My friend, Amil Imani who endorsed my book “From Terror to Freedom”, in his journal has published a great article, titled “Defeating Islamism at Home”. I found it very interesting. It says it all.
October 4, 2011
The world is rapidly crumbling under the combined political, economic, and religious assaults. Politically, nations are at each other’s jugulars. Economically, there are more people than humanity can adequately feed, house, and care for. Our numbers keep on exploding, while resources of all sorts are depleting, the environment degrading, and other life forms are being pushed toward extinction.
To exacerbate the problem, humanity’s genius is needed for addressing its monumental challenges and severely sapped by the religious menace of Islamism.
Let’s trust the ever-untrustworthy, self-serving politicians to deal with the political conundrum. In other words, in their for-sale-hands they are bound to make matters politically worse.
And the effete academes can sit in their ivory tower offices; smoke their pipes, and divine good as gold solutions (read, hallucinations) to the morass of the economy.
On the religious front, we are faced with the corrosive and deadly menace of Islamism. This is a subject of great concern to me and I have specific suggestions on how to deal with this ever-expanding threat to our personal and collective liberty.
Several million Muslims live in this welcoming land. Muslims are everywhere. How are we to deal with them? Let’s, right at the start, abandon some of the idiotic proposals that pop up from time to time. Deport the Muslims, herd them into concentration camps since they are enemies of the nation, and brand them like the dastardly murdering Nazis did the Jews. And on and on and on.
President Obama keeps saying that we are not at war with Islam. I say we are not at war with Muslims in general. We are, however, at war with Islamists who pick and choose selectively from the Quran to promote their hideous agenda. While the Islamists use the parts of their holy book that suits them, we, defenders of liberty, adhere to every word of the Bill of Rights and the United States constitution in the battle against Islamic tyranny.
Those Muslims who are citizens are entitled to live here and enjoy the beneficence of this great country to the fullest of a citizen’s rights. At the same time, we have every right and even a responsibility to be concerned about the danger of Islamism to our way of life, a way of free people to live peacefully and respectfully with one another without in any way posing threats to the fundamental ideals that birthed this nation and sustained it to the present.
Muslims are not our enemies. Islamism is. Below are some specific suggestions on how to defeat Islamism at home.
Don’t Kill the Patient, Eradicate the Disease
A Muslim is the patient. Islamism is the disease. The overwhelming majority of Muslims contract the virus of Islamism at an early age when they are most vulnerable. Once this virus takes hold, it either completely destroys the individual’s cognitive immune system’s ability to reject the disease, or makes it most difficult for the person to see the pathology. That’s why the great majority of babies born to Muslim families remain Muslim for life. It is also a fact that a significant percentage of Muslims contract the virulent form of the belief, Islamism. Islamism is jihadist, intolerant of the “other” and is rooted in the most base beliefs and practices.
Defeat Creeping Sharia Law
I cannot overstate the dangers of Sharia law and its insidious creeping nature. Sharia law is a monumental threat to our laws that are grantors of our liberty. No effort should be spared in denying the stone-age misogynistic body of Islamic laws from invading our legal system.
In infidel lands, the slow acting yet deadly cancer of invasive Sharia is wedged into laws by powerful moneyed Islamic organizations coaxing and greasing the politicians to issue ordinances or legislate seemingly harmless provisions of Sharia. Islamic organizations and clerics who have a vested interest begin their Sharia campaign by asking for an ordinance or legislation for seemingly inconsequential things such as requiring stores to clearly designate and completely separate halal food and meat from the non-halal. What is important here is that ordinances and laws like this are the beginning of getting the government into the business of enforcing Sharia law. That’s the way they get a toehold and the camel’s head pokes into the room, so to speak. Before long, little by little, the rest of the terribly ugly stinking camel gets in the room and there will be no way to get it out.
Islamism is a hydra and every head of this deadly creature, no matter how small, must be severed. If not, before long, we end up in the same irreversible and horrible mess that countries such as Great Britain find themselves in, with full Sharia law and Sharia courts.
Sharia law is also creeping in through the courts. Sadly, some judges are just as corruptible as politicians and are amenable to powerful Islamic influences for handling cases before them. The center for security policy evaluated “50 appellate court cases from 23 states that involve conflicts between Sharia (Islamic law) and American state law. The analysis finds that Sharia has been applied or formally recognized in state court decisions, in conflict with the Constitution and state public policy.”
Unless you want yourself or your children to be treated and litigated under Sharia Law, you should make sure that none of its provisions get on the books and no mercenary politician or judge does anything as an Islamist enabler. The First Amendment states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” In contrast to many countries, this nation of all nations, the United States of America, has always adhered to the separation of religion and the state. Our national, state, and local governments as well as the judiciary should neither support nor persecute any religion. Judges, in particular, should completely refrain from “legislating” from the bench.
Don’t Do As Islamists Do
Don’t vilify, persecute, or even harass Muslims. They are entitled to be treated fairly, although they don’t feel they should also treat non-Muslims fairly. Believers in liberty want the God-given gift for all of mankind and not just for themselves. We want Muslims to be free also, without threatening our liberty. First and foremost, we must do what we can to empower them to exercise their gift of reason and free will and cast off the shackles of their radical beliefs. We must remain true to our Pledge of Allegiance “…liberty and justice for all.”
Don’t Lie About Islam
Lying and dissimulation is taqiyya, ordained and practiced by Muhammad, for use by Muslims only when dealing with infidels. Muslims have the patent and copyright on this shameful practice and the non-Muslims have no need for it. You use lies when you aim to deceive, when you are ashamed of something, or when you wish to distort things. Free people have no need for the abhorrent practice. The contents of the Quran that feed Islamism are the proof you need to present to Muslims.
Be Firm but Kind
Do honor to your conviction, a conviction worth defending with unshakeable resolve, yet with kindness. Avoid belligerence when challenging Muslims. Sincere kindness works much better than hostile confrontation. Attacking a person’s belief can often backfire and serve further to confirm him in the ideology. Challenging individual Muslims with an open mind and heart is much more likely to succeed in making them re-think the pathological belief and hopefully discard it.
Don’t Believe the Sanitized Versions of Islam
Paid mercenaries, Islamic apologists and many others trip over each other, overwhelming us with distorted and highly sanitized versions of Islam. The distortions and lies are frequently so blatant that we take them as truth, particularly when our own presidents have thrown them at us. Islam is a religion of peace, they keep telling us. It is not and it has never been. Study the facts. Read the Quran, study the Sunna and Hadith from Islam’s own historical documents and find out for yourself why Islam is not what its apologists claim and, in fact, it is a menacing scourge. You need nothing more. Their very own sacred book and other records are your best proof to reason with Muslims and help them leave the fold.
Drain Islam’s Source of Funds
Money is the lifeblood of every enterprise. It is money, much of it from oil sold to the kafir world by oil-bloated Islamic countries. We, the kafir are literally financing our own destruction by heedlessly continuing our addiction to oil. We are forced to buy oil from our very enemies, because oil is oil. If we boycott the oil from the Persian Gulf area, then we have to buy it elsewhere unless we buckle down and do what we must to become self-sufficient in energy. We indeed have the resources to become energy self-sufficient, but don’t seem to have the will to do it.
Challenge Professors, Preachers and Individual Muslims
Don’t get cowed by professors. Challenge them to document their claims and provide them with your own evidence that clearly falsifies this propaganda. Attend mosques and Islamic centers and do the same without being discourteous or belligerent. Do the same with Muslims you know or meet. Many of these people are very hard nuts to crack. Yet, helping them crack we must do to slowly wipe out Islamism from our homeland.
Work With the Media
A great majority of the media either sings the praises of Islam or avoids saying or publishing anything that might offend Muslims. Money and fear are operating here. Threats of boycotting businesses and withholding advertisements are effectively used by Islamic organizations to intimidate the media. Legal actions are also threatened against the media as well as any individual who dares to speak the truth about Islam. These litigations can be immensely costly to both individuals and companies while Islamist organizations, flushed with oil-funds, can boldly carry out their threats without worrying about the costs.
Define and Defend Freedom of Religion
Freedom of religion is a two-edged sword. On the one hand, it grants the diverse people of this nation the right to worship according to their beliefs. On the other, it becomes a license for Islamist clerics to preach hate about the non-Muslims and indoctrinate their young in the intolerant, violent, and jihadist doctrine of Islamism. Thousands of mosques, Islamic centers, and university academic departments dot the land with thousands of preachers, politicians, and paid professors pushing Islam. We must make it a criminal offense to preach hate under the rubric of religion, to misrepresent and lie about religion.
Disturbingly, powerful Muslim organizations are working hard to enact legislation that would make any honest criticism of Islam a criminal offense. They aim to muzzle us from speaking the truth about Islam. Speaking this truth, they claim, is a hate crime and should be punished.
Islamic clerics have a huge vested interest in Islam. They make a very good living with lifetime job security. They do all they can to keep the charade going. And so do all the others who sing the praises of Islam. We must make sure that they do not practice dispensing misinformation, disinformation, and fanning the fire of hatred for non-Muslims, while succeeding in preventing us from exposing Islam’s true nature.
Islam is a religion of peace? That’s not the way it’s operating in Muslim lands with the daily free for all mayhem and massacres. If Muslims want to have a place in the home of the free, they must, they absolutely must, live by the rules of this nation that welcomed them and abandon the attempts at subverting our cherished way of life and replacing it with theirs.
Retaining What Is Human
We believe the Creator has endowed human beings, both men and women equally, with the gift of intellect. We believe women are every bit co-equals of men in every sphere of life, and reject Islam’s specific dogma that a woman is worth one half of a man. We also believe that all humans are endowed with a measure of freedom to think, choose, and act. As individuals, we are responsible for the manner in which we use these resources, for the good, for the bad, or simply squander them.
Islamic doctrine is diametrically in conflict with the above belief. According to Islam, the individual is a mere choice-less vessel in the hand of the all-everything Allah. Islam strips the individual of self-reliance and replaces it with unconditional surrender to Allah. Not a leaf falls without Allah so decreeing, asserts the Quran unequivocally. Insha’Allah (Allah decreeing, Allah ordaining, or Allah willing) precedes every commitment of the faithful Muslim. It is all up to Allah, as Muslims are led to believe. No wonder the Islamic world is in such a chronic state of backwardness. Muslims sit around waiting for Allah to decree and even do everything. It is a true belief of nihilism.
For a variety of reasons, during the past decades, Western societies opened their doors to a flood of Muslims from Islamic lands. In so doing, they aimed to make the newcomers feel at home, retain their way of life, and live in harmony with the indigenous population. Some call it a practice in Christian charity. But good-heartedness not only failed, it boomeranged and severely hurt the welcoming hosts. It is wonderful to be charitable. It is great to be good-hearted. But being charitable and accommodating evil can empower evil to literally tear out your good heart.
Islamism and jihadism are on the rampage playing out all over the world and literally tearing out the hearts of innocent people, many of them Muslims. We don’t want to repeat European mistakes. We want no multicultural fantasy to create a nightmare reality. Muslims who live here must become part and parcel of America just like all the other diverse people who have come to this wonderful land. Muslims must abide and honor the same values and laws that have made this nation a beneficent refuge for all people. No separate but equal foolishness that was the banner cry of the segregationists, for Muslims. It must be together, equal, and under the same law.
Challenge All Politicians
The naked truth is that politicians are paid agents. They do and say what gets them elected and keeps them in office. As a voter and fund contributor, you are important. Let them know how you feel and how you are going to treat them if they sell their services and become Islam enablers. Hold them accountable at all levels of government, from the local city council to the occupier of the White House.
In short, we have a great country, troubled by numerous challenges. We can ill afford to become complacent or disheartened. If we band together in a common cause with devotion to our nation’s principles and values, we can meet and defeat any threat of any type or magnitude. Past generations of Americans have always done so successfully and this generation of Americans must do no less.