What? What’s that? Who said that?
* It comes from a book, Islam and Christianity, printed by a Muslim publishing house, Waqf Ikhlas Publications, and distributed by the modern, moderate, secular Turkish government to non-Muslims who come to work in Turkey. It’s on page 316 of the 7th edition.
“After reading this book, you will also realize what a lofty, sacred, logical, and perfect religion Islam is, and you will attach all your heart and soul to it in order to attain salvation and repose in this world and in the
“In the time of the Party of Union, even the legislators, beys and pashas became enemies of
Islam. They passed laws destructive of Islam. Adherence to one’s religion and belief was represented as a misdemeanour. Numbers of Muslims were hanged and butchered. Pious acts such as promulgating Islam’s commandments and avoiding Islam’s prohibitions were stigmatized as separatism. Those who performed emr-i-ma’rÃ»f, i.e. who taught the true essence of Islam, were called enemies of the regime.
Al-hamd-u-lillah (may praise and gratitude be to Allah)! The Christian aggressions have come to an end. The Islamic sun is shining again in our blessed country, (Turkey). The enemy’s lies and treacheries have come to light. True religious teachings are being written freely. Today every Muslim has to show gratitude for this freedom and do his best to learn the true essence of our sacred religion for whose sake our ancestors sacrificed their lives. If we do not teach our religion to our children and discipline them to adapt themselves to the SharÃ®’at (way of life prescribed by Islam), the enemies lying in wait and the idiots bought by them will resume their aggressions and begin to deceive our children.
All the peoples of Europe and America believe in rising after death, in the existence of Paradise and Hell. Every week they fill their churches and synagogues. Their school curricula contains compulsory religious lessons. If a person says that Europeans and Americans are wise, modern and civilized and boastingly imitates them in lying, drinking, indecency and fornication, on the one hand, and does not believe as they do, on the other, is not he a liar? We Muslims say that Christians are ignorant, idiotic, and regressive. For they divinize ÃŽsÃ¢ ‘alaihis-salÃ¢m’ and his blessed mother. They idolize him, worship him, and thus become polytheists. Among them there are people who work compatibly with the SharÃ®’at of Muhammad ‘alaihis-salÃ¢m’ in their worldly affairs. These people attain the blessings of AllÃ¢hu ta’Ã¢lÃ¢, living in comfort and peace. However, because they do not believe in that exalted Prophet and in his SharÃ®’at, they shall suffer the eternal fire of Hell.
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UK: “Gordon Brown goes down” update:
* The learned architects of the current policy
The children of the flower power generation vote for….Flower Power!
* “The War on Terror is over if you want it, just don’t call it Islamic and don’t call it terrorism….
“The people who were murdered on July 7 were not the victims of war. The men who killed them were not soldiers,” Macdonald said. “They were fantasists, narcissists, murderers and criminals and need to be responded to in that way.”
The term “Islamic terrorist” will also no longer be used. Officials believe it is unhelpful because it appears to directly link the religion to terrorist atrocities….Â
* Good night Britannia!Â
Hugh Fitzgerald comments:
“War on terror” was always an unhelpful phrase, but the British government’s decision to drop it is for the wrong, not the right, reasons.
The right reasons are to identify not a tactic of the war (“terror”) but rather, the nature of the war, the ideological promptings of that war, the varied instruments of that war now being waged — because after centuries of weakness oil revenues and Muslim migrants settled deep inside the West provide the main wherewithal — on Infidel peoples, Infidel legal and political institutions, Infidel states, all over the world.
Islam inculcates in its adherents the belief in the duty of a “struggle” or Jihad to spread Islam, and then to insure the dominance of Islam, everywhere. The means chosen may vary. At the moment the most effective means is not “terror” but, rather, deployment of the Money Weapon (which can do a lot, including buying real weapons), campaigns of Da’wa, and demographic conquest within the Infidel lands. Islam, in other words, insists that between Believers and Unbelievers, Muslims and Infidels, there must be a state of permanent war — though not necessarily at all times of open warfare — until all barriers to the dominance of Islam, and rule by Muslims, have been swept away.
How should this be described? The word “Jihad” exists. The problem is that Infidels are not making war on Islam. They are lavishing every kind of benefit on Muslims, in the vain hope that those who are impoverished (but what of all the Muslims who are fantastically rich, and yet seem even more hell-bent on supporting the Jihad?) will somehow be less rigorous in their beliefs, and in also attempting to transplant democracy (for “ordinary moms and dads” as Bush said in his best saccharine manner) to the stony soil of Islam.
But apparently we have all agreed that under no conditions must be call this a “war against Islam” even though the Jihad is a central duty of Muslims. Very well then. Call it a “war of self-defense against the Jihad.” Call it a “war against Islamic supremacism.” But for god’s sake call it something that makes clear that the war is one being waged on us, and that war has been prompted not by a search for new resources and markets and Lebensraum (Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan) but by a search for more places that can be forced to succumb to Islam.