Criticism of Islam began long before this century, and with good reason. Herewith a list of instructive quotes:
Famous men denounce Islam
I studied the Quran a great deal. I came away from that study with the conviction that by and large there have been few religions in the world as deadly to men as that of Muhammad…. I regard it as a form of decadence rather than a form of progress in relation to paganism itself.
Alexis de Tocqueville
[Islam’s massacres in India] are unparalleled in history, bigger in sheer numbers than the [Nazi] Holocaust, or the massacre of the Armenians by the Turks.
Serge Trivkovic, Historian
The notion that there are “no innocents” [in Islam] – that the enemy is “guilty” simply by reason of drawing breath – logically entails a strategy of open-ended mayhem based on the radical dehumanization of the “other.”
George Weigel, Catholic Theologian
The Qur’an is the Mein Kampf of Islam.
Sir Winston Churchill, KG
The above comments on Islam may be supported by the following authors:
- Ibn Warraq (Why I Am Not a Muslim),
- Robert Spencer (The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam),
- Bernard Lewis (The Crisis of Islam),
- Bat Yo’er (Islam and Dhimmitude),
- Kenneth Timmerman (Preachers of Hate),
- D. F. Green (Arab Theologians on Jews and Israel)
A Third World War
We are now involved in a Third World War. We cannot win this war as long as our leaders – politicians and educators – are afraid to identify the enemy.
It will be infinitely more difficult for freedom-loving nations to win this war if our leaders obscure the insidious nature of the enemy, superficially known as “Jihadists.” We know many Muslims deplore jihadists. Political scientist Daniel Pipes offers the perhaps unrealistic estimate that “only” 10 percent of world’s 1.5 billion Muslims support the jihadist agenda. But that’s equivalent to 150 million Muslims – hardly comforting. Other experts contend that 50 percent of the world’s Islamic population identifies with jihad, Islam’s supreme religious imperative. That’s 625 million Muslims, two for every American!
Also worrisome, Bernard Lewis, the doyen of Islamic scholars, tells us that “Even when Muslims cease believing in Islam, they may retain Islamic habits and attitudes.” Many scholars have shown that the distinction between Muslim “moderates” and “extremists” is dubious, affected by changing circumstances.
Regardless of academic and “politically correct” adjectives used to define Islam, those who worship Muhammad as the prophet of Allah are not tolerant of infidels, to put it mildly.
Since the West and Islam, as Bernard Lewis and Samuel Huntington contend, are involved in a clash of civilizations – a clash emphasized by Muslim theologians, writers, and rulers down through the ages – it’s reckless to obscure this clash when at stake is nothing less than freedom and the sanctity of human life.
Aid and comfort to the enemy
Apart from fear of being denounced as victims of “Islamophobia” or “racists,” Western politicians and educators are afraid – reasonably so – that exposing the true nature of the enemy will arouse unruly passions and trigger attacks against law-abiding Muslims. However, by obscuring the true nature of the enemy and the magnitude of the Islamic threat, the leaders of Western nations diminish their people’s awareness of this danger, and thereby facilitate the enemy’s designs.
As an example of this ostrich-like attitude, notice the widespread hostility toward Israel. This minuscule nation is the target of Hezbollah, the proxy of Iran. Iran’s former president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, advocated “wiping Israel off the map” to facilitate the creation of a new world order, “a world without America,” hence a world without Christianity and Judaism.
To create this new world order, Iran is developing nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles which can strike America. It has already deployed thousands of rockets in Lebanon to destroy Israel. This unheard of arsenal and military capability would give Iran’s Mullocracy the power to control the Middle East’s vast oil resources on which the world’s economy still depends.
There is but one conclusion to be drawn from this assessment. Iran’s command and control centers must be destroyed, and without being squeamish about civilian casualties.
Islam and its animus of envy
Whether this will suffice to win the war against Islamdom is a mute question. Islam is animated by an envious hatred of the West. This envy suggests that Muslim leaders know Islam is decadent. Two months before the Six-Day War of June 1967, a Syrian army magazine published an article referring to Islam as one of the “mummies in the museums of history.”
The same message appears in The Dream Palace of the Arabs, where the renowned Lebanese-born scholar Fouad Ajami of Johns Hopkins University beholds the imminent “death of Arab civilization.” Consistent therewith, Daniel Pipes sees in the Muslim world “a pervasive sense of debilitation.”
One should add desperation. Muslim leaders know that Islam’s power rests on oil, which will eventually be exhausted or replaced by another form of energy discovered by Western science – and Islam will then succumb to “infidels.” Therefore, in its cultural death throes, Islam must employ the science of the West to destroy the West so that Muslims, whose life blood is honor or pride, will no longer feel degraded and tormented by the West’s superior civilization.
Islam represents another gathering storm
The enemy’s desperate hatred of the West and lust for vengeance and self-immolation cannot be assuaged. Wherever Islam has conquered, it has destroyed the symbols of other religions. It has demolished churches and synagogues, and erected mosques upon them. Hence it must be destroyed before it deploys nuclear missiles. This means that the recruitment of jihadists from the world’s vast Muslim population must be stopped, even if this requires a blockade of Mecca and Medina, the ideological sources of jihad. Here, as we see how democracies are appeasing Islam and betraying Israel, ponder, too, how the democracies appeased Hitler and betrayed Czechoslovakia, and then read this warning from Churchill’s The Gathering Storm:
It is my purpose … to show how easily the tragedy of the Second World War could have been prevented; how the malice of the wicked was reinforced by the weakness of the virtuous; how the structure and habits of democratic states … lack those elements of persistence and conviction which alone give security to humble masses; how even in matters of self-preservation, no policy is pursued for even ten or fifteen years at a time. We shall see how counsels of prudence and restraint may become the prime agents of mortal danger; how the middle course adopted from desires for safety and a quiet life may be found to lead direct to the bull’s-eye of disaster.◙
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