Sunday, February 12, 2006

Congenital Terrorists

If there’s a silver lining to the whole cartoon jihad, it’s that it forces Muslims to come out and show their true colors:

… [Malaysian] Prime Minister [PM] Abdullah Ahmad Badawi spoke of a "huge chasm that has emerged between the West and Islam" and said many Westerners see a Muslim as "a congenital terrorist."
Embassies torched, pro-jihad marches by Muslims in the west and elsewhere (holding up signs that state “behead critics of Islam”, among other similar slogans), Muslims rioting, and Muslims committing violence, all in response to some cartoons first published over four months ago. I’d say that the Muslim reputation for being ‘congenital terrorists’ is well deserved.

A ‘huge chasm between the West and Islam’, Abdullah speaks about. Of course, I’m sure Muslims are entirely blameless for said chasm. Any fault, surely, is entirely the West’s, or the infidels’—and the whole notion that Islam itself may be to blame for anything is unthinkable.

And pay no attention to Quranic verse 5:51, the infamous verse that specifically forbids Muslims from befriending Christians or Jews:

(Yusufali translation) O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors: They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them. Verily Allah guideth not a people unjust.

5:51 seems pretty clear-cut to me. Therefore, this ‘huge chasm’ must exist, because the Quran--the perfect word directly from Allah--makes it so.

He said Muslims were particularly frustrated at Western policies toward Iraq, Afghanistan and the Palestinians. He did not mention the Mohammed cartoons.

Ah, here’s some fine taqiyya for the intended infidel audience. Even a cursory examination of the history of Islam’s jihad shows just how outrageously false this is. Muslims were apparently ‘frustrated’ enough to launch the Muslim Brotherhood movement--the prototypical Islamic terrorist movement that set the standard for all the jihadis that would follow--back in 1928. This was long before Israel, Iraq, or Afghanistan could be used as pretexts for Muslim terror. And then there’s Al Qaeda’s founding back in the 90s, before the US interventions in Iraq or Afghanistan. The mass murders of 9-11 happened before Iraq or Afghanistan, Mr. Abdullah, need I remind you? Funny how those Muslim terrorists are always able to find kuffir provocations for their savagery.

"They think Osama bin Laden speaks for the religion and its followers," AP quoted Abdullah as saying. "The demonization of Islam and the vilification of Muslims, there is no denying, is widespread within mainstream Western society."

Well, yes, Mr. bin Laden does speak for Islam, doesn’t he, Mr. PM? I mean, it’s because Osama’s message and actions are so strongly supported by authentic Islamic teachings. And I don’t see many protests against bin Laden or al Qaeda in the Islamic world—in fact, I think I have seen precisely zero Muslim protest against bin Laden, or his ilk, anywhere in the Islamic World.

What I do see is lots of Muslim public support for bin Laden, and lots of outrage against some cartoons posted in an obscure Danish newspaper, all over Dar-al-Islam. Of course, there’s no Muslim outrage for the jihadists who eagerly blow up mosques (see here, here, or here, etc.), destroy nightclubs, or shoot school children, all in the name of Islam. This dichotomy is very revealing about what Islam is really all about… but I’m sure the Malaysian PM is not going to ever acknowledge this. Such thoughts probably never enter his Muslim mind.

I actually hope PM Abdullah is right, actually, about one thing he said. I hope the demonization of Islam is widespread in mainstream western society, and I hope it gets even more widespread in the future. The west is demonized in the Islamic world everyday. How does it feel to have the shoe on the other foot?

Abdullah also urged Muslims to oppose "sweeping denunciation of Christians, Jews and the West" as well as violence and terror perpetrated by fringe groups, AP reported.

Someone should tell this to Doctor ‘Moonbat’ Mahathir before he issues his next “Jews rule the world by proxy” speech.

Abdullah is a Muslim scholar, and his country heads the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference.
So, being the world renowned Islamic scholar, the good PM should know verse 5:51 by heart, shouldn’t he?

Infidels need to know this verse by heart, too.


Dag said...

My position is that we must always up the ante till one side or the other is a clear winner. There's no point pretending that this will resolve itself peacefully. I have some sympathy for those who think Islam can be reformed and meldied into the real world of adults; but I also know better. I know better becasue I know the Muslim world reasonably well, and I knw Muslims. Most people do not, and they assume that all people are as decent and normal as they themselves. That is a proper and decent postion to have. It's wrong, though. And in this case it is also dangerous to us all. Time will show that those of us who argue the hard line are not war-mongering extrmists but level-headed realists who actually know what we write about. But for now the majority must learn for themselves what we have learned for ourselves. We wait. Let's hope we don't wait till we're doomed.

Manuel I Comnenus said...

No need to look at verse 5:51 to learn about Muslim treachery, just read history. Islam was never a peaceful religion. From its outset, its function was to spread out and conquer all non-Muslim lands. They almost succeeded, the Ottoman Turks took over most of eastern and southern Europe before the West decided enough was enough, and put a hold on their plans of domination.
The war between civilizations still goes on. The 20th Century only proved to be a temporary lull in the hostilities.

Pastorius said...

What do you think makes Muslims different?

I think that we, as spiritual persons, are born of words. Either the Word of God, or the words of lesser gods.

The Word of God, the Law, handed down to Moses by God, the teachings of Yeshua the Christ-Messiah, these are blessings to us which plant like seeds in our souls and allow us to flower into giving human beings.

In China, people are suffused with philosophies of acceptance from Lao Tzu and (spit) Confucius. And look what has happened. China only changes when it accepts lessons from the West.

In India, people learn that all is illusion/Maya. They learn that nothing matters much, because they will be reincarnated again and again, and lo and behold, they have lived in squalor, until recently when they have finally begun to emulate the West.

Africans are taught to worship their ancestors and to sacrifice to angry gods in order to appease them to provide at least a meagre harvest. And, look what they get, the same shit as their ancestors; a meagre harvest at best.

The world of Islam is poisoned by the words of the Koran and the Hadiths. The people are not born evil. They, instead, believe the words of Mohammed, who was, at best, a schizophrenic, and at worst possessed by another angry god named Satan.

Of course, you don't believe in gods, or God, though, the evidence is plain as day in front of you.

This is said with no malice, my friend. But, I believe my spiritual explanation kicks the ass of your racist explanation.

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Pastorius said...

I realized that I used a sloppy term in my comment here to Dag. I did not mean to imply that I think he is a racist. And, instead of having said that his explanation was "racist," I should have said that it was "race-based."

In my opinion, Islam is an Arab-supremacist philosophy. As such, it is representative of Arab culture. Therefore, as I see it, to say that Islam can not change is to say that Arab culture can not change.

All cultures can change, because all cultures are made up of human beings.

I really do believe that all men are created equal, and I really do believe we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights. I really do believe that all human beings long for freedom.

However chains can be deceiving to people. Many slaves will choose the chains over freedom, until the chains are removed and they can begin to understand what life without chains means.

We can not place our hope on mass conversion of Muslims to Christianity, or to our peculiar way of life.

However, we can ban whatever parts of Islam are not compatible with human rights.

If we really believed in the principles we espouse that is what we would do.

That is what we did to Japan in the aftermath of WWII.

If Arabs don't take to Democracy in Iraq, it is because we failed, not them. If the Japanese could become what they have become, then the Arabs can be free too.

leavingtheleft said...

The con-PM`s No.2 has this to say:

`Several articles and discussions question the fundamental bases of Malaysia, the role of Islam, and other politically contentious issues that by law are declared seditious. One questioned the right of Muslims preachers to attack other religions in their Friday prayers. But instead of attacking him and his website openly, it uses newspapers and religious leaders to do the mudslinging. Dato' Seri Najib kicked the ball first to insist to insist none should openly debate if Muslims could slander the followers of other religions`

Meanwhile, his party UMNO was instrumental in the anti non-muslim riots of 1969 and more recently
‘Kg Medan Clashes’ Were Organised Attacks, Claims Rese