Is There a Crusade Against Islam?

The Sphinx certainly thinks so. He also thinks it is misguided and useless.

Fighting terrorism is like trying to fight the wind. It’ll always be there and has always been there since humans have existed, not to mention that fighting terrorism is one of the reasons why terrorism exists. And fighting terrorism can usually be a form of terrorism itself.

About the uselessness of trying to fight terrorism, refer to this interesting commentary. The only way to stop terrorism is simply to stop being terrified.

What they don’t realize is that this hostility towards muslims is exactly what fuels muslims’ hatred towards the west even more. Muslims do NOT hate westerners, Muslims hate intolerant westerners. Muslims do NOT hate other religions, muslims hate members of other religions bashing theirs. Muslims do NOT hate freedom as some imbecile once said, muslims hate the abuse of freedom. And sadly enough, it’ll be a long time before the LGF crowds realize this.

To sum it up all up

  • War on Terror: Useless
  • War on Islam: Stupid, and even more useless
  • Islamic Terror: Oxymoron. Islam has never condoned terrorism. That’s a lie.
  • Best way to get people on your side: Make them tremble in fear.

Interesting…

Fighting terrorism is like trying to fight the wind. It’ll always be there and has always been there since humans have existed, not to mention that fighting terrorism is one of the reasons why terrorism exists. And fighting terrorism can usually be a form of terrorism itself.

So… (1) terrorism has always existed, and (2) fighting terrorism is the cause of terrorism, and (3) fighting terrorism is actually terrorism. Can these all be true simultaneously? Can they all be false simultaneously? Are any of them true?

They can all be true simultaneously, if the fight against terrorism is identical to terrorism and the fight against terrorism causes terrorism, and the first thing that people did when they came to be was to fight terrorism and thus be terrorists too, presumably by fighting some sort of terrorism committed by monkeys or another animal. The problem is that this is ridiculous definition of terrorism.

And on the eighth day Ali strapped on a holy bomb-vest, and yea he betook himself to the place where the coffee shop stood and he went inside and blew up all the monkeys who had been terrorizing and oppressing Ali and Fatima. He died a glorious martyr and went straight from Paradise to Paradise, where he landed, tattered into a thousand pieces and suffered for eternity, for as there was no fall from grace there was no death to relieve the eternal suffering he had caused himself. And the wailing of the fragments was horrifying.

Fatima cried for a thousand years, and then buried Ali’s pieces in a pit with the pieces of the monkey terrorists he had blown up, and by blowing them up had caused the terrorism that led to his terrorist response to terrorism.

And the word was with God, and the word spake, “What a waste. Back to the drawing board. Next time We shall make it clear to Our creation that suicide is a major sin.”

The End

As I said, ridiculous.

I’d define terrorism differently.

Terrorism
any war crime committed by irregular military forces, whether they are irregular military forces reporting to a nation-state, or to some other organization, or unaffiliated with any organization at all.

War crimes are well defined.

Irregular forces (or guerillas) are well defined, and under the geneva convention can be summarily executed as spies when discovered.

He goes on.

The only way to stop terrorism is simply to stop being terrified.

It’s one way to stop one’s self from feeling “terror,” but not a way to stop a faceless enemy from killing in the night. The most effective way to stop an enemy from killing is to kill him first and scare his buddies enough that they don’t take up his fight.

But we can bicker all we want about terrorism. There is something more important here.

It’s not about terrorism, it’s about the Jihad. There is a Global Jihad going on, and any Muslim who doesn’t admit it is being dishonest with himself first, and with everybody else second. The Global Jihad has inspired the creation of a Global Counterjihad to oppose it.

What they don’t realize is that this hostility towards muslims is exactly what fuels muslims’ hatred towards the west even more. Muslims do NOT hate westerners, Muslims hate intolerant westerners. Muslims do NOT hate other religions, muslims hate members of other religions bashing theirs. Muslims do NOT hate freedom as some imbecile once said, muslims hate the abuse of freedom. And sadly enough, it’ll be a long time before the LGF crowds realize this.

Ah, yes. The combative west is causing Muslims to attack it. And the west is also causing Muslims to carry out Jihad against peaceful Buddhists in Thailand, Hindus in India, Christian girls in Indonesia, and other Muslims in Darfur.

To sum it up all up
War on Terror: Useless

I actually agree with this. Terror is not the enemy. Jihad is the enemy. It is a most wicked perversion of the religious impulse and should be opposed by all at every turn.

War on Islam: Stupid, and even more useless

Nobody is equipped to go to war with Islam. If Muslims could be converted to Christianity or some other peaceful religion that would be great, but it’s not going to happen easily, not with the Islamic punishment for apostasy being death.

Islamic Terror: Oxymoron. Islam has never condoned terrorism. That’s a lie.

An accidental ray of truth. The final sentence correctly identifies the previous sentence as a lie. Actually, it is taqiyya, or kitman, misdirection intended to protect Islam from non-Muslims. A few weeks ago, Abu Izzadeen said something quite different.

At a recent debate over the battle for Islamic ideals in England, a British-born Muslim stood before the crowd and said Prophet Mohammed’s message to nonbelievers is: “I come to slaughter all of you.”

“We are the Muslims,” said Omar Brooks, an extremist also known as Abu Izzadeen. “We drink the blood of the enemy, and we can face them anywhere. That is Islam and that is jihad.”

Fawaz Damra was the Imam, or spiritual leader, at a Cleveland mosque until he was deported for lying about his connections to terrorist groups when he entered the country.

In Damra’s trial last year, prosecutors showed video footage of Damra and other Islamic leaders raising money for an arm of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, which has been listed as a major terrorist group by the State Department since 1989.

Jurors also were shown footage in which Damra called Jews “the sons of monkeys and pigs” during a 1991 speech and said “terrorism and terrorism alone is the path to liberation” in a 1989 speech.

If an Islamic holy man can state in a religious speech that terrorism is the only path to liberation, then that is a testament that anyone who is paying attention can understand.

Best way to get people on your side: Make them tremble in fear.

Let us recall the words of Abu Izzadeen.

Prophet Mohammed’s message to nonbelievers is: “I come to slaughter all of you.”

Mohammed said that to the Qurayza in Mecca while he was standing next to the Kaaba, and later on he returned to Mecca at the head of an army of brigands and did, indeed, slaughter them all.

About a year ago, Egyptian MP Ragab Hilal Hamida, from the Muslim Brotherhood said in an interview:

Question: “Does it make sense to you that a Muslim should claim that the Koran incites to terrorism?!”

Hamida: “I said these things in an [Egyptian] parliament session dealing with the Inter-Arab Agreement on Combating Terrorism. I noticed that the report of the [Parliamentary] Committee for Defense and National Security and the Egyptian Foreign Ministry were inaccurate when [they] dealt with terrorism, since [they] dealt with it in general [terms]. I specifically wanted to explain that [the term] ‘terrorism’ is not a curse when given its true meaning. [When interpreted accurately,] it means opposing occupation as it exists in Palestine, Afghanistan and Iraq!…

“From my point of view, bin Laden, Al-Zawahiri and Al-Zarqawi are not terrorists in the sense accepted by some. I support all their activities, since they are a thorn in the side of the Americans and the Zionists… [On the other hand,] he who kills Muslim citizens is neither a jihad fighter nor a terrorist, but a criminal and a murderer. We must call things by their proper names!”

Question: “Do you regard the Palestinians who are prepared to sacrifice their lives as terrorists?”

Hamida: “Yes. According to the shari’a, a Palestinian who is prepared to sacrifice his life deters the enemy, in the way [sanctioned by the Koran]: ‘Make ready against them your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah knows.'” [3]

“This Palestinian is therefore [called] a terrorist, but he does not care that he is called a terrorist, since the Koran calls him so! We must realize that all religions forbid the killing of Muslim citizens. But anything related to countering occupation – is not a crime or [an act of] violence, but rather jihad or ‘terrorism’ in the sense of deterring and scaring [the enemy], and this is emphasized by the language and by shari’a!”

Question: “Do you think that this is the [appropriate] time to repeat such provocative statements, when we are trying to improve the image of Islam in the West and to refute the accusation that [Islam] is a religion of terrorism, as [some] are claiming?”

Hamida: “Islam does not need improvement of its image… But there are some ignorant Muslims who do not understand the tenets of their faith… It is [our] duty to repel any enemy of the Islamic and Arab countries, using ‘terrorism’ rather than using violence. We need an accurate definition of [the term] ‘terrorism’ in the negative climate in which we live – a climate that makes no distinction between a criminal and one who is prepared to sacrifice his life or a terrorist. In defining [this term], we must not be influenced by American pressures, but consider the issues in the light of shari’a. They should not tell us to fight terrorism and to fight it as they command us to. The Americans are the ones who perpetrate violence in the Arab countries!…”

So, you see Mr. Sphinx, it is not Little Green Footballs you must convince, but an Egyptian, Member of Parliament, and devout Muslim of the Muslim Brotherhood. And you must convince all the others who think like him.

Good luck. You’re gonna need it.

But then, I know you’re not serious. You’re just trying to tell the dumb non-Muslims to stop believing their lying eyes and listen to your soothing reassurances instead.

H/T: Amira Al Hussaini at Global Voices Online

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6 responses to “Is There a Crusade Against Islam?

  1. Why is Islam such a huge success i.e. despite all the pressures and all the propaganda machines all over the world writing against Islam and depicting its followers as sub-humans i.e. “terrorists”. Let me tell you my view on that.

    I believe the God of this universe (which contains more than 300 billion galaxies and each galaxy contains on average 300 billion stars) actually communicated with us through various prophets. And He sent down his sciptures which needed to be followed by the people in that time. However, Muhammad was sent as the last prophet and for all the people and alll the times. He was given Quran, a literal word of God.

    Now how can one find out if Quran is really a word of God? or not? i.e. did Prophet Muhammad invented it himself or was he really a prophet and was sent this book. This can only be done, if you read Quran yourself with an open mind. Quran contains countless examples proving that it is a word from God. Some of those can be seen here:

    http://miraclesofthequran.com

    http://islamguide.com

    Ladies and gentlemen, if he Muhammad was a TRUE prophet, there are huge reprecussioins on you, if you don’t follow him. Quran promises HELL FIRE for ETERNITY if you disbelieve in this book. And don’t think that if you don’t read Quran or avoid it, you will not have to be accounted for. The saying is: Not knowing the law is not an excuse!

    Best Regards,

    Ammar Khalid

  2. Poster 1:

    If we agree to say that God spoke to men on Earth, we have to give credence to when GW Bush says that God spoke to him too. Wouldn’t you agree? So if God spoke to both, then who is right? God spoke to GWB latest, so he must be right and truest.

    Yes, I have read the Quran. Believe it or not. And the Bible, apart from religious books on my own religion, Hinduism. I found a few things untenable, but I found a few things untenable in all of those books.

    Frankly, there are a lot of things that are the same as in Hindu religious book Gita. I, personally, would treat that as an evolution of philosophy through Human history, and leave it to you to believe what you want to.

    If Mohammad was sent as a last prophet and people following Quran should be all in heaven, then why is it that muslims themselves are fighting with themselves through out history? Obviously, something must be wrong with that theory.

    Inspired men can lead to great things. We have seen that throughout history. Muslims were inspired by the finality of their faith, so they could achieve great victories at the inception of Islam. But the inspiration finally withered out when muslims saw that nothing much was changing around them inspite of the Quran. I’ll leave the historians to debate on that.

    In my view, the muslims the world over are at a boil at their own situation, brought on by themselves or outside pressures. They have led themselves to believe that all modernity must stop, but the progress all around them leaves them bevildered. So, in comes the leader (religious or otherwise) to channel all of this energy to serve their own causes. The only thing that serves their cause is to keep this pot burning, which they are doing all the time.

    So what is the solution? Again, in my view and if you believe in fairy tales, God helps those who help themselves. Unless the muslims themselves start taking their heat off into development causes, they will keep staying in ETERNAL pressure cooker, from outside and within.

    What do the outsiders do? Spend on “modern” books for the muslims children as much as they spend on weapons to fight those same muslims children.

  3. Dear Ammar Khalid,

    I was writing about Jihad, not Islam. Describe something, anything, about Jihad (and by Jihad I mean Jihad by the sword just like Muslims do when they aren’t trying to pull the wool over my eyes), that is not wicked and evil. Jihad and the Caliphate and the concept of Dar al-Harb are taken together a poison that pollutes Islam, unless it can somehow be purified by excluding them.

    It is true, I am a Christian and thus I believe that Islam is a false religion. For one reason, Jesus was not a mere prophet, but the Son of God, who died on the cross, was buried, and rose again. For another, Christ’s name isn’t Isa a variant of Esau, but Jesus which is an Egyptian variant of Joshua (just as Moses is the Egyptian version of Moishe) no matter how many times the Koran misspells it. For a third, the Koran is nonsensical in many places, and a perfect God would not have spoken so unclearly. For a fourth, the fruits of Islamic governance and learning are withered and corrupt, and “by their fruits shall ye know them.”

    I wish not to argue about the whole of Islam, but to steadfastly point to Jihad as a most wicked and evil perversion of religion that must be rejected by 1.2B Muslims if they do not wish their religion to be exterminated by the 4.8B non-Muslims of the world, just as the wicked and evil Aztec sacrificial religion was destroyed 500 years ago, and along with it the entire Aztec civilization.

    And in response to the call of Dawa:

    Ammar, Accept Christ as your Savior! Leave the fearful cult of Submission for the Love of the Holy Family.

  4. Islam is not a religion, It is a’CULT”!. It was invented by an insane illiterate, womanizer and a child molestester, cold blooded killer, highway robber, rapist named Momoo to control his blind followers who are also an illiterate, their demonic koran are not the words of the true God but the words of profit momoo , the allah himself period!

  5. too scared to be shot

    @ ammar khalid

    islam is a success because y’all reproduce too much. that’s all.

  6. too scared to be shot

    too scared to be shot; hence, anonymous

    i live in fear of islam. glad that i wasn’t born into the religion.