A westerner finally gets islam & terrorist connections

As one raised in islam, I am amazed that a westerner finally gets islam & terrorist connections

The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America

This review is from: The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America (Hardcover)

As one who was raised in a Muslim country in a Muslim family and society, I often find books by westerners trying to describe islam through western paradigms to fail to grasp the reality of islam. Finally someone breaks through all the political correctness and presents true islam as clearly compatible with Jihad. To the surprise of many westerners, for 1300+ years, since the prophet of islam, mohammad himself practiced jihad as he took out 600+ Jews and beheaded them in front of the faithful muslim leaders following mohammad’s understanding of God.

This author rightly presents the reality that many wonderful muslim neighbors do not want sharia law! They are muslim culturally because their parents were muslims, but they want to be able to walk in public with members of opposite sex, play chess, play soccer, have a drink every now & then, have fun and live a happy life. True Islamic sharia law practiced by muslims for centuries requires the mullahs or imams of the nation to tell all muslims what they can and cannot do. If mohammad can take a 6 year old girl as a bride along with his other teenage wives and concubines and slaves, then muslims are taught that it is right for all muslims. If mohammad told us to hate all nonmuslims, including his final words prior to his surprise death, that we are all to hate Christians and Jews and behead all who will not submit to sharia law, then all faithful muslims are supposed to accept mohamamad’s words as divine and imitate his lifestyle.

Under modern nonrestrictive interpretations of first amendment, the author rightly points out that the mastermind of the 1993 NY bombing under Clinton, laid out his case that as a muslim religious ruler, he was free to issue Islamic fatwas to destroy the lives of innocent nonmuslims. Shockingly, ACLU & liberal westerners are falling for this argument now more than ever . Under President Bush, even the muslims who succeeded in blowing up the towers on 9/11 were given muslim freedoms to continue to read the quran and live by the islamic sharia law while in prison. Subsequently, when some of the muslims were released from American prisons, they immediately went back to fulfill their Islamic call to destroy all infidels. Sadly, under hussein obama , we have accelerated our downfall as president obama has opened the door for muslim terrorists to believe they now have the strong upper hand and multiple terrorist attacks in America only failed because of The Grace of God. Shockingly hussein obama told the world that America is one of the largest muslim nations in the world and disavowed all Christian connections of the early founders of America.

The author of this book lays out a strong logical case for the reality of islam and the fact that majority of all muslims around the world who would not personally murder others, are fully in support of the muslim jihad terrorists; and the few that do not support the Islamic sharia law but call themselves “muslim” are only culturally Islamic, while walking against Islamic law as practiced by mohammad and muslims for 1300+ years.

This book will trouble the politically correct and western minded intellectuals who do not understand islam or those who are fooled by quotes of earlier quran revelations that were abrogated/overruled by the prophet of islam himself once he had the power to establish sharia law.

Every American and westerner should read this book and look up quran and hadith and Islamic history to determine the real Islamic threat so we can deal with the problem of terrorism at its root, rather than make up false causes for muslim inspired terrorists like poverty or illiteracy. As everyone knows by now, muslim terrorists were engineers, doctors psychiatrists and professors of islam and often very well off. They simply followed the iman/faith where islam led them. For us to win the battle against terror, we must first agree on the honest root cause well documented in this book, so we can finally address the tough needed solution for peace in our lands for all people! To have our troops die on the battlefield only to then establish sharia law and even open a center to promote sharia law where 9/11 muslims succeeded is utter foolishness that will lead to the deaths of hundreds of millions of innocent around the world. Hope we wake up before that time! This book helps get us on the right starting point.

“Islam Cannot Be Reformed”

“Islam Cannot Be Reformed”

by Baron Bodissey

As a part of their tour of Canada, Bat Ebor and Sam Solomon were interviewed on Michael Coren’s television program. Below are some excerpts compiled by Kitman from the exchanges between Sama Solomon and Michael Core:


Kitman has posted the a series of videos of the interviews of Bat Ebor and Sam Solomon. For the additional videos, see Kitman’s channel.

After listening to Mr. Solomon’s irrefutable logic concerning the non-reformability of Islam, Michael Coren said, “The conclusions are quite terrifying, then.”

Yes, they are. That’s why so few otherwise intelligent Westerners are willing to draw them. As I mentioned last week, however, there is a solution: making the world safe for apostasy.

Sam Solomon is a living example of what many Muslims would choose, if they only could: the door out.

Oklahoma Says No To Sharia Law

Oklahoma Says No To Sharia Law

by Dymphna

Now that the Baron is gone, there won’t be a lot of posting.

It’s not just the time and energy it takes, though those are certainly factors in play. However, the heart of the matter has become the news itself; many stories are so dreadfully awful that it wears on the soul. I have begun many posts only to give up before they’re done. The deep malignity of Islam’s incursions into Western culture have begun to take their toll. The grip this culture of death has on our media and our government is deeply saddening.

I admire people who have the fortitude to continue in the face of this magnitude of malevolence. One person who comes to mind is Jim at Gateway Pundit. He does amazing work.

Another is Zombie, whose site is in a class by itself. Here’s a link to just one page of the Mohammed images available there. And that doesn’t even cover the photos for which Zombie is so justly famous.

Perhaps the key here is that both these bloggers have a redemptive tone, as does the one mentioned below in the “good news about Oklahoma” story. It may be that their own world view precludes the belief that evil could triumph.

It’s difficult to pinpoint when that belief began to be elusive. For a long time it seemed to be a simple case of avoidance. In retrospect, it’s clear that my usual optimism was beginning to erode.

If good health hadn’t become a dim memory, could I have continued to maintain my equilibrium while writing about the calamities that face us? That’s a hard call. The wall between me and the bad news seems to have become permeable, though. Does that occur with other bloggers, too? Some of them have become strident and shrill. Is that the price they must pay to endure?

By the way, this is a phenomenon that affects our readers on occasion; they email to say that it is discouraging to visit our pages sometimes.

In any event, while the Baron is away, I will do my best to post about the current situation. Lord knows I have a long list of things I’d like to tell you about; it’s a matter of stamina and well being at this point.

However, this piece of good news showed up last night, thanks to Heroyalwhyness. It is heartening to be told something positive about the direction our country is taking.

This is not the only piece of good news today, but it’s an important beginning.

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Good for Oklahoma. With only thirty thousand or so Muslims in a population of well over three million people, the Sooner State is gearing up early to fight the incursion of Sharia law within its boundaries.

The Oklahoma legislature has passed a joint resolution to have placed on the November ballot a question regarding foreign laws within its jurisdiction.

This is not a law passed by the legislature; it is a question posed to the residents of Oklahoma to amend the state constitution.

Here’s the legalese for this move, passed on May 25th:
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ENROLLED HOUSE: JOINT RESOLUTION 1056 ENACTED BY THE SECOND REGULAR SESSION OF THE 52ND LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA, NUMBERED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE:

STATE QUESTION 755

LEGISLATIVE REFERENDUM NUMBER 355

Directs the Secretary of State to refer to the people for their approval or rejection a proposed amendment to Section 1 of Article VII of the Constitution of the State of Oklahoma; creating the Save our State Amendment…

B. Subsection C of this section shall be known as the “Save Our State Amendment”

C. The Courts provided for in subsection A of this section, when exercising their judicial authority, shall uphold and adhere to the law as provided in the United States Constitution, the Oklahoma Constitution, the United States Code, federal regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, established common law, the Oklahoma Statutes and rules promulgated pursuant thereto, and if necessary the law of another state of the United States provided the law of the other state does not include Sharia Law, in making judicial decisions. The courts shall not look to the legal precepts of other nations or cultures. Specifically, the courts shall not consider international law or Sharia Law. The provisions of this subsection shall apply to all cases before the respective courts including, but not limited to, cases of first impression.

Various Oklahoma media outlets have noted this move by the legislature, but the most commonly referenced report is from The Edmond Sun. Obviously, they have some local interest here:

State Rep. Lewis Moore, R-Edmond, a co-author of HJR 1056, said he wanted to express his support very early for the legislation, which is needed because of the “onslaught” coming Oklahoma’s way.

“I don’t think we should accept or encourage Sharia law in any way, shape or form,” Moore said.

State Rep. Rex Duncan, R-Sand Springs, primary author of HJR 1056, said Oklahoma is the first state to pass such legislation and he hopes other states will follow.

Duncan, an attorney who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, said the amendment is needed because judges in other states and on the federal bench have increasingly cited international law in their decisions. He said he feels that action is inappropriate in a sovereign state.

This is indeed heartening. A strong stand on sovereignty, the sentiment for which seems to grow by the day, pace Arizona and Texas. However, for Oklahoma the example is the UK:

Duncan said Sharia law is entrenched in the United Kingdom.

“It is a cancer upon the survivability of the UK,” Duncan said. “SQ 755 will constitute a pre-emptive strike against Sharia law coming to Oklahoma.”

Needless to say, the disloyal opposition is going to be out in full force, fighting this all the way to November:

Saad Mohammed, director of Islamic information for the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, said 80 percent of the U.S. Constitution is compatible with Sharia, which leads to justice and equality for all. Mohammed said extremists have distorted Sharia.

“Sharia is more of a protection than something used to oppress,” Mohammed said.

Razi Hashmi, of Edmond, executive director of CAIR-Oklahoma, said the Sharia law proposal is a distraction from more urgent issues facing the state such as the economy, job creation and immigration.

Uh huh. Sure it is. By the way, since they brought it up, what are the opinions of these Islamist worthies regarding immigration?

Logan’s Warning has a post up about the referendum. A commenter, ChrisLA, left a link to a comparison between Sharia Law and the Constitution. It’s not a complete fisking by any means, but it sure goes a long way toward explaining the Oklahoma legislature’s all-too-rational fear.

Louis Palme, the author of this comparison, prefaces his assessment this way:

Americans are among the most tolerant and patriotic people in the world. As a nation of immigrants, there is a certain appeal to the idea of multiculturalism where people of different backgrounds are accepted in our communities. Our nation was founded on the principles of equality and freedom, and we have invested our resources and blood over and over again to defend those principles. Our constitution guarantees not only the freedom of speech, but also the freedom to practice our religion of choice. So it is not surprising that many Americans see Sharia Law as a Muslim religious prerogative which we should support or at least tolerate.

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So to better understand whether Sharia Law is desirable (or even legal) in the United States, it might be instructive to compare it with the US Constitution. This isn’t too difficult for the layman because the US Constitution is only 17 pages long, including its 27 amendments. Sharia Law is well-documented in the 1,200 page Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law, “The Reliance of the Traveler” by Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri…

The Baron acquired his copy of The Reliance of the Traveler quite some time ago. If you can afford to invest in this manual, you won’t regret doing so. The link is to Amazon rather than to an Islamic bookstore.

A compelling comment left on the Amazon page by an infidel who explains why this book is important to read:

I give this product one star because I deeply disagree with its content, but urge non-Muslims to become familiar with it.

This book contains the legal rulings of the Shafii school of Islamic law. It contains a legal description of mainstream Islam, a codification of the culture of the Islamic Middle East.

It makes clear to me that there is an unbridgeable gap between the legal and cultural standards of Islam and America. That means that the more Islamic America becomes, the less American it is.

It shows me why a person can be a pious Muslim or a patriotic American but not both. A person who follows the interpretation of the Koran found in this book cannot share American attitudes toward women, sexual preferences, secular government, equality of opportunity for all regardless of religious belief, military defense of America against Muslim enemies and, above all, freedom of speech.

In short, Islamic law as described here does not pass Constitutional scrutiny…

Once you begin to slog through the thousand-plus pages of Reliance you’ll agree with that reviewer’s sad conclusion.

Here are Mr. Palme’s comparisons between parts of our Constitution and Sharia Law:

Legislative Powers

US Constitution

Article I – All legislative Powers shall be vested in the Congress.

Sharia Law

The source of legal rulings for all acts of those who are morally responsible is Allah. (a1.1) It is not a sin to comply with man-made laws that require buying auto insurance or having a photo ID because “the authorities are responsible for the sin, not the individual forced to comply.” (w42.3 and w50.4)


Power to Declare War

US Constitution

Section 8 – Powers of Congress include to levy taxes, to make laws, and to declare war.

Sharia Law

It is obligatory to obey the commands and interdictions of the caliph or his representative in everything that is lawful, even if he is unjust…because the purpose of his authority is Islamic unity, which could not be realized if obeying him were not obligatory. (o25.5) The caliph or his representative have the duty of undertaking jihad if their territory borders on enemy lands, of dividing the spoils of battle, and of remitting a fifth for “deserving recipients.” (o25.9(8))

Jihad is obligatory for everyone when the enemy has surrounded the Muslims. (o9.3) It is permissible in jihad to cut down the enemy’s trees and destroy their dwellings. (o9.1)


President (Caliph)

US Constitution

Article II, Section I — Qualifications of a President – He must be a natural born citizen, thirty-five years old, and a resident for fourteen years. The President is elected by ballot by the people (via the Electors) and shall serve for no more than 2 four-year terms.

No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.

Sharia Law

A caliph must be a Muslim, a non-slave, a male, of the Quraysh tribe, etc. (o25.0)

The Caliph appoints a group to select his successor among themselves. There is no a term of office. However, the caliphate of someone who seizes power is considered valid, even though his act of usurpation is disobedience, in view of the danger from anarchy and strife that would otherwise ensue. (o25.4(3))

(Note: The Islamic Caliphate was disbanded the Turkish Parliament in 1924.)


Removal of Government Officers

US Constitution

Section 4 – The President and all civil Officers of the United States shall be removed from office if found guilty of treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.

Sharia Law

(No provision for removal from office.)


Legal Authority

US Constitution

Article VI – This Constitution and the laws of the United States which shall be made under it shall be the supreme law of the land, and judges in every state shall be bound by them.

Senators and Representatives, legislative officers, all executive and judicial officers both of the United States and the several states shall be bound by a Oath or Affirmation to support the Constitution.

Sharia Law

The source of legal rulings for all acts of those who are morally responsible is Allah. (a1.1)


Civil and Religious Rights

Religion:

US Constitution

Amendment 1 – Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or the press, or the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for redress of grievances.

Sharia Law

Non-Muslims are obliged to comply with Islamic rules that pertain to the safety and indemnity of life, reputation, and property. Non-Muslims are forbidden to openly display wine or pork, recite their scriptures, or make a public display of feast days or funerals. Non-Muslims are forbidden to build new churches. A non-Muslim may not enter a mosque without permission. The protection for non-Muslims is withdrawn if a non-Muslim commits adultery with a Muslim woman or marries her, leads a Muslim away from Islam, kills a Muslim, or says anything derogatory about Allah, the Prophet, or Islam. (o11.5 through o11.10)

Guns and Weapons:

US Constitution

Amendment 2 – The right of people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Sharia Law

It is a condition that someone buying weapons be of a people who are not at war with Muslims. (k1.2(f))

Enormities (sins) include selling weapons to non-Muslims who will use them against us. (w52.1(192))

Use of Private Property by the Government:

US Constitution

Amendment 3 – No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner prescribed by law.

Sharia Law

(Not covered.) However, the Pact of Omar (636 AD) imposed on Christians in Syria, “We shall keep our gates wide open for passersby and travelers. We shall give board and lodging to all Muslims who pass our way for three days.”

Rule of Law and Equality Under the Law

US Constitution

Amendments 4 – 8 – These amendments prohibit unreasonable searches, require due process according to the law, provide for confrontation of witnesses, impose jury trial on all matters involving over $20, and prohibit excessive fines and cruel and unusual punishments. Amendment 14 provides for equal protection of the laws for all citizens.

Sharia Law

No testimony may be made by people who have lowly jobs, such as a street sweeper or a bath house attendant, or non-Muslim. (o24.2-3)

Testimony regarding fornication or sodomy requires four male eye-witnesses to the act. (o24.9)

A woman’s testimony is worth only half that of a man. (o24.10)

(There is no provision for a jury trial under Sharia Law.)

Islamic punishments include 1) stoning for adultery (o12.2); 2) scourging 40 lashes with hands, shoes, ends of clothes, or a whip for drunkenness (o16.3); 3) severing the right hand for theft of over $36 and the left foot for a repeat offense (o14.1); and 4) death for apostasy from Islam. (o8.2)

Indemnity for accidentally killing a male Muslim is 100 camels or 4,235 grams of gold. (Current value: $144,000.) Indemnity for killing a woman is half that of a man, for killing a Jew or a Christian is one-third of the indemnity paid for a Muslim. The indemnity paid for a killing Zoroastrian is one-fifteenth of that of a Muslim. The indemnity for causing a miscarriage is one slave. (o4.9)

There is no indemnity for a killing a non-Muslim at war with Muslims, an apostate, or someone sentenced to death by stoning. (o14.17)

Jews and Christians are subject to a “poll tax” not less than 1 dinar (Current value: $144) per adult male per year. No maximum is stipulated. (o11.4) This is a penalty for remaining in their ancestral religion instead of embracing the “religion of truth.” (o9.8)

A husband may beat a “rebellious” wife for 1) not allowing immediate sexual intercourse when he asks for it, at home, and if she can physically endure it; 2) answering him coldly; or 3) being averse when she was previously kind. (m5.1 and m10.12) The only limitation is that he may not break her bones, wound her, or cause bleeding.

Slavery:

US Constitution

Amendment 13 Slavery and involuntary servitude are abolished.

Sharia Law

The section on Slavery (k32.0) is not translated into English. The provisions remain in Arabic. The editor of “The Reliance of the Traveler” claims that these provisions are no longer applicable, yet they remain in the text of Sharia Law. Elsewhere, the manual states, “Originally the status of slave was simply the outcome of having been taken as a prisoner of war. A captive who could not buy his own freedom by means of ransom remained in the possession of the captor until he had earned his freedom by work or until he was granted liberty by his master.” (w13.1)

Use of Alcohol:

US Constitution

Amendment 21 repealed “prohibition,” thereby allowing manufacture, sale, and transport of alcoholic beverages.

Sharia Law

It is unlawful to sell grapes to someone who will make wine from them. (k4.9) “Allah cursed whoever drinks wine, gives it to others to drink, sells it, buys it, presses it for another, transports it, receives it, or eats its price.”

Enormities (sins) include drinking wine in any form or other intoxicant, even if only a drop as in medicine; pressing out the juice to make wine or other intoxicant; carrying it for purposes of drinking, or having it carried; serving it to others or having it served; selling it; buying it; having it bought or sold; consuming proceeds from selling it; or keeping wine or other intoxicant. (o16.6 and w52.1(350-361))

This excerpt would be an excellent educational tool for Oklahoma legislators. They could have it printed on one page and sent out to its citizens. It needs wide dissemination so that voters can make an informed choice come November.

Incidentally, the Oklahoma newspaper reported that one of its legislators thought they were the first state to make a stand against Sharia, but that’s not the case. Logan’s Warning had a post up about Louisiana’s experience back in May. Here is his preface to the NOLA editorial on the passage of state legislation to protect their judicial sovereignty against Sharia:

Some of the main points of my plan against Islam, are to become energy independent, end Muslim immigration, and officially ban Sharia Law. Thankfully the state of Louisiana has done their part, with Sharia Law. To preserve Western Civilization, we are going to have to vote in more politicians that are willing to fight Islam head on. The Netherland’s Geert Wilders would be one, and Vijay Kumar of Tennessee, would be another. We are finally heading in the right direction, keep on speaking out!

[Go to his page to see the full editorial and to access the links in his preface. Based on that editorial he posted, many states are watching other states carefully to see how they are handling the incursions of islam into the American judicial system.]

By the way, NOLA is a good place to go for news on the oil spill. As with most events, the closer you get to local coverage the more detailed the information.

Meanwhile, I hope the Sooners rally ‘round the flag on this one in November.
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Together facing the new totalitarianism

MANIFESTO: Together facing the new totalitarianism

After having overcome fascism, Nazism, and Stalinism, the world now faces a new totalitarian global threat: Islamism.

We, writers, journalists, intellectuals, call for resistance to religious totalitarianism and for the promotion of freedom, equal opportunity and secular values for all.

The recent events, which occurred after the publication of drawings of Muhammed in European newspapers, have revealed the necessity of the struggle for these universal values. This struggle will not be won by arms, but in the ideological field. It is not a clash of civilisations nor an antagonism of West and East that we are witnessing, but a global struggle that confronts democrats and theocrats.

Like all totalitarianisms, Islamism is nurtured by fears and frustrations. The hate preachers bet on these feelings in order to form battalions destined to impose a liberticidal and unegalitarian world. But we clearly and firmly state: nothing, not even despair, justifies the choice of obscurantism, totalitarianism and hatred. Islamism is a reactionary ideology which kills equality, freedom and secularism wherever it is present. Its success can only lead to a world of domination: man’s domination of woman, the Islamists’ domination of all the others. To counter this, we must assure universal rights to oppressed or discriminated people.

We reject « cultural relativism », which consists in accepting that men and women of Muslim culture should be deprived of the right to equality, freedom and secular values in the name of respect for cultures and traditions. We refuse to renounce our critical spirit out of fear of being accused of “Islamophobia”, an unfortunate concept which confuses criticism of Islam as a religion with stigmatisation of its believers.

We plead for the universality of freedom of expression, so that a critical spirit may be exercised on all continents, against all abuses and all dogmas.

We appeal to democrats and free spirits of all countries that our century should be one of Enlightenment, not of obscurantism.

12 signatures

Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Chahla Chafiq
Caroline Fourest
Bernard-Henri Lévy
Irshad Manji
Mehdi Mozaffari
Maryam Namazie
Taslima Nasreen
Salman Rushdie
Antoine Sfeir
Philippe Val
Ibn Warraq

UPDATE:

The German blog Politically Incorrect has translated and published the manifesto in German, along with a graphic of the signatories:

islamcartoonsmanifsignweb8ax Muhammad Caricature Watch: Manifesto Against ISLAMISM - Updated

Thanks to Michelle Malkin who has A MANIFESTO AGAINST ISLAMISM

From Marx to Mohammed

From Marx to Mohammed

by Baron Bodissey

The following essay was written for Trykkefrihedsselskabet (the Danish Free Press Society) last year, but its thesis is still timely. In his article, Geoffrey Cain echoes some of the themes that have frequently been discussed here by Fjordman, among others.

Many thanks to Anne-Kit of Perth, Australia, for translating this excellent piece:

From Marx to Mohammed

By Geoffrey Cain, 24 July 2009

Pietro Cini writes (15 June 2009) in Information [intellectual, left-leaning Danish daily newspaper] a poetic piece about how we Europeans should be aware of the “cultural and historical macro context that ties us to the Middle East”. Because that is where our roots are.

Havfrue in a burqa“Even Europe itself came from the Middle East,” Cini continues, and this happy relationship with the Middle East is beneficial to all parties (although mainly to us, if we read between the lines), and here Cini is quite in line with other Western intellectuals, who following the fall of the Wall dropped Marxism for a new saviour religion. All of them have passed seamlessly from Marx to Mohammed and now swear by the beard of the Prophet that Muslims will civilize us just like their ancestors did; the victorious Jihadis from Saudi Arabia who brought us medicine, Arabic numerals, navigational techniques, optics, chemistry and the soup bowl.

But before we disappear completely in oriental euphoria it is a good idea to recall the pragmatic words of the orientalist — and arabophile — Bernard Lewis, in his essay “The Arab/Muslim Non-Contribution”, where he writes “… furthermore even the notion of Islamic contributions to pre-modern science and philosophy — in the wake of heady Jihadi victories and land acquisitions — is nothing but myth”.

Those who doubt this can easily confirm it by self-study, but they should commence with a thought experiment: What if the Arab Muslims had defeated Charles Martel and made themselves masters of all of Europe?

Music as the Devil’s Work

Would Bach have composed his often Christian-inspired music as well under Islam? Would music have been permitted at all? Or — as the Ayatollah Khomeini demanded — would it be banned because it was the work of the Devil? Under the Islamic ban on pictures, would Rembrandt have painted anything but flowers? Would Einstein, a despised Jew, have thrown up groundbreaking theories that are in direct conflict with the laws of Allah?

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Many would answer in the affirmative; art and science is well able to thrive in Arabic/Muslim countries. Just look at Moorish Spain and the Muslim philosophers and scientists of the Middle Ages. People like Ibn Sina (Avicenna) and Ibn Rushd (Averroes). And this is quite true.

However, it is important to bear in mind that Ibn Sina and Ibn Rushd are not held in much esteem in the Muslim world, where they are almost viewed as heretics. They were two of the few “genuine” Muslims from the heyday of Islam who didn’t come from a Jewish, Christian or other background, and it was really the subjects of the Arabs — Christians, Assyrians, Hindus, Persians and Jews — who made it possible for the Arab/Islamic Empire to blossom, and with that for a rather short historical period. Only a few of the people who were behind this blossoming were Arabs, and most of them had conveniently converted from among the conquered peoples.

Christian and Jewish Translators

If you are even slightly doubtful of the real circumstances, you only have to look at Islam’s Arabic cradle, Saudi Arabia, today. Without oil it would look like the barren and backward Somalia, that is, technically in the Middle Ages, socially in the Stone Age. But that is not how the story is told. Modern, culturally radical historians tell us that all the good things we enjoy come from Arab Muslims. Nothing could be more wrong.

Let’s take the example of the translation of the Greek cultural inheritance which led to the European Renaissance. Were the translators Muslim Arabs, which many claim? No. The translations were mainly carried out by Christians and Jews and — interestingly enough — only really took off after the Arabic conquerors had been driven out of the translators’ city of Toledo.

Likewise the architectural pearls of Cordoba, Granada, and the Taj Mahal were created by people “picked up” by the Arabs on their way. What else? How could a desert people who had always lived in tents or mud huts suddenly become architects? How could cattle-herding nomads create irrigation systems which were completely unknown in the Arabs’ own lands, but were found fully developed in pre-Islamic North Africa, Mesopotamia, and India? The same goes for the Islamic miniature painters and ivory carvers. They were Persians and Hindus respectively. The mathematicians and astronomers were Coptic Egyptians. Many were people who fled from the fundamentalist Islamic regime in Baghdad and Damascus to the more liberal regime in Spain, and when fundamentalism came to Spain many of them had to flee again.

But that is another story.

A Muslim Kierkegaard?

In summary it is possible to claim that the balance of Muslim achievement is owed to the natives of the countries they conquered, and as these countries were gradually arabized and muslimized around the year 1000, the Arab/Islamic culture lost its life force and fell into decay. And what has it achieved since then? Not much. Denmark alone has achieved as much as, if not more than the entire Muslim world combined.

Where is the Muslim Kierkegaard? Where is their Saxo [historian]? The Arabian Nights was borrowed from India, just like their numeric system and the famous zero. Where is their Grundtvig [national hymn writer], their Hans Christian Andersen? Where is their Niels Bohr? How many Nobel Laureates have come from the 56 Muslim nations combined? Where is their Carl Nielsen, their Dirk Passer, their Storm P., their Olsen Banden [comedians]? Where is their humour, where is their ability to think for themselves, an ability which originated in Christian Europe without any help from Pietro Cini’s new role models? The latter are unlikely to have much to offer except a return ticket to the Stone Age.

Is that the way we want to go?

Lower Manhattan board mixed on planned mosque and Islamic center at Ground Zero WTC site

THE 911 MOSQUE COMMUNITY BOARD MEETING TONIGHT

We want “mutual respect” and “mutual understanding.” The Muslim community must be sensitive to non-Muslim feelings.

Last week, the finance committee, composed of 12 people, voted unanimously in support of the mosque, after Imam Rauf and his wife, Daisy Khan, made a presentation. No one knew about it, no announcement was made. The matter will now go to the full committee (more than 40 people). The full committee will be meeting on May 25. WE NEED YOU ALL TO ATTEND TO VOICE YOUR OPPOSITION.


CB1 has no legal authority. Their “approval” or disapproval is in no way binding on the matter, but the media will be there, and we need to send a message to Rauf, Khan and Mayor Bloomberg: This is wrong.  This will do terrible harm to the 9/11 family community and non- Muslims around the world.

5/25    CB #1 Monthly Meeting – 6:00 PM

Location:      Three Legged Dog Art and Technology Center
80 Greenwich Street (at Rector Street)

Lower Manhattan board mixed on planned mosque and Islamic center at Ground Zero WTC site New York Daily News

Community Board 1 will meet Tuesday to vote on the Cordoba House – a planned 13-story Islamic community center and prayer space near Ground Zero.

While approval from the 50-member board is not needed to build the center, the vote may indicate how residents of lower Manhattan feel about the idea.

“The community board is a good barometer of the sentiment of the people in that neighborhood,” said Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.

“Many of the people on the Community Board are people who stayed in the neighborhood after 9/11, who had to rebuild this area,” he said. “These are good people with good instincts.”

The board’s 12-member Financial District committee unanimously voted in favor of the project earlier this month. “From my perspective, there’s not a lot to dislike about the project,” said Ro Scheffe, 59, a member of the committee who runs a communications firm and lives three blocks from Wall St. Foes – including some members of the board – argue an Islamic community center so close to Ground Zero is insensitive to the families of people who died on 9/11.

Two board members who asked not to be identified told the Daily News that they’re against the project, but won’t come out against it publicly. Instead, they want to table the vote indefinitely.

“It’s not right to build it so close to Ground Zero, and it’s not right for this board to vote on a religious center,” one member said.

AND JUNE 6TH D DAY IS OUR RALLYING CRY

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Zuccotti Park, formerly named and generally known as Liberty Plaza Park, is a 33,000-square-foot (3,100 m2) park in Lower Manhattan in New York City, New York. It is located between Broadway and Church streets and Liberty and Cedar streets. Its northwest corner is across the street from the World Trade Center site.

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Muslims at the Salute to Israel Day Parade

Annihilationists. Notice how this is becoming more common. More mainstream. Jihad and Islamic anti-semitism and kuffarphobia should relegated to the very fringes of society, as the KKK was in the early twentieth century, instead of the tacit approval being given to these barbarians and savages with silence and apology. This is the road to hell. We must change the culture, and fast.

Here is a passing glimpse of a sign held by Muslims at the salute to Israel day parade this past Sunday.

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