*Â Â Â Â Â Â Â ‘Reality? What’s that? We can cook our own…’
By Pendra Lee Snyder
* An ex-crim on the da’awa trail:
“Islam has never destroyed anyone’s culture except those that are subversive to the order of God.”
*Â Â Yasin also blamed non-Muslims for causing Islamic terrorism, claiming that it is the actions of non-Muslims who provoke Islamic terrorist activities: “I want to educate people to say to non-Muslims in particular is that you have to work towards removing the things that provoke PEOPLE WHO do these kinds of actions.”
* In other words “submit to our cult or you are forcing us to terrorize you”…
* Once again:
According to scholar Bassam Tibi, “at its core, Islam is a religious mission to all humanity. Muslims are religiously obliged to disseminate the Islamic faith throughout the world. “We have sent you forth to all mankind” (Q. 34:28). If non-Muslims submit to conversion or subjugation, this call (da’wa) can be pursued peacefully. If they do not, Muslims are obliged to wage war against them. In Islam, peace requires that non-Muslims submit to the call of Islam, either by converting or by accepting the status of a religious minority (dhimmi) and paying the imposed poll tax, jizya.”
* According to Tibi, “world peace, the final stage of the da’wa (call to embrace Islam), is reached only with the conversion or submission of all mankind to Islam…Muslims believe that expansion through war is not aggression but a fulfillment of the Qur’anic command to spread Islam as a way to peace. The resort to force to disseminate Islam is not war (harb), a word that is used only to describe the use of force by non-Muslims. Islamic wars are not hurub (the plural of harb) but rather futuhat, acts of “opening” the world to Islam and expressing Islamic jihad. Relations between dar al-Islam, the home of peace, and dar al-harb, the world of unbelievers, nevertheless take place in a state of war, according to the Qur’an and to the authoritative commentaries of Islamic jurists. Unbelievers who stand in the way, creating obstacles for the da’wa, are blamed for this state of war, for the da’wa can be pursued peacefully if others submit to it. In other words, those who resist Islam cause wars and are responsible for them. Only when Muslim power is weak is “temporary truce” (hudna) allowed (Islamic jurists differ on the definition of “temporary”).”
* That means Khalid Sheik Yasin has a very clear understanding of his ‘religion’
*Â More of the same delusional drivel from the good Muslims at Farraklans NOI:
War on terror is war on Islam, says advocate
Foreword from JW:
There is a great deal of whining victimology in this article. I have not reproduced below the material about the disproportionate percentage of Muslims in European prisons. There is in the article, of course, no consideration at all of the possibility that they might commit crimes at a higher rate than the general population, out of their contempt for non-Muslims and non-Muslim society and law.
But note below Parvez Ahmed’s wild claims that the PC American establishment, for all its fear of talking about jihad and its tiptoeing around the ideology that motivates the jihadists, is actually at war with Islam, and his relativistic “terrorism is in the eye of the beholder” nonsense. And then remember: this guy is, in the eyes of the government and media establishments, a leading American “moderate.”
WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) – The global war on terror has become a thinly veiled excuse to wage a global war on Islam with increased arrests of Muslims, calls for regime change in Muslim countries and racial profiling, according to a leader with a national Islamic organization.
“The tactic of terrorismâ€”and yes it is a tactic, not an ideologyâ€”has been deployed by a multitude of groups of different religions, ethnicities and ideologies and yet the Islamic faith, unlike any other, is erroneously and incessantly associated with terrorism,” said Dr. Parvez Ahmed, a national board member of the Council on American Islamic Relations. “The association of a faith practiced by 1.2 billion people worldwide to terrorism creates the perception that the GWOT is a war against Islam.”
Around the world since 2001 there have been increases in the arrest and detention of Muslims.
Dr. Ahmed explained that right after 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, the federal government subjected 80,000 Arab and Muslim immigrants to fingerprinting and registration, sought out 8,000 Arab and Muslim men for FBI interviews and imprisoned over 5,000 foreign nationals in anti-terrorism preventive detention compounds.
“These arrests and detentions did not result in the conviction of a single person for a terrorist crime. Thus the U.S. government’s record for the largest ethnic profiling campaign stood at 0 for 93,000,” he said.
According to researchers in Paris, nearly 60 to 70 percent of all inmates are Muslim even though they only make up about 12 percent of the population. The Open Society Institute found that in the Netherlands 20 percent of adult prisoners and 26 percent of all juvenile offenders are Muslim while the country is only 5.5 percent Islamic.
In Belgium, researchers found Muslims from Morocco and Turkey make up at least 16 percent of the prison population, though just two percent of the general population. In the United Kingdom, 11 percent of prisoners are Muslim, though Muslims are only 3 percent of the population.
“The Secret Services are stretched to capacity just in monitoring Muslims,” said Hillary Muhammad, student minister of Muhammad Mosque No. 1 in London. “Islam is the fastest growing religion in Europe. It’s like a fad here. Everyone young wants to be Muslim. When people are arrested they go in one way but they come out Muslims,” he said.
“Jail is becoming the breeding ground for Islam especially for Black and Asian teens. People migrate from war torn countries like Eritrea and Sudan as asylum seekers. The young members of the family share Islamic philosophy. They are converting people to Islam right and left.”
Frank Cillufro, vice president of the Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University told the media May 6 at the National Press Club that America has to recalibrate her response to terrorism.
“We can’t kill and capture our way to victory. We can’t arrest away the problem. The solutions to this problem must come from within. I want to see more Islamic scholars be a part of the solution. They have to show how extremists are taking the dialogue out of context.
“America has to win the hearts and minds of the people,” he said. “Why are the vast majority of people killed Muslim?”
While the media has the world focused on Muslim countries, according to research, other groups commit the vast majority of worldwide terrorist acts.
*Lets go chase the Tamil Tigers:
“Between 1980 and 2003, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelan, a group that recruits from the predominantly Hindu Tamil population in Sri Lanka and whose ideology is intertwined with Marxism, was the world’s leader in suicide terrorism. Despite this, Islamic groups receive the most attention in the Western media,” said Dr. Ahmed.
“Suicide bombings are the product of modern political violence. Suicide bombings by Muslims are not the result of any Islamic ideology, but rather they are the result of the sociopolitical conditions of occupations (such as Palestine, Chechnya and Iraq) and the outcome of proxy wars fought in Afghanistan, where America not only armed the mujihadeen, but also enabled a culture of drugs and violence,” he said.
Dr. Ahmed also noted that terrorism is a word generally applied to “one’s enemies or those with whom one disagrees.”
“Hence the decision to call someone or label some organization ‘terrorist’ becomes almost unavoidably subjective, depending largely on whether one sympathizes with or opposes the person/group/cause concerned,” he said.
“If one identifies with the victim of the violence, for example, then the act is terrorism. If, however, one identifies with the perpetrator, the violent act is regarded in a more sympathetic, if not positive (or worst, an ambivalent) light; and is not terrorism,” Dr. Ahmed said.
“In all aspects of this war we need a position of humility noting our own actions of the past,” said Dr. Douglas Johnston, of the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy.
“They (violent groups) are using scripture out of context. Religious legitimacy trumps everything. The answer to bad theology is good theology.
“One person, one vote was the last thing on people’s minds in Iraq. They wanted the ability to practice their religion. We missed the bet by not having religious leaders at the table. They’re deemed as being absolutists and not willing to negotiate. We have to deal with the religious leaders. They are the moral authority. They have to feel ownership because they have unrivaled influence at the grassroots level.”