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Defanging the Islamic Beast, Taming its False Prophet

Robert Spencer
Robert Spencer, founder of Jihad Watch

ROBERT SPENCER SUGGESTS GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR'S brilliant solution to defang the Japanese Shinto machine could work again, this time, defanging the Islamic terror machine. By all accounts, we, in the slumbering, economically weakened West are not prepared to take such a formidable step against this current foe, but as more and more concerned Westerners awaken to the facts of core Islamic aggression, whose prime directive has been supremicist and militaristic since its founder Mohammed issued his first orders to invade, lie, cheat steal, multiply, agitate, convert, slay, and conquer, we might do well to consider the MacArthur strategy. All we are saying, is give might and muscle, law and order, peace through strength a chance...

The implications of what I'm saying are very bad. There's no way to sugarcoat them. But there are precedents. And there are useful ways forward—if we have the courage to face this problem as it truly is.

This is a problem within Islamic teaching, within core Islamic teaching, founded on the Quran. As such, wherever there are Islamic communities, there will be terrorism and efforts to impose elements of Islamic law through peaceful means, to assert the precedence of Islamic law over the laws of the state in which the Muslims happen to be residing. That will always happen.

Now, in 1945, the McArthur government—the occupational government in Japan—issued an edict saying that Shinto (the religion of the Japanese that had fueled Japanese imperial militarism in World War II) would have no interference from the United States' occupying forces as an expression of individual piety, as the religion of any Japanese citizen. No interference whatsoever from the government. However, Shinto would have no role in the government or in the schools.

The distinction was made—it was imposed from without—that Shinto would have no way to express the political militarism that had led to World War II in the first place.

Now, the United States, Great Britain, Europe, are all facing a very similar problem, with growing Muslim communities asserting political and societal notions that are at variance with our ideas of the freedom of speech, the freedom of conscience, the equality of rights of women with men, the equality of rights of all people before the law.

If our governments had the courage to stand up and say that any assertion of these political aspects of Islam that are at variance with our existing laws will be considered to be seditious under existing sedition laws, there would be a tremendous amount of progress made on this problem.

But of course we're nowhere near that, because we can't even admit that there are such initiatives going on from the Islamic communities as such.

And so as long as this unrealism persists, then the cognitive dissonance will continue to grow. And as long as the cognitive dissonance continues to grow, so also will the assertiveness and beligerence of the Islamic communities in the West, because they will see that we are not able and not willing to take the decisive steps necessary to do anything serious to stop them.

If America has no other role in the world than minding its own business, as a nation handicapped by its own first amendment in offering freedom of religion, it should be involved in defanging the Islamic beast, and taming its false prophet. After all, we took on Mormonism and the Jehovah's Witnesses, each in their time of self-indulgence. We can handle Islam. After all, we should have an app for it by now. Spencer speaks at the Vienna Forum, May 8, 2010.

The Steady Creep Of Sharia Law Into The West

Early Mohammedans
Early Mohammedans
THIS IS A CHAPTER FROM AN UPCOMING book: Sharia Law for Non-Muslims. The book was designed to be short, only 48 pages. Many people do not want to know anything about Islam, but experience shows that they may have an interest in Islamic law. Since it doesn't make any difference which part of a rope you pick up first, Sharia law is a great way to start learning about the true nature of Islam.

CHAPTER 1—Sharia in Europe Today

Even a surface study of how and where Islam is operating, succeeding, dismantling and oppressing institutions and day to day lives of the native peoples in Europe today, would reveal what you will be seeing in America in 20 years. Why? The actions by Muslims in Europe are based on Sharia law, the same Sharia law that is beginning to be implemented in America today, and the same Sharia law that has throttled the cultures of indigenous people wherever it has gone.

  • Traffic cannot move in London streets as Muslims commandeer the streets to pray-a political result based on Sharia law.
  • Entire areas of Europe are no-go zones for non-Muslims, this includes the police. These are Islamic enclaves where only Muslims live. The Muslim-only policy is based on Sharia.
  • In England an Anglican bishop calls for the rule of Islamic law for Muslims. The bishop is obeying Sharia law.
  • In the schools only Islamic approved texts can be used. This is based on Sharia law.
  • Christians may not speak to Muslims about Christianity nor may they hand out literature. This is a political result based on Sharia law enforced by British courts.
  • Rape by Muslims is so prevalent that Sweden has forbidden the police to collect any data in the investigation that would point to Islam. Rape is part of Islamic doctrine as applied to non-Muslim women.
  • In London mass demonstrations by Muslims call for the end of British law and Sharia law to rule all people. This political action is based on Sharia.
  • In some English hospitals, during Ramadan fast (an Islamic religious event) non-Muslims cannot eat where a Muslim can see them. The submission of non-Muslims is based on Sharia law.
  • At British hospitals, Muslim women are treated only as Sharia law demands.
  • If a Dane says that he is proud to be Danish near a Muslim, it can be seen as hate speech and racism. This is in accordance to Sharia law.

    Sharia in America Today

    How did we get to this point where we have actually allowed out enemies of 9/11 to infiltrate our nation's highest and most strategic agencies and offices? Here is a gripping list of current and historical events in America that are driven by Sharia law:

    • On September 11, 2001 jihadists attacked and destroyed the World Trade Center. This was in compliance to the laws of jihad found in the Sharia law. The attack was a political action based upon a religious motivation after Osama bin Laden extended an offer of conversion, then a declaration of war to the United States, which were both ignored or missed completely.
    • All textbooks in America must be approved by Islamic councils that are controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood. This is in accordance with Sharia law.
    • American employers and schools are met with demands for time and space to do Islamic prayer. These demands are based on Sharia law.
    • The American banking system is becoming Islamicized with Sharia financing. Our banking system indulges in Sharia financial law and does not know the rest of Sharia law.
    • Universities are asked to close swimming pools and other athletic facilities to be used for Muslim women.
    • Hospitals are being sued for not having Sharia compliant treatment.
    • No course at the college level uses critical thinking in the history and doctrine of Islam. Under Sharia no aspect of Islam may be criticized.
    • Muslim charities give money to jihadists, as per Sharia law.
    • Muslim foot-baths are being installed in airport facilities, using tax money. This is in accordance with Sharia law.
    • American prisons are a stronghold of proselytizing for Islam.
    • Workplaces are being made Islamic worship sites through special rooms and time off to pray. This is in accordance to Sharia law.
    • Islamic refugees bring all of their wives for welfare and medical treatment to America. Authorities will not act even when presented with evidence. Polygamy is pure Sharia.
    • We are fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to implement constitutions that have the supremacy of Sharia law as their first article.

    Why Do We Need to Know Sharia?

    ISLAMIC SCHOLARS CLAIM: Islamic law is perfect, universal and eternal. The laws of the United States are temporary, limited and will pass. It is the duty of every Muslim to obey the laws of Allah, the Sharia, the permanent law of God. Sharia is based on the principles found in the Koran and other Islamic religious/political texts. There are no common principles between American law and Sharia.
    Under Sharia law:

    • There is no freedom of religion
    • There is no freedom of speech
    • There is no freedom of thought
    • There is no freedom of artistic expression
    • There is no freedom of the press
    • There is no equality of peoples-a non-Muslim, a Kafir, is never equal to a Muslim
    • There are no equal rights for women
    • Women can be beaten
    • A non-Muslim cannot bear arms
    • There is no equal protection under Sharia for different classes of people. Justice is dualistic, with one set of laws for Muslim males and different laws for women and non-Muslims.
    • Our Constitution is a man-made document of ignorance, jahiliyah, that must submit to Sharia
    • There is no democracy, since that means that a non-Muslim is equal to a Muslim
    • Non-Muslims are dhimmis, third-class citizens
    • There is no Golden Rule
    • There is no critical thought
    • All governments must be ruled by Sharia law.

    Unlike common law, Sharia is not interpretive, nor can it be changed...

    THE SOLUTION—this book uses a fact-based approach to knowledge that uses analytic or critical thought. When you finish reading, you will know what Sharia law is. More importantly you will know why Sharia is what it is. You will understand how Sharia "works" and why it cannot change. For the first time, you will understand Islam. It will all make sense.

    It is not useful nor necessary to discuss Islam as a religion. But we have to talk about Islam in the political realm, because it is a powerful political system.
    The Three Views of Islam
    There are three points of view in dealing with Islam. The point of view depends upon how you feel about Mohammed. If you believe Mohammed is the prophet of Allah, then you are a believer. If you don't, you are a nonbeliever. The third viewpoint is that of an apologist for Islam. Apologists do not believe that Mohammed was a prophet, but they try to be tolerant without any actual knowledge of Islam.

    Here is an example of the three points of view—in Medina, Mohammed sat all day long beside his 12-year-old wife while they watched as the heads of 800 Jews were removed by sword. Their heads were cut off because they had said that Mohammed was not the prophet of Allah. Muslims view these deaths as necessary because denying Mohammed's prophet-hood was an offense against Islam and beheading is the accepted method of punishment, sanctioned by Allah.

    Nonbelievers look at this event as proof of the jihadic violence of Islam and as an evil act.

    Apologists say that this was a historic event, that all cultures have violence in their past, and no judgment should be passed. They have never actually read any of Islam's foundational texts, but still speak authoritatively about Islam.

    According to the different points of view, killing the 800 Jews was:

    • A tragedy
    • A perfect sacred act
    • Another historical event. We have done worse.
    Muslim Ire
    Muslim Ire
    There is no "right" view of Islam, since the views cannot be reconciled. This book is written from the nonbeliever point of view. Everything in this book views Islam from how it affects non-Muslims. This also means that the religion is of little importance. A Muslim cares about the religion of Islam, but all nonbelievers are affected by Islam's political views.

    This book discusses Islam as a political system. There is no need to talk about Muslims or religion. Muslims are people and vary from one to another. Religion is what one does to go to Paradise and avoid Hell. It is not useful nor necessary to discuss Islam as a religion. But we have to talk about Islam in the political realm, because it is a powerful political system.

    Thanks again to Bill Warner, Center for the Study of Political Islam.

    Envy Of The Whole Earth

    DUBAI. THE NEW GLAM. Well, I wonder how long THIS will last? A dollar an hour. Tiger Woods. The ultimate horse race. What on God's green rock is wrong with this picture? Building on foundations of sand might be the first clue.

    Israeli liberal Tzipi Livni has lost her freaking marbles. Meanwhile, what do you call those million or so Palestinian Arabs still clamoring for a homeland? How about they fess up that they are dunked-in-the-Koran Jordanians, people. Seriously, these tonsils of fire liberals of every stripe need to snatch a hint from the nostrils of history. This ain't Hamas rocket science we're talking about here. Envy of the entire planet? Hardly.

    Just Say No To Shariah Finance

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    ATTORNEY DAVID YERUSHALMI has written the comprehensive explanation of what Shariah Finance is, and why it is a threat to free people.

    The Law Offices of David Yerushalmi, P.C. (licensed since 1984) specializes in trial and appellate litigation. David Yerushalmi and his staff are available for consultation to lawyers and clients in complex civil matters in federal and state courts, especially matters relating to securities law, racketeering, national security, and international law.

    The Law Offices of David Yerushalmi, P.C. also represents clients and assists attorneys in relations with legislative, executive and administrative agencies.

    With a legal practice licensed in Washington, D.C., New York, California, and Arizona, the Law Offices of David Yerushalmi, P.C. is well-positioned to provide strategic and tactical advantage in complex litigation matters both in federal courts and in the state courts in which they practice.

    If you are at all interested in becoming informed on this all-important subject, the article, "Shari’ah's 'Black Box”: Civil Liability And Criminal Exposure Surrounding Shari’ah-Compliant Finance," can be found in pdf form—here.

    Jihad Al-Mal Suffers Setback

    Dollar Roll
    My Own Financial Losses of Great Meltdown of 2008

    ARAB INVESTORS HAVE LOST $ 2.5 trillion from the credit crunch, Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammad al-Sabah, whose country hosts an Arab economic summit next week, said yesterday. “The Arab world has lost $ 2.5 trillion in the past four months” as a result of the global financial crisis, Sheikh Mohammad told a press conference following a joint meeting of Arab foreign and finance ministers in Kuwait. This is most excellent news, and if the 25% hit my family took in its own modest financial portfolio went to sandbag the financial jihad (jihad al-mal) being leveled against the west, I will gladly stop worrying about my own personal losses. It may be twisted to think so, more so to say so, but in some small way, I took a bullet for America, and will gladly take another hit if it would help stop those enemies who aggressively target the weak underbelly of the West with its myriad of jihadi techniques, For all of al-Qaeda's talk that it will economically "bleed" the West dry, and that Allah is on "their" side, this story implies otherwise. If the West is limping, the Arab world appears to have been hobbled.

    However, another glance at the details of this story suggest another interpretation of the facts.

    "This very public lament is deliberately designed to head off demands in the West that the rich Arabs start to take care of the poor Muslims who so far have been bleeding the West dry—see Pakistan, Afghanistan, even oil-rich Iraq, see Egypt, see Jordan, and of course see the "Palestinians" who never have to suffer, and are constantly replenished, and who have been living off the Infidel dole for 60 years, on the UNRWA roles, in so-called "refugee camps" that have DVD stores, and cell-phone stores, and apartment skyscrapers, and are nothing like the real refugee camps in which black Africans in Darfur or the southern Sudan, or Rwandans in the Congo, or the hundreds of millions of refugees, since World War II, have had after a short time to fend for themselves, while the "Palestinian" Arabs receive, by themselves, almost as much from the U.N. as all other refugees—real refugees—all over the world together manage to receive. The rich Arabs don't like what they fear may come, and so they are poor-mouthing it all they can.

    If you read the report, you will see that their investments suffered as have all investments everywhere. But they refer to only 40% of that $2.5 trillion as being a loss reflecting stock and bond prices. What about the rest? That is not a real loss, but merely their calculation of the diminishing of oil revenues because of a drop in the price of oil. Their calculation of that $2.5 trillion loss, in other words, assumes that anything less than oil at $150 a barrel can be considered a loss."

    1001 Tales of Purchasing Power

    Freedom and personal liberty is rarely lost by a culture in a single blow from an enemy perfected with the arts of permanent destruction, but instead, culture is more often chastised to death by a thousand cuts. Militant Islam, in its natural role, has perfected this latter technique of warfare, using surprise and deception tactics, lies built upon lies, trojan horses and social manipulation, all practiced in the sometimes snarling, sometimes smiling spirit of oppression while busy with the replacement of the host culture in the service of global domination.

    Here is an intelligent piece from the Washington TimesThe Camel in the Tent—by Rachel Ehrenfeld and Alyssa A. Lappen on the strategies of power acquisition which is inherent to Islamic fundamentalism:

    islamic fundamentlaism
    Western stupidity with endgame analysis...
    Objections to Borse Dubai's proposed acquisition of 20 percent of Nasdaq last week prompted Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank to quip, "In the ports deal, the concern was smuggling something or someone dangerous... What are we talking about here—smuggling someone onto a stock exchange?"

    It is not "who" Dubai will smuggle into the stock exchange we should worry about. It's the arrival of the world's first Islamic stock exchange exerting unprecedented Islamic influence in the heart of the U.S. and Western economies that should raise our alarm. Dubai's handsomely paid Washington lobbyists see nothing wrong with that. Rather, they claim the deal benefits U.S. financial markets, giving "Nasdaq access to rich Mideast pockets." Unfortunately, the deal also increases the appeal and influence of Islamic financing in the West.

    What is "Islamic" finance? Islamic, or Shariah-based finance, is the 1920s invention of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna. He ordered the Muslim Brothers to create an independent Islamic financial system to supercede the Western economy, facilitating the spread of Islam worldwide. He set the theories and practices and his contemporaries and successors developed Shariah-based terminology for "Islamic economics," finance and banking. Attempts by Muslim Brotherhood members in the early 1930s to establish Islamic banking in India failed. Egyptian President Gamal Abdel-Nasser shut down the second attempt in 1964, after only one year, later arresting and expelling the Muslim Brothers for attempts to kill him. Saudi Arabia welcomed them and adopted their ideas.

    In 1969, soon after a mentally deranged Australian Christian fundamentalist, Michael Dennis Rohan, tried to set fire to the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the Saudis convened the Conference for the Islamic Organizations (OIC) to unify the "struggle for Islam," and have been its major sponsor ever since. The 56 OIC members include Iran, Sudan and Syria.

    Most Arab and Muslim states publicly denounced bin Laden. But the impending Nasdaq acquisition, the purchases of over 52 percent of the London Stock Exchange and 47.6 percent of OMX (Nordic exchange) and the vigorous expansion of Shariah financing apparently follow the Muslim Brotherhood-bin Laden script.
    Based in Jeddah, "pending the liberation of Jerusalem," the OIC mandates and coordinates actions to "support the Palestinian people, assist them in recovering their rights and liberating their occupied territories." The OIC's first international undertaking was the 1975 establishment of the Islamic Development Bank "in accordance with the principles of the Shariah," marking the beginning of the fast-growing, petrodollar-based Islamic financing market. From 1975 to 2005, the bank approved more than $46 billion in funding to Muslim countries. Since 2000, it has transferred hundreds of millions of dollars raised especially to support the Palestinian intifada and suicide bombers' families—and has channeled United Nations funds to Hamas. Yet the bank received U.N. observer status in 2007.

    Overseeing Shariah finance are the 1991-Bahrain-registered and -based Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), which laid the groundwork for the global Islamic financial network and the "de facto Islamic Central Bank"—the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB), established in 2002 in Kuala Lumpur "to absorb the 11 September shock and reinforce the stability of Islamic finance." Chairing the meeting, then-Malaysian Prime Minister Mohamed Mahathir stated: "A universal Islamic banking system is a jihad worth pursuing to abolish this slavery [to the West]."

    According to Saleh Kamel, president of the Saudi Dallah Al-Baraka Group and the Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), more than 400 Islamic financial institutions currently operate in 75 countries. They now hold more than $800 billion in assets—growing at a rate of 15 percent annually. All investments with Islamic financial institutions are subject to the minimum zakat (Islamic charitable wealth tax). On April 30, the OIC, the organization that initiated global Muslim riots after the Danish cartoon publications, established the clerical International Commission for Zakat, replacing more than 20,000 organizations that previously collected the money. Islamic clerics' "expert committee" in Malaysia now supervises and distributes those funds. The new committee will shortly distribute to Muslim charities roughly $2 billion collected during Ramadan.

    But not all charities are equal. In 1999, Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yousef al-Qaradawi decreed: "Declaring holy war [and] fighting for such purposes is the way of Allah for which zakat must be spent." If past zakat distribution is any indication, all Muslim jihadist-terror organizations (including Palestinian Hamas, the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, and the many al Qaeda offspring) will benefit.

    Shortly after September 11, Osama bin Laden called upon Muslims "to concentrate on hitting the U.S. economy through all possible means. Look for the key pillars of the U.S. economy. Strike the key pillars of the enemy again and again and they will fall as one."

    Most Arab and Muslim states publicly denounced bin Laden. But the impending Nasdaq acquisition, the purchases of over 52 percent of the London Stock Exchange and 47.6 percent of OMX (Nordic exchange) and the vigorous expansion of Shariah financing apparently follow the Muslim Brotherhood-bin Laden script.

    President Bush on Sept. 25 at the United Nations called on all nations to open their markets. Surely, he did not mean opening the markets to domination by Shariah.
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    Rachel Ehrenfeld is director of the American Center of Democracy and a board member at the Committee for the Present Danger. She is also a member of the American Congress for Truth Board of Advisors. Alyssa A. Lappen is a senior fellow at the American Center of Democracy.

    An Anonymous Brit Laments His Television Choices

    Islam On Notice
    Islam On Notice is hardly comedy...
    THE CHANNEL 4 MUSTER is about the Far Left's unholy alliance with Islam.

    Monday night, in the UK, channel 4, social crisis on terminal display. If you're in America you get hundreds of channels of non-intrusive crap instead. Could be interesting TV, if there is nothing else to claim your interest.

    They've run programs on the man-made climate change myth as well. Something else the BBC should be doing. I hang my head in shame at what the BBC has become. Even when their pro-Islamic journalists are kidnapped by Islamists, they can't stop their misinformation campaign. They've become a national disgrace.