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Why Islam Is Different

Islamic Protest
Typical Islamic Protest
"This is America. That means that if a religious organization legally sets up shop it must be accepted. Why the hate against Islam alone?"

Such is often the earnest query put to those who work in the American Resistance to stop the Islamization of our republic. The following is another excellent retort posted orginally at Jihad Watch by the eminently learned Hugh Fitzgerald:

OH, I CAN ANSWER THAT, as an atheist—just like Pat Condell, Oriana Fallaci, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and many others— just like you. Only, not like you, Pat Condell, and Oriana Fallaci, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali, understand perfectly well that Islam is not only, and not even mainly, about providing an explanation for the creation of the universe and for describing a Creator and setting out some rituals for worship of that Creator.

No, Islam is a Total Belief-System. Islam provides a Total Regulation of Life, and a Complete Explanation of the Universe. Islam discourages free inquiry and encourages adherents—requires them rather—to be slaves of Allah. Islam sets out rules of conduct that are not based on morality, but are simply rules according to what Muhammad, a seventh-century Arab, is said to have transmitted from Allah, and those rules are not subject to questioning, moral or otherwise, or re-interpretation, but are simply divided as to What Is Commanded and What Is Prohibited. And among the many things Prohibited are most forms of artistic expression, including all paintings of people, statues, and music, so that if one finds Muslims practicing this, it is only because they choose to ignore Islam at the edges, and have no defense if other Muslims come along and insist that they halt that music or that painting. Prohibited too is the kind of skeptical inquiry that so threatens the brittle structure and hold of Islam over the minds of its adherents, and in discouraging that, Islam discourages mental freedom of all kinds.

Muslims owe their entire allegiance to Islam, and to fellow members of the Umma (that loyalty is one that becomes real mainly when Infidels are involved, for as the behavior of the Arabs toward non-Arab Muslims makes clear, Islam is also a vehicle for Arab supremacism), and as the behavior of rich Muslim states toward poor Muslim states also makes clear, there is no real sharing or help among Muslims; the only help is that provided against Infidels.
And above all, what is so worrisome about Islam is that it lays claim to the whole world. There is not only a Dar al-Islam and a Dar al-Harb, but between the two, there must be a state of permanent warfare. It is the duty of all Muslims—a duty not tangential but central—to win ever-greater amounts of territory for Islam, for Dar al-Islam. And that must be done by removing all obstacles to the spread, and then the dominance, of Islam. This can be accomplished in a number of ways, but the struggle, or Jihad, to remove those obstacles must go on forever. It is not a case of recovering this or that sliver of territory once possessed by Muslims, though theoretically—and emotionally—priority in the To-Do List of Islam is given to such places that were once under Islam. These include not only Israel, whihch gets such exaggerated attention, but Spain and Portugal, Sicily, Greece, the Balkans (Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia), Rumania, Bulgaria, much of Hungary, most of Russia, almost all of India, and more besides. But if the Sudan, or Nigeria, or southern Thailand, or part of the Philippines, or countries or parts of countries in Western Europe, fall to Islam before some of the lands on the To-Do List, that is fine with Muslims.

The main point is that Islam uncompromisiingly divides the world between Believer and Unbeliever, Musliim and Infidel. And Muslims owe their entire allegiance to Islam, and to fellow members of the Umma (that loyalty is one that becomes real mainly when Infidels are involved, for as the behavior of the Arabs toward non-Arab Muslims makes clear, Islam is also a vehicle for Arab supremacism), and as the behavior of rich Muslim states toward poor Muslim states also makes clear, there is no real sharing or help among Muslims; the only help is that provided against Infidels.

I could go on, but why should I? Your question has been answered sufficiently.

There is no comparison between the Total Belief-System of Islam—called, faute de mieux, in modern times, a "religion," (earlier Western men called it not a "religion" but a "faith" or "a fanatical faith"—this "great religions of the world" business started mainly in the early 20th century, with American Protestant schoolbooks of the "Different Peoples of the World" type, with a unit on "The World's Great Religions."

Islam is a threat to me and to you. Christianity is not. Judaism is not. Hinduism is not. Buddhism is not. But Islam....Islam is quite different. And more and more people, despite the best efforts of those in authority to try to make us believe otherwise, are examining the evidence of their senses (including the daily Jihad news from around the world, but also books on Islam, and the Qur'an, Hadith, and Sira themselves) and discovering this, disturbing and unpleasant as it is, to be true.

And they will continue to do so, and the race is on: will enough people have grasped the meaning, and the menace, of Islam in time to take the measures necessary to adequately protect themelves, or will the crazed squandering of resources, including the transfer of vast sums from the Infidel peoples to Muslims—even beyond the fantastic sums, the trillions, that have gone to Muslim oil-rich states, battening on an accident of geology—stop, and reasonable, effective, and much less burdensome measures, be taken in time?

One hopes. One keeps on hoping.

—Hugh Fitzgerald

War Theories & Wet Nurses

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Bob Dylan
Three opinions.

1. I hate to tell you, but it's not 1624 anymore. In 1624, due to a wide variety of historical factors that are no longer present, rulers of a population were far more able to retain a chokehold on that population. Today's rulers do not have the command over their population that the Algerian pasha did. The Algerian pasha controlled the government, had formed an alliance with the pirates, and was holding Dutch prisoners in state prison. The dynamic between the terrorists/insurgents and national leaders is far more complex today (except in Pakistan, where Musharraf has allied with the radical Islamists): In Lebanon, Hezhbullah waged a fairly successul Jihad against Israel even as the the Lebanese PM pleaded for an end to the violence. Hamas has also used the state-within-a-state model. Finallly, all those Saudis on 9/11 did just fine without engineering a coup d'etat against the government.

Unlike in 1624, today we are fighting a war not against governments and not against rulers, but against INDIVIDUALS. This means that our main task is to win over INDIVIDUALS—not to enrage an entire population by carrying out a grotesque killing. That worked in 1624, but there were no suicide bombers in 1624. Wake up. You're not in Algeria anymore.

2. I disagree. We can only defeat Muslims if we fight them in a way they'll understand. It is true that we are fighting against individuals therefore we must fight in a way that eliminates enemy individuals while discouraging other individuals from fighting.

The population of Algiers were outraged and, more important, distraught to see their loved ones hanged. They also knew the same would happen to them if they continued piracy. Right now, an individual who does a suicide-bombing in Tel Aviv knows he will be lionized while his family is financially rewarded by Saudi foundations. If he knew that his family instead would all be executed in the most viscous manner and then cremated, he might think twice before blowing himself up.

One of Osama Bin Laden's sons just got married in London and lives free in the UK. An effective policy would be to round up all the family members of Al-Qaida, Hizbullah, and the Taliban leaders and start executing them until every terror organization is disbanded.

Ancient Carthage continually threatened Rome until the Romans finally slaughtered all the Carthaginians and resettled the city with loyal subjects. They also defeated the army of Boudaccia the same way. Of this latter conflict Tacitus wrote, "they made a desert and called it peace." Well, it was cruel to make that desert but it did bring peace.

3. The only thing I can think of at a time like this is a line from Bob Dylan. Well, what the hell, let's just go for the whole riffing song:

        They're selling postcards of the hanging
        They're painting the passports brown
        The beauty parlor is filled with sailors
        The circus is in town
        Here comes the blind commissioner
        They've got him in a trance
        One hand is tied to the tight-rope walker
        The other is in his pants
        And the riot squad they're restless
        They need somewhere to go
        As Lady and I look out tonight
        From Desolation Row

        Cinderella, she seems so easy
        "It takes one to know one," she smiles
        And puts her hands in her back pockets
        Bette Davis style
        And in comes Romeo, he's moaning
        "You Belong to Me I Believe"
        And someone says," You're in the wrong place, my friend
        You better leave"
        And the only sound that's left
        After the ambulances go
        Is Cinderella sweeping up
        On Desolation Row

        Now the moon is almost hidden
        The stars are beginning to hide
        The fortunetelling lady
        Has even taken all her things inside
        All except for Cain and Abel
        And the hunchback of Notre Dame
        Everybody is making love
        Or else expecting rain
        And the Good Samaritan, he's dressing
        He's getting ready for the show
        He's going to the carnival tonight
        On Desolation Row

        Now Ophelia, she's 'neath the window
        For her I feel so afraid
        On her twenty-second birthday
        She already is an old maid

        To her, death is quite romantic
        She wears an iron vest
        Her profession's her religion
        Her sin is her lifelessness
        And though her eyes are fixed upon
        Noah's great rainbow
        She spends her time peeking
        Into Desolation Row

        Einstein, disguised as Robin Hood
        With his memories in a trunk
        Passed this way an hour ago
        With his friend, a jealous monk
        He looked so immaculately frightful
        As he bummed a cigarette
        Then he went off sniffing drainpipes
        And reciting the alphabet
        Now you would not think to look at him
        But he was famous long ago
        For playing the electric violin
        On Desolation Row

        Dr. Filth, he keeps his world
        Inside of a leather cup
        But all his sexless patients
        They're trying to blow it up
        Now his nurse, some local loser
        She's in charge of the cyanide hole
        And she also keeps the cards that read
        "Have Mercy on His Soul"
        They all play on penny whistles
        You can hear them blow
        If you lean your head out far enough
        From Desolation Row

        Across the street they've nailed the curtains
        They're getting ready for the feast
        The Phantom of the Opera
        A perfect image of a priest
        They're spoonfeeding Casanova
        To get him to feel more assured
        Then they'll kill him with self-confidence
        After poisoning him with words

        And the Phantom's shouting to skinny girls
        "Get Outa Here If You Don't Know
        Casanova is just being punished for going
        To Desolation Row"

        Now at midnight all the agents
        And the superhuman crew
        Come out and round up everyone
        That knows more than they do
        Then they bring them to the factory
        Where the heart-attack machine
        Is strapped across their shoulders
        And then the kerosene
        Is brought down from the castles
        By insurance men who go
        Check to see that nobody is escaping
        To Desolation Row

        Praise be to Nero's Neptune
        The Titanic sails at dawn
        And everybody's shouting
        "Which Side Are You On?"
        And Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot
        Fighting in the captain's tower
        While calypso singers laugh at them
        And fishermen hold flowers
        Between the windows of the sea
        Where lovely mermaids flow
        And nobody has to think too much
        About Desolation Row

        Yes, I received your letter yesterday
        (About the time the door knob broke)
        When you asked how I was doing
        Was that some kind of joke?
        All these people that you mention
        Yes, I know them, they're quite lame
        I had to rearrange their faces
        And give them all another name
        Right now I can't read too good
        Don't send me no more letters no
        Not unless you mail them
        From Desolation Row

As they say, all's fair in love and war. Oh, I forgot. They don't say that anymore in the declassé world of war theories and wet nurses...

Hijacking The Al-Qaeda Operations Manual

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The American Genius

YES, WE ARE AT WAR, a very long and protracted war, even though it seems we are inviting disaster and our own defeat with our open borders, stupifying immigration policies, and irrational political correctness on all things Muslim, echoing down from the president, most of Congress, and the pro-active enemies in our midst, but this is the real thing, folks. Originally posted on the FBI website, you can read most of the official Al-Qaeda operations manual here at the Disaster Center site. Posted are Lessons 1-12, and number 18.