Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Islam has become its old self again

And most world leaders are still in denial…

The great majority of the history of Islam, from the words and actions of its founder, Muhammad, to the Islamic conquests of millions of square miles of Christian lands, to the current Islamic supremacism and jihad, Islam has involved an aggressive, militant and terrorist mindset among its followers.  Yet most world leaders ignore this fact.  This is surreal.

Here are several examples of this current and longstanding blindness.  I have no idea when the following words were added to the Catholic Catechism:
"The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind's judge on the last day."
But the fact that these words still represent the position of the Catholic Church is baffling.  These words were quite likely written at a time  when Islam was in one of its rare periods of remission from its historically violent orthodoxy.

Three things are ignorantly and mistakenly portrayed in this quote:
1) Why place Muslims “first amongst those who acknowledge the creator?”  Why not Jews?  Why not atheists? Why not any other belief system whose followers might at the end acknowledge the Creator?  Was this a form of appeasement to threatening, intolerant Muslims of the day as it is today?  Or merely the ignorance of church leaders of the day?
2) Muslims “hold the faith of Abraham?”  No Islam does not.  Islam acknowledges Abraham’s existence, but denies the actions and purpose that Jewish and Christian text and doctrine attribute to Abraham.  Islamic doctrine ignores Abraham and declares Abraham’s son, Ishmael to be the father of their “religion” that was invented over 2,500 years later.  While Judaism and Christianity are truly “Abrahamic religions”, Islam should be referred to as a corruption of history, and referred to as an Ishmaelian aberration.  Why Islam is declared to be “one of the three great Abraham religions” is odd - a pervasion of history and reality.
3) Muslims “adore the one, merciful God…”  Hardly.  In fact, Islam has created a god whose characteristics are opposite the Catholic and Christian God –in many ways.  Allah is distant, impersonal.  God is present and personal.  Allah hates all unbelievers and requires killing or subduing them against their will.  God wants all to be saved and offers heaven, voluntarily to all.  Allah rules over a belief system that promotes submission through coercion via threats, intimidation and terror.  God offers a belief system that is forgiving, voluntary, not coercive.  Those who say that the Islamic “Allah” and the Christian “God” are the same are perpetuating a lie, an insult to God.

Even this week “Pope Francis Says World Is at War, but It’s Not a Religious Conflict.”  Not a “religious war?”  Even though virtually every one of the hundreds of terror attacks worldwide have been committed by a Muslim yelling Allahu Akar while killing or terrorizing in the name of Islam?  Even when Islamic groups and Islamic nations in the Middle East call for “death to Israel/death to America?”  Even when orthodox Islamic doctrine specifies precisely what ISIS and a hundred other Islamic groups are doing? 

Where is reality?  Where is truth?  It is not a “religious war” to the Pope because the Pope remains in the Catholic delusion that violence and supremacism and intolerance of other belief systems and people less devout have anything whatsoever to do with Islam.  It takes a huge does of insanity to believe that.

Howard Dean is typical of the Democrats, many Republicans, and especially the Obama administration in believing Islam has nothing to do with Islam.  Dean has gone so far as to declare:
“Iran is the farthest thing from an Islamic Republic” and that Iran is not “a Muslim country.”  Instead, Dean said, Iran is “a republic that’s been hijacked by thugs and murderers.”
Turkey’s President Erdogan disagrees, going so far as demanding “There is no such thing as “moderate Islam – Islam is Islam.”  ISIS, the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaida, Hezbollah, and a hundred other self-declared Islamic organization are as Islamic as the most Islamic nation, including Turkey.

And, obvious to most of us, none other than spokesmen for ISIS disagree with and have corrected the words of the Pope.  They unabashedly proclaim…
“Ours is a religious war and we hate you.  Indeed, waging jihad – spreading the rule of Allah by the sword – is an obligation found in the Quran, the word of our Lord…The blood of the disbelievers is obligatory to spill by default. The command is clear. Kill the disbelievers, as Allah said, ‘Then kill the polytheists wherever you find them.’”

For those who think Breitbart may not be the best source of these quotes, try going to the original source, ISIS’s very own, slick paper, English language version of their magazine, Dabiq, Issue 15, HERE.

Don’t you think, when groups representing a religion – in this case ISIS plainly representing Islam - declare war on us because of our beliefs, or for not believing what they believe, that it is foolish – even criminal – not to pay heed?  Is it wishful thinking?  Are church and government leaders somehow complicit?  Have they succumbed to the Stockholm Syndrome?  Are they attempting to avoid giving offense to the Muslim masses? 

These are all excuses, not reasons, for continuing denial of the reality of the doctrine of Islam that motivates and inspires  Muslims the world over engage their supremacist and terroristic ideology – waging their Islam-inspired war – against us.  We need to be in the face of any church and government leader who declares such excuses.

They might ask “well, with so many Muslims in the world, what else can we do?’

We must answer:  Start with admitting and telling the truth about the problem we face.  Face reality. Islamic doctrine is the problem.   Quit buying into this great deception of denial.   Act sane.

Islam has been at war with what it declares to be the “infidel” for 1,400 years.  HERE is an article that provides an analysis of Islam’s 1,400 years of aggression.

Yes, Islam has had its brief periods of complacency or unnatural moderation over its’ 1,400 year life of terror and conquest.  This remission was due to occasional world pressures of various kinds.   At the bottom of this blog is an excerpt from Robert Spencer’s “Islam 101” titled “Islam in the Modern Era” that discusses the reasons for the ebb and flow of Islamic supremacism and aggression.

Those were rare times.  But Islam has  reawakened to become its’ old self again – the Islam intended by Muhammad from the beginning.  Islam’s successes at deception along with their promotion and use of terror will attract millions more Muslims and black hearted non-Muslims to their cause over the coming months and years -  until we finally admit to the reality that it is Islam behind the terror and mayhem.


f. Jihad in the Modern Era – from Robert Spencer’s “Islam 101”

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-à-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

The fact is, the percentage of conflicts in the world today that do not include Islam is pretty small. Islam is making a comeback.

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