Organizations such as C.A.I. R. (Council on American-Islamic Relations) and O.I.C. (Organized Islamic Council) seek to popularize Islam in America using al-takiyah (Islamic deception for the sake of, and the advancement of Islam) as part of their goal for Islam to take full control over all of Western civilization. Once you have learned their tactics in using al-takiyah you will be able to see beyond the “moderate Muslims” who themselves serve as a cover for the jihadists, and see global-jihad more clearly.
“Islam-phobia” is a term most often used by concerned-free idiots (mostly liberals) who are clueless about Islam but reason out what they want to believe about Islam or what they think Islam should be in their liberal world. Most often these liberals are the first to be sold on the al-takiyah notion that Islam is a “religion of peace” and that the “radicals” have hijacked this religion, never questioning the silence of the so-called moderates. It’s sad, but most Western leaders (even the conservative ones - Bush and Blair being to most notable ones) have bought into this al-takiyah religion-of-peace lie due to their ignorance or unwillingness to learn the jihadic truth of Islam.
It’s very important to know (and don’t let the takiyahists tell you any different) that “true Islam” is structured around sharia law. One of the questions I enjoy asking the "radical-Islam is true-Islam" deniers is whether or not sharia law is considered "radical" in their minds. Once we have come to an agreement on the burdens sharia law places upon the community it rules over and is therefore considered "radical" in both mindsets of liberals and conservatives, I then get them to try and explain how "sharia law" in and of itself is not "true" Islam.
Sharia law is to Islam what halacha law (Jewish law) is to Judaism. Sharia law is based upon the Koran and hadiths (commentary on the Koran and Mohammad’s acts) while halacha law is based upon the Hebrew Bible and the Talmud (biblical commentary). To Islam the hadiths are eye witnessed accounts of how Muhammad responded to certain situations and how he conduced his daily life. These accounts are all subject to determining sharia law. For example, you won’t find anywhere in the Koran how young a girl can be to become married. However, because the fifty-two year old Mohammad (the "excellent exemplar for him who hopes in Allah" according to sura 33:21 of the Koran) wanted to satisfy himself with a nine year old child, sharia law now dictates that a nine year old girl can be married to a man of any age. Today in sharia law-ran Iran, girls nine years old can become wifes of middle age (need I say sick?) Muslim men.
My challenge to any Imam, Islamic scholar, Islamic apologist, C.A.I.R. spokesperson, or any willfully ignorant liberal (politician or otherwise) who thinks Islam in and of itself is peaceful and harmless, is to show me from the foundations of Islam beginning with Mohammad himself, to Islam’s 1300 year history, where Islam ever operated outside of a dictatorship / caliphate. I’m not from Missouri but I need a Muslim or a ignorant liberal (or conservative) to show me a few things:
- Show me where sharia law allows for "freedom of religion" and "freedom of expression" towards any religion outside of Islam.
- Show me where sharia law dictates anything close to the Western ideology concerning woman’s rights and treatment of women.
- Show me where the State of Israel (or any form of Jewish sovereignty within the ancient homeland of the Jews) has a place in a world ruled by sharia law.
- Show me where “freedom to assemble” in a newly constructed place of worship taller than the nearest mosque is permissible under sharia law.
- Show me where sharia law allows “freedom of the press” especially when it comes to Danish political cartoons depicting Muhammad. Come on now, show me!
- Show me under sharia law where the religion of Islam is to be separated for the government and nor part of the government itself and how Islam wasn't set up to be both government and religion in and of itself from Mohammad on.
- A man to have up to four wives is at liberty to beat them as he feels the need. See Koran sura 4:34. “Honor killings” which in reality is Islamic "honor-murder" go hand in hand with this portion of sharia law.
- The man's testimony and inheritance is twice that of the woman. See Koran: sura 2:282 and sura 4:11. As we see in places like Iran and Saudi Arabia this Koranic / sharia law plays heavy on female rape victims of which also by sharia law standards needs four witnesses to support their story (sura 24:4).
- The stoning of an adulterer (especially women). See hadith: Bukhari volume 6, book 60, number 79. This can include female rape victims who doesn't have the four needed male witnesses to convict the rapist leaving her with the appearence that she had sex wuth a male who is not her husband.
- The flogging of the alcohol drinkers. See Koran sura 5:90-91 and hadith: Muslim book 017, number 4226.
- Cutting the hand off of the thief. See Koran: sura 5:38.
- Cutting off hands and feet of those speaking against Muhammad. See Koran: sura 5:33. Dutch cartoonists would be, shall I say, totally out of commission.
- The killing of those who leave Islam. See Koran: sura 4:89.
- The woman to be covered with a hijab (woman's head covering). See Koran: sura 24:31
What about Islam's "no compulsion in religion"?
Abrogation (nasikh in Arabic) of one verse or revelation for another is very common in the Koran (see sura 2:106 and 16:100). One tactic a takiyah spokesperson will use is placing verses in the Koran (ayat in Arabic) outside their stage of revelation. As the developments that surrounded Mohammad changed during his false prophethood, so did his revelations. The more power and influence he gained the more aggressive his revelations became concerning non-Muslims and all those who opposed him. The famous verse that all takiyah Muslims of the world love to quote is where Mohammad states, "There is no compulsion religion" (sura 2:56). However what the takiyah Muslims won't tell Westerners about this revelation is the fact that this revelation came several years before the revelation of jihad. 1 So what the takiyah Muslims will do before Western eyes is quote such verses that came prior to the "jihad revelation" and try passing it off as the absolute and final word that the Koran has to say on the subject, knowing full well that a revelation of jihad soon followed and abrogated that very verse they just quoted!
Sayid Qutb is one of the modern radical Islam founders. His book "Milestones" has been banned in many Muslim countries by Muslim dictators who don't want to give up their dictatorship to a government that is ran under sharia law. What makes "Milestones" so threatening is that it correctly places the stages of Mohammad's life with his revelations found in the Koran leading up to the last and final jihad revelations. The fact that no Imam or Mullah could disprove Qutb facts (showing that radical Islam under sharia law is "true Islam") finally cost him his life and his books to be banned.Qutb's layout of the escalating stages leading up to jihad along with my thoughts are as follows:
- Stage one - the false prophet was commanded "to read" (sura 96:1-5) though illiterate. This began his false prophethood by which he had not yet began his ministry.
- Stage two - In this stage of thirteen years the false prophet only preached without usage of the sword and without forcing the dhimmi (a subjugated infidel under a Muslim caliphate-ruler) to pay jizyah - a special inflated "protection tax". It was during this stage he was building power and influence among friends, family, relatives. and tribesmen who would listen. It was also during this stage that he wasn't too negative in his revelations towards the Jews because he was hoping to bring them to his revelations peaceably.
- Stage three - After Mohammad fled to Medinah from Mecca (the hajrah in 622 CE) he was able to gather an army. His revelations then allowed him to actually fight but to fight with only those who fought him. Forcing all Christian and Jews pay the special "protection tax - jazyah was still out of reach at this stage. Those who didn't make war with him, he was content to leave alone - for the time being. It is from this third but non-final stage that such revelations of fighting only the non-Muslims that made war with Muslims that today's modern takiyah Muslims will point to in order to paint jihad as being only a defensive struggle: "Permission to fight is given to those on whom war is made, because they are oppressed. And surely Allah is able to assist them" - sura 22:39. Then, to add al-takiyah upon al-takiyah, they will throw in the seemingly proof-text of "no compulsion in religion" (sura 2:256) to back that "jihad- defense only" takiyah claim up. They will do this playing on Western ignorance by willfully hiding the fact that there is a "next stage" of the false prophet's life and the "revelation of jihad" that goes with it! What most Westerns don't realize due to their ignorance of Islamic history is that if the above defense-only revelation and the others like it had remained the final revelation on the subject of jihad and Islamic war principles, then Islam would have never had the vast and rapid expansion it experienced during its first century and a half of existence. This includes all of Arabia being conquered (not freely converted) within Mohammad's lifetime. Because Mohammad wasn't satisfied with communities such as Khaybar and Mecca living outside the rule of his Isalm, jihad literally took on a whole new meaning and revelation immediately after he obtained a sizeable army while the earlier references of jihad and war that he had received with a lesser sized army (like the one above) became abrogated (sura 2:106 / 16:101).
- Stage four (the jihad stage) - After Mohammad gained a big enough army he then began pulling off raids that graduated into full scale battles finally culminating in the conquering of all of Arabia. It was during this stage that peace treaties that had no expiration date were given four months to either join Mohammad or be considered an enemy where they would have to fight with Mohammad's army (sura 9:1-2). The very fact that Mohammad would cancel a treaty whereby no treat to him was given proves him to be the aggressor and that jihad is not simply a "defensive struggle" by Koranic standards. This jihad revelation allowed Jews and Christians (people of the book) to continue their faith but in order to do so, they now must start paying the jizyah protection tax as dhimmis as an open declaration of their submission to Islamic rule. According to the last words of sura 9:29 the dhimmis must be "brought low" and that "they must feel being subservient". With the pagans of Arabia (of whom kept peaceful treaties) given only four months to decide to convert or fight, and of Jews and Christians being forced to pay a high tax in order to continue to practice their religion, where is that good old "no compulsion in religion" now in this jihad stage consisting of the "new" jihad revelation? Can we in the West not see the abrogation of the "no compulsion in religion" revelation?
There is only two domains or abodes in the world as seen through the eyes of Islam "dar al-Islam" and "dar al-harb" . The first two kinds of people (the Muslim and the dhimmi) abide in the "House of Islam" dar al-Islam, and those that are at war with Islam abide in the "House of War" dar al-harb. Wikipedia defines the Arabic term "harbi" as "one under a declaration of war" and "one of whom is non-Muslim and does not live under the rule of Islam". 2 Since the revelation of jihad there can be no true treaties with the House of War as dictated in the Koran's jihad revelation. Just like the pagans who had treaties with Mohammad and those who didn't - to live outside of Muslim rule peaceably yet not subdued was not an option! So is it today in bringing this jihad revelation (that was never canceled out being the very last of revelations) into the modern world. Today, most all of Western civilization comes under dar al-harb House of War given Mohammad's jihad revelation.
Ibn Taymiyah, is a well known and respected fourteeth-century jurist in Islamic law and he stated many centuries before 9/11 and all the modern jihad terrorism that we see today: "Any act of war against Dar al-Harb is morally and legally justified, and exempt from any ethical judgment." So when the al-takiyah Muslims quotes you the "no compulsion in religion" reading in the Koran, ask them how such a learned and respected Islamic scholar like Taymiyah could get it so wrong. Then watch them flinch big-time and try to avoid any further discussion concerning Islam.
It becomes obvious when looking through the lens of the Koran in all of its stages of revelations that Al-Queda, Hamas, Hizbollah, and the like, are not hijackers of the Islam but indeed true Muslims following in the same footsteps of Mohammad and Allah-given revelations! The actual hijackers of Islam would be the moderate Muslims who only take part of the Koran (the earlier revelations before jihad) instead of taking the total and complete Koran including the last and final revelation of jihad (sura 9).
It must be noted that during times of Islamic weakness to conquer the House of War, a Hudaybiyah treaty 3 can be made allowing Islamic forces to gain strength. This type of treaty is called a hudna which is never to be considered a final status in Islam. Only the abode of dar al-Islam, (the abode of Islam) can be final. This is why Israel will never ever-ever, have peace with the Palestinians or any Muslim country that surrounds them. It's simply not within their culture, nationalism, and their Koran and hadith mindset won't allow it. No man-made two-state solution can ever override Allah's will that was given to Mohammad as a revelation of jihad. To the Muslim belief that competes with the Jewish Bible, Israel is the epitome of dar-al harb in Islam's eyes and of which challenges Islam at its very core root.
After Mohammad conquered Arabia of which he reportedly stated "I will expel the Jews and Christians from Arabia Peninsula, and will not leave any but Muslims"4 he then set his sights on the rest of the world. Takuk that was outside the peninsula was attacked and letters was sent to kings (even empire leaders) summoning them to Islam for the purpose of Allah's mercy (basically Allah wouldn't have mercy on them 'in the form of jihad' if they refused). http://www.cyberistan.org/islamic/letters.html
This shows Muhammad's intention of spreading his Islam by the sword throughout the world of which his successors (the caliphs) did indeed take the entire Middle East and then some by the sword of Allah. Even the Koran in its jihad revelation instructs the Muslim to complete this task:
"And fight with them until there is no more fitnah (unbelief) and all religions are for Allah" -sura 8:39
He it is who has sent his messenger with guidance and religion of truth that he may make it prevail over all religions" - sura 9:33
Keep in mind that the Koran quotes above are spoken from a religious warlord that was in the process of conquering all of Arabia.
The bottom line is this: Islam is a religion of jihad and oppression and not one of peace and prosperity. The countries under this religion proves this to be so. It would do a bleeding heart willfully ignorant towards Islam liberal some good to live under sharia law just to see that Islam is not something to have any type of compassion for. Taking at its full measure and revelations, Islam can never be compatible with America's Constitution and Bill of Rights, never! The West needs to wake up!
1. The "no compulsion in religion" revelation came as an early Medinan revelation (just after the hajj when Mohammad fled to Medinah in 622 CE). The Jihad Revelation (Mohammad's final) came in the ninth year of the Hijrah (630 CE). After eight years of being a warlord, his revelations matched his actions abrogating his "no compulsion in religion" revelation that was no longer needed due to his change in status.
3. Mohammad made a ten-year peace treaty with people of Mecca (the Quraysh tribe) in 628 CE on the plain of Hudaybiyah simply because his forces wasn't strong enough to take the city of Mecca. However, after two years of making this ten-year agreement, Mohammad found a way to break this treaty as soon as his army was strong enough to take the city.
4. Hadith: Muslim book 19, number 4366. Based upon this hadith Jews and Christians are not allowed to live in modern Saudi Arabia and cannot even visit Mecca. Everytime I read this I can't help but think of the Jews of Gaza being expelled in August, 2005 for the very same reason.