In an interviww, a 'ex insurgent' explains why they jihad. Now, of course, the argument is the same that our leaders want to ignore. Anywhere Muslims land, that is now part of Dar Al-Islam, and if lost, then jihad must follow to get it back. Hear that Spain, Greece, France, Europe? Letting Muslims into Dar al-Harb will be looked back in history as the worse mistake Western civilization ever made. Those 'educated' Muslims are reading the Qur'an and just doing what Muhammad said must be done - kill all the infidels everywhere.
South Thailand: Behind the bombs
By Tony Cheng
BBC News, southern Thailand
But he mentioned insurgent training camps with knowledge that few outsiders would have, and was able to explain why the separatist groups found such a fertile recruiting ground in the south:
"In the past, people joined Mujahadeen Islam Pattani and Pulo (Pattani United Liberation Organisation) because when something [bad] happened, they helped," he said, suggesting that the separatist organisations used to play a more powerful role in the social structure.
And he also shed some light on who was behind the campaign.
"The ordinary southern Thais don't really want anything, but the people who've studied higher education in Malaysia want the land back. They want Pattani state back," he said, referring to the independent Islamic Sultanate of Pattani that had been part of British Malaya and was then incorporated into Thailand around 100 years ago.
He says he was involved in training insurgents in guerrilla warfare, but fled to Malaysia a year ago.
"I couldn't stay in Thailand, because I didn't have any friends left - they'd all died, they were shot," he said.
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
In an interviww, a 'ex insurgent' explains why they jihad. Now, of course, the argument is the same that our leaders want to ignore. Anywhere Muslims land, that is now part of Dar Al-Islam, and if lost, then jihad must follow to get it back. Hear that Spain, Greece, France, Europe? Letting Muslims into Dar al-Harb will be looked back in history as the worse mistake Western civilization ever made. Those 'educated' Muslims are reading the Qur'an and just doing what Muhammad said must be done - kill all the infidels everywhere.
The Palestinian Authority is in a pickle. Their US assets have been frozen. My fear is Bush will somehow get this lifted. The PA needs a harsh lesson, you can't cooperate with terrorists, and not pay the bill. Of course, I think they deserve nothing, and should get no aid from the US. Let the rich Arab countries supply them food, housing and infrastructure, they already supply them bombs.
"Palestinian Authority's US assets are frozen"
By Farah Stockman
The Boston Globe
August 30, 2005
WASHINGTON -- A Rhode Island lawyer trying to collect a $116 million terrorism judgment against the Palestinian Authority has obtained a court-ordered freeze on all its US-based assets, severely limiting most Palestinian economic and diplomatic activities in the United States at a critical moment for the fledgling government.
The frozen assets include US holdings in a $1.3 billion Palestinian investment fund meant to finance economic development as well as bank accounts used to pay Palestinian representatives in Washington, according to lawyers and court documents filed in Rhode Island, Washington, D.C., and New York. Also frozen are about $30 million in assets from the Palestinian Monetary Authority, the Palestinian equivalent of the US Federal Reserve.
Providence attorney David Strachman, who is representing the orphaned children of a couple killed in Israel by Palestinian militants, has also initiated a court action to seize and sell the Palestinian-owned building in New York that serves as the Palestine Liberation Organization observer mission to the United Nations.
The aggressive collection effort comes as the Palestinian Authority is struggling to create economic opportunity and set up a viable government. Now, Palestinian officials say, the unpaid claim in the Rhode Island court, resulting from a 2004 ruling, threatens to complicate their efforts to become a credible emerging state.
But Strachman said if the Palestinian government wants to show the world that it is turning over a new leaf, it must obey the court's judgment.
''If you are a responsible party or entity or political organization, at the end of the day, you pay your judgment," Strachman said in a telephone interview from Israel, where he was on vacation. ''They have very brazenly refused to pay."
The case puts the Bush administration in the delicate position of giving financial aid and political support to an entity that has refused to obey a US federal court order to pay terrorism victims.
The case has created such a problem for Palestinians that Salam Fayyad, the Palestinian finance minister, recently asked Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for advice, according to a Palestinian official who asked not to be identified. The State Department could not confirm Fayyad's request last night.
The Justice Department told a court in New York that it will submit next month the US government's position about the PLO mission in New York, but it is unclear how much help the Bush administration can or will offer.
''For the administration, it's difficult," said one Palestinian official speaking from Gaza, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the case. ''Right now, they are trying to figure out a creative way to deal with it without embarrassing anyone."
Palestinian officials have refused to pay the claim, arguing that doing so would be a politically dangerous admission of responsibility for terrorist acts by militants that the Palestinian Authority contends it does not control. Three officials interviewed by telephone from Gaza and the West Bank say they fear setting a precedent that would spur an avalanche of lawsuits that could bankrupt the new government. At least four other lawsuits involving deaths of US citizens in Palestinian attacks are pending in US courts.
But Strachman said that the Palestinians have billions in overseas banks, and that they are exaggerating the hardships that would be caused by paying the judgment.
The case is the first to result in a financial judgment under a 1991 antiterrorism law that allows US citizens to sue foreign organizations in civil court for terrorism. It stems from the 1996 murders of Brooklyn-born Yaron Ungar, a US citizen, and his pregnant Israeli wife, Efrat, whose car was sprayed with bullets by Hamas militants. Those convicted of the crime were found to be carrying uniforms issued by the Palestinian Authority, according to Strachman, who was appointed by an Israeli court to represent the couple's relatives.
In 2000, he filed a civil suit in Rhode Island, his home state. He sued Hamas, as well as then-Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, the Palestinian Authority, which Arafat headed, and the PLO on the grounds that they had encouraged Hamas. Arafat hired Ramsey Clark, the former attorney general, who argued that the Palestinian Authority is a sovereign state, and deserved immunity from prosecution granted to most countries.
Last year, the court ruled that Palestine is not a state, and that Hamas, the PLO, and the Palestinian Authority owed the Ungars $116 million. In March, a federal appeals court upheld the verdict.
In April, Strachman obtained a court order to freeze all the Palestinian government's assets in the United States, the first step to collecting by force. Since then, Strachman has been sending the court order to every US financial institution where the Palestinians might hold funds. Court proceedings are pending across the country to determine if the frozen assets truly belong to the Palestinian Authority or the PLO and should be handed over.
Since Arafat's death last year, a more politically savvy generation of Palestinian leaders has stepped up the legal battle for release of the assets, using more traditional arguments. Lawyers are arguing in a New York court that the Bank of New York should release $30 million in assets on the grounds that the Palestinian Monetary Authority is an independent entity. In another action, lawyers are using a UN agreement with the United States to fight the move to sell the PLO mission.
But the largely unpublicized court fight for the assets has taken a major toll, Palestinians say.
George T. Abed, the governor of the Palestinian Monetary Authority, wrote in an affidavit to the court in June that the freezing of Palestinian Monetary Authority assets had forced a halt of all Palestinian dollar transactions through the United States and could ''cause a banking crisis in the Palestinian territories with possible fallout elsewhere in the region." The Monetary Authority provides financial backing for banks in Palestinian territory.
The unpaid claim has also brought a diplomatic price. It has frustrated Palestinian efforts to send a new ambassador to Washington because the envoy would have no functioning bank account, according to two of the Palestinian officials based in the West Bank.
Staff at the PLO mission in Washington have not been paid for three months, according to Said Hamad, a senior member of the PLO mission in Washington.
''Unless the mission is able to use these funds, . . . it will be necessary to close the mission with attendant injuries to Palestine and its people and negative consequences to peace in the Middle East," Clark's legal team wrote in a motion earlier this month.
Court documents show that the Bank of New York has halted money transfers to Palestinian missions in Ukraine, Guinea, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Ivory Coast, China, Bulgaria, Norway, Pakistan, and Colombia, as well as New York, because of the court order.
The case could also hamper US government aid. Last month, the US government's Overseas Private Investment Corporation voted to contribute $110 million to a project that would give loan guarantees to small businesses in Gaza. But the Palestinian Investment Fund -- whose US assets have been frozen by the court order --is required to make a substantial contribution of its money as a condition for launching the project.
A State Department official who asked not to be identified said the lawsuit had not yet prevented US aid from flowing to the Palestinians, but that he did not know whether it would be an obstacle.
Representative Anthony Weiner, a New York Democrat who is also running for mayor in New York City, has called for the US government to halt aid to the Palestinian Authority until the claim is paid. ''If they wish to continue receiving checks from the US government, the Palestinian Authority needs to pay the Ungar family what they are owed," Weiner said in a statement last week. ''We must make sure this ruling is enforced to make sure that there is accountability."
Palestinians say that Strachman is going after the very funds that have recently been made public in celebrated reforms meant to curb corruption and terrorism funding. But Strachman and his legal team say they should stop making excuses and pay.
''We're looking for money," said Robert Tolchin, a New York-based lawyer working with Strachman. ''If you create a cost for doing wrong, people will be motivated to stop doing wrong."
Monday, August 29, 2005
Who hasn't heard of Irshad Manji? The 'Muslim refusenik' making the speaker circuit and has her own website. One very positive on her website are free urdu and Arabic versions of her book. And her book is available in many languages now. Those are very good things. I got to admit, I like Irshad's writing style, a wise matriach scolding her children, in this case the ummah. Still it is hard to believe she remains a Muslim, after all, lesbians deserve a damn good stoning. And that is the thinking of the highest Muslim institutes today, not a 100 years ago. Still she slogs along, criticizing literal interpretations of the Quran, and the Muslims obsession with the Arabs, and hatred of the Infidels, especially the Jews.
In fact, she is highly critical of the Arabization of Islam. She has a point. The oil money has allowed Saudi Arabia to wahhabisize Islam all over the Western and Muslim world, especially the US. Regardless of the Wahhabis, it's still a violent religion and spells doom for the Infidels, but she does try to give the ummah a wake up call that this 'us vs them' mentality is a losing proposition. I hope so, but lately my opinion of the West and its response to jihad makes a victory by us much less a sure thing.
Maybe it'll go somewhere in the Muslim world, but I have my doubts. She, like Ayaan Hirsi Ali, are both marked for death, and Irshad isn't an apostate yet. Not sure why? If you study Islam, you can only think 'this sucks' but yet she clings. Maybe it's best to try to work from the inside and that is why she has not declared apostasy.
Good luck Irshad. Maybe you can change things. Miracles do happen don't they?
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
This is from the IRNA site I mentioned several articles back. Iran's IRNA (Islamic Republic News Agency).
Iran is building up their military and terrorist organizations at a rapid pace. These guys really think they are going to take over the world.
Supreme Leader: Basij, symbol of Iranian nation's awareness, faith
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday attended headquarters of Basij (volunteer forces) and reviewed their parades.
The Supreme Leader paid tribute to martyrs of the Basij and exchanged views with commanders and members of the paramilitary forces.
Addressing members of the Basij, the Supreme Leader said that members of Basij is a symbol of the awareness, spirituality and faith of the Iranian nation and it is an exceptional outcome of the Islamic Revolution.
"Basij is a highly popular movement whose members are from different ethnic groups and other walks of life and with different educational backgrounds. The Basij resistance force is joyful for the young members, hopeful for friends and fearsome for enemies," the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces said.
The Supreme Leader said that Basij played a surprising role in the course of defense against eight-year Iraqi imposed war on Iran (1980-1988).
"Exemplary role of Basij has impressed the Muslim world and the entire world. That's why the US and its allies are making every effort to ignore the sacrifices of Basij members and bring their lofty values under question," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
The Supreme Leader said that resistance of the Iranian nation and the Basij force to US threats has guaranteed stability of the region adding that the US has failed in its anti-Iran conspiracy thanks to the determination of the Iranian nation an example of which was displayed in presidential election (June 24, 2005).
"And currently, the US is making attempts to use political and cultural means and their lackey figures to undermine the Islamic Republic and change its identity. But, they will suffer the heaviest blow from the Basij," the Supreme Leader said.
The Supreme Leader honored memory of late Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Basij and said, "the Iranian nation is a great ocean which may remain calm for a while, but, on the case of storm, it will do surprising and great work."
Prior to the Supreme Leader's address, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi offered a report on preparedness of the Basij and IRGC personnel to defend aspirations of the late Imam Khomeini and that of the Islamic Revolution.
In the meantime, Basij Commander Brigadier General Hejazi also presented a report to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and said that the Basij is ready for defense, relief operations in case of natural disasters, science and technology and software movement.
The Supreme Leader awarded the top Basij members and several family members of martyrs from the paramilitary force.
IRGC worked as command council of the several million strong Basij paramilitary forces during eight-year Iraqi-imposed war.
The Arab Mind by Raphael Patai - Book Review
The Arab Mind by Raphael Patai is over 450 pages long. Patai has a love-hate relationsip with Arab and Muslims. He at times appears enthralled with Muslims and describes Islam as a ‘great’ religion. That, in itself, makes Patai suspect. We know Islam is a cult, intolerant and destructive. Why all these ‘great’ scholars of Islam pretend otherwise makes their analysis suspect. They could say ‘major religion’, but they always want to attach that ‘great’ to Islam. Patai overanalyzes, sometimes to the point of absurdity. Dirt is dirt no matter how microscopically it is studied. Like many other ‘scholars’ like John Esposito, Patai tries to apply a multilayered veneer of complexity to many things I consider basic. But there are some observations that I want to share with you from his book The Arab Mind. What Patai concludes you may already know or suspect:
1) No ‘child’ In Arabic - there is no word for ‘child’. There are only words for boys and girls. Patai relates this to casual conversation. “How many children do you have?” cannot be asked. First you ask how many boys. That is what is important to the Arab male and female adult. Girls are secondary. Obviously in a male dominated world like Islam, this is to be expected. Male children are honored, female children are tolerated at best. Genocide of female children is still practised but is greatly diminished compared to decades ago.
2) Lactation – Boys are eagerly fed by their mother from their breasts for TWO to THREE years, while girls are weaned at ONE or TWO years.
3) Crying Boys – A crying boy quickly receives attention while a crying girl is often ignored. “This expectation is further enforced by another childhood experience of which many male infants partake in the first year of their lives….This comforting and soothing of the baby boy often takes the form of handling his genitals. Mother, grandmother, other relatives and visitors, will play with the penis of the boy, not only to soothe him, but also to make him smile.”
4) Transition to Adulthood – Boys, at about age 4, begin to interact with the male world much more and do not have the protective bosom of their mother to always protect them. Girls, who recognize their inferior status to males very early, must learn domestic duties quickly as they are married off at a very young age, as young as nine. When you begin menstruation, you are marriage material.
5) Bottom Line – being a girl sucks in the Arab world.
Muslims believe Arabic is the superior language, and the Arabs are the superior Muslims. This indoctrination starts early for all Arab children. Exaggerration, rhetoricism, and repetition are common among Arabs. In other words, lying and deceit are easy in a language that most Westerners consider full of ambiguous words and ‘chest pounding.’ ‘What I said is not what I mean’ is a concise summary of the Arabic language. Patai seems to be enthralled with the lyrical nature of the Arabic language.
Arabs, and Muslims in general, simply do not relate to punctuality and the modern concepts of project timelines and commitments. This is most commonly seen in their fatalism statement, ‘God willing,’ as though they have no real control of the situation.
THE BEDOUIN MIND FUNK
The Arabs believe they are superiors to other races. Tribalism is paramount. Inbreeding is endemic: “..the most preferred marriage is that between children of two brothers; such a marriage means tha all the children will be members of the same extended family and thus increase its numbers, power, prestige, and honor. A young man has both the right and the obligation to marry his father’s brother’s daughter (bint’aamm)..” This is why birth defects are abnormally high in the Arab world.
HONOR and SELF RESPECT
They’re obsessed with it.
Even more obsessed. Arab males see women as temptresses.
So obsessed with honor and losing face (wajh), they will lie to each other to protect face (‘wajh.’) Patai does have a fascinating story how Nasser lied to King Hussein during the disastrous 1967 war against Israel. He kept sending telegrams to Hussein saying everything was fine and Hussein should attack, totally denying the complete destruction of Egypt’s airpower. Patai suggests Hussein would have retreated and avoided Jordan’s utter defeat by Israel if he had known the truth. Nasser even suggested that they say the US and Britain joined Israel in their surprise air attack so they would not be seen being humiliated by tiny Israel. All around, denial and cover up. Of course, shame, which is an intense concern throughout an Arab’s life, drives behavior. Decisions are made or not made solely on the perceived risk that an act would bring shame upon the Arab, his family and tribe. This is solved by the ‘blame game.’ Whatever an Arab does or does not do is the fault of some other. I do not need to point out that Western civilization is the accused for the Arab’s failure today.
AVERSION TO PHYSICAL LABOR
Arabs hate manual labor regardless of its wages. It’s a complete mindset. Of course, this is one of many reasons why you don’t see a rush of Asian manufacturers to build factories in Arab countries. Arabs are lazy. They do not have the work ethics you see in other cultures. According to Patai, Arabs believe ‘work is a curse.’
Dysfunctional between sexes. Women’s virginity is paramount. As we all know, women are often blamed for being raped and bringing shame on the family. Men love to brag and excitedly discuss their sexual conquests. Women in private also discuss in great detail sex, often in front of their children. Although frank discussions between parents and children (a birds and bees discussion) are unheard of.
Homosexuality is common among men. The man who receives is degraded and considered a woman. For the top, it is considered virile. Patai didn’t go into oral sex attitudes.
“Whatever man is or does and whatever happens to him is directly willed by Allah.” Fatalism is the mindset and nothing can change the outcome. Besides, the afterlife will be glorious for the deserving Muslim.
CONTROL AND TEMPER
Arabs tend to have extreme emotional reactions to adverse events. A calm Arab can turn suddenly violent and furious much to the shock of Westerners who witness it.
No life images. How much geometric patterns can you be in awe of? Apparently a lot, Patai is pretty enthusiastic about patterns.
The Arab Mind is always in conflict. Islam vs West, and tribal and state. They hate the West for its secularism and wide open morals, but they also envy the technological advances of the West.
Patai did have this observation about how Arabs (Muslims) are always having internecine conflicts and how Muhammad used it to his advantage. I point this out because this is the strategy, creating internecine conflict in the Islamic world, that has been favorably discussed on Jihad Watch on several occasions. This passage is insightful:
Fighting among the Arab tribes in pre-Islamic times was such a permanent feature of life that the Prophet Muhammad found it necessary to proclaim a period of ‘holy truce’ for four months every year, during which all fighting was forbidden and which were set aside for religious observances and trading. An important contributing factor to Muhammad’s success in rallying the people of the Arabian Peninsula around the banner of the new religion he preached was the fact that widespread feuding had weakened the Arab tribes and made it impossible for them to unite against him…inter-tribal animosity was such that the tribes were unable to put up serious resistance to the Muslim army led by the Prophet.
Arabs long for ‘the old days’ of mythical Caliphates and superiority in the world. They obsess about history and keep grievances.
HATRED OF THE WEST
There is nothing new here, although Patai does discuss that it has been raging since the 1950s. All these people saying recent events have cause the Islamic countries to hate the West do not know history. It has been a hatred that has been ongoing for 1300 years.
I do not recommend this book. It overanalyzes and goes into far greater detail than anyone but a pschologist needs to know or understand.
Monday, August 22, 2005
I hoped that ABC and WMAL Radio would show some backbone against CAIR, the terrorist front organization funded by Saudi Arabia, but it is not to be. ABC and WMAL slink into their dhimmitude while CAIR gloats.
MICHAEL GRAHAM FIRED DC Talk Host Was Target Of Islamist Campaign
I wish Michael well and hope he does not give up the fight against Islam and the terrorists and their front groups like CAIR.
Sunday, August 21, 2005
More doubletalk and bobbing and weaving from Condi Rice. It is sad that we must accept she does not know what to NAME it. Condi's got to go!
From the New York Jewish Times today.
"Rice Urges World to Stop Making Excuses for Terrorists"
By Jim Garamone
The U.S. secretary of state wants people to stop making excuses for terrorists.
In an interview aired on PBS's "Jim Lehrer NewsHour," Condoleezza Rice fairly bristled at the suggestion that the United States was creating terrorists with its policies. "When are we going to stop making excuses for the terrorists and saying that somebody is making them do it?" Rice said.
Rice said terrorists are simply evil people who want to kill. They are attempting to implicate the 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide in their schemes. "They want to kill in the name of a perverted ideology that really is not Islam, but they somehow want to claim that mantle to say that this is about some kind of grievance," she said. "This isn't about some kind of grievance. This is an effort to destroy, rather than to build."
Rice pointed out that terrorists struck the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, with no provocation. "We weren't in Iraq. We weren't even in Afghanistan on Sept. 11," she said. (and what does this mean as you look back in history? Think Condi.)
American servicemembers have died protecting the rights of Muslims in Kuwait, Bosnia and Kosovo. Terrorists have embraced the ideology of violent extremism by their own choice. "No one is making them do it," Rice said. "They're doing it because they want to create chaos and to undermine our way to life." (Now Condi, because they want to? What makes them 'want to?' Think Condi.)
The secretary said terrorists have attacked innocents all over the world. "They've attacked in Morocco and in Bali and in Egypt and in London and in Madrid," she said. "And until everybody in the world calls it by name - the evil that it is - (and) stops making excuses for them, then I think we're going to have a problem."
She said she hopes that after the recent bombings in England and Egypt and the suicide bombing that killed children getting candy from American soldiers in Baghdad "that people will call this by name and stop making excuses for these people."
Condi, so "knowledgeable" yet so rambling and confused, that name is.... say it, say it Condi!
Saturday, August 20, 2005
Today, the Weekend Australian had an article about the Gaza withdrawal. It sounds like all the politically correct MSM of the States and misleads the public about the real struggle, Islam's war against the world, which Gaza is just one piece.
Settlers' betrayal a painful necessity
The early signs have been encouraging. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has urged all Palestinian factions to act with restraint during the withdrawal by not attacking departing Israelis, looting evacuated settlements or gloating.
Left out of this statement is that Abbas also has praised the martyrs and declared that there will be no peace until all the West Bank and Jerusalem is theirs.
Sharon will also need to show restraint in the face of any isolated Palestinian attacks in the week ahead lest any heavy-handed response strengthen the hand of militant groups at this crucial juncture in Gaza's history. The US is urging Israel to follow up its withdrawal by easing the severe access restrictions on Gaza, thereby helping the local economy, lifting living standards and easing the poverty from which terrorism is bred.
Like so many Western writers, they believe weakness is strength while the Palestinians believe weakness is weakness. I say strike and strike hard Sharon when Israel is attacked after the withdrawal is complete.
Infidel weakness emboldens Islam. Dialogue, the endless dialogue, by Muslims is just a tactic. It has no meaning, only a delaying tactic while Islam gathers strength. Infidel jizya payments (financial aid) are not seen as kindness, they are seen as weakness. Meanwhile, the Muslims immigrate to the West and impose their culture on the Infidels and the Infidels don't say assimilate, they say "Let me accomodate you." Kindness is weakness. A lesson that is hard to learn for the muticulturalist West.
Thursday, August 18, 2005
We are always talking about the Infidels, not us Islamocognitive Infidels, that are ignorant about Islam. They have only the false MSM/PC/MC Islamic education program and need to get smart about what is going on. One resource for the inquiring mind that wants to know more about Islam, that is free and has abundant 'booty' beyond their sometimes poorly stocked shelves is your LIBRARY, more specifically, your library's Inter Library Loan (ILL) service.
I don't know about you, but the library where I live is excellent. While they don't have a lot of Islamic books, and certainly sweet 'novels' like Why I Am A Muslim by Asma Gull Hasan and the insipid Silent No More by liberal former Congressman Paul Findley will likely grace the shelves (section 280 to 300 non fiction), they should be checked out and studied. The few critical works you find like Islam Unveiled or a Bernard Lewis book should definitely be checked out and read, the real resource is the ILL, the Inter Library Loan system. If your library's ILL service works like mine, they can get you ANY book on loan for up to 2 weeks. It takes anywhere from 1 week to 3 weeks for a book to be available for pickup. You can only have two outstanding at any one time. And it's FREE. Now how can you complain about that!
I never needed ILL for less than popular books about Islam before Islam came along to screw up the West. Since discovering this ILL service, I have read Eurabia as noted in a posting below. I now have The Arab Mind by Raphael Patai and will review that here in the future. But here's the real kicker. Today, I have ordered Brigadier S.K. Malik's The Quranic Conception of War, foreword by General Zia ul-Haq (Delhi: Adam Publishers and Dist, 1992. Now me and the ILL staff had a hard time finding it, but here's the title in the US: S.K. Malik, The Quranic Concept of Power."
The distributor is different also but that is the US English title. For those who don't know Malik, he led the Pakistanis in the jihad against India. The man totally hates the Hindis, you know, pagan kafir, worse than Christians. Here is what General Zia ul-Haq, who also became President of Pakistan, and was Malik's military colleague in the Jihad against India, wrote in the foreword:
“Terror struck into the hearts of the enemy is not only a means, it is the end in itself. Once a condition of terror into the opponent’s heart is obtained, hardly anything is left to be achieved… Terror is not a means of imposing decision upon the enemy; it is the decision we wish to impose upon him.” Foreword - Ul-Haq to book Pakistani Brigadier General S.K. Malik, The Quranic Concept of Power (War).
Sounds like something our Military should make required reading, no?
If you want to read this, here is the list of the 17 libraries in the US that have The Quranic Concept of Power (War). NC - Duke Univ Libr, CA - Univ of Cal, Berkely and Univ of Cal, Los Angeles, DC - Lib of Congress, HI - Univ of Hawaii at Manda, IA - Univ of Iowa Libr, MA - Boston Pub Lib, MD - John Hopkins Univ, MI - Univ of Mich Libr, MN - Univ of Mn, Minn., NY - Cornell Univ, and Institute Advan Studies, World Relations, and NY Pub Libr Res Libr., PA - Univ of Penn, TX - Univ of Texas - Austin, WA - Univ of Wash Libr, WI - Univ of Wis, Madison, Gen Libr Sys, In England, EU - Cambridge Univ. Give your ILL a try.
This Quranic Concept of Power (War) is THE war manual for all that murdering and terrorizing that is going on in the Qur'an, practical advice,you might say. It is used in the Pakistani military and the ISI and is probably on the top shelf beside the Qur'an at Bin Laden's cave.
I'll review it and post about it in the future.
Finally, I want to point out how these two books , Why I Am A Muslim and Silent No More, that are fixtures at many small libraries reflect muslim taqiyya of a Muslim TaqiyyaMaster and the 'useful idiot' syndrome that Congressman Findley takes on so well. In Why I Am A Muslim, Asma Gull Hasan says this about dhimmitude:
"Of course, at times, individual Muslim rulers have persecuted religious minorities. But if we judged Islam by the failure of individual Muslims to follow it, we would ignore that as long as 1400 years ago, Muhammad established a legal frmework for protecting people who were different. Similarly, pagan religions that date from before the founding of Islam are still practiced in some islamic countries including Iran, Iraq, and Pakistan, and were not forcibly eradicated.
Under Islamic law, religious minorities could be made dhimmis, which in Arabic roughly means "protected subjects." Once given this status, a religious minority could not be attacked by a Muslim. As the Muslim empire grew, so did the number of dhimmis. Non-Muslims living in Muslim-controled land were required by Islam to be protected by the Muslim stewards. Muslims were proud to protect the minorities who were not required to fight on behalf of the state, and even avenged wrongs done to Dhimmis. Early Islamic rulers find almost a macho sense of pride in protecting the Dhimmis.
One of the core principles of Islam is justice. In Islam, everyone deserves justice, and everyone must reasonably enforce and promote the cause of justice including protecing the dhimmis. Protecting dhimmis inherently meant practicing Islam. The dhimmis paid a tax to the protectors in exchange for the protection they received and practiced their own religions freely."
So, you pay the mafia jizya 'protection money' and you get to live and pray to your infidel God. Feel better? The Arab mind of this 'liberated' American Muslim Asma Gull Hasan, dressed so stylish and American on that cover, has just told you how it is good to be a dhimmi for all you Infidel doubters out there.
As for Findley, what an awful book. It's all these mushy interviews with Muslims like Nihad Awad. Creepy. This syrupy novella urging Muslims to get into politics was released about the time of 9/11. Sweet justice, I say. Oh yeah, somewhere in there, Findley says he never read the Qur'an. Gee, after all that research? Sounds like a 'useful idiot' to me. What say you?
For counterbalance to Why I Am A Muslim, maybe you should read Why I Am Not a Muslim by Ibn Warraq. If your local library doesn't have it, which is likely, put the ILL to good use. To counterbalance Silent No More, I recommend any of the books at the JihadWatch site book list.
Happy Reading Trails
The Pedestrian Infidel
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
I bumped into a new site today, ISIC, the Institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity. It rehashes basically what I and those in the know know, but it is good to see this getting to Christians who are not aware. Interestingly, this article was mentioned in the New Zealand Herald but no link to the article itself, but it was easy to goggle and find. In it's entirety with paragraphing (there were no paragraphs in the original) here.
Briefing No 38, 11 August 2005
THE ISLAMIZATION OF EUROPE
On Friday 20th May 2005 a crowd of some 300 Muslims burned a wooden cross outside the American embassy in London. This was part of a protest against the rumoured desecration of a Qur’an by American soldiers in Guantanamo Bay, during which British and American flags were also burned. Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of this event was that it was not deemed to be newsworthy, receiving little attention in the national press. The whole scenario is reminiscent of what happens in so many Muslim-majority countries: a rumour of an insult to Islam, a violent and blasphemous anti-Christian reaction, police watching idly, and a complete lack of public interest let alone outrage. It could have been Pakistan, Egypt, Indonesia or Northern Nigeria. But it was the UK. Europe is undergoing a rapid process of change as Muslims make their presence felt in politics, economics, law, education and the media. While there is a wide range of attitudes amongst Muslims in Europe, with many who are broadly content with the status quo and just want to live their lives peacefully, others are striving deliberately to drive forward the changes. As a result of the efforts of the latter, Europe is gradually being transformed into a society in which Islam takes its place, not just as an equal alongside the many other faith communities, but often as the dominant player. This is not purely, or even primarily, a matter of numbers, but is more a matter of control of the structures of society. It is not happening by chance but is the result of a careful and deliberate strategy by certain Muslim leaders. Though the effects are only now becoming noticeable, the planning was done decades ago.
In 1980 the Islamic Council of Europe published a book called Muslim Communities in Non-Muslim States which clearly explained the Islamic agenda in Europe. When Muslims live as a minority they face theological problems, because classical Islamic teaching always presupposed a context of Islamic dominance; hence the need for guidance on how to live in non-Muslim states. The instructions given in the book told Muslims to get together and organise themselves with the aim of establishing a viable Muslim community based on Islamic principles. This is the duty of every individual Muslim living within a non-Muslim political entity. They should set up mosques, community centres and Islamic schools. At all costs they must avoid being assimilated by the majority. In order to resist assimilation, they must group themselves geographically, forming areas of high Muslim concentration within the population as a whole. Yet they must also interact with non-Muslims so as to share the message of Islam with them. Every Muslim individual is required to participate in the plan; it is not allowed for anyone simply to live as a “good Muslim” without assisting the overall strategy. The ultimate goal of this strategy is that the Muslims should become a majority and the entire nation be governed according to Islam. (M. Ali Kettani “The Problems of Muslim Minorities and their Solutions” in Muslim Communities in Non-Muslim States (London: Islamic Council of Europe, 1980) pp.96-105)
Not all Muslims would support this action plan. The more secularized are happy to become integrated within the majority society. Even amongst those who agree on the ultimate goal of creating an Islamic state, there are differences about methodology i.e. whether this should be a slow and peaceful transition, or whether it should be hastened by means of political dominance or even – say some – by violence. Despite the variety of opinion amongst Muslims, it is not hard to recognize the different stages of the Islamic Council of Europe’s strategy being put into practice within today’s Europe. Muslims do tend to live in tightly concentrated areas, and show little sign of integrating into wider society. Saudi funding is paying for the erection of large and beautiful mosques, staffed by imams brought over to Europe from the “home countries”. Sweden’s third largest city, Malmø, is effectively ruled by violent gangs of Muslims, and some of the Muslim residents of the city still cannot read or write Swedish though they have lived there for 20 years. Denmark has recently seen the Nordgårdsskolen in Aarhus become the first school in the country to have 100% Muslim pupils. Britain’s Muslim population (variously estimated at between 1.6 and 3 million) is concentrated in three areas: north-west England, the midlands and London. In some of these areas Muslims are now targeting the remaining Christian presence, arsoning churches, physically attacking church leaders and their property; the aim seems to be to “cleanse” these areas of non-Muslims. European Muslims are Islamizing many aspects of life that also affect non-Muslims. Spanish Muslims have expressed their desire to “regain” the mosque of Cordoba. This building was originally a church, then turned into a mosque, and then turned back into a place of Christian worship.
Halal meat is now routinely served in many British prisons, schools and hospitals, sometimes to Muslim and non-Muslim alike, and the hijab [Islamic headscarf] is worn in British schools. Muslims in the London borough of Tower Hamlets have forced name-changes for districts and local amenities if the existing name sounds too Christian for their liking. In the UK, where Islam is making its most rapid advance, Islamic law (shari’a) is already practised unofficially, with shari’a councils and shari’a courts giving judgments on Muslim family matters.
In education numerous concessions are being made to British Muslims, Islam often being given more prominence and respect than other faiths at state schools. An increasing number of university posts are being funded from Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries on condition that a certain line of thinking is promoted. The ultimate goal of taking control of society, as depicted by the Islamic Council of Europe in 1980, is clearly in the minds of at least some Muslim leaders. A Dutch Imam has stated that Islamic law is superior to other forms of legislation so there is no need to obey other laws. Some Finnish imams preach on the Islamic duty to kill a Muslim who converts to another faith, adding that it is difficult to carry this out in Finland at present because Muslims do not yet “own the state”. Furthermore, the freedoms of European society are being exploited by Islamic militants and their supporters to plan terrorist activities around the world. London – or “Londonistan” as it is becoming known – is one of the most important bases for Islamic terrorism worldwide. This has been illustrated by the July bombings in London itself. Despite all these advances, Muslims still tend to portray themselves as victims in European society, while the majority society in turn struggles to affirm them and to avoid giving any accidental offence. But this kind of reaction by non-Muslims can be seen as the typical behaviour of dhimmi.
In classical Islam, Christian and Jewish minorities within an Islamic state were called dhimmi. They were free to worship and live out their faith, but had to submit to a raft of discriminatory and humiliating laws. They learned to be subservient, and to consider the dominance of Muslims as normal as the Muslims themselves did. It is typical of dhimmi not to protest if a Christian cross is burned by an angry crowd, nor even to feel that anything outrageous has occurred. Likewise the Muslim scheme to turn the cathedral of Cordoba back into a mosque has the backing of some Spanish government leaders in the city. At a political level, European countries are responding in different ways to the challenge of Islam. France is determinedly protecting its secularism, and has banned the hijab in school. The Netherlands have recently swung from one extreme to the other, following the ritualized killing of Dutch film director Theo van Gogh by a young Muslim in November 2004; they are turning against multiculturalism and becoming concerned to control immigration. The UK seems to be seeking to replicate the segregation and communalism of the British Raj in India, whereby the various religious communities were each given their own laws. This policy would certainly mesh well with some Muslim leaders’ own plans for Britain. If Britain is to be sub-divided in this way, perhaps geographically as well as legally, it raises the question of how the Church would survive in areas of Islamic rule. What form would Christian ministry be able to take in these areas? Muslims are still a minority in numerical terms in Europe, with an estimated 20 million living in the European Union. No country apart from Albania has a Muslim community amounting to more than about 10% of the population. However, demographic studies indicate that Muslim populations are growing far faster than the non-Muslim populations. This is due partly to continued immigration, partly to conversion, but mainly to the larger number of children which Muslim families typically have. The growing Muslim community is a mosaic of different ethnic, linguistic, cultural, sectarian and geographical backgrounds, and characterized by increasing internal tensions particularly over how to relate to the host society. Some Christians have decried as faithless pessimism those who predict the Islamization of Europe before the end of the century. But it must be remembered that the region which is now Pakistan and Afghanistan was once Christian, as was North Africa. The Church was completely eradicated from these areas by the advance of Islam. It would surely be arrogant to think that this could never happen to the Church in Europe.
As individual Christians we must love our Muslim neighbours and forgive any wrongs done to us. But as a community the Church must defend herself, as well as the Judaeo-Christian heritage with which Europe is blessed. For this her leaders need great wisdom and courage. Dr Patrick Sookhdeo Director of the Institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity 11 August 2005
OK, today Paul Wolfowitz said Pakistan was to get more money DESPITE the corruption that is well known. It is so easy to spend money that is not yours isn't it? You may recall Paul Wolfowitz was the guy who pushed the Iraq war. He also said that the Iraq oil revenue would pay for reconstructing Iraq. He said a lot of things and they were all wrong. Then he got promoted to President of the World Bank.
Anyway, here's a link to this IRNA (Islamic Republic News Agency - Iran) website homepage. You may want to book that homepage. Don't know much about this IRNA but plan to keep an eye on it. Maybe it will be the PR dept. when Iran declares war, with its axis of Islamic states, on the world.
The story on IRNA is at "World Bank to support Pakistan for sustainable economic growth" posted on IRNA and below is most of it in extract:
Addressing a news conference at the conclusion of his three day visit of Islamabad on Wednesday, Mr Wolfowitz termed the country's economy as moving forward on the right path and said that this trend must be continued with a special focus on the development of poor people.
The bank's chief said that it has decided to increase lending for Pakistan up to fifty percent and the Bank will provide 1.5 billion dollars assistance each year during the next three years.
"The World Bank is appreciative of Pakistan's economic gains and it is very much interested to sustain this growth which is very important for the poor people of the country."
To a question, Mr. Wolfowitz said the bank has expertise in water sector and would extend all possible assistance to the Pakistan government in developing water and power projects.
He made it clear that WB would provide assistance to Pakistan for the overall development of water sector and it is prerogative of the Pakistan government to execute any project on its own.
To a question, regarding Baghliar Dam issue, he said the World Bank has appointed neutral experts who will come up with his judgment according to Indus basin treaty.
He, however, emphasized the need for improving Pak-India ties and resolution of all issues between the two countries for sustainable peace in the region and economic development and prosperity of huge population of South Asia.
To another question, he said corruption is the major challenge with the whole world including developed countries and the whole world is responsible to take collective measures to curb it down.
He said the bank can play the role of a facilitator to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to speed up the process for combating corruption in Pakistan.
He said that the education is the major area in which the bank is assisting Pakistan adding that it would be ready for more funding for the human resource development in the country.
The reform program in Pakistan has seen this country of over 150 million people turn around a deteriorating macroeconomic situation to one showing rapid improvements.
In 2004/05 the country's GDP (gross domestic product) grew by more than eight percent. Public debt has fallen to about 60 percent of GDP from almost 90 percent in 2000/2001.
The main focus of the bank's work in support of Pakistan's reform agenda is to promote sustained growth through improved competitiveness and governance and to ensure that poor people, particularly vulnerable groups like women, have access to social services and opportunities to improve their lives.
In Pakistan today, only about half of the 20 million children, aged between five and nine years, go to school.
Illiteracy is high - half the adult population cannot read or write.
In all, two thirds of Pakistani women are illiterate.
Pakistan is the World Bank's fifth-largest borrower.
I call it a money pit. How about you? We keep giving away our money to the Islamists. Who'd a thunk it!
Also, check out the World Bank website. I bookmarked it and plan to check it out later.
There's a photo of Wolfowitz meeting Justice (retd) Khalilur Rehman, Chancellor of Islamic International University. Wonder if he shook a kafir's hand, they're so dirty, you know.
It's the last photo at the bottom of this link to a photo gallery of Wolfowitz's visit to Pakistan.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
I have just completed reading Bat Ye'or's Eurabia. This book goes into incredible detail how European leaders in 1974 entered into a pact and dialogue with Arab Islamic countries. These exchanges and agreements have broadened and become even more lopsided for Islam over the 30 years since the intial EAD. In exchange for allowing mass Muslim immigration and establishing Islam in Europe with EU funding for Islamic culture and education in Europe, these leaders sold out Europe. Plain and simple. Now look what they got in return - large, malevolent Islamic immigrant communities with no loyalty to their host country, public fear of offending Islam, in all practicality, complete dhimmitude.
The only hope is the European indigenous population. Will they slouch into complete dhimmitude without protest? Will new leaders rise to reverse these terrible decisions and actions by the Euro elite over the past 30 years? One can only hope, but the prognosis does not look good. In fact, the indigenous populations of Europe are fleeing, to Canada, to Australia, and ironically, even to America, the archenemy Europe has created with their Arab allies.
I love Europe and it saddens me to see Islam consume it, revise it, Islamise its history, and enslave its non Muslim citizens.
Monday, August 15, 2005
Today, Aceh signed an agreement with Indonesia. Aceh will become an almost independent sharia state with oil revenue (they get 70% of rev.) There was a photo showing Aceh women having 'celebration prayers'. This shows how Islam turns the brain into mush. Women celebrating sharia is nuts. Anyway I touched up the photo on the left, couldn't resist. Look at how they are dressed. Give me a break. It's almost as bad as this.
Good bye 21st century! Hello 7th Century where we never had it so good.
I have to be facetious, it is so ludicrous. It's like one-fourth of the world has lost its mind.
From JW/DW, here's an excerpt of the terms from the Jakarta Post which I found disturbing. Who wouldn't?
The Jakarta Post
Monday, July 25, 2005
Nani Afrida, The Jakarta Post, Banda Aceh
Sharia police said on Sunday they had rounded up at least 36 unmarried women and men for dating in secluded, poorly-lit areas in Bireuen regency, Aceh province, where 15 men convicted of gambling were publicly caned last month.
The couples were accused of violating Article 11 and 14 of the local government regulation on sharia that has been implemented in Aceh since 2003.
"All the violators were arrested on Saturday night because by 10 p.m., they were still going out together in quiet places," a sharia police officer said.
The 36 people, comprising 16 unmarried couples and four other single women suspected of being prostitutes, were caught at a number of locations across the districts of Kota Juang and Peusangan.
However, all the detainees were later released after they made written statements vowing that they would not commit the same violations in the future.
The police said the raid on unmarried couples that were seen together beyond 10 p.m. was aimed
at enforcing sharia in Bireuen.
In the first implementation of corporal punishment in Aceh, the Bireuen regental administration had 15 men convicted of gambling publicly caned on June 24.
The public canings were carried out in front of the Bireuen Grand Mosque and witnessed by some 3,000 rowdy spectators. The move also attracted wide attention from domestic and foreign media. A television station in Jakarta even broadcast it live.
So far, Aceh's Islamic law only regulates punishment for gamblers, those drinking alcoholic drinks, men failing to attend Friday prayers three consecutive times and men or women eating and selling food during the Ramadhan fasting month.
Muslim women who do not wear jilbab or the Muslim head scarf in the devoutly Muslim province are also subject to punishment under the law.
However, regulations stipulating punishment for killers, corrupters and thieves have yet to be implemented.
Ironically, soldiers violating sharia are not affected by the law as the military has its own special law to deal with crimes committed by its members.
A law on corporal punishment was passed in Bireuen last March. Other regencies have not adopted this punishment.
Before the canings took place in Bireuen, Aceh regional governments had already enforced the Muslim dress code, mandatory prayers five times a day and the giving of alms.
The sharia system was implemented in Aceh in 2003, two years after the central government granted special autonomy to the province in order to curb an independence campaign that Free Aceh Movement (GAM) rebels have been fighting for since 1976.
GOVERNMENT: Aceh will be self-governed, except in the fields of "foreign affairs, external defense, national security, monetary and fiscal matters, justice, and freedom of religion." The Indonesian government commits itself to consult and work with the Aceh government when making decisions or entering into international agreements that affect the region. Aceh has the right to regional symbols, including a flag, crest and an anthem.
POLITICS: Indonesia will change existing legislation to allow for Aceh-based political parties within 18 months. Elections in Aceh will be held in April 2006. Outside observers will be invited to monitor the elections in Aceh. The Acehnese population can participate fully in local and national elections.
ECONOMY: Aceh has the right to raise funds with external loans, set its own taxes and adjust interest rates beyond the Central Bank of the Republic of Indonesia. The region is entitled to keep 70 percent of its oil revenue, and holds jurisdiction over natural resources. Tariffs or taxes will not be levied when trading with Indonesia.
AMNESTY: All Free Aceh Movement (GAM) members and political prisoners will receive amnesty within 15 days. Use of weapons by GAM personnel will disqualify the person from amnesty.
HUMAN RIGHTS: A Human Rights Court will be established for Aceh. All persons having been granted amnesty or released from prison or detention will have all political, economic and social rights as well as the right to participate freely in the political process both in Aceh and on the national level. Indonesia and Aceh will give economic support to former combatants, pardoned political prisoners and civilians affected by the conflict. All civilian crimes committed by military personnel in Aceh will be tried in civil courts in Aceh.
SECURITY: All hostilities must end immediately. The number of Indonesian troops in the province will be cut to 14,700, and police to 9,100. The troops are to be used only for external defense purposes under normal peacetime circumstances, and the police force only to uphold "internal law and order in Aceh." GAM will demobilize all of its 3,000 troops, and decommission its arms.
Aceh-based political parties will endeavor to implement full sharia law,as this has been one of the main causes of the conflict.As sharia law is not in the best interest of the status quo in Jakarta
I read what I consider an excellent article regarding the war we are fighting. Capitalism Magazine article "The Foreign Policy of Guilt" by Yaron Brook and Onkar Ghate takes to task the fact that we are tiptoeing into this war against Islamic Totalitarianism.
A few excerpts:
We face an enemy, Islamic totalitarianism, committed to our deaths. Its agents have shown an eagerness to kill indiscriminately in London, Madrid, New York and elsewhere, even at the cost of their own lives. They continually seek chemical and nuclear weapons; imagine the death toll if such devices had been used in London's subway bombings. In the face of this mounting threat, what is our response?
Do we proudly proclaim our unconditional right to exist? Do we resolutely affirm to eradicate power base after power base of the Islamic totalitarians, until they drop their arms, and foreign governments and civilian populations no longer have the nerve to support them?
No. Blair's response to the London bombings, with Bush and the other members of the G8 by his side, was, in meaning if not in explicit statement, to apologize and do penance for our existence.
Somehow we in the West and not the Palestinians--with their rejection of the freedoms attainable in Israel and their embrace of thugs and killers--are responsible for their degradation. Thus, we must help build them up by supplying the terrorist-sponsoring Palestinian Authority with billions in aid. And somehow we in the West and not the Africans--with their decades of tribal, collectivist and anticapitalist ideas--are responsible for their poverty. Thus we must lift them out of their plight with $50 billion in aid. This, Blair claims, will help us "triumph over terrorism."
The campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq might be considered exceptions to this orgy of penance, but that would be an error. In neither war was the aim to smash the enemy. Unlike in WWII, when the Allies would flatten cities to achieve victory, the American and British armies, by explicit order, tiptoed in the Middle East. Terrorists and insurgents went free, free to return to kill our young men, because we subordinated the lives of our soldiers to concern for the enemy's well-being and civilian casualties. Our goal was not victory but, as Bush so often tells us, to bestow with our soldiers' blood an unearned gift on these people, "freedom" and "democracy," with the hope that they would then stop killing us.
According to Blair, our duty is to shower the globe with money. According to Bush, our duty is to shower the globe with "democracy." Taken together, the meaning of their foreign policy is clear. The West has no moral right to exist, because it is productive, prosperous and free; materially and spiritually, with its money and its soldiers' lives, the West must buy permission to exist from the rest of the world. But the rest of the world has an unquestionable right to exist, because it is unproductive, poor and unfree.
Until we in the West reject this monstrous moral premise, we will never have cause to feel safe.
Friday, August 12, 2005
It's fire season again in America. The same can be said for Spain, Portugal and many other countries. What concerns me is that we have no way to know precisely how many are set fires and how many are acts of God. This brings me to the use of fire as an Islamist terrorist act. Who needs bombs and all that complicated stuff. If the Islamist's goal is to stress the treasuries of the infidel states, setting fires is the easiest way to do it. As the tension with and suspicion of Muslims grow in America, a coordinated effort to set fires would be an easy attack by Islamists against the Infidels. When a Islamist is caught setting fires, hopefully then, our government will begin to realize just how dangerous a 'fifth column' can be to our country.
Monday, August 08, 2005
I am always amazed how people are unaware that Islam was on the side of the Nazis in WWII. Yes, indeed. Hitler's hatred of Jews met his sweetheart Islam in a deadly embrace. Why, they were superbestfriends!
The caption below the Mufti reads " A photograph of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem reviewing the Nazi "Handzar" SS Division in Yugoslavia in 1944. In the address to the Muslim troops, the mufti put Islam and Nazism on the same level, claiming "there were considerable similarities between Islamic principles and National Socialism."
He got that right!
note: click on the photo for the full size image
The Iowahawk, a recently discovered blog I drove by, had a royal send up of political correctness when invaded. In the form of a 'have a great summer' letter, "See You In September", from the District school Superintendent, the invasion gets a PC paintjob. Fantasy articles are always intriquing and thought provoking. Hugh Fitzgerald's "Douce France" is another fine article about the changing culture of France as told through a fantasy (or is it?) seen through an upperclass Parisian.
Thursday, August 04, 2005
Transmission to Battlestar Galactica, Commander Adama
From The Pedestrian Infidel, Infidel Alliance, Earth
I am in receipt of your last transmission. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. We got our own Cylons to worry about.
You see, Commander Adama, these creeps have their own religion, Islam and their own God, Allah, and he is one mean bastard. His number one man was Mohammed. He's been dead a long time now, but the terror he brought to the world thrives to this day. Allah and Mohammed declared everyone who doesn't believe in them Infidels, and to them and their followers, the Infidels are the scum of the Earth, not worthy of existence. They don't like anyone who is not one of them, and that's us, the Infidels. They plan to get rid of us, no matter what it takes, or how long. This war has no end as long as one of us exists. Surely it's not that bad in your part of the Galaxy.
We still don't know what to call them. We have gotten so perfect, so guilt ridden by our success, so concerned with not recognizing ourselves, the Infidels, as superior to them, we can't even call them by their name, our governments call them 'extreme ideologists.' Others say call them Muslims,Mohammedans, Musselmans, Islamists, Islamonazis or Islamofascists. Just pick one. I'm calling them Islamists for now, but don't hold me to it. Do you have a similar problem understanding your enemy?
They have their own scriptures too, the Qur'an, and it is a timeless war manual. Mohammed thought it up. Every trick in the book, it's in there. Amazingly, none of our Generals want to read it and understand it. Right now, they are terrorizing Earth by killing large groups of people, at random, up to 5,000 a day, and the attackers want to die with them. Doesn't matter who they are either. Women, children, some of their own. The Islamists understand, they ALL do. This is war. Any Islamist taken down along with us, they are just soldiers. A statistic, nothing more. But they do call them martyrs. Are the Cylons like that?
Global domination, a world for Islam and only Islam, is the goal by whatever means possible. They even have spies and agents among us that look just like us, act just like us. Some of our own have allied with them. And the deceit. Well, it is so bad, that they can pretend to be something more to our liking and their spokesmen will always tell us what we want to hear. It's our own fault. We didn't make them, but we invited them in.
At this time, given the ineptitude of our Infidels' governments, it's just not a good time to drop in. Sorry to give you the bad news, but do get back to me in a few years, and I'll let you know how things are going. If I don't respond, I'm either no longer around, or I had my implant, and am now a Cylon...uhh, Islamist.
Good luck Commander Adama in finding a better place to rest.
The Pedestrian Infidel
The Infidel Alliance