The To-Do List of Islam

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by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Here you can find the ISIS map of the conquests it hopes — absurdly — to make in the next five years. That the hope is absurd does not mean it is to be dismissed; this Muslim To-Do List is itself instructive. For it includes most — not all — of the places where Islam once ruled. Obviously Israel will disappear as a Jewish state and that land  be ruled once again by Muslim Arabs, and Christians would be treated in the Holy Land as they are treated now by Muslims wherever Muslims dominate.. And Spain and Portugal, Al-Andalus, will once again be subject to that benign Muslim rule, fabled as a place of “convivencia” since Washington Irving’s Tales of the Alhambra and Chateaubriand’s Le Dernier des Abencerages, right up to the vaporings of Maria Rosa Menocal (whose misunderstanding of Islam and Islamic rule can be explained by her failure to consult — see her bibliography — the most important relevant works, including those of Peroncel-Hugoz). But on the map, too, is Greece (Yunanistan), and Serbia, Croatia, Rumania, Bulgaria, much of Southern and Central Europe up to, and including, Austria. All of the Caucasus is included, and all of the Central Asian area once known, collectively, as Turkestan. Most, or perhaps all (I can’t make out from the map above) of India, as makes sense, and part of Western Asia.

This is the first step. This is the To-Do List. But if you are not on the To-Do List, don’t worry. You are not being overlooked, you in Western Europe and North America. Your lands will simply be on the next list, or the next.

Today in Israel

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Just look at what they do, it doesn’t matter what they say:

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He’s doing what comes naturally. Why should the idols of the Kuffar not be destroyed? They offend Allah. What else matters? And Buddhists are, like Hindus, not even Ahl Al-Kitab, “People of the Book,” and even were they to pay the Jizyah and fulfill all the other requirements imposed, in a right-thinking Muslim society, on Christians and Jews, Buddhists would still have to convert or die.

As for artistic heritage, try to fathom the amount of that heritage that has been deliberately destroyed by Muslims. Visitors to Ravenna, enchanted with its frescoed churches, may not realize that there were a hundred ravennas in Anatolia, all of them destroyed, or nearly, over centuries of Muslim rule. What happened to the hundreds of churches that existed in Constantinople before May 29, 1453? Where are they now?

Look at what happened to churches, and synagogues, all over North Africa and the Middle East. Or what happened to Buddhist stelae from Afghanistan to China, or even what was preserved in the pitiful Kabul museum, until the Talilban arrived to wreck it.

Look at the list of the names of Hindu temples, and temple complexes, compiled and published by Sita Ram Goel, in two volumes, temples and temple complexes that have disappeared, their matierals used to build mosques and other structures.

What the Saudi student did — presumably, he knew Japanese, or wanted to, but this did not make him any more solicitious of Japan’s own traditions or artifacts — is not only perfectly in keeping with Islam, but is a model for  how other Muslims should behave and, whenever in the past they could, did.

The call to jihad is heard around the world

Here in the Netherlands, the soldiers of allah prepare for the fight.

Support: Following ISIS' demands that Muslims around the world declare their allegiance to the caliphate, some already appear to be doing so. This photograph, apparently taken in the Netherlands, has been share online by ISIS supporters

Support: Following ISIS’ demands that Muslims around the world declare their allegiance to the caliphate, some already appear to be doing so. This photograph, apparently taken in the Netherlands, has been share online by ISIS supporters