With thanks to Michael
This list is a work in progress. I welcome suggestions. Anyone who has more items to add to the list, post them in the comments.
The intent of the list is to illustrate the futility of the multicultural approach to Islam. Sharia law demands submission not only from Muslims, but from non-Muslims as well. This makes respectful coexistence nearly impossible with Muslims in Infidel lands. The examples below serve as reminder that submitting to one complaint or another only emboldens Muslims to seek to further their ultimate goal of establishing sharia.
The West needs to come to grips with this fact and start standing up for our God-given rights of free speech, free expression and freedom of (and from) religion, lest we surrender those rights to a theocratic movement bent on removing our Constitutional freedoms that we hold dear. In this case, our tolerance will lead to intolerance.
The English Flag being flown in England, as well as St. George Pins, worn by Englishmen in England.
Austrian flag, Soccer Ball with Saudi Flag, Stepping on Makeshift Hamas and Hezbollah Flags, The Israeli Flag, and of course…the American Flag.
The World Trade Center, The Pentagon, The Giant Buddha’s, The new Apple store in Manhattan.
The Beslan Memorial, Pool halls and coffee shops, Kaaba-Shaped Bar in NY.
The Trinity, Pope Benedict XVI. Pope John Paul II, Australian Prime Minister John Howard , Coptic Pope Shenouda III., Robert Spencer, The name “Crusaders” , The Cross, Christmas presents, Bibles, Lip synching videos, Craig Winn, Prayer, Valentine’s Day, Christians who accidently touch the Koran, Street Evangelists, The Letter X.
The existence of Israel, The reality of the holocaust, Holocaust Day (UK), Teaching of the Holocaust.
The Dalai Lama
* Isn’t it strange that 6 years after 9/11 we still stuff around over what we should call those who are determined to destroy us?
Islamofascists’ and ‘Islamists’ are not the right labels. But Muslim opinion leaders must condemn violent jihadists
* Well, fascists they are, most definitely. And Islamic they are too. So what’s wrong with the term? If it walks like a duck…
* ” Muslim opinion leaders must condemn violent jihadists “- think so? Don’t hold your breath. If they do, it always comes with “we condemn all forms of terrorism”- and don’t forget the “but”…
Timothy Garton Ash
Thursday November 22, 2007
What should we call the people who want to kill us? Islamofascists? Islamists? Jihadists? Or just plain murderers? You might say it doesn’t matter that much; the point is to stop them. But finding the right words is part of stopping them. It means we’ve correctly identified our real enemies. It also means we don’t unnecessarily create new enemies by making all Muslims feel that they’re being treated as terrorists.
Take, for comparison, the last major terrorist threat we faced in Britain. Clearly it made a huge difference whether we described the people bent on blowing us up as “the Irish”, “Catholics”, “Irish Republicans”, “Catholic terrorists”, “nationalist extremists”, “the Provos” or simply “the IRA”. On the whole, and fortunately, we stuck with “the IRA”. That helped us to win, after a long struggle. In this case, it’s not so simple. “Al-Qaida” won’t do as the functional equivalent of “the IRA” – not on its own anyway. We need a wider term to describe the kind of violent extremists who perpetrated the London and Madrid bombings. Counter-terrorism experts talk carefully of “al-Qaida-inspired” violence, but that’s too complicated for everyday use, as are alternative suggestions such as “violent Muslim extremists” or “modern Islamic militancy”. We need a simpler shorthand.
* How about Islamic terrorists or Jihadi’s? Isn’t that what they call themselves?
The Qur’an on Jihad
‘Jihad is ordained for you (Muslims) though you dislike it, and it may be that you dislike something which is good for you and that you like something which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know.’
‘Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies of Allah and your enemies.’
concerning fighting with People of the Book:
‘Fight against those who believe not in Allah nor in the Last Day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger and those who acknowledge not the Religion of Truth (i.e. Islam), from among the People of the Book, until they pay the jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.’
(Surat-at-Tawbah (9), ayah 29)
Verily, Allah has purchased of the believers their lives and their wealth; for the price that theirs shall be the Paradise. They fight in Allah’s Cause, so they kill (others) and are killed. It is a promise in truth which is binding on Him in the Torah and the Gospel and the Qur’an. And who is truer to his covenant than Allah? Then rejoice in the bargain which you have concluded. That is the supreme success.’
(Surat-at-Tawbah (9), ayah 111)
* Jihad is a central duty of every Muslim. Violent jihad is a constant of Islamic history.” All the four schools of Sunni Islamic jurisprudence demonstrate how the obligation of Muslims to undertake jihad finds its roots in the Qur’an and commentary on it. (The schools are Shafi’i, Hanafi, Hanbali, and Maliki, which receive attention in Esposito’s account of the history of Islam.)
For example, he quotes a Maliki philosopher and legal theorist, Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406):
In the Muslim community, the holy war is a religious duty, because of the universalism of the Muslim mission and (the obligation to) convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force. (9)
‘Let it be known that Paradise lies in the shadows of the swords.’ (reported by Al Bukhari, Muslim and Abu Dawud)
* and by what the Prophet (PBUH) said:
You should yearn for an honorable death and you will gain perfect happiness. May Allah grant myself and yours the honor of martyrdom in His way!
IMAM SHAHEED HASAN AL-BANNA
* Jihad is ‘inner struggle’- if you believe that you believe anything!