The news out of Germany is piecemeal since the media is throttled by political correctness. Read more here.
I HAVE BEEN FIGHTING this semantic battle for years now. Our problem is NOT only with "radical Muslims"...it is with all of Islam! The heart of the "religion" is that the entire world must be politically conquered for "Allah" (a.k.a. Satan, or Lucifer) and all people must either bow down to "Allah" or be killed. No other choices are allowed, folks... sorry! I should also point out that the "peaceful Muslims" are the ones who fund the radicals, harbor the radicals, and celebrate the victories of the radicals over the "infidels" (infidels = you and me). The "peaceful Muslims" may not pull the triggers or slit the throats themselves, but they ARE complicit, and will side with their more active brothers and sisters once the crowd dynamic is favorable, by and large.
By the way, note the natural alliance between the Progressive Marxists and the Muslims: one of the Progressive "gods" is, Saul Alinsky, who dedicated his book to Lucifer...
Is it any wonder that BOTH the Muslims and the Progressives want to destroy traditional American society and "fundamentally change" it?
I also agree with the important point raised by Athletik in his comments: we REALLY need to define what constitutes a religion that may be practiced in the United States. Does that sound unreasonable? Well, would we allow the practice of a religion of Cannibalism here? How about a religion of Random Rapists? How about the worship of Moloch, where babies are murdered as sacrifices to a god? Until we come to recognize as a society, that allowing Islam to exist here is just like allowing a rabid dog to roam in your own home, we are signing our own death warrant. It cannot end well. Ask Europe...
You Kafir, yes you, you MUST submit!
AS WE ABSORB THE SECRETS OF TREASON we continue to witness, some in this nation have begun to wonder how long until talk of impeachment moves from the shadows of a stunned but still alert public onto the floor of the newly invigorated House of Representatives now that Barack Obama has publically endorsed a role for the Muslim Brotherhood in a new, post-Mubarak government for Egypt.
Rumors, and rumors of those rumors can be found in the secondary media.
This should come as no surprise. Mr. Obama has behaved consistently all along, from his refusal to back the protesters in Iran, who were demonstrating against an oppressive Islamic Republic, to his backing of these protesters in Egypt, to whom he has just given a green light to establish a government that, given numerous historical precedents, will likely be the precursor to an Islamic Republic.
"The Muslim Brotherhood is a global movement whose members cooperate with each other throughout the world, based on the same religious worldviewthe spread of Islam until it rules the world...an all-encompassing Islamic organization, calling for the adoption of the great religion that Allah gave in his mercy to humanity..all the members of the Muslim Brotherhood in the international arena operate according to the written charter that states that Jihad is the only way to achieve these goals...ours is the largest organization in the world."
Muhammad Mahdi 'Akef
Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Asharq Alawsat
(The United States is) "a satan that abuses the religion. I expect America to collapse soon. I have complete faith that Islam will invade Europe and America."
Akef, Memri 2/4/2004
“Those who know nothing of Islam pretend that Islam counsels against war. Those [who say this] are witless. Islam says: Kill all the unbelievers just as they would kill you all! Does this mean that Muslims should sit back until they are devoured by [the unbelievers]? Islam says: Kill them, put them to the sword and scatter [their armies]. Islam says: Whatever good there is exists thanks to the sword and in the shadow of the sword! People cannot be made obedient except with the sword! The sword is the key to Paradise, which can be opened only for the Holy Warriors! There are hundreds of other [Qur'an] psalms and Hadiths urging Muslims to value war and to fight. Does all this mean that Islam is a religion that prevents men from waging war? I spit upon those foolish souls who make such a claim.”
Ayatollah Khomeini[Islam, War, and the Ignoble Book]
IT'S BEEN POSTULATED that India's overpopulation is a global problem because the world has contracted into a singular entity in ways we have yet to completely absorb, for better AND for worse. The world community must encourage India to reduce its over-population problem. If a pandemic virus strikes the regions of India, the likelihood that the entire planet will reel from the effects of it in very short order, is unquestionable because of easy travel and the lack of any authority worth its salt to rush in to contain or quarantine the pandemic in quick order.
Do the Muslims of India care about the ramifications its own contributions to overpopulation? Clearly not. Because Mohammedism teaches them that by any means necessary, including lying for the sake of the ummah, murdering unbelievers, forced conversions by the sword, and excessive birthing for the sake of Allah made easier with the polygamous derangements of Islam, the Muslims of the world are commanded over and over to jihad in order to eventually RULE the entire planet with an iron fist for Islam.
Take note. The most imperceptible way of achieving this well-stated and often emphasized goal of world-domination is by producing as many new Muslim babies as possible. That many of these woman are hostages in a ruthlessly segregated male-dominated society is also a sad but irrelevant factoid this 7th-century culture resists changing...
While the rest of the world has accepted its responsibility to comprehend the nature of overpopulation, the Muslims are doing exactly the opposite. They know that if they continue to buck the trend of the rest of the world, the demographics of their own foray into infidel lands will pay dividends, and in less than a generation or two there are going to be more Muslims in Europe and the rest of the West. Democracy gives its enemies the "majority vote" which will be used to install the totalitarian dictatorship of religious bigotry. Seems like we've been there before...
So unless a radical change occurs soon in the stalwart defense of the civilized world, prepare your grandchildren to drop to their knees in seeking the mercy of the Ayatollahs. And don't forget to thank the glitter-eyed Marxist appeasers for the wonderful one world government they have always dreamed of embracing, but we know that when reality hits, and hits, and hits, they will be scrapping for their lives just like the rest of us. The transition from European culture to the Eurabian culture will not be a pleasant one.
Stop Islamic immigration now!
THE WASHINGTON TIMES has posted an editorial that does not actually break through the wall of voodoo that cloaks our Western media from the truth, the same truth that anyone with an ounce of initiative can verify at the local library or online using a treasure basket of sources, but they've pricked it. They've named the liar in the room.
How long, we ponder, before this conservative daily newspaper forgets its bold stroke of relevance, or more to the point, why aren't they screaming this fundamental information on the front page on every issue that hits the street until a scandal breaks out in citizen outrage, spreading across America to snatch the masks off these imposters, finally awakening the sleeping giant that is America? Islam is without question a proud ideology of the sword, for the sword, and by the sword. It's not rocket science to predict that Islam on the march will continue to practice various passive-aggressive strategies of gesticulative deceit, influence, and infiltration that strategically overwhelmed forces have used in the past, including our own colonial and American forces in an attempt to defeat a targeted enemy. On the one hand numerous Jihadi have been colorfully clear in announcing who, what, why, and when that enemy must fall.
Israel and the West are the prime targets. Little Satan and Big Satan is what they are programmed to despise and devour. Why? Because we are miserable houses worthy of death. Monkeys and pigs in the great scheme of things. When? Oh, they've been at it for a long time, and boast of winning because they love death while we love life. And they believe there are more of them than there are of us. Pure demographics. We lose. They win. It's that simple.
On the other hand, a well-equipped army of well-placed operatives enter the elite arena dripping with tidings of peace which quickly turn to masterful scoldings when things don't favor their plan to subvert without arousing suspicion or if anyone dares to impune the integrity of their ideology. It's textbook Islamic war after all, snipped right out of the war manual called the Qu'ran, and so much the better that the West is suffering a personality crisis in refusing to admit to itself she is involved up to her soon to be smited neck in a ruthless war, and had better come to her senses while she still can muster up the courage to resist her attacker.
So why doesn't some newspaper blow the whistle on these master swindlers among us who take us American citizens as fools, even as they execute plans to do much the same to us as they have done to every population they have infiltrated and emerged with the upper hand these past 1400 years when the fruit was ripe for the picking? Look around the globe. Muslims are doing what they've always done when the opportunity for aggression is favorable. Has the entire West been brought to its knees in a whimper without even recognizing how the enemy fights its interestingly modern yet timeless battles of conquest? Oi vey.
Of course, we know the answer to that question is that not every Muslim is out to cut off your head and steal your girlfriend. Therein lies the trouble. Not every snake in the grass is poisonous, but...
Here is a clip of the Times editorial:
"Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached."
The pope said he regrets any hurt feelings, but some Muslims want more contrition. Sheik Yusef Abu Hussein, mufti of Karak in Jordan, said, "We wanted him to clearly apologize. What the pope said about the prophet Muhammad is untrue. Islam did not spread through the power of sword. It's a religion of tolerance and faith." A recent post on a jihadist Web site took a somewhat different tone, denouncing "this cursed Pope" and calling on its readers to "strive to kill him, strive to slaughter him." That Muslim poster must have missed the sermon on tolerance and faith.
Paleologus, the Byzantine emperor, was something of an authority on Muslim military power. He spent much of his reign defending his hard-pressed realm from the predatory Ottoman Empire. Before ascending to the throne, he spent a year in the court of Sultan Bayezid I as an honorary hostage and was forced to accompany the Ottoman army that conquered Philadelphia, the last Christian bastion in Anatolia. The city was renamed Alasehir, the city of Allah.
Those who object to the idea that Islam was spread by the sword are not at war with Pope Benedict but with history. What are now called Muslim lands used to be Christian, Jewish and Zoroastrian lands. Force was the key element in the rapid expansion of the caliphate in the century between the death of Muhammad in 632 and the Muslim defeat at the hands of the Franks in the Battle of Tours in 732 in what is now southern France. The rules of engagement were laid down in the Hadith Sahih Muslim 19:4294, which instructs Muslims to offer any unbelievers they encounter three choices: to convert, pay tribute or be forcibly subjugated.
No matter how many peaceniks dance of the head of a pin, there will come a time when each of these angels will melt away if they can at the approach of darkness. A candle can light the darkness but the breath of the beast or thegentlest breeze can quickly extinguish it. Sometimes force must address force because tolerance of the intolerant is tyranny. And foolishness in the darkness of peace is a risky option.
We in America, don't yet feel the crushing impact of Jihad in much of our daily lives, but after removing our rose-colored glasses, a quick glance around the globe, and we can easily ascertain that there are parts of the world being eaten alive by the beast called sharia law (and we know who touts the stuff). So here is another Web site with enough insightful and courageous writing to keep even the most weary of anti-sharia soldiers burning the midnight oil. Basking in the light of truth is such a primer by Civilus Defendus.
And below is an analysis of jihad that bears mentioning, given the customary tactics using various arguments of moral equivalency Western apologists often make for Islam. In his article The Sociology of Jihad, How Rational People Commit Atrocities former FBI agent John Andrews seems to have nailed many of the exceptions that apologists use to defend Islam as the "Religion of Peace" instead of the pernicious totalitarian war ideology that was crafted by its warlord prophet and his immediate successors some 1400 years ago.
THE SALAFISTS BELIEVE that only Jihad can reestablish a true Muslim state that will abolish all injustice from the earth and bring people out of the servitude to others and into the servitude of God. It is the duty of Islam to destroy all political systems which prevent people from freely choosing it and experiencing universal freedom (56). The sword (Jihad) must clear the way for the preaching and destroy those elements which limit mankind to living in a world of evil and chaos (62). This sword would be carried by a restored Caliphate based on the traditions of the Prophet. The Caliphate would be a leader the masses could trust, understand and follow. He would provide a simple message well suited to Muslims, not well schooled in traditional Muslim teachings. This message is liberating the Umma from its external enemies, the infidels and Jews (al-Zawahiri, 2001: part 11).
It is difficult to generalize about the characteristics of the Salafist. Most of these individuals, approximately 80 percent, went to secular schools as children. Over 60 percent had some form of college, many attending in the West, and most were trained in the sciences, not philosophy or religion. However, a majority considered themselves religious as children; 73 percent were married and most had children. The majority were from overprotected families with doting parents and stable households. They did not suffer from any major mental disorders. If they had antisocial personalities, they would have been weeded out because of their inability to work well in an organization and their lack of dedication, perseverance and ability to sacrifice for the cause. The 9/11 hijackers are perfect examples. They were not hostile, violent or macho throughout their yearlong stay in the U.S. However, when the moment came they killed enthusiastically. They were able to do so because of their social networking and group morality, which was developed over years. These individuals were not predisposed to do harm individually, but did not hesitate to perform monstrous acts collectively (Sageman 2004: 74-82).
This original group joined the Jihad in their mid-twenties in a country where they had not grown up. Although they were, for the most part, religious as children, they became considerably more devout immediately before joining the Jihad (92). The subsequent group of Salafists were second- or third-generation Muslims living in the West. Many of these individuals felt excluded from the society they grew up in, had no discipline in their lives, and pursued petty crimes, drank and took part in drug use. They grew up with little or no religious training (100-101). We will go into greater detail later on this second group, but for now it is important to note a similarity between both groups prior to joining the Jihad. They felt alienated in their current society. This was true for the first group who had immigrated to another country and the second group who felt alienated in the country of their birth. They both sought a cause that would give them emotional relief, social community and spiritual comfort (97). They eventually drifted towards like-minded local individuals.
The original group sought out the mosque in the foreign country where people from their homeland were. These prospective converts may initially have had strong reservations about the group's doctrines, but began developing strong ties of friendship with members of the group. There they began to form networks of friendships that solidified over a period of time. Sub groups were formed within the mosque where the intensity of their beliefs spiraled upward in an apparent game of one-upmanship. They found rules and structure that went beyond religion and became psychological and personal (108-109). They became embedded in a socially disembedded network, which, because of its lack of anchor to any society, is free to follow abstract and apocalyptic notions of a global war between good and evil (151). Instead of a top-down process of recruitment, it became a bottom-up process of young people volunteering to join the organization. They joined as a group, not as individuals. The East African embassy bombings and the Lackawanna Six involved individuals were close friends prior to joining the Jihad. Most of these relationships go back to childhood or are familial in nature, including in-laws and spouses. The crucial element is that social bonds predated formal recruitment into the Jihad. (110-113)
This process is rarely a fully conscious one. These sub-groups do not start out as terrorist groups. They evolve in that direction as their mutual relationships deepen, in a spiral of greater loyalty, mutual devotion, self-sacrifice and intimacy. They begin to believe that their actions are taken on behalf of God. Although outsiders focus on their willingness to kill, the insiders focus on their willingness to die. Their awareness of their own readiness to transcend their own self- interest fosters a special view of themselves and others like them that increases the value of friendship within the group and diminishes outside relationships. These feelings may compete with, and even be stronger than, those of love.
Ziad Jarrah's fiancé testified about her progressive loss of her fiance's love to the Hamburg terrorist cell which planned and carried out the 9/11 attacks. The loss of love to this type of friendship demonstrates its powerful bond. Positive emotions motivate people to carry out horrific acts more easily than negative emotions. Killing in defense of family, friends or country is acceptable and encouraged. Perhaps the 9/11 perpetrators carried out their horrendous actions out of in-group love rather than out-of-group hate (155-157). As was previously stated, the Jihad strives in the cause of God to abolish all injustice from the earth in order to bring people to the worship of God alone and to bring them out of servitude to others-to abolish those oppressive political systems, which prevented people from freely choosing Islam.
Islam is one of the most communal of all religions, with many orchestrated, shared rituals. Salafi Islam is very strict in its code of conduct and prescribes dress, diet and conduct. The elegance and simplicity of its interpretations attract many who seek a single solution devoid of ambiguity. Salafi Islam uses tactics developed by other totalitarian ideologies, such as fascism and communism. It promotes a visual apartheid to distinguish its adherents from the rest of society. The specific uniform consists of beards, shirts falling down to the knees, and baggy pants with a cloth cap. They also carry worry beads. Women cover their hair, avoid bright colors, and, in some instances, wear the burqa, which is head-to-toe covering. They have simple answers to complicated problems, and they divide the world into good Islam and bad non-Islam (116).
There is another subtle factor that makes Islam attractive. Traditional masculine roles are well preserved in Islam. Western men find it difficult to express their "manhood" in increasingly neutered societies. Islam possesses what are seen as masculine virtues from the seventh century when men walked the earth, sword in hand, accepting no insult, and conquering infidel neighbors. In comparison to Christianity, which states "turn the other cheek and pray for those who persecute you," Islam comports more closely with man's primordial lusts for war, booty and women (Ibrahim, 2006).
People will often seek a new religious or social affiliation after some significant change disrupts their old social networks, e.g., a new country, imprisonment, and alienation from friends and family. There is a period of social isolation in which the existing social and emotional ties are called into question and loosened until finally there is a total negation of everything that existed before (Sageman 2004:116). The religious revivalist organization possesses superior attractiveness over a secular political group. The Salafist emphasizes brotherhood, mutual sharing and spiritual support, which becomes the functional equivalent of an extended family.
New adherents progressively accept the new faith because it makes sense in their new interpretation of the world and their role in it. This learning process involves intense social interaction and introspection. The adherents distance themselves from their original network of friends and family or are rejected by them because of their new, highly visible behavior. The mastering of their friends' beliefs comes after a long period of intense day-to-day interaction with them. In many cases they begin living an isolated lifestyle, which intensifies the social bonds of the members. This leads to a spiral of further isolation from the outside world, the development of a collective identity, and total commitment to the group. Muslims may engage in the Jihad because they share certain norms, values and worldviews which are shaped under the guidance of a Salafi imam preaching the benefits of the global Jihad. Social interactions at these mosques build and reinforce ideological commitments to the Jihad, which these new friends further encourage (117-121).
This social jihadism has worked with second- or third-generation Muslims and new immigrants as well. This development is a paradox to many sociologists, who figured that radical Islam was confined to newcomers who brought it with them. With time, the theory went, immigrants and their children would moderate their views. Instead, it is Europe's second- and third-generation Muslims who are the most radical. Many of these individuals believe their European society is against them. They are growing up in a world of high unemployment and lack of integration in their homeland. Some begin drinking, doing drugs, becoming members of youth gangs and engaging in crimes with no moral compass or goal in life. They then become introduced to an individual who talks to them about the world, their place in it, and the religion of their ancestors. They are provided with audio and videotapes of preachers who advocate a stripped-down form of Islam that emphasizes the culture's past glories and a handful of simple religious regulations.
Soon they are meeting with like-minded contemporaries, getting rid of jeans, t-shirts, drugs and alcohol and wearing the white gowns, skullcaps and beards. They become indoctrinated into political Islam, which preaches a Utopian view of society where all citizens are part of a just and fair Umma. There is no separation of church and politics. Life centers on the mosque not just for religious instruction, but for everything. Society should be founded on Islam, and all those who are different are held in contempt. Inside the mosque talk isn't of integration, but rather how to protect oneself from harmful European society. Those members of the mosque who do not agree with this political Islam are shunned or forced out. The group dynamics change alienated young men into terrorists.
Basically, these individuals, with the help of their friends, recruit themselves. They do not necessarily attend terrorist camps or have experience on the battlefields (Johnson and Carreyrou: 2005). Their source of knowledge and indoctrination comes from the Internet. The Internet both appeals to and fosters disembeddedness. On the one hand, it appeals to isolated individuals by easing their loneliness through connections to people sharing some commonality. On the other hand, it leads them to spend more time with this virtual community at the expense of interaction with the immediate social environment. The chat rooms are egalitarian and appeal to those with limited theological background. It is a perfect compliment to the elegant simplicity and clarity of Salafism. The virtual community is not tied to any nation but to the abstract concept of the mythical umma of Salafism. This community is just, egalitarian, full of opportunity, unified in Islam, purged of national peculiarities, and devoid of corruption. It is the ideal world that Jihad strives for (Sageman, 2004: 161-163).
"He is a great guy, one of the nicest people I've ever met. He is a loving husband and he has a wife and parents in town. They are a great family. He is a very kind person. You would meet him on the street and he would want to hug you. He was a normal guy always laughing. We went partridge hunting together. He was into partying. We hit some pretty wild clubs in Hollywood."
These are all quotes from people who knew individuals convicted of killing hundreds of people in suicide attacks or conspiring to provide money, recruits and equipment to the international Jihad.
Were they really decent fellows? They would never commit a murder or crime of any kind for personal gain or self-interest. Their ideology convinced them that the murders were committed for a good purpose. They were committed for the sake of a societal vision of building a good and just world. They are not unlike the SS during the Third Reich. Heinrich Himmler told a group of SS leaders:
"Most of you know what it means to see a hundred corpses lying together, five hundred or a thousand. To have gone through this and yetapart from a few exceptions which are examples of human weaknessto have remained decent fellows, this is what has made us hard. This is a glorious page in our history that has never been written and shall never be written... "
These people are not raving maniacs. We must go beyond calling them terrorists and examine their ideology. They do not perform these acts in a vacuum. They are building a society and will use any means to achieve it. They do so not because they are sociopaths who hate people, but because they are true believers who want to save people. And so we are continually surprised when they turn out to be nice guys after all. Decent fellows. Like the SS (Spenser, 2007).
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mr. Andrews served as a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for twenty-three years. He conducted international terrorist investigations for nine years, serving as a national case agent and coordinating with the United States Foreign Intelligence Court in order to initiate extraordinary investigative techniques in complicated terrorist investigations. He operated numerous Middle-Eastern assets. Mr. Andrews currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Florida State University and Troy University conducting seminars on Islamic Fundamentalism and International Terrorism and Conducts police training throughout the United States for Benchmark Professional Seminars and Unitech on Homeland Security and Terrorism.
Reprinted from: The Counter Terrorist-July/August 2008