Category Archives: Islam

Why the Left Can’t Understand Islam | Frontpage Mag

The left has never been able to understand religion. It’s not so much secular or atheistic as it is consumed by a compelling belief system of its own which leaves no room for religious conviction.

It cannot understand anything in terms of what it is. It can only understand things in terms of itself. The left cannot understand religion on its own terms, only in terms of how the religion fits into the left.

Unable to understand religion, the left assigns it a place based on its alignment in the struggle. Is it a reactionary force that supports the existing order of a progressive force that opposes it? Is it working with the ruling classes or the oppressed? Is it on the side of the left or on the side of the right?

Islam is racist, sexist, xenophobic and homophobic.

Because the Muslim Brotherhood in the West is aligned with their progressive causes. Therefore it can’t be reactionary. If the Brotherhood were aligned with conservatives, then it would be the enemy.

And so liberals don’t care what the Koran says. The Koran means nothing to them, just as the Bible means nothing to them. Religion is either on the side of social justice or it isn’t. Since Muslims are part of their glorious intersectional rainbow coalition, then Islam must be a good religion.

Why the Left Can’t Understand Islam | Frontpage Mag

Jefferson and the Barbary Pirates – Past is Present

Pirates prowl the seas again, challenging the world’s strongest navies – just as they did when President Thomas Jefferson ordered America’s first marines to the shores of Tripoli to fight the Barbary Pirates.

Jefferson and the Barbary Pirates – Past is Present (2009) – YouTube

Early Muslim Extremists In American History – YouTube

Early Muslim Extremists In American History presented by Glenn Beck & David Barton.

Early Muslim Extremists In American History – YouTube

Hating Americans Is Official Saudi and Qatari Policy :: Middle East Forum

Jihadi hate for non-Muslims is not limited to the Islamic State, which U.S. leadership dismisses as neither a real state nor representative of Islam. Rather, it’s the official position of, among others, Saudi Arabia — a very real state, birthplace of Islam, and, of course, “friend and ally” of America.

Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Committee for Islamic Research and Issuing Fatwas — which issues religious decrees that become law — issued a fatwa, or decree, titled, “Duty to Hate Jews, Polytheists, and Other Infidels.” Written by Sheikh Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz (d. 1999), former grand mufti and highest religious authority in the government, it still appears on the website.

According to this governmentally-supported fatwa, Muslims — that is, the entire Saudi citizenry — must “oppose and hate whomever Allah commands us to oppose and hate, including the Jews, the Christians, and other mushrikin [non-Muslims], until they believe in Allah alone and abide by his laws, which he sent down to his Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings upon him.”

Hating Americans Is Official Saudi and Qatari Policy :: Middle East Forum

Why We Are Afraid, A 1400 Year Secret, by Dr Bill Warner – YouTube

The history of Islam in Europe and how it effects us to this day. This is a history based on numbers and facts that you may not see anywhere else and explains why we may be afraid to see Islam for what it is based on its own doctrine and practice.

Why We Are Afraid, A 1400 Year Secret, by Dr Bill Warner – YouTube

How did the Islamic world come about?
How did North Africa go from being European and Christian to becoming Arab and Muslim?
How did Islam spread to Turkey and Iran?
Follow the nonstop attacks on Europe by the Islamic world.
Learn how the Islam world shut down the Mediterranean Sea and caused the Dark Ages.

Islam and the Dark Age of Byzantium

In his 1936 book, Mohammed et Charlemagne, Belgian historian Henri Pirenne argued in great detail that the Dark Ages of Europe began rather suddenly in the middle of the seventh century; and that this sudden and catastrophic decline in civilization was due to Islam’s blockade of the Mediterranean. Up to that time, Pirenne showed, there was no evidence of a decline in Classical culture. True, the Western Roman Empire as a political entity had disappeared in 476, but the literate, prosperous and urban civilization which we call “Classical” continued virtually uninterrupted. The Goths and other “Barbarian” peoples who ruled the provinces of the West after 467 did not try to destroy Roman civilization and civil society. Indeed, as Pirenne showed in great detail, they did everything in their power to preserve it. They adopted the Latin language, accepted Imperial titles from the Emperor in Constantinople, and minted gold coins with the image of the Eastern Emperor emblazoned upon them.

Yet this thriving Late Classical culture came to a rather sudden end in the seventh century: city life declined, as did trade; a barter economy replaced the earlier monetary system, and what coins were issued were minted in silver rather than gold; literacy declined as papyrus from Egypt disappeared and expensive parchment took its place; and the power of kings waned, as local strongmen or “barons” seized the reigns of power in the provinces. The Middle Ages had begun.

Pirenne’s great book, which was published posthumously, received a mixed reception. On the whole, it was conceded that he seemed to be on to something of great importance. Yet there was criticism, and this criticism only increased over the years.

Islam and the Dark Age of Byzantium

Paris’ Eerily Familar 1930s Immigrant Problem :: Daniel Pipes

The world’s most prolific author, the Belgian writer Georges Simenon, published a mock-memoir in 1951, Les Mémoires de Maigret (Paris: Les Presses de la Cité; English: Maigret’s Memoirs, London: Heinemann, 1978), which featured the ostensible recollections of his fictional character, Inspector Maigret. The sixth chapter, titled in the English translation “One Staircase after Another!” (and brought to my attention by C. Paul Barreira) describes the pro-fascist uprising in Paris on Feb. 6, 1934. It reminds one eerily of today’s North African immigration and Islamist alienation.

Simenon begins by noting that during political upheavals, human elements commonly appear in wealthier districts of Paris “whose very existence is generally unknown there, who seem to have emerged from some haunt of beggars and whom the inhabitants watch from their windows as they might watch ruffians and cutthroats suddenly appearing from the depths of the Middle Ages.” These elements proceed to “spread as much terror around them as a pack of wolves.”

He then asks if it is known that a single police squad is

solely concerned with the two to three hundred thousand North Africans, Portuguese and Algerians who live in the outskirts of the 20th arrondissement, who camp out there, one might rather say, scarcely knowing our language or not knowing it at all, obeying other laws, other reflexes than our own?

And while many of these immigrants wish to be assimilated, “there are some who, whether as a group or as individuals, keep deliberately on the fringe and lead their mysterious lives, unnoticed by the crowd around them.”

Comments: (1) Although the memoir is fictional, this description has the air of realism. (2) How remarkable to think that something akin to today’s problems in France already existed over 80 years ago. (3) Just as the lessons of that era were not learned, neither are those of this one. (January 3, 2016)

Paris’ Eerily Familar 1930s Immigrant Problem :: Daniel Pipes

The year 2015 is the year the West became the target – Op-Eds – Arutz Sheva

The year 2015 will be remembered as a turning point in World War III, wrote columnist Amotz Asa-El in a recent article. He explained in his column that the Third World War started on September 11, 2001 when the United States was attacked by Al-Qaeda. Ever since, the world has been at war with Islamist terror groups, and this year was no different. The worsening of the situation in 2015 didn’t constitute the turning point, Asa-El wrote; it was the realization by many in the West that they too are targets in this war.

“This realization was underscored by the war’s procession from the air, where it was announced in 2001, and the land, where it subsequently spread, to the sea, where a Muslim multitude fleeing a burning Middle East now approached Christendom’s shores,” the Israeli analyst added.

The year 2015 is the year the West became the target – Op-Eds – Arutz Sheva

Is Obama Playing into the Hands of ISIS’s End of Days Prophecies? – Israel News

In the video of the execution, ISIS referred to US President Barack Obama as “the dog of Rome.” The video carried their messianic statement to the Western world:

“We remind you of the words that our Sheikh Abu Musab al-Zarqawi told you: ‘The spark has been lit here in Iraq and its heat will continue to intensify by Allah’s permission until it burns the Crusader army in Dabiq.’ Here we are, burning the first American Crusader in Dabiq, eagerly waiting for the remainder of your armies to arrive.”

The eagerness of ISIS jihadists to face death and destruction by confronting an overwhelming enemy army is due to their belief that the arrival of the US, or as they call them, Rome, in Syria is the precursor to the ultimate Islamic victory over the infidels.

According to Islam, the war against “Rome” in Syria will be accompanied by a great fire and “redness in the sky.” The Hadith prophecies a Muslim victory, followed by the conquering of Constantinople, known today as Istanbul, Turkey. This is all part of the process heralding in the Islamic Messiah, referred to as Mahdi, which includes the return of Jesus, who converts to Islam, killing off all the Christians and Jews who refuse to convert.

Is Obama Playing into the Hands of ISIS’s End of Days Prophecies? – Israel News

Jihad: “All the Fault of the West!”

However, as Douglas Murray also pointed out, Westerners suffer from the notion that regardless of how many jihadis, murderers and terrorists claim that their actions are motivated by their love of Allah, they cannot possibly mean it. There must be some other underlying “root cause” that the men of violence are not aware of, but which well-meaning Westerners are keen to tell them about: old Western imperialism, centuries of humiliation, racism, Israel, the Crusades, poverty, exclusion, the Muhammad cartoons, etc. And, of course, that it is all the fault of the West!

As long as we in the West are not prepared to take Muslims at their word when they claim to be waging bloody jihad because it is their religious obligation, we have no chance of repelling the current onslaught on the West. The latest sighting of this shift was just this week, in the form of a U.S. House of Representatives bill, H. Res. 569, to censor one of the few countries left with free speech. The bill, in accordance with the 10-year plan of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to implement UN Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18, would criminalize, worldwide, all criticism of Islam. [1]

Jihad: “All the Fault of the West!”

What does ISIS mean when it says it will ‘conquer Rome’ – YouTube

What does ISIS mean when it says it will ‘conquer Rome’. In video showing beheading of 21 Christians, did terror group lay gauntlet for holy war?

What does ISIS mean when it says it will ‘conquer Rome’ – YouTube

The primary thing to keep in mind is that Rome is a target of apocalyptic Islam, not just ISIS. The two followers of apocalyptic Islam are Iran and ISIS. Right now ISIS is talking about Rome, but you should really be worried about Iran after 2025. After 2025 Iran will almost certainly obtain nuclear weapons. Then the threat of nuclear terrorism becomes real, and Rome will be high on the target list. Israel understands that is has a problem after 2025, but Europe (Rome) hasn’t figured it out yet.

Israel to prepare for war with Iran after 2025

Military officials believe a war with Iran could come in 10 to fifteen years as and when the current Iran deal negotiated with Western powers expires.

Israel to prepare for war with Iran after 2025

ISIS’s First Step: Conquer Rome, Defeat Christianity | CBN.com

The Islamic State has a plan to conquer Rome. Yes, it might sound crazy, but ISIS believes the conquest of Rome is central to its mission.

They believe it is necessary to fulfill what Islam teaches was the prophecy of Muhammed and to prepare the return of the Muslim messiah: the Mahdi.

“ISIS thinks that Rome is one of its primary goals and is in its timetable,” Robert Spencer, author of The Complete Infidel’s Guide to ISIS, said.

“It has a timetable where in the 10 years, by the year 2025, it hopes to bring about Armageddon, the final struggle between good and evil or between the Muslims and the non-Muslims,” he explained. “And that one of the chief stepping stones to that Armageddon battle is the conquest of Rome, which they think they’re going to be able to do with the next five years, by 2020.”

ISIS’s First Step: Conquer Rome, Defeat Christianity | CBN.com (beta)

Radical Islam? Apocalyptic Islam Poses the Greater Threat | National Review Online

That said, there is a dramatic shift underway in the Muslim world. The most serious threat we face in the Middle East and North Africa is no longer radical Islam but apocalyptic Islam.

We face not just one but two regional regimes whose rulers are driven not merely by violent political ideology, or by extremist theology, but by apocalyptic, genocidal eschatology, or End Times theology.

The first is the Islamic Republic of Iran. The second is the Islamic State, or ISIS. The leaders of the former are Shia. The latter are Sunni. Both believe that we are living in the End of Days as predicted in their ancient prophecies. Both believe that any moment now their messiah, the Mahdi, will be revealed on Earth as he establishes his global Islamic kingdom and impose sharia law. Both believe that Jesus will return not as the Savior or Son of God but as a lieutenant to the Mahdi, and that he will force non-Muslims to convert or die.

Radical Islam? Apocalyptic Islam Poses the Greater Threat | National Review Online

End Times Prophecy Author’s Dire Warning About ‘Apocalyptic Islam’ and ‘Annihilation’ | TheBlaze.com

Both [Iran and ISIS] believe that any moment now their messiah, the Mahdi, will be revealed on Earth as he establishes his global Islamic kingdom and impose sharia law. Both believe that Jesus will return not as the Savior or Son of God but as a lieutenant to the Mahdi, and that he will force non-Muslims to convert or die. What’s more, both believe that the Mahdi will come only when the world is engulfed in chaos and carnage. They openly vow not simply to attack but to annihilate the United States and Israel. Iran and ISIS are both eager to hasten the coming of the Mahdi.

What’s more, both believe that the Mahdi will come only when the world is engulfed in chaos and carnage. They openly vow not simply to attack but to annihilate the United States and Israel. Iran and ISIS are both eager to hasten the coming of the Mahdi.

It is a paradigm that Rosenberg said the U.S. ignores or fails to understand at its own peril.

End Times Prophecy Author’s Dire Warning About ‘Apocalyptic Islam’ and ‘Annihilation’ | TheBlaze.com

The True Cost of Europe’s Muslim “Enrichment”

  • The United Nations, in 2000, advocated the “replacement” of Europe’s population by Muslim migrants.

  • There seems to be an economic premise underlying this view: that importing the Muslim world en masse into Europe is mutually beneficial. For decades, the mass immigration of Muslims into Europe has been labelled “enrichment.” Shouting “Islamophobia” does not negate how it is virtually impossible to think of a country actually made richer by it.

  • Even in a country with an established Islamic population such as Britain, Muslim unemployment languishes at 50% for men, and 75% for women.

  • Those using an economic rationale to implement Europe’s demographic transformation fail to recognize the complexities of Islam: they ignore the fundamentalist revival that has been ongoing for over a century. One feature of this growing embrace of literalism is a belief — validated by scripture — that Muslims are entitled to idly profit from the productivity of infidels.

  • The idea that with time, Islam’s religious tenets will somehow moderate and dissolve, merely by being lodged in Europe, is wishful thinking, especially in communities where Muslim migrants already outnumber indigenous Europeans.

  • The “blind eye” turned towards polygamy in Britain, France, Belgium and Germany has ensured that some Muslim men have upwards of 20 children by multiple wives, almost always at state expense. This suggests that families with fundamentalist views are outbreeding their more moderate coreligionists.

The word “refugee” is a legal term, one defined by several international treaties. These documents brought the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) into existence, and sustain the relevance of the United Nations agency responsible for refugees to this day.

The contents of these treaties, however, sit oddly with how the UNHCR has comprehensively sought to hoodwink the European public about the predominant status of the demographic influx into their continent this year.

None of these documents — the 1951 Refugee Convention; the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, or the EU’s own Dublin Regulations — grants the right of refugee status to those traversing several safe countries, and illegally crossing multiple borders, to shop for the best welfare state.

Even a legitimate refugee from Syria now living, for example, in Turkey or Lebanon, loses his refugee status by paying a people-smuggler to travel to Europe. According to international law, that refugee then becomes an “asylum seeker.” Only when his asylum claim has been investigated and judged to be valid by a requisite domestic agency, is he once again a “refugee.”

The True Cost of Europe’s Muslim “Enrichment”