Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Mum’s the word


Years ago, I was in my Islamic Studies class in Pakistan, a compulsory subject in all schools in that nation. One day, the teacher was telling us about the reward for doing good and the punishment for doing bad. After teaching us how being good could benefit Muslims, he told us a very interesting thing—namely, he said that while Muslims are rewarded beautifully when they do good, it is counted as sin for non Muslims even if they’re doing good, because they’re not Muslims, and hence, their good works don’t count.

I don’t know how true the claim of their good works being counted as sin is, but what I do know is that Islam teaches that no matter how good the non Muslims are, they’re going to hell anyway.

At the time my teacher said that, I was in a process of (secretly of course) studying Christianity—I had just started it, actually. So, I disagreed with the teacher—not out loud, I didn’t dare do that. I think, though, that was when I learned how to disagree and not express my feelings. So, I chose to be quiet, and I didn’t say how I felt. If the teacher had asked me, ‘What do you think?’ all I would have said was, ‘yes sir!’ and nothing more.

I continue that to this day. I don’t have the option of openly disagreeing with Islam, and I will never feel right about it. It’s hard to continue living this way, but when you have the option between keeping quiet, and getting killed for openly disagreeing, one learns quickly to forget about principles.

To me ‘Mum’s the word’ makes all the more sense since that day. I am not proud of what I do, but I never forget why I must do it. And if non Muslims don’t fight for their God-given right to openly disagree with the “Religion of Peace”, someday we will all be feared or cowed into silence.

12 comments:

murtad_girl said...

I have been through the same things when I was in my Islamic Education in my country. During that period I did not really care about that subject. However I would understand your situation, It is even worse when it comes to Islamic Ideology, especially in Pakistan and in the Middle East.

God bless you!

The Merry Widow said...

This is probably a time of preparation for you, a trainning period! Study diligently, think about what is said around you and don't worry about what to say. G*D HIMself will give you the words you need! I and II Timothy would also be an encouragement! We are indeed in perilous times, so we should not be surprised. Even in America, Christians are becoming second class citizens, so the End of Days approaches, be strong and courageous our redemption draws near!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

Bubba's Pravda said...

Assalamu Alaikum?

The Beast of Revalation DEMANDS WORSHIP!

A book by Bruce Bawer, "While Europe Slept", is a more in-depth look at the mindset that we are contending with. Instead of the west responding with one voice to the Islamofascists, we are neutered by the Kumbaya chorus out of the EU and the UN. How do these institutions affect US citizens. The Liberal Elite thirst for approval from the members of these two organizations.

I am utterly amazed at the lack of understanding the Lefties have of the Islamists. They seem to be willfully blind. Wakie, Wakie! The Islamofascists are using you and your moral equivalence doctrine to further entrench themselves in western culture. If you keep expecting the Islamists to stop their hate and voice their love and admiration for liberal democracy and personal liberty, you are deceiving yourselves. OPEN YOUR EYES!

This is not hysteria. This is reality. They see us as the demons. Not just conservatives. EVERY non-islamist is a demon. It is not a religion of peace. It never, EVER, has been. Read your history. Read about the Jews and Christians and their treatment in these societies both today and over the centuries.

Look up the terms: dhimmi, jizyah, and taqiyya. Learn. The average Muslim on the streets of Europe believes that the Quran is supreme over the laws of Europe. Research what honor killings are. Research the practice of vaginal mutilation. These people are absolutely devout (insane).

To claim moral equivalence between Christians and Muslims is absurd. Do you see Christians en masse screaming for blood? Christians demanding death? The truthful answer is no. Madonna is going to desecrate the cruxifiction of Christ in an upcoming event. Christians around the world will be disgusted. But, Christians around the world will not declare a Fatwah on Madonna. It won't happen. Ever!

Bubba's Pravda
bubbaspravda.blogspot.com

Thomas_the_kaffir said...

if a non muslim does good, it dont matter as they still go to hell??

The english home secretary, jonh reid (kaffir) made a speech today to a muslim council in east london, calling for muslims to keep an eye on there children for signs of, in his words " brain washing" by radicals in the comunity.
to which, one abu izzadeen stood up and spoke out saying that, why should muslim be put under such scrutiny, and why jews, christians and hindus are not treated the same.

well i would say to mr izzadeen, when the 3 afor mentioned groups start blowing them selfs up on public transport, then mabye we will treat them differently.

European Kafir said...

Shalom;-) Apostate

I continue that to this day. I don’t have the option of openly disagreeing with Islam, and I will never feel right about it. It’s hard to continue living this way, but when you have the option between keeping quiet, and getting killed for openly disagreeing, one learns quickly to forget about principles.

You are so very right: you getting killed won`t help anyone!!! Please keep walking...

EK

Always On Watch said...

Avenging Apostate,
I shamelessly borrowed this graphic for a posting which I plan to publish in a day or two. In that posting, I referenced this essay as well as an earlier one you wrote--"From the House of Family Jihad." Several Christians, including children, read my site, and I feel that telling them your story will result in the offering of even more prayers on your behalf.

Stay strong, my brother in Christ! God has a plan for you, and one day we will no longer see through a glass darkly as we see the beauty and perfection of His plan. We can't understand right now; such is the sadness of being a Christian in a world which despises the truth--and Truth.

Cubed © said...

AA,

By living, it's not an act of moral cowardice, it's an act of moral courage. By living, you continue to be able to educate people "out here" about the truth. Your words carry a lot more authority than ours do.

Little by little, the truth is being accepted, and you are a part of the mechanism that gets it told. One of these days, as a result of what people like you do, the problem will be solved, and the world will be a better place.

The solution will cost us dearly, I'm certain, but the cost will be because of those people who chose to ignore the truth, not because of those who do what they can to spread it.

Bubba's Pravda,

"I am utterly amazed at the lack of understanding the Lefties have of the Islamists."

You shouldn't really beat yourself up by being "amazed" that the Lefties' lack of understanding.

They don't "misunderstand," they AGREE! They are different branches of the same philosophical tree (Plato to Augustine to Kant to Hegel to Marx/Engels). They believe the same thing, that a totalitarian "ruling elite" needs to be in control of the "Great Unwashed" who are too incompetent to be in control of their own lives.

See, way back when Plato (who believed that disgusting nonsense and passed it along to people like Marx) and his student, Aristotle, were alive, they had a huge fight about that (among other things).

Aristotle thought that our minds were just fine, and that we could manage our own lives without a ruling elite. Those ideas were passed along to Averroes, Acquinas, Locke, and the Founding Fathers of the United States.

Unfortunately, when the government-run school system was established about 75 years after the U.S. was founded, there were a few people around who were of the "ruling elite" crowd, and when virtually every child in the country was compelled to attend schools teaching the same curriculum to everyone, it was just too much to resist; they got busy right away, and wormed their way into the system. They infested the curriculum with their beliefs, and the biggest tool (make that "weapon") at their disposal was Political Correctness, which they have used with incredible effectiveness - moral equivalency, multiculturalism, diversity, yadda-yadda - are all what they have taught and use to this day.

Even though the split in the "philosophical family tree" took place a long time ago, Islam and their fellow travellers, the postmodernists (people on the "Left" including Liberals, socialists, Communists, Fascists, etc.) are still "brothers under the skin."

Of course, the Left hate us so much that they don't realize that as soon as their "brothers" accomplish their goals, they, the "Left," will be treated with the same disregard as Islam treats the rest of the infidels.

The Merry Widow said...

Thank you, Cubed! That explains alot about why totalitarians, utopians and fellow travelers are so "buddy-buddy"!

tmw

Bubba's Pravda said...

Cubed -
Can I use your post on my blog?

Avenging Apostate said...

Murtad_girl,

It is even worse when it comes to Islamic Ideology, especially in Pakistan and in the Middle East.

When it comes to Islamic ideology, it is the same in all Islamic countries and the Muslims world wide. Truth is the greatest enemy of Islam and Muslims know it well, that's why they are trying to shut the world up for good.

The Merry Widow,

We are indeed in perilous times, so we should not be surprised. Even in America, Christians are becoming second class citizens...

I didn't know Americans had different IDs for people of different religions. Being second class citizens would mean you have to have houses with roof lower than that of non-Christians' houses, you have to pay extra taxes because you are a Christian. You have to have cars cheaper than those of non-Christians and you have to get out of your car everytime you see a non-Christian coming, bow down until he/she passes by.

To the government of America, as far as I understand, religion doesn't matter. There is a separation of Church and State (which is a good thing). I don't know how hard it is for you to be a Christian there but from what I know, America, right now, is a beautiful country, the best there is.

Thomas the Kaffir,

well i would say to mr izzadeen, when the 3 afor mentioned groups start blowing them selfs up on public transport, then mabye we will treat them differently.

Well said.

European Kafir,

You are so very right: you getting killed won`t help anyone!!! Please keep walking...

I will try to stay breathing for as long as I can.

Always on Watch,

I shamelessly borrowed this graphic for a posting which I plan to publish in a day or two. In that posting, I referenced this essay as well as an earlier one you wrote--"From the House of Family Jihad." Several Christians, including children, read my site, and I feel that telling them your story will result in the offering of even more prayers on your behalf.

Thank you very much, AOW, for posting about my articles at your blog.

Cubed ,

By living, it's not an act of moral cowardice, it's an act of moral courage. By living, you continue to be able to educate people "out here" about the truth. Your words carry a lot more authority than ours do.

Little by little, the truth is being accepted, and you are a part of the mechanism that gets it told. One of these days, as a result of what people like you do, the problem will be solved, and the world will be a better place.


Thanks for saying that, it means a lot to me.

I hope that the world changes because of what we all are doing, I want to do more though, I really want to do more.

The Merry Widow said...

AA- All this was written long before our births. The steps to eventual martyrdom are being followed here. First, you vilify the Christians, more and more TV shows and movies show Christians as insane maniacs or stupid fools. Speaking against them is actually encouraged in certain areas(political elites, Hollywood, wealthy East and West Coast types) Second, you marginalize Christians, this is also occurring. Next, you demonize Christians, this is also taking place, i.e. Christians are as bad as Muslam extremists! Or worse, we also have had Christians killed here, churches burned, Christians not allowed to use local city facilities, churches not being permitted to build, "because they are a nuisance". It isn't as bad as what you face, we still have some recourse with the law. But, the tide in many areas is turning. Don't even try to live in some cities, Dearborn, Michigan for instance, it is being referred to as "Dearbornistan"! The infection is creeping through the body and is just starting to show itself, a little here, a little more there. But don't be discouraged, America is still freer than any other nation, it's just that G*D has shown me things and I can add 2+2 and get 4! You are important to me, because you are my brother in Christ, I am praying for you!
Good evening, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

Cubed © said...

The Merry Widow,

I'm really glad it helps, and thank you for saying it helped you. One of these days, I'll write a longer version of the relationship between postmodernists and Islam aimed at kids between 8-11. Some people think that the subject is too complex, and that little kids "can't understand," but I know differently. Boy, do people ever underestimate little kids! I've already "tested" some parts of it on some young "editors," and they understand it just fine!

Bubba's Pravda,

I'm really sorry that it's been such a long while since I visited Pedestrian Infidel. Please, always feel free to use any comment I make if you think it will help!

In fact, I worry that there are so many "dots" to connect in the long and complex history of how and why we have come to where we are today, that I am often concerned that I don't make sense in the space of a single comment.

With that in mind, and even though I will be tweeking (or is that "tweaking"?) them a little a bit later this fall, I invite you to take a look at a couple of things I wrote about the same subjects, only in more depth, to try to "connect the dots." One is an overview of the history of how the West (with the exception of the Left!) and Islam developed so differently, and the other is a piece giving a more detailed history of American education and how the PC thing etc. got started in our schools.

If you find anything of use there, please do use it too!

AA,

It's all true; I hope you have some idea of how greatly we admire what you are doing. It takes very brave people, with great intellectual independence, integrity and vision, to go "behind the lines" so to speak, deep into hostile territory, and do what you are doing.

I hope that one day you will be able to publish a book-length piece about your experiences. I'm confident that everyone who knows anything about your story would love to read what you have to say.