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The charge is made that I always side with Israel and oppose Islam, and that a majority of people of the Islamic faith are decent, peaceful people, and further - and this is the one I have a real problem with - Islam itself is, of its nature, a religion of peace.
The fact that untold millions of Moslems all around the globe are decent and peaceful citizens of the various lands in which they live is an undeniable truth that operates in spite of Islam, but certainly not because of it. You can go to the Islam and the Jews page to see what Islam teaches. But you don't have to read the Koran or listen to sermons in Mosques to identify the clear murderous thread that runs so deep in the ethos of Islam. You can look at history, both medieval and modern.
I submit that inflicting pain, suffering, servitude, fear and death upon infidels in general and Jews in particular is, today, a major factor that is deeply imbedded within Islamic culture. It's not just a factor, but an important, perhaps even driving factor, in the Islamic ethos. It is an inseparable part of their cultural morality. It has become a cultural tradition.
That's why, on September 11, 2001, in the midst of our most shocking awakening to this diabolical threat to peace and stability, we witnessed so many ordinary citizens in so many diverse places, celebrating, laughing and cheering, shooting guns in the air, dancing in the streets and so forth. The suicidally silly peacenik Left insists that the murderous events, like all Islamic murderous events, were perpetrated by a small minority from within Islam, and that most Moslems did not and would not participate, and I suppose that's true enough. But my point is that each such Islamic murderous event strikes a positive chord in the Islamic breast, and is held to be a positive event, among the majority.
It's in their ethos. The given reason that the newly elected President of Iraq does not openly condemn Hezbollah is that any such public condemnation by him would be political suicide, as it would separate him from the Shiite majority. Which tells us that the Shiite majority favors the mission of Hezbollah. Which is, of course, the death of the Jews and the annihilation if Israel.
Which brings us to the dichotomy between the Western ethos, which holds innocent human life to be sacred, and the Islamic ethos, which doesn't seem to recognize the word innocent.
Dar Al-Islam is Islam's house of submission, or the domain of Islam, where all are Moslems living under Islam. Dar Al-Sulh is Islam's house of truce or of temporary peace where Moslems live among infidels, but not yet under the rule of Islam. Dar Al-Harb is Islam's house of war, and that's where we live. And, where Israel lives. If you live in the house of war, you are not innocent, you are an enemy.
Peace, rule of law, recognition of concepts such as innocence and guilt, for Islam, exist only in the house of submission, under Islamic rule. Allah is only merciful within the house of submission.
In recent history, Moslems have violated all international laws in existence, including even recognition let alone protection of embassies and diplomats, kidnapped, held for ransom and murdered Americans, singly and in groups and in mass events. Every time, it is blamed on some minority, and claimed that most Moslems disapprove of the action. But most Moslems, and none of their governments or main spokesmen, ever roundly condemn any of the actions. Here are some of the "minorities" that have kidnapped or tortured or murdered Americans recently.
I'm sure there are many more. What I want to get across is the purely Islamic notion that it is good for someone to go out and kill some Jew, any Jew, just because he's a Jew. Point this out to any Moslem or pro-Moslem and the defense will be to point out something some Jew did to some Moslem once. Note that the issue of the potential innocence of the Jewish victim is strictly avoided, where it is not outright denied.
We're talking about an alien morality here. A very dangerous guiding ethos.
High ranking dimwits like John Flipflop/Turncoat Kerry would have us believe that our war on terror should be waged quite strictly and exclusively against Osama Bin Ladin, and him alone. Slightly brighter but still dim bulb Leftists would have us negotiate with the murderous Hezbollah for the lives of the Jews and the continued existence of Israel. (Actually, Kerry might take this position, too, if it's Tuesday.) Home grown and peaceful-sounding Moslems, who might be murderous deceivers or might be innocent fools, tell us of Allah's mercy and Islam's peacefulness at ever public opportunity.
But here's the problem. The record is clear, and it shows that Islam is most definitely not a religion of peace, but of war. If the majority of Moslems are not murderers, they still, in their majority, condone it, at the very least. Murder of infidels in general and Jews in particular, especially when done in the house of war, has become and integral part of the Islamic psyche.
We are at war with an idea; we are at war with a religion. We are not merely at war with some segment from within Islam, but with Islam itself. Until we recognize that simple fact, we will not begin to win. Bush has chosen what is probably the best way to fight it, because Democracy and Islam are ideas that are opposed to each other; either one can grow only at the expense of the other. The more free a people become, the more they will think. The more independent thinking they do, the better they will get at doing it. A man cannot learn to do good critical thinking and long remain a Moslem committed to Islamic faith.
The real danger is that we are doing less good thinking as time goes on, not more. To be a good thinking Catholic means to never loose sight of the objective truths that make us free.
Pray for Israel, pray for our troops, and pray for President Bush.
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The Purpose of this grouping of links is to organize articles exposing the fraud of Islam as a religion and Mohammed as a prophet.
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With war declared on the whole non-Islamic world in the year 622 A.D., no one should have been surprised at Osama Bin Laden's declaration of war in 1966. Mohammed himself declared war on us long before we existed as a nation. To find the true source of the "radicalization" of peaceful Moslems into Jihadism, all you have to do is read the Koran. It's all right there, and there is nothing radical about it.
The Islam Pages: Setting the record straight for the non-Islamic world. The Islam Pages describe the war declared upon us all by Mohammed after the Hijrah in 622 AD.
"Civilized" Islamic Nations versus the True Islamic Religion. When Politics drives Religion in Islamic Nations, the whole world is safer; when Religion drives Politics in Islamic Nations, the whole world is menaced.
On the necessity of using Barbarian Allies against the worst Barbarians. Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other Moslem nations so fear ISIS that they will ally with despised America and Israel against it. But never forget that Barbarian Allies are still Barbarians, at the core.
Civilized Moslems: Ataturk's Turkey and the Shah's Iran had them. Once, Civilized Moslems, Educated Women and Peaceful, Attractive, Beautiful Cities predominated in lands where now we see little other than Typical Islamic Barbarity.
The Islamic Connection between ISIS, Random Terrorism and Global Jihad. It is the unseen Islamic Connection that is conquering Western Civilization: The Known Terrorist Groups, Native Born Convert Terrorists, Global Jihadists, etc. are all Moslems who read the same Koran.
The sole path to Islamic Heaven is to die a martyr in performance of Jihad. That's it. Islam assures no one else of salvation. Male martyrs get a permanent erection; female martyrs get a permanently erect penis. No kidding.
The Looming Islamic War: Sunni, ISIS, Shia, Kurds, Russia, Israel, USA? Sunni nations allying with Israel against ISIS? Excuse me? Shia nations allying with Russia? Who's on First here?
The Source of Radical Islamic Terrorism? Mohammed and the Koran. Radical Marxist Terrorism comes out of the Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital. Similarly, Radical Islamic Terrorism comes right straight out of the Koran.
Should we treat Islam differently than other religions? If not, why not? Doesn't Islam treat the whole non-Islamic world differently than it treats Islam?
Refuting Mohammed and his ideology of conquest masquerading as a religion. Here we refute Mohammed, who should be seen as little more than a popular fraud among pagans.
The "Palestinian Problem" is just an Evil Mask; it's really an "Islam Problem". There was no state or nation of Palestine when modern Israel was born. It was Islam, not Palestine, that attacked Israel in 1948.
The Truth about Islam, finally, in a homily at Mass. You never hear the unvarnished truth about Islam, or other evils, from Catholic clerics. Maybe that's finally changing.
American survival itself depends on getting Islam out of America. Cult forms Culture; Islam forcibly attacks all non-Islamic cultures. American national existence depends upon getting Islam out.
Recognizing, at last, the Islamic Declaration of War on Human Civilization. Congress should Recognize the long existing Islamic Declaration of War, and Declare War against ISIS and all other active Islamic Jihad organizations.
The common link between Paris, San Bernardino, 9/11, etc.: Islamic Jihad. It was common, ordinary, every day Jihad. No one was radicalized; nothing was hijacked; no one went berserk.
The argument within Islam, and about Islam, regarding the true nature of Islam. The true nature of Islam: Ron Paul, King Saud, Ali Khamenei, Comrade Obama, all have their versions.
The French Islamophobia: Was it real? Or is Islam really something to be feared? If the French Islamophobia turns out to have been warranted, what about ours?
What would War on Islam look like? Would victory even be possible? With what successful overall strategy could we wage war on an ideology?
Definition of Islam: Ideology of Military Conquest Masquerading as a Religion. The Definition of Islam describes the “Convert, Submit or Die” War Strategy of Mohammed.
The Islam Way Versus The Way of the Lord, and the way of Western Culture. The Islam Way stands at loggerheads with the moral, social and civil codes historically common to Judeo-Christian, Western Civilization.
How Orthodox Mainstream Islam Opposes America, and all other National Existence. Islam's Lesser Jihad seeks to (1) Convert All, or (2) Subjugate All, or (3) Kill All. Islam opposes America and American national existence.
The hard, cold, truth about the murderous nature of the religion of Islam. Islam is a religion of Peace? Excuse me? If that's true, then you must agree that Islam has a very funny way of showing it.
OK, the strictly Koranic Islamic teaching on infidels isn't TOTALLY murderous. A changing view on the Islamic teaching on infidels, and other important issues this political election season.
The Islamic Theocracy menace Vs. the U.S. Constitution First Amendment. How to attack the expanding Islamic Theocracy here while remaining true to the Constitution: SANE may have found the way.
Could we, and should we, outlaw Islamic Sharia in the US? Our Constitution guarantees freedom of religion; but what of a "religious law" legal system that has a core goal of the destruction of our Constitution itself?
Can we outlaw Islam in the USA and still be a free thinking society? I say we can and should outlaw any ideology that seeks the elimination of Constitutional America.
Again, it's Israel up against what appears to be the whole pea-picking world. Weak lip-service and pretty speeches aside, America is Israel's only real ally. And, as war is imposed upon her again, even many Americans are lukewarm in their support. Why?
The latest Israeli conflict is little different from all the previous ones. The first Israeli conflict with her neighbors, and every one since then, has been a simple matter of self defense.
Faith And Reason Vs. Islam: A Pontiff on faith and reason again, and again, etc. It is and has always been faith and reason vs. Islam; Islam is unreasonable, it's faith equals submission, and it is by nature violent and war-oriented.I
slam is the enemy; the non-Islamic world just doesn’t know it yet. I keep saying that Islam is the enemy here, and you keep not wanting to hear it. But it's true.
The Ground Zero Mosque. The ground zero mosque is an Islamic slap in the face of all 9/11 victims.
Tolerating intolerance of America is what Americans are being trained to do. In tolerating intolerance of themselves some Americans think they are proving something or other.
More concessions to the Palestinians? Do concessions run on a one way street? Israel is called to make more concessions to the Palestinians. It is never the other way round.
On Evil and Nonsense: Look closely at Nonsense, and find Evil at its root. Evil and Nonsense: deny evil and you deny right vs. wrong; which is to deny common sense, which is to invoke nonsense.
Three fatal oversights of the top conservative cognizanti: Glenn, Rush and Sean. Beck, Limbaugh and Hannity are on the right track, but just nibbling around the edges of who the enemy is.
n support of American Nationalism and American Patriotism. American Nationalism and American Patriotism have been demonized long enough.
Argument opposing Sharia law as brutal, oppressive and murderous. Opposing Sharia Law means opposing brutal domination, wife beating, child abuse and even bloody murder.
Who "radicalized" the Boston Marathon Bomber brothers? It's the Koran, Stupid. Yes, it's the Koran, stupid, and it's mainstream Islam, and there's nothing radical about either of them.
Fair warning: Beware of the Moslem Liars holding olive branches and smiling. If you have Moslem friends, you need to learn about the religious Moslem Liars
War Begets War: It's About Islam; It Always Was. Undoing Islamic Lies of "Peaceful" Moslem Propagandizers.
Rethinking War on Islam: War on "parts" of Islam, or, Unlimited War. Rethinking War on Islam may mean a perpetual state of war, for Islam's evil cannot be separated out.
"We belong to the Church militant; and She is militant because on earth the powers of darkness are ever restless to encompass Her destruction. Not only in the far-off centuries of the early Church, but down through the ages and in this our day, the enemies of God and Christian civilization make bold to attack the Creator’s supreme dominion and sacrosanct human rights.”--Pope Pius XII
"It is not lawful to take the things of others to give to the poor. It is a sin worthy of punishment, not an act deserving a reward, to give away what belongs to others."--St. Francis of Assisi
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