216).

6.) Non-muslims are PIGS and APES. (Koran. 2;62-65/Koran.5;59-60/Koran.7;166).

7.) Non-muslims can NOT be friends with muslims. (Koran.5;51).

8.) Non-muslims are SWORN ENEMIES of muslims and islam. (Koran.4;101).

9.) Non-muslims can be RAPED as SEX SLAVE. (Koran.4;3 24/5;89/23;5/33;50/58;3/70;30).

10.) Non-muslims are the vilest of creatures deserving NO MERCY. (Koran.98;6).

11.) Muslims MUST TERRORIZE non-muslims. (Koran.8;12 59-60/ Bukhari.4;52;220).

12.) Muslims MUST STRIKE TERROR into non-muslims hearts. (Koran.8;60).

13.) Muslims MUST LIE to non-muslims to strengthen and spread Islam. (Koran.3;28?16;106).

14.) Muslims are allowed to BEHEAD NON-MUSLIMS (Koran.47;4).

15.) Muslims are GUARANTEED to go to heaven IF THEY KILL non-muslims. (Koran.9;111).

16.) Marrying and divorcing PRE-PUBESCENT CHILDREN is OK. (Koran.65;4).

17.) WIFE BEATING is OK. (Koran.4;34).

18.) RAPING WIVES is OK. (Koran.2;223).

19.) Proving rape REQUIRES FOUR MALE MUSLIM WITNESSES. (Koran.24;13).

20.) Muslims are allowed to CRUCIFY and AMPUTATE non-muslims. (Koran.8;12/47;4).

WATCH THIS VIDEO (14:20) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4LmGPg8ScQ
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And some more verses...

Koran 2:191-193 "And slay the unbelievers wherever you find them. Kill them wherever you encounter them. And drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution [of Muslims] is worse than slaughter [of non-believers]... but if desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah."

Koran 2:244 "Then fight in the cause of Allah, and know that Allah Heareth and knoweth all things."

Koran 3:28 "Muslims must not take the infidels as friends."

Koran 3:56 "I will make the disbelievers suffer severely in this world and the next. As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help."

Koran 3:85 "Any religion other than islam is not acceptable."

Koran 4:34 "Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other . . . as for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them."

Koran 4:74 "To anyone who fights in Allah's way, whether killed of victorious, we shall give a great reward."

Koran 4:76 "Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah."

Koran 4:95 "Allah has granted a grade higher to those who fight with their possessions and bodies compared to those who sit at home. Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home). Unto all (in Faith) Hath Allah promised good: But those who strive and fight Hath He distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a special reward."

Koran 4:104 "Do not be faint-hearted in pursuing the enemy. And be not weak hearted in pursuit of the enemy; if you suffer pain, then surely they (too) suffer pain as you suffer pain."

Koran 5:33 "Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize islam. Punished by death, crucifixion of the amputation of an alternate hand and foot."

Koran 5:82 "You are sure to find that the most hostile to the believers are the Jews."

Koran 8:12 "I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the koran. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them."

Koran 8:57 "If thou comest on them in the war, deal with them so as to strike fear in those who are behind them, that haply they may remember."

Koran 8:60 "Muslims must muster all weapons to terrorize the infidels. The disbelievers should not think they have won -- they cannot escape."

Koran 8:65 "The unbelievers are stupid; urge the muslims to fight them."

Koran 9:5 "When opportunity arises kill the infidels wherever you find them. Wherever you find the polytheists, kill them seize them, besige them, ambush them."

Koran 9:14 "Fight them, Allah will punish them by your hands and bring them to disgrace."

Koran 9:29 "Fight Christian and Jews who do not believe in Allah until they submit."

Koran 9:30 "The Jews an Christians are perverts, fight them."

Koran 9:123 "Make war on the infidels living in your neighborhood. You have in Mohammed a beautiful pattern of conduct. O you who believe! Fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness."

Koran 22:19 "Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked on iron rods, boiling water, melt their skin and bellies."

Koran 47:35 "So, do not lose heart and cry out for peace."

Koran 48:29 "Mohammed is the messenger of Allah. Those with him are harsh, hard and ruthless towards the disbelievers and merciful among themselves."

Koran 47:4 "Do not hanker for peace with the infidels; behead them when you catch them."

Muslim 1:33 "I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Mohammed is the messenger of Allah."

Bukhari 52:177 "The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him."

Bukhari 52:220 'I have been made victorious with terror.'

Tabari 9:69 "Killing Unbelievers is a small matter to us."

Surah 4:89 "Round up the infidels where ever you find them and slay them."

WATCH THIS VIDEO (1:46:16) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WMR7jRdHdU
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Islam is taking over Europe without a fight, and America is next. Just because we let it happen and maybe rather not speak -- or even wanna hear -- about it.

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So, here are some things we, the infidels in the West, all need to understand:

We need to understand that the average muslim living in the West knows next to nothing about islam. So when you know some muslims that tell you islam is peaceful, they may actually truly believe it (despite what it says in the koran and the sunna, despite 1400 years of violence, and despite what is happening in all muslim countries).

We need to understand what islam means: No 'Golden Rule'. No equal rights. No critical thinking. No free press. No liberty. No atheism. No freedom of religion. No freedom of speech. No democracy. No LGBT's. No tolerance or forgiveness. Fear, cultural degradation, extreme cruelty in punishments and for animals, and much, much more.

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We need to understand that living under the islamic religious police is similar -- or worse -- than living under the Gestapo or Stasi.

If you want to know what islam is, take a look at Saudi Arabia, or ISIS, that is 100% pure islam with 100% pure sharia. It is the wrong direction, yet we're going there. Like every "moderate" islamic country is going there, step-by-step. Untill the land is 100% ruled by the sharia. And it is virtually irreversible if we don't act.

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But nevertheless... we are doing nothing to stop it. We are welcoming it in. We are even inviting it!

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We need to understand that islam is not defined by your neighbour, your co-worker or any other peaceful Westernized muslim you might know. Islam is defined by Allah and Mohammed. And Allah and Mohammed say clearly: "Fight the unbelievers, unless you can't fight them. If you can't fight them, deceive them until we're strong enough."

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We also need to understand that islamization is almost always irreversible, only a civil war will reverse it.

We need to understand that there will be a point of no return, soon. And that there will be no second chance after that. Is this what we want for the next generations? A second Lebanon, Bosnia, Iran, etc.. In Europe? In America? In Australia?

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Make no mistake: it WILL happen if we don't do something. Just like it happened -- without exception -- in the 55+ islamic countries before us: step by step.

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We need to wake up! Do the right thing, before it is too late. Either we do something about this now, or we WILL have an islamic revolution / civil war within the next 20 years exactly like happened in Iran, Afghanistan, Lybia, Lebanon, Bosnia etc. before us.

You need to make a choice now, before it is too late.

Make a decision. Speak out. Get informed. Inform others. Vote wisely.

If you don't, you'll always have to remember: you could have prevented it, but you choose to do nothing.

But, you can never say you didn't know about it.

And you can never say you haven't been warned about it.

WATCH THIS VIDEO (8:21) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi8TAcgvoj0
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Why islam and the West are fundamentally incompatible:

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The truth about Jesus and Mohammed: Jesus wasn't a violent warlord, Jesus never killed anyone, Jesus never forced a young girl to have sex, Jesus never beat a woman, Jesus never beheaded anyone, and Jesus never established a form of misogynistic, homophobic law named Sharia.... Mohammad did all of those things. [See https://startthinkingright.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/islams-only-hope-for-true-reform-comes-from-a-surprising-source-and-what-of-americas-only-hope-for-reform/]

Jesus said: thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself
-- Matthew 5:14

Mohammed said: fight everyone in the way of Allah and kill those who disbelieve in Allah
-- Ibn Ishaq 992

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The koran contains the most violent of all religious texts, so you have to ask youself, where's the evidence Angel Gabriel dictated these violent texts? Islam, sharia Law and islamic terrorism is all born from the words of the koran and the actions of Mohammed.

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Many Muslims are innocent misguided believers, but Mohammed was a merchant turned militant terror war-monger who slaughtered many innocents from 624 AD, in bloody raids, battles, invasions and crusades for power, territory and profit.

Three hundred and sixty (360) gods became one god: Allah, symbolised by the black stone Kaaba in Mecca and the crescent moon-god and denied and rejected the divinity of Jesus Christ: the antichrist.

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The koran espouses oppression and abuse against women and children, violence and death to non-believers and apostates, and dominance over all other religions and the world.

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Conversely, Jesus, the Son of God, Holy Spirit and Prince of Peace, performed 37 amazing miracles to prove who He really is. He is loved because He first loved us, and not because of any threat of punishment. But all will be held personally accountable. The two greatest commandments are, to love God and love your neighbour as yourself, on these two hang all the laws and prophets.

Western societies are shaped by Judeo-Christian centric western culture: laws, society, culture and politics are based on the commandments from the Bible.

THE 10 COMMANDMENTS (Christians must follow these according to God in the Bible):

1.) You shall have no other gods before Me -- Exodus 20:2-17, Deuteronomy 5:6-21

2.) You shall not make idols -- Exodus 20:2-17, Deuteronomy 5:6-21

3.) You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain -- Exodus 20:2-17, Deuteronomy 5:6-21

4.) Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy -- Exodus 20:2-17, Deuteronomy 5:6-21

5.) Honor your father and your mother -- Exodus 20:2-17, Deuteronomy 5:6-21

6.) You shall not murder -- Exodus 20:2-17, Deuteronomy 5:6-21

7.) You shall not commit adultery -- Exodus 20:2-17, Deuteronomy 5:6-21

8.) You shall not steal -- Exodus 20:2-17, Deuteronomy 5:6-21

9.) You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor -- Exodus 20:2-17, Deuteronomy 5:6-21

10.) You shall not covet -- Exodus 20:2-17, Deuteronomy 5:6-21

Islamic societies are shaped by islamic culture: laws, society, culture and politics are based on the commandments from the koran.

ISLAMIC COMMANDMENTS (muslims must follow these according to Allah in the koran):

01.) You will rape, marry, and divorce pre-pubescent girls -- koran 65:4

02.) You will enslave for sex and work -- koran 4:3, 4:24, 5:89, 33:50, 58:3, 70:30

03.) You will beat sex slaves, work slaves, and wives -- koran 4:34

04.) You will need 4 muslim male witnesses to prove a rape -- koran 24:13

05.) You will kill those who insult islam or Mohammed -- koran 33:57

06.) You will crucify and amputate non-muslims -- koran 8:12, 47:4

07.) You will kill non-muslims to receive 72 virgins in heaven -- koran 9:111

08.) You will kill anyone who leaves islam -- koran 2:217, 4:89

09.) You will behead non-muslims -- koran 8:12, 47:4

10.) You will kill and be killed for Allah -- koran 9:5 (verse of the sword)

11.) You will terrorize non-muslims -- koran 8:12, 8:60

12.) You will steal from non-muslims -- koran chapter 8 (booty/spoils of war)

13.) You will lie to strengthen islam -- koran 3:28, 16:106

Islam is as compatible with Western civilizations as Vikings and Mongols are.

IT IS NOT.

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It is a primitive, backwards, 7th century ideology that has no place in the modern world and is NOT comparable to the West in ANY way. It is violence and unrestrained savagery.

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In Christianity, Christians are not expected to emulate Christ. In islam, muslims are intended to emulate the behavior and example of Mohammed directly and literally. [Count the number of people that Islam has maimed, raped, tortured, enslaved, murdered, etc. vs the number that Christians have done that to, rather than just compare the Koran and Bible, though -- that's more important.]

Jesus preached compassion and love. Mohammed was a vicious warlord, a pedophile, a polygamist, and a murderer. He killed 300 people himself with his hands and sword.

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These figures couldn't be more different, yet liberal multiculturalists today STILL try to make a false-equivalency between Jesus and Mohammed, the SELF-PROCLAIMED prophet.

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There is a reason why Europe has kicked islam out 3 times before through out history.

Allah is NOT God. Allah to begin was a moon god. It is satan. This allah even admits he is satan. Allah even says he wants to bring as many people to hell with him.

The Bible's Book of Revelations describes the Saracens perfectly. Even down to the fact that they yell allahu akbar. Even down to the fact that they behead people. Even down to the fact that they force people to join their satanic religion or kill them. The islamic anti-Christ which the Bible told us about. Their return of the fake Jesus Christ which will fool many people. When really it's satan the Beast, the great deceiver. Allah in the koran calls himself "The greatest of deceivers". The Bible calls satan "The great deceiver". [See https://startthinkingright.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/islams-only-hope-for-true-reform-comes-from-a-surprising-source-and-what-of-americas-only-hope-for-reform/]

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Islam is the most demonic satanic thing. Who in their right mind will worship and kill for a paedophile? What type of sense is that. Mohammed was a mass murder, a rapist and a thief. He raped a woman the same day he slaughtered her husband and an entire village. He raped Aisha when she was 9 years old. That is the best person muslims look up to and will kill for and die for. Something doesn't add up right?

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There is a reason why muslims must bow down towards hell with their asses facing up towards God. Christians praise the Lord standing up with their arms outstretched towards heaven, looking up. Muslims break all the 10 commandments. Satan is their god. Allah is a moon god not the almighty God.

Jesus said: I am the way, the truth and the life
-- John 8:12-14

Mohammed said: I don't know were we're going, or what will be done with me and you
-- Koran 46:9

Ayatollah Khomeini:

"ISLAM IS NOT A RELIGION OF PACIFISTS, those who study jihad will understand why islam wants to conquer the whole world.

Those who know nothing of islam pretend that islam counsels against war. Those [who say this] are WITLESS. Islam says: KILL all the unbelievers just as they would kill you all. Islam says: KILL the [the non-muslims], put them to the sword and scatter [their armies]. Islam says: KILL in the service of Allah those who may want to kill you. Islam says: whatever good there is exists thanks to the SWORD and in the shadow of the sword. People cannot be made obedient except with the sword."

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Jesus' last words: forgiveness.

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Mohammed's last words: kill all the Jews and Christians...

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Mohammed further said:
"Wherever you find Christians and Jews, KILL ALL OF THEM and RAPE THEIR WOMEN."

WATCH THIS VIDEO (8:19) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qqb3p3bgHrw

WATCH THIS VIDEO (8:19) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dxXk-wPXyE
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BE VERY AWARE OF THIS:

The power of islam is that it crawls GRADUALLY an SLOWLY over time in a nation so people won't wake up until it is too late to change anything. Islam does not declare "war" or "attacks a nation" like with conventional conquerors, so there is no "Pearl Harbor" to wake people up.

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The laws of sharia are being implemented step by step everywhere in the West. Headscarfs everywhere, muslim-only swimming pools, prayer rooms etc., renaming Christian holidays like christmas and easter, special privileges for muslims, removing christian signs from packaging in the supermarkets, forcing halal food to non-muslims, etc. etc. etc. The list goes on and on... [muslims demand continuous concessions to Sharia law, until the country is Sharia]

In some countries like Germany and England you can even go to prison for insulting islam. Once we find one thing normal the next step will come, and the next, and the next... It shouldn't take you much imagination to see where it will end.

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This is called "creeping sharia". Islam will creep in SLOWLY but SURELY and this is exactly what makes islam so dangerous and almost unstoppable, since many people will not see the danger or wil play down the danger until it is too late... ["Creeping Sharia" due to continual demands and concessions to Sharia.][syn: Creeping Sharia; Sharia of the Womb; Stealth Jihad; Immigration Jihad; ]

Just like many Jews (and others) have played down Hitler's evil before 1939...

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And just like many Christian, Buddhist and Hindu nations before us have played down islam evil before it was too late... We have the history of 55+ now islamic countries to learn from.

What is happening in Europe and America today is very similar to what happened in Germany during Hitler's rise to power. Back then all the warnings were also ignored.

In the beginning huge parties continued into the night, and even after Hitler started jailing Jews and shipping them off to the gas chambers the older Jews still kept saying: "It can't happen here, not in an educated, civilized society like Germany".

Just a few weeks later, those same people were pushed like cattle into rail cars headed for the concentration camps. They thought the good times and prosperity would last forever.

Most people today are also oblivious regarding the islamic invasion of the West that is under way. They too have a false sense of security. They seem to be believing the narrative that islam means peace. BUT THERE WILL BE NO PEACE.

All ex- and non-muslims in the east in muslim majority countries already know this too well. Islam plans to take over Europe and Africa first... then America and then to turn the world against Israel and jews. But Westerners are just too naive and don't want to believe it. We are being deceived through our own system.

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Our leaders just can not -- or will not -- comprehend that the world will regress to dark ages under islam, despite all the advances humanity as achieved. Cruelty and injustice will reign but will be claimed as just and right. We already know islam and muslims all too well. The West does not want to know but prefers to believe in comforting and placating lies and deception.

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The worst part is the west is not helping the poor or the victims but instead has taken in mostly the pepetrators of cruelty and injustice and given them sanctuary and much aid. What an irony. And the anti-christian liberals that so fiercely support the muslims, as they hate Christ and Christians even more, do not want to understand that they too will be subjugated by muslims.

It will happen if we don't stop it! We have already seen many, many non-muslim provinces and states turning into muslim states and provinces, were only the strong remain as followers of other religions until they die or suffer. It will happen, not because islam is good but because the methods used to turn people to it.

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PEACE IN ISLAM ONLY COMES AFTER YOU SUBMIT...

The koran CLEARLY calls for the subjugation and annihilation of all kafirs (non-muslims). Until this is renounced by so-called peaceful muslims, they can never be trusted, and why should they be?

Even if -- for the sake of argument -- a moderate muslim at this point in time truly is ignorant and truly still believes that islam is a "religion of peace". What will happen when they find out the truth? After all, EVERY MUSLIM is committed to the words of Mohammed (remember: there is no God but Allah, and Mohammed is his messenger).

That's why we need to stop islam in the West now, while it's still in its infancy. No matter how difficult it may seem, it will never get any easier, only harder, harder and before you know it it will be impossible. The point of no return is now.

WATCH THIS VIDEO (5:30) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPG4H3XUX1Q
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WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO STOP ISLAMIZATION?

Here are some ideas. Without bloodshed, however this might again be an uncomfortable message to some:

1.) Stop all muslim immigration, all migrants that are not refugees should be deported.

2.) Firm anti-sharia laws and anti-jihad laws in the constitution and a strong ban on the propagation of islam.

3.) The "Medinan koran", the "Sira", and the "Hadith" should be forbidden books just like "Mein Kampf" is because they are all full of hate. Just the Meccan koran (which is still 64% of the koran) should be allowed. A Meccan koran published in the Arabic language should also be prohibited. Even though this will mainly be a symbolic measure, it does send a message and makes things clear for all.

4.) All mosques should be closed since truely only hatred is preached. No more islamic schools. No more islamic meeting places or neighborhood centers. No more islamic foundations. No more Arabic language should be taught on the universities.

5.) Child support for one child maximum.

6.) There should be more integration, mixing and dispersion of western moderate muslims with the population of the country to avoid (or in some cities it is allready dissolve) muslim ghettos with sharia law.

7.) All muslims must forswear political islam and political islam should be forbidden. Also they must forswear all the violence of islam and the Sharia since it is simply incompatible with human rights and a free society.

8.) Every citizen of 18 years and older in the country (muslims and non-muslims) should sign a statement and give a pledge to the constitution of the country they live in. Including: acceptation of equal rights for everyone (regarding gender, sexual orientation, religion and beliefs). Including: acceptation that the holocaust did happen. And including: acceptation of separation of church and state. If anyone is unwilling to do this there is obviously no place for them in a free society and they therefore should be deported if possible and their passport should be revoked. Besides this there should be much more heavy penalties for extremists.

9.) There should be mandatory lessons and education at all schools about the dangers of islamisation just like there is on the holocaust. Especially muslims should be educated about what islam is since many are just decent people and haven't got a clue.

AND -- since islam is the ultimate brainwashing machine that can make any "moderate muslim" a "devout muslim" in 10 years or less -- all imams and islamic scholars/leaders should be deported and unwanted since they are the brainwashers of society that want to change YOUR LAWS.

10.) No people with dual passports in government or as a civil servant in managerial positions to avoid any conflict of interest.

In short:

Deport all imams.
Close all mosques.
Educate all muslims.

And stop pampering islam!

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The most important:

It is CRITICAL, for both muslims and non-muslims, to keep the muslim population in ANY country, city, district and community WELL UNDER 5-10% MAXIMUM AT ALL TIMES to ensure preservation of human rights, democratic institutions and the rule of law.

Remember: only 10% of the Germans was a Nazi in WW2, moderates are irrelevant.

Footnote: it is important to note that the problem is not necessarily bad people, but bad ideology. Nobody is born into the world as a radical muslim. Every baby is a blank page. It is the teachings of islam, the influence of the islamic doctrine, that makes people a Mohammedan.

There are also millions of good and decent muslims in the world today (not BECAUSE of islam but IN SPITE of islam) but as long as the doctrine of islam is not prohibited you just can not trust that they are not sooner or later drawn to the extremist side (not only in terms of Jihad but also in terms of extreme thinking like Sharia etc.), especially if the percentage of muslims is rising in a community.

There is thus only one REAL solution: the source must be forbidden, so: islam should simply be forbidden. No one is born as a terrorist, islam makes terrorists and radicals.

WATCH THIS VIDEO (46:38) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MFC-HNhU4E
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What can YOU do?

1.) EDUCATE YOURSELF. Teach yourself the DOCTRINE and HISTORY of islam. Know the truth!

2.) EDUCATE OTHERS. Publicly call attention to the HUMAN RIGHTS ATROCITIES created by islam's political ide­ology and focus first and foremost on the POLITICS OF ISLAM, not the religion.

3.) MOTIVATE POLITICALLY. To remain silent in the suffering of persecuted Christians, Jews, Hindus and Buddhists is to side with the oppressors and participate in evil.

4.) DEMAND A CALL TO ACTION AT GOVERNMENT LEVEL to refuse to tolerate these opposing acts of our freedoms.

5.) VOTE WISELY.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer:

"Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless.

Not to speak is to speak.

Not to act is to act."

WHAT KIND OF LIFE will we pass on to the NEXT GENERATIONS?

Let's be clear about this: no one knows for sure what the future has in store or how things will develop in the next decades in the west. But, we can probably be sure of this: if we don't do SOMETHING this may very well end in something very nasty like anarchy (people taking the law into their own hands), civil war, or maybe even genocide like in Bosnia '95.

IN ONLY 20 YEARS large parts of the west can very well be under SHARIA LAW... if we let this happen. Don't think this will not happen! ALREADY there are many muslim ghettos in the big cities of Europe which already have Sharia law and are basicly no-go areas for the police. That's TODAY!

Don't take your freedom for granted! Wake up and GET INFORMED about what ISLAM really is and means as soon as you can...

REMEMBER: IN A MUSLIM DOMINATED COUNTRY MODERATE MUSLIMS ARE IRRELEVANT.

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Know your history, and HAVE A VISION. Not for today, not for tommorow, but for 20 years from now, or maybe even much sooner than that. Years pass quickly!

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Do you REALLY want your children to LIVE IN FEAR IN A MUSLIM DOMINATED COUNTRY?

If the answer is no it's time for you to wake up now, there is still time to turn things around. 10 -- 20 YEARS FROM NOW IT MAY LIKELY BE TOO LATE to change anything anymore. Today is not too late, but it will take all of us to stand as one voice against the islamization of our countries in the West. Don't let this run its course.

There are NO rights inside the sharia for non-muslims.

Take this message very, very seriously since the death of the free world begins with submission and it will be very hard to regain lost (hard-won) freedoms once they are gone. As a matter of fact, it may very well NEVER come back once it's gone. SO PROTECT THE FREEDOMS YOU CURRENTLY HAVE!

WATCH THIS VIDEO (2:52) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4e8ytL_N514

WATCH THIS VIDEO (2:52) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf6b3LEIoh8
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We are safe in the West? This won't happen here?

Think again. The world we live in will not be [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HhNPcWSk_E] the world our children and grandchildren will live in. If we allow it to happen. It is not 'terrorism' it's Jihad to establish the Sharia, we need to recognize it for what it is.

We need to stop pretending we can compromise with a doctrine that says its purpose is to submit or annihilate us.

After so many years of peace and prosperity many people in the West have started to think that it all came naturally, that they are entitled to it. But the truth is: many have fiercely fought and worked very hard for it. Many people have paid a high price for OUR freedom and currently we're just giving it away!

All the countries in the West have been OVERRUN by imams and mosques, especially in the last 20 years. If we compare the West in the '80s with today, we see the increased influence of islam EVERYWHERE. With growing dominance. From Saudi Arabia and other countries the entire world has been flooded with huge amounts of money and thousands of imams, textbooks, mosques, lobbyists, internet trolls and so on.

Yet, still many of us feel uncomfortable even talking about islam because we all know some nice moderate muslims we don't want to offend. WAKE UP PEOPLE, BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE! Most muslims know NOTHING about islam and have NO IDEA what they actually believe in.

We need to stop normalizing a fascist ideology.

After the Nazi's were defeated in WW2 all the Nazi's didn't suddenly vanish into thin air. All Germans were still there, but we just didn't ACCEPT the Nazi ideology anymore, it was no longer generally accepted.

Exactly this is what needs to happen with the islamic ideology as well, if we want to have any chance of solving this problem without a civil war or bloodshed, which WILL happen, as history taught us if we let this run its course. Obviously, the longer we will wait, the harder it will be.

THE WEST IS CHANGING FAST. WE NEED TO STAND UP NOW.

Deport all imams.
Close all mosques.
Educate all muslims.

There will be a point of no return, [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55Cp2eUkwCM] sooner than you may think. If nothing changes EUROPE WILL BE AN ISLAMIC CONTINENT IN JUST 2 GENERATIONS OR LESS. And there will be no second chance after that, for islam does not give back what it has conquered.

Either we close all mosques now, [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4-wZ6PSAlw] or inevitably we WILL have a civil war.

WATCH THIS VIDEO (0:49) FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf6b3LEIoh8
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Educate yourself on islam's impact on the West.

When are we going to stop islam in the West? Now, when it is difficult? Or sometime later, when it can't be done anymore? Think about it, the point of no return is now. We need to rise from our lethargy very soon, or we'll be crying over our children every day.

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So, inform yourself and form your own INDEPENDENT and UNPREJUDICED opinion. Create awareness, however you can. Demand action from government and media if you can. Learn from the history of the 55+ countries already conquered by islam, for ALL OF THEM have exactly the same story: if we do not fight islam with our voice and vote today, we WILL either have to submit to the sharia, or fight islam in a civil war tomorrow.

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It all starts with awareness. Ordinary people like you, like us, we need to speak up. Share it on social media, talk with friends and colleagues about it. Stand up and speak out now before it's too late. Decide today what you want kind of future you want for your children. If you're not afraid to speak out against nazism, do not be afraid to speak out against islam. Remember: islam is an ideology, it is NOT a race.

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Wake up, before it will be too late to change anything the 'easy' way!

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Islam 101
by Gregory M. Davis
http://www.jihadwatch.org/islam-101.html
http://www.jihadwatch.org/islam101.pdf
author, Religion of Peace? Islam's War Against the World
http://www.amazon.com/Religion-Peace-Islams-Against-World/dp/097789844X/
producer/director, Islam: What the West Needs to Know -- An Examination of Islam, Violence, and the Fate of the Non-Muslim World
http://whatthewestneedstoknow.com/

Available as a PDF document here http://www.jihadwatch.org/islam101.pdf

Islam 101 is meant to help people become better educated about the fundamentals of Islam and to help the more knowledgeable better convey the facts to others. Similarly, my book and documentary are meant to serve as concise explanations of the major moving parts of Islam and their implications for Western society. Islam 101 is a condensation of the book and documentary with the aim of lending clarity to the public understanding of Islam and of exposing the inadequacy of prevailing views. All should feel free to distribute and/or reproduce it.

Table of Contents

1) The Basics

a) The Five Pillars of Islam

b) The Quran -- the Book of Allah

c) The Sunnah -- the "Way" of the Prophet Muhammad

Battle of Badr
Battle of Uhud
Battle of Medina
Conquest of Mecca

d) Sharia Law

2) Jihad and Dhimmitude

What does "jihad" mean?
Muslim Scholar Hasan Al-Banna on jihad
Dar al-Islam and dar al-harb: the House of Islam and the House of War
i) Taqiyya -- Religious Deception
Jihad Through History
i) The First Major Wave of Jihad: the Arabs, 622-750 AD
ii) The Second Major Wave of Jihad: the Turks, 1071-1683 AD
The Dhimma
Jihad in the Modern Era

3) Conclusion

4) Frequently Asked Questions

What about the Crusades?
If Islam is violent, why are so many Muslims peaceful?
What about the violent passages in the Bible?
Could an Islamic "Reformation" pacify Islam?
What about the history of Western colonialism in the Islamic world?
How can a violent political ideology be the second-largest and fastest-growing religion on earth?
Is it fair to paint all Islamic schools of thought as violent?
What about the great achievements of Islamic civilization?

5) Glossary of Terms

6) Further Resources

1. The Basics

a. The Five Pillars of Islam

The five pillars of Islam constitute the most basic tenets of the religion. They are:

Faith (iman) in the oneness of Allah and the finality of the prophethood of Muhammad (indicated by the declaration [the Shahadah] that, "There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah").
Keeping of the five scheduled daily prayers (salah).
Almsgiving (zakat).
Fasting (sawm).
Pilgrimage (hajj) to Mecca for those who are able.

The five pillars in and of themselves do not tell us a lot about the faith or what a Muslim is supposed to believe or how he should act. The second through fifth pillars -- prayer, almsgiving, fasting, pilgrimage -- are aspects shared by many religions. The finality of the prophethood of Muhammad, however, is unique to Islam. To understand Islam and what it means to be a Muslim, we must come to understand Muhammad as well as the revelations given through him by Allah, which make up the Quran.

b. The Quran -- the Book of Allah

According to Islamic teaching, the Quran came down as a series of revelations from Allah through the Archangel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad, who then dictated it to his followers. Muhammad's companions memorized fragments of the Quran and wrote them down on whatever was at hand, which were later compiled into book form under the rule of the third Caliph, Uthman, some years after Muhammad's death.

The Quran is about as long as the Christian New Testament. It comprises 114 suras (not to be confused with the Sira, which refers to the life of the Prophet) of varying lengths, which may be considered chapters. According to Islamic doctrine, it was around 610 AD in a cave near the city of Mecca (now in southwest Saudi Arabia) that Muhammad received the first revelation from Allah by way of the Archangel Gabriel. The revelation merely commanded Muhammad to "recite" or "read" (Sura 96); the words he was instructed to utter were not his own but Allah's. Over the next twelve or so years in Mecca, other revelations came to Muhammad that constituted a message to the inhabitants of the city to forsake their pagan ways and turn in worship to the one Allah.

While in Mecca, though he condemned paganism (for the most part), Muhammad showed great respect for the monotheism of the Christian and Jewish inhabitants. Indeed, the Allah of the Quran claimed to be the same God worshipped by Jews and Christians, who now revealed himself to the Arab people through his chosen messenger, Muhammad. It is the Quranic revelations that came later in Muhammad's career, after he and the first Muslims left Mecca for the city of Medina, that transformed Islam from a relatively benign form of monotheism into an expansionary, military-political ideology that persists to this day.

Orthodox Islam does not accept that a rendering of the Quran into another language is a "translation" in the way that, say, the King James Bible is a translation of the original Hebrew and Greek Scriptures. A point often made by Islamic apologists to defang criticism is that only Arabic readers may understand the Quran. But Arabic is a language like any other and fully capable of translation. Indeed, most Muslims are not Arabic readers. In the below analysis, we use a translation of the Quran by two Muslim scholars, which may be found here. All parenthetical explanations in the text are those of the translators save for my interjections in braces, { }.

Those Westerners who manage to pick up a translation of the Quran are often left bewildered as to its meaning thanks to ignorance of a critically important principle of Quranic interpretation known as "abrogation." The principle of abrogation -- al-naskh wa al-mansukh (the abrogating and the abrogated) -- directs that verses revealed later in Muhammad's career "abrogate" -- i.e., cancel and replace -- earlier ones whose instructions they may contradict. Thus, passages revealed later in Muhammad's career, in Medina, overrule passages revealed earlier, in Mecca. The Quran itself lays out the principle of abrogation:

2:106. Whatever a Verse (revelation) do We {Allah} abrogate or cause to be forgotten, We bring a better one or similar to it. Know you not that Allah is able to do all things?

It seems that 2:106 was revealed in response to skepticism directed at Muhammad that Allah's revelations were not entirely consistent over time. Muhammad's rebuttal was that "Allah is able to do all things" -- even change his mind. To confuse matters further, though the Quran was revealed to Muhammad sequentially over some twenty years' time, it was not compiled in chronological order. When the Quran was finally collated into book form under Caliph Uthman, the suras were ordered from longest to shortest with no connection whatever to the order in which they were revealed or to their thematic content. In order to find out what the Quran says on a given topic, it is necessary to examine the other Islamic sources that give clues as to when in Muhammad's lifetime the revelations occurred. Upon such examination, one discovers that the Meccan suras, revealed at a time when the Muslims were vulnerable, are generally benign; the later Medinan suras, revealed after Muhammad had made himself the head of an army, are bellicose.

Let us take, for example, 50:45 and Sura 109, both revealed in Mecca:

50:45. We know of best what they say; and you (O Muhammad) are not a tyrant over them (to force them to Belief). But warn by the Qur'an, him who fears My Threat.109:1. Say (O Muhammad to these Mushrikun and Kafirun): "O Al-Kafirun (disbelievers in Allah, in His Oneness, in His Angels, in His Books, in His Messengers, in the Day of Resurrection, and in Al-Qadar {divine foreordainment and sustaining of all things}, etc.)!
109:2. "I worship not that which you worship,
109:3. "Nor will you worship that which I worship.
109:4. "And I shall not worship that which you are worshipping.
109:5. "Nor will you worship that which I worship.
109:6. "To you be your religion, and to me my religion (Islamic Monotheism)."

Then there is this passage revealed just after the Muslims reached Medina and were still vulnerable:

2:256. There is no compulsion in religion. Verily, the Right Path has become distinct from the wrong path. Whoever disbelieves in Taghut {idolatry} and believes in Allah, then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold that will never break. And Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower.

In contrast, take 9:5, commonly referred to as the "Verse of the Sword", revealed toward the end of Muhammad's life:

9:5. Then when the Sacred Months (the 1st, 7th, 11th, and 12th months of the Islamic calendar) have passed, then kill the Mushrikun {unbelievers} wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and prepare for them each and every ambush. But if they repent and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat {the Islamic ritual prayers}), and give Zakat {alms}, then leave their way free. Verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

Having been revealed later in Muhammad's life than 50:45, 109, and 2:256, the Verse of the Sword abrogates their peaceful injunctions in accordance with 2:106. Sura 8, revealed shortly before Sura 9, reveals a similar theme:

8:39. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allah) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allah Alone [in the whole of the world]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allah), then certainly, Allah is All-Seer of what they do.8:67. It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war (and free them with ransom) until he had made a great slaughter (among his enemies) in the land. You desire the good of this world (i.e. the money of ransom for freeing the captives), but Allah desires (for you) the Hereafter. And Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise.

9:29. Fight against those who believe not in Allah, nor in the Last Day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islam) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

9:33. It is He {Allah} Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam), to make it superior over all religions even though the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah) hate (it).

The Quran's commandments to Muslims to wage war in the name of Allah against non-Muslims are unmistakable. They are, furthermore, absolutely authoritative as they were revealed late in the Prophet's career and so cancel and replace earlier instructions to act peaceably. Without knowledge of the principle of abrogation, Westerners will continue to misread the Quran and misdiagnose Islam as a "religion of peace."

c. The Sunnah -- the "Way" of the Prophet Muhammad

In Islam, Muhammad is considered al-insan al-kamil (the "ideal man"). Muhammad is in no way considered divine, nor is he worshipped (no image of Muhammad is permitted lest it encourage idolatry), but he is the model par excellence for all Muslims in how they should conduct themselves. It is through Muhammad's personal teachings and actions -- which make up the "way of the Prophet," the Sunnah -- that Muslims discern what is a good and holy life. Details about the Prophet -- how he lived, what he did, his non-Quranic utterances, his personal habits -- are indispensable knowledge for any faithful Muslim.

Knowledge of the Sunnah comes primarily from the hadiths ("reports") about Muhammad's life, which were passed down orally until codified in the eighth century AD, some hundred years after Muhammad's death. The hadiths comprise the most important body of Islamic texts after the Quran; they are basically a collection of anecdotes about Muhammad's life believed to have originated with those who knew him personally. There are thousands upon thousands of hadiths, some running to multiple pages, some barely a few lines in length. When the hadiths were first compiled in the eighth century AD, it became obvious that many were inauthentic. The early Muslim scholars of hadith spent tremendous labor trying to determine which hadiths were authoritative and which were suspect.

The hadiths here come exclusively from the most reliable and authoritative collection, Sahih Al-Bukhari, recognized as sound by all schools of Islamic scholarship, translated by a Muslim scholar and which may be found here. Different translations of hadiths can vary in their breakdown of volume, book, and number, but the content is the same. For each hadith, the classifying information is listed first, then the name of the originator of the hadith (generally someone who knew Muhammad personally), and then the content itself. While the absolute authenticity of even a sound hadith is hardly assured, they are nonetheless accepted as authoritative within an Islamic context.

Because Muhammad is himself the measuring stick of morality, his actions are not judged according to an independent moral standard but rather establish what the standard for Muslims properly is.

Volume 7, Book 62, Number 88; Narrated Ursa: The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death).Volume 8, Book 82, Number 795; Narrated Anas: The Prophet cut off the hands and feet of the men belonging to the tribe of Uraina and did not cauterise (their bleeding limbs) till they died.

Volume 2, Book 23, Number 413; Narrated Abdullah bin Umar: The Jews {of Medina} brought to the Prophet a man and a woman from amongst them who have committed (adultery) illegal sexual intercourse. He ordered both of them to be stoned (to death), near the place of offering the funeral prayers beside the mosque.

Volume 9, Book 84, Number 57; Narrated Ikrima: Some Zanadiqa (atheists) were brought to Ali {the fourth Caliph} and he burnt them. The news of this event, reached Ibn 'Abbas who said, "If I had been in his place, I would not have burnt them, as Allah's Apostle forbade it, saying, "Do not punish anybody with Allah's punishment (fire)." I would have killed them according to the statement of Allah's Apostle, "Whoever changes his Islamic religion, then kill him."

Volume 1, Book 2, Number 25; Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle was asked, "What is the best deed?" He replied, "To believe in Allah and His Apostle (Muhammad). The questioner then asked, "What is the next (in goodness)?" He replied, "To participate in Jihad (religious fighting) in Allah's Cause."

In Islam, there is no "natural" sense of morality or justice that transcends the specific examples and injunctions outlined in the Quran and the Sunnah. Because Muhammad is considered Allah's final prophet and the Quran the eternal, unalterable words of Allah himself, there is also no evolving morality that permits the modification or integration of Islamic morality with that from other sources. The entire Islamic moral universe devolves solely from the life and teachings of Muhammad.

Along with the reliable hadiths, a further source of accepted knowledge about Muhammad comes from the Sira (life) of the Prophet, composed by one of Islam's great scholars, Muhammad bin Ishaq, in the eighth century AD.

Muhammad's prophetic career is meaningfully divided into two segments: the first in Mecca, where he labored for fourteen years to make converts to Islam; and later in the city of Medina (The City of the Apostle of God), where he became a powerful political and military leader. In Mecca, we see a quasi-Biblical figure, preaching repentance and charity, harassed and rejected by those around him (albeit the earliest Islamic sources show that his antagonism toward those who rejected him was heated from the beginning, and sometimes spilled over into violence); later, in Medina, we see an able commander and strategist who systematically conquered and killed those who opposed him. It is the later years of Muhammad's life, from 622 AD to his death in 632, that are rarely broached in polite company. In 622, when the Prophet was over fifty years old, he and his followers made the Hijra (emigration or flight), from Mecca to the oasis of Yathrib -- later renamed Medina -- some 200 miles to the north. Muhammad's new monotheism had angered the pagan leaders of Mecca, and the flight to Medina was precipitated by a probable attempt on Muhammad's life. Muhammad had sent emissaries to Medina to ensure his welcome. He was accepted by the Medinan tribes as the leader of the Muslims and as arbiter of inter-tribal disputes.

Shortly before Muhammad fled the hostility of Mecca, a new batch of Muslim converts pledged their loyalty to him on a hill outside Mecca called Aqaba. Ishaq here conveys in the Sira the significance of this event:

Sira, p208: When God gave permission to his Apostle to fight, the second {oath of allegiance at} Aqaba contained conditions involving war which were not in the first act of fealty. Now they {Muhammad's followers} bound themselves to war against all and sundry for God and his Apostle, while he promised them for faithful service thus the reward of paradise.

That Muhammad's nascent religion underwent a significant change at this point is plain. The scholarly Ishaq clearly intends to impress on his (Muslim) readers that, while in its early years, Islam was a relatively tolerant creed that would "endure insult and forgive the ignorant," Allah soon required Muslims "to war against all and sundry for God and his Apostle." The Islamic calendar testifies to the paramouncy of the Hijra by setting year one from the date of its occurrence. The year of the Hijra, 622 AD, is considered more significant than the year of Muhammad's birth or death or that of the first Quranic revelation because Islam is first and foremost a political-military enterprise. It was only when Muhammad left Mecca with his paramilitary band that Islam achieved its proper political-military articulation. The years of the Islamic calendar (which employs lunar months) are designated in English "AH" or "After Hijra."

i. The Battle of Badr

The Battle of Badr was the first significant engagement fought by the Prophet. Upon establishing himself in Medina following the Hijra, Muhammad began a series of razzias (raids) on caravans of the Meccan Quraish tribe on the route to Syria.

Volume 5, Book 59, Number 287; Narrated Kab bin Malik: The Apostle had gone out to meet the caravans of Quraish, but Allah caused them (i.e. Muslims) to meet their enemy unexpectedly (with no previous intention).Volume 5, Book 59, Number 289; Narrated Ibn Abbas: On the day of the battle of Badr, the Prophet said, "O Allah! I appeal to You (to fulfill) Your Covenant and Promise. O Allah! If Your Will is that none should worship You (then give victory to the pagans)." Then Abu Bakr took hold of him by the hand and said, "This is sufficient for you." The Prophet came out saying, "Their multitude will be put to flight and they will show their backs." (54:45)

Having returned to Medina after the battle, Muhammad admonished the resident Jewish tribe of Qaynuqa to accept Islam or face a similar fate as the Quraish (3:12-13). The Qaynuqa agreed to leave Medina if they could retain their property, which Muhammad granted. Following the exile of the Bani Qaynuqa, Muhammad turned to individuals in Medina he considered to have acted treacherously. The Prophet particularly seems to have disliked the many poets who ridiculed his new religion and his claim to prophethood -- a theme evident today in the violent reactions of Muslims to any perceived mockery of Islam. In taking action against his opponents, "the ideal man" set precedents for all time as to how Muslims should deal with detractors of their religion.

Sira, p367: Then he {Kab bin al-Ashraf} composed amatory verses of an insulting nature about the Muslim women. The Apostle said: "Who will rid me of Ibnul-Ashraf?" Muhammad bin Maslama, brother of the Bani Abdu'l-Ashhal, said, "I will deal with him for you, O Apostle of God, I will kill him." He said, "Do so if you can." "All that is incumbent upon you is that you should try" {said the Prophet to Muhammad bin Maslama}. He said, "O Apostle of God, we shall have to tell lies." He {the Prophet} answered, "Say what you like, for you are free in the matter."Volume 4, Book 52, Number 270; Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: The Prophet said, "Who is ready to kill Kab bin Al-Ashraf who has really hurt Allah and His Apostle?" Muhammad bin Maslama said, "O Allah's Apostle! Do you like me to kill him?" He replied in the affirmative. So, Muhammad bin Maslama went to him (i.e. Kab) and said, "This person (i.e. the Prophet) has put us to task and asked us for charity." Kab replied, "By Allah, you will get tired of him." Muhammad said to him, "We have followed him, so we dislike to leave him till we see the end of his affair." Muhammad bin Maslama went on talking to him in this way till he got the chance to kill him.

A significant portion of the Sira is devoted to poetry composed by Muhammad's followers and his enemies in rhetorical duels that mirrored those in the field. There seems to have been an informal competition in aggrandizing oneself, one's tribe, and one's God while ridiculing one's adversary in eloquent and memorable ways. Kab bin Malik, one of the assassins of his brother, Kab bin al-Ashraf, composed the following:

Sira, p368: Kab bin Malik said: Of them Kab was left prostrate there (After his fall {the Jewish tribe of} al-Nadir were brought low). Sword in hand we cut him down By Muhammad's order when he sent secretly by night Kab's brother to go to Kab. He beguiled him and brought him down with guile Mahmud was trustworthy, bold.

ii. The Battle of Uhud

The Meccan Quraish regrouped for an attack on the Muslims at Medina. Muhammad got wind of the Meccan force coming to attack him and encamped his forces on a small hillock north of Medina named Uhud, where the ensuing battle took place.

Volume 5, Book 59, Number 377; Narrated Jabir bin Abdullah: On the day of the battle of Uhud, a man came to the Prophet and said, "Can you tell me where I will be if I should get martyred?" The Prophet replied, "In Paradise." The man threw away some dates he was carrying in his hand, and fought till he was martyred.Volume 5, Book 59, Number 375; Narrated Al-Bara: when we faced the enemy, they took to their heel till I saw their women running towards the mountain, lifting up their clothes from their legs, revealing their leg-bangles. The Muslims started saying, "The booty, the booty!" Abdullah bin Jubair said, "The Prophet had taken a firm promise from me not to leave this place." But his companions refused (to stay). So when they refused (to stay there), (Allah) confused them so that they could not know where to go, and they suffered seventy casualties.

Though deprived of victory at Uhud, Muhammad was by no means vanquished. He continued making raids that made being a Muslim not only virtuous in the eyes of Allah but lucrative as well. In an Islamic worldview, there is no incompatibility between wealth, power, and holiness. Indeed, as a member of the true faith, it is only logical that one should also enjoy the material bounty of Allah -- even if that means plundering it from infidels.

As Muhammad had neutralized the Jewish tribe of Bani Qaynuqa after Badr, he now turned to the Bani Nadir after Uhud. According to the Sira, Allah warned Muhammad of an attempt to assassinate him, and the Prophet ordered the Muslims to prepare for war against the Bani Nadir. The Bani Nadir agreed to go into exile if Muhammad permitted them to retain their movable property. Muhammad agreed to these terms save that they leave behind their armor.

iii. The Battle of Medina

In 627 AD, Muhammad faced the greatest challenge to his new community. In that year, the Quraish of Mecca made their most determined attack on the Muslims at Medina itself. Muhammad thought it advisable not to engage them in a pitched battle as at Uhud but took shelter in Medina, protected as it was by lava flows on three sides. The Meccans would have to attack from the northwest in a valley between the flows, and it was there that Muhammad ordered a trench dug for the city's defense.

Volume 4, Book 52, Number 208; Narrated Anas: On the day (of the battle) of the Trench, the Ansar {new converts to Islam} were saying, "We are those who have sworn allegiance to Muhammad for Jihad (for ever) as long as we live." The Prophet replied to them, "O Allah! There is no life except the life of the Hereafter. So honor the Ansar and emigrants {from Mecca} with Your Generosity."And Narrated Mujashi: My brother and I came to the Prophet and I requested him to take the pledge of allegiance from us for migration. He said, "Migration has passed away with its people." I asked, "For what will you take the pledge of allegiance from us then?" He said, "I will take (the pledge) for Islam and Jihad."

The Meccans were foiled by the trench and only able to send small raiding parties across it. After several days, they turned back for Mecca. Following his victory, Muhammad turned to the third Jewish tribe at Medina, the Bani Quraiza. While the Bani Qaynuqa and Bani Nadir had suffered exile, the fate of the Bani Quraiza would be considerably more dire.

Sira, p463-4: Then they {the tribe of Quraiza} surrendered, and the apostle confined them in Medina in the quarter of d. al-Harith, a woman of Bani al-Najjar. Then the apostle went out to the market of Medina and dug trenches in it. Then he sent for them and struck off their heads in those trenches as they were brought out to him in batches. Among them was the enemy of Allah Huyayy bin Akhtab and Kab bin Asad their chief. There were 600 or 700 in all, though some put the figure as high as 800 or 900. As they were being taken out in batches to the Apostle they asked Kab what he thought would be done with them. He replied, "Will you never understand? Don't you see that the summoner never stops and those who are taken away do not return? By Allah it is death!" This went on until the Apostle made an end of them.

Thus do we find the clear precedent that explains the peculiar penchant of Islamic terrorists to behead their victims: it is merely another precedent bestowed by their Prophet.

Following yet another of the Muslims' raids, this time on a place called Khaibar, "The women of Khaibar were distributed among the Muslims" as was usual practice. (Sira, p511) The raid at Khaibar had been against the Bani Nadir, whom Muhammad had earlier exiled from Medina.

Sira, p515: Kinana bin al-Rabi, who had the custody of the treasure of Bani al-Nadir, was brought to the Apostle who asked him about it. He denied that he knew where it was. A Jew came to the Apostle and said that he had seen Kinana going round a certain ruin every morning early. When the Apostle said to Kinana, "Do you know that if we find you have it I shall kill you?" he said, Yes. The Apostle gave orders that the ruin was to be excavated and some of the treasure was found. When he asked him about the rest he refused to produce it, so the Apostle gave orders to al-Zubayr bin al-Awwam, "Torture him until you extract what he has," so he kindled a fire with flint and steel on his chest until he was nearly dead. Then the Apostle delivered him to Muhammad bin Maslama and he struck off his head, in revenge for his brother Mahmud.

iv. The Conquest of Mecca

Muhammad's greatest victory came in 632 AD, ten years after he and his followers had been forced to flee to Medina. In that year, he assembled a force of some ten thousand Muslims and allied tribes and descended on Mecca. "The Apostle had instructed his commanders when they entered Mecca only to fight those who resisted them, except a small number who were to be killed even if they were found beneath the curtains of the Kaba." (Sira, p550)

Volume 3, Book 29, Number 72; Narrated Anas bin Malik: Allah's Apostle entered Mecca in the year of its Conquest wearing an Arabian helmet on his head and when the Prophet took it off, a person came and said, "Ibn Khatal is holding the covering of the Kaba (taking refuge in the Kaba)." The Prophet said, "Kill him."

Following the conquest of Mecca, Muhammad outlined the future of his religion.

Volume 4, Book 52, Number 177; Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour {of the Last Judgment} will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. "O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him."Volume 1, Book 2, Number 24; Narrated Ibn Umar: Allah's Apostle said: "I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah's Apostle, and offer the prayers perfectly and give the obligatory charity, so if they perform that, then they save their lives and property from me except for Islamic laws and then their reckoning (accounts) will be done by Allah."

It is from such warlike pronouncements as these that Islamic scholarship divides the world into dar al-Islam (the House of Islam, i.e., those nations who have submitted to Allah) and dar al-harb (the House of War, i.e., those who have not). It is this dispensation that the world lived under in Muhammad's time and that it lives under today. Then as now, Islam's message to the unbelieving world is the same: submit or be conquered.

d. Sharia Law

Unlike many religions, Islam includes a mandatory and highly specific legal and political plan for society called Sharia (pronounced "sha-ree-uh"), which translates approximately as "way" or "path." The precepts of Sharia are derived from the commandments of the Quran and the Sunnah (the teachings and precedents of Muhammad as found in the reliable hadiths and the Sira). Together, the Quran and the Sunnah establish the dictates of Sharia, which is the blueprint for the good Islamic society. Because Sharia originates with the Quran and the Sunnah, it is not optional. Sharia is the legal code ordained by Allah for all mankind. To violate Sharia or not to accept its authority is to commit rebellion against Allah, which Allah's faithful are required to combat.

There is no separation between the religious and the political in Islam; rather Islam and Sharia constitute a comprehensive means of ordering society at every level. While it is in theory possible for an Islamic society to have different outward forms -- an elective system of government, a hereditary monarchy, etc. -- whatever the outward structure of the government, Sharia is the prescribed content. It is this fact that puts Sharia into conflict with forms of government based on anything other than the Quran and the Sunnah.

The precepts of Sharia may be divided into two parts:

1. Acts of worship (al-ibadat), which includes:Ritual Purification (Wudu)
Prayers (Salah)
Fasts (Sawm and Ramadan)
Charity (Zakat)
Pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj)

2. Human interaction (al-muamalat), which includes:

Financial transactions
Endowments
Laws of inheritance
Marriage, divorce, and child care
Food and drink (including ritual slaughtering and hunting)
Penal punishments
War and peace
Judicial matters (including witnesses and forms of evidence)

As one may see, there are few aspects of life that Sharia does not specifically govern. Everything from washing one's hands to child-rearing to taxation to military policy fall under its dictates. Because Sharia is derivate of the Quran and the Sunnah, it affords some room for interpretation. But upon examination of the Islamic sources (see above), it is apparent that any meaningful application of Sharia is going to look very different from anything resembling a free or open society in the Western sense. The stoning of adulterers, execution of apostates and blasphemers, repression of other religions, and a mandatory hostility toward non-Islamic nations punctuated by regular warfare will be the norm. It seems fair then to classify Islam and its Sharia code as a form of totalitarianism.

2. Jihad and Dhimmitude

a. What does "jihad" mean?

Jihad literally translates as "struggle." Strictly speaking, jihad does not mean "holy war" as Muslim apologists often point out. However, the question remains as to what sort of "struggle" is meant: an inner, spiritual struggle against the passions, or an outward, physical struggle.

As in any case of trying to determine Islamic teaching on a particular matter, one must look to the Quran and the Sunnah. From those sources (see above) it is evident that a Muslim is required to struggle against a variety of things: laziness in prayer, neglecting to give zakat (alms), etc. But is it also plain that a Muslim is commanded to struggle in physical combat against the infidel as well. Muhammad's impressive military career attests to the central role that military action plays in Islam.

b. Hasan Al-Banna on jihad

Below are excerpts from Hasan Al-Banna's treatise, Jihad. In 1928, Al-Banna founded the Muslim Brotherhood, which today is the most powerful organization in Egypt after the government itself. In this treatise, Al-Banna cogently argues that Muslims must take up arms against unbelievers. As he says, "The verses of the Qur'an and the Sunnah summon people in general (with the most eloquent expression and the clearest exposition) to jihad, to warfare, to the armed forces, and all means of land and sea fighting."

All Muslims Must Make Jihad

Jihad is an obligation from Allah on every Muslim and cannot be ignored nor evaded. Allah has ascribed great importance to jihad and has made the reward of the martyrs and the fighters in His way a splendid one. Only those who have acted similarly and who have modeled themselves upon the martyrs in their performance of jihad can join them in this reward. Furthermore, Allah has specifically honoured the Mujahideen {those who wage jihad} with certain exceptional qualities, both spiritual and practical, to benefit them in this world and the next. Their pure blood is a symbol of victory in this world and the mark of success and felicity in the world to come.

Those who can only find excuses, however, have been warned of extremely dreadful punishments and Allah has described them with the most unfortunate of names. He has reprimanded them for their cowardice and lack of spirit, and castigated them for their weakness and truancy. In this world, they will be surrounded by dishonour and in the next they will be surrounded by the fire from which they shall not escape though they may possess much wealth. The weaknesses of abstention and evasion of jihad are regarded by Allah as one of the major sins, and one of the seven sins that guarantee failure.

Islam is concerned with the question of jihad and the drafting and the mobilisation of the entire Umma {the global Muslim community} into one body to defend the right cause with all its strength than any other ancient or modern system of living, whether religious or civil. The verses of the Qur'an and the Sunnah of Muhammad (PBUH {Peace Be Unto Him}) are overflowing with all these noble ideals and they summon people in general (with the most eloquent expression and the clearest exposition) to jihad, to warfare, to the armed forces, and all means of land and sea fighting.

Here Al-Banna offers citations from the Quran and the reliable hadiths that demonstrate the necessity of combat for Muslims. The citations are comparable to those included in Islam 101 section 1b and are here omitted.

The Scholars on JihadI have just presented to you some verses from the Qur'an and the Noble Ahadith concerning the importance of jihad. Now I would like to present to you some of the opinions from jurisprudence of the Islamic Schools of Thought including some latter day authorities regarding the rules of jihad and the necessity for preparedness. From this we will come to realise how far the ummah has deviated in its practice of Islam as can be seen from the consensus of its scholars on the question of jihad.

The author of the 'Majma' al-Anhar fi Sharh Multaqal-Abhar', in describing the rules of jihad according to the Hanafi School, said: 'Jihad linguistically means to exert one's utmost effort in word and action; in the Sharee'ah {Sharia -- Islamic law} it is the fighting of the unbelievers, and involves all possible efforts that are necessary to dismantle the power of the enemies of Islam including beating them, plundering their wealth, destroying their places of worship and smashing their idols. This means that jihad is to strive to the utmost to ensure the strength of Islam by such means as fighting those who fight you and the dhimmies {non-Muslims living under Islamic rule} (if they violate any of the terms of the treaty) and the apostates (who are the worst of unbelievers, for they disbelieved after they have affirmed their belief).

It is fard (obligatory) on us to fight with the enemies. The Imam must send a military expedition to the Dar-al-Harb {House of War -- the non-Muslim world} every year at least once or twice, and the people must support him in this. If some of the people fulfill the obligation, the remainder are released from the obligation. If this fard kifayah (communal obligation) cannot be fulfilled by that group, then the responsibility lies with the closest adjacent group, and then the closest after that etc., and if the fard kifayah cannot be fulfilled except by all the people, it then becomes a fard 'ayn (individual obligation), like prayer on every one of the people.

The scholarly people are of one opinion on this matter as should be evident and this is irrespective of whether these scholars were Mujtahideen or Muqalideen and it is irrespective of whether these scholars were salaf (early) or khalaf (late). They all agreed unanimously that jihad is a fard kifayah imposed upon the Islamic ummah in order to spread the Da'wah of Islam, and that jihad is a fard 'ayn if an enemy attacks Muslim lands. Today, my brother, the Muslims as you know are forced to be subservient before others and are ruled by disbelievers. Our lands have been besieged, and our hurruma'at (personal possessions, respect, honour, dignity and privacy) violated. Our enemies are overlooking our affairs, and the rites of our din are under their jurisdiction. Yet still the Muslims fail to fulfill the responsibility of Da'wah that is on their shoulders. Hence in this situation it becomes the duty of each and every Muslim to make jihad. He should prepare himself mentally and physically such that when comes the decision of Allah, he will be ready.

I should not finish this discussion without mentioning to you that the Muslims, throughout every period of their history (before the present period of oppression in which their dignity has been lost) have never abandoned jihad nor did they ever become negligent in its performance, not even their religious authorities, mystics, craftsmen, etc. They were all always ready and prepared. For example, Abdullah ibn al Mubarak, a very learned and pious man, was a volunteer in jihad for most of his life, and 'Abdulwahid bin Zayd, a sufi and a devout man, was the same. And in his time, Shaqiq al Balkhi, the shaykh of the sufis encouraged his pupils towards jihad.

Associated Matters Concerning Jihad

Many Muslims today mistakenly believe that fighting the enemy is jihad asghar (a lesser jihad) and that fighting one's ego is jihad akbar (a greater jihad). The following narration [athar] is quoted as proof: "We have returned from the lesser jihad to embark on the greater jihad." They said: "What is the greater jihad?" He said: "The jihad of the heart, or the jihad against one's ego."

This narration is used by some to lessen the importance of fighting, to discourage any preparation for combat, and to deter any offering of jihad in Allah's way. This narration is not a saheeh (sound) tradition: The prominent muhaddith Al Hafiz ibn Hajar al-Asqalani said in the Tasdid al-Qaws:

'It is well known and often repeated, and was a saying of Ibrahim ibn 'Abla.'

Al Hafiz Al Iraqi said in the Takhrij Ahadith al-Ahya':

'Al Bayhaqi transmitted it with a weak chain of narrators on the authority of Jabir, and Al Khatib transmitted it in his history on the authority of Jabir.'

Nevertheless, even if it were a sound tradition, it would never warrant abandoning jihad or preparing for it in order to rescue the territories of the Muslims and repel the attacks of the disbelievers. Let it be known that this narration simply emphasises the importance of struggling against one's ego so that Allah will be the sole purpose of every one of our actions.

Other associated matters concerning jihad include commanding the good and forbidding the evil. It is said in the Hadeeth: "One of the greatest forms of jihad is to utter a word of truth in the presence of a tyrannical ruler." But nothing compares to the honour of shahadah kubra (the supreme martyrdom) or the reward that is waiting for the Mujahideen.

Epilogue

My brothers! The ummah that knows how to die a noble and honourable death is granted an exalted life in this world and eternal felicity in the next. Degradation and dishonour are the results of the love of this world and the fear of death. Therefore prepare for jihad and be the lovers of death. Life itself shall come searching after you.

My brothers, you should know that one day you will face death and this ominous event can only occur once. If you suffer on this occasion in the way of Allah, it will be to your benefit in this world and your reward in the next. And remember brother that nothing can happen without the Will of Allah: ponder well what Allah, the Blessed, the Almighty, has said:

'Then after the distress, He sent down security for you. Slumber overtook a party of you, while another party was thinking about themselves (as to how to save themselves, ignoring the others and the Prophet) and thought wrongly of Allah -- the thought of ignorance. They said, "Have we any part in the affair?" Say you (O Muhammad): "Indeed the affair belongs wholly to Allah." They hide within themselves what they dare not reveal to you, saying: "If we had anything to do with the affair, none of us would have been killed here." Say: "Even if you had remained in your homes, those for whom death was decreed would certainly have gone forth to the place of their death: but that Allah might test what is in your hearts; and to purify that which was in your hearts (sins), and Allah is All-Knower of what is in (your) hearts."' {Sura 3:154}

c. Dar al-Islam and dar al-harb: the House of Islam and the House of War

The violent injunctions of the Quran and the violent precedents set by Muhammad set the tone for the Islamic view of politics and of world history. Islamic scholarship divides the world into two spheres of influence, the House of Islam (dar al-Islam) and the House of War (dar al-harb). Islam means submission, and so the House of Islam includes those nations that have submitted to Islamic rule, which is to say those nations ruled by Sharia law. The rest of the world, which has not accepted Sharia law and so is not in a state of submission, exists in a state of rebellion or war with the will of Allah. It is incumbent on dar al-Islam to make war upon dar al-harb until such time that all nations submit to the will of Allah and accept Sharia law. Islam's message to the non-Muslim world is the same now as it was in the time of Muhammad and throughout history: submit or be conquered. The only times since Muhammad when dar al-Islam was not actively at war with dar al-harb were when the Muslim world was too weak or divided to make war effectively.

But the lulls in the ongoing war that the House of Islam has declared against the House of War do not indicate a forsaking of jihad as a principle but reflect a change in strategic factors. It is acceptable for Muslim nations to declare hudna, or truce, at times when the infidel nations are too powerful for open warfare to make sense. Jihad is not a collective suicide pact even while "killing and being killed" (Sura 9:111) is encouraged on an individual level. For the past few hundred years, the Muslim world has been too politically fragmented and technologically inferior to pose a major threat to the West. But that is changing.

i. Taqiyya -- Religious Deception

Due to the state of war between dar al-Islam and dar al-harb, reuses de guerre, i.e., systematic lying to the infidel, must be considered part and parcel of Islamic tactics. The parroting by Muslim organizations throughout dar al-harb that "Islam is a religion of peace," or that the origins of Muslim violence lie in the unbalanced psyches of particular individual "fanatics," must be considered as disinformation intended to induce the infidel world to let down its guard. Of course, individual Muslims may genuinely regard their religion as "peaceful" -- but only insofar as they are ignorant of its true teachings, or in the sense of the Egyptian theorist Sayyid Qutb, who posited in his Islam and Universal Peace that true peace would prevail in the world just as soon as Islam had conquered it.

A telling point is that, while Muslims who present their religion as peaceful abound throughout dar al-harb, they are nearly non-existent in dar al-Islam. A Muslim apostate once suggested to me a litmus test for Westerners who believe that Islam is a religion of "peace" and "tolerance": try making that point on a street corner in Ramallah, or Riyadh, or Islamabad, or anywhere in the Muslim world. He assured me you wouldn't live five minutes.

{A} problem concerning law and order {with respect to Muslims in dar al-harb} arises from an ancient Islamic legal principle -- that of taqiyya, a word the root meaning of which is "to remain faithful" but which in effect means "dissimulation." It has full Quranic authority (3:28 and 16:106) and allows the Muslim to conform outwardly to the requirements of unislamic or non-Islamic government, while inwardly "remaining faithful" to whatever he conceives to be proper Islam, while waiting for the tide to turn. (Hiskett, Some to Mecca Turn to Pray, 101.)Volume 4, Book 52, Number 269; Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: The Prophet said, "War is deceit."

Historically, examples of taqiyya include permission to renounce Islam itself in order to save one's neck or ingratiate oneself with an enemy. It is not hard to see that the implications of taqiyya are insidious in the extreme: they essentially render negotiated settlement -- and, indeed, all veracious communication between dar al-Islam and dar al-harb -- impossible. It should not, however, be surprising that a party to a war should seek to mislead the other about its means and intentions. Jihad Watch's own Hugh Fitzgerald sums up taqiyya and kitman, a related form of deception.

"Taqiyya" is the religiously-sanctioned doctrine, with its origins in Shi'a Islam but now practiced by non-Shi'a as well, of deliberate dissimulation about religious matters that may be undertaken to protect Islam, and the Believers. A related term, of broader application, is "kitman," which is defined as "mental reservation." An example of "Taqiyya" would be the insistence of a Muslim apologist that "of course" there is freedom of conscience in Islam, and then quoting that Qur'anic verse -- "There shall be no compulsion in religion." {2:256} But the impression given will be false, for there has been no mention of the Muslim doctrine of abrogation, or naskh, whereby such an early verse as that about "no compulsion in religion" has been cancelled out by later, far more intolerant and malevolent verses. In any case, history shows that within Islam there is, and always has been, "compulsion in religion" for Muslims, and for non-Muslims."Kitman" is close to "taqiyya," but rather than outright dissimulation, it consists in telling only a part of the truth, with "mental reservation" justifying the omission of the rest. One example may suffice. When a Muslim maintains that "jihad" really means "a spiritual struggle," and fails to add that this definition is a recent one in Islam (little more than a century old), he misleads by holding back, and is practicing "kitman." When he adduces, in support of this doubtful proposition, the hadith in which Muhammad, returning home from one of his many battles, is reported to have said (as known from a chain of transmitters, or isnad), that he had returned from "the Lesser Jihad to the Greater Jihad" and does not add what he also knows to be true, that this is a "weak" hadith, regarded by the most-respected muhaddithin as of doubtful authenticity, he is further practicing "kitman."

In times when the greater strength of dar al-harb necessitates that the jihad take an indirect approach, the natural attitude of a Muslim to the infidel world must be one of deception and omission. Revealing frankly the ultimate goal of dar al-Islam to conquer and plunder dar al-harb when the latter holds the military trump cards would be strategic idiocy. Fortunately for the jihadists, most infidels do not understand how one is to read the Quran, nor do they trouble themselves to find out what Muhammad actually did and taught, which makes it easy to give the impression through selective quotations and omissions that "Islam is a religion of peace." Any infidel who wants to believe such fiction will happily persist in his mistake having been cited a handful of Meccan verses and told that Muhammad was a man of great piety and charity. Digging only slightly deeper is sufficient to dispel the falsehood.

d. Jihad Through History

In 622 AD (year one in the Islamic calendar, AH 1), Muhammad abandoned Mecca for the city of Medina (Yathrib) some 200 farther north in the Arabian peninsula. In Medina, Muhammad established a paramilitary organization that would spread his influence and that of his religion throughout Arabia. Because there has never been a separation of the political-military and the religious in Islam, this development was entirely natural by Islamic principles. By the time of his death in 632 AD, Muhammad had extended his control in a series of raids and battles over most of southern Arabia. The conquered populations of these areas either had to submit to Muslim rule and pay a protection tax or convert to Islam.

i. The First Major Wave of Jihad: the Arabs, 622-750 AD

Near the end of his life, Muhammad sent letters to the great empires of the Middle East demanding their submission to his authority. This dispels any notion that the Prophet intended Islam's expansion to stop with Arabia. Indeed, it is only logical that the one true religion, revealed by the final and fullest prophet, should have universal sway. Thus, as Muhammad had fought and subdued the peoples of the Arabian peninsula, his successors Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, and Ali (known as "the four rightly-guided Caliphs") and other Caliphs fought and subdued the people of the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe in the name of Allah.

Volume 4, Book 53, Number 386; Narrated Jubair bin Haiya: Umar {the second Caliph} sent the Muslims to the great countries to fight the pagans. ? When we reached the land of the enemy, the representative of Khosrau {Persia} came out with forty-thousand warriors, and an interpreter got up saying, "Let one of you talk to me!" Al-Mughira replied, ? "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."

Unleashing upon the world the blitzkrieg of its day, Islam rapidly spread into the territories of Byzantium, Persia, and Western Europe in the decades after Muhammad's death. The creaking Byzantine and Persian powers, having battled each other into mutual decline, offered little resistance to this unanticipated onslaught. The Arab Muslim armies charged into the Holy Land, conquered what is now Iraq and Iran, then swept west across North Africa, into Spain, and finally into France. The Muslim offensive was finally halted in the West at the Battle of Poitiers/Tours, not far from Paris, in 732 AD. In the east, the jihad penetrated deep into Central Asia.

As Muhammad had plundered his foes, so his successors also stripped the conquered areas -- incomparably richer both materially and culturally than the desolate sands of Arabia -- of their wealth and manpower. Almost overnight, the more advanced civilizations of the Middle East, North Africa, Persia, and Iberia saw their agriculture, native religions, and populations destroyed or plundered. Save for a handful of walled cities that managed to negotiate conditional surrenders, the catastrophes those lands suffered were very nearly complete.

Bat Ye'or, the leading scholar of Islam's expansion and its treatment of non-Muslims, has provided an inestimable service through the compilation and translation of numerous primary source documents describing centuries of Islamic conquest. She includes these documents in her works on Islamic history and the plight of non-Muslims under Islamic rule. In the history of jihad, the slaughter of civilians, the desecration of churches, and the plundering of the countryside are commonplace. Here is Michael the Syrian's account of the Muslim invasion of Cappodocia (southern Turkey) in 650 AD under Caliph Umar:

... when Muawiya {the Muslim commander} arrived {in Euchaita in Armenia} he ordered all the inhabitants to be put to the sword; he placed guards so that no one escaped. After gathering up all the wealth of the town, they set to torturing the leaders to make them show them things [treasures] that had been hidden. The Taiyaye {Muslim Arabs} led everyone into slavery -- men and women, boys and girls -- and they committed much debauchery in that unfortunate town: they wickedly committed immoralities inside churches. They returned to their country rejoicing. (Michael the Syrian, quoted in Bat Ye'or, The Decline of Eastern Christianity under Islam, 276-7.)

The following description by the Muslim historian, Ibn al-Athir (1160-1233 AD), of razzias (raiding expeditions) in Northern Spain and France in the eighth and ninth centuries AD, conveys nothing but satisfaction at the extent of the destruction wrought upon the infidels, including noncombatants.

In 177 <17 April 793>, Hisham, prince of Spain, sent a large army commanded by Abd al-Malik b. Abd al-Wahid b. Mugith into enemy territory, and which made forays as far as Narbonne and Jaranda . This general first attacked Jaranda where there was an elite Frank garrison; he killed the bravest, destroyed the walls and towers of the town and almost managed to seize it. He then marched on to Narbonne, where he repeated the same actions, then, pushing forward, he trampled underfoot the land of the Cerdagne {near Andorra in the Pyrenees}. For several months he traversed this land in every direction, raping women, killing warriors, destroying fortresses, burning and pillaging everything, driving back the enemy who fled in disorder. He returned safe and sound, dragging behind him God alone knows how much booty. This is one of the most famous expeditions of the Muslims in Spain. In 223 <2 December 837>, Abd ar-Rahman b. al Hakam, sovereign of Spain, sent an army against Alava; it encamped near Hisn al-Gharat, which it besieged; it seized the booty that was found there, killed the inhabitants and withdrew, carrying off women and children as captives. In 231 <6 September 845>, a Muslim army advanced into Galicia on the territory of the infidels, where it pillaged and massacred everyone. In 246 <27 March 860>, Muhammad b. Abd ar-Rahman advanced with many troops and a large military apparatus against the region of Pamplona. He reduced, ruined and ravaged this territory, where he pillaged and sowed death. (Ibn al-Athir, Annals, quoted in Bat Ye'or, The Decline of Eastern Christianity under Islam, 281-2.)

This first wave of jihad engulfed much of the Byzantine, Visigothic, Frankish, and Persian Empires and left the newborn Islamic Empire controlling territory from Southern France, south through Spain, east across North Africa to India, and north to Russia. Early in the second millennium AD, the Mongol invasion from the east greatly weakened the Islamic Empire and ended Arab predominance therein.

ii. The Second Major Wave of Jihad: the Turks, 1071-1683 AD

Some twenty-five years before the first Crusading army set out from central Europe for the Holy Land, the Turkish (Ottoman) armies began an assault on the Christian Byzantine Empire, which had ruled what is now Turkey since the Roman Empire's capital was moved to Constantinople in 325 AD. At the battle of Manzikert, in 1071, the Christian forces suffered a disastrous defeat, which left much of Anatolia (Turkey) open to invasion. This second wave of jihad was temporarily held up by the invading Latin Armies during the Crusades (see Islam 101 FAQs), but, by the beginning of the 14th century, the Turks were threatening Constantinople and Europe itself.

In the West, Roman Catholic armies were bit by bit forcing Muslim forces down the Iberian peninsula, until, in 1492, they were definitively expelled (the Reconquista). In Eastern Europe, however, Islam continued in the ascendant. One of the most significant engagements between the invading Muslims and the indigenous peoples of the region was the Battle of Kosovo in 1389, where the Turks annihilated a multinational army under the Serbian King, St. Lazar, though their progress into Europe was significantly slowed. After numerous attempts dating back to the seventh century, Constantinople, the jewel of Eastern Christendom, finally fell in 1453 to the armies of Sultan Mahomet II. Lest one ascribe the atrocities of the first wave of jihad to the "Arabness" of its perpetrators, the Turks showed they were fully capable of living up to the principles of the Quran and the Sunnah. Paul Fregosi in his book Jihad describes the scene following the final assault on Constantinople:

Several thousand of the survivors had taken refuge in the cathedral: nobles, servants, ordinary citizens, their wives and children, priests and nuns. They locked the huge doors, prayed, and waited. {Caliph} Mahomet {II} had given the troops free quarter. They raped, of course, the nuns being the first victims, and slaughtered. At least four thousand were killed before Mahomet stopped the massacre at noon. He ordered a muezzin {one who issues the call to prayer} to climb into the pulpit of St. Sophia and dedicate the building to Allah. It has remained a mosque ever since. Fifty thousand of the inhabitants, more than half the population, were rounded up and taken away as slaves. For months afterward, slaves were the cheapest commodity in the markets of Turkey. Mahomet asked that the body of the dead emperor be brought to him. Some Turkish soldiers found it in a pile of corpses and recognized Constantine {XI} by the golden eagles embroidered on his boots. The sultan ordered his head to be cut off and placed between the horse's legs under the equestrian bronze statue of the emperor Justinian. The head was later embalmed and sent around the chief cities of the Ottoman empire for the delectation of the citizens. Next, Mahomet ordered the Grand Duke Notaras, who had survived, be brought before him, asked him for the names and addresses of all the leading nobles, officials, and citizens, which Notaras gave him. He had them all arrested and decapitated. He sadistically bought from their owners {i.e., Muslim commanders} high-ranking prisoners who had been enslaved, for the pleasure of having them beheaded in front of him. (Fregosi, Jihad, 256-7.)

This second, Turkish wave of jihad reached its farthest extent at the failed sieges of Vienna in 1529 and 1683, where in the latter instance the Muslim army under Kara Mustapha was thrown back by the Roman Catholics under the command of the Polish King, John Sobieski. In the decades that followed, the Ottomans were driven back down through the Balkans, though they were never ejected from the European continent entirely. Still, even while the imperial jihad faltered, Muslim land- and sea-borne razzias into Christian territory continued, and Christians were being abducted into slavery from as far away as Ireland into the 19th century.

e. Dhimmitude

Islam's persecution of non-Muslims is in no way limited to jihad, even though that is the basic relationship between the Muslim and non-Muslim world. After the jihad concludes in a given area with the conquest of infidel territory, the dhimma, or treaty of protection, may be granted to the conquered "People of the Book" -- historically, Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians. The dhimma provides that the life and property of the infidel are exempted from jihad for as long as the Muslim rulers permit, which has generally meant for as long as the subject non-Muslims -- the dhimmi -- prove economically useful to the Islamic state. The Quran spells out the payment of the jizya (poll- or head-tax; Sura 9:29), which is the most conspicuous means by which the Muslim overlords exploit the dhimmi. But the jizya is not merely economic in its function; it exists also to humiliate the dhimmi and impress on him the superiority of Islam. Al-Maghili, a fifteenth century Muslim theologian, explains:

On the day of payment {of the jizya} they {the dhimmi} shall be assembled in a public place like the suq {place of commerce}. They should be standing there waiting in the lowest and dirtiest place. The acting officials representing the Law shall be placed above them and shall adopt a threatening attitude so that it seems to them, as well as to others, that our object is to degrade them by pretending to take their possessions. They will realize that we are doing them a favor in accepting from them the jizya and letting them go free. (Al-Maghili, quoted in Bat Ye'or, The Decline of Eastern Christianity under Islam, 361.)

Islamic law codifies various other restrictions on the dhimmi, all of which derive from the Quran and the Sunnah. Several hundred years of Islamic thought on the right treatment of dhimmi peoples is summed up by Al-Damanhuri, a seventeenth century head of Al-Azhar University in Cairo, the most prestigious center for learning in the Muslim world:

... just as the dhimmis are prohibited from building churches, other things also are prohibited to them. They must not assist an unbeliever against a Muslim ... raise the cross in an Islamic assemblage ... display banners on their own holidays; bear arms ... or keep them in their homes. Should they do anything of the sort, they must be punished, and the arms seized. ... The Companions [of the Prophet] agreed upon these points in order to demonstrate the abasement of the infidel and to protect the weak believer's faith. For if he sees them humbled, he will not be inclined toward their belief, which is not true if he sees them in power, pride, or luxury garb, as all this urges him to esteem them and incline toward them, in view of his own distress and poverty. Yet esteem for the unbeliever is unbelief. (Al-Damanhuri, quoted in Bat Ye'or, The Decline of Eastern Christianity under Islam, 382.)

The Christian, Jewish, and Zoroastrian peoples of the Middle East, North Africa, and much of Europe suffered under the oppressive strictures of the dhimma for centuries. The status of these dhimmi peoples is comparable in many ways to that of former slaves in the post-bellum American South. Forbidden to construct houses of worship or repair extant ones, economically crippled by the jizya, socially humiliated, legally discriminated against, and generally kept in a permanent state of weakness and vulnerability by the Muslim overlords, it should not be surprising that their numbers dwindled, in many places to the point of extinction. The generally misunderstood decline of Islamic civilization over the past several centuries is easily explained by the demographic decline of the dhimmi populations, which had provided the principal engines of technical and administrative competence.

Should the dhimmi violate the conditions of the dhimma -- perhaps through practicing his own religion indiscreetly or failing to show adequate deference to a Muslim -- then the jihad resumes. At various times in Islamic history, dhimmi peoples rose above their subjected status, and this was often the occasion for violent reprisals by Muslim populations who believed them to have violated the terms of the dhimma. Medieval Andalusia (Moorish Spain) is often pointed out by Muslim apologists as a kind of multicultural wonderland, in which Jews and Christians were permitted by the Islamic government to rise through the ranks of learning and government administration. What we are not told, however, is that this relaxation of the disabilities resulted in widespread rioting on the part of the Muslim populace that killed hundreds of dhimmis, mainly Jews. By refusing to convert to Islam and straying from the traditional constraints of the dhimma (even at the behest of the Islamic government, which was in need of capable manpower), the dhimmi had implicitly chosen the only other option permitted by the Quran: death.

f. Jihad in the Modern Era

Following its defeat at the walls of Vienna in 1683, Islam entered a period of strategic decline in which it was increasingly dominated by the rising European colonial powers. Due to its material weakness vis-Ã-vis the West, dar al-Islam was unable to prosecute large-scale military campaigns into infidel territory. The Islamic Empire, then ruled by the Ottoman Turks, was reduced to fending of the increasingly predatory European powers.

In 1856, Western pressure compelled the Ottoman government to suspend the dhimma under which the Empire's non-Muslim subjects labored. This provided hitherto unknown opportunities for social and personal improvement by the former dhimmis, but it also fomented resentment by orthodox Muslims who saw this as a violation of the Sharia and their Allah-given superiority over unbelievers.

By the late 19th century, tensions among the European subjects of the Empire broke out into the open when the Ottoman government massacred 30,000 Bulgarians in 1876 for allegedly rebelling against Ottoman rule. Following Western intervention that resulted in Bulgarian independence, the Ottoman government and its Muslim subjects were increasingly nervous about other non-Muslim groups seeking independence.

It was in this atmosphere that the first stage of the Armenian genocide took place in 1896 with the slaughter of some 250,000 Armenians. Both civilians and military personnel took place in the massacres. Peter Balakian, in his book, The Burning Tigris, documents the whole horrific story. But the massacres of the 1890s were only the prelude to the much larger holocaust of 1915, which claimed some 1.5 million lives. While various factors contributed to the slaughter, there is no mistaking that the massacres were nothing other than a jihad waged against the Armenians, no longer protected as they were by the dhimma. In 1914, as the Ottoman Empire entered World War I on the side of the central powers, an official anti-Christian jihad was proclaimed.

To promote the idea of jihad, the sheikh-ul-Islam's {the most senior religious leader in the Ottoman Empire} published proclamation summoned the Muslim world to arise and massacre its Christian oppressors. "Oh Moslems," the document read, "Ye who are smitten with happiness and are on the verge of sacrificing your life and your good for the cause of right, and of braving perils, gather now around the Imperial throne." In the Ikdam, the Turkish newspaper that had just passed into German ownership, the idea of jihad was underscored: "The deeds of our enemies have brought down the wrath of God. A gleam of hope has appeared. All Mohammedans, young and old, men, women, and children must fulfill their duty. ... If we do it, the deliverance of the subjected Mohammedan kingdoms is assured." ... "He who kills even one unbeliever," one pamphlet read, "of those who rule over us, whether he does it secretly or openly, shall be rewarded by God." (quoted in Balakian, The Burning Tigris, 169-70.)

The anti-Christian jihad culminated in 1922 at Smyrna, on the Mediterranean coast, where 150,000 Greek Christians were massacred by the Turkish army under the indifferent eye of Allied warships. All in, from 1896-1923, some 2.5 million Christians were killed, the first modern genocide, which to this day is denied by the Turkish government.

Since the breakup of the Islamic Empire following World War I, various jihads have been fought around the globe by the independent Muslim nations and sub-state jihadist groups. The most sustained effort has been directed against Israel, which has committed the unpardonable sin of rebuilding dar al-harb on land formerly a part of dar al-Islam. Other prominent jihads include that fought against the Soviets in Afghanistan, the Muslim Bosnians against the Serbs in the former Yugoslavia, the Muslim Albanians against the Serbs in Kosovo, and the Chechens against the Russians in the Caucasus. Jihads have also been waged throughout northern Africa, the Philippines, Thailand, Kashmir, and a host of other places throughout the world. In addition, the overwhelming majority of terrorist attacks around the world have been committed by Muslims, including, of course, the spectacular attacks of 9/11/01 (USA), 3/11/04 (Spain), and 7/7/05 (UK). (For a more comprehensive list of Muslim attacks, visit www.thereligionofpeace.com.)

The fact is, the percentage of conflicts in the world today that do not include Islam is pretty small. Islam is making a comeback.

3. Conclusion

The chief barrier today to a better understanding of Islam -- apart, perhaps, from outright fear -- is sloppy language. Let us take, to start with, the much-vaunted "war on terror." Upon scrutiny, the phrase "war on terror" makes as much sense as a war on "blitzkrieg," "bullets," or "strategic bombing." The "war on terror" implies that it is perfectly fine if the enemy seeks to destroy us -- and, indeed, succeeds in doing so -- as long as he does not employ "terror" in the process.

"Terrorism," it should be obvious, is a tactic or stratagem used to advance a goal; it is the goal of Islamic terrorism that we must come to understand, and this logically requires an understanding of Islam.

As we have seen, contrary to the widespread insistence that true Islam is pacific even if a handful of its adherents are violent, the Islamic sources make clear that engaging in violence against non-Muslims is a central and indispensable principle to Islam. Islam is less a personal faith than a political ideology that exists in a fundamental and permanent state of war with non-Islamic civilizations, cultures, and individuals. The Islamic holy texts outline a social, governmental, and economic system for all mankind. Those cultures and individuals who do not submit to Islamic governance exist in an ipso facto state of rebellion with Allah and must be forcibly brought into submission. The misbegotten term "Islamo-fascism" is wholly redundant: Islam itself is a kind of fascism that achieves its full and proper form only when it assumes the powers of the state.

The spectacular acts of Islamic terrorism in the late 20th and early 21st centuries are but the most recent manifestation of a global war of conquest that Islam has been waging since the days of the Prophet Muhammad in the 7th Century AD and that continues apace today. This is the simple, glaring truth that is staring the world today in the face -- and which has stared it in the face numerous times in the past -- but which it seems few today are willing to contemplate.

It is important to realize that we have been talking about Islam -- not Islamic "fundamentalism," "extremism," "fanaticism," "Islamo-fascism," or "Islamism," but Islam proper, Islam in its orthodox form as it has been understood and practiced by right-believing Muslims from the time of Muhammad to the present. The mounting episodes of Islamic terrorism in the late 20th and early 21st centuries are due largely to the geostrategic changes following the end of the Cold War and the growing technical options available to terrorists.

With the collapse of Soviet hegemony over much of the Muslim world, coupled with the burgeoning wealth of the Muslim oil-producing countries, the Muslim world increasingly possesses the freedom and means to support jihad around the globe. In short, the reason that Muslims are once again waging war against the non-Muslim world is because they can.

It is paramount to note, however, that, even if no major terrorist attack ever occurs on Western soil again, Islam still poses a mortal danger to the West. A halt to terrorism would simply mean a change in Islam's tactics -- perhaps indicating a longer-term approach that would allow Muslim immigration and higher birth rates to bring Islam closer to victory before the next round of violence. It cannot be overemphasized that Muslim terrorism is a symptom of Islam that may increase or decrease in intensity while Islam proper remains permanently hostile.

Muhammad Taqi Partovi Samzevari, in his "Future of the Islamic Movement" (1986), sums up the Islamic worldview.

Our own Prophet ... was a general, a statesman, an administrator, an economist, a jurist and a first-class manager all in one. ... In the Qur'an's historic vision Allah's support and the revolutionary struggle of the people must come together, so that Satanic rulers are brought down and put to death. A people that is not prepared to kill and to die in order to create a just society cannot expect any support from Allah. The Almighty has promised us that the day will come when the whole of mankind will live united under the banner of Islam, when the sign of the Crescent, the symbol of Muhammad, will be supreme everywhere. ... But that day must be hastened through our Jihad, through our readiness to offer our lives and to shed the unclean blood of those who do not see the light brought from the Heavens by Muhammad in his mi'raj {"nocturnal voyages to the 'court' of Allah"}. ... It is Allah who puts the gun in our hand. But we cannot expect Him to pull the trigger as well simply because we are faint-hearted.

It must be emphasized that all of the analysis provided here derives from the Islamic sources themselves and is not the product of critical Western scholarship. (Indeed, most modern Western scholarship of Islam is hardly "critical" in any meaningful sense.) It is Islam's self-interpretation that necessitates and glorifies violence, not any foreign interpretation of it.

4. Frequently Asked Questions

There are a handful of questions that invariably arise when the point is made that Islam is violent. These questions for the most part are misleading or irrelevant and do not contest the actual evidence or arguments that violence is inherent to Islam. Nonetheless, they have proven rhetorically effective in deflecting serious scrutiny from Islam, and so I deal with some of them here.

a. What about the Crusades?

The obvious response to this question is, "Well, what about them?" Violence committed in the name of other religions is logically unconnected to the question of whether Islam is violent. But, by mentioning the Crusades, the hope of the Islamic apologist is to draw attention away from Islamic violence and paint religions in general as morally equivalent.

In both the Western academia and media as well as in the Islamic world, the Crusades are viewed as wars of aggression fought by bloody-minded Christians against peaceful Muslims. While the Crusades were certainly bloody, they are more accurately understood as a belated Western response to centuries of jihad than as an unprovoked, unilateral attack. Muslim rule in the Holy Land began in the second half of the 7th century during the Arab wave of jihad with the conquests of Damascus and Jerusalem by the second "rightly-guided Caliph," Umar. After the initial bloody jihad, Christian and Jewish life there was tolerated within the strictures of the dhimma and the Muslim Arabs generally permitted Christians abroad to continue to make pilgrimage to their holy sites, a practice which proved lucrative for the Muslim state. In the 11th century, the relatively benign Arab administration of the Holy Land was replaced with that of Seljuk Turks, due to civil war in the Islamic Empire. Throughout the latter half of the 11th century, the Turks waged war against the Christian Byzantine Empire and pushed it back from its strongholds in Antioch and Anatolia (now Turkey). In 1071, Byzantine forces suffered a crushing defeat at the Battle of Manzikert in what is now Eastern Turkey. The Turks resumed the jihad in the Holy Land, abusing, robbing, enslaving, and killing Christians there and throughout Asia Minor. They threatened to cut off Christendom from its holiest site, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, rebuilt under Byzantine stewardship after it was destroyed by Caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah in 1009.

It was in this context of a renewed jihad in the Middle East that the Roman Pope, Urban II, issued a call in 1095 for Western Christians to come to the aid of their Eastern cousins (and seems to have harbored the hope of claiming Jerusalem for the Papacy after the Great Schism with Eastern Christianity in 1054). This "armed pilgrimage," in which numerous civilians as well as soldiers took part, would eventually become known years later as the First Crusade. The idea of a "crusade" as we now understand that term, i.e., a Christian "holy war," developed years later with the rise of such organizations as the Knights Templar that made "crusading" a way of life. It worth noting that the most ardent Crusaders, the Franks, were exactly those who had faced jihad and razzias for centuries along the Franco-Spanish border and knew better than most the horrors to which Muslims subjected Christians. At the time of the First Crusade, the populations of Asia Minor, Syria, and Palestine, though ruled by Muslims, were still overwhelmingly Christian. The "Crusading" campaigns of the Western Christian armies were justified at the time as a war liberating the Eastern Christians, whose population, lands, and culture had been devastated by centuries of jihad and dhimmitude. Conquering territory for God in the mode of jihad was an alien idea to Christianity and it should not be surprising that it eventually died out in the West and never gained ascendancy in the East.

Following the very bloody capture of Jerusalem in 1099 by the Latin armies and the establishment of the Crusader States in Edessa, Antioch, and Jerusalem, the Muslim and Christian forces fought a see-saw series of wars, in which both parties were guilty of the usual gamut of wartime immorality. Over time, even with reinforcing Crusades waged from Europe, the Crusader States, strung out on precarious lines of communication, slowly succumbed to superior Muslim power. In 1271, the last Christian citadel, Antioch, fell to the Muslims. No longer having to divert forces to subdue the Christian beachhead on the Eastern Mediterranean, the Muslims regrouped for a 400-year-long jihad against Southern and Eastern Europe, which twice reached as far as Vienna before it was halted. In geostrategic terms, the Crusades can be viewed as an attempt by the West to forestall its own destruction at the hands of Islamic jihad by carrying the fight to the enemy. It worked for a while.

Significantly, while the West has for some time now lamented the Crusades as mistaken, there has never been any mention from any serious Islamic authority of regret for the centuries and centuries of jihad and dhimmitude perpetrated against other societies. But this is hardly surprising: while religious violence contradicts the fundamentals of Christianity, religious violence is written into Islam's DNA.

b. If Islam is violent, why are so many Muslims peaceful?

This question is a bit like asking, "If Christianity teaches humility, tolerance, and forgiveness, why are so many Christians arrogant, intolerant, and vindictive?" The answer in both cases is obvious: in any religion or ideology there will be many who profess, but do not practice, its tenets. Just as it is often easier for a Christian to hit back, play holier-than-thou, or disdain others, so it is often easier for a Muslim to stay at home rather than embark on jihad. Hypocrites are everywhere.

Furthermore, there are also people who do not really understand their own faith and so act outside of its prescribed boundaries. In Islam, there are likely many Muslims who do not really understand their religion thanks to the importance of reciting the Quran in Arabic but not having to understand it. It is the words and sounds of the Quran that attract Allah's merciful attention rather than Quranic knowledge on the part of the supplicant. Especially in the West, Muslims here are more likely to be attracted by Western ways (which explains why they are here) and less likely to act violently against the society to which they may have fled from an Islamic tyranny abroad.

However, in any given social context, as Islam takes greater root -- increasing numbers of followers, the construction of more mosques and "cultural centers," etc. -- the greater the likelihood that some number of its adherents will take its violent precepts seriously. This is the problem that the West faces today.

c. What about the violent passages in the Bible?

First, violent Biblical passages are irrelevant to the question of whether Islam is violent.

Second, the violent passages in the Bible certainly do not amount to a standing order to commit violence against the rest of the world. Unlike the Quran, the Bible is a huge collection of documents written by different people at different times in different contexts, which allows for much greater interpretative freedom. The Quran, on the other hand, comes exclusively from one source: Muhammad. It is through the life of Muhammad that the Quran must be understood, as the Quran itself says. His wars and killings both reflect and inform the meaning of the Quran. Furthermore, the strict literalism of the Quran means that there is no room for interpretation when it comes to its violent injunctions. As it is through the example of Christ, the "Prince of Peace," that Christianity interprets its scriptures, so it is through the example of the warlord and despot Muhammad that Muslims understand the Quran.

d. Could an Islamic "Reformation" pacify Islam?

As should be plain to anyone who has examined the Islamic sources, to take the violence out of Islam would require it to jettison two things: the Quran as the word of Allah and Muhammad as Allah's prophet. In other words, to pacify Islam would require its transformation into something that it is not. The Western Christian Reformation, that is often used as an example, was an attempt (successful or not) to recover the essence of Christianity, namely, the example and teachings of Christ and the Apostles. Trying to get back to the example of Muhammad would have very different consequences. Indeed, one may say that Islam is today going through its "Reformation" with the increasing jihadist activity around the globe. Today, Muslims of the Salafi ("early generations") school are doing exactly that in focusing on the life of Muhammad and his early successors. These reformers are known to their detractors by the derogative term Wahhabi. Drawing their inspiration from Muhammad and the Quran, they are invariably disposed to violence. The unhappy fact is that Islam today is what it has been fourteen centuries: violent, intolerant, and expansionary. It is folly to think that we, in the course of a few years or decades, are going to be able to change the basic world outlook of a foreign civilization. Islam's violent nature must be accepted as given; only then will we be able to come up with appropriate policy responses that can improve our chances of survival.

e. What about the history of Western colonialism in the Islamic world?

Following the defeat of the Ottoman army outside Vienna on September 11, 1683 by Polish forces, Islam went into a period of strategic decline in which it was overwhelmingly dominated by the European powers. Much of dar al-Islam was colonized by the European powers who employed their superior technology and exploited the rivalries within the Muslim world to establish colonial rule.

While many of the practices of the Western imperial powers in the governance of their colonies were clearly unjust, it is utterly unwarranted to regard Western imperialism -- as it often is -- as an endemic criminal enterprise that is the basis of modern resentment against the West. It was only due to the assertive role of the Western powers that modern nation-states such as India, Pakistan, Israel, South Africa, Zimbabwe, etc. came to exist in the first place. Without Western organization, these areas would have likely remained chaotic and tribal as they had existed for centuries.

When one looks at the post-colonial world, it is apparent that the most successful post-colonial nations have a common attribute: they are not Muslim. The United States, Australia, Hong Kong, Israel, India, and the South American nations clearly outshine their Muslim-majority post-colonial counterparts -- Iraq, Algeria, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, etc. -- by just about any standard.

f. How can a violent political ideology be the second-largest and fastest-growing religion on earth?

It should not be surprising that a violent political ideology is proving so attractive to much of the world. The attractive power of fascist ideas has been proven through history. Islam combines the interior comfort provided by religious faith with the outward power of a world-transforming political ideology. Like the revolutionary violence of Communism, jihad offers an altruistic justification for waging death and destruction. Such an ideology will naturally draw to it violent-minded people while encouraging the non-violent to take up arms themselves or support violence indirectly. Because something is popular hardly makes it benign.

Furthermore, the areas in which Islam is growing most rapidly, such as Western Europe, have been largely denuded of their religious and cultural heritage, which leaves Islam as the only vibrant ideology available to those in search of meaning.

g. Is it fair to paint all Islamic schools of thought as violent?

Islamic apologists often point out that Islam is not a monolith and that there are differences of opinion among the different Islamic schools of thought. That is true, but, while there are differences, there are also common elements. Just as Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Protestant Christians differ on many aspects of Christianity, still they accept important common elements. So it is with Islam. One of the common elements to all Islamic schools of thought is jihad, understood as the obligation of the Ummah to conquer and subdue the world in the name of Allah and rule it under Sharia law. The four Sunni Madhhabs (schools of fiqh [Islamic religious jurisprudence]) -- Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi'i, and Hanbali -- all agree that there is a collective obligation on Muslims to make war on the rest of the world. Furthermore, even the schools of thought outside Sunni orthodoxy, including Sufism and the Jafari (Shia) school, agree on the necessity of jihad. When it comes to matters of jihad, the different schools disagree on such questions as whether infidels must first be asked to convert to Islam before hostilities may begin (Osama bin Laden asked America to convert before Al-Qaeda's attacks); how plunder should be distributed among victorious jihadists; whether a long-term Fabian strategy against dar al-harb is preferable to an all-out frontal attack; etc.

h. What about the great achievements of Islamic civilization through history?

Islamic achievements in the fields of art, literature, science, medicine, etc. in no way refute the fact that Islam is intrinsically violent. Roman and Greek civilizations produced many great achievements in these fields as well, but also cultivated powerful traditions of violence. While giving the world the brilliance of Virgil and Horace, Rome was also a home to gladiatorial combat, the slaughter of Christians, and, at times, rampant militarism.

Furthermore, the achievements of Islamic civilization are pretty modest given its 1300 year history when compared to Western, Hindu, or Confucian civilizations. Many Islamic achievements were in fact the result of non-Muslims living within the Islamic Empire or of recent converts to Islam. One of the greatest Islamic thinkers, Averroes, ran afoul of Islamic orthodoxy through his study of non-Islamic (Greek) philosophy and his preference for Western modes of thought. Once the dhimmi populations of the Empire dwindled toward the middle of the second millennium AD, Islam began its social and cultural "decline."

5. Glossary of Terms

Allah: "God"; Arabic Christians also worship "Allah," but an Allah of a very different sort.Allahu Akhbar: "God is Great (-est)"; term of praise; war cry of Muslims.

AH: "after Hijra"; the Islamic calendar?s system of dating; employs lunar rather than solar years; as of January 2007, we are in AH 1428.

Ansar: "aiders" or "helpers"; Arabian tribesmen allied with Muhammad and the early Muslims.

Badr: first significant battle fought by Muhammad and the Muslims against the Quraish tribe of Mecca.

Caliph: title of the ruler or leader of the Umma (global Muslim community); the head of the former Islamic Empire; the title was abolished by Kemal Attaturk in 1924 following the breakup of the Ottoman Empire and the founding of modern Turkey.

dar al-Islam: "House (Realm) of Islam"; Islamic territory ruled by Sharia law

dar al-harb: "House (Realm) of War": territory ruled by infidels

dar al-sulh: "House (Realm) of Truce": territory ruled by infidels but allied with Islam; territory ruled by Muslims but not under Sharia law

Dhimma: the pact of protection extended to non-slave "People of the Book", usually Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians, which permitted them to remain nominally free under Muslim rule.

dhimmi: "protected"; people under the protection of the dhimma.

dhimmitude: word coined by historian Bat Ye'or to describe the status of dhimmi peoples

hadith: "report"; any of thousands of episodes from the life of Muhammad transmitted orally until written down in the eighth century AD; sahih (reliable or sound) hadiths are second only to the Quran in authority.

Hijra: "emigration"; Muhammad's flight from Mecca to Medina (Yathrib) in AD 622.

Islam: "submission" or "surrender."

jizya: the poll or head tax prescribed by Sura 9:29 of the Quran to be paid by Christians and Jews in Muslim-held territory.

Kaba: "cube"; the Meccan temple in which numerous pagan idols were housed before Muhammad's conquest of Mecca in AD 632, which is still the most venerated object in Islam; the Kaba's cornerstone, which is believed to have fallen from heaven, is the stone on which Abraham was to sacrifice his son, Ishmael (not Isaac).

Mecca: holiest city of Islam; place of Muhammad's birth in AD 570; its Great Mosque contains the Kaba stone; early period in Muhammad's life where more peaceful verses of the Quran were revealed; site of Muhammad's victory over the Quraish in AD 630.

Medina: "city," short for "city of the Prophet"; second holiest city of Islam; destination of Muhammad's Hijra (emigration) in AD 622; later period in Muhammad's life where more violent verses of the Quran were revealed; site of third major battle fought by Muhammad against the Quraish tribe from Mecca; formerly called Yathrib.

Muhammad: "the praised one."

Muslim: one who submits.

Quran (Kuran, Quran, etc.): "recitation"; according to Islam, the compiled verbatim words of Allah as dictated by Muhammad.

razzia: "raid"; acts of piracy on land or sea by Muslims against infidels

Sira: "life"; abbreviation of Sirat Rasul Allah, or "Life of the Prophet of God"; the canonical biography of the Prophet Muhammad written in the eighth century by Ibn Ishaq and later edited by Ibn Hisham; modern translation by Alfred Guillaume.

Sunnah: the "Way" of the Prophet Muhammad; includes his teachings, traditions, and example.

Sura: a chapter of the Quran; Quranic passages are cited as Sura number:verse number, e.g., 9:5.

Uhud: second major battle fought by Muhammad against the Quraish tribe of Mecca.

Umar: second "rightly-guided" Caliph; ruled AD 634--44, succeeded Abu Bakr; conquered the Holy Land.

Umma (ummah): the global Muslim community; the body of Muslim faithful.

Uthman: third "rightly-guided" Caliph; ruled AD 644--56, succeeded Umar; compiled the Quran in book form.

Yathrib: city to which Muhammad made the Hijra (emigration) in AD 622/AH 1; renamed Medina.

6. Further Resources

Online

Center for the Study of Political Islam
http://www.cspipublishing.com/

Chronicles Magazine
http://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/

Dhimmi.org
http://www.dhimmi.org/

FaithFreedom.org
http://www.faithfreedom.org/

HistoryofJihad.com
http://www.historyofjihad.com/

quran.com searchable online version of the Quran.
http://quran.com/

sunnah.com searchable online version of the Hadith.
https://sunnah.com/

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Islam: What the West Needs to Know homepage.
http://www.whatthewestneedstoknow.com/

Canadian Muslim website (http://www.youngmuslims.ca/) with various writings on Islamic doctrine and events in the Muslim world.

Also see Jihad Watch Recommended Books.
https://www.jihadwatch.org/robert-spencers-books
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There Is No Moderate Islam. Islam Is A Religion Of The Public Space.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Islamist Prime Minister of Turkey:
"The term 'moderate Islam' is ugly and offensive. There is no 'moderate Islam'. Islam is Islam."
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Formally and technically speaking, this is correct and proven to be so. Islam is comprehensive system of social practice on all levels which does not change. There are some variations in Islamic culture. There are different groupings of Islamic culture, such as Sunni, Shia and Sufi.

Nevertheless, Islam overall has worked the same way for approximately fourteen centuries. We see this specifically in the recent history of the Ottoman Empire and the current principles and priorities of Turkish PM Erdogan.

I have a large and comprehensive set of references for Islam, Islamic history, Islamic politics, Islamic law and Islamic religion. My primary references are Dr. Andrew Bostom ( professor of medicine ) and Dr. Bill Warner ( PhD physics ) of Political Islam.

In order to begin to assess Islam and Political Islam, one must know the key material and analysis given by Drs Bostom and Warner.

Without these resources, there is no overall way to understand or evaluate Islam.

There are other important sources, such as Robert Spencer M.A. and numerous other subject matter experts. I strongly recommend Robert Spencer. However I rely primarily on Drs Bostom and Warner.

This is my statement as a professional theologian and as someone deeply concerned about Islamic Sharia law and Islamic jihad. Both Sharia and jihad proceed on multiple levels. Most westerners completely fail to understand this important point.

Nevertheless, Sharia and jihad are becoming more and more influential in the West as well as worldwide. Major examples of global Political Islam are the Muslim Brotherhood and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

If one does not understand the principles and models of Political Islam, it is impossible to address the major global issues of Sharia and jihad. If one studies in particular Drs Bostom and Warner, then one will quickly and directly understand the theory and practice of Islam.

I can and do provide many more references and resources. The point is that these are the key references. The analyses and evidence provided by Drs Bostom and Warner are comprehensive and they are sufficient.

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Daniel Greenfield explains Islam 101:
Every devout Muslim is an "Islamist". Islam is not a personal religion. It is a religion of the public space.
A "moderate" Muslim would have to reject Islam as a religion of the public space, as theocracy, and that secularism would be a rejection of Islam.

Nothing in Islam exists apart from anything else. While liberals view culture and religion as a buffet that they can pick and choose from, it is a single integrated system. If you accept one part, you must accept the whole. Once you accept any aspect of Islam, you must accept its legal system and once you accept that, you must accept its governance and once you accept that, you lose your rights.

Bill Warner, PhD: To Know Islam, Know Mohammed
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXpX2OJhS2w

To study Islam requires that one read ( or at least skim ) the two books by Andrew Bostom. The A. Lappen reviews for these on Amazon give the quick summaries.
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The Legacy of Jihad Paperback -- March 1, 2008
by Andrew G. Bostom M.D. (Editor), Ibn Warraq (Foreword)
Paperback: 759 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books (July 10, 2008)
ISBN-10: 1591026024

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Sharia Versus Freedom: The Legacy of Islamic Totalitarianism Hardcover -- September 18, 2012
by Andrew G. Bostom (Author)
Hardcover: 735 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books; 1St Edition edition (September 18, 2012)
ISBN-10: 1616146664

Erdogen - The term 'Moderate Islam' is ugly and offensive. There is no 'Moderate Islam'. Islam is Islam.
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Does Jihad Really Have "Nothing to do with Islam"?
by Denis MacEoin
February 24, 2018 at 5:00 am
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11623/jihad-islam

"National Security officials are prohibited from developing a factual understanding of Islamic threat doctrines, preferring instead to depend upon 5th column Muslim Brotherhood cultural advisors." -- Richard Higgins, NSC official.

At the heart of the problem lies the fantasy that Islam must be very similar to other religions, particularly Judaism and Christianity, out of which it was, in fact derived.

The use of force, mainly through jihad, is a basic doctrine in the Qur'an, the Prophetic sayings (ahadith), and in all manuals of Islamic law. It is on these sources that fighters from Islamic State, al-Qa'ida, al-Shabaab, and hundreds of other groupings base their preaching and their actions. To say that such people have "nothing to do with Islam" could not be more wrong.

Recently, US National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster once again downplayed the significance of faith by claiming that Islamic ideology is "irreligious"; meanwhile, up to 1.5 billion Muslims continue claiming, as they have done for 1400 years, that it is.

As Stephen Coughlin, an expert on Islam, told Gatestone, "It is the believers who define their religion, not the non-believers. If someone says his religion is that the moon is made of green cheese, that has to be your starting point."

On February 20, 2017, President Trump appointed McMaster, a serving Lieutenant General of the US Army, to the important position of National Security Advisor, after the forced resignation of Michael T. Flynn. McMaster came to the post with a reputation for stability, battlefield experience, and intelligence. According to the Los Angeles Times:

"It is not an overstatement to say that Americans and the world should feel a little safer today," tweeted Andrew Exum, an author and academic who saw combat in Afghanistan and writes widely about military affairs."

After the controversies surrounding McMaster's predecessor in office, McMaster came as a safe hand.

It was not long before divisions opened up within the NSC, however, with quarrels, firings, and appeals to the president. Many controversies remain today. By July, it was reported that Trump was planning to fire McMaster and replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. By August, however, McMaster's position seemed secure.

U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

It is not the purpose of this article to discuss issues McMaster's spell at the NSC has brought to light, except for one: McMaster's position on Islam and terrorism. It became a cause for contention early in McMaster's incumbency and continues to engender divisions, not just among NSC staff, but also with the president. The general's viewpoint, which he has often expressed, is that international terrorism has nothing to do with the religion of Islam, a notion he seems to believe to the point where he has banned the use of the term "radical Islamic terrorism" -- a term that Trump uses often.

In an all-hands meeting of the NSC on February 23, 2017, three days after his appointment as NSC Director, McMaster said jihadist terrorists are not true to their professed religion and that the use of the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism" does not help the US in working with allies to defeat terrorist groups:

"The phrase is unhelpful because terrorist organizations like ISIS represent a perversion of Islam, and are thus un-Islamic, McMaster said, according to a source who attended the meeting."

More recently, on December 3, in an interview with Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace, McMaster stated that "we make sure we never buy into or reinforce the terrorist narrative, this false narrative that this is a war of religion". He followed this by elaborating on the criminality and supposed secularism of Muslim terrorists:

"Those who adhere to this ideology are really irreligious criminals who use a perverted, what the President has called a wicked interpretation of religion, in an effort to recruit young, impressionable people to their cause, to foment hatred".

In taking that stance, McMaster has broken with many members of his own staff, several of whom he was later to fire, and with the Trump administration itself. This desire to deny a connection between Islam and terrorism or to distinguish between a "pure" Islamic religion and "perversions" of it had been for many years a characteristic of the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, as well as Hillary Clinton's tweets, when "this has nothing to do with Islam" was an oft-repeated refrain.

One of the people whom McMaster fired is Richard Higgins, a top NSC official who had written a memoir in which he warned of the dangers of radical Islam and its alliance with the far Left. In a lengthy document, Higgins wrote:

Globalists and Islamists recognize that for their visions to succeed, America, both as an ideal and as a national and political identity, must be destroyed...Islamists ally with cultural Marxists...[but] Islamists will co-opt the movement in its entirety...

Because the left is aligned with Islamist organizations at local, national, and international levels, recognition should be given to the fact that they seamlessly interoperate through coordinated synchronized interactive narratives...

These attack narratives are pervasive, full spectrum, and institutionalized at all levels. They operate in social media, television, the 24-hour news cycle in all media and are entrenched at the upper levels of the bureaucracies.

Clearly, Higgins did not mince his words, yet what he wrote seems entirely appropriate for the NSC, a body charged with the protection of the United States from radicalism of all kinds. According to Meira Svirsky, writing for the Clarion Project

Lamenting the lack of education given to government officials about radical Islam, Higgins previously wrote, "National Security officials are prohibited from developing a factual understanding of Islamic threat doctrines, preferring instead to depend upon 5th column Muslim Brotherhood cultural advisors." [1]

Higgins's stress on the lack of education about Islam is a vital recognition that something has been going wrong for years when it comes to American and European official responses to the religion and its followers. Rightly cautious about genuine Islamophobia, the growth of hate speech and intercommunal strife, governments and their agencies have adopted policies and measures to preserve calm even in the face of growing levels of terrorism by Muslims. Europeans in Paris, Barcelona, Manchester, London, Brussels, Berlin and Nice, to name just a few places, are at the forefront of attacks inspired by Islamic State, al-Qa'ida and other radical groups. But the US has suffered the heaviest casualties, with thousands slaughtered in the 9/11 attacks.

In the face of a renascent and at times violent Islam, politicians have adopted the policy of denying any connection between terrorist events and Islam. Many religious leaders have done the same. McMaster has adopted this policy, keeping him in line with established approaches:

"HR McMaster, a respected army lieutenant general, struck notes more consistent with traditional counterterrorism analysts and espoused consensus foreign-policy views during a meeting he held with his new National Security Council staff on Thursday".

According to Svirsky:

McMaster believes the "Islamic State is not Islamic," going so far as to describe jihadists as "really irreligious organizations." As did former president Obama, he opposes use of any language that connects Islam to terrorism.

McMaster also rejects the notion that jihadists are motivated by religious ideology. Instead, he says they are motivated by "fear," a "sense of honor" and their "interests," which he describes as the roots of human conflict for thousands of years. He believes U.S. policy must be based on "understanding those human dimensions."

There may be signs that McMaster, though he still has some way to go, at least recognizes that some deeply religious Islamic organizations are a threat to the West. Writing on December 13, Meira Svirsky cites a speech McMaster gave at Policy Exchange in Washington:

"Declaring the ideology of radical Islam an obvious and 'grave threat to all civilized people,' U.S. National Security Adviser General H.R. McMaster singled out the Muslim Brotherhood and its brand of political Islam as a specific threat".

In that speech, the general spoke of Turkey and Egypt as two major sources of support for the Brotherhood, including its Palestinian branch, Hamas. He clearly sees the threat, but does not, as yet, fully understand the meaning of its religious dimension (however much other factors play a role in terrorism).

I have no wish to be disrespectful towards McMaster, who carries out a vital task in securing the lives and property of so many Americans, but I fear his statements show that he has little or no knowledge of Islam, its teachings, or its history. Either that or he has invented a form of Islam that bears no resemblance to the religion that many of us have spent most of our lives studying. Not implausibly, he has given ears to advisors, possibly including Muslims, who have sought to play down any possible link between violence and the Muslim faith.

This willingness, even eagerness, to misrepresent Islam plays directly into the hands of anti-Western Muslims, radicals who anticipate the coming of an apocalyptic global Caliphate. In a recent article, Professor Richard Landes of Boston University lists the many ways in which this is done:

Only the most fervent of true believers could think that, even with Allah's help, the global Caliphate was possible. In order to succeed, da'wa [outreach; proselytizing] Caliphaters needed the assistance of the targeted kuffar population to:

Disguise their ambition to subject the kuffar, by downplaying jihadi acts of war and their deployment among the targeted population.
Insist that "except for a tiny minority," the "vast majority" of Muslims are moderate and peaceful, and Islam is a "Religion of Peace" that has nothing to do with the violence of jihadists.
Accept those who fight for the Caliphate with da'wa as "moderates" who have "nothing to do" with "violent extremists."
Engage these "moderate" Caliphaters as advisors and consultants in intelligence and police work, as prison chaplains, community liaisons, college teachers, and administrators.
Present Caliphater war propaganda as reliable information, as news.
Attack those who criticize Islam (including Muslims) as xenophobic and racist Islamophobes.
Adopt the Caliphater's apocalyptic enemy as their own, so that the kuffar join in an attack on one of their key allies.
Legitimate jihadi terrorism as "resistance" and denounce any recourse to violence in their own defense as "terrorism."
Respect the dignity of Muslim beliefs even as Muslims heap disdain on their beliefs.
Take seriously Caliphater invocations of human rights when, in reality, they despise those rights for women, slaves, and infidels.
Welcome an angry "Muslim Street" in the heart of their capital cities.

At the heart of the problem lies the fantasy that Islam must be very similar to other religions, particularly Judaism and Christianity, out of which it was, in fact derived. This would mean that Islam consists only of doctrines about a single God, heaven and hell, sin and punishment, spiritual endeavor, together with practices such as prayer, fasting, pilgrimage, and alms-giving. There would be nothing to concern us were that the case, and certainly no reason to connect the faith with a few supposedly fanatical people who have misguidedly distorted it and turned to violence.

But that would be to ignore the totality of Islam. Apart from 12 years at the start of Muhammad's mission, Islam has encompassed far more than worship and moral behavior. From the moment Muhammad led his followers from Mecca to Medina in the year 622, his religion became a system of government, of law, and of war. Several battles were fought with his Meccan opponents; the Jews of Medina were either driven out by force or executed and enslaved, and Muhammad returned to Mecca as its conqueror. On his death, his first successor embarked on a two-year war to bring recalcitrant tribes back within the fold, sent out armies to the north and, in just a few years, began the wave of invasions that made Muslims victorious across most of the known world. Of the first four "rightly-guided" caliphs, one was assassinated by an Iranian captive and the other two by other Muslims. Muhammad's grandson, Husayn, was killed with his family in Karbala in 680 by the second of the Umayyad caliphs, before further internal wars. Jihadi wars continued, year in and year out, after that; they are still invoked by modern terrorists. Islam has never been at peace with the non-Muslim world.

The use of force, mainly through jihad, is a basic doctrine in the Qur'an, the prophetic sayings (ahadith), and in all manuals of Islamic law. (For examples, see here, here, here and here.)

If jihad were permitted only in self-defence, then excuses implying aggression, as we have seen, would need to be readily available to justify attacks. As the Washington Post wrote a fortnight after the attack on the United States on 9/11/2001:

At the heart of the bin Laden opus are two declarations of holy war -- jihad -- against America. The first, issued in 1996, was directed specifically at "Americans occupying the land of the two holy places," as bin Laden refers to his native Saudi Arabia, where 5,000 U.S. troops have been stationed since the 1991 Persian Gulf War. The two holy places are Muslim shrines at Mecca and Medina.

In 1998, he broadened the edict to include the killing of "Americans and their allies, civilians and military . . . in any country in which it is possible to do it."

It is on such Islamic sources that fighters from Islamic State, al-Qa'ida, al-Shabaab, and hundreds of other groupings base their preaching and their actions. To say that such people have "nothing to do with Islam" could not be more wrong.

It is not only wrong, it is demeaning to the many ex-Muslims such as Ayaan Hirsi Ali or Ibn Warraq and reformist Muslims who are fully aware of the connection, but are often apparently considered delusional or even fanatical. Last year saw the publication of Ibn Warraq's detailed study, The Islam in Islamic Terrorism: The Importance of Beliefs, Ideas, and Ideology, which takes the reader through all the violent or violence-promoting individuals and groups in Islamic history, with discursions on the thinking behind them. With few exceptions, these individuals and groups are far from minor or obscure.

In chapter one of his book, Ibn Warraq examines what he calls the "Root Cause Fallacy", whereby politicians, security advisers, and others deflect attention from religion as a motivator for terrorism. He shows that most radicals and terrorists are not primarily inspired or justified by poverty, lack of knowledge of Islam, lack of education, the Arab-Israeli conflict, Palestine, anti-Semitism, U.S. Foreign policy, Western Imperialism, or revenge for the Crusades. He refers (p. 31) to David Wurmser of the American Enterprise Institute and his view that:

"Westerners attribute too many of the Arab world's problems 'to specific material issues' such as land and wealth. This usually means a tendency 'to belittle belief and strict adherence to principle as genuine and dismiss it as a cynical exploitation of the masses by politicians. As such, Western observers see material issues and leaders, not the spiritual state of the Arab world, as the heart of the problem'".

Overall, Ibn Warraq draws on an extensive body of scholarship, mainly from leading Western scholars of Islam and authoritative sources such as The Encyclopedia of Islam. McMaster and others, who repeat the mantra that Islamic terrorism has nothing to do with Islam, are hardly in a position to override comment by individuals who have spent a lifetime deeply involved in the study of Islam through its original sources.

Ibn Warraq, moreover, cites (pp. 139-140) several Western and Muslim scholars who have said repeatedly that the idea that the "true jihad is a spiritual struggle" is completely unauthentic. It is arguments based on a reading of texts in Arabic, Persian, Urdu and other languages that deserve to be treated as the basis for policy-making, identifying which people may be potential terrorists, or evaluating the true intentions of US-based Muslim associations such as CAIR or ISNA.

Clare Lopez, vice president of research and analysis at the Washington-based Center for Security Policy, has commented on the broad lack of knowledge about Islam and how it has distorted thinking within national bodies. Beginning with criticism of McMaster, she raises broader issues:

McMaster is just wrong for NSC on so many counts. I think at least in part because, like others across national security at his level, who made rank in years post-9/11, he was systematically denied fact-based training about Islam, jihad, Shariah and the MB [Muslim Brotherhood] -- whose affiliates, associates, operatives, fellow travelers and useful fools remain embedded within and close to the federal government and local law enforcement at various levels.

Now, of course, anyone who's ever taken the oath to the Constitution has an affirmative obligation to know the enemy and that McMaster did not do this is his responsibility alone.

Those who got promoted within the military-security establishment over the past eight years got there precisely because of a "willful blindness about Islam".

The problem for the United States government, Congress, Senate -- and many important agencies which find themselves called on to discuss, monitor, report on, or make policies about Islam, American Muslims, Muslims worldwide, and more -- is knowing where to look for accurate and authentic information. In the past, all of these have depended on Muslim academics, uncritical and cosmetic non-Muslim professors and commentators such as John Esposito, Karen Armstrong and the many teachers identified by Campus Watch; numerous university and college Islamicists with vested interests in posts funded by Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and other Muslim states (see here); self-appointed Islamic authorities such as CAIR, and amateurs within US institutions.

Criticism of Islam has become taboo and has been denounced as a right-wing or even far-right prejudice. The present writer, however, a political centrist, sees nothing wrong in bringing reasoned and fact-based criticism to bear on Islam, just as one would to every other ideology, from Marxism to Fascism. One can also appreciate the stunning contributions Muslims have made to science, art, architecture, calligraphy, music, and the spiritual endeavors of Sufis and Shi'i mystical philosophers. It is important for everyone to step back and bring accuracy and balance to the way we regard a large and expanding religion.

Denis MacEoin has an MA in Persian, Arabic and Islamic History from Edinburgh University and a PhD (1979) in an aspect of Shi'i Islam in 19th-century Iran. He taught Arabic and Islamic Studies in the Religious Studies Department of Newcastle University and has published many books and articles on Islamic topics.

[1] There is evidence that the international Muslim Brotherhood is working for influence in US politics and that it has already placed people within several US bodies. See here.

Muslim Brotherhood Deepens Its Ties on Capitol Hill
https://clarionproject.org/muslim-brotherhood-deepens-ties-capitol-hill/

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Is France Really an Ally of the United States?
by Guy Millière * May 13, 2018 at 5:00 am
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/12292/france-ally-united-states

No-go zones are growing rapidly in the suburbs of all of France's main cities. Shanty towns built by illegal migrants from Africa and the Middle East have sprung up in parts of Marseilles and Paris in the last few years. Islamization is everywhere. In hundreds of mosques, imams deliver fiery anti-Western speeches. Churches are vandalized. The number of rapes is rapidly increasing. Groups of veiled women roam the streets and insult the "immodest", unveiled, women.

Macron's most important project since he was elected has been the creation of new Islamic institutions destined to adapt France to Islam -- not to adapt Islam to France. Many more mosques will be built, financed with taxpayer money; departments of Islamic culture will open in universities, and imam training centers created.

Macron's main advisor on this subject is Hakim El Karoui, the author of a book ("Islam, a French Religion") explaining that Islam is now the main religion in the country; that prejudices of non-Muslims are the source of most troubles, and that helping Muslims to have access to more important positions in French society is of the utmost urgency.

Sadly, it will also be difficult for President Macron, Prime Minister May and Chancellor Merkel to hide that they are appeasers of Islam and the weak commanders of countries they are allowing to decay.

French President Emmanuel Macron addresses a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress in Washington, DC on April 25, 2018. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

During his recent State visit in Washington, French President Emmanuel Macron spoke of the "long friendship" between France and the United States, and tried to present himself as a reliable ally. His statements, essentially empty words, should be taken with extreme caution.

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The Suicide of Europe
Douglas Murray
https://www.prageru.com/videos/suicide-europe
May 14, 2018
Europe is committing suicide. How did this happen? In this week's video, Douglas Murray, author of The Strange Death of Europe, explains the two major causes of Europe's impending downfall.

Michigan Gubernatorial Candidate Called Out On Muslim Brotherhood Ties, Cries "Racism" & "Islamophobia"
https://freedomoutpost.com/michigan-gubernatorial-candidate-called-out-on-muslim-brotherhood-ties-cries-racism-islamophobia/
Abdul al-Sayed claims he is a victim of "racism" and "Islamophobia." But he was a member of the Muslim Students Association, which is demonstrably a Muslim Brotherhood organization.

3 Lies the Media is Telling about the Hamas Gaza Attack Riots
https://freedomoutpost.com/3-lies-the-media-is-telling-about-the-hamas-gaza-attack-riots/
Hamas is a racist, genocidal terrorist organization. Anyone who participates in its attacks is, at best, committing war crimes. And at worst is a terrorist.

California: Public High School Yearbook Has Lavish Two-Page Islam Presentation Entitled "ALLAH AKBAR"
https://freedomoutpost.com/california-public-high-school-yearbook-has-lavish-two-page-islam-presentation-entitled-allah-akbar/
These pages on Islam are in the Rancho Cucamonga High School yearbook as a testament to how successful Islamic advocacy groups and their Leftist allies have been in deflecting attention away from the reality of jihad terror and portraying Muslims in the U.S., however spuriously, as a victim group needing special consideration and accommodation.
"Allahu akbar" means Allah is greater, i.e., greater than your god. (http://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2015/12/25/allahu-akbar-means-almost-everything-except-establishment-media-says/) It's a declaration of superiority. Jihad mass murderers the world over scream "Allahu akbar" as they murder people." 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta reminded himself to "shout, 'Allahu Akbar,' because this strikes fear in the hearts of the non-believers."
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2001/sep/30/terrorism.september113

And here it is in the Rancho Cucamonga High School yearbook, because they are tolerant, multicultural, diverse, and against "racism."

The Rancho Cucamonga High School yearbook contains no pages on Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.

Why does it contain these pages on Islam?

Because it is the prevailing view among Leftists today that Muslims are persecuted, harassed and discriminated against on a large scale in America today, and that this happens because of Americans' ignorance of Islam.

Both claims are nonsense.

The FBI's latest hate crime statistics show that Jews are twice more likely to be the victims of hate crimes than Muslims. Yet there is no presentation on Judaism in Rancho Cucamonga High School's yearbook.
https://ucr.fbi.gov/hate-crime/2016/topic-pages/victims

And if anyone does have a negative opinion of Islam, it is because of jihad terror, not ignorance of Islam.

These pages on Islam are in the Rancho Cucamonga High School yearbook as a testament to how successful Islamic advocacy groups and their Leftist allies have been in deflecting attention away from the reality of jihad terror and portraying Muslims in the U.S., however spuriously, as a victim group needing special consideration and accommodation.

I can't believe this!!! A high school in Rancho Cucamonga has a spread in their year book that says ALLAH AKBAR. Not one mention of Christianity in the year book! pic.twitter.com/7ln7DgRyt9
-- Kambree Kawahine Koa (@KamVTV) May 11, 2018

Article posted with permission from Robert Spencer
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/05/california-public-high-school-yearbook-has-lavish-two-page-islam-presentation-entitled-allah-akbar
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Cultural Appropriation is Becoming the New Segregation, As Social Justice Warriors Are Turning Into What they Hate
https://freedomoutpost.com/cultural-appropriation-is-becoming-the-new-segregation-as-social-justice-warriors-are-turning-into-what-they-hate/
While cultural appropriation is certainly a real issue, it is being bastardized by the extremities of the social justice movement which actually serve to segregate and divide society.
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Does Islam really forbid the killing of others?
Posted on September 24, 2014 by Eeyore
https://vladtepesblog.com/2014/09/24/saving-all-of-humanity-in-islam-%e2%94%80-not/?-not/

In recent debates I have seen between various people representing muslims and the rest of the world, most recently thanks to the atrocities committed by the Islamic State, I have seen the same line quoted from koran by nearly all who wish to make it appear that Islam doesn't sanction the killing of others no matter what the faith or group of the victim.

I wanted to link to the best article I have read on the subject so far which was written by Sonia Bailley but couldn't find it. So I asked her if she would be kind enough to send it to me and allow me to republish it here so that I can find it and link to it in future when needs be. Which will likely be quite a bit.

Thank you very much Sonia

Eeyore for Vlad:
Saving All of Humanity in Islam? Not!

By Sonia Bailley

How typically deceptive it is when Muslims refer to koranic verse 5:32 claiming that saving one human being is like saving all of humanity. This analogy applies only when a Muslim is killed by a Jew. Muslims are attempting to prove that Islam cares about people of all religious faiths. It doesn't.

First, verse 5:32 is Jewish in origin -- it comes from Judaism, from the Jerusalem Talmud (Sanhedrin 4:1, 22a), and it refers to and protects people of ALL religions, unlike the koranic verse that followed later on. This is far from the only Islamic verse or concept snatched from Judaism. Others were pilfered from Christianity and Zoroastrianism.

Koranic verse 5:32 was meant only for Jews to follow, and protects Muslims in that Jews are forbidden to kill them. Jews are referred to explicitly at the beginning of the verse: "we decreed for the Children of Israel".

Second, the purpose of this verse was not to instill or reveal benevolence in the Muslim, but rather to place aggressive restrictions on Jews regarding whom they can kill without punishment: Jews can only kill (a) in retaliation for manslaughter, and (b) non-Muslims for causing "corruption in the earth" or fitna (Islam not being followed).

What the verse really says is that if a Jew kills a Muslim, it's as if the Jew kills all of humanity, akin to genocide. In reality this quote justifies Islamic discrimination by protecting only Muslims from being killed, and places Jews under constant threat of heavy retaliation should one Jew kill a Muslim (see 5:33 below). Other koranic verses (and Islamic texts) reveal there is no manslaughter involved when Muslims kill non-Muslims.

When you cherry-pick from verse 5:32, as most Muslims do (and as Obama did in his Cairo speech in June 2009), it appears to condemn the killing of ALL humans by anyone. This is why parts of the verse are always purposely omitted by proselytizers of Islam when attempting to convert others. However, when understood in its entirety, this koranic verse permits and encourages the killing of non-Muslims by Jews.

If, as Muslims claim (based on 5:32), they cannot kill anyone of any religion, then you would expect, at the very least, that they not kill other Muslims. However, take a look around the world. Pick any country where death, oppression and destruction run rampant. You will see the extent to which Muslims with the power to kill (like ISIS) care about Muslims who are not considered to be Muslim enough (like Shiite or Ahmadi Muslims), let alone people of other religions, in order to avoid fitna (a state of disorder due to people not following Islam).

Here is koranic verse 5:32, which should be read in its entirety: "For that cause, we decreed for the Children of Israel, that whoever kills a human for reasons other than manslaughter or corruption in the earth, it shall be as if he had killed all mankind. And whoever saves the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind. Our messengers came to them with clear proofs (of Allah's sovereignty), but afterwards lo! Many of them become transgressors of the earth."

Here is the next verse, 5:33, showing how to punish the disbelievers of Islam: "Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified, or that their HANDS and FEET BE CUT OFF from opposite sides, or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment."

"Saving one human is like saving all of humanity" applies only when that human being is a Muslim. A life is worthy only when it follows Islam. Otherwise, it just doesn't matter.

Comments:
Asian on September 26, 2014 at 11:12 am said:
One cannot read the Quran like the Bible or Torah. Quran is strictly chronological based and their religion evolves in the later chapters where they contradict their earlier peaceful chapters. [but it is intentionally not written in chronological order, but from shortest to longest passage.] As their prophet become more power crazed and build up resentment because the Jews and Christians rejected him as a prophet -- you can see that more violent and evil commands were arbitrarily issued by their prophet that justifies whatever action he fancies. Unlike the Torah and Bible which contains no contradiction, the Quran is full of contradiction.

Adam on September 27, 2014 at 10:28 am said:
Actually, those who believe in the Q'ran are mainly those who never read it themselves but instead only listen to their Imam and/or to hearsay. [Many -- not the "vast majority of"] Muslims are peaceful people who were born to Muslim parents and therefore inherited their "identity" of being Muslim. (The vast majority support terrorists by buying Halal meat, tithing a portion of their incomes to terrorist groups, voting for Sharia-compliant legislators, demanding continual concessions to Sharia including self governance, and Sharia courts, establishing no-go zones, staying on welfare and raising their own kids as muslim, even though they are in Western countries, and their kids become even more radicalized than they were.) Their religion follows, more as a sense of identity than as a true faith as we westerners (anyone influenced directly or indirectly by the Bible) think of faith. But a person's self-own identity is something not easily rejected! This is compounded with Islam because of the harsh penalties given to Muslims for even doubt, let alone rejection of Islam. So let's keep in mind that most Muslims are actually victims of a powerfully evil institution. With this in mind, perhaps we can better find ways to help them find a way out of the shackles that bind them. A good analogy is young naive kids who grow up as the young sibling of gang members in a ghetto....
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Six items that reflect the state of the West for: May 15, 2018
Posted on May 15, 2018 by Eeyore
https://vladtepesblog.com/2018/05/15/six-items-that-reflect-the-state-of-the-west-for-may-15-2018/

1. The left has reached the level of self parody, and seems unable to actually notice.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISpLDnGH64E

The comments at YT under this one are pretty amusing. Best to look while you can.

2. Wikipedia has a lovely write up on the quaint Palestinian tradition of throwing stones at Jews in order to belittle them and remind them they live under Islamic rule.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestinian_stone-throwing#Cultural_context_and_historical_precedents

"Gaza, where the First Intifada broke out, has had a long history of stone-throwing, which, according to Oliver and Steinberg, goes back at least to an incident where Alexander the Great, while laying siege to the city, was hit by a stone, and almost lost his life.[37] The medieval Christian pilgrim Fabri wrote that 1483 pilgrims took care to arrive in Gaza at dusk to avoid being stoned by "the little Muslim boys".[37] According to historian Benny Morris the practice of throwing stones at Jews is a venerable one in the Middle East, symbolic of Jewish degradation under Muslim rule. Morris quotes a 19th-century traveler: "I have seen a little fellow of six years old, with a troop of fat toddlers of only three and four, teaching [them] to throw stones at a Jew."[38] William Shaler, American Consul to Arab Algiers from 1815 to 1828, reported that the practice of Muslims throwing rocks at Jews was commonly seen.[39] The practice of Arab rioters throwing stones at Jews was seen in the 1948 Anti-Jewish Riots in Tripolitania, Libya.[40] It has been used as a weapon against colonialism in other Arab countries.[41]"

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3. U.S. equipment and weapons handed over to Al Qaeda?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkD5SrbJSM0

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Remember this video we had SO much trouble getting on line? Bulgarian documentary on Obama Admin's funding of the Islamic State.

https://www.minds.com/media/681650542107172874
https://www.minds.com/api/v2/media/magnet/681650542107172874/720.mp4

4. White House: Hamas is provoking deadly Gaza protests

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk8sm9YLRv4

Michael Oren was on with Dennis Prager the other day and he was truly excellent.

I believe it was this show below. If you can skip through to the Oren interview (53 minutes) it is truly an excellent and lucid, simple analysis of the global geopolitics of the embassy move and Iranian Vs. the "Arab street" (now in Europe) reactions to it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-oa9o_T9Fs

5. Anyone notice anything interesting in the background of the Trudeau Ramavan event?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZa8VL5k4XQ

There is a large cardboard stand alone behind him at the back of the room which repeats the lie that is the bread and butter of Islamic self misrepresentation in the West.

They quote half of a koran verse. To understand this better, please see this article at our site from a year or two ago.
https://vladtepesblog.com/2014/09/24/saving-all-of-humanity-in-islam-?-not/

6. Joint Statement by Poland and Hungary on security and migration. An opposing view to the EU.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJE2YFNVKm4

Hungarian FM responds to slander from the European Union
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNCRjXz9Kok
Watch how well the Hungarian Foreign minister handles the lies from the European Union "HRC".

Viktor Orban in Germany says "You wanted the migrants, we didn't."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8DYEPDRYu0

Orban To Macron: We Won't Change Our Country For You
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HalWjxBYn8o
PM Orban hit back at French President Emmanuel Macron after the French leader made absurd claims that Hungary and other countries were betraying "EU Values" by not partaking in western inspired national genocide. Viktor Orban pointed out that it was western elites that are betraying EU Values and their own peoples. The PM emphasized this to the newly elected French president during friendly talks.

Hungary Obeys God Not The EU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dnBNeiCaDU
May God richly bless Hungary.

FRANCE IS GONE, Life is Freer and More Beautiful in Hungary; ZSOLT BAYER INTERVIEWS FERENC ALMÁSSY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR1G7D9CFOw
On Zsolt Bayer's most recent episode of Mélymagyar on Echo TV, he interviews a young independent French-Hungarian journalist by the name of Ferenc Almássy. Ferenc talks about growing up in France and why he chose to move permanently to Hungary a few years ago. He also talks about the shocking and depressing situations plaguing French society -- in particular, migration, islamization of multicultural ghettoes, corruption, and how he feels that French culture, as it has been known up until now, is reaching an end.
Ferenc Almássy is currently working on the Visegrad Post, link here: http://visegradpost.com/en/home/
And here is the link to his interview in Magyar Hirlap (Hungarian)
http://magyarhirlap.hu/cikk/51902/Franciaorszagnak_vege__Magyarorszagon_szebb_es_szabadabb_az_elet

Merkel walks out of parliament as AfD leader slams her migration policies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jRYCuxUePY
First to Germany though, where a top representative of the nationalist AfD party has launched a scathing attack on Chancellor Merkel. He told a parliamentary session on Thursday that her policies are a failure, and that she is part of a push to impose multi-culturalism not just on Germany, but on all of Europe. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8zrk
RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air

Hungarian PM Speaks - Merkel Not Happy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT_MFvKhBsE
Hungarian PM Viktor Orban calls out the leftist leaders of Europe and said Europe had more than a refugee crisis.

'You are not laughing now, are you?' Nigel Farage at European Parliament (FULL SPEECH)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJzRa7HWVqs
UKIP MEP Nigel Farage slammed the European Parliament in the first session since 'Brexit' in Brussels, Tuesday.

Marine Le Pen Bombards Merkel To Her Face
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbYGLy_NWns
Now this is a great big old verbal black eye and bloody nose.

Hungarian City is Too White for Capital of Culture says EU Panel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em1irDX3e04
Quinn Fletcher
Hungary too white? What is next, Kenya being too black? China being too Asian? Saudi Arabia being too Muslim?
The blatant racism and hypocrisy is sickining!

How Hungary Cut Illegal Immigration By Over 99%
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjWD4V-l4tA
Breitbart Article: http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/09/16/hungary-builds-a-wall-cuts-illegal-immigration-by-over-99-per-cent/

Two Polish Men Make It Perfectly Clear What They Think Of Immigration
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ7x2qj0ebM

Tucker Carlson: Listen to Her Words Carefully!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADMNYkwjuzQ

Top 5 countries who want to leave the EU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhgkWjTjPVs

Katie Hopkins: I wore a burqa in Molenbeek, and...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEmoJqf44Cs
Assimilating in Europe
Katie Hopkins of TheRebel.media: I was told to cover up while Molenbeek, Belgium, so I purchased traditional modest Islamic garb... https://hopkinsworld.com/i-wore-a-burqa-in-molenbeek-heres-what-happened/
Get FREE UPDATES from Katie: http://www.HopkinsWorld.com

NYT finds ISIS murderer living in Canada -- and Trudeau, CBC cover for him
https://www.therebel.media/ezra_levant_show_may_14_2018

UK: Grooming victim's father receives death threats
https://www.therebel.media/uk_grooming_victim_s_father_receives_death_threats

Canadian ISIS members must be prosecuted
https://www.therebel.media/canadian_isis_members_must_be_prosecuted

Molenbeek has 22 mosques -- for 95,000 people. Why?
https://hopkinsworld.com/molenbeek-has-22-mosques-for-95000-people-why/

'Who the Hell You Think You Are?' Nigel Farage throws egg in Eurocrat faces
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gm9q8uabTs
British politician and the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage has slammed EU bosses over European crisis. "It's even more serious than economics because if you rob people of their identity, if you rob them of their democracy, then all they are left with is nationalism and violence. I can only hope and pray that the Euro project is destroyed by the markets before that" - Farage said at the end of his speech.
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An EU Army to face Russia? Who do you think you are kidding, Mr Juncker? - Nigel Farage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI5_pMvLZd8

Who are you Mr President? Nigel Farage asks Van Rompuy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBGKoB6TjBM

Thank you Xanthippa, EB., Kathy, Wrath of Khan, M., Johnny U., actually too many to remember for this post alone! But you know who you are and thank you all!

There are some interesting news stories we are working on. A 7 year old girl was murdered in Germany and her throat was cut and her body thrown in a dumpster. All the videos and news we have found so far have been sanitized to the point of absurdity. there is no descriptions whatsoever of anyone involved. they have made it obtuse and many German 'journalists' earned the Indian name of 'Talks much, say nothing'.

We may or may not subtitle one or two of the videos to show the degree to which our own governments, which have legal and moral and every other kind of obligation to protect the people and represent the people, are in fact working against every aspect of the people, from the demographics, to the culture, to the very history.

A counter-revolution simply cannot come soon enough, and with it, the restoration of truth.

A laugh to start and a laugh to Finnish. A Danish comic attempts to mock Swedish Marxist culture but only manages to open a window to it.
Based Danish comedian destroys Sweden on TV - Part 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd98xjaadU4
Based Danish comedian destroys Sweden on TV - Part 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0TmH_PMTIY
Based Danish comedian destroys Sweden on TV - Part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11YJaE51Zxw
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Death of Democracy? - Part I, 2018-02-07
by Denis MacEoin
February 7, 2018 at 5:00 am
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11807/democracy-death

"The result of 25 years of multiculturalism has not been multicultural communities. It has been mono-cultural communities... Islamic communities are segregated." -- Ed Husain, former Muslim extremist.

This approach, giving social-services, is based on the belief -- oft-refuted -- that Muslim extremists (both Muslims-by-birth and converts) have suffered from deprivation. It also greatly rests on the naïve assumption that rewarding them with benefits -- for which genuinely deprived citizens generally need to wait in line -- will turn them into grateful patriots, prepared to stand for the national anthem and hold hands with Christians and Jews.

The British government has shown itself incapable of enforcing its own laws when it comes to its Muslim citizens or new immigrants. Rather than stand up to our enemies, both external and internal, are we so afraid of being called "Islamophobes" that we will sacrifice even our own cultural, political, and religious strengths and aspirations?

For many complex reasons, Europe is in an advanced state of decline. In recent years, several important studies of this condition have appeared, advancing a variety of reasons for it: Douglas Murray's The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam, James Kirchik's The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age, as well as Christopher Caldwell's ground-breaking 2010 study, Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam and the West. Soeren Kern at Gatestone Institute has also been detailing the steady impact of immigration from Muslim regions on countries such as Germany, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

It is clear that something serious is happening on the continent in which I live.

The threat is not restricted to Europe, but has a global dimension. Michael J. Abramowitz, President of Freedom House, writes in his introduction to the organization's 2018 report:

A quarter-century ago, at the end of the Cold War, it appeared that totalitarianism had at last been vanquished and liberal democracy had won the great ideological battle of the 20th century.

Today, it is democracy that finds itself battered and weakened. For the 12th consecutive year, according to Freedom in the World, countries that suffered democratic setbacks outnumbered those that registered gains. States that a decade ago seemed like promising success stories -- Turkey and Hungary, for example -- are sliding into authoritarian rule.

For Douglas Murray, immigration and the problems it is throwing up are the key topic. He is uncompromising in his negative response to the social change that has been brought about by the excessive and barely controlled immigration of people who, for the most part, do not share the most basic values of the countries in which they now live.

Certainly, Europe's current state of decline owes much to the widely recognized fact that Muslims are the first newcomers to Europe who, over several generations, are resistant to integrating into the societies of which they now form a part. This rejection of Europe's humanitarian, Judeo-Christian values applies, not just to the successive waves of refugees and economic migrants who have washed up on the shores of Greece, Italy and Spain since the start of the Syrian civil war, but to generations of Pakistanis and Bangladeshis in the UK, North Africans in France, and Turkish "guest workers" in Germany.

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A former Muslim extremist, Ed Husain, writes in his book, The Islamist: Why I Joined Radical Islam in Britain, what I Saw Inside and why I Left:

The result of 25 years of multiculturalism has not been multicultural communities. It has been mono-cultural communities.... Islamic communities are segregated. Many Muslims want to live apart from mainstream British society; official government policy has helped them do so. I grew up without any white friends. My school was almost entirely Muslim. I had almost no direct experience of 'British life' or 'British institutions'. So it was easy for the extremists to say to me: 'You see? You're not part of British society. You never will be. You can only be part of an Islamic society.' The first part of what they said was true. I wasn't part of British society: nothing in my life overlapped with it.

According to Ed Husain (right), a former Muslim extremist, "The result of 25 years of multiculturalism has not been multicultural communities. It has been mono-cultural communities... Islamic communities are segregated." (Image source: CNN video screenshot)

In July 2015, arguing for an anti-extremism bill in parliament, Britain's prime minister at the time, David Cameron, admitted:

"For all our successes as a multi-racial, multi-faith democracy, we have to confront a tragic truth that there are people born and raised in this country who don't really identify with Britain -- and who feel little or no attachment to other people here. Indeed, there is a danger in some of our communities that you can go your whole life and have little to do with people from other faiths and backgrounds."

Countless polls and investigations reveal that refusal to integrate is no figment of the supposedly "Islamophobic" political "right". A 2006 poll carried out by ICM Research on behalf of the Sunday Telegraph, for example, presented worrying findings: 40% of British Muslims polled said they backed introducing shari'a law in parts of Britain, and only 41% opposed it, leaving another 20% unclear. Sadiq Khan, the Labour MP involved with the official task force set up after the July 2005 attacks, said the findings were "alarming". Since then, similar findings have shown that the younger generation of Muslims is more conservative, even radical, than their parents or grandparents:

Commenting on a major 2016 ICM poll of Muslim opinion, Trevor Phillips, who had been Britain's foremost advocate of multiculturalism, said that, with respect to the Muslim community, he had made a 180° turn:

"for a long time, I too thought that Europe's Muslims would become like previous waves of migrants, gradually abandoning their ancestral ways, wearing their religious and cultural baggage lightly, and gradually blending into Britain's diverse identity landscape. I should have known better."

Another major 2016 review on social equality carried out on behalf of the British government by Dame Louise Casey, found Muslims the least well integrated community. In summarizing her work for the National Secular Society, Benjamin Jones wrote:

"Despite decades of failures, it is worth noting that problems integrating Muslim minorities are hardly rare around the world, and this is not a problem unique to the United Kingdom. That brings us to the final unsayable thing -- well known to most British people but unmentionable to officials and politicians: Islam is a special case."

Polls carried out in other countries across Europe showed similar or worse results.

Those are only one half of a more complicated and disturbing picture. While Muslims find it hard to abandon the prejudices, doctrines, and outright hatreds (for Jews, for example) that they have imported from their home countries -- or developed as young men and women while living in European states where they were born and raised -- vast numbers of non-Muslims, including politicians, church leaders, civil servants, policemen and women, and many well-meaning people bend over backwards to accommodate them and the demands they make on their host societies.

It would take a book to summarize all the episodes in which Western officialdom, notably in Europe, has abandoned its own historical values in order to protect Islam and radical Muslims from criticism and rebuke. We are not speaking of the proper interventions of the police, courts, and social agencies to safeguard ordinary Muslims from physical attacks, vituperative insults, assaults on mosques, or basic denials of the rights they are entitled to enjoy as citizens of Western countries -- much as we expect them to protect Jews, ethnic minorities, or vulnerable women from similar expressions of physical and verbal bigotry. Providing such support for the victims of prejudice should be applauded as an essential expression of post-Enlightenment liberal democratic values. Legislating and acting against outright discrimination is, perhaps, best exemplified in the way post-World War II German governments have criminalized anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.

Ironically, what anti-Semitism there is today in Germany comes increasingly from Muslims.

According to Manfred Gerstenfeld:

Jens Spahn, a board member of Chancellor Merkel's Christian Democrat Union (CDU), and a possible successor to Merkel, remarked that the immigration from Muslim countries is the reason for the recent demonstrations [about immigrants] in Germany.
Stephan Harbarth, deputy chairman of the CDU/ CSU faction in the Bundestag -- the German parliament -- said, "We have to strongly confront the antisemitism of migrants with an Arab background and those from African countries."
The CDU interior minister of the federal state of Hessen, Peter Beuth, remarked, "We have to avoid an immigration of antisemitism." He said this after a study on behalf of the state's security service concluded that antisemitism among Muslims "both quantitatively and qualitatively has at least as high relevance as the traditional antisemitism of the extreme right."

Despite this moral response, European countries, including Germany, have shown genuine weakness when face-to-face with radical Islamic ideology, hate preachers, and basic Muslim values regarding women, non-Muslims, LGBT people, and obedience to Western laws.

Before looking at some of the reasons, motivations, and outcomes of this deeply pervasive weakness, here are a handful of examples of pusillanimity from the UK alone.

Last October, it was reported that Queen's Counsel Max Hill, who acts as the British government's independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, argued that British fighters for Islamic State, who had returned or planned to return to the UK, should not be prosecuted but reintegrated into society on the grounds that they had acted "naively". This lenience extended to hate preachers who had given sermons and lectures exhorting Muslims to take direct action that has in the past led to actual terrorist attacks.

Before that, Prime Minister David Cameron and then Home Secretary Theresa May had "proposed measures including banning orders, extremism disruption orders and closure orders, which would allow premises used by extremists to be shut, and make it easier to restrict the activities of individuals and organisations."

In 2015, May had proposed a counter-extremism strategy which said laws would be introduced to "ban extremist organisations that promote hatred and draw people into extremism" and "restrict the harmful activities of the most dangerous extremist individuals". Mrs May also vowed to use the law to "restrict access to premises which are repeatedly used to support extremism". Yet Max Hill QC, the man in charge of British terrorist legislation wants none of that. And May's counter-terrorism measures, proposed again since she became Prime Minister, remain unlegislated.

The same month (October 2017) that Hill undertook the rehabilitation of jihadists and hate preachers, it was reported that the British Home Office (formerly run by Theresa May, now by Amber Rudd MP) was "looking at a new strategy to reintegrate extremists that could even see them propelled to the top of council house waiting lists if needed".

Extremists who had nowhere suitable to live could be put in social housing by the local council and could have their rent paid if necessary, according to reports.

They could also be given priority on waiting lists and helped into education and training or found a job with public bodies or charities.

This proposal would include returnees from the Islamic State in Syria, and overall would include some 20,000 individuals known to the security services. Around 850 British subjects have gone to Syria to fight or support fighters, and 350 of them have come back home, with only a tiny handful so far prosecuted.

This approach, giving social services, is based on the belief -- oft-refuted -- that Muslim extremists (both Muslims-by-birth and converts) have suffered from deprivation. It also greatly rests on the naïve assumption that rewarding them with benefits -- for which genuinely deprived citizens generally need to wait in line -- will turn them into grateful patriots, prepared to stand for the national anthem and hold hands with Christians and Jews.

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We now therefore use double standards: one for Muslims and one for the rest of our population. On January 16, 2018, in England, Daniel Grundy, was jailed for six months on a charge of bigamy. However, Muslim men in polygamous marriages are rewarded by the state:

Husbands living in a "harem" with multiple wives have been cleared to claim state benefits for all their different partners.

A Muslim man with four spouses - which is permitted under Islamic law - could receive £10,000 a year in income support alone. [not even considering the children]

He could also be entitled to more generous housing and council tax benefit, to reflect the fact his household needs a bigger property.

Ministers have decided that, even though bigamy is a crime in Britain, polygamous marriages can be recognised formally by the state - provided they took place overseas, in countries where they are legal.

Actually, British Muslim men do not even have to go abroad to find wives. At least one Muslim dating site run from the UK offers contact with Muslim women who are eager to enter into polygamous marriages. It has not been closed down. The British government has shown itself incapable of enforcing its own laws when it comes to its Muslim citizens or new immigrants.

In a similar vein are official attitudes to a common Muslim practice of female genital mutilation, which has been illegal in the UK since 1985. Politico reported last year:

"Medical staff working in England's National Health Service recorded close to 5,500 cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in 2016, but no one has been successfully prosecuted since the practice was banned over 30 years ago."

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Meanwhile, the practice is rising. The police and the Crown Prosecution Service are too frightened of seeming racist or "Islamophobic" to apply the law.

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Max Hill's notion that departing fighters have been naïve is itself a staggering misconception on the part of a man educated at Newcastle's prestigious Royal Grammar School and Oxford University. No one heading for Syria will have been blithely unaware of the multitude of videos broadcast by the mainstream media and all the social media, showing the beheading of hostages, the executions of homosexuals, the lashing of women, the heads spiked on fences, the use of children to shoot victims or cut their throats, and all the other excesses committed by the terrorist group.

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Rather than stand up to our enemies, both external and internal, are we now so afraid of being called "Islamophobes" that we will sacrifice even our own cultural, political, and religious strengths and aspirations? The next part of this article will examine just how major this betrayal has been and how much greater it will become.

Dr. Denis MacEoin taught Arabic and Islamic Studies and has written books and numerous articles about Islam, including a large volume entitled Obstacles to Integration, not yet published. He is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at New York's Gatestone Institute.
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Death of Democracy? - Part II, 2018-02-12
by Denis MacEoin
February 12, 2018 at 5:00 am
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11811/democracy-death-ii

The irony, of course, is that so many people, have adopted a way of interpreting human rights and liberal values in a manner that often undermines them.

It is time for some home truths. Islam has been at war with the West for some 1,384 years, with very little respite. When Muslim Arab armies invaded Syria in 634, went on to destroy all but a rump of the Christian Byzantine empire (which it finally defeated when the Ottoman Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453), took control of Spain, Portugal, Sicily and other lands on the north Mediterranean coast, it was the start of endless jihad wars.

Most importantly, we seem unable to understand that Islam is, above all else, a totalitarian project covering all aspects of human life from the spiritual to the material, from law to government to clothing to food to sex to taxation and more. This totalitarianism rejects democracy in the most basic way, as having come from mere humans rather than divinely, from Allah.

Unfortunately, concluding that modern terrorism "has nothing to do with Islam" or that "Islam is a religion of peace" visibly contradicts the historical record.

Much of the weakness we have identified in so many modern European states comes, ironically, from many of our strengths. We have much to be proud of. However imperfectly at times, we have replaced tyranny with democracy, guaranteed freedom of speech and the press, ensured rights for all citizens, provided legal and political foundations for the growing empowerment of women, struggled against racist and religious bigotry, brought homosexual men and women out of the closet, given protections to the environment and wildlife, extended healthcare provision to most people, abolished the death sentence in all European countries (and Israel), and instituted regulations to block and punish crimes such as people trafficking, slavery, and drug smuggling.

The best example of what this means is to be found in the state of Israel. It is precisely because Israel and a majority of Israelis have, from the beginning, combined Jewish ethical values with Western Enlightenment beliefs, that makes it stand out so sharply against all its neighbours. Human rights abuses in Iran, the Arab states, Turkey, and beyond guarantee that Israel, however much abused by international bodies and media, and however flawed, is, in fact, a bastion of democracy, human rights, equality under the law and the positive values that go with them.

The irony, of course, is that so many people, have adopted a way of interpreting human rights and liberal values in a manner that often undermines them. Political correctness, as it developed through the 1980s and 1990s began with good intentions. Words, political policies, and action that were either intended or inadvertently constructed to offend people on account of their race, disabilities, sexuality and so forth, must be replaced by "correct" terms that would not give offence. Much good was done by that, and today there are expressions that one would never find in respectable publications or hear on public broadcasts. They have rightly been set to one side in all decent discourse.

Many practitioners of political correctness, however, have taken matters to the point where even perfectly rational, well argued, and intelligent speech or behaviour was condemned. This could be, and evidently is, done to inhibit debate -- a new type of censorship made vivid by faculty and students in most Western universities in which speakers offering alternative viewpoints (such as pro-Israel academics) are banned from coming onto campus, while students frightened of being upset by a lecture that presents a different viewpoint create "safe spaces" that will not exist upon their graduation to soothe their feelings. This has become so destructive of the very purpose of the university, that in December 2017 Jo Johnson, the UK Higher Education Minister, told universities to stop the practice of "no-platforming" speakers. Inevitably, student leaders attacked him for saying so.

As anti-establishment groups shifted from support for the working classes and moved to an emphasis on solidarity with those termed by Frantz Fanon "the wretched of the earth", their compassion for suffering people in the Third World was all but eclipsed by a conviction that all today's evils stem from imperialism and colonialism. Up until the 1970s, this same conviction was expressed in support for communist states, regardless of how oppressive they might be.

Concomitant with the belief that the world's sufferings go back to imperialist and colonialist states in Europe and America, there developed a growing contempt for white people who were citizens of those states. Even though Britain, France, and Portugal had abandoned their empires in Africa and elsewhere, they were still tainted with that description. Equally, even though Israel had never been a colonizing enterprise and had actually served as a refuge for some of the most persecuted people in the world, it was still attacked with the same slur.

This contempt for the West translated well into many causes, but nowhere more closely than with the growing strength of radical Islam. After the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979, and a widespread perception that Muslims should now be regarded as the greatest victims of Western hegemony, Westerners in increasing numbers fell in line with an Islamic interpretation of history and hopes of an apocalypse to rectify the injustices of the past.

More than one radical who had been a thorn in the flesh of the Western democracies went so far as to convert to Islam and throw in their lot with the anti-Western firebrands of Iran and the Arab world. Roger Garaudy, a leading figure in the French Communist Party and a convicted Holocaust denier, became a hero for that denial in the Muslim world and converted to Islam in 1982. Carlos the Jackal (Ilich Ramirez Sanchez), who described himself as a Marxist-Leninist "professional revolutionary" and made himself a terrorist, did so around the year 2000.

Many others became enthusiastic supporters of Islamic terrorist groups such as Hamas. In 2010, Che Guevara's eldest daughter, Aleida, travelled to Lebanon to express her admiration for the radical Shi'i group Hizbullah. Judith Butler, a revolutionary American professor, stated that "understanding Hamas/Hezbollah as social movements that are progressive, that are on the left, that are part of a global left, is extremely important". This from a woman who called herself a feminist and a supporter of gay rights. Calling Hamas and Hizbullah "progressive" should stick in the throat of anyone who knows how they disregard human rights, oppress women and murder homosexuals.

One man, Edward Said, did grave damage to public perceptions of Western values, including democracy. His 1978 book Orientalism was held -- mystifyingly -- in high esteem by many scholars who should know have known better, considering his manifold deceptions, as, for example, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. [1]

Of course, many people who also should have known better, believed in mirages such as Communism, and many still believe -- despite such examples as the catastrophe of Venezuela -- in Socialism.

Said promoted the conceit that the West, with its history of imperialism and colonialism has left Middle Easterners and Muslims (especially the Palestinians) the world's victims. The Western democracies, according to him, are the greatest villains of history, with Israel the source of all evil in the Middle East and far beyond.

By ignoring the remarkable achievements of the West and whitewashing the many wrongs committed down the centuries by Muslims, not to mention the stark traditionalism that has mired all Islamic countries in most of the oppressive policies that liberals would normally condemn, Said tried to make anti-Western and pro-Islamic attitudes and policies respectable among the gullible. The only vocal kickback to this indulgence for Islam has, in yet another sad exercise of "shoot the messenger", come from people now accused -- often unjustly -- of being "racist" or "Islamophobic".

This "broad brush" defamation has created problems, as doubtless intended, for those who offer balanced criticisms of Islam but are frequently tarred with the same brush.

A blanket refusal to listen to serious concerns about Islam as an ideology and political enterprise stems from what is in many ways the most dangerous, yet unwitting, position taken by the middle ground. One loses track of the number of Western politicians and church leaders who blithely maintain that "Islam is a religion of peace" or who, when faced with jihadi terrorism, maintain that it "has nothing to do with Islam". A sort of paralysis engendered by a fear of being thought an "Islamophobe" makes it hard if not impossible for people in the public eye to admit that there is another truth, that has, unfortunately, been well known for centuries.

Perhaps the most vivid recent example of one version of Islam clashing with another is a letter posted online on Christmas Day last year. It is addressed to Pope Francis, who was on record saying that "Islam is a religion of peace, one which is compatible with respect for human rights and peaceful coexistence." The very intelligent and strongly argued letter was written on behalf of more than a thousand former Muslims who had converted to Catholicism and wanted to explain that they had known Islam at first hand, which was precisely why they had embraced Christianity instead. The quotations from Christian and Islamic scripture make abundantly clear just what the differences are between the two faiths.

It is time for some home truths. Islam has been at war with the West for some 1,384 years, with very little respite. When Muslim Arab armies invaded Syria in 634, went on to destroy all but a rump of the Christian Byzantine empire (which it finally defeated when the Ottoman Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453), took control of Spain, Portugal, Sicily and other lands on the north Mediterranean coast, it was the start of endless jihad wars. These wars did not end during the centuries of the Barbary slave trade during which Christians were routinely snatched by Muslim pirates and sold in markets in Algiers and elsewhere on the North African coast. Nor did attacks end when European countries colonized or created protectorates over Muslim states such as the Mughal empire of northern India, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt. By the 1920s, Britain controlled about half the Muslims in the world and had defeated the largest Muslim empire in history, that of the Ottomans. But this expansion of European power only served to foster resentment and encourage violence against the imperial powers. This Islamic offensive against Western power has given way to large, often international groupings such as the Taliban, al-Qa'eda, Islamic State, Hamas, Hizbullah, and hundreds of other Islamic terror militants or armies.

Unfortunately, concluding that modern terrorism "has nothing to do with Islam" or that "Islam is a religion of peace" visibly contradicts the historical record. It is this sort of thinking that deflates modern democracies. Most importantly, we do not seem able to understand that Islam is, above all else, a totalitarian project covering all aspects of human life from the spiritual to the material, from law to government to clothing to food to sex to taxation and more. This totalitarianism rejects democracy in the most basic way, as having come from mere humans rather than divinely, from Allah.

Modern Muslim radicals from Hasan al-Banna', Sayyid Qutb, Abu A'la Mawdudi to the currently jailed British radical, Anjem Choudary, all insist that, since only God can make laws, the idea that human beings can legislate through parliamentary democracies is abhorrent, as is the idea of freedom for all citizens. Choudary, for example, spelled this rejection out in no uncertain terms during a public address:

"No to democracy, No to freedom," Anjem Choudary shouted through a microphone. "No to liberalism, no to secularism. No to Christianity. No to Judaism. No to Sikhsm. No to Buddhism. No to Socialism. No to Communism. No to Liberalism. No to Democracy. Democracy, go to Hell! Democracy, go to Hell!"

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/pics/3146.jpg

Pictured: Anjem Choudary (right), a British Islamic radical who is currently in jail, speaks at a protest in London on March 21, 2011. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

You probably cannot get much more radical than that. When Western academics, however, such as John Esposito and Juan Cole defend extremists and pretend that they actually mean the opposite of what they say, their weakness spreads into the rest of society.

For example, here is Esposito on Sami Al-Arian, who pled guilty in 2006 for providing goods and services to terrorist group Palestinian Islamic Jihad:

Sami is dedicated family man....Sami Al-Arian is a proud, dedicated and committed American as well as a proud and committed Palestinian. He is an extraordinarily bright, articulate scholar and intellectual-activist, a man of conscience with a strong commitment to peace and social justice.

And here he is again, this time on the 9/11 attacks: "September 11," he said, "has made everyone aware of the fact that not addressing the kinds of issues involved here, of tolerance and pluralism, have catastrophic repercussions."

And here is how he speaks of Palestinian suicide bombers:

Do not call them suicide bombers, call them shuhada [martyrs] as they have not escaped the miseries of life. They gave their life. Life is sacred, but some things like truth and justice are more sacred than life. They are not desperate, they are hopefuls.... [The Israelis] have guns, we have the human bomb. We love death, they love life.

Cole too bends over backwards not to call a spade a spade:

It is because both in Arabic and in other languages "Islamic" refers to the ideals of the Muslim religion that both Muslims and people with good English diction object strenuously to a phrase such as "Islamic terrorism" or "Islamic fascism".

According to A. J. Caschetta,

One of the preeminent tenured apologists for Islam, Cole is a great equivocator, always ready with an analogy of Western misconduct to downplay and offset Islamic wrongdoing. His go-to response is to blame Orientalism for all the Muslim world's ills.

In her 2016 article "It was Britain's hopeless tolerance which allowed Anjem Choudary's hate to thrive", British journalist Allison Pearson castigated our inability to arrest one of the country's most dangerous men for two decades.

Failures to acknowledge Islamic radicalism by many of the people elected or employed to protect European citizens from danger have exposed us to terrorist attacks that have killed and maimed hundreds. In a matter of some twenty years, we have all found ourselves living in security-focussed towns and cities, afraid to walk down our high streets, shop in our markets, attend rock concerts, or visit government buildings. Meanwhile, thousands of Jews are leaving Europe, driven out by fears sparked by a new wave of antisemitism that has been led in many places by Muslim fundamentalists. France, with its 750 no-go zones and its privileged Islamist population, is the worst affected, even though it had Europe's largest Jewish community in its midst.

Over the past three decades, Western societies have been rendered all but impotent in the face of ideologies that challenge their most basic values. Having rejected many expressions of political and religious extremism, bigotry, and cruelty; having abandoned imperialism and colonialism; and having enacted laws about hate crimes, Europeans and Americans are still condemned by activists who espouse the tenets of radical political correctness. To many in a wide range of US and European universities who seem like bigoted fanatics in their zeal to close down the free speech if anyone opposes their views, anything whatever that smacks of criticism of ethnic, gender, or religious minorities must be condemned outright. All too often, the only response to this hyper-sensitivity comes from other bigoted fanatics, many increasingly popular in European countries such as Hungary. [2]

In The Rape of the Masters: How Political Correctness Sabotages Art, the American author Roger Kimball explores the damage across the arts disciplines by post-modernist politically correct thinkers. In the preface (p. xix), he writes:

The second reason that the assaults on tradition... matter is that they represent one front in a much larger war, a war over the tenor and shape of our culture, over our shared understanding of what the Greeks used to call "the good life for man." "The rape of the masters" .... is part of... a process of de-civilization. In other words, what we are witnessing is not simply a betrayal of an academic discipline: it is an assault on a culture, on a way of looking at and valuing the world and our place in it.

"De-civilization." Yet here we go, led by a politically correct intelligentsia, churches, and political parties, effectively handing over our civilization to people who hate it.

Later, Kimball writes:

It has often been noted that totalitarian ideologies exploit democratic freedoms precisely in order to destroy freedom and abolish democracy. Democratic societies preach tolerance, very well, the clever totalitarian loudly demands tolerance for his own activities while scrupulously obliterating the conditions that make tolerance possible. (p. 79).

That is exactly what we have allowed to take place in the Western democracies. A combination of these aspiring totalitarians and Muslims have criminalized one of the world's most democratic countries, Israel, and have been taking over the General Assembly of the United Nations, UNESCO, the UN Human Rights Council, UNWRA, and other bodies in order to do so. The Human Rights Council never ceases to condemn Israel, all the while seldom if ever denouncing the many Muslim tyrannies. If we are ever to save Western civilization and democracy, we must urgently rally our forces to stand up to all those who seek to trash it.

Dr. Denis MacEoin is an Islamicist and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at New York's Gatestone Institute. He lives in the UK.

[1] Several writers have published critiques of Said and his work, emphasizing his duplicity and inaccuracies; among the best is Joshua Muravchik's short account, "Edward Said Conquers Academia for Palestine", chapter seven of his wider study Making David into Goliath: How the World Turned against Israel (Encounter Books, New York/London, 2014.)

[2] On Hungary, see Kirchik, The End of Europe, chapter 2.
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Arrest Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf!!!
Steve Pena started this petition to United States DOJ
https://www.change.org/p/united-states-doj-arrest-libby-schaaf?source_location=topic_page
Some State and local governments are refusing to cooperate with the federal government's enforcement of illegal immigration (Sanctuary State/City). Some going as far to aid and abet illegal immigrants to avoid capture. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf recently warned illegal immigrants of federal immigration officers' upcoming tactical plan to arrest wanted illegal immigrants. She, along with other politicians should be prosecuted for these crimes!
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Syrian refugees to leave Lebanon and return to safe zones in Syria

Lebanon has a population of 4.5 million Lebanese people, 2 million Syrian refugees and half a million Palestinian refugees.It is a small country that, due to a 15 year war and the huge debt that accumulated after that for reconstruction, was already suffering economically before the March 2011 Syrian war and the spillover from the Syrian conflict including the influx of Syrian refugees that increased internal tension and slowed economic growth to the 1-2% range in 2011-15, and less than that in 2016, after four years of averaging 8% growth. Syrian refugees have pushed more and more Lebanese into unemployment. Yet we remain to this day the largest host (on a per capita basis) for displaced Syrians.Lebanese are known for their hospitality, however in this instance we regrettably announce that it is not within our capacity to have refugees in Lebanon, how can we invite a beloved guest to our house when we don't even have enough to feed our own children?!Besides the economical challenge, we are suffering demographic and social challenges that we worry might lead to serious altercations between both parties. Based on the facts of the country, with respect to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol, Lebanon is neither a State Party nor has it signed its protocol. We ask you, the international community, our big family, please help us survive in our land, we need your assistance in relocating the displaced Syrians we have in Lebanon to safe zones in Syria designated and agreed upon by yourselves. We as the Lebanese people are willing to work hand in hand with the Lebanese government and international organizations in Lebanon, who have the data relating to the Syrian refugees, to relocate them in an organized, civilized manner. We hope for the best, God bless all the countries and we will continue to pray for world peace
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Sexual Harassment East and West, 2018-01-05
by Denis MacEoin
January 5, 2018 at 5:00 am
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11673/sexual-harassment-east-west

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Indonesian

"I say that when a girl walks about like that, it is a patriotic duty to sexually harass her and a national duty to rape her." -- Nabih Wahsh, Islamist lawyer, on Egypt's al-Assema TV, October 19, 2017.

The Iranian Revolution of 1979 sparked off increasingly revolutionary movements across the Islamic world, and in the process saw women in many countries denied the freedoms they had started to acquire under earlier regimes. The veil returned widely, notably in Turkey, following the growing power of authoritarian and fundamentalist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with women's rights being increasingly denied.

We urgently need to drop our unwillingness to contrast Western and Islamic values -- whether regarding violence, treatment of religious minorities, anti-Semitism, or treatment of women. There are also growing numbers of Muslims, as we are seeing today in Iran, who find wider Islamic attitudes abhorrent and work hard, mostly against the odds, to bring their faith closer to modern values.

For a time, one could not open a newspaper or visit an online news site without finding yet another scandal about sexual harassment. Lawyers are presumably going to have a field day for years to come. In the UK, a further wave of accusations has shaken an already shaky parliament and the Government, whose Cabinet is increasingly in disarray. In the US Congress, Hollywood and elsewhere, similar claims are still being made, with #MeToo stories being shared by women, while there is an unknown number of accusations in US statehouses.

Sex scandals in the West are far from new.[1] The irony is that this brings us face to face with attitudes to the same problem in the Islamic world.

For many years in the West, it was common practice for sexual harassment and rape among celebrities and public figures to be hushed up. To secure silence, abusers often used bribes or threats. Young women feared the loss of their careers or reputations; in many instances, the police would reject claims of abuse. This happened more than once in the UK, when young victims of "Asian" grooming gangs were not believed by social workers and police; in Europe authorities tried -- and still try (see here, here and here) -- to cover up harassment and rape committed by Muslim migrants. There will be a lot of work to do to protect women and children from the excesses of so many men.

Just watch and marvel at this short clip from a debate on Egypt's al-Assema TV, aired on October 19, 2017, or read an English transcript. The Director-General of al-Assema is Brigadier-General Muhammad Samir, a former spokesman for the Egyptian armed forces. His appointment has been criticized on the grounds that it is "a miserable attempt by the military regime authorities to nationalize the media, unify its message, and block any opposing voices against the government". In that sense, al-Assema represents a semi-official voice.

The debate on Egypt's al-Assema TV included a lawyer, Nabih [el] Wahsh, an Islamist who has filed countless hesba [2] cases against intellectuals, artists, religious leaders and government ministers for acts he deems immoral or blasphemous. With Wahsh on air were three women: Shadia Thabet, a member of the Egyptian parliament, Abeer Soleiman, a women's rights activist, and Ashgaan Nabil, a life coach.

Wahsh began by stressing that, regardless of Egypt being a civil state, it had to conform to Islamic religious rules and norms. On that basis, he engages in an argument which leads him to the following confrontation with Soleiman, whom he effectively silences by bullying her:

Nabih Wahsh: "Are you happy when you see a girl walking down the street with half of her behind showing?"

Abeer Suleiman: "Do you think that we don't care about our girls?"

Nabih Wahsh: "I say that when a girl walks about like that, it is a patriotic duty to sexually harass her and a national duty to rape her."

Abeer Suleiman: "No, no, no, no! I totally oppose this kind of talk. This is sexual harassment live on air..."

Nabih Wahsh: "It is a national duty to rape such a girl! What she allows herself to do constitutes depravity."

Egyptian lawyer Nabih Wahsh recently advocated on television for sexual harassment and rape in retaliation for the temptation caused by uncovered women. (Image source: MEMRI)

This open espousal by a lawyer of sexual harassment and rape in retaliation for the temptation caused by uncovered women was backed by a heavily-covered member of parliament and followed by a "life coach" urging ten-year prison terms for homosexuals -- all during a television broadcast -- would, of course, finish their careers anywhere in the Western world within minutes. Men behave badly in Europe and the United States, and some very badly indeed; but to boast publicly about wishing to do so would be unthinkable.[3]

In the West, however, women have been fighting back for generations. The rise of sane feminism (as distinct from its shrill and politically-correct cousin)[4] has elevated the status of women in all the democracies and given courage to the many women who now find themselves empowered to call out powerful men who have sexually abused, groped and raped them.

There are feminists in the Islamic world. Countless books have been written about them and the growth of feminism in countries from Egypt and Iran to Indonesia. During the twentieth century, progress in establishing women's rights was made in several places: the veil was abandoned, more women moved into professional life and even into politics -- notably, the assassinated Benazir Bhutto, the first Muslim woman democratically elected (twice) as Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Real advances, nevertheless, have been slow. Even as things were starting to improve for women, religious minorities, and others in some countries, such as Turkey, the Salafi style of fundamentalist Islam, based on a demand to return to the practices of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and the first three generations of his followers (salaf means "predecessors"), was already underway from the early years of the twentieth century, notably through the work of the Egyptian writer Rashid Rida. For Rida, and later for Salafis down to the Islamic State enterprise, reform meant turning away from the Western models that had inspired new legislation, and back to the earliest days of Islam as embodied in the Qur'an, the ahadith (sayings and acts of the prophet), and the biographies of Muhammad. In 1928, another Egyptian, the schoolteacher Hasan al-Banna, established the Muslim Brotherhood, the leading revivalist movement in Islam since the 1920s, which remains to this day a major international force for reviving fundamentalist Islam.

Ironically, one prominent individual to have been caught up in the current wave of harassment revelations is Tariq Ramadan, Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University. Ramadan's grandfather was none other than Hasan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood. Masquerading as the respectable voice of modern Islamic thought and practice, Ramadan has been exposed by several writers as a front for the Brotherhood and its anti-Western values. French journalist Caroline Fourest published an exposé, Brother Tariq: The Doublespeak of Tariq Ramadan, in which she shows how he says one thing to his Western audience and quite another to Muslims in France and abroad.

The American author Paul Berman wrote clearly of this in a long article about Tariq Ramadan in New Republic:

Ramadan's harsher critics would argue that in speaking... the way he did on these abstract and historical questions, not to mention on his grandfather's ideals, he was cagily deploying a "double discourse" -- a language intended to deceive Western liberals about the grain of his own thought. An accusation of "double discourse" has dogged Ramadan for many years in France. It is a chief complaint against him, and a big source of anxiety among his critics. Fourest, in Brother Tariq, documents what appears to be rather a lot of "double discourse," instances in which Ramadan appears to have said one thing to the general public and something else to his Muslim audiences.

In his many books and lectures, Ramadan has promoted the worldview of the hardline Brotherhood while posing as a Western-style philosopher in tune with modern liberal values. That is the basis for his duplicity: the Islam he promulgates in carefully phrased and disingenuous terms has nothing in common with Western values at all. It is this ability to pull the wool over the eyes of thinkers and politicians, a deception that has given him a professorship at Oxford University, that makes him a truly dangerous individual.

In addition to Caroline Fourest's series of articles in the French journal Marianne, detailing Ramadan's use of sexual harassment, rape, and general misogynist practices, he has also been accused by the American academic Phyllis Chesler "of having violently raped, battered, humiliated, confined, and death threatened them [his victims] if they talked".

In response to these claims, Oxford University acted promptly, placing him on leave while his predations are investigated and, as seems likely, subjected to criminal charges. Not surprisingly, as the journalist Abigail Esman has pointed out:

Tariq Ramadan's many fans -- more than 600,000 people follow him on Twitter and he has more than 2 million Facebook followers -- have had plenty to say. He is innocent, they are certain. In their comments on both social media sites, they assure him that Allah will protect him. The women are liars, or part of a conspiracy: against Muslims, against the Muslim leader himself, against Islam -- all the insidious, but entirely predictable, work of the world's Jews.

The Iranian Revolution of 1979 sparked off increasingly more revolutionary movements across the Islamic world, and in the process saw women in many countries, across the Islamic world, denied the freedoms they had started to acquire under earlier regimes. The veil returned widely, notably in Turkey, following the growing power of authoritarian and fundamentalist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with women's rights being increasingly denied. Erdogan recently condemned Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad ibn Salman's vow to engender a "moderate Islam," calling it a fake Islam supposedly imposed by the West.

Men in Western democracies certainly have much to be ashamed of; the women who call out predators are right to do so. If identifying powerful figures who manipulate vulnerable women will help create a more level playing field for both sexes in countries that have worked hard to put all citizens on a basis of equality, it cannot but be a boon for democracy. Whatever we have done wrong, we have also done much to rectify distortions in our societies. The very fact that in the West, such men are considered shameful and contrary to our better values is itself a sign of how far things have changed.

The Islamic world in general remains enmeshed in ancient attitudes, going backwards rather than forwards, despite sterling efforts by various reformers to confront patriarchy in several Muslim countries, efforts backed by many Muslim women.[5] Those attitudes are rooted in a wide range of assaults on women and their lives: female genital mutilation (FGM) sanctioned by religious tradition; honor killings even for girls who have been raped; legally-enforced marriage to a woman's rapist; floggings and stonings for women suspected of marital or pre-marital adultery, or even who have been raped; veiling; marital rape; and denial of independence (a woman must always be subject to a male guardian -- father, brother, uncle, male cousin -- whose permission is needed for most things). Beyond this, it has always been permissible for Muslim men to capture or buy non-Muslim women as sex slaves, as we have seen recently with Boko Haram and Islamic State, and in Saudi Arabia, Mauritania, Singapore, Sudan, Mauritius, Libya, the United States and Europe.

Muslim men, however, have enormous freedoms. They may marry four women; they can divorce a wife by merely pronouncing "I divorce you"; if they are Shi'is, they can take temporary wives through nikah mut'a,[6] ("pleasure marriage"), that can be contracted for hours or months or years, and as easily terminated. If they are Sunnis, they can take temporary wives through nikah misyar, ("traveller's marriage"), used in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf to allow men to keep wives in towns they visit from time to time or, more widely, by married men who seek legal mistresses.

Polygamy continues to be popular, even for Muslim men living in the West. A website set up by British businessman Azad Chaiwala, "Secondwife.com", which enables men to find further wives in the way non-Muslims use dating sites, has over 100,000 members, including 25,000 in the UK. Although polygamy in Britain carries a seven-year prison term for men, the Muslim version is seemingly exempt as it is considered a religious arrangement. Muslim men in Britain and on the Continent are never prosecuted as polygamists, even though Islamic marriage laws place women in jeopardy in respect of divorce and child custody. The government has even encouraged polygamous marriages to be contracted abroad, and at one point offered £10,000 in benefits for families with four wives.

We urgently need to drop our unwillingness to contrast Western and Islamic values -- whether regarding violence, treatment of religious minorities, anti-Semitism, or treatment of women. It is not only non-Muslim Westerners who are entitled to make such comparisons -- there are also growing numbers of Muslims, as we are seeing today in Iran, who find wider Islamic attitudes abhorrent and work hard, mostly against the odds, to bring their faith closer to modern values.

Many Western politicians, churchmen and sundry do-gooders choose to find no fault in Islam and describe any form of criticism as "Islamophobia" -- even punishing honest critics of the religion or the actions of some of its followers for daring to breach the code of silence and multicultural acquiescence. These would-be moralists do no favours to us, to Muslim women and children, or to Muslim reformers. Ours is not a perfect civilization. But crying mea culpa, while passing over the problems of a civilization that also has faults, does not seem the way to assuage a communal guilt.

Dr. Denis MacEoin taught Islamic Studies at a UK university, has published books and articles on Islamic themes, and contributed to academic encyclopedias dealing with the subject, such as the second edition of the massive Encyclopedia of Islam. He is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute.

[1] The harm they do has been dissected by Northwestern University professor Laura Kipniss, in her study How to Become a Scandal: Adventures in Bad Behavior, New York, 2010, and in her recent exposure of witch hunts in US colleges, Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus, New York, 2017.

[2] Hesba or hisba is the duty to identify and prevent or punish contraventions of Islamic law in Muslim states.

[3] To give credit to the Egyptian government, Wahsh was arrested for these remarks and is currently serving a three-year prison term. See here.

[4] For an intelligent discussion of the differences, see Christina Hoff Sommers, Who Stole Feminism?: How Women Have Betrayed Women, New York, 1995.

[5] Note, in particular, Ida Lichter, Muslim Women Reformers: Inspiring Voices against Oppression, Amherst, NY, 2009. See here.

[6] For a full academic account, see Shahla Haeri, Law of Desire: Temporary Marriage in Shi'i Iran, rev. ed., Syracuse University Press, 2014; and see Sachiko Murata, Temporary Marriage in Islamic Law, privately published, 2017.
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Iran Sends More to the Gallows, 2018-01-04
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Britain: The Hijab as the Entry Point for Islam [muslims demand continuous concessions to Sharia law, until the country is Sharia]
by Khadija Khan
February 21, 2018 at 5:00 am
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11884/britain-hijab-schools

Islamists seem to be influencing the British school system with ease: there is simply no solid opposition to them. The government even stays silent about the harassment and intimidation.

Islamists in Britain seem to be intent on establishing regressive requirements, such as the hijab for young girls, wife beating, making homosexuality illegal, death for apostates, halala rituals in divorce, and exploitation of women and children through Sharia courts as part and parcel of British culture.

That St. Stephen's School allowed itself to be blackmailed in this way bodes ill for both Britain and its education system.

St. Stephen's School in East London recently imposed a ban on hijabs (Islamic headscarves), but reversed its decision after administrators received hundreds of threats from enraged Muslims.

Among the targeted officials from the primary school was the head of governors, Arif Qawi, who had supported the ban on the grounds that the girls wearing hijabs were less likely to integrate socially with their peers. As a result of the outcry, Qawi submitted his resignation, saying that members of the staff were afraid to come to the school.

Head teacher Neena Lall, whose educational philosophy has turned St. Stephen's into one of the best secular primary schools in Britain's capital -- in spite of its being in Newham, a poor neighborhood where English is spoken predominantly as a second language -- was bombarded with e-mails calling her a "pedophile" who "deserved what she had coming." Lall, of Punjabi origin, was even compared to Hitler in a video uploaded to YouTube.

St. Stephen's School, in East London. (Image source: Google Street View)

It is not the first time that British educators have been intimidated by Muslim extremists. The head of Anderton Park School in Birmingham, Ms. Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson, received similar threats on social media.

Anderton Park School was inspected as part of the "Trojan Horse" scandal, in which the British government discovered that Muslim extremists had been trying to take over Britain's secular school system.

One death threat to Hewitt-Clarkson read: "Any head teacher who teaches my children it's alright to be gay will be at the end of my shotgun."

Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services, as well as Chief Inspector of the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted), Amanda Spielman, was also targeted when she expressed public support for Lall. School principals, she said, "must have the right to set school uniform policies as they see fit, in order to promote cohesion." Spielman was also subjected to anti-Semitic abuse, apparently based merely on the sound of her name.

Spielman was already the recipient of what she called "nasty tweets" and threatening messages -- such as, "We know where you live and we can get you anytime we want to" -- from a mixture of "Islamic extremists and the hard left," after an Ofsted report critical of conservative faith schools that were apparently "spreading beliefs that clash with British values."

The unprecedented scale of this harassment -- even against the government -- indicates the alarming degree to which extremist elements have penetrated British society and threaten the careers of anyone who would speak against Islamic extremism.

Activists who had lobbied for the banning of hijabs in the British primary schools were apparently crestfallen. One British activist, Amina Lone, tweeted:

"This is an important step in promoting religious extremism, mob rule and refusing to give #Muslim young girls equal gender equality rights.... So much for choice and individual liberty. Terribly sad day for a secular democracy."

While secular British values need to be upheld to provide equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of caste, creed, gender or color, Islamists seem to be influencing the British school system with ease: there is simply no solid opposition to them. The government even stays silent about the harassment and intimidation.

Was St. Stephen's forced to succumb to the pressure of ignorant zealots, who either do not know or choose to ignore that under Islamic law (Sharia), girls are not required to cover their heads until they reach puberty? Ignorance also seems not to have prevented them from accusing anyone who says or acts otherwise of "Islamophobia." It is a form of political blackmail used by Muslim extremists against the Western institutions, the values of which they abhor.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System, Lord Agnew of Oulton, pledged to support the schools that are trying to ban hijabs as well as obligatory fasting: in Islam, young children are not subject to either.

Lord Agnew said that the government should support head teachers in making difficult and "sensitive" decisions in the face of vitriolic opposition. We have yet to see the effects of his statement. Supporting head teachers is one thing, but there is also a dire need to confront these extremists on all levels, including law enforcement, if they try to harass or intimidate anyone.

Someone please needs to back up Lord Agnew: there are only a few such policy-makers left willing to offer rational help during such crises.

Islamists in Britain seem to be intent on establishing regressive requirements, such as the hijab for young girls, wife-beating, halala rituals in divorce, making homosexuality illegal, death for apostates, and the exploitation of women and children through Sharia courts as part and parcel with British culture.

Instead of making statements, the British government needs to take concrete steps to stop the further infiltration of these practices into Britain's social fabric, the warping of children's minds, and the harassment of whoever disagrees with those plans.

That St. Stephen's allowed itself to be blackmailed in this way bodes ill for both Britain and its education system.

Khadija Khan is a Pakistani journalist and commentator, currently based in Germany.
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Europe: The Rapid Spread of Dhimmitude
by Judith Bergman
by Judith Bergman
February 22, 2018 at 5:00 am
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11932/europe-dhimmis

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One of the most troubling aspects of this rapidly spreading dhimmitude, is the de-facto enforcement of Islamic blasphemy laws. Local European authorities have been utilizing "hate speech" laws to prohibit criticism of Islam, even though Islam represents an idea, not a nationality or an ethnicity. The conventional purpose of most hate-speech laws is to protect people from hatred, not ideas.

The British Foreign Office, which has ignored Iranian women's desperate fight for freedom and stayed shamefully silent during the Iranian people's recent protests against Iran's regime, unbelievably handed out free headscarves to its staff. Meanwhile, at least 29 Iranian women were arrested for shedding the hijab, and were likely subjected to rape and other torture, as is common in Iranian prisons. Yet British MPs and Foreign Office employees were perversely celebrating the hijab as some sort of twisted tool of "female empowerment".

Counter-jihad measures have been obstructed by Western leaders everywhere since immediately after 9/11. President George W. Bush declared that "Islam is peace". President Obama removed all references to Islam in FBI terror training manuals that Muslims deemed offensive. New York City's current leadership threatened New Yorkers, immediately after the October terror attack in Manhattan, not to link the terror attack to Islam. UK Prime Minister Theresa May claimed that Islam is a "religion of peace".

Although Europe is not part of the Muslim world, many European authorities nevertheless seem to feel obliged to submit to Islam in more or less subtle ways. This voluntary submission appears to be unprecedented: Dhimmi, historically speaking, is the Arabic term for the conquered non-Muslim, who agrees to live as a second-rate, "tolerated" citizen, under Islamic rule, submitting to a separate, demeaning set of laws and the demands of his Islamic masters.

In Europe, submitting to the demands of Islam, in the name of "diversity" and "human rights", has also been happening voluntarily. This submission to Islam is, of course, highly ironic, as the Western concepts of "diversity" and "human rights" do not exist within the foundational texts of Islam. On the contrary, these texts denounce in the strongest -- and supremacist - terms those who refuse to submit to the Islamic concept of divinity, Allah, as infidels who must either convert, pay the jizya ["protection"] tax or die.

One of the most troubling aspects of this rapidly spreading dhimmitude, is the de-facto enforcement of Islamic blasphemy laws within European jurisdictions. Local European authorities have been utilizing "hate speech" laws to prohibit criticism of Islam, even though Islam represents an idea -- a religion and ideology - not a nationality or an ethnicity. The conventional purpose of most "hate-speech" laws is to protect people from hatred, not ideas. It would therefore appear that European authorities are under no legal obligation to prosecute people for criticizing Islam, especially as Islamic law, Sharia, is not part of European law; yet they do so only too willingly.

The most recent example of this kind of dhimmitude comes from Sweden, where a pensioner has been indicted for calling Islam a 'fascist' ideology on Facebook. The legal provision under which he is being charged, (Brottsbalken chapter 16, § 8,1 st), explicitly talks of "incitement" (Swedish: "hets mot folkgrupp") against groups of people defined by their 'race, skin color, national or ethnic origin, faith or sexual preference'. However, the provision does not criminalize criticism of religion, ideology or ideas, because Western democracies, back when they were genuine democracies, did not criminalize the free exchange of ideas.

Dhimmitude in Europe is manifested in many other respects, as well. On World Hijab Day a yearly recurring February event founded in 2013 by a Bangladeshi immigrant to the US, Nazma Khan, "to fight discrimination against Muslim women through awareness and education", several British MPs chose to don the hijab. These included MP Anne McLaughlin and Labour's former shadow Equalities Minister Dawn Butler and MP Naseem Shah. Furthermore, the British Foreign Office, which appears to ignore Iranian women's desperate fight for freedom, and which stayed comparatively quiet during the Iranian people's recent protests against the Iranian regime[1], unbelievably handed out free headscarves to its staff. According to the Evening Standard, an email reportedly sent to staff said:

"Would you like to try on a hijab or learn why Muslim women wear the headscarf? Come along to our walk-in event. Free scarves for all those that choose to wear it for the day or part of the day. Muslim women, along with followers of many other religions, choose to wear the hijab. Many find liberation, respect and security through wearing it. #StrongInHijab. Join us for #WorldHijabDay."

Meanwhile, at least 29 Iranian women were arrested for shedding the hijab, and were likely subjected to rape and other torture, as is common in Iranian prisons. Yet British MPs and Foreign Office employees were perversely celebrating the hijab as some sort of twisted tool of "female empowerment".

The above incident is hardly surprising: Britain is rife with some of the most jarring examples of dhimmitude. Mass rapes of children by Muslim gangs in many British cities, went on for years with the knowledge of the British authorities, who did not stop these crimes for fear of appearing "racist" or "Islamophobic"

The dhimmitude is also apparent in the lengths to which British authorities will go to excuse or explain away customs that are practiced by British Muslim communities. The police commander responsible for tackling honor crimes, female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage, Ivan Balchatchet, recently wrote a letter in which he said that the reason there have not yet been any convictions for FGM (which was criminalized in 1985), despite an estimate that 137,000 women and girls are affected by FGM in England and Wales, is that the crime has "many nuances". He later apologized for the statement:

"I apologise for this letter... FGM is the appalling abuse of children. It is unacceptable that there have been no successful prosecutions. Working with others, this is something that needs to change."

Similarly, according to new figures, hundreds of "honor" violence and forced marriage crimes go unpunished in London. Data shows that between 2015 and 2017, police recorded 759 "honor" crimes and 265 forced marriages in London alone -- but only 138 people were charged with offenses. Diana Nammi, executive director of the Iranian & Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation, which provides refuge for victims, said

"What makes it so alarming is that figures that we obtained through freedom of information requests show that, at the same time, since the criminalisation of forced marriage in 2014, many more people at risk than ever before are coming forward for help".

Dhimmitude, however, leads not "only" to child rape, female genital mutilation and "honor" killings, all spreading under the willfully blind eyes of national authorities, but also to the obstruction of counterterrorism efforts. In a recent interview for SVT public television, Peder Hyllengren, a researcher at the Swedish Defense College, said:

"You risk being identified as racist in a way that you have not seen in other European countries. There, this question has been as uncontroversial as the importance of combating Nazism and right wing extremism. But in Sweden it took a long time before it was acceptable to discuss jihadism in the same way that we have been discussing Nazism".

Hyllengren is being too harsh on Sweden: Counter-jihad measures have been obstructed by Western leaders everywhere since immediately after 9/11, when President George W. Bush declared that "Islam is peace". President Obama removed all references to Islam in FBI terror training manuals that Muslims deemed offensive. Theresa May claimed that Islam is a "religion of peace". New York City's current leadership threatened New Yorkers, immediately after the October terror attack in Manhattan, not to link the terror attack to Islam.

Most recently, the British government's terror watchdog and independent reviewer of terrorism legislation Max Hill QC, said that it is "fundamentally wrong" to use the phrase "Islamist terrorism" to describe attacks carried out in Britain and elsewhere. According to a report by the Evening Standard, he said that the word terrorism should not be attached "to any of the world religions" and that the term "Daesh-inspired terrorism" should be used instead. Last year, Max Hill opined that some jihadis returning from Syria and Iraq should escape prosecution as they were "naive".

In Germany, dhimmitude now runs so deep that the minister of family affairs recently suggested that sexual assaults by Muslim migrants could be prevented by inviting more Muslim migrants into the country -- the mothers and sisters of the male Muslim migrants already there. This was the German minister's answer to a question in the Bundestag about what "concrete educational and danger prevention measures" her ministry was planning to "protect and inform women and girls in the long term about the disproportionately increased physical and sexual and life threatening attacks that have taken place since 2015" by migrants. This was the minister's pathetic answer:

"... On the one hand this concerns the accommodation where the young unaccompanied refugees live. Also of course to the...yes... the macho culture from which they often come... That one does not conceal this and attempts to discuss this there, and of course influence them, this is quite obvious... We have the expert's report from Professor Pfeiffer here, which gives very precise starting points... we must work with the youth and we also know that family reunification is important... he [the professor] says it is just the same with young men whether they are from here or elsewhere, they are easier to handle when they have their mothers and sisters with them".

Europe is rife with other recent examples of dhimmitude, exhibited by countless state and commercial actors. There was the removal of a cross by the presiding judge in a German courtroom during the trial of an Afghan charged with threatening another Muslim for converting to Christianity; H&M recalling a range of socks after Muslims complained that the pattern on them resembled the word "Allah" written in Arabic upside down; a French court dropping hate crime charges from the indictment of a Muslim murder suspect, who confessed to killing his 66 year old Jewish neighbor, a woman whom he tortured, before throwing her to her death off her balcony, while shouting "Allahu Akbar". He had also reportedly called the victim's daughter "dirty Jewess" two years prior to the murder.

The list goes on. Sheikh Yussuf Qaradawi, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, who has said that Europe will be conquered not through the sword, but through dawa, probably could not be happier. Europe is leaping to fulfill his request.

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Pictured: Women wearing Islamic niqab veils stand outside the French Embassy during a demonstration on April 11, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Judith Bergman is a columnist, lawyer and political analyst.

[1] Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson merely said:

"...there should be meaningful debate about the legitimate and important issues the protesters are raising and we look to the Iranian authorities to permit this... people should be able to have freedom of expression and to demonstrate peacefully within the law... We ...call on all concerned to refrain from violence and for international obligations on human rights to be observed".
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#MeToo in the Mosque
by Giulio Meotti
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11937/mosques-women-islam

by Giulio Meotti
February 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

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"While the brave Iranian women protested against hijab laws, Western feminists celebrated hijab". -- Rita Panahi, Herald Sun, Australia.

Instead of a celebration of Islamist discrimination against women, the West should promote a #MeToo in the mosque, the idea of an Egyptian, Mona Eltahawi. She would like to raise the issue of rape and sexual abuse suffered by Muslim women during the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

Will Western advocates of women's rights also stand for the rights of Muslim women, or, in the name of "multiculturalism", the will they keep appeasing those who persecute them instead?

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While the march for women's rights in Washington this year took place under the banner of #MeToo against sexual harassment, in Iran dozens of women were taking to the streets to protest against theocracy and compulsory wearing of the hijab. The Iranian women waved white flags to fight against the mullahs' obligation to veil. But the white flag was not a surrender; it was apparently a symbol of Western feminists. As the Australian Rita Panahi wrote, "while the brave Iranian women protested against hijab laws, Western feminists celebrated hijab".

On February 1, many of these Iranian women were arrested for not wearing a hijab. On that very day, the World Hijab Day was celebrated in the West, and Western appeasers celebrated the veil. Even British PM Theresa May backed the claim that women should be "free" to wear hijab. A few days after that, the American department store Macy's decided to sell the hijab as an item of fashion clothing. Unfortunately, in some Islamic countries, women are not "free" to wear the veil; they are obliged to wear the veil, as the arrests in Iran show us.

Instead of a celebration of Islamist discrimination against women, the West should promote a #MeToo in the mosque -- the idea of an Egyptian, Mona Eltahawi. She would like to raise the issue of rape and sexual abuse suffered by Muslim women during the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

Seyran Ates, a Turkish-German woman, recently opened in Berlin the first mosque where unveiled women and gays are welcome. Her decision was rather braver than a Twitter hashtag. Ates was immediately flooded with death threats, and had to be put under police protection.

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In Berlin, Germany, the first mosque to welcome unveiled women and gays opened last year, co-founded by Turkish-German human-rights activist Seyran Ates. In contrast to traditional mosques, males and females worship together in the new mosque. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

The French philosopher Alain Finkielkraut recently called feminists "dishonest players" who will not admit to having won the game. In the West, the feminist adventure is, for the most part, over: women have conquered most of their rights and have earned respect.

Feminists would be wise now not to allow their battle to be turned into a grotesque caricature by banning "sexist" poems and art. This has already happened in a museum in Manchester and a school in Berlin. Western feminism, instead, could renew and ennoble itself by embracing the desperate fight of many Muslim women: Nigerian girls abducted by Boko Haram; Yazidi women sexually enslaved by ISIS; Indonesian women lashed for "adultery"; women captured and sold as slaves; girls subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM), girls married off while they are still children to men they do not even know; and girls in Iran now in prison -- and possibly tortured and raped -- for taking off their veils.

Take the three European countries hosting the largest Muslim communities: Britain, Germany and France. In Britain, a new case of female genital mutilation (FGM) is being either discovered or treated every hour, according to National Health Service statistics. In Germany, a nongovernmental organization, Terre des Femmes, has said that 13,000 underage girls living there are at risk of being forced to undergo this brutal disfigurement. A few days ago, reports surfaced that in the suburbs of Paris 30% of Muslim girls are threatened with it.

Will Western advocates of women's rights also stand for the rights of Muslim women, or, in the name of "multiculturalism", the will they keep appeasing those who persecute them instead?

For years, Western cultural relativists have denounced Judeo-Christian values for "repressing women", and "progressives" proclaimed a duty to be "open minded". That is why they fought for female bishops to be appointed to the Church of England and for "egalitarian" Jewish prayer services at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The paradox is that every time it comes to Islam, the same progressives lose their voice.

Western feminism needs to make a strategic choice. The West, which prides itself on being the world of "inclusivity" and "rights", really needs to decide if it stands with Muslim icons of Western elites such as Linda Sarsour, who wished Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a critic of Islam and a victim of genital mutilation, to have her vagina "taken away" (whatever that means), or join with the real reformers in Islam who are fighting to open their religion to kindness, tolerance, reason and modernity.

Fundamentalism or freedom: the choice is up to us.

Giulio Meotti, Cultural Editor for Il Foglio, is an Italian journalist and author.
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Europe's Migrant Crisis
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/topics/37/europes-migrant-crisis

Writings by Topic: Europe's Migrant Crisis [see full article at link for links to these]
Title Author Date
France: Migrant Crisis Spirals Out of Control Soeren Kern 2018/02/06
Europe: Making Islam Great Again Judith Bergman 2018/02/03
The 'Goodness' of Migrants: When Feelings Trump Facts Douglas Murray 2018/02/01
Why the EU's Migration Commissioner Should Resign Jan Wójcik 2018/01/11
Mass Migration: The European Commission's New "Norm" Alain Destexhe 2018/01/08
Germany's Batty Plan to Deter Migrants Stefan Frank 2017/12/12
Europe's Migrant Crisis: Millions Still to Come Soeren Kern 2017/12/03
Germany: Surge in Migrant Attacks on Police Soeren Kern 2017/11/29
The Migrant Crisis Upended Europe Giulio Meotti 2017/11/06
Germany: Violence Spirals in Refugee Shelters Soeren Kern 2017/11/02
'Muhammad' is the Future of Europe Giulio Meotti 2017/10/28
The Goal of Western Leaders: Avoid Change, Duck Accountability Douglas Murray 2017/10/06
Refugees, Intersectionalists, and Jews Denis MacEoin 2017/10/03
EU: Delusions without Borders Judith Bergman 2017/09/21
Mass-Migration: The Tiniest Dose of Reality Hits Douglas Murray 2017/09/19
Geert Wilders: "In My Opinion, Islam Is Not a Religion" Telegraaf and Geert Wilders 2017/09/16
European Court Orders EU Countries to Take Migrants Soeren Kern 2017/09/07
Europe's New Lie: Comparing Asylum Shelters to Nazi Concentration Camps Giulio Meotti 2017/09/04
Europe: Jihadists Posing as Migrants Soeren Kern 2017/09/03
New NGO Racket: Smuggling, Inc. Douglas Murray 2017/09/02
Europe: Migrant Crisis Reaches Spain Soeren Kern 2017/08/16
Germany: Infectious Diseases Spreading as Migrants Settle In Soeren Kern 2017/07/14
Europe's Mass Migration: The Leaders vs. the Public Douglas Murray 2017/07/09
Is Radical Islam Horrifying the West into Paralysis? Giulio Meotti 2017/07/05
Europe's Migrant Crisis: Views from Central Europe Soeren Kern 2017/07/02
A Replacement of Population is Taking Place in Europe Giulio Meotti 2017/06/14
Germany: Migrant Sex Crimes Double in One Year Soeren Kern 2017/06/12
Europe's Leaders: Shielding Themselves from Reality Judith Bergman 2017/05/23
Germany: Should Migrants Integrate? Soeren Kern 2017/05/19
Germany Confiscating Homes to Use for Migrants Soeren Kern 2017/05/14
Europe: Denying the Threat of Islamic Imperialism Maria Polizoidou 2017/05/11
Europe: More Migrants Coming Soeren Kern 2017/05/05
Germany: Migrant Crime Spiked in 2016 Soeren Kern 2017/05/02
Germany Hit by Merkel's Imported Crime Wave Vijeta Uniyal 2017/05/02
Merkel's Migrant Deception Vijeta Uniyal 2017/03/15
Welcome to Sweden, Eldorado for Migrants! Nima Gholam Ali Pour 2017/02/18
Germany's Migrant Rape Crisis: January 2017 Soeren Kern 2017/02/13
Germany's Muslim Demographic Future Soeren Kern 2017/02/08
Austria: Does the Church Really Care about Terrorism? Judith Bergman 2017/01/29
Germany Downplayed Threat of Jihadists Posing as Migrants Soeren Kern 2017/01/27
European Immigration: Mainly Muslim, Mainly Male, Mainly Young Douglas Murray 2017/01/05
The Suicide of Germany Guy Millière 2016/12/26
Merkel Government Still in Denial Vijeta Uniyal 2016/12/20
Europe's Planned Migrant Revolution Yves Mamou 2016/11/12
German Streets Descend into Lawlessness Soeren Kern 2016/10/31
Germany's Migrant Rape Crisis: Where is the Public Outrage? Soeren Kern 2016/10/26
Germans Leaving Germany 'In Droves' Soeren Kern 2016/10/20
Refugees or an Occupation Army? Maria Polizoidou 2016/10/11
Hungary to Amend Constitution to Block EU Migrant Plan Soeren Kern 2016/10/09
France: 'The Jungle' Migrant Camp Soeren Kern 2016/09/30
France: The Great Wall of Calais Soeren Kern 2016/09/23
Eastern Europe: The Last Barrier between Christianity and Islam Giulio Meotti 2016/09/20
Greece: The Freedom-of-Speech Canary Died Maria Polizoidou 2016/08/29
Europe: The Substitution of a Population Giulio Meotti 2016/08/27
Migrant Issue: Turkey's Dubious Role Mohshin Habib 2016/08/22
Migrant Problems Still Threaten Europe George Igler 2016/08/20
Germany's Migrant Rape Crisis Spirals out of Control Soeren Kern 2016/08/09
Turkey Sets Ultimatum for EU Migrant Deal Soeren Kern 2016/08/02
Germany: "No Change to Open-Door Migration Policy" Soeren Kern 2016/07/29
Germany: Christian Names for Muslim Migrants? Soeren Kern 2016/07/26
VIDEO: Is Europe Doomed by Migrants? * 2016/06/18
Paris Becomes Massive Camp for Illegal Migrants Soeren Kern 2016/06/06
VIDEO: Sweden's Migrant Rape Epidemic * 2016/05/30
Germany's New "Integration Law" Soeren Kern 2016/05/29
Germany: Christian Refugees Persecuted by Muslims Soeren Kern 2016/05/15
The EU's Kiss of Death Judith Bergman 2016/05/10
The Failure of the Swedish Establishment Nima Gholam Ali Pour 2016/05/06
Migrant Rape Epidemic Reaches Austria Soeren Kern 2016/05/05
Europe's Migration Crisis: No End in Sight Judith Bergman 2016/05/02
Turkey Blackmails Europe on Visa-Free Travel Soeren Kern 2016/04/24
Sweden Facing Another Migrant Invasion? Ingrid Carlqvist 2016/04/21
Sweden: A Beggar on Every Corner Ingrid Carlqvist 2016/04/09
Germany's Merkel to Voters: "No Change to Migration Policy" Soeren Kern 2016/03/18
Islamic State Closing in on Germany Soeren Kern 2016/03/13
Sweden: Sexual Assaults at Swimming Pools Ingrid Carlqvist 2016/03/07
Finland's Immigration Crisis Dawid Bunikowski 2016/03/06
Germany: Migrant Rape Crisis Worsens Soeren Kern 2016/03/05
Sweden's Migration Industry Nima Gholam Ali Pour 2016/02/29
Germany: Migrant Crime Skyrockets Soeren Kern 2016/02/21
Germany's Migrant Crisis: January 2016 Soeren Kern 2016/02/12
Sweden: Death by Immigration Ingrid Carlqvist 2016/02/04
Germany's Migrant Deportation Plan: "Political Charade" Soeren Kern 2016/02/01
Sweden: Shambles in Asylum Heaven Ingrid Carlqvist 2015/12/13
Germany: Salafist "Aid Workers" Recruiting Refugees Soeren Kern 2015/12/09
Germans Opposed to Mass Migration are "Free to Leave" Soeren Kern 2015/11/24
Hungary's Migrant Crisis Ends, Europe's Has Just Begun George Igler 2015/11/12
Germany: Migration Crisis Becomes Public Health Crisis Soeren Kern 2015/11/08
Germany: Asylum Seekers Make Demands Soeren Kern 2015/10/23
Germany: Migrant Crime Wave, Police Capitulate Soeren Kern 2015/10/11
Germany's Sharia Refugee Shelters Soeren Kern 2015/10/01
Migration Crisis: "Islam Will Conquer Europe Without Firing a Shot" Bassam Tawil 2015/09/28
Germany: Migrants In, Germans Out Soeren Kern 2015/09/27
Migration Crisis: Germany Wants to Be "Miss Congeniality" Vijeta Uniyal 2015/09/20
Germany: Migrants' Rape Epidemic Soeren Kern 2015/09/18
Why Do Muslims Flock to The "Evil West"? Burak Bekdil 2015/09/17
The Arab States and the Refugees Denis MacEoin 2015/09/16
Muslim Immigration and How to Handle It Uzay Bulut 2015/09/14
Solving the European Migrant Problem Barry Shaw 2015/09/13
Europe's Migration Crisis: "Not Giving Us Like in Germany" Soeren Kern 2015/09/09
Is the Migration Crisis Killing the European Dream? Douglas Murray 2015/09/04
Germany's Muslim Demographic Revolution Soeren Kern 2015/08/31
Mass Immigration and the Undoing of Europe Vijeta Uniyal 2015/08/25
"Refugee Children" Invade Sweden Ingrid Carlqvist 2015/07/23
Europe's Great Migration Crisis Soeren Kern 2015/07/12
Asylum Seekers, Beheaders and Mega Mosques Soeren Kern 2015/05/24
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"Don't Dare Sit with Us if You Want to Live"
by Raymond Ibrahim
February 25, 2018 at 5:00 am
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11935/muslim-persecution-of-christians-september

"They get paid for every Coptic Christian girl they bring in. In some cases, police provide the kidnappers with drugs they seize. The drugs are then given to the girls to weaken their resistance... I even know of cases in which police offered helped to beat up the girls to make them recite the Islamic creed." -- World Watch Monitor, Egypt; September 14, 2017.

On September 14, a court sentenced a Christian man to death for "blasphemy" against the prophet of Islam. Nadeem James, a 27-year-old father of two, was originally arrested in July 2016, after a Muslim angry with him for personal reasons falsely accused James, who is illiterate, of texting a poem deemed "blasphemous" of Muhammad. -- Pakistan.

School textbooks taught her that "it was the Christians who wanted to plunder the lands and the riches of the Muslim world" and Turks merely responded by "defend[ing] what was rightfully theirs." (In reality, modern day Turkey consists of territory that was Christian for more than a thousand years before it was conquered by Turks in the name of jihad.) "Everything is used to make the Christians look like villains," she said, adding, "It's the same all through Muslim countries." -- Turkey.

Muslim Slaughter of Christians

Pakistan: Sharoon, a Christian boy who achieved academic excellence despite years of entrenched discrimination and bullying -- and whose poverty-stricken parents had worked hard to put him in MC Model Boys Government High School -- was beaten to death by Muslim pupils. On his first day at the school, the teacher slapped him across the face while blurting an anti-Christian slur. Having set a precedent, the rest of the classroom of Muslim boys continued harassing him throughout the same first day: they hurled out derogatory terms against Christians, denied him access to drinking water, and told him, "You're a Christian don't dare sit with us if you want to live." According to one report: "His academic prowess ... only added to the disdain for him felt by other pupils." Another report said, "there were repeated attempts to convert him to Islam. Sharoon however, never quit his faith to the chagrin of the Muslim children around him, exacerbating his pariah status." Then, on August 27 -- his fourth day at the prestigious Model school -- Muslim students attacked him in the classroom (the teacher supposedly did not notice; he was reading his paper). "The violence," continues the report, "was of such sickening ferocity that poor Sharoon died where he was in the classroom." A cacophony of insults accompanied the beating; he was called a "filthy Christian" and a "demon." According to the murdered teen's mother:

"My son was a kind-hearted, hard-working and affable boy. He has always been loved by teachers and pupils alike and shared great sorrow that he was being targeted by students at his new school because of his faith. Sharoon and I cried every night as he described the daily torture he was subjected to.... The evil boys that hated my child are now refusing to reveal who else was involved in his murder. Nevertheless one day God will have His judgement."

Kenya: Islamic militants from Al Shabaab, centered in neighboring Somalia, beheaded four Christian men in two separate attacks. Approximately 30 heavily-armed assailants surrounded several homes in two different areas; they called victims out by name, before pulling them out and slitting their throats or decapitating them. In the previous two months (August and July), Al Shabaab militants slaughtered thirteen other Christians in a similar manner. "The knock at the door confirmed our fears that what happened in nearby Malamande village in 2014 [was] happening again," recounts one of the slain men's wives:

"We were reluctant to open [the door] and that is when the gang of about 20 broke in and dragged my husband out. I climbed and hid in a space up the roof and I heard everything that was going on. My husband was struggling and screaming for help but the gang overpowered him, slit his throat and chopped off his head. I am very bitter and worried about how I will live without [Gerald]. I treasured him because he loved me and provided everything that I needed. I am still in shock from what I saw that night; blood all over, his body lying lifeless and the head a few meters away. Why did they kill my husband?"

Separately, suspected Islamist militants opened fire on and killed two police officers guarding a church. After the gunmen encountered police standing guard at the entrance of an Anglican church, they "sprayed the officers with bullets," notes the report, before fleeing on motorbikes. "One officer was shot in the head and died on the spot while the other," police confirmed, "died in hospital."

"Islamic terrorist group al-Shabaab's beheadings and attacks against Christians will continue to rise," according to another report, "with the Somali-based militants having an estimated 9,000 jihadis at their disposal." It quotes the American Center for Law and Justice as saying:

"[Y]et another radical Islamic jihadist army -- just like ISIS, the Islamic State -- is ruthlessly murdering Christians, targeting them for their faith. This global and historic persecution continues.... Al-Shabaab's actions are clearly deadly, demented, disturbing, and disgusting. We must defeat and destroy these Islamic jihadists."

Nigeria: Muslim Fulani herdsmen, accompanied by known "Islamic extremist militants," states a report, raided a Christian village and massacred 20 Christians, including a three-month-old baby and eight other children, as they slept sometime after midnight, Friday September 8. Police, who apparently treated the incident with some indifference, said it was a "reprisal" attack for the discovery of a decapitated Muslim boy; but dumbfounded Christians argued that the murder happened in another village more than a year ago and that they had nothing to do with it.

In another incident, a Catholic priest, Cyriacus Onunkwo, was abducted by Islamic gunmen on Friday, September 1 and found slaughtered in the bushes the following day. Nothing was stolen from his car and no ransom was demanded for his release.

Muslim mob uprisings in Jos also left scores of Christians wounded and one dead. On September 15, a mob attacked a vehicle with four Christians who were leaving a weekly prayer meeting at the University of Jos chapel. "Just as I pulled out of the main gate and [was] about to make a left turn," Professor Timothy Oyetunde recalled, "the mob, from the Muslim-dominated neighborhood opposite the campus, ran across the street, surrounded us and started smashing the van" with clubs, stones and actual weapons. Two of the passengers, including another professor, were stabbed; they all fled the van before the Muslim mob torched it. "In a separate attack," the report continued, "two university students were attacked in a different Muslim-dominated area of downtown Jos and stabbed. One student died in the hospital while receiving treatment."

Muslim Rape of Christians

Pakistan: On September 13, a Christian boy (age not provided) was misled to an isolated area, beaten, "gang raped," and ordered to recite the Islamic profession of faith by seven Muslim men. According to the report, "initially they started beating him violently and stripped off his clothes. They sexually assaulted Sher Dil [the youth] and forced him to recite Kalma. Sher Dil was again beaten and fell unconscious, and was taken to a local hospital by the alleged rapists. They warned him of dire consequences if he would disclose the details of the incident to anyone." Police were "reluctant" to respond and, when pressed to act by the victim's father, "took sides" with the rapists, noted the report. The boy is under threat of death from his tormenters for going to the police, even as his father implored the Ministry of Human Rights for help.

Egypt: An ex-kidnapper, an ex-kidnapper known only as "G," explained the process of how Christian girls are targeted for abduction, forced conversions and "marriages" to Muslims. According to the report, he related that "they get paid for every Coptic Christian girl they bring in. In some cases, police provide the kidnappers with drugs they seize. The drugs are then given to the girls to weaken their resistance as they put them under pressure. I even know of cases in which police offered helped to beat up the girls to make them recite the Islamic creed." He "admits he was in a network actively targeting Coptic girls for years before he left Islam." Although such networks have been around since the 1970s, they reached their "highest levels now, in the era of President Sisi," he said. A portion of his testimony notes that:

A group of kidnappers meets in a mosque to discuss potential victims. They keep a close eye on Christians' houses and monitor everything that's going on. On that basis, they weave a spider's web around [the girls].... I remember a Coptic Christian girl from a rich, well-known family in Minya. She was kidnapped by five Muslim men. They held her in a house, stripped her and filmed her naked. In the video, one of them also undressed. They threatened to make the video public if the girl wouldn't marry him.... The kidnappers receive large amounts of money. Police can help them in different ways, and when they do, they might also receive a part of the financial reward the kidnappers are paid by the Islamisation organisations.... And the value of the reward increases whenever the girl has a position. For example, when she is the daughter of a priest or comes from a well-known family.... The Salafist group I knew rented apartments in different areas of Egypt to hide kidnapped Coptic. There, they put them under pressure and threaten them to convert to Islam. And once they reach the legal age, a specially arranged Islamic representative comes in to make the conversion official, issue a certificate and accordingly they change their ID.... If all goes to plan, the girls are also forced into marriage with a strict Muslim. Their husbands don't love them, they just marry her to make her a Muslim. She will be hit and humiliated. And if she tries to escape, or convert back to her original religion, she will be killed.

Muslim Attacks on Apostates to Christianity

Germany: A group of Muslims attacked a 23-year-old Muslim convert to Christianity. He was assaulted because "his attackers saw his Christian cross and were angry he had converted from Islam, says the report. "They asked him why he had changed his religion," before "one of the attackers tore the chain off him and threw it to the ground." The report continues:

The unidentified man then punched the Afghan in the face several times. The second attacker then held the Christian by the arms as the first man took out a blade and cut him twice on the upper body with it..... The attack happened less than a mile away from the most notorious radical Islamist mosque in Berlin, the Al-Nur Mosque. An attack of this nature is also not the first to happen this year in Berlin. In August, another man ... was attacked by three men of North African appearance who also objected to his cross. The three men brutally beat the 39-year-old and shouted abuse at him. Earlier this year in May ...yet another man was attacked for wearing a cross necklace. ...The Christian charity Open Doors claim to have recorded thousands of cases of violence and abuse directed towards Christians in Germany. Earlier this year, an Arabic translator working with asylum seekers in Germany said that many of the Muslims in asylum homes express hatred toward Christians. "Pure hatred against non-believers is preached, and children are brought here from an early age here in Germany. It's very similar in asylum housing, where Muslim boys refuse to play with Christians," the translator said.

Nigeria: The Muslim family of a man, Bulus, a convert to Christianity, harassed, ostracized, threatened to kill, and finally made false charges against him that landed him in prison -- possibly for as much as ten years. His family responded by trying to do "whatever they could to make him return to their faith," according to a report. "When Bulus refused, his father threatened to disown him. Bulus lost his inheritance, the support from the extended family circle for everyday life, the protection of the status of the clan and the privilege of an arranged marriage -- in other words, and from their perspective, his entire future. When he still refused to change his mind, his family threatened to kill him. That was when Bulus says he knew it was time to go. He fled to Jos, further south, where no-one knew him, and enrolled in theological training." During his training, "I learned a lot about forgiveness," says Bulus. "After I graduated I wanted to go home to see if there was any way my parents and I could be reunited." He instead discovered that:

"Their hatred had increased, especially when they heard I had become a pastor. Before I could leave, relatives trapped me and started beating me. I thought I was going to die, but they dragged me to the police station and accused me of stealing some of their goats. Despite the fact that there was no proof, the police locked me up. Five days later they took me to court. I did not have the opportunity to defend myself but was kept in prison anyway."

As of the last report, Bulus was incarcerated under extremely unhealthy and unhygienic conditions. "He doesn't know when this ordeal will end," said the report, "and dares not fuel any expectations of a speedy release."

Maldives: Although "Christians in the Maldives [already] have few rights," a September report notes:

"the government is increasingly controlling the courts and simply ignoring the law, leaving Christians in an even more vulnerable state.... Despite being a popular tourist destination, the Maldives is one of the most difficult places in the world to be a Christian. The 2008 Maldivian constitution bans Muslims from becoming Christians, which leaves open the question as to whether someone who becomes a Christian could be stripped of their citizenship."

Earlier the government "arrested 50 Maldivians suspected of having become Christians, and is thought to have tortured them. Any Maldivian even found to have a Bible in their house faces a prison sentence."

Iran: Iranian national media reported that several Christians, almost all of whom are converts, in Tehran, Rey, and Pardis, were arrested after a video surfaced showing dozens of Bibles and other Christian literature, allegedly also confiscated by authorities. Little other information is provided.

Muslim Attacks on "Blasphemous" Christians

Egypt: In response to an old Facebook post, a Muslim mob attacked Christians in Tawa village and destroyed several homes, buildings, and cars on September 14. After the slaughter of several Christians traveling to a monastery four months earlier, in May, Bassem, a 22-year-old Christian from the village, had written:

"Are we [Christian] Egyptians not from Egypt? No matter that you try to hurt us, one day all your ways will fail.... When you demolish the homes of his [Jesus'] children, you attack him. I ask Jesus to touch your heart and change you. Our Lord knows and sees what is happening to us. Continue and increase your terrorism, but I'm not afraid because it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of God."

Although he deleted the post one day later, a cached copy was seen by and shared with other Muslims four months later. Deeming it "an insult to Islam ... [m]any Muslims gathered and the mob began to attack Christian homes and shops," notes an eyewitness. "They were pelting stones at the homes while shouting 'Allah Akbar.' They hurled bricks and stones at Mar Girgis (St. George) Coptic Orthodox Church..."

Pakistan: On September 14, a court sentenced a Christian man to death for "blasphemy" against the prophet of Islam. Nadeem James, a 27-year-old father of two, was originally arrested in July 2016, after a Muslim angry with him for personal reasons falsely accused James, who is illiterate, of texting a poem deemed "blasphemous" of Muhammad. The condemned's brother explained what next transpired: "We were not at home when the police raided our house to arrest Nadeem. However, when the cops couldn't find any of us in the premises, they took away two women of the family -- my wife and the wife of my elder brother, Faryad." Around the same time, local mosques began calling on megaphones that if he did not surrender himself, Christian homes would burn. Nadeem surrendered himself and the women were released. "The charge against my brother is completely baseless," the brother maintains. "Nadeem is uneducated and could not have possibly sent that text message. I'm certain that Yasir Bashir [Muslim accuser] downloaded the supposedly blasphemous text onto Nadeem's phone and then forwarded it to his cell number to build a case against my brother." Nadeem's lawyer said they will challenge the conviction in a high court.

Separately -- and despite being "mentally challenged" -- a Christian teen accused of blasphemy against Islam had his first court hearing in September. A Muslim, Muhammed Nawaz, had accused Asif Stephen, 16, of stealing at a local bazaar; he beat the boy, and then told the local imam -- who, according to the initial report, "has a history of preaching hatred towards minority Christians" -- that the youth had also burned a Koran. Nawaz and the imam tracked down the boy and beat him again. When a passerby saw the violence and contacted police, "instead of protecting the teenager from his attackers, [police] arrested and booked him into prison on blasphemy charges." Hours later, the imam and "a mob of more than 300 Muslim fundamentalists surrounded the prison, calling for a public lynching of Stephen. As the mob overwhelmed local police, Stephen was removed from his cell and handed over to the mob, which consequently beat him until reinforcement officers stepped in to calm the situation. Police then moved Stephen to a higher security district jail where he pleaded guilty to blasphemy in what his family believed was a coerced confession." His father said that "Muhammed Nawaz has always had a grudge against my son" and "has often threatened Asif and told him that the tomb area is designated for him to collect recyclables as he is a Muslim and Asif is only a worthless and untouchable Christian."

Indonesia: The world's largest Muslim nation "made it clear that the country's dangerously ambiguous blasphemy law is here to stay -- which is bad news for beleaguered religious minorities," Human Rights Watch said after the nation rejected the UN's stated recommendations that it "introduce legislation to repeal the blasphemy law." Indonesia further "rejected a recommendation it amend or revoke laws that limit the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion in the country," Human Rights Watch said. Among those recently to suffer from these laws is Ahok, a Christian and former governor of Jakarta, who was sentenced to two years in prison for blaspheming against Islam. "By rejecting pleas from U.N. member states to abolish the blasphemy law," continued Human Rights Watch, "the Indonesian government is telling the world that it will continue to pander to bigotry and discrimination at the expense of the rights of religious minorities."

Indonesia joined other repressive Muslim nations in May 2017 when it sentenced the Christian governor of Jakarta, known as "Ahok," to a two-year prison term on the charge that he committed "blasphemy" against Islam. Pictured: Ahok on the day of his election, February 15, 2017. (Photo by Oscar Siagian/Getty Images)

Muslim Attacks on Christian Churches

Mali: Not only were several Catholic churches "ransacked and torched, forcing parishioners to flee" throughout September, but "militants told Christians they would be killed if they were seen in church," a report noted. A Catholic church leader explained:

"Our churches and chapels are now being targeted by extremists who've told Christians not to gather to pray.... But we're also alarmed the attacks are being mounted by isolated Islamist groups, acting in their own name.... On previous occasions, the government has deployed military units in our parishes. But this still hasn't been done against these new attacks."

Turkey: Photos taken clandestinely of the largest Armenian cathedral in the Middle East "reveal considerable damage to the sanctuary and walls of the now desecrated church in southeast Turkey," a report disclosed. Its crucifix was "defaced," its windows smashed, and its pews used as firewood; garbage was dumped in its sanctuary. First built in the 1600s, Surp Giragos Armenian Apostolic Church is one of six Christian churches in the Sur district to be confiscated by the state. For three years now, Christians -- Armenian, Assyrian, Chaldean, and Protestant -- have been unable to worship in their churches as authorities placed all Christian property in Diyarbakir on the Turkish cabinet's expropriation plan. "We have been exposed to ethnic and religious discrimination for years," said a local pastor.

Malaysia: Police managed to foil an Islamic State terror plot targeting Christian churches and other non-Muslim places of worship after they arrested a 21-year-old Muslim affiliated with the jihadi group. According to the General of Police, the Muslim youth had "received instructions from a Malaysian Daesh (Islamic State) member in Syria to buy a pistol, a M-16 rifle, an AK-47 rifle and hand grenades from a neighbouring country with the aim of launching attacks on non-Muslims and their places of worship." Chemicals used to assemble the devices were discovered in his house. Although Malaysia is Muslim majority, sizeable populations of Christians, Buddhists, and Hindus also live there.

Muslim Hate Preaching and General Contempt for Christians

Turkey: A former Muslim woman who converted to Christianity explained how "her opinion of Christians was very low because of the things she and others were taught to believe about Christians in a Muslim society," noted a report. According to the convert, who now lives in the U.S. and goes by the pseudonym Derya Little, "An anti-Christian attitude is a big part of the national identity, so anyone or anything that promotes Christianity is automatically suspicious." School textbooks taught her that "it was the Christians who wanted to plunder the lands and the riches of the Muslim world" and Turks merely responded by "defend[ing] what was rightfully theirs." (In reality, modern day Turkey consists of territory that was Christian for more than a thousand years before it was conquered by Turks in the name of jihad.) "Everything is used to make the Christians look like villains," she said, adding, "It's the same all through Muslim countries."

Saudi Arabia: School textbooks continue to promote animosity for, and violence against, non-Muslims. "As early as first grade, students in Saudi schools are being taught hatred toward all those perceived to be of a different faith or school of thought," said Human Rights Watch. "The lessons in hate are reinforced with each following year," Textbooks teach that Christians are "kafirs" (or infidels) and that it is the duty of Muslims to disavow them: "For whoever does not or whoever doubts their religious infidelity is himself an unbeliever." Another textbook teaches that "The hour will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews and Muslims will kill the Jews. The Jew will hide under the rock and tree and the rock or tree will say O Muslim, servant of Allah, this Jew is behind me, kill him."

Iran: The government "ordered children belonging to families of one of the country's largest house church movements to study the Koran and Shi'a Islam teachings or face expulsion from school," another report relates. This policy "deprives Christian children of primary and secondary education unless they agree to religious instruction that does not conform to their faith." According to Firouz Khandjani, a Church of Iran council member who lives in hiding:

"Right now [Iranian President Hassan] Rouhani wants to prove that he is a good Muslim by persecuting Christians.... Most of the new Christians are former Muslims.... The authorities are trying to eradicate Christianity, just as the Islamic State group, but smarter."

Sudan: "Christian children in Sudan's refugee camps are not receiving food unless they say Islamic prayers," according to a report. After describing South Sudanese Christian refugees as living "in a terrible situation," a local source elaborated:

"We have heard stories where children are conditioned to say Islamic prayers before [being] given food. This is not right. These children are Christian. They should be respected for that.... The majority are left in camps, some in a very terrible situation. They are confined in those places. They are not allowed to go further north to the cities."

About this Series

While not all, or even most, Muslims are involved, persecution of Christians by Muslims is growing. The report posits that such Muslim persecution is not random but rather systematic, and takes place irrespective of language, ethnicity, or location.

Raymond Ibrahim is the author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam's New War on Christians (published by Regnery with Gatestone Institute, April 2013).

Previous reports [see full article at link for links to these]

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Brigitte Gabriel gives FANTASTIC answer to Muslim woman claiming all Muslims are portrayed badly
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry3NzkAOo3s

Brigitte Gabriel's Epic and Brilliant Answer To "Most Muslims Are Peaceful..."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z_RAbOJcu0

Brigitte Gabriel On Reason Why Muslims Won't Assimilate Into Western Culture
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE1ZBtE1x8E

Brigitte Gabriel Reads the Muslim Brotherhood Plan for America
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFxNPvns7nU
ACT for America president and founder Brigitte Gabriel, speaks at the Family Research Council's Watchmen on the Wall event about the threat of radical Islam. In this clip she outlines the Muslim Brotherhood's plan for the destruction of Western civilization. The Muslim Brotherhood has spawned dozens and dozens of organizations across the globe, including the terrorist organizations al Qaeda, Hamas, and numerous Muslim organizations in America. To learn more about this visit: http://bit.ly/MuslimBrotherhoodPlan To learn more about ACT for America visit: actforamerica.org

Top Muslim Scholar: Western politicians should stop pretending terrorism has nothing to do with Islam
https://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2017/09/09/top-muslim-scholar-terror-islam-linked/

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DING! DING! DING! Finally, after 20 years, the Islamic jihadi training camp in "Islamberg" NY has been raided by the FBI
http://www.barenakedislam.com/2017/09/10/ding-ding-ding-finally-after-20-years-the-islamic-jihadi-training-camp-in-islamberg-ny-has-been-raided-by-the-fbi/
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MASSACHUSETTS: In an unprovoked attack, woman slashes throats of two bus passengers. Guess what religion she is?
http://barenakedislam.com/2018/05/07/massachusetts-in-an-unprovoked-attack-woman-slashes-throats-of-two-bus-passengers-guess-what-religion-she-is/

IT'S NO SURPRISE that Muslim invaders are solely responsible for the steep rise in crime in Germany
http://barenakedislam.com/2018/05/07/its-no-surprise-that-muslim-invaders-are-solely-responsible-for-the-steep-rise-in-crime-in-germany/
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What If Islam Really Is Different?
http://www.citizenwarrior.com/2017/03/what-if-islam-really-is-different.html
http://www.inquiryintoislam.com/2017/03/what-if-islam-really-is-different.html

The following is the "About Us" page [http://thereligionofpeace.com/pages/site/about-site.aspx" target="_blank] on TheReligionOfPeace.com. It was so good I gained permission to republish it here (and on Inquiry Into Islam).

TheReligionofPeace.com (TROP) is a pluralistic, non-partisan site concerned with Islam's true political and religious teachings according to its own texts. The purpose is to underscore the threat that Islam poses to human dignity and freedom, part of which includes documenting the violence and dysfunction that ensues as a direct consequence of this religion's supremacist teachings.

TROP is not associated with any organization. The site does not promote any religion, but it is not hostile to religion. We generally support the rights of atheists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, homosexuals, women, Muslims and anyone else on the planet to live as they wish without violating the rights of others.

TheReligionofPeace.com strongly condemns any attempt to harm or harass any Muslim anywhere in the world because of their religion. Every human being is entitled to be treated as an individual and judged only by his or her own words and deeds. (see About Muslims [http://thereligionofpeace.com/pages/site/about-muslims.aspx]).

We also denounce any act of vandalism against mosques or other property, including juvenile attempts to offend Muslims by desecrating copies of the Quran. (The best way of discrediting the Quran is to tell non-Muslims what it [http://thereligionofpeace.com/pages/articles/quran-hate.aspx] actually says about them).

At the same time, we see no use in pretending that Islam is just another religion - which always seems to be the assumption of those preferring not to look too closely.

In fact, Islam is dreadfully unique -- and it should be OK to say so.

What other religion's most devoted members videotape themselves cutting people's throats while screaming praises to their god? What other faith has tens of thousands of terrorists across the globe united by an [http://thereligionofpeace.com/attacks/in-the-name-of-allah.aspx] explicit commitment to advance the cause of their religion by pursuing horrific mass murder and [http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/oct/20/somali-islamists-schoolboy-amputation-ordeal] mutilation?

What other religion has clerics lauded as 'moderates', 'bridge-builders', and advocates of 'peace and tolerance' [https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/2016/04/23/imam-who-threatened-ayaan-hirsi-ali-with-death-for-apostasy-led-interfaith-service-after-paris-attacks/] who, at best cannot even bring themselves to condemn [http://www.aolnews.com/opinion/article/opinion-suicide-bombers-in-heaven-imam-rauf-won-t-say-no/19609034] suicide bombers or denounce [http://bigpeace.com/abostom/2010/08/29/imam-feisal-rauf-and-the-genocidal-hamas-covenant/] Islamist terror organizations, or at worst actually support [http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/09/world/09awlaki.html] terrorism, [http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2005/oct/29/religion.uk1] wife-beating, female genital mutilation, praise Islamist [http://atimes.com/2016/03/glasgow-imam-praises-extremist-who-killed-pakistan-governor-for-secular-views/] assassins and justify the killing of [http://web.archive.org/web/20080415175225/http:/www.islamonline.net/English/contemporary/2006/04/article01c.shtml] apostates and [http://web.archive.org/web/20061002054147/www.memritv.org/Transcript.asp?P1=1170%20target=] homosexuals?

What other religion [http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2015/01/07/video-paris-shooters-shout-allahu-akbar-n1939818] kills innocent people over cartoons and teddy bears, [http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/generalnews/2013/11/22/Turkish-artists-burn-works-commemorate-Alevi-massacre_9666509.html] burns] poets and intellectuals alive and [http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hvWEqwq3CrRvaQCmt21MfoYhjZJQD9HHG5AO2] murders humanitarian workers of other faiths who are merely trying to help them?

What other religion childishly brags about its [http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Pages/Games-Muslims-Play.htm#fastest] growth while at the same time openly denies other religions equal opportunity to [http://theundergroundsite.com/index.php/2010/08/russian-pastor-killed-after-media-report-called-for-his-murder-13217] evangelize -- and even endorses [http://www.realcourage.org/2009/08/somalia-christian-shot-dead-near-kenya-border/] killing those who [http://www.worthynews.com/9674-news-alert-iran-releases-pastors-wife-as-husband-faces-execution] leave?

What other religion has prominent PR organizations and charities so closely tied to terrorism - organizations like [http://www.anti-cair-net.org/] CAIR, which whine about dress codes and [http://www.mail-archive.com/osint@yahoogroups.com/msg35804.html] rubber ducks in the West while ignoring the Jihad genocide of thousands in Darfur?

What other religion has verses in its holy book that remind men of their divine permission to [http://thereligionofpeace.com/pages/quran/wife-beating.aspx] beat their wives and [http://thereligionofpeace.com/pages/quran/slavery.aspx] rape their slaves?
The list could go on (and does -- each day on http://TheReligionofPeace.com). Islam so routinely produces horrible atrocities in the name of Allah that no one is all that surprised when...

Adults are [http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ISL50111.htm] tied to a tree or planted in the ground and [http://www.stop-killing.org/en/node/433] bludgeoned to death by fundamentalists for engaging in consensual sex...

A New York woman trying to file for divorce is [http://michellemalkin.com/2009/02/14/the-barbaric-muslim-beheading-in-buffalo/] beheaded by her husband, who also happens to be the founder of a Muslim-American TV channel dedicated to combating "misconceptions" and "stereotypes" about Islam...

One of Europe's largest mosques publicly [http://www.frontpagemag.com/point/262085/uk-megamosque-backs-persecution-christians-daniel-greenfield] eulogizes a terrorist who killed for the cause of persecuting Christians...

Religious [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdul_Nacer_Benbrika] leaders are charged by authorities with plotting spectacular acts of mass murder in the name of their god...

A Christian woman is arrested, raped and tortured by police who also [http://www.mnnonline.org/article/12056] starve her children in an explicit effort to get her to return to Islam...

Gunmen take time out to [http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/17/world/africa/kenya-mall-attack-footage/] pray to Allah in amidst shooting and [http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/kenya-shopping-mall-attack-nairobi-hostages-were-tortured-before-they-were-killed-says-police-doctor-8842509.html] torturing dozens of innocent people at a shopping mall because they are not [http://www.fireandreamitchell.com/2013/09/21/muslims-kenya-tell-victims-name-muhammads-mother-couldnt-answer-got-shot/] true believers as a cleric [http://www.jihadwatch.org/2013/10/muslim-cleric-says-kenya-mall-jihad-murder-attack-right-thing-to-do] applauds...

Clerics advocate [http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/133214] raping virgins prior to executing them for verbal crimes and political dissent...

Pollsters [http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/015/066chpzg.asp?pg=1] admit that about 1 out of 3 Muslims worldwide (450 million) view the terrorism of 9/11 as justified...

The most prominent self-proclaimed Muslim "civil rights" group in America (CAIR) bluntly refuses to condemn an organization (Hamas) that kills innocent people specifically in the name of Islam...

A Christian is murdered in front of his own family for leaving Islam, and his children are then kidnapped and 'conscripted' [http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/6732477-murdered-somali-christian-children-conscripted-for-military-training] by his killers...Muslims express no outrage when an admitted terrorist is assigned by a government to [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/8901188/Insurgent-commander-who-planned-bomb-attacks-that-blew-soliders-to-bits-is-granted-amnesty.html] oversee "Islamic Affairs", nor even when unrepentant [http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.10844/pub_detail.asp] child killers are [http://www.middleeastmonitor.org.uk/news/middle-east/3038-saudi-kings-private-aircraft-to-take-ex-prisoners-for-hajj] invited to make the holy pilgrimage with VIP treatment... 80% of all federal [http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.8935/pub_detail.asp] terror prosecutions involve a religion that is practiced by only 1% of all Americans...Each of the top 10 global terrorists in the world happens to share a devout commitment to the [http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/09/world/meast/top-10-terrorists/index.html] same religion...
How shocking any of this would be if it didn't involve the Islamic religion. As it is, much of it barely registers in the media. The very fact that the bar of expectation is set so low for "the Religion of Peace" underscores just how different it really is.

No other religion has to attach "phobia" on the end of its name in order to bully others into silence - lest they be accused of harboring irrational fear for suggesting that Islam is different. Yet, all other religions combined do not account for even a fraction of terrorism in the name of their god that Islam produces each day. No religion is so demanding of respect while doing so little to earn it.

In fact, Islam is more than a religion. It is a rigid political and cultural system with a mandate to conquer and govern the lives of others via necessary force "[http://thereligionofpeace.com/quran/noble/sura8.html#39] until religion is only for Allah." Violence is sanctioned by the Quran, a book which not once tells Muslims to love those outside the faith.

The enemy of this orthodoxy is not just intellectual dissent and free speech, but human freedom. The divine charter of Islam is to impose itself and thus prevent the individual from discovering a different meaning for their own lives.

Islam breeds arrogance and self-absorption, which accounts for the collective petulance and perpetual grievance that characterizes Muslim populations in general -- along with the astonishing unwillingness to extend equal moral consideration to those outside the religion.

This disregard for others is rooted in the supremacist ideology of the Quran and Islamic law, which unashamedly draws the sharpest distinction between those within the group of believers and those without -- towards whom arbitrary denigration is cast and [http://thereligionofpeace.com/quran/noble/sura8.html#55] hatred, [http://thereligionofpeace.com/quran/noble/sura9.html#123] harsh treatment] and [http://thereligionofpeace.com/quran/noble/sura22.html#19] eternal punishment is prescribed.

As a consequence, not a day goes by without someone, somewhere in the world being horribly murdered by devout Muslims in the name of this religion - over ten thousand persons each year. More innocent lives were snuffed out in just two hours by devout Muslims on 9/11 than by the Ku Klux Klan in its entire 145-year history ([http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_people_were_killed_by_the_Ku_Klux_Klan] source]). Yet, there was never one massed protest against Osama bin Laden in the entire Muslim world (although many [http://www.nbcnews.com/id/42927020/ns/world_news-death_of_bin_laden/t/protesters-condemn-brutal-killing-bin-laden/#.Vtm-K5wrKUk] condemned] his killing).

Where Islam dominates, there is systematic discrimination and oppression of those of other faiths. Where Muslims are a minority, there is a trend toward peevish self-interest, disloyalty and eventual rebellion and terror when demands for special privilege and entitlements are not met - all part of the eternal jihad to bring about the rule of Islam as Muhammad instructed.

It [http://www.rightsidenews.com/2010121412329/us/islam-in-america/who-will-teach-tolerance-to-the-muslims.html] isn't the victims who need lessons in tolerance and understanding -- it is the Islamic world.

Can one name a single country in the West in which the significant influx of Muslims has not been accompanied by severe social strain? Can one name any country affected in the same way by Hindu immigration?

Those willing to open their minds will find that, regardless of the excuse-du-jour, the remarkably wide-spread level of narcissism, repression and violence is deeply ingrained in the teachings, double standards and early history of the Islamic religion. While there is not a single verse in the Quran that commands love for those outside Islam, there are nearly 500 that either promote violence or allude to Allah's hatred for unbelievers - in a book that is [http://www.politicalislam.com/blog/statistics-and-the-meaning-of-islam/] largely about how to think of and deal [http://thereligionofpeace.com/quran/noble/sura48.html#29] harshly with those outside the "true" faith.

Why rely on rosy platitudes and carefully-edited fragments of Quran verses from apologists when Islam speaks so well for itself? Beyond the whitewashing are obvious reasons why so many devotees do horrible things in the name of Allah, while most of the rest never seem to get terribly upset by it - busy as they are throwing tantrums and demanding for themselves what they explicitly deny others.

How much favor are we really doing Muslims by not challenging them to the sort of self-critique necessary for moral progress? How much favor are we doing ourselves by desperately trying to accommodate that which has no intention of accommodating us, or by continuing to sacrifice blood and budgets for those who hate us in return? Is it really in our best interests to assist the expansion within our own borders of a religion that is consistently incapable of building countries in which even Muslims themselves want to live?

Tolerance is a good thing, but not when we allow it to be used cynically against us by those who have no use for it once they obtain power. We need to back away from the altar of political correctness and throw out our preconceptions. We need to embrace critical thinking.

The truth is that Islam is not a religion of peace and it is not like other religion. Sometimes the truth isn't comfortable. Sometimes the truth offends. But it is far better that we offend others than lose our own freedom.

See also:

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
http://thereligionofpeace.com/pages/site/FAQ.aspx

How We Feel about Muslims
http://thereligionofpeace.com/pages/site/about-muslims.aspx

Our Case Against Race
http://thereligionofpeace.com/pages/site/racism.aspx

What to Do about the Islamic Threat
http://thereligionofpeace.com/pages/site/what-to-do.aspx

Good Sources of Information:

Islam 101
http://www.citizenwarrior.com/2007/10/islam-101.html

Political Islam
http://www.politicalislam.com/

The Religion of Peace
http://thereligionofpeace.com/

Wiki Islam
http://www.wikiislam.net/wiki/Main_Page

Everything you need to know about Islam
http://crombouke.blogspot.com/2010/01/everything-you-need-to-know-about-islam.html

Successes in the Fight Against Islam's Relentless Encroachment
http://citizenwarriors.com/

Recent News About Islam's Relentless Encroachment
http://www.jihadwatch.org/

Concessions Islam Has Wrought From Non-Muslims
http://concess.blogspot.com/

Answering Islam
http://www.answering-islam.org/

Inquiry Into Islam Table of Contents:

Why Learn About Islam?
http://nrubiii.blogspot.com/2010/06/why-know-about-islam.html

Do Islamic Texts Encourage Violence?
http://nrubiii.blogspot.com/2010/06/do-islamic-texts-encourage-violence.html

Criticism of Islam Versus Bigotry
http://nrubiii.blogspot.com/2010/06/islam-and-bigotry.html

An Eight Minute Video About Islam
http://www.inquiryintoislam.com/2010/07/three-things-about-islam-video.html

What Makes Islam So Successful?
http://nrubiii.blogspot.com/2010/07/why-is-islam-so-successful.html

Islam and Women's Rights
http://nrubiii.blogspot.com/2010/06/islam-and-womens-rights.html

Do You Know Much About Islam?
http://nrubiii.blogspot.com/2010/06/do-you-know-much-about-islam.html

A Muslim Woman Speaks About Islam
http://nrubiii.blogspot.com/2010/06/when-muslim-women-speak-about-islam.html

An Easier Way to Read the Quran
http://www.inquiryintoislam.com/2010/07/easy-way-to-read-quran.html

Critique of Pure Islam
http://nrubiii.blogspot.com/2010/06/critique-of-pure-islam.html

What is Taqiyya?
http://nrubiii.blogspot.com/2010/06/what-is-taqiyya.html

Perfectly Legal Jihad
http://nrubiii.blogspot.com/2010/07/legal-jihad.html

The Allegory of Pleasantville
http://nrubiii.blogspot.com/2010/07/allegory-of-pleasantville.html

A Conversation About Islam
http://nrubiii.blogspot.com/2010/06/conversation-about-islam.html

Ex Saudi muslim warns Canadians about Islam
Vlad Tepesblog
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_YzMetgALU
Published on Jan 17, 2017
This is an important warning to Canadian parents especially, by an exceptionally brave ex Saudi muslim woman in Toronto. The disruption she did at a muslim propaganda meeting in Toronto is here I believe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfGS0...

Brigitte Gabriel: Radical Islam: The Plan to Destroy America from Within: Infiltration (2011)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFO1AtjoUoo

Excellent video, The true intent of Muslims, they hate us. THE FACTS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uFgLOUQVcM

Japan | No Country for Islam - Here's Why
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKY5bFe_b-o

Why Japan Refuses Immigration and Multiculturalism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3BYCK-3jPc

MUSLIM PROBLEM IN JAPAN wake up people 560,567 views
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPH9A7jnWcE

Obama Behind Muslim Brotherhood Caliphate Conspiracy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VC4ea24_mQ

Brigitte Gabriel annihilates Muslim stooge on national TV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwhRU_2R3tc

Brigitte Gabriel gives FANTASTIC answer to Muslim woman claiming all Muslims are portrayed badly
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry3NzkAOo3s

Brigitte Gabriel's Epic and Brilliant Answer To "Most Muslims Are Peaceful..."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z_RAbOJcu0

Brigitte Gabriel On Reason Why Muslims Won't Assimilate Into Western Culture
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE1ZBtE1x8E

Brigitte Gabriel Reads the Muslim Brotherhood Plan for America
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFxNPvns7nU
ACT for America president and founder Brigitte Gabriel, speaks at the Family Research Council's Watchmen on the Wall event about the threat of radical Islam. In this clip she outlines the Muslim Brotherhood's plan for the destruction of Western civilization. The Muslim Brotherhood has spawned dozens and dozens of organizations across the globe, including the terrorist organizations al Qaeda, Hamas, and numerous Muslim organizations in America. To learn more about this visit: http://bit.ly/MuslimBrotherhoodPlan To learn more about ACT for America visit: actforamerica.org

100% Video Proof of Radical Muslim Terrorist Training Camps in America - Bill O'Reilly
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M37z1MBvT7k

Terrorist Training Camps in America: 9 States - Which States are you in?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02sYpEXgFD4

DING! DING! DING! Finally, after 20 years, the Islamic jihadi training camp in "Islamberg" NY has been raided by the FBI
http://www.barenakedislam.com/2017/09/10/ding-ding-ding-finally-after-20-years-the-islamic-jihadi-training-camp-in-islamberg-ny-has-been-raided-by-the-fbi/
You can thank President Trump for this one. He ordered the Feds to raid Islamberg, and hopefully all the other Islamberg-type jihadi training camps around the U.S. Not surprisingly, Barack Hussein Obama ignored these camps for 8 years, but so did George W. Bush, even after 9/11...

FBI Confirms Jihadi Training Camps In America: Think-Tank Report
The U.S. think-tank, Clarion Project, a non-profit organization that educates government officials, law enforcement and security officers, the U.S. military and the general public about the dangers of radical Islam, on Wednesday followed President Donald Trump's Tuesday night State of the Union (SOTU) address with the release of a disturbing report.........
https://newswithviews.com/fbi-confirms-jihadi-training-camps-in-america-think-tank-report/
By NWV Senior Political News Writer, Jim Kouri

The Great Deception New World Order & Muslim Brotherhood
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjVJjBiHzOA

The Muslim Agenda - Full Documentary - Banned in some countries
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YsdbhIbZoc
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Facing Islam
Leo Hohmann: 'Have U.S. Christians already lost the right to publicly speak against Islam?'
Posted: 05 May 2018 08:58 PM PDT
"Those who are in denial, who don't think there is Christian persecution, or who even think there is more Muslim persecution, those pastors better wake up, better be aware, that you now have Christian conferences being closed down by these Islamofascists, Antifa, the SPLC, they're all working together."
-- former Muslim-turned Christian Pastor Shahram Hadian

'Axios!' to Leo Hohmann for exposing these thuggish tactics being used to silence Christians warning about the threats from Islam.

Christian broadcaster Brannon Howse on the set of his Worldview Weekend radio and Internet podcast show.

"If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. " -- John: 15:18-19

By LEO HOHMANN, April 13, 2018:
https://leohohmann.com/2018/04/13/have-us-christians-already-lost-the-right-to-publicly-speak-against-islam/

It's no secret that the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center, aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations [CAIR], scour the country looking for Christians who dare to speak or write about their beliefs that Islam poses a threat to our constitutional freedoms -- especially the freedom of speech.

When these intellectual gangsters find a Christian who dares to speak the forbidden thoughts in public, they pounce like ravenous wolves. They inform Antifa, #Ungovernable, #Resist and other activists who flood social media with disparaging comments about the speaker and show up at the advertised venue to cause chaos.

But before employing any of these disruptive tactics, they first try to get the speaker's event canceled.

That's what happened this past weekend in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Christian radio host Brannon Howse had scheduled a five-city Worldview Weekend speaking tour. Howse had enlisted speakers including former Muslim-turned Christian Pastor Shahram Hadian and Bible-prophecy teacher Jimmy DeYoung, and booked venues months in advance, only to see those reservations canceled at the last minute.

Managers of the city-owned Omni Center in Onalaska, Wisconsin, told Howse they received 57 phone calls when they opened their office on Friday, April 6, from activists threatening to protest his event. They told Howse he needed to up his liability insurance policy, which already provided $1 million in coverage. They canceled his event four hours before the doors were due to open.

Howse said he was on the phone with three different city officials that day, including the mayor, police chief and city administrator, all telling him they could not host his event at the Omni because his insurance was not sufficient.

"They violated the terms of our contract, which requires them to inform me of any cancellation in writing, either hand-delivered or via U.S. Postal Service," Howse said.

Hotels in Milwaukee and Green Bay also canceled Howse's events.

"We have a legal team in Wisconsin and they are looking at suing all three venues but they are particularly distressed that the city government of Onalaska stifled our free speech," Howse told me. "When the government shuts you up, that is real censorship. Our attorneys are telling us the punitive damages for that could be astronomical for them."

The last time I checked, talking about political or religious matters, however controversial or unpopular, was exactly the type of speech that our First Amendment was meant to protect.

The speaking events sought to expose how leftists supported by billionaire George Soros and elitist private foundations are intimidating America into silence by labeling anyone who exposes them as "racists," "Islamophobes" and "white supremacists."

"It re-affirmed what we've been talking about for over a year now in terms of where things are headed in this country and what we are facing as Christians," Hadian told me.

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What's most disturbing is CAIR's ability to enlist liberal-minded Christians to turn in their more conservative brothers and sisters for violating CAIR's rules against speaking negatively about Islam.

"It's the same coalition, the combination of the far-left SPLC labeling us a hate group and then joining forces with CAIR," said Hadian, whose Truth in Love ministry is based near Spokane, Washington. (http://www.tilproject.com/) "My presentation was on the Trojan Horse of the interfaith movement. CAIR-Washington recently hosted a 'Faith Over Fear' event as part of an interfaith movement here in Washington State. It's mostly Lutheran but also Methodist, Catholic and some other denominations."

This is exactly the sort of subversive 'theological jihad' I have been warning about in my book and here at Facing Islam for seven years now. I feel especially vindicated in hearing Pastor Hadian use some of the same language I have, in warning about the "Same God belief as a theological Trojan Horse."
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-same-god-belief-fatal-heresy-and.html

Christian groups who profess the 'Same God' Heresy -- who believe that the false god 'Allah' of Islam is the same as the True God worshipped by Christians -- have now allied openly with subversive Muslim groups like CAIR (which was named by the US Justice Department as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorist funding case in US history)(http://www.investigativeproject.org/1854/doj-cairs-unindicted-co-conspirator-status-legit) in defense of Islam. These "Christian" groups now stand against traditional-believing Christians who warn against jihad and the threat Islam poses to Christians and to non-Muslims everywhere.

Those Christian leaders and groups who ally with CAIR and the SPLC have added betrayal to their apostasy. They have sealed their embrace of the 'Same God' Heresy with a Judas kiss, as they deny Jesus Christ and embrace the false-prophet Muhammad and his false god, Allah.

On Jan. 31, CAIR and the SPLC joined forces in support of Islam, Hadian said.

"The whole point was they had 100 faith leaders sign a pledge to fight 'Islamophobia' and bigotry," he said. "We know that Antifa is also an element of their strategy to shut us down.

"Those who are in denial, who don't think there is Christian persecution, or who even think there is more Muslim persecution, those pastors better wake up, better be aware, that you now have Christian conferences being closed down by these Islamofascists, Antifa, the SPLC, they're all working together."

For more on how the army of leftists and Islamists pressured hotels to renege on their agreements to provide space for the Worldview Weekend events, see Jim Simpson's excellent article in the Daily Caller.
http://dailycaller.com/2018/04/12/anti-islam-events-wisconsin-minnesota-shut-down-antifa-splc/

Organizers voluntarily canceled one event in Bloomington, Minnesota, following numerous warnings that it would not be safe. A fifth conference in Des Moines, Iowa, carried on despite leftists showing up to disrupt the proceedings.

Watch Pastor Hadian's video in which he spells out how Marxists will use any tactic, including threats of violence, in their quest to shut down the free speech of those who refuse to bow at the altar of political correctness.
https://youtu.be/fVyN2XuaIGs

All it takes to incur their wrath is to disagree with their utopian vision of a nation loosed from what they see as the shackles of Christianity. Islam is the tool of choice that cultural Marxists will use in their final assault on what remains of Western biblical Christianity.

The militants affiliated with the SPLC, CAIR and their allies in the liberal churches are more concerned about offending Muslims than protecting free speech.

They claim, with self-righteous indignation, to be against hatred and bigotry, but their outrage is clearly a one-way street. When have they ever showed the least bit of concern about voices in the public realm that offend Christian sensibilities?

They will stand up for anyone's rights to free speech as long as they are slamming Israel [the other favorite target of Islam] or blaming Christianity for all the world's evils, including Muslim terror. It is we Christians, with our "Islamophobia," who drive the Muslims to kill, according to Islamic scholars who cite the Quranic principle of "fitnah." Such bizarre Islamic thoughts have now been taken up by socialists the world over, including United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

I can't help but remember the "Piss Christ" exhibit presented some years ago by photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. I don't recall any Marxists or socialists raising a stink about his right to mock Christianity in the most profane and blasphemous terms. In fact, the leftists celebrated Mapplethorp's "art" [a photo of a crucifix emerged in a bottle of his own urine] and defended his "right" to have it publicly funded by your tax dollars!

But let the first negative word about Islam flow from a Christian's mouth and the communists at SPLC and the Islamists at CAIR are swarming like vampire bats smelling blood.

The fact that so many of their cohorts happen to be members of left-leaning churches must make the ringleaders of intolerance at the SPLC and CAIR all the more ecstatic.

Most of the claims of anti-Muslim bigotry, taken by the media at face value as reported by SPLC and CAIR, do not hold up under close scrutiny. While I am not here to propose that anti-Muslim bigotry doesn't exist, it seems the vast majority of cases involve critical speech or writings about the violent nature of Islam around the world, with very few cases of actual violence against Muslims.

Compare this with the very real and daily brutality against Christians across the globe, almost always in Muslim-majority nations. In Pakistan, for instance, Christians are relegated to third-class status, forced to toil in the brick kilns and other back-breaking hard-labor positions as indentured servants. They must carefully watch every word that comes out of their mouths when talking to their Muslim compatriots, for if they say something that causes a Muslim to take offense, they face the ever-present reality of violating Pakistan's wretched Islamic blasphemy laws.

In Nigeria, little Christian girls are abducted and raped by Muslim thugs.

In Egypt, the Coptic Christians routinely face abduction, assassination, and firebombing of their churches by Muslim mobs.

And everyone has by now heard about the genocidal attempts of ISIS to eliminate Christian villages from their generational homelands in Iraq and Syria. Crucifixion, beheading, raping and burning were the favored methods of death and torture.

So we should not be surprised that the global persecution of Christians has come to America. The left in this country, in alliance with Muslim groups, has seen to it. They will call evil good and good evil, they will employ every dirty trick available, because in their eyes the ends justify the means. They sense the hour has arrived, or is very close to arriving, when they can get away with not only smearing the reputations of Christians and brand them falsely as haters, but actually get them arrested for speaking ill of Islam [if you doubt this tragic outcome is on the near horizon, just look at Canada and Western Europe, where hate speech laws are used to arrest Christians].

The hotels in Minnesota and Wisconsin capitulated to special-interest pressure groups on the left because they feared those groups more than they feared any possibility of a boycott backlash from law-abiding Christian customers. That's a business decision that is understandable, given that the left in America is far more unified and organized than the right.

Much of the corporate paranoia is a product of the Charlottesville, Virginia, debacle of last year, when police stood down and let a group of white nationalists clash with counter-protesters from Antifa.

The ease with which the corporate world capitulates to leftist demands has had a chilling effect on society. Instead of a free and open debate about a very real topic of concern -- Islam and its claims to be a religion of peace versus its track record of violence and intolerance wherever its adherents happen to be in the majority -- the issue gets buried deep within the unapproachable shadows of our national psyche.

Instead of freely debating, we sit in silence and pretend.

Have any major media outlets -- CNN, Fox, the New York Times, or Washington Post -- reported on last weekend's canceled Christian conferences?

No, not one.

Imagine if we switched up the roles: What if it had been conservative Christians threatening violent protests against a Muslim conference highlighting the threat of intolerant Christianity? Would the media let that story slip under their radar?

What if a Muslim-American had scheduled a conference on Sharia law being superior to U.S. law, and numerous Christians called the hotel venue and threatened to protest? Would the hotel cancel an event like that and tell the Muslim presenter his reservation was suddenly invalid? I suspect not. Which begs the question: What is it about offending Islam that makes everyone in our society, our business owners, politicians, and churches, so nervous?

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Leo Hohmann is a veteran journalist and author of the 2017 book, Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest through Immigration and Resettlement Jihad.
https://leohohmann.com/order-your-copy-of-stealth-invasion/

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The Church and Islam: 'Dangerous Illusions' can have Eternal Consequences
Posted: 08 May 2018 04:00 AM PDT
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2018/05/the-church-and-islam-dangerous.html

While preparing to post William Kilpatrick's article, 'The Church and Islam: Dangerous Illusions', (https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2018/05/william-kilpatrick-church-and-islam.html) I ended up with quite a long introduction which, I felt, took away from Mr. Kilpatrick's presentation. Therefore, I decided to hold back that introduction and use it to create this follow-up post to further address the 'Dangerous Illusions' which plague those Christians who praise Islam and refuse to see it for what it is.

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-g_gTBn5NIxo/VlRoaD8GHWI/AAAAAAAAE_8/EONyCe1RmDsekE4XCTaUfpz-zagoh1wFQCPcBGAYYCw/s1600/TbilisiMartyrs001.jpeg
For an Orthodox Christian to praise and affirm Islam and the Qur'an is akin to spitting on the holy icons of Christ and His Most Pure Mother. When the Muslims invaded Tbilisi, Georgia in 1227, they set icons of Christ and the Theotokos in the middle of the bridge, and promised to spare all those who spit on the icons, denied Christ and converted to Islam. 100,000 Georgian Orthodox Christians chose martyrdom rather than deny Jesus Christ. Let us honor their memory by confessing Jesus Christ to our dying breath! (Source)
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-hundred-thousand-holy-martyrs-of.html

William Kilpatrick warned in his article about the threat Islam poses to non-Muslims everywhere, depending on how seriously Muslims take the commands in the Qur'an to wage jihad against the unbelievers. We have seen Islamic jihad attacks climb dramatically in the years since 9/11/2001, with over 33,000 deadly terror attacks since then. (https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/pages/site/the-list.aspx) This is undeniable evidence that there is something dark and violent at the heart at Islam.

However, in addition to the deadly threat Islam poses in this age, there exists also a grave spiritual danger for Christians who praise and affirm Islam, or who even affirm that Muslims worship the 'Same God' as we do.

Consider:

the Qur'an explicitly and vehemently denies Jesus Christ to be the Son of God, [1]
presents Jesus as an apostle and prophet only,
denies the Holy Trinity,
denies that Christ was crucified,
curses Christians,
and commands Muslims to attack, persecute and kill Christians until they embrace Islam or pay the jizya. [2]

Therefore, whether they realize it or not, a Christian who praises and affirms Islam, Muhammad and/or the Qur'an is praising and affirming a false and militant religion which forcefully denies Jesus Christ and persecutes those who follow Him.

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"If you accept this Muslim 'Jesus', and his 'gospel', then you also accept the Koran, and you accept Islam..." - Mark Durie

The most charitable possibility to consider is that some such Christians might be ignorant of what the Qur'an actually says and may not therefore realize the seriousness of their error in praising Islam. For such Christians, once they realize their error, they should repent at once and immediately stop doing so, and then issue retractions and apologies to their flock, their students, their listeners, and make sure they do not commit the same error in the future. They can reverse the harm of their false teaching and use the opportunity to educate their flock on what Islam actually teaches, and strengthen them to bravely confess Jesus Christ as persecuted Christians do throughout the Islamic world.

But if a Christian praises Islam or teaches the 'Same God' Heresy knowing what the Qur'an says, and knowing what Muhammad taught against Christ and the Church, such a Christian is not only openly committing apostasy and denying Jesus Christ, but they may very well be leading astray simple Christian believers and causing them to stumble.

A few scriptural warnings come to mind:

"Then [Jesus] said to the disciples, 'It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones'." (LK 17:1-2)

"Even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be anathema! As we said before, so say I now again: If any preach any other gospel unto you than that which you have received, let him be anathema." (Gal 1:8-9)

"But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted -- you may well put up with it!" (2 Cor 11:3-4)

"Now the Spirit expressly says that in the latter times some will depart from the Faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy." (1 Tim 4:1-2)

"Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world." (1 JN 4:1-3)

Mark Durie warns about the enormous differences between the Islamic 'Isa' and the true Jesus whom we learn about through the New Testament and Holy Tradition:

Mark Durie, 'Which God?'
Mark Durie, 'Which God?'

It is quite clear that the Injil, as described by the Koran, is nothing but a 'different gospel'. The prophet Isa (Jesus) of the Koran is a product of fable, imagination and ignorance. When Muslims venerate this Isa, they are far removed from Yeshua, the Jesus of the Bible and of history... For most faithful Muslims Isa is the only Jesus they know.

But if you accept this Muslim 'Jesus', and his 'gospel', then you also accept the Koran, and you accept Islam...

By Islamicising [the true Jesus of the Gospels, the Jesus of history] and making of him a Muslim prophet who preached the Koran, Islamic orthodoxy would destroy Christianity and take over its history...

The traditional Islamic view is that if you want to know what the God of the Bible is like, then read the Koran. Not only must Muslims believe that 'we worship the same God', but this message is always a central component of the presentation of Islam to Christians and Jews.

[This message] provides the lynchpin of Muslims' efforts to convert the 'People of the Book' to the faith of Muhammad. In addition, this belief, once accepted, can lead Christians to support Islamic perspectives in ways other than conversion. For example, embracing this Islamic doctrine wins a measure of respect and even support for Islam from Christians.

(Durie, Revelation: Do We Worship the Same God, pp 75-76. This book is out of print, but Durie's newer book, Which God? Jesus, Holy Spirit, God in Christianity and Islam is an expanded and updated version of this excellent study.)

With all this in mind, it is easy now to see how serious a sin it is for a Christian to affirm or praise Islam, the Qur'an, and Muhammad; it is no less than blasphemy. By doing such a thing, one can even lose the grace of baptism, lose one's eternal salvation and be cut off from the Lord.

But does it mean one is "Islamophobic" or that one hates Muslims if one refuses to praise Islam? Not in the least! How absurd that would be. As William Kilpatrick so ably put it in his article,

"Critiquing Islam does not mean that one hates Muslims. Criticizing Islam is not the same as criticizing Muslims, any more than criticizing communism is equivalent to criticizing Soviet-era Russians... The distinction between Citizen X and his beliefs is a simple one. You do not have to respect his beliefs, but you should try to respect him as a fellow human being."

If anything, we ought to go the extra mile and show our evangelical love for Muslims by sharing the Gospel with them, not by praising their false religion which cannot save them. And, we must be confident of the Gospel, for Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and no one comes to the Father but through Him.

Simply put, words are important. As the Lord warns us,

"But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment." (MT 12:36)

"For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father's, and of the holy angels." (LK 9:26)

With this in mind, let us from this day onwards vow to always bravely confess Jesus Christ as Lord, as King and God, as the Second Person (the Logos) of the Holy Trinity, of one essence with the Father. And let us not follow the apostasy of those Christians who are so quick to deny Jesus Christ and praise the forerunner of Antichrist.

NOTES:

[1] Qur'an citations denying Jesus:

The similitude of Isa [Jesus] before God is as that of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him: "Be": And he was. (Sura 3:59)

Say not "Trinity": desist: It will be better for you: For God is One God: Glory be to Him: (Far Exalted is He) above having a son. . . . (Sura 4:173)

In blasphemy indeed are those that say that God is Christ the Son of Mary. (Sura 5:19)

They do blaspheme who say: "God is Christ the son of Mary . . ." They do blaspheme who say: God is one of three in a Trinity: for there is no god except One God. If they desist not from their word (of blasphemy), verily a grievous penalty will befall the blasphemers among them (Sura 5:75,78)

Christ the son of Mary was no more than an Apostle; many were the apostles that passed away before him. His mother was a woman of truth. They had both to eat their (daily) food. See how God doth make His Signs clear to them; yet see in what ways they are deluded away from the truth! (Sura 5:78)

The Jews call 'Uzair a son of God, and the Christians call Christ the Son of God. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the Unbelievers of old used to say. God's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth! (Sura 9:30)

In fact, they never killed him, they never crucified him -- they were made to think that they did. All factions who are disputing in this matter are full of doubt concerning this issue. They possess no knowledge; they only conjecture. For certain, they never killed him. (Sura 4:157)

[2] Qur'an citations commanding Muslims to wage war against, terrorize, and kill non-Muslims, including 'People of the Book' (Christians and Jews):

Fight against those who believe not in Allah, nor in the Last Day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth [i.e. Islam] among the people of the Book [Jews and Christians], until they pay the jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. (Sura 9:29)

Kill the mushrikun [unbelievers] wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and prepare for them each and every ambush. (Sura 9:5)

I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved, so strike them over the necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes. (Sura 8:12)

Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into the enemies of Allah and your enemies. (Sura 8:60)

So, when you meet those who disbelieve, smite at their necks till when you have killed and wounded many of them, then bind a bond firmly on them... Thus you are ordered by Allah to continue in carrying out jihad against the disbelievers till they embrace Islam. (Sura 47:4)
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William Kilpatrick - 'The Church and Islam: Dangerous Illusions'
Posted: 07 May 2018 12:57 AM PDT
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2018/05/william-kilpatrick-church-and-islam.html

"Church leaders... have taken every opportunity to praise Islam, to declare their solidarity with it, and to join in various Islamic initiatives, such as the campaign against 'Islamophobia'. Judging by the Church's great solicitude for Islam, one would think it was the most persecuted faith on earth, rather than one of the chief persecutors."

The below article by William Kilpatrick, while directed specifically towards Roman Catholic leaders, can be read with profit by Orthodox Christian hierarchs, clergy, and educators as well.

The Church and Islam: Dangerous Illusions
by William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine, April 25, 2018:
https://www.crisismagazine.com/2018/church-islam-dangerous-illusions

Pope Francis meets with Dr. Muhammad al-Issa, Secretary General of the Muslim World League, on September 20, 2017. (Photo credit: CNA / L'Osservatore Romano)
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When I first began writing about the Church and Islam, I devoted a lot of space to describing ways that Church leaders could resist the spread of Islam. It seemed only a matter of time until they would wake up to the need to resist. As it turned out, however, that assessment was overly optimistic.

The immediate task, as I soon learned, was not to find ways to counter Islam, but to convince the Church's hierarchy that Islam ought to be resisted. There's no use talking battle strategies to people who won't admit that they have an ideological enemy.

The enemy is not Muslims per se, but a belief system adhered to by the majority of Muslims, albeit with varying degrees of commitment. Although Islam does not easily lend itself to moderation, many Muslims manage to practice their faith in peaceful ways. Others merely give it lip service, and still others are on fire with a passionate zeal to spread it -- by fire and the sword if necessary.

The idea of opposing dangerous ideologies is not foreign to Americans, but the idea of opposing an ideology that is also a religion is more problematic. It has become increasingly problematic now that we live in an era in which merely disagreeing with another's opinions is tantamount to a hate crime.

So, just for the record, critiquing Islam does not mean that one hates Muslims. Criticizing Islam is not the same as criticizing Muslims, any more than criticizing communism is equivalent to criticizing Soviet-era Russians. One can acknowledge the humanity and good intentions of others without having to endorse their ideology. And if their ideology or belief system presents a grave danger to others, it would be wrong not to criticize it. Of course, one should employ tact and prudence when offering such criticism.

The distinction between Citizen X and his beliefs is a simple one. You do not have to respect his beliefs, but you should try to respect him as a fellow human being. Many Catholic leaders, however, have difficulty making this distinction. Rather than try, they have, in the case of Islam, simply declared it to be an upstanding fellow religion with many similarities to Christianity. That way, no one's feelings are hurt. The problem of Islamic terrorists and extremists is handled in the same way: they are assumed to be a small minority who have misunderstood the peaceful nature of their religion.

By the same token, it stands to reason that critics of Islam have also misunderstood Islam, and need to be set straight. If they persist in their obstinacy, they are dismissed as bigots and "Islamophobes." Likewise, Church officials assume that opponents of Muslim immigration must be poorly informed, or else racist and xenophobes. If they loved their neighbor, they would not challenge his beliefs or question his religious practices

Under Pope Benedict XVI there were signs -- such as his Regensburg Address -- that the Church was developing a more realistic view of Islam. But whatever ground was gained by Benedict was given up by Francis. Indeed, it seems fair to say that under Francis, the Church's understanding of Islam regressed. Perhaps the most glaring example of this regression can be found in the Pope's assertion (http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20131124_evangelii-gaudium.html#The_scope_and_limits_of_this_Exhortation) that "authentic Islam and a proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence." It's hard to imagine any of his predecessors or any of their advisors making a similar claim.

Unfortunately, very few churchmen have taken issue with Francis's profoundly flawed view of Islam. Instead, many have joined the chorus -- some out of naiveté, some out of misplaced sensitivity, and some, perhaps, out of cowardice.

Several decades have passed since the emergence of worldwide Islamic terrorist networks, and Church leaders are still clinging to a fantasy-based view of Islam. In their defense, it must be admitted that other world leaders have also been in thrall to the cult of sensitivity, and have been equally slow in giving up their dreamy narratives. For a long time, Western leaders kept repeating the mantra that Islamic terror had nothing to do with Islam. But now their tune is beginning to change. The Austrian prime minister has threatened to close one of Vienna's largest mosques, (https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/04/austrian-pm-threatens-to-close-one-of-viennas-largest-mosques-after-it-has-children-dress-up-as-turkish-soldiers) the French have shut down numerous mosques and deported several radical imams, Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic have effectively closed their borders to Muslim migrants, and Hungary's prime minister has unapologetically defended the Christian identity of his country.

It's strange that the Church which, because of its history, ought to be the first to know, appears to be among the last institutions to grasp that Islam is not really a religion of peace.

Or, perhaps, Church leaders do understand the dangers of Islam and have adopted a strategy of silence to protect potential victims of Islam. That's one plausible defense of their inaction. Perhaps they fear that any criticism of Islam will bring harsh reprisals against Christians living in Muslim lands. During World War II, Catholic leaders quickly learned that denunciations of Nazism brought swift and deadly reprisals against both Jews and Christians. As Nazi power increased, the Vatican developed more covert tactics for helping Jews to escape, and Catholics to resist.

One might argue that today's Catholic leaders are following a similar strategy in the hopes of mitigating the persecution of Christians and other minorities. But there's a difference. If the Church simply maintained a prudential silence about Islamic aggressions, that argument might make sense. But Church leaders have not simply refrained from criticizing Islam. Instead, they have taken every opportunity to praise Islam, to declare their solidarity with it, and to join in various Islamic initiatives, such as the campaign against "Islamophobia." Judging by the Church's great solicitude for Islam, one would think it was the most persecuted faith on earth, rather than one of the chief persecutors.

The Church's current Islam policy does not look like the cautious approach of one who is dealing with a dangerous enemy. It looks more like the trusting innocence of one who thinks he has no enemies. Pius XII may have maintained a prudential silence about Nazi evils once it became apparent that many innocent people would pay the price, but he never praised Nazism as a force for peace, and he certainly never declared the Church's solidarity with it.

By contrast, Church leaders and Pope Francis in particular, have become, in effect, enablers of Islam. Pope Francis has denied that Islam sanctions violence, has drawn a moral equivalence between Islam and Catholicism ("If I speak of Islamic violence, I must speak of Catholic violence" http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/08/01/pope-francis-speak-islamic-violence-must-speak-catholic-violence/), and has campaigned for the admittance of millions of Muslim migrants into Europe. Moreover, he has criticized those who oppose his open borders policy as hard-hearted xenophobes. In return for his efforts, he has been publicly thanked by several Muslim leaders for his "defense of Islam."
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/267938/pope-islam-robert-spencer

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One might be tempted to use the word "collaborator" instead of "enabler." But collaborator is too strong a word. In its World War II context, it implies a knowing consent to and cooperation with an evil enterprise. It seems clear to me that the pope and others in the hierarchy are enabling the spread of an evil ideology; however, it's not at all clear that they understand what they're doing. Francis, for instance, seems to sincerely believe that all religions are roughly equal in goodness. Thus for him, the spread of any religion must seem like a good thing. It's an exceedingly naïve view, but one that seems honestly held. [Actually, he is part of the NWO / New World Order / one world government, one world religion of the globalists and is using the muslims to get rid of national sovereignity and create chaos so that people will demand that their governments "do something" -- and the governments will then implement the New World Order.]

But one can't plead ignorance forever. Eventually, the reality of the situation will become plain to all but the most obtuse. At that point -- at the point the threat is undeniable -- we assume that the people in power will wake up and take the appropriate actions. But what if the awakening comes too late?

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The pope, for one, has shown little evidence that he will change his views on the subject. If anything, he has doubled down -- recently going so far as to say that the rights of migrants trump national security. (http://www.breitbart.com/faith/2017/08/21/pope-francis-rights-migrants-trump-national-security-concerns/) We should not look to the pope to lead the way on this issue. He seems constitutionally incapable of entertaining doubts about his Islam policy. It looks like the impetus to change course will have to come from bishops, priests and Catholic laity. They had better get busy. There is no time to waste.

William Kilpatrick taught for many years at Boston College. He is the author of several books about cultural and religious issues, including Why Johnny Can't Tell Right From Wrong; and Christianity, Islam and Atheism: The Struggle for the Soul of the West (http://www.amazon.com/Christianity-Islam-Atheism-Struggle-Soul/dp/158617696X) and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Jihad. (https://www.amazon.com/Politically-Incorrect-Guide-Jihad-Guides/dp/1621575772/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1467592202&sr=1-1&keywords=the+politically+incorrect+guide+to+jihad) His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Catholic World Report, National Catholic Register, Aleteia, Saint Austin Review, Investor's Business Daily,and First Things. His work is supported in part by the Shillman Foundation. For more on his work and writings, visit his website, turningpointproject.com (http://turningpointproject.com/)
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Poland offers $2bn for permanent US base, Moscow warns of 'dangerous' consequences
https://www.rt.com/news/428025-poland-permanent-troops-us/
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VIDEO: Russian Priest - Answer to a Muslim Apologist
Posted: 28 Apr 2018 10:23 PM PDT
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2018/04/video-russian-priest-answer-to-muslim.html

"Fr. Maksim Kuskin, a Russian priest from near Moscow, here answers a question from a Muslim, who maintains that Islam is purer and stronger than Christianity. His arguments are simple: Muslims give up alcohol and lead chaste lives.

"The calmness with which Father Maksim answers radiates with a quiet power:

Answer to a Muslim. Maxim Kaskun
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqZzUBDkYPs
Orthosword
Published on Jun 28, 2015
Orthodox priest Maxim Kaskun answers a question from a Muslim.
Youtube page of priest Maxim Kaskun:
http://www.youtube.com/user/MaximKaskun/feed

"The Russian priest answers simply, obviously a bit taken aback by the glaring smugness of the question.

"Let's talk about how not only is Islam a more primitive religion, but about how much violence and outrage it has inflicted upon the world, and so often, upon Christians.

"Yet, 'We suffer everything', Fr. Maxim concludes, 'and ultimately you will see, that Christianity is so much more powerful than Islam'."

Source: Russian Faith
https://russian-faith.com/video/russian-priests-scorching-answer-muslim-2-minute-video-n1294?mc_cid=784c5c8b4d&mc_eid=5335dfa4cb

The price Lebanon paid for appeasement
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21orCM7KkRI
Published on Oct 28, 2008
Brigitte Gabriel warning us of what happens to once great nations when tolerant countries with open border policies give sanctuary to the Islamist virus. Christians in Lebanon were rewarded with death, starvation, and hated by the muslims. It is an example of how muslims will islamize and victimize societies that treat them as equals instead of recognizing the evil that islam embodies.
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Facing Islam
New Book: STEALTH INVASION - Muslim Conquest Through Immigration and the Resettlement Jihad
Posted: 23 Dec 2016 05:00 AM PST

This powerful new book comes at the perfect moment, to help mobilize popular support for an immediate freeze on Muslim immigration, and to help protect the USA from not only Islamic terrorism, but also the insidious 'stealth jihad' or 'civilizational jihad' which has been enabled for decades by political correctness, government collusion, and subversive activities by Muslim Brotherhood front groups.

I am well into Stealth Invasion, and did not want to wait any longer to recommend it. Author Leo Hohmann draws upon decades of experience as an investigative journalist to factually build his case, while using real-world, on-the-ground reporting to highlight the magnitude of the crisis we face.

The facts he presents are irrefutable, the pace gripping. It's a great read, and ranks right up there with Raymond Ibrahim's Crucified Again, (http://facingislam.blogspot.com/2013/09/book-review-crucified-again-by-raymond.html) Tim Furnish's books, and Robert Spencer's Stealth Jihad and other titles (https://www.jihadwatch.org/robert-spencers-books) as an essential text to inform, warn, and equip Americans for the long struggle ahead to preserve our freedom to live and worship freely in our homeland.

STEALTH INVASION
Muslim Conquest Through Immigration and the Resettlement Jihad
by Leo Hohmann
Published by WND Books
Kindle Edition (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N54E18S/) and Hardcover (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N54E18S/) available from Amazon.

About the Author:

Leo Hohmann is a veteran journalist and news editor for online news giant WND, with a particular focus on immigration and Islam. Prior to joining WND, he worked more than two decades as a newspaper reporter and editor in suburban Atlanta and in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina.

Publisher's Synopsis:

Americans are shocked by ongoing news reports chronicling growing chaos in Europe, where massive Muslim migration is wreaking havoc on the continent -- including horrendous acts of mass terrorism, an epidemic of rape and sexual assault against European women, and large, jihadist-rich enclaves where even police are hesitant to enter.

Yet, few realize that America is heading down the same suicidal path.

As veteran investigative journalist Leo Hohmann documents in Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest through Immigration and Resettlement Jihad, an international network of mostly Muslim Brotherhood-linked activists has been building its ranks within the United States for more than three decades, aided by a U.S. immigration system seemingly obsessed with welcoming as many unassimilable migrants with anti-Western values as possible. As a result, largely secret plans for major population changes in hundreds of U.S. cities and towns are already being implemented.

As Stealth Invasion reveals, the Muslim Brotherhood has a well-defined strategy for conquering America, not necessarily with violent jihadist attacks -- although we should expect those to increase -- but through more subtle means collectively called "civilization jihad."

Very simply, civilization jihad calls for changing a nation by changing its people and its values -- gradually, over time.

Stealth Invasion connects the dots between the problems of growing violence and unrest that have plagued Europe and what is now unfolding across America. The terror attacks on Chattanooga, Orlando, San Bernardino, St. Cloud, Minnesota, and the Chelsea area of Manhattan were all carried out by Muslim immigrants, or, in the case of San Bernardino and Orlando, by sons of Muslim immigrants. A surprising number of foiled attacks have also been plotted since 9/11 by Muslim refugees and immigrants.

Stealth Invasion blows the lid off a corrupt, fraudulent program that has been secretly dumping Third World refugees, many of them radical, on American cities for three decades. Readers will meet the people and groups behind this shadowy resettlement network, which starts at the United Nations and includes the White House, the U.S. State Department, some surprising church groups, and corporate honchos involved in everything from investment banking and meatpacking, to Florida vacations and yogurt manufacturing.

Americans have been kept largely in the dark about the radical plans to permanently transform their nation. Until now.

Stealth Invasion uncovers how various cities have become refugee hot spots and examines grassroots uprisings where citizens have challenged this secret cabal and won. Armed with knowledge of the government's methods for dealing with local resettlement backlash, Hohmann provides details on how concerned Americans can most effectively respond.
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Video: Raymond Ibrahim on 'Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West'
Monday, April 23, 2018
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2018/04/video-raymond-ibrahim-on-fourteen.html

In late March, Raymond Ibrahim spoke before the Christian Rights and Freedom Institute in Naples, Florida. [http://christianrightsandfreedom.org/about-us/] His speech revolved around the topic of his forthcoming book, Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West, [https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0306825554/] and how Americans have been fed a false history that makes the West's current conflict with Islam incomprehensible, whereas knowledge of true, well-documented history -- one that almost exclusively revolved around war -- places current events in a much clearer context.

Raymond Ibrahim 180327
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgK9JorwZu0

RAYMOND IBRAHIM is a widely published author, public speaker, and Middle East and Islam specialist. His books include The Al Qaeda Reader (Doubleday, 2007), [http://www.raymondibrahim.com/books/the-al-qaeda-reader] Crucified Again: Exposing Islam's New War on Christians (Regnery, 2013), [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1621570258/] and Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West (Da Capo, Spring 2018). [https://www.amazon.com/Sword-Scimitar-Fourteen-Centuries-between/dp/0306825554/]

Source: RaymondIbrahim.com
http://raymondibrahim.com/2018/04/03/video-raymond-ibrahim-fourteen-centuries-war-islam-west/
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Ralph Sidway - jihadwatch
https://www.jihadwatch.org/author/ralph-sidway

FGM and Islam's Mutilation of... Everything
Jun 26, 2017 2:34 pm By Ralph Sidway
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/06/fgm-and-islams-mutilation-of-everything
Rather than an outlier Muslim practice held over from its pagan desert origins, female genital mutilation must be seen in its wider context of Islam's view of women, and as an especially shocking indicator of the true nature of the "god" of Islam. The recent Federal Department of Justice case in Michigan against a pair [...]
Filed Under: child marriage, Featured, female genital mutilation, women's rights in Islam

Twin Falls pol repents, personally apologizes to family of girl raped by Muslim migrants
Aug 17, 2016 11:15 am By Ralph Sidway
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/08/twin-falls-pol-repents-personally-apologizes-to-family-of-girl-raped-by-muslim-migrants
A surprising and welcomed update on this story. In our less-than-perfect world, this is the minimum of what American elected officials should do when they have been proven wrong by the facts. Kudos to Twin Falls Idaho City Councilman and former mayor Greg Lanting for having the decency to not double down like the Washington D.C. ruling elite [...]
Filed Under: immigration, Useful idiots Tagged With: Greg Lanting, Idaho, Twin Falls

Turkey bans Orthodox Christian Liturgy in historic monastery
Aug 12, 2016 10:58 pm By Ralph Sidway
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/08/turkey-bans-orthodox-christian-liturgy-in-historic-monastery
The doors of the Sumela Monastery reopened in June 2010, after 88 years. The Turkish government had given permission to the Ecumenical Patriarchate to have a patriarchal liturgy for the Feast of the Assumption every year. That permission has been suddenly revoked, perhaps permanently. That the Greek Orthodox need special permission to celebrate divine services [...]
Filed Under: Muslim persecution of Christians, Turkey Tagged With: Orthodox Christianity

Obama's Post-Orlando Tirade: Islam is Sacred and Beyond Reproach
Jun 16, 2016 12:39 am By Ralph Sidway
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/06/obamas-post-orlando-tirade-islam-is-sacred-and-beyond-reproach
By refusing to name the enemy, the President continues to advance a new Edict of Milan, granting preferred status for Muslims and Islam over all other groups and religions, and over America itself. Three years ago, Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in for his second term as President of the United States. That same year [...]
Filed Under: Barack Obama, Featured, Islamic supremacism Tagged With: Orlando

From Proposal to Policy: Fine-Tuning Trump's Muslim Immigration Ban
May 15, 2016 8:58 am By Ralph Sidway
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/05/from-proposal-to-policy-fine-tuning-trumps-muslim-immigration-ban
"In light of [the] data, a good argument can be made that the US should allow Muslim immigration -- but primarily, and perhaps solely, from Islamic sects and not Sunnis... Let's adapt Trump's plan and put a moratorium on Sunni immigration." This policy discussion by Islamic historian Timothy Furnish may seem to run counter to the position of those of us [...]
Filed Under: immigration, Islamic supremacism, Sunni-Shi'ite Jihad Tagged With: Alawites, Donald Trump

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"Assumption that there is a sharp divide between Good Islam and Bad Islam is a comforting but dangerous illusion"
May 14, 2016 10:07 am By Ralph Sidway
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/05/william-kilpatrick-good-islam-vs-bad-islam
"The assumption that there is a sharp divide between Good Islam and Bad Islam is a comforting [but] also a dangerous illusion. In the short run, holding such an assumption will make us feel good about our broad-mindedness. In the long run, we will be very sorry for having played this dangerous game of let's [...]
Filed Under: Islamic Jihad, Jihad in the West, Moderate Muslims, willful ignorance Tagged With: Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat

Trump dominates Tuesday primaries; 71% of PA GOP voters support temporary ban on Muslim immigration
Apr 27, 2016 8:09 am By Ralph Sidway
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/04/trump-dominates-tuesday-primaries-71-of-pa-gop-voters-support-temporary-ban-on-muslim-immigration
Donald Trump sweeps 5 States in 'Acela Corridor' primaries. Exit polls show continued strong support for temporary ban on Muslim immigration. This consistent support for a temporary ban on allowing non-citizen Muslims into the United States is one of the driving forces behind Trump's candidacy. It doesn't seem to receive a great deal of attention [...]
Filed Under: Featured, immigration, Islamic supremacism, Jihad in the U.S., United States Tagged With: Donald Trump

Women and Children First
Apr 14, 2016 5:21 pm By Ralph Sidway
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/04/women-and-children-first
The code of chivalry from the Edwardian Era has a completely different meaning in today's Europe. The Munk Debate of April 1 revealed something we feared existed but had never before seen in such naked and shameless display: a misogyny far worse -- if one can believe it -- than that baked into Islam's DNA. The Left's [...]
Filed Under: European Union, immigration Tagged With: hijrah, migrants, Muslim rape gangs

Video: Mark Steyn Blisters Leftists Who Mocked Victims of Muslim Rape Gangs
Apr 6, 2016 11:50 pm By Ralph Sidway
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/04/video-mark-steyn-blisters-leftists-who-mocked-victims-of-muslim-rape-gangs
Mark Steyn delivers withering assault against pro mass immigration liberals who openly mocked the young victims of gang rape by Muslim migrants in Europe. I am ashamed to admit I didn't grasp the importance of the Munk Debate held last week in Toronto. But now I do, and I feel it is my duty to [...]
Filed Under: European Union, immigration Tagged With: Mark Steyn, migrants, Muslim rape gangs, Nigel Farage

The Muslim Migrant Invasion and the Collapse of Europe
Apr 5, 2016 11:14 am By Ralph Sidway
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/04/the-muslim-migrant-invasion-and-the-collapse-of-europe
This story -- literally "ripped from the headlines" -- writes itself. Wayyy back in September 2015, I began grabbing links on the Muslim Migrant Crisis in Europe, copying and pasting them into a doc to use as resources for my own future articles. Before I knew it, the headlines outstripped my ability to keep up. [...]
Filed Under: European Union, Featured, immigration Tagged With: hijrah, migrants

Can There Have Been Two Annunciations?
Apr 2, 2016 1:12 pm By Ralph Sidway
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/04/can-there-have-been-two-annunciations
The "second annunciation," to Muhammad, is pivotal in Islam, marking the beginning of his call as prophet. It is also one of the most significant and revealing facts about Islam, one which deserves some exploration. In addition to being Good Friday for Western Christians, last Friday was March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation of [...]
Filed Under: Featured, Muhammad, Qur'an Tagged With: Annunciation, Christianity, islam, Jibril, Khadija, theology, Virgin Mary, Waraqa

Integration is Not the Answer to Muslim Terrorism
Apr 2, 2016 10:49 am By Ralph Sidway
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/04/integration-is-not-the-answer-to-muslim-terrorism
"What is often described as 'radicalization' is really a choice by 'integrated' Muslims to become religious and to act on their beliefs." "Integration is Not the Answer to Muslim Terrorism", by Daniel Greenfield, Frontpage Magazine, April 1, 2016: There is a famous photo of Anjem Choudary, the head of multiple banned organizations calling for imposing Sharia [...]
Filed Under: Islamic supremacism, Jihad in the West Tagged With: converts to Islam, Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat

That "Low-Level Hum"? It May Be Your Conscience.
Mar 30, 2016 3:54 pm By Ralph Sidway
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/03/that-low-level-hum-it-may-be-your-conscience
Suspicion of Islam is not a bad thing. It is a sign of moral, mental and spiritual health. Especially when it comes from among Muslims. In the recent story, "Backlash from Brussels terrorism frustrates Muslims in Maine," by Matt Byrne, Portland Press Herald, one of the Muslims interviewed, Ahmed Abdiraham, described a "low-level hum of [...]
Filed Under: "Islamophobia", backlash, Belgium Tagged With: brussels, Maine, Maine Muslim Community Center, Portland

The Same God Question -- Part 4: Eschatology and the End of Days
Mar 10, 2016 11:11 pm By Ralph Sidway
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/03/the-same-god-question-part-4-eschatology-and-the-end-of-days
Jesus is coming soon, but which Jesus? (Continued from Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3) The "End of Days," or Eschatology, also referred to as the Apocalypse, reveals much about Islam and Christianity, and the Same God Question. If you want to understand any belief system, look at what it teaches about Origin and [...]
Filed Under: Allah, Muhammad, Qur'an, Religion Tagged With: Bible, Christianity, Jesus, Same God, theology

William Kilpatrick: Was Muhammad a False Prophet?
Mar 9, 2016 10:08 am By Ralph Sidway
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/03/william-kilpatrick-was-muhammad-a-false-prophet
A question few dare to ask today, but one that sheds a great deal of light on important contemporary issues. "Was Muhammad a False Prophet?," by William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine, February 17, 2016: Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves (Mt. 7:15). Would "false prophets" include [...]
Filed Under: Islamic supremacism, Muhammad, Qur'an Tagged With: Allah, Bible, ecumenism, New Testament, Same God, theology

The Same God Question -- Part 3: 'By their fruits you shall know them...'
Feb 5, 2016 10:56 am By Ralph Sidway
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/02/the-same-god-question-part-3-by-their-fruits-you-shall-know-them
(Continued from Part 1 and Part 2) "After the San Bernardino attacks, everybody was saying, 'If only Americans knew more about Islam, they wouldn't be so afraid.' Actually, it's the reverse." -- Bill Maher 'I have been commanded to fight...' The condemnations of Christianity in the Koran (cited in Part 2) have real-world implications, as [...]
Filed Under: Allah, Featured, Qur'an, Religion Tagged With: Bible, Christianity, Jesus, muhammad, Same God, theology

The Same God Question (Part 2)
Jan 31, 2016 6:30 am By Ralph Sidway
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/01/the-same-god-question-part-2
Allah's Theological Jihad against Christianity -- A Case of Two Extremes Continued from Part 1, An Epistemological Malady The first problem for a Christian who affirms that Muslims worship the same God, is that such a Christian has to contend with the Koran, which Muslims believe to be the unalterable, eternal words of God, revealed [...]
Filed Under: Allah, Featured, Qur'an, Religion Tagged With: Bible, Christianity, Same God, theology

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The 'Same God' Question (Part 1)
Jan 29, 2016 12:07 pm By Ralph Sidway
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/01/the-same-god-question-part-1
Why the wrong answer is killing the West, including America Introduction: An Epistemological Malady In his 2010 book, Revelation: Do We Worship the Same God? [1], Mark Durie addresses what is at stake when it comes to the "Same God Question": The traditional Islamic view is that if you want to know what the God of [...]
Filed Under: Allah, Featured, Religion Tagged With: Christianity, Larycia Hawkins, Same God, theology

Leading Saudi cleric says Islamic State and Saudi Arabia "follow the same thought"
Jan 29, 2016 10:10 am By Ralph Sidway
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/01/leading-saudi-cleric-says-islamic-state-and-saudi-arabia-follow-the-same-thought
This is consistent with Sheikh Adel al-Kalbani's many pronouncements over the years, that Islamic State is a "true product of Salafism," that Shi'ites are "apostates," and rejoicing that Saudi Arabia "shelters [him] from hearing church bells ringing." Yet Obama, Kerry, Clinton and most Western leaders insist that the Islamic State is not Islamic. "Leading Saudi [...]
Filed Under: Featured, Islamic State (aka ISIS, ISIL, Daesh), Jihad doctrine, Saudi Arabia Tagged With: Adel al-Kalbani, Salafists

Coptic Bishop Angaelos condemns Church's silence on Christian decline, fails to mention Islam as cause
Jan 28, 2016 5:05 am By Ralph Sidway
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/01/coptic-bishop-angaelos-condemns-churchs-silence-on-christian-decline-fails-to-mention-islam-as-cause
Although nowhere near as deplorable as the recent defense of "our Muslim brothers" by Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregory III Laham, the absurd silence cloaked in this critique of the Church's silence reveals the paralysis and fear which grips most of the Christian world. As important as this WCC & UN conference may be, and how ever well-intentioned [...]

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We Found a Candidate Who Gets It
https://clarionproject.org/we-found-a-candidate-that-gets-it/
"Qudrat has publicly acknowledged the incompatibility of Sharia and the Constitution, in favor of the the Constitution. It's an irrevocable break with Sharia that conflicts with Constitutional law, a declaration of opposition to Islamism, and his loyalty to our Constitutional regime. That is what this Muslim running for Congress has done. America's Muslim enemies will identify themselves by condemning him and calling him an apostate."
- M.H.

A candidate for California's 52nd congressional district declared, "Radical Islamic terrorism is a real threat to our nation."

Speaking to Breibart News Tonight, he added, there is a "multi-component effort to try to undermine and destroy the United States and its allies.
http://www.breitbart.com/california/2018/05/23/muslim-republican-omar-qudrat-i-am-against-shariah-law/

"That includes organizations that hold themselves out as advocacy groups," he said, referring most likely to Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim Brotherhood-linked group that has named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terror-funding trial in the U.S. CAIR was also designated as a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates.

The candidate, age 36, also spoke out against groups "that try to use our own laws against ourselves, and weaponize our Constitution against itself."

As to his position on sharia law, he said unequivocally, "I am against sharia law. It is unconstitutional, period. It has no place in the United States. It has no place anywhere in the world."

He supported President Trump's immigration pause, which saw immigration from countries more prone to terrorist infiltration put on hold earlier this year until proper vetting procedures could be put in place. He also objected to the Iran deal.

The candidate is a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve. In 2010, he joined the U.S. Department of Defense as a prosecutor in the Office of the Chief Prosecutor of Military Commissions, bringing suits against alleged terrorists. For a time, he was detailed to the State Department, where he developing foreign prosecutions of Guantanamo Bay detainees and negotiating security agreements with foreign nations.

His parents immigrated (legally) from Afghanistan to the U.S. (where he was born). He later served for the U.S. government in Afghanistan as a special adviser to the NATO ambassador and helped re-establish the country's judiciary.

He is a supporter of Israel and has called on the Palestinian Authority to stop paying stipends to terrorists and their families.

His name? Omar Qudrat. Oh, and by the way, he's Muslim.
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Acid Attacks: A Growing Form of Honor Violence
https://clarionproject.org/acid-attacks-growing-form-honor-violence/
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Shocking Statistics on Teaching Islam in American Schools
By Guest Contributor Tuesday, May 29, 2018
https://clarionproject.org/teaching-islam-in-american-schools/

In this picture taken on October 13, 2017, a student takes notes from history book in a classroom at Tokyo Korean high school. (Photo: BEHROUZ MEHRI / AFP / Getty Images)
(Illustrative photo: BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)
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A retired Florida teacher contacted Clarion Project after we published the article "Why Is This Being Taught in Public Schools?" (https://clarionproject.org/west-virginia-islam-public-school/) That piece told the story of a West Virginia parent who was upset after his daughter was asked to write the shahada, the Islamic declaration of faith, as part of "calligraphy practice" in her world religion class.

What follows is the response from the former teacher -- one of several we received this week:

Speaking as a retired Florida educator, this has been going on for over 30 years. Not necessarily in writing the Islamic conversion verse and calling it practicing "calligraphy," but in terms of elevating one religion over all others.

When I started teaching world history way back in the late 1990's, I was leafing through my well-worn textbooks and formulating plans for the coming year. I noticed something that struck me as very odd, even then.

Let me break down the structure of secondary school social studies texts, at least in Florida.

Each chapter is broken down into lessons of about five to 10 pages each. The number of lessons per chapter averages four, with some going as long as five or as short as three depending on content.

As I flipped through my very first professional text to educate "my" new students, I was concerned.

In covering world religions, the textbook covered the Asian philosophies with their own lesson each. Hinduism, Shintoism, Buddhism and others got their own lesson. Judaism and Christianity? A section of a lesson each, not even rating their own individual lessons.

Islam? Four total chapters. Not lessons. Chapters. Each chapter having three to four lessons! I wish I'd kept one of those old books.

All history classes in Florida are divided in half. Makes sense. History is the only subject that keeps extending by the year. When I first started teaching, I covered everything in one year. But now, middle school takes care of the foundations and senior high gets into the details and inferences.

The emphasis on Islam far predates 9/11. It's scary. In Florida, world history is mandated for the eighth and ninth grades. A very impressionable age. Very little in the way of critical thinking skills.

Written anonymously by a retired educator in Florida.

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Why Is This Being Taught in Public Schools?
By Clarion Project Monday, May 21, 2018
https://clarionproject.org/west-virginia-islam-public-school/

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The shahada (Photo: Flickr/Islamic Pictures/https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/)

A West Virginia parent is upset after his daughter was asked to write the shahada, the Islamic declaration of faith, as part of "calligraphy practice" in her world religion class.

The shahada -- which states, "There is no God but Allah, and Mohammed is his messenger" -- is used in the conversion process to Islam.

Rich Penkoski objected to the assignment that his seventh-grade daughter Brielle was given, saying the religious nature of the assignment was inconsistent with what students were asked to do while studying other religions.

"I saw the assignment of writing the Shahada in Arabic. Their excuse was calligraphy," said Penkoski, speaking to The Christian Post. "First of all, calligraphy was invented in China 3,000 years prior to Muhammad. The fact that they were trying to get my daughter to write that disturbed me.'"

Upon complaining to the school, Penkoski was told the assignment was optional, a fact disputed by his daughter. Penkoski said his daughter reported, "'No, that is not what was said.' What was said was, 'Do the assignment and if you want to learn more about the Quran, ask your parents'."

Brielle said the unit about Christianity, for example, stuck to historical instruction, not recitation or writing of texts considered religious, for example, the Lord's Prayer.

"We did [the unit on Christianity] over a week and two days. We watched two different videos. We didn't finish them," said Brielle. "They taught a little bit about Moses and the Ten Commandments, Peter and Paul. We learned about the Israelites and how they are being persecuted by the Romans. We were told about the Jews and told a little bit about Jesus."

Penkoski shared with the press the educational packets given to students for the units on Christianity and Judaism. "Notice no Bible verses, no reciting the Ten Commandments or the Lord's Prayer," he said, adding that the Islam packet contained passages from the Quran.

"They cross the line with Islam because they went from the secular aspect of it to the faith aspect of it," he continued. "Let's be honest, if they had come home with the Lord's Prayer, we would have atheists suing all over the place."

The West Virginia school is not the first to ask its students to write the shahada. In 2015, a number of parents protested to a school district in Virginia about a similar calligraphy assignment. The incident generated so much protest, both in and out of the state, that the school closed down for two days as a precaution based on the recommendation of police. No threats were actually received, however.

The latest incident in West Virginia is part of a growing discomfort by parents as to how Islam is taught in U.S. schools.
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The Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL)
By Clarion Project Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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Female Genital Mutilation
By Clarion Project Sunday, February 26, 2017
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Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)
By Clarion Project Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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Faithkeepers: New Movie Demands End to Christian Persecution
By Elliot Friedland Sunday, May 14, 2017
https://clarionproject.org/faithkeepers-groundbreaking-movie-demanding-action-christian-persecution/

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"America will stand by followers of Christ in this hour of need," US Vice President Mike Pence told the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians on Thursday. "Our administration is fully committed in bringing relief and comfort to believers, not only across the Middle East but across the world."
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People from 130 countries were represented at the summit, which was organized by evangelist Franklin Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

So what is happening to Christians around the world that is worrying so many people?

Clarion Project's new film Faithkeepers uncovers the horrific reality faced by so many simply for being who they are.

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"In the Middle East, the birthplace of Christianity, Christians and other minorities are being violently persecuted, driven out of their homes, and killed" the Faithkeepers team says. "Their places of worship are being destroyed, and their history is being erased."

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Across the world, but particularly in the Middle East, Christians and other religious minorities are persecuted for their faith. Most of this persecution is meted out at the hands of radical Islam, although by no means all of it.

In Iraq and Syria, ravaged by war, Christians, Yazidis and other minority groups are suffering grievously under the yoke of terrorist groups like the Islamic State. Christian communities that fall under their control are given a simple choice: convert to Islam, pay the jizya, a humiliating protection tax, or die.
https://clarionproject.org/the-islamic-state-isis-isil/

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Thousands of Yazidi women and girls were kidnapped into sex slavery and sold in the markets of Mosul and Raqqa. They have suffered unimaginably.

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"Faithkeepers gives face and voice to the humanitarian crisis and genocide affecting millions in the Middle East as a result of religious and ethnic persecution," the Faithkeepers team added. "The film is a testament to the stories of the persecuted and an inspiring portrait of the human spirit. Faithkeepers -- the movie and movement -- will awaken, enlighten and inspire all people of faith to stand up and take action."

The film premieres in the United States on May 23.

Faithkeepers Film: Official Trailer
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Time for Davis, CA Imam to Get Canned
https://clarionproject.org/time-for-davis-ca-imam-to-get-canned/
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Yes, Your Child Could Be Indoctrinated--It Can Happen to Anyone
By Valerie Greenfeld Tuesday, May 29, 2018
https://clarionproject.org/yes-your-child-could-be-indoctrinated-it-can-happen-to-anyone/

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Not only hoodlums, outcasts, or high school dropouts become indoctrinated into extreme organizations. According to psychologists, "Radicalization is a psychological trajectory that, given the right circumstances, can happen to any person, group or nation."
So, how does a typical American high school or college student become a jihadi?

One day he goes to school, soccer practice, violin lessons, does his homework and the next day he wants to kill the infidel? Not exactly. Radicalization is a process of changing a person's thinking. Jihadi recruiters use many kinds of manipulation to trap young adults into thinking that whatever is wrong with their life now, it will be rainbows and lollipops if they join a terrorist organization.

Young girls who fantasize about getting married and having babies are fooled into thinking that meeting a jihadi fighter online is their dream come true. Young men who fantasize about being the hero of the story are made to believe they can free the Syrian civilians from their peril or miraculously save the world. But nothing could be further from the truth. Militant jihadism is just what it seems to be--a brutal, evil, barbaric, bloodthirsty ideology seeking to turn naive young adults into killers for a political cause.

Expert Valerie Greenfeld has written an important book on the subject called Backyard Jihad: How Parents Can Detect the Invisible Threat of Radicalization. (https://amzn.to/2xlDE66) In the book, you will hear from those who were gullible and ruined their lives by listening to recruiters who created an "us" versus "them" scenario. How they believed all the wrongs in life will be made right by embarking on an adventure that steals lives of innocents.

The book also contains the insights of Damian Clairmont's mother, Christianne Boudreau, who was taken completely off guard when her son (who had converted to Islam) announced he wanted to move to Egypt and study Arabic. She only later found out that he and his roommates joined ISIS. Shortly afterward, she lost all contact with him. Searching social media sites for any clues that might give her some information about Damian's location, she found nothing. She felt so alone; she didn't know where to turn for help.

Boudreau spent every spare minute watching Islamic State videos, her nose pressed up against the computer screen ... Through the screens and behind the balaclavas, she was looking for her son's eyes. Sadly, she was finally informed that her son died as a martyr for ISIS. At only 22, he was a victim of Islamism.

His mother confessed that she thought he "was just going through a phase." She didn't know the signs of radicalization, she didn't know what was wrong with her son. She needed information.

Parents today have tools that are available to assist with understanding jihadi indoctrination and why it is attractive to young people who are learning who they are and what they believe. Young adults are discovering what is their purpose and how can they contribute to society.

Jihadi recruiters brainwash young people to become soldiers for jihadi terror and tell them that becoming a martyr will bring their families happiness for their sacrifice. In killing the infidel, the unbeliever, one becomes a praiseworthy follower of Allah because only believers who adhere to the Quran should live.

According to adolescent psychologist Dr. Susana Galle, the changes that take place during adolescence affect the limbic system which rules emotion and motivation. At this time of life, risky behavior is often tied to peer recognition. Seeking like-minded friends leads to the creation of groups. Under normal circumstances, becoming a member of a group is not a problem, but if extremists belong, trying to leave after becoming involved is difficult. Groups can be formed on college campuses, in radical mosques, on social media or even by listening to a radical imam with friends.

The importance of understanding jihadism cannot be underestimated. Every parent should learn how to become aware of the signs of radicalization and the threats that militant jihadism poses to their family and community.

It can happen to anyone--don't allow it to be you.

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5 Things Every Parent Should Know
By Valerie Greenfeld Thursday, June 8, 2017
https://clarionproject.org/5-things-every-parent-know/

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"Between the soccer practices and the hours at her accounting job and the potlucks with the neighbors, Christianne Boudreau spent every spare minute watching Islamic State videos, her nose pressed up against the computer screen... Through the screens and behind the balaclavas, she was looking for her son's eyes."

If only Christianne had been aware of the signs, processes and ideology of Islamic indoctrination before her son Damien disappeared and was killed fighting for ISIS. If only more parents were knowledgeable about predatory recruiters promoting jihadi values to curious and naïve teens.

Parents must be aware that:

Recruitment is Growing
Radical recruiting increases each year with no signs of slowing down. According to Matt Levitt at the Washington Institute, at one time it took years to radicalize recruits, now it may take less than a month. Opportunities to connect with a recruiter are prevalent in local mosques, college campuses, prisons and social media chat rooms.

It Can Happen to Anyone
Many inaccurately believe that those who join terrorist organizations are thugs, delinquents, homeless or mentally ill. But according to psychiatrist and George Washington University professor Dr. Jerrold Post, "Normal people, not psychopaths or criminals, generally become radicalized. Unexceptional people are moved to exceptional violence." Young recruits hail from extremely diverse backgrounds and many are well educated and financially comfortable.

One Size Does Not Size All
There is no single explanation for how the radicalization process occurs. Well-trained manipulators determine each teen's vulnerabilities and uniquely craft an indoctrination process for each individual recruit. Quantum researchers discovered motivating factors include status, identity, revenge, redemption, ideology, thrill and justice.

Signs to Watch For
Professional terrorist recruiters use isolation, brainwashing, the drive for purpose and the security of routines to create fertile ground for indoctrination. They gain control by pitting teens against their family during a, crisis, creating a "us" versus "them" dichotomy. Mystery and excitement are created by demanding secrecy as the recruit becomes lonely, isolated and dependent on their handler.Signs of jihadi indoctrination might include: quitting smoking, drinking and/or consuming pork; changes in friends; a sudden obsession with Islam, Arabic, online jihadi chat rooms, mosques or Islamic Cultural Centers; judging others' behavior; no western clothing, music or television. Parents should heed these red flags and speak frankly to their children about all types of influences and dangers.

How to Combat Radicalization
Since the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization began over 90 years ago, the goal of recruiting and indoctrination has remained. Terrorism is only the means to the end, which is implementing sharia (Islamic law) worldwide. As author Phillip Haney explains, "Like water soaking into a sponge, Sharia seeps into American society silently and unnoticed." The only way to combat the swords of sharia is through the grassroots -- by educating our youth.Understanding the enemy's goals and subversive ideology can protect young adults from becoming the next jihadist. Parents must let go of political correctness and become involved in educating our children about this very real danger. They must first get educated themselves as to what life would be like under sharia and then have frank discussions with their children.As Edmund Burke famously stated, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

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Valerie Greenfeld is the author of Backyard Jihad: How Parents Can Detect the Invisible Threat of Radicalization available on amazon.com at this link: https://amzn.to/2xlDE66 She can be reached on her blog at backyardcaliphate.weebly.com
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Teacher Planned to Raise 'Army' of Jihadi Children
By Clarion Project Sunday, March 4, 2018
https://clarionproject.org/teacher-planned-raise-army-jihadi-children/

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A teacher in Islamic schools in the UK was radicalizing his students, preparing them to assist him in massive terror attacks on 30 targets across London.

Umar Haque, 25, planned to raise an "army" of jihadi children, The Telegraph reported.

Haque was employed at two schools and a mosque in East London. "And he tried -- and he did, we believe -- radicalize vulnerable children from the ages of 11 to 14," said Commander Dean Hayden, head of the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command.

"His plan was to create an army of children to assist with multiple terrorist attacks throughout London."

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Haque had access to 250 children, 100 of whom he tried to radicalize by showing them extremist videos, which included beheadings. The children were told that they would meet a similar fate if they told anyone about what they were being taught.

Haque planned to prepare the children for martyrdom when they were older. He planned to teach them how to drive, presumably to carry out vehicular suicide operations at iconic sites in London like Big Ben and Heathrow Airport.

No one reported his activities. When police tried to investigate, they were met with a "wall of silence" from the schools, said Hayden, which has made the investigation all the more difficult.

The children, for their part "were paralyzed with fear ... He threatened them that if they were to talk to teachers, parents or to allude to anybody outside of that classroom of what was going on, that they would meet a similar fate. It doesn't appear that any of those children raised the alarm bell of what was going on."

One child spoke to the police. On a video of his testimony, the child said, "He is teaching us terrorism, like how to fight," he said. "If you fight for the sake of Allah, on Judgment Day, when you get judged for your good deeds and bad deeds, fighting is good.

"He wants a group of 300 men. He's training us now so by the time I'm in Year 10 [age 15] we will be physically strong enough to fight."

One of the schools Haque worked at, the Lantern of Knowledge Secondary School, received excellent reports from Ofsted, the governmental agency that regulates educational institutions in the UK. Inspectors reported that the school exhibited a "strong sense of community, harmony and respect."

Authorities originally became suspicious of Haque in April 2016 when he was stopped at Heathrow trying to board a plane to Turkey. At this point, his passport was taken away, but he still continued working at the Lantern of Knowledge school until the following September. On January 24, 2017, he was caught driving without insurance. It was at this point that police started digging deeper into his activities.

Thirty-five children are now under care of long-term support from social services under programs that involve the police, local authorities and the Home Office.

Meanwhile in the UK, a 17-year old boy from Cardiff who was "hours away from committing an act of atrocity" was arrested and will serve at least 11 years in detention.

The teenager, Lloyd Gunton, who has been diagnosed with autism,

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had researched vehicular attacks, how to stab and kill people, how to create a terror attack and what getting shot feels like. He was arrested for planning an attack on the Justin Bieber concert in Cardiff.

When arrested, Gunton was in possession of a gutting knife, a hammer and a martyrdom letter, which said he was a "soldier of the Islamic State" and that "more attacks will follow."

"Yours is not a condition from which you will recover," said Judge Mark Wall to Gutman in court.

"It is important that, having been tempted to commit a serious offense such as this, you are under some form of supervision for the rest of your life."

In Manchester, members of a child sex grooming gang that targeted underage girls in parks in Bury, located on the outskirts of the city, were arrested. Police had been watching the men for over a half a year. The targeted children were first plied with alcohol and drugs and then sexually abused. Similar scandals have been uncovered in other cities in the UK.

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How to Spot Radicalization in Your Kids
By Clarion Project Monday, October 9, 2017
https://clarionproject.org/how-to-spot-radicalization-in-your-kids/

Spotting and dealing with radicalization in your children.
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UK Ignored Sexual Abuse of 1,400 Girls by Muslim Gangs
By David Harris Sunday, August 31, 2014
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A report released last week has sent shockwaves through the British establishment, after revealing that 1,400 girls from the town of Rotherham in South Yorkshire have been sexually abused by "grooming gangs" of Pakistani Muslim men since 1997, while the police and social services looked on.

The girls, some as young as 11, were raped many times by multiple assailants, trafficked to other towns and cities in the UK and threatened with extreme violence if they failed to comply. Victims were doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight if they refused to cooperate.

The independent inquiry, conducted by veteran researcher Professor Alexis Jay, was published last week. It records in 153 pages of excruciating detail the extent of the sexual abuse of children that went on from 1997 to 2013. The report highlights the fact that concerns over sexual abuse was repeatedly dismissed over fears of being labelled "racist." Those in power in the council, the social services and the police routinely ignored the problem even when it was brought to their attention by victims and parents.

Professor Alexis Jay said, "The utter brutality is what shocked me most. It is really hard to describe it -- the horrible nature of the sexual acts and the brutality of the controls these girls were subjected to. There was a vast amount of truly horrific material. I was taken aback at how callous, how violent, the operations were. These were girls of 11 and 12. They were children. The violence was worst. Petrol dousing was used as a form of intimidation. Oral and anal sex were so often a means of control and punishment. It was truly frightening that people in our country could be doing that."

The inquiry also found that three other reports which provided "stark evidence" to the police and the council of the extent of abuse were ignored. They were published in 2002, 2003 and 2006.

One victim, Emma (not her real name) told reporters how she was groomed from the age of 12, and then raped once a week, every week from 13 to 15. Although she told the police three months after her abuse started, the police lost the clothes she provided as evidence and said that the case "probably wouldn't result in a conviction or even get to court."

She told BBCs Panorama program that she was forced to have sex with "whoever wanted to come and have sex with me."

In one incident she described being locked inside a bedroom in someone's apartment and repeatedly raped by different men.

"I just had to sit and wait until they sent man after man in and whatever they wanted, I had to give them," she said.

"I can remember begging one of the perpetrators who I knew quite well not to send anybody else into that room and to just let me go home and them just laughing at me, telling me to get up and basically just get on with it."

Her parents knew of her abuse but were powerless to act, as the police ignored the case and did not investigate. They locked Emma in her bedroom for her own safety, but once her abusers began threatening to capture and rape her mother, Emma broke out to go and see the men.

Emma's is just one of the many stories revealed by this investigation. A former care worker in Rotherham told the BBC that while he worked at children's homes over four years, abusers were "brazen" about what they were doing, openly picking up girls in taxis from the children's home and bringing them back later completely intoxicated with drugs and alcohol.

He reported that when he confronted the men, they threatened to have him stabbed or shot.

But despite documenting every case of a child going missing and passing the information on, nothing was ever done.

In 2002, a report was being produced by a Home Office researcher, but the files were seized by the Labour-run council and the report was never published. The government was at that time making a great effort to improve relations with the Muslim community.

Labour party officials spoke to The Telegraph, saying that due to "obsessing about multiculturalism" the abuse of white girls by Pakistani Muslim men was ignored. Ann Cryer, an MP from 1997 until 2010 said that when she exposed a child abuse scandal perpetrated by Pakistani men in Keighley, West Yorkshire in 2002, "a politically correct Left just saw it as racism."

Labour MP for Rochdale, Simon Danzcuk said that in Rotherham the prevailing values in the political class are such that "political correctness and cultural sensitivity are more important than child rape."

Denis McShane, the former MP for Rotherham said, "There was a culture of not wanting to rock the multicultural community boat, if I may put it like that. "Perhaps, yes, as a true Guardian reader and liberal Leftie, I suppose I didn't want to raise that too hard."

The revelations have caused a national outcry. One article in The Telegraph said that, "Rotherham may be the final nail in the coffin of multiculturalism." A House of Commons select committee is being established to carry out an investigation into how much the Labour government, headed by then Prime Minister Tony Blair, knew about the sexual abuse in Rotherham.

Only one major figure connected with the events has so far resigned: Labour's Roger Stone, who had been the leader of Rotherham council since 2003. Shaun Wright, South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner is being pressured to resign, but has so far resisted calls to do so, even though his deputy resigned on Thursday and called on him to do the same. Shaun Wright did resign from the Labour party, however. The controversial protest movement, the English Defence League, has been maintaining a vigil outside the police station, with the aim of forcing Mr Wright's resignation.

Other officials implicated in the affair, many of them now at other posts, have been scrambling to protect their positions and deflect blame.

Nor has the abuse been limited to white girls. Ruzwana Bashir, an Oxford educated entrepreneur, who grew up in nearby Skipton and was abused herself, revealed that, "There is a similarly rampant problem of minority girls being abused by members of their own community."

Due to a culture of "honor" and shame that surrounds the issue, members of the community routinely cover up incidents of abuse, even when it affects their own family. Ms. Bashir's mother pleaded with her not to go public with her story in order to protect her family's honor.

Previous Pakistani Muslim sex-gangs have been discovered operating in Derby, Rochdale and Oxford.

Read the full report here.
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Turkey's President Glorifies Child Martyrdom
By Clarion Project Tuesday, February 27, 2018
https://clarionproject.org/erdogan-glorifies-child-martyrdom/

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In a speech criticized as child abuse and the glorification of child martyrdom, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said to a crying six-year-old girl dressed in military fatigues, "If she's martyred, they'll lay a flag on her, God willing."

Erdogan was speaking at a televised congress of his Islamist AK party (see video below). He pulled the stunned girl onto the stage to make the remarks, while his supporters yelled, "Chief! Take us to Afrin!"

Afrin is the site of Turkey's recent incursion into Syria. The Turks have been mercilessly attacking the Kurds who, after routing ISIS in the region, control the oil-rich territory.

When Erdogan saw the girl was sobbing, he said, "Look what you see here! Girl, what are you doing here? We have our maroon berets here, but maroon berets never cry."

He then continued, saying, "She has a Turkish flag in her pocket too...If she's martyred, they'll lay a flag on her, God willing. She is ready for everything, isn't she?"

The girl, whom Erdogan appeared to have chosen randomly from the audience, answers, "Yes."

Reporting on the story, the BBC's Turkish reporter Onur Erem notes, "It is not the first time that Mr. Erdogan's comments on martyrdom have caused controversy in Turkey, where every soldier or police officer killed on duty is considered a 'martyr.'

"Mr. Erdogan's opponents criticize him for using the funerals of dead soldiers and children for highly politicized speeches. They also say his own sons evaded military service, but his supporters do not seem to be influenced."

The speech caused a storm of condemnation on Twitter as well. One comment read, "It's a shame, it's very bad. She's just a child, you don't wish her dead and you don't say 'God willing' for that!"

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Stop the Genocide: How You Can Help
By Clarion Project Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Awareness, along with concrete action, will help counteract the devastating effect of radical Islam on Christian and minority communities in the Middle East. Click here to take action.

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Tell Trump: Say No to Muslim Brotherhood in US
By Clarion Project Tuesday, December 26, 2017

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New Push in DC to Declare Muslim Brotherhood Foreign Terrorists
By Clarion Project Wednesday, December 6, 2017
https://clarionproject.org/new-push-dc-declare-muslim-brotherhood-foreign-terrorists/

U.S. lawmakers were among speakers and guests at a Capitol Hill event aimed at putting the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood back in the spotlight.

The London Center for Policy Research is one of several organizations pushing for Congress to declare the Muslim brotherhood a foreign terrorist entity. Such a a designation would have serious knock-on effects for American organizations with links to the Brotherhood -- among them the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).

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London Center Urges Congress to Act Against Terrorism
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The Muslim Brotherhood is an Islamist political and terror organization.

The Muslim Brotherhood states in a secret document that its "work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within."

The Muslim Brotherhood gave birth to almost every Islamist terror group of note, including Al-Qaeda and Hamas.

The Muslim Brotherhood has financed Hamas' terrorism from American soil.

The Muslim Brotherhood works towards the undermining of Western governments through 'stealth Jihad' using affiliates such as CAIR and ISNA in America.

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Muslim Brotherhood Deepens Its Ties on Capitol Hill
By Ran Meir Tuesday, October 17, 2017
https://clarionproject.org/muslim-brotherhood-deepens-ties-capitol-hill/

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New evidence suggests the Muslim Brotherhood has big plans for the U.S. and a variety of countries around the globe that involve hundreds of millions of dollars in a bid to gain political influence.

The exact details come from a mole inside a meeting of Muslim Brotherhood leaders in Istanbul, Turkey, and made public in Arabic by the Egyptian news outlet 7th Day.

The gathering took place at the city's Akgun Hotel with members of the Brotherhood's U.S.-based revolutionary council among the 21 in attendance.

United States

Much of the conversation focused on attempts to curry favor in Congress.

They reportedly met North Carolina Democrat Congressman David Price -- notable for his early condemnation of the 2003 war in Iraq, Californian Congressman Alan Lowenthal and centrist New York Republican John Faso.

The Istanbul meeting was told how Brotherhood officials heard from Price and Lowenthal that they would try to reduce U.S. aid to Egypt by 40 percent by the end of 2017. The Brotherhood is deeply opposed to the current pro-American regime in Cairo.

The organization held rallies in New York's Times Square and with CAIR and other Islamist organizations in Illinois and Boston.

Among those said to have attended a Brotherhood-backed event was former Barack Obama adviser Dalia Mogahed.
Help Clarion Project educate Congress on the Muslim Brotherhood.

Qatar

Alongside Turkey, Qatar appears to be the main backer of the Brotherhood -- to the tune of tens of millions of dollars.

Doha has funneled $100 million to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt since 2014, 7th Day reported. The money was to be used for political and media campaigns as well as supporting the families of Brotherhood members serving time in Egyptian jails. The meeting heard how some 200,000 bank accounts were used in order to transfer the funds. Clarion recently reported on the Muslim Brotherhood's huge international piggy bank.

Educational Influence

[Qatar controls and funds books that are used in standard (not muslim) public schools in the US through publishers including Pearson; search for Pearson and also for Qatar on this page and on http://distance-healer.com/Muslim.html for more information.]

The brotherhood set up its own international university in 2016 with branches in the UK, Canada, Malaysia, Sudan and Thailand. This allows the MB's disciples from Egypt to legally enter other countries.

The college quickly established partnerships with local universities in several countries. Its degrees are recognized in states including the UK.

Staff recruitment is also an opportunity to bolster the ranks of the wider organization.

The brotherhood also created the UK- and Irish-based Doctors for Freedom to lobby for the release of members currently in Egyptian jails.

Meeting Lawmakers and Diplomats

From 2016-17, Brotherhood officials met politicians and diplomats from dozens of countries. Among them:

Staff at the embassies of 80 nations in Ankara, Turkey
132 diplomatic delegations at the UN including all Security Council states other than Egypt
Officials and/or lawmakers in the UK, Canada, Ireland and Switzerland
(Through a letter) heads of state of 50 countries along with senior politicians in the U.S. and EU

Protests

The organization staged protests in Geneva, Zurich Berlin, Calgary, Montreal and Toronto. In the UK, a professor at Leeds University organized a demonstration in front a London museum.

November 11

The Muslim Brotherhood is considering staging protests on November 11 across Egypt in opposition to the el-Sisi government. If the events go ahead, they will target blue- and white-collar workers and the youth. The organization wants to amass one-million Facebook followers as part of its campaign.

A group of overseas businessmen donated $5 million for the November 11 event.

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Muslim Brotherhood Men in DC to Push Political Islam
By Ran Meir Sunday, September 17, 2017
https://clarionproject.org/muslim-brotherhood-men-in-dc-to-push-political-islam/

People attend the Muslim-Brotherhood-linked Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) annual convention in Chicago, Illinois on June 30, 2017. (Photo NOVA SAFO / AFP / Getty Images)
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Not only does the Muslim Brotherhood have numerous affiliates operating in the United States, but now this leading Islamist organization is trying to influence American policy.

The Muslim Brotherhood supports terrorist organizations and seeks to impose a caliphate on Western society. Brotherhood entities are designated terrorist organizations in Russia, the UAE, Egypt and Saud Arabia. But not in the U.S.

A detailed report in the London-based Al-Arab highlights the lengths to which the Brotherhood is going to change perceptions in the U.S.

Since Donald Trump entered the Oval office, there's been growing concern in the movement about the negative way in which it is viewed on Capitol Hill.

The Brotherhood is reaching out to past and present officials from the Obama administration who were sympathetic towards the cause of political Islam, a Washington source told the weekly paper.

Former Egyptian government minister Omar Daraj and Cordoba Foundation CEO Anas Altikriti reportedly sent out feelers in D.C. to arrange meetings with high-profile Americans. The former British prime minister is among those who believe Cordoba is a Brotherhood front in the UK.

Write to your Congress representatives http://go.clarionproject.org/muslim-brotherhood-act-to-impact/

In recent weeks, particularly with the turnover of staff in the White House and the broader Trump Administration, calls for the Brotherhood to be designated as a terror organization by the U.S. have largely been silenced.

Al-Arab claims this, in part at least, is because of the influence of Qatar -- a major backer of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Among the talking points raised by those defending the Brotherhood is that should it be designated as a terrorist organization, that would lead to a souring of relations with countries that back the organization -- among them Turkey.

While it seems unlikely the Brotherhood will be designated in the near future, President Trump's opposition to political Islam makes it unlikely the Brotherhood will gain many friends in the administration.

Don't forget all of this is in addition to the Brotherhood's permanent presence on American soil in the guises of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Muslim Student Association (MSA), the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), the Muslim American Society (MAS), and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), among many other organizations.

Clarion has been closely following the Muslim Brotherhood in recent months, and we have seen numerous allegations of its involvement in terror in several countries -- first and foremost in its home base, Egypt. There were even suggestions the Brotherhood was involved in the August terror attacks around Barcelona.

The U.S. isn't the only Western state where the Brotherhood is trying to influence the political narrative. It's reportedly paid people to protest on its behalf in Europe.

Clarion believes it's time to educate our elected officials on the threats from the Muslim Brotherhood. Write to your elected official here.

Write to members of Congress http://go.clarionproject.org/muslim-brotherhood-act-to-impact/

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Designate Muslim Brotherhood as Foreign Terrorist Organization
By Clarion Project Thursday, May 11, 2017
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The Muslim Brotherhood is an Islamist political and terror organization.

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The Muslim Brotherhood states in a secret document that its "work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within."
The Muslim Brotherhood gave birth to almost every Islamist terror group of note, including Al-Qaeda and Hamas.

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Time for a US Ban on the Muslim Brotherhood, but Why?
By Elliot Friedland Sunday, May 7, 2017
https://clarionproject.org/a-us-ban-on-the-muslim-brotherhood-but-why/

Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi during his trial in Cairo. (Photo : KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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A lot of people in the United States are talking about banning the Muslim Brotherhood, one of the world's largest Islamist organizations. The movement has many detractors and supporters, and it can be difficult to know what's really going on.

So who is the Muslim Brotherhood? What do its members really believe and why might they be a big enough threat to ban? And, how does that impact me?

What is the Muslim Brotherhood?

The Muslim Brotherhood is an international movement originally founded in Egypt with branches all over the world, including in the United States. Although it is not a single monolithic movement, the disparate factions share the same foundational ideology. The group does not represent all or even most Muslims (despite claiming to) and is fundamentally a political rather than a religious movement.

What does the Muslim Brotherhood Believe?

The British Government review of the Muslim Brotherhood's activities in 2015 found:
https://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/testimony/404.pdf

"The founder and first Supreme Guide (spiritual leader), Hassan al Banna, called for the religious reformation of individual Muslims, the progressive moral purification of Muslim societies and their eventual political unification in a Caliphate under sharia law."

According to the founding bylaws of the Muslim Brotherhood, the group aims to liberate Islamic countries from foreign rule, an understandable goal in 1928 when the group was founded and when Britain was ruling Egypt. However it does not stop there, the group's official aim is to unite all Muslim countries, re-establish a caliphate and to implement sharia as a system of government.

The prime beliefs of the Brotherhood are firstly that it sees no distinction between religion and state -- only Islam as the sole legitimate system. The second is a strong attachment to the ideals of social justice and the elimination of poverty and corruption, which it uses to recruit, primarily among its core support base, the lower middle class.

Its purported attachment to fighting economic injustice should not lead observers to think that the group is benign. Such economic programs do not detract from the group's totalitarian nature.

What about Jihad?

Although it has officially renounced violence since the 1970s, this purported renunciation is false.

Founder Hassan al-Banna also wrote extensively on the importance of jihad and the "Art of Death." This focus preached that death in the cause of jihad is a virtue and only by replacing love of life with love of death can the Muslim Brotherhood be triumphant.

Another Muslim Brotherhood ideologue, Sayyid Qutb, authored the seminal Islamist text Milestones while in prison in 1964. The text is seen as foundational in the genealogy of the Islamist movement, and influenced such terrorist luminaries as Abdullah Yusuf Azzam, Osama bin Laden's mentor, and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of 9/11.

The book created the modern political concept of jahilliya. In traditional Islamic discourse, jahilliya refers to the "age of ignorance" that mythically prevailed in Arabia before the arrival of Mohammed and the formation of Islam.

Qutb updated the concept to mean that any government which does not implement sharia as a system of government exists in a state of jahilliya. Such governments are illegitimate and need overthrowing -- violently if necessary.

How Does This Impact Me?

The Muslim Brotherhood's plan ultimately involves the entire world, including the United States. Muslim Brotherhood ideology is spread in conferences, in printed materials and by affiliated groups around the world. In particular in the United States, the Council on American Islamic Relations, the Islamic Society of North America and the Islamic Circle of North America have been linked to the international Muslim Brotherhood movement.

If the Muslim Brotherhood is allowed to, it will create an Islamic caliphate and implement a system of sharia governance, including the brutal hudud punishments such as stoning adulterers to death and cutting the hands off thieves.

For more information about the Muslim Brotherhood and its global vision, see Clarion Project's Special Report: The Muslim Brotherhood.
https://clarionproject.org/muslim-brotherhood-special-report/

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What Does The Muslim Brotherhood Do?
By Elliot Friedland Monday, May 8, 2017
https://clarionproject.org/what-does-the-muslim-brotherhood-do/

The Muslim Brotherhood is an international Islamist movement with branches around the world.

Yesterday Clarion Project detailed what the Muslim Brotherhood believes in -- namely the establishment of an Islamic caliphate as a system of government and the implementation of sharia as state law.
https://clarionproject.org/a-us-ban-on-the-muslim-brotherhood-but-why/

But what does it actually do?

Muslim-Brotherhood-linked groups perform a variety of activities. These include missionary work (dawah), social justice oriented activities (such as running soup kitchens), running political activism campaigns, organizing conferences to spread their ideology and even running fully-fledged political parties themselves. The most famous of these is the Freedom and Justice Party in Egypt.

In more violent zones, most notably Syria and the Gaza strip, Muslim Brotherhood affiliates have formed terrorist groups and waged jihad. In 1982, an uprising in Hama was brutally crushed by the Syrian Arab Army of Hafez al-Assad, Bashar al-Assad's father.

How Does it Operate?

It is important to remember that the Muslim Brotherhood is not one centrally-controlled organization. Although different groups within the movement retain loose ties of affiliation and share similar ideologies and goals, they seemingly do not answer to a coordinated central command structure. Nor are they obligated to take the same positions on issues, coordinate financial and political resources or work towards the same goals.

Rather, the Muslim Brotherhood in each country more or less does what it wants, leading to very different ideological streams developing. For example, the Muslim Brotherhood party in Tunisia, Ennahda, voluntarily stepped down after losing an election. It then went on to moderate its platform to oppose the fusion of religion and state. This shift, if genuine and not merely temporary and tactical, was a radical departure from traditional Muslim Brotherhood ideology which seeks the establishment of a global Islamic caliphate.

By contrast, when the Muslim Brotherhood gained power in Egypt, it refused to make any concessions even when millions of people came out to the streets demanding that President Mohammed Morsi step down. This resulted in a military coup to depose the Brotherhood and enforce the popular will.

Is it in the West?

In the West, the Muslim Brotherhood does not run fully-fledged political parties in the way it does in Morocco, Jordan, Tunisia, Egypt and other Arab countries.

The main goal of Muslim-Brotherhood-linked organizations in the West has been to position themselves as the representatives of the Muslim community.

For example, one of the major organizations in Germany, the Islamische Gemeinschaft Deutschland (Islamic Society of Germany, IGD), was founded by a former personal secretary to Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna, Sa'id Ramadan. He also co-founded the Muslim World League.

The president of the Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe, Ahmet al-Rawi, told the Wall Street Journal when asked about his organization's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood "We are interlinked with them with a common point of view. We have a good close relationship." In 2012 Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood president of Egypt, invited the secretary-general of the FIOE to serve on his advisory board.

In the United States, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) have all been linked to the international Muslim Brotherhood network. These organizations present themselves as the sole legitimate representatives of Islam in the United States. CAIR in particular runs public campaigns doing things like attempting to persuade Muslims not to speak to the FBI (a poster they pulled after a heavy backlash) (http://www.weeklystandard.com/rep.-peter-king-blasts-cairs-dont-talk-to-the-fbi-poster/article/536695) or attempting to shut down Clarion Project's film Honor Diaries, which speaks about women's rights abuses perpetrated in the name of honor.
(http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/03/31/islamophobia-in-action-honor-diaries-screening-shut-down-by-cair.html)

This is not to say that every individual involved in any of these organizations is a member of the international Muslim Brotherhood dedicated to carrying out its ideological program. The Muslim Brotherhood is much more disparate than that. Many people who work for or with any given group may not have even heard of the Muslim Brotherhood. Structurally, it is more similar to socialist or communist international affiliations whereby they are many groups with a similar ideology but which do not take orders from each other, even though they may cooperate at times.

The Muslim Brotherhood strategy is patient. It should not be considered as a single cohesive organization, but rather as a toxic supremacist political ideology which can manifest in many different groups.

CLICK HERE to Tell Your Members of Congress to Designate the Brotherhood as a Terror Organization
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Rep. Peter King Blasts CAIR's "Don't Talk to the FBI" Poster
https://www.weeklystandard.com/michael-warren/rep-peter-king-blasts-cairs-dont-talk-to-the-fbi-poster

Islamophobia in action? 'Honor Diaries' screening shut down by CAIR
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/03/31/islamophobia-in-action-honor-diaries-screening-shut-down-by-cair.html
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Muslim Brotherhood in America
By Elliot Friedland Tuesday, May 9, 2017
https://clarionproject.org/muslim-brotherhood-in-america/

Officials from the Muslim Brotherhood linked Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) give a press conference. From left to right: Ibrahim Hooper, Corey Saylor, Gadeir Abbas. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

This is the third part in our series on the Muslim Brotherhood. Part I covers what the Muslim Brotherhood believe. (https://clarionproject.org/a-us-ban-on-the-muslim-brotherhood-but-why/) Part II covers what the Muslim Brotherhood does. (https://clarionproject.org/what-does-the-muslim-brotherhood-do/)

Is the Muslim Brotherhood Operating in America?

Critics of the campaign to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization argue it will have a damaging impact on Muslim civil rights organizations operating in the United States.

Several of the leading Muslim civil rights organizations are in fact dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood. As we wrote previously, this does not mean they are necessarily part of a coordinated central command structure, but that's not the end of the story.

An excellent investigative piece by Peter Skerry in Foreign Affairs magazine argues despite the lack of a centralized Muslim Brotherhood, "since the 1950s and 1960s, when Muslims began arriving as students at U.S. universities, individual Muslim Brothers and the Brotherhood itself have been critical in the establishment of the country's various Islamic institutions and organizations. These include virtually all of the major entities representing Muslims in contemporary American politics: the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Muslim Student Association (MSA), the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), the Muslim American Society (MAS), and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)."

Among the pieces of evidence he cites is the website of the Muslim American Society (MAS) which acknowledges that "many immigrant organizations that were established early on would likely have had some founders who formerly had some involvement or even membership in the Ikhwan [Brotherhood]."

In January 2012, Abdurrahman Alamoudi, an admitted U.S. Muslim Brotherhood operative convicted on terrorism-related charges in 2004, stated, "Everyone knows that MAS is the Muslim Brotherhood." In so doing, he echoed a 2008 statement to the same effect by Dr. Mamdouh Mohamed, the educational adviser for American Open University.

In 2011 the group reacted to the death of al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden by describing him as "a visionary who believed in the possibility of an Islamic state in Afghanistan, and the possibility that this thing might someday be," although they did condemn 9/11 in the statement. They later retracted the press release.

Do They Support Terrorism?

Figures connected to the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood have also been linked more directly to terrorism financing.

In 2008, the Holy Land Foundation was shut down for funneling money to the Palestinian Muslim-Brotherhood-affiliate Hamas.

The trial was the largest terrorism financing trial in American history. Five senior executives of the Holy Land Foundation, at the time the largest Muslim charity in the United States, were convicted of funneling millions of dollars to Hamas. An earlier trial in 2007 was declared a mistrial, and an appellate court upheld the sentences in 2011.

A number of other individuals and organizations, including the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) were listed as unindicted co-conspirators at the Holy Land Foundation trial. CAIR grew out of the Islamic Association for Palestine, a group founded by a Hamas member as a way to support Hamas in the United States.

The designation was upheld by a judge, despite a legal appeal launched by CAIR to have it removed, because of "ample" evidence linking CAIR to Hamas.

The UAE banned CAIR and MAS along with approximately 80 other organizations, including the Muslim Brotherhood itself.

A large number of documents were submitted as evidence in that trial, including an official document from a 1991 meeting outlining the Muslim Brotherhood's strategic goals for North America.

According to this Explanatory Memorandum, those goals include "establishing an effective and a stable Islamic Movement led by the Muslim Brotherhood which adopts Muslims' causes domestically and globally, and which works to expand the observant Muslim base, aims at unifying and directing Muslims' efforts, presents Islam as a civilization alternative, and supports the global Islamic State wherever it is."

What Does All This Mean?

This is just a small snapshot of the various pieces of evidence linking these groups to the Muslim Brotherhood. Taken together, they show that while there is no centralized coordinated Muslim Brotherhood entity, there are a variety of organizations in the United States founded by Muslim Brotherhood members and/or which at least partially subscribe to the Muslim Brotherhood's totalitarian ideology, even though not all members of those organizations may be fully signed up to that ideology.

That ideology remains committed to establishing a global Islamic caliphate and should therefore be taken seriously as a danger to the United States.

CLICK HERE to Tell Your Members of Congress to Designate the Brotherhood as a Terror Organization
http://go.clarionproject.org/muslim-brotherhood-act-to-impact/

For more information about the Muslim Brotherhood see Clarion Project's Special Report.
https://clarionproject.org/muslim-brotherhood-special-report/

For too long has Pakistan provided safe haven to the Taliban and many terrorist organisations, but those days are over.
- Mike Pence Vice President, United States of America
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Muslim Brotherhood Special Report
By Elliot Friedland Tuesday, August 23, 2016
https://clarionproject.org/muslim-brotherhood-special-report/

This Special Report aims to analyze the Muslim Brotherhood organization as a global movement, in particular their ideology and the key players involved in the movement as well as charting the extent of their global reach. It seeks to present the facts and summarize them for use by both the general public and researchers.

It is intended as an outline for the general reader and assumes no prior knowledge. Every effort has been made to trace the provenance of sources and, where possible, rely on primary rather than secondary sources.

Key sources and links to further information are provided in a bibliography at the end.
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Arab Paper Sounds Alarm on Muslim Brotherhood in Europe
By Ran Meir Sunday, September 10, 2017
https://clarionproject.org/arab-paper-sounds-warning-alarm-muslim-brotherhood-europe/

Norway-based fundamentalist preacher Mullah Krekar makes the Muslim Brotherhood "rabia" sign in the Oslo District Court. (Photo: POPPE, CORNELIUS / AFP / Getty Images)
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The Austrian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood is using government funds to spread extremism, according to a report in the respected Arabic daily Asharq al-Awsat.

A new paper from Austria's Foreign Ministry and intelligence services documents the spread of extremism in the country's Muslim community.

The Brotherhood is also sending its messages from Austria across the Arab world, the governmental paper claims.

And it's not only in Austria where there's a realization that the Muslim Brotherhood has deep roots. Asharq al-Awsat argues the presence of the Muslim Brotherhood is responsible for the failure to integrate Muslims in European society.

In 2014, the UK government decided to reevaluate the power of the Brotherhood.

While the government has resisted pressure to designate the Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, it remains well aware of activities of the organization, which was founded in Egypt almost 100 years ago. The UK believes the Brotherhood has used violence and even terror to achieve its goals. The British government does not cooperate with those linked to the Brotherhood.

Three years later, a Swedish governmental report suggested the Muslim Brotherhood had created a parallel society, contradictory to Swedish values.

The London-based Asharq al-Awsat accused these countries of dealing lightly with the Brotherhood, which in turn gave legitimacy to the group and room for it to grow on the continent.

Today, many Muslims in these countries look up to the Muslim Brotherhood as a representative body.

The Brotherhood now controls numerous mosques and schools and take an active role in dealing with the new wave of refugees to Europe from the Middle East.

The newspaper alleges the Brotherhood's representatives have learned how to perform dawa -- the teaching of Islamic ideas to both Muslims and non-Muslims in local languages.

Much of the funding has entered Europe from overseas, but Asharq al-Awsat blames the local governments for failing to see the threat.

Austria is the latest country to realize the strength of the brothers -- arguably 50 years too late. The first signs of Muslim Brotherhood activity coincided with the arrival of Yousef Nada, one of its leaders, in the 1960s. The country soon became an overseas center for members from the Palestinian, Syrian and Egyptian branches. They were free to do as they pleased for years.

Austria is used for two main purposes: as a training ground for preachers and others before they return to the Middle East; and to change the local political-religious culture. Some have become official spokespeople within the Austrian bureaucracy -- acting as go-betweens with the government and local Muslim population.

The government pays the salaries of Muslim-Brotherhood teachers, whom the report says then corrupt the children.

A recent Austrian court judgment included the following:

"The desired political regime [of the Muslim Brotherhood] resembles a totalitarian regime. It does not include sovereignty of the people nor the principles of freedom or equality ... This view doesn't correspond with the legal and social principles of Austria."

The 60-page Austrian governmental report will be published this week.

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Muslim Brotherhood in Desperate Campaign in US
By Ran Meir Thursday, May 4, 2017
https://clarionproject.org/muslim-brotherhood-in-desperate-campaign-in-us/

U.S. Capitol building (Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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CLICK HERE to Tell Your Members of Congress to Designate the Brotherhood as a Terror Organization
http://go.clarionproject.org/muslim-brotherhood-act-to-impact/

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is mounting a desperate campaign in the U.S. to avoid being designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, according to The Seventh Day, one of Egypt's largest news outlets.

The political winds have changed in Washington and the Brotherhood is running scared. U.S. President Donald Trump has made clear his support of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, announcing he stands with the Egyptian president in his fight against terror and extremist groups that are threatening one of America'skey allies in the Middle East.

After tens of millions of Egyptians took to the streets to protest the abuse and power grabs of former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi (a member of the Brotherhood's political party) in the summer of 2013, El-Sisi and the military took control of Egypt. He was elected president in 2014.

El-Sisi's recently successful meeting with Trump in Washington set a Brotherhood plan in motion to gain support of members of Congress and academia to block a move to designate the organization as terrorists.

See Clarion Project's Fact Sheet about the Muslim Brotherhood and its links to terrorism.

Lectures, discussions and events are being held in prominent American universities, including Harvard and Georgetown, about the "constructive contribution" the Brotherhood has made to Egypt since the Arab Spring began.

For example, speaking under the title "The Nobility in Justice," Mahmoud a-Sharkawi, a Brotherhood official in Washington, lectured about the "positive" role the Brotherhood has played in Egypt since January 25, 2011 (the date marking the beginning of the Arab Spring in Egypt) in a conference at St. John's University in New York.

The group is also reaching out to members of Congress, trying to re-brand the way it is perceived in Washington after al-Sisi's successful visit.

Testifying in Congress, Tarek a-Zimer, head of the Building and Development Party, the political party of the Egyptian Brotherhood, urged Americans to change their views about the organization. Other officials of the Brotherhood who attended the hearing used their presence to incite against el-Sisi and the current Egyptian government.

Writing in a blog, A-Zimer asked, "Have the Americans internalized the lesson and fully understood the danger of the current situation to their interests?"

Sources close to the Brotherhood say the purpose of the campaign being waged on American university campuses is to put pressure on Trump in light of the negative opinions about the Brotherhood that are now prevalent in Washington due to the change in administrations.

What they fear most is a decision by the administration to designate the Brotherhood as a terror organization.

Hisham a-Naggar, an Islamic scholar, agreed. He said the purpose of the Brotherhood campaign is to confront the new negative shift in American opinions toward the Brotherhood. These opinions include support for el-Sisi and allying with him against terror -- positions that include a crackdown on Brotherhood activities.

Formerly, having the support of the West (and the American president) was the Brotherhood's "ace in the hole" -- the most important card the group could play in its multi-faceted moves to take over Arab countries and their current regimes. Now that support has been taken away, and the group is reeling.

Tarek al-Bashabishi, a former Brotherhhood official who now works against the organization, commented that ever since the Brotherhood lost power in June 2013, it's been been inciting various Arab countries and international institutions against Egypt to weaken el-Sisi so the Brotherhood can return to power.

Al-Bashabishi added that after Trump was elected, a huge political shift occurred. The U.S. administration is now against the Brotherhood and in support of el-Sisi's fight against them. Now, he says, the Brotherhood's only option is to try to bribe Trump's rivals in Congress so they can be used as mouthpieces for the Brotherhood.

He said the Brotherhood is engaged in a fight for its life, playing all its cards -- including using financial support from Turkey and Qatar and the Brotherhood lobby in America -- to avoid being designated as a terror organization.

Al-Bashabishi also noted the same phenomenon in the UK, where he said the Brotherhood is trying to bribe members of the House of Commons to support the anti-Egypt opinions of the Brotherhood.

CLICK HERE to Tell Your Members of Congress to Designate the Brotherhood as a Terror Organization
http://go.clarionproject.org/muslim-brotherhood-act-to-impact/

Ran Meir is Clarion Project's Arab Affairs Analyst
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What You Need to Know About Turkey's President Erdogan
By Clarion Project Thursday, December 7, 2017
https://clarionproject.org/need-know-turkeys-president-erdogan/

A easy-to-read-fact sheet about Turkey's Islamist and extremist president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Forced Marriage in the UK: Shocking Stats
By Clarion Project Monday, May 14, 2018
https://clarionproject.org/forced-marriage-uk/

In the UK, 1,200 people were helped by the government's Forced Marriage Unit. Here are some shocking statistics:
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Child Marriage Just Took a Hit
By Clarion Project Thursday, May 24, 2018
https://clarionproject.org/forced-marriage-uk-first-prosecution/

A girl in Rome takes part in an Amnesty International event against child marriage (Photo: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
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The UK has just prosecuted its first successful case against forced marriage in an English court. The case involved a mother who tricked her 17-year old daughter into travelling to Pakistan to wed a relative who was 16 years her senior.

It was the second trip the girl had been duped into, with the first occurring when she was just 13. During that time, she was made to enter into a "marriage contract" with the man and become pregnant. After that trip, her mother brought her to get an abortion, pretending that her child and the man were just "two teenagers who had sneakily had sex," said prosecutors.

During the most recent trip, as the girl sobbed and protested, her mother assaulted her and told her that she would burn her passport, before forcing her to sign marriage papers.

Unfortunately, most cases of forced marriage do not have this ending. Karma Nirvana, a Clarion-partner organization, receives close to 300 calls a month about forced marriage and honor-based abuse. "But a lot of victims will not want to report these matters to police," said Supt. Sally Holmes from West Midlands Police, adding that "It's their parents or family members who might be responsible."

Hopefully the victory will encourage more victims to come forward in the future. Every year, it is estimated that 14 million girls under the age of 18 are married. Most often, what this means for the victims is that their education will be discontinued and their development stunted. In addition, girls who are forced into underage marriages are much more likely to die in childbirth, contract sexually transmitted diseases or be the victims of domestic violence.

See our infographic below and learn what you can do to stop child marriage:
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Backyard Jihad -- Keeping American Kids Safe
By Clarion Project Sunday, March 18, 2018
https://clarionproject.org/backyard-caliphate-keeping-american-kids-safe/

In this week's Facebook Live, Clarion's David Harris speaks with author Valerie Greenfeld about her new book, Backyard Jihad -- How Parents Can Detect the Invisible Threat of Radical Islam.

(See video at above link)

Learn more by checking out the trailer for Clarion's upcoming film Jihad Generation.
http://qb5cc3pam3y2ad0tm1zxuhho-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/kids

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5 Myths About Jihadi Radicalization
By Valerie Greenfeld Thursday, January 11, 2018
https://clarionproject.org/5-myths-jihadi-radicalization/

What are the myths and what is reality about the people who become radicalized? Read our infographic below for some surprising information.

The information in this infographic was taken from an article written by Valerie Greenfeld.
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Education or Indoctrination? Islam in Our Schools
By Martin Mawyer Sunday, October 29, 2017
https://clarionproject.org/education-indoctrination-islam-schools/

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From the U.S. government's course 'Access Islam' (Photo: Video screenshot)

The following article represents the opinion of the author. Clarion Project welcomes your thoughts on this subject. For a submission or comment, please write by clicking here.
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There is a question that we all struggle with, and one that many people may find difficult to answer:

When does teaching the facts about Islam morph into becoming religious brainwashing, indoctrination, propaganda or evangelizing?

I don't think many parents are opposed to teaching students about the history of Islam, its achievements, its failures, its struggles and even its victories -- as long as these studies are taught accurately, without political or religious motive, and are not given favorable treatment over other major religions of the world.

Perhaps most of us can agree that this should be the educational standard for presenting the subject of Islam in the public schools. But does such a definition really work?

Even the most obvious attempt at evangelizing public school children into Islam can easily be explained away by some as giving students nothing more than the facts about Islam.

Muslims believe in the Five Pillars of Islam. That's a fact. Islam preaches Allah is the one true God. That's a fact. The Quran teaches that Muslims must accept Muhammad as God's messenger and prophet. That's also a fact.

These are facts, but they can also cross over from presenting the basic tenets of Islam to aggressively pushing religious indoctrination or evangelizing.

For example, let's say a public school teacher said this to his or her class: "The Bible says if you don't repent and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, and believe He died on the cross for your sins, then you're going to spend an eternity in hell."

Would such instruction be considered teaching a fact about Christianity or, more likely, an attempt to convert children into the Christian faith?

The answer to that question would probably depend on how the teacher said it. Was it delivered mockingly, seriously, with a wink, dryly, with a fist pounding on the desk, with pointed fingers, perhaps with a smirk or rolling eyes?

Whether presenting facts about religious tenets is considered indoctrination or education is difficult to answer and brings to mind the 1964 U.S. Supreme Court decision that attempted to define what constitutes obscenity.

Justice Potter Stewart, who found it nearly impossible to define when someone's free-speech rights crossed the line into illegal obscenity basically threw up his hands and said, "I know it when I see it."

We find ourselves somewhat it the same predicament when attempting to clearly define the line between education and indoctrination when it comes to presenting the facts about the religious tenets and beliefs of Islam.

Earlier this year our organization, the Christian Action Network, exposed what we considered to be an Islamic indoctrination program funded by the Department of Education. It's called "Access Islam."

In this program, children grades 5-12 are taught the shahada (the Muslim profession of faith), asked to draw posters of the Five Pillars of Islam, told to watch a video on how to pray as a Muslim, were also asked to read Islamic scriptures, explain the meaning of those scriptures and told to explain how Muslims use those verses found in the Quran in their everyday lives.

We found these lesson plans to be clear examples of Islamic indoctrination activities that go well beyond what is legally permissible for public schools when discussing religion.

But our opponents in the media and certain educators disagreed and said the program does no more than teach children the facts about Islam.

I might add that the Department of Education has no similar program that teaches even the most basic tenets of the Christian faith.

So which is it? Is "Access Islam" an example of religious indoctrination? Or is it simply a program that gives children Islamic facts?

First, let's understand the definition of indoctrination.

Indoctrination occurs when you present opinions as fact without presenting opposing views.

Saying that Islam teaches "Allah is the one true God" is of course a fact, but the statement itself is widely disputed by billions of Christians worldwide, who believe the claim is false.

When schools present Islamic beliefs, without balancing those beliefs with opposing views from other religions or even to present secular opposition, then a line has been crossed into indoctrination.

And this is why the public schools should never be used to teach students the tenets of a religion -- unless it is presented in an elective religious studies class that teaches comparative religions.

But we all know here that Islam is not being taught to school-age children in religious study classes. No. Islam is being taught in geography, history and social studies classes.

And the tenets of Islam are, in many cases and in many examples you'll see in our film (see below), being taught as indisputable facts in these classroom settings.

Access Islam: US Department of Education
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDgxoiW1EEc

Islam In Public Schools - DOE Asked To Remove Islamic Indoctrination Program - Tucker Carlson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UBfpphaT3Y

If you want students in a social studies class to understand the culture of Muslims in the Middle East -- and teach them how in certain areas women are forced to wear burqas, hands are chopped off for minor offenses, homosexuals are thrown off tall buildings, that Christians are forbidden to own a Bible or build a church, that's fine. Because these are indisputable facts.

But if you want to give the religious tenets that are used to justify these human rights abuses, then present them in an elective religious studies class where opposing views to these beliefs are equally available.

By giving students a one-sided view of Islamic beliefs, I believe this is nothing more than an attempt to convert our children into Islam and not only that, but in some cases an attempt to turn our children into evangelists for Islam.

When children are asked to draw the Five Pillars of Islam to be displayed in the classroom or posted up-and-down the school hallway, this is attempt to use children to spread the message of Islam.

Clearly, having children engaged in such activity goes well beyond any argument that students are simply learning the basic facts about Islamic beliefs.

And I assure you, that if children were tasked with a project of drawing a poster of John 3:16 to be displayed in the classroom -- and throughout the school -- the ink would not be dry on the poster board before the courts would rule this activity unconstitutional.

There are plenty of examples in the public schools where children have not only been asked to draw posters of the Five Pillars of Islam, but have been asked to draw pictures of the Prophet Muhammad, sing an Islamic song, asked to wear Islamic clothes, draw "There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is His prophet" in calligraphy, construct a 3-D model of a mosque, design an Islamic prayer rug and even be asked to make an Muslim pamphlet to help third grade students understand and accept Islam.

But the problem of Islam in the schools go well beyond giving students the supposed facts about this religion, or getting them to become evangelists for the religion, because students are also being forced to accept as truth the disputed claims of Islam.

For example: In Union County, North Carolina children were told to write the following statements: "Islam, at heart, is a peaceful religion." I think that can be disputed. And then there is this one: "Most Muslims have a stronger faith than the average Christian."

Let me pause right there for a moment.

I don't need a show of hands on this, but how many of you have seen news stories, or even watched videos, of Christians being lined up by Muslim extremists and then beheaded?

Whose faith is actually stronger in those horrible, wretched examples of Islamic butchery?

In Syria, Muslims burned six Christian men who worked at a bakery after they refused to convert to Islam. And as horrible as that sounds, an image that is absolutely frightful and terrifying, what happened next was worse.

I'll read you the words of Alice Assaf as she told them to The New York Post: "After that, they caught some 250 kids and kneaded them like dough in the bakery dough machine. They were put in the dough mixer. They were kneaded. The oldest one of them was four-years-old."

Do not tell me that Muslims have a stronger faith than the average Christian. Last year alone, 7,000 Christians were killed for their faith. Some studies have reported even greater number of Christian martyrdom.

What we are witnessing in the world today is not weakness among Christians, which is the most persecuted faith in the world. Instead, we are witnessing Christian strength, courage, fortitude and faithfulness that is facing a religion that produces gutless cowards who will stab you, run you over with a vehicle, set you on fire, thrown acid in your face, mow you down with a gun, blow you up in an airplane or with an airplane, and even feed you into a dough-making machine.

Words are cheap. And to have our Christian, public school students write, "Most Muslims have a stronger faith than the average Christian," is to force them to engage in a lie, to degrade their own religion and to insult the thousands of Christian martyrs who are now dying every year in defense of their faith.

In LaPlata, Maryland students are told, "Allah is the same god that is worshipped in Christianity and Judaism." This is wrong and not a fact. And in Revere, Massachusetts, children had to write this answer to the question of what is the First Pillar of Islamic belief. They wrote: "I bear witness that there is no God but Allah."

When you require students to write, "I bear witness that there is no God but Allah," this is forcing the students to agree with that statement.

Let's flip the coin for a moment.

If teachers were educating students about white supremacy, would they dare have students write the white supremacist creed, "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children."

Any teacher attempting to do so would be rightfully fired.

But how is this any different than making Christian students write, "I bear witness that there is no God but Allah."

I say, there is no difference.

Perhaps the strangest, saddest and most outrageous lie being taught to students also occurred in LaPlata where students had to write that Muslim conquerors treat those whom they conquer with "tolerance, kindness and respect."

Tell that nonsense to the Yazidis in Iraq who, in 2014, had their homes pillaged, their women raped, their men tortured and killed, and those who were left alive, forced into converting into Islam and made into slaves, or sold as slaves, at the hands of ISIS.

What part of any of this is an act of "tolerance, kindness and respect?"

These Islamic lesson plans, which we are bringing to your attention today, are not about teaching children the facts of Islam. It's about indoctrination and brainwashing, conversion and proselytizing, lies and propaganda.

Jonathan Gruber, the architect of Obama Care, was confident Congress would pass the Affordable Care Act because he believed in "the stupidity of the American voter. "

But Obama Care didn't really pass because of the "stupidity of the American voter," did it?

It passed because of the stupidity of elected officials, highlighted by one of the most stupid political statements ever made by a lawmaker, Nancy Pelosi, who said, "We have to pass it to see what's in it."

We are not a stupid people. We are not ignorant. And we are not easily deceived.

And when educators come against our children and grandchildren in an effort to minimize and defame our Judeo-Christian beliefs, supplant our God and Savior with that of Allah and a false prophet, and try to force-feed children into accepting myth as a fact, rest assure parents will not only see it and know it, but they will also show these educators who really does have the stronger faith.

Click here to watch a video of the event "Islam in the Schools: A National Awakening"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4616&v=PY8SBPeDT6Y

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Enflaming the Education of a Child
By Guest Contributor Wednesday, April 19, 2017
https://clarionproject.org/enflaming-the-education-of-a-child/

"Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire." --W. B. YEATS

In the days leading up to the kick off of National Child Abuse Prevention Month (April), I was given the opportunity to view the trailer for a chilling documentary in production. It focuses on a form of child abuse that warrants sounding of the loudest alarms yet receives too little attention. Presenting stories of children actively radicalized by Islamic groups worldwide, it includes sickening images of children as young as five being taught to hate, lynch, behead and bomb, and actually carrying out heinous executions.

KiDS: How is a young child transformed into a terrorist?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d24_5ZaEEMw

KiDS Inside the Terror Factory is the latest of awareness-raising films developed by The Clarion Project, the non-profit dedicated to bringing to light the very real dangers of Islamism in America (note that I wrote Islamism, not Islam, not Muslims). Clarion also empowers moderate Muslims around the globe and regularly briefs our government's security agencies about developments and active threats in this country.

The issue they address this time is a serious humanitarian one: extremists' indoctrination of diminutive radicals-in-the-making to the most brutal beliefs and behaviors, robbing them of innocence, childhood and knowledge beyond a vile constricting ideology. As a result, the children become hateful, introverted, vengeful and ill-equipped for more than terrorism. (I apologize that I cannot now locate and properly cite the article I recently read, by someone required to view ISIS videos as part of his job. Over several months, he recognized troubling changes in himself. Increasingly irritable, then angry, he decided to stop looking at the damaging images. Think about the effect on young minds of not just looking at carnage, but actually inflicting it.)

Sadly, we have heard and read about child soldiers before, during civil wars in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in Sierra Leone and Sudan. Those young people were abducted from their homes and forced into rebel armies, presumably after having received some level of instruction in the cultural/religious standards of their societies. During training, their (good) senses had to be dulled with alcohol and hallucinogenic drugs. In the case of Islamism, children are being raised from birth to despise and seek to destroy those who don't agree with their barbaric view of life; they have never known anything else.

According to The Clarion Project, this is one of the greatest unreported human rights violations in the world, a breach of the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child no less severe than emotional and physical child abuse. Actually, it is both. And more: denial of the basic human right to an education, not an education desecrating every norm of decency and humanity, but an education as the foundation of freedom and progress for every individual, every society and the world.

I could fill this space with an elucidating collection of quotes from statesmen, authors, philosophers and religious leaders going back to the Old Testament, leaders who eloquently and pithily observed the merits and necessity of education (and that would certainly make my task easier). They wrote of education as mind opener, bridge builder, catastrophe preventer, values transmitter, life preserver, insight supplier, savagery eliminator, and soul refiner. It is (said both Mandela [Nelson] and Malala [Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist for female education the Taliban attempted to murder at age 15]) the most powerful weapon for positive change; it is the best means of protecting children against abuse.

And it was the subject of national recognition April 7, a positive bookend to my distressing introduction to the month-long focus on children's welfare. In 1978 a joint Congressional resolution established Education and Sharing Day in honor of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the last head of the Lubavitch Chabad movement (a sect of Judaism) known as the Rebbe. He devoted himself to education and promotion of social service and humanitarian aid across religious and geographical divides.

In inaugurating the Day (always scheduled on his Hebrew birthday, 11 Nisan on the Jewish calendar) with a speech titled "Education is the Cornerstone of Humanity," Rabbi Schneerson said:

"The education system must pay more attention, indeed the main attention, to the building of character, with emphasis on moral and ethical values. (Need one be reminded of what happened in our lifetime in a country that ranked among the foremost in science, technology, philosophy, etc.?) . . . . Education must put greater emphasis on the promotion of fundamental human rights and obligations of justice and morality, which are the basis of any human society, if it is to be truly human and not turn into a jungle.

"Ideally, education should lead to a world state where 'Nation shall not lift up sword against Nation, neither shall they train for war.'"

Could his message stand in greater contradistinction to the aims of Islamic extremism?

When a fire is lit in the education of a child (per Yeats), it should not be from a suicide vest, an IED (improvised explosive device) or bomb, but the result of understanding, inspiration, and passion for greater learning; it should not be a brief (and loud) flash amidst the darkness of brutality, but a lasting burn obliterating ignorance. Education makes the difference not only between savagery and soulfulness, but between stagnation (or worse, regression) and achieving one's potential.

Rabbi Schneerson spoke to this point on another occasion, during a conversation with the late Israeli diplomat, government advisor and writer Yehuda Avner. I think I originally read it in Avner's fabulous The Prime Ministers. Just as Education and Sharing Day is a national non-sectarian recognition of education's crucial role in civilized society, you don't have to be Jewish to appreciate the message; although the Rebbe referred to Torah (Bible) learning, you can read his words as applicable to learning in general.

"Imagine that you're looking at a candle," the Rebbe instructed. "What you're really seeing is a lump of wax with a thread down its middle. So when do the thread and wax become a candle? Or, in other words, when do they fulfill the purpose for which they were created? When you put a flame to the thread, then the candle becomes a candle. The wax is the body, and the wick the soul. I ignite the soul with the fire of Torah [which means teaching] and a person will then fulfill the purpose for which he or she was created."

Good education should ignite every child's wick or provide the child with the match to a rich future and ensure they are note poisoned by the toxic flames of radical Islam.

Lesli Koppelman Ross is an author, educator, community leader, volunteer, chocoholic and, now, blogger. She loves to hike and dance, cries easily, laughs frequently, and is passionate about Jewish continuity, travel and lifelong learning. This item was first published here.
http://illuminating-lives.com/education/573/
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The West Betrays the Kurds
by Giulio Meotti * May 7, 2018 at 5:00 am
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/12257/kurds-turkey-betrayal

The Western media have ignored the fate of the Kurds, the people who defeated ISIS for us.

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson tweeted, "Turkey is right to want to keep its borders secure". The West gave the Turks a green light to massacre the Kurds.

The Kurds today, like the Czechs in 1938, were sacrificed in vain. The West has betrayed the Kurds three times in the last three years. They were our ideal allies. They opened their cities, such as Erbil, to tens of thousands of Iraqi Christians expelled by ISIS from Mosul. Iraqi Kurdistan is today the only place in the Middle East, along with the State of Israel, that harbors and protects all religions and minorities.

A new "Munich Syndrome" is now looming over the West. The Kurds, if they did not deserve a state, were at least worthy of our protection, especially after helping us to stop those who slit our throats on the boulevards of Paris.

Pictured: Women fighters of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) near the town of Kobane, Syria, on June 20, 2015. (Photo by Ahmet Sik/Getty Images)
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The Kurds have a proverb: "We have no friends but the mountains". In Afrin, however, even the mountains could not protect them from the Turkish warplanes and the Islamist militias allied with Ankara. Although the videos of terrifying executions are certainly not new in the tragic war of Syria, in this instance the video was shot by a terror group operating under the command of a NATO country, Turkey.

The video shows members of Syrian militias abusing the corpse of Amina Omar, a female Kurdish fighter who was also known as "Barin Kobani". She was killed defending Afrin, a city-canton in Syria attacked by the Turkish army of Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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A Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in Britain: April 2018
by Soeren Kern
May 5, 2018 at 5:00 am

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/12252/islam-multiculturalism-britain-april

Queen Elizabeth II is a descendant of the Islamic Prophet Mohammed -- The Economist, citing the Moroccan newspaper Al-Ousboue.

Nearly two-thirds of "child" refugees who were questioned about their real age after coming to Britain were found to be adults. -- Report by David Bolt, the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration.

In 2017, there were 620 cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) just in Birmingham and environs. FGM has been illegal in the UK since 1985, but there has still not been a single successful prosecution for the offense.

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Armenian Genocide: Turkey Cracks Down
by Uzay Bulut
May 6, 2018 at 5:00 am
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/12255/armenian-genocide-turkey-cracks-down

The Christian genocide in Ottoman Turkey lasted for 10 years -- from 1913 to 1923 -- and targeted Armenian, Greek, Assyrian and other Christians. It resulted in the annihilation of around three million people. Sadly, Turkish aggression against the remaining Armenians continues.

According to Turkish myth, it was actually the "treacherous" Armenians who persecuted Turks; and the Turks were acting in self-defense to rid themselves of murderous Armenians. A widespread Turkish claim is, "They deserved it."

The lies and state propaganda, which hold the victims responsible for their own annihilation, are what enable the ongoing Turkish persecution of the country's remaining Armenians, including the conversion of their churches into mosques and the digging up of Armenian graves and churches by treasure-hunters who search for gold.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016
The 'Same God' Belief: a Fatal Heresy and a Theological Trojan Horse
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-same-god-belief-fatal-heresy-and.html

Time again for an extended refutation of the "Same God" position.

The "Same God" belief is a "Theological Trojan Horse" for Christians, as it contains within it the seeds of apostasy, and predisposes its adherents to deny Jesus Christ.

I recently enjoyed a correspondence with a fellow who goes by the name of Giorgio, and who is quite a thoughtful theological writer. He asks:

Dear Zosimas, I was reading your blog and noticed in your featured post, you refer to the "Same God Heresy" -- I assume by this you mean "Muslims and Christians worship the same God" is heretical. I was surprised to see this, since this seems contrary to what our saints have taught and also to reason (not that there is a difference, since the saints were very reasonable people).

I argue this here, if you care to look... I would be interested in hearing your opinion about it. Sincerely, Giorgio

A couple of excerpts from Giorgio's article (do read the entire piece for his closely reasoned argument):

...whoever does not know God's essence cannot love God, and it is clear that whoever does not love God cannot worship Him. But whoever does know God's essence can, to at least a certain extent, love God and in this way be said to worship Him.

By essence we mean that which makes God, God. But God is not God in virtue of being triune, or in virtue of being omnipotent, but by the fact that there is no distinction between His existence and His essence. For this reason, when Moses asks God who He is, God responds by saying: I am The One Who Is (Exodus 3:14, LXX).

This is not to say that God being triune, His omnipotence, or His holiness are mere accidents, but rather properties which flow from His essence without being included in it, as St. John Damascene says in the fourth chapter of his exposition on the Orthodox faith:

"All that we can affirm concerning God does not show forth God's nature, but only the qualities of His nature. For when you speak of Him as good, and just, and wise, and so forth, you do not tell God's nature but only the qualities of His nature. "

Now since Muslims generally acknowledge that God is He Who Is, they therefore grasp His essence and so can be said to know Him and worship Him.

Like Muslims, the pagans were unaware of the Trinity, yet St. Paul did not say [in Acts 17:22-23] they worshipped a different God, but rather applauded them for worshipping God to the best of their abilities. The Apostle writes elsewhere:

"For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made "(Romans 1:20).

Here he clearly states that one may attain knowledge of God without revelation -- therefore Muslims can be said to have some knowledge of God and worship Him. This is also clear from what St. John Damascene writes about knowledge of God's existence and essence in the beginning of his exposition on the Orthodox faith, especially when he says in the eighth chapter that: We believe, then, in One God ... believed in and ministered to by all rational creation.

First of all, it is not clear that in Islam there is any sense of "loving" God, hence some of the terminology used is wholly inappropriate to an honest discussion of Islam and Allah. In Islam, Allah is classically presented as being so "other", so utterly transcendent and beyond, that he is ultimately beyond the grasp of humans to know him, let alone love him. Islam calls man to be slaves of Allah, not to love him.

Secondly, there is no consistent, universal teaching of the saints in the Orthodox Church on the god of Islam being the same as the True God who sent His Only Begotten Son into the world for our salvation. In fact, a few quick quotes makes clear that several great Fathers of the Church seem to repudiate the "Same God" position:

"It is true that Muhammad started from the east and came to the west, as the sun travels from east to west. Nevertheless he came with war, knives, pillaging, forced enslavement, murders, and acts that are not from the good God but instigated by the chief manslayer, the devil." -- St. Gregory Palamas (14th c.)

"...the vengeful and God-hating Saracens, the abomination of desolation clearly foretold to us by the prophets, overrun the places which are not allowed to them, plunder cities, devastate fields, burn down villages, set on fire the holy churches, overturn the sacred monasteries... Moreover, they are raised up more and more against us and increase their blasphemy of Christ and the church, and utter wicked blasphemies against God." -- St. Sophronius of Jerusalem

St John of Damascus writes very strongly against Islam and Muhammad at the start of his section on the new religion in his Fount of Knowledge, which leaves it open to debate as to whether or not he would agree with my description of the Same God position as a heresy. Indeed, in our time, it may need to be defined in Council as a heresy, due to the danger it poses to the faithful who carelessly adhere to it.:

"There is also the superstition of the Ishmaelites which to this day prevails and keeps people in error, being a forerunner of the Antichrist... From that time to the present a false prophet named Mohammed has appeared in their midst..."

More recently, St Ignatius Brianchaninov in the 19th century warned against the teaching, co-inherent wth the Same God Heresy, that virtuous Muslims will be saved:

"Christians! Know Christ! -- Witness that you don't know Him, that you denied him in claiming the possibility of salvation without Him for some kind of virtue! Claiming the possibility of salvation without belief in Christ denies Him and, maybe not consciously, falls into the grave sin of blasphemy... And namely for these virtues you like... the Muslims!

"To them, though it were repudiation of Christ, you want to give salvation."

"Truth is one, that which contradicts and negates truth is a lie, and respect for a lie is contempt for the truth." - New Martyr Fr. Daniil Sysoev of Moscow(€2009)

Perhaps my favorite quote is from Fr George Maximov, co-laborer and friend of New Martyr Fr. Daniil Sysoev of Moscow, (€2009) who openly debated with Muslims, converting some eighty -- including many extremists Wahhabis -- to the Orthodox Faith in Christ, and was ultimately killed by a Muslim because he was advancing the Gospel among them:

Among those who call themselves Orthodox, I have met such strange people who say that Fr. Daniel should not preach to Muslims, that one must respect their religion, and that there is no benefit from his preaching.

But Fr. Daniel thought, as did the Lord, the Apostles, and all the saints, that one must respect mistaken people but not their mistakes.

Truth is one, that which contradicts and negates truth is a lie, and respect for a lie is contempt for the truth.

Affirming the "Same God" teaching is a form of "respecting their religion," and is a hindrance to sharing the Gospel of Life with Muslims, as it relieves them of any sense of urgency or even the need for repentance and turning to Jesus Christ. Why would a believing Christian want to withhold eternal life from a Muslim by affirming their false belief in a false god?

Secondly, in response to Giorgio's presentation, for all his nuanced discussion about God's "existence", "essence" and "properties", all he has shown is that Muslims acknowledge that there is a God. But it is a huge leap to therefore conclude:

Now since Muslims generally acknowledge that God is He Who Is, they therefore grasp His essence and so can be said to know Him and worship Him.

The simplest acknowledgement that a Creator God Exists reveals nothing about the nature of that "God." One cannot make a leap from "acknowledging that God is He Who Is" to a truth claim that Islam "grasps His essence."

If we consider the "essence" (Greek: ousios) of God as was dealt with by the Fathers of the first three Ecumenical Councils, we see that the Orthodox understanding was clearly that Jesus Christ, the Son and Word of the Father, was of the "Same Essence" -- "homoousios" -- specific language which was employed in the Creed: "Light of Light, True God of True God, of one essence with the Father".

I submit that these same early Church Fathers would conclude that Allah could not possibly be of the "Same Essence" as the Father or the Son, due to all that has been revealed about Allah. By all of its holy texts, by the example of its founder, and by the manner in which Islam has treated non-Muslims for fourteen centuries, it is clear that Islam has a "grasp" on a very different "god" with a very different "essence".

Furthermore, we must assert that the Trinitarian nature of God -- One God in Three Persons in a Communion of perfect Oneness, of One Essence -- is Who God Is. There was never a time when the Son (or Word) was not, or when the Holy Spirit was not. The Trinity is Who God Is, from before and beyond all time.

Therefore, when Giorgio writes,

This is not to say that God being triune, His omnipotence, or His holiness are mere accidents, but rather properties which flow from His essence without being included in it,

he is wrongly describing the Triune Nature of God as a mere "property" which "flows from his essence." Indeed, the quote he provides from St John of Damascus does not include God's Triune Nature in his list of "the qualities of God's nature", because God is Triune By Nature. God's Trinitarian Nature is not a "quality of His nature", it is before and is the source of all His qualities.:

"All that we can affirm concerning God does not show forth God's nature, but only the qualities of His nature. For when you speak of Him as good, and just, and wise, and so forth, you do not tell God's nature but only the qualities of His nature. "

To make my case, I have compiled a number of my previous writings from my book and blog, which I present below in the hopes it will help some readers repent of the pernicious Same God Heresy, and may even help lead some Muslim readers to abandon their false religion, false prophet and false god, that they may come to know Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit and inherit eternal life.

This should always be our prayer, that our Muslim neighbors may be set free from spiritual darkness, delusion and deception, "That they may come to know the only True God, and Jesus Christ whom He has sent" (JN 17:3). Amen.

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Dear Giorgio,

Thanks very much for your email. I appreciated reading your own article, which I think benefits from the "disputed question" method you used. However, I notice that you do not mention anywhere Islam's commands regarding unbelievers, nor very many other specific aspects of Islamic doctrine, nor its treatment of Christians as unbelievers from its earliest days, but rather present a more high-level, "pure" theological discussion. These are excellent considerations, and I think Fr Lawrence Farley grapples with these same issues in his excellent article to which you referred in your initial email to me.

I wrestle with the Same God question in my book, Facing Islam. And over the 5+ years of my blog have returned to the question many times. I am aware of the writings of several of the Church Fathers, and cite many of them in both my book and blog. Of course, all such discussion is in the realm of "theologoumenon".

For myself, I do not hesitate to adopt a deliberately polarizing position by my explicit coining of the term "Same God Heresy," in spite of any apparent disagreement with some writings of the Church Fathers or contemporary Christian writers. The term itself is intended to have a bracing pedagogic effect, as I believe it is immensely -- even eternally -- important for Christians NOT to subscribe to the Same God position.

The Same God position has been a dogma of Islamic theology from its inception, as seen in Muhammad's own attempts to validate his claim to be a prophet and be recognized as such by Jews and Christians -- or else. The Same God teaching is likewise essential to Islamic dawah, proselytizing.

But the Same God position is most definitely not a dogmatic teaching of Orthodox Christian theology - thank God. As I state in an excerpt below, I consider the "Same God" position to be a "Theological Trojan Horse" for Christians, as it contains within it the seeds of apostasy.

If I had to sum up my argument in a single sentence, it might be as follows:

"Allah's self-revelation through Muhammad reveals him as completely opposed to the True God's self-revelation through the incarnation of Jesus Christ."

Can anyone deny this statement in any meaningful way? This assertion leads to numerous expositions.

One way I have chosen to explore this is in my article, "Can There Have Been Two Annunciations?" Basically, in this article my approach is ontological, by which I mean to say, if we accept that Islam began as a result of revelations given to Muhammad, then is the source of those revelations the same as the source of the Christian revelation, i.e., the Incarnation? That is at the core of my consideration of the issue.

Put another way: There is clearly a spiritual power behind Islam. What is the source of that power? Is it the same as the power behind the Christian revelation and the Church? How could anyone convincingly claim that it is?

The Wheat and the Tares

For me, perhaps the strongest refutation of the Same God position comes from one of the Lord's parables.

Another parable He put forth to them, saying: "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. 26 But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. 27 So the servants of the owner came and said to him, 'Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?' 28 He said to them, 'An enemy has done this.' The servants said to him, 'Do you want us then to go and gather them up?' 29 But he said, 'No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them.30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, "First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn."'"

36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him, saying, "Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field."

37 He answered and said to them: "He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man.38 The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. 39 The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. 40 Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. 41 The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, 42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear! (Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43)

In my read of this parable, the tares, or weeds, those similar in basic appearance and general (monotheistic) belief to Christians, can easily be understood as followers of Muhammad, who claimed to bring the "Religion of Peace", yet who (with his followers) used warfare to expand its reach, condemns and persecutes Christians, denies Jesus Christ, is possessed of deeply disturbing immoral positions regarding treatment of women, children, unbelievers, apostates, etc., and produces nothing good for humanity and no eternal harvest for the Father.

Regarding the "weeds" of Islam, it can rightly be said that Muhammad and his followers fulfill Christ's prophetic word to His disciples:

"The time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God" (JN 16:2).

Who sowed the bad seed among the wheat? As the Lord has the landowner say in the parable, "An enemy has done this." The bad seeds, the tares, were sown by the enemy, the wicked one.

Put another way, our duty as Christians is to be the best "wheat" possible so that we will be gathered into the Lord's barn at the time of the harvest.

Our job is NOT to make the weeds feel good about themselves by telling them they are just like us, i.e., that they have the same sower, since clearly an enemy has sown them. Rather we may be able to be good servants (mixing our parable metaphors a bit) and with God's help convert some weeds into wheat. "By all possible means save some!"

But the heart of it for Christians is to be true to Jesus Christ, to be good wheat. Not to lie to ourselves and others about the weeds. Love the weeds by telling the truth, and perhaps they will choose to become wheat also. That is the mystery deep behind this parable, that the weeds can change...

Ominously, so might the wheat, especially if it identifies with the weeds too much.

Of course, no parable should be forced or applied too literally, but when one looks at the Koran, the hadiths and life of Muhammad, the doctrines and history of Islam and how it has spread, at all the distortions contained within it, is not Islam a useless and even hostile weed compared with the Christian Faith? How could a Christian possibly believe or claim otherwise, without denying Jesus Christ?

Below are some excerpts from my book, and from a recent series of articles I posted last Winter which elaborate on my view.

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Excerpt from my book, Facing Islam (as posted here - much more in the full post and the book):

Here is an excerpt from the conclusion of my chapter, 'Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God?', which features an extensive quote from Dr Mark Durie's book, Revelation - Do We Worship the Same God? (now revised and re-published under the title Which God? Jesus, Holy Spirit, God in Christianity and Islam):

[The Muslim position is expressed] in this quote from Shamim A. Siddiqi, author of the Muslim proselytizing guide, Methodology of Dawah:

"Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad were all prophets of Islam. Islam is the common heritage of the Judeo-Christian-Muslim community of America, and establishing the kingdom of God on earth is the joint responsibility of all three Abrahamic faiths. Islam was the din (faith, way of life) of both Jews and Christians, who later lost it through human innovations. Now the Muslims want to remind their Jewish and Christian brothers and sisters of their original din. These are the facts of history." (Shamim A. Siddiqi, Letter to the Editor, Daniel Pipes, February 2002)

To assess this blasphemous Islamic revisionist teaching, we offer the following passages by Dr. Mark Durie, to whose insightful work, Revelation? Do We Worship the Same God?, we have already referred in elucidating key points in this chapter:

"This historical negationism -- appearing to affirm Christianity and Judaism whilst in fact rejecting and supplanting them -- is a lynchpin of Muslim apologetics. What is being affirmed is in fact neither Christianity nor Judaism, but Jesus as a prophet of Islam, Abraham as a Muslim, Moses as a Muslim, etc. This is intended to lead to 'reversion' of Christians and Jews to Islam, which is what Siddiqi refers to when he speaks of 'the joint responsibility' of Jews and Christians to establish 'the Kingdom of God'. By this he is asserting that American Christians and Jews should embrace Islam and work together to establish Sharia law and the dominance of Islam in the United States.

A Different Gospel

"Paul, in his letter to the Galatians, warns believers of the danger of abandoning the Gospel of Jesus Christ:

'I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel -- which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the Gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be anathema!' (Gal 1:6-8).

"It is quite clear that the Injil, as described by the Koran, is nothing but a 'different gospel'. The prophet Isa (Jesus) of the Koran is a product of fable, imagination and ignorance. When Muslims venerate this Isa, they are far removed from Yeshua, the Jesus of the Bible and of history... For most faithful Muslims Isa is the only Jesus they know. But if you accept this Muslim 'Jesus', and his 'gospel', then you also accept the Koran, and you accept Islam...

"By Islamicising [the true Jesus of the Gospels, the Jesus of history] and making of him a Muslim prophet who preached the Koran, Islamic orthodoxy would destroy Christianity and take over its history. It does the same to Judaism...

"The traditional Islamic view is that if you want to know what the God of the Bible is like, then read the Koran. Not only must Muslims believe that 'we worship the same God', but this message is always a central component of the presentation of Islam to Christians and Jews.

"[This message] provides the lynchpin of Muslims' efforts to convert the 'People of the Book' to the faith of Muhammad. In addition, this belief, once accepted, can lead Christians to support Islamic perspectives in ways other than conversion. For example, embracing this Islamic doctrine wins a measure of respect and even support for Islam from Christians." (Durie, Revelation, pp 50-51, 75-76.)

The god of this world would like nothing better than to lull unsuspecting Christians into accepting the lie that the "god" of Islam is the same as the True God proclaimed and worshipped in the fullness of Orthodox Christianity. This is the cornerstone of Islam's mission (dawah) to co-opt, undermine and weaken Christianity, and ultimately convert the "People of the Book" to its false religion.

The Same God Heresy is thus a Theological Trojan Horse, putting forth a Different Gospel and a False Jesus, and containing within it forces that would nullify, neuter and eventually destroy Christianity... (Facing Islam, pp 84-86.)

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In my book, Facing Islam, I also adapt a lesson from the Sayings of the Desert Fathers which directly bears on this all important issue:

The significance of this question of religious dialogue and how it bears on our eternal salvation might best be conveyed through the story of a poor disciple of one of the fathers of the Egyptian desert, St. Paisius the Great (June 19), to emphasize the grave danger of carelessly entering into a discussion with someone of another faith:

Once a disciple of his was walking to a city in Egypt to sell his handiwork. On the way he met a Jew who, seeing his simplicity, began to deceive him, saying: "O beloved, why do you believe in a simple, crucified man, when he was not at all the awaited Messiah? Another is to come, but not he." The disciple, being weak in mind and simple in heart, allowed himself to say, "Perhaps what you say is correct." When he returned to the desert, St Paisius turned away from him and would not speak a single word to him. Finally, after the disciple's long entreaty, the Saint said to him, "Who are you? I do not know you. This disciple of mine was a Christian and had upon him the grace of Baptism, but you are not such a one; if you are actually my disciple, then the grace of Baptism has left you and the image of a Christian has been removed."

The disciple confessed with tears his encounter, and the words he spoke, "Perhaps what you say is correct." Whereupon St. Paisius sternly admonished him, and wanted to send him away from the desert:

"O wretched one! What could be worse and more foul than such words, by which you renounced Christ and His divine Baptism?... Your name is written with those who have renounced Christ, and together with them you will receive judgment and torments."

At the disciple's pitiable entreaties, St. Paisius went into seclusion to pray for the Lord to restore to him the grace of Baptism. Having received assurance from the Lord that his prayers had been heard, he returned and warned his disciple in no uncertain terms:

"O child, give glory and thanksgiving to Christ God together with me, for the unclean, blasphemous spirit has departed from you, and in his place the Holy Spirit has descended upon you, restoring to you the grace of Baptism. And so, guard yourself now, lest out of sloth and carelessness the nets of the enemy should fall upon you again and, having sinned, you should inherit the fire of gehenna."

We should not discount the truths revealed in the lives of the Desert Fathers which speak of such dangers, especially when our Lord Himself warned us that we shall have to give an account for every idle word (cf. Mt 12:36). Our Lord also warned us, "Whoever is ashamed of Me and of My words in this sinful and adulterous generation, of him the Son of Man shall be ashamed when He comes in His glory with the holy angels" (Lk 9:26, Mk 8:38). With the postmodern, relativistic cultural climate already exerting relentless pressure for the acceptance of all manner of religious beliefs as being equally valid, the temptation for a Christian to either understate his own faith, or overstate his tolerance of a diametrically opposed religious view is both subtle and all-pervasive...

In Baptism we have mystically "put on Christ" and become clothed in and identified with Him (Gal. 3:27). As "Christ-bearers" we are called not to "dialogue" with non-Christians [nor to preach that they too worship the Same God], but to bear witness before them of the Life in Christ, to confess before them the True Faith in Christ Jesus. Worshipping the Holy Trinity in Spirit and in Truth (Jn 4:23), speaking the Truth in love (Eph 4:15), and if need be dying for the Truth, is not merely commanded us for our own salvation, but to manifest God's will, that we might make real the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to others, regardless of whether or not it offends them or exposes their beliefs as false.

This is the "good confession" which we are called to make, which our Lord Jesus Christ Himself made before Pontius Pilate (1 Tim 6:13). By God's grace may we become good confessors for Christ!

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The Orthodox Christian Baptism service implicitly makes clear that the god of Islam is a false god, not the same True God. From Facing Islam, pp 48-50:

[God the Father] draws to Jesus Christ all who truly seek the One True God, all who hear His voice (cf. Jn 3:21, 10:27). Thus we gain some sense of the mystery of the human heart and whether it desires to know the True God, and to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. This is in harmony with the teaching of the "Seeds of the Logos" as articulated by St. Justin the Philosopher, and with this we understand how it is that there can be fragments, hints, echoes of truth in a wide array of religions, and likewise how it is that the Gospel of Jesus Christ can resonate even within the heart of one mired in a false religion, and lead that person out of darkness into the wondrous light of the Son of God. This is how the Orthodox missionary finds words and means by which to express the Gospel so that the hearer may be able to receive it.

The hearer does not by turning to Christ better understand the (false) god he had been worshipping, nor would we say that he merely had a wrong conception of the True God. Such weak descriptors betray a modern rationalism, and do not speak to the deep, profound change -- metanoia -- which occurs within the human heart when it responds to Christ. If hamartia means to "miss the mark" and to commit sin, then we may safely say that those who are not worshipping the True God are not even aimed at the correct target. Rather, the newly called realizes he has been in spiritual deception, repents, turns away from the false god, the false idol, and turns towards the One True God by embracing the Word of God, the God-Man Jesus Christ.

This mystery of conversion finds expression in the Orthodox Baptism Service, where the priest offers the following prayer for the candidate for illumination:

"In your name, O God of Truth... I lay my hand on your servant who has been found worthy to seek salvation in your Holy Name and protection under the shelter of your wings. Banish from him the error of old, fill him with faith and hope in you... so that he might know that you are the only true God... "

Following this, the prayers of exorcism involve the one approaching for illumination to three times "renounce satan, all his works, all his worship, all his angels, all his service and all his pride," and to "breathe and spit upon him." This is not fanciful language nor poetic imagery, but speaks of profound spiritual realities. Regardless of what [non-Trinitarian Christian] spiritual tradition the convert comes from, the Sacrament of Baptism affirms that the convert had emphatically not been worshipping the One True God, but now at last is turning towards Him.

Let us return briefly to the commandment from the LORD: "You shall have no other gods before me." There are "other gods" in the cosmos. Scripture is quite clear on this point: "The gods of the nations are demons." This is what the Apostles preached, and what has been preached by Orthodox missionaries from Saints Cyril and Methodius to Saints Herman and Innocent, down through those of our own age, as evidenced in two key passages:

"[We] preach to you that you should turn from these useless things to the living God, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and all things that are in them, who in bygone generations allowed all nations to walk in their own ways" (Acts 14:15-16).

"The things which the gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons" (1 Cor 10:20).

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Excerpts from the "Same God Heresy" Series. (The full articles can be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5)
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-same-god-heresy-gateway-to-apostasy.html
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-same-god-heresy-gateway-to-apostasy_30.html
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-same-god-heresy-gateway-to-apostasy.html
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2016/03/the-same-god-heresy-part-4-end-of-days.html

...The first problem for a Christian who affirms that Muslims worship the same God, is that such a Christian has to contend with the Koran, which Muslims believe to be the unalterable, eternal words of God, revealed to Muhammad alone, which pre-existed in heaven before all eternity.

Allah in the Koran explicitly condemns the foundational truths of the Christian Way, calls Christians "blasphemers" and "deluded", and pronounces curses on Christians:

The similitude of Isa [Jesus] before God is as that of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him: "Be": And he was. (Sura 3:59)

Say not "Trinity": desist: It will be better for you: For God is One God: Glory be to Him: (Far Exalted is He) above having a son. . . . (Sura 4:173)

In blasphemy indeed are those that say that God is Christ the Son of Mary. (Sura 5:19)

They do blaspheme who say: "God is Christ the son of Mary . . ." They do blaspheme who say: God is one of three in a Trinity: for there is no god except One God. If they desist not from their word (of blasphemy), verily a grievous penalty will befall the blasphemers among them (Sura 5:75,78)

Christ the son of Mary was no more than an Apostle; many were the apostles that passed away before him. His mother was a woman of truth. They had both to eat their (daily) food. See how God doth make His Signs clear to them; yet see in what ways they are deluded away from the truth! (Sura 5:78)

The Jews call 'Uzair a son of God, and the Christians call Christ the Son of God. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the Unbelievers of old used to say. God's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth! (Sura 9:30)

In fact, they never killed him, they never crucified him -- they were made to think that they did. All factions who are disputing in this matter are full of doubt concerning this issue. They possess no knowledge; they only conjecture. For certain, they never killed him. (Sura 4:157)

Just to recap the above, the Koran -- Allah, that is -- insists:

Jesus is like Adam, mere man created from dust.

God is too exalted to have a son.

Christians are blasphemers for confessing Jesus Christ as Son of God.

Christians are blasphemers for confessing the Holy Trinity.

Because Christians are blasphemers, a "grievous penalty" will befall them.

Christians are "deluded away from truth" when they confess Jesus Christ as Son of God.

Because Christians are blasphemers and deluded away from the truth, "God's curse be upon them."

Oh, and furthermore, Allah claims Jesus was never crucified.

All this condemnation of Christian dogma and calling down curses upon Christians comes forth in supposed direct -- word-for-word literal -- revelations from the True God.

Now, if Muslims and Christians worship the same God, then Allah = God. Yet Allah explicitly condemns Christian dogma, curses Christians and denies historical fact...

It is interesting that Allah goes to such lengths to condemn Christian teaching, even denying the historical fact of Jesus' crucifixion, which was written about not merely by the authors of the gospels and the New Testament letters, but also by 1st century Jewish and Roman historians who drew on non-Christian contemporaneous sources to pen their accounts. This alone should cast doubt on the reliability of the Koran (which gets all sorts of historical facts mixed up and confused).

As seen in the above, Christianity and Islam cannot both be true. The Allah of Islam is directly, and in a specific, vigorous manner, opposed to the Christian God.

Put another way, Allah's self-revelation through Muhammad reveals him as completely opposed to the True God's self-revelation through the incarnation of Jesus Christ.

These are not obscure theological points, they are foundational principles in Islamic faith, prayer and practice.

The Return of Jesus in Christianity and Islam

Traditional Christians believe that this same risen and glorified Jesus will return at the end of this age to usher in his kingdom, after which the destiny of mankind as children of God will be fully revealed.

This is set forth in a simple way in the Nicene Creed: "He shall come again in glory, to judge the living and the dead, whose kingdom shall have no end." What will this kingdom be like? John relates the vision given him in Revelation 21:

And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God... Then He who sat on the throne said to me... "He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son..."

Yet this is a great mystery, beyond our comprehension; we are reminded by the apostle Paul that "eye has not seen, nor ear heard..."

Jesus himself likened the rewards for the faithful to be like a ruler who gives his servants money to trade with while he is on a long journey. When he returns, one has increased the gift tenfold, another five, another was a coward and lazy, and hid the money in the ground until his master's return. To the ones who increased their gift, their master puts them in charge of "many things" (in Matthew 25; in Luke 19 it reads "cities"). So there is a great reward but also further growth for the faithful.

Of course, much is made of the 72 virgins awaiting faithful Muslim men (guaranteed to those who die while waging jihad). [2] In comparison, Jesus says about the age to come, "In the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven" (MT 22:30). (Little more need be said of the Islamic belief, or I would be guilty of crass ridicule.)

Regarding the Second Coming, Islam also teaches that Jesus (the Muslim Prophet Isa) isto return, but this Muslim Jesus has quite a different purpose from the Christian one.

In the Islamic teaching, Isa will come to condemn the Christians' misunderstanding of him as divine and to literally destroy Christianity and judge all non-Muslims; the Koran universally brands all unbelievers as "the vilest of creatures" (Sura 98:6). The Prophet Isa will be a "good Muslim," and will direct his followers to the Mahdi, the Muslim messiah, before taking a subservient position somewhat behind the Mahdi:

Isa will "fight the people for the cause of Islam. He will break the cross, kill the swine and abolish jizya" and establish the rule of Allah throughout the world (Hadith from Sunan Abu Dawud, Book of Battles, 37:4310).

The Jews are likewise marked for destruction. Islam's long history of anti-semitism finds full expression in the Koran itself, where Jews are described as being made into apes and swine (5:60, 2:65, 7:166), are eternally cursed (2:61, 3:112) and damned to hellfire (4:55, 5:29, 98:6, 58:14-19), unless they understand their faith and embrace Islam (3:113); the Islamic end times scenario is every bit as ruthless towards Jews as it is towards Christians, as this hadith demonstrates:

Mohammed said in his Hadith: "The Hour [Day of Resurrection] will not arrive until you fight the Jews, [until a Jew will hide behind a rock or tree] and the rock and the tree will say: Oh Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him!" (Sahih Muslim, 41:6985. This is a favorite among jihadists and zealous imams.)

This thread of Islamic invective against Christians and Jews is not some arcane theological reference shrouded in the mists of time and known only to Muslim jurists, imams and historians, but is rather active and woven into the daily prayers offered by pious Muslims all over the world. As we saw in Part 2 of this 'Same God' series, the first sura of the Koran, called al-Fatihah, 'The Opening', refers in its final two verses to the Christians and the Jews, condemning them for abandoning Islam and being "led astray."

We might be inclined to simply ignore such koranic texts, were it not for the dozens of others which command Muslims to openly fight against Christians and Jews. When these commands are joined with eschatological promises, these jihad commands become especially powerful.

Back to the Same God Question

In Part 2 of this series, I emphasized that we must look at who (or Who) is behind the Koran:
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-same-god-heresy-gateway-to-apostasy_30.html

Because it is Allah speaking in and through the Koran, therefore Christian apologists for the Same God position cannot hide behind the relativistic, academic "different conceptions of God" curtain. That is ducking the question. Who is the "man behind the curtain?" Who is the BEING behind the revelation which makes those pronouncements? This is the dilemma of the Same God position. If the Koran is a revealed text, who is the WHO behind the text?

When it comes to Islamic eschatology and the ultimate goal of jihad, we see again the primacy of this question. Who is the source of Islam's end times doctrine? As we have noted, Muslims claim to worship the Same God as Christians, but insist that Christians have gone astray, corrupted our scriptures, committed blasphemy, shirk, etc. William Kilpatrick, in an important recent article, Was Muhammad a False Prophet?, sums it up as follows:

Muhammad's purpose in introducing Jesus into the Koran is to discredit the Christian claim that he is divine in order to enhance Muhammad's claim to prophethood... Whatever Muhammad's motivation, the fact is that the Jesus of the gospels and the Jesus of the Koran are irreconcilable. How can both revelations possibly be from the same God? If Christ is God, then the Koranic account is a false account and Muhammad is a false prophet.

We reach the same conclusion from comparing the radically opposite end times teachings of Islam and Christianity, which rest on the radically opposite views of Jesus. Such radically opposed eschatological goals, such radically different views of Jesus, could not issue forth from the same God.

An Arrow to its Target

Perhaps a metaphor might describe it best.

Christianity and Islam both claim to know the ultimate goal (God), and can instruct and guide the disciple in ordering their life so as to reach the goal, like an archer aiming at his target.

Yet everything Islam teaches about its target, its goal, is the complete opposite, radically opposed to, what the Christian faith teaches about its target. Does it really make sense to say that the targets are really one and the same, it's just that the two faiths have different views of the target?

Yet this cannot be. If a Christian followed the teachings of Islam, he would completely miss his target and eventually could no longer be called a Christian. Indeed, he would ultimately find himself committing jihad against his former fellow Christians.

Likewise, if a Muslim aimed at the Christian target, he would be seen a blasphemer in the eyes of Islam, and would be subject to Islam's death penalty for apostasy.

Interestingly, the Greek word for "sin" most often used in the New Testament, hamartia, means "to miss the mark," and describes well the phenomenon of sin: falling short, not being aimed properly at the target, failing to attain the goal.

There is a certain sense of hamartia -- of "missing the mark" -- in the word apostasy, which means a falling away, though apostasy indicates primarily a failure to stand within the truth, a failure to remain upright. Both these words can help us in warning Christians against well intentioned but misguided efforts to be too inclusive, too tolerant and politically correct when speaking of Islam and relating to Muslims.

When a Christian affirms the Same God position, he implicitly allies himself with Islam, even though the latter has a polar opposite target and goal. To return to the quote from Mark Durie which I cited at the beginning of Part 1 of this series:
http://facingislam.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-same-god-heresy-gateway-to-apostasy.html

[This 'Same God' message] provides the lynchpin of Muslims' efforts to convert the 'People of the Book' to the faith of Muhammad. In addition, this belief, once accepted, can lead Christians to support Islamic perspectives in ways other than conversion. For example, embracing this Islamic doctrine wins a measure of respect and even support for Islam from Christians.

The Same God claim is an Islamic doctrine, not a Christian belief. Christians who affirm it are advancing the Islamic narrative, aiding Islamic dawah, and aligning with Islam's eschatological goals.

By affirming the Same God claim, they are tacitly affirming the Islamic view of Jesus, and are essentially saying they would rather side with Muslims than with Jesus at his return.

Excerpts from the "Same God Heresy" Series. (The full articles can be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-same-god-heresy-gateway-to-apostasy.html
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-same-god-heresy-gateway-to-apostasy_30.html
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-same-god-heresy-gateway-to-apostasy.html
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2016/03/the-same-god-heresy-part-4-end-of-days.html
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Friday, January 29, 2016
The Same-God Heresy: Gateway to Apostasy (Part 1)
Introduction: An Epistemological Malady
by Ralph H. Sidway
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-same-god-heresy-gateway-to-apostasy.html
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/01/the-same-god-question-part-1

Professor Larycia Hawkins
I am thankful for Rod Dreher's December 17, 2015 post, "Muslim God, Christian God", even if I am deeply saddened by it.

Dreher is grappling with one of the most important questions of our age, prompted by Wheaton College's suspension of a professor over this very question. Dreher cites Wheaton's statement:

On December 15, 2015, Wheaton College placed Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Larycia Hawkins on paid administrative leave in order to give more time to explore theological implications of her recent public statements concerning Christianity and Islam...

[Her] recently expressed views, including that Muslims and Christians worship the same God, appear to be in conflict with the College's Statement of Faith.

And so, we launch into the theological deep-end, with the "Same God" question finally being brought out into the public square. You can read the whole thing, which for all its obvious sincerity is hopelessly muddled, but I think that's part of Dreher's point.

I commend Dreher for his honesty, especially this section (emphasis added):

To be honest, I've never thought at all about whether Muslims pray to the same God as Christians. The Catholic Church teaches that they do, and that was my belief when I was a Catholic, though I never gave it a minute's thought. I don't know what I believe now, to be honest. We know that Muslims do not pray to the Holy Trinity -- but this is also true of Jews.

Don't Christians (most Christians) believe that Jews pray to the one true God, even if they have an imperfect understanding of His nature? If this is true for Jews, why not also for Muslims, who clearly adhere to an Abrahamic religion? This is why my tendency is to assume that Muslims do pray to the one true God, even though they have a radically impaired view of Him.

But how far do we go with that?

How far indeed!

The Church Fathers would have plenty to say about this, including a vigorous denial -- based on the Scriptures -- of the statement that Islam is an "Abrahamic religion."

More from Dreher:

I'm not sure what I think. I mean, I assume, in charity, that people who intend their prayers to be to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are praying to the true God, whatever they lack in theological understanding. But again, I've not given this much thought.

How about you?...

Again, I appreciate Rod Dreher's honesty, and I think a great many people are in the same boat as he. They don't know what they think, and have never given it much thought.

Dreher confesses one or the other epistemological malady five times. For sincere Christians in our age of apostasy and political correctness to not have ever thought about the "Same God" issue, and to not be sure what they think about it, is deeply, deeply troubling.

Thankfully, Dreher asks on his blog, "How about you?" Rather than try to cram some thoughts into a comment box competing with 204 others, I decided to put some effort into this, especially as my book deals with the "Same God" question at some length.

The answer to this question has, I believe, eternal implications, which is why I opened Chapter 1 of my book, Facing Islam -- On Religious Dialogue -- with this quote:

"Can any one of us be silent if he sees that many of his brethren simultaneously are walking along a path that leads them and their flock to a disastrous precipice through their unwitting loss of Orthodoxy?"

-- Metropolitan Philaret of the Russian Church Abroad, 1969

Next up, Part 2: Allah's Theological Jihad against Christianity
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Saturday, January 30, 2016
The Same-God Heresy: Gateway to Apostasy (Part 2)
Allah's Theological Jihad against Christianity
http://facingislam.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-same-god-heresy-gateway-to-apostasy_30.html
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/01/the-same-god-question-part-2

by Ralph H. Sidway
Continued from Part 1
Excerpts from the "Same God Heresy" Series. (The full articles can be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-same-god-heresy-gateway-to-apostasy.html
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-same-god-heresy-gateway-to-apostasy_30.html
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-same-god-heresy-gateway-to-apostasy.html
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2016/03/the-same-god-heresy-part-4-end-of-days.html

The Koran: words against the Word.

The first problem for a Christian who affirms that Muslims worship the same God, is that such a Christian has to contend with the Koran, which Muslims believe to be the unalterable, eternal words of God, revealed to Muhammad alone, which pre-existed in heaven before all eternity.

Allah in the Koran explicitly condemns the foundational truths of the Christian Way, calls Christians "blasphemers" and "deluded", and pronounces curses on Christians:

The similitude of Isa [Jesus] before God is as that of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him: "Be": And he was. (Sura 3:59)

Say not "Trinity": desist: It will be better for you: For God is One God: Glory be to Him: (Far Exalted is He) above having a son. . . . (Sura 4:173)

In blasphemy indeed are those that say that God is Christ the Son of Mary. (Sura 5:19)

They do blaspheme who say: "God is Christ the son of Mary . . ." They do blaspheme who say: God is one of three in a Trinity: for there is no god except One God. If they desist not from their word (of blasphemy), verily a grievous penalty will befall the blasphemers among them (Sura 5:75,78)

Christ the son of Mary was no more than an Apostle; many were the apostles that passed away before him. His mother was a woman of truth. They had both to eat their (daily) food. See how God doth make His Signs clear to them; yet see in what ways they are deluded away from the truth! (Sura 5:78)

The Jews call 'Uzair a son of God, and the Christians call Christ the Son of God. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the Unbelievers of old used to say. God's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth! (Sura 9:30)

In fact, they never killed him, they never crucified him -- they were made to think that they did. All factions who are disputing in this matter are full of doubt concerning this issue. They possess no knowledge; they only conjecture. For certain, they never killed him. (Sura 4:157)

Just to recap the above, the Koran -- Allah, that is -- insists:

Jesus is like Adam, mere man created from dust.

God is too exalted to have a son.

Christians are blasphemers for confessing Jesus Christ as Son of God.

Christians are blasphemers for confessing the Holy Trinity.

Because Christians are blasphemers, a "grievous penalty" will befall them.

Christians are "deluded away from truth" when they confess Jesus Christ as Son of God.

Because Christians are blasphemers and deluded away from the truth, "God's curse be upon them."

Oh, and furthermore, Allah claims Jesus was never crucified.

All this condemnation of Christian dogma and calling down curses upon Christians comes forth in supposed direct -- word-for-word literal -- revelations from the True God.

Now, if Muslims and Christians worship the same God, then Allah = God. Yet Allah explicitly condemns Christian dogma, curses Christians and denies historical fact...

Hmmm...

It is interesting that Allah goes to such lengths to condemn Christian teaching, even denying the historical fact of Jesus' crucifixion, which was written about not merely by the authors of the gospels and the New Testament letters, but also by 1st century Jewish and Roman historians who drew on non-Christian contemporaneous sources to pen their accounts. This alone should cast doubt on the reliability of the Koran (which gets all sorts of historical facts mixed up and confused).

As seen in the above, Christianity and Islam cannot both be true. The Allah of Islam is directly, and in a specific, vigorous manner, opposed to the Christian God.

Put another way, Allah's self-revelation through Muhammad reveals him as completely opposed to the True God's self-revelation through the incarnation of Jesus Christ.

These are not obscure theological points, they are foundational principles in Islamic faith, prayer and practice. The faithful Muslim prays this at least seventeen times a day, thousands of times a year:

...Guide us in the straight path, the path of those whom Thou hast blessed,not of those against whom Thou art wrathful,nor of those who are astray.

Offered as a prayer to "the Master of the Day of Doom," this first sura of the Koran, called al-Fatihah, 'The Opening', refers specifically in these its final two verses to the Christians and the Jews. In traditional Islamic teaching, Islam alone is "the straight path," whereas:

"The two paths He described here are both misguided," and that those "two paths are the paths of the Christians and Jews, a fact that the believer should beware of so that he avoids them. The path of the believers is knowledge of the truth and abiding by it. In comparison, the Jews abandoned practicing the religion, while the Christians lost the true knowledge. This is why 'anger' descended upon the Jews, while being described as 'led astray' is more appropriate of the Christians." (Classic Koranic commentator Ibn Kathir, Commentary on Koran 1:7, Vol 1, p 87.)

This is the mainstream Islamic view, held to by most Muslim jurists, though not all Muslims realize whom they are condemning when they pray 'The Opening'. But taken in context with the other Koranic verses cited above, it is clear that in the Islamic view, Jews and Christians alike are under Allah's judgment and wrath.

Up Next, Part 3: By their fruits you shall know them...
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Friday, February 5, 2016
The Same God Heresy, Gateway to Apostasy (Part 3)
by Ralph H. Sidway
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-same-god-heresy-gateway-to-apostasy.html
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/02/the-same-god-question-part-3-by-their-fruits-you-shall-know-them

'By their fruits you shall know them...'

(Continued from Part 1 and Part 2)
Excerpts from the "Same God Heresy" Series. (The full articles can be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-same-god-heresy-gateway-to-apostasy.html
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-same-god-heresy-gateway-to-apostasy_30.html
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-same-god-heresy-gateway-to-apostasy.html
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2016/03/the-same-god-heresy-part-4-end-of-days.html

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"After the San Bernardino attacks, everybody was saying, 'If only Americans knew more about Islam, they wouldn't be so afraid.' Actually, it's the reverse." -- Bill Maher
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/01/29/maher-the-more-you-know-about-islam-the-more-afraid-of-it-you-are-intolerant-christians-really-arent-a-problem/

"I HAVE BEEN COMMANDED TO FIGHT!" -- It says so RIGHT HERE!
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9RbtXM05VjA/VrSpPRh9V-I/AAAAAAAAFpc/U7MT4OPaMSQ/s1600/MuslimsKoran.jpg

'I have been commanded to fight...'

The condemnations of Christianity in the Koran (cited in Part 2) have real-world implications, as can be seen in the 14 centuries of Islamic jihad and aggression, and in the modern global phenomenon of Muslim persecution of Christians. As Raymond Ibrahim painstakingly documents both in his book Crucified Again: Exposing Islam's New War Against Christians, and in his monthly series Muslim Persecution of Christians, Islam's jihad against Christianity spans centuries, geography, race and language, and takes exactly the same form, whether in Nigeria, Sudan or Egypt (Africa), or in Iraq, Syria, Iran or Lebanon (the Middle East), or in Pakistan, Afghanistan and all the other 'stans (Central Asia), or in Southeast Asia, the Philippines, Indonesia, and so on.

Another reliable source, Open Doors, has just published their annual World Watch List on persecution of Christians for 2015, noting that the persecution of Christians in Muslim-majority countries, while horrific in 2014 and prior years, actually doubled in 2015. Over 80% of the 50 worst nations for persecution of Christians are Islamic nations or have large Muslim populations.

Why is Muslim persecution of Christians so universal, and why has it been going on for 14 centuries?

It certainly can't be a retaliation for the Crusades, as they post-date the creation of Islam by more than four centuries, and were themselves a response against relentless Islamic aggression.

Rather, the Muslim ummah was a completely new military force, which swept out of the Arabian peninsula in the mid-630s, conquering the Middle East and North Africa by the mid-7th century (and well into Central Asia in the East), followed by the Iberian peninsula (Spain), and even besieging Constantinople (for the first time) in the early 8th century. The below map shows the rapid expanse of Islam during the Arab jihad.

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1TeHCkfNP2M/VrSqHyjn9JI/AAAAAAAAFpk/2pXmRVpNBFU/s400/Jihad1-Arab%2BWave.jpg

What can account for this sudden onslaught of Islamic warriors, beginning during Muhammad's life, and increasing dramatically under the caliphs immediately after the traditional date of his death?
Certainly it must be the sense of Islam's own "manifest destiny," of overtaking all the world for Allah, at Allah's specific command, and initiated by Muhammad himself.

Many do not realize that Muhammad began the global jihad by sending letters to the rulers of the kingdoms of his day, inviting them to embrace Islam, but warning them of dire consequences if they did not. This included even Emperor Heraclius of Christian Byzantium, and Chosroes of Persia, the superpowers of the 6th and early 7th centuries.

The justification behind the ever-expanding jihad is found in the Koran. Allah, who calls Christians "blasphemers" and curses them, in the Koran also commands Muslims to fight them until they submit:

Fight against those who believe not in Allah, nor in the Last Day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth [i.e. Islam] among the people of the Book [Jews and Christians], until they pay the jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. (Sura 9:29)

Kill the mushrikun [unbelievers] wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and prepare for them each and every ambush. (Sura 9:5)

I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved, so strike them over the necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes. (Sura 8:12)

Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into the enemies of Allah and your enemies. (Sura 8:60)

Muhammad himself taught that he had a divine calling to fight against Christians and other non-Muslims, and since he is the perfect example for Muslims, this inspires Muslims to imitate him and fight against Christians themselves. From key hadiths:

The Messenger of Allah said: "I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, and they establish prayer and pay zakat." (Sahih Muslim 1:33)

"When you meet your enemies who are polytheists [which includes Christians, due to their worship of the Trinity], invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these, you also accept it and withhold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them ... If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah's help and fight them." (Sahih Muslim 19:4294)

Allah's Apostle said: "I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah's Apostle, and offer the prayers perfectly and give the obligatory charity, so if they perform a that, then they save their lives and property from me except for Islamic laws and then their reckoning (accounts) will be done by Allah." (Sahih Bukhari 2:24)

The apologists for Islam, which tragically includes many Christians, cannot deny either Allah's commands in the Koran, nor Muhammad's example, nor how those commands and examples have been understood and zealously followed by Muslims for fourteen centuries. By its scriptures and by its fruits Islam is revealed to be anti-Christian, and Allah is revealed as commanding brutal opposition to followers of the Christian God, unless they convert to Islam or at the very least submit to its domination and pay the jizya.

'What spirit you are of...'

The contrast between how Muhammad spread Islam and how Jesus sent his apostles out could not be more startling. Indeed, Jesus tells his followers, "I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves..."

We're all familiar with Jesus' words in the Sermon on the Mount, where he teaches,

"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven... Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect" (MT 5:43-48).

The suggestion that God is shown to be perfect through His forgiveness and care even for His enemies is brought out in Luke's Gospel, where he relates the same teaching as, "Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful" (LK 6:36).

How interesting that Allah claims constantly in the Koran to be "The Beneficent, The Merciful," yet his commands, his delight in punishing unbelievers, seem far removed from Jesus' understanding of mercy.

Of course, we may fail (daily, hourly, in my case) in following Jesus' commandments, yet this proves their divine origin. Put another way, it's easy to curse and kill. That is baked into our fallen nature, so much so that the Old Covenant sought to channel and limit man's anger and rage in executing justice; "an eye for an eye" limits retaliation, yet even here Jesus explicitly goes beyond human limits, using the Law as a pivot point from which to teach divine forgiveness and mercy.

Yes, there have been wars fought by Christians, wars between different Christian groups, and wars fought by Christians against believers of other religions, but there is no theocratic command or teaching on warfare in the New Testament. If anything, Jesus' teaching on this is radically eschatological: "My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight..." (JN 18:36).

The extreme dichotomy between Allah and the God of Christians can perhaps best be seen in how Christ and Muhammad each responded to those who rejected their message. After his hijra to Medina, Muhammad became a pirate raider and warlord, targeting caravans, cities and tribes, meting out punishment against his enemies with the sword, raping and looting as a matter of course, and leaving only destruction and misery in his wake. Islam begins its calendar not from the beginning of the revelations to Muhammad, but from his hijra, after which he grew into the warlord prophet and Islam became complete, finding its mission as the power of Allah on earth to force submission to his rule (and the rule of Muslims).

Yet Jesus rebukes even any hint of such a destroying spirit in His disciples, as seen in this passage:

Now when it came to pass, when the time had come for Him to be received up, that He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem, and sent messengers before His face. And as they went, they entered a village of the Samaritans, to prepare for Him. But they did not receive Him, because His face was set for the journey to Jerusalem. And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, "Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven to consume them, just as Elijah did?"

But He turned and rebuked them, and said, "You do not know what manner of spirit you are of. For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them." And they went to another village (Lk 9:51-56, emphasis added).

I would go so far as to say that Muhammad -- and therefore Islam -- is revealed to be of the spirit of the Destroyer, "in Hebrew Abaddon, in Greek Apollyon," who is "the angel of the bottomless pit" referenced in the Apocalypse of John (Rev. 9:11). It is this "spirit" which is opposed to the Christian God, and which does all it can to degrade, usurp, assimilate and overthrow traditional Christianity.

Next up: Part 4 - The End of Days...
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Thursday, March 10, 2016
The Same God Heresy - Part 4: End of Days & Eschatology
by Ralph H. Sidway
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2016/03/the-same-god-heresy-part-4-end-of-days.html
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/03/the-same-god-question-part-4-eschatology-and-the-end-of-days

Jesus is coming soon, but which Jesus?

(Continued from Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3)
Excerpts from the "Same God Heresy" Series. (The full articles can be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-same-god-heresy-gateway-to-apostasy.html
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-same-god-heresy-gateway-to-apostasy_30.html
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-same-god-heresy-gateway-to-apostasy.html
https://facingislam.blogspot.com/2016/03/the-same-god-heresy-part-4-end-of-days.html

The "End of Days," or Eschatology, also referred to as the Apocalypse, reveals much about Islam and Christianity, and the Same God Question. If you want to understand any belief system, look at what it teaches about Origin and Fulfillment, Beginning and End, about Ultimate Things.

Christian Anthropology and the Destiny of Man

Before getting into actual Eschatology, I suggest we look at a critical corollary, the question of Christian anthropology. Who and What is Man (and Woman)? Why were they created? What is their destiny? These are not philosophical or existential questions here, they are ultimate questions about our very existence.

Significantly, Islam does not share this central view of Man's nature, of his being created in the image and likeness of God. In Islam, man is at best a slave, and is not to question Allah's will, even when Allah orders him to kill:

"Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not." -- Koran 2:216 [1]

Christians believe Mankind is created in God's image and according to His likeness, per the creation passages in Genesis (Gen. 1:26-28, 5:1-4), but that Adam and Eve fell through disobedience and believing the serpent, who was trying to convince them to become gods without God. The import of the Creation story is summed up in Genesis 5:

In the day that God created man, He made him in the likeness of God. He created them male and female, and blessed them and called them Mankind in the day they were created. And Adam... begot a son in his own likeness, after his image... (Gen 5:1-3)

Note that the sons of Adam after the Fall are according to Adam's image, that is, his fallen image. The original image of God in which Man was fashioned has been ontologically altered, darkened, obscured, by the effects of sin and disobedience. The story of the Old Testament shows how mankind cannot by itself, and certainly not by observing the Law, attain to that Original Image in which Mankind was created at the Beginning.

This why the Word of God needed to become man, become like we are, in all ways except without sin. He was a real man, was tempted, suffered hunger, thirst, and ultimately was tortured and put to death.

Thus it was necessary for the Word of God to become flesh in order to to free us from sin, death and the devil, to restore us to our destiny as children of God, to restore the divine image and likeness in us. Christians are to live this New Life, this Transfigured Life, imbued with the grace of God. Eternal Life begins right here, right now. And if we will grow in this Life, then we will become witnesses of Jesus and his resurrection, and "partakers of the divine nature." We receive this gift through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, which is why St Paul speaks of "Christ in you, the hope of glory." To the extent that we live in Christ, we can, in self-emptying love -- like Jesus -- hold out the Word of Life to those around us (including our Muslim neighbors).

The Return of Jesus in Christianity and Islam

Traditional Christians believe that this same risen and glorified Jesus will return at the end of this age to usher in his kingdom, after which the destiny of mankind as children of God will be fully reveale